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    Chord Mojo 2 Thread ___ [product released January 31, 2022 -- starting on page 95 of thread]

    Here's an overview by an established cable designer: https://positive-feedback.com/audio-discourse/rcl-part-2-roger-skoff-cables/
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    Chord Mojo 2 Thread ___ [product released January 31, 2022 -- starting on page 95 of thread]

    In my opinion from what I'm hearing the OG should cost 1/2 (or less) what the M2 does and my biggest misgiving of the OG's sound is that for me the bass/midbass sounds smoother and lower resolution than the rest of the spectrum. M2 for me fixes that with resolution sounding the same top to...
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    Grado Fan Club!

    If your budget permits, I would recommend auditioning the SR225e or SR225X if possible, I own the former and for me is a very large improvement over the 80e.
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    Chord Mojo 2 Thread ___ [product released January 31, 2022 -- starting on page 95 of thread]

    I have no interest in upgrading to the Hugo 2, as when I auditioned it with my headphones I heard differences and some improvements - much larger soundstage, higher resolution, better dynamics - but in the setup used the sound for me was overall not an improvement musically over Mojo 1, now...
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    Chord Mojo 2 Thread ___ [product released January 31, 2022 -- starting on page 95 of thread]

    or for fairly efficient headphones, the M2 powers my very efficent Grado SR225e and GR10e IEM's beautifully, but even my classic GS1000i's,which are fairly inefficient and sounded underwhelming through the OG (M1) but sounds great with Mojo 2, with a little tweaking of the eq. The crossfeed and...
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    Chord Mojo 2 Thread ___ [product released January 31, 2022 -- starting on page 95 of thread]

    Absolutely big improvements can be had, but there are those that claim that since it's "digital" any properly designed USB cable will sound the same (the signal is actually analogue carrying a digital signal and is susceptible to noise and other detriments). If you're curious, try a cable...
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    What's the best USB audio cable for the money?

    Anyone who listens to a properly done USB cable on revealing equipment may be surprised to hear the benefits. Me, I went from a stock USB to a Curious Hugo Link (bought used for CA $125) on my Mojo (now Mojo 2) and the difference was night and day. Supra Excalibur is an excellent reasonably...
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    Tidal Masters & MQA Thread!

    ...wow, so many posts here! When I started this thread about 5 1/2 years ago I was really excited for MQA and enjoyed it a lot. In the past 6 months I've switched to Apple Music as it now has hires and to my ears sounds about as good as Tidal, at much less cost. AM does have Apple Spatial...
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    Grado Gr10e piano distortion

    I say it's the dac and other accompanying equipment, I have the GR10e with Mojo 2 (together with AQ Jitterbug and Curious Hugo Link cable), and I de-emphasize the 3khz shelf by 1db with the GR10e's as the M2's sound is a little forward there, also I listen at fairly low volume if that matters. I...
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    Chord Mojo 2 Thread ___ [product released January 31, 2022 -- starting on page 95 of thread]

    To each their own, I rarely use OG anymore. The bass/midbass increase in resolution alone is excellent, along with the other improvements (I've posted previously on this). Of course synergy and other factors will influence the result. I've also gone from barely using the eq to finding the best...
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    Chord Mojo 2 Thread ___ [product released January 31, 2022 -- starting on page 95 of thread]

    The same thing can be done with an iPhone (using its internal storage though obviously), although depending on the cable used the sound quality can be very compromised (in my opinion and experience), back to original issue as far as sq is concerned.
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    Chord Mojo 2 Thread ___ [product released January 31, 2022 -- starting on page 95 of thread]

    Of course Poly is a great solution and no doubt the very best possible sq - it would be mine if it weren't for the cost, then again I only use Mojo 2 on a desktop at home.
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    Chord Mojo 2 Thread ___ [product released January 31, 2022 -- starting on page 95 of thread]

    In my experience USB sounds great but my experience using the stock cable was poor sound quality (a good quality USB cable - Curious Hugo Link - with a Jitterbug sounds fantastic to me in my system). Of course there will always be those that say it's just 1's and 0's so don't fall for the "snake...
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    Chord Mojo 2 Thread ___ [product released January 31, 2022 -- starting on page 95 of thread]

    IMO it's nothing to do with the streaming service, I had the issue with OG using Tidal or with Apple Music, and M2 same. The issue, at least for me was the micro-USB connector becoming loose/dislodged. Once I avoided bumping or moving the connector the issue disappeared. This issue has been...
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