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I'm scratching my head here - how can the DX100 be too big for you but the 901 is not too big for you? They're very, very nearly identical size! confused_face(1).gif


I wonder why you care about this but apparently you do...so I will have to justify my head so will not scratch your head. It was too big as my only player. Now that I have the AKs...I can use them on the go. And I will have to try the 901 before I buy it. Also I was using the DX100 amped most of the time, because after trying that, I found it less satisfying unamped.

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It seems like some of the head-fiers are now shtfting gear towards the AK120.

I'm really hope iRiver can cut down the price of AK120 at least same level as HM-901 which is $1K.

 

On the flip side I'd really hope Fang can improve 901's availability, stability, and built quality at least to the same level as the AK120 and I won't mind paying the same price as the AK120 to get one LOL.  The wait has really just been way toooooo long.  The longer we waited, the higher expectation we would have for the h/w & s/w quality and it aggravate the expectation gap.  

 

To Fang's credit, the RE400 actually surpassed even my really high expectation.  Fully expecting to test and then sell my pair when I purchased but this one is a keeper.  Great sound, great comfort, and great build quality.

post #243 of 2907
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It seems like some of the head-fiers are now shifting gear towards the AK120.

I'm really hope iRiver can cut down the price of AK120 at least same level as HM-901 which is $1K.gs1000.gif

I really don't think they will make that kind of discount but if I can get them in EU less than 1k € I am sold, my DAP searching would be finished. Also I must say in Germany preorders of 901 starts from 1200 euros mad.gif

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I really don't think they will make that kind of discount but if I can get them in EU less than 1k € I am sold, my DAP searching would be finished. Also I must say in Germany preorders of 901 starts from 1200 euros mad.gif

Well, only Fiio can make history in term of price/value.

According to some headfiers, X3 sounds as good as AK100 but not sure how true is that claim?

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kkcc: Do you have a chance to try out the RE600?
 

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Originally Posted by cyberalpha11 View Post

Well, only Fiio can make history in term of price/value.

According to some headfiers, X3 sounds as good as AK100 but not sure how true is that claim?

I got an email from someone whose ears I trust and they brought up that comparison and that the AK100 was better. 

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kkcc: Do you have a chance to try out the RE600?


Nope but that's on my to-dos AFTER I managed to get a 901 . From what I read so far tho I'm trying to keep my expectation low.
post #248 of 2907
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Nope but that's on my to-dos AFTER I managed to get a 901 . From what I read so far tho I'm trying to keep my expectation low.


I have both in hand. Unfortunately I have a crazy flying schedule in front of me otherwise maybe we can hook up and you can take a look/listen.

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I have both in hand. Unfortunately I have a crazy flying schedule in front of me otherwise maybe we can hook up and you can take a look/listen.

 

Thanks for the invite! Let's meet up when our schedules allow. If I remember correctly you have the balanced amp card right? Are you running the RE600 balanced or SE?
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Any questions besides the obvious that I can ask of Hifiman when I visit tomorrow? 

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1) with the balanced amp is it full balanced or phase split (could be a stupid question considering a dual ES9018 but that's making an assumption)
2) any DSD capability in the future?
3) with the proprietary connector an owner is limited to Hifiman lineout cables only. Are pinouts proprietary or open (for 3rd party cable makers)?
4) heat issue during simultaneous charging & use, is it recognized as an issue & will it be fixed?

I'm sure there's more but I'm working now so can't think of anymore for the moment.

Edit: forgot to say TIA.
post #252 of 2907
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I can charge mine and listen at the same time with no heat issue. I know in the past Fang did say it should be charged while off but I have done both but it seems to need to be off to fully charge. 

 

I will ask all 4 questions. 


Edited by jamato8 - 6/13/13 at 6:37pm
post #253 of 2907
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I can charge mine and listen at the same time with no heat issue. I know in the past Fang did say it should be charged while off but I have done both but it seems to need to be off to fully charge. 

I will ask all 4 questions. 
Thanks!

Really!? No heat issue!? Wanna swap HM-901's (but I keep my balanced module) ;-)??
post #254 of 2907
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Thanks!

Really!? No heat issue!? Wanna swap HM-901's (but I keep my balanced module) ;-)??

Ok buster, I have it charging and playing and will see what happens but never was a problem before. :^)

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Any questions besides the obvious that I can ask of Hifiman when I visit tomorrow? 

 

Thanks Jamato

Would like to know any and everything about the planned IEM card - availability, price, tuning charateristics, IEMs they had in mind that they tuned this for, etc.

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