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HIFIMAN Releases New Flagship DAP "R2R2000"

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by Edric Li, Dec 22, 2017.
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  1. milesjunkie
    Becoming a beta tester costs one plenty of cash in 2018.
     
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  2. jasonho
    Great to hear from the official team, I am sure most of us are looking forward to the new R2R2000 firmware!
     
  3. jasonho
    I was told that this is from Hifiman team in China - official response from Dr Fang.
     
  4. Lunatic
    So you think an ambiguous reply from a customer support guy is more "official" than the founder and CEO himself?
     
  5. jasonho
    ambiguous is a wrong word to use over here, it was a unvalidated response and given Dr Fang has already replied and confirmed, I think we should move on and wait for the good news.
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2018
  6. dhc0329
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    Just got the device tonight and confirmed removal of local playback option. Only bluetooth and usb dac option I see.
    I just love the size and design but what a waste if I need the phone next to it.
    The sound wise it is quite transparent and raw, more so than LPG on some genres. Too piercing and fatiguing to listen
    on U18 but when listening on Fourte it toned down a bit and opened up wide...Remarkable achievement in having bluebooth
    connection to play at this level. I find this to be just a dummy streaming device with no other option letting phone to do all the work.
    Still not sure if it's worth keeping it if there's no local playback option.
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2018
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  7. dhc0329
    Firmware wise this is light year behind. The firmware update's not working as expected. The shuffle play dysfunctional.
    Having more than 6000 songs in SD of mobile, poor response. Freezes occasionally, too. Oh well...
     
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  8. bflat
    If life gives you lemons.......

    Of course nobody was thinking $2500 lemonade. What the hell are they thinking over at Hifiman? Not good for the Hifiman brand and headed to an LH Labs level of product readiness fail.
     
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  9. musicday
    I hope they have fixed/replaced the volume wheel on the actual player. When i tested the player at CanJam London 2018, i was very disappointed with the actual volume wheel. Perfect for a 50$ music player but totally unacceptable for a 2500$ device.
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2018
  10. dhc0329
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    Bluebooth audio connection keeps on dropping while driving or walking across the office buildings. The battery seems to drain quickly
    while device not in-use. Luckily, I got the local playback by getting the unofficial firmware from the HFM. It is still primitive
    but can serve its purpose although it's still buggy. I was blown away by the pure power and impact this tiny thing brings...
    it's completely unveiled and overwhelming (could blow up your ear drum).
     
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  11. kosyakman
    From my point of view, it is an epic fail... The raw firmware, the tricks with local playback (right before oficial release). The wrong information about lifetime of battery (at start it was declared about 30 hours, lol).
    Troubles with bluetooth along with the lack of the HD APTX or LDAC. And 2500 USD price level!

    This is unacceptable for any respectable and big brand. For me Hifiman doesn't exist anymore. RIP and thank you Fang for 801 (that is still his best child).
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2018
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  12. dhc0329
    Despite its high fidelity, I would say this came out little too early while not ready for the prime time.
    HFM needs to get their act together quickly before this further detriments their corporate image.
     
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  13. Bengkia369
    Looks like a pirated bootleg of Astell & Kern top class DAP lol
     
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  14. dhc0329
    Comparing to sp1000ss through fourte I find sp1000 to be more dispersed in sound making it a little wider but each notes are better defined/separated under r2r2k.
    Bass is more defined and tighter making it more impactful and hard hitting in r2r2k. Overall I find it more enjoyable to listen on r2r2k, not to mention about the pocketable size
    it offers. This one you can't listen on high volume. You will know what I mean if you have a chance to listen on it. The main issue I have with r2r2k is that battery doesn't last too long.
    .around 4.5 hours under hifi mode.
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2018
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  15. Deftone
    Sounds like it’s too hard and fatiguing sound quality like some of the first CD players made
     
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