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post #3226 of 3234
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Originally Posted by Russian1 View Post
 

What? 

Sorry, maybe kkcc meant that he advised Chord Hugo instead of HiFiMAN HM-901? As to buy Chord Hugo and use it instead of HiFiMAN HM-901? 

Sorry, English is not my first language. 

 

What kkcc meant there was the sound upgrade that the Hugo gave him, compared to the 901.

 

Bear in mind the Hugo isn't a DAP, so you'll need a transport to play your music. 

post #3227 of 3234
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Originally Posted by ATSCODE View Post

What kkcc meant there was the sound upgrade that the Hugo gave him, compared to the 901.

Bear in mind the Hugo isn't a DAP, so you'll need a transport to play your music. 

Yes, I meant I find the Hugo meaningfully better than the 901. I didn't find AK240 an upgrade over 901 soundwise.

But Hugo is a lot bigger and need a transport so it is not a direct replacement of the 901. For me the AK240, HM901, and Hugo fill different needs at different times.

My dream DAP would have the FPGA DAC technology of Hugo, a modular amp board design of 901, built/finishing of an AK240, OS/size of the zx1, battery life of the old cowens, the price of a dx50/fiio x1..... ok ok I will go back to my dreams.
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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post

My dream DAP would have the FPGA DAC technology of Hugo, a modular amp board design of 901, built/finishing of an AK240, OS/size of the zx1, battery life of the old cowens, the price of a dx50/fiio x1..... ok ok I will go back to my dreams.

 

Its certainly within the realms of possibility, given how fast technology can advance.

 

As for the bolded, well.. :deadhorse:

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Anybody (in China or elsewhere) who knows when the upgrade offer (to HM-901s) starts?

And what is needed to qualify for the deal? (Invoice etc.?)

 

I bought mine in China, so I expect/hope to qualify for this upgrade offer.

post #3230 of 3234
On a slow train, so just compared DX50 , DX90 & 901 (minibox)with DT1350, and its nowhere near close, the DX90 is much nearer the DX50 than the 901. Going from DX90 to HM901 is a big jump up. Quite surprised really.
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Originally Posted by LarsHP View Post
 

Anybody (in China or elsewhere) who knows when the upgrade offer (to HM-901s) starts?

And what is needed to qualify for the deal? (Invoice etc.?)

 

I bought mine in China, so I expect/hope to qualify for this upgrade offer.

Supposedly after Chinese New Year (late Feb / early March)

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Thanks pekingduck

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Originally Posted by KT66 View Post

On a slow train, so just compared DX50 , DX90 & 901 (minibox)with DT1350, and its nowhere near close, the DX90 is much nearer the DX50 than the 901. Going from DX90 to HM901 is a big jump up. Quite surprised really.


Interesting, I enjoy all three but find the DX90 to have more detail and in general to sound a fair bit different compared to the DX50. The Sabre dacs of the 90 vs the Wolfson of the DX50, different amp sections and higher power of the DX90. I would guess it depends upon the phones used as well. 

post #3234 of 3234
There's a certain grainy sound I hear on both Ibassos, and the 901 is just super clean with blacker than black backgrounds.
Using turntables to compare its like DX50 is P3, DX90 P5, 901 LP12.
For me it shows that sound quality isn't just about DAC chip, too many other parts make a big difference.
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