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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.


I truly am shocked that you sold your beloved Naks mind you I'm about to do the same with my IEM's.

 

When have you ever heard of me being hit for Customs... VAT (Value Added Taste) go wash your mouth out...  :wink_face:

 

we should talk on the dog some time soon, be nice to catch up, hope the Charity work is tickety-boo :beerchug:

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Anyone looking for Roxanne's universals July Glick NYC USA has universals i stock .
She is an authorized dealer for many of our IEM,s as well. She can be found on the approved list of venders at jh audio website .
Just a plug for great hearing dr. She is the dr for me as she can fix my tuning issues maybe hahahahaha. . Any way she good people .
Al
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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.)

 

 

 

For me personally I'd go with the HUGO if thats the case. To sum it up, I want a musical dac which I can listen to for hours on end ultimately.

 

omg, how can you possibly like the Oppo as DAC? or Sabre dacs in general..

 

 

Edit: Oops, just read the Oppo PM-1 is a headphone.


Edited by SearchOfSub - 6/14/14 at 12:22pm
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Anyone compared Hugo to Meridian Prime? I wonder which sounds better. I've heard Hugo and it's excellent, but wonder about Prime too.

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Anyone compared Hugo to Meridian Prime? I wonder which sounds better. I've heard Hugo and it's excellent, but wonder about Prime too.
Do you mean with it's "optional " extra powersupply or without it?
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Do you mean with it's "optional " extra powersupply or without it?


Both if you have the PSU, without if you don't.

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I almost never, if ever, hear the type of detail often heard in a hi resolution home sytem, when listening to live music. Being conditoned to recorded music has brought people to expect this type of sound, which may be some digital type of artifact. I think the Hugo is more honest in what it presents.

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Any company that purports to be a vendor of high-end gear, yet expects customers to buy a seperate PSU product, in order for their primary devices to perform properly, instantly demonstrates to me that they have not designed the primary device(s) properly in the first place.  IMO, that kind of approach to the hi-fi business is a dog-&-pony show which serves the interests of the vendor and their dealers, but definitely not those of the customer. How the likes of Naim have got away with this approach for so long, and managed to remain in business is beyond me.

 

Thankfully, Chord have done an incredible job with the Hugo. A tiny device which some consider to rival the performance of many larger devices - maybe even some with expensive seperate PSUs :confused_face:

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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.

 

Tried the 846's today with the Hugo and was very impressed too; certainly put a smile on my face.

 

Couldn't help but feel they were not being pushed to their limit by my ZX1 though. Things improved at a higher volume for me. Nit picking though.

 

With the Hugo, they were impressive and a nice improvement on my 530's.

 

Looking forward to hearing the Nobles with the Hugo to do the comparison!

 

Will Shure support imported 846's from the UK, as that would be compelling, especially as I'm in NY in a month or so :biggrin: 


Edited by mannp - 6/14/14 at 3:35pm
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A whmmm my msb stack has levels of psu
To attain a better performance level of sound.
So I am not sure the concept input are portraying is sound
Al
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Will Shure support imported 846's from the UK, as that would be compelling, especially as I'm in NY in a month or so biggrin.gif
Emailed Shure UK prior to Tokyo hol. Was told "yes" but has to be from official reseller. Best emailing yourself so you have email evidence if that day ever comes, *touch wood* my pair been fine
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Emailed Shure UK prior to Tokyo hol. Was told "yes" but has to be from official reseller. Best emailing yourself so you have email evidence if that day ever comes, *touch wood* my pair been fine

 

Interesting, thanks for the info; will have to investigate further.

 

Spoke with them last week and although I didn't ask the direct question on support, I did ask why the price discrepancy and they mentioned Uk support, which I assumed meant they wouldn't be supported.

 

Will mail and ask the question, thanks.

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Tried the 846's today with the Hugo and was very impressed too; certainly put a smile on my face.

Couldn't help but feel they were not being pushed to their limit by my ZX1 though. Things improved at a higher volume for me. Nit picking though.

With the Hugo, they were impressive and a nice improvement on my 530's.

Looking forward to hearing the Nobles with the Hugo to do the comparison!

Will Shure support imported 846's from the UK, as that would be compelling, especially as I'm in NY in a month or so biggrin.gif  

Glad you enjoyed the SE846, the combo with Sir Hugo is sensational.
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So I have lots of traditional USB cable I use from the computer to my rig that has the other USB types of connectors for the sources . i need an adapter for the Hugo anyone know wher ei can get one to use with my USB cables. I have one in the computer with the  ini on the other end but not long enough for the system to get into the Hugo. Suggestions anyone?

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So I have lots of traditional USB cable I use from the computer to my rig that has the other USB types of connectors for the sources . i need an adapter for the Hugo anyone know wher ei can get one to use with my USB cables. I have one in the computer with the  ini on the other end but not long enough for the system to get into the Hugo. Suggestions anyone?

 

The nicest one I know of is the Audioquest mini USB to B if that is what you are asking.  However, the Audioquest runs into the Chord Hugo case issue as connection is loose.  I had to shave off some of the plastic housing to get a decent fit.

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