The new Chord Qutest is a standalone DAC whose performance belies its compact dimensions. As the replacement for the talented 2Qute, the new Qutest has DAC architecture based on the award-winning Hugo 2, the Qutest offers class-leading digital conversion with support for a massive range of digital signals. Being based on the Hugo 2 they have removed the battery so this guy is no longer portable, it is however better than the Hugo 2. We don't know how, or what they did, but it is better.
It HAS to be magic.