Firstly I just like to say that for the most part I absolutely love my system. I have a 202/200/napsc/HiCap and Credo's. My Source is a MacBook Pro into a Chord 2qute dac.
The reason for my post is that even though the sound is fantastic from the MacBook and dac I am getting a slight harshness in the high frequencies that I didn't get with my previous dac, the Qute Ex. I have read that a few other people have commented on the 2qutes harsh highs, noting that the Hugo is slightly smoother.
I don't really want to change anything major on the system at the moment because as I said before, the sound is mostly superb. The bass is tight and full, and the detail that is extracted from the music is incredible, but I'd love to be able to tone down the slight sibilance that I have in certain tracks.
I'm using Chord Cobra 3 interconnects at the moment, and wondered whether if I used something better like to Tellurium Q black or Chord Chorus etc, it might smooth out some of the higher frequencies. I have read that the Cobra can exaggerate the higher frequencies sometimes. It might be asking too much, but does anyone have any experience in this area? I actually bought a standard grey Naim interconnect a few months ago and it sounded worse than the Cobra.