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out of all daps which one has the warmest sound signature

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

i literally got so confused reading threads, so simply please help identify which DAP has the warmest sound signature

with nice bass impact 

 

Maybe i like coloured sound if its a warm, nice bass, and mids and not harshly sounding highs

 

Budget is open 

post #2 of 15

HIFIMan HM-601 is warm but still detailed, not at all fatiguing

post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 

i have the fiio x 3 so is getting the hm601 much better than the x3

 

also I am confused is the Hm601 the newest model before the HM901

 

one concern I read is the it does not play high res files and that there is a distortion , is that still true ?

 

As I mentioned some people don't like coloured sound signature but for me I am chasing warm signature with nice bass, so if someone can tell me how it compares to fiio x3 I will thankful

post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by hykhleif View Post
 

i have the fiio x 3 so is getting the hm601 much better than the x3

 

also I am confused is the Hm601 the newest model before the HM901

 

one concern I read is the it does not play high res files and that there is a distortion , is that still true ?

 

As I mentioned some people don't like coloured sound signature but for me I am chasing warm signature with nice bass, so if someone can tell me how it compares to fiio x3 I will thankful

well I owned both the HM601 and the Hifiman HM 801, the 801 was the FlagShip before the 901, and my hm801 was much better sounding than the Fiio X3, I would imagine the hm601 should also be warmer than the Fiio X3 based of the NOS Dac used in the hm601

 

either way it's a pleasent sounding dap, the hm601 

post #5 of 15
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

well I owned both the HM601 and the Hifiman HM 801, the 801 was the FlagShip before the 901, and my hm801 was much better sounding than the Fiio X3, I would imagine the hm601 should also be warmer than the Fiio X3 based of the NOS Dac used in the hm601

 

either way it's a pleasent sounding dap, the hm601 

i see there are some 602 and 603 on ebay what r those

 

also is the 801 more warm sounding than the 601

 

also what about the Hm901 is it not warm sounding


Edited by Sound Eq - 5/27/14 at 11:35am
post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by hykhleif View Post
 

i see there are some 602 and 603 on ebay what r those

 

also is the 801 more warm sounding than the 601

 

also what about the Hm901 is it not warm sounding

The hm901 runs a dual ess Sabre Dac chip which means it has a cleaner overall sound signiture over the hm801 and hm601 both of which use warmer dac chip sets, the 602 and 603 should be simmilar in warmth to the hm601 

post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

The hm901 runs a dual ess Sabre Dac chip which means it has a cleaner overall sound signiture over the hm801 and hm601 both of which use warmer dac chip sets, the 602 and 603 should be simmilar in warmth to the hm601 

final question which is better the hm801 or hm 601 and which is warmer with better sound stage and bass impact 

post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by hykhleif View Post
 

final question which is better the hm801 or hm 601 and which is warmer with better sound stage and bass impact 

the hm801 is a clear step above the hm601, I had the 601 and was very happy to upgrade to the 801 

post #9 of 15

True the 801 sounds fabulous, I miss mine, but the 601 is warmer to my ears, if not as good

post #10 of 15

I'ts not a dap but you can try foobar2000 with the foo_dsp_tube.dll...

Adjust warmth to your taste, and experience warmth at the overdose !


Edited by Silverprout - 5/28/14 at 10:03am
post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by KT66 View Post
 

True the 801 sounds fabulous, I miss mine, but the 601 is warmer to my ears, if not as good

yea the hm601 is warmer, but the hm801 has warmth and the same overall sound signiture, but with better sound stage and overal mirco detail. 

post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

yea the hm601 is warmer, but the hm801 has warmth and the same overall sound signiture, but with better sound stage and overal mirco detail. 

is the 801 or 601 a bug jump from fiio x3 that I already own

post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by hykhleif View Post
 

is the 801 or 601 a bug jump from fiio x3 that I already own

I felt the hm801 was a BIG step above the X5... 

post #14 of 15

HIFIMAN HM601 for $100 used, with a 32gb SD card :O

 

if your really interested in a dap, this is a STEAL for an hm601! I paid $125 for mine like... 2 years ago! [and mine was in worse shape than this one] 

post #15 of 15
In answer to the original question: the teraplayer is the warmest dap I've listened to
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