Ooops...............Who talked about not listening to his new Hugo 2 before 'running it in'? Confession time, I'm listening to Clive Gregson & Christine Collister's track 'How weak I am' (I know how you feel guys). My excuse, a genuine one, is that I couldn't get any output through a spare pair of headphones although everything should have been working fine. It was my AKG K702 Anniversary HP's whose 3.5mm jack didn't like its NBF at the Hugo 2 end of proceedings. I was lining up my older K702's for overnight duty as the Hugo 2 was fully charged. And I do not understand the big deal about the four control buttons, perhaps I have read so many posts explaining which one does what but they are easy peasy to get on with. And if an oldun can master them........... Anyway, having read this entire thread from its first post, just wanted to THANK YOU all (and Rob Watts for his very regular contributions) for all the advice/tips/hints that have appeared in this thread. I feel I've had a Hugo 2 for ages. My K812's have scaled up beautifully. And I need to look into this properly but since I bought an Asus optical drive with two power usb's, I've had to use another usb port on my MSI laptop (the one I usually put my mouse wireless usb in, I 'seem' to be getting a more powerful & fuller sound? But I will try the other two usb ports tomorrow but I also found this with my AQ DF Red before Mr C took over. Anyone else experience a difference between their lappy usb ports?