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post #496 of 733
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Originally Posted by Theodore View Post

Hi.

I have read this today.http://anythingbutipod.com/2012/05/hifiman-hm-901-makes-your-wallet-and-ears-bleed-with-joy-presumably/  ,that it is not so gentle with the Hifimans.

Any comments?

Difficult to comment since the link isn't working now.

However, my general experience with ABI (both the admin. and forum people) is that they are very agressive, rude and intolerant - especially when talking about the HiFiMan DAP's, but also on other audio subjects. I have/had three items that were reviewed on ABI, and I disagree regrading SQ on all three (being either worse or better than the reviewers opinion). In other words I have no confidence in the viewpoints and reviews coming from that site...

post #497 of 733
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Originally Posted by KT66 View Post

The ABI guys are twats who automatically hate anything costing more than 99 dollars. Just avoid the place if your goal is great sound quality


As you can see in the lower part of  my post,I have put much money for great sound quality.Let alone the Magnepans and the Linn Sondek.

I am in the club,for many years.smile.gif

post #498 of 733
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Originally Posted by LarsHP View Post

Difficult to comment since the link isn't working now.
However, my general experience with ABI (both the admin. and forum people) is that they are very agressive, rude and intolerant - especially when talking about the HiFiMan DAP's, but also on other audio subjects. I have/had three items that were reviewed on ABI, and I disagree regrading SQ on all three (being either worse or better than the reviewers opinion). In other words I have no confidence in the viewpoints and reviews coming from that site...
all I did was search for "901"

http://anythingbutipod.com/?s=901
post #499 of 733
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Originally Posted by .Sup View Post

all I did was search for "901"
http://anythingbutipod.com/?s=901

Quoting from that page: "will anybody make out any audible difference at all, considering almost all digital sources available are transparent and linear to human ears?"

 

This is affirming my above mentioned experiences and impressions once again...

post #500 of 733
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Originally Posted by LarsHP View Post

Quoting from that page: "will anybody make out any audible difference at all, considering almost all digital sources available are transparent and linear to human ears?"

This is affirming my above mentioned experiences and impressions once again...
i haven't read the article but that quote is BS imo.
post #501 of 733
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Originally Posted by .Sup View Post

i haven't read the article but that quote is BS imo.

Well, then we agree on that one tongue.gif

 

However, he does supposedly have a point regarding the problems with headphone outputs having a high output impedance when driving low impedance multi BA IEM's - though I don't recall hearing any problems with either of my amps for the HM-801 ...

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post #503 of 733
Announced yesterday: the issue regarding the scroll wheel has been solved, meaning all prototyping has finished. An initial production run has commenced this weekend with the goal of producing the first batch by mid Nov.
post #504 of 733

It looks nice I must admit. :)
 

post #505 of 733

I tried the (901) at the the Tokyo Headphone show today. I thought it sounded great.

 

Normal setting, was a simple basic sound -but still sounded good/clear.

Balanced mode sounded nice and full, mesmerizing with clear forward(at times) vocals.

 

I preferred balanced mode.

 

*HD and Classic modes - I could not tell any difference.

 

4.5 volume setting was loud enough.

 

I found the UI smooth, and the scroll wheel functions well.

 

I even liked the quirky volume wheel.

 

Tested with ATH-ESW9.

post #506 of 733

Nice. Have you been able to listen to a DX100? Could you make any comparisons? More so have you listened to a DX100 with the latest firmware? It's something to behold lol :).
 

post #507 of 733

Sorry, I was on limited time, other Tokyo head-fiers had their DX100 (I didnt listen) and I also didnt see an ibasso table.

I havent tried a DX100 for quite some time.

 

Maybe one of the Tokyo head-fiers with an DX100 can answer later.

post #508 of 733
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

Sorry, I was on limited time, other Tokyo head-fiers had their DX100 (I didnt listen) and I also didnt see an ibasso table.

I havent tried a DX100 for quite some time.

 

Maybe one of the Tokyo head-fiers with an DX100 can answer later.

Is the build quality better then DX100? I heard is carbon fiber, when Ibasso use magnesium and aluminium alloy. As other said before, i hope the dust doesn't go under the screen trough those vents holes as it used to happen to those old Nokia mobile phone. What is the output for Hm901, is louder then DX100?

post #509 of 733
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post


*HD and Classic modes - I could not tell any difference.
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I even liked the quirky volume wheel.

I believe HD mode means no roll-off, Classic (Vintage?) modes means the same Butterworth filter roll-off at the top. I think Fang still like his Butterworth filter design but HD mode is the answer to critic who think roll-off is not HiFi enough tongue.gif

The volume wheel is actually a very expensive step attenuator. It is odd looking but that's the only sensible way to mount such a big part.
Edited by ClieOS - 10/28/12 at 2:23am
post #510 of 733
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Originally Posted by musicday View Post

Is the build quality better then DX100? 

I don`t know, but the Hifiman felt fairly solid to me.

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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post


I believe HD mode means no roll-off, Classic (Vintage?) modes means the same Butterworth filter roll-off at the top. I think Fang still like his Butterworth filter design but HD mode is the answer to critic who think roll-off is not HiFi enough tongue.gif
The volume wheel is actually a very expensive step attenuator. It is odd looking but that's the only sensible way to mount such a big part.

Thanks for the clarification.

 

*No doubt our more esteemed and experienced Tokyo head-fiers will give their thoughts later, either here or in the headfi meets and impressions section thread.

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