out of all daps which one has the warmest sound signature
May 27, 2014 at 1:22 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 15

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i literally got so confused reading threads, so simply please help identify which DAP has the warmest sound signature
with nice bass impact 
 
Maybe i like coloured sound if its a warm, nice bass, and mids and not harshly sounding highs
 
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May 27, 2014 at 1:34 PM Post #2 of 15

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HIFIMan HM-601 is warm but still detailed, not at all fatiguing
 
May 27, 2014 at 2:07 PM Post #3 of 15

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i have the fiio x 3 so is getting the hm601 much better than the x3
 
also I am confused is the Hm601 the newest model before the HM901
 
one concern I read is the it does not play high res files and that there is a distortion , is that still true ?
 
As I mentioned some people don't like coloured sound signature but for me I am chasing warm signature with nice bass, so if someone can tell me how it compares to fiio x3 I will thankful
 
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  i have the fiio x 3 so is getting the hm601 much better than the x3
 
also I am confused is the Hm601 the newest model before the HM901
 
one concern I read is the it does not play high res files and that there is a distortion , is that still true ?
 
As I mentioned some people don't like coloured sound signature but for me I am chasing warm signature with nice bass, so if someone can tell me how it compares to fiio x3 I will thankful

well I owned both the HM601 and the Hifiman HM 801, the 801 was the FlagShip before the 901, and my hm801 was much better sounding than the Fiio X3, I would imagine the hm601 should also be warmer than the Fiio X3 based of the NOS Dac used in the hm601
 
either way it's a pleasent sounding dap, the hm601 
 
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  well I owned both the HM601 and the Hifiman HM 801, the 801 was the FlagShip before the 901, and my hm801 was much better sounding than the Fiio X3, I would imagine the hm601 should also be warmer than the Fiio X3 based of the NOS Dac used in the hm601
 
either way it's a pleasent sounding dap, the hm601 

i see there are some 602 and 603 on ebay what r those
 
also is the 801 more warm sounding than the 601
 
also what about the Hm901 is it not warm sounding
 
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  i see there are some 602 and 603 on ebay what r those
 
also is the 801 more warm sounding than the 601
 
also what about the Hm901 is it not warm sounding

The hm901 runs a dual ess Sabre Dac chip which means it has a cleaner overall sound signiture over the hm801 and hm601 both of which use warmer dac chip sets, the 602 and 603 should be simmilar in warmth to the hm601 
 
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  The hm901 runs a dual ess Sabre Dac chip which means it has a cleaner overall sound signiture over the hm801 and hm601 both of which use warmer dac chip sets, the 602 and 603 should be simmilar in warmth to the hm601 

final question which is better the hm801 or hm 601 and which is warmer with better sound stage and bass impact 
 
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  final question which is better the hm801 or hm 601 and which is warmer with better sound stage and bass impact 

the hm801 is a clear step above the hm601, I had the 601 and was very happy to upgrade to the 801 
 
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True the 801 sounds fabulous, I miss mine, but the 601 is warmer to my ears, if not as good
 
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  True the 801 sounds fabulous, I miss mine, but the 601 is warmer to my ears, if not as good

yea the hm601 is warmer, but the hm801 has warmth and the same overall sound signiture, but with better sound stage and overal mirco detail. 
 
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  yea the hm601 is warmer, but the hm801 has warmth and the same overall sound signiture, but with better sound stage and overal mirco detail. 

is the 801 or 601 a bug jump from fiio x3 that I already own
 
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HIFIMAN HM601 for $100 used, with a 32gb SD card :O
 
if your really interested in a dap, this is a STEAL for an hm601! I paid $125 for mine like... 2 years ago! [and mine was in worse shape than this one] 
 

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