Since you own both perhaps you could say which i better in terms of absolute SQ between the Hugo and AK240.. I have read some impressions which indicate the difference is negligible.
Is this correct ? What do you think. If you wanted to buy one and only one unit ignoring the portability factor which would it be for use with IEMs ?
These two are different segmented market
What is your source ?
What is Your iems or headphone ?
If you have already very good source / dap
Than Hugo is your choice
You can use Hugo as ext DAC with other Amp or
As full dac / amp .
Plus point from Hugo :
Big power with incredible SQ , that you can drive from iem to hard to drive headphone .
Very good as all rounder DAC / Amp
Hugo is more fexible to play With it
Minus point from Hugo :
You need source / DAP
Not so portable , it is more transportable
Ak 240 is DAP
Has very good to excellent SQ for iems and ciems , but not so good for headphones
Plus point AK 240 :
It is high end DAP , it is more practice and anytime you need music is there .
Minus point AK 240 :
please note that not all iems or ciems sound very good with AK 240
The most of them sound very Good to excellent
But has limitation power to drive headphone
Nobody is perfect , now The Choice is In Your hand
If i Know Your iems that maybe i have The same like Your iem , i can help you to test
With The same songs use AK 240 as stand Alone dap vs
AK 240 + Hugo
AK 240 + Hugo has better SQ , more weight , better High , better mid and more Clear ,
Edited by rudi0504 - 3/15/14 at 8:52pm