Chord Hugo Portable Headphone Amplifier DSD DAC



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Product Details


Optical TOSLink 24-bit/192kHz-capable
RCA coaxial input 24-bit/384kHz-capable
Driverless USB input 16-bit/48kHz-capable (designed for tablets/phones)
HD USB input 32-bit/384KHz and DSD128-capable (for computer/laptop playback; see driver details below)

On a PC (Vista, Win 7 or 8) Hugo will playback music up to 384KHz and support both DSD64 and DSD128, but for this you must install the supplied driver which comes in the box and is also available on this product page.

On Apple Mac OS, iOS for iPhone/iPad and Android, no drivers are required and Hugo will work up to 384KHz and DSD64/128 if your playback software/app can support it.

2x3.5mm headphone jacks
1x6.35mm (1/4 inch) headphone jack
1x (pair) stereo RCA phono output


Advanced digital volume control
Crossfeed filter network
Battery powered for approximately 14 hours operation
Input, sample rate and volume level indication by colour-change LEDs
26K tap-length filter (more than double when compared to the QuteHD DAC)
Headphone output: 110dB SPL into a 300ohm headphone load
Output power – 1KHz 1V sinewave both channels driven 0.1% distortion
600 ohms 35mW
300 ohms 70mW
56 ohms 320mW
32 ohms 600mW
8 ohms 720mW
THD – 1KHz 3V output: 0.0005%
Dynamic Range: 120dB
Output impedance: 0.075 ohms
Damping factor >100
Weight: 0.4kg
Dimensions: 100x20x132mm (WxHxD)

Questions & Answers

  • Q: Is Hugo2 much better sounding then GUSTARD DAC-X22 ES9038PRO ? Is it worth the price difference?
  • A: Dear Marius,i hadn't test the hugo2.And the sound is personalized.Everybody have difference feeling.Thank you.
  • Marius 1/17/18 10:34 AM Asked.
  • Q: Hi. How much warranty time does it have?
  • A: Hi Leon,we provide 2 years factory warranty.Thank you.
  • Leon 7/24/17 3:23 PM Asked.
  • Q: Hi. Is it shipped from China or Europe? Regards
  • A: Hi Rodrigo,it's ship from China,we will ship via DHL.It will take 2-7 days arrive,and we will declare 30usd as a sample.Thank you.
  • Rodrigo Pontes 7/23/17 7:37 AM Asked.
  • Q: Hello, I want to get Hugo but I've some question. I am living in Canada-Toronto. Can you declare lower price like 80usd?
  • A: Hi Burak,Of course,we will declare 50usd as sample and ship via DHL.Thank you.
  • Burak 7/23/17 12:17 AM Asked.