Ember USB vs the Aero Ag USB

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V-Fi

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Ember USB vs the Aero Ag USB
« on: 5 Oct 2023, 06:44 pm »
Has anyone tried the Ember compared to either of the Aero models? I probably don't listen to music over a USB enough to justify the Aero Ag. But the Aero Cu looks really good and he price is within reach. Then I saw Ember and wondered what the major differences could be.

I know the price and positioning suggests a big improvement. But my experience with some other big brands suggest the price is not always related to the sound quality. Or not always enough to be worth it.

Probably everyone here is a Hapa Audio fan but hopefully we can give honest feedback about what the differences might be or might not be.

Thanks.

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Re: Ember USB vs the Aero Ag USB
« Reply #1 on: 5 Oct 2023, 07:01 pm »
https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=182800.40

My review of the differences were in this thread comparing my existing usb vs the Ember vs the Aero Cu. Later I tested the Aero Ag and found it was a good bit more of everything awesomr compared to the Aero Cu. Give this thread a read and it should fill in some of the questions you have.  :thumb:

WGH

Re: Ember USB vs the Aero Ag USB
« Reply #2 on: 5 Oct 2023, 09:11 pm »
I have reviews of the top and bottom of the Hapa USB lineup, never listened to the Cu.

Hapa Ember USB Cable Review
https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=177555.msg1868604#msg1868604

Hapa Aero USB Review
The Original Aero USB, which I bought and still use
https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=177847.msg1871333#msg1871333

AerØ Ag Aerogel USB Cable Review
"If I was to buy only one cable right now, it would be the Aero Ag USB. It resolves more space, naturally."
https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=183297.msg1924471#msg1924471

Torsion Speaker Cables Tour with AerØ Ag Aerogel USB Cable Review

https://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=183932.msg1944092#msg1944092

Delta77

Re: Ember USB vs the Aero Ag USB
« Reply #3 on: 6 Oct 2023, 02:20 pm »
It depends on your equipment.
Your going to have to try it in your own system, to see which one would be the best value for you and Your System.

I have tried all three on the last tour.
The Areo Ag is definitely the star of the group.
The Areo Cu is a step above the Ember.

I ended up keeping my Ember, the price difference was too much for my budget at this time in my audio journey.

But before I upgrade any other components, I will consider purchasing the Areo Au First. (Whoops Ag)

I also wrote a short review of my time on the Areo Tour.
« Last Edit: 6 Oct 2023, 03:51 pm by Delta77 »

Zuman

Re: Ember USB vs the Aero Ag USB
« Reply #4 on: 6 Oct 2023, 03:32 pm »
..."But before I upgrade any other components, I will consider purchasing the Aero Au First."
Gold! The next step from Hapa Audio!  :lol:

Pez

Re: Ember USB vs the Aero Ag USB
« Reply #5 on: 7 Oct 2023, 09:29 pm »
I tend to let my clients tell the tale of what these cables sound like. I generally see that they hear almost the exact same things I hear when developing these products. I think the info given so far in this thread is dead on! That said, the star of the show imo is Aero Ag. It’s the product that blew away my expectations by such a wide margin it was shocking.

Maybe a USB tour might be in order?  :wink:

For now, I do have the kick ass Ember tour with giveaway going on! There will be Aero Cu along for the ride on this one if you want to try both ember and Aero Cu.  :thumb:
« Last Edit: 9 Oct 2023, 12:52 am by Pez »