If anyone has any more technical questions about M8, send me an e-mail at Ksefton (at) centrance (dot) com.
Stacie will help you guys handle shipping related questions.
Finally my "Mate" has arrived and already I am impressed. The quality of that rubber band... simply amazing
This is my first time to buy an expensive portable amplifier and I think the Hifi M8 is well worth it's price.
Comparing to my GO DAP DD + Oridio Alpha MK2 (Hong Kong designed DIY amp),the M8 sounds 3D-ish and back ground is dead silence. Bass and treble tone shaping are working well, the level of boost in bass/treble is enjoyable.
I can hear the different between 1 ohm and 2/11 ohm especially when listening to low impedance earphones such as Creative Aurvana In-Ear 2.
This is my impression for now and I am listening to the Hifi M8 with balanced HD598/ HD25 1-2 and a few other earphones.
The leftmost LED that has a lightning sign above it would turn off when the unit is done charging. The three battery LEDs will be on long by then.
Charging takes a little while due to large battery, so best to leave your HiFi-M8 charging overnight. It will stop when it's done. No harm leaving it plugged in. It might top itself off every once in a while, just like a cell phone.