or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Source Gear › HiFiMAN HM-801 Portable Player / DAC Review: Part One of Two
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

HiFiMAN HM-801 Portable Player / DAC Review: Part One of Two - Page 33

post #481 of 622
Quote:
Originally Posted by davidhunternyc View Post
Uh oh! : o
Well, at least there is no silver painted plastic to be found anywhere.
post #482 of 622
Ahh, touche'! You are very astute by making sure to say, "silver painted plastic". This has always been and always will be the issue. I am not sure if I would be able to look past the build quality of the HiFiMan, but I have yet to see one so who knows.
post #483 of 622
Well, if you value looks over sound quality, there's always iPod's.
post #484 of 622
This is true. iPods are handsome suckers. If only they would sound as good as they look!
post #485 of 622
Yeah, I agree. iPods are handsome suckers. Too bad the sound quality is lacking. I just don't understand why we can't have both build and sound quality in 2009.
post #486 of 622
Quote:
Originally Posted by davidhunternyc View Post
Yeah, I agree. iPods are handsome suckers. Too bad the sound quality is lacking. I just don't understand why we can't have both in 2009.
When Steve Jobs wanted both good aesthetics and good sound quality, he purchased both with assistance from a bank. In order to turn a quick profit, the lenders sold his debts to an investment bank, which tied them up into sound-quality backed securities. Unfortunately, with the recession, the bulk of the public - only able to afford one of the two attributes - spent their money on sexy DAP's. Sound quality went into massive foreclosure. While sexy flourished, those head-fi'ers who had invested in sound-quality backed paper were devastated to find out that our investments had lost the confidence of the public. Thus Apple quickly sold off the sound quality to whichever niche companies were willing to take the risk.

Fang is one of those entrepreneurs. Large corporations call him crazy. Some call him a savior.
post #487 of 622
^
No need to explain that one - very, very funny and good.
post #488 of 622
Quote:
Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post
^
No need to explain that one - very, very funny and good.
Agreed
post #489 of 622
Quote:
Originally Posted by davidhunternyc View Post
Yeah, I agree. iPods are handsome suckers. Too bad the sound quality is lacking. I just don't understand why we can't have both build and sound quality in 2009.
And I have no idea why people spend a lot on mod and spend more on a wooden sit.
post #490 of 622
The mod is 100% worth it. Apples and oranges.

I don't understand the part about the "wooden sit"
post #491 of 622
Quote:
Originally Posted by immtbiker View Post
The mod is 100% worth it. Apples and oranges.

I don't understand the part about the "wooden sit"
I think he means the wooden docks that are made for the iMod. Actually they rock. Also,you are so right. The iPod to iMod is apples and oranges, night and day, no contest.

Know what Apple's solution is to better sound? Add a camera !!!!!! Yea OK
post #492 of 622
Well, isn't that camera 2 megapixels?
post #493 of 622
Quote:
Originally Posted by immtbiker View Post
The mod is 100% worth it. Apples and oranges.
X2
post #494 of 622
I really don't care how my HiFiMAN looks, I care about how it sounds. I think is sounds wonderful. It's hard to believe it's portable and it can drive my full size cans just fine.

Warts and all, I love this player. It sounds great. If you haven't heard a HiFiMAN, then you need to take a listen. It's sonic bliss.
post #495 of 622
I was disappointed to find out there are no more preorders for the US....really wanted to try one of these out. Amp3 is the only other 'high-end' offering on the market and its flawed....
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Portable Source Gear
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Source Gear › HiFiMAN HM-801 Portable Player / DAC Review: Part One of Two