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post #271 of 3260

1000 bucks without amp section? yeah this is ridiculous and yes im going for the dx100 when i get the money which is about 2 weeks from now... 

post #272 of 3260
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Originally Posted by tupac0306 View Post

Yeah Fang said $999 will just be a empty player (After first 3 batches) which is pretty much useless without external portable amp.  He said if he sell 901 with a standard amp card, it cannot drive all earphones/headphones well, so people will have chance to say 901 is garbage. lol. I don't buy this at all.

 

901+amp card+stand will probably be $1500 at least.

Phew, $1500 that will be a hard pill to swallow. Even for Head-fiers

post #273 of 3260
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Originally Posted by tupac0306 View Post

Yeah Fang said $999 will just be a empty player (After first 3 batches) which is pretty much useless without external portable amp.  He said if he sell 901 with a standard amp card, it cannot drive all earphones/headphones well, so people will have chance to say 901 is garbage. lol. I don't buy this at all.

 

901+amp card+stand will probably be $1500 at least.

 

That's not what Fang has said. He said whether the price of HM901 will rise after the first 2~3 batch has yet to be seen. He also said they had considered making a blank amp card for driving high impedance headphone since the DAC out has plenty of voltage, but low impedance headphone will suffer - he didn't said he is going to release HM901 that way.

post #274 of 3260
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

 

That's not what Fang has said. He said whether the price of HM901 will rise after the first 2~3 batch has yet to be seen. He also said they had considered making a blank amp card for driving high impedance headphone since the DAC out has plenty of voltage, but low impedance headphone will suffer - he didn't said he is going to release HM901 that way.

From the way he responded to people, I think raising the price is definitely on his mind. If he raise the price now, 901 is going to fail because he has already received lots of money from customers (including me), plus this endless waiting. The bottom line is, it's really not acceptable that he releases a DAP that can't be played without extra purchases.  A standard amp card has to be included at least. The way he compared 901+different amp cards to Camera+ different kind of lens doesn't make sense to me.  I hope the price doesn't change.

 

If 901 is a good product, people will buy it. His concern about people trolling 901 isn't necessary at all.

post #275 of 3260

Is he serious about this?

post #276 of 3260
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Originally Posted by uelover View Post

Is he serious about this?

 

 

hopefully lol 

post #277 of 3260
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Originally Posted by tupac0306 View Post

From the way he responded to people, I think raising the price is definitely on his mind. If he raise the price now, 901 is going to fail because he has already received lots of money from customers (including me), plus this endless waiting. The bottom line is, it's really not acceptable that he releases a DAP that can't be played without extra purchases.  A standard amp card has to be included at least. The way he compared 901+different amp cards to Camera+ different kind of lens doesn't make sense to me.  I hope the price doesn't change.

 

If 901 is a good product, people will buy it. His concern about people trolling 901 isn't necessary at all.

 

I don't see anywhere in that thread that he has confirmed that he will not include an amp card (he is merely taking about an thought he used to have), so I don't think we need to assume that for now. I do remember the preorder include a standard amp module though, IIRC. I don't think whether the HM901 with standard amp card will increase in price is an issue for now, as he does promise the original price will be maintained for all those who have pre-ordered, and maybe a batch or two after. I do however agree that his concern about trolling is a bit overboard.

post #278 of 3260

in the big bad audiophile world, $1500 for a digital player is just peanuts, probably too cheap to be taken seriously.

 

the price is fine if it holds its own up against my Linn Ikemi CD player, 

but if it sounds like a 90s Nad or Arcam, then it will be laughed out of shops.

 

So at this price it had better sound good! and if it does then good luck to Fang,

 

I once nearly spent £12k on a CD player, so £1200 is just entry level, he is entering a whole new ball game now

post #279 of 3260
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

 

I don't see anywhere in that thread that he has confirmed that he will not include an amp card (he is merely taking about an thought he used to have), so I don't think we need to assume that for now. I do remember the preorder include a standard amp module though, IIRC. I don't think whether the HM901 with standard amp card will increase in price is an issue for now, as he does promise the original price will be maintained for all those who have pre-ordered, and maybe a batch or two after. I do however agree that his concern about trolling is a bit overboard.

Is there a pre-order exercise going on for the HM-901?

post #280 of 3260

Agree on the 12k cd [player front. However for a portable audio device a 1k price tag is steep. Who knows maybe the SQ is on par with a Naim CD player or netwrok player if that is the case the 1 k price tag is cheap.

post #281 of 3260
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Originally Posted by axl1 View Post

Is there a pre-order exercise going on for the HM-901?

 

Only for those in China.

post #282 of 3260

i wonder when there will be reviews from reviewers that im familiar with for hm901, im especially curious how it stacks up next to the ibasso dx100. money came faster than i thought, i can already pull the trigger on dx100 now if i want to but im scared that after buying, i will hear that hm901 outperforms dx100 in sound quality... 

post #283 of 3260

pulled the trigger on the dx100, now the long waitttttttt... have to remind myself, patience is the virtue!!!

post #284 of 3260
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Originally Posted by tupac0306 View Post

Yeah Fang said $999 will just be a empty player (After first 3 batches) which is pretty much useless without external portable amp.  He said if he sell 901 with a standard amp card, it cannot drive all earphones/headphones well, so people will have chance to say 901 is garbage. lol. I don't buy this at all.

 

901+amp card+stand will probably be $1500 at least.


1240.00€ in Germany.

http://www.mp4audio.de/shop/article_1/Hifiman-HM-801-Batch-3.html?shop_param=cid%3D1%26aid%3D1%26

post #285 of 3260

btw got my ibasso dx100 already, now its being paired with sony z1000, sounds great. im no longer looking for a dap now smily_headphones1.gif

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