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Colorfly Pocket Hi-fi C4

Colorfly C4 compared to Nationite S:Flo 2 (Tekmod)

Sefelt103

Pros: 3D sound, durable, original ideas in device

Cons: user interface, expensive, not completely neutral

This is a review of the Colorfly’s (C4) occasionally compared to Nationite’s (S:Flo2) Tekmod. This is my impression of the two players (without using switching/volume matching equipment) through Sennheiser HD595 headphones. I have never used either of these players as portables with IEMs and this comparison relates to only home use. I won’t compare the build quality, as the C4 is a far more...
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affordable high-end DAP
affordable high-end DAP
Great Sound Quality but Let Down by its Archaic UI and Audible Hiss
Great Sound Quality but Let Down by its Archaic UI and Audible Hiss
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FiiO X5 High-res Portable Music Player

FiiO X5 High-res Portable Music Player

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COWON J3 32 GB Portable Media Player (Black)

COWON J3 32 GB Portable Media Player (Black)

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Apple iPod classic 160 GB Silver (7th Generation) NEWEST MODEL

Apple iPod classic 160 GB Silver (7th Generation) NEWEST MODEL

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HiSoundAudio RoCoo P

HiSoundAudio RoCoo P

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Colorfly Pocket Hi-fi C4

Colorfly Pocket Hi-fi C4

“ First of all I just want to put a caveat on the User Interface notion. At the end of the day, we are striving for sound and we all do crazy things to get the best, gripes about it are meaningless and in reality just spoils any review and we have all been spoiled by the iPod's UI, but an iPod sounds like a lump of clay, so with that done.   This is mind blowing, I have no idea why...” --Vespertine

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iBasso DX100 Reference DAP

iBasso DX100 Reference DAP

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100% Positive Reviews
SanDisk Sansa Clip+ 2 GB MP3 Player (Black)

SanDisk Sansa Clip+ 2 GB MP3 Player (Black)

“ Packaging   Sansa Clip+ player. USB interconnect cable to charge via PC and to transfer data. CD installer for Rhapsody. Earbuds.   Pros   It supports a lot of formats, even lossless formats. Very simple interface, easy to understand. Very good music playback. Definitely better than players around and even above it's price...” --koolkat

100% Positive Reviews
Studio V Anniversary Edition

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100% Positive Reviews
FiiO X3 Portable Music Player

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100% Positive Reviews
SanDisk Sansa Clip+ 8 GB MP3 Player (Black)

SanDisk Sansa Clip+ 8 GB MP3 Player (Black)

“I bought my Clip+ 8GB in December 2010 and paid £36.99. It was something of a distress purchase in that I bought it to replace another Sansa player, a Fuze, whose wheel type buttons had ceased to work. I used the player with the original firmware and I also installed Rockbox. I'll deal with notable points of each firmware. The hardware: It's cheap. This needn't be such a bad thing as in a...” --julian67

90% Positive Reviews
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