AudioQuest DragonFly USB DAC & headphone amplifier
A plug-in instant audio upgrade for your computer
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AudioQuest DragonFly USB DACs give your sound quality a huge boost when you're listening on your computer. They combine a high-quality digital-to-analog converter with a headphone amp, so you can plug in your favorite headphones through the 1/8" jack. There are two versions, the customer-favorite Black, and the Red with an upgraded DAC and more powerful headphone amp.
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The AudioQuest DragonFly is a USB DAC that improves the sound quality from your computer or mobile device, without taking up much space. Digital-to-analog converters translate audio data into an analog signal for speakers and headphones. Computers and smartphones have built-in DACs, but they're usually cheap and not very accurate, so there's plenty of room for improvement. The DragonFly is a favorite here at Crutchfield, because it provides a big upgrade in a small package. This compact design makes it great for anyone who wants better sound quality at home, work, or on the go.
You can connect the DragonFly to your computer by simply plugging it in to the USB port and connecting your favorite headphones. It doubles as a headphone amplifier too, so you can expect cleaner sound, less distortion, and higher volumes. The newest versions of the DragonFly are also compatible with iOS and Android devices - you'll just need a separate adapter cable. With that flexibility, it's easier than ever to get great audio performance from your digital sources.
Two versions of the DragonFly are available - the black v1.5 and the upgraded Red v.1.0. Both models feature a 32-bit ESS Sabre DAC, a 3.5mm headphone output, and a USB input that provides power for the unit. The Red v1.0 has an upgraded DAC chip, a more powerful headphone amplifier, and a bit-perfect digital volume control. This means it's the go-to choice for more demanding music and headphones that are harder to drive.
The AudioQuest DragonFly is a great solution for anyone who wants better sound quality from a computer or mobile device in a small, portable package. If you have any questions about this or other DACs, just give Crutchfield a call.