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Old 10-06-2009, 09:08 PM
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Got my HiFiMAN yesterday.

It's a bit pickey as far as what you load onto it. It likes just files (just flac files in my case) added, without having any peripehral files like .cue .jpg .txt or any other files you may have in your folders.

The sound is worth the picky software.

It can act as a DAC (coaxial or USB) or a digital audio player.

It sounds great, especially for a portable. It's huge, has a nice finish, and is heavy. Most of the weight is the battery.

It can drive full size headphones without a problem.

Only bad part is the price. Sorry about your wallet.
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:18 PM
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i better buy 4 cowons than this , crazy price
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:21 PM
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Got my HiFiMAN yesterday.
Only bad part is the price. Sorry about your wallet.
So how much did you pay for that thing?
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:26 PM
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rumor said the release price is $800, if u preorder 1 now, u only pay 650, so i think he pay 650
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:34 PM
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rumor said the release price is $800, if u preorder 1 now, u only pay 650, so i think he pay 650
No way it's worth that much
I'd buy two DAP's and some sweet 'phones for that much money.
That makes the Sony X almost seem like a bargain!
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and another negative point is... the battery is said only last 4-6 hours and use ancient UI
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Sorry, it's a piece o shiite to me!!!
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Old 10-07-2009, 08:13 AM
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To be fair, the HiFiMan is targeted toward people who prefer good sounding audio beyond anything else. Even though it's fugly, large, and has terrible battery life, I do see a niche market for this player.
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Sorry, but after having every single thread on head-fi invaded by a recommendation for this or the amp-whatever crap, I'm really not willing to deal w/it here as well. It's an overpriced piece-o-shit!!!!!
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There are just too many good players on the market to fall for this … It’s an overpriced POS with only a 30 day warranty, no gapless, short battery life, etc, etc. There was an independent review on headfi by nc8000 till the owner read it and did not like it, after a pm the whole thread was deleted because negative comments were made.

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Old 10-19-2009, 02:51 PM
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Well I guess if you can't afford it, it is a POS.

It is the best sounding Lossless player out there. Buggy firmware, but that can be fixed.

It sounds better than anything else out there.

You can get an IPOD shuffle for $49.00 if that's really what you want.

If you can afford it buy it. If you can't call it a POS. LOL.
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What he really said is at

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f15/hi...thread-447836/

"Be interesting to see if the recipients of the shipping products will be allowed to post reviews of them or have had to sign non disclosure forms preventing them from doing so, but no matter how I otherwise feel about the product and company I can't deny that it did indeed sound fantastic (although I'm not sure I'm allowed to say that). "

There is a personal problem between nc8000 and Fang and/or Head-fi. No issue with the HiFiMAN.

Hey is a Ferrari a POS cuz you can't afford that either. LOL.
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"Be interesting to see if the recipients of the shipping products will be allowed to post reviews of them or have had to sign non disclosure forms preventing them from doing so, but no matter how I otherwise feel about the product and company I can't deny that it did indeed sound fantastic (although I'm not sure I'm allowed to say that). "

There is a personal problem between nc8000 and Fang and/or Head-fi. No issue with the HiFiMAN.

Hey is a Ferrari a POS cuz you can't afford that either. LOL.
Being able to afford it has no bearing, as I could get 1 now. I say it's a piece-o-shit because there are many lower priced alternatives that won't be a PITA to use. Great SQ is fine and well, but that POS isn't the best player on the market. That is, unless your opinion is all that matters,.......
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Well I guess if you can't afford it, it is a POS.

It is the best sounding Lossless player out there. Buggy firmware, but that can be fixed.

It sounds better than anything else out there.

You can get an IPOD shuffle for $49.00 if that's really what you want.

If you can afford it buy it. If you can't call it a POS. LOL.
Best sounding according to who? Do you have proof? Are there any RMMA graphs or sound test to prove your claim? None that I have read and even if it was at par with other top notch players, it doesn’t do gapless, bad battery life, limited codec support, no pan, no eq, etc. ... I read that once you have inserted the sd card you shouldn’t remove it, is that true? What players are you comparing it to?

Finally I'm not throwing stones at you and I don't believe there is any reasons to, as far as affording one or not is my business and how can you make such an ill informed statement. I doubt that it would make my ue11s sound any better than my current set up does, btw what phones are you using?

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There is a personal problem between nc8000 and Fang and/or Head-fi. No issue with the HiFiMAN. …

Hey is a Ferrari a POS cuz you can't afford that either. LOL.
What he really said was deleted rather than debated intelligently by fang, how do I know, I posted into the same thread, poof gone. How can a personal problem exist between two persons that don’t even know each other, Fang let him borrow one or sold him an early model to show at a meet, I don't know so I'm guessing. I’m assuming this is an owner/investor (fang) who couldn’t deal with reading unbiased opinions and requested that they be deleted, nuff said.

Personally I think you were better off with your Vibez. BTW Without going into stories, I know first hand how good the Ferrari build quality is, how can you compare a proven automobile like a Ferrari that’s been around since the early 60's to a brand new DAP, you my friend need a reality check.
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Anyone who seriously considers buying this thing probably also believes in oxygen-free silver cabling and the like.
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Anyone who seriously considers buying this thing probably also believes in oxygen-free silver cabling and the like.
LOL. You sir, made me laugh.
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don`t forget that the size is also big , the picture is fooling us
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don`t forget that the size is also big , the picture is fooling us
That's very true, as the hifiman is a huge ugly azz brick. Reminds me of the nintendo gameboy I used to own,.................
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