Audioquest DragonFly Red USB DAC

  • Audioquest DragonFly Red USB DAC


Audioquest DragonFly Red USB DAC

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Combining award-winning performance and exceptional value, DragonFly Red is a portable, plug-and-play USB DAC (digital-to-analog converter), preamp, and headphone amp that connects to laptops, tablets, and smartphones to deliver clean, clear, naturally beautiful sound to headphones, powered speakers, or complete audio systems. While DragonFly can natively decode resolutions up to 24-bit/96kHz, it can play any file type regardless of resolution, from MP3 to MQA and Hi-Res.


  • Plays all music files: MP3 to high-res
  • Compatible with Apple and Windows PCs, as well as iOS and Android mobile devices (requires Apple Camera Adapter or Made for Android/OTG adaptor)
  • Drives headphones directly
  • Fixed output feeds preamp or AV receiver
  • Asynchronous transfer ensures digital timing integrity
  • High output (2.1 volts) drives almost all headphones, including power-hungry models
  • 32-bit ESS 9016 DAC with minimum-phase filter
  • Bit-perfect digital volume control

Native Resolution

Up to 24-bit / 96kHz


2.1 volts

DAC Chip

ESS ES9016 with minimum-phase fast roll-off filter

Volume Control

Digital: 64-Bit Bit-Perfect Volume Control

Desktop Compatibility

Windows 7 and later; Apple 10.6.8 and later; Linux (no tech support provided)

Mobile Compatibility

Apple iOS 5 and later; Android 5.0 and later. For Android devices, see owner's manual


62mm (l) x 19mm (w) x 12mm (h)

Enclosure and Accessories

Red automotive finish with gold lettering; Protective endcap; Leatherette travel pouch

Free Delivery

Free 3-5 day delivery on all orders within the UK with no minimum spend

12 Month Guarantee

12 month guarantee on all products for your peace of mind

Best price promise

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