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AudioQuest - DragonFly Red USB DAC/Headphone Amplifier
|Model Name||Dragonfly Red|
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- 32-Bit SABRE DAC
- 2.1v Output Drives Almost Any Headphones
- Works With Apple and Android devices when paired with a simple adapter
- Plays everything from MP3s to 24-bit/96kHz high-resolution files
- This versatile DAC improves everything – detail transparency immediacy richness tone
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AudioQuest, headquartered in Irvine, California, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance audio/video products and custom-install solutions, all meticulously designed to deliver outstanding performance and exceptional value.
Audioquest DragonFly Red v1.0 USB Digital-to-Analog Converter
Combining award-winning performance and exceptional value, DragonFly Red is a portable, plug-and-play USB DAC (digital-to-analog converter), preamp, and headphone amp that connects to laptops, tablets, and smartphones to deliver clean, clear, naturally beautiful sound to headphones, powered speakers, or complete audio systems. While DragonFly can natively decode resolutions up to 24-bit/96kHz, it can play any file type regardless of resolution, from MP3 to MQA and Hi-Res.
- Plays all music files: MP3 to high-res
- Compatible with Apple and Windows PCs, as well as iOS and Android mobile devices (requires Apple Camera Adapter or Made for Android/OTG adaptor)
- Drives headphones directly
- Fixed output feeds preamp or AV receiver
- Asynchronous transfer ensures digital timing integrity
- High output (2.1 volts) drives almost all headphones, including power-hungry models
- 32-bit ESS 9016 DAC with minimum-phase filter
- Bit-perfect digital volume control
The Next Generation: Dragonfly Black & Dragonfly Red
With DragonFly Black and Red, any computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone can be used as a true high-fidelity music player, allowing music lovers to enjoy beautiful sound wherever they go, whenever they please.
|AudioQuest DragonFly Black USB DAC + Preamp + Headphone Amp||AudioQuest DragonFly Red USB DAC + Preamp + Headphone Amp||AudioQuest DragonFly Cobalt USB DAC + Preamp + Headphone Amp|
|Native Resolution||Up to 24-bit / 96kHz||Up to 24-bit / 96kHz||Up to 24-bit / 96kHz|
|Output||1.2 volts||2.1 volts||2.1 volts|
|DAC Chip||ESS ES9010 with minimum-phase fast roll-off filter||ESS ES9016 with minimum-phase fast roll-off filter||ESS ES9038Q2M DAC chip with minimum-phase slow roll-off filter for more natural sound|
|Volume Control||Analog Volume Control||Digital: 64-Bit Bit-Perfect Volume Control||Digital: 64-Bit Bit-Perfect Volume Control|
|Desktop Compatibility||Windows 7 and later; Apple 10.6.8 and later; Linux (no tech support provided)||Windows 7 and later; Apple 10.6.8 and later; Linux (no tech support provided)||Windows 7 and later; Apple 10.6.8 and later; Linux (no tech support provided)|
|Mobile Compatibility||Apple iOS 5 and later; Android 5.0 and later. For Android devices, see owner's manual||Apple iOS 5 and later; Android 5.0 and later. For Android devices, see owner's manual||Apple iOS 5 and later; Android 5.0 and later. For Android devices, see owner's manual|
|Dimensions||62mm (l) x 19mm (w) x 12mm (h)||62mm (l) x 19mm (w) x 12mm (h)||57mm (l) x 19mm (w) x 12mm (h)|
|Enclosure and Accessories||Black soft-touch finish with gold lettering; Protective endcap; Leatherette travel pouch||Red automotive finish with gold lettering; Protective endcap; Leatherette travel pouch||Cobalt blue automotive finish with silver lettering; Protective endcap; Contoured enclosure; Leatherette travel pouch; DragonTail USB-C adaptor|
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|Item Dimensions||0.75 x 2.44 x 0.47 inches||0.98 x 0.39 x 2.28 inches||2.76 x 2.28 x 0.87 inches||0.51 x 3.59 x 2.20 inches||6.69 x 4.53 x 2.36 inches||4.02 x 2.76 x 0.55 inches|
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I own both Black and Red for a few months now, and I listen to both regularly, about 10 hours a week. I can't tell the difference despite listening to each through one of the best set of headphones. Black is great, and knowing what I know now, I would only buy another black model. I see no reason whatsoever to pay extra for an imperceptible difference.
I consider myself a discerning listener. I'm a Classical Music buff and like to have the best masters of my favorite music. I can hear differences between bit rates (128 vs. 320 kpbs). But this has to be the biggest delusion yet created by the audiophile world, right up there with $1,000 cables that will supposedly turn any music into sparkling diamonds.
Perhaps at a higher price point there is indeed a difference between DACs. But this particular item does virtually nothing. Didn't bother to try it on my iPhone as I didn't want to shell out for a lightning adapter before knowing what I was getting into. I did try it with an Android and couldn't get any audio to come out. There are compatibility issues with certain phones (I have a Moto).
In the DAC/AMP world I've already gone through the Fiio Q1 (was fine, but didn't really do much for me) and the OPPO HA-2 (looked super slick -- made everything louder -- but ultimately was too harsh/sterile in the treble dept). I've lusted over the Chord Mojo for quite some time and would love to listen to it. I have no doubt it sounds great! But my fear is that it won't sound "$600 great" to me (see point #2 above). And then I stumbled across the Darko review of this new Red just a few weeks ago and knew I had to try it.
I'm playing it through an iPhone 5s connected via the Apple CCK (using Onkyo HF Player), an iPod Touch 6th Gen (through Korg's iAudioGate) and also through my Macbook Air (using Roon). Set-up is super duper quick and intuitive. Audioquest did a really nice job in including a detailed booklet written for the layperson, telling you everything you'd need to know (and why, which is sort of cool in the audio world -- too many companies treat you like you've already got a Master's Degree in HiFi Audio). Extra bonus: Audioquest ALSO threw in a nice travel pouch + a coupon voucher to HDtracks + a 60-day complimentary trial to Roon (this is super nice, as the trial period from Roon themselves is just 14 days). If you haven't read up on Roon I'd highly recommend it --- it allows you to play higher res tracks on your Mac computer...it's a lot more fun/intuitive/exploratory than the native iTunes player...it integrates with Tidal...and it absolutely makes your music sound better. Same thing with Onkyo HF Player for your iPhone.
At any rate, let's cut to the chase. How does the Red sound? Quite good -- IF (1) you have good headphones, and (2) you're taking advantage of better sources (like the players I described above). If you don't do any of that, it will make your music sound louder but not necessarily a lot better. I'm using HIFIMAN HE400s, which are great reviewed/open style/planar magnetic headphones. They're efficient already so don't necessarily need an amp, but most everything sounds better with an amp. Anyway, if you're curious how exactly the sound improves with the Red, here's my best way to explain it: more full, and more realistic. Picture a comb -- imagine that this is a visual representation of your music without a DAC/AMP. Now, imagine that all those tiny spaces between the teeth of the comb get filled in -- this is the DAC/AMP going to work. It feels like it fills in gaps/missing info/details you didn't realize were there, so overall everything sounds a little louder/clearer/lusher/more realistic/more enjoyable. There's more bottom end to kick drums...more "plucking" you can sense on guitars and bass notes...more snap on snare drums...and little things like hi-hat cymbals suddenly sound real, vs a digital copy of what's real (if that makes sense). Also, there's more separation between instruments, creating the "space" that you read about, so it feels like you're in the studio surrounded by musicians rather than just being presented a wall of sound. I did an A/B test of a rock song I'm familiar with, listening to identical sections with and without the Red. Without, I found that the bass guitar disappears into the drums...sometimes you'd hear it, and sometimes you wouldn't (would just be sort of muddy). But with the red, there is a distinct bass guitar playing alongside a distinct drummer playing.
Don't get me wrong -- the overall effect is not a massive night/day difference that bowls you over -- so don't go in expecting that or you'll be disappointed. Instead, if you take the time to get good copies of music + good headphones + good sources, then you WILL take notice of the improvement and enjoy the positive contributions the Dragonfly brings and you'll want to listen to more of your music. Also, geeky cool thing that's actually helpful: the dragon on the device glows and changes colors, to tell you what sample rate your music is.
BOTTOM LINE: Sound is superb. Value is great. The care they put into the booklet + add-ins are nice surprises. Convenience is top notch. And the fact that it is pretty future-proof (they designed it to accommodate firmware updates) is great. If any of the above describes your philosophy, I think you'll really enjoy it.
UPDATE 1 MONTH LATER: I was going to be eternally curious about the CHORD Mojo, so I went ahead and decided to audition that as well. I spent about a week with it, and my 100% honest-to-goodness takeaway was: I personally could not hear an audible difference between the DragonFly Red and the Mojo. They both make my music sound better, but neither one is better at making it sound better (to my ears, anyway).
I'm sure there are measurements or tests or something that prove Mojo "wins"...but I couldn't pick up on it. I have no clue if that's because there IS no discernible difference between the two, or my equipment isn't good enough to reveal that difference (although I use Hifiman HE-400s, Westone W30 and Audeze Sine, all of which is a far cry from entry level gear) or my ears just aren't "golden" enough to tell. Who knows - I'm sure others swear they can tell one from the other. At any rate, Mojo definitely sounded great....but so does Red. And Red is 1/3 the cost, firmware upgradeable, much more discreet/portable and never requires charging (I already had one annoying instance where I sat down to listen to music, but Mojo's battery died 10 minutes later and had to be recharged for 3 hours). Thus, I returned Mojo and am keeping the Red.
I bought the DragonFly to use as a headphone amp/DAC for use with my iPhone / Shure 535's while on the go. I stream Tidal lossless (CD Quality) and sometimes Spotify. Without the DragonFly, the sound sounds good over iPhone / Shure, but there is graininess across the spectrum - instruments lose their juiciness, the sound is a bit compressed and the music gets tiring after 30-60 minutes. Enter the Dragonfly, and the music sounds clear, emotional, juicy, transparent - and I can forget about the annoying graininess, and enjoy music for upto 5-6 hours at a time (on a recent long haul flight).
The Dragonfly is the perfect portable DAC. It's small and plays from your back-pocket hooked into your phone. Does not require extra batteries - does not drain your phone battery and tips the sound quality of your portable system over to the audiophile side. It does NOT sound like a MOJO DAC, which elevates the music to an even more nuanced / finer accuracy and realism - but it doesn't matter - because the Mojo doesn't fit in your back-pocket.
I recommend this device reservedly to anyone with high-end headphones costing over $400. For anyone with headphones less than $400, save your cash and buy better headphones - they will make a bigger difference. But hook a pair of great headphones straight into an iphone without a DragonFly and be warned, you are missing out!
Is it good value for money? YES! I am lucky to own a pair of open Grado PS500e (astounding headphones). I also use a Mojo DAC (at home) and I occasionally listen to my headphones over a Brooklyn DAC which is also hooked to a $10,000 stereo. I have a good point of reference in terms of what a good audio component should sound like, and at what point spending money on sound has diminishing returns. The Dragonfly represents incredible value as a portable headphone DAC/Amp. I have never spent $200 on an audio component that gave me so much enjoyment.
Is it better than X,Y,Z? It doesn't matter. It sounds better than you'll ever need for music on the go - you'll need to be critically listening to tell the difference between this and a $2000 DAC on in-ear headphones - and you can't carry a $2000 DAC with you. So what's more important is how practical it is vs it's competitors - and what does it cost. My advice is - buy this one. It is the benchmark of portable headphone DACs, you won't miss the $50, and you will not have an upgrade itch because you bought the best.
Note 1: Many people buy this device as a stereo DAC - I haven't bothered trying it on my stereo because I will never use it as such.
Note 2: I haven't compared this extensively against the Mojo. During 1 hour of comparing it against my Mojo at a store, when played back to back I found the Mojo to be significantly more realistic on my favourite songs - but I never missed the Mojo when I travelled for 10 days abroad listening to the Dragonfly. Instead I was liberated from cables and from charging yet another device. At home, the Mojo is the amp of choice.
Note 3: The entire review is based on my experience with the Shure SE535 headphones. I have not done extensive listening with the PS500e Grados'. The Grado's might be more revealing to the DragonFly's short-comings vs the Mojo. Again that doesn't bother me because the Grado's are "open air" and that doesn't work outdoors - so the comparison is pointless.
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It's like a fine wine, sure beer will get you there but this little gizmo adds pure class. Best drunken mistake I ever made. Hearing is believing.
There is no question that the Red provided a far, far more open and detailed rendition of the music than has ever been possible with the iPhone's on-board circuitry. The "air" around the four instrumentalists was apparent, the space between them, the depth of sound, the touch of finger on string. Even in these far from ideal conditions, it was an entirely satisfying experience of the music at high-end levels of audio delivery. (For those interested: listening for 45 minutes used 9% of my iPhone battery life).
I have also used the Red with my Apple laptop and report the same exceptional performance, actually even better. And I have used open-backed AKG headphones with tremendous results.
Three years ago achieving this would have been difficult. Ten years ago it was science fiction. A remarkable device not least from it being so small.
I could hear the noise and I could see the 3.5mm jack moving inside just by shaking it a bit, and I mean a bit...
I returned it for store credit and I bought the 2nd one.
This one is not rattling but the 3.5mm jack is rather flimsy, I am using a 3.5mm Jack Stereo Headphone Extension Cable to avoid pulling out often the headphone from the Dragonfly's jack.
For a 269£ you would expect better, but the build quality is poor, again, this is a 269£ DAC...
Was wollte ich erreichen?
Ich habe mir in den Kopf gesetzt, Audiostreaming in CD- und HighRes-Qualität (in meinem Fall von Qobuz) in meine Anlage zu integrieren, ohne mir gleich eine mittlere Investition á la Linn oder Devialet ins Haus zu holen. Die Übertragung der Daten und das Abspielen können ja vorhandene Geräte übernehmen, Software dafür gibt's genügend. Aber wer schon mal Handy oder Laptop an die Anlage angeklemmt hat weiß: das macht nur begrenzt Spaß. In meinem Fall ist das ein Androide (OnePlus One) und ein Asus-Laptop. Also Ziel: die Lücke zwischen vorhandener Hardware und Anlage schließen, möglichst guter Klang zu möglichst kleinem Preis.
Ich habe ein bisschen Recherchiert und bin auf externe DACs gestoßen, die sich per USB als "Soundkarte" betreiben lassen. Die Auswahl ist erstaunlich groß, in verschiedenen Baugrößen und -formen mit unterschiedlichsten Anschlüssen, die von CD-Qualität bis DSD256 alles mögliche unterstützen. Nebenbei stellt sich heraus, dass längst nicht alle Geräte an allen Android-Handys funktionieren. Noch ein paar Tage Recherche später kristallisiert sich der Dragonfly RED als wirklich spannendes Produkt heraus: winzig klein, preisgünstig, breite Palette an unterstützen Formaten (bis 96kHz) und ziemlich gute Bewertungen.
Also habe ich mir den Dragonfly RED bestellt, mit einem USB-OTG-Kabel für den Androiden dazu (die Variante in Y-Format für zusätzliche Stromversorgung, weil der Dragonfly nach Testberichten ziemlich viel Strom aus dem Handy zieht). Der Anschluss hat dann auch fast reibungslos geklappt. Am Laptop gab's überhaupt keine Probleme, ich habe nur ein paar Windows-Einstellungen nach Anleitung verändert, fertig.
Am Handy war die Ausgabe am Anfang sehr leise; für diesen Fall lag aber eine Information bei, dass sich das Problem mit der App "USBPlayer PRO" beheben lässt, die ihre eigenen USB-Treiber mitbringt. Also nochmal 7€ investiert - und siehe da: works like a charm.
Erst habe ich einen indirekten Weg genutzt, um die Cobuz-Daten auf den Stick zu bringen: BubbleUpPNP-->USBPlayer PRO (im UPnP Renderer-Modus)-->Dragonfly; und dann entdeckt, dass der USBPlayer PRO ja selber auch Cobuz unterstützt. Alles easy.
Auf dem Laptop habe ich mir den Qobuz-Player installiert, der hat den DAC auch brav gefunden; allerdings hat der Player es nicht so gerne, wenn man den Stick zwischendrin mal aus- und wieder einstöpselt (dann will er einen Neustart).
Ich habe den Dragonfly mit verschiedenen Daten gefüttert:
- 320kbit/s MP3
- 44.1kHz/16Bit FLAC
- 2MBit/s DSD64
und ihn an der Anlage (Musical Fidelity Amp + Wilson Benesch Boxen) und mit Kopfhörer (AKG 701) getestet.
Wie zu erwarten: MP3 ist keine Option. Dafür ist der Dragonfly zu gut.
CD-Qualität stellt der Dragonfly ganz hervorragend dar - allerdings deckt er auch gnadenlos auf, welche Aufnahme was taugt und welche nicht. Ein "Schönspieler" ist er definitiv nicht. Gut so. Friedemanns "Saitensprünge" perlen nur so aus den Boxen. Was der CD-Player aus der zugehörigen Silberscheibe holt, ist da schon fast erbärmlich. Das kann der Dragonfly deutlich besser.
So richtig los geht's aber erst, wenn die Libellen-LED von grün (CD-Qualität) auf Orange (88.2 kHz) oder blau (96kHz) umspringt. David Elias (The Vision of Her) sitzt wirklich mitten im Zimmer und zupft die Klampfe. Das geht schon in den Bereich, wo man gute Plattenspieler verorten würde. Normalerweise mag ich den analogen Klang sehr gern, aber mit DSD und dem Dragonfly... überleg ich mir das nochmal.
Natürlich ist der Dragonfly kein Highend-Killer. Wer den Preis für Devialet & Co nicht scheut, bekommt sicher noch einen Tick mehr High-End für sein Geld. Aber audiophile Pragmatiker wie ich finden im Dragonfly einen preiswerten, sehr guten und sehr praktischen kleinen DAC, der fast alle Formate "frisst", überall mit hin geht und selbst für verwöhnte Ohren erstaunlich guten Klang liefert. Ob man danach nochmal eine Stufe "aufrüsten" will? Weiß nicht. Im Moment bin ich sehr zufrieden.
Music is greatly improved on all devices, I used it on my MackBook Pro, the set up is very easy and it only takes a couple of minutes, most of my music is hight resolution MP3 at 320kpbs only a few FLACS, but with the MP3 files you can see a big different in sound, the sound it's much more detailed and louder. I use it with Sennheiser IE80 and Klipsch X11i, both sound amazing. Better to have some good headphones.
I use it with an iPhone 6 with the lightning connector, the USB camera adapter it works quite well, this cable is quite expensive but it's probably better get the Apple one as it works very well, most of cheap lightning cables don't work well with iPhones.
The DAC will improve all audio coming from the device/Phone regardless of what App you are using, so music from Spotify, Tidal and Even from Youtube will sound much better.
I had thought that the rPAC was giving me all I could expect from the system I was using. It definitely improved upon the laptop sound card of course, with a much better sound stage and smoother and clearer frequency response. This was the way I listened to my music for well over 3 years.
Perhaps the reason for the Dragonfly was because I'd read in the HiFi press that improvements had been made in DAC manufacture and Audioquest in particular offered a much improved version of their Dragonfly 1.2. (a few years before both Arcam and Audioquest products were similarly priced with similar specs.). So, I took the plunge and got the Dragonfly with the Jitterbug Filter. There is currently much debate about the Jitterbug as to whether it does make a difference. I reasoned that it could be returned if it didn't work.
OK, as to the results. My immediate reaction when playing some of my more sonic-ally challenging CD's was, well, pure delight!. All the detail, clarity, sound stage etc. that I expected from the rPAC was there. But, there was something extra, a sort of openness that I hadn't noticed before. I was able to distinguish individual instruments (and groups of instruments) within an orchestra. Soloists, both vocal and instrumental, displayed their positions with clarity. This extra fidelity (call it what you will) is very welcome IMO. Some may argue that analytical sound reproduction at this level may be at the expense of total harmony but I would respond that that is what the artist/recording originally intended.
I will also say that I often listen to Internet Radio (BBC 2, 3, Classic FM, etc.). These transmissions CAN contain some astonishing detail. Lastly, on the Jitterbug and whether this had anything to do with the results. Well, to be honest, I really don't know. Bearing in mind my hearing, I've tried running with and without it in circuit both with the Dragonfly and the rPAC. Whatever difference it has on the total must be very subtle. As I'm quite happy with the results so far, I will leave things as they are.
Audioquest Red + Jitterbug = Thoroughly recommended.
To summarize, this DAC is for the people who want music in your face, without subtleties, and with higher volume than their current DAC provides. If this is a plus for you, then this is the positive side of the review.
I purchased the Dragonfly Red with the newest firmware v1.07. The firmware that was supposed to correct the volume control issue found in Android devices. I know many people buy this item to use with software such as Hiby, Foobar, and USB Audio Player, and if you are one of these people then change my review to five stars and purchase in the knowledge that you will by VERY happy. I however, wished to use it with streaming services such as Google and Amazon music, and here the firmware fix and android control causes issues.
There are two volumes to control when using this device with Android. The software volume and the hardware volume. When using the Dragonfly Red think of the software volume as the source volume, and the hardware volume to be the amp (Dragonfly) volume. When you use USB Audio Player the source volume can be set to maximum, and then the listening volume can be adjusted by changing the hardware volume of the Dragonfly (Terrific), but when using Google music, the hardware volume is set to maximum, and now listening volume is adjusted by altering the source volume. This raises the noise floor, creates hiss and other effects. Not too bad with 32ohm iems, but not great, and very worse with anything with less resistance.
Now you can say that ultimately this is a failing of Android, but it has always been a failing of Android. You can't sell a product advertising as works with Android, without adding the caveats the it doesn't fully work with it, how it does work, and that to get its best performance you will have to pay for software to use it. Audioquest don't provide even a basic app to alter hardware volume. Something that could be opened from the top bar would be great.
The other thing you might say is that USB Audio Player can access Google Music, but if it is very slow and painful to use.
As for the sound quality of the Dragonfly Red, it is incredible. It is very detailed, with a neutral sound, and nice soundstage. Don't pair this with headphones or iems that are too treble biased or they'll come off a tad bright at higher volumes. Otherwise, buy and enjoy.
Having pseudo-MQA support in desktop Tidal is a nice recent addition too.
However, used in conjunction with certain headphones (I have the Fidelio X2) it can sound overly bright and fatiguing compared to some more expensive alternatives.
I've dropped two stars for the fact that, with sensitive 'phones (Fidelio X2 over-ear and Sennheiser IE80 iems), there is considerable background hiss, which is fairly dismal for a slightly niche product designed to improve audio quality!
Not a deal-breaker alone but in combination with the other negative it may well mean you'd be better off forgoing this and saving up for something better.
While I was using the Dragonfly, it made a fantastic difference to the sound through my Beyer headphones. I paired them with a Huawei phone, special USB audio software, and the difference was like night and day. You might say that the end result was worth it, bit my argument is that if I'm in the house then there's no excuse for not using my headphone amp, and if I'm outside then I'm more likely to have a need for decent noise cancelling headphones rather than be worried about sound quality.
I suppose what I'm trying to say is, for what this costs then the money might be better off being spent elsewhere in the audio chain. As good as it is - and it is good. Volume is increased with hard to drive' phones, and overall sound quality, separation etc is also improved - for all that it still smacks a bit of gadgetry. You'd be better off with a decent player and headphones to begin with, rather than trying to improve on lesser equipment by throwing money at accessories.
I am now also using it connected to my iPad fitted in front of my exercise bike and use it with Sennheiser momentum in ear headphones (about £80 retail price) and the sound enhancement is just astonishing whatever you throw at it, whether listening to Amazon music, Spotify or Apple Music etc. Or even YouTube music videos.
Adds volume to the sound. Soundstage is expansive and instruments are separated. Gives a thrill to drum beats and vibration of instruments can be heard.
My suggestion, if you are looking to buy an expensive headphones worth over £300, then try to go for a cheaper and spend extra money on this audioquest dragon fly red. You won’t regret it. For me the combination of B&W P7 and this DAC is as good as my £5000 worth hifi system. It even makes my Sennheiser £80 earphones sound exceptional
Connect it to a USB port on your laptop or desktop, go to sound settings and enable Dolby atmos (download if you don’t already have it) and you will be immersed in the sound like nothing else. I use it this way connected to my MacBook or Mac mini (using Mac OS or windows 10) with B&B P7s. You have to hear the soundstage to believe. It’s like listening to a seven speaker music theatre system, and then some!
Totally worth the money!
I will update this review after further testing, and if it is no better will be retuning.
Ok, so this is an update. I have now tried this on my laptop with Nightowl Carbon headphones and the pair sound incredible, so i have increased the stars accordingly. I am still not impressed with this on my telephone though. Worth keeping.
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To be honest even though it did make my iPhone sound better I’m not sure the added cables and stuff make it worth the effort.
Plugged into a MacBook is fine ... but it broke after an hour.sl