Colorfly Pocket Hi-fi C4 Reviews

Positive Reviews




Pros: Sound Quality, Build Quality, Micro SD slot for as much expansion as you could ever want, 6.7mm Jack, Output Options.

Cons: There are no Cons if you can afford it and are an Audiophile

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 this product is not more widely known about and that sales are not massive.   It could very well be the final word, and it has been kicking around for a while, it needs some more attention as I recently discovered. Like an ancient text, its truths can not be denied.   I am tempted to...
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Negative Reviews


I don't understand whats the fuss all about


Pros: can't even list anything except cool appearance

Cons: size, build quality, sound quality, UI

Bought it some time ago, based on user reviews. Straight out of the box it seemed huge, especially compared to my old Cowon D2. Also, sound was awful. Granted, I don't have large hi-fi cans, only IEM's, AL iM716 and now I bought UE pro-s. So, I let the player burn in. For 3 weeks straight. I also let my new burn in. After that, my Colorfly sounded a bit better, but it still didn't sound much better than my old D2. I tried to manage sound settings, but there's no possibility for custom setting, so I had to settle with pre-settings. Which is a huge minus. Also build quality, I had it on the shelf for 3 weeks and I carried it with me once and it already has several...
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More Reviews


Colorfly HiFi C4 vs. HM801


Pros: Superior sound and build quality

Cons: UI features

Having had a chance to play around with the Colorfly C4 for a little over a week now, I have to say I am quite impressed.  I also own the Hifiman801 unit so I've been doing some comparing of these two as well.   Let me just say, up front, my biases are towards sound quality over user interface and drag-and-drop file ease over being tethered to any software requirements.   Really, for me, if the sound quality is spectacular I can almost live with a command line prompt for a user interface and I've already spend about half of my adult life waiting for software interfaces to load songs (incorrectly, often), so I'll add them myself, thank you very much.  ...
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Colorfly C4 compared to Nationite S:Flo 2 (Tekmod)


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 expensive player than the S:Flo2 ever was. In their user interfaces both have several issues, the cheaper S:Flo2 suffers more in this respect than the C4. The C4 presents files in memory as a simple folder structure but forgets to select anything (either a folder or a song) by default. So you need to...
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Great sound, but poor design


Pros: Amazing Sonic Quality, very traspnarent. Retro look, plethora of features, and crafting

Cons: User Interface, general usability, some build issues, price, I/O crowding

The Colorfly C4 Pro is a solid device for people that want a desktop replacement they can move around or take with them. It boasts up to 96GB’s of storage at the moment and comes with all the bells and whistles you would want from a desktop unit. The unit sounds fantastic, and comes equipped with a simple UI for file navigation. The C4 does fall a bit flat in the areas of build quality, and has a few physical and software usability issues. While these don’t play much into the device considering its desktop niche target, I would still like a $799 DAP to be perfected more.   Overall, while the Colorfly C4 Pro costs a pretty penny, it allows you to bring top quality audio playback and...
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One of the best portable players out there


Pros: Cool looks, no stupid interface for transferring files, amazing SQ for the price

Cons: Only accepts WAV as hi-res, long transfer time, too much power for my IEMs, long burn in process, the digital connections doesn't accept HQ cable.

I got my player in January, but it has taken me a long long time to enjoy it. The burn in process is very long so you better let it play for at least one week prior to listening. My player was extremely siblant, but has settled over time. I even had to go back to the original cable. It was too painful to listen to. Still need more time to get rid of the last siblance. It probably has something to do with my IEMs which has a 119dB sensitivity. I can move the slider about 5mm, then the volume is where it's supposed to be. I use the 1/4 jack with an adapter since it sounds better and more powerful. Might have to put a resistor or something in between to get more dynamics. The...
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It's that good = I'd even pay double the price IMHO


Pros: It just sounds so so so good it'll keep amazing you !

Cons: Baterry Life Not Great, But hey theres a downside 2 nearly everything IMHO

BTW I'm from Scotland so I paid £555.00 for mine, not $555.00 THXU   1st off lets get this out the way then eh ; Baterry life isn't great & TBH with you it was never ever going to be great unless they made it bigger by giving it a higher capacity battery making it bigger, so you kind of know this from day 1 that loud amazing sound comes at the cost of battery drain   Now where to begin hmmzzz... FLAC/ WAV Playback is just outstanding with your chosen cans, I'm not going into sound descriptions as each to their own as each have their fav cans, lets just say this then = This thing has sounded amazing with any Cans I've tried it with & I have tried several to try ...
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Definitely recommendable, but with some build quality issues


Pros: Excellent sound and design

Cons: Some build quality issues

My player has basically 2 build quality flaws: 1- there seems to be something loose inside of it; I can only notice it if I shake it; and 2- the "up" arrow doesn't always work correctly; it is tricky to press it correctly. But the sound quality is phenomenal. I agree with all the good reviews.   I can't seem to be able to add to the comments section. Answering AmberOzL: just yesterday I used it from having a full battery until it depleted and it lasted about 4 hours; but my files were a mix of FLAC, WAV and MP3.

Can't Stop Listening To It!


Pros: Amazing Sound Quality

Cons: UI

(Price in $'s is approximate)   I use this player with my Beyerdynamic T5p headphones. What an awesom portable rig :-) The clarity and purity of thew sound is amazing. This player may lack in some areas, but so far the most important part, sound quality, is unbeatable by anything else that I have heard.

Amazing portable HI-fi


Pros: Sound quality

  Just amazing!  It sound very uncolored and very deitailed with my Sennheiser HD598. Interface is plain simple, if do you want a cool interface buy an iPod. This is really all about sound quality. It worth the price. Very satisfied!

Expensive but WORTHY


Pros: Wide sound field

Cons: Really short battery life ToT

When I first got this huge wooden-copper box, I was shocked by its classical appearance, and more by its wide sound field and clear details (my headphone is AKG K514). As a hifi player designed purely for music, its sound surely worths the high price. Below are my experiences of listening to various music with it.   First is about my favourite album, Sam Lavine's Hifi Sax (WAV). When starting to play the " I Will Always Love You", the opening background can be told to be far away from the piano and sound crispy. Unlike IPC, C4 tears the last barrier between the music and my ears; the sound came out was not at all limited or sticky. Then the saxophone starts to play;...
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Pros: The sound is full, detailed and amazing!!

Cons: If price isn't an issue get it

I got both hifiman 801 and the colorfly c4 to try out. Sorry to say but I couldn't tell any difference between my iPod classic and that. The c4 on the other hand just blew my mind!! Sound is amazing!! I'm not audiophile but try both hifiman and c4 side by side and you'll see yourself how amazing this player is!! Dont listen to people who say it isn't good!! Try it out for yourself!