The new DragonFly Black 1.5 is software upgradeable through complimentary Windows and OS X desktop applications. As new developments arise in music player applications, streaming protocols, or other associated software, DragonFly users will be able to incorporate those updates into their existing devices.
DragonFly Black outputs 1.2 volts-enough power to capably drive all preamplifier input circuits and all reasonably efficient headphones.
* * * Compatible with Apple and Windows PCs, as well as iOS and Android devices (requires Apple Camera Adapter or Made for Android/OTG adaptor)
The new DragonFly Black 1.5 also incorporates improved 32-bit ESS Sabre DAC chips-the 9010-which employs minimum-phase filtering for naturally detailed, more authentic sound.
Play all music fi les: MP3 to high-res • Compatible with Apple and Windows PCs, as well as iOS and Android devices (requires Apple Camera Adapter or Made for Android/OTG adaptor) • Asynchronous Class 1 USB data transfer using the StreamlengthTM protocol • Fixed output feeds preamp or AV receiver
With improved sound, and Apple iOS compatibility, this is the best DragonFly yet." 'What Hi-Fi? magazine'. 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!