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post #11656 of 24316
Exactly. If you can get your hands on a hugo for trial do it. There are venders who do returns. I did this with the ak240. And it's good I did. Hahaha.
Al
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Exactly. If you can get your hands on a hugo for trial do it. There are venders who do returns. I did this with the ak240. And it's good I did. Hahaha.

Al

 



You didnt keep AK240 ? you could just collect them as a collection item (lcd3)..
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http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f8-general-forum/gordon-rankin-says-im-wrong-about-universal-serial-bus-industry-standard-cables-connectors-and-communications-protocols-between-computers-and-electronic-devices-cable-sound-20814/

A must read for our usb cables. Where's that IEEE guy when you need him. Come on mr president. Read and help,us morons and I mean me understand what is wrong or right in the cables we all use.
Al
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Exactly. If you can get your hands on a hugo for trial do it. There are venders who do returns. I did this with the ak240. And it's good I did. Hahaha.

Al

 



You didnt keep AK240 ? you could just collect them as a collection item (lcd3)..

As hard as I tried I could not give myself a really good reason. I know I should of tried harder. It was the sound that got me in the end. And the iphone 5 I had already collecting dust from the drawer so a very tuff deal to pass up. Lmao. Funny guy
Al
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http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f8-general-forum/gordon-rankin-says-im-wrong-about-universal-serial-bus-industry-standard-cables-connectors-and-communications-protocols-between-computers-and-electronic-devices-cable-sound-20814/



A must read for our usb cables. Where's that IEEE guy when you need him. Come on mr president. Read and help,us morons and I mean me understand what is wrong or right in the cables we all use.

Al

 



Thanks Al, good article, able to extract this info.

http://www.usb.org/developers/compliance/

and,,

Trust your ears." - Wilma Cozart Fine

I trust only my ears.
I don’t trust my eyes, I don’t trust ABX/DBT protocols, I don’t trust name brands, I don’t trust price, I don’t trust measurements, I don’t trust reviewers, I don’t trust salespeople. I try for myself with a money-back satisfaction guarantee or I pass. This is what works for me, I cannot speak for anyone else.

trust my friend, trust smily_headphones1.gif
post #11661 of 24316
Exactly why the AK240 went back. If imjust read the reviews and ownership threads I would have two of them.

Al
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Exactly why the AK240 went back. If imjust read the reviews and ownership threads I would have two of them.

Al

 

Yape, AK240 is such a beautiful device, but can't afford $2.5k, better to invest in real estate.

But I don't mind having it at lower price (under $500) loll.

post #11663 of 24316
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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post
 

 

At the end of the day, if you don't like it move on. Don't put yourself through something you don't like just because it's supposed to sound good. However, I'd like to point out that the HD800 is one of the most sensitive to gear changes. More than any planar or dynamic I've owned or tried so far. The sound can change quite quickly with different gear.

 

I use HD800 with studio gear exclusively. All flat DACs and headphone amplifiers. Neither make them sound harsh or thin. In fact quite full. More so than LCD-3's slow sound. I've heard dark gear like LCD-2's and LCD-3 get more aggressive and unbearable in the treble region due to bad amps or DAC pairings…BDA-2/BHA-1 combo being one of them. Yet the HD800 can pull it off in the treble while being super resolving.

 

I owned O2 for 2 years and had the ODAC from my friend for 2 months. In that period I tried a bunch of speaker and headphone amps combos. The O2 was definitely bright. It's counterpart ODAC was decent, but definitely not end all in performance. I've heard people say that those two are supposed to be flat, but when compared to other solid state flat studio gear, both the O2 (to a higher degree) and ODAC are definitely not as neutral as you might expect it to be.

 

Maybe you can audition your HD800 with other gear before getting rid of it? Anyways, best of luck with your decision.

Your saying the BHA-1 / BDA-2 makes the treble in the LCD-2 and LCD-3 aggressive and unbearable?  Whoa..  That's the first I've heard that.  I thought the BHA-1 and the LCD-3 was a good pairing when I owned them.  Never heard them with the BDA-2 though.  

post #11664 of 24316
Let me put this spin on it. If it sounded like the hugo and worked like the AK240 I would have paid 3500 usd. For it and laughed at who ever did not buy it. It's all about the sound for me first. Then convince hence the old guy on the subway witha small shoulder pack. As I do not want this setup. It is by far the best mobile setup I have ever heard with my own damn ears.
Al
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Stop it Al. smily_headphones1.gif

More and more I want the hugo. Sad that I cannot audition in canada. But one day wink.gif
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Ok ok sorry
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By the way they hate me on the hugo thread I keep saying it's the best portable. DAC amp combo. This drives some crazy and I really do not know why 😈😈😈
post #11668 of 24316
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

By the way they hate me on the hugo thread I keep saying it's the best portable. DAC amp combo. This drives some crazy and I really do not know why 😈😈😈

Eh? I don't get it. Isn't it best portable dac? Not sure why they hate you there.
post #11669 of 24316
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Your saying the BHA-1 / BDA-2 makes the treble in the LCD-2 and LCD-3 aggressive and unbearable?  Whoa..  That's the first I've heard that.  I thought the BHA-1 and the LCD-3 was a good pairing when I owned them.  Never heard them with the BDA-2 though.  

 

Not the LCD-2. The LCD-3 balanced, yes. I had to keep turning down the volume because of the treble. I'd describe it as a high end, refined and polished Emotiva Mini-x but still sharing it's aggressiveness. Although with D2000 on single ended was very pleasing. When I switched the BDA-2 to Arcam D33, the BHA-1 became much more enjoyable. There was also another Naim gear tried it with and that also sounded as nice and was in the middle of those two.

 

It was a very tight, fast combo to listen though - excellent imaging. Just a tad too aggressive and didn't win me over. I've met few people that also said they didn't like the BHA-1 due to it's aggressiveness - some even at the latest Toronto meet.

post #11670 of 24316
Three reasons come to mind first off I say best porible. This implies it is. As some consider it the best at everything and I am leaving out desktop home systems.
Next is I have say I have better dacs. And I do but the contention goes back to the best ever again.
And lastly it's pitched a little high and a little bright . Now put the two together it's a little thin and makes voices and instruments we know well sound a little off. This is also true but not to the holier than though hugo fan boys. So I am the black son all hates but must put up with too. As we are all family with the hugo. Lamo. Hope ypu can understand my points
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