AudioQuest DragonFly USB Digital-Audio Converter and Sydney Interconnect Sweepstakes

Register to win an AudioQuest DragonFly USB Digital-Audio Converter and Sydney Interconnect (MSRP $478) we are giving away.

According to AudioQuest:

Beautiful Sound ... From Any Computer: DragonFly is an affordable and easy-to-use device that delivers far superior sound by bypassing the poor quality sound card that is built into your computer. DragonFly is a sleek, flash drive sized Digital-Audio Converter that connects to a USB jack on a Mac or Windows PC, turning any computer into a true high- fidelity music source.

Whether you’re on the go or at home, listening on ear buds or connecting your computer to a stereo system, DragonFly reveals all the emotional expression and nuance that makes your favorite music, or movies, so enjoyable. However you connect it, DragonFly simply and easily makes any computer sound better.

Plays All Music Files: MP3 to 24-bit/192kHz
Drives Headphones Directly
Variable Output Drives Powered Speakers or Power Amp
Fixed Output Feeds Preamp or Receiver
Asynchronous Transfer Ensures Digital Timing Integrity
Two Clocks Enable Native Resolution Up To 24-bit/96kHz

For this special sweepstakes, included with DragonFly is a low-distortion AudioQuest Sydney analog interconnect cable with a 3.5mm "mini" plug at the DragonFly end and stereo RCAs at the other end. From AQ's Bridges & Falls series, Sydney is all that's required to connect DragonFly to a full-blown audio rig just like a traditional DAC or disc player, or directly to a power amplifier. Sydney employs superior materials and design, including solid Perfect-Surface Copper+ conductors, air-tube insulation, and AudioQuest's 3-layer Noise-Dissipation System for low distortion and high performance.

Click here for more info from Audioquest.

To enter the sweepstakes, all you need is an account on this website. If you don't already have one, click on the link labeled "register" at the bottom of this announcement or "Create new account" in the right column (under the ads). Then, enter a username and a valid e-mail address, and click on the "Create new account" button. A message will be automatically sent to the e-mail address you specified, which will include a link to activate the account.

You can enter once on,,, and/or No more than one entry allowed per website.

The final step (and only step for those who already have an account) is to log in and leave a comment right here on this announcement—any comment will do, as long as it's not profane or spam. Then, when the sweepstakes closes, a lucky commenter will be chosen at random to receive the prize. So post a comment, and good luck!

For complete sweepstakes rules, click here.

[This Sweepstakes is now closed.]

miceblue's picture

I've read a lot of good reviews for the DragonFly USB DAC and would love to get my hands on one.

Boxcuitz's picture

I've heard good things about it!

Clayton72's picture

I'd love one.  :)

Grahame's picture

All I have to do is leave a comment, and I could win an Audioquest DragonFly USB Digital-Audio Converter and Sydney Interconnect (MSRP $478) you say? That would be awesome!

boniceman's picture

I wanted one dragonfly audio converter, but can't afford one...

flatmap's picture

And I do especially like the Dragonfly's color changes for different sample rates.

devouringone3's picture

Thank you :D !


I would love to own and put to good use both these devices.

zeinharis's picture

i haven't heared the dragonfly, but i  won't mind winning it though wink

johnjen's picture

With DACs becoming more of a target for 'getting it right' it will be interesting to hear how this little unit fairs.


tdude101's picture

I am new to DACs and my dad is looking for one! Maybe i'll try this one out, due to it's apparent ease to use. 


Love the blog! Long time reader. Saving my pennies for that blue hawaiian. 

Jlle's picture

Count me in.

melvin's picture

Well lets try my luck here. I'm sort of curious with the Audioquest product and on whether they're really good.

seeren's picture

Or Spam, either.

donunus's picture

Nice! I want one of these. I've always been looking at the reviews for this DAC and its safe to say that i am very curious to know how it really compares with the other sub $1000 Dollar DACs I've owned and heard.

sho51's picture


nailbunny7's picture

I would love one :)

pitar's picture

hope I'm lucky

lubczyk's picture

If the Audioquest Dragonbly has such a good DAC already, what's the point of an interconnect?

ultrabike's picture

RimeOne's picture

Just got my power back from the hurricane and I'm thinking this would be a nice device to have in the next hurricane/power outage!

david.parker83's picture

This DAC would go great with Noontec Zoros

ToneLoce's picture

This would be perfect to use with my computer!

Merck's picture

I have been looking at this DAC for awhile.  

haquocdung's picture

Please sign me up.

Thank you.

spaceplace999's picture

Just in the past year I've gotten some decent phones. I've been running the juice from my Macbook Pro via a mini-port to hdmi connection / Pioneer receiver. The sound is quite good, but I'd love to "up the quality". I've been curious about DACs and dedicated amps, but haven't tried any. This sounds promising. Thanks. I enjoy this site. :)

Stirrio's picture

Ready and waiting!

Guitarist9273's picture

I could definitely use them there promotional products, yo'.

lookoutworld's picture

Looks great I could use one.

deckeda's picture

clever witticism!

tf1216's picture

Beautiful device.  Thank you for the sweepstakes.

Gelocks's picture


Haven't read too many reviews on this but will look into it now.



firev1's picture

Really want it, thanks Jon :)

isildur's picture

This. Is. Gold. Thank you for the opportunity!

Hallenbeck's picture

I want it!!

Type35's picture

Aside from the volume control bug with Vista, this is a very good entry level DAC.

The versatility gained from the small form factor really makes this DAC/amp a standout.

Let's hope newer generations will come at a lower price point. You need to hit the $99 threshold to make this an impulse buy and really drive volume.

In the meantime, I wouldn't mind getting my hands on one of these.

cegustin's picture

Got a Dragonfly a few weeks to use while traveling.  Listen to KCSM FM Jazz on my MacBook Pro while on long flights (Go-Go Wi-Fi, Shure 535 IEMs), to listen to my iTunes library and to use my Mac with a Foxl speaker in hotel rooms.  The Dragonfly makes a huge difference in the audio quality from my Mac.  Now I would like a Dragonfly to keep on my home system.  I know, I'm greedy, but I would still like two.  This is an amazing product!

cegustin's picture

Got a Dragonfly a few weeks to use while traveling.  Listen to KCSM FM Jazz on my MacBook Pro while on long flights (Go-Go Wi-Fi, Shure 535 IEMs), to listen to my iTunes library and to use my Mac with a Foxl speaker in hotel rooms.  The Dragonfly makes a huge difference in the audio quality from my Mac.  Now I would like a Dragonfly to keep on my home system.  I know, I'm greedy, but I would still like two.  This is an amazing product!

bikermanlax's picture

I wanna win!

uzi's picture

That Dragonfly is on the short list of DACs I've been considering for a while, and that a fine lookin' cable.

Shike's picture

I'll throw my hat in on this one.

robkbriggs's picture

I'd love to get a chance to have one of these units, and the interconnects are just icing on the cake.

Nando1970's picture

here's my entry

Torpedo's picture

Thanks for this opportunity. I wish the device sounds as good as it looks.

kwein's picture

This would be a nice beginning DAC for me.

noirx7's picture

Looks like a great product

spin33.3's picture

pant, pant

ssorg's picture

have it... nao?

Kim Laroux's picture

Is this giveaway open to international readers?

You just made me create an account, so it better be. cheeky

jsfiles's picture

Alright, how many entries will there be?

TMRaven's picture

Ahoy!  I hope I'm picked.

TonyN's picture

Pick me:)

dBel84's picture

heard one and really liked it 

KeithG's picture

I believe that everyone would want one.

noilly's picture

Thank you for the contest and the great content!

Ardent's picture

Would love this little DAC. Just what im looking for.

Questhate's picture good for the soul. 

Mr.Bluenib's picture

Would be awesome with my music. Thanks!

attilahun's picture

I want. 

dcpoor's picture

Would like to hear one of these, in for an entry. :)

Draygonn's picture

upping my post count...

I Cheat The Hangman's picture

Mr. PITA here....Why Don't You Start Calling Me Gordon!!!

drewjp's picture

I would love hearing that DAC!

Audioaddict's picture

This would be awesome

flex's picture

Really great site that I enjoy reading a lot!

adman164's picture

Wow, what a great offer!

madriz's picture


jeffh's picture

Pick me! Pick Me!

georghem's picture

Quick, toss me the sweepstakes prize!

droilfade's picture

Wow!  I was saving up to buy dragonfly! Hopefully I win this! 

vkvedam's picture

It's mine.....

JIGF's picture

just what i need

seander77's picture

I would love a Dragonfly.

rsgladwin85's picture

Daddy needs a new DAC!

balamon's picture

heard good things about the dragonfly!

jonayo's picture

This would be a good chance =)

labjr's picture

Did I win?

amatuerholic's picture

This would be massively helpful for me.  Instead of using a headphone out.. I could be using this!

audioville's picture

Just so happens I'm looking for a new DAC...

doublea71's picture

I read a positive review of this on head-fi, so consider me entered.

Vizzini's picture

I would like to win.

Johnmotex's picture

Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine!

planetpowers's picture

Please, please.

daadaa's picture

but i want in anyways

fufanuer's picture

Here's my entry.

Laurence Wayne's picture

"Sounds" great!

Gatepc's picture

I like the way this is designed, at least from a visual approach. Now if I could get my hands on one (hmm... haha) then I guess I'd be able to review personally how I like it. I could compare it to my Music Streamer II+ and Emotiva XPA DACs. Very interesting though, and thanks for the chance to try this out! 

manveru's picture

Why not?

manatee's picture

1 entry please!

Audiopilot's picture

Really excited to get my hands on a DragonFly, one way or another!

xviruz's picture

Profane and spam :)

SpiderNhan's picture

Anything that helps with the monetary strain this ridiculous hobby requires I openly welcome and shamelessly pursue. Only a brief year ago I could not fathom spending as much time as I now do scouring the internet in search of better treble extension with an airy soundstage presenting more accurate instrument separation in a headphone costing 75% the cost of the laptop I was researching it on. How the times have changed.

Rappo's picture

.. look absolutely fantastic injected to the side of my Lenovo laptop! Also it would properly make my headphones sound significantly better as well! I can haz? smiley

Gojakla's picture

Armaegis's picture

This sweepstake is only open for residents of the US...

/sad Canadian =(

kevin.illingworth's picture

Great prize

XVII's picture

Since I'am from Russia.. I'd rather know an honest Tyll's opinion about Dragonfly...

Gooberslot's picture

My sound card is ancient and I could certaintly use an upgrade. Please sign me up.

Waterman63's picture

Thank you for the chance

NUGA's picture

It would be amazing to get one of these as I have been looking for a DAC! Thanks for the sweepstakes!

azmrl's picture

Would really like to try it out.

bala's picture

Looking forward to winning the Dragonfly!

redles's picture

This would be perfect for my office.

neo's picture

This looks so sweet..In need of a good dac to feed my Crack.Give it to me already :P

brcmrgn's picture

I never win anything.

TiEx's picture

I've read many reviews for DACs based on es9023 from ESS Tech and also auditioned ODAC myself. The sound is very good with plenty of details and awesome resolution. I would say a budget heaven. Would be nice to have such a small DAC/Amplifier combo for portable listening.

lesliejazz's picture

Great website, great sweepstakes, would love to win the Dragonfly DAC!

guerillaw's picture

Nice to see an add-on that not only improves the sound but actually adds functionality. Makes the Dragonfly an excellent option as a stand-alone DAC. 

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hi-fi-ve's picture

I would love to win this item. Here's to wishful thinking! Good luck everyone.

ayres's picture

great promo!!! all i need now is a good luck kiss!

Skyline's picture

I've always wanted to try one of these!

thexlarch's picture

Nice interconnects 

thexlarch's picture

Yes me like

o153n's picture

I'd love to win it!

Che15's picture

Would love to compare the dragonfly to my 4 other dacs.

SF's picture

This lil' FLY looks so sweet and probably sound even more so. 

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Ballog's picture

I'm not satisfied with the Fiio E10, i'd love one too

Edwinzen's picture

They sound amazing!

cdxskier's picture

I'm in!

brewmaster's picture

hope it sounds great

jmcmasterj's picture

Awesome. I'd love one

Nosgis's picture

I have a lot of AudioQuest products, mostly cables. Would love to try this one some time.

Jazz1's picture

I've been eyeing the Dragonfly for sometime. I'll donate my Headroom Totalbit Head if I win it. Sorry Tyll ;)

stealthwolf's picture

much easier to setup than a on-board card and hopefully better SQ. 

jackhamm's picture

Hope I can win

MGbert's picture

Sounds like a great item.  I'm in!  Thanks so much.


azael831's picture

pendulum is my favorite band in the world.

jezz's picture

I have a cow-orker with one of these, and it sounds pretty great on the occasions I've played with it. I'd love to get one for myself.

sydspirit's picture

This would be my first outboard DAC, I have always depended on the computer to do the processing. Please allow me to benefit from a much better DAC.

Thank you, Brad.

identitypass's picture

Beautiful!!! Wow I really want this!!!!!!

robble's picture

What can I say? This thing's been getting some pretty amazing reviews, especially for something as smal as a flash drive. I'd love to get one.

NightAngelz's picture

Hmm...what's the chance of me winning

kvsieb's picture

Sounds great. As I just gave my DAC away when moving overseas I'll gladly use this baby.

jrossmanjr's picture

Would love this for my laptop.

JML's picture

Keeping my fingers crossed, but not my cables.

kevin gilmore's picture

More and More i find myself sitting in front of linux machines and

it sure would be nice if it works.

zzffnn's picture

Thank you for this opportunity. Please count me in.

tnelson's picture

Fingers crossed!

Nellerer's picture

Would love to hear it.  Thanks for offering this contest.

baconcheezmurda's picture

This would make my home computer setup sweeet!

Ulle's picture

Would be nice to own one of those.

vaskebjørnen's picture

I would be happy to give a dragonfly a loving home :)

jdotson's picture

Play my GBs worth of audio files with audiophile quality?  Sign me up

sjward's picture

This device would greatly enhance my system. Please pick me. Thank you! 

greenrolaids's picture

would love to win it.

Captfantastic's picture

Winning an AudioQuest DragonFly would be great!  Enter me!

longbowbbs's picture

The Dragonfly is terrific with NFM's like the B&W MM-1's and with high quality headphones like the Sennheiser HD650's. The Sydneys would be great to connect the DF to a great desktop amp like my Decware CSP2+. Thanks for the opportunity!

Chrisknos's picture

I would love to listen to music from my PC with better sound quality!