"All Types Of Genres Sound Fantastic"
Benefitting from an ultra-pure sounding NOS non-oversampling DAC design, HiFiMan's HM-601 is a warm, natural, and musical sounding player. If you crave audiophile quality sound in a portable digital audio player, but your mass market portable just doesn't cut it, the HM-601 is the digital device for you. And it doubles as a quality headphone amp.
"What the HiFiman HM-601 does, it does extremely well," reports LFF in a HeadFi.org review for November 20, 2010. "It's musical and all types of genres sound fantastic on it. The headphone out is powerful enough to power some of the most power hungry headphones out there and the line out allows for even more flexibility should one need it."
"A Very Analog Or Vinyl Like Presentation"
The HM-601 uses a Philips TDA1543 monolithic integrated dual 16-bit DAC, which Audiogon.com reports as having "a very analog or vinyl like presentation." It has a very similar sound to its bigger brother, the HM-602, because these two players share same DAC and headphone amplifier circuit. The HM-601 has slightly better bass extension than HM-602, and a little less sweetness and smooth texture in the midrange and high frequencies.
The HM-601 incorporates an onboard 8 Gb flash memory for storing your digital audio files. With its two-position high/low gain switch, it can drive most headphones.
"It is one of the most musical players I have ever heard… The sound is warm, lush and smooth. While not 100% neutral or natural, it still sounds life-like."
"What the HiFiman HM-601 does, it does extremely well. It's musical and all types of genres sound fantastic on it. The headphone out is powerful enough to power some of the most power hungry headphones out there and the line out allows for even more flexibility should one need it. If you have been lusting after a HiFiman DAP but don't need a soundcard DAC, or don't have the money for the more expensive ones, the HM-601 might be the right HiFiman for you."
- LFF, HeadFi.org, November 20, 2010
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HM-601 & HM-602 have problems with SD card slot. Had to return 2 different units. Spring that holds cards seems to break after a half dozen insertions & will not hold the cards. Was told by Head-Direct that HM-801 did not have this problem...but not sure.
|- Sud S, NY|
|Amazing audio player|
An amazing player for the music lovers ! Not the look of a ipod nor a Cowon, but when you push Play, you know immediately who is the Boss !
|- Thierry M, NJ|