Audioquest DRAGONFLY BLACK

USB DAC/Headphone Amp

In stock
£89
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"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!

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Our experienced advisors are able to visit you at your home or place of work today, to help select the right equipment at the best prices.

6 Year Supercare £9.99

Add our Supercare to your basket when you check out. We'll cover your items for 6 years and give you your money back if unused.

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available for online purchases of selected products. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later 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

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

Lowest price guaranteed! 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 / trace in discounts.
T&Cs apply

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

"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!
More Information
Bluetooth No
Coaxial Digital Input No
Dimensions WxDxH 12 x 19 x 62
Headphone Output Yes
Optical Digital Input No
USB Input Yes
XLR Balanced Outputs No
Brand Audioquest
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spotify Extreme + Dragonfly Black + B&W P5s I use this with my iPod Touch, VOX (for FLACs) and Spotify Extreme downloads. I seem to get a bigger, deeper sound with a bit more detail. For the price, it’s a splendid DAC, and it doesn’t need to be strapped to my iPod. I got the Dragonfly Red as a DAC for my iPod Touch and Home HiFi, as the improvements in the Red is more appreciable through my home kit.
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dragonfly Black 1.5 Bang for bucks wise you can't go wrong. Easy to set up. Very pleased.
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound upgrade at a great value ADB offers a great performance/price ratio compared to other products and due to its usb stick design its one of the best portable solutions to upgrade your audio experience while travelling. Its 32-bit audio is more than sufficient for hobbyist musicians and audio enthusiasts. However, for high impedance headphones, the AD Red will be a better option. The only current con is the requirement for 3rd party audio player app to control the hardware volume when used on android devices but audioquest claims to release an update soon to fix that issue. Overall it is a bargain product. Thank you AD for the product and richer sounds for your professional sales assistance and for providing a demo session at my convenience.
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lives up to its reputation I wondered if a DAC / headphone amp would make much of a difference to my listening experience. Well it does. Using the Dragonfly Black with my BOSE companion speakers makes listening to Spotify on my laptop so much better. No more booming bass or harsh high frequencies. Really pleased with this little device.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you love music you need one of these... The combination of the Dragonfly and Tidal streaming has revolutionised my music listening experience. The Clash are one of my favourite bands - but it's not always easy to make out the lyrics on some early recordings. Problem now solved - the lyrics are now crystal clear and instruments that were previously 'hidden' in the mix are now easy to identify. An absolute bargain!
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from genuine hi fi product Purchased this product to connect to my i phone 5. Listening to apple music through my headphones, i'm amazed this little device has transformed the listening experience for such a small outlay. Gone is the harsh, brittle playback. Using this little device the sound is more open, detailed and a smoother presentation.
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Transformed the sound Massive difference on sound quality , more of everything , brings control and pace up front, great with headphones connected to my iPhone. Well impressed.
Date published: 2016-12-10
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Audioquest USB DAC/Headphone Amp is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 27.
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Buy in-store & take it home today! Find store details Buy by phone Call our UK based team on 0333 900 0093

We'll happily come to you!

Our experienced advisors are able to visit you at your home or place of work today, to help select the right equipment at the best prices.

6 Year Supercare £9.99

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.
Find out full details here.

Add our Supercare to your basket when you check out. We'll cover your items for 6 years and give you your money back if unused.

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available for online purchases of selected products. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later 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

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

Lowest price guaranteed! 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 / trace in discounts.
T&Cs apply

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

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