Disclaimer: This article about the AudioQuest DragonFly is part of the new Wayback Wednesday series which is replacing our “Favourite album of” series. Check out the other Wayback Wednesday articles HERE. This article was published a day early as Nathan was stuck on an airplane.
The AudioQuest DragonFly is one of the most popular units on Headfonia and readers keep asking questions about it all the time. I personally prefer the sound signature and higher quality sound of the RED version but because of its price being $199, a whole lot of people opt for the DragonFly Black which is going for $99.
I posted the double DragonFly review in July of last year and since then I’ve been using the RED on a regular basis. I haven’t really been taking the Black with me though, not that it isn’t good, I just prefer the RED’s Sound. The awesome thing about the DragonFly is that it’s so small and I always have one somewhere in my bag for those days where I have no DAC to test or for when I forgot a DAC to use at work. The RED is not only a backup DAC/AMP though, it’s to good to be considered just that.
A lot of our readers are also using the DragonFly unit with their mobile phone and I have to admit that the DragonFly + i(Phone) is one of the smallest high resolution setups for on the go. Now I’m not a fan of using my mobile phone as a source for my listening, but if I would, the DragonFly would still be my first choice if I was looking for extreme portability.
I can’t think of anything I’d want to see changed in the DragonFly but knowing AudioQuest I’m sure they’ll know how to improve its performance and sound even further. AQ actually said they might have something to preview at High-End Munich…but then again, it could be a new headphone or a new set of cables or who knows what else. I’ll for sure cover it in my High End Munich report.
How are you using your DragonFly? Click below to read the full review.