Headphone Amp Comparison

Schiit Asgard vs AudioQuest DragonFly Red

Schiit Asgard

Asgard 3 is a highly powerful, highly affordable, modular headphone amp and preamp that gives you a complete, single-box solution for all your desktop needs. It’s a re-thinking of the headphone amp that started it all (for Schiit, anyway—the original Asgard, introduced in June 2010, was our first product.) Asgard 3 features our unique Continuity™ topology that extends the benefits of Class A output, and accepts all the same modules as Jotunheim and Lyr 3.

$199.00 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

AC 115v

AC 230v





¼ inch



Output Voltage

2.1 volt

Sample Rate

24 bit / 96 kHz

Frequency Response

20 Hz - 20 kHz

DAC Chip

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

Output Power
  • 5 amp at 16 Ω
  • 3.5 amp at 32 Ω
  • 2.5 amp at 50 Ω
  • 0.6 amp at 300 Ω
  • 0.3 amp at 600 Ω
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