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

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by Mython, Oct 14, 2015.
  1. zerolight

    Not noticing any hiss with my Angies. What I am noticing is that I'm able to play at higher volumes than I could with my iPhone alone or through dragonfly without feeling it was getting spikey and uncomfortable. And it sounds very nice at my preferred lower volumes.
    SE846 sensitivity is an insane 134.45 dB SPL/1Vrms.... Audible noise floor is to be expected. 
  3. ufospls2
    Now, don’t get me wrong, I love my Mojo and think it is a great bit of gear. But.
    For STRICT desktop DAC use around the same price as the Mojo? Off the top of my head better options would be.
    -Resonessence Labs Concero HD
    -Schiit Bifrost MB
    -Emotiva Stealth DC-1
    -Metrum Acoustics Octave mk2 (if you can find one)
    -Audiolab MDAC
    -Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC 
    -iFi Micro iDAC 2
    Thats all I can think of off the top of my head around the same price, there are probably a few more I’ve forgotten. If you can spend a few hundred more, there are A LOT more options better suited for strict desktop use. No worrying about battery life, better/more robust USB connections, ease of use, and most importantly sound quality. With the Mojo, while it sounds awesome, you are also paying a premium for
    a)The Chord name
    b)A multi tool feature set
    When you take those things away, you can get better desktop sound for the money.  
    GRUMPYOLDGUY likes this.
    If I had said that, I might have been looking at a ban... But I'm glad someone said it. 
    Chord isn't exactly the best when it comes to value. 
  5. psikey
    Partly cause its made in UK and we can't get away with paying £1/hr labour rates.

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    Schiit is made in the US... where people who flip burgers are demanding $15/hr. 
  7. psikey
    I'm comparing to Asia of course.

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  8. psikey

    And why not, US makes fabulous burgers :wink:

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  9. psikey
    Once Trump gets his way lets see what Apple stuff cost if they have to make it in US over China

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  10. jmills8
    Hey the Hammer will fall soon.
  11. maxh22

    The Hammer will fall, and the wall will be built! LOL
  12. jmills8
    ha but I mean the Off Topic will cause The Hammer to fall on you.
  13. rkt31
    @ufospls2, chord mojo is overpriced can't believe it. small size does not mean it should be cheap. there is price for technology too. none of these dacs come anywhere close to mojo in sq ( also measurements ) simply because mojo uses a lot more advance tech and you are getting high quality digital preamp free of cost. if a I have to spend my precious $600 it will be sq not the form factor. if you find micro USB weaker than USB B then use thinner micro USB cable which comes with phones . add few ferrite chokes still it will beat those desktop friendly USB B fed DACs. I find 7 to 8 hours play time more than sufficient for my daily use. after mojo is fully charged it can be kept plugged to this charger. did you use mojo with stereo amp and speakers ? I bet once you listen mojo in your speaker set up, there is no going back to these desktop friendly DACs .
  14. KwyjiboVenneri
    Yeah fair enough. When I start to play music I can't hear it obviously. Just thought it was strange as I didn't notice this on my iPhone. Can't wait to give it a good listen tonight. 
  15. KwyjiboVenneri
    Hmm interesting, must be because of the extreme sensitivity like @GRUMPYOLDGUY said. I do agree though it is crazy powerful!!! I was even using my LCD-2's last night and I only had it up to about 75%-80%...crazy!

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