A: Chord Hugo - Connecting to Apple iDevices
The Chord Hugo does not have an Apple authenticity chip. No Apple chip means you can’t connect your Hugo directly to an Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod or the latest Macbooks.
Connect the Hugo to iPhones, iPads, & iPods by following these steps:
Buy an Apple CCK (Camera Connection Kit )
For Lightning Connectors
Apple CCK Lightning to USB Adapter (Camera Connection Kit available on Moon-Audio.com
Apple CCK + Silver Dragon USB Cable bundle for Chord Hugo
Apple CCK + Black Dragon USB Cable bundle for Chord Hugo
For 30pin Connectors
Apple CCK 30pin
Apple Camera Connection Kit
- Buy a Silver Dragon USB Cable or Black Dragon USB Cable
- Insert the Dragon micro USB (the smaller of the two) into the Chord Hugo’s A slot.
- Connect the Dragon USB to Apple CCK.
- Connect Apple CCK to your iPhone, iPad or iTouch.
To Apple iDevices Bluetooth
Q: Can Chord Hugo connect to Apple via Bluetooth?
A: Bluetooth connections with the Chord Hugo don’t provide the best sound at this time. The Hugo uses the latest in AptX Bluetooth technology. Apple is not using the latest so the combination of Chord’s latest with Apple’s older Bluetooth technology produces inferior sound quality. When Apple improves its Bluetooth technology we may recommend it for discerning audiophiles. Until Apple upgrades, we don’t recommend using Bluetooth to connect to your Hugo headphone DAC / amplifier.