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  1. headfry

    Grado Fan Club!

    If your budget permits, I would recommend auditioning the SR225e or SR225X if possible, I own the former and for me are 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]

    Yes, it appears that the Android is upsampling every file to 192kz, well known issue.
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    Chord Mojo 2 Thread ___ [product released January 31, 2022 -- starting on page 95 of thread]

    Try playing a song from Coldplay's "A Head Full of Dreams" - what color is the light? Now on the Android, do even older, low resolution files play with the high resolution light - e.g. try playing a track from Spirit, "Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus" - (which are 44.1 kz)?
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    Chord Mojo 2 Thread ___ [product released January 31, 2022 -- starting on page 95 of thread]

    if AM is set to HiRes Lossless on the iPod - assuming latest version of IOS - then it also should be outputting the correct resolution: How to turn lossless on or off Go to Settings > Music. Tap Audio Quality. Tap Lossless Audio to turn it on or off. From here, you can choose the audio quality...
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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]

    Soundstage height and overall size on Mojo 2 is about the same with a better sense of depth and space. Once I stopped moving the micro USB connection cable during playback have only experienced one white noise in 6 months - not a big deal and some users don't experience it. The biggest...
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    Chord Mojo 2 Thread ___ [product released January 31, 2022 -- starting on page 95 of thread]

    In my case, avoiding moving the cable connection resolved the issue. YMMV.
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    Chord Mojo 2 Thread ___ [product released January 31, 2022 -- starting on page 95 of thread]

    Yes, I'm in agreement that the sound of the M2 is an important sound upgrade from the OG (M1), the biggest improvements for me are: - the bass/midbass is much improved with better resolution and clarity - the imaging/soundstage is even more focused and precise - overall better clarity and...
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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...
  10. headfry

    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]

    The difference from Apple dongle should be night and day, much better detail especially in the bass/midbass, much better dynamics and imaging/depth, to mention a few...if this isn't obvious after a couple weeks of listening, make sure that your setup isn't compromised by the cable...I used the...
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    Chord Mojo 2 Thread ___ [product released January 31, 2022 -- starting on page 95 of thread]

    Interesting take and my opinion is quite opposite, then again I've been listening to it for a long time, over 3 months. I found the M2 to be a VERY impressive upgrade over the OG, especially in bass detail/resolution where the OG has good weight and punch but by comparison seems smoothed over...
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    Chord Mojo 2 Thread ___ [product released January 31, 2022 -- starting on page 95 of thread]

    On the topic of cables....I use an AQ Jitterbug with the Curious Hugo Link, really enjoy the sound, for me a massive upgrade!
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    Chord Mojo 2 Thread ___ [product released January 31, 2022 -- starting on page 95 of thread]

    AFAIK it's not anything wrong with the unit, they all do it. In my experience and opinion, it's happened only when the USB connector got bumped/loosened during playback.....this is after using OG for many years and M2 for almost 3 months (there could be other reasons but I haven't experienced...
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    Chord Mojo 2 Thread ___ [product released January 31, 2022 -- starting on page 95 of thread]

    My opinion is that Mojo 2 IS a direct upgrade in sound quality, even without the DSP. Since M2 is more transparent, more coherent, better textures and imaging, etc. it is a more revealing device, and will reveal the effects of components upstream. i.e.what cable is being used? What is the...
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    Chord Mojo 2 Thread ___ [product released January 31, 2022 -- starting on page 95 of thread]

    In general with most recordings I like trying the crossfeed on the lowest setting for a few songs, then turn it off and try listening to another few. I find that although it's hard to hear a difference it seems to give a bit more weight and highlighting to the centre image which to me is quite...
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    Chord Mojo 2 Thread ___ [product released January 31, 2022 -- starting on page 95 of thread]

    I've talked about crossfeed, I often like to put crossfeed on minimum for a while, then after some time switch back and listen some more. Minimal crossfeed can add more weight and punch, it's subtle but detectable. On some older recordings I often go up to green, especially with my IEM's. ...in...
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    Chord Mojo 2 Thread ___ [product released January 31, 2022 -- starting on page 95 of thread]

    I make sure the iPad Pro is sufficiently charged before listening. Yeah they cost a lot but the iPad Mini and iPad Air are quite a bit less and I'm sure either would work equally well.
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    Chord Mojo 2 Thread ___ [product released January 31, 2022 -- starting on page 95 of thread]

    in my use at least Mojo 1 and 2 are the same for this issue. In my experience what you've described isn't the issue, .....if it was the Mojo would never have been successful as it would have been recognized as a defective product. What caused the white noise for me - and was never deafening as...
  21. headfry

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

    May I ask what cable you're using? I found using a generic USB cable didn't cut it for me in terms of sq, YMMV. It can take a while for the Chord specialness to be appreciated, it should sound miles better than a Dragonfly Red Also, I suggest trying crossfeed on the lowest setting...I find...
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    Chord Mojo 2 Thread ___ [product released January 31, 2022 -- starting on page 95 of thread]

    Funny, I've had no particular issues with my Apple products and Chord Dacs.
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    Chord Mojo 2 Thread ___ [product released January 31, 2022 -- starting on page 95 of thread]

    Yes that's worth a try, the Mojo 2 is incredibly transparent and sounds best with a good sounding cable. Or maybe it's RF? In any case, if you can demo other cables I would recommend that.
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