Was waiting for this for a very long time. Was even shaking with anxiety as to when I can make this happen. And then good friend Gef told me that I can have the Chord Hugo 2 for a couple of weeks. I froze. I felt like I won the jackpot.

Welcome to another installment of the Bus Ride Impression and I am writing today quite jittery as I have something really good in store for this episode. Man, I know these are the kinds of toys that I should be saving up on, but given that I am such an obedient husband, I have relinquished my plans of getting one of these bad boys to probably next year as I prepare for something REALLY big for Aurem Fidelitatem in the next couple of months. However, since I have a very generous friend as a benefactor, I am not planning to pass up on the chance to have this baby sleeping with me for the next few weeks so here it is: the Bus Ride Impression on the Chord Hugo 2.

Chord started shipping Hugo 2 to its fans around April of this year, and boy I can picture the anticipation on the faces of these fans given the success of the first iteration of the Hugo. Who wouldn’t? I mean if Mojo was already a breakout success, much more with its bigger sibling who has been making waves since a few years back. And now the new iteration of the Hugo is out in the market, I kind of expected it to be more impactful given its reputation. Continue reading “BUS RIDE IMPRESSION: Chord Hugo 2”


Hello and welcome to another edition of Bus Ride Impression! I have had several reviews tucked on me trusty belt and I thought of veering away just for the mean time from such as I cook more for the next episodes. Continue reading “BUS RIDE IMPRESSION:Acquiring Gears”


Everyone in the hobby seems to already know how a Chord Mojo performs. I mean, let’s face it, a Mojo is a Mojo. It indeed is a great DAC for the entry level market and it is touted to be the best DAC in the range. There is a good reason of course, and that would be its capability to drive out excellent tonality out of even a lackluster DAP provided that you use the appropriate connections to Mojo. I had one for about 6 months and only decided to release it recently as I have grown some inclination towards desktop personal audio setups. I have gone to that point when I feel that a portable DAC paired to my DAP has become a bit cumbersome so I decided to enjoy what beauty there is in my DAP and ditch the Mojo (fare thee well, you have served me well). Continue reading “BUS RIDE IMPRESSION: Chord Hugo”