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Originally Posted by archeryc View Post

One thing that the HD800 annoys me is how to clean the head band and ear pad of my HD800, I will leave this problem to the HD800 thread but welcome to PM me if you guys have any suggestion. smily_headphones1.gif

Back to the Hugo, anyone heard the difference of the crossfeed function? I tried it from light to heavy, none of these mode show differences to my ear... frown.gif


I tried all the settings.  Once when turing on for a fresh listen, I found the sound to be center-heavy and perhaps, not as clear.  Iwent through the settings and one just opened up the stage, clearing up the problem for me.  I can't quite tell which crossfeed setting is on but I sure know when it's off.  Not a big fan of crossfeed yet.

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Originally Posted by UELong View Post


I tried all the settings.  Once when turing on for a fresh listen, I found the sound to be center-heavy and perhaps, not as clear.  Iwent through the settings and one just opened up the stage, clearing up the problem for me.  I can't quite tell which crossfeed setting is on but I sure know when it's off.  Not a big fan of crossfeed yet.

Same here, if there are not much difference, I would rather turn it off to save battery life. smily_headphones1.gif
post #7548 of 8334

Matt of Chord has put together a 'Frequently Asked Questions' page on the Chord website which hopefully will serve as a guide for your requirements... we will link this into Chord's 'sponsor section' where we intend to build a Wiki to complement the information on the website... it is a work in progress so please bear with us.

 

FAQ Link: .http://chordelectronics.co.uk/chord-faq.asp

 

hopefully Harmonix can add the link to the opening post of the thread... cheers.


Edited by OK-Guy - 8/13/14 at 5:05am
post #7549 of 8334
Wow does this thread move fast.
Regarding mods gontobthe hd800 thread.
I have heard hd800 modded headphones twice
To me I felt it ruined the headphones sound especially the spatial keys that makes the headphones so great

Regarding the caps. Before I did a real caps I did the caps like the carbon or Zumba.
They do not run win 2012 and audio optimizer in core mode.
And the reviewer did not have this.
I compared my UMT plus as a music server and my krell connect.
With a stick caps win 7 machine. The krell was a dead heat
And the UMT plus best it easily. But my caps as described above is other wordly in sound
It shows all there is of the DAC being used.
As I also have a all
Out caps I also have two others as well
Caring levels. But all can do core mode
You have to hear core mode and then you will want one ASAP
It adds to the music in such a way that it touchs the extremes of the recording and also as such shows just how good or bad a DAC is.
We all want things to be great and a caps is a must to obtain this.
All you need is a basic PC setup running SER 2012 and audio optimizer in core mode
At this point it's already fantastic and as you add better stuff like USB cards
SSD drives and cd power supplies it just gets better.
But my pint is a basic setup gets you 70 percent there and that alone is a great place to be.

Al
post #7550 of 8334
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

Wow does this thread move fast.
Regarding mods gontobthe hd800 thread.
I have heard hd800 modded headphones twice
To me I felt it ruined the headphones sound especially the spatial keys that makes the headphones so great

Regarding the caps. Before I did a real caps I did the caps like the carbon or Zumba.
They do not run win 2012 and audio optimizer in core mode.
And the reviewer did not have this.
I compared my UMT plus as a music server and my krell connect.
With a stick caps win 7 machine. The krell was a dead heat
And the UMT plus best it easily. But my caps as described above is other wordly in sound
It shows all there is of the DAC being used.
As I also have a all
Out caps I also have two others as well
Caring levels. But all can do core mode
You have to hear core mode and then you will want one ASAP
It adds to the music in such a way that it touchs the extremes of the recording and also as such shows just how good or bad a DAC is.
We all want things to be great and a caps is a must to obtain this.
All you need is a basic PC setup running SER 2012 and audio optimizer in core mode
At this point it's already fantastic and as you add better stuff like USB cards
SSD drives and cd power supplies it just gets better.
But my pint is a basic setup gets you 70 percent there and that alone is a great place to be.

Al


Sorry I searched for "gontobthe'? No results on Head-Fi.

The 2 HD800 and Hd800 modified threads are very long and show no recent postings, so what exactly are you referring to? Could you provide LINK?

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I think he means "go to the".

 

Al writes like a gangsta from the hood. :bigsmile_face: Like Ice Cube in the film "Friday".

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http://www.computeraudiophile.com/content/490-computer-audiophile-pocket-server-c-p-s-v3-introduction/

 

sorry for my grammar and general hard to read or understand post,s   above is a link to a ca[s discussion . caps sometimes have names added to them . the name just means a style of enclose used and sometimes whats inside as well . 

 

my view on this is a simple PC setup and go from there .

http://www.highend-audiopc.com/optimizer.html

 

here is alink to the audio optimizer website.  his product must be paid for and will work on 5 machines   also keep in mind if you change the main processor or main board ina system the activation code will no longer work .

 

I hope this helps some here its an amazing product and if you already have a PC for audio its just a few hundred for the ppa usb card and audio optimizer software  . win server 2012 is free download but expires in 180 days . but you can simply just format and reinstall again . also j river is what I use , but foobar and j play also work .

 

ask me questions I will help but going to the website above there us a wealth of info . and then post results back here .

 

one last note I in no way have any affiliation with the stuff I am mentioning  . I paid full price as you will do I am Solely doing this for the good of all of us . this is always my intention and never to hurt someone feelings or sound as a tyrant . however as with my age and running companies all my adult life this causes me to assertive . sorry about that .

 

 

enjoy the music

 

al

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I can answer caps and AO (audiophile optimizer) stuff too as i helped Phil test and design useability requirements (sonic signature naming etc) and have built multiple caps with ws2012
post #7554 of 8334
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Originally Posted by rudi0504 View Post


Please try to add USB / SPDIF between your chord Hugo and your iPod
Like :
Cypher Labs Class Solo Original
Cypher Labs Class - dB
Venture Craft Go Dap DD 1 Limited Edition muse 02
We use the COAX out from these 3 dac / amps

Or you can buy any USB / SPDIF use their COAX out to Hugo COAX in


The set up like below :

iPod > cypher Labs Class -DB use : USB to mini lod or Venture Craft use : USB to lod >
Use COAX out > chord Hugo COAX in >
Use hp out > your LCD 2

Good luck and I hope you get the SQ what you expected

hello everyone

 

i see rudi recommended the following cypher labs or venturcraft so i can use the coaxial to the hugo

 

can you please tell me what exactly will be the improvement without those in my setup

 

ipod---hugo ( using usb )

 

is it a big difference in sound quality if i go

 

ipod-cypherlab-hugo ( coaxial )

 

and out the 3 devices rudi mentioned which is the best to buy

 

i know i ask noob questions but i rely totally on your advise where i live no sellers sell  such devices

 

thanks and forgive me for asking too much

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So who's using g the Hugo
. This is a long way to go for sure. But well worth the trip
post #7556 of 8334
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post
 

http://www.computeraudiophile.com/content/490-computer-audiophile-pocket-server-c-p-s-v3-introduction/

 

sorry for my grammar and general hard to read or understand post,s   above is a link to a ca[s discussion . caps sometimes have names added to them . the name just means a style of enclose used and sometimes whats inside as well . 

 

 

There's no need to apologize, it's actually fun trying to understand what you mean. English is not my mother tounge so it's even more fun for me trying to figure it out. :tongue:

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today i looked into my left over gears and found an old fiio e11

 

so what i did the following setup

 

ipod-----chord hugo ( usb hd ) -----fiio e11 ( 3.5mm out to hugo 3.5 mm in )------ audeze

 

so then I turned the high gain on fiio e11 and plug in my audeze into the fiio e11 and boy the difference in bass came out as i used the bass host in fiio e11, i really can't believe how just adding the fiio e11 gave the audeze a full body sound, that is really so so great. and this is with fiio e11 which is cheap but i am blown by the bass i get now won my audeze lcd2 rev2. its a day and night difference. wow wow wow

 

i have just a small question is by using the setup above causing any loss of sound quality  from hugo

 

but from what i hear its unbelievable how better the audeze sounds its so so so goofdout of the setup mentioned above

 

if the fiio amp can do that then what about portable high end amps, now i think i need to look for a small size portable amp that has bass control too and to be small in size to stack all that gear on top of each other, any suggestion for a high end amp with bass boast know volume control and small in size


Edited by hykhleif - 8/13/14 at 3:20pm
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Hey Guys/Gals, I am getting a unique opportunity to demo the HUGO > Noble K10 this weekend (short notice) and unfortunately do not have time to read through 8000 posts to figure out how to prep and optimize the HUGO as well as purchase any required but missing cables. With a brief skim through this massive thread, I am getting thoroughly confused and lost even with the search function.

 

Would anyone be willing to give me some tips on getting ready for and optimizing the HUGO for my brief demo weekend so I am listening rather than troubleshooting? Please don't feel you have to answer everything in my wish list below to respond, I know that it is obnoxious and hope to get what I can. To help prioritize, the key questions are highlighted in red. Any help would be greatly, greatly appreciated. Feel free to PM if you feel this is off thread in any way.

 

Questions:

  • Source: I am planning on using four sources, my windows 8 computer with iTunes, x5, dx90, and my iPhone 5s.   
    • Setup Links: Does anyone have any links to specific HUGO setup instructions for these sources?
    • Best SQ: Is there any consensus on the best source and connection option out of my source options?
    • Windows 8 w/iTunes: I installed the driver apparently successfully. Is there anything special I need to do to get the most out of the HUGO?
      • Connection: I have USB, COAX, and Optical options, what sounds best?
      • HD USB: What the heck is this and how is it different from normal USB. Is this a special cable and if so is it worth getting for this demo?
      • iTunes: Hot subject, but am I really losing SQ by using iTunes or is this a if you have to ask you don't need it.
      • Configuration: Is this a simple select the correct playback device, or are there further options that need to be configured like default sample rate?
    • DX90/X5:
      • Cables: These both have COAX out for digital output and include cables, however, the DX90 ends in COAX female while the X5 ends in COAX male.It looks like I need the male to go to the HUGO female. Are these COAX cables interchangeable between the DX90/X5 and plug and play with the HUGO, or is there something more I need to know?
      • Pairing: Is there any consensus on which pairs best or if they are on par in terms of SQ?
      • Configuration: Any tricks to getting these DAPs to work or are they plug and play?
    • iPhone 5s
      • Worthy: Does this sound good enough to even try or should I skip it other than to try the bluetooth option?
      • Cables: Is there a cable to make this work and where do I get it?
      • Making the most of it: How do I make this sound its best? Is there an app that I can use to maximize its SQ?
  • SQ Optimization: What are the tricks to getting the optimal SQ?
    • Crossfeed Mode: Any advice here?
    • Music: What genres sound best with HUGO, any particular show off songs I should collect? My collection is mainly 16/44 with some 24/96, am I missing out on anything not getting DSD files? Any suggestions or links to free DSD sample downloads that show off the HUGO?
    • Tweaks: Are there any other special tweaks that I should know about to increase SQ?
    • CIEMs/Headphones: I will be mainly listening with the K10 and NT6pro CIEMs and LCD2.2 and HD700 headphones. Is there anything special I should know to make these pairings work to their optimal? Any consensus on the best pairings out of these options?
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Wow, just wow. I'm listening to Sandstorm by Finnish DJ Darude (a trance classic) with HD650s on Hugo and it sounds absolutely amazing. Those lush snyth melodies never sounded so good with headphones before. I think TH900s would be better with trance though. :) Hugo's smooth yet extended treble and somewhat forward sound signature is so great for trance and EDM in general.


Edited by obsidyen - 8/13/14 at 2:51pm
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No one has any feedback on what kind of battery life they are getting with the USB input and their choice of headphones?  Thanks.  -- Sanjay

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