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post #556 of 1469
You're quite welcome and comments like those, make it worthwhile to give up some of my summer sundays to write about what I feel about my observations. These thoughts come from the heart.

I have only posted positive things abut the hm-801's, thus far, and I haven't stated any negative pet peeves.

Not sure if there is a setting for this, but as soon as you turn on the top bottom to enable power to the unit, a song starts playing, whether you like, it or not.
Also, I find the 5 buttons confusing and less effective then they should be. Like my wife says, they should have arranged the buttons with different assignments (one is just for saving to favorites, which then becomes an important input for gathering the memory saves ands organizations), which now acts as an important feature further down the hierarchy chain. Perhaps, if the button layout was done with a little more finesse, then, in the words of the outsider little lady, perhaps, they could have made the screen a little bigger. And you what, it's not usually the case, but she is right.

The HM-801 is a high quality unit that will pave the way for other copycat units to follow, and Fang has broken some serious ground here, and anyone who holds and plays with this unit, will be able to tell, that the
last 3 years of his life has gone into making this, the best Dap/DAC/removable amp that he possibly could, and I take off all of my hats to him, and I am honored to be on the cutting edge of this life changing product, as we know it,
But there will still always be growing pains, and when these are worked out, we will have a state of the art portable music player that even Stereophile won't fully understand for a while, but it is going to change the way that we audiophiles listen to music for the next couple of years, and we owe that all to a man that has spent every waking (and non-waking moment) trying to perfect.

Those of you who get in in the ground floor of this project, will be movers and shakers and will have something to tell their grandchildren about!

For the money, introductory price or not, it is truly a bargain one of our American or European makers would have put this in the $1000+ range (and it would still be worth it).

Let's see where this takes us and what new inventions will come from it.
post #557 of 1469
the only problem is................

the production is too slow ........ i mean seriously....... when will i be able to receive mine ?? lol

few things to consider here,

1. judging on the current rate, dont think this unit will be in mass production line

2. i m sure Fang is doing his very best to perfect things up and pass QC, so if this unit is not going to be mass production, it might well be a preservation of the value of your money/investment ?

3. as if the assumation is right, the final production units might not be much before the 802 appear. i mean lets say if Fang already have idea of 802 would be like then judging on current speed~ possibly 3 units per day factor in the same QC procedure then he can only make 1000+- units a year
(which i dont mind as the less production units the better of preservation of value in every way be that owner needs cash and can still sell at on par perhaps ? )
post #558 of 1469
Thread Starter 
We have to be extremely careful in the first batch. The second batch manufacturing will be faster. However, Ti (supplier of PCM1704, OPA627, etc) is slow.
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post #559 of 1469
I am very patient. Keep up the good work Fang and thanks again for this groundbreaking awesome product!
post #560 of 1469
i know that hifiman has a coax so it can become external dac, but can hifiman become external amplifier too? (ampli only or dac only or both)??
post #561 of 1469
Don't think so. There is no line in for the amp of the 801 apart from using the its own DAC.
post #562 of 1469
Dear Fang,

Tomorrow is my birthday (9/23)

I am a very old decrepit man who is afraid to buy green bananas. Could you please send me my HiFiMAN next?

I am begging you because if I should pass away before I get my HiFiMAN, my wife will sell it at a garage sale or on EBay for $10.00. My spirit will have to wander the earth forever to find the person who ended up with my HiFiMan and probably totally screw up my afterlife.

Thank you in advance.

Signed Old, Bald, and Decrepit.

(**note for the humor impaired, this is a joke! You don't have to laugh and you don't have to flame! Besides I am old enough to be your father or grandfather! Have some respect for the elderly!)
post #563 of 1469
whats your wifes ebay handle?

anyone else received their shipping notification yet? if so when did you order
post #564 of 1469
Thread Starter 
Could you please email us your name and address? Then next shipping date will be sometimes next week.

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Originally Posted by rxxdoc View Post
Dear Fang,

Tomorrow is my birthday (9/23)

I am a very old decrepit man who is afraid to buy green bananas. Could you please send me my HiFiMAN next?

I am begging you because if I should pass away before I get my HiFiMAN, my wife will sell it at a garage sale or on EBay for $10.00. My spirit will have to wander the earth forever to find the person who ended up with my HiFiMan and probably totally screw up my afterlife.

Thank you in advance.

Signed Old, Bald, and Decrepit.

(**note for the humor impaired, this is a joke! You don't have to laugh and you don't have to flame! Besides I am old enough to be your father or grandfather! Have some respect for the elderly!)
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post #565 of 1469
How many pieces will be shipped next week?
post #566 of 1469
got bored waiting for my HiFiman 801 so i ordered RE0 today lol

would look forward to do a comparison of TF10 + hifiman 801 V.S RE0 + hifiman 801

see if it's good enough for me to dictch my TF10
post #567 of 1469
Hi Richard, I too was interested in the re0 were it not for the fact htat it has filters you have to replace every now and then, this was the reason for me why i did not buy a pair.
I am hoping to one day have the hm801 (probbably the 802 by then) and the jh13.
Greetings, Anouk,
post #568 of 1469
Thread Starter 
There are 10 pcs filters in the packing box. We also sell filters separately.

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Hi Richard, I too was interested in the re0 were it not for the fact htat it has filters you have to replace every now and then, this was the reason for me why i did not buy a pair.
I am hoping to one day have the hm801 (probbably the 802 by then) and the jh13.
Greetings, Anouk,
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post #569 of 1469
Those are great iems. Except for not being the last word in bass extension, I can't find a single bad thing about them. The price is so cheap its almost embarassing too. My guess is they are similiarly voiced and will go "perfect" with the hifiman801.

I think if I remember correctly they even say HiFiMan on the box
post #570 of 1469
yeah, i found TF10's Bass to be just ok~ dont get me wrong as they r good but just bit lack of amount to me but accurate and punchy never the less~but i need some thing that can blow me away lol lately TF10 start to give me headche or makes me un-comfortable at full volume(un-amp of course hence i can still take it) reason being i m trying to chase that bass so i tune up.

u might ask if i m into bass why not get UM3X or IE8 etc? truth is i always wanna have ER4B/S and my main listen music is Ambient or Chill out kind, occasionary i go for hipop or RnB etc and when i do, i want it to blow me away~ not just "ok" ok kind. thats why

so if RE0 and TF10 is not too far from each other i m thinking of ditching the TF10, albeit i think RE0 's competitor should be ER4-P/S instead of TF10

the only thing i m going to miss is the joy of different cables with TF10 and the chance of mod it into Custom after warranty but heck, i could sell it for a good price so why not get my money back if RE0 do the job and not give me headche ? but seriously, i wont give bias to either side as i paid for both not free and they r in different price league so any final conclusion would be fair u bet
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