Hugo is a multi-award-winning mobile DAC and headphone amplifier of unrivalled quality that changed the portable high res music world for good. It uses Chord Electronics' unique technology to deliver class-leading sound quality from your music collection, however it is stored. A What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision 'Grouptest Winner' and revered by the world's leading technology magazines, Hugo is a revolutionary product in high-performance audio, winning more than ten press awards to date.
Whether your music is on a phone, tablet or laptop, or you use a CD player, Hugo's advanced, reference-level technology will transform the sound of the music you love. It is the world's most advanced mobile DAC and headphone amplifier till date, and can be used both on-the-go with up to three pairs of headphones, and at home in your audio system.
With five digital inputs, including two USB and aptX Bluetooth, Hugo's 10-hour battery life makes it the ideal travel companion, plus home users can connect Hugo directly to their hi-fi systems to add the latest DAC technology to their set-up.
Hugo is a multi-award-winning mobile DAC and headphone amplifier of unrivaled quality. Put simply, it is the world’s most advanced headphone amp/DAC, offering five digital inputs including A2DP aptX Bluetooth, plus advanced 384kHz PCM and DSD 128 playback for today’s high-resolution music files. It uses our bespoke FPGA DAC technology to deliver class-leading sound quality from your music collection, however it is stored.
Whether you have your music on a smartphone, tablet or laptop, or regularly use a CD player, Hugo’s advanced technology will transform the sound of the music you love. It can be used both on-the-go with up to three pairs of headphones, and at home in your audio system, thanks to its line-level output feature.
Called Hugo (because you can take Hugo wherever ‘you-go’), the device offers studio-master-tape sound quality, advanced connectivity and uncompromising file playback capability, all from a palm-sized player. Hugo brings our renowned digital audio expertise to serious headphone listening and a 10-hour battery life brings real flexibility when travelling.
Hugo is ready to take advantage of today’s advanced studio-master-quality (DXD) music files. It can decode sample rates ranging from 44.1kHz to 384kHz (PCM), allowing audiophiles to experience music in true high definition, along with the best possible reproduction of CD-quality music. Hugo benefits from two advanced USB inputs: one driverless input for legacy USB devices and one asynchronous high-definition USB port for operation up to 384kHz. Thanks to two additional digital inputs, coaxial and optical, any connected component with a digital output will also benefit from Hugo’s advanced technology.
Hugo also has A2DP Bluetooth capability and uses a custom-made module with the aptX codec to feed a digital signal directly into the DAC circuitry, so even without cables, high-quality music can still be enjoyed.