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Anyway, you will have to use some kind of bag with it, something like messenger bag. I am actually fine with it's size. Now that only if I had some money.

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post #242 of 516

That looks more like the dimensions of my Chordette QuteHD DAC than any portable product.  The stated thickness tho

is wacky, even relative to the QuteHD.  5" ??  That can't be right.

post #243 of 516
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Originally Posted by jacal01 View Post

That looks more like the dimensions of my Chordette QuteHD DAC than any portable product.  The stated thickness tho
is wacky, even relative to the QuteHD.  5" ??  That can't be right.

More pics here.

http://www.forum.munkonggadget.com/detail.php?id=134535

Looks like 1/2" thick is about right. This might be my annual purchase in place of the abyss.

The review is actually quite amusing but it's in Thai.

And I just want to share: I had a moment of clarity earlier today. This hobby sure doesn't make a whole lot of sense, so why am I trying to justify any purchase? The only qualifiers should be a.) Can I sensibly afford it and b.) Will I enjoy using/owning it.... just a thought.
post #244 of 516
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The review is actually quite amusing but it's in Thai.

 

 

Gotta love Google Translate:

 

"The Bachelorette's case was not a magic switch. The box is made of aluminum. Which is similar to Prowl Their legs pantry aluminum finished we usually see the Bang Bon factory that's it. Remove and cut into pieces Paste the cap has gone ugly head."

 

 

:biggrin: 

 

 

http://tinyurl.com/pq3ehym

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Gotta love Google Translate:

"The Bachelorette's case was not a magic switch. The box is made of aluminum. Which is similar to Prowl Their legs pantry aluminum finished we usually see the Bang Bon factory that's it. Remove and cut into pieces Paste the cap has gone ugly head."


biggrin.gif  


http://tinyurl.com/pq3ehym

I think something got lost in translation there. May be.
post #246 of 516

Its big...

 

post #247 of 516

I am wondering what Aptx solution are they using. I hope its the APT-X lossless.

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Its big...

 

 

 

Yes & No....

 

When you consider how serious the electronics engineering is in this thing, and that it's a boutique, rather than mass-produced, device, I don't think it's obnoxiously large.

 

I look upon it as being (potentially) a 2-part DX100 with higher performance (I mean if you used something slim like an NW-ZX1 as transport). That way, you could use the NW-ZX1 as a walkaround, pocket DAP, and then attach it to the Hugo at home (or on the bus :wink:), for stellar sound quality.

 

I'm generally averse to devices that are too large to be practically used in jeans pockets (which, unfortunately, means devices like the HM-901, DX100/HDP-R10, etc.), but a 2-box solution, as described above, could (for my purposes) make the Hugo a reasonable proposition.

 

Whereas I might ordinarily dismiss a device like the Hugo, if it sounds that damn good then......

 

Plus, the circa 14 hour battery life makes it a more realistic proposition than something like the Portaphile 627 amp, etc.

post #249 of 516
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post


Yes & No....

When you consider how serious the electronics engineering is in this thing, and that it's a boutique, rather than mass-produced, device, I don't think it's obnoxiously large.

I look upon it as being (potentially) a 2-part DX100 with higher performance (I mean if you used something slim like an NW-ZX1 as transport). That way, you could use the NW-ZX1 as a walkaround, pocket DAP, and then attach it to the Hugo at home (or on the bus wink.gif ), for stellar sound quality.

I'm generally averse to devices that are too large to be practically used in jeans pockets (which, unfortunately, means devices like the HM-901, DX100/HDP-R10, etc.), but a 2-box solution, as described above, could (for my purposes) make the Hugo a reasonable proposition.

Whereas I might ordinarily dismiss a device like the Hugo, if it sounds that damn good then......

Plus, the circa 14 hour battery life makes it a more realistic proposition than something like the Portaphile 627 amp, etc.

+1
post #250 of 516
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post


Gotta love Google Translate:

"The Bachelorette's case was not a magic switch. The box is made of aluminum. Which is similar to Prowl Their legs pantry aluminum finished we usually see the Bang Bon factory that's it. Remove and cut into pieces Paste the cap has gone ugly head."


biggrin.gif  


http://tinyurl.com/pq3ehym

I had a few laughs myself, but I also had a good time reading.
I could not find anything negative about the Hugo.. on the contrary.. it was a very a positive review, and another "evidence" that I was'nt a idiot when I preordered it. biggrin.gif
post #251 of 516

Oops!  Forgot to mention Fiio's X5 as a viable transport :smile: 

 

 

 



Edited by Mython - 1/23/14 at 2:25pm
post #252 of 516
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Oo[s!  Forgot to mention Fiio's X5 as a viable transport :smile:


That's my plan. X5 with dual micro sd slots + usb otg > coax out to Hugo > SE5way = Audio Nirvana? Quite possible or at least close I hope :happy_face1:

post #253 of 516
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That's my plan. X5 with dual micro sd slots + usb otg > coax out to Hugo > SE5way = Audio Nirvana? Quite possible or at least close I hope :happy_face1:

 

 

X5 may not be uber-posh-high-end but I agree that that could be a bl00dy decent combo.

 

I'm really wanting to get my finances in order, now, and get a Hugo, X5 and TOTL CIEM.

 

It's time... :smile:

post #254 of 516
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post
 

 

 

X5 may not be uber-posh-high-end but I agree that that could be a bl00dy decent combo.

 

I'm really wanting to get my finances in order, now, and get a Hugo, X5 and TOTL CIEM.

 

It's time... :smile:


We are on the same boat then, the only difference is, I think I already found my perfect ciem and won't be looking for another ciem long time (not before getting X5+Hugo at least).

post #255 of 516
I am thinking more and more about IEM's and CIEM's while "on the go" with the Hugo.. the HD800's are great at home and some times in the office (depending on the project I'm working on) and the T5P's are better while "out and about" and when I or people around me want's silence.. but they take up too much space if I decide to take them off to do other things. If I'm treveling I would like to have my iPad Mini, the Hugo, chargers, and.. something small to transfer the best possible sound to my brain, in a small as possible messenger bag.. only problem is that my ear hurts with earplugs.. and I love my HD800's.. and want that kind of sound, soundstage ++.. maybe smaller closed headphones could work, but.. the T5P is not good enough.. and the DT1350 are even worse (to me anyway).. so what should do? Any suggestions?
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