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Originally Posted by Edwood View Post
 

Not a big deal to me seeing as there is very little in DSD content out there.  And worse yet, anything high res is clipped to hell anyways as the mastering is crap to begin with.  Sigh.


@ClieOS has made a great post in X5 thread to discuss about why native DSD DAP is so expensive, a really good read as always:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/661411/fiio-x5-thread-info-updated-on-jan-17th-2014/5145#post_10354462

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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post
 


@ClieOS has made a great post in X5 thread to discuss about why native DSD DAP is so expensive, a really good read as always:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/661411/fiio-x5-thread-info-updated-on-jan-17th-2014/5145#post_10354462


Yeah, chicken or the egg paradox.  No mass produced native DSD SOC, so no popular support for DSD files.  No popular support for DSD means, no incentive to create native DSD SOC.

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Hi, I am thinking of getting a 901 with Standard Amp card, 

would that work well with DT1350 or ES10s?

 

thanks

post #2314 of 3412
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Originally Posted by KT66 View Post
 

Hi, I am thinking of getting a 901 with Standard Amp card, 

would that work well with DT1350 or ES10s?

 

thanks


Why it wouldn't? This is a state of the art dap. Has many flaws but does one thing better than all else: giving unbeatable sound quality.

post #2315 of 3412

I am sure it sounds superb, as does my 801, I am just a little

confused over the amp card choice

post #2316 of 3412
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Originally Posted by KT66 View Post
 

I am sure it sounds superb, as does my 801, I am just a little

confused over the amp card choice


Apparently all amp cards are phenomenal but many users tend to say the balanced card is the best even you use it in single ended mode.

 

Honestly despite its flaws and problems even I am considering HM901 to use. Then I am thinking about its size and how I usually use my dap (in my pocket mostly, when I am walking around or going to the university in buses etc) the urge to buy it fades away :frown: If you can live with its flaws, I am sure you will be a happy chap.

post #2317 of 3412
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Originally Posted by KT66 View Post

I am sure it sounds superb, as does my 801, I am just a little
confused over the amp card choice
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Originally Posted by KT66 View Post

Hi, I am thinking of getting a 901 with Standard Amp card, 
would that work well with DT1350 or ES10s?
You'll be fine with the Classic Card (the included with the player) for the headphones you mention, they are very efficient and have moderate impedance. I wouldn't recommend the IEM card and for those cans I don't think it's necessary a more powerful card.
post #2318 of 3412
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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post
 


Apparently all amp cards are phenomenal but many users tend to say the balanced card is the best even you use it in single ended mode.

 

Honestly despite its flaws and problems even I am considering HM901 to use. Then I am thinking about its size and how I usually use my dap (in my pocket mostly, when I am walking around or going to the university in buses etc) the urge to buy it fades away :frown: If you can live with its flaws, I am sure you will be a happy chap.

I am a happy DAP chap :p

 

Though I mostly listen to the 901 while holding it in my hand or having it lying on my lap ("DAP on lap chap"), I also use it regulary in my pocket - jacket, jeans etc. - and it gets a bit warm, but not hot. The sound is hot, but the DAP is not ... haha.

post #2319 of 3412
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Originally Posted by LarsHP View Post
 

I am a happy DAP chap :p

 

Though I mostly listen to the 901 while holding it in my hand or having it lying on my lap ("DAP on lap chap"), I also use it regulary in my pocket - jacket, jeans etc. - and it gets a bit warm, but not hot. The sound is hot, but the DAP is not ... haha.


Getting hot is not the biggest issue in my mind but the size.

 

Now, that I have to admit, I am wearing "regular" jeans. Not that skinny hipster thing but still the thickness worries me.

 

I think the thickness should be maximum around X5's thickness. More than that is not really pocketable.

post #2320 of 3412
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Originally Posted by KT66 View Post

Hi, I am thinking of getting a 901 with Standard Amp card, 
would that work well with DT1350 or ES10s?

thanks

Get the iem card. =]
post #2321 of 3412
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Originally Posted by Edwood View Post

Since the Chord Hugo is not a self contained DAP, it's  a useless brick without a computer hooked up to it.   And it only does 48/16 with an iPad or phone. 

So it's not directly comparable to the HM -901 or any DAP for that matter.   

It is not a useless brick. You just need the proper input that will fully utilize the dac. X5, ak100, dx100 etc. it's amazing. Not even a side upgrade compared to the current daps with amps or whatnot. A distinct and obvious upgrade in sq.

And I'm a huge 901 fanboy btw.
post #2322 of 3412
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Originally Posted by fermelom View Post


You'll be fine with the Classic Card (the included with the player) for the headphones you mention, they are very efficient and have moderate impedance. I wouldn't recommend the IEM card and for those cans I don't think it's necessary a more powerful card.

I have to disagree. The 1350 is clinical and analytical enough to warrant the iem card. It's not about power. Even with the standard and iems cards, you won't get past 4 or 4.5 on the volume knob. More of the pairing.
post #2323 of 3412
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Originally Posted by alpha421 View Post

FYI: HifiMan warranty is useless unless you can provide proof of purchase i.e. PayPal payment transaction form or the original form of payment.invoice.  

Does anybody know if Fang upped or will up the warranty to 2 years on the  HM-802 as well?

From the new updated warranty terms, hifiman will cover the warranty even w/o proof of purchase. They'd just cover it base on its date of release (from the factory smily_headphones1.gif The warranty extension is a great news for all existing and new users.

And to answer another question above, the warranty is transferable. They don't really care who bought it when new, as long as it's within warranty period, it's covered. The player still has some problems here and there (for me it's mostly just firmware now), their after sale services have been great.
Edited by fengwei007 - 3/14/14 at 3:27pm
post #2324 of 3412
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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post


Getting hot is not the biggest issue in my mind but the size.

Now, that I have to admit, I am wearing "regular" jeans. Not that skinny hipster thing but still the thickness worries me.

I think the thickness should be maximum around X5's thickness. More than that is not really pocketable.

I also feel the hm901 is a bit bulky for road use. Second hand AK120 price came down quite a bit, so I bought one to make up for that. HM901 for home use and AK120 on the go, problem solved smily_headphones1.gif
post #2325 of 3412
Thanks for the replies , just need to convince "she who must be obeyed "
Dare I ask , what flaws? Or should I just read the whole thread ?

Quirks and oddities I don't mind. Lousy UI and battery life I can live with.
My main priorities are sound and reliability.



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