Portable battery powered DAC and headphone amplifier, a big step up from its previous version. Inside its ultra-modern aluminum casing is a custom coded digital converter and filter that sounds like no other. Comfortably capable of blowing out any conventional DAC at its price, it’s astonishing for such a compact component, with a vibrant, rhythmic sound. Whether with standard CD or high-resolution PCM or DSD, music is filled with energy and emotion. The Hugo 2 runs for 14 hours on its rechargeable battery, plays virtually all formats, includes switchable filters, and a unique colorful control interface that makes using it fun.