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.]

Asr's picture

Thanks for the chance to win.

szaszayanou's picture

Hope I win.

donvuong28's picture

I would love to have one

tdherbert's picture

I've read lots of good things about the DragonFly and would love to try it out!

thekenner33's picture

Definitely sign me up!  My laptop could sure use an upgraded sound card...

Bína's picture

I always wonder what can somebody achief with so small device.

jakubg's picture

please, pretty please cheeky

Negakinu's picture

Sign me up Tyll! I'm game. :) 

mikeaj's picture

DragonFly seems like an interesting product.  Not like a dissection would reveal everything going on, but is there a teardown anywhere?

MrE's picture

This is exactly what I need to have for use with my Macbook Pro. I integrate my mbp with my home hi-fi system and use it on the road for my studies as musicologist and as a musician. Great contest, hope I win!

lathandien's picture

hopefully i can get my hands on this!

SAS's picture

I'd like to give it a listen.

Luke-'s picture

Yes please would love one.

sboyer1971's picture

Count me in. 

peterroumian's picture

memememememem choose me lol :D

please send me a PM WHEN I win :)

eeifb's picture

I listened to it at RMAF and was very impressed.

brrgrr's picture

Thank you for the opportunity!

sathyan's picture

Does it work with Linux?

2jono's picture

Sydney or the bush .. either will sound good )

Bmurphy7328's picture

I am new to computer audio and at this point I download everything to my IPod.  Have heard of the Dragonfly and read the reviews.  Sounds like a great way to get high Rez downloads to me amp!

mel_f_lewis's picture

Congratulations to whoever wins it!

batman44's picture

A Powerbook G4 without a DAC.....Hell!

joster121's picture

This will be awesome to have to listen to my tunes. Thanks for the option

jerseyd's picture

Thanks for the chance.  Love the site.

mkparker-1's picture

I would love this!

NyquistRate's picture

This would be my first DAC.

ivanhagberg's picture

OK, so I had to register to have a chance. Smart step, Tyll! :)

zero-0-0's picture

That's one sexy gadget that i'd love to win !
thanks for allowing me to participate :)

Linger3636's picture

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

Frank I's picture

This looks like a simple winner from audioquest to upgrade the computer for music and better sound inexpensively. I hope I win this one as I really love audioquest prioducts.

Redchoco's picture

I need a dac for my headphones. Also wanna know difference.

briskly's picture

A nice new DAC never hurts, especially when its for free. I've got plenty of usb ports to go around. I could use some new cables too, so here's my hat in the ring.

andymblock's picture

I sure will be embarassed if I win this and my only comment was, "I sure will be embarassed if I win this and my only comment was, "I sure will be . . .

pvehling's picture

Lovely piece of kit.

Copacetic's picture

Overseas entrants welcome too?

I surely hope so

SoundTeck's picture

Would love to have one of those to use with my electric drumset.

K's picture

I would love to win this product as it would be really great to listen to high quality music at uni. 

sebiedreamtime's picture

Would love to try it!

Iskallassait's picture

A find myself traveling a lot with a laptop yet listening to music from my portable rig (and plugging the headphones into the computer like an idiot when watching videos on youtube for example) so I could really use and enjoy one of these.

Thanks for the opportunity.

sharkz's picture

I would love to try one of these out with my modest system!

Kjin334's picture

Thanks for the chance! Hope I win this!

ninewalker's picture

that an impoverished wannabe audiophile in possession of absolutely zero fortune must be in want of a DAC.

demicon's picture

...isn't it a reptile?

samizzlah's picture

First of all, I love your videos and reviews, they have been very helpful for me and others I've recommended you to. Keep up the fantastic work!

I've would love to win the DragonFly, I would use it everywhere I go, I'm still stuck with the built-in motherboard soundcard :(

Davedski's picture

Sometimes I have more fun reading the comments than reading about the product!

Mullet's picture

Count me in!

Faulkner's picture

I would love to have one of these!'s picture

Would be great as I travel often away from home and family in my work.

bhaycraft's picture

Come to Daddy !!"

Climber's picture

fingers crossed ...

ernestryles's picture

Regardless of whether i would buy it, I at least have a chance of testing it out :D

Magick Man's picture


bcwang's picture

Hope I win this!

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ulogin's picture

Want one...

go60go's picture

Good luck to all.

snowbrdr464's picture

Yeah this is pretty much perfect for what I need

maronabar's picture

Pick me

dmallen's picture

Great portable setup!

bobusn's picture

Oh will be mine.


Pony Coyote's picture

I would love to win

MarkGrahamMusic's picture

Love the portability. Could use at at home and the office.

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J.Z.'s picture

Thanks for the opportunity.

jelyon's picture

Dawson Crying - bought set of maggie 1.6s dac in sony amp not as good as nad's dac at audio systems

b0xii's picture

Great opportunity to own some excellent hardware.  My current DAC (MusicStreamer II) only does 96kHz...would love to finally hear 192kHz music.  The interconnects would definitely be an upgrade over my current set as well.

Thanks for the opportunity to win.

wawrik's picture

Pick me!

DavidD's picture

What a great opportunity to add something great to my music listening.

Jeffstudio's picture

I could really use these .... yeah!

MrDom1nation's picture

Chance to win? Awesome.

Donnnie's picture

It's true, I never win nuthin....  But thats because I never entered a contest for such a cool product! 

arsveloce's picture

Would love to win this one.  

Eligiusz's picture

I promise!!! I will not be flipping my prize on Audiogon.

spyder1's picture

This would be a great addition to my computer audio system!

aerich's picture

more please

junlin1992's picture

Would like it have it!

willdao's picture

My laptop's cryin' out for this kit!

Downforce's picture

best thing since sex on the beach

analogist's picture

and would equally love a Dragonfly DAC

Wcwc's picture

I could really use this.

lamboy1's picture

would love a shot at the dragonfly

Nzheadcase's picture

Always wanted one of these. Just a little over my budget. Actually, waaay over. :(

Redbeemer's picture

All the reviews I have read of this DAC are very favorable.  I got an opportunity to actually see and handle it at RMAF recently and I must say it is very solid and nicely finished.  In photos it may look like plastic, but it actually is solid metal(the housing) and has a real heft to it giving it a quality feel.

Please send mine now!

blobos's picture

A free upgrade from a integrated sound card? Yes please. Just got me a pair of k701 recently too.

audioitis's picture

Would love to have ths...thanks

s3373480's picture

Long live Tyll!

cpoole17's picture

For me

Bracken2012's picture

It would be extremely nice to win!!

lyrill's picture

it would be awesome to win

Ajbilyeu15's picture

This would be sick!

gnolnait's picture

get please!

drob9876's picture

Plz pick me!

cwesc's picture

I have some new headphones now just need an good amp/dac

Dans's picture

I am curios to see if the DragonFly can drive my HD 600



RaeAnnPPPP's picture

smiley<3  Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Terminator02's picture

But I'm posting this anyway :|

wippo808's picture

Would be nice to have one...I wonder how it scales.  Looks really convenient for desk space too

PsymonDK's picture

Would be an awesome start into the world of good sound

lithium's picture

I hope I can lay my hands on this phenomenal product.

niten's picture

Long shot, but who can help themselves from asking "what if?"

Goodluck to us all.

flipperds's picture

I would really want to catch this 

DragonFly :)

Brianar3's picture

This would be awesome with the K550's I'm saving for.

ultrainferno's picture

US only. Boo :D

lawn_wrangler's picture


JGrimford's picture

Sign me up!heartThank you!

paul's picture

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

nonamodnar's picture

Count me in.

wosinddiemadchen's picture

I am very interested in trying this DAC.

jhwalker's picture


apotek's picture

hmmmm. dragonfly good.

mobayrasta's picture

Would love to have this for my wife. Would be a all in one solution for her!

Mike Bishop's picture

I would LOVE one! As a person who makes a living off of making music on my computer, this would be perfect for my line of work!

xmikes2's picture

I would like get this small piece of music!

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Takato14's picture

I'd absolutely love to have a DragonFly to use with my Open Pandora handheld. My headphones are very DAC-dependant and the Sabre chip will definitely make them shine better than any other portable device ever could!

fouf1301's picture

Winning this product would the perfect Christmas gift!

paloczi's picture

cool thanks

Coop's picture

This isn't available for international viewers :(

daboneplayer's picture

I'm a jazz junkie having played trombone for 47 years. Just bought a pair of Noontec headphones (awesome), need a good DAC so I can play my high rez. JJ Johnson collection in the manner to which I would like to become accustomed. Whooo Hoooo!

Merry Christmas people!

ScuderiaHeadFi's picture

At a recent local meet, I got to try out the DragonFly with my Yamaha EPH-100's and was BLOWN AWAY. Easily best sound for the money at the meet, with the Yammy's rich and musical tone handled well by the DragonFly's clear and articulate presentation. It didn't work out as well with my full-size A-T W1000Xs, but that doesn't matter, because that's not what the DragonFly is for. I am going to take the DragonFly with me when I travel with my laptop, meaning when I take my Yammys, AND I AM GOING TO HAVE TRULY MAGNIFICENT SOUND!!!!

tonysims1323's picture

great giveaway...!!!

Epithet's picture

... is overwhelming. Grabbing a Dragonfly is like a pipedream that would send on me on the way to being a hopelessly broke man.

Not that I'd mind.

WD's picture

For the pice I paid for this Mac Book, you'd think it would have a decent DAC.

om05964's picture

I really need one of these, thank you.