DAC Comparison

AudioQuest DragonFly Red vs Schiit Gungnir

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

Schiit Gungnir

True Multibit or delta-sigma? Yes. With Gungnir, you have the flexibility to choose between affordable delta-sigma performance, or Schiit’s own True Multibit architecture with medical-grade D/A converters and a unique time- and frequency-domain optimized digital filter. Both versions offer excellent performance for a moderate price—as well as the comfort of completely upgradable, modular design.

$899.00 MSRP
Features
Power

AC 115v

AC 230v

Input/Output
Inputs

USB-A

BNC S/PDIF

Coaxial S/PDIF

TOSLINK S/PDIF

USB-B

Outputs

3.5mm

Balanced 3-pin XLR

RCA

Output Voltage

2.1 volt

Audio
Sample Rate

24 bit / 96 kHz

24 bit / 192 kHz

DAC Chip

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

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