Chord Mojo Transportable DAC and Headphone Amplifier

Welcome Mojo, the world’s most advanced portable DAC/headphone amplifier. Thanks to technology derived from Chord’s Hugo series units and Dave reference converter, this little powerhouse, that’s just the size of a pack of playing cards, will not only make your music sound better, but will effortlessly drive any pair of headphones—wherever you are.

A multi-award winner and listed product of the decade , you can pair Mojo with your smartphone, tablet, music player, DAP, game console, PC, Mac, or almost anything that allows audio out via USB, optical, or coax. Most importantly, whether you’re at home of on the go, you can experience up to eight hours of music playback.

Because Mojo is designed and built in England using only the finest components, using the world’s most sophisticated machines, with a solid CNC milled aluminium shell with fun, globe-style LED indicators, you can be sure that Mojo still retains Chord Electronics’ renowned reliability, build quality, and aesthetic. But when you combine all of this with the latest trickle down FPGA DAC technology from the Hugo series and Dave products, Mojo is an unbeatable pocketable device that offers Hugo-like performance for a fraction of the cost.

Features

Chord Custom FPGA DAC
8hr Battery Life
Pocketable
768kHz Micro USB Input
Separate Micro USB Charging
768kHz Coax Input via Jack
96kHz Optical Input
2x Headphone Outputs
Line Level Mode (3v RMS)
Supports 800Ω Headphones
Supports up to 768kHz
DSD 256 (4x) Capable
DSD via DoP
CNC Aluminium Chassis
10cm Micro USB Charger Cable Included

Specifications

Inputs:

  • 1x Micro USB 768kHz/32-bit Capable Input
  • 1x 3.5mm Jack Coaxial 768kHz/32-bit Capable Input
  • 1x Optical TOSLINK 96kHz/24-bit Capable Input
  • 1x 1amp Micro USB Charging Port Input

 

Output:

  • 2x 3.5mm Headphone Jacks

 

Technical Specs:

  • Output Power: @ 1kHz – 600Ω 35mW
  • Output Power: @ 1kHz – 8Ω 720mW
  • Output Impedance: 75mOhms
  • Dynamic Range: 125dB
  • THD @ 3v: 0.00017%
  • Weight: 180g (0.4lbs)
  • Dimensions: 82mm (l) x 60mm (w) x 22mm (h)

“Let’s wrap up. Despite its many clever features, digital connections, super-versatility and so on, the one ‘feature’ we’ve been most impressed with has been the Chord Mojo’s audio detail. There is a running joke among music producers that they are never able to hear ‘that’ sound again after leaving the audio mastering suite (the place where only the pair of speakers are worth $100K). The Mojo kicks up a very close second place to that scenario in our opinion and for the price bracket, it really gives an astounding performance.”

The Master Switch, Niko Tsonev, January 2020

“It can convey power and scale when the music requires but has the finesse to make the most of the subtler passages too.

We’re also happy with the unit’s refinement. Its transparency means that poor recordings (and sources) will be easy to spot, but this DAC won’t go out of its way to be nasty.

That sense of organisation is clear here, as is the Mojo’s composure when the piece becomes demanding. There’s never any sense of stress, every note is given the space and attention it deserves.

Verdict…

We think Chord has produced yet another winner here.

The Mojo offers a large slice of the Hugo’s performance for a fraction of the cost. Even at £399, we have to conclude that it’s a bargain.”

What Hi-Fi, October 2018, 5 Stars & Best DAC £300-500, 2018

Mojo Rising…

Yes, Chord’s Mojo is beautifully styled. But it also produced beautiful sound quality with all four of the headphones with which I tried it. All I can say is “Wow!”

Stereophile, John Atkinson, January 2016, Class A Recommended Component

Download the Chord Mojo’s Manual to Learn More

Chord Mojo User’s Manual