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    CanJam @ RMAF 2018 Impressions (Oct 5-7, 2018)

    I'm thinking of that too. The hype on the Utopia is quite high, and likewise, when I was at the Chord Hugo II threads, many of our fellow members strongly defend Hugo II, and the advertising at Chord website also said it's the best DAC in the world. The way they said it, is no difference than...
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    CanJam @ RMAF 2018 Impressions (Oct 5-7, 2018)

    I finally have the chance to do A-B test, comparing the Focal Utopia vs. Signature Pro from Ultrasone. I compare 4 songs in 2 CD. My DAC is the Sony PHA-3. There is absolutely no difference on female / male vocal and background music. First 3 songs is Celine Dion, comparing the vocal and...
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    Chord Electronics - Hugo 2 - The Official Thread

    Hugo TT2 is desktop application. For desktop, you could go with dCS as 1 of the best DAC in the world (it's a lot of $ though). I am using the Sony DAC PHA-3, 1 thing like this guy is that it still has an old audio 3.5mm jack as I have a lot of songs in MD and HiMD. Too bad Hugo 2 doesn't...
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    Is "Cryo' ED 78K" England treatment really makes a difference on CD , cables etc?

    that article is old. Is the technology from that UK co. the same as that japanese co. back in 1990? and why now? I just saw a bunch of newly release CD that has that "Cryoed in England" blue sticker. but having said that, that article did say there is a difference back in 1990 But today...
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    Chord Electronics - Hugo 2 - The Official Thread

    what is another brand that is also mobile but a noticeable better DAC than Hugo 2? I notice a lot of people is selling this unit after they use it for a few mth. at the for sale forum
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    Is "Cryo' ED 78K" England treatment really makes a difference on CD , cables etc?

    http://www.mshdpower.com/78k_eng.html https://www.spill.hk/audiovisual/78k-ultimate-the-one-hdmi-fiber-cable/ https://aerecordshk.com/Gloria-%E6%AD%8C%E8%8E%89%E9%9B%85-Simply-Love-78K-%E8%8B%B1%E5%9C%8B%E5%86%B7%E5%87%8D%E8%99%95%E7%90%86-SACD Essentially translated in English, they are...
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    HiFiMan Susvara

    When I contact them 4 out of 4 times at facebook, they response w/i a few days
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    is there any co. makes portable head phone carrying case?

    Thank you very much. I didn't know they made generic cases. And at ebay, it's only $5
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    HiFiMan Susvara

    close. Ultrasone Signature Pro, when I bought it 2 yr. ago, it's $1200, w/ street price at $1600. Today, at ebay, the price range from $1000 to $1433 Workmanship from a country dictates quality. You won't buy a Ferrari made in china, would you?
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    HiFiMan Susvara

    so I read the review above, but I don't have much faith in made in china "quality" product. I haven't seen any made in china product that last in my house. My current headphone is UltraSone Signature Pro. China R&D is a contradiction in terms. The only reason I am interested in this head...
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    HiFiMan Susvara

    for whose who own this, at the box, what country makes it? and how's the R&D in china vs. the ones in say UK or Germany?
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    is there any co. makes portable head phone carrying case?

    I really like my carrying case from Ultrasone, it's a portable carrying case for signature Pro. I see this brand HiFiMan that has a Susvara that is portable, but their box is just a regular size box. But since the headphone can turn sideways, I'm hoping there is some co. out there that makes a...
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    Focal Clear headphones

    I am using Signature Pro from Ultrasone, it's portable, so it folds down to a small box of 1.5 in. or so. I am looking for better Portable DAC than the Hugo 2 though
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    Focal Clear headphones

    1 of you were saying the Beryllium is harmful to your health in this thread, it seems there has been discussion on this topic: http://www.xtremeplace.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=89942.0 https://www.head-fi.org/threads/no-response-from-focal-re-toxic-beryllium.866911/
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    Focal Clear headphones

    but I do a search on this material, it's sealed, so you can't get poisoned from it.
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