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HIFI WALKER H2 High Resolution DAP Lossless Bluetooth FLAC WAV Digital Audio Player Portable with 16GB microsd Card and HD Audio Earphone (H2 High Resolution DAP)
- Delivers in-depth detailed high resolution audio. Supports distortion-free hifi music with all popular file format of Flac, Wav, WMA, MP3 and Native DSD (up to 128 bit/5.6 MHz) using the famous Texas Instruments Burr Brown PCM5102 DAC
- 2-way Bluetooth 4.0 supporting high-definition wireless audio (Qualcomm aptX). Either work as a sender delivers signal or as a receiver to amplify music wirelessly.
- MicroSD slot supports up to 256GB and USB OTG provided for enormous storage expansion. System can handle up to 14,999 music files. Small size slides easily into and out of any pocket. Perfect to carry.
- Easily navigate through the scroll wheel. Intuitively controls Play/Pause and Next/Previous with 1 finger. Line out and earphone out ports for flexible usage including in car auxiliary cable or a home audio system
- High-grade zinc alloy chassis lends the player its high quality, sturdy protection. 16GB MicroSD card and a pair of high resolution earphone included.
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Specifications: Model: H2 Dimensions: 90*55*15mm Product Weight: 152g Display: 2.0 Inches 320*240 TFT Display Battery: 1300mAH/3.7V Li-ion Battery. Micro USB 5V/1A Input Supported Audio File Format: DSF (2.8MHz/ 1bit) (DSD) DFF (2.8MHz/ 1bit)(DSD) WAV (192KHz/64bit) APE (192KHz/24 bit) FLAC（192KHz/24bit） MP3（48KHz/16bit） WMA (192KHz/24bit) OGG(48KHz/16bit) Aif（Aiff） (384KHz/32 bit) AAC（48KHz/16bit） THD: <0.008% SNR: 103dB@1KHz，±2dB Frequency Response Range: 20Hz-20KHz Nominal Impedance: 8 ~ 150 Ohm Headphone Port: 3.5mm Port
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The device supports up to 256 Gigabytes of SD card which is plenty. But then the indexing system limits itself to 15 thousand songs. With MP3s of an average of 5 Megabytes, an SD card of that size allows 50 thousand songs. Only to be capped to 15 thousand by a firmware limitation.
Firmware is really what hampers an otherwise great piece of hardware. When I first started the device with MP3s on SD card present, it would not show any titles in the Category menue. A toggling of the "Music-Scan" option (from automatic to manual and back) did not do a thing. This feature, by the way, is not even explained in the English language manual. It is mentioned in the German one, but not explained. Following suggestions on this site, I removed and re-inserted the SD card - which did the trick. It found the expected number of titles (my library still contains less than 15 thousand, thank you very much). Having to remove and re-insert the SD on a life device is counter intuitive. Anyone who knows a little about transactions and filesystems would instinctively avoid doing such a thing.
At this point I was able to browse by category as most of my MP3 files contain IDv3 tags. Selecting the Artist item, one is able to select one of the albums of said artists. Selecting Album gives a flat list of all albums on the device. It would be marvelous to be able to jump by character of alphabet, as scrolling hundreds of items is tiresome. But still this feature is useable. Then we get to Genre. A per genre flat list of files. Are you kidding? Maybe here we got the reason for the limit of 15 thousand titles. The batterie would run out before scrolling to the end .... Clearly not a well thought out feature. There is no category "Release Year" which I greatly miss.
All this could be solved by well designed firmware.
The user manual does not really deserve that term. It is very brief and does not touch key points like "Music-Scan". It is fair, paper copies being kept brief. The 16 GByte SD card which was kindly included in the kit, contains PDFs for various language manuals. One had hoped these were more detailed. Not so. The published did not even have the decency to create proper books. The PDFs are a single page - like for a flyer. One has to zoom to individual topics to be able to read - what is a identical copy of the paper booklet supplied in the first place.
Summary: great device let down by badly thought out firmware and insufficient documentation.
*Une bien grosse tartine épaisse et lourde, certes (alliage zinc), mais solide : 90*55*15mm pour 150g.
*Mise en route en 8 secondes après l’allumage. Petite Led bleue de fonctionnement.
*Molette uniquement rotative crantée pour dérouler les menus, dépourvus des touches directionnelles, manquant de fluidité aux toutes premières manipulations (légère sensation grippée)… avec le temps, elle me semble plus souple/précise après rodage.
*Ecran 2pcs 320x240 de moindre qualité que mon Fuze, en raison d’une visibilité contenue dans un axe restreint avec des angles qui se bouchent légèrement (écran TFT oblige) mais le piqué reste bon et contrasté. En lecture, il fait la part belle à la pochette de l’album placée en fond, au détriment des informations qui défilent en minuscules, mal optimisé (photo2).
Lisibilité améliorée en désactivant cette affichage de l’album et privilégiant un affichage neutre thème A, dommage, mais au bon vouloir de chacun (Photo3). Possibilité de créer son propre fond d’écran au format 260*160 selon consignes du manuel d’utilisation (pas testé).
*Haut volume (y’en a sous la pédale, en-deça de 30/100 ça me suffit).
*2 niveaux de gain : certainement pour s'adapter aux impédances de vos écouteurs, sinon « Haut » en milieu urbain, « Faible » pour des écoutes nocturnes/calmes permettant un réglage plus précis à bas volume : Sur ce dernier point, j’aurais préféré un réglage plus fin et progressif sur les tous premiers paliers de 2 à 5 (1/100 coupe le son, donc inutile) particulièrement utilisé pour mes écoutes nocturnes.
*Volume à l'allumage mémorisable, plutôt pratique !
*Possibilité à l’allumage de reprendre l’écoute à l’endroit où vous en étiez… ou pas.
*L’équaliseur s/OFF offre un son optimal, assez équilibré, aéré et puissant. (plus de relief, plus percutant et détaillé que mon Fuze, et avec des basses profondes)
*L’équaliseur activé (perso, jazz, rock, …) n’améliore rien, sensation inédite ! Le traitement-son est destructeur, rendant les réajustements compliqués. Le gain sur une bande se fait au détriment d’une autre, en atrophiant les bandes voisines. Le son n’est plus naturel et perd en relief, sensation bizarre en rien comparable avec celui du SANSA FUZE qui me permettait de rattraper la signature sonore des écouteurs utilisés. Peut-être une question d’habitude à l’oreille. Au final, le réglage par défaut est le meilleur qui soit.
* Parfois quelques micros-parasites-électronique au passage entre morceaux, indépendant du volume, reste quasi imperceptibles et certains ne le percevront pas (comme mon père, et cf retours d’autres utilisateurs n’en faisant pas état). Mais il est vrai que mon type d’écoute à très bas-volume trahit ce « tchac » d’un quart de seconde de type pose de diamant sur vinyle, ce qui engendre des transitions pas très propres, quelle que soit la qualité de la source (MP3/320kps ou FLAC). Mais ce n’est pas systématique, ni rédhibitoire.
*Fonction Bluetooth AptX 4.0 : Ok si l’appareil appairé est compatible.
*Bonne ergonomie générale. Traduction française parfois hasardeuse :-)
*Recherche simplifiée en sélectionnant une initiale seulement : peut faciliter la recherche mais limité si on a des milliers de fichiers.
*Plug&Play sur windows10, transfert rapide des dossiers par copié-glissé, sans problème.
*Aucun souci de compatibilité avec ma carte Samsung EVO-Plus C10 U3 de 64Gb.
*Batterie 1300mAh (20 à 24h d’écoute) – Recharge complète en un peu plus de 3h (à 5V et 1A)
*CHARGEUR NON FOURNI : respectez les caractéristiques recommandées de 5V/1A pour une charge lente qui préservera la longévité de la batterie.
*Fourni avec films de protection collés sur l’écran et face arrière (utilisable en l’état mais provisoire).
Dans la boite :
-1 câble 50 cm USB-A vers micro-USB (format téléphone très universel)
-1 carte SDHC 16Gb (introduite dans le H2) et sur laquelle sont enregistrés les manuels d’utilisation multi-langues dont français + logiciel initial
-1 casque symétrique en Y, modèle HIFI-WALKER A2 (dépourvu de micro/commande...contrairement au A1 qui en est équipé) de bonne facture, délivrant de beaux haut-mediums : 16 Ohms, sensibilité 110dB, puissance nominale 2mW, bornier Or. Fournis avec 3 tailles d’embouts, manque une taille XS pour ma part, mais la forme des embouts est standard donc échangeables. Câble de 1,20m renforcés mais sensible aux frottements, peu adaptés en usage nomade ou sportif. Nécessite un petit rodage pour des basses plus présentes, sinon courbe modifiable en faisant quelques modif dessus pour calmer les aigus (voir internet sur cette petite astuce ! --- > "HIFI WALKER A1 (modded)").
J'aurais préféré en outre une fiche jack en L, et pas droite qui accentue l'encombrement, mais rien de grave.
Lecteur livré avec le dernier firmware à jour V1.2 (2018) offrant les améliorations suivantes :
1) RECHERCHE RAPIDE en choisissant la première lettre d’une chanson, d’un artiste, etc. Si aucune étiquette d'identification n'est disponible, le H2 utilisera la première lettre du nom de fichier. Allez dans [Catégorie] - [Chansons] puis dans le liste MAINTENEZ APPUYÉ LA TOUCHE « MENU » pour choisir une lettre/initiale.
2) MODE VERROUILLAGE enfin disponible : Automatique après quelques secondes (paramétrable) sinon en appuyant sur le bouton d'alimentation pour éteindre l'écran. Tous les autres boutons sont maintenant verrouillés, y compris le bouton de volume. Appuyez de nouveau sur le bouton d'alimentation pour réactiver l'appareil et allumer l'écran.
3) 3 TAILLES DE POLICES différentes pour le menu est maintenant disponible.
Allez dans [Réglage Système] - [Taille de la police]. [Petite] ou [Moyenne] ou [Grande]
4) Taille de la couverture de l'album re-conçu. Maintenant, il est presque en plein écran.
5) Mode de jeu unique est maintenant disponible. La musique s'arrête et revient à la page de menu précédente après avoir joué une chanson.
La traduction française des libellés parfois approximative !
Acheté en promo, une belle affaire depuis les correctifs du firmware V1.2 révélateur du sérieux de la firme HifiWalker, et notamment à travers sa correspondance et sa réactivité suite à un échange pour défaut. Garantie couverte et SAV exemplaire.
Le H2 aurait été abouti si... dépourvu de son traitement-son perfectible de l’équaliseur en mode personnalisable, l'absence de la radio FM, la recherche simplifiée par une simple,et unique initiale, et sans ces crépitements-parasites entre les morceaux auxquels je suis SEUL sensible … ce qu'il lui coûte son ultime étoile pour un excellent rapport Q/P ;-p
UI - 4/5 the v1.2 firmware locks all buttons when the screen is off, including volume control which is a shame, general navigation is OK but the scroll wheel can't be described as smooth, getting back to the main menu from the play screen requires multiple clicks of the back button, it's not terrible but not much better than most Chinese players. The player screen has been updated so album art fills it, it's not great in the way it presents track information but does the job. The screen itself is a basic LCD display with poor viewing angles. Navigation is quick, with no noticeable slowdown even when accessing a full 128gb card.
Sound 5/5 - it's not audiophile quality but is great for a portable DAP, it's on the warm side of neutral, instrument separation and depth are good, vocals are excellent, there's no real sparkle at the high end. It will easily drive efficient IEMs/earbuds.
Battery 3/5 - battery life is solid, but nowhere near the amount claimed, I tested using 16bit FLAC and 320kbps mp3s, it lasted 13.5hrs before it shut down, that was with both gapless and Bluetooth off, volume 30-40 on low gain. Most devices around the same price mark with dedicated DAC and amp advertise 8-15hrs so this isn't bad, just nowhere near what Hifi Walker claim.
Connectivity 4/5 - Bluetooth range is very good, was unable to get it to receive an aptx stream though, line out works fine, although it does distort badly on my car stereo which hasn't happened with other players, have ordered an in line resistor to see if this resolves it as it sounds fine on other equipment.
Overall 4/5 - it does what it says, it plays music and does it well, it's got the same quirks a lot of Chinese players do, so it will infuriate some expecting a polished experience.
I paid £79 for the player from Amazon.co.uk which I would say is a pretty fair price for what you're getting (it costs more than this for the Eros Q direct from China). I had the Agptek H3 previously but had to return it as what they did to the firmware was truly awful, but it did have Hiby link support which is great, the Aigo Q supports this so perhaps Hifi Walker will include it in a firmware update, although it would reduce battery life even further.
Additional Information: I installed the Aigo Q firmware to see what difference it made, v1.7 removes the full screen album art and prevents button lock when the screen is off, similar to v1.1 of Hifi Walker's firmware. In addition to this there is one significant change, Hiby Link is supported so you can control the device via Bluetooth from an Android phone, this is hugely beneficial if you use the device wired into speakers and want to control it from the other side of the room. You can return to HW's 1.2 firmware if preferred, although using the Aigo firmware would be at user's own risk I'd imagine. I actually prefer v1.7 as being able to control the locked device in my pocket is good and the buttons don't get pressed too easily by accident and Hiby Link is a fantastic feature for me.
Same through my beyer headphones, and goes very loud. Has gain option for almost twice the volume, gap less playback, and a separate line out for connection to a stereo or car aux. Receives and transmits blue tooth at high quality too. All the things I need are on this player. No WiFi no hassle no bullsh#t. Easy to use, sounds hifi, goes louder than you will ever need it to go, and you can make the screen letters bigger which is handy as the screen is very small.
Very pleased with this tiny player, a case will be needed tho due to its shiny bits. In all a well built machine, good battery life, easy to transfer music to and easy to use, and sounds great through whatever you listen to it on and whatever you listen to.
Amazon service top notch as usual.
Also the in ear buds that come with it really are good high quality sounding in ear headphones. Iv bought 3 pairs the last 2 years, all over £60, all are either uncomfortable, sound awful, or a combination of the two. These are my best yet and they’re free. Bonus
The build quality is solid, the response from the buttons is spot on, the scroll wheel is far superior in feel than that of another mp3 player I have (you don’t feel that you could put your finger through it) however you can actually navigate round the units’ settings without using the scroll wheel, the back and forward buttons do the same thing. Switching the unit on and off can be a bit fiddly.
The sound quality from this mp3 player via the supplied earbuds is superb. Unfortunately, one size of earbud does not fit all, so if these earbuds don’t suit you, you’ll need to source a decent alternative to get the benefit of the sound quality.
I contacted the seller prior to purchase to clarify if this item was simply drag and drop on a MAC in order to get the music on to the player. Other sellers have claimed this drag and drop feature but when asked it turns out you need a card reader to drag and drop music if you are using a MAC, to me this is time consuming and not convenient. I was relieved to learn from the seller that it is drag and drop on a MAC as I want to get away from a fruit that desires to take over the world, music transfer is a breeze!!
I have a five-year-old tablet that links with my car DAB radio via Bluetooth, version 3 I think, and all the info is sent, i.e. album, artist and song title, unfortunately the Bluetooth version on this mp3 player does not send any information, everything comes up as unknown, this is a huge disappointment. The quality of the sound sent to my car stereo, and a Bluetooth speaker that I have paired it to is not great and nothing like that of my older tablet / version of Bluetooth. I contacted the seller about the Bluetooth function (track information etc., .not the sound quality) and they confirmed that this is known to them, as to whether this will be, or can be, updated in the future via a firmware update, is unknown to me at the time of writing this review as the seller’s answer was vague.
The shuffle feature is limited to any song in any order from the folder you choose to start the shuffle with before it moves randomly to any / all the folders you have put on the supplied memory card, thus playing the folders in any order, again this shuffle arrangement is disappointing, as to whether this can, or will be, updated with a future firmware update is also vague. The seller’s advice was to create play lists, to me, this defeats the purpose of a true shuffle feature.
Once the MP3 players display screen has “gone out” the unit automatically goes in to the “hold” position, something I’ve never needed before, it is something that can not be over ridden and a nuisance for obvious reasons, you have to press the on/off button to activate the controls, then eventually the mp3 player returns back to the hold position. The seller says that they are aware of this issue which is with their R&D department and it will be fixed in a future firmware update, again there was no indication as to when this firmware update might be available as these things take time, yeah, yeah, yeah!!
I also asked the seller when the case would be available in the UK and asked if it was “a clear full face” as the picture on the Amazon web site looked as though it was open faced. They told me the mp3 player was completely protected and the case would be available in the UK sometime, the delay was down to logistics? I ordered one from the USA, total cost was about £22’s, it took two weeks to arrive, no problem with logistics there then, I’m disappointed to inform that the front display of the player is not protected from possible scratches, as it is an open case, the quality of the case appears to be good, only had it for a few weeks as some reviews say the stitching unravels through use.
Can’t really comment on the battery life as I keep it fully charged but I doubt if it is as long as they claim it to be, you will need your own wall plug or if you are not in a hurry a computer, to charge this mp3 player.
Although disappointed with the Bluetooth feature, the shuffle function and the automatic hold situation - the sound quality, to me, is worth the sacrifice / inconvenience. It’s like everything else in life, once you purchase something, the grass always appears to be greener on the other side – however I’ll never know as I’m keeping this, happy listening!!
H2 Walker looks good. Easy to use and to navigate all the options and settings. Simple to load songs onto. All you do is drag and drop from the computer.
Plus the walker comes with 16gb card and earphones with spare buds.
Used as a portable to begin with, the sound quality of .dsf (SACD) tracks, using the supplied headphones, was spectacular.
Intrigued, I plugged it into my main system (Linn Aktiv Keltiks) and was gobsmacked.
It has now replaced my Oppo 103 player for digital and in some instances, used in preference to my LP12.
It sounds more like good analogue than digital.
Pink Floyd - DSOTM
Pink Floyd - WYWH
Genesis - Selling England By The Pound
Roxy Music - Avalon
The Doobie Brothers - What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits
All discs were ripped with Sony Playstation.
Highly recommended player at cheap as chips price.
As the player was out of warranty, I didn't bother to seek a replacement. Bought a Sony Walkman instead - so much better anyway.
Build quality is good, it's weighty and nicely finished. There are a couple of problems that keep it from five stars.
The firmware has a few quirks. For example, pressing the menu button whilst a album is playing brings up the menus behind the album art (or just the playing screen) so only a few scrolling characters are visible. Others already mentioned include having to reinsert the sd card to index the tracks and the rather awkward search etc.
The scroll wheel, on mine at least, doesn't feel particularly smooth - just a little stiffer than ideal.
The back glass looks slightly scratched on the inside surface, so when the light catches it fine marks are visible - it'll be hidden by a case but not quite as premium as it should be..
Battery is not replaceable -as is often the case (sadly) - but it means the device has a limited lifespan.
The sound is very good though - very very good!