android
Go Back   abi>>forums > MP3 Players > General MP3 Player / PMP Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-12-2012, 01:12 PM
3602's Avatar
3602 3602 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Quebec, Canada
Posts: 390
Default HiFiMan HM-901 announced, clearer pics inside

Nankai: "It has better sound quality than Linn CD players."

WOW!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 71890b5bgw1dsvmx7kya1j.jpg (47.2 KB, 59 views)
File Type: jpg 547501_326375780768488_109645602441508_803122_734983348_n.jpg (38.9 KB, 56 views)
__________________
Portable: Sansa Clip+ RockBox'd > Sony MDR-NC500D
Home: Luxman D-90 > Luxman L-3 > psb Alpha B1
Reply With Quote

Advertisement [Remove Advertisement]

  #2  
Old 05-12-2012, 01:29 PM
The DarkSide's Avatar
The DarkSide The DarkSide is offline
Ultra Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Qns Vlg, NYC
Posts: 16,061
Default

OMG !!! You really gotta be kidding,...
Reply With Quote

  #3  
Old 05-12-2012, 01:30 PM
skip252 skip252 is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Chicago
Posts: 5,442
Default

Considering the announcement of a new player may interest members at several levels please reference your sources, especially for quotes. The way it stand now no one has any idea the context of what Nankai is supposed to have said.

Please understand I am not saying your post is inaccurate in any way. However it's best that members be able to be able to read the full article or post in order to prevent any misunderstandings. There's much less chance of members having a extended conversation based on what they believe was said rather than what was actually said.
Reply With Quote

  #4  
Old 05-12-2012, 01:35 PM
The DarkSide's Avatar
The DarkSide The DarkSide is offline
Ultra Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Qns Vlg, NYC
Posts: 16,061
Default

Yes, I must agree here. Please put a link to the information so others can see the source, as well as give credit to the source itself. This prevents "issues" in the future.
Reply With Quote

  #5  
Old 05-12-2012, 01:35 PM
3602's Avatar
3602 3602 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Quebec, Canada
Posts: 390
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by skip252 View Post
Considering the announcement of a new player may interest members at several levels please reference your sources, especially for quotes. The way it stand now no one has any idea the context of what Nankai is supposed to have said.

Please understand I am not saying your post is inaccurate in any way. However it's best that members be able to be able to read the full article or post in order to prevent any misunderstandings. There's much less chance of members having a extended conversation based on what they believe was said rather than what was actually said.

For one I cannot afford to hire a professional interpreter to produce a credible translation, for two I cannot afford to hire a notary to certify what I said in my post. Again, please take whatever I say with an adequate amount of your favorite salt. Or shall I put it coarsely, please believe what you want to believe.

In the end, I am only half-surprised by what he said, considering "the HM-801 sounds identical to the Meridian 588", claimed by Nankai not very long ago.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Selection_055.jpg (17.1 KB, 5 views)
File Type: jpg 2fdda3cc7cd98d10b454fc90213fb80e7aec908b.jpg.jpg (46.7 KB, 6 views)
__________________
Portable: Sansa Clip+ RockBox'd > Sony MDR-NC500D
Home: Luxman D-90 > Luxman L-3 > psb Alpha B1

Last edited by 3602; 05-12-2012 at 01:38 PM. Reason: Clearer images provided. I hate the default compression.
Reply With Quote

  #6  
Old 05-12-2012, 01:37 PM
The DarkSide's Avatar
The DarkSide The DarkSide is offline
Ultra Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Qns Vlg, NYC
Posts: 16,061
Default

Here's a link to the HiFiMAN website: http://www.hifiman.com/uidemo/
Reply With Quote

  #7  
Old 05-12-2012, 02:07 PM
Satellite_6's Avatar
Satellite_6 Satellite_6 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: VA, USA
Posts: 871
Default

"Audible and Measurable improvement of sound quality from first-generation player"

I hope it measures better than "the word’s first, high performance portable player."
__________________
satelliteaudioblog.blogspot.com
Reply With Quote

  #8  
Old 05-12-2012, 02:13 PM
The DarkSide's Avatar
The DarkSide The DarkSide is offline
Ultra Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Qns Vlg, NYC
Posts: 16,061
Default

"Utilizing all refurbished and recycled parts, but labeled as all new"!!! I can't wait,...
Reply With Quote

  #9  
Old 05-12-2012, 03:50 PM
3602's Avatar
3602 3602 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Quebec, Canada
Posts: 390
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The DarkSide View Post
"Utilizing all refurbished and recycled parts, but labeled as all new"!!! I can't wait,...
Nankai once threatened to assassinate a Chinese electronics developer because the latter cracked two HM-801 units open and claimed the HM-801 is built with some refurb/recycled/fake parts, namely the PCM1704U-K chips and the four power regulators found on the oldest amp module. This developer also questioned the use of an LM833 as LPF after the OPA627. No, I have no proof, since that developer deleted most of these threads due to ongoing litigation.

EDIT: If anyone wants to know all the gruesome details behind the HM-801, go to this page. It's all in Chinese, though.
Attached Images
File Type: png Selection_056.png (3.5 KB, 19 views)
__________________
Portable: Sansa Clip+ RockBox'd > Sony MDR-NC500D
Home: Luxman D-90 > Luxman L-3 > psb Alpha B1
Reply With Quote

  #10  
Old 05-12-2012, 04:20 PM
skip252 skip252 is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Chicago
Posts: 5,442
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 3602 View Post
For one I cannot afford to hire a professional interpreter to produce a credible translation, for two I cannot afford to hire a notary to certify what I said in my post. Again, please take whatever I say with an adequate amount of your favorite salt. Or shall I put it coarsely, please believe what you want to believe.
Maybe I was unclear when I said
Quote:
Please understand I am not saying your post is inaccurate in any way
My assumption that your post is accurate. Nothing I've seen in any of your posts here would lead me to believe otherwise. My request to post references is to make sure anyone that sees this can read for themselves the entirety of any posts or articles. They can then base their posts or any judgements from what they can confirm for themselves.

Graphics are helpful but don't give the more complete information of a link. http://www.head-fi.org/t/605428/hm-8...t-meridian-588 . I don't usually find the need for a translator once I have a link. Google Chrome or Google Translate handles that for me.

The graphics would be helpful if the link is broken or changed so I do think they are a considerate addition. Thank you for that.
Reply With Quote

  #11  
Old 05-13-2012, 08:08 AM
nankai nankai is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 5
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 3602 View Post
Nankai once threatened to assassinate a Chinese electronics developer because the latter cracked two HM-801 units open and claimed the HM-801 is built with some refurb/recycled/fake parts, namely the PCM1704U-K chips and the four power regulators found on the oldest amp module. This developer also questioned the use of an LM833 as LPF after the OPA627. No, I have no proof, since that developer deleted most of these threads due to ongoing litigation.

EDIT: If anyone wants to know all the gruesome details behind the HM-801, go to this page. It's all in Chinese, though.

What a shameless story you were talking about. Jianming Mok is a true copy cat. In his website, he claimed that our player is junk, but he insisted that hifiman players sound best. In 2010 he claimed that he will copy HM-602 and promise to sell at 40% HM-602 retail price. At the same time he claimed that he was threaten to be murdered. I sued him in early 2011 in Tianjin, China. We are waiting for the decision from Judge right now.
Reply With Quote

  #12  
Old 05-13-2012, 08:10 AM
nankai nankai is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 5
Default

We did several double-blind listening test in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou in China. The test was about HM-801 line out vs. Meridian 508. Most testers can not hear the difference.
Reply With Quote

  #13  
Old 05-13-2012, 08:56 AM
Lagoo56's Avatar
Lagoo56 Lagoo56 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: SI,NY
Posts: 738
Default

This is 2012,that DAP looks like a brick that came from the very early days of hard drive DAPs lol And that wheel seems clunky as hell.
__________________
DAPs I own: Rockboxed Sansa C250 2GB+64GB MicroSDXC
Tablets I own:Rooted 8GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 running Sungsonic 2 HD JB 4.1.2
Rooted 80GB Asus Memopad HD 7
Reply With Quote

  #14  
Old 05-13-2012, 09:28 AM
Baadaq Baadaq is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 24
Default

isn't the hifiman the player that sound bad compared to a SANSA CLIP?.
Reply With Quote

  #15  
Old 05-13-2012, 11:48 AM
epithetless's Avatar
epithetless epithetless is offline
Ultra Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Boston, Mass
Posts: 1,617
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Baadaq View Post
isn't the hifiman the player that sound bad compared to a SANSA CLIP?.
It certainly tests badly compared to the Clip+.
__________________
Rockbox Themes:
Sansa Fuze: XL Fuzed // Sansa Clip/Clip+: Cliplined

Last edited by epithetless; 05-13-2012 at 12:12 PM.
Reply With Quote

  #16  
Old 05-13-2012, 06:31 PM
The DarkSide's Avatar
The DarkSide The DarkSide is offline
Ultra Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Qns Vlg, NYC
Posts: 16,061
Default

It's garbage, plain & simple.
Reply With Quote

  #17  
Old 05-13-2012, 06:43 PM
3602's Avatar
3602 3602 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Quebec, Canada
Posts: 390
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The DarkSide View Post
It's garbage, plain & simple.
But it sounds great, so measurements and workmanship and all that don't really matter now do they?
__________________
Portable: Sansa Clip+ RockBox'd > Sony MDR-NC500D
Home: Luxman D-90 > Luxman L-3 > psb Alpha B1
Reply With Quote

  #18  
Old 05-13-2012, 06:46 PM
The DarkSide's Avatar
The DarkSide The DarkSide is offline
Ultra Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Qns Vlg, NYC
Posts: 16,061
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 3602 View Post
But it sounds great, so measurements and workmanship and all that don't really matter now do they?
Yup, I agree 200%!!!
Reply With Quote

  #19  
Old 05-13-2012, 09:43 PM
El C's Avatar
El C El C is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 366
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 3602 View Post
But it sounds great, so measurements and workmanship and all that don't really matter now do they?
Let's ask NwAvGuy, shall we?
__________________
Desktop: Objective2 > Audio Technica A900
Portable: Cowon D2+ > Headstage Arrow 3G > Phonak PFE 112 (grey filters + Comply tips)
Reply With Quote

  #20  
Old 05-14-2012, 01:08 PM
3602's Avatar
3602 3602 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Quebec, Canada
Posts: 390
Default

A big thanks to dfkt for throwing this on the front page.
__________________
Portable: Sansa Clip+ RockBox'd > Sony MDR-NC500D
Home: Luxman D-90 > Luxman L-3 > psb Alpha B1
Reply With Quote

Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:39 PM.