HiFiMAN HM-801: Desktop-Class Digital Sound, To Go
Oct 28, 2010 at 1:47 AM Post #61 of 85

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I just did my first a/b test on my portable dacs, the HM-801 and the Headamp Pico for the first time out of my macbook pro because one was sounding flat to me.  When i did the check it was very apparent which one was superior by a longshot.  Wanna guess which.
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Uh, the one that's big enough to use as a makeshift weapon in the event of a home invasion? Haha! I just got a HM-602 and it's bigger than it looks in pictures, so I'm only assuming...
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Nov 29, 2010 at 12:27 PM Post #64 of 85

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I recently bought the HiFi Man  HM-801,with the Game Ampli Card.,and i´m really Atonished with the Sound Quality.Now i´m i try to Connect to my Old Denon 2500 A Preamplifier and don´t know ,w,,
how/where to connect.I have also a DAC Musical Fidelity M1. 
Can somebody tellme how to connect to the Denon DAP 2500A Preamply ? has Digital Connexions and Analogue.
http://www.audio-extasa.eu/popup_add_image.php?imagesID=3173 
 
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Nov 29, 2010 at 8:59 PM Post #66 of 85

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I recently bought the HiFi Man  HM-801,with the Game Ampli Card.,and i´m really Atonished with the Sound Quality.Now i´m i try to Connect to my Old Denon 2500 A Preamplifier and don´t know ,w,,
how/where to connect.I have also a DAC Musical Fidelity M1. 
Can somebody tellme how to connect to the Denon DAP 2500A Preamply ? has Digital Connexions and Analogue.
http://www.audio-extasa.eu/popup_add_image.php?imagesID=3173 
 
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Do you mean to ask how to connect your 801 to external amp via the line-out?
 
You will need a 3.5mm mini plug interconnect (IC) plugged into the connection point near to the volume control. DO NOT plug in your headphone directly to this point as this is a line-out point and the volume is MAX and will damage both your headphone and hearing!
 
You can then connect the other end of the IC to the external amplifier.
 
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Dec 1, 2010 at 3:25 AM Post #69 of 85

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Nice review and really want to get a chance to try it out. Just wondering the 601's sound compare to the 801 and 602.
 
Dec 7, 2010 at 4:03 PM Post #70 of 85

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Did you try private messaging Fang (Nankai)?  He's usually responsive, and he takes customer satisfaction very seriously.
 
Dec 29, 2010 at 8:14 PM Post #71 of 85

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dallan said:
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Thanks for the review Jude.  I got mine in April or May and it is one of my favorite audio components too.  I have the new standard amp and use it at times with my JH13s and it works well.  I am curious about the Game amp, is it hard to put in?  It looked involved and i knew that i had the changed amp for iems but didn't know it that meant the game was standard now, i guess not.  I usually use the line out to my Pico amp only that i have and only use the internal amp if i am going lite.  Oh well thanks again for the review, I am right there with you on this one.
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Many thanks to your description! It's quite useful.
 
Dec 30, 2010 at 10:48 AM Post #72 of 85

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I use HM801 with stepdance and LCD2 , it's my best transportable set up so far.
Great player,really great
 
Jan 6, 2011 at 9:19 AM Post #74 of 85

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I've never compared and actually  I can't compare my desktop amps to the stepdance.
It's not fair for the Stepdance,because the Source for my Desktop amp and the RCA-cable are better than HM801 and my Mini-mini.
(Source is CDP Arye CX7 e compared to HM801 and my RCA cable is better than my mini to mini).
It can happen if I have a good Mini to RCA cable,which will be used with the HM801 and then connect to my Home-amp.
 
I actually adore the Stepdance,but I don't feel that my transportable rig is better than my desktop rig and I don't think the Stepdance is better than my home amp.
 
 
 
someone said in the LCD2 thread,that he/she can't hear much different between rudistor rpx33 and Stepdance,when paired with LCD2,that was a very good thing to hear for the stepdance,but in my case I don't really feel that the stepdance is better than my homeamp.
 
( I used to own Darkvoice DV336 se,EF5,Auditor,Burson HA160 ,but I had sold them before I got the LCD2 and the Stepdance so can't talk much about them )
 

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