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Hifiman HM-101
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Hifiman HM-101

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HiFiMAN Express HM-101 Portable USB Sound Card (Playback 56)

AVguide
7 May 2012
  • Excerpt: A good entry-level portable DAC or sound card should have five primary characteristics: it should be inexpensive, compact, lightweight, glitch-free, and sound good. The $39 HiFiMAN HM-101 is the size of eight credit cards stacked together, weighs about the same as a pair of small earbuds, and works...
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
15 April 2012
  • Summary: This was the first piece of audio gear that I ever owned when I was venturing outside of what I could get from local electronics stores. I wanted to see if this would provide any difference with my RE-0 earbuds and my friend's ATH-M50.
  • Pros: Cheap, Portable, subtle warmth, good detail for the price
  • Cons: Average Value
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
15 April 2012
  • Summary: I bought this sound card to replace the Realtek set-up in my laptop, and it does a pretty good job. It's very small, it's easy to set-up, it provides powerful amplication, and has a much more accurate DAC than what is inbuilt in my laptop. But that hiss!
  • Pros: Good sound quality, well designed, easy to use
  • Cons: That hiss!
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
15 April 2012
  • Summary: This little soundcard is worth every penny you pay. It's a clean, well-designed, sturdy piece of equipment Sound-wise, it should be noted that this DAC is very warm. It takes airy, what some may consider "cold" sound of the typical built-in soundcard in most laptops and turns it into warm, smooth...
  • Pros: Clean, warm, small/portable
  • Cons: Not very spacious.
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
15 April 2012
  • Summary: Hifiman HM-101 Portable Sound Card An inexpensive way to turn any USB capable computer into a hifi station. So I received the HM101 and put it through some work. Package: Small, wow, comes with everything you need. It's so tiny. Key chain tiny. This is good.
  • Pros: Small, inexpensive, mobile, good design
  • Cons: Not constructed rigorously, some noise issues, bright
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HiFiMAN Express HM-101 Portable USB Soundcard Review

The Gadgeteer
24 March 2012
  • Conclusion: Update: Steve Guttenberg from CNET has named the Hifiman Express HM-101 one of his Top 10 audio bargains .
  • Pros: Extremely affordable, a good introduction to audiophile sound, Easy to use, Tiny
  • Cons: There are better DACs – but they cost more, Could be better made
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