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post #451 of 622
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Originally Posted by wuwhere View Post
128GB or higher SDXC would probably not be available for at least another year or so, I'm guessing here.
That sounds about right, and then I'll probably give long looks at price tags. 128 or 256 for the common man, that's landmark territory.

Nothing firm yet, but rumours and reports have it that the SDXC will max out at some date beyond the scheduled apocalypse.
post #452 of 622
And the iHPs are Rockbox, stable s/w supported by many.
post #453 of 622
I have an iHP-120 modded with 32GB CF card, and Rockboxed. The HM-801 has much better sound quality. I really like the Rockbox firmware, though
post #454 of 622
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Originally Posted by Edwood View Post
I have an iHP-120 modded with 32GB CF card, and Rockboxed. The HM-801 has much better sound quality. I really like the Rockbox firmware, though
iHP-120/D10 combo vs HM-801 SQ? Or that of iHP-120 headphone out vs HM-801?
post #455 of 622
HM801 > iRiver+D10(optical) sq wise
post #456 of 622
Has anyone been able to compare the Hifiman SQ with the Cowon S9?
post #457 of 622
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Originally Posted by thathertz View Post
Has anyone been able to compare the Hifiman SQ with the Cowon S9?
I haven't received my HM801 Yet, but from my understanding, They can't even on the same stage. I had S9 before btw

P.S.
It's actually non-related stuff but for the hi-fi sound DAP i'd personally recommend JVC Alneo V-series. It made me to realize iPod didnt had enough capability to play trebles
post #458 of 622
JVC Alneo V series?? but i think HD500 is the highest model?
post #459 of 622
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Originally Posted by a_tumiwa View Post
JVC Alneo V series?? but i think HD500 is the highest model?
it came out recently, XA-V80, as the highest model.
I was surprised nobody talks about this DAP

Its actually expensive, around mid-200 on ebay for only 8GB
I tried sony's X1060 and found i had more favor on this little DAP

just for your information
post #460 of 622
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Originally Posted by AmericanSpirit View Post
I haven't received my HM801 Yet, but from my understanding, They can't even on the same stage. I had S9 before btw......snip......
Sure, I fully expect the Hifiman to be better than the S9.
I was just interested in a comparison since the S9 is the only
portable I have. Cheers.
post #461 of 622
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Originally Posted by Edwood View Post
I have an iHP-120 modded with 32GB CF card, and Rockboxed. The HM-801 has much better sound quality. I really like the Rockbox firmware, though
The beauty of the iRiver 120/140 is its optical out, not its sound quality.
post #462 of 622
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Originally Posted by nc8000 View Post
HM801 > iRiver+D10(optical) sq wise
It's very reassuring to see other people holding this opinion as well - makes me feel better about selling my iRiver/D10
post #463 of 622
i cant wait to compare the overall sound (from memory) to the original pacemaker, which was to me, one of the purest sounding portable units i have heard thus far.

if the SNR and frequency range is as good or better than the pacemaker then thats a cracking start

apart from anything else, i am sure the 801 GUI supasses that of the pacemaker in user friendlyness anyhow
post #464 of 622
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apart from anything else, i am sure the 801 GUI supasses that of the pacemaker in user friendlyness anyhow
It's fairly similar to a colour version of the 3rd gen iPod gui
post #465 of 622
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It's fairly similar to a colour version of the 3rd gen iPod gui
ah thanks, then it does indeed surpass the pacemaker
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