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

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by Mython, Oct 14, 2015.
  1. Chris1975
    Here's that list, by the way (or an earlier version of it?)
     
    http://www.head-fi.org/t/784602/chord-mojo-dac-amp-faq-in-3rd-post/19620#post_12706423
     
  2. miketlse
     
    Initially I was planning to get some 846, partly because there were many Mojo owners posting about great synergy, plus you could also tune the sound by choosing the best filter for your tastes.
     
    However the Beyer AK T8ie caught my eye, and I eventually bought a pair of mk2.
    I love the T8s, especially how they handle the fine detail in the mid and treble ranges. They are very tight and precise in the bass range as well, but lack the bass boost that many people prefer.
    So they also have great synergy with the mojo, but may not suit everyones preferred sound signature.
     
    Many other owners post about their favourite iems - the mojo has great synergy with quite a few iems, but which is best for you will depend on your preferred sound signature. On the forum, we can suggest a several iems for you to demo, and then select the best for you - there is no iem that is the best for all owners.
     
  3. SP Wild

    Weird. I thought the Beyer AK T8ie mkii had very full bass levels. Definitely the most musical IEM I heard to date. Stage sound or musical sound, SE846 or Beyer. I can't decide which to buy. Stage sound brings back fond memories. Musical can't be beat. Decisions decisions.
     
  4. miketlse
     
    The T8ies are now my preferred earphones, but just as @Peter Hyatt pointed out in the T8ie thread, they do have less bass boost than other headphones with Tesla drivers. Consequently at first they can sound very precise, but slightly bass light - but after a few days one gets used to the sound signature.
    The T8ies are very musical, and very resolving, so with some live recordings one does start to hear the noises of other musicians picking up their bow, or a faint noise from the audience picking a glass up. The result is that one does feel like you are at the performance, and you start to turn your head to see who made the noise - any earphone that can beat that level of immersion in the performance, must be really special. [​IMG]
     
    I do assume that electrostatics could improve the resolution slightly, but the cost would probably be eye-watering. [​IMG] 
     
  5. jarnopp

    Im thinking the 1020 may be just a bit too short to hold the Mojo/Poly connected lengthwise.
     
  6. UNOE

    Hidizs AP60
    Shanling M1

    Both are small transports and work with Bluetooth out from smartphone/computer to DAC. Both have 1 SD slot.
     
  7. GreenBow
    Question about the screws on the bottom of the Mojo. Are they meant to be shiney because they are on my new Mojo? However I think they were painted black on  my old Mojo, but I might be wrong.
     
    Long story: just wondering if this Mojo is one that's been opened at some time for some reason.
     
    Thanks.
     
  8. Music Alchemist
     
    There's at least one portable electrostat that's cheaper than the IEMs mentioned. (But it's not closed-back.)
     
    https://www.staxusa.com/system/stax-srs-002.html
    https://www.amazon.co.jp/STAX-スタックス-SRS-002-カナル型イヤースピーカー-SRS-002-スタックス/dp/B009QVK35G
     
     
    My Mojo has basic silver/chrome/whatever screws.
     
  9. ninetylol
    Can anyone tell me why my Optical Output sounds better (more punchy&clear) when using WASAPI (Exclusive Mode) in Tidal?
     
    This only happens with Optical. When using USB Mojo sounds the same whether i activate or deactivate it.
     
    Windows settings are (both USB device and Optical Device) @ 44.1 16Bit and source is obviously 44.1 16Bit too.
     
    sebbie2 likes this.
  10. pfurey89
    The 846 is extremely underwhelming.

    I would try or look into,

    Campfire Audio Andromeda or Vega
    64 Audio U8, U10, or U12
    Noble K10
    Fitear 334

    All can be had for a grand or so used. Will outperform 846 all day.
     
  11. Dobrescu George
     
    ie800 is also an amazing IEM! 
     
  12. Music Alchemist
    [​IMG]
     
    (I was going to create an image of Mojo Jojo wearing headphones and holding the Mojo, but that was too much work, so this will have to do.)
     
    maxh22 likes this.
  13. SP Wild

    All very subjective. The guys in Sydney, Minidisc...Amazing place...Laid out several IEMs to audition. I preferred both Beyer and Shure over the FOTM Andromeda.
     
  14. tunes
    As a high end transportable audio system it makes no sense to buy a dap simply as a storage device with a UI to select files to feed MOJO or HUGO 2. For me, my iPhone has limited storage and I don't want it to be more than a phone. I bought a QP1R hoping it would be the final 1 box solution for travel as it was advertised to have a powerful current driven amplifier to drive any headphone. I was disappointed with its amplifier section as it just didn't have enough headroom and needed maximum output to drive the Hifiman HEK to its potential with many recordings. So I ended up with an excellent little very powerful add on amp from iFi (micro iCan SE). When driven by the line out from the QP1R, the HEK sounds great but there is some coloration to the sound and the amp runs off an wall adapter without built in battery so really not a true portable solution.

    After reading posts by Rob and knowing that no amplifier is needed to add more contamination to the signal from the DAC with the MOJO or HUGO, I was thinking of selling the QP1R but even if you add the poly as a server to store a large music library, you still need your iPhone as a UI. If it is well integrated with the HUGO2 and the output is reportedly greater than the MOJO, this could be a great solution to drive the
    HEK since the DAVE appears to have more than enough power to drive all headphones and the HUGO2 has more power than the MOJO. There isn't yet a poly for the HUGO2 but if and when it is available, if it can stream TIDAL and store music without a dap/amp needed with perhaps a better user interface using a smart phone (since we have to carry our phones anyway) seems like a great solution. Not sure about battery life and if both the HUGO2 and poly have seperate batteries etc.

    I hope Rob comes up with something that will solve the need for those with hard to drive planar type headphones as all current DAP/amps seem not to power the HEK to their potential, are way overpriced for the SQ compared to Chord dacs and lack ability to stream from TIDAL directly. The need to add another amp to a dap/amp to drive planars makes no sense to me.
     
  15. Peter Hyatt

    Can you share your findings?
     

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