Anyone interested regarding...
Sony Walkman to HUGO/ Mojo usb connection cable alternative.
Been a while since I posted on these parts but just wanted to share some info which some may find useful if using a Sony Walkman with the Hugo as if like me you have got annoyed at using the special Sony WMC-NWH10 USB conversion cable where you then have to still use a normal usb cable into this bulky not best quality adaptor Sony have ever done which makes it very messy and cumbersome and untidy when strapping the Sony ZX1/ ZX2 to the Hugo.
I could of really done with an all in one solution last weekend when I was taking my ZX1 strapped to Hugo around with me testing different gear at the Headroom show @ Metropolis studios last weekend.
I had already tried a aftermarket cable by Music heaven from the Head-fi classifieds which was sent out from USA to UK promptly only to find out upon receiving it was a special version only wired to work with the Sony PHA amp/dacs as wiring config was different.
The seller only had a PHA amp/ dac at the time so did not realize himself it was a special Sony only version so the seller kindly offered me a full refund on the spot as he did not realize but I refused as it was a genuine mistake he could not foresee.
The same seller tried to look into getting hold of the correct Music heaven model adaptor which worked with the Hugo but it is not easy to obtain not to mention some are really marking up the price of them. Basically he drew the same blanks as me looking around in trying to obtain them.
So in general we kept in contact discussing other topics over time and he is now in the same vote as he recently purchased ALO CDM so now needs the same cable and as he was just as frustrated trying to get hold of a third party cable for the Sony ZX1/2 to his new ALO CDM he decided to dissect his NWH10 Sony cable and try and convert it into a one cable solution with better quality cable and micro usb plug on end to go straight into his new ALO dac thus making the need for the crappy Sony adaptor and a normal usb cable redundant.
Good news is he has managed to get the Sony NWH10 plug to work with a cable with micro usb on the end to work with his Sony ZX2 and ALO successfully and is willing to make some up for anyone who needs one.
Anyone who is interested just PM Wfanning1 and have a chat with him.
I am also posting this on the Mojo/ Hugo and Sony ZX2 thread as I am sure there some of us Sony owners out there who cannot get hold of these far eastern aftermarket cables that easy who really need a solution to the crappy Sony adaptor offering to go into their micro their usb dacs.
Here are some pics he sent me only the other day of the cable which he is classing as prototypes as he said he will be able to put different cables on with either straight or single ended usb: