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For those interested, check out My review of the HM-802

http://headphone.guru/hifiman-audio-hm-802-the-retro-dap/

Thanks for taking the trouble to do the review. Very balanced and insightful. And I do very much agree with you! smily_headphones1.gif
post #122 of 129
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Thanks for taking the trouble to do the review. Very balanced and insightful. And I do very much agree with you! smily_headphones1.gif


thanks my friend

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thanks my friend

You are most welcome! Credit where credit is due. smily_headphones1.gif
post #124 of 129

Evening all,

 

Is somebody able to compare the sound sig. of the Hifiman HM-802 with standard classic card vs the Ibasso DX90?

I'm awfully tempted to purchase the HM-802 and suspect a bit more warm, lush sound sig. but am not sure :-)

Unfortunately not been able to find this comparison so far....

post #125 of 129
Hm802 is a bit warm but sounds with thicker notes compared to dx90. Dx90 has a more airy presentation, but with a brighter treble. Both have a bit narrow stage, depth is better on 802. Bass quantity is more and its quality is better with 802, treble clarity is better with dx90. If you have a bright sounding phone, go with 802. If you have a dark sounding phone, then go with dx90. In total, 802 is better regarding the SQ. The battery life is approx. the same on both.
post #126 of 129
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Hm802 is a bit warm but sounds with thicker notes compared to dx90. Dx90 has a more airy presentation, but with a brighter treble. Both have a bit narrow stage, depth is better on 802. Bass quantity is more and its quality is better with 802, treble clarity is better with dx90. If you have a bright sounding phone, go with 802. If you have a dark sounding phone, then go with dx90. In total, 802 is better regarding the SQ. The battery life is approx. the same on both.

Well, I'm kind of done with bright analytical sound sig's and more after hours and hours of relaxed listening without changing songs all the time.
Looks like the HM-802 might just be just right one for me in this case.

Thank you very much MikePortnoy!
post #127 of 129
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Well, I'm kind of done with bright analytical sound sig's and more after hours and hours of relaxed listening without changing songs all the time.
Looks like the HM-802 might just be just right one for me in this case.

Thank you very much MikePortnoy!

No problem smily_headphones1.gif Just take 802's UI into consideration. It is not super fast. Dx90 has better UI as you can guess.
post #128 of 129
Gapless does not work for me. Is Hifiman supports it yet? The gap is less than half of second...
Edited by all999 - 1/16/15 at 12:59pm
post #129 of 129
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Originally Posted by ThaPapper View Post
 

Evening all,

 

Is somebody able to compare the sound sig. of the Hifiman HM-802 with standard classic card vs the Ibasso DX90?

I'm awfully tempted to purchase the HM-802 and suspect a bit more warm, lush sound sig. but am not sure :-)

Unfortunately not been able to find this comparison so far....

I got HM-802u with Power II card. Reading all around about warm and lush sig., was a bit surprised that it didn't sound so warm to me. Softer attacks, less digital sound, no sibilance - yes; but overall sound was still more aggressive and less airy than I get from my desktop setup.

 

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Originally Posted by MikePortnoy View Post

Hm802 is a bit warm but sounds with thicker notes compared to dx90. Dx90 has a more airy presentation, but with a brighter treble. Both have a bit narrow stage, depth is better on 802. Bass quantity is more and its quality is better with 802, treble clarity is better with dx90. If you have a bright sounding phone, go with 802. If you have a dark sounding phone, then go with dx90. In total, 802 is better regarding the SQ. The battery life is approx. the same on both.

Could you compare by any chance the sound of 802 and 901? I got 802u, and I might had a chance to get 901 for a good price as well.

802u with power II amp card sounds to me exactly as you have described 802 :smile:. Listening mainly to classical music, I am missing the wider soundstage and air. Would 901 be a significant upgrade in terms of soundstage, without getting too much into treble shine and sibilance?

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