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post #1651 of 2033
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Originally Posted by SaddleSC View Post
 

I just received my v1.0 Dragonfly from Amazon and I am very impressed with it so far on my MacBook Air. I have tested it with both my Grado sr225i and also my DT880s. I always held off on buying the DF because I could never quite get myself to pull the trigger at $250, but at $99, it is a no-brainer.


+1 plus the v1.2 Dragon at the new $150 list price is also a no-brainer.

post #1652 of 2033
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Originally Posted by ULUL View Post
You listen at much higher volumes than I.  On the Dacport, at most I have the knob at 50%. Usually at 33%.  So the Dragonfly works fine with my HD650 and modded T50RP.

 

Not quite good for the Alpha Dog, but I like the DF synergy with the HD650. 

post #1653 of 2033

+1 .. sold my v1.0 for $90 and got the v1.2 for $143.  Great product either way. If you want a little more aggressive sound, get the 1.0 and if you want something a little smoother, get the 1.2.  We have choice as long as the 1.0 is still around. 

 

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+1 plus the v1.2 Dragon at the new $150 list price is also a no-brainer.

post #1654 of 2033
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Originally Posted by MickeyVee View Post
 

 

Do you mean the v1.2 has more tubey sound? 

post #1655 of 2033

No.. just smoother on top while retaining the ability to deliver detail. After owning 3 tube amps, I still don't get what tubey means:wink_face:

Think Grado SR/RS series versus HD800, edgy with detail versus smooth with detail.

The comparison may be a little exaggerated but you get the picture.


Edited by MickeyVee - 1/22/14 at 8:02am
post #1656 of 2033

is there really that significant difference between the 1.0 vs 1.2? i've heard a variety of opinions... i am really only interested in people's impressions who owned both & were able to compare em in a "blinded" test. hahah

post #1657 of 2033

Good luck with that.. don't have them both together now.. For me, I found the 1.0 bright and my new 1.2 is definitely smoother and less harsh. You can always find an AQ dealer, see if they have both around and then audition. :veryevil:

I actually wish I didn't sell the 1.0.  It sounded better with my Momentums.

post #1658 of 2033

^^ So I guess the v1.0 pairs better with the HD650. 

post #1659 of 2033

Haven't heard the 1.0 with the HD650 but based on my experience with the Momentum, I woud guess at yes.  Alway recommend audutioning for yourself wherever possible or pruchase from a place that has a good return policy.

post #1660 of 2033

Nice write up by Jude as always!  I've never listened to the Dragonfly but heard good things about version 1.2.  I did demo the the Audioengine D3 and it sounded fantastic plugged into my Macbook Pro playing ALAC and paired with Fostex TH600s.

post #1661 of 2033

New here and wondering whether Dragonfly 1.2 will be useful to me. I have Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 speakers attached to a MacPro. The speakers have a headphone jack. For the sake of convenience, I have been plugging my Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80 Ohm headphones into them rather than into the Mac. 

 

I'm intrigued by the possibilities of adding the Dragonfly DAC into this system. If I connect the speakers to the Dragonfly 1.2 and then the headphones to the speakers, it has the potential to impact the sound of both, but at what cost? Will having the speakers in between the Dragonfly and the headphones reduce the effectiveness of this DAC? Would it be better to use the Dragonfly directly with my headphones only?

post #1662 of 2033

If someone wants to try the dragongly 1.2 but doesn't want to keep it, I'll take it off your hands for a minor discount :)

post #1663 of 2033
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If someone wants to try the dragongly 1.2 but doesn't want to keep it, I'll take it off your hands for a minor discount :)

hahaha... as opposed of them returning it for full price (maybe minus a few dollars shipping)?

post #1664 of 2033
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hahaha... as opposed of them returning it for full price (maybe minus a few dollars shipping)?

Obvioulsy meant cases of no-return. Anyhow, I don't want to hijack the thread, keep it going, I'll join it shortly :D

post #1665 of 2033

hey! here is an interesting comparison of 6 dacs with the audioquest dragonfly faring quite well for those who are interested in reading other people's subjective comparisons :)

 

http://news.idg.no/cw/art.cfm?id=E36CAD56-BB4F-16F0-31F970ACD60DF726

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