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Originally Posted by Zojokkeli View Post

What are your impressions on Hugo with Fostex TH900? I'm quite sure TH900's will be my next headphones, and I'm looking for a simple one-box solution to drive them. Originally I was thinking about OPPO HA1 and Fostex HP-A8C, but Hugo is in similar price bracket, and has a much smaller footprint and portable properties, so it seems like a worthy option too.

Amazing combination, just make sure you don't fully evaluate till the Fostex's and the Hugo are broken in. 

post #4577 of 14321
Good morning hiw does the empirical dac compare to the Hugo ?
Al
post #4578 of 14321
Hi guys I got a question. Is it possible to hook up my portable android device to the hd usb port like how I do it by my desktop? I have tried using co axial but I preferred the sound from the hd input so much better.smily_headphones1.gif

Does the driver that I have installed on the pc work as well on android devices?
post #4579 of 14321

Ok you've broken me down.  Pulled the trigger - Hugo arrives tomorrow :L3000:

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Originally Posted by avl06 View Post
 

Ok you've broken me down.  Pulled the trigger - Hugo arrives tomorrow :L3000:

 

A friendly word of advice:   Clear your schedule for Saturday, because you'll be sleeping all day, having stayed awake all night, listening to most of your music collection, anew, with the Hugo, until daybreak on Saturday morning.

 

Ask me how I know this will happen :etysmile: 

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You will be very happy. We really need a spinoff thread for using it with our devices. As anakahn was kind enough to point me towards apple there is not much info out there about using it . I think as the dap concept is a great idea it falls short of giving us all the quality we can get from this device .
Al
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Originally Posted by harmonix View Post

You guys do realize that Metiner is the guy who practically invented DSD right?? 

Of course I do. I'd love to get EMMLab but well beyond budget. This MA1 converts incoming data into DSD before decoding...and sounds very natural and musical.
post #4583 of 14321
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

As anakahn was kind enough to point me towards apple there is not much info out there about using it.

 

Ya know what I 'love' about Apple and Android smartphones?

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPCdCTZdUH0

 

It's a crazy world we're living in.

 

 

When I eventually buy a Hugo, I think I'll be more inclined to use it with something like a DX90 or other dedicated DAP, but that's just my personal outlook upon it. Everyone's different :beerchug: 

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Originally Posted by Mython View Post
 

 

A friendly word of advice:   Clear your schedule for Saturday, because you'll be sleeping all day, having stayed awake all night, listening to most of your music collection, anew, with the Hugo, until daybreak on Saturday morning.

 

Ask me how I know this will happen :etysmile: 

Ohh yeah...it sounds so good;) Been A/Bing my Anedio D2 since yesterday ;) Definitely one of the best I have ever heard! 

 

Proper impressions later;)

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I, too, am also surprised by Al's "bright" comments, as all who have heard mine (including me) would say they are most impressed with its organic, wet, timbre-rich musicality, combined with a sense of timing and attention to the smallest detail.  If I had to put it on the neutral curve I'd tend to vote south of neutral (i.e warm, but that denotes rolled-off to some people, which it isn't).  But "bright" is the adjective I would never have used with the Hugo, unless it is driving a transducer too hard...(which in my case was my preamp input for the first couple of days before I got a handle on gain)...but then my adjective would be "harsh" not bright.  And this in a system that can very easily become too analytical or north-of-neutral if I don't watch it.

 

It proves one thing: we all have different ears.  :)   Viva la difference!

 

P.S.  And yes, I use female vocals for this eval as well, including Cassandra Wilson, Eva Cassidy, Rickie Lee Jones, Margot Timmins (Cowboy Junkies), Imogen Heap, Suzanne Vega, Julie London, Jacintha, etc.


Edited by ted_b - 6/12/14 at 6:34am
post #4586 of 14321
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Originally Posted by flymetothemoon View Post


Of course I do. I'd love to get EMMLab but well beyond budget. This MA1 converts incoming data into DSD before decoding...and sounds very natural and musical.

Try a split USB cable with a separate power supply - you will get another bump in performance....

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As my explaining stinks and this is all about opinions anyway , however you have a mytek right , a direct stream right . And any ore dac you have. . Are you saying the overall tone is the same . I am not claiming to know bright from dull . But I do claim to know the music I listen too. And when I hear voices and instruments sound at a almost another octave higher this makes me think it's bright. My wording portrays me in the wrong manner .
As I know you have these dacs do a simple listen and tell me they voice the same as Hugo. As it is much more
Directly with headphones , but it is still there even if using another amp. I tested my theory with all of the devices in the picture and the mytek that was not. All of them sound about the same and then the Hugo alone in it's presentation . But this is all just conjecture anyway.
Al
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Ok so I will,explain what most here hear but do not understand me or there own ears.
I do not care what , iem , headphone or speaker you use for this test. It shows the same anyway it's done.
Find a dsd or com with a female vocal. And play it on the Hugo , now play the same song on any dac you own
The voice will,sound deeper as the Hugo makes the girl sound higher in pitch . It also effect where she is singing from . As this brings her closer to the front row. Now once you get to understand this it becomes obvious the rest of the instruments and vocals are all effected by the tonL change. Why no one says this is beyond my understanding but if we do it as I am saying you must hear it too. It's not a bad thing in fact it's one of the reasons the Hugo sounds so good. By doing what I hear it increases the staging and clarity. It does make the Hugo sound a little thinner than the direct stream as well
I won a hugo it is my every day commute device with my iems, and iPhone. I am not crazy and I do not care how many people here say I am wrong do the test as I say and post .
Al

Hi Rainbow,

 

Could you please share what equipment that you were referring to when you said the above.  Seems like Hugo shifts the imaging of vocal from whatever you were using to create a different effect.

post #4589 of 14321

Sorry about not wading thru the thread for this, but what USB cables are Hugo owners using? I have an Audioquest Carbon now that I like with my Meridian Direct.


Edited by rgs9200m - 6/12/14 at 3:02pm
post #4590 of 14321
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Originally Posted by harmonix View Post
 

Try a split USB cable with a separate power supply - you will get another bump in performance....

Thanks for the advise.  I'm now mostly using the AK240 via optical to feed the MA1 with better imaging than MacBook via USB.

 

Cheers

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