AudioQuest DragonFly Red USB DAC/Headphone Amp with Lightning-to-USB Camera Adapter Bring Great Sound to Apple Smartphones and Tablets: You Can Even Charge Your Device During Playback Playing music on your computer, laptop, stereo, smartphone, tablet, or powered speakers becomes exponentially better, more authoritative, and stunningly lifelike with the groundbreaking AudioQuest DragonFly Red DAC/headphone amplifier . Among the most exciting audio products in recent memory – and named The Absolute Sound ‘s Product of the Year Award (Budget Component), Stereophile ‘s Product of the Year (Digital Component and Budget Component) What Hi-Fi ‘s Product of the Year (USB DAC), and Computer Audiophile ‘s DAC of the Year – DragonFly Red sets new benchmarks for how much performance, portability, and flexibility is possible from an asynchronous USB DAC. Offering tremendously enhanced sound, higher value, and significantly lower power consumption than the original award-winning DragonFly for a lower price, DragonFly Red even works with Apple phones and tablets when paired with the included Lightning-to-USB-3 Camera adapter . You can even charge your iOS device during playback! Most importantly, this versatile DAC improves everything – detail, transparency, immediacy, richness, tone – associated with your music. MQA decoding ability, ideal for TIDAL listeners, is also part of its feature set. And Red plays everything from MP3s to 24-bit/96kHz high-resolution files with spectacular simplicity and ease of use. Lest we forget, it doubles as a serious headphone amplifier and comes with our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. “In my desktop system and through headphones, the Red upped the ante in every sonic criterion.” – Robert Harley, The Absolute Sound “DragonFly Red and Black are the finest examples of everyman hi-fi to ever grace these pages
MOBILITY & CONVENIENT CONNECTIVITY – Any computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone can be used as a true high-fidelity music player, allowing music lovers to enjoy beautiful sound wherever & whenever they go. For Android phones: Micro OTG USB 2.0 is needed. For Compatible Connection with Select iPhones, iPads, and iPods a USB 3 Camera Adapter (CCK) is required. The 3.5mm stereo output on DragonFly Red allows you to connect it to a headphone or patch into a larger audio system.
DEVICE/DESKTOP MANAGER: The DragonFly Red is software upgradeable through a complimentary Windows or OS desktop application “AudioQuest Device/Desktop Manager”. Plays all music files: MP3 to high-resolution. Delivers cleaner, clearer, more naturally detailed music to headphones, powered speakers, and complete audio systems.
MUSICALITY – Plays all music files from MP3 to high-resolution. Delivers cleaner, clearer, more naturally detailed music to headphones, powered speakers, and complete audio systems. Has improved 32-bit ESS Sabre DAC chips-the 9010 in Black and the higher-performance 9016 in Red-both of which employ minimum-phase filtering for naturally detailed, more authentic sound.
POWER & BATTERY LIFE: With its higher 2.1-volt output, DragonFly Red will be compatible with a wider range of headphones, including power-hungry, low-efficiency models. The DragonFly Red doesn’t quickly drain the battery of your smartphone. This flash drive-sized USB DAC/headphone amp/preamp is equipped with Microchip PIC32MX micro-controller that uses extremely low power and minimizes the sound-degrading effect of high-frequency interference.
INCLUDES – AudioQuest DragonFly Red USB DAC / Headphone Amplifier / Preamp and a USB 3 Camera Adapter (CCK) for Compatible Connection with Select IOS products.