Originally Posted by warrior1975
Hugo seems amazing to everyone... haven't read a bad thing yet, but in my limited experience, you'd be better off investing in a better set of phones. Zx1 sounds awesome already, Hugo will definitely improve the sound, but I think you will ultimately be limited by your phones. Just my .02.
That was my thought also.
Edit: After dealing with Senn re iE 800, I'll see if there is anything better out there first.
Originally Posted by OK-Guy
it's the same conversation as the PHA-2 is a great DAC/Amp and will give a great performance SQ wise for the price.
I got to listen to the Hugo for the first time today, you have to first take into consideration that the Chord cost almost 4x the price of the Sony but is it worth it?... I can honestly say it is the most awesome bit of kit I have ever heard headphones with, it is musically staggering the amount of detail it conveys... the is one piece of kit that really is a serious upgrade and a proverbial bargain, you really do have to get a listen of one... before you ask it didn't bother me going back to my Walkman, we still love each other.
Thats what I wanted to know; thanks :-) is that with your Noble 4..iems (sorry can't recall the exact model you stated in previous responses)
If I buy the PHA-2 the Hugo will blow it away and I can get it in the UK, so UK support I believe.
Ok cool, so you still can go back without the Hugo, thats good to know, as I really want to just carry the iems and ZX1 without any dac, so it would need to blow me away to spend that and carry it.
But seeing as how many clothes and shoes the wife seems to buy, I am the mug not buying a Hugo
Edited by mannp - 6/6/14 at 8:12am