Hugo 2 DAC Design

The Chord Hugo released in 2014 was a game changer in the DAC industry as we shared in 2014 here.  As Chord Electronics started the Hugo 2 DAC design, they looked for everything that could be improved upon with the original Hugo. Chord read the forums, listened to feedback from Hugo owners, and thus engineered flexible new features with next-generation…

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Chord Hugo vs Hugo 2 DAC Headphone Amp

Chord Hugo First Generation Chord Electronics released the Chord Hugo reference-level portable headphone amplifier three years ago at CES 2014. The Chord Hugo was a GAMECHANGER in Dac technology and sound as referenced here in my original blog post.   Chord continues to focus on creating a more convincing sonic replication for the listener, and…

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Chord Hugo versus Hugo TT: Differences Explained

Chord Hugo versus Hugo TT: Differences Explained Chord Electronics has racked up multiple awards for the Chord Hugo USB DAC Headphone Amp with unrivaled quality. At CES 2017, Chord announced they are introducing the Hugo 2, a 2nd generation Hugo.  The original Hugo is the world’s most advanced portable headphone amp/DAC in its class and we’ve sold hundreds…

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Chord Hugo Magazine at Moon Audio

New Chord Hugo Magazine Immediately after hearing Chord Hugo at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Moon-Audio.com founder Drew Baird began creating new Dragons. Dragons are audio cables that make even the best audio gear sound better. I’m a Moon Audio Ambassador. When Drew asked if I would like to help tell the story of Chord Electronics…

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Chord Hugo – How To Setup

Chord Hugo Setup Tips A popular question at Moon Audio is: “How do I setup Sound Properties for the Chord Hugo or any usb DAC on Windows & Mac?”.  We know why this question is so popular. Setting correct Sound Properties on Windows PCs or Apple Macbooks is how to achieve optimal Chord Hugo or other…

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4 Chord Hugo Headphone Cable Solutions

The Chord Hugo has definitely redefined the digital decoding for our generation of music lovers.  In fact, at a recent interview of John Franks, CEO of Chord Electronics & Rob Watts’, Lead Design Engineer, Rob took the time to explain and describe his creation of the decoding chip he utilized in the Chord Hugo.   It was really…

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