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

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by Mython, Oct 14, 2015.
  1. GreenBow
    It's been strongly recommended to get a wired headphone jack-converter instead of a rigid one like you have. Something like the Grado Mini Adapter Cable. (Picture of it below.)  It's suggested to use wired adaptor so that there is less weight on the Mojo headphone port.
    Just in case, and for the benefit of others.  I recall Rob Watts (or Chord) recommended a wired solution.
    Sadly it will result in some sound quality loss across a connection. However, probably little or no more than across the solid adaptor.
    It's a shame there isn't such a thing as reviews and awards given to these accessories. Then we could chose the best. 
  2. earfonia
    Don't get it [​IMG]
    Do you mean different type of casings? Metal, plastic, etc? Wow... not sure I will have the time for it [​IMG]
    But this could probably gives some indication:

    I made that video long time ago for my Fiio X3ii review.
    Analog cable is for sure affected. But depending on many factors. That's where balanced interconnections shine.
    Sorry OOT.
  3. baritone
    try this
  4. krismusic Contributor
    In amongst the tech talk, which is very interesting. I particularly like what Relic days about balanced vs SE.
    I thought that people who are carrying Mojo around might like to see my solution.
    My old, spare iPhone 5S in a Barely There shell case Velcro'd to the Mojo original case.
    I offset the phone to completely expose the Mojo's pretty lights. I quite like the way it looks. A bit less of a "stack" maybe.
    Connected with s Forza Audio lightning to USB. Purely for the ergonomics of getting rid of that tiresome CCK. Although I must admit I paid the extra £20 for the hybrid cable "just in case"!
    I'm not a cable believer and I am afraid that I refuse you listen to two inches of wire to compare. It's a very nicely made cable though.
    The whole thing lives in the little pouch that I happened to have and generally lives in my backpack. It's also quite OK to just carry in my hand.
    Anyway. Works for me and sounds fantastic.
    Audio nirvana on the move transforms the most hellish journey on public transport. :) IMG_4898.jpg
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  5. earfonia
    I have the older type of USB isolator based on the AD ADuM chip, it works, but only compatible up to 24/96. The problem is Analog Device ADuM chip don't always compatible with sampling rate higher than 24/96, and not compatible with DSD playback. Not sure of the newer ADuM chips.
    I already have the Elfidelity, good enough for now.
  6. krismusic Contributor
    A better pic of that cable. IMG_4915.jpg
  7. Chris1975
    @krismusic - love this! I have a similar set up for my hellish trips on SouthernRail ... I haven't braved ditching the CCK adaptor though, incase Apple make an update that renders a replacement redundant.
  8. MrBaker
    Compared anyone the SQ Chord Mojo and newly minted player iBasso DX200?
    Who is the winner?
  9. Music Alchemist
    If it sounds the same or worse, what is the reason for using the alternate adapter? Got any links?
  10. psikey
    I'd also be interested to know if anyone has compared the two, especially as this DAP is price comparable to a Mojopoly.
  11. RobinTim
    Quick newbie question: Does it make sense to activate DSP/upsampling in ROON or is the Mojo DAC taking care of this already? Thanks!
  12. MartynB85
    My thoughts exactly. I have already been looking at ways to fund a Hugo 2 [​IMG]
  13. x RELIC x Contributor

    You guys should read the DX200 thread as there's a couple posters commenting there that they prefer it to the Mojo and Hugo. Now, they really don't go in to much detail (as far as I've read so far) but they just say it's 'better' with more air and soundstage. I haven't heard the thing myself but as with any new product launch there is going to be a flood of posts to weed through, and more time, to get a better consensus of the product. So far it seems to me they all feel the DX200 is better than everything that's out there right now.

    I haven't been able to get a solid read on the DX200 yet as there are many comments about the 'air' and clear treble, and then others say it's a warm DAP with forward mids. Maybe it has it all. Also, some owners say it needs a couple hundred hours to sound its best (honestly). :rolleyes:

    Edit: A couple PMs later and I guess the DX200 is slightly colder than the DX90 and obviously the Mojo. Pick your poison.
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  14. qrtas

    If I understood your question correctly, the answer is quite simple. Because it is impossible to put a 1/4 inch plug inside a 1/8 inch headphone connection without an adapter. :)
  15. Deftone
    i tried this a while ago coming from audio output of my motherboard, the results compared to mojo was cold, thin and harsh. going back to mojo was lush and musical.

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