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imo this Sony could be the ultimate source for the Hugo... just got to figure how to get rid of the ears.

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Hi-Fi Choice conclusion
In the hugo, chord electronics has made one of the finest digital converters in the world-and it just happens to be portable.it works brilliantly as a fixed-level output DAC, but has an excellent digital volume control that can drive a power amplifier with ease,and is also great powering a good set of headphones.This is a landmark product because it makes all flavours of digital sound so nice to listen to.And as many of my fellow vinyl aficionados will agree, that takes some doing.
I think hi-fi Choice have got it just right,enjoy your music.
Edited by lovethatsound - 6/14/14 at 11:04am
post #4818 of 8586
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Originally Posted by OK-Guy View Post

I have it on good authority that the Roxanne maybe not the best pairing for the Hugo you might read about this later... I spoke to Phil.W earlier about headphones and he knows I'm fussy, well I have been a Customer for 25+ years (Hi-Fi), Phil is recommending I go for the Shure SE846 as he reckons it's a bargain despite its price, I'm tempted but I'd love a listen some FitEars not much chance on the latter.
I like the SE846 but not the UK price. Picked mine up in Tokyo. The saving on UK price is not so far off return flights cost either!
post #4819 of 8586
Diss the sony player output DSD as dop format. ??
It actually looks really high tech
Hahahaha
Al
post #4820 of 8586
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Originally Posted by Chord addiction View Post

Finally got my chord Hugo and I'm in heaven

WOW first post and ure in heaven....dang..so jealous...

 

What were ure gear before the Hugo?

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Originally Posted by Chord addiction View Post

Finally got my chord Hugo and I'm in heaven

 

Now that's what we're talking about

 

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Got a question, does android devices need a dedicated software in order to playback hi res files on hd input?

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Originally Posted by LFC_SL View Post


I like the SE846 but not the UK price. Picked mine up in Tokyo. The saving on UK price is not so far off return flights cost either!

 

you are worse than me... :wink_face: 

 

ps.. your thoughts on the SE846, I understand they have different filters for alternative SQ's?


Edited by OK-Guy - 6/14/14 at 8:55am
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Diss the sony player output DSD as dop format. ??
It actually looks really high tech
Hahahaha
Al

 

that Sony does DSD native, has SD-Card and is a one cable connection, hth.

post #4825 of 8586

  

Already tried. A touch warmer than AK240 on redbook > 24/192, quite musical. But no DSD playback output to optical, no conversion or DoP. DSD files just playback through analog out or internal speaker. So no go for me as a playback source for Hugo.

post #4826 of 8586
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Originally Posted by Chord addiction View Post

My mate has his own IT company and really into his hifi and always wanted me to get into it but never been interested,was always there when his mrs died of cancer so he bought me this and a pair of LCD x headphones

Dats a sad story bro... But well, he got u into it now lol
post #4827 of 8586
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Originally Posted by OK-Guy View Post

you are worse than me... wink_face.gif  

ps.. your thoughts on the SE846, I understand they have different filters for alternative SQ's?
Think there is merit to importing from USA as $999 = £588. Even if you get hit for vat and customs still saving over UK retail.

SE846 is smooth and effortless. Great bass impact but no bleed between frequencies. Instrument placement perfect. Detail is there but done properly as lesser implementation elsewhere when bringing detail sounds thin or overcooked. Not here. And engineering is top notch.

Have already sold the Phonak. Thinking of selling the SE535 too in order to help fund a new dac/amp.
post #4828 of 8586
Has anyone posted a review on thus thread with a i device ?? Playing hinrez and dsd Ina comaprrison do sound ??
Maybe the dsd would sound that different over the pcm down sampling witha hugo. Someone who has an i device and a ak240 .

Not me I am really am asking
I still,like the look of that sony thing though really cool .
Al
post #4829 of 8586

Funny, I was listening to my EMM XDS1 last night, and it has more resolute bass, deeper and wider staging, more layering, and a little more speed, but the Hugo counters with a more natural perspective, with a more polite, sweet, and more fatigue-free sound, and maybe more musical in all situations.

The Hugo can handle any phone I have with finesse, even revealing ones (HD800, TH900), whereas with the EMM (especially with my good old 60's & 70's CDs with like Michael Jackon or Frankie Valli), I need to use my LCD3s or Oppo PM-1s.

So, overall, and I can't believe I'm saying this, It's hard to decide which is the more satisfying musical experience, the EMM or the Hugo DAC.

 

The EMM seems to say, this is how it was recorded, so here it is ready or not. The Hugo seems to have a more processed sound, but I mean that in a totally good way, removing digital "ringing" as I hear it, which to me is an artifact that has been around since the dawn of digital in the mid 1980s.

(I thought the Meridian apodizing filter was meant to do that, but the Hugo does it better as I hear it.)

 

Again, the deep I-can-see-clearly resolution of the Hugo DAC co-existing with the almost total freedom from digital glare, hardness, pain, fatigue, or that thing that happens in digital when a musical object (like a vocal) swells and pushes itself forward and makes me wince is actually an amazing feat that is new to me in digital.

 

I was the skeptical one who asked for the comparison of the Hugo to the long list of other DACs a few days ago, but now I'm a believer.

(I better shut-up now. I got flamed on the Oppo PM-1 impressions thread for posting too much about how much I liked them, so I better not repeat that here. But then Tyll's review came along and liked them a lot too, so I feel vindicated sort of.)


Edited by rgs9200m - 6/14/14 at 9:46am
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It's a very resolving DAC. And portible is a big bonus
Al
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