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.


Oliver A.'s picture


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!

svenska's picture


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!

BudgetAudiophile's picture

Sign Me Up!  What a perfect pair to introduce my young boys to the joys of Hi-Fi!

schtan's picture

A fine combo to listen to a fine combo...

Spade175's picture

Awesomeness :) 

Johnny Wong's picture

I would like this.

Vidfreaky's picture

oooh oooh!  Pick me! Pick Me!

jgeffin's picture

Punny, no?

TiFramelock's picture

This would be fantastic, sign me up!

Thank you!

tuanhng's picture

Yes please! Be my Santa this Christmas!!!!

Five leaves left's picture

Love what you all do. 

SoundsGood's picture

perfect combo for listening on a laptop.

Fabes's picture

 This combo would sound absolutely fantastic! Plus, the Dragonfly could be used along with future system upgrades:D

Patrick Chicago Realtor's picture

I have 1700 CD's ripped in Apple lossless, what next?

JankoL's picture

Give it to me, now! :-) 

RouletteRog's picture

To listen to my music through this set up.

aprairie's picture

Will make the work day a bit more entertaining.

ian356's picture

Would love to hear these together.

Jiiero's picture

Always wanted a grado and the dragonfly is the icing on the cake ^^

todddeane14's picture

The perfect combo

handler's picture

I've owned Grado SR40 and SR60i headphones, but alas, both pairs are now damaged due to travel wear and tear. I could really use those SR80is!!!

hhenkin's picture

dac n phones...good!

adamedwardjones's picture

Would love to own this set.

rbardal's picture

Grado is a dream.

bvendley's picture

pretty please

curly21029's picture

The D-Fly is a great piece of kit and Grado makes some nice, distinctive-sounding 'phones!  I hope whoever wins this enjoys them! (and here's hoping that "whoever" is me...)

SET Man's picture


    Love the Grado headphone and the Dragonfly would make a great combo!

Wanderlust2000's picture

to get me into some can action!  Yeah. 

bradgrotkowski's picture

Ability to hear music as intended....Priceless.

Matthew George's picture

I'm in!

coffmand27's picture

Pick me please.

wilbas's picture

For the lucky one wink

donvon1's picture

I am looking forward to treating my ears to great tunes with a great sounding pair of Grado headphones and matching Dragonfly DAC!!!

Syrez's picture

.... I can have fun with them.

TigerSoul's picture

I just happen to be in the market for a new DAC/headphone amp; I've already got the SR80's, which are undeniably the best bargain in headphones (more so than even the much-praised SR60's). When I win (!!), I shall gift a friend with my current rig so it's a win-win ;)

Doug-Doug's picture

Good luck...

urhlre's picture

at winning

DarkStar_64's picture

Have been looking for headphones AND a Dragonfly, and here they both are together!  Absatively!! angle

bprochford's picture

Let it be now.

glintch's picture

Add my name to the hat please!

agrave02's picture

For that as well...

badboy07's picture turn to win one of these contests?

Yes, yes it is.

bmilwee's picture

I'll take it!

jlafount's picture

I would love to try the Dragonfly DAC. I've heard good things

rsca's picture

Looking forward to winning!

nelamvr62's picture


xridel's picture

Yes please

Scotto's picture

I'd love to have new headphones for Christmas.

Steezebe's picture

What's the fancy word combo that I need to insert here to be selected? Is there a trigger word or phrase that will be searched for? I'll list every word in every language if that's the case. 

Larscis's picture

It took a while for someone to turn me on to Grado after being a Sennheiser fanboy for so long.  This just makes it better.

mrobin425's picture

A great combination that would sound wonderful together.

neddy's picture

What a great idea.

doctortube's picture

Good luck to all

sonictomb's picture


Lucky 13


4 Leaf Clovers

Rabbit Foot



AG's picture

I'm in.

Timbo in Oz's picture

BacHolz's picture

May the most deserving ears be blessed with this good fortune.

misterra's picture

Especially with prizes this good!

dmormerod's picture

Pick me, pick me! Not that I'm desperate or anything...

IgAK's picture

And it's not even a sexist comment...

WapatoWolf's picture

and so is Dragonfly!

Bmullock's picture

I use one with a pair of B&W P 5. The sound is magic!

swwoolard's picture

I have 2 pairs of Grado headphones but that Dragonfly would sure come in handy!

zaustin3's picture

My daughters and wife keep taking my headphones which means I have an excuse to get new ones but the Grado's would be really nice. The DAC would be an upgrade also.

coolhandluke's picture

I promise to be good the rest of the year.......!!

gatta's picture

Get some.

Steamer88's picture

Please, please me

mikeyb88122's picture

I'm in!

rbaker069's picture

good stuff

Jxmatranga's picture

Sign me up

AbelBolt's picture

A set of Grados. Yes Please!

ulysses11's picture

It's my time. I've never won anything before in all my 67 years.

rmarston's picture

Would love to have these!

andrews27's picture

I hope I did!

vrax's picture

I Surely Would Love

Audioquest And Grado

To Brighten My Day

Asr's picture

Please enter me, thanks!

jcmorrison's picture

Grados have been my favorite cans, and the Dragonfly DAC looks like a really good fit for my system.

CouryT's picture

I am ready hear the DACness.

Pivo_3's picture

I would love this setup!

spkeller's picture

This would be sweet!!!!

taavi's picture

Slee ZZ's picture

...awfully nice. 

Bronxboy2036's picture

Every review of these two items has been positive and would be welcome additions to any system!

wendigone1's picture

"Sweep" me off my feet, Grado!  I want to fly, Dragonfly!

Bronxboy2036's picture

Every review of these two items has been positive and would be welcome additions to any system!

andrewryancassin's picture

Yes please!!!

duhx99's picture

I've been wanting to try the dragonfly for such a long time!

burnskl's picture

I would love to upgrade my computer audio with a bangin' new dragongly and grado headphones!

jrsanko's picture

Pick Me! Pick Me!

Felixlui's picture

Perfect combo!

Curbach's picture


smthkat789's picture

I'd like to get that and hear crisp clear sound

rtiger54's picture

Awesome!  Count me in!!!!!!

warpig's picture


szhosain's picture

I have always heard good things about Grado headphones, but have not owned one.

Would love to win this!

bcwang's picture


PekaJ's picture

Loving the thought of trying out the DragonFly and the Grado would let me pass my 60i's to a worthy music lover.

mraudio's picture

Count me in!

JDDisantis's picture

I'm not expecting to win but might as well try :)

Baby J's picture

I would love to use the dragonfly again and i would love to try out some Grado headphones!

bradley1's picture

I have heard good things about this product. Maybe it is time I tried computer audio.

Hifitech's picture

Please count me in