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post #136 of 233

Well the 801 alone is more portable than my ipod with lod and pico amp and the sound is so much better it doesn't even compare.  If i have room i even hook the pico onto the 801.  For me there is no reason at all to get the 602.  I do have to just shake my head sometimes using it, i am so amazed with any of my portable headphones/or my iem.

post #137 of 233
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I don't know what I would do if I was told I only could pick one.  If audio is the only consideration it would have to be the 801, but if price or portability are the key factors then the 602 is a very good alternative to an iPod + high end amp (better with 24/48-96 music).  My Nano + Pico Slim + TWag LOD would cost $700 new and it's close to the same size as the 602, but it's not getting much use lately when it comes to tossing something in a pocket when I head out the door. 

Now with the HM601 on the near horizon, the HifiMan's trilogy is almost completed. If the 601 is anywhere close to 602 performance, it will going to make many people happy.

post #138 of 233

Wow a HM-601!

 

post #139 of 233
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Now with the HM601 on the near horizon, the HifiMan's trilogy is almost completed. If the 601 is anywhere close to 602 performance, it will going to make many people happy.



A budget, mainstream and high end model. They finally have a firm hi-fi player lineup, a headphone lineup(still waiting for HE-3 though), two nice amps(and the EF5 is the cheapest way to make the HE series headphones shine) and an IEM lineup that is extremely successful for a firm that just entered the market. Even their customer service is good to say the least. And when did their first product come out? 

 

Maybe that's why China is considered a rising superpower right now, or is it just HD? 

 

Either way I have a feeling that this company won't die soon.


Edited by yooss - 11/15/10 at 2:23am
post #140 of 233

 

 

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As the simplified version of HM-602, HM-601 can not work as a soundcard, and using different op-amps. HM-601 has 2Gb memory.

 

HM-602 can use different op-amps?! Is there any thread about it? Which op-amps can be used, which are recommended? Will op-amp rolling break the warranty?


Edited by kostalex - 11/15/10 at 4:58am
post #141 of 233
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HM-602 can use different op-amps?! Is there any thread about it? Which op-amps can be used, which are recommended? Will op-amp rolling break the warranty?


No, it's a new model that just came out. HD didn't specify what op-amp they used so maybe it's safe to assume it's not that good. 

post #142 of 233
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As the simplified version of HM-602, HM-601 can not work as a soundcard, and using different op-amps. HM-601 has 2Gb memory.

 

HM-602 can use different op-amps?! Is there any thread about it? Which op-amps can be used, which are recommended? Will op-amp rolling break the warranty?


No, Fang just means HM601 uses a different opamp, not opamp rolling in HM602.

post #143 of 233

Thank you, I understood.

post #144 of 233

I just got a headache xD

 

Let's hope this is almost as nice as the 602.  I think the 601 is only going to cannibalize the 602's market, but maybe that's what head-direct wants (perhaps demand for the 602 has petered out?).  It could be possible that the 601 is a proto-run of the 602 before they made the myriad of changes.  If that is indeed the case, this is a clever way of selling off the units.

post #145 of 233
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Let's hope this is almost as nice as the 602. 

Well Nankai himself said it is. At least the 602 also was a good deal, so no complaints about that.

post #146 of 233

Has anyone here had a chance to test out the 601 yet? 

 

Is the file compatibility the same as the 602 and 801? 

 

Thanks.

post #147 of 233
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Is the file compatibility the same as the 602 and 801? 

 

Thanks.


It would be the same as the 602

post #148 of 233

Dunno if this has been posted already, but take a look at sonove's measurements for the HM-602:

 

hm-602-rmaa.png

 

FR_HM602_44kHz.gif

 

 

And what should be a clean sine wave looks like this:

 

HM602_1kHzSin_Out_s.gif

 

 

And it costs what? Over 400 bucks. Wow...


Edited by xnor - 11/20/10 at 9:20am
post #149 of 233
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Dunno if this has been posted already, but take a look at sonove's measurements for the HM-602:

 

hm-602-rmaa.png

 

FR_HM602_44kHz.gif

 

 

And what should be a clean sine wave looks like this:

 

HM602_1kHzSin_Out_s.gif

 

 

And it costs what? Over 400 bucks. Wow...


Good thing you have your Clip.  Maybe you can go back to looking at charts on anythingbutipod now.  Think you missed the whole point of the 602 NOS DAC but thanks for caring.  The TDA1543 has been known to be a noisy DAC for a long, long time.  That's not its strength.  


Edited by Anaxilus - 11/20/10 at 9:47am
post #150 of 233
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 The TDA1543 has been known to be a noisy DAC for a long, long time.  That's not its strength.  


Doesn't look like it actually has strengths. tongue.gif


Edited by xnor - 11/20/10 at 10:25am
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