Audioquest DRAGONFLY BLACK USB DAC/Headphone Amp

Audioquest DRAGONFLY BLACK (Black)

USB DAC/Headphone Amp

In stock
£89
"With improved sound, and Apple iOS compatibility, this is the best DragonFly yet." 'What Hi-Fi? award winner 2016'. 5-star review.

The best value DragonFly yet - plus improved sound!

The DragonFly Black is the best ever value AudioQuest DAC. The new price point makes it more affordable than ever and the ideal accompaniment for your smartphone or tablet. Despite the price drop, the sound quality has been improved by fitting a high-spec ESS 9010 DAC (Digital to Analogue Converter). Better known for their use in top-end AV electronics, this 32-bit DAC provides stunning realism and dynamics.

Lower power consumption - ideal for use with your smartphone or tablet
With lower power consumption than before, the Dragonfly Black is now suitable for use with smartphones and tablets without undue battery use. Simply fit a USB adaptor to suit your device and connect up to an Apple or Android smartphone or tablet for a massive improvement in sound quality.

A sound upgrade for your Mac, PC or laptop
Whether you listen to music on your smartphone, tablet, Mac, PC or laptop, the audio quality can easily be improved. Whether you use headphones or have your device connected directly to your hi-fi, the DragonFly Black simply offers a massive improvement in sound quality. It bypasses the device's built-in DAC, instead passing sound through its own, high-end hi-fi quality chip.

Small package, big sound
Although tiny, the Dragonfly is every bit as impressive as many full-size DACs. Asynchronous transfer and twin clocks ensure perfectly timed and controlled digital information enters the DAC, for a highly accurate and precise sound quality. Compared to a computer/smartphone/tablet's headphone output you'll notice a more dynamic sound with more detail and openness. In essence, the sound will simply be more lifelike.

Supports multiple music file formats
Despite its tiny size, the Dragonfly will play a wide variety of music files. Twin clocks ensure perfect playback of 44.1 kHz (CD quality), 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz and 96 kHz. As a final neat touch, the dragonfly logo glows various colours to indicate the file frequency: green for CD (44.1 kHz), blue for 48 kHz, amber for 88.2 kHz and magenta for 96 kHz.

Make the most of your music on the move, with the AudioQuest DragonFly Black - don't leave home without it!

6 Year Supercare £9.99

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We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

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T&Cs apply

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more
"With improved sound, and Apple iOS compatibility, this is the best DragonFly yet." 'What Hi-Fi? award winner 2016'. 5-star review.

The best value DragonFly yet - plus improved sound!

The DragonFly Black is the best ever value AudioQuest DAC. The new price point makes it more affordable than ever and the ideal accompaniment for your smartphone or tablet. Despite the price drop, the sound quality has been improved by fitting a high-spec ESS 9010 DAC (Digital to Analogue Converter). Better known for their use in top-end AV electronics, this 32-bit DAC provides stunning realism and dynamics.

Lower power consumption - ideal for use with your smartphone or tablet
With lower power consumption than before, the Dragonfly Black is now suitable for use with smartphones and tablets without undue battery use. Simply fit a USB adaptor to suit your device and connect up to an Apple or Android smartphone or tablet for a massive improvement in sound quality.

A sound upgrade for your Mac, PC or laptop
Whether you listen to music on your smartphone, tablet, Mac, PC or laptop, the audio quality can easily be improved. Whether you use headphones or have your device connected directly to your hi-fi, the DragonFly Black simply offers a massive improvement in sound quality. It bypasses the device's built-in DAC, instead passing sound through its own, high-end hi-fi quality chip.

Small package, big sound
Although tiny, the Dragonfly is every bit as impressive as many full-size DACs. Asynchronous transfer and twin clocks ensure perfectly timed and controlled digital information enters the DAC, for a highly accurate and precise sound quality. Compared to a computer/smartphone/tablet's headphone output you'll notice a more dynamic sound with more detail and openness. In essence, the sound will simply be more lifelike.

Supports multiple music file formats
Despite its tiny size, the Dragonfly will play a wide variety of music files. Twin clocks ensure perfect playback of 44.1 kHz (CD quality), 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz and 96 kHz. As a final neat touch, the dragonfly logo glows various colours to indicate the file frequency: green for CD (44.1 kHz), blue for 48 kHz, amber for 88.2 kHz and magenta for 96 kHz.

Make the most of your music on the move, with the AudioQuest DragonFly Black - don't leave home without it!
Bluetooth No
Coaxial Digital Input No
Dimensions WxDxH 12 x 19 x 62
Headphone Output 3.5mm
Optical Digital Input No
USB Input 1 x Type A for PC/MAC Needs adaptor for Smartphone use
XLR Balanced Outputs No
Brand Audioquest
Colour Black
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well Was advised by Richer Sound staff at York that this product would be good for what we wanted to do. It worked out of the box and it does what we wanted.
Date published: 2018-05-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Slightly disappointing limited use Purchased primarily to use with an Apple iPod classic but can't use it due to lack of suitable connection lead. Would be great if you sold these and offered a try before you buy option. Staff may need more training regarding DACs their use and suitability with certain components.
Date published: 2018-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes a noticeable difference to sound quality I was not sure whether or not to invest in a DAC but after some research I went for the black dragonfly model. It is significantly better when used with my laptop and while it’s also better on my iPhone, I find that the adapters needed make it tedious to use on my phone so Ive mostly been using it at work and for you tube videos etc on my computer. It’s amazing how much more detail there is on tracks I thought I knew bb heart. Recommended, particularly if you dont mind the phone adaptor which is quite cumbersome.
Date published: 2018-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing difference to sound quality from phone. Great service once again from Richer Sounds. Good non tech advice and no attempt to upsell. DAC is just plug and play but remember to turn your volume down on phone because amp in DAC is so much more powerful
Date published: 2018-04-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dragonfly black - recommend Bought for use with laptop which it does a great job of improving the sound quality. However decided to try with Samsung j3 2016 phone and bought the OTG cable. Works in theory if you download a music app which has a driver that allows the usb to feed audio but decided against it after reading all the different advice out there on drivers and configuration.
Date published: 2018-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lives up to All the Praise An immediately recognizable richer sound from this device. The more expensive devices (eg Chord Mojo) must be absolutely sensational to justify any extra money.
Date published: 2018-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really made a difference I purchased this as my iPhone could not dish out enough power to satisfy my noise cancelling headphones - I was amazed at the difference in quality as well as power and have also used my dragonfly on my B&A sound system in the car too (absolutely stunning) the advice in store was excellent and I was able to test the product before I made the purchase - very happy customer
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great sound and build. Phone compatibility issues. It sounds great, is well priced, is well built and compact, and i like the way the coloured light tells you the bit-rate/sound quality it's getting from the source. I also love the concept that I have a great quality DAC that I will still be using for many years even when i've replaced by phone and/or laptop. Overall i'm very pleased, but there is quite a substantial gotcha in terms of which smartphones it works with. You need to check the "USB Host" capability of the handset, e.g. via the technical specs on the gsmarena.com website ... and it turns out both my wife's and my mid-range Huawei and Honor phones won't work with the Dragonfly. My old Galaxy S5 does work, but 1 out of 3 times it garbles the sound for some reason, and you need to reconnect it to fix. Maybe a bit more guidance upfront (to help decide whether to purchase or not) from Audioquest would help e.g. a list of the common models known to either work or not work. Also, i was considering the Red but ended up buying the Black mostly because testing with different phones in the shop, including a staff phone, we could get the Black to work but not the Red for some reason .. we tried 2 different Reds on 2 different S5 handsets, no joy.
Date published: 2017-11-10
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Audioquest USB DAC/Headphone Amp is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 34.
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6 Year Supercare £9.99

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6 YEAR SUPERCARE COSTS JUST £9.99 ON ALL ITEMS UNDER £100, OR 10% OF PURCHASE PRICE ON ANYTHING OVER £100.

We think you’ll agree that our Supercare guarantee offers fantastic value. What’s more, if you don’t use our it in the 6 year period, we’ll refund the cost of it. You really can’t say fairer than that!
Plus, if we can’t fix a fault, we will give you a like-for-like replacement.
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Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more