I found this seriously well written review of the Hugo, enjoy...
Hey R Scott,
I can't really imagine going anywhere using this combo on batteries, especially because you'd also need a source! Maybe when the A2P leather case arrives I'll reconsider.
Luggable gear like the Hugo and TU-05b are great for freelance gigs at a desk, but I'd never take them on an airplane, or to a coffee shop. That's what IEM's and DAPs are for.
That last review was just annoying - at least the guys who write for the mags can be entertaining and (on occasion) remove themselves from the frame. I constantly got the sense that the author was more intent on unleashing his vocabulary and some sort of pseudo-scientific method on us that the Hugo was secondary to the whole exercise. Personally, I'm a big fan of John's (project86) reviews, and he never tries to pretend that its anything other than his subjective opinion.
To quote Roxette - Don't bore us, get to the chorus !
Agreed, and all this hoopla about the LCD-X is seriously annoying when the vice has only just come off my head after an hour or so. I should pick up my Taurus today, and I'll be taking just one pair of cans with me - the HD800. Unless I can get on top of the comfort issues, I dont think either of my Audeze headphones - or their OTT travel cases - will be remaining under my roof for much longer. Watched an entire action movie - Pacific RIm Blu-Ray - with the HD800s on my head yesterday and it was fantastic from start to finish, even from the headphone out on my Marantz speaker amp. Prior to these cans, every pair of Senns I've owned have ended up elsewhere (several in the trash), but these are a keeper. Full marks to Audeze for their marketing, though - these are the Head-Fi equivalent of the 'cruel shoes' that women will wear despite the pain ;)
That's great. Looks like I was wrong on suspecting that the wifi was too slow. Glad to hear you made it work.
Munich Hi-End Show photo's...
Program with Hugo review by Chris Martens (see Chord's website - note: not obligatory)
Hugo & iPhone
Hugo with Noble K10's & Sony ZX1
The calm before the storm at Munich
Chord's Reference System featuring PMC Speakers & Chord-Company Cables
Proud Uno-Numero's: Mr Pete Thomas (PMC's owner) and Mr John Franks (Chord's owner).
Overkill for the win.
No, it depends on the quality of the transport connected in my experience as well as, not to mention, how the DAC handles digital inputs.