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post #541 of 1469
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Originally Posted by Woody469 View Post
Do people regret buying the iPod 5.5? Not hardly. Apple went ahead and ruined a good thing with the Classic. When an item does something, and does it well, that can never be taken away. I have audio equipment from years ago that I could only replace for triple the money.

Also you could, when that time comes, sell the old an put the money towards the new.
Well said. I bought the IMod 4G and never regret.

There are always new tech and hence better products. To be able to use the new tech/product first mean to be able to enjoy higher SQ first. Even though the 802 or something equivalent will come out later doesn't means the 801 is not worth to buy.
post #542 of 1469
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Originally Posted by windfury View Post
And...I still want to know the result of comparing hifiman to iMod/V-cap/Portable Amp(the combo we chinese calls C4 System),which is the best of portable system.Thank U all~
Lot of us are waiting for that
post #543 of 1469
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Originally Posted by Sasaki View Post
As for ES3X, Just I did not have time to try. So I made a quick test, by pressing pause and then increase the volume.
ES3X cause hiss almost over the half way of the volume has past. There is no notch on the volume so I can't say it exactly but I think it is almost half way to one or two o-clock for the ordinal dial volume.
I think this is a good result for the 124 dB sensitivity IEM.
Thank you very much Sasaki. What a good news!
post #544 of 1469
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Originally Posted by windfury View Post
And...I still want to know the result of comparing hifiman to iMod/V-cap/Portable Amp(the combo we chinese calls C4 System),which is the best of portable system.Thank U all~
The C4 System eh? Interesting. Yes, I'd like to know as well because that is what I have now (one uses the RSA P-51 Mustang and the other the RSA SR-71A) Killer systems. I can't imagine they can be beat by something half their price. I have the HiFiMan on order as well as the Studio One so I'll be making some comparisons mice elf in the future.
No offense to anyone but overly zealous comments and claims make me nervous. Some REAL comparisons would be greatly appreciated.
post #545 of 1469
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Originally Posted by Woody469 View Post
The C4 System eh? Interesting. Yes, I'd like to know as well because that is what I have now (one uses the RSA P-51 Mustang and the other the RSA SR-71A) Killer systems. I can't imagine they can be beat by something half their price. I have the HiFiMan on order as well as the Studio One so I'll be making some comparisons mice elf in the future.
No offense to anyone but overly zealous comments and claims make me nervous. Some REAL comparisons would be greatly appreciated.
So you're one of the 5 luck guys/gals who is in the first batch of the Studio 1. I look forward to your impressions. If the Studio can be comparable with the 801, I'll surely buy one as well.
post #546 of 1469
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Originally Posted by Woody469 View Post
I have the HiFiMan on order as well as the Studio One so I'll be making some comparisons mice elf in the future.
Now we're talking, I look forward to your observations.

I bet you can't wait to open the boxes. Come to think of it I can't wait for you to open your boxes either.

BTW I love the mice elf typo, do you dictate your posts? That one is very funny.
post #547 of 1469
this is Hifiman thread, try not to get too excited and side track become AMP3 thread ~

for many here even if AMP3 got better sound i still wont buy it because it doesnt have DAC ( i really dont care)!! i intend to use hifiman for desktop source as well so really, if you wana talk about AMP3 how good how good etc , go open another thread compare them ! i would appreciate that thank you very much .
post #548 of 1469
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Originally Posted by Woody469 View Post
The C4 System eh? Interesting. Yes, I'd like to know as well because that is what I have now (one uses the RSA P-51 Mustang and the other the RSA SR-71A) Killer systems. I can't imagine they can be beat by something half their price. I have the HiFiMan on order as well as the Studio One so I'll be making some comparisons mice elf in the future.
No offense to anyone but overly zealous comments and claims make me nervous. Some REAL comparisons would be greatly appreciated.
you dont have to be, u dont like it you can get your money back but yes would appreciate your " FAIR and NON-BIAS and HONEST and TRULY EXPERIENCED REVIEW " i might sound sarcastic but it would be nice to settle the dust once and for all~ dont want any one to regret for their purchase as there are lots of new PMP/MP3 coming out lately be that Zune HD, Sony Walkman line or samsung etc etc.

P.S: you didnt even mention hows AMP3 compare with your two most notch system and how it fairs with 1/3 of their price ??
post #549 of 1469
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Originally Posted by Piejesu View Post
But, if Fang produces HM-802 by $900 which supports SDXC & ALAC next year, I am sure to regret ordering HM-801 at this moment.
This is the wrong hobby for people who may suffer from buyers regret. Unless you have a very large amount of disposable income, you have to find a way to deal with buyers regret.

Here is my plan.

Once I get my HiFiMan, I am going to stay far away from this and any other forum that will try to compare the HiFiMan.

I have enough music to keep me busy for a real long time and I have a whole lot of music that truly needs to be revisited. It will probably take me months to listen to everything the needs listening too. I plan to test this player with every piece of music I have. Should keep me away from here for a while.

Also a bit of philosophy on what equipment I do have.

I know that I don't list my equipment, but I do have a nice Marantz CD player, a Little Country III headphone amp, and a nice pair of Senn 600's.

Now maybe somebody will say my system sucks, but as long as it sucks me in the right way and makes me happy, that's all that counts. I love my system and I am not thinking about upgrading it until my CD player dies. I refuse to listen to any other setup because I can't afford a new one.

Sometimes in life you can be so involved in "chasing the dragon" (American use of that slang phrase) that you will never be happy with what you have. Chasing the dragon will cause you nothing but heartbreak and pain not to mention a whole lot of cash.

I will also add that I am an old fart of a man who has learned that you can never be pleased with what you have until you decide to be pleased.

I ordered the HiFiMan based on what I read about Fang's reputation. Too many different people have said good things about him and his reputation, so I figure what they say is most probably true and made a leap of faith.

Besides, I have 30 days to decide if it makes my ears happy. If it does (and it sounds like it will) then I plan on being happy.

[OT, Fang, it's my birthday soon and I am old. Please send it soon. I am afraid to buy green bananas let alone wait much longer for my HiFiMan!]
post #550 of 1469
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Originally Posted by Woody469 View Post
I can't imagine a portable setup besting my iMod/V-Cap/RSA Amp setup but with the Studio One (Amp3's big brother) on the way (any day now) and being in line for batch #2 of the HiFiMan, I guess time will tell.
Also, anything yet from the other 2 that received a HiFiMan?
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Originally Posted by windfury View Post
Hi,every one~I'm new here.
Now I have known that hifiman can drive full-size phone,for example,HD580.But I guess when driving HD580,the volume of it will be enough high,and the quality of sound would not be enough good.
Can drive doesn't means can drive good~
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Originally Posted by windfury View Post
And...I still want to know the result of comparing hifiman to iMod/V-cap/Portable Amp(the combo we chinese calls C4 System),which is the best of portable system.Thank U all~
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Originally Posted by GreenLeo View Post
Lot of us are waiting for that
Sorry for continually chiming in, but I am 1/3rd of the total world's population that can justify a comment.

As far as driving higher impedance headphones, I don't have my HD6XX's anymore, but I do own the tough-to-drive HD800's and my wife owns (really mine, but i let her believe they are hers) the 300 ohm DT880's, and the HiFiMan has no problem, whatsoever, driving either headphone, half volume is more than I can handle, and the sound does not deteriorate at all as the volume ramps up.

As far as competing with multi-unit combos, I have been tied to the hip with my "Vinnie special" iMod, "Ken special" LOD and a multitude of amps (Mustang, Tomahawk, Portaphile, prototype Reference, and SR-71 (old school), and even though these have been my right arm for the last 2 years, the HiFiMan is in a league well above these combos.
I also have used my D-10/H-120 combo, used through optical output (which I feel is a step above the iMod/amp combo), intermittently on alternate weeks, and once again, the HiFiMan still holds the top honors.

With the iMod and iRiver combo choices, the most I ever got, was 12 hours, so 8-10 is not such a large sacrifice. Of course the 25 hour battery life of the D-10 and the 7 million hour battery life of the RS products, are untouchable. But the weakest link in those combos is still the DAP.

I have not used the DAC part of the HM-801's yet, but after weeks of frustration waiting for Apple to honor my Air warranty for a "Manager's Special cocktail hour" spill, instead of plunking down the $750 that they want to repair the Air, I bit the bullet and got a beautiful Macbook Pro for $1100, and will be experimenting with alac files output through the USB output into the 801.

Perhaps, if later on, Head-Direct decides to come out with a more common version of the 801, one with a cheaper amp and no DAC, the price can come down to a more reasonable level for those who can't afford the current asking price, and don't have a need for a DAC. Just a suggestion, but if you take out the DAC, this might afford the possibility of multiple (maybe 3-5) SD slots, and allow more potential customers to enter the arena to play. For now, it is what it is, and it is fantastic.

BTW- I can pause the HiFiMAN with both my JH-13's and my UE-10's and can't hear the slightest smattering of hiss. Nothing, what so-ever.
Plugged into my Luxman P-1 home amp, I can hear hiss and squeaky noises being broadcasted from other planets, at half volume, but I attribute that to my 60 year old lousy AC line voltage, even with a P500 as a go between.
post #551 of 1469
This is insane. I want one.
post #552 of 1469
immtbiker, and have you compared Hifiman's amp with oter portabled amps?
What sounds better Hifiman or Hifiman's line out + mustang (for example)?
Thanks
post #553 of 1469
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Originally Posted by testrichard View Post
you dont have to be, u dont like it you can get your money back but yes would appreciate your " FAIR and NON-BIAS and HONEST and TRULY EXPERIENCED REVIEW " i might sound sarcastic but it would be nice to settle the dust once and for all~ dont want any one to regret for their purchase as there are lots of new PMP/MP3 coming out lately be that Zune HD, Sony Walkman line or samsung etc etc.

P.S: you didnt even mention hows AMP3 compare with your two most notch system and how it fairs with 1/3 of their price ??
I don't own the Amp3 so I can't comment on it. I was going for the Amp3 Version 2 and decided to get the Studio One instead. Should be here in a week or so. Besides, this is a HiFiMan thread.
post #554 of 1469
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Originally Posted by rxxdoc View Post
This is the wrong hobby for people who may suffer from buyers regret. Unless you have a very large amount of disposable income, you have to find a way to deal with buyers regret.

Here is my plan.

Once I get my HiFiMan, I am going to stay far away from this and any other forum that will try to compare the HiFiMan.

I have enough music to keep me busy for a real long time and I have a whole lot of music that truly needs to be revisited. It will probably take me months to listen to everything the needs listening too. I plan to test this player with every piece of music I have. Should keep me away from here for a while.

Also a bit of philosophy on what equipment I do have.

I know that I don't list my equipment, but I do have a nice Marantz CD player, a Little Country III headphone amp, and a nice pair of Senn 600's.

Now maybe somebody will say my system sucks, but as long as it sucks me in the right way and makes me happy, that's all that counts. I love my system and I am not thinking about upgrading it until my CD player dies. I refuse to listen to any other setup because I can't afford a new one.

Sometimes in life you can be so involved in "chasing the dragon" (American use of that slang phrase) that you will never be happy with what you have. Chasing the dragon will cause you nothing but heartbreak and pain not to mention a whole lot of cash.

I will also add that I am an old fart of a man who has learned that you can never be pleased with what you have until you decide to be pleased.

I ordered the HiFiMan based on what I read about Fang's reputation. Too many different people have said good things about him and his reputation, so I figure what they say is most probably true and made a leap of faith.

Besides, I have 30 days to decide if it makes my ears happy. If it does (and it sounds like it will) then I plan on being happy.

[OT, Fang, it's my birthday soon and I am old. Please send it soon. I am afraid to buy green bananas let alone wait much longer for my HiFiMan!]
Oh my God I couldn't have said it better or agree more. Age DOES have its benefits for sure. Thank You for my daily smile !!
post #555 of 1469
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Originally Posted by immtbiker View Post
Sorry for continually chiming in, but I am 1/3rd of the total world's population that can justify a comment.

As far as driving higher impedance headphones, I don't have my HD6XX's anymore, but I do own the tough-to-drive HD800's and my wife owns (really mine, but i let her believe they are hers) the 300 ohm DT880's, and the HiFiMan has no problem, whatsoever, driving either headphone, half volume is more than I can handle, and the sound does not deteriorate at all as the volume ramps up.

As far as competing with multi-unit combos, I have been tied to the hip with my "Vinnie special" iMod, "Ken special" LOD and a multitude of amps (Mustang, Tomahawk, Portaphile, prototype Reference, and SR-71 (old school), and even though these have been my right arm for the last 2 years, the HiFiMan is in a league well above these combos.
I also have used my D-10/H-120 combo, used through optical output (which I feel is a step above the iMod/amp combo), intermittently on alternate weeks, and once again, the HiFiMan still holds the top honors.

With the iMod and iRiver combo choices, the most I ever got, was 12 hours, so 8-10 is not such a large sacrifice. Of course the 25 hour battery life of the D-10 and the 7 million hour battery life of the RS products, are untouchable. But the weakest link in those combos is still the DAP.

I have not used the DAC part of the HM-801's yet, but after weeks of frustration waiting for Apple to honor my Air warranty for a "Manager's Special cocktail hour" spill, instead of plunking down the $750 that they want to repair the Air, I bit the bullet and got a beautiful Macbook Pro for $1100, and will be experimenting with alac files output through the USB output into the 801.

Perhaps, if later on, Head-Direct decides to come out with a more common version of the 801, one with a cheaper amp and no DAC, the price can come down to a more reasonable level for those who can't afford the current asking price, and don't have a need for a DAC. Just a suggestion, but if you take out the DAC, this might afford the possibility of multiple (maybe 3-5) SD slots, and allow more potential customers to enter the arena to play. For now, it is what it is, and it is fantastic.

BTW- I can pause the HiFiMAN with both my JH-13's and my UE-10's and can't hear the slightest smattering of hiss. Nothing, what so-ever.
Plugged into my Luxman P-1 home amp, I can hear hiss and squeaky noises being broadcasted from other planets, at half volume, but I attribute that to my 60 year old lousy AC line voltage, even with a P500 as a go between.
I want to Thank You for your time. Reviewing and responding is harder than one might think (I hate the typing) Sometimes I hand my girlfriend my dic
tionary when I forget how to spell a few words. I am optimistic knowing you are willing to put down your old friend the "Ken and Vinnie" special. I was curious though to know if you ever tried the iMod with the V-Cap tied to a nice RSA amp? I found adding the V-Cap (after much burn in) was quite a substantial step up. Was just wondering.
At any rate, you absolutely seem sincere in your love for the HiFiMan801 and like I said, that makes me VERY optimistic. Thanks Again
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