Current gear is as follows:
Headphones: Focal Clear MG; Focal Celestee; ZMF Aeolus (soon to be delivered)
Amp: ampsandsound Kenzie Ovation (soon to be delivered)
DAC/SS Headphone Amp: Topping D90/A90 stack
I’m thinking seriously about upgrading my DAC/Amp combo - I find the Topping perfectly fine but kind of uninspiring. The Chord family seems like it truly gets near-zealous reviews from users, and I’m focusing (reluctantly, wallet-wise) on the Hugo 2 TT, seeing as it’s an integrated DAC/solid-state amp. But am I better off with a Hugo 2 (non-TT) and combine that with a different headphone amp?
I’m happy (OK, at peace with) spending the TT2 money if it’s the best fit, but could use some advice from Chord users as to the best recipe for me. And, at least for now, don’t try to sell me on the M-Scaler - I don’t think I could stand the strain…