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Celebration Giveaway 7: AudioQuest DragonFly RED

By | October 28th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We continue our $50k anniversary celebration giveaway on my birthday today with one of the most popular items in personal audio, the AudioQuest DragonFly Red!! It could be all yours, just keep reading and enter the giveaway!

Winner

We had a huge number of entries for the Etymotic ER4-XR but there can be only one winner, and that is: Thomas Pan from France ! Congratulations. You’ll be contacted very soon, please get in touch.

Number 7

As promised and explained earlier, we’ll be doing a year long of weekly giveaways and last September was the start of our 52-week celebration.… Read the full article

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Watch it Wednesday: AudioQuest Dragonfly MQA

By | January 10th, 2018|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: The AudioQuest Dragonfly units were sent to us free of charge in exchange for a review, we’re reusing them here for MQA. The review was published In 2016 already.

AudioQuest DragonFly & MQA

When AudioQuest launched the Dragonfly series they said there would be a tool to easily update the DF’s to a new firmware, and as promised AudioQuest a few months ago  released this tool and a firmware update. Now with the latest FW update your DragonFly RED and Black are able to stream Master files in MQA from Tidal.… Read the full article

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AudioQuest DragonFly Black and Red DACs – Now with MQA!

By | May 24th, 2017|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

AudioQuest DragonFly DACs

The two newest entries in AudioQuest’s DragonFly family of DACs are the Black ($99 USD) and the Red ($199 USD), with the core design approach appearing to me to be one of simplicity of use in accessing the majority of files one listens to on a daily basis, along with easy connectivity to a broad range of devices. The Black and Red DragonFly DACs have replaced the Dragonfly 1.2 in AudioQuest’s product lineup, and while both devices are limited to 24-bit/96 kHz playback, that limitation is basically by design—how many of us in on-the-go or desktop-audio situations really listen to much of anything that exceeds 24/96?Read the full article

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MQA update for AudioQuest Dragonfly Black and Red coming May 17 – new partnerships announced

By | May 12th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

MQA-AQ

Coming to a laptop near you very soon.

The MQA freight train keeps rolling down the tracks of high-fidelity seemingly without resistance. A press release just announced that portable USB DAC wünderkind AudioQuest will be releasing a free, and highly-anticipated MQA firmware update to its award-winning, and crazy good/affordable/popular Dragonfly Black and Red on May 17.

This is something that Dragonfly owners who are Tidal HiFi subscribers have been eagerly waiting for – full hardware decoding/unfolding of the original MQA studio masters that have been streaming on Tidal for the last four months in their 24/16 origami wrappers.… Read the full article

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Wayback Wednesday: AudioQuest DragonFly

By | May 9th, 2017|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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.… Read the full article

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BLOG: 2016 Awards Part 2 – Lieven’s Selection

By | January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Year overview

What to say about 2016… It was an awful year for humanity but a great year for audiophiles with very good (portable) gear. The portable market is still booming and looking at the number of reviews we did of portable gear, this clearly shows. I myself didn’t even review a single desktop sized amplifier and that hasn’t ever happened to me as far as I can remember.

Portable gear simply keeps getting better as new technology more easily finds its way to the portable market.… Read the full article

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Picture Sunday: AudioQuest – DragonFly Awesomeness

By | November 6th, 2016|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The star of this week’s Picture Sunday is the DragonFly by Audioquest. Check out other recent Picture Posts Here, and Here

AudioQuest

AudioQuest is a US based company and the EU headquarters is located in the Netherlands. AudioQuest since the 1980’s is mostly known for their cables but they became even more popular among “head-fiers” when they released a very popular mini USB DAC/AMP called the DragonFly.

The AudioQuest DragonFly isn’t the first AudioQuest product to be featured on Headfonia, the NightHawk headphone, the DragonFly V1.2 and the JitterBug reviews were both published several weeks/months ago already.… Read the full article

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Review: AudioQuest DragonFly – Red or Black?

By | July 28th, 2016|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: Both samples of the DragonFly Red and DragonFly Black were given to me free of charge for this review by AudioQuest during our meeting at High End in Munich last May. AudioQuest isn’t a site advertiser and there’s no financial gain with this review.

AudioQuest

AudioQuest is a US based company and the EU headquarters is located in the Netherlands. AudioQuest since the 1980’s is mostly known for their cables but they became even more popular among “head-fiers” when they released a very popular mini USB DAC/AMP called the DragonFly.… Read the full article

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Go anywhere with AudioQuest’s DragonFly Black

By | April 5th, 2016|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , , , |

October 2015, LAX. I was on my way from somewhere to somewhere else. Destinations remain a long way off mentally and physically when you’re between hemispheres. I took a stool up at the only bar I could find still serving drinks at 9pm. The last vestiges of sunlight had only just vanished. As had the microUSB cable required to recharge my Astell&Kern AK120 II. On it sat Brian Eno’s Ambient 1: Music For Airports, the very album I’d wanted to hear in order to soothe an inbound headache.… Read the full article

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Review: Audioquest DragonFly V1.2 – Success

By | March 22nd, 2016|Categories: Headfonia|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Disclaimer: The AudioQuest DragonFly V1.2 was loaned to me by Audioquest directly, it was part of the NightHawk & JitterBug review package.

Audioquest

Audioquest is a US based company and the EU headquarters is located in the Netherlands. Audioquest since the 1980’s is mostly known for their cables but they became even more popular among “head-fiers” when they released a very popular mini USB DAC/AMP called the Dragonfly.

The Audioquest DragonFly DAC/amp isn’t that new and the original version in the meantime has been replaced by the DragonFly V1.2.… Read the full article

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