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AudioQuest DragonTail for Android™

Micro USB male to USB Type A female adapter

6 Reviews | 1 question - 9 answers


Our take on the AudioQuest DragonTail for Android™

Hook your Android device to a high-performance DAC

Use this adapter to connect a compatible high-performance digital-to-analog (DAC), such as the AudiQuest DragonFly® Black or Red, to your Android smartphone or tablet for dramatically enhanced sound quality. The cable's microUSB plug connects to your Android device, activating its host mode and allowing it to transmit audio data over USB to your connected outboard DAC. This adapter features solid conductors with silver plating and foamed polyethylene insulation for accurate, low-noise signal transfer.

Product Highlights:

  • for use with Android smartphones and tablets
  • micro USB-to-USB Type A female adapter
  • silver-plated conductors for efficient signal transfer
  • polyethylene insulation for low-noise transfer
  • not compatible witn USB C ports
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 5.25" USB adapter cable for Android devices (terminated by a male microUSB connector on one end and a female USB-A connector on other end)

Great definite improvement in sound quality

Anonymous, Bayonne N J


AudioQuest DragonTail for Android™ Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(6 Reviews)

Must-have if you own a Droid

Michael from Charlottesville, VA on 10/18/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

It's tough, portable, and does its job. I had the DragonFly a while before purchasing the DragonTail, and I was blown away by the audio quality improvement from my Android, using Spotify Premium. I must say, I wish there were a braided-cord version... I use the DragonFly regularly while flying, and the size of my phone plus the DragonTail plus the DragonFly is difficult to manage (especially in economy seating). But the sound is so much better, it's easily worth the hassle.

Pros: much better sound from your phone

Cons: somewhat annoyingly rigid

AudioQuest DragonTail for Android™

Anonymous from Bayonne N J on 4/4/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great definite improvement in sound quality



AudioQuest DragonTail for Android™

Dickie from Austin, TX on 2/5/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Purchased the dragontail to go along with my dragonfly. My primary reason for them, was to use with my android smartphone and improve my music playback. Although, I have since determined that my android devices do support USB host. Quite the disappointment for me, but I use the dragonfly with my PC, and it certainly does as represented. So, at this point, I cannot give the dragontail a fair review.



AudioQuest DragonTail for Android™

Jerry from Rocky Hill, CT on 1/25/2017

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works fine, well made




Ralphwf from Lehighton, PA on 9/9/2016

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Works perfect

Pros: Just long enough to leave connected and not having to deal with a long cable.

Cons: None

It IS clearer, bass more refined.

RomanJ from Portland, OR on 6/27/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought this for my Dragonfly Red to us with my Android phone. The Dragonfly came with a cheap no name connector and I did some A/B testing. On my HiFiMan headphones I can tell a difference, especially in the bass response and a bit in the sound stage. Just a bit more open. Not an expensive cable so definitely worth the money.

Pros: *Extended and harder hitting bass * More open sound field.

Cons: None


Hands-on research

Product Research


USB Adapter for Android Devices: The DragonTail USB adapter activates USB Hose Mode for most Android devices, allowing the devices to transmit USB digtal audio to an outboard digital-to-analog converter (DAC). Using the DragonTail to connect to an external USB DAC, such as an AudioQuest Dragon Fly (sold separately), will provide greatly improved audio performance.

High Quality Construction: The DragonTail USB adapter for Android devices offers high-quality construction.

  • Solid 5% silver conductors eliminate inter-strand distortion.
  • Hard-cell foam insulation maximizes geometry stability.
  • Carbon-based noise-dissipation system minimizes RF interference.
  • All conductors controlled for RF noise directionality.

USB Connectors: On one end of the DragonTail USB adapter is a male microUSB connector which plugs into your Android device's microUSB port. On the other end of the adapter cable is a female USB-A connector which allows you plug in a full-size USB (type-A) male connector.

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked  
Why did you buy this?

For my smartphone [ Richard  Feb 15, 2017 ]
Listening to more music on my phone. [ John K.  Jan 10, 2017 ]
To add ability to pair my Dragonfly with my Samsung Galaxy S7Edge phone. [ Alec  Dec 29, 2016 ]
In order to use the Dragonfly with my Android devices. Higher ohm headphones need the bump of the amp. [ GLENN  Aug 19, 2016 ]
I travel a lot and this will help me connect the Dragon Fly to my Samsung smart phone. [ STUART  Aug 02, 2016 ]
Chance to use a DAC with BOTH my computer and phone [ G  Jul 14, 2016 ]

1 question already asked

The DragonTail is for my brothers Samsung galaxy 2 phone. From what i see, Samsung uses a Micro USB type of connector so you just need a Micro USB to USB A adaptor, the DragonTail. Also, the DragonTail USB adaptor activates USB Host Mode on most Android devices, allowing the devices to transmit USB digital audio to an outboard digital-to-analog converter (from AQ page). Samsung calls it a On-The-Go cable. Hope this helps. Doug [ Douglas  Mar 16, 2017 ]
You can, but I returned mine because the volume was just too low to be usable.My searches of the Internet revealed this was a common problem with Android phones and tablets. I returned my Dragonfly because of this. [ GLENN  Mar 16, 2017 ]
Yes but you will likely need to buy additional software/app for 7.99 to make it work, otherwise the output is barely audible. Even then, the quality and clarity of sound is only marginally better over the phone's own headphone output (I have a Samsung galaxy S5) so I'd say probably not worth the extra spend especially considering it's then just more gear to carry around for little benefit. Love using the red dragon with my laptop, though! Beats the Bang & Olufsen that came with it. Have fun shopping! MK [ MARTIN  Mar 16, 2017 ]
Yes it will work. [ Michael  Mar 16, 2017 ]
Works perfectly to listen to files ON the phone (I recommend the Onkyo HF player) It will NOT work for apps though. Like Spotify. Yeah...that frustrates me too. But for listening to music files on your phone it works very nicely. [ Roman  Mar 16, 2017 ]
Yes, you will need an On The Go male micro usb to female usb with the Red to connect it to an S6. Same with the S3, S4, S5 and S7. You might be plug and play with the adapter and Red DAC, but I strongly recommend getting the USB Player Pro App in the Play Store. It's $7.99, and it allows you to access, in the menu, the Red's headphone amp and turn it up. Without this, the Red sounds quiet, even at max Volume. The App really let's you hear what the Red can sound like, which is amazing! Also, you might get different performance with which phone you use. My Galaxy S7 sounds quite a bit better than my Galaxy S5, everything being the same. Makes me wonder what the S8 will sound like. Cheers! [ Vin  Mar 16, 2017 ]
Yes - I use the Black with my S7 Edge using this device. You can see the micro usb at the top, which will plug into your phone directly, allowing the Dragonfly to plug into the HDMI at the other. [ Alec  Mar 16, 2017 ]
I have the Samsung Galaxy Young s6310 and it definitely did not work. Sorry, but don't know if it will work with the S6. [ Daniel  Mar 15, 2017 ]
Yes I have the same Phone (S6 Edge) and bought this cable along with the Audioquest Dragonfly Black. I also use the media player app USB Audio Player Pro that has the drivers to recognize the cable. This setup works like a charm. [ JESUS  Mar 15, 2017 ]

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