Chord Hugo Portable DAC / Headphone Amplifier

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£1,400.00 (Incl. VAT)

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Read HIFI+ Chord Hugo Review by Chris Martens

Introducing a world first with the Chord Hugo (you-go) portable DAC/ headphone amplifier offering state of the art digital conversion technology for your mobile smartphone and giving you the best possible audio performance for your headphones and musical enjoyment. Capable of native DSD and DXD conversion makes the Hugo a true world first and alongside Chord's prestigious reputation for digital audio this really is an exquisitely made portable DAC. This can also be used as a wireless DAC using CSR's aptX bluetooth technology or add a standalone high performance DAC for your home audio system.

Chord Electronics Hugo DAC and Headphones

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The best thing you can buy for the money. Period.


My fav! This is the best piece of audiovarna I have purchased. I recently traded in a pretty mammoth Naim system that I was no longer using and changed to a Hugo and a pair of Audeze LCD-3. Such a revelation to behold.


After speaking with Custom Cable about my system, they suggested I should add the Hugo to my existing CD player rather than replace it with another. The gentleman that I spoke to was very helpful and I trusted his judgement and placed an order! The Hugo arrived the next day and that evening I put it into my system. I have to parise the staff 100% as everything that they suggested would happen did. The overall presentation opened up, the midrange became more prominent, the depth of bass increased and the system sounded much more analogue. To be honest I never thought my CD Player could sound this close to my turntable. Thank you Custom Cable for suggesting the Hugo to fit my system. I'm sure I will find myself spending many more hours of listening and more importantly enjoying my music catalogue again.


Unbelievable! This little Hugo is by far the best piece of Hifi I have purchased in decades. Compliments my Audeze headphones perfectly and fits into my HiFi system offering amazing clarity and smoothness.


Wow goes on for two weeks now. I can't stop hearing. It drives my
hd800 easily. A really compelling package: Sublime sound to my headphones, to my desktop system and on any trip or just outside in the garden. Forget the TV in your hotel room, if you can have your high-end rig with you. An old business laptop or a mobile are all you need to feed the little guy and make him sing. Haven't seen a better invention in hifi yet.
Happy times:-)!!


The Hugo is quite possibly the best DAC/Headphone amplifier I have heard! Paired with my Audeze LCD-XC this combination is sublime. A must hear!

Delivery Options;

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0g - 400g


401g - 900g


901g - 1.5kgs


1.501kgs - 2kgs


Custom Cable use Royal Mail First Class delivery on all items below 2.0kg and are normally delivered to mainland UK within 2 days, however channel islands may take up to 3 days.  We endeavor to dispatch on the same day , subject to stock availability. Delivery may be delayed if the order is a special order or has specific requirements.

For items that you require urgent delivery on, then you can select Royal Mail Special Delivery which aims to reach you the next day* (excluding UK offshore and the Highlands of Scotland) A signature will be required on delivery when using Royal Mail Special Delivery.

Please be aware that some orders may be subject to extended lead times from the manufacturer leading to slightly longer delivery times. However we will endeavour to keep you informed of the status of your purchase.

Custom-Cable specialise in custom terminated cables and leads that are configured to suit the customer's needs. This is classed as a custom order item and as such certain orders may have an increased lead time.

*Please note that next day delivery is only available Monday to Thursday.


For all of our orders over 2.0kg we use Parcel Force express24 which is a guaranteed next day service to zones 1 and 3 and guaranteed within 3 working days to zone 2. If you wish to see what zone you are listed in please click here.




2.0kgs - 5.0kgs


5.001kgs - 10.0kgs


10.001kgs - 15.0kgs


15.001kgs - 20.0kgs


20.001kgs - 30.0kgs


Over 30kgs

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  • International Delivery

    Custom Cable will use Royal Mail International Airmail worldwide for all items less than 2.0kgs. Items more than 2.0kgs can be sent using Parcel Force Worldwide, UPS or DHL. When processing your order we select which courier will get the order to you the fastest. If you wish to specify which courier to use then please let us know is the "Notes" section when checking out. For countries outside of the EU you may be required to pay state taxes or import duties. Unfortunately we are unable to cover these costs, so please be aware that you may be required to pay these.

    For countries inside the EU delivery times are estimated between 3-7 working days and slightly longer for all countries outside of the EU.

    Customers in certain countries are also able to choose Royal Mail International Airsure.  Airsure® is generally a day faster than standard Airmail and can be tracked online. Which means the aim is:

    • 2 working days after posting to Western Europe
    • 4 working days after posting to Eastern Europe and postal subsidiaries (Islands and Principalities)
    • 6 working days after posting to the rest of the world

    The above standards are monitored by the independent and impartial International Post Corporation to ensure reliable and consistent delivery, which is why Airsure® is only available to selected countries.

    Please note that Airsure® is an upmarket mail, not a courier service. This means we cannot provide a guaranteed or certain delivery time, nor can we offer compensation for delays or missing Track & Trace information. 

    Prices for International Delivery are available at checkout and are specific for the delivery destination, please see here after adding your product to your cart.

    VAT Free Countries

     All EU member states will be subject to 20.0% VAT and countries outside of the EU will have the VAT amount automatically deducted at checkout if your delivery address is outside of the European Union or you can provide a valid business VAT number.

  • Business 2 Business Purchases

    If you are purchasing for a business within the European Union then you are able to purchase from us without VAT. If you have a registered VAT number, please enter this when checking out and the VAT content will be automatically deducted. We automatically check your VAT number against the real time EU VIES database

    Case 1:

    Business location: England (EU country)
    If you are also from England you will be required to pay VAT.

    Case 2:

    Business Location:  England (EU country)
    If you are from France (EU country) - If you do not have an EU intra community number
    then you will be required to pay VAT

    Case 3:

    Business Location : England (EU country)
    If you are from France (EU country) - If you have a valid EU intra community number
    you will NOT be required to pay VAT.

    Case 4:
    Business Location : England (EU country)
    If you are outside of the EU, this is considered as an import/export and you may be subject to other taxes (customs) but you will not be required to pay VAT.
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DAC Specification

32 Bit
384 kHz

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