*Jan 7 - Future Firmware updates will add MQA decoding. - lots more stock just came in- Feb 4**
Audioquest Dragonfly Red - is a new higher performance model, with better clarity, detail, higher output for large headphones and still made in the USA. The new Red model works with computers and now with ipads, iphones (Android requires you to play back through the USB Player Pro app) (adaptor cable required for phone connection, not included).
From Audioquest: DragonFly Red includes the latest ESS headphone amp and a bit-perfect digital volume control that resides on the 9016 DAC chip itself—a sophisticated implementation that ensures maximum fidelity, dynamic contrast, and signal-to-noise ratio.
The difference in sound quality between the new Black and Red models is always meaningful, and is important whether feeding headphones or the Aux input of an audio system. At the same volume, Red has much more “torque,” “grip,” and “muscle” than Black. Red simply sounds cleaner and clearer overall, enabling a larger soundstage with each instrument or voice more nearly in its own space.
• 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