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I own the AP-60 MkII. If it's as good or better... this will be a great DAP.
LOL! - $80 for a touchscreen DAP.
Keep dreaming; keep dreaming...
The Shanling M0 which would be a direct competitor goes for $99. I have the AP60 MKII and the M1 and I prefer the Hidizs but they are very comparable. I find it somewhat interesting that the 2 companies are matching products.
I also prefer Hidizs over Shanling. And I also own AP60II which is a great small DAP and becomes a perferct choise if using together with Hidizs DH1000. Let's wait and see what price would Hidizs declare for AP80.
Did they state what the dimensions of this dap would be? I used the Shanling MO at CanJam SoCal and it was as small as a fat watch. It also worked flawlessly. This dap has got to be on par with that one to have as much buzz. FM? That’s interesting.
Not yet. Waiting for further info from Hidizs. I'd post here ASAP.
I am more into the newly introduced jog dial. Knowing HiByOS it should be very handy type control.
This was very fast from Hidizs. Just got the new info about the dimensions: 58 x49 x 13 mm
I would put it in head topic as well
Seems a bit too big for a DAP
I think if it gets smaller. it will be very hard for the touch control.
Sorry if you took me seriously - I was joking.
It's wonderfully compact!
I found this page https://ap80.hidizs.net/
Hey I think that DAC Chip is the same one in the LG V20 and V30 "Quad DAC" phones. But not sure as this chip ends in a "p". And the Hidizs may implement differently than LG.
Yep, they've just added this page today.
So, additional features are:
Turn wheel is for volume
Bluetooth is 4.1 bi-directional with AptX
126dB SNR, -113dB THD
Link to ES9218p DAC description: LINK
The dimensions on the Shanling M1 (50 × 13 × 60mm) almost identical to the AP80, if the 58 x49 x 13 mm are true.
I really like the sound off my AP200 but the lack of firmware support is killing a great DAP. I'm hoping when this comes out I can replace my M1, but I'll probably be picking up the M0 anyway to replace the M1 for my work DAP. Lol
HiByOS in AP60II, proprietary FW in AP100 and as would, probably, HiByOS in AP80 do very good job and positively differ from Android-based FW. Soundwise AP200 is a great DAP and comes much closer to ultimate sound quality of Hidizs Sonata DH1000 amp|DAC than any other member of family lineup... but there are still some flaws left to eliminte. Personally, my AP200 unit works fine. I only use it as a DAP with HiBy Music and don't deal with playlists, etc. But I also understand stuggle of others when it comes to additional functionality.
AP60II is flawless, as well as AP100 and DH1000. AP80 should behave the same with this right choice of FW. We'll see.