Chord Mojo DAC headphone amp

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Special Price $399.00 Regular Price $479.00
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Chord Electronics Mojo (Mobile Joy) Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) and headphones amplifier is, as Peter Hyatt notes, a "game changer" in digital sound quality.

The Mojo DAC is small, smartphone-friendly, and powerful. Don't underestimate the reasonable price or small size of the Chord Mojo.

Mobile Joy

Chord Electronics’ Mojo (Mobile Joy) digital to analog converter (DAC) and headphones amplifier create a new approach to high-end digital audio sound via headphones and in-ear monitors (IEMs). Chord’s Mojo magical “converter box” external DAC is as mobile as Apple’s iPhones, iPads or any Android smartphone, PC or pad. Chord’s mighty Mojo crystal clear audio is warm and detailed with soundstage breadth, and intimacy believed lost as analog-to-digital converters (ADC) gave way to digital-to-analog conversion.

While converting analog recordings to digital audio was inevitable digital audio can be harsh, brittle and about as inviting as binary number zeros and ones. What does a zero-order-hold (ZOH) have to do with Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon anyway? The answer is nothing and everything.

The zero-order hold (ZOH) is a mathematical model of signal reconstruction performed by a conventional digital-to-analog converter (DAC) describing how a discrete-time signal is converted to a continuous-time signal by holding each sample value for one interval. Ref: Wikipedia

Go Wireless

Chord Mojo Poly Bluetooth Wireless Streaming Module Features

Chord Poly Streaming Module

The Chord Poly is a Bluetooth wireless streaming module designed specifically for Mojo. Poly fits seamlessly onto the DAC to enable Bluetooth connectivity as well as 2.4gHz wifi connection. It features a Micro SD card slot for local storage and is Roon Ready and DNLA compatible.

Small Footprint = Portable

Despite the small footprint of Chord's Mojo, Chord's new DAC only needs a few hours to charge. And your Mojo can keep rising for 10 hours continuous listening! Even better, thanks to a separate Micro USB charging port, you can charge and play Mojo at the same time. External power banks can also be used to charge Mojo on the move so long as they have a 1 amp output.

Advanced Design

Designed and manufactured in England by Chord Electronics Mojo stands for 'Mobile Joy'. Chord says Mojo is a true reference-quality mobile DAC and high-level headphone amplifier and Mojo's sound rivals DACs at twenty times the price. (Moon-Audio.com founder Drew Baird Agrees)

Mojo's ultra-compact design is based on Chord's Hugo, but Mojo uses a new Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA board making Mojo the most advanced DAC on the planet!

Mojo Easy

Chord's new Mojo is easy to operate. Mojo forgoes the bewildering number of switches common to similar DACs, opting for a simpler interface.

Headphones

Mojo drives any headphone between 4 ohms and 800 ohms (so most headphones). Mojo can drive two pairs of headphones simultaneously. Mojo works with any music file from 44.1kHz up to 768kHz and DoP DSD files: DSD 64; DSD 128 and DSD 256. 

Mojo Music Decoding

Mojo can play all of today’s music formats. Mojo delivers breath-taking realism from digital music files such as PCM, WAV, AAC, AIFF, MP3, and FLAC. Chord's Mojo works with smartphones and music players such as Astell & Kern's AK380. Mojo even covers specialist high-resolution formats such as DoP DSD files: DSD 64; DSD 128 and DSD 256. Mojo’s three high-resolution digital input options comprise optical (to 192kHz), plus Micro USB and RCA (mini-jack) which operate at up to an incredible 768kHz.

Fully Automatic

Input selection is automatic: if more than one input is active they are prioritized as USB first, coax second, optical third. File frequency is shown by an indicator color option on the power switch, from 44.1kHz (red), 48kHz (orange), through a rainbow of colors to bright white for DSD.

The highly accurate low-distortion digital volume is controlled via two color-illuminated buttons. Many low-cost apps now make high-resolution music files playable from all smartphones. Mojo has three different high-resolution digital inputs: optical to 192kHz, plus USB and RCA (mini-jack) which operate up to 768kHz.

Advanced Battery Technology

Mojo utilizes new advanced high-temperature battery technology. The benefits of advanced batteries include faster re-charging (up to 20 hours faster than competitive DAzCs). Mojo Charging is via a standard USB port. Mojo can play music while it charges.

Mojo's charging Micro USB port has a battery status and charging indicator light. Mojo's casework is machined from solid aircraft-grade aluminum and has a hard Matt black fine finish that does not finger-mark. All inputs are denoted with a fine laser ablated permanent white lettering.

Overview

  • Mojo is designed and built for smartphones.
  • Works with your iPhone (with Camera Connection Kit + Dragon USB Cable), Android or Windows phone.
  • The size and design make it comfortable to carry.
  • Mojo is compatible with your Mac, PC, or Linux computer.
  • Includes three digital inputs - USB, Coaxial, and Optical.
  • 4 hour charge time to provide up to 10 hours use.
  • Pairs with headphones from 4Ω to 800Ω.
  • With two 3.5mm analog outputs you and a friend can listen at the same time.
  • Mojo plays all files from 32kHz to 768kHz and even DSD 512.
  • Fully automatic and remembers the last used settings.
  • The case is lovingly machined from a single block of aircraft-grade aluminum.
  • Mojo is entirely designed and manufactured in Great Britain.

Awards

EISA Award 2016-2017
What HiFi? Award 2018
Inner Fidelity 2018 Editor's Choice Award
What Hi-Fi? Award 2019

Press and Reviews

Chord Magazine Guide
Chord Magazine

Guides & Advice
by Moon Audio

Moon Audio Review
Moon Audio

by Drew
Oct. 2015

What Hi-Fi? Review
What Hi-Fi?

by Staff
Oct. 2018

Hi-Fi+ Review
HI-Fi+

by Alan Sircom
Oct. 2015

Headphone Guru Review
Headphone.Guru

by Dubstep Girl
Nov. 2015

Hi-Fi+ Review
HI-Fi+

by Chris Martens
Mar. 2016

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Chord Electronics Mojo Portable DAC

General Features

Inputs
1 x Micro USB 768KHz/32-bit capable
1 x 3.5mm jack coaxial 768KHz/32-bit capable
1 X Optical Toslink 192KHz/24-bit capable
1 X Micro USB charging port
Outputs
2. x 3.5mm headphone jacks
Output power @ 1KHz
600 Ohms 35mW, 8 Ohms 720mW
Output impedance
75m Ohms
Dynamic range
125dB
THD @3V
0.00017%
Weight
0.4 lbs
Dimensions (LxWxH)
82mm x 60mm x 22mm
Audio Quality
True reference grade
Warranty
1 year

one year warranty

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The DAC and amp are a huge help to my AK 70 MK II and when not using its mobile ability it stays hooked up to my computer where it really shines compared to standard sound card. If you are in the market for a portable DAC/amp I recomend this one.
Added plus - the great folks at Moon Audio, very helpful.
June 5, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
schweet!
Good L/R balance at low levels.
Good power.
Could use a bass boost.
May 8, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
A bit underwhelmed
Just barely better than the Dragonfly Red. It cost 2.5 times as much as DFR. I was expecting a bit of "wow". A good lesson in "expectation management"

My experience with Mojo:

One More Triple Driver over ear- no improvement in sound quality
Meze 99 classic- slight improvement in sound quality
HD 6xx- sounded awful/worse
Mr. Speakers Aeon Flow closed- low/no improvement
Creative Aurvana Trio IEMs- Noticeable improvement !! .. richer, tighter bass down low... more sparkle on top... pleasantly surprised !!
May 8, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
My particular Mojo is a winner.
I had to get a replacement Mojo for my first ever unit after difficulties with an older model phone (S7 Edge) was exhibiting some issues. The first one I owned was a tad on the bright side and also a bit compressed sounding.

I eventually received a replacement and it sounded much warmer and less compressed as the first one. I have been engaged with all types of music more now with a Samsung Note 9 and Monoprice 6" USB C to Micro B. This combination has sounded stellar to my ears with a stellar pair of Bowers and Wilkins C5 Series 2's.

Mojo is more exciting than my previous portable DAC headphone amp the RHA DACAMP. It was no slouch with EQ but the Mojo is a more engaging sound.

Thank you Drew Baird for recommending Mojo to me as I had initially disliked the look of the unit but have since grown to love it.

Thanks again Moon Audio.
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May 8, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
It does the job
When I first started looking into an amp for my Focal Elegia's I was rather skeptical about the ability to improve the sound quality, well after a day of using the Mojo I became a believer. Thank you Moon Audio!
May 7, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
My best DAC yet.
I like the mojo better than my Questyle cma400i.
April 30, 2019
Purchased
11 months ago
Class leading sound quality for the reasonable price.
August 11, 2018
Amazing DAC
Amazing DAC for one of the best values available!
August 6, 2018
Total classic!!!!
The mojo has been legendary since it�s release !!!!
May 16, 2018
Great product worked better than the Oppo HA-SE
February 15, 2018
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