i'm interested in what you learn...i'm in somewhat similar situation in that i have low T (upper 200s, so even lower than yours), yet am otherwise really healthy and work out, lift, etc. My sex drive is not where it should be at all, i believe.
And like you, my wife and i still plan to try and have kids (i'm a little late to the game), so for the next few years, TRT doesn't really seem to be an option for me.
My doctor gave me Clomid over a month ago. I think the deal with Clomid is, most guys don't really "feel" anything on Clomid (i.e. it doesn't really address libido much, or energy, etc), yet it really does work to increase T levels. Some men *do* feel a big uptick in energy, libido, etc. while on it, but most don't. That's what a urologist said on a website, and my doctor hinted at that, but i think i forgot that he mentioned it.
In fact, in the book "Testosterone For Life" Dr. Morgentaler says this. It's a quandary they don't really understand. T levels go up, but the symptoms of low T don't really go away (in most cases). He said guys on Clomid then will go on TRT, and bang, symptoms are gone and they are gold. He said it seems to be a function of the TRT hitting the brain better.
I had sort of either glossed over this, or didn't really know such things in March, so i had higher hopes for Clomid in terms of addressing things like libido. I don't really *feel* different/better on it, and i'm about 5 weeks in. So, i guess i should temper my expectations, and at least be hopeful and happy if it does increase my T level, so that in turn will take care of the other dangers/issues of low T (like artery stuff, bone loss/density, etc). At least i assume that's the benefit of taking Clomid. I will be back into my doc on Tues, and i'm going to ask him more.
So back to your original question. Will HCG raise libido, or act "better" than Clomid? (i.e., raise T AND help with symptoms of low levels). I have no idea. If it did, i'd probably be willing to take the 3 times a week injections - i'm sure they are those little prick needles. Like you, hoping to hear from others. I'll also be reporting back on my Clomid journey.