Originally Posted by kostalex
You probably know my headphones. What do you think?
I check your inventory. Is there any better portable rig, aside of both HiFiMan palyers?
Originally Posted by warp08
How much of that your IEMs or headphones can actually render is another matter. On some headphones the difference may be totally superfluous.
I only know the HD650s out of those listed in your signature block and I believe they are a better match with the HM-801 containing a 2nd generation ST amp module than with the 602s, unless you like a lot of bass and overall colored sound signature.
The more neutral HD600s compliment the HM-602 better, to my ears.
Is there a better portable system than either of these? It depends on what's important to you in a portable system. Outside of these two, I use my WhipMOD+Reference WhipLOD+Pico Slim+TWagged JH13s the most while on the go. Key advantages of this platform over the HifiMAN players is its huge storage capacity and gapless playback. Disadvantage is that it cannot play FLACs natively, nor can it play anything above 16/44 (redbook) resolution music.