Originally Posted by bmichels
I am happy for you that you going your ultimate solution.
Please Tell us How much Ak240>HUGO>Roxane is better than Ak240>Roxane ! is it really better than AK240 Alone !!
Did you tried Ak240 BALANCED>Roxane BALANCED ? It might be as Good as your HUGO SE>Roxane S
I love all type of music but my favourite is Rnb, Hiphop, Jazz and blues.
For Rnb and Hiphop listening I used my ipod tied to my ALO and clas setup as must of my tracks are in 320kbs format and I loved the sound with that setup but for highrez audio I use my AK240 with my Roxanne.
Now I've just replaced everything else, except for the AK240, HUGO and Roxanne.
I now use the ipod with Bluetooth though the HUGO when I want to listen to my usual 320k files, but when I'm at home I can use my HUGO as my home DAC connected to my Schiit Mjolnir through either my active speakers or my LCD2 headphones.
When I'm out and about and in the mood to listen to some highrez or DSD files I use my AK240 as source for my HUGO with the Roxanne.
A bit OTT I know, but it's what I enjoy so don't mind the cost.
To answer your question I find using the AK240 with the HUGO and the Roxanne to be a lot more fun listening to music than I did when it was just the AK240 and the Roxanne. The Roxanne now sounds a lot more like full size headphones using the HUGO then it did with just the AK240. I now rarely use my home setup unless I want to listen using the active speakers. My LCD2 have now taken a back seat to my Roxanne when used through the HUGO.
Don't get me wrong the AK240 with the Roxanne was really good, but adding the HUGO has moved it a few steps up.
I did try the AK240 with balanced, but to me it didn't really make that much of a difference and no way did it sound as good as it does now.