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 Pretty sure i read in a Chinese article that the HiFiman 901 is supposed to sound as good as the Arcam FMJ 23 CD player. Now if that is true it will be a superlative player. Again, IF that is true i think many will be crowning the new best player.  I own the Arcam and it is a lovely sounding CD player. 

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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.

That's good. I think the first two batches will all go to the 801 exchange customers. I will be happy that they start to sell it on the website by the end of this year.

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All i want to know is when is the pre-order and whether there will be a deal for ordering one like throwing in a pair of those new IEMs head direct just developed or just a price drop.I am interested in buying one.I did not own a hm801 but there has to be some incentive to first time buyers who are willing to preorder a new product.

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Edited by seeteeyou - 11/4/14 at 11:50pm
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http://www.erji.net/read.php?tid=1341145

 

They actually tested the scroll wheel by scrolling that 30,000 times and it was still working.

 

Besides, the political tension between China and Japan should have caused the delay. The factory of that Japanese company located in China was pretty much forced to close for the time being just like many other industries. Finally an alternative source of that scroll wheel was supplied by a different company and they were all set.

 

So the availability really depends on how many owners of HM-801 sent their players back and paid for that upgrade. Once those early birds are fed, the others are able to place their orders afterwards.

 

For that Chinese article mentioned before, they were indeed comparing HM-901 with Arcam FMJ CD23

 

http://www.imp3.net/1/show.php?itemid=32808&page=4

Thanks for the links, i cannot get Google to translate the top link tho.It does like beeing a very good DAP.I hope it does worth the extra money, if not X3 and AK100 are the way to go.redface.gif

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Thanks for the links, i cannot get Google to translate the top link tho.It does like beeing a very good DAP.I hope it does worth the extra money, if not X3 and AK100 are the way to go.redface.gif

The Fiio X3? Isn't that comparing apples and oranges? That is a low-to-midrange player unless I have the reference wrong.
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I have hope that the X3 will be a good mid range, but nothing to compare with the new Hifiman.

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We need a full review of Hm-901 to see is this is trully the best DAP out there.

And about X3, i think will be the best for the money.

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What was interesting from the Fujiya show was that after demo-ing the HM-901, Fang asked "So what's wrong with it?". I must say I was a little surprised but gladly welcome that approach of getting feedback - no beating around the bush & got straight to the point. And what was more surprising was that said the SQ will improve more over the next few weeks which means the SQ isn't finalized yet. The release date was slated for a month (I'd take this as a tentative date) which means this chap is working round the clock to do quite a few changes still.

As with the other Tokyo Head-Fiers have commented, this is turning to be a fine product. Whether this will replace my DX100 though, I'm not certain - I liked what I heard but I need more time with it, especially with my tracks on it. It's hard to make such a call on such a short time & with unfamiliar tracks.
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What was interesting from the Fujiya show was that after demo-ing the HM-901, Fang asked "So what's wrong with it?". I must say I was a little surprised but gladly welcome that approach of getting feedback - no beating around the bush & got straight to the point. And what was more surprising was that said the SQ will improve more over the next few weeks which means the SQ isn't finalized yet. The release date was slated for a month (I'd take this as a tentative date) which means this chap is working round the clock to do quite a few changes still.
As with the other Tokyo Head-Fiers have commented, this is turning to be a fine product. Whether this will replace my DX100 though, I'm not certain - I liked what I heard but I need more time with it, especially with my tracks on it. It's hard to make such a call on such a short time & with unfamiliar tracks.


Sounds good. Keep use posted AnakChan :).

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What was interesting from the Fujiya show was that after demo-ing the HM-901, Fang asked "So what's wrong with it?". I must say I was a little surprised but gladly welcome that approach of getting feedback - no beating around the bush & got straight to the point. And what was more surprising was that said the SQ will improve more over the next few weeks which means the SQ isn't finalized yet. The release date was slated for a month (I'd take this as a tentative date) which means this chap is working round the clock to do quite a few changes still.
As with the other Tokyo Head-Fiers have commented, this is turning to be a fine product. Whether this will replace my DX100 though, I'm not certain - I liked what I heard but I need more time with it, especially with my tracks on it. It's hard to make such a call on such a short time & with unfamiliar tracks.

 

 

Let him take all the time he needs, but I wished you reminded him to get the software out of prototype stage (as to free it from bugs as mush as possible).

How did you find the interface??? and did you talk about the final price?

I still think its price is high, what do you think?

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Sounds good. Keep use posted AnakChan smily_headphones1.gif.
Lol smily_headphones1.gif. Sadly I think that is the only impression you'll get from me cos I don't think I'll get to experience the HM-901 anymore until it's released on the market & that's when everyone else will get to try & will be writing impressions too.

Would be nice if Fang did send me a unit that I could review in due time but I highly doubt that will happen ;-).
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Lol smily_headphones1.gif. Sadly I think that is the only impression you'll get from me cos I don't think I'll get to experience the HM-901 anymore until it's released on the market & that's when everyone else will get to try & will be writing impressions too.
Would be nice if Fang did send me a unit that I could review in due time but I highly doubt that will happen ;-).


I figured as much and still hope to get further impressions from you. Since you own a DX100 I'll be trusting your review more than someone who doesn't. cool.gif

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Let him take all the time he needs, but I wished you reminded him to get the software out of prototype stage (as to free it from bugs as mush as possible).
How did you find the interface??? and did you talk about the final price?
I still think its price is high, what do you think?
The interface was quite responsive...not like the DX100 ;-). I found the screen dim but when I tried to brighten it, it didn't really brighten. Maybe I did something wrong cos I didn't really spend too much time fiddling with all the settings. I think someone else here mentioned that the HM-901 felt solid (can't remember whom) but to me it felt plasticky & buttons creaky. I told Fang my thoughts and to my relief he responded that it's not the final case & the final case should be better. So I do hope that it'll end up with a more solid & classy feel.

Size-wise, fits more nicely in my palm than the DX100.

Didn't ask what price unfortunately.
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'Talking' ain't necessarily 'Walking'

 

It's the easiest thing in the world to 'talk' a good product, and 'talk' improvements to this, that, and the other.

 

I'll believe it when I see it.

 

You've 'talked' your product Up a heck of a lot, Fang, and along the way, implied that competing products use inferior approaches.

 

In short, you have a lot of your own talk to live up to.

 

I, and others, will be watching with interest to see what (eventually) turns out to be real and what turns out to be hyperbolic vapour.

 

As I've said a number of times, if the 901 turns out to be as good as you claim it to be, I'll seriously consider opening my wallet; it's just that until this thing really enters the marketplace, it's just a fantasy paperweight.

 

For all it's faults, the DX100 remains a fabulous-sounding single-box portable player. I respect it for that. It's real and it sounds great. When I have the cash to spare, I'll almost definitely be buying another one. A real fabulous-sounding player (even one with bugs & quirks) trumps a fantasy-perfect player every time, no contest.


Edited by Mython - 10/29/12 at 12:06pm
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