- Brand Name: HiFiMAN
- Model Number: HM601LE/RE400
- Digital Storage Capacity: 2 GB
HiFiMan HM-601 Portable Player
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- TDA1543 monolithic integrated dual 16-bit DAC
- Two-position high/low gain switch
- Inputs and outputs: Headphone Output; Line Output; USB Data Exchange; SD card (up to 32 GB)
- Onboard Flash: 8 GB
- Battery time: 9 to 10 Hrs
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So, on to the things I love about this player:
1) Sound quality, sound quality, and sound quality the best sound I've ever heard from an MP3 player.
2) A dedicated volume dial, old school style, allows you to easily adjust the volume by touch.
3) A digital line out -- great if you want to connect this to your stereo or portable amp.
4) High Gain, Low Gain switch -- allows you to adjust the range of the volume depending on how sensitive your headphones are (or speakers).
5) Hardware buttons for play, rewind, fast forward, mute, hold.
6) Accepts an SDHC card (class 4 works well I find) of up to 32GB so you can put a lot of music on an SDHC card.
7) Supports high quality FLAC file format as well as WAV, MP3.
8) Doesn't have a lot of silly features that I never use, it just plays music and it plays it very well.
9) Puts out a lot of power, enough to drive just about any set of headphones or even speakers all by itself.
And some things to be aware of that are not so great:
1) The UI is pretty minimal and there is no manual.
2) A bit bulky for carrying around, but it will fit in a pocket.Read more ›
I was certain from reading in various forums the 601 supported aiff.
about the quirks..HiFiman is a small company with limited customer support. But, they do their best to provide good service. Just expect some delays. The player is choosy when playing high resolution files. I recommend on 16/48 or 24/48 resolution at max. my songs at 96k didn't play in this player.
The UI is absolutely not a con for me. I bought this player only for Music. Not for Video, Not for elegant/sleek design. It looks like a box from 80's. But, man..the SQ is too good to be true. My Shure SE530 found a perfect match. 5 Stars.
I have bought many products from Head-Direct so I knew that I wasn't going to be taking any chances buying the HM-601 Digital Audio Player. I already have the HM-801 Player, which is the best sounding player I have ever heard, with features including an on-board DAC that allows you to use the DAC and/or amp with other musical sources such as home computers and laptops with USB outputs. The HM-801 is slightly larger and heavier for me to take on business trips, so I was looking for a similar unit that had most of the same attributes.
The sound quality out of the HM-601 is stupendous. It has 2GB of internal flash memory and allows the use of 32GD SDHC Class 4 cards which are small enough and allow you to you to carry around as many as you'd like, which in essence, gives you far more musical storage possibilities as any other player on the market. Also, like it's more expensive siblings that cost more, it plays 24/96 hi-rez .flac files. It plays almost every musical file known to man except for Apple Lossless which is proprietary to Apple products. Flac files are lossless music files which give you the same musical output as playing the CD itself but it takes up only about 75% of a .wav file which gives you the opportunity to hold more music for the player and yet, have the best sound files available for us audiophiles looking for the best sound possible in the portable realm.
The HM-601 has a user interface that is easy to use, and allows you to manipulate the home Main Menu screen by turning on and off which features that you want on the first page. The 601 uses a file folder system that has access via SD Card, Internal Memory, Artists, and Albums.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have several problems with this item. I cannot charge it and it also frozen a lot. Never buy it.Published 19 months ago by mike
This is for the HM-601LE which is a little different compared to the regular 601 in that it uses the HM-602's amp circuitry. Read morePublished 20 months ago by DJ
The sound quality from this device, with properly compressed music (i.e. something a bit better than MP3) is really quite amazing. Read morePublished on December 4, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Ive been using this unit for over a year now. You would have a hard time taking this away from me.
About the same size as my cassette walkman from way back when. Read more
Like others have said the interface is basic, the case is basic, and it's about the size of the original ipod. But unlike the original ipod, it's made of weak stuff. Read morePublished on September 20, 2012 by Michigan BADMO
We grew up with tons of records and many tubes.
This player has roll-off treble, stand-out mid, slightly fat bass - Ha ! They dare call it tube sound. Read more
This is a good sounding player, which is the good news. The bad news is that, in use, this player is let down by a number of quirks which limit its usability and functionality. Read morePublished on August 7, 2012 by 24bitbob
This mp3 player was difficult to charge and use. I was frustrated due to other devices being more user friendly... Read morePublished on June 14, 2012 by David
I had such high hopes for the Hifiman. A great-sounding portable audio player for audiophiles, with a cool retro design, mechanical controls, and a full-size SD card slot. Read morePublished on June 1, 2012 by David Pitchford