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imo the most enjoyable headphones to use are the ones that dont need any mods or EQ, the rabbit hole can seem endless.
and just out of curiousity, which ones  would you vote for in not needing EQ? I'd love to find a perfectly balanced set of cans...problem is, everyone's prefs of a great or ideal sound sig are  often  unique.
i'm a basshead 'lite', for example: meaning while i love great bass, it has to be balance. I'm also getting away from too much sub bass I feel it can bleed into other areas...but other bass lovers would poo poo me as not appreciating bass. so my idea of  balanced cans wouldn't be to their liking...and vice versa, most likely.
or am i missing something?
 
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Black or silver? That is the question.

So how many of you fellow Mojo'ers are thinkin' of adding the Hugo 2 to your systems?

I think the ultimate compliment to the Mojo is that listening to it is such a revelation that it tempts me to upgrade to a higher-end Chord DAC sooner than planned.

Lol, Mojo's sound drove me to acquire the DAVE last year. :eek:

I'm considering the Hugo2 to replace the Mojo based on early reports of the sonic performance. Black is the only choice for me.
 
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I am concerned about battery life in the Hugo 2. The first info on it from What Hi-Fi said it had longer-life batteries. I think according to info Chord Electronics gave them. ...Yet somehow people see to have worked out that Hugo 2 will have less battery life than the first Hugo. (Confused emoticon.)
 
I hope it's not less that original Hugo as it will bring it into the battery life range of the Mojo. Eight hours really is bottom line or borderline battery life for a music gadget.
 
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  I am concerned about battery life in the Hugo 2. The first info on it from What Hi-Fi said it had longer-life batteries. I think according to info Chord Electronics gave them. ...Yet somehow people see to have worked out that Hugo 2 will have less battery life than the first Hugo. (Confused emoticon.)
 
I hope it's not less that original Hugo as it will bring it into the battery life range of the Mojo. Eight hours really is bottom line or borderline battery life for a music gadget.
 
I'd never come close to depleting its power in a single day either way.
 
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  After long listening, I found mojo, for high-impedance HP, need a decent tube amp, not SS.
With hd6xx it tends to produce a very harsh sound and have an lack of impact.
But with low-impedance HP or IEM, it is full-bodied and very quite resolving.
 
I will leave some my views after getting my amp and pairing it with mojo.
 
that's not quite right, mojo feeding Hd650 is incredible to my ears, resolving yet silky smooth.
 
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Black or silver? That is the question.
 
So how many of you fellow Mojo'ers are thinkin' of adding the Hugo 2 to your systems?
 
I think the ultimate compliment to the Mojo is that listening to it is such a revelation that it tempts me to upgrade to a higher-end Chord DAC sooner than planned.
 
ill take the black hugo 2 (after saving up for 14 months...) 
 
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  and just out of curiousity, which ones  would you vote for in not needing EQ? I'd love to find a perfectly balanced set of cans...problem is, everyone's prefs of a great or ideal sound sig are  often  unique.
i'm a basshead 'lite', for example: meaning while i love great bass, it has to be balance. I'm also getting away from too much sub bass I feel it can bleed into other areas...but other bass lovers would poo poo me as not appreciating bass. so my idea of  balanced cans wouldn't be to their liking...and vice versa, most likely.
or am i missing something?
 
LCD2 are very well balanced imo, the ones I had were much brighter than the dark sound people were calling them.
 
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  I am concerned about battery life in the Hugo 2. The first info on it from What Hi-Fi said it had longer-life batteries. I think according to info Chord Electronics gave them. ...Yet somehow people see to have worked out that Hugo 2 will have less battery life than the first Hugo. (Confused emoticon.)
 
I hope it's not less that original Hugo as it will bring it into the battery life range of the Mojo. Eight hours really is bottom line or borderline battery life for a music gadget.

John from Chord commented in the Hugo 2 thread that they have gone back to their battery supplier to come up with a better solution for the Hugo 2. He expressed he is looking for at least a 20% improvement, and he sounded hopeful that it would happen.
 
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Black or silver? That is the question.
 
So how many of you fellow Mojo'ers are thinkin' of adding the Hugo 2 to your systems?
 
I think the ultimate compliment to the Mojo is that listening to it is such a revelation that it tempts me to upgrade to a higher-end Chord DAC sooner than planned.

I'm definitely planning on getting a Hugo 2. I had the original Hugo in black, but this time due to the improved aesthetics, I'm going for the silver version.
 
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that's not quite right, mojo feeding Hd650 is incredible to my ears, resolving yet silky smooth.

and I remember a chord staffer saying they often listened to the mojo thru the 650s
 
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1980 pages on, people are still asking about source differences. If there is only one reason to get Poly, I think it is to hear how all the Chord technology sounds together. I don't have the time or interest in testing so many sources, but I am very interested to hear a full on Chord device. It will definitely not be case closed, but hopefully Poly takes the Mojo to a high level, although it never has slouched IMO.
 
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I, too, have been led to believe from John and Rob's comments there is no op amp in the analog path.
 
Isn't it discrete output stage (JFET, etc.) and not op amp?
That's the reason Mojo can be used as a Pre-Amp or DAC only which i use daily at my home !
 
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Has to be a good amp to handle the Mojo, though, which I'm sure 95% of you here have. I tried hooking the Mojo to my (cheaper) Cayin C5 and the effect was to veil the detail and sharpness of the Mojo's own output. Still, it added a fun, rumbling bass which is great for listening to some genres
 
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