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post #721 of 1847
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Originally Posted by isquirrel View Post
 


I found that the sound of Hugo did not change much with time. Got me thinking about the HD800's again.

 

My Hugo doesn't sound quite as good to me as the first few times I listened to it.  I was hoping more burn-in would alleviate that.

 

Then again, maybe it's me and I'm just more used to it.

post #722 of 1847
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

For me the hugo is fine with the hd800. Overall
Not many dacs or combos pull off the hd800 well. The headphones blow up plenty of setups giving the headphones a bad rap.
But good source materials play well.
But one must like the hugo sound signature
It's very neutral

I do like the Hugo. It almost doesnt add color to the sound from the source except reveal the bass texture and treble details of the music. Details are finely delivered to my ears btw.

I asked about the HD800 because of those qualities in the Hugo's FPGA dac. It has the inherent strengths to NOT diminish the capabilities of the HD800.

That said, my only concern stems from biochemistry. Strengths + strengths is obviously a good thing. But what about weakness + weakness?

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post #723 of 1847
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Originally Posted by R Scott Ireland View Post
 

 

My Hugo doesn't sound quite as good to me as the first few times I listened to it.  I was hoping more burn-in would alleviate that.

 

Then again, maybe it's me and I'm just more used to it.

 

I've had a few experiences with the so called 'burn in' factor... when the ZX1 was first released I wasn't happy with the sound as imo my old Sony Z1070 blitzed it, I was told to give it about 120hours of burn-in and everything would sort itself out, now after about 70hours of burning-in Sony decided to release a firmware update correcting the SQ issues I was having, job done & I was a happy bunny.

 

the other burn-in experience that was afforded to me came when I upgraded a pair of speaker-cables to some of those horribly expensive ones, I was told by the Dealer to allow at least 250hours for the cables to be burnt in. Now not being one to piss off my neighbours by leaving my music on 24/7 to achieve the required amount of burn-in time, I actually got to listen to the cables burning-in on my home-system whilst listening to music, weird I know but I do try to be a wannabee audiophile... after I estimated the period of burn-in to be over I couldn't remember what the cables sounded like in the first place as everything sounded the same and the earth never moved beneath my feet.

 

I've decided it's best to act dumb & look stupid when it comes to talk of burn-in.


Edited by OK-Guy - 11/21/14 at 3:22pm
post #724 of 1847
Thread Starter 
Random question, there is no way on Hugo to know Apt-X is enabled, so - how, on an unrooted Android handset (Note 4 in this case) do you know if Apt-X is running? - the only app I've found only shows A2DP information...
post #725 of 1847
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Originally Posted by seeteeyou View Post
 

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Where can I source this cable?  Would this be a better alternative than CCK and USB to lightning for connecting an iPhone 6 to Hugo?   Thanks in advance.

 

Happy Motoring!


Edited by cardude - 11/23/14 at 5:03pm
post #726 of 1847

dumb question time... how do you transfer music-files to a memory-stick using WMP?

 

this is new to me as I normally burn to a CD.


Edited by OK-Guy - 11/24/14 at 9:21am
post #727 of 1847
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Originally Posted by OK-Guy View Post
 

dumb question time... how do you transfer music-files to a memory-stick using WMP?

 

this is new to me as I normally burn to a CD.


Don't use WMP - use File Explorer and simply copy from one location to another (drag and drop).

post #728 of 1847

wtf is file-explorer?... as you can see I'm a pc genius.


Edited by OK-Guy - 11/24/14 at 10:09am
post #729 of 1847
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Originally Posted by OK-Guy View Post
 

wtf is file-explorer?... as you can see I'm a pc genius.


Aha - We'll be going way off topic here, so taken to PM...

Just a thought - wouldn't it be great if the colour of your cat's goggles cycled through Hugo's startup sequence...

Or - if he's using efficient IEMS and that's the volume colour - you have one deaf cat.


Edited by uzi2 - 11/24/14 at 2:44pm
post #730 of 1847

the cat snap I nicked online... I used to have a British-Blue who I thought had had crap hearing but somehow always knew when the fridge door opened so she could ponce some ham, I put it down to her being psychic... I might get another Blue in the new year and call it Hugo-Paws, you can have fun with pedigree names.

post #731 of 1847
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Originally Posted by OK-Guy View Post
 

 

I've had a few experiences with the so called 'burn in' factor... when the ZX1 was first released I wasn't happy with the sound as imo my old Sony Z1070 blitzed it, I was told to give it about 120hours of burn-in and everything would sort itself out, now after about 70hours of burning-in Sony decided to release a firmware update correcting the SQ issues I was having, job done & I was a happy bunny.

 

the other burn-in experience that was afforded to me came when I upgraded a pair of speaker-cables to some of those horribly expensive ones, I was told by the Dealer to allow at least 250hours for the cables to be burnt in. Now not being one to piss off my neighbours by leaving my music on 24/7 to achieve the required amount of burn-in time, I actually got to listen to the cables burning-in on my home-system whilst listening to music, weird I know but I do try to be a wannabee audiophile... after I estimated the period of burn-in to be over I couldn't remember what the cables sounded like in the first place as everything sounded the same and the earth never moved beneath my feet.

 

I've decided it's best to act dumb & look stupid when it comes to talk of burn-in.


Burn-in is an established occurrence with high end gear although there is often subtlety in the results. Sometimes, a product requires very little time for it to reach its stable performance level while other times it can take hundreds of hours, especially with digital components. Sometimes the sound difference after burn-in is more than subtle. Generally, I find the mid to high frequencies are where I hear the greatest improvement in that any smearing of transient detail is diminished thus resulting in a cleaner, less harsh sound. Some argue what is really happening is that one's ears are just growing accustomed to the initial sound and I suppose that may be true for some listeners. I find the results of burn-in to be very tangible, so it is my habit when I buy a new piece of gear to do a quick listen and then just cook it for a week or so with spot checks to assess any change.

 

Break-in best applies to transducers since there is a mechanical effect that happens with drivers loosening up. Bass improvement is more notable here although break-in affects the entire frequency range. Phone cartridges go through a break-in period because of the suspension material used on the cantilever, although it typically takes no more than 20 hours.

 

In my humble opinion, of course ...


Edited by jwbrent - 11/24/14 at 12:21pm
post #732 of 1847

I received my Sys Concept toslink cable on Saturday and I am very pleased with the build quality. The length is 6" tip to tip with it evenly divided by the connectors and the cable. It was just long enough to allow me to mount my 240 to the back of the Hugo (the rubber bumpers are situated perfectly in order to protect the 240 from scratches). The initial improvements over the stock cable appear to be greater extension in the high frequencies. Additionally, this cable not only passes 24/192, but DSD64 and 128 as well, a surprise since the 240 manual states the toslink output will not pass DSD. I now recall there was a firmware update that added this functionality, but I thought it only applied to DSD64 files. Here are some pictures:

 

 

I would add a half inch to the length if the 240 case is used or greater flexibility in placement is needed for those who are interested in my example. Now I just need to find a case of some sort to protect my gear when I travel.

post #733 of 1847

Oh, by the way, the toslink clicks nicely into the Hugo unlike the stock cable. :D

post #734 of 1847
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Originally Posted by jwbrent View Post

Oh, by the way, the toslink clicks nicely into the Hugo unlike the stock cable. biggrin.gif

Congrats on the really handsome toslink cable! Quick Q: the AK240 can now transmit DSD via toslink? That's interesting. smily_headphones1.gif
post #735 of 1847
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Originally Posted by OK-Guy View Post
 

 

I've had a few experiences with the so called 'burn in' factor... when the ZX1 was first released I wasn't happy with the sound as imo my old Sony Z1070 blitzed it, I was told to give it about 120hours of burn-in and everything would sort itself out, now after about 70hours of burning-in Sony decided to release a firmware update correcting the SQ issues I was having, job done & I was a happy bunny.

 

the other burn-in experience that was afforded to me came when I upgraded a pair of speaker-cables to some of those horribly expensive ones, I was told by the Dealer to allow at least 250hours for the cables to be burnt in. Now not being one to piss off my neighbours by leaving my music on 24/7 to achieve the required amount of burn-in time, I actually got to listen to the cables burning-in on my home-system whilst listening to music, weird I know but I do try to be a wannabee audiophile... after I estimated the period of burn-in to be over I couldn't remember what the cables sounded like in the first place as everything sounded the same and the earth never moved beneath my feet.

 

I've decided it's best to act dumb & look stupid when it comes to talk of burn-in.

 

Happy Birthday old socks, Hope you had a good day as not many Birthdays you have involve having a nose bleed been so high up in the Prem league! ; )

 

Burn in like JW Brent mentioned varies and some can be subtle and some not so.  I still hear a difference between feel I hear a difference between WAV & Flac files (through high-end speaker system) when apparently I should not be which always stirs the format community this one and especially lately again that feeling has been re-visited listening to WAV & Flac files of same songs on the laptop through the Hugo.

 

Yep, as UZI2 said just drag and drop but you can if you wanted to use WMP just go to the sync tab on the right hand pane and it will show up as a device like if you had a Walkman hooked up but will just see brand/ model of usb stick that is plugged in. 

 

Enjoy what's left of your B'day party boy ; )

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Originally Posted by Duncan View Post

Random question, there is no way on Hugo to know Apt-X is enabled, so - how, on an unrooted Android handset (Note 4 in this case) do you know if Apt-X is running? - the only app I've found only shows A2DP information...

Not by any chance a small white light in top corner to where the main three led lights are as I cannot see what is written on the pcb board under the light but cannot remember it been there before and don't see any mention of this light on the three page brochure manual... Unless it is when I activated the dac only mode it has that light come on as there is not a indication light for this mode either far as I'm aware?

 

Oh, yeah.... I finally picked up a Hugo, (and not a Penguin!)

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