HiFiMAN unveiled their HM-101, a budget-priced, compact USB DAC that can improve the sound of typical audio products from desktop speakers, computer audio and headphones.
The HiFiMAN HM-101 boasts impressive specifications such as S/N ratio of 96dB, 0.07% THD and stereo crosstalk of 78dB. Yet it does it in a compact package less than 2-1/2″ long by 1-1/2″ wide and 1/2″ thick. Connections are simple with USB input and standard mini output for use with portable audio devices.
“A friend asked me to develop a DAC that everyone could afford yet would substantially improve the sound of any conventional audio product.” commented Dr. Fang Bian, Founder and President of HiFiMAN. “The result was the HM-101 which has exceeded even our high expectations. It is truly an affordable product for the masses yet with really good sound.”
- Frequency Response: 20 to 20k Hz
- THD: 0.07%
- S/N: 96 dB
- Stereo Crosstalk: 78 dB
- Headphone Amplifier Output:
- 62 mw at 36 Ohm
- 26 mw at 150 Ohm
- Dimension: 36 x 60.5 x 13.8 mm
Price and Availability
The HM-101 is available now for $39.
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 drivers.
HiFiMAN also owns and operates Head-Direct, an online webstore featuring the finest headphones and portable audio players available today, including HiFiMAN products.