Head-Direct HiFiMan HM-801
Audiophilepleasing deep, rich, clean sound.
Pulls double duty as portable and homestereo headphone solution.
Walkman looks shout "don't steal me."
Modular components (amplifier, battery).
Comes with screwdriver and schematics for alternate amp designs.
Menu and button configuration clearly traveled via flux capacitor from 2001.
Only a small selection of 24bit music is available for sale online.
No docking station.
By Sound and Vision Magazine on June 01, 2011
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 May 06, 2010
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...80
By Audiophilia on March 13, 2010
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...-
By Le Journal du Geek on July 08, 2010
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...-