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 58

post #856 of 3412
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post


I admit I forgot the replaceable amps which are great...the UI, let s wait and see. The 901 will not allow the Dac function unless you get the dock and the battery life is still shorter, from what I am told. Design is just a matter of taste. Both great players indeed, I feel one is a better all rounder if you want portability while the other has better SQ and can scale more with the amp cards.

I find the replaceable battery of the HM-901  a huge selling point to me. How many electronic devices in the long haul - whether it be phones, ipods etc. where the usual reason/gripe for parting with it is the battery? Quite often in my case. That's huge to me.

post #857 of 3412

HM901 and Re600 is on shelf in head-direct now.

post #858 of 3412
Quote:
Originally Posted by teddy-no-ear View Post

HM901 and Re600 is on shelf in head-direct now.

Finally! biggrin.gif
post #859 of 3412

Why are they charging so much more for the HM-901 than ACGears and Moon Audio? confused.gif Makes me feel lucky i got mine for $900 during that Head-Fi special sale ACGears had. Still waiting for it though...

post #860 of 3412
Quote:
Originally Posted by brunk View Post

Why are they charging so much more for the HM-901 than ACGears and Moon Audio? confused.gif
 Makes me feel lucky i got mine for $900 during that Head-Fi special sale ACGears had. Still waiting for it though...

I am confused. Other than the ACGears special offer, its all the same. The Head-Direct offers include extra amp (my guess is, you missed that part).
Edited by Trogdor - 8/4/13 at 3:27pm
post #861 of 3412
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trogdor View Post


I am confused. Other than the ACGears special offer, its all the same. The Head-Direct offers include extra amp (my guess is, you missed that part).

Ahh ok it has the IEM amp included, that makes sense.

post #862 of 3412
Quote:
Originally Posted by brunk View Post

Ahh ok it has the IEM amp included, that makes sense.

Really wish head-direct would sell a hm901 only (no amp) option for people who plan on using the 901 just as a source for a portable amp.
post #863 of 3412
Quote:
Originally Posted by zachchen1996 View Post

Really wish head-direct would sell a hm901 only (no amp) option for people who plan on using the 901 just as a source for a portable amp.

I would contact them.
post #864 of 3412
Quote:
Originally Posted by kkcc View Post

The way I see them after owning both for a while is that both are very good player with different design philosophies and (minor) compromises.

Which dap one prefer boils down to his/her priorities. I see merits in both design decisions and got both and enjoy both. Neither one is head and shoulder above the other even pitting area of strength against weakness as whatever weaknesses they possesses aren't major or remotely close to being deal-breaking for me, which really is the expectation at such exorbitant price point.

Can't go really wrong with either. Personally I still think AK120 is the overall more all-rounded pocketable player, while 901 /w either the balanced or the cheapo diyer discrete amp board gave me the absolute best sound at the expense of the sleek profile/finishing and single charge battery life of the ak120.
Any thoughts on the best amp to pair to ak120 to match the 901 sq?
post #865 of 3412
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

Any thoughts on the best amp to pair to ak120 to match the 901 sq?

Probably a better question for Gavin as he also owns both players plus every highend amps and interconnect we can imagine.....!
post #866 of 3412
Quote:
Originally Posted by kkcc View Post

Probably a better question for Gavin as he also owns both players plus every highend amps and interconnect we can imagine.....!
I want a second opinion smily_headphones1.gif
post #867 of 3412
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

I want a second opinion smily_headphones1.gif

I only tried a few: arrow 4G, pico slim, and 71B all with some DIY occ copper interconnect and would say I like 71B most. But since it isn't an a/b type comparison I really can't say how the combo compared to the 901 setup.
post #868 of 3412

@kkcc - Are you able to play 24bit ALAC on the 901?

post #869 of 3412
Between the 901 and ak120, which player's dac section is better? I'm only planing on getting one of these totl daps as a source for a portable amp.
post #870 of 3412
Quote:
Originally Posted by zachchen1996 View Post

Between the 901 and ak120, which player's dac section is better? I'm only planing on getting one of these totl daps as a source for a portable amp.


I don't own them but considering what I read in all threads, I think HM901 is a superior one.

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 .