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post #46 of 1195

EQ is a must, if people don't want to use it they can turn it off, EQ's not only make up for issues with headphones,  they can  help with bad recordings or recordings remastered as of late with issue of it's own. There is also the issue of a users may like certain  freq's to be bumped up a little.

 

You can like high end components and still have a personal preference for something a little more tailored to your personal tastes.I have high end  equipment at home upwards of 20,000$ worth of very good gear but that still doesn't mean I want a flat boring sound coming out of it, some of us enjoy HI-FI but want to enjoy it the way we want it to sound not someone else.

 

No EQ no buy, after dealing  and being stuck with the preset EQ's of the Zune's for years I'm never going back after getting an SFLO:2 which has a custom EQ. No matter how good something sounds I will ALWAYS want to adjust it to my  preference because I'm  the one listening to it.

 

EQ's are pretty easily to implement  in firmware these days there is no reason to skimp out on this important feature


Edited by swanlee - 6/19/10 at 8:46am
post #47 of 1195
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Originally Posted by Edwood View Post

Hold it in your hands upside down with the LCD facing up.  Push the bottom door down (by placing your thumbs on the front of the battery door which says "HifiMan" on it).  It should slide down.  You'll see a gap.  Than pull up on the battery door.  Should pop right off.  On the bottom, there is a small tab on the battery where you can pull it out.  Flipping it upside down and gently tapping should have it fall out as well.

 

Then sit back and admire how large the battery is.

 

-Ed

 

Thanks for the information, I was able to open the case. Enclose is a link to a poor picture I took, the item on the top right is the battery lid and on the bottom right is the battery.

 

http://picasaweb.google.com/109437154048011247077/HiFiMAMHM801#5484600985524976306

post #48 of 1195

I am confused on all the comments of the HM-801 not having EQ. The one I have has both pre-set values as well as user selectable values. Below is a picture of the user selectable EQ window.

 

P1000205.JPG

post #49 of 1195

Funny how the argument in the original HM-801 thread was over whether or not to use EQ, meanwhile the HM-801 DOES have an EQ, and a user adjustable one as well.

 

Of couse, I hide mine in the Settings menu, as I don't use it.  LOL, but if you really want it, there it is.  Thanks for the reminder, Miguel.

 

BTW, back on topic about the HM-602.  Here's more comparison pics, the HM-602 is roughly equivelant in size to the iRiver H1x0 series DAP's.  I'd say the HM-602 is slightly lighter in weight too, from what I remember, I'll know for sure when I have an HM-602 in my hands.  I'll be sure to post stacked comparison pics.  But these pics will have to suffice until then.

 

Edwood_HifiManHM-801_04.jpg

 

Edwood_HM-602-HM-801_Compare_01.jpg


Edited by Edwood - 6/19/10 at 7:31pm
post #50 of 1195

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post #51 of 1195
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Although I have special plans for my HM-801 . . .

 

-Ed


Spill the beans!

post #52 of 1195

I really hope to hear the HM-602, when is it supposed to be out?

post #53 of 1195

Aren't we all? I'm excited :)

post #54 of 1195

very promising. Can we expect this to come out this year?

post #55 of 1195

So has anyone actually heard this player and if so what were there impressions? I went through this entire thread and did not see any details on SQ  posted.

post #56 of 1195

It's not coming out till July this year =) Give it a few weeks or so!

post #57 of 1195
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It's not coming out till July this year =) Give it a few weeks or so!


I thought someone mentioned a player was at canjam, if so they may have been able to give it a listen and post some impressions.

post #58 of 1195

so finally any news?  its already July!!!!  this baby should be out soon!!!

post #59 of 1195
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Originally Posted by swanlee View Post

So has anyone actually heard this player and if so what were there impressions? I went through this entire thread and did not see any details on SQ  posted.

I did listen to it briefly at Can Jam and agree with the OP.  Very good quality, probably not quite at the level of its bigger brother.  Hopefully we'll see the released product soon.
 

post #60 of 1195

I'm very much looking forward to the 602 after hearing what the 801 can do. $800 for a portable is a bit much, but $300-400 is not much more than a Cowon J3 or Sony X for considerably better sound. The big question for me is just how much does the 602 give up to the 801. If it sounds at least close, I'm buying one.

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