DAC Comparison

SMSL M400 vs AudioQuest DragonFly Red

SMSL M400

The SMSL M400 MQA DAC uses the newest high performing D/A chip from AKM, the AK4499. It supports MQA decoding, PCM 32bit / 768 kHz, and DSD512 Native along with Bluetooth 5.0.

$859.99 MSRP

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
Features
Input/Output
Inputs

Coaxial S/PDIF

IIS

TOSLINK S/PDIF

USB-B

USB-A

Outputs

Balanced 3-pin XLR

RCA

3.5mm

Output Voltage

2.1 volt

Audio
Sample Rate

32 bit / 768 kHz

24 bit / 96 kHz

DAC Chip

AKM AK4499EQ

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

Portability
Wireless

Bluetooth 5.0

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