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post #526 of 532
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

 

Good to know, what is the Game Board? And what is the Stock board called 

GAME = Ganqi bay Amplifier Module for Earphones.

Stock amp = Standard amp.

 

Note that - unfortuneately - the GAME amp has an output impedance of 32 Ohm and that the Standard/Stock amp has a 18 Ohm output impedance. This is relevant for low impedance multi-BA IEMs since these usually will get a boost in the upper frequencies and a bass roll off. This might not be a bad thing with some (bass heavy, dark sounding) IEMs, but on others (bass shy, bright sounding) it will certainly pull the wrong way.

 

In addition the bass control will be lowered on dynamic drivers (compared to an amp with a very low output impedance). Not sure if BA bass-drivers will be affected in this way.

post #527 of 532
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Originally Posted by LarsHP View Post
 

GAME = Ganqi bay Amplifier Module for Earphones.

Stock amp = Standard amp.

 

Note that - unfortuneately - the GAME amp has an output impedance of 32 Ohm and that the Standard/Stock amp has a 18 Ohm output impedance. This is relevant for low impedance multi-BA IEMs since these usually will get a boost in the upper frequencies and a bass roll off. This might not be a bad thing with some (bass heavy, dark sounding) IEMs, but on others (bass shy, bright sounding) it will certainly pull the wrong way.

 

In addition the bass control will be lowered on dynamic drivers (compared to an amp with a very low output impedance). Not sure if BA bass-drivers will be affected in this way.

Okie dokie, I'm using an amp with my Hm 801 anyways [Just wanted her for the Dac chip honestly] 

post #528 of 532
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Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post

This is very interesting - what headphones do you use where there's no pop between tracks when using a "normal" volume level (not lowered)? And are you using headphone out or line out? Which amp module? Battery or AC adaptor? Which firmware version? Thanks!
What headphones? Headphone out or line out? Which amp module? Battery or AC adaptor? Thanks!
What headphones? Headphone out or line out? Which amp module? Battery or AC adaptor? Thanks!

(I'm trying to identify the precipitating factor here, but it might simply be that some of us have defective units.)

Mike




Sorry, haven't had time lately to read much out here and just got to this. I don't remember hearing pops as stated above and per your question, flac files of regular cd's, and both 24/48 and 24/96 bit rates. Use edition 8, es10 and jh13 headphones sometimes hp out other times line out to Pico or Pico power amps.
post #529 of 532
Thank you. I finally figured out that only FLAC files can be played without hearing loud pops between tracks, but it doesn't matter now, as I've returned the HM-801 for a refund. The sound quality wasn't worth all the hoops it had me jumping through.

Thanks again,

Mike
post #530 of 532
I like the sound but recently got the Ak120 due to size and ability to play more of a variety of files. Sounds good too, more accurate but less sweet.
post #531 of 532
OMG... just got my 801 today and HOLY CRAP it sounds AWESOME with my W1000x! The hm 801 and Modded w1k are a match made in HEAVEN 

Edited by Mshenay - 9/25/13 at 12:27pm
post #532 of 532

the hm801 is my favourite player... impressive clarity and very nice soundstage!

 

did anyone listen to the newer hifiman DAPs like 700 and 802 and could compare it to the 801?

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