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This really is promising! I had the feeling that even though the DX100 has a very, very good reputation SQ wise, the HM-901 would be a step up. Or else HiFiMan had a problem with their asking price and what it offers compared to the iBasso. I also prefer the SDXC format to microSD. I would however have preferred a much larger onboard memory. 8GB is not much, when you feed it with lossless and high res files. That's my only complaint so far without having had it in my hands.


I totally trust Tupac's judgment, but I will wait a bit before being sure the 901 is a "step up" vs. the DX100. I am not saying that because I own the DX100. I will try the 901 as soon as I can here in China, but I think we need more time with the various cards, synergy with various iems / cans, various tastes, etc. before knowing to what extent this DAP bring something significant to the game.

post #602 of 3114
I don't know "step up" is the right word. Because it'a not significantly better. But the improvement is noticeable. So far I will say 901 sounds ~5-10% better than dx100. Overall functionality, 901 might be 20% better. Just like LCD 2 vs LCD 3 situation, it's only the last few inches to the absolute audiophile sound. But it's easier to decide here since 901 isn't much more expensive than dx100
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Sorry double posts
Edited by tupac0306 - 3/29/13 at 3:44am
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I don't know "step up" is the right word. Because it'a not significantly better. But the improvement is noticeable. So far I will say 901 sounds ~5-10% better than dx100. Overall functionality, 901 might be 20% better. Just like LCD 2 vs LCD 3 situation, it's only the last few inches to the absolute audiophile sound. But it's easier to decide here since 901 isn't much more expensive than dx100


Now we need you to get your hands on a Tera Player and see if any of the above can hold a candle to it. At least from all that I've heard they all fail in terms of sound quality next to this device...

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Originally Posted by tupac0306 View Post

I don't know "step up" is the right word. Because it'a not significantly better. But the improvement is noticeable. So far I will say 901 sounds ~5-10% better than dx100. Overall functionality, 901 might be 20% better. Just like LCD 2 vs LCD 3 situation, it's only the last few inches to the absolute audiophile sound. But it's easier to decide here since 901 isn't much more expensive than dx100


Well from what I understand it is, isn't it ? Because according to you top sound comes from the balanced card. How much is that on top of the 999$ ?

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Now we need you to get your hands on a Tera Player and see if any of the above can hold a candle to it. At least from all that I've heard they all fail in terms of sound quality next to this device...
Lol no screen? Nah....
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Well from what I understand it is, isn't it ? Because according to you top sound comes from the balanced card. How much is that on top of the 999$ ?
I am not sure whether they have come up with the price yet. But I think it's gonna be somewhere between 200-300 dollars.
post #607 of 3114
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Lol no screen? Nah....
I am not sure whether they have come up with the price yet. But I think it's gonna be somewhere between 200-300 dollars.


I have my Tera coming in soon, and will try to audition / buy the 901 here in China ASAP...and will let you guys know.

 

So the price for the top configuration would be around 1.2-1.3K vs. 800$ for DX100, 1K with a fair amp (Tralucent T1). But if the sound is there...it's only money :)

post #608 of 3114

It's also a smaller single device with amp options. Anybody know what the default amp modules output impedance is? I didn't notice and impedance induced aberrations on my listen. 

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Well from what I understand it is, isn't it ? Because according to you top sound comes from the balanced card. How much is that on top of the 999$ ?
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Lol no screen? Nah....
I am not sure whether they have come up with the price yet. But I think it's gonna be somewhere between 200-300 dollars.

Do you have a review model since you don't know the prices?

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Well from what I understand it is, isn't it ? Because according to you top sound comes from the balanced card. How much is that on top of the 999$ ?


Do you have a review model since you don't know the prices?

i just exchanged my 801+ balanced amp to 901+ balanced amp. So it's not officially released yet.
post #611 of 3114
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It's also a smaller single device with amp options. Anybody know what the default amp modules output impedance is? I didn't notice and impedance induced aberrations on my listen. 

Fang has said that the standard amp is less than 1 Ohm in output impedance.

post #612 of 3114
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Originally Posted by tupac0306 View Post


i just exchanged my 801+ balanced amp to 901+ balanced amp. So it's not officially released yet.

That's cool that it fits. 

post #613 of 3114
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Originally Posted by tupac0306 View Post

I don't know "step up" is the right word. Because it'a not significantly better.
How's the soundstage of 901 when compared with dx100?
post #614 of 3114
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Originally Posted by raylliant View Post

How's the soundstage of 901 when compared with dx100?
901 has about 95% space of dx100, but with better depth.
post #615 of 3114
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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post

That's cool that it fits. 

I don't think he meant that the balanced amp for the 801 fits in the 901.

I think he returned his 801 incl. bal. amp, and then got 901 + bal. amp for that plus paid some too wink_face.gif

There was a deal for original 801 owners, and he is probably one of them.

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