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I demoed HM802 with standard card using my own sd card. Since I am more used to the thick yet clear sound of hm901 balance, I did not purchase hm802 due to my music preference. I understand each implementation is different but the 8740 dac does carry certain sonic characteristic that I dont have words for.having owned ak100,x3,e17,dx50 all 8740 chip. ESS9018 is really above and warrants the price difference between the two. I understand there are HM801 fans.
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I demoed HM802 with standard card using my own sd card. Since I am more used to the thick yet clear sound of hm901 balance, I did not purchase hm802 due to my music preference. I understand each implementation is different but the 8740 dac does carry certain sonic characteristic that I dont have words for.having owned ak100,x3,e17,dx50 all 8740 chip. ESS9018 is really above and warrants the price difference between the two. I understand there are HM801 fans.

so you are saying the hm802 sounds like the hm801, how would you describe its sound

post #1863 of 3412
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Can I ask exactly what your set up is like at min please
The current add in card your using with the 901 and also the set up of the 901 that you mostly leave it as?

Like... Balanced/normal - Low gain/High gain - HD/Vintage

Just trying to get a set up that people have used with the IE800 and take it from there.
I do not have the IE800, just had it on a loaner for 1 month, but never tried it with 901. I thought it was great though a little bassy. My setups are quite varied...you can check what I have in my profile. So far I only have a balanced cable for the SE5 but ordered the new Whiplash foe NT6.
post #1864 of 3412
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so you are saying the hm802 sounds like the hm801, how would you describe its sound

I am sorry i have never heard 801 myself
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I am sorry i have never heard 801 myself

so how would you describe it compared to other wolfson based dap ? i want to especially know it compared to ak100

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so how would you describe it compared to other wolfson based dap ? i want to especially know it compared to ak100

I will have to own hm802 to be able to answer this. For AK100, it is not in the same league. If i recall, it cannot handle more than 4 instruments.
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so how would you describe it compared to other wolfson based dap ? i want to especially know it compared to ak100

 

I think a more apt comparison would be against AK120 since it's also a dual wolfson dac dap.

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I think a more apt comparison would be against AK120 since it's also a dual wolfson dac dap.

the reason why i want the comparison with the ak100 is that its my daily dap

post #1869 of 3412
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so you are saying the hm802 sounds like the hm801, how would you describe its sound

 

According to Hifiman, "The sound of HM-802 is much like HM-801, sweet and warm" and the "HM-901 just present what the sound is originally like, no rendering, no decoration."

 

I'm not sure which one I want -_-

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According to Hifiman, "The sound of HM-802 is much like HM-801, sweet and warm" and the "HM-901 just present what the sound is originally like, no rendering, no decoration."

 

I'm not sure which one I want -_-


Both :happy_face1:

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Both :happy_face1:

 

lol! That would definitely solve the decision problem, but my wallet problem...

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lol! That would definitely solve the decision problem, but my wallet problem...


Same here, the wallet is a great pleasure-blocker :happy_face1:

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Any news on the docking station ?

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They are poised for March at this time. 

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Do u know if it will be possible to dock the player and use the headphone out ? I am asking because it could be also possible that they use the player as dac and pure line out.


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