Good luck pal.
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Good luck pal.
For me I would not say it is a cr..py Ui as I did look the UI that has been post over a year now and know what to expect. Those who think it's a bad UI should have done a little research into what they where buying instead of just buying because it is the latest and greatest.
Yes it does have bugs that need to be worked out like most DAPs from small companies on this site and I am sure HiFiman will work out those bugs in time.
Just my 2 cents.
Mine came with a IEM card for free as the standard card had been withdrawn. The is card is well balanced and has great sound stage but I have not used anyother cards
I just compare it against my AK100
I agree the UI design is a question of taste in the end but I am sorry those demo are very misleading as the present UI only vaguely look like it. Hopefully the demo represents Hifiman's final goal.
My experience with the 901:
- It sounds better than any other DAP and I have owned several top contenders
- The UI is fine to me. Roll, click, select. The issue is more with the speed of the UI when you have 128G. But not slower than the AK120 when both cards are filled
- All my FLAC tags are recognized apparently
- However, if you decide to use another way of navigating then by folder, it usually does not work...it is a bit messed up
- I wish the now playing worked so I could know where I stopped last time
- For me the only TRUE problem is that the UI is not stable. It can freeze at any time and require a reset
Personally I only use folders as some tags such as Album Artist are not properly recognised. I use Jriver to transfer music and it is pretty flexible in the way it can arrange folders structure on the Sd card. I mainly listen to entire albums so that's work pretty well for me.
I also wish the wheel was easier to turn and had some kind of grip or rubberised feel to it. I often press the middle button when spinning too fast.
Eagerly awaiting your comparison with the HM801! Thanks LHP.
The 901 sounds so RIGHT. Not dark or bright and neither digital or analog. It sounds natural, effortless and assured.
Even though the 801 is a very, very good sounding DAP, it has it's limitations in terms of hardware: No amp card has even close to lower than 1 Ohm output impedance, at low level with highly sensitive IEMs there is channel imbalance, it won't play 88.2kHz files and some 44.1 and 48kHz 24bit files are played as 16bit (or is this a firmware issue?).
Just buy the HM-901
I expect the HM-901 UI / firmware issues will be solved, as I earlier said.
A comparison will come up, but at the moment the "new toy" has it's time ...
1.081 beta's UI is faster than 1.080