Audioquest Dragonfly DAC and Grado SR80i Headphones from Needle Doctor Sweepstakes

Register to win a Audioquest Dragonfly DAC and Grado SR80i Headphones (MSRP $298) from Needle Doctor we are giving away.

According to Needle Doctor:

Whether you are a budding audiophile or a serious enthusiast in need of a mobile solution, the following package is for you. The Audioquest Dragonfly and Grado SR80s are not only Needle Doctor staff favorites individually, but they work great as a pair.

The versatile Audioquest Dragonfly is first a high quality USB DAC capable of decoding up to 24bit/96kHz digital files of any format. It is also an adept headphone amplifier which will make your new Grado headphones sing with warmth and body. Just plug one end of the Dragonfly into the USB port of your laptop (or desktop) computer, and the SR80s into the other, and you will breathe new life in to your digital music collection or any streaming online content.

Don't forget that you can also integrate the Dragonfly with your home hi-fi system. Simply connect the 3.5mm output with a nice mini-to-RCA cable to an open line-level input, and enjoy the increased clarity in your main system.

Click here for more info.

To enter the sweepstakes, all you need is an account on this website. If you don't already have one, click on the link labeled "register" at the bottom of this announcement or "Create new account" in the right column (under the ads). Then, enter a username and a valid e-mail address, and click on the "Create new account" button. A message will be automatically sent to the e-mail address you specified, which will include a link to activate the account.

The final step (and only step for those who already have an account) is to log in and leave a comment right here on this announcement—any comment will do, as long as it's not profane or spam. Then, when the sweepstakes closes, a lucky commenter will be chosen at random to receive the prize. So post a comment, and good luck!

For complete sweepstakes rules, click here.

[This Sweepstakes is now closed.]

leogarpab's picture

This has to be for me! 

g0ldeng0pher's picture

Big fan of the prize package you've put together here. I've got no audiophile level cans to listen to right now, and this would be a great setup for me. Plus reminds me of home, and wandering through Needle Doctor back in Dinkytown.

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Spwill's picture

I already use a 60i so getting a 80i would be cool. Also been looking at the dragonfly for awhile now.

seabass201010's picture

I was looking into portable headphones and DACs for my laptop.  This sweepstakes makes that decision for me yes.


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nesnith's picture

I want!!

gputty's picture

Might just have to buy this is I don't win!

lrad's picture

Great contest!! Fingers crossed....

Borneogoat's picture

Looks like a perfect pair for me to use at work.

Staxguy's picture

Got the dragonfly. :)

KenW's picture

Yes, please! 


That looks fantastic! I've always wanted a pair of Grados.

matt123's picture


Glotz's picture

Luck comes to us all! 

daadaa's picture

fingers crossed! :))))

12V Trigger's picture

Help me Doctor

rolly's picture

The combination is awesome!!!

closdesducs's picture

Excellent  Grado

Cans paired Audioquest DAC

Bring the promise of audio nirvana

dwillis's picture

Best prize offering yet!

ThomAnon's picture

Haven't listened to these, but my son could use the DragonFly for his Sufjan Stevens & Fleet Foxes, and my daughter would love the Grados to listen to Katy Perry & Lady Gaga. 

Or, maybe I could just use both of them for my Duke Ellington & Brian Eno!

hifidez's picture

This combination of the Dragonfly DAC with Grado 'phones means that any old laptop or PC can turned into a top flight, portable, high-end hifi.  :-)

jrhud's picture

would love to try this new fangled stuff.

scardeal's picture

Seems like a great giveaway!

DAV36's picture

This is a great giveaway! I hope I win!

gld3gld3's picture

like these!

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Brent Christman's picture

This could get me interested in digital audio!

soundcents's picture

With as much as a travel for work this would finally get my on the road audio at the same level as my home system. One can only hope!

MtnBeachBum's picture

Very Nice

Harbinger's picture

This would be an ideal gift for myself. Thanks for the chance to win!

MiLKMAN's picture

Sweet little package :)

himynameisjuan's picture

I'd be happy with either, but could do a lot with both.. cheers.

BennyB's picture

Please please pick me blush

Htrally's picture

I just started looking for a combo like this!

jonnyz2's picture

Thanks for the contest!

ChetE's picture

Sounds like a great combo.  Good luck everyone!

chris158b's picture

Great solution for audiophiles on the move.

cybersib's picture

I'M IN  !!!

donunus's picture

Me Likey! Give It :D

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audiopcguru's picture

Sold my Grado SR60s and SR125 'phones which feel like seashells clamping down on your ears after an hour and Grado RA1 amp-which never reached the volumes I desired it to. The Dragonfly DAC is desirable-will pair it with my Logic3 Ferrari phones-40mm Cavallino's with leather headband and leather earcups or with my Logic3 Ferrari Scuderia 50mm 'phones which deliver satisfying bass that isn't exaggerated crudely in today's Dr. Dre Beats 'phones. Would also like to pair the Dragonfly DAC with Creative's Sound Blaster ZxR soundcard or Asus Xonar Essence ST or Asus Xonar Essence STX soundcards. 

sumbuba's picture

Very nice indeed

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Alphecca's picture

I'm in need of a new DAC, and another set of 'phones would be great, too!!

headphonista's picture

Nice combo, especially when it's free.

jmq's picture

Yes, please!

ChabalaC's picture

Outstanding sweepstakes, thanks!

stevieieie's picture

the dragonfly looks very interesting :D

CripplerJones's picture

Awesome DAC and a great set of headphones. Would love to have them for myself. 

Bones265's picture

Grado and L&B Pizza two best things out of Brooklyn. I had the Pizza I hope to win the Cans!


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