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  1. adeseaso

    Sabaj D5: the DAC that is unquestionably a digital to analog converter

    I let it reach equilibrium temp (since the ASR review shows it to measure poorly cold) and have then listened 8 hours or so. Early days for me too. I've owned a RME ADI-2 DAC recently and I have a feeling the HPA was a fair bit better in the RME, wish I still had it, AB would be interesting. I...
  2. adeseaso

    Sabaj D5: the DAC that is unquestionably a digital to analog converter

    I got one on the sale as well. It's certainly great for $370. I think it's a bit bright though, and I suspect the amp isn't quite as good as the DAC. I'll let it play a good while before coming to a conclusion. My old trusty Hugo is not under any threat so far.
  3. adeseaso

    Sennheiser HD 600 Impressions Thread

    Grills effect the sound so changing grills would have me yelling obscenities and stocking up on last gen 600s. Edit - Nevermind, saw that the differences are mainly cosmetic :)
  4. adeseaso

    RME ADI-2 DAC Thread

    Both are great but sound different. Thus I think you simply have to demo yourself if you want to make sure you're making the right decision for you.
  5. adeseaso

    Chord Mojo DAC-amp ☆★►FAQ in 3rd post!◄★☆

    Yup, my phone and laptop have more bass than the Mojo too, but it's not a good sound. But I don't think it's as simple as 'the Mojo is too clean for bass impact', because side by side the Hugo is such a nice upgrade in the bass department with significantly more oomph, despite also having a...
  6. adeseaso

    RME ADI-2 DAC Thread

    I'm usually one to notice changes (willingly accepting that it's often my hearing adjusting) but with the RME I haven't found any difference at all over 500 hours or so. Using the slow filter out of preference as well. It's been sitting beside a Mojo and Hugo on my shelf and I disagree that the...
  7. adeseaso

    Chord Mojo DAC-amp ☆★►FAQ in 3rd post!◄★☆

    I don't find the charging separate from listening to be much of an annoyance, it's more a feeling of "why am I cycling a (-n expensive) battery with limited lifespan when 99% of my listening takes place in the quiet of my home?". I used to buy "because battery power sounds better", but along...
  8. adeseaso

    Chord Mojo DAC-amp ☆★►FAQ in 3rd post!◄★☆

    To do well in these things you need, 1. A natural interest in the differences in sound between components, I have friends who do well in classical music with superb ears who don't care for HiFi. 2. A strong reference of how music 'should' sound to be true to the source. 3. High quality...
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    Chord Mojo DAC-amp ☆★►FAQ in 3rd post!◄★☆

    Sennheiser HD 600 90% of the time, that's the teeny stock cable you're seeing. YMMV but I get noise with USB, cleaners help to some degree but moving to optical removes it altogether. And I'm not talking pops or static or anything, just a very slightly diffused quality to the sound and a grain...
  10. adeseaso

    RME ADI-2 DAC Thread

    I was unaware of this and the feature set warranted an evaluation, one is on its way. Mainly using Chord Hugo (first version) right now so those two will duke it out in the trenches in the coming weeks.
  11. adeseaso

    Chord Mojo DAC-amp ☆★►FAQ in 3rd post!◄★☆

    The Mojo roll off is awesome, agreed. I rarely like warmer tonality but the Mojo is so sweetly tuned. If I had to describe it in one word it would be 'Lush'. As I clock in more and more hours with both Mojo and Hugo the benefits of the Hugo are piling up but I still reach for the Mojo daily...
  12. adeseaso

    Sennheiser HD 600 Impressions Thread

    I've seen Stax be compared to Harbeth speakers form time to time and with my affection for my favourite (so far) P3ESR speaker I am intrigued. I'll keep an eye out for a pair of Stax's as well.
  13. adeseaso

    Sennheiser HD 600 Impressions Thread

    Thanks, I don't mind adding high end models to the radar should they show up used.
  14. adeseaso

    Sennheiser HD 600 Impressions Thread

    Whenever I have a period of using headphones I gravitate to HD600. I'm yet to hear a can with more extended bass response that also has its wonderful timbre, and when natural timbre goes I'm not interested, I think the emotional connection to the music just dies without it being satisfyingly...
  15. adeseaso

    Chord Mojo DAC-amp ☆★►FAQ in 3rd post!◄★☆

    Thanks guys, i decided to keep the mojo mobile and went for the Xduoo X10T II. Looking forward to trying it out.
  16. adeseaso

    Chord Mojo DAC-amp ☆★►FAQ in 3rd post!◄★☆

    So... If Chord DACs don't care about input jitter as per the FAQ, where does that leave us with source selection? Is a low jitter source like the Allo Digione a bad investment? Is a simple USB to optical adapter out of the iMac all you need since it eliminates RF noise? I'd love to hear some...
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