Audioquest Dragonfly 2016 Black versi 1.5 Made in USA
Low power consumption and better sound
The first thing that AudioQuest did was to give the Black a new high-performance USB microcontroller with greatly reduced power consumption (77% less, to be exact) for true compatibility with mobile devices. The new chip also provides an improved signal-to-noise ratio for quieter operation and cleaner sound. Plus, it enables future software upgrades through AudioQuest’s free desktop application.
AudioQuest also replaced the DragonFly’s original DAC chip with an improved 32-bit ESS Sabre 9010 processor. This high-performance DAC features minimum-phase filtering for exceptionally detailed, dynamic, and natural sound.
Enjoy high-res USB audio
Along with all the sonic benefits the DragonFly provides for your compressed and CD-quality music files, it also decodes high-resolution data streams with up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution, so you can enjoy better-than-CD audio quality. If you download high-res music files from and other audiophile sources, this DAC will ensure they sound terrific. The dragonfly-shaped logo on the DAC’s exterior even lights up and changes color to verify the resolution of the incoming signal.
high-efficiency microcontroller for extremely low power draw
powered by USB connection no need for external power supply
asynchronous USB data transfer using Streamlength protocol for reduced timing jitter and better sound
64-position analog volume control (digitally controlled using your computer or mobile device)
output voltage: 1.2 Vrms
durable metal construction with rubberized coating
Windows 7, 8.1, 10
Apple iOS (5 and newer)
Apple OS X (version 10.6.8 or later)