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Performance Features Ergonomics Value PRICE $199 AT A GLANCE Plus Handles PCM, DSD, and MQA natively Second iEMatch output for IEMs USB or battery powered Minus No analog line input THE VERDICT This full-featured budget amp/DAC can get the best out of most headphones, especially in the all-important presence region. If you&rsquo;re looking for a USB amp/DAC to juice your headphones, you might assume that a couple hundred bucks would buy nothing more than a stick amp, one of those compact dongles that extends straight out from your computer&rsquo;s USB port. We live in the golden age of the stick amp, and I&rsquo;m sure not knocking &rsquo;em. But what if the same money can buy something with a little more real estate for circuitry and the always vital power supply, offering better than 96-kilohertz/24-bit resolution, DSD, MQA, and two headphone outputs with different gains, one for demanding &rsquo;phones and one for more efficient ones (including in-ear monitors, aka IEMs)? Of course, you must read on.
RED Performance Features Ergonomics Value BLACK Performance Features Ergonomics Value PRICE $199 (Red), $99 (Black) AT A GLANCE (RED) Plus Step-up USB amp/DAC For computers and smartphones Digital volume control on chip Minus No bit rates above 96 kHz No DSD AT A GLANCE (BLACK) Plus Affordable USB amp/DAC For computers and smartphones Analog volume control Minus No bit rates above 96 kHz No DSD THE VERDICT Among AudioQuest&rsquo;s latest round of compact USB amplifier/DACs for headphones, the Red has more fine-grained premium sound, while the Black is a superb under-$100 hi-res entry point. Having made tons of money as one of the pioneers of the premium cable industry, AudioQuest has little left to prove. So it came as a surprise four years ago when the company turned its attention to signal sources and developed the compact DragonFly USB headphone amplifier/DAC with respected audio designer Gordon Rankin. But the move made sense for AudioQuest, whose very existence rides on the proposition that sweating the details can make an audible difference.
Welcome back, my friends&hellip; well, you know the rest. That opening line&mdash;made famous in &ldquo;Karn Evil 9 &ndash; 1st Impression, Part 2&rdquo; from 1973&rsquo;s Brain Salad Surgery&mdash;certainly applies to the re-emergence of the remastered catalog for Emerson, Lake &amp; Palmer, the groundbreaking British progressive trio that defined adventurous recording and outrageous live performance during their 1970s heyday. Actually, ELP vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Greg Lake prefers using the word original instead of progressive to describe the band&rsquo;s signature sound&mdash;and the man does have a point.
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There are so many Pow! Bang! Ka-chow! buzzwords thrown out by the consumer electronics industry's marketing war chariots that smaller, more important things often get lost or completely overwhelmed in the ground clutter.
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