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The Bowers and Wilkins P3 Headphones
The latest version of the critically acclaimed P3 features a familiar aesthetic design, seeing the silver ear-cup replaced with a black brushed aluminium to match its P7 and P5 S2 siblings as well as the integration of quality, luxurious sheep leather - as opposed to the fabric design used with their predecessor. This means that not only does the P3 look more intelligent, classy and sophisticated, but the comfortability of the headphones has also improved.
Highly compact, remarkably portable and now, even more, engaging with their sound. This improvement of sound quality is due to a number of technological upgrades, including a new and innovative damping system that controls the movement of the diaphragm. This results in a more controlled and precise delivery of sound, as well as an extended bass response, punchy midrange and crisp, clear high frequencies.
AudioQuest Dragonfly Black USB DAC
| KEY POINTS |
| Play all music files, from MP3 to high-resolution |
| Compatible with Apple & Windows PCs |
| Compatible with iOS and Android Devices |
| Asynchronous Class 1 USB Data Transfer, Streamlength protocol |
| Fixed output Feeds Preamplifier or AV receiver |
| Medium Output (1.2 volts) |
| 32-Bit ESS 9010 DAC with minimum-phase filter |
| Analogue volume control |
The original Dragonfly took the industry by storm in 2012 as one of the best and most compact USB DACs at its price-point, a reputation strengthened and reiterated by multiple awards, five-star reviews and glowing remarks from consumers and critics alike. Its accessible price tag and commendable ease-of-use allowed the Dragonfly to exist as one of the rare audio products that bridge the gap between the desires of the audiophile enthusiast and mainstream music lovers.
While the first instance of the Dragonfly set new standards and definitions for the micro-DAC market, its USB power draw meant that it was only compatible with computers. Consumers have expressed a strong interest in a more portable version since it was released, a Dragonfly that could be used with Apple and Android smartphones and tablets reliably. While the original DragonFly defined the market for micro-DACs, its USB power draw made it compatible with computers only.
AudioQuest has just announced the launch of two new micro-DAC options that resolve this issue; the Dragonfly Black and Dragonfly Red. Both are set to surpass the quality and performance of the Dragonfly v1.2 as better sounding, more flexible, longer lasting and better value solutions. AudioQuest unveiled the two models at CES, making the cut for various 'Best of Show' lists, including What Hifi's 'Best of CES 2016' award.
The Dragonfly Black comprises of a high-quality 32-Bit ESS 9010 digital-to-analogue conversion chipset, with a minimum-phase filter. This superior technology works in unison with an asynchronous class 1 USB data-transfer to ensure that the signal being decoded is done so without error and with premium quality.
Bowers and Wilkins P3
Noise Cancelling No Frequency Response 10Hz to 20kHz Bluetooth input No Design On-ear Sensitivity 111db/V at 1 kHz Nominal Impedance 34 ohms In-line Controls Yes Finish Black Weight 130g Battery powered No
AudioQuest Dragonfly Black
DAC Chipset 32-bit ESS 9010 DAC Filter Minimum Phase Output Voltage 1.2 Volts (Medium) Compatibility Windows PC
Apple iOS Devices
(With Apple Camera Kit)
(With AQ Dragontail Micro USB Adapter)
Output Feed Fixed
Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Postage and packing is completely free for orders over £100*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, out of stock items can take between 4 to 21 days for dispatch.
Orders are sent via our couriers' DPD on a next-day-delivery service and usually, take between 1 and 3 days.
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