DAC Comparison

AudioQuest DragonFly Red vs Chord Qutest

AudioQuest DragonFly Red

DragonFly Red combines significantly improved performance over the DragonFly Black with still exceptional value. The high-performance ESS 9016 chip in Red employ minimum-phase filtering for naturally detailed sound.

$199.95 MSRP

Chord Qutest

Qutest is a standalone DAC whose performance belies its compact dimensions. With DAC architecture based on the award-winning Hugo 2, Qutest offers class-leading digital conversion.

$1,695.00 MSRP
Features
Physical Dimensions
Mass

770 gram

Power

Micro USB

Input/Output
Inputs

USB-A

BNC S/PDIF

TOSLINK S/PDIF

USB-B

Outputs

3.5mm

RCA

Output Voltage

2.1 volt

Audio
Sample Rate

24 bit / 96 kHz

32 bit / 768 kHz

Frequency Response

20 Hz - 20 kHz

DAC Chip

ESS 9016 32 bit with minimum-phase fast roll-off filter

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