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.

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This is going to be a tough one.  As you know, the QB-9 Twenty is only available as an upgrade on the QB-9 so you almost have to have a QB-9 to hear the Twenty version of it.  If you are happy with the QB-9, why have the TT2?  Just saying.

If you are happy with your Qutest, the TT2 is going to give you....more.  More detail, a bigger soundstage.  It is a more engaging unit IMO.

If you want a new one, I will gladly take your Qutest on trade toward a TT2.  I think you will be pleasantly surprised at the price you would pay.  PM me if you are interested.