AudioQuest DragonFly Red USB DAC Headphone Amp

AudioQuest DragonFly Red USB DAC Headphone Amp.

The AudioQuest DragonFly Red USB DAC headphone amp is a thumb-sized, completely USB-powered headphone amp and Digital to Analog Converter (DAC) unit that significantly improves the quality of your computer-based music listening.

The Dragonfly can also accept a digital signal from iOS or Android devices using the Apple Camera Connection Kit (or AudioQuest DragonTail Android adapter), making it a perfect portable solution for the mobile smartphone or tablet-based audiophile.  

The Dragonfly Red plays all high-resolution file types up to 24-bit / 96 kHz. A variable output signal can serve to drive powered speakers or power amps; a fixed output line-level signal robustly feeds your pre-amp or receiver at home. The excellent flexibility of use of the Dragonfly Red amp/DAC is nothing short of impressive. And the fact that this thing is actually smaller than a real dragonfly is equally astonishing!

Of course, the powerhouse Dragonfly Red works beautifully driving high-impedance headphones with improved spaciousness and clearer acoustic textures along with a deeper soundstage image presentation. The Red Dragonfly amp/DAC has a very robust output power of 2.1 Volts to be able to drive extra-power hungry headphones with ease. Truly superior high-end portable headphone sound in a very tiny size at an extremely fair price.

Product Features:

  • High output (2.1 Volts) drives almost all headphones including power-hungry models
  • 32-bit ESS 9016 DAC with minimum-phase filter
  • Compatible with Apple or Windows PCs, as well as iOS & Android devices
    (requires Apple Camera Connection Kit or AudioQuest DragonTail for Android/OTG adapter)
  • Asynchronous Class-1 USB data transfer via Streamlength protocol
  • Digital 64-bit 'bit perfect' volume control
  • Dual 'master clock' topology minimizes jitter in DAC circuitry
  • Direct-coupled design from ESS Sabre DAC chip through analog volume control / output analog driver stage
  • Effortlessly powers headphones from 16 Ohms up to 300 Ohms
  • Plug & play operation with MAC or Windows
  • Tiny size smaller than actual dragonfly!


  • Output Power: 2.1V
  • Sample Rate: 24-bit/96kHz
  • USB Protocol: Asynchronous USB Streamlength
  • DAC: ESS Sabre 9016 32-bit
  • Volume Control: Digital 64-bit 'Bit-Perfect'
  • Dimensions: 62mm (L) x 19mm (W) x 12mm (H)

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