A very portable yet good sounding USB DAC at an attractive price. It even has digitally controlled analogue volume control. (English and Dutch subtitels ...
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AudioQuest DragonFly Black USB DAC and Headphone Amp The AudioQuest Dragonfly is a DAC and headphone amplifier which, for the user, is about as simple as can be. There are two models in the AudioQuest DragonFly range - the Black and the Red. The Black version is designed for easier-to-drive headphones [...]
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Audioquest DragonFly Black review Although caterpillars and butterflies are typically used to illustrate the process of metamorphosis, the evolution of Audioquest's DragonFly is just as impressive a tale of transformation. Four years ago, the original DragonFly – a DAC and headphone [...]
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The easiest way to revolutionize your computer's audio Here are the differences: the cheaper DragonFly has a lower 1.2V output and is thus suitable for most, but not all headphones; its beefier sibling has a better DAC chip inside it and reaches 2.1V to be able to drive even true audiophile headphones like [...]
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AudioQuest DragonFly Red review When the original DragonFly flew into our testing rooms back in 2012, it was a breath of fresh air. A DAC and headphone amp disguised as a USB stick – and with great sound to boot? It was some serious innovation, and became the de facto quick and easy [...]
Music My journey to get the best experience of listening to music began many years ago, when I was still a teenager. Using the wages from the first couple of years of summer jobs, I invested in a Quad 33 pre-amp and a Quad 303 power amp , coupled with a pair of modest KEF speakers , Goldring Lenco turntable and Shure pickup. There have been some constants over the years as well: I’ve stuck with Quad equipment. In 1976 I upgraded to a Quad 44 pre-amp and Quad 405 power amp, and invested in a pair of Quad Electrostatic Loudspeakers. Movies The journey with Home Cinema only began in 2008, when I assembled our first flatscreen TV, a Bluray player, a Denon AVR, and eight B&W loudspeakers for our.
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AudioQuest JitterBug Dual-function USB Line Conditioner + AudioQuest DragonTail USB 2.0 Extender + Audioquest- DRAGONFLY V1.2 USB DAC Bundle Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products. Something we hope you'll especially enjoy: FBA items ... [...]
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Next Wave Audio: The Affordable Revolution in High-Resolution Recording The larger, battery-powered ifi Nano lists for an astounding $199. Not only does it sound much better than the Audioquest DragonFly 1.2, but it also plays multiple hi-resolution formats, including 24/192 PCM, DSD, and DXD. That’s more than any of the ... [...]
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USB DAC review: Six compact components for upgrading your computer’s audio Following the DACport by a few years, AudioQuest ... a thumb drive.) The DragonFly also eschews a physical volume control, relying instead on the host computer’s software volume setting. A recent hardware revision, to version 1.2, included some improveme ... [...]
Two gifts under $100 for the audio enthusiast Last year, the Audioquest scored raves with its Dragonfly USB DAC/headphone amp-- or soundcard to the rest of us. This is a compact USB key which includes an onboard amp and originally sold for $249. But now that a new 1.2 version is out, outlets like ... [...]
Audioquest Dragonfly Red/BlackVery portableNo battery to chargeLacks nuance of more expensive rivalsSeverely reduces volume controlAudioquest basically invented the USB DAC with the original Dragonfly back in 2012, but until now the the device's power demands limited its use to desktop use thanks to the iPhone's 100mAh limit on power draw through its lightning port.But Dragonfly's latest devices, the Red and Black models, completely change that. By using an all-new USB microcontroller,...
Neil Young's high-resolution Pono audio player and Jay Z's newly purchased Tidal high-fidelity music streaming service have been greeted with a far-from-platinum mixture of derision and indifference.Who needs hi-priced hi-fi when people have listened without complaint for years to compressed, "lossy" iTunes audio files played over stock iPhone or iPod earbuds? But let's put aside Young's 192-kilohertz, 24-bit player and Jay Z's 1,411 kilobits-per-second streaming today to consider affordable...
With some time on my hands, and most of my days spent in front of the computer, I realized I could no longer take the tinny sound put out by my $150 pair of speakers. Yeah, I know, that's a lot for computer speakers, but I spend more time with them than any other appliance and they not only affect my mood, but my ability to work long hours.So what do you do to make a computer with its limited ability to put out rich-sounding music, better, and even close to the standards you'd use in...
Founded in 2015 and based in the U.S., Cleer is a boutique manufacturer of high-performance portable audio products. I was first introduced to the company while attending CES 2017, where I had the chance to speak with CEO Patrick Huang and Director of Marketing Claude Schmidt. Mr. Schmidt suggested that I listen to both the DU Stereo ($129.99) and the DU Wireless ($199.99) headphones to get a sense of the company DNA. Review samples of both DU models were later sent to me for an extended...