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post #11221 of 24388
Is there any dac (full size) that matches hugo's performance similar or even cheaper in price?

I am sure its a very good dac I don't mind buying it, just that I hate this color coding idea for input rate and volume level.

Can they just have a display panel with the actual information? Doesn't have to be color display, black and white screen is fine for saving the battery life.
post #11222 of 24388
have you tried the hd800 direct from the hugo and comapre. ??
al
post #11223 of 24388
yes it does seem confusing. but now that i am using it , its very useful bbesides having the settings in the player you know what it beung sent to the hugo. its actually very cool stuff.
as i am on the trin using the i=hone 5 as a player i know what resolution is palying by the color . i felt just like you do, i was way wrong. i know its 2500 but for the money its an amp and a dac and its portible. it most likly sounds better than any other portible out there right now. its a one stop shop deal.
al
post #11224 of 24388
Is anyone using the HD800 with GeekOut or Audioengine D3?
post #11225 of 24388
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Originally Posted by pearljam50000 View Post

Is anyone using the HD800 with GeekOut or Audioengine D3?

I am using it on occasion with the Geek Out 1000. It works great.

post #11226 of 24388
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Originally Posted by purplegoat View Post
 

how does everyone feel about using the HD800 with electronic music? thanks

 

The HD800 sounds absolutely great for some Electronic Music : Every time the Music needs perfect reproduction of an atmosphere, the HD800 is a winner. the Only Electronic Music I find a more bassy/fun headphone would do better is for some mainstream electronic or House. For these  dance oriented music,the HD800 lacks of visceral oomph IMO But for Trance, or Uk Garage ou ambient or some more experimental work, the HD800 offers  a stunning experience .

post #11227 of 24388
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Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

I am using it on occasion with the Geek Out 1000. It works great.
Do you feel you are missing alot compared to a desktop DAC/amp?
post #11228 of 24388

Not a fair comparison as my desktop rig is significant. However, it is a very capable device for the money,

post #11229 of 24388
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Plus 1 on the hdvd800. I own one the amp is tops really top shelf the dac is ok but really needs a better dac to show off. I have a AP1/PP. it GREWTLY improves the dac. But it's still a little thin .
Al

So the hdvd600 should be a better choice since it only features the amp?
I have an ak120 i can use with toslink cables

Well actually i would like to know if there are ak120 with hd800 owners that are rather using it without xtra amp..
My wallet is not recovered yet from those purchases, well i can always sell my limited hd580 jubilees:o
post #11230 of 24388
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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post
 

 

The HD800 sounds absolutely great for some Electronic Music : Every time the Music needs perfect reproduction of an atmosphere, the HD800 is a winner. the Only Electronic Music I find a more bassy/fun headphone would do better is for some mainstream electronic or House. For these  dance oriented music,the HD800 lacks of visceral oomph IMO But for Trance, or Uk Garage ou ambient or some more experimental work, the HD800 offers  a stunning experience .


I totally agree. I prefer the LCD2.3 for electronic as I find it a bit more "euphoric" than the HD800. But for all other genres, the HD800 is clearly the better can.

 

YMMV.

post #11231 of 24388
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

There is right answer it's about money.
The ap1/pp. does make the hdvd800 a good dac it greatly improves the clarity.
But getting a better dac like the Hugo is way above it. So a separate dac is a choice to be made
Al

Would it not be best to get a balanced dac for the hdvd800 to take full advantage of the balanced amp ? Is the Hugo balanced? If not when you connect it into the RCA connections on the hdvd800 does this not have an impact on the sound quality? Or does the signal still utilise the balanced amp with no loss of quality?
post #11232 of 24388
yes a balanced dac sorry . my thought is though the hugo is a very good dac and is a one stop shop for headphones or iem,s . but if you had the hdvd600 and wanted a dac you would be hard fast to do better atthe price point of the hugo.
al
post #11233 of 24388
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

yes a balanced dac sorry . my thought is though the hugo is a very good dac and is a one stop shop for headphones or iem,s . but if you had the hdvd600 and wanted a dac you would be hard fast to do better atthe price point of the hugo.
al
I can't see any balanced outputs on any of the pictures of it?
post #11234 of 24388
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Originally Posted by purplegoat View Post
 

how does everyone feel about using the HD800 with electronic music? thanks

 

Better than HE-500, LCD-2, LCD-3, AH-D2000. LCD-2 comes the closest out of the bunch. Haven't heard TH-600 and TH-900 which are apparently also contenders.

post #11235 of 24388
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Originally Posted by NotaLefty View Post

The TH900's really give the HD800's a run for their money, good luck!

The TH 900's I had a problem with. The bass distorts at very loud listening levels. Meanwhile the HD 800 's do not!! Just my experience. wink.gif
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