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I have heard the Sony amps with Sony top-of-line Z7 phones and TH900, both of which I own. The Sony amps and headphones are voiced for each other and  are very, very good and somewhat untouchable at that price point. The Hugo though, is up a notch with respect to the DAC and is a better match for your LCD-X. I run my Hugo with the TH900 and that is about as good as it gets in portable. That said, the Hugo as DAC for the Stax 727 modded and 009, shows the Hugo's true...
I have conducted some recent tests of the Hugo vs. Russian BMP-1 Tank:   Hugo is much quieter: The tank makes a noticeable rumbling sound as it approaches. Using a high quality cable on the tank does quiet it somewhat, but there is still considerable jitter when the machine gun is fired.    Hugo has slightly better WAF (wife acceptance factor). The tank is difficult to hide in my living room and my wife complained the 73mm cannon protruded into the kitchen. The tracks...
pm sent for the entire rig
Curra...what is the name/brand of that isolation transformer type of device in the picture from the Tokyo festival?
Tried 'em all and by far the best is the Fostex 900. Has Grado fun factor, but better bass and none of the brightness...perfect for Hugo.
Can someone recommend a good USB isolator for between a laptop and the Hugo. Right now, my optical out from the AK100 sounds much better...but the AK, has limited storage.
+ 1 on the TH900. I did compare my Hugo with them and Audeze X and LCD 3. All three good. TH900 better bass (more fun). I find all Audeze just too heavy for extended listening, but that's me. My only quest now is to better Hugo's internal amp with the Fostex (not easily accomplished and perhaps a waste of energy). I lost an auction for some Eddie Current stuff that might be nice, but those amps are more money than the Hugo itself and not portable. So, AK100 or 120 (or the...
Could you compare the Fostex to the HE560 please and perhaps the Oppo? The 560's are the only high end phone I haven't tried; and they are supposed to be lighter than the other planar magnetics.
Try the TH900 Fostex. Hard hitting bass, can be driven loud by Hugo and still have "flagship" accuracy. While they are not quite as good as my Stax 007 system; using the two in the same sentence is in itself a testament to the TH900, as the Stax phones are $2K + dedicated amp. I much preferred these to the HD800 because of the bass and efficiency.
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