HiFiMAN HM-901 visit pg 18. IMGS pg 19. NEW beta FW 1st page. . to the 901s. .new 901s FW .
Sep 7, 2014 at 10:44 AM Post #2,941 of 3,444

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I am sure there will be other cards. And with the competition for amp cards for the 901, initiated by Hifiman, there should be some fun with new cards. 


That is indeed something to look forward to! :)
 
Sep 7, 2014 at 12:13 PM Post #2,942 of 3,444

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I'm thinking about getting a 901 to mix things up from my dx90, whats the recommended amp card if I want a warm and lush kind of sound? I'm frankly tired of neutral sound sigs and just want smooth and inviting with warmth, I even thought about getting the hm-801 because its so well know for that. 
 
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I'm thinking about getting a 901 to mix things up from my dx90, whats the recommended amp card if I want a warm and lush kind of sound? I'm frankly tired of neutral sound sigs and just want smooth and inviting with warmth, I even thought about getting the hm-801 because its so well know for that. 


Why don't you think of getting the 802? The 802 with the new classic card which comes standard is closest for the sig of the 801. :)
 
Sep 7, 2014 at 12:21 PM Post #2,944 of 3,444

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I'm thinking about getting a 901 to mix things up from my dx90, whats the recommended amp card if I want a warm and lush kind of sound? I'm frankly tired of neutral sound sigs and just want smooth and inviting with warmth, I even thought about getting the hm-801 because its so well know for that. 


The 901's current stock card (aka Classic Card) is the warmest one of the bunch. It is supposed to be tuned to sound similar to the 801, while retaining the higher resolution/details provided by the dual full size ess9018. I find myself liking it a lot over the 801 which comparatively can sound a bit veiled.

If you are buying used, do ask seller to state clearly what amp card it comes with. I have seen many (intentionally) confused the old stock AD8397 card as the more expensive "IEM card" or the "classic card". There are also two version of the "classic card". Originally has more background noise/huss that can be picked up with more sensitive IEMs. Better to get the newer version. Try asking for photos and compare with the hifiman site.

Personally, with all these and the diy cards etc I still like the balanced card in balanced mode the best.
 
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[size=12.8000001907349px]So many stock cards I'm confused, the hifiman website shows this one on the left, it it the latest?:[/size][size=12.8000001907349px][/size][size=12.8000001907349px][/size]
 
And another seller is showing the middle stock card:
 
and I read somewhere on this thread about the stock card on the right?
 
Which one is the current one?
 
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Front:



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This is the latest Classic Card.
 
Sep 10, 2014 at 1:33 PM Post #2,950 of 3,444

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I tried updating and was prompted updating interrupted. Then successfully updated. Still on 1.085v3 but feels more responsive. Don't know if i updated cirrectly

You got it wrong. It's a very obvious difference aesthetically if you updated to the latest FW. Should also say 2.001 in settings.
 
If you need help updating you can drop me a PM with your number. I still have my SD card with the FW in it. Can meet you to update your 901. Will be in town tmr with the famous Kiats for dinner. Let me know. =]
 
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anyone having the issue of some albums not appearing in the new firmware? also of the hm-901 suddenly restarting for nearly absolutely no reason at all (usually when looking for albums under the artist section to play music)?
 
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  anyone having the issue of some albums not appearing in the new firmware? also of the hm-901 suddenly restarting for nearly absolutely no reason at all (usually when looking for albums under the artist section to play music)?

 
I'm having a similar issue. The player reboots when browsing for albums under certain artists.  I find I can successfully play the albums when browsing the SD card though. Likewise, browsing by Album works as well.
 
Sep 10, 2014 at 10:37 PM Post #2,953 of 3,444

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  You got it wrong. It's a very obvious difference aesthetically if you updated to the latest FW. Should also say 2.001 in settings.
 
If you need help updating you can drop me a PM with your number. I still have my SD card with the FW in it. Can meet you to update your 901. Will be in town tmr with the famous Kiats for dinner. Let me know. =]

hi, thanks but i think i got it updated. Looks really different :)
 

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