or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Source Gear › HiFiMAN HM-901 visit pg 18. IMGS pg 19. NEW beta FW 1st page. . to the 901s. .new 901s FW .
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

HiFiMAN HM-901 visit pg 18. IMGS pg 19. NEW beta FW 1st page. . to the 901s. .new 901s FW . - Page 91

post #1351 of 3412
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trogdor View Post


I STILL don't understand why doesn't Fang just open source the firmware or parts of it and let the community just fix this stuff MUCH MUCH faster than what his current release schedule is (its a simple matter of labor).

 

The bootloader part of the firmware is probably proprietary to the SoC supplier. While open source can be great sometime, it doesn't mean you can just give code away especially if you already sign a contract that prevents you for doing so.

post #1352 of 3412

Just downloaded $15 worth of DSD-DFF files from http://bluecoastrecords.downloadsnow.net/blue-coast-collection. Mostly white noise and the louder it gets the worse it sounds. Any ideas? 

post #1353 of 3412

I stay away from DSD as the 901 has problems - Flac or WAV are my choice of formats until they sort the firmware

come on Hifiman 

post #1354 of 3412

I have 12 albums in DSDDFF I got from Blue Coast records and have no problems with any of them, They all play just fine.

post #1355 of 3412

 

Just tried my HM-901 as DAC between SB Touch and Soloist. It works - and sounds good!

Edit / Correction: Sounds VERY good! I literally sat with my jaw dropped...


Edited by LarsHP - 9/21/13 at 1:38pm
post #1356 of 3412
Quote:
Originally Posted by LarsHP View Post
 

 

Just tried my HM-901 as DAC between SB Touch and Soloist. It works - and sounds good!

Edit / Correction: Sounds VERY good! I literally sat with my jaw dropped...

 

Sweet! Are you going to get a cable upgrade for the dock to mini cable too?

post #1357 of 3412
I haven't planned on getting the dock to mini. Probably won't get it because I don't plan using the 901 with portable amps. To me a portable DAP is a one box solution.

The dock to RCA in the picture is the one I got with the player.
post #1358 of 3412

So far unbalanced is sounding better than balanced mode? Is my amp defective? Uh-oh :confused:

post #1359 of 3412
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by zachchen1996 View Post
 

So far unbalanced is sounding better than balanced mode? Is my amp defective? Uh-oh :confused:

 

Interesting. To my ear, the balanced mode is better and easily discernible. 

post #1360 of 3412
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
 

 

Interesting. To my ear, the balanced mode is better and easily discernible. 

 

With balanced mode, things sound compressed, squished in, and muddy. Is it possible that the balanced part of the amp needs a few days of burn in? Or maybe it is just defective ://

post #1361 of 3412
Something's up.

The HM-901 has disappeared from HiFiMan's website, and it seems to have also disappeared and is no longer orderable online, for example, it's no longer on Google Shopping, Amazon, etc.

I wonder what this means for the future of the product, and for the people who want one but haven't ordered one yet.
post #1362 of 3412
Quote:
Originally Posted by AllNight View Post

Something's up.

The HM-901 has disappeared from HiFiMan's website, and it seems to have also disappeared and is no longer orderable online, for example, it's no longer on Google Shopping, Amazon, etc.

I wonder what this means for the future of the product, and for the people who want one but haven't ordered one yet.

No, it's still available on head-direct. It is simply out of stock

 

http://www.head-direct.com/Products/?act=detail&id=158

 

" Out of stock for now. Preorders will be shipped in late September. "

post #1363 of 3412
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by zachchen1996 View Post
With balanced mode, things sound compressed, squished in, and muddy. Is it possible that the balanced part of the amp needs a few days of burn in? Or maybe it is just defective ://

Something is wrong. In balanced it is more open and dynamic. Everything improves. 

post #1364 of 3412
Quote:
Originally Posted by zachchen1996 View Post

With balanced mode, things sound compressed, squished in, and muddy. Is it possible that the balanced part of the amp needs a few days of burn in? Or maybe it is just defective ://

Which iem/hp you using it with that give u this compressed sound? This is definitely not for my case with my balanced cabled (in balance mode) IEM or SE cabled (in normal mode) IEM with the balanced amp board. As jamato mentioned everything is a clear improvement over stock amp board.
post #1365 of 3412
Quote:
Originally Posted by kkcc View Post


Which iem/hp you using it with that give u this compressed sound? This is definitely not for my case with my balanced cabled (in balance mode) IEM or SE cabled (in normal mode) IEM with the balanced amp board. As jamato mentioned everything is a clear improvement over stock amp board.

 

Im using the hidition nt6 pro. I only use the balanced amp, and in normal mode it sounds clearer and better than when the amp is in balanced mode. I think something might be seriously wrong with my 901 or the amp?

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Portable Source Gear
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Source Gear › HiFiMAN HM-901 visit pg 18. IMGS pg 19. NEW beta FW 1st page. . to the 901s. .new 901s FW .