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Offline jessearias

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AUDIOQUEST DRAGONFLY and JITTERBUG
« on: May 10, 2016, 11:25:02 AM »
These are the two best under rated, bang for the buck audio gear for your laptop or desktop. Are they the absolute best, of course not. But if you want to jazz up your otherwise drab computer sound, these guys will do the trick and they are cheap enough to have one for all of your computer equipment..

I have these guys installed on my laptop and desktops and they improve the sound tremendously. When paired with a good set of amplified speakers, like the Audioengine A5's, its a hard combination to beat for a shoestring budget.

Audioquest just came out with an improved Dragonfly and it is the bomb for use with headphones. I bought one for my dad to use with his laptop and Grado's. Man what a difference.  :)

I know you can spend more money on better stuff, but for the price and bang for the buck, this Audioquest stuff is hard to beat.

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Re: AUDIOQUEST DRAGONFLY and JITTERBUG
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2016, 02:40:26 PM »
If you think the Dragonfly is a bang for the buck winner, then check this little baby out.

http://hifimediy.com/Sabre-9018-DAC

It's a Sabre chip DAC with a built in USB cable for $69.

And ... more good news. If you have your tunes stored on your Android phone, you can seriously improve playback of them with this Android compatible Sabre DAC, and use your phone as the source. All for $29

http://hifimediy.com/DACs/ready-made-dacs/android-dac

Both sound simply amazing and I would bet are on the same par as the Dragonfly.



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Re: AUDIOQUEST DRAGONFLY and JITTERBUG
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2016, 07:41:01 PM »
For $100 (give or take a bit) it's quite stunning the sound quality one can get now.

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Re: AUDIOQUEST DRAGONFLY and JITTERBUG
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2016, 11:42:19 AM »
Wow, that HIfime DAC is pretty impressive.  :o The DAC it uses is on par with the Audioquest stuff and much cheaper.

The reviews I read seem pretty decent. 

I'm surprised I haven't heard of it.  :shock:

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Re: AUDIOQUEST DRAGONFLY and JITTERBUG
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2016, 03:49:27 PM »
I use the standard DAC on my PC desktop system. I use the Android DAC on the system in the back room, plugging my phone into it as the source. They are both pretty awesome and far better then just the sound card, or the phone's mini jack output.
 
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Re: AUDIOQUEST DRAGONFLY and JITTERBUG
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2016, 11:15:36 AM »
I haven't heard the other DACs mentioned above but I recently bought the Dragonfly Red for my laptop. It's really good.   :)
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Re: AUDIOQUEST DRAGONFLY and JITTERBUG
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2016, 01:59:08 PM »
I use the standard DAC on my PC desktop system. I use the Android DAC on the system in the back room, plugging my phone into it as the source. They are both pretty awesome and far better then just the sound card, or the phone's mini jack output.
 

They will work with an iPhone or android?
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Re: AUDIOQUEST DRAGONFLY and JITTERBUG
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2016, 02:59:01 PM »
The Android operating system will not work with a regular DAC. You need one purpose built for Android. No idea about iPhone.
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Re: AUDIOQUEST DRAGONFLY and JITTERBUG
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2016, 06:56:28 PM »
  Is that a Fly on your Dragon ???

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Re: AUDIOQUEST DRAGONFLY and JITTERBUG
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2016, 06:53:25 AM »
Picked up a Red Friday.

Sounds great through my PC system (JRiver---AudioEngine A2+---Martin Logan el cheapo sub) and my cheap $100 Sennheisers.

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