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Audioquest Dragonfly DAC v1.2

Audioquest Dragonfly DAC v1.2
alaScore 90

38 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews of Audioquest Dragonfly DAC v1.2. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the reliability and size are generally positive. The design and usability also get good views.

price, usability, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Audioquest Dragonfly DAC v1.2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Audioquest Dragonfly DAC v1.2 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers really like the reliability. The design is also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the size and usability.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: AudioQuest Dragonfly V1.2 USB DAC + AudioQuest DragonTail USB 2.0 ExtenderAudioQuest Dragonfly V1.2 USB DAC + AudioQuest DragonTail USB 2.0 Extender

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Smit Patel (

AudioQuest DragonFly USB DAC v1.2 Review


AudioQuest's relatively new device– the DragonFly USB DAC v1.2 offers a great portable way to improve your current computer and smartphone set up. To find out more, click on this review.

May, 2015

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Audioquest DragonFly v1.2


The original DragonFly blew us away, but the v1.2 takes performance to a whole new level and at a great price too!

Attractive design ; New aggressive pricing ; Superbly clear and detailed sound ; Awesome dynamics ; Great sense of timing

Has to downsample 24bit/192kHz files

The icing on the cake with this DAC, though, is that you’re getting all this outrageously good sound quality at such a tempting price. DragonFly has us buzzing all over again!

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terrific little device!


Audioquest packs a lot of good tech in to this little thing. Enjoying it.

Apr, 2015

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Husband is happy


This was a purchase for my husband who is VERY picky about his music. He is extremely pleased with the device and has not complained once about his music sounding "off".

Apr, 2015

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A mighty dragonfly with a smooth soundbite!!!


Before I start my review, I would like to Thank AudioQuest for providing me with a review sample of their product in exchange for my honest opinion. No matter how much I enjoy listening to music from a portable DAP or a smartphone, laptop is still a...

small form factor, great build quality, LED sample rate indicator, clear smooth sound signature

a bit pricy considering some competition, not a robust usb otg support (though, not intended by design)

Apr, 2015

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WOW !!! Great Things in Small Packages!


Was absolutely blown away with the incredible difference this has made ... especially in loss-less format music. Perfect match for the relatively inexpensive Sennheiser Momentums but also work incredibly with some Bose ear-buds too! Resolution, minute...

Mar, 2015

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Excellent product for the digital music lover


Love the dragonfly! Amazing how a device so small can make such a large impact on your listening experience. After researching USB DAC's I decided to give the Dragonfly a go due to price and good reviews and I'm glad I did! Everything I listen to...

Feb, 2015

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great device for upgrading the sound in headphones


excellent, great, crisp sound out of your headphones when listening to music from your computer. Worth the $.

Feb, 2015

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Great inexpensive premium audio


Having demo-ed several different DAC units ranging from $50 to over $500 The Dragonfly surpassed my expectations for models nearly twice the price. Having been in the high-end audio world since 1979 (and staying well away from the analog v. digital...

Jan, 2015

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Awesome small Dac


Awesome portable Dac from Audioquest. I use it with headphones and with cable to reciever for computer audio play from my MacBook Air. Excellent quality compared to units built in DAC.

Nov, 2014