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    Hifiman HM1000: Worlds first Quad PCM 1704 DAP

    Today I played around with the lineout feature of the HMK, and how it is comparing with with its headphone out. I used my trust HUM Hypno. If I cannot ever use this as a proper DAP, I can say as a DAC this thing rocks! So much more dynamic, so much more detail, I just love it.
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    HIFIMAN Releases New Flagship DAP "R2R2000"

    In terms of sound quality, hmk is better than r2r2k. It has an expansive soundstage, with a very impactful bass. It is slightly north of neutral. Three three gain stage is enough to power hd600 and sensitive iem. If you are a balance armature iem user, hmk is much better suited for them than the...
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    iBasso DX220Max DAP, a transportable answer to high quality sound reproduction.

    you give me a modded unit, and I find a modder who can mod it even more.
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    Hifiman HM1000: Worlds first Quad PCM 1704 DAP

    I'm on the testing team of the soon to be app, I can't talk about it, but the Bluetooth stability improved. Nothing to write home about, but it did improve. I for one would be severely disappointed if I can't use it as a dap, but as a dac/amp. All things considered, I recommend R2R2000red, or...
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    Hifiman HM1000: Worlds first Quad PCM 1704 DAP

    Sorry, I haven't had a chance to fully test it. Once microsd is active, I'll do a proper test. As is, it is not ready yet.
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    Audio Technica AT-HA5050H and HA22Tube

    If you can find one, buy it. They will always remain relevant, if dac technology improve, you can also bypass the day section. My biggest regret is having the opportunity to buy one at a good price and I didn't.
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    Hifiman HM1000: Worlds first Quad PCM 1704 DAP

    I think DMP-Z1 is a far better deal for what you get. HM1000 sound is changing each day, I think the military grade silver SMD need long time to break in. Next week I might have an idea about sound, I haven't done my kse1500 test yet. Is the price justified?Hell no, but I'm in too deep ton care...
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    Hifiman HM1000: Worlds first Quad PCM 1704 DAP

    HM1000 noise floor is considerably lower than what it was on R2R2K. So far all the balance armature IEM that I have paired it with has performed far better than what I remember they did with r2r2000. HUM Pristine is my go to IEM when I want to test dynamic and tonality of a dac/amp. So far I'm...
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    Hifiman HM1000: Worlds first Quad PCM 1704 DAP

    Update: 10-May I've begun letting the battery discharge and recharge, testing the battery life claim of HM1000. In getting 8.5 hours via blue tooth streaming. Call me crazy, but recharing and discharging the unit has opened up the sound a little. The battery life is much better than r2r2k...
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    Interesting machine from Luxury n Precision

    Email them directly.
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    Interesting machine from Luxury n Precision

    https://www.weibo.com/ttarticle/p/show?id=2309404502095406432338 I look forward to comparing this with my HM1000.
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    Hifiman HM1000: Worlds first Quad PCM 1704 DAP

    Bit of both, it sounds too neutral, which means it has no characteristic of its own. I can hear it perform, however it is music dependent. In order for me to hear its best sound, I need to use my phone as a source, as the windows driver is not allowing me to hear it for what it truly is.
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    Hifiman HM1000: Worlds first Quad PCM 1704 DAP

    I'm referring to the sound that R2R chip creates, in general.
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    Hifiman HM1000: Worlds first Quad PCM 1704 DAP

    More inline with old hm801, I will take some pictures later tonight, I'm letting the unit aged and burn-in. I'll listen to it more seriously tomorrow. Buitwise, I like it, but it is a lot bigger than R2R2K. Tonality, the two are very different.
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    Hifiman HM1000: Worlds first Quad PCM 1704 DAP

    It lost some of it vocal intimacy, but soundwise, it gains a lot more.
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    Hifiman HM1000: Worlds first Quad PCM 1704 DAP

    The app is in development, im using my phone as a source.
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    Hifiman HM1000: Worlds first Quad PCM 1704 DAP

    Disclosure: Comments below are my finding, under my test environment, for you things might be different. Please test it yourself first before you take my word for it. Update 1: 9-May-2020 When I first tested R2RK with my FW10000, it was love at first sight, so to speak. R2R2K got the vocal so...
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    Hifiman HM1000: Worlds first Quad PCM 1704 DAP

    Okay my unit arrived, and as I promised I will create its own dedicated thread once I've the unit to talk about it. I no longer have the R2R2000, as I had to trade mine in with some cash on top, so no this is not a free unit. As always I will be as honest as I can regarding my impression, but...
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    Interesting machine from Luxury n Precision

    http://erji.net/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=2179752&extra=page%3D3
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    SONY NW-WM1Z / WM1A

    I've been playing around with my stock WM1A, I have to say for stock user, on 3.02 base FW, the AVLOS is more warmer Autum+, and Davalos has more of an aggressive bit to it in the treble. I cannot pick between Autum+ and Avlos, but I think Autum+ is my favourite so far.Thank you @morgenstern09...
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    Interesting machine from Luxury n Precision

    They are using resistor ladder that claims a performance equaling 8 pcm1704. I got overly excited initially but learned they it is comparing it's performance to it.
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    Interesting machine from Luxury n Precision

    I'm broke, this is on my watch list.
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    HIFIMAN Releases New Flagship DAP "R2R2000"

    It's on hifiman.cn. You just need to email them and they will get back to you.
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    HIFIMAN Releases New Flagship DAP "R2R2000"

    Directly from HFM. It was not easy as the app is not ready and they don't want people complaining they cant use all it's feature. But as I will be using it as desktop dac and Bluetooth, I don't care. This will be the last day that will have the pcm1704.
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