"Through the HiFiMan, Music Made More Sense," Says Stereophile
Don't shortchange your digital audio files by listening to them with a 'mass market' player. The HiFiMan HM-602 is a portable player designed with audiophiles in mind. You won't believe how good your digital music can sound. As an added bonus, the HM-602 also functions as a high quality headphone amp, and it can also work as a USB DAC.
"Through the HiFiMan, music made more sense and was therefore more enjoyable and more enriching," reports Stephen Meijas in Stereophile magazine for May 201. "Each time I went back to the HiFiMan, I suddenly felt more relaxed and more engaged. My body was talking to me, and it was saying, 'This is right.'"
"If you crave better-than-iPod sound quality, you should check out the Hifiman HM-602," observes Steve Guttenberg in his CNET.com review for October 31, 2010. "It's a giant step closer to home hi-fi quality in a portable device."
DACs that don't provide oversampling can offer great sound for little money. The HM-602 from HiFiMan is the first portable player using the non-oversampling Philips TDA-1543 DAC. It sounds like a mega-bucks machine but is very affordable.
As younger brother of HM-801, HM-602 shares the HM-801's great sound signature. To make it as portable as possible, the HM-602 lacks the modular amplifier design of the HM-801. However, its headphone amp circuitry is very similar to HM-801's standard module.
8 GB Flash Storage Plus SD up to 32 GB
The HM-602 includes 8 GB of onboard flash storage. It also accepts SD cards up to 32 GB, providing you with hours upon hours of source material.
The HM-602 plays WAV, MP3, ACC, OGG, and APE files. It can also play 96 kHz sampled FLAC files, but reduces 24-bit resolution to 16 bit.
It's Also a High Quality Headphone Amp
In addition to its portable player status, the HiFIMan doubles as an excellent headphone amp. So hook it up to your home gear, plug in a premium pair of headphones, and enjoy!
The HM-602 is capable of driving both high impedance and low impedance headphones. The high-gain / low-gain switch makes it easy to change output settings.