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D/A Chip: TDA1543
Freqency Response: 20-20K Hz
Distortion: 0.09%
S/N: 92 DB
Stereo crosstalk:74 DB (Lineout)
Headphone Amplifier
Output level: 1.1v at 32 Ohm; 2.2v at 150 Ohm
Max Output: 30mw at 32 Ohm; 26mw at 150 Ohm
Size: 62mm*103mm*26.5mm or 2.4 * 4.05 * 1.04 Inch
Weight: About 200g / 7Oz
On board Flash: 2 GB
Battery time: 9 to 10 Hrs
I / O: Headphone Output; Line Output; USB Data Exchange; SD card (up to 32GB)

 

Even with the IE80 the highest I could pump the volume up was around between 3 and 4 and that is still pushing it for me. Its not always about how loud the source is but how well it can drive your cans/IEMs. Its better to drive them and have good imaging, separation and dynamics while listening at a lower volume. High volumes is what kills your ears.

 


Edited by lee730 - 2/19/12 at 9:28pm
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Well the numbers imply lower output my ears noticed it was lower then the Cowon D2.

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I enjoyed playing around with the Hifiman 601 but I would never buy one. Feels like a work in progress and not a finished product. Which is fine, really, but not for me. Build quality was also sub-par. Soundwise I thoroughly enjoyed the detailed and warm bass and the midrange, especially on male voices, was stellar. Too noisy though and the high end was way too rolled off for a lot of the music I listen to. To each his own, though.

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I agree with you and I will add if it was much better then my Cowon D2 I would have bought it.
 

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I enjoyed playing around with the Hifiman 601 but I would never buy one. Feels like a work in progress and not a finished product. Which is fine, really, but not for me. Build quality was also sub-par. Soundwise I thoroughly enjoyed the detailed and warm bass and the midrange, especially on male voices, was stellar. Too noisy though and the high end was way too rolled off for a lot of the music I listen to. To each his own, though.



 

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I demand answers! I was told not to waste my money on the HM-601 because my monitors of choice are SM3's and they're pretty much the same from any source. Some even said the 601 was a bad source all around. But seeing as how it was already in the mail I was stuck with it.

 

Here's the thing, I did a direct comparison with my previous source (iPhone 4S + Fiio E7.) And the difference was huge. HUGE. I'm not talking vague, subjective differences here. On one track, I discovered a little guitar riff that my iP4 had left out. And I don't mean it was recessed, this guitar was missing.

 

My question is, how? What about the 601 is that much better than my iP4? Why were people telling me to stay away from the 601?

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People are telling you this because the 601 is colored. Some hate colored sound while IMO it sounds quite nice and I do enjoy it. Just I have better sources now and really can't justify keeping my unit. I really like the unit because its beautiful mid range and textured and deep bass. Treble is a bit rolled off but its not offensive IMO as some like to blow that way out of proportion.

 

Synergy is also something you have to keep in mind as some headphones will pair well with different sources. I definitely consider the 601 a large step above the iphone4 myself. Its amp section is also significantly more powerful than the iphones. If you enjoy your 601 then don't pay attention to all the negativity and just enjoy your music.

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I demand answers! I was told not to waste my money on the HM-601 because my monitors of choice are SM3's and they're pretty much the same from any source. Some even said the 601 was a bad source all around. But seeing as how it was already in the mail I was stuck with it.

 

Here's the thing, I did a direct comparison with my previous source (iPhone 4S + Fiio E7.) And the difference was huge. HUGE. I'm not talking vague, subjective differences here. On one track, I discovered a little guitar riff that my iP4 had left out. And I don't mean it was recessed, this guitar was missing.

 

My question is, how? What about the 601 is that much better than my iP4? Why were people telling me to stay away from the 601?



 


Edited by lee730 - 2/21/12 at 5:27pm
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Ipods aint that good in the first place and yeah the hifiman 601 is a big step up in sound. Not everybody has the same opinions cause not everybody has the same experiences with music.

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Will the new slim version be compatible with the original hm 601 rockbox firmware, or will we have to wait until they make one for the slim version.  

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Should be fine, they share pretty much everything, from what I understand, other than the back-plate. Probably a slimmer battery underneath it. But the firmware is the same.

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hi..

 

is there anybody doing hardware modification to his hm-60x?


Edited by i_djoel2000 - 2/22/12 at 6:50am
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hi..

 

is there anybody doing hardware modification to his hm-60x?



I've heard of it being done before from headfier Alex Roma. He posts quite a bit on the T51 thread. Maybe you could contact him to get more info on it. Something about replacing the Capacitors with high end ones really brings out the tub-like sound from the 601.

 

 

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I've heard of it being done before from headfier Alex Roma. He posts quite a bit on the T51 thread. Maybe you could contact him to get more info on it. Something about replacing the Capacitors with high end ones really brings out the tub-like sound from the 601.


That's weird..

I pmed him quite sometimes ago, asking about the mod he's done to his hm-601. He said he's not the one doing the mod so he couldn't help me with it
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Originally Posted by i_djoel2000 View Post


That's weird..
I pmed him quite sometimes ago, asking about the mod he's done to his hm-601. He said he's not the one doing the mod so he couldn't help me with it


Hmm. We'll I could do a little search on it but not sure if I can find anything regarding it. Why do you have a 601 you wanted to mod? Are you looking for one? :).

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Hmm. We'll I could do a little search on it but not sure if I can find anything regarding it. Why do you have a 601 you wanted to mod? Are you looking for one? :).



i have done a little searching on my own, but couldn't find anything.. even in the alexmod forum

 

yes, i do have an hm-601. just bought it recently smily_headphones1.gif i'm getting tired of rocoo P's sound wink.gif

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Originally Posted by i_djoel2000 View Post



i have done a little searching on my own, but couldn't find anything.. even in the alexmod forum

 

yes, i do have an hm-601. just bought it recently smily_headphones1.gif i'm getting tired of rocoo P's sound wink.gif


Haven't gotten tired of my Studio V's sound gs1000.gif

 

Still on the long extended honey moon

 

 

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