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  1. Chord Hugo2 Unboxing Video

    Chord Hugo2 Unboxing Video
    Hugo 2 Unboxed After spending the morning typing up the transcript from Drew's amazing Cables Matter video I realized something. Boxing videos don't need transcripts. I just get to watch this Hugo2 DAC unboxing video and wish upon a star. The Hugo 2 is on my, "Will Work For Gear," wish list. Want to really turn me green with envy? Share your Hugo 2 unboxing and listening experience using the form below. Rock On! Moon Audio Ambassador Curagami Founder Martin Wescott Smith
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  2. Focal Clear Unboxing Video

    Focal Clear Unboxing Video

    Start at 0:00 I remain mystified about how a French speaker company makes such great headphones. I say that despite spending hours listening to the "speakers on your head" experience created by the Focal Utopia cans.  If you've bought or experienced the new Focal Clear headphones please share your reactions via the form below.  Thanks,  Martin --- Moon Audio Ambassador...
  3. Cables Matter Video

    Cables Matter Video

    Just Ask Drew - Why Audio Cables Matter Video The Audio Cables matter video where my friend and Moon Audio founder Drew Baird riffs about audio cables remind me of reading philosophy in Mitch Miller's class at Vassar. Reading Heidegger, Nietzsche, or Kant was sure to put me to sleep even though every word, idea, and concept felt important. Sitting...
  4. Cables vs Bluetooth

    Cables vs Bluetooth

    Why Audio Cables Beat Bluetooth Why Audio Cables Beat Bluetooth has a subtitle - and that's okay. We agree with Cnet. They wondered why customers were willing to lose sound quality for the sake of convenience. But there's a rub. During the summer I built a "tiny house" on my brother Drew's property in Efland, North Carolina. Yes, my brother...
  5. Chord Poly Setup Tips

    Chord Poly Setup Tips

    Chord Poly is a Portable Wireless Streaming device to pair with Mojo by Chord Electronics.  Please find our Chord Poly How To Setup Guides below to help you set up your Poly and how to connect Poly to various different configurations including your network, phone, Roon, aandroid, Roon, Tidal, AK Connect, 8Player and BubbleUPNp. Direct Links below will show you how...
  6. Chord Qutest DAC FAQ

    Chord Qutest DAC FAQ

    Chord Electronics announced their newest device at CES this week, the Chord Qutest DAC.  The Qutest is a home-audio DAC designed to replace the existing 2Qute.  This audio device takes design and features from the award winning Hugo 2. Qutest is a pure DAC, it does not contain headphone amplification or batteries like the portable Hugo 2.  It is intended to...
  7. Sennheiser HD 820 headphones - Closed-back sound vs. open-back?

    Sennheiser HD 820 headphones - Closed-back sound vs. open-back?

    Sennheiser HD 820 headphones - can closed back headphones sound as good as open back headphones?  We are looking forward to finding out. “Usually, high-end headphones require an open-back design, which has placed limits on where you can enjoy true audiophile sound. The HD 820 is a game changer that delivers exceptional sound while insulating the listener from their environment...
  8. Rocky Mountain Audio Fest

    Rocky Mountain Audio Fest

    Moon-Audio This is the 14th Annual Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) and Moon-Audio is proud to be an exhibitor.  This is the largest consumer audio show in the United States and audiophiles travel from around the country to attend.  We will be one of over 400 companies from North and South America, Europe, Australia and Asia.  It's our chance to...
  9. Moon Over LAAS 2017

    Moon Over LAAS 2017

    I interviewed Colin, from Chord Electronics, about the new Chord Poly. Coming soon, Colin explains the features Poly brings to your wireless streaming experience when paired with the Chord Mojo. Check out our video with Chord about the Poly below. Drew Baird of Moon Audio Interviews Chord Electronics Chord Poly Insights I was lucky to have the opportunity to test...
  10. Questyle Audio Savings

    Questyle Audio Savings

    Questyle Audio Savings For a limited time, save $500 dollars off the Questyle Audio CAS192D DAC and CMA800R Headphone Amplifier. Questyle Audio CMA800R Headphone Amplifier - SAVE $500 Questyle Audio CMA800R Current Mode Headphone Amplifier is a dedicated quest for perfect sound. The flexibility to add a second unit to operate in True Mono Balanced operation makes this amplifier as flexible...
  11. Hugo 2 DACylicious

    Hugo 2 DACylicious

    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 technical and sonic performance.  ...

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