Introduction and question about Chord Mojo via Bluetooth 5.0 receiver
May 29, 2020 at 11:43 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 1


New Head-Fier
May 25, 2020
Hello world. I've been lurking around reading posts here for quite some time but never posted before. It's nice to come out of the shadows but also a bit intimidating. Anyway my latest audio project has been to find a practical way to take hi-fi music on the go using a Deezer on my iPhone as the source, a Chord Mojo DAC and Aeon 2 closed headphones. I had used the Mojo with my iPhone for a while but the problem I always ran into is that the Mojo dangles off of the iPhone via the flimsy micro USB to Lightning cable creating all kinds of problems. I literally went through 5 or 6 cables in a coupe of years that way and it's just not practical.
I finally figured out a solution using a tiny $30 Bluetooth 5.0 receiver that has its own internal lithium battery and connects to the Mojo via a Toslink cable. Here are some photos of the assembly. It's not quite as elegant as a Chord Poly but it's actually lighter, lasts 3 times longer on a charge and connects super fast to my iPhone. The bluetooth device I'm using is this one:
Most important of all: to my ears the sound is amazing. Again I am kind of new at this but I can't perceive any difference with this bluetooth device vs. using the USB/Lightning cable to connect the phone to the Mojo.
So my question to you guys is: Is there anything wrong with this bluetooth 5 setup? Am I sacrificing any sound quality at all?
I should add that I also tried connecting via wifi using the now discontinued Chromecast audio powered by an external battery. It sounds great too - can't tell the difference - but it's clunky (3 parts instead of 2) and has limited portability given that it's wifi as opposed to bluetooth.



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