Greetings to the community! I’m interested in buying ifi xdsd or mojo chord. Could someone, please, tell me the pros and cons, compared to each other and individually? I want it mostly for desktop usage, but for portable too and for Windows 10. Thnx!
I have one of the black label’s… the implementation of the burr-brown dac is done very well with IFI… chord tends to “color” the music in its own unique way which is why their name carries… overpriced if you ask me, or perhaps go with whichever has the better warranty and or maybe which company offers better support near your country.
If you can give them a 1v1 listen go for it… or if your an amazon prime member… buy both… send one back.
Would you benefit from the extra features the xDSD has? I gave some of my thoughts on the Mojo here. In terms of performance, I’d suspect they’re very similar. If the xDSD sounds like the black label idsd, then the two would sound a bit different.
The xDSD is not as heavily colored with the ifi sound sig as the iDSD BL, along with the fact that the bass boost and 3D features are much more subtle on the xDSD and IMO something you don’t mind leaving on, compared to the very large effect they have on the BL
Mon is correct. Very small effects.
Prefer the xDSD over both.
I should say that my only gripe with the xDSD is how poor the finish is. I hate how easily it picks up fingerprints and sweat. I had a 1st run unit that did not have the darker coating over the metal body, and it actually started to rust or develop a rough patina. I sent the unit back and got a new version with type c charging and the coating on the metal. It feels nicer to the touch and isn’t as shiny, but still picks up all the fingerprints and sweat. Right now though, the finish is starting to scrape off from use and expose the bare metal again. I really don’t feel that I am mistreating it, although since it’s strapped to the back of a dap, it’s always touching my sweaty hands (I hate how sweaty my hands get). Otherwise it has to currently be the best in it’s segment. Would highly recommend
I’m actually surprised at how many people complain about the glossy finish vs. how few (almost none) say anything about that wavy shape that looks like cheapo metal roof tiles you’d maybe expect to see on top of a tool shed or outside toilet on a farm. It’s not even industrial design like older iFi products and most Schiit ones - which already look completely inappropriate for a living room - it’s… nothing, it’s just anti-stylish, it looks bad everywhere and at all times, fingerprints or not.
I definitely prefer the design of my iDSD BL, but I don’t find the xDSD’s design horrible, it’s just something I have to live with. Although idk what was going through their minds when the design was officially chosen
Thnx guys and galls so much… I think the “scale leans” towards iDSD!