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post #1681 of 1691

I was listening to my 240 tonight and I noticed a file navigation method that I was never aware of. Perhaps this is old news, but when the 240 is on the now playing screen, if you slide upward from the bottom of the artwork, the 240 will skip to the next track. Likewise, if you slide downward from the top of the artwork, the 240 will go back to the beginning of the current song; each additional slide downward takes you back to the previous song.

 

Just thought I would share this for those, like me, who were not aware of this functionality.

post #1682 of 1691
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Originally Posted by jwbrent View Post
 

I was listening to my 240 tonight and I noticed a file navigation method that I was never aware of. Perhaps this is old news, but when the 240 is on the now playing screen, if you slide upward from the bottom of the artwork, the 240 will skip to the next track. Likewise, if you slide downward from the top of the artwork, the 240 will go back to the beginning of the current song; each additional slide downward takes you back to the previous song.

 

Just thought I would share this for those, like me, who were not aware of this functionality.

Excellent, thanks for sharing.

post #1683 of 1691

Hey guys,

 

I use my tg334 with AK240 and it sounds lovely, but lately I have been thinking of pairing it up with Hugo. If anyone's tried this, how much better would you say it improved the sound? It's rather pricey, so I was wondering if it's worth it.

 

I was skeptical about paying premium for AK420 back then, but at the end I am glad to say I wasn't disappointed. 

 

Apologize if this has already been asked.


Edited by scorpio187 - 10/2/14 at 12:09pm
post #1684 of 1691

I am unable to comment on the tg334 directly.  However, I did demo the W60 and my Audeze. Both had a substantial improvement.

- Soundstage/Imaging +++

- Dynamics++

- Separation+

- Engagement...that HUGO magic I am unable to describe.  I lose myself far more in the music +++

 

I am sure there are other benefits but that is off the top of my head.

 

It is diminishing returns for even the AK240...same is true for the HUGO. For me, the math works and I love it.  Not to mention, it does beautifully in my home 2 channel stereo.  It really is an awesome DAC.

 

Good Luck!

post #1685 of 1691


I keep thinking about buying one of those Hugos ... :rolleyes:

post #1686 of 1691

... and I just read on 6 Moons that it is now available in satin black.

post #1687 of 1691
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Originally Posted by jwbrent View Post
 

... and I just read on 6 Moons that it is now available in satin black.

 

Yep - I've got one - its gorgeous :-)

post #1688 of 1691
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Originally Posted by scorpio187 View Post
 

Hey guys,

 

I use my tg334 with AK240 and it sounds lovely, but lately I have been thinking of pairing it up with Hugo. If anyone's tried this, how much better would you say it improved the sound? It's rather pricey, so I was wondering if it's worth it.

 

I was skeptical about paying premium for AK420 back then, but at the end I am glad to say I wasn't disappointed. 

 

Apologize if this has already been asked.

 

Honestly, the AK240 is nearly as good as the Hugo on its own - I have both and find them different but equally pleasing, with my SE846's.

IMHO the hugo is better than the AK240 with larger headphones like my T5p's.

The hugo really shines in a big system though - I mean REALLY!

post #1689 of 1691
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Honestly, the AK240 is nearly as good as the Hugo on its own - I have both and find them different but equally pleasing, with my SE846's.

IMHO the hugo is better than the AK240 with larger headphones like my T5p's.

The hugo really shines in a big system though - I mean REALLY!

Hey piercer, that's good to know!

 

So am I right to understand that Hugo will only benefit most with full-size cans rather than high-end IEMs? Like I've already mentioned I have been thinking of getting hugo and use it with my AK240. 

post #1690 of 1691
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Yep - I've got one - its gorgeous :-)

 

 

I am so jealous ...

post #1691 of 1691
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Originally Posted by scorpio187 View Post
 

Hey guys,

 

I use my tg334 with AK240 and it sounds lovely, but lately I have been thinking of pairing it up with Hugo. If anyone's tried this, how much better would you say it improved the sound? It's rather pricey, so I was wondering if it's worth it.

 

I was skeptical about paying premium for AK420 back then, but at the end I am glad to say I wasn't disappointed. 

 

Apologize if this has already been asked.

 

I haven't amped my 334 either, but i have balanced cables for them.   The AK240 has slightly more voltage with the balanced out.  i didn't really notice much improvement in SQ using the balanced cable.   Since the 334 already runs hot - very efficient - they probably won't benefit substantially from more power.  I am just guessing here though and might be wrong.

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