Audioquest Dragonfly Black, 1.5, a made in USA compact, high quality dac. This is the 3rd gen Dragonfly, with improved sound quality, slightly lower output than v1.2 and with a redesigned usb interface that is much more power efficient, allowing it to work not only with a computer, but also with iphones, ipads and most current android products. Using them in the store with nearly everything, you will notice markedly improved performance when using with a computer vs. with a phone.
The Dragonfly Black works as a soundcard for your computer or phone, taking the music file and using its ESS Sabre dac and headphone amp to convert the file into music and power your headphones or output to a stereo, powered speakers or a car audio system.
For computer use no drivers are required and for phone use you will require either an apple CCK cable or android usb adaptor cable.
** May 23 - Audioquest has a new free firmware upgrade available that will add MQA decoding - this allows you to play and experience the highest quality files available on Tidal, most relevantly, through your stereo or headphones.**
For even higher performance or for harder to drive headphones, see the new model up, Dragonfly Red.
• Play all music ﬁles: 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 Streamlength™ protocol
• Fixed output feeds preamp or AV receiver
*photos are for illustration purposes only, computer, phone, cables, headphones are not included.