Mytek Announces Clef Mobile MQA DAC/Amp @ CES 2017

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  1. gr8soundz
    The page no longer mentions Aptx HD or LDAC compatibility.
     
  2. cardeli22
    NICE! It's released.
     
  3. cardeli22
    It might only be normal aptx.
     
  4. MarkF786
    I'm definitely keeping my eye on it, but I'll wait for some reviews before pulling the trigger.
     
  5. DarwinOSX
    I'm very interested but waiting on reviews.
    Especially full MQA decoding plus AAC bluetooth for my Bose QC 35 II's.
    AptX and AAC are the same audio quality. I didn't know they had said LDAC at one point, That would have been interesting.
     
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  6. gr8soundz
    Don't recall seeing the MQA spec til now but since last summer it showed Aptx HD and LDAC support. Not sure why they removed them. Perhaps Mytek opted for something similar to Chord (and soon Hifiman) and use the Clef more as a bluetooth DAC/amp. Not sure if the better codecs make much difference when only raw data is being transmitted.
     
  7. DarwinOSX
    I would not normally connect to this by bluetooth but primarily physical. But AAC bluetooth might come in handy.
     
  8. vaxick
    Interested to hear reviews of this device along with finding out how well it'll work on computers.
     
  9. DarwinOSX
    I search for a review every now and then and nothing comes up I wonder if it’s really out.
     
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  10. DarwinOSX
    The Mytek is a full MQA decoder and the iFi is only a renderer which made me lose interest in it. Even the MQA rendering of the iFi is currently beta.
    I also like that the Mytek does AAC bluetooth. I can imagine scenarios where that will be useful at times.
    Those two features make it worth $100 more to me plus it would probably be better SQ given the Mytek pedigree.
    I expect I will buy Clef but waiting on reviews.
     
  11. yurivv
    I must admit that Mytek's customer support surprised me. I paid for my Clef on January 16, and in February I did not hear a word from them when my Clef will be shipped. My e-mails remained unanswered, my messages in Facebook remained unanswered, my message on their own forum remained unanswered. Mytek promised that Clef shipments would begin in February, but almost half of February passed, and there is not a word that Clef ships to customers. If I did not know that it's an authoritative American company, I would have thought that they conned me. Come on, Mytek, what's going on?
     
  12. DarwinOSX
    That’s not good. Perhaps you should call them?
     
  13. MarkF786
    I considered pre-ordering the Clef, but the product was originally announced in January 2017 and was supposed to ship in Q2 of the that year, and seemingly there's been no review samples released yet, so it seems like the product might be delayed further.

    I'll wait until the product is actually released and some reviews start coming it.
     
  14. yurivv
    It seems I'm the only one in the world who ordered this product. :beyersmile:

    In fact, I've never seen any feedback from customers. If there are no buyers here on the head-fi, it seems that they are nowhere else.

    I don't quite understand what the problem is. If the product is delayed, just say so! Ignoring customers is not a good practice for the company's reputation.
     
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  15. yurivv
    Since I live on the other side of the globe, it can be quite expensive. I wouldn't want to spend more than what I've already done. :)

    Maybe there are some Mytek representatives here?
     
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