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Review and Measurements of Chord Mojo DAC and Amp

DivineCurrent

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I still use mine, but I would not buy it now. Not sure what I would buy, but there are much better options. Mine still gets decent battery life (6-8 hours), but the EMI issue is really a pain.
I don’t think the EMI will be an issue for me as I only use my laptop or LG V40 with no cell service. However, I do worry about the heat and battery longevity. 6-8 hours should be plenty, but I don’t want to have to charge it more than it needs to be. Only other options for me is the upcoming FiiO Q3, or the Monoprice THX Portable, as I need a digital volume control for sensitive IEMs.
 

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I detached the battery and running it off USB changer since day one:cool: (not really, but quite close).
 

SRKRAM

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I bought a mojo not long after they were released, but sold it after some time as it wasn't getting used much. See my avatar for how hot it gets when charging :)
Back then I had a lot of issues with emi - mostly GSM buzz. I would get the noise whether it was connected to my pc or my phone, but this was likely because my phone was always nearby.
A few weeks ago I bought a new mojo and I haven't had any issues with emi. Probably because 4G doesn't interfere as much as GSM.
I know that the mojo didn't measure very well on ASR, but subjectively I don't have any complaints about the sound - Particularly now that I don't have any noise issues.
I've attached a PCB photo from mine, if anybody is interested. The PCB revision is from 22/03/2017.
 

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raif71

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I bought mine 2nd hand. No regrets. I like its power and sound. 3V out of its line-level voltage is an improvement over the E30 when pair it with L30 once in awhile. E30 will still be with L30, mojo is used mainly for its mobility.
 
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I am using Mojo as my traveling DAC for my MacBook - I took out the battery and I am using it as a Desktop DAC. Its sounds fine. I also own Soncoz SGD1 DAC which sounds very good, but i cannot say nothing bad about the sound quality of Mojo. Its ok, I will not buy it second time.
 

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I am using Mojo as my traveling DAC for my MacBook - I took out the battery and I am using it as a Desktop DAC. Its sounds fine. I also own Soncoz SGD1 DAC which sounds very good, but i cannot say nothing bad about the sound quality of Mojo. Its ok, I will not buy it second time.
I resonate with your observations. But I made some money selling Mojo-Poly combo which funded towards some of the other gear
 

Vlach

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I am using Mojo as my traveling DAC for my MacBook - I took out the battery and I am using it as a Desktop DAC. Its sounds fine. I also own Soncoz SGD1 DAC which sounds very good, but i cannot say nothing bad about the sound quality of Mojo. Its ok, I will not buy it second time.
Is there any particular reason you would not buy the Mojo again?
Also, which traveling DAC would you buy (today) for your MacBook?
 
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