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post #256 of 516

Too bad there is no "transport" ( No DAC, No AMP) of the size of the hugo, with a BIG 5" screen, coax out, BIG battery, perfect playlist management and a BIG capacity + a SD slot (not MicroSD).  

 

Staked together they will make a wonderful complete "trans-portable" solution !    Am I asking too much ??

 

And, I don't find them THAT big !  It do not need to be in my pocket, just need to fit in my suitcase or bag or hand for going (respectively) to work, to WK, to... my bed.


Edited by bmichels - 1/23/14 at 2:54pm

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post #257 of 516
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Dimensions: 100x20x132mm (WxHxD)
Weight: 0.4kg

 

Edit:

Chord has now confirmed that the height should be 20mm and will correct the info on their web-site as for now says Dimensions: 100x200x132mm (WxHxD)

thanks

post #258 of 516
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Too bad there is no "transport" ( No DAC, No AMP) of the size of the hugo, with a BIG 5" screen, coax out, BIG battery, perfect playlist management and a BIG capacity + a SD slot (not MicroSD).  

Staked together they will make a wonderful complete "trans-portable" solution !    Am I asking too much ??

And, I don't find them THAT big !  It do not need to be in my pocket, just need to fit in my suitcase or bag or hand for going (respectively) to work, to WK, to... my bed.

Agree. But why the coax and not something for the HD USB input?
The closest I've found on the web is the Samsung Note 3, but it is a bit too long.. and just MicroSD..
Edited by nOtEcH - 1/23/14 at 3:03pm
post #259 of 516
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thanks

You're welcome. I aim to please. smily_headphones1.gif
post #260 of 516
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Agree. But why the coax and not something for the HD USB input?
The closest I've found on the web is the Samsung Note 3, but it is a bit too long..

and... the Note 3 will not (1) have enough capacity and (2) be able to stream tothe hUGO 24/192 or 24/96 WIYHOUT downsampling ! At least without some hacking !

 

but.. I will be more than happy if someone explain me how, with a decent player software (that has a real UI and a real playlist support... not ARPro), the NOTE 3 can send "bits perfect" 24 96 at least to a HUGO.

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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?


Get a ciem, while playing to the top end, I would suggest don't think about the price, just go for TOTL ciem that suits your sound signature.

 

If you like Beyer T1, I would suggest Hidition NT6 Pros, if you like HD800, go for Hidition NT6 (not the Pros version).

 

If you prefer rich, organic, a little bit warmish sound, SE5way is the the best one around, I just can't recommend it enough. It is a bit like Auduze's, but more neutral and more musical, not as dark, more balanced.

 

My best suggestion would be, don't just jump into bangwagon and order what is cool in head fi or what is hot nowadays. That's just killing me. I hope it helps, if you have further questions, feel free to ask.

 

As for earplugs hurting you, ciems don't hurt at all, if your audiologist is good at making ear impressions. I also never liked universal iems, never could get a nice comfort, seal, fit, sound and isolation. Ciems changed my way to look at listening to music.

post #262 of 516

bmichels, really you gotta jump in every dap thread and write those? Man, there is no device like that, everybody knows the current devices available for the moment. What you are looking for do not exist now. The closest we can suggest is X5, almost unlimited capacity, can feed Hugo with coax out, doesn't cost an arm and a leg, tons of features, very good build quality etc.

 

My best bet is, Chord is going to come up with something like that, to pair with Hugo obviously. Did you check their other devices? They have things that complete each other. I am sure they will bring a device that will have huge capacity, at least as long as Hugo's battery life and 32bit support.

post #263 of 516
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and... the Note 3 will not (1) have enough capacity and (2) be able to stream tothe hUGO 24/192 or 24/96 WIYHOUT downsampling ! At least without some hacking !

but.. I will be more than happy if someone explain me how, with a decent player software (that has a real UI and a real playlist support... not ARPro), the NOTE 3 can send "bits perfect" 24 96 at least to a HUGO.

I thought that there were decent software high res players that did't downsampled like the iOS 8Player? I have never looked into Android phones before, so I don't know..
And yes.. not much capacity.. but I pictured myself with "MicroSD mood cards" and a nice collection of them neatly organized so I could easily find the music that I wanted at any given time.
post #264 of 516
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Get a ciem, while playing to the top end, I would suggest don't think about the price, just go for TOTL ciem that suits your sound signature.

If you like Beyer T1, I would suggest Hidition NT6 Pros, if you like HD800, go for Hidition NT6 (not the Pros version).

If you prefer rich, organic, a little bit warmish sound, SE5way is the the best one around, I just can't recommend it enough. It is a bit like Auduze's, but more neutral and more musical, not as dark, more balanced.

My best suggestion would be, don't just jump into bangwagon and order what is cool in head fi or what is hot nowadays. That's just killing me. I hope it helps, if you have further questions, feel free to ask.

As for earplugs hurting you, ciems don't hurt at all, if your audiologist is good at making ear impressions. I also never liked universal iems, never could get a nice comfort, seal, fit, sound and isolation. Ciems changed my way to look at listening to music.

I guess that I like the HD800 sound AND rich, organic and a little bit of the warmish sound.. and with the CIEM's I would like to pick the "perfect one" the first time..
It ain't easy beeing me.. wink.gif
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 with the CIEM's I would like to pick the "perfect one" the first time..

 

 

LOL!

 

Wouldn't we all?!

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LOL!

 

Wouldn't we all?!

 

ahem.

post #267 of 516
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I guess that I like the HD800 sound AND rich, organic and a little bit of the warmish sound.. and with the CIEM's I would like to pick the "perfect one" the first time..
It ain't easy beeing me.. wink.gif


I did literally research for months, endless chats with some users here (big thanks to all of them again, they know who they are) and I think I made my perfect ciem decision, the fact that I won't buy any ciem until I build the rest of the audio chain shows it I guess.

 

You say you like 2 different sound signatures, because HD800 is nothing like organic and warm-ish. Maybe you will need 2 ciems :happy_face1:

 

This hobby never finishes eh?

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ahem.

 

...errr.... care to elaborate?  :tongue:

post #269 of 516

I was trying some subtle shills...  I'm  useless at this stuff.

 

think it's pretty much agreed that Noble make some of the finest sounding CIEM/IEM's around.. any hi-end headphone should pair well with the Hugo, it's all about what flavour you prefer.

post #270 of 516
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... Maybe you will need 2 ciems :happy_face1:

 

 

Only 2? :D

 

 

 

 

 

...back to the Hugo, for those of you who have actually ordered this device, already, may I ask what 'transport' device you actually intend to feed the Hugo with?

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