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Originally Posted by LarsHP View Post


No, it's the Standard V2.0 module. It's for iem's. The blue colored amp board is for full size headphones and has more bass.



Great.  Thanks. 

 

The GAME module is also for IEM's, but comes at a premium of $169.  So is the GAME a better IEM module than the standard Gangi pictured above?

 

post #1457 of 1469
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Originally Posted by myared View Post

Great.  Thanks. 

 

The GAME module is also for IEM's, but comes at a premium of $169.  So is the GAME a better IEM module than the standard Gangi pictured above?

The most important difference is that the GAME amp has no hiss even with IEMs with low impedance and extremely high sensitivity - for instance about 120dB and about 30 Ohms may give a little hiss in the Standard  amp module for IEMs, but not with the GAME amp. The GAME amp also uses some audiophile favorite op-amps, but I haven't listened to the two IEM amps to compare sound quality.
 

 

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Originally Posted by LarsHP View Post

The most important difference is that the GAME amp has no hiss even with IEMs with low impedance and extremely high sensitivity - for instance about 120dB and about 30 Ohms may give a little hiss in the Standard  amp module for IEMs, but not with the GAME amp. The GAME amp also uses some audiophile favorite op-amps, but I haven't listened to the two IEM amps to compare sound quality.
 

 



Great info.  Thanks.

 

post #1459 of 1469

I do not hear any hiss with the V2.0 board using Westone 2, or TripleFi 10 iems.

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I do not hear any hiss with the V2.0 board using Westone 2, or TripleFi 10 iems.
Okay. Nice to know. However, I hear hiss from the Standard V2.0 module with both the e-Q7 and SM3. They are both very sensitive (around 120dB) and has relatively low impedance (about 30 Ohms).
post #1461 of 1469
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Originally Posted by nc8000 View Post

With foobar2000, dbpoweramp and probably other software as well (this is for pc, I have no idea for mac or linux).
It also will not play all 24/96 correctly, it really is a bit hit and miss



OK, I've downloaded Foobar2000 and have been playing with it for a while.  I've figured out how I can convert my ALAC files to FLAC, but still can't figure out how to convert FLAC files to different bitrate/sampling rates of FLAC.  Also, what are those different "levels" of FLAC all about; is the 0 level which produces the largest file the one with no compression and therefore the highest quality of music?  Sorry for all the newbie questions (and on the wrong thread too...).  Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

 

post #1462 of 1469
All levels of flac teoretically have the same sq as they are all lossless compression. I have not looked into the levels but assume that the bigger the file the less resources will be required for playback.

To convert files in foobar select the tracks, rightclick and chose Convert and the select output format, destination and any dsp options you need. Sample rate and bit depth converters are part of the dsp options as is 5.2 to stereo and many others
post #1463 of 1469
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Originally Posted by nc8000 View Post

All levels of flac teoretically have the same sq as they are all lossless compression. I have not looked into the levels but assume that the bigger the file the less resources will be required for playback.
To convert files in foobar select the tracks, rightclick and chose Convert and the select output format, destination and any dsp options you need. Sample rate and bit depth converters are part of the dsp options as is 5.2 to stereo and many others


The problem is that when I click Convert, I'm given FLAC as one of the format options of the output file.  When I click on FLAC, I get the option to chose anywhere between FLAC with "compression level" anywhere from 0 (biggest file, fast encode) and 8 (smallest file, slow encode), hence my question above about the significance of those FLAC levels of compression.  I don't see where I can chose to convert say a 24/88 file into a 24/96 one.  Am I missing anything?  By the way, I have FLAC encoder 1.2.1  (the latest version on the FLAC website), if it makes a difference.  Thanks nc8000.  I really appreciate your help with this.

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OK nc8000, please ignore my reply above.  I re-read your reply and I've found the converter (Resampler PPHS) you're talking about.  It sure is hidden under several option layers, isn't it...  Thanks.  Much appreciated!

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Great. Yes it is fairly well hidden
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Hi all, anyone have an older hm801 bios below than v0.08 (0.03, 0.04, 0.05, 0.06) or links of them? please help me to find it, i am fun of hm801 and im collect things that related to him, thanx for any info and sry for my bad english)

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If there's anyone out there who has experience with both the Audio-gd Reference 5.32 and Line Out from the HM-801, I'd very much appreciate any comparisons you might offer.  

 

I want a portable PCM1794UK  PCM1704UK DAC, but I'd like to know how the HM-801 stands up against the likes of the 5.32.

 

Thanks!

 

Mike


Edited by zilch0md - 9/2/13 at 10:42am
post #1468 of 1469
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Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post

If there's anyone out there who has experience with both the Audio-gd Reference 5.32 and Line Out from the HM-801, I'd very much appreciate any comparisons you might offer.  

 

I want a portable PCM1794UK DAC, but I'd like to know how the HM-801 stands up against the likes of the 5.32.

 

Thanks!

 

Mike

I answered this (however regarding Ref 7.1, not Ref 5.32) here:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/656138/hifiman-hm-901-a-review-in-progress-factory-visit-pg-18-imgs-pg-19-dsd-beta-1-081/1155#post_9765167

 

BTW: the HM-801 and Audio-gd Ref series DACs uses PCM1704UK, not 1794.

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