After seven years, Chord released the follow up to the original Mojo and improved upon the success of its predecessor. AV Forums gave an in-depth review of Chord Electronics’ Mojo 2 Portable DAC/Headphone Amplifier.
The Chord Mojo 2 is a portable DAC Headphone amplifier that first hit the market just over seven years ago. At the time, it was the best sounding amplifier around. It even inspired many other brands to create their own version of it. This increased the stakes for the Mojo 2 that would be ushered into an already saturated market.
While this product is considered “portable” it is by no means petite. However in terms of its competition, it is by far the most portable of its kind. It’s comprised of a large chunk of anodized aluminum with its input and output options on the end. There are also four large multicolored “control spheres” on one side. Speaking of inputs, you’ll find a MicroUSB, USB-C, Digital Optical, and a 3.5mm digital coaxial. You won’t however find any wireless capabilities.
As far as other improvements, battery management is on the list. The Mojo 2 charges faster than the first generation. This gives the user 8 hours of use between each charge. Chord also improved the systems heat management as the previous generation Mojo was known to get a bit warm during heavy use.
All in all, the Mojo was a great product that has only gotten better in its second generation. A lot of things have changed since it debuted seven years ago, but Chord continues to be a leading force in quality and innovation. If you are looking to beef up your setup, but want a smaller portable player, the Mojo 2 is a no-brainer.