or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Help and Getting Started › Introductions, Help and Recommendations › Portable or tethered to my hifi?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Portable or tethered to my hifi?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

I was about to buy the Musical Fidelity M1HPAP headphone amp so that I can listen to my MF M6 amp with headphones. Source of music is Sonos streaming FLAC or 320kbps MP3s or the MF CD player.

 

But I've seen excellent reviews of the Hugo Chord and now I'm thinking I could just use my iPhone with that, then I wouldn't need to be sat right next my hifi and plugged into it.

 

Would the Hugo/iPhone combo provide better sound than the MF combo?  Why (not)?

 

Thanks for any details.

post #2 of 7
You could also get an HE-6 or another planar) and run it from the speaker tabs off your m6. Just saying.
post #3 of 7

Which headphones you have in mind OP? It is a good thing to have some portability. 

post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 

Well I wasn't really asking about the phones yet. I'll get the best I can afford once I have bought my headphone amp. 

 

My question is: is the Hugo/iPhone combo better than the M6/M1HPAP ?

 

Thanks for your concern though.

post #5 of 7
Looking at specs, the MF has almost twice the power in 32 ohms, so it's likely better for low impedance phones. It seems to be a toss up for high impedance headphones as it only swings 5.2 volts.
Oth MF doesn't quote any distortion figures for their output power.
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 


What about the DAC part though, and the bits in between - can the Hugo streaming digital music from an iPhone be better than a Sonos streaming bits from a computer fed into the DAC in the M6 CD player then into the M1HPAP?

If I thought the Hugo was going to be as good or better then I'd fork out for it - and that gives me the advantage of being portable. If the MF was better then I'd move my armchair over to the system and live with it :-)

post #7 of 7
Absolutely no way to know unless you can find someone who's tried said equipment.
I think it makes better sense to pick out some headphones and then look into the amping requirenments..
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Help and Getting Started › Introductions, Help and Recommendations › Portable or tethered to my hifi?