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    Chord Electronics - Hugo 2 - The Official Thread

    I love to. In particular an A-B test compares to the Sony PHA-3 that I own. There is no dealer in town, and this is a special order item, so how do you guys get a trial test on the unit?
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    Chord Electronics - Hugo 2 - The Official Thread

    or, this could be the reason (and don't kill the messager): https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/24/17273218/chord-hugo-2-review-dac-headphone-amplifier
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    Chord Electronics - Hugo 2 - The Official Thread

    for those who own this, the Co-Ax INPUT, can it be the old RCA jack? or does it has to be digital co-ax?
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    Is "Cryo' ED 78K" England treatment really makes a difference on CD , cables etc?

    See, I was shopping for CD at yesasia.com, and they have some Cd w/ the above sales pitch, and at the time, my question was, what happens if the cable or Cd is bring back to room temperature. Anyhoo, this link is trying to show the difference, but from the screen capture, I can't tell a...
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    Chord Electronics - Hugo 2 - The Official Thread

    I have been trying to go to ifi website assuming their website is ifi-audio.com the browsers said:
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    CanJam @ RMAF 2018 Impressions (Oct 5-7, 2018)

    That's all new information to me. In fact, I never heard of 1more= or 64 audio. Thanks for the info
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    CanJam @ RMAF 2018 Impressions (Oct 5-7, 2018)

    So if they are about the same, who's going to buy Utopia that is several time the price higher? Focal got to justify the huge price difference for some legitimate reasons
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    CanJam @ RMAF 2018 Impressions (Oct 5-7, 2018)

    On related question, the video link I post says between high, mid and bass, the high is too sharp on the Utopia. Now, on a pair of floor speaker, Focal uses Beryllium at its tweeters. How does it work w/ a pair of headphone? Does it still have high, mid & bass as 3 separate speaker inside...
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    CanJam @ RMAF 2018 Impressions (Oct 5-7, 2018)

    but Ultrasone Pro 900i is a $469 headphone. Signature Pro is a $1600 headphone.
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    CanJam @ RMAF 2018 Impressions (Oct 5-7, 2018)

    I would love to. There is no demo I can get a hold of in my city. I own the Ultrasone Signature Pro though, and I'm very happy w/ the sound quality. Would you say Utopia is noticeably better?
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    CanJam @ RMAF 2018 Impressions (Oct 5-7, 2018)

    thanks for the reply. But out of interest, what's the material of the ear bud anyway?
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    CanJam @ RMAF 2018 Impressions (Oct 5-7, 2018)

    since so many of you are talking about Focal, this review was saying that the ear cup feels like plastic, so for a $4K Utopia, that guy said it shouldn't feel so cheap. The models at the show, such as the Clear, are they build the same way?
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    CanJam @ RMAF 2018 Impressions (Oct 5-7, 2018)

    oh, is he the one? I don't hang out here as often as you think
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    CanJam @ RMAF 2018 Impressions (Oct 5-7, 2018)

    can you name 1 or 2 mobile DAC better than Hugo 2?
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    CanJam @ RMAF 2018 Impressions (Oct 5-7, 2018)

    this guy spends 1 hr. to talk about CanJam 2018 I'm a big fan of Focal Utophia headphone, anything better than this pair? as well in regards to moible DAC, anything better than Hugo 2 from Chord ?
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    does the Sony MDR-v7 really worth US$309

    I want to sell my MDR-V900 (also made in JApan), and I want to price it properly. This guy at ebay is selling his V7 for US$300. Is that the average price for these? If so, how much should a pair of MDR-V900 goes for...
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    HiFiMan Susvara

    I look closely at this vs. Focal Utopia. A fellow member sent me a link on portable carrying case. The Focal box is too big. And I only use it for portable. Knowing that, I am willing to get the Focal w/ a 3rd party carrying case (in which Focal is not foldable) than this headphone. I have...
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    Focal Clear headphones

    thanks for the reply. A few quick follow up: 1) I have a peek at the Astell & Kern Sp1000 Ultima, it's no good for me. I use these portable DAC in conjunction w/ a portable CD player at the gym, the Astell & Kern is a player as well, so it doesn't apply to me 2) I did go to the RME website...
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    Focal Clear headphones

    I have a few questions on these DAC: 1) Chord is that good? How's Chord Hugo 2 compares to Sony PHA-3? And is there any portable DAC better than Chord Hugo 2? 2) if you were an "absolute" audiophile, why go w/ Chord Dave? Why not go w/ dCS DAC Rossinni? I believe Stereophile rated the dCS...
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    Focal Clear headphones

    how's these 2 compares to Sennheiser HD 820? anyone try out the Sennheiser for comparison? I always want to know the difference btwn. Sennheiser HD 820 vs. a Berylium headphone
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    Focal Clear headphones

    I like Focal and their customer service, they are excellent. I bought Ultrasone 1 to 2 yr. ago, and the street price at the time is about $1600 for the signature pro. I also look into Sennheiser at the time, but the deciding factor is: a product made from a good country, such as UK, Italy...
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    any portable HiMD player that has optical output?

    I am looking for portable HiMD player of any brand that has an Optical output. Is there such a thing? If not, is there a way to use the head phone out as co-ax output by chance? Likewise, I am also looking for desk model of HiMD player / recorder that has Optical output or Diigtal co-ax...
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    Groovers & Universal Music Introduced 24/96 FLAC microSD albums in Hong Kong. Now available at Astell&Kern retailers!

    w/ K2HD, the background sound is very distinct, the foreground also sounds much better.   The only other technology that is similar is XRCD2 with K2 coding technology.   So let me ask you, when you said they sound very good, would  you say there is a noticeable difference if you compare the...
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    Groovers & Universal Music Introduced 24/96 FLAC microSD albums in Hong Kong. Now available at Astell&Kern retailers!

    but how's the quality though?  say compare the sound recording to K2HD CD
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