HiFiMan launched their smallest, lightest and cheapest portable audio player. The HM-700 features a balanced output which HiFiMan say will deliver a wide and lifelike soundstage and comes with a balanced version of the company’s RE-400 in ear monitors. The new player will play most of the most well known formats and it has 32GB of storage. Price will be $249 with the RE-400 IEMs or $499 with the company’s flagship RE-600 IEMs.
HiFiMan say the user interface is intuitive and easy to use and that the screen and controls are “disguised” to give an uncluttered feel to the unit.
The Lithium battery should provide up to fifteen hours of playback and recharging is done via the USB port being connected to a PC.