HiFiMAN Introduces HM-802 Reference Music Player

Descendant of Company’s HM-901, New Player Delivers Audiophile Grade Sound At a More Affordable Price

CES Las Vegas, NV January 6, 2013 -– HiFiMAN, a leading designer/manufacturer of high performance headphones and portable audio products, introduced a new high-end portable music player, the HM-802. Based on the successful sonic formula of the company’s landmark HM-901, the HiFiMAN HM-802 achieves its lower price point by use of the proven Wolfson Dual DAC chip.

Like the HM-901, HM-802 shares the same user interface, high performance step attenuator and rugged design. All amp cards and cable connections are also interchangeable. In addition to offering best-in-class sound quality, the new HiFiMAN player accepts a wide array of audio formats, is expandable and easy to operate. HM-802 is available now with an MSRP of $699.


HM-802 High Resolution Music player

Among the key features of HM-700 are:

  • Wolfson WM8740 Dual DAC chip
  • Upsampling to 24/192
  • Accepts most lossless audio formats, including Apple lossless
  • Step potentiometer for the volume control
  • TAICHI UI for fast response and simplicity of operation
  • Sleek design with robust case made of high-tech composites
  • Expandable including amplifier card
  • Digital input/output and USB decoding through optional docking station
  • Gapless playback (will support via firmware upgrading)


According to HiFiMAN Founder and President, Dr. Fang Bian, “The best technology and great sound is only as good as the user’s ability to operate their device and access their music, quickly and easily. Along with great sound, ease of use has been a high priority in designing our portable players and the HM-802 is no exception. For example, on the User Interface for the HM-901, you’ll notice that the buttons and a rotating navigation menu cleverly comprise the main interface. The innovative TAICHI UI and high quality volume controller also add value and performance to the entire operating system.”

HM-802 Specifications:
Music Formats: most major formats including WAV, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, AAC, APE. Also supports playing DSD (DFF) files.

Distortion: less than 0.003%

S/N: 107dB

Stereo crosstalk: 86 dB (line output), 72 dB (balanced headphone output)

Supplied Accessories:

  • The player
  • Power supply
  • Amplifier card
  • Extension socket (Line out, coax input, coax output, USB cable, charge port)


HiFiMAN will be exhibiting at CES 2014 in # 6238 at the LVCC North Hall and at the Venetian in Suite 30-331. In addition to the new players, on display and demonstration will be the entire line of HiFiMAN award-winning full-size headphones, in-ear phones and headphone amplifiers.

Key Features of the HiFiMAN HM-802:

  • Sound quality comparable to reference digital playback systems
  • Accepts most major audio formats
  • Easy to set up, Simple to operate
  • Expandable – additional modules available


About HiFiMAN
Founded by Dr. Fang Bian in 2007, HiFiMAN is widely regarded as one of the leading manufacturers of high performance headphones and portable audio products in the world. HiFiMAN is especially known for its critically-acclaimed Planar-Magnetic headphones that feature state-of-the-art driver technology. The company also designs and manufactures best-in-class dynamic in-ear phones that have also garnered awards and rave reviews.

HiFiMAN also owns and operates Head-Direct, an online webstore featuring the finest headphones and portable audio players available today, including HiFiMAN products.

Dr. Fang Bian, Founder and President
E-HiFiMAN mail: [email protected]ifiman.com
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