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

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    Chord Mojo awarded European Imaging and Sound Association's
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    'European USB DAC/HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER 2016-2017'!
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    Chord Mojo awarded WHAT HI★FI? 'Product of the Year', 2015!
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    Mojo has landed
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    Chord Electronics, a world leader in digital audio, has launched Mojo.
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    A contraction of ‘Mobile Joy’, Mojo is a headphone amplifier and DAC (digital-to-analogue convertor) that empowers smartphones to deliver music content at up to studio-master-tape quality.  
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    Low-cost, widely available apps, such as Onkyo’s HF player (iOS and Android), now make high-resolution music files playback easy from all smartphones. Mojo connects to these devices digitally, processing the files using the most advanced conversion technology available, to deliver genuinely unrivaled sound quality to up to two pairs of headphones (You can use any pair of headphones with Mojo, from 4Ω to 800Ω).
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    Mojo has three digital inputs; Micro USB, optical, and Co-ax, and has been designed to work with your iPhone, iPad, Android phone (USB OTG), Android tablet (USB OTG), Mac, PC, and Linux computer.
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    Despite Mojos ultra compact form, Mojo takes just four hours to fully charge and can deliver up to eight hours continuous use. But, thanks to Mojos separate Micro USB charging port, you can play and charge at the same time. External power banks can be used to charge Mojo on the move so long as they have at least 1 amp output.
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    Mojo is capable of playing all of today’s music formats, including the very latest high-resolution standards. It can deliver breath-taking realism from any digital music file: PCM; WAV; AAC; AIFF; MP3 and FLAC. It is designed to work with all smartphones and music players, and covers specialist high-resolution formats such as DoP DSD files: DSD 64; DSD 128 and DSD 256. Mojos three high-resolution digital input options comprise optical (to 192kHz), plus MicroUSB and RCA (mini-jack) which operate at up to an incredible 768kHz. 
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    Mojo is entirely designed & manufactured in England.
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    UK RRP: £399
    US RRP: $599
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    Technical specification 
     
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    OFFICIAL WEBPAGES:
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    ____________________________ ☆*¨*★.  www.chordelectronics.co.uk/product/mojo  .★*¨*☆.____________________________​
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    ____________________________☆*¨*★.  www.chordmojo.com  .★*¨*☆.____________________________​
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    ____________________________☆*¨*★.  Chord Electronics FPGA DAC technology explained  .★*¨*☆.____________________________​
     
     
     
     

     

    *USEFUL THREAD LINKS*:  www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo

     

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    Head-fi Mojo FAQ (started by 'Currawong') (NB: this should be considered supplementary to the comprehensive information, below)​
     
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    1. How does PSU design influence the sound quality of Rob's DACs?
     
    1. Detailed Blog on Listening Tests
     
     

     
     
    (NB: please also view the VIDEOS section!)
     
     
     
    www.the-ear.net/how-to/rob-watts-chord-mojo-tech
     
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    Also see: Munkonggadgets interview with John Franks
     

     
    Related discussion (not Mojo-specific, but much of it does apply to Mojo) on page 56 of this Rob Watts interview
     
    ...and this John Franks interview may be of interest, too.
     
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    and this: Interesting historical background of Rob's DAC design approach (video interview with Rob Watts & John Franks) (well worth watching)
     

     
     
    1. ohm-image.net/data/audio/rmaa-chord-mojo-24-bit
     
    1. goldenears.net/board/5904087
     
    1. stereophile.com/content/chord-electronics-mojo-da-headphone-amplifier-measurements
     
    1. hi-fiworld.co.uk/index.php/cd-dvd-blu-ray/62-cd-reviews/776-chord-mojo-review
     
     
     
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    1. forbes.com/sites/marksparrow/2016/07/11/hi-res-audio-can-be-in-the-palm-of-your-hand-with-chords-mojo-dac-for-smartphone-users/#6b4011055255
     
    1. dailymail.co.uk/home/event/article-3690447/Chord-Mojo-flashback-days-British-hi-fi-single-best-audio-upgrade-buy.html
     
    1. whathifi.com/chord/mojo/review  (also see: whathifi.com/news/chord-electronics-dominates-best-dacs-2015)
     
    1. cnet.com/uk/news/chord-mojo-maximum-sound-quality-from-a-tiny-digital-converterheadphone-amplifier
     
    1. stereophile.com/content/chord-electronics-mojo-da-headphone-amplifier#m76BmGJUB2rti7gI.97
     
    1. telegraph.co.uk/luxury/technology/92513/chords-exceptional-audio-mojo.html (Ken Kessler)
     
    1. alphr.com/audio/1003966/chord-mojo-review-make-your-smartphone-sound-amazing
     
    1. metal-fi.com/chord-electronics-mojo/ (this contains quite an interesting discussion)
     
    1. the-ear.net/review-hardware/chord-electronics-mojo-portable-dacheadphone-amp
     
    1. audiovideo.fi/testi/chord-mojo-da-muunnin-kuulokevahvistin-testissa (in Finnish)
     
    1. stereo.net.au/reviews/review-chord-electronics-mojo-headphone-amplifier-dac
     
    1. artsexcellence.com/downloads/reviews/chord.mojo.artsexcellence.english.pd
     
    1. hifiplus.com/articles/chord-electronics-mojo-portable-dacheadphone-amp
     
    1. headphone.guru/the-chord-mojo-the-amazing-599-00-portable-wonder
     
    1. avforums.com/review/chord-mojo-dac-headphone-amp-review.12008
     
    1. digitaltrends.com/home-theater/chord-mojo-dac-amp-hands-on
     
    1. moon-audio.com/chord-mojo-dac-headphone-amp.html
     
    1. headfonics.com/2016/04/the-mojo-by-chord-electronics
     
    1. hi-fiworld.co.uk/index.php/cd-dvd-blu-ray/62/776.html
     
    1. howtospendit.ft.com/audiovisual/109351-chord-mojo
     
    1. blog.son-video.com/en/2016/09/review-chord-mojo
     
    1. headfonia.com/review-chord-mojo-the-chosen-one
     
    1. headfonia.com/review-chord-mojo-hot-or-not
     
    1. headphonescanada.ca/blog/chord-mojo-review
     
    1. head-fi.org/products/chord-mojo/reviews/14867
     
    1. head-fi.org/t/784602/10995#post_12328398
     
    1. head-fi.org/t/784602/5850#post_12110107
     
    1. head-fi.org/t/784655/chord-mojo-review
     
    1. custom-cable.co.uk/blog/chord-mojo-review
     
     
     
    1. "Now I finally understand the name. Chord’s got Mojo! Every audiophile needs his fix, and with Mojo he can get it anywhere."
     
    1. "A defining moment in audio reproduction. Very real holographic, 3d sound. The capabilities of this are literally awesome."
     
    1. "Chord Mojo Review - The Game Really Has Changed!" (NB: this review includes a useful short Q&A with Rob Watts)
     
    1. "A class leading sound quality DAC/AMP in a tiny footprint that work well with wide ranges of headphones."
     
    1. "The Chord Mojo is easily one of the most, if not the most outstanding product of 2015."
     
    1. "Mojo is very good at what it is intended to be used as – a portable DAC/amp"
     
    1. "Desktop Capable and Wholly Portable, A swiss Army knife in all but name!"
     
    1. "Mojo on the Go: A Review of Mojo and It's use from a Portable Perspective"
     
    1. "Great Value for Money. Possible Consideration for an All in One Solution."
     
    1. "Very musical. Great with FIIO digital output and USB output from a PC"
     
    1. "Chord Mojo : A small, affordable and highly musical portable device"
     
    1. "Absolutely the best portable amp/DAC combo on the market"
     
    1. "Chord Mojo: Top-notch sound in a small, portable device!"
     
    1. "Fulfillment of Foolish and Overwrought Expectations"
     
    1. "Excellent Mojo, A Unicorn at this price/performance"
     
    1. "The Chord Mojo: A Budget-Minded Rookie's Take"
     
    1. "A very accurate DAC/Headphone Amplifier"
     
    1. "CHORD Mojo - DAC/Headphone Amplifier"
     
    1. "A Lamborghini for the price of a Porsche"
     
    1. "Mojo Brings the Best Out of My IEMs"
     
    1. "MOJO: a little gem, highly musical"
     
    1. "Amazing sounding all in one unit!"
     
    1. "The Mojo. Get Inside Your Music"
     
    1. "GREAT HIGH END PRODUCT!!"
     
    1. "A great little portable device"
     
    1. "Audiophile Basshead grade"
     
    1. "The Magical Black Box"
     
    1. "Big Bang, Little Box"
     
    1. "An Instant Classic"
     
    1. "I found my MoJo"
     
    1. "Excellent dac"
     
    1. "Chord Mojo"
     
     

     
    "We use it all the time..even for testing internally. It sounds awesome."
     
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    www.head-fi.org/t/784618/chord-mojo-impressions-thread
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/12105#post_12381029 (also discusses an innovative stacking approach)
     
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    blog.moon-audio.com/chord-mojo-review/
     
    www.digitalaudioreview.net/2015/10/chord-electronics-mojo-portable-audios-new-talisman/
     
    gavinsgadgets.com/2015/10/23/the-chord-mojo-the-game-changer-has-arrived-first-impressions/
     
    www.hifiplus.com/articles/first-look-chord-mojo-portable-dacheadphone-amp/
     
    www.digitalaudioreview.net/2016/02/chord-electronics-mojo-lost-found/
     
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    Please note that the following quote was posted in the 2qute DAC thread, and is referring to the Hugo, so please exercise some discretion in that the Hugo is not 100% identical to the Mojo, but the majority of this information does apply equally-well to Mojo:
     
     
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    Regarding MFI certification (Mojo)
     

    IMPORTANT!: Please be careful with the iOS public betas - they can cause crackling sounds when using Mojo with the CCK
       
    (NB: please also view the VIDEOS section!)
     
    IMPORTANT : It is YOUR responsibility to make sure that the cable you are buying correctly fits the connectors on your equipment. None of these links are official endorsements.
     

     
    Mojo is not Apple MFI-certified (it doesn't have an Apple CCK/MFI chip integrated inside), so connecting Mojo to an iDevice requires a cable with an included MFI chip. This is generally a CCK Lightning to USB Camera Adapter (which must be linked to the male-USB-to-male-microUSB cable that's included with Mojo):
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    Moon-Audio's video overview of connecting Mojo with Apple's CCK cable
     
     
    If you dislike using the Apple CCK connector, there are some 3rd-party cables which circumvent this, and thereby allow you to use a single cable. However, they are not Apple-certified, so there is a small risk that Apple may find a way to stop them working, in a future iOS update. At this point in time, though (iOS 9.3), many people are successfully using them. Ultimately, please do your own research before buying/trying any of these CCK-circumvention cables!!
     
    Lavricable (circumvents Apple CCK)
     
    CAUTION!  This cable does not appear to function well with iOS 10, so probably best to choose an alternative until (IF) the issue is resolved
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    lavricables@gmail.com
    www.ebay.com/itm/Pure-Solid-Silver-Lightning-to-Chord-Hugo-Mojo-interconnect-cable-Iphone-4-5-6-/172223242191
     
     
    ZY Cable Lightining to MicroUSB cable (circumvents Apple CCK)
     
    WARNING! - Although this (seemingly-generic) cable has worked for many people, reports have begun to come in, during Jan 2017, that it may now not be working
     
    http://www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-dac-amp-faq-in-3rd-post/28275#post_13142121
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    This looks to be identical to the Hi-FiSpot cable, listed beneath this one
     
    CAUTION!  The thin braided wire used in this cable may not be the most resilient to wear&tear
     
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    Hi-Fi Spot Lightning Cable
     
    WARNING! - Although this (seemingly-generic) cable has worked for many people, reports have begun to come in, during Jan 2017, that it may now not be working
     
    http://www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-dac-amp-faq-in-3rd-post/28275#post_13142121
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    This looks to be identical to the ZY cable, listed above
     
    CAUTION!  The thin braided wire used in this cable may not be the most resilient to wear&tear
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    Taobao iPhone654-HugoPHA-mojo-lightning-kit otg ios9 (circumvents Apple CCK)
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    Fiio L19 (circumvents Apple CCK)
     
    Note: some people feel this cable may not be the most reliable choice
     
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    Video of Fiio L19 cable working with iOS 9.2 and Mojo
     
     
     
    Penon Audio  Lightning to Micro USB Hugo/Mojo/PHA DAC Audiophile Pure Silver Decoding Cable (circumvents Apple CCK)
     
    This cable seems to be a popular & reliable choice, BUT PLEASE SPECIFY RIGHT-ANGLED PLUGS, to reduce strain on Mojo & iDevice sockets
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    Right-Angled version:
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    http://penonaudio.com/Lightning-Pure-Silver-Decoding-Cable
     
     
    Zee's Music braided with 8 cores OCC + gold plated connectors & WBT 4% silver solder (circumvents Apple CCK)
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    1. Also of interest: www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-please-read-the-3rd-post/10860#post_12323045
     
     
    Please note: Chord Electronics does not specifically endorse any cables which seek to circumvent the CCK, so cannot be held responsible for any issues arising therefrom.
     
     

     
    1. If you have problems with intermittent connection, read this and please note that even genuine Apple CCK lightning cables can sometimes be faulty
     
     
     

    Mojo owners using iOS will need to use a software app, in order to output Hi-Res audio through the Lightning connection. There are a few options:
     
    1. Onkyo HF Player ($10 for HD Version)
     
    1. HiBy Music (free)
     

     
    1. Physical attachment without obscuring screen: www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread/2940#post_12033020
     

     

    (NB: please also view the VIDEOS section!)
     
    IMPORTANT : It is YOUR responsibility to make sure that the cable you are buying correctly fits the connectors on your equipment. None of these links are official endorsements.
     
     
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FF086HE
     
    Sony WMC-NWH10 USB Conversion Cable for Hi Res Audio Output
     
    nwh10cable.jpg
    Image credit: Whitigir
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Also see:
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-please-read-the-3rd-post/10845#post_12322147
     
     
       
    71IZOX08JBL._SL1024_.jpg
     
     
     
     
    Bad-adaptors.jpg
     
     
     

    (NB: please also view the VIDEOS section!)
     
    IMPORTANT-1 : It is YOUR responsibility to make sure that the cable you are buying correctly fits the connectors on your equipment. None of these links are official endorsements.
     
     
     
    IMPORTANT-2:  PLEASE CHECK that your Android smartphone supports USB OTG output!! Not all Android phones have this functionality properly implemented. A good place to start, would be here:
     
    www.extreamsd.com/index.php/2015-07-22-12-01-14/usb-audio-driver
    www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs
     
     
     
    IMPORTANT-3:  Please note that you need an OTG cable, not just a standard microUSB cable (although they may look identical, the pin wiring differs):
     
     
     
    Economical 7cm-long Male-MicroUSB-B-to-Male-MicroUSB-B OTG cable (link)
    7cm.jpg
    Please note: although these cheap generic Chinese cables can work OK, the connector quality may sometimes cause an unreliable connection!
     
     
    Economical 10cm-long Male-MicroUSB-B-to-Male-MicroUSB-B OTG cable
    Available from eBay or aliexpress
    10cm.jpg
    Please note: although these cheap generic Chinese cables can work OK, the connector quality may sometimes cause an unreliable connection!

     
    ToddTheVinylJunkie (TTVJ) short Male-MicroUSB-B-to-Male-MicroUSB-B OTG cable (Link)
    ttvjotg.jpg
     

     
    PenonAudio MICRO USBOTG Silver (Link)
    PenonAudioMICROUSBOTGSilver.jpg
    sonickarmaPenonAudiosilverUSBOTG.jpg
    Image credit: sonickarma
     
    NOTE!: PenonAudio now offer a Right-Angled plug option, which will be less stresseful for Mojos input socket
    PenonpuresilvermicroUSB-to-microUSBOTG.jpg
     
    Available from: http://penonaudio.com/OTG-Pure-Silver-Cable
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
                         (image credit: 'Hawaibadboy')
     
     
    Moon-Audio (USA) offer premium 7.5cm-long Male-MicroUSB-B-to-Male-MicroUSB-B OTG cable (Link)
     
    Custom-Cable (UK) offer premium 25cm-long Male-MicroUSB-B-to-Male-MicroUSB-B OTG cable (Link)


     
    Do you need Type-C to microUSB?
     
    Monoprice Select Series 2.0 USB-C to Micro B Cable, 6-inch
    MonopriceType-CtomicroUSB.jpg
    www.monoprice.com/mobile/product/details/13013
     
     
    TaoBaotype-C-to-microUSB35.jpg
    https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z09.2.0.0.qO1xhm&id=537999317212&_u=s11o9rqq6d35 
     
     
    TaoBaotype-C-to-microUSB5b.jpg
    https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z09.2.0.0.JuZF4I&id=529538146962&_u=s11o9rqq4e5b
     
     
     
    NOTE: Always be sure that you are using your OTG cable the correct way around! (OTG plug at the phone end, not at the Mojo end)
     
     

     
     
    Mojo owners using Android smartphones will need to use a software app to bypass Androids automatic 24/192 upsampling (please also see the 'Informative posts by Rob Watts' section, higher-up this post).
     
     
     

    Quote:
     
     
     
     
    There are several apps currently available:
     
    1. USB Audio Player Pro (UAPP) (the most popular - approx. $8) (compatibility-list, & very useful overview, on UAPPs homepage)
     
    1. Onkyo HF Player (approx. $8 for Hi-Res version)
     
    1. HiBy Music (free)
     
     
     
     
     
    1) Enter UAPP:
     
    1-2016_11_16_16.46_44.png
     
     
    2) Select 'Artists' page:
     
    1B.jpg
     
     
    3) Select drop-down menu:
     
    2B.jpg
     
     
    4) Select Tidal:
     
    3B.jpg
    4-2016_11_16_16.47_48.png
     
     
    You should see this screen:
     
    5-2016_11_16_16.57_51.png
    ...but if the password screen doesn't appear, then just click on the 'human' icon like this:
    Human.jpg
     

     
    Also, remember to set the quality level:
     

    Choosesettings.jpg
    Quality.png
    Raw screengrabs credit: maxh22
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
    Quote:
     
     
     
    1. Problems getting Samsung Note 4 to play with Mojo?
     
    1. Problems getting Samsung GS3 LTE to play with Mojo?
     
    1. Information on Android ROMs, in relation to USB Audio
     
     
     
     
    Bad-adaptors.jpg
     
     
     
     
     
    Here's a wildcard some of you may care to look into: www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-please-read-the-3rd-post/13440#post_12425559
     
    NB: Mojo USB input is:
     
     
     
    Quote:
     
     
     

    (NB: please also view the videos section!)
     
    IMPORTANT : It is YOUR responsibility to make sure that the cable you are buying correctly fits the connectors on your equipment. None of these links are official endorsements.
     
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread/2940#post_12033270
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread/2595#post_12029029
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-please-read-the-3rd-post/12810#post_12407306
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread/3570#post_12046140
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-read-the-first-post-for-updated-info/4020#post_12054119
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-read-the-first-post-for-updated-info/4275#post_12057847
     
    Please be cautious about head-fier derGabe selling cables  - some members have not received their orders!
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-please-read-the-3rd-post/11490#post_12349732
     
     
     
    iBasso DX90 issues:  www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-read-the-first-post-for-updated-info/4800#post_12069924
     
     

     
    Fiio x3ii and X5ii  owners, please additionally note: www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-please-read-the-3rd-post/14070#post_12442957
    MoonAudio offer suitable cables
    Custom-Cable also offer suitable cables

     
    [spoiler='Uranus' Co-Axial cable for Fiio X3ii and X5ii] 'Uranus' Co-Axial cable for Fiio X3ii and X5ii
    Uranusbrandco-axforFiio.jpg
    (image credit: 'noobandroid')
     
    NB: the DAC end of noobandroid's cable (RH, in the pic) has one too many poles, but, if wired appropriately, may still work correctly (please see the 2nd connection image immediately below). tkteo's Dyson version is what one would actually expect.
     
     
    Here are the signal paths for an appropriate Co-Axial cable to connect Fiio X3ii and X5ii DAPs to Mojos Co-Axial digital input:
     
    Dyson-Fiio-cable.gif
    (pin-out identities based upon these: www.head-fi.org/t/784602/14985#post_12467535 )
     
    IMPORTANT: James (CEO of Fiio) has privately confirmed to me that the above diagram is definitely correct for X3ii, X5ii, and X7
     
     
    Alternatively, if you wish to use a stereo TRS plug at the Mojo end (instead of the mono TS plug in the above picture, which is really all that is required), then the pin connections would be as follows:
     
    Fiio-modded-with-stereo-plug.jpg
    (pin-out identities based upon this: www.head-fi.org/t/784602/18675#post_12651727)
     
     
     
     
     

    (NB: please also view the videos section!)
     
    IMPORTANT : It is YOUR responsibility to make sure that the cable you are buying correctly fits the connectors on your equipment. None of these links are official endorsements.
     
    1. Mojos optical input is a standard Toslink Optical socket. However, many DAPs have optical outputs using 3.5mm sockets, so PLEASE CHECK before buying an optical cable
     
    2c70405f_Mojo-inputs.jpg
     
     
    Sysconcept custom-made low-profile optical cable
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread/2370#post_12025183
     
    http://www.sysconcept.ca/product_info.php?products_id=349
     
    SysconceptT2M-90deg.jpg
     
    Sysconcept---AK120_to_Chord_Mojo-copy.jpg
     

     
     
    Google Chromecast Audio optical cable (6 inches)
     
    https://store.google.com/product/optical_cable_chromecast_audio
     
    chromecast-toslink-optical.jpg
     
     
     
     
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread/2880#post_12032024
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread/2265#post_12023214  (specifically to a Mac computer)
     
    related (non-Mojo-specific) discussion about optical cables: www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread/2250#post_12023147
     
    [/spoiler]
     

     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread/2025#post_12020136
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-read-the-first-post-for-updated-info/4770#post_12069520
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-please-read-the-3rd-post/12360#post_12394268
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-please-read-the-3rd-post/12855#post_12408223
     
     
     

     
    Blackberry Phone
     

     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-read-the-first-post-for-updated-info/5070#post_12078284
     
     
    Almost any DAP with a digital-output should function correctly with Mojo.
    Some that Head-fiers have successfully used with Mojo include:
     
    Fiio X3ii
    Fio X5ii
    Fiio X7
    AK70
    AK100
    AK120
    AK240
    AK320
    AK380
    Shanling M1
    Soundaware M1 Esther
     
    Also see: www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-dac-amp-faq-in-3rd-post/19620#post_12706423
     

     
     

     
     
    ALSO SEE (regardless of which playback software is used): www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-please-read-the-3rd-post/9780#post_12277215
     

     
     
     
     
    1. Silicone wristbands
    2. Large O-rings from an automotive spares supplier (or these, although they may not last very long)
    3. Sticky back velcro (may leave sticky residue on devices, in the event of trying to remove it entirely)
    4. 3M Dual Lock Low Profile
    5. Double-sided self-adhesive foam (may leave sticky residue on devices, in the event of wishing to remove it entirely) If you use single-sided, you'll still need silicone bands as well
    6. Blu-Tack
    7. 3M 'Command' picture-hanging strips
    8. Cured silicone (just like single-sided foam, this will need silicone bands, as well)
    9. Thin bead of silicone sealant (warning: don't use this method unless you are familiar with how silicone can be removed correctly)
     
     
     
     
    or an aluminium case
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
    Chord have released a high-quality case of their own (please see 'Official Chord Accessories for Mojo', in next section)
     
       
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Here is a way to seal unused ports on Mojo
     

     
     

     
     
    OfficialMojocase.jpg
    Leathercaseexplanationbanner.jpg
    Mojo_Case_features.jpg
     
     
    More pics: www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-please-read-the-3rd-post/14715#post_12459171
     
    Chord case review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_VuZJH5yvU
     
     
     
     
    Cablepack.jpg
    cables.jpg
     
    The BASIC USB Adapter Module, that is included in the official Cable Accessory Pack (as shown in the above contents), is used as shown in the following image.
     
    It houses the connector plug of the digital transmission cable and thereby reduces stress upon that connector plug and Mojos connector socket.
     
    When attached to Mojo, the module also makes it easier to stack with a smartphone without obscuring the screen, since the combination of Mojo+module more closely matches the length of a smartphone.
    Module-in-use-demo-web.jpg
     
     
    blog.moon-audio.com/chord-mojo-review/
     
    Mojo-Module-blog.Moon-Audio.com.jpg
    Mojo-Module-blog.Moon-Audio.com.jpg
    Mojo-Module-blog.Moon-Audio.com.jpg

    images credit: http://blog.moon-audio.com/chord-mojo-review/
     


    www.modernhifi.de/chord-mojo-zubehoer/  
    Mojo-Module-Modernhifi.de.jpg
    Mojo-Module-Modernhifi.de.jpg
     
    images credit: www.modernhifi.de/chord-mojo-zubehoer/
     
     
     
    NB: please also see the Munkonggadgets interview with John Franks
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

     
    This will always be a contentious issue (such is the nature of geeky audiophiles [​IMG]). There will always be fans of one connection type or another.
     
    Here are some aspects of the discussion:
     
     
     
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    There are pros and cons to each connection type. Optical may be the most immune to RF, but most people encounter no RF issues with USB or Co-ax, so it is best to choose your connection type based upon what is offered by your existing player, and then to learn how to get the most reliable result from that connection type. Mojo itself has the potential to get equally-superb SQ from Optical, Co-ax, or USB.
     
     
     
    If you're still wondering about the very small percentage of RF issues, then please skip down 6 sections below
     

     
    Android automatically upsamples ALL music files to 24/192, which is not a good thing for Mojo - here's what to do about it (IMPORTANT!: please see discussion in the 'Connecting Mojo to OTG (microUSB) devices' section, above)
     

     
    1) Enter UAPP:
     
    1-2016_11_16_16.46_44.png
     
     
    2) Select 'Artists' page:
     
    1B.jpg
     
     
    3) Select drop-down menu:
     
    2B.jpg
     
     
    4) Select Tidal:
     
    3B.jpg
    4-2016_11_16_16.47_48.png
     
     
    You should see this screen:
     
    5-2016_11_16_16.57_51.png
    ...but if the password screen doesn't appear, then just click on the 'human' icon like this:
    Human.jpg
     

     
    Also, remember to set the quality-level:
     

    Choosesettings.jpg
    Quality.png
    Raw screengrabs credit: maxh22
     

     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread/195#post_11994409
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-read-the-first-post-for-updated-info/4200#post_12056432
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-read-the-first-post-for-updated-info/4725#post_12068719
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-please-read-the-3rd-post/8340#post_12217948
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-please-read-the-3rd-post/9750#post_12274956
     
    Thanks to 'DanBa' for this informative post:  www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/7350#post_12061822
     
     
    Also consider:
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-please-read-the-3rd-post/13725#post_12433418
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-please-read-the-3rd-post/13800#post_12435426
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-please-read-the-3rd-post/13575#post_12428810
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread/2280#post_12023830
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread/2910#post_12032759
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-please-read-the-3rd-post/14775#post_12460426
     
    If you're using Neutron & can't output higher than 44.1khz
     
    If you are experiencing clicking sounds, you may need to adjust buffer settings:
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-please-read-the-3rd-post/9930#post_12282635
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-please-read-the-3rd-post/10230#post_12295303
     
    and you should also consider if it might be an RF interference issue (see the relevant links, on that issue, below)
     

     
     

     
     
     
    Thanks to GRUMPYOLDGUY for creating the following Mojo-specific spreadsheet:
     
     
     
     
    To set the output level to 3V ( line level ) for connection to a preamplifier press both volume buttons
    together when switching on the unit. Both volume balls will illuminate light blue. This mode is not
    remembered so when you switch off it will reset back to the previous volume stored for safety reasons.
     
     

     
    To set the output level to 1.9V RMS, first follow the above guidance, to attain 3V, and then continue further, with the following:
     
     
     
     
     
    For physically-connecting Mojo to active speakers, see: www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-please-read-the-3rd-post/13350#post_12423100
     
    3.5mmtoRCA.jpg
     
     
     
     
    IMPORTANT: Please see the earlier section, on 'Regarding Mojos Output Stage'
     

     
    This post was the stimulus for Rob's responses, quoted below:  
    Quote:
     
     
     
    IMPORTANT!: Android automatically upsamples ALL music files to 24/192, which is not a good thing for Mojo - here's what to do about it
    IMPORTANT!: please also see discussion in the 'Connecting Mojo to OTG (microUSB) devices' section, above)
     
     

     
    Please note: Instructions advise charging a brand-new Mojo for 10 hours before using, but actually, it is only necessary to charge until the tiny white charging LED goes out. With most brand-new Mojos, this will be around half that. Just trust what the charging LED tells you.
     
     
    For a Mojo that has already been charged previously:
     
    Quote:
     
     
    If your Mojo LED is flashing whilst connected to a charger, please check that the charger is rated at least 1amp current-delivery
     
     
    Quote:
     
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    First, check that your charger is rated for at least 1amp charging current (higher is fine; lower is not). If the charger is not rated high-enough, then Mojos white charging LED will flash, to warn that Mojo will not charge successfully.
     
    However, if your charger is fine, then it may be that Mojos battery has been discharged more-deeply than usual:
     
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    Broadly-speaking, most people get around 7-8 hrs from a fully-charged Mojo, but it can vary depending on, for example, what load your IEMs/CIEMs/Headphones present to Mojos output stage, how loudly you play your music, and also (to a small degree) what digital protocol you are using:
     
    low load, opt/coax may yield closer to 8 hours
    low load, USB may yield closer to 7 hours
     
    heavily loaded then you could lose another hour.
     
    Low load would be -20dB FS into 300 ohms, 3v preset volume.
     
     
     
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    Basically, if you experience RF issues when Mojo is connected to a smartphone, then:
     
    1. ensure you are using a proper coaxially-shielded connector cable
    2. if available to you, try to operate your smartphone on 3G or LTE, & not on 2G/Edge
    3. try using the smartphone in 'Airplane' mode whenever possible
    4. Co-ax cables, & USB connector cables, can often be purchased with a ferrite choke manufactured integral to the lead, but if your cable does not include one, you may find it worthwhile obtaining a small ferrite choke to clip around the cable, locating it as close to the DAC end as possible
     
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    Where can I BUY Mojo in my Country?
     
     
    Where can I BUY Mojo in the UK?
     
     
    Where can I REGISTER my Mojo product?
     

     
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    Head-fi Mojo FAQ (started by 'Currawong') (NB: this should be considered supplementary to the comprehensive information, below)​
     
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    Also see John Franks' remarks: https://youtu.be/DTWcKLI0g7c?t=41m7s
     
     

     
     
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    1. How does PSU design influence the sound quality of Rob's DACs?
     
    1. Detailed Blog on Listening Tests
     
     

     
     
    (NB: please also view the VIDEOS section!)
     
     
     
    www.the-ear.net/how-to/rob-watts-chord-mojo-tech
     
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=3e7SRXP3RHI
     
    Quote:
     
     
    Also see: Munkonggadgets interview with John Franks
     

     
    Related discussion (not Mojo-specific, but much of it does apply to Mojo) on page 56 of this Rob Watts interview
     
    ...and this John Franks interview may be of interest, too.
     
    Also, this one
     
     
     
    and this: Interesting historical background of Rob's DAC design approach (video interview with Rob Watts & John Franks) (well worth watching)
     

     
     
    1. ohm-image.net/data/audio/rmaa-chord-mojo-24-bit
     
    1. goldenears.net/board/5904087
     
    1. stereophile.com/content/chord-electronics-mojo-da-headphone-amplifier-measurements
     
    1. hi-fiworld.co.uk/index.php/cd-dvd-blu-ray/62-cd-reviews/776-chord-mojo-review
     
     
     
    1. Quote:
     

     
     
    (NB: please also view the VIDEOS section!)
     
     
    1. forbes.com/sites/marksparrow/2016/07/11/hi-res-audio-can-be-in-the-palm-of-your-hand-with-chords-mojo-dac-for-smartphone-users/#6b4011055255
     
    1. dailymail.co.uk/home/event/article-3690447/Chord-Mojo-flashback-days-British-hi-fi-single-best-audio-upgrade-buy.html
     
    1. whathifi.com/chord/mojo/review  (also see: whathifi.com/news/chord-electronics-dominates-best-dacs-2015)
     
    1. cnet.com/uk/news/chord-mojo-maximum-sound-quality-from-a-tiny-digital-converterheadphone-amplifier
     
    1. stereophile.com/content/chord-electronics-mojo-da-headphone-amplifier#m76BmGJUB2rti7gI.97
     
    1. telegraph.co.uk/luxury/technology/92513/chords-exceptional-audio-mojo.html (Ken Kessler)
     
    1. alphr.com/audio/1003966/chord-mojo-review-make-your-smartphone-sound-amazing
     
    1. metal-fi.com/chord-electronics-mojo/ (this contains quite an interesting discussion)
     
    1. the-ear.net/review-hardware/chord-electronics-mojo-portable-dacheadphone-amp
     
    1. audiovideo.fi/testi/chord-mojo-da-muunnin-kuulokevahvistin-testissa (in Finnish)
     
    1. stereo.net.au/reviews/review-chord-electronics-mojo-headphone-amplifier-dac
     
    1. artsexcellence.com/downloads/reviews/chord.mojo.artsexcellence.english.pd
     
    1. hifiplus.com/articles/chord-electronics-mojo-portable-dacheadphone-amp
     
    1. headphone.guru/the-chord-mojo-the-amazing-599-00-portable-wonder
     
    1. avforums.com/review/chord-mojo-dac-headphone-amp-review.12008
     
    1. digitaltrends.com/home-theater/chord-mojo-dac-amp-hands-on
     
    1. moon-audio.com/chord-mojo-dac-headphone-amp.html
     
    1. headfonics.com/2016/04/the-mojo-by-chord-electronics
     
    1. hi-fiworld.co.uk/index.php/cd-dvd-blu-ray/62/776.html
     
    1. howtospendit.ft.com/audiovisual/109351-chord-mojo
     
    1. blog.son-video.com/en/2016/09/review-chord-mojo
     
    1. headfonia.com/review-chord-mojo-the-chosen-one
     
    1. headfonia.com/review-chord-mojo-hot-or-not
     
    1. headphonescanada.ca/blog/chord-mojo-review
     
    1. head-fi.org/products/chord-mojo/reviews/14867
     
    1. head-fi.org/t/784602/10995#post_12328398
     
    1. head-fi.org/t/784602/5850#post_12110107
     
    1. head-fi.org/t/784655/chord-mojo-review
     
    1. custom-cable.co.uk/blog/chord-mojo-review
     
     
     
    1. "Now I finally understand the name. Chord’s got Mojo! Every audiophile needs his fix, and with Mojo he can get it anywhere."
     
    1. "A defining moment in audio reproduction. Very real holographic, 3d sound. The capabilities of this are literally awesome."
     
    1. "Chord Mojo Review - The Game Really Has Changed!" (NB: this review includes a useful short Q&A with Rob Watts)
     
    1. "A class leading sound quality DAC/AMP in a tiny footprint that work well with wide ranges of headphones."
     
    1. "The Chord Mojo is easily one of the most, if not the most outstanding product of 2015."
     
    1. "Mojo is very good at what it is intended to be used as – a portable DAC/amp"
     
    1. "Desktop Capable and Wholly Portable, A swiss Army knife in all but name!"
     
    1. "Mojo on the Go: A Review of Mojo and It's use from a Portable Perspective"
     
    1. "Great Value for Money. Possible Consideration for an All in One Solution."
     
    1. "Very musical. Great with FIIO digital output and USB output from a PC"
     
    1. "Chord Mojo : A small, affordable and highly musical portable device"
     
    1. "Absolutely the best portable amp/DAC combo on the market"
     
    1. "Chord Mojo: Top-notch sound in a small, portable device!"
     
    1. "Fulfillment of Foolish and Overwrought Expectations"
     
    1. "Excellent Mojo, A Unicorn at this price/performance"
     
    1. "The Chord Mojo: A Budget-Minded Rookie's Take"
     
    1. "A very accurate DAC/Headphone Amplifier"
     
    1. "CHORD Mojo - DAC/Headphone Amplifier"
     
    1. "A Lamborghini for the price of a Porsche"
     
    1. "Mojo Brings the Best Out of My IEMs"
     
    1. "MOJO: a little gem, highly musical"
     
    1. "Amazing sounding all in one unit!"
     
    1. "The Mojo. Get Inside Your Music"
     
    1. "GREAT HIGH END PRODUCT!!"
     
    1. "A great little portable device"
     
    1. "Audiophile Basshead grade"
     
    1. "The Magical Black Box"
     
    1. "Big Bang, Little Box"
     
    1. "An Instant Classic"
     
    1. "I found my MoJo"
     
    1. "Excellent dac"
     
    1. "Chord Mojo"
     
     

     
    "We use it all the time..even for testing internally. It sounds awesome."
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/20595#post_12753517
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/26865#post_13061577
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/15165#post_12472084
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/15390#post_12480734
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/11055#post_12330962
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/16260#post_12516947
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/19365#post_12691852
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/18495#post_12634409
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784618/chord-mojo-impressions-thread
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/12105#post_12381029 (also discusses an innovative stacking approach)
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/13620#post_12430618
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/1140#post_12007799
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/15630#post_12492483
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/11775#post_12363801
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/1185#post_12008368
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/6825#post_12161630
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/1440#post_12011978
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/1470#post_12012541
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/1650#post_12015292
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/1755#post_12016908
     
    blog.moon-audio.com/chord-mojo-review/
     
    www.digitalaudioreview.net/2015/10/chord-electronics-mojo-portable-audios-new-talisman/
     
    gavinsgadgets.com/2015/10/23/the-chord-mojo-the-game-changer-has-arrived-first-impressions/
     
    www.hifiplus.com/articles/first-look-chord-mojo-portable-dacheadphone-amp/
     
    www.digitalaudioreview.net/2016/02/chord-electronics-mojo-lost-found/
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/1950#post_12019292
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/13110#post_12417346
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/2025#post_12020114
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/2100#post_12021153
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/2535#post_12028236
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/3165#post_12038719
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/3360#post_12041678
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/3675#post_12048000
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/3855#post_12050914
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/4620#post_12065951
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/4665#post_12067288
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/4740#post_12068725
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/4800#post_12070256
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/4815#post_12070908
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/4815#post_12070955
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/5010#post_12077101
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/5475#post_12094314
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/5565#post_12096634
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/5805#post_12106201
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/5775#post_12103485
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/5820#post_12106718
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/5835#post_12107978
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/5880#post_12111500
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/5880#post_12112325
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/5970#post_12116364
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/739712/1964-ears-adel-iems/2835#post_12137561
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/6210#post_12131983
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/6450#post_12145215
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/6615#post_12151064
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/6705#post_12154267
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/6720#post_12155146
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/6735#post_12155440
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/15960#post_12505605
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/7035#post_12172329
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/7050#post_12172799
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/7050#post_12173127
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/7095#post_12173591
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/7455#post_12187762
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/7890#post_12203042
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/7905#post_12203566
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/9570#post_12268684
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/9660#post_12272381
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/9690#post_12273665
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/9690#post_12273890
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/9780#post_12276415
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/10095#post_12291355
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/10575#post_12309334
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/10650#post_12313993
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/10650#post_12314170
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/11115#post_12333070
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/11775#post_12363723
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/11820#post_12366263
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/12675#post_12404483
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/12705#post_12405102
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/12795#post_12407006
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/12795#post_12407032
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/14430#post_12452128
     
     

     
     

    Other relevant posts and threads:

     
     
    Quote:
     
    Quote:
     

    MojoPCB.jpg
     
     
     
    Quote:
    Quote:
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Please note that the following quote was posted in the 2qute DAC thread, and is referring to the Hugo, so please exercise some discretion in that the Hugo is not 100% identical to the Mojo, but the majority of this information does apply equally-well to Mojo:
     
     
    Quote:
     
    Quote:
     
     

     
    Regarding MFI certification (Mojo)
     

    IMPORTANT!: Please be careful with the iOS public betas - they can cause crackling sounds when using Mojo with the CCK
       
    (NB: please also view the VIDEOS section!)
     
    IMPORTANT : It is YOUR responsibility to make sure that the cable you are buying correctly fits the connectors on your equipment. None of these links are official endorsements.
     

     
    Mojo is not Apple MFI-certified (it doesn't have an Apple CCK/MFI chip integrated inside), so connecting Mojo to an iDevice requires a cable with an included MFI chip. This is generally a CCK Lightning to USB Camera Adapter (which must be linked to the male-USB-to-male-microUSB cable that's included with Mojo):
    LightningApple.jpg
     
     
     
     
    Moon-Audio's video overview of connecting Mojo with Apple's CCK cable
     
     
    If you dislike using the Apple CCK connector, there are some 3rd-party cables which circumvent this, and thereby allow you to use a single cable. However, they are not Apple-certified, so there is a small risk that Apple may find a way to stop them working, in a future iOS update. At this point in time, though (iOS 9.3), many people are successfully using them. Ultimately, please do your own research before buying/trying any of these CCK-circumvention cables!!
     
    Lavricable (circumvents Apple CCK)
     
    CAUTION!  This cable does not appear to function well with iOS 10, so probably best to choose an alternative until (IF) the issue is resolved
    7ae2e409_Lavricable.jpg
     
    lavricables@gmail.com
    www.ebay.com/itm/Pure-Solid-Silver-Lightning-to-Chord-Hugo-Mojo-interconnect-cable-Iphone-4-5-6-/172223242191
     
     
    ZY Cable Lightining to MicroUSB cable (circumvents Apple CCK)
     
    WARNING! - Although this (seemingly-generic) cable has worked for many people, reports have begun to come in, during Jan 2017, that it may now not be working
     
    http://www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-dac-amp-faq-in-3rd-post/28275#post_13142121
    http://www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-dac-amp-faq-in-3rd-post/28530#post_13150044
     
    This looks to be identical to the Hi-FiSpot cable, listed beneath this one
     
    CAUTION!  The thin braided wire used in this cable may not be the most resilient to wear&tear
     
    Quote:
    Available from:
    www.ebay.com/itm/112101143986
     
    Hi-Fi Spot Lightning Cable
     
    WARNING! - Although this (seemingly-generic) cable has worked for many people, reports have begun to come in, during Jan 2017, that it may now not be working
     
    http://www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-dac-amp-faq-in-3rd-post/28275#post_13142121
    http://www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-dac-amp-faq-in-3rd-post/28530#post_13150044
     
    This looks to be identical to the ZY cable, listed above
     
    CAUTION!  The thin braided wire used in this cable may not be the most resilient to wear&tear
    s-l1600.jpg
    www.ebay.com/itm/Lightning-Line-Out-Dock-to-MICRO-USB-cable-for-hugo-mojo-AMD-n5-iphone-5-5S-6-6S/321954079094
     
    Taobao iPhone654-HugoPHA-mojo-lightning-kit otg ios9 (circumvents Apple CCK)
    d69f597a_TaoBao_iPhone_Mojo_Cable.jpg
    Above image credit: AudioBear
     
    TaoBaoCCK.jpg
    world.taobao.com/item/44240667193.htm
     
    Fiio L19 (circumvents Apple CCK)
     
    Note: some people feel this cable may not be the most reliable choice
     
    Fiio-L19.jpg
    penonaudio.com/L19-Lightning-to-Micro-USB
     
     
    Quote:
     
    Video of Fiio L19 cable working with iOS 9.2 and Mojo
     
     
     
    Penon Audio  Lightning to Micro USB Hugo/Mojo/PHA DAC Audiophile Pure Silver Decoding Cable (circumvents Apple CCK)
     
    This cable seems to be a popular & reliable choice, BUT PLEASE SPECIFY RIGHT-ANGLED PLUGS, to reduce strain on Mojo & iDevice sockets
    s-l1600.jpg
    s-l1600.jpg
     
    Right-Angled version:
    Penonlightningcable-700x700.jpg
     
    Available from:
     
    http://penonaudio.com/Lightning-Pure-Silver-Decoding-Cable
     
     
    Zee's Music braided with 8 cores OCC + gold plated connectors & WBT 4% silver solder (circumvents Apple CCK)
    zeesmusicCCKcable.jpg
    Available from:
    www.ebay.com/itm/252476440532
     
     
     
     
    Bad-adaptors.jpg
     
     
     
    1. Also of interest: www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-please-read-the-3rd-post/10860#post_12323045
     
     
    Please note: Chord Electronics does not specifically endorse any cables which seek to circumvent the CCK, so cannot be held responsible for any issues arising therefrom.
     
     

     
    1. If you have problems with intermittent connection, read this and please note that even genuine Apple CCK lightning cables can sometimes be faulty
     
     
     

    Mojo owners using iOS will need to use a software app, in order to output Hi-Res audio through the Lightning connection. There are a few options:
     
    1. Onkyo HF Player ($10 for HD Version)
     
    1. HiBy Music (free)
     

     
    1. Physical attachment without obscuring screen: www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread/2940#post_12033020
     

     

    (NB: please also view the VIDEOS section!)
     
    IMPORTANT : It is YOUR responsibility to make sure that the cable you are buying correctly fits the connectors on your equipment. None of these links are official endorsements.
     
     
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FF086HE
     
    Sony WMC-NWH10 USB Conversion Cable for Hi Res Audio Output
     
    nwh10cable.jpg
    Image credit: Whitigir
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Also see:
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-please-read-the-3rd-post/10845#post_12322147
     
     
       
    71IZOX08JBL._SL1024_.jpg
     
     
     
     
    Bad-adaptors.jpg
     
     
     

    (NB: please also view the VIDEOS section!)
     
    IMPORTANT-1 : It is YOUR responsibility to make sure that the cable you are buying correctly fits the connectors on your equipment. None of these links are official endorsements.
     
     
     
    IMPORTANT-2:  PLEASE CHECK that your Android smartphone supports USB OTG output!! Not all Android phones have this functionality properly implemented. A good place to start, would be here:
     
    www.extreamsd.com/index.php/2015-07-22-12-01-14/usb-audio-driver
    www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs
     
     
     
    IMPORTANT-3:  Please note that you need an OTG cable, not just a standard microUSB cable (although they may look identical, the pin wiring differs):
     
     
     
    Economical 7cm-long Male-MicroUSB-B-to-Male-MicroUSB-B OTG cable (link)
    7cm.jpg
    Please note: although these cheap generic Chinese cables can work OK, the connector quality may sometimes cause an unreliable connection!
     
     
    Economical 10cm-long Male-MicroUSB-B-to-Male-MicroUSB-B OTG cable
    Available from eBay or aliexpress
    10cm.jpg
    Please note: although these cheap generic Chinese cables can work OK, the connector quality may sometimes cause an unreliable connection!

     
    ToddTheVinylJunkie (TTVJ) short Male-MicroUSB-B-to-Male-MicroUSB-B OTG cable (Link)
    ttvjotg.jpg
     

     
    PenonAudio MICRO USBOTG Silver (Link)
    PenonAudioMICROUSBOTGSilver.jpg
    sonickarmaPenonAudiosilverUSBOTG.jpg
    Image credit: sonickarma
     
    NOTE!: PenonAudio now offer a Right-Angled plug option, which will be less stresseful for Mojos input socket
    PenonpuresilvermicroUSB-to-microUSBOTG.jpg
     
    Available from: http://penonaudio.com/OTG-Pure-Silver-Cable
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
                         (image credit: 'Hawaibadboy')
     
     
    Moon-Audio (USA) offer premium 7.5cm-long Male-MicroUSB-B-to-Male-MicroUSB-B OTG cable (Link)
     
    Custom-Cable (UK) offer premium 25cm-long Male-MicroUSB-B-to-Male-MicroUSB-B OTG cable (Link)


     
    Do you need Type-C to microUSB?
     
    Monoprice Select Series 2.0 USB-C to Micro B Cable, 6-inch
    MonopriceType-CtomicroUSB.jpg
    www.monoprice.com/mobile/product/details/13013
     
     
    TaoBaotype-C-to-microUSB35.jpg
    https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z09.2.0.0.qO1xhm&id=537999317212&_u=s11o9rqq6d35 
     
     
    TaoBaotype-C-to-microUSB5b.jpg
    https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z09.2.0.0.JuZF4I&id=529538146962&_u=s11o9rqq4e5b
     
     
     
    NOTE: Always be sure that you are using your OTG cable the correct way around! (OTG plug at the phone end, not at the Mojo end)
     
     

     
     
    Mojo owners using Android smartphones will need to use a software app to bypass Androids automatic 24/192 upsampling (please also see the 'Informative posts by Rob Watts' section, higher-up this post).
     
     
     

    Quote:
     
     
     
     
    There are several apps currently available:
     
    1. USB Audio Player Pro (UAPP) (the most popular - approx. $8) (compatibility-list, & very useful overview, on UAPPs homepage)
     
    1. Onkyo HF Player (approx. $8 for Hi-Res version)
     
    1. HiBy Music (free)
     
     
     
     
     
    1) Enter UAPP:
     
    1-2016_11_16_16.46_44.png
     
     
    2) Select 'Artists' page:
     
    1B.jpg
     
     
    3) Select drop-down menu:
     
    2B.jpg
     
     
    4) Select Tidal:
     
    3B.jpg
    4-2016_11_16_16.47_48.png
     
     
    You should see this screen:
     
    5-2016_11_16_16.57_51.png
    ...but if the password screen doesn't appear, then just click on the 'human' icon like this:
    Human.jpg
     

     
    Also, remember to set the quality level:
     

    Choosesettings.jpg
    Quality.png
    Raw screengrabs credit: maxh22
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
    Quote:
     
     
     
    1. Problems getting Samsung Note 4 to play with Mojo?
     
    1. Problems getting Samsung GS3 LTE to play with Mojo?
     
    1. Information on Android ROMs, in relation to USB Audio
     
     
     
     
    Bad-adaptors.jpg
     
     
     
     
     
    Here's a wildcard some of you may care to look into: www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-please-read-the-3rd-post/13440#post_12425559
     
    NB: Mojo USB input is:
     
     
     
    Quote:
     
     
     

    (NB: please also view the videos section!)
     
    IMPORTANT : It is YOUR responsibility to make sure that the cable you are buying correctly fits the connectors on your equipment. None of these links are official endorsements.
     
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread/2940#post_12033270
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread/2595#post_12029029
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-please-read-the-3rd-post/12810#post_12407306
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread/3570#post_12046140
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-read-the-first-post-for-updated-info/4020#post_12054119
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-read-the-first-post-for-updated-info/4275#post_12057847
     
    Please be cautious about head-fier derGabe selling cables  - some members have not received their orders!
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-please-read-the-3rd-post/11490#post_12349732
     
     
     
    iBasso DX90 issues:  www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-read-the-first-post-for-updated-info/4800#post_12069924
     
     

     
    Fiio x3ii and X5ii  owners, please additionally note: www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-please-read-the-3rd-post/14070#post_12442957
    MoonAudio offer suitable cables
    Custom-Cable also offer suitable cables

     
    [spoiler='Uranus' Co-Axial cable for Fiio X3ii and X5ii] 'Uranus' Co-Axial cable for Fiio X3ii and X5ii
    Uranusbrandco-axforFiio.jpg
    (image credit: 'noobandroid')
     
    NB: the DAC end of noobandroid's cable (RH, in the pic) has one too many poles, but, if wired appropriately, may still work correctly (please see the 2nd connection image immediately below). tkteo's Dyson version is what one would actually expect.
     
     
    Here are the signal paths for an appropriate Co-Axial cable to connect Fiio X3ii and X5ii DAPs to Mojos Co-Axial digital input:
     
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    (pin-out identities based upon these: www.head-fi.org/t/784602/14985#post_12467535 )
     
    IMPORTANT: James (CEO of Fiio) has privately confirmed to me that the above diagram is definitely correct for X3ii, X5ii, and X7
     
     
    Alternatively, if you wish to use a stereo TRS plug at the Mojo end (instead of the mono TS plug in the above picture, which is really all that is required), then the pin connections would be as follows:
     
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    (pin-out identities based upon this: www.head-fi.org/t/784602/18675#post_12651727)
     
     
     
     
     

    (NB: please also view the videos section!)
     
    IMPORTANT : It is YOUR responsibility to make sure that the cable you are buying correctly fits the connectors on your equipment. None of these links are official endorsements.
     
    1. Mojos optical input is a standard Toslink Optical socket. However, many DAPs have optical outputs using 3.5mm sockets, so PLEASE CHECK before buying an optical cable
     
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    Sysconcept custom-made low-profile optical cable
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread/2370#post_12025183
     
    http://www.sysconcept.ca/product_info.php?products_id=349
     
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    Sysconcept---AK120_to_Chord_Mojo-copy.jpg
     

     
     
    Google Chromecast Audio optical cable (6 inches)
     
    https://store.google.com/product/optical_cable_chromecast_audio
     
    chromecast-toslink-optical.jpg
     
     
     
     
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread/2880#post_12032024
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread/2265#post_12023214  (specifically to a Mac computer)
     
    related (non-Mojo-specific) discussion about optical cables: www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread/2250#post_12023147
     
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    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread/2025#post_12020136
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-read-the-first-post-for-updated-info/4770#post_12069520
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-please-read-the-3rd-post/12360#post_12394268
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-please-read-the-3rd-post/12855#post_12408223
     
     
     

     
    Blackberry Phone
     

     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-read-the-first-post-for-updated-info/5070#post_12078284
     
     
    Almost any DAP with a digital-output should function correctly with Mojo.
    Some that Head-fiers have successfully used with Mojo include:
     
    Fiio X3ii
    Fio X5ii
    Fiio X7
    AK70
    AK100
    AK120
    AK240
    AK320
    AK380
    Shanling M1
    Soundaware M1 Esther
     
    Also see: www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-dac-amp-faq-in-3rd-post/19620#post_12706423
     

     
     

     
     
    ALSO SEE (regardless of which playback software is used): www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-please-read-the-3rd-post/9780#post_12277215
     

     
     
     
     
    1. Silicone wristbands
    2. Large O-rings from an automotive spares supplier (or these, although they may not last very long)
    3. Sticky back velcro (may leave sticky residue on devices, in the event of trying to remove it entirely)
    4. 3M Dual Lock Low Profile
    5. Double-sided self-adhesive foam (may leave sticky residue on devices, in the event of wishing to remove it entirely) If you use single-sided, you'll still need silicone bands as well
    6. Blu-Tack
    7. 3M 'Command' picture-hanging strips
    8. Cured silicone (just like single-sided foam, this will need silicone bands, as well)
    9. Thin bead of silicone sealant (warning: don't use this method unless you are familiar with how silicone can be removed correctly)
     
     
     
     
    or an aluminium case
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
    Chord have released a high-quality case of their own (please see 'Official Chord Accessories for Mojo', in next section)
     
       
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Here is a way to seal unused ports on Mojo
     

     
     

     
     
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    More pics: www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-please-read-the-3rd-post/14715#post_12459171
     
    Chord case review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_VuZJH5yvU
     
     
     
     
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    The BASIC USB Adapter Module, that is included in the official Cable Accessory Pack (as shown in the above contents), is used as shown in the following image.
     
    It houses the connector plug of the digital transmission cable and thereby reduces stress upon that connector plug and Mojos connector socket.
     
    When attached to Mojo, the module also makes it easier to stack with a smartphone without obscuring the screen, since the combination of Mojo+module more closely matches the length of a smartphone.
    Module-in-use-demo-web.jpg
     
     
    blog.moon-audio.com/chord-mojo-review/
     
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    images credit: http://blog.moon-audio.com/chord-mojo-review/
     


    www.modernhifi.de/chord-mojo-zubehoer/  
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    images credit: www.modernhifi.de/chord-mojo-zubehoer/
     
     
     
    NB: please also see the Munkonggadgets interview with John Franks
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

     
    This will always be a contentious issue (such is the nature of geeky audiophiles [​IMG]). There will always be fans of one connection type or another.
     
    Here are some aspects of the discussion:
     
     
     
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    There are pros and cons to each connection type. Optical may be the most immune to RF, but most people encounter no RF issues with USB or Co-ax, so it is best to choose your connection type based upon what is offered by your existing player, and then to learn how to get the most reliable result from that connection type. Mojo itself has the potential to get equally-superb SQ from Optical, Co-ax, or USB.
     
     
     
    If you're still wondering about the very small percentage of RF issues, then please skip down 6 sections below
     

     
    Android automatically upsamples ALL music files to 24/192, which is not a good thing for Mojo - here's what to do about it (IMPORTANT!: please see discussion in the 'Connecting Mojo to OTG (microUSB) devices' section, above)
     

     
    1) Enter UAPP:
     
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    2) Select 'Artists' page:
     
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    3) Select drop-down menu:
     
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    4) Select Tidal:
     
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    You should see this screen:
     
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    ...but if the password screen doesn't appear, then just click on the 'human' icon like this:
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    Also, remember to set the quality-level:
     

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    Raw screengrabs credit: maxh22
     

     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread/195#post_11994409
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-read-the-first-post-for-updated-info/4200#post_12056432
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-read-the-first-post-for-updated-info/4725#post_12068719
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-please-read-the-3rd-post/8340#post_12217948
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-please-read-the-3rd-post/9750#post_12274956
     
    Thanks to 'DanBa' for this informative post:  www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/7350#post_12061822
     
     
    Also consider:
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-please-read-the-3rd-post/13725#post_12433418
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-please-read-the-3rd-post/13800#post_12435426
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-please-read-the-3rd-post/13575#post_12428810
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread/2280#post_12023830
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread/2910#post_12032759
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-please-read-the-3rd-post/14775#post_12460426
     
    If you're using Neutron & can't output higher than 44.1khz
     
    If you are experiencing clicking sounds, you may need to adjust buffer settings:
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-please-read-the-3rd-post/9930#post_12282635
     
    www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-please-read-the-3rd-post/10230#post_12295303
     
    and you should also consider if it might be an RF interference issue (see the relevant links, on that issue, below)
     

     
     

     
     
     
    Thanks to GRUMPYOLDGUY for creating the following Mojo-specific spreadsheet:
     
     
     
     
    To set the output level to 3V ( line level ) for connection to a preamplifier press both volume buttons
    together when switching on the unit. Both volume balls will illuminate light blue. This mode is not
    remembered so when you switch off it will reset back to the previous volume stored for safety reasons.
     
     

     
    To set the output level to 1.9V RMS, first follow the above guidance, to attain 3V, and then continue further, with the following:
     
     
     
     
     
    For physically-connecting Mojo to active speakers, see: www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-the-official-thread-please-read-the-3rd-post/13350#post_12423100
     
    3.5mmtoRCA.jpg
     
     
     
     
    IMPORTANT: Please see the earlier section, on 'Regarding Mojos Output Stage'
     

     
    This post was the stimulus for Rob's responses, quoted below:  
    Quote:
     
     
     
    IMPORTANT!: Android automatically upsamples ALL music files to 24/192, which is not a good thing for Mojo - here's what to do about it
    IMPORTANT!: please also see discussion in the 'Connecting Mojo to OTG (microUSB) devices' section, above)
     
     

     
    Please note: Instructions advise charging a brand-new Mojo for 10 hours before using, but actually, it is only necessary to charge until the tiny white charging LED goes out. With most brand-new Mojos, this will be around half that. Just trust what the charging LED tells you.
     
     
    For a Mojo that has already been charged previously:
     
    Quote:
     
     
    If your Mojo LED is flashing whilst connected to a charger, please check that the charger is rated at least 1amp current-delivery
     
     
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    First, check that your charger is rated for at least 1amp charging current (higher is fine; lower is not). If the charger is not rated high-enough, then Mojos white charging LED will flash, to warn that Mojo will not charge successfully.
     
    However, if your charger is fine, then it may be that Mojos battery has been discharged more-deeply than usual:
     
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    Broadly-speaking, most people get around 7-8 hrs from a fully-charged Mojo, but it can vary depending on, for example, what load your IEMs/CIEMs/Headphones present to Mojos output stage, how loudly you play your music, and also (to a small degree) what digital protocol you are using:
     
    low load, opt/coax may yield closer to 8 hours
    low load, USB may yield closer to 7 hours
     
    heavily loaded then you could lose another hour.
     
    Low load would be -20dB FS into 300 ohms, 3v preset volume.
     
     
     
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    Basically, if you experience RF issues when Mojo is connected to a smartphone, then:
     
    1. ensure you are using a proper coaxially-shielded connector cable
    2. if available to you, try to operate your smartphone on 3G or LTE, & not on 2G/Edge
    3. try using the smartphone in 'Airplane' mode whenever possible
    4. Co-ax cables, & USB connector cables, can often be purchased with a ferrite choke manufactured integral to the lead, but if your cable does not include one, you may find it worthwhile obtaining a small ferrite choke to clip around the cable, locating it as close to the DAC end as possible
     
    1. Quote:
     

     
    Where can I BUY Mojo in my Country?
     
     
    Where can I BUY Mojo in the UK?
     
     
    Where can I REGISTER my Mojo product?
     

     
  4. Mython Contributor
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    1. Animated rotating view of Mojo (Click to show)







    Peter Hyatt's - 'Mojo's Greatest Hits' (music recommendation page for tracks that sound excellent through Mojo)






    Since I can no longer edit the first 3 posts on this page (due to restrictions that were imposed by the changed forum software-platform), here are some assorted recent posts, of potential interest to Mojo customers, but in no particular order:










    A Hugo 2 post, possibly of interest to Mojo owners,, but unrelated to the above:






    Another CCK-circumvention cable option (not actually confirmed in this thread, but looks worth a try, considering the reasonable price)

    and Another CCK-circumvention cable option (note: this suggestion is in regard to the updated version of the Meenova cable; not the old version):

    www.meenova.com/st/p/lgtnmuc.html

    (IMPORTANT: Meenova state that this is only functions with iOS 11.2.6 or less)
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2018
  5. x RELIC x Contributor
    This is very exciting! I'll be heading up the Canadian tour and will have the thread up later today as soon as I can. Filled.

    Expected price in Canada is $799 CAD.
     
  6. jamato8 Contributor
    Great stuff! Will be posting here. :^)
     
  7. phonomat
    I'm in.
     
  8. x RELIC x Contributor
    http://www.digitalaudioreview.net/2015/10/chord-electronics-mojo-portable-audios-new-talisman/
     
  9. phonomat
    Okay, I'll sacrifice myself and just quickly post this here this one time, so we can be done with it once and for all.
     
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6Acigj8isc
     
    May this stand in lieu of all the future jokes that will hopefully never be.
     
  10. Jeff Y