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MQA for DragonFly is Here!

MQA for DragonFly is Here!

January 29, 2018

MQA for DragonFly is Here!
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The Absolute Sound Listens to the Niagara 7000

The Absolute Sound Listens to the Niagara 7000

January 29, 2018

The Absolute Sound Listens to the Niagara 7000
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AudioQuest Included In Stereophile’s “Recommended Components” List for April 2017

AudioQuest Included In Stereophile’s “Recommended Components” List for April 2017

December 14, 2017

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Stereophile Reviews the AudioQuest Niagara 1000

Stereophile Reviews the AudioQuest Niagara 1000

December 14, 2017

Stereophile Reviews the AudioQuest Niagara 1000
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Better in-car Bluetooth with AudioQuest’s Beetle DAC | Digital Audio Review

November 13, 2017

“AudioQuest’s latest critter DAC, the Beetle (€199), can be neatly summarised as a DragonFly Black DAC – PC/smartphone-compatible USB input – but with additional TOSLINK and Bluetooth inputs.” – John Darko, Digital Audio Review ▸ Read full article here
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AudioQuest DragonFly Red | Best DACs – What Hi-Fi?

October 14, 2017

“If you want to give your computer a hi-fi boost, the DragonFly Red offers a clear step up in performance from the Cyrus. It’s the best option under £200.”- What Hi-Fi ▸ Read full article here
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AudioQuest NightOwl Carbon Review – Headphone.Guru

August 29, 2017

“The NightOwls at $699.00 will give you exceptional sound and terrific value. They are likely one of the few truly audiophile quality closed headphones you could buy. ” – Eric Neff – Headphone.Guru ▸ Read full review here
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Cnet lists Dragonfly in top 7 alternatives to iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano

August 01, 2017

“People buy an MP3 player for one of two reasons, and both involve their phones. The first is for the times they don’t want to carry one around all the time, and the second is that they want something that … Continue reading
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Digital Audio Review: AudioQuest’s Niagara 1000: what the hell (are you waiting for)?

July 29, 2017

“…the potential for the Niagara 1000 to ameliorate whatever wall-power-sucking audio hardware found in your house is extremely strong. 99.9% certain? Probably. Whatever the odds, like the magnitude of the Niagara 1000’s audible lift itself, they aren’t skinny. I know … Continue reading
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AudioQuest NightOwl Receives Mention in “Awesome Headphones Under $100” – Patrick Norton – TekThing

July 18, 2017

“Doesn’t matter if you’re listening to Bluegrass, or Orchestra, Rock n’ Roll, movie soundtracks. These headphones – they deliver.” – Patrick Norton – TekThing ▸ Watch full video here
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AudioQuest Factory Video Tour | Stereophile

July 06, 2017

“Before the Los Angeles Audio Show, I spent a few days in southern California, and was able to schedule a visit to AudioQuest’s massive facility in Irvine. In this video, Bryan Long (VP Operations), accompanied by Joe Harley’s dog Pumpkin, gives … Continue reading
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Part-Time Audiophile – High End 2017: AudioQuest Niagara goes Euro and the Record Brush you always wanted

June 05, 2017

“Garth Powell, a lifelong audio engineer from AudioQuest keeps attendees on the edge of their seats as he discusses AC Power…” – Mohammed Samji, Part-Time Audiophile, June 4th, 2017 ▸ Read full article here
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MQA for DragonFly is Here!

May 18, 2017

Owners of AudioQuest DragonFly Black and DragonFly Red USB DACs can now update their devices to firmware version 1.06 which includes support for MQA rendering and optimizations for use with Android devices. Updating your DragonFly Black or Red is fast … Continue reading
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AQ Desktop Manager Now Available for Download

May 17, 2017

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Business Insider on DragonFly Black: This is arguably the best audio upgrade you can make for under $100

May 01, 2017

“…the DragonFly Black has helped me discover nuances in some of my favorite songs that I’d never heard before.” —Brandt Ranj, Insider Picks, April 2017 ▸ Read full article here
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Review: AudioQuest NightHawk Carbon – The Master Switch

April 05, 2017

“Some things just always will be, and we’re going to put our flag on this one right now: the AudioQuest NightHawk Carbons are cool, and always will be.” – Rob Boffard – The Master Switch ▸ Read full article here
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The Absolute Sound Listens to the Niagara 7000

April 04, 2017

“…listening to the Niagara is really like plunging over a waterfall—it carries you into a new sonic world.” —Jacob Heilbrunn, The Absolute Sound, February 2017 ▸ Read full article here
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Stereophile Reviews the AudioQuest Niagara 1000

March 30, 2017

“[The Niagara 1000] delivered an adventure-enhancing clarity, speed, and directness that I am suddenly unprepared to live without.” —Herb Reichert, Stereophile, April 2017 ▸ Read full article here
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AudioQuest and Lyra Included In Stereophile’s “Recommended Components” List for April 2017

March 22, 2017

We’re pleased to announce that a remarkable 24 AudioQuest and Lyra products have been named to Stereophile’s prestigious “Recommended Components” list for April 2017. Click links for product details Big Sur, Earth, Evergreen, Golden Gate, and Tower analog interconnects Binding-Post … Continue reading
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AudioQuest’s NightHawk Headphones featured in BASF’s Creating Chemistry Magazine

February 25, 2017

AudioQuest’s NightHawk headphones are featured in “Naturally Good,” an article that explores the advantages of new bio-based raw materials, in Issue 6 of BASF’s Creating Chemistry Magazine. Click to view as PDF
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Several AudioQuest products have received The Absolute Sound’s prestigious Editors’ Choice Award.

January 05, 2017

The following AudioQuest products have received The Absolute Sound’s Editors’ Choice Award: (Click links for product details) Anti-Static Record Brush Binding-Post Wrench Carbon and Diamond USB cables Forest and Diamond RJ/E cables DragonFly Black and Red USB DACs JitterBug USB … Continue reading
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Lieven Vranken of Headfonia.com names DragonFly Red the Portable Amp/DAC of 2016.

January 03, 2017

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PartTimeAudiophile.com names Niagara 7000 one of the Best Products of 2016

December 24, 2016

“After inserting the Niagara 7000, I went weeks without wanting to change or tweak anything in my listening room, and instead enjoyed the results as I re-experienced my favorite LPs.” – Part-Time Audiophile ▸ Read full article here
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John Darko of DigitalAudioReview.net names DragonFly Black one of his Favourite Bits of 2016.

December 23, 2016

“Mainstreamers don’t want to carry a second portable device on which they only play music. They want superior sound quality from their existing devices: a Mac, a PC, a smartphone or a tablet. The DragonFly Black gives them precisely that … Continue reading
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Stereophile Interviews Joe Harley: Both Sides Now

December 15, 2016

Sasha Matson of Stereophile discusses both sides of the hi-fi coin — the recordings and the gear — with AudioQuest’s SVP, Marketing & Product Development, Joe Harley. ▸ Read full article here While enjoying this article, we recommend listening to: … Continue reading
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Computer Audiophile: DragonFly Red is DAC of the Year

December 12, 2016

“The original DragonFly was one of those products everybody just had to have. The new DragonFly Black and DragonFly Red improve upon the original and expand its use into new territories.” – The Computer Audiophile ▸ Read full article here
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The Absolute Sound: Lyra Etna SL

December 07, 2016

Jacob Heilbrunn of The Absolute Sound decides: “The Lyra Etna SL is the most addictive cartridge I have heard.” ▸ Read full article here While enjoying this article, we recommend listening to: J.S. Bach: Actus Tragicus
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The Absolute Sound: 2016 Products of the Year

November 29, 2016

AudioQuest’s DragonFly Red USB DAC and Lyra’s Etna SL phono cartridge have been named The Absolute Sound’s Products of the Year.
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Stereophile Chats with Skylar Gray of AudioQuest

November 28, 2016

Jana Dagdagan of Stereophile chats with Skylar Gray, the Director of AudioQuest’s Ear-Speaker Division, about music, headphone design, and the challenges of being a young person in the high-end audio industry. ▸ Read full article here While enjoying this article, … Continue reading
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AudioQuest Receives Stereophile 2016 Product of the Year Awards

November 23, 2016

The Lyra Etna SL phono cartridge is named Stereophile’s Analog Component of 2016, Michael Fremer’s Editor’s Choice of 2016, and was a Finalist in the competition for Overall Product of the Year! DragonFly Black and DragonFly Red are named Stereophile’s … Continue reading
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A Musical Life: Stephen Mejias of AudioQuest | Classic Album Sundays

November 20, 2016

AudioQuest’s VP, Communications, Stephen Mejias, chats with Classic Album Sundays about music, hi-fi, and the high-end audio industry. ▸ Read full article here While enjoying this article, we recommend listening to: Sonny Sharrock: “Who Does She Hope to Be?” John … Continue reading
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DragonFlys Black and Red are named HiFi News Outstanding Product

October 18, 2016

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DragonFly Red named What HiFi Best USB DAC £100+

October 18, 2016

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DragonFly Black named What HiFi Best USB DAC under £100

October 18, 2016

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Niagara 7000 receives the RMAF 2016 International HiFi Press Award for AC Distribution and Conditioners

October 08, 2016

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DragonFly Red receives the RMAF 2016 International HiFi Press Award for Value for Money

October 08, 2016

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The top 40 What Hi-Fi? products of all time: 2007 to 2016

September 22, 2016

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DragonFlys Black and Red are named Stereophile Recommended Components

September 16, 2016

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DragonFlys Black and Red are named AudioStream Favorite Greatest Bits

September 02, 2016

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DragonFlys Black and Red receive ComputerAudiophile C.A.S.H. Award

August 04, 2016

Computer AudioPhile Suggested Hardware ▸ Read full article here
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DragonFlys Black and Red – Chris Connaker, ComputerAudiophile.com

August 03, 2016

“The days of using a separate digital audio player are circling the drain because of the new AudioQuest DragonFly Red and DragonFly Black….Unequivocally recommended and C.A.S.H. Listed.” ▸ Read full article here
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David Nield, Gizmodo

August 03, 2016

DragonFly listed among the “four ways to get better audio from your smartphone” ▸ Read full article here
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Editor’s Choice: DACs Under $1000 (Black & Red) – John Darko, DigitalAudioReview.com

August 01, 2016

DragonFly named “Best for flexibility and portability. ▸ Read full article here
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DragonFly Black & Red: IEEE Spectrum, Glenn Zorpette

July 26, 2016

“The DragonFlies are high-end, high-definition powerhouses that provide audio quality on a par with devices costing three or four times as much.” ▸ Read full article here
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CNET, Steve Guttenberg

July 26, 2016

The Audiophiliac is impressed by our DragonFlys’ ease of use, versatility, and clean, full-bodied sound. ▸ Read full article here
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JitterBug USB filter and DragonFlys Black and Red – Ed Selley, AVForums

July 18, 2016

Regarding JitterBug: “If you are making serious use of USB audio, it’s a no-brainer.” Regarding DragonFlys: “This is a seriously cost effective way of improving the performance of a smartphone.” ▸ Read full article here
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Brandt Ranj, Business Insider

July 11, 2016

“…Every music lover should invest in this flash drive-sized gadget…” ▸ Read full article here
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Massive USB Comparison Test – Lachlan Fennen, Passion for Sound

June 21, 2016

“Connecting the Carbon USB to my system brought a depth and timbre to my music that I haven’t heard before from my system. It was like going from an average MP3 rip to a beautifully mastered, lossless high-res file – … Continue reading
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Best DACs of 2016 – What HiFi

June 11, 2016

DragonFly Black and DragonFly Red take two of the six spots! ▸ Read full article here
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DragonFly Red: 5-star review – What HiFi

June 07, 2016

“A near-flawless option for anyone looking to give their computer music a hi-fi boost…” ▸ Read full article here
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