Ayre QB-9 twenty vs Chord Hugo TT2

Has anyone had the chance to hear both these DACs? I recently bought an Ayre AX-7e and really like it. I am using it with a Chord Qutest, which sounds great but am itching to try a balanced DAC with the Ayre. If I get the Chord used I think they will be within $500 to $1000 of each other depending on what I have to pay for a QB-9. Thanks in advance for any opinions you might have.

Showing 2 responses by gdnrbob

I suggest you look at an Ayre Codex. Not quite a QB 9 Twenty, but very good for the money.
If you can score a used QB 9 non DSD, you will come out ahead with the upgrade- it doesn't matter which iteration, the upgrade price of $1500 is the same.

The OP can also get a non DSD QB-9, the upgrade price of $1.5K still applies, so the savings would be even greater.
The Schiit Modi is okay, but the Gungnir or Yggy would be a closer match to the Codex.