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post #76 of 1195
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Originally Posted by MayaTlab View Post

I'm impatient to know the relative difference in SQ with the S:flo 2 and the HM-801.


Do you mean the S:Flo 2 and the HM-602?

 

Here is a review comparing the S:Flo 2 and HM-801:
http://www.headfonia.com/hm-801-t51-rwa-imod-ipod-classic-and-x1060/

 

Some people agree about the bass rolloff (in regards to the S:Flo 2), other don't, and still others say you can EQ it so it doesn't matter.

post #77 of 1195
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Originally Posted by violinvirtuoso View Post




Do you mean the S:Flo 2 and the HM-602?

 

Here is a review comparing the S:Flo 2 and HM-801:
http://www.headfonia.com/hm-801-t51-rwa-imod-ipod-classic-and-x1060/

 

Some people agree about the bass rolloff (in regards to the S:Flo 2), other don't, and still others say you can EQ it so it doesn't matter.


What I meant was : is the HM-602 closer to the HM-801 or to the S:Flo 2. We'll see, but I'm really impatient to know.

post #78 of 1195

Is the Hifiman 602 coming out today?

post #79 of 1195

looks cheap(irony) and bulky. 

post #80 of 1195

^ May I remind you, you don't buy this product for a fancy nice looking case nor can you fit in a bunch of high quality audio components into a match box.

post #81 of 1195

I'm quite curious, I've read so much on both sides about NOS DACs I'd love to give one a try out of curiousity.


Edited by Ypoknons - 7/29/10 at 12:54am
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post #83 of 1195

specifications are terrible... s/n 92db when sflo is 110db. and why did they use chip that is out of production. strange company. but it really looks cool, fashionistas rejoice

post #84 of 1195

The golden touches around the player smell bling bling kms away but otherwise ergonomics seem fantastic (yes, REAL buttons at last).

 

The fact that they use used chips is indeed quite surprising but we'll see. Why didn't they choose a more recent chip ? Is it because the one they use is better in terms of SQ and / or synergy with the other eletronic components they use inside ? Or is it because its sound signature is the closest they could find to the the HM-801 ?

post #85 of 1195

Guys, the great NOS chips are all stale-dated, not current production. Modern chips are higher spec but some people - myself included - like the more analogue sound of the old NOS chips. However the NOS chips are generally more sensitive to synergy with other components to sound their best. My guess is that headphones with strong, even peaky, treble will especially love the HM-602. Headphones that already have softer treble won't suit it so well. 

 

The key point IMHO is that this is not at all an "inexpensive HM-801". It is a completely different beast. The HM-801 is a high-end ultra-modern dual DAC implementation. This is pretty much the polar opposite. And in my view, it is very interesting.

post #86 of 1195

Even though its cheaper than the 801, its still expensive for only 16gb capacity. Can it take sd cards for added memory?

post #87 of 1195

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Originally Posted by Bennyboy71 View Post
Can it take sd cards for added memory?


I asked the same question. If you look at the photos you should see a slot that looks like an SD expansion slot but I could be wrong.

 

post #88 of 1195

Photo of screen says 'SD Card'

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Originally Posted by MayaTlab View Post
because its sound signature is the closest they could find to the the HM-801 ?


 

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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View PostThe HM-801 is a high-end ultra-modern dual DAC implementation. This is pretty much the polar opposite.


Both of you are right.HM-801 and HM-602 share somewhat similar sound signature, but their DAC chips are very, very different.

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post #90 of 1195

What about gapless playback?  I know this a listed feature on the 801. 

 

Will gapless playback be in the featureset of the 602?

 

...answered right here:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/504567/hm-602-portable-music-preorder#post_6814838


Edited by cyninger - 7/29/10 at 8:47am
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