HiFiMAN Announces the HM-700 Portable Music Player

January 8, 2014


HiFiMAN, a leading designer/manufacturer of high performance headphones and portable audio products, introduced their smallest, lightest and most affordable player to date – the HM-700. The new player’s compact profile delivers big performance and sure to satisfy the value-oriented, music lover on the go.

The new HiFiMAN player features a balanced output delivering a wide, lifelike soundstage, something audiophiles will readily appreciate. To fully realize that benefit, HM-700 comes supplied with a balanced version of the company’s highly-acclaimed RE-400 in-ear phone. HM-700 plays most major music formats and offers 32GB of storage that will store 1000 lossless music files.

The HiFiMAN player is available now with an MSRP of $249 and $499 when paired with HiFiMAN’s flagship RE-600 in-ear phones in a balanced design.

HiFiMAN HM-700 Portable Music Player

The HiFiMAN HM-700 adopts an integrated design where the screen and control keys are cleverly disguised for a clean, uncluttered appearance. Yet the player’s intuitive user interface is easy to set up and operate. For added convenience, the HM-700 is compact measuring a mere four inches by two inches and less than a half inch high. Weight without ear-phones, is just less than three ounces so the user will hardly know they have the player with them.

For extended playback time, the HM-700 utilizes a Lithium battery, which will last up to fifteen hours between recharging. When re-charging is necessary, that can be easily accomplished via the player’s USB port to any PC using the supplied USB cable.

According to HiFiMAN Founder and President, Dr. Fang Bian, “Starting with our HM-801 many years ago, HiFiMAN pioneered the high-res portable music player and we are still a category leader around the world. Though we are mostly known for state-of-the-art high performance players, we also had requests for a player that was compact, super light, easy to use and affordable. The HM-700 is our answer and with its balanced output it produces an impressive soundstage with great musicality.”

Dr. Bian went on to add, “To make the player even more exciting, we include a balanced version of our RE-400 in-ear phone. The RE-400 has had outstanding reviews and is considered one of the best in-ear phones in its class. By combining RE-400 and HM-700 together, the customer is assured that they will have a perfectly matched player and earphone.

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-700

• Smallest, lightest HiFiMAN player to date. Weighs less than 3 ounces.
• Balanced output design for expanded, lifelike soundstage
• Comes supplied with balanced version of highly-acclaimed RE-400 in-ear phones
• Accepts major audio formats
• Easy to set up, Simple to operate
• Extended playback time up to 15 hours. Easy charging via USB port.

Source: Press Release