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For anyone curious if the Chord Hugo drives the hd800 . It does and amazingly to reference quality sound. Seems like the Hugo and ak240 is becoming a go to rig for me lately on my desk. Not missing the other amps on hand.

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Anybody here uses toxic cables stuff? I'm thinking to get the black widow

I have 4 of them and I am very pleased. I have the Silver Widows and Silver Poisons myself. Lot's of fans for the Black Widows too.

post #10908 of 25136
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Originally Posted by Frank I View Post
 

For anyone curious if the Chord Hugo drives the hd800 . It does and amazingly to reference quality sound. Seems like the Hugo and ak240 is becoming a go to rig for me lately on my desk. Not missing the other amps on hand.

 

I've heard someone say that the hugo currently is the best sounding dac in their lineup..... saying quite a lot considering their other offerings.

post #10909 of 25136
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Originally Posted by Old Groucho View Post

 

Most importantly, my wife is not yet aware that I purchased these HPs.  Having four pairs of HPs all costing $400+ most of you know & probably identify with the fact that my wife would not understand why I have four pairs & mostly why I spent so much money on headphones.  But I know I can go on a Headphone Obsession site & be understood by many.  

Thanks all of you for your much needed support. :wink: 

 

 

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Nice to see I am not the only one hiding HPs purchase from my wife :wink:

That's also the reason why I have my "high-end" rig in my office and why I work beyond normal working hours so often.

 


Having a boss (this is his desk) who has a deep understanding of my HP hobby is priceless for me :wink_face:

 

 

 

 

Nice set-up PiNa.cz & a boss who understands.  It doesn't get much better than that. :beerchug:

post #10910 of 25136
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I've heard someone say that the hugo currently is the best sounding dac in their lineup..... saying quite a lot considering their other offerings.

I think it is one of the very best dac I have heard since Istarted  listening to separate dacs again. This is one of the best I have used in my system and is so small it musicality is totally insane.  I love i twith the hd800 using the ak240 as a source and the moon Blue Dragon is =cable is handling the  transfer. Drew working on the new

post #10911 of 25136
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I think it is one of the very best dac I have heard since Istarted  listening to separate dacs again. This is one of the best I have used in my system and is so small it musicality is totally insane.  I love i twith the hd800 using the ak240 as a source and the moon Blue Dragon is =cable is handling the  transfer. Drew working on the new

why do you use the ak240 as a source if you aren't using its DAC or amp?  Seems like there are more cost effective ways to get the files into the Hugo...

post #10912 of 25136

I use the ak240 for traveling outside and when I am out and it sounds excellent on it own, so it is being used as it was designed. When home I like using it with the Hugo because it is better sounding using an optical  than using the usb imac as the source. The Hugo internal dac is much better also..

post #10913 of 25136
A few questions . Does the Hugo do dsd native or dop ?
Does the Hugo do dsd any way over inputs like coax or just usb ?
Also same question for optical input ?
Al
post #10914 of 25136

Hugo does dop, It has rca,coaxial and usb plus optical as well. Al it got you covered on all angles.

post #10915 of 25136
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I use the ak240 for traveling outside and when I am out and it sounds excellent on it own, so it is being used as it was designed. When home I like using it with the Hugo because it is better sounding using an optical  than using the usb imac as the source. The Hugo internal dac is much better also..

thanks for the explanation. Does this mean that the Hugo is really too big for portable use?

post #10916 of 25136
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thanks for the explanation. Does this mean that the Hugo is really too big for portable use?

no not at all. But when i go to the gym I only want the ak240 because I can put it in my pocket

post #10917 of 25136
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no not at all. But when i go to the gym I only want the ak240 because I can put it in my pocket

Oh my. Don't tell me you are wearing hd800 at the gym.

I just bring my ipod nano and iem. Simple and light.
post #10918 of 25136
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Oh my. Don't tell me you are wearing hd800 at the gym.

I just bring my ipod nano and iem. Simple and light.

no- roxannes  or ue18

post #10919 of 25136
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no- roxannes  or ue18

 

:eek:

 

you're crazy. In a good way. :rolleyes:

post #10920 of 25136
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:eek:

 

you're crazy. In a good way. :rolleyes:

:L3000:

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