HIDIZS AP80 PRO PLAYER REVIEW — CLEVER PROPHYLAXIS

Paul Dmitryev  |  October 7, 2020

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PRO players continue to increase in their abundance and now we have a budget PRO solution from Hidizs — AP80 Pro.

In fact, Hidizs have been pioneers with the idea of PRO version of players, remember their AP60 Pro player. This time the logic is the same for their bestseller — AP80. This compact player is for those who love neutral sound and it has gained much recognition and has also been manufactured as a limited edition in steel and copper versions. Now it is the time for an update and the developers have decided not to change the good things, so they have only tuned sound: there are two DACs instead of one and as a result a balanced output for those who need more power. The pricing is the same — AP80 Pro comes in the place of regular AP80, so it costs 170 USD while non-pro version becomes even more affordable.

Specifications
Processor: Ingenic X1000
DAC: 2 × ES9218P
Frequency range: 20 Hz – 90 kHz (±3 dB)
Output power (per channel): 75 mWt @ 32Ω single ended, 190 @ 32Ω balanced
Signal/noise ratio: 119 dB single ended, 120 dB balanced
THD + Noise: 0.0015%
Dynamic range: 115 dB single ended, 116 dB balanced
Channel separation: 70 dB single ended, 98 dB balanced
Recommended impedance load: 8Ω – 200Ω
Bluetooth: 4.2 with support for SBC, aptX, LDAC and HiBy Link
Screen: touch, 2.45″ IPS, 480 × 360
Memory card: MicroSD up to 512 Gb
Format support: DSD (DSF, DFF, ISO), APE, AIFF, FLAC, WAV, WMA (lossy and lossless), MP3, AAC, OGG
Max resolution support: 384 kHz/32 bit, DSD256
USB: Type-C with support for USB DAC, USB OTG and USB Audio
Battery: 800 mAh
Playback time: up to 13 hours single ended, up to 9 hours balanced
Charging time: ~1 hours
Dimensions: 61 mm × 56 mm × 14 mm
Weight: 68 g (aluminum version)

Accessories and packaging
The packaging is minimal: regular black cardboard with simple printing. Inside there is a player and the following accessories:
silicone case
protective films
USB cable for charging and connection
MicroUSB cable for external DACs and mobile phones

It is good to note the extra cable, not that it is too much needed, but extra care is always good.

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