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    Chord Mojo 2: Speculation Thread

    Here’s hoping! 🍻 Agreed re. Microsoft. The point I was making is that doing an OS from scratch is difficult, even for them. And I completely agree with you regarding the challenges of getting the streaming services to create an app for a new OS were a DAP maker to actually get one off the...
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    Chord Mojo 2: Speculation Thread

    I agree with you about Android completely. Not bad when implemented in a modern phone, but these DAP manufacturers taking janky old versions and then modding it… terrible idea. But developing their own software ain’t gonna happen, in my opinion. Remember the Windows phone? Few do. Microsoft...
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    Chord Mojo 2: Speculation Thread

    I (very briefly) owned the SR25 as well. Great SQ, but I had issues getting things set up, so returned it within the month. Funnily enough, the one DAP I own that has never given me any issues (yet) is the Fiio M11 Plus LTD… why funny? Because at the end of the day, I’m not that huge a fan of...
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    Chord Mojo 2: Speculation Thread

    Believe me, I get the simplicity point. That said, I would submit that while DAPs are certainly simple on paper, having owned many, they are not. They are small-scale releases by niche companies running relatively ancient versions of Android, and that makes them just as buggy and prone to...
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    Chord Mojo 2: Speculation Thread

    Not sure you’re understanding the gist of my question, probably my fault… re-reading it, I wasn’t as clear as I could have been. So we know that with Apple Music being run on Android OS, if an SD card reader is present, you have the option to download onto an SD card, and furthermore, if it is...
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    Chord Mojo 2: Speculation Thread

    Regarding getting lossless streaming music onto a theoretical Mojo 2 with SD card… Most DAPs have internal storage and an SD card slot… When you go to download music from a streaming app (including Apple Music) for offline listening, it will give you the choice to download it to the internal...
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    Chord Mojo 2: Speculation Thread

    Well, like I said- keeps the thread interesting, ha ha!
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    Chord Mojo 2: Speculation Thread

    Re-reading some posts, and I caught this… Why exactly do you like the term Mojo classic, Rob? Was that perhaps a clue? We have all assumed this new device is a direct successor -and presumably also a replacement for- the Mojo. But what if it’s not? What if Chord intends to continue...
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    Effect Audio launches the Axiom IEM

    So I said what I said, and it was nice and snarky, and honestly I do think there is some green-washing here. But that said, everybody makes mistakes… I don’t think one ill-thought-out marketing move should sink a new IEM. Maybe I’m just philosophical tonight (little too much wine), but it...
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    Effect Audio launches the Axiom IEM

    Cable company sells $2400 IEM with no cable. Because “sustainability”.
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    Chord Mojo 2: Speculation Thread

    Nice. I had the LP W2 as well, ended up returning mine. I think it did many things better than the S1, particularly from a technical aspect, but I just enjoyed the tonality of the S1 slightly more, so for me, that kind of evened things out between the two… The tiebreaker was the W2’s...
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    Chord Mojo 2: Speculation Thread

    With respect, a lot of the guys who keep insisting that the Poly is “so much more than just Bluetooth” perhaps don’t understand just how simple to implement the Poly’s functions are in 2021. Back in 2017, it was most likely separate Bluetooth and Wi-Fi chips/cards, but there are plenty of duals...
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    Chord Mojo 2: Speculation Thread

    The phone point is well taken, but then we must also acknowledge the difference between a phone and a boutique audio device. While most modern jobs require one to have a smart phone (and I am not speaking tech or corporate… even plumbers could not go back to the days before customers could text...
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    Chord Mojo 2: Speculation Thread

    Woo hoooo!! Never been happier to have been wrong! That said, I still don’t think it will be identical to those leaked images from earlier in the thread. I’d bet that was a prototype. Look at the pic of the rear… the cutout for the USB-C port not only appears to extend below the base of the...
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    HiBy R6 2020 User Impressions

    I guess Amazon Music can be added to the list. And that, gentlemen, is the last straw for me.
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