Head-Direct HiFiMan HM-801

  • Head-Direct HiFiMan HM-801
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  • Audiophilepleasing deep, rich, clean sound.
  • Pulls double duty as portable and homestereo headphone solution.
  • Walkman looks shout "don't steal me."


  • Barely portable.
  • Menu and button configuration clearly traveled via flux capacitor from 2001.

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By Sound and Vision Magazine on

HiFiMan's HM-801 ($790, head-direct.com) is the size of a Walkman I mean literally. A cassette could fit inside it, with plenty of room leftover for the heads, playback motors, and whatever other analog hoopla those things had. Instead the...

By Wired on 80

It used to be there were only two ways to improve the sound quality on your portable music player: Ditch the shoddy included earbuds for real headphones, or hook in a headphone amplifier.Now there's a third option, in the form of the HiFiMan HM-801...

By Audiophilia on

Audiophiles can be a particular bunch when it comes to portable media players and, at the very least, can often be found carrying a not-so-discreet portable amp around with their PMP. This new HifiMAN HM-801 device aims to make their lives a tad...

International Review By Le Journal du Geek on

généralePhénoménale preuve de concept visant à démontrer qu’on peut embarquer un son audiophile avec soi en déplacement, le HM-801 a mis toutes les cartes de son côté pour séduire...