HiFiMAN, a leading designer/manufacturer of highly acclaimed headphones and personal audio products, announced their HM-601 Slim, a remarkably small, lightweight, personal audio player. The new player, under the HiFiMAN Express brand, delivers audiophile performance that will drive most full-size headphones while handling major music formats. The HM-601 Slim will be shipping in January 2012 with an MSRP of $199 for 4GB and $249 for 8GB and is expandable up to 32GB. High-speed internet has enabled high quality lossless music files and Computer Audio, aka Digital Audio, and it’s one of the hottest ways music lovers are enjoying their favorite music. With 8Gb of memory on board, the compact HiFiMAN Express HM-601 Slim is a highly affordable yet remarkably musical player with a superb D/A converter and headphone amplifier. For use with a variety of headphones, a handy high/low Gain switch allows the player to drive most In Ear Monitors (IEM) and full size dynamic headphones. “We have been making high quality portable audio players for years and though our customers have always loved the way they sound, they told us they would like a great sounding player that was even lighter and smaller. And of course inexpensive too.” explained Dr. Fang Bian, Founder and President of HiFiMAN. “At less than one inch thick, and weighing only seven ounces, the HM-601 Slim is the answer and we believe portable music lovers will be very excited.” Key Features of the HiFiMAN HM-601 Slim: High performance - superb quality DAC and headphone amplifier Convenient – comes with either 4GB or GB 8Gb of storage already on board. Can be expanded with SD card up to 32GB. Compatible - can play most music formats including MP3, WAV, FLAC, AAC, Ogg-Vorbis and WMA Flexible - high/low gain switch can drive both high efficiency In Ear Monitors and most full-size headphones Comfortable – slim lightweight design is easy to carry. Will easily fit in a pocket or purse.