Coming up: Audioquest Dragonfly 1.2 review

Audioquest Dragonfly

Next week we’ll be publishing a review of the Audioquest Dragonfly, a USB-stick sized DAC. Most people buy DACs to listen to their favourite music, but having multiple different DACs around can be useful to hear how a recording will sound when it is listened to using different models and brands of audio output equipment. It’s a lot of fun too, of course.

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