When In Manila and you seek for a quality audio player that will be small enough, interfaced simply and only for music, gives really good audio quality, as well as good capacity for your huge music library, I can vouch myself for the Hisoundaudio RoCoo P to be one of the main contenders. Having a very small form factor, beautiful design, extremely simple interfaced, compatibility with lossless music, very clean sounding DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) chip and a powerful internal amplifier. The Hisoundaudio RoCoo P is definitely my staple on-the-go portable HiFi player in my pocket, instead of carrying an amplifier around with my iPod which makes my set-up a size of a sandwich and needing a bag. I can leave my iPod set-up for flights, long travels or for my home set-up. The Hisoundaudio RoCoo P is small yet has a powerful and gorgeous sounding internal amplifier and DAC that you would not need an amplifier to maximize your HiFi earphones, headphones and music files. Unless you’re using a high impedance headphone of course, then you can add an amplifier to the mix to give additional boost.
Oooh cool looking buttons!
Build/Packaging: The packaging of the Hisoundaudio RoCoo P is just a simple brown cardboard box like packaging that has the Hisoundaudio RoCoo P placed in between a black cloth with a “VIP” card which is the warranty card. Somehow resembles a sophisticated packaging, very contrasting to the box it has which simply looks like a cardboard box. Upon removal of the Hisoundaudio RoCoo P and removing the 1st layer of the box, you are presented with 3 more small cardboard boxes which houses the Hisoundaudio PAA-1 earphone that comes with the Hisoundaudio RoCoo P, the USB cable and the main charger where you use the USB cable for charging with. So to say, the packaging isn’t really something. I would have suggested the box to be at least black to retain uniform with where the Hisoundaudio RoCoo P is seated. I would also have loved it if the packaging had a pouch to protect the Hisoundaudio RoCoo P since the design of the Hisoundaudio RoCoo P looks like it would be quite delicate to bumps and scratches.
No way I’ll be having any scratches on this. Makes me weary to put an amp at the back.
Talking about the design of the Hisoundaudio RoCoo P, I like how the body seems similar to an iPhone’s front and back facade with that glassy design. The whole design of the Hisoundaudio RoCoo P from the lines, brushed sides, glassy front and back, and the black and silver fashion reminds me of a sophisticated ambiance with wine on the side and having the Hisoundaudio RoCoo P as music source to that sophisticated man’s relaxation period. Fantastic design but then, it seems to look a little fragile. I’m not sure, but I wouldn’t even dare try and waste how it looks.
Very simple and easy to learn interface. Took me around a minute to learn the works.
Earphone amplifier : Hisound’s proprietory HiFi amplifier
Frequency Response: 10Hz-21kHz (earphone)
Sensitivity (dB): 105dB (earphone ),
Impedance: 32 ohm earphone (earphone )
Power-Handling: 80mW peak / 5mW rated (earphone)
Memory capacity: 4G＋expanding SD card slot.
Card Compatibility: Micro SD, HCSD,
Battery capacity: 600Ma rechargeable Li-ion battery
Compatible formats：MP3, WMA, WAV,Flac, OGG, AAC
Screen: 1 inch OLED
UI Operation: Mechanical key button operation (one-hand and blind operation capability)
USB type: mini USB 2.0
Dimension：81.85mm L x 50mm W x 20.65 (MM)
Amazing, the Hisoundaudio RoCoo P has a lot of synergy with many IEMs and headphones that I have tested. It’s actually like cheating already since even not that good sounding earphones or headphones start to show some shine. Not all IEMs or headphones, but most if not a lot. The main characteristic of the Hisoundaudio RoCoo P is leaned a little more towards the lower regions, but don’t get me wrong. The highs have sparkle and extension and the mids are really well detailed and are not left out at all. The soundstage of the Hisoundaudio RoCoo P is wide and instrument separation is above average. Every instrument is placed well and noticeably. You can pin-point every single instrument and distinguish where it is located around you. The details are fantastic! I had an iMod before, basically that’s an iPod Video modded with capacitors to bypass the internal amplifier so that the amplifier that your iPod will use mainly is your external amplifier. For quite a time, I deemed it as the best portable player until I got myself a CypherLabs AlgoRhythm Solo which is an external DAC that bypasses the internal amplifier and internal DAC of newer generations of iPods and Apple devices. During that time, I got rid of my iMod to buy the last and latest iPod Classic. As to what my brain and ears remember with long relationship with the iMod, putting it against the Hisoundaudio RoCoo P would give it a not so far losing mark. With the iMod, it tends to sometimes over-do the treble or get the treble too hot. I also noticed that the RoCoo P had a more forward presented vocals and the resolution is a bit more cleaner. The Hisoundaudio RoCoo P may just be a 4GB player compared to my iMod which was an 80GB version, but the Hisoundaudio RoCoo P has a micro SD card slot which allows the size to be flexible and conveniently swap-able. Storage is flexible, and sound is hands down better. Which will you choose right? No doubt the Hisoundaudio RoCoo P specially if you’d like to get HiFi sound without much need to strap an amplifier to your player, unless you’re going for the CypherLabs AlgoRhythm route which does sound much much better but is waaaaaay more expensive. As of my current set-up, my iPod Classic matched with the CypherLabs AlgoRhythm Solo will stay for long travels, flights and for home use due to its much larger size. While the Hisoundaudio RoCoo P will be my staple on-the-go audiophile haven due to how small, simple to pocket and already capable internal amplifier that it has. Honestly, I got hooked with the Hisoundaudio RoCoo P! It has been my go-to player every time I don’t want to bring out my full set-up or when I just need a good audio source to lug around. The size and capability is really good. Makes me wonder how the higher quality Hisoundaudio Studio V would perform. The Hisoundaudio RoCoo P retails for P7,490.
The Micro SD card slot and USB input. Those 2 holes at the sides are light indicators.
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Hisoundaudio RoCoo P: beautiful, simple interfaced true quality HiFi audio player