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post #211 of 356

Here you go.  Confucius say, "Lower expectations to avoid disappointment."  No USB DAC, no LO, no 24bit playback only upconversion.  blink.gif

 

Review.

post #212 of 356

As far as I know it can already play wav files up to 24 bit / 192 khz, and the ability to play flac files up to 24 bit / 192 khz will be added with a firmware update.  Same with the USB DAC functionality, seems that will be added with a firmware update, too.

post #213 of 356
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As far as I know it can already play wav files up to 24 bit / 192 khz, and the ability to play flac files up to 24 bit / 192 khz will be added with a firmware update.  Same with the USB DAC functionality, seems that will be added with a firmware update, too.



Well, I wouldn't hold my breath on a FW update from a boutique vendor like this any time soon.  Releasing this unfinished product also confirms my fears about the company to an extent.  I also haven't seen anything about it playing any native 24 bit format.  Even so, despite a more treble oriented signature from reports it apparently falls behind both the 60x and 801 in resolving power.  Hopefully I'll hear one soon enough to know but it doesn't sound like the 801 killer to me so far.  Is it actually doing gapless?  Don't recall any mention.

post #214 of 356

yes, it is not ready yet, let`s wait n see :D

post #215 of 356

Well, German Audio magazine claim in their review that it does play 24/192 WAV files from internal memory (Link: 3MB PDF).

 

But tbo, their review doesn't inspire much confidence at all: they picture a pristine FR-graph of the iPod Touch (!) at 32Ω while stating in the subsequent paragraph that the Colorfly has bass rolloff below 100Hz with 32Ω phones. confused.gif

post #216 of 356

A short review with wonderful photos over at Headfonia

http://www.headfonia.com/

post #217 of 356

as nice as it looks its a brick, no ifs or buts..even hifi-man looks a decent size next to it blink.gif

 

post #218 of 356
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as nice as it looks its a brick, no ifs or buts..even hifi-man looks a decent size next to it blink.gif

 



If I got it I would use it as a desktop transport. Never for portable use.

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Originally Posted by LevA View Post

as nice as it looks its a brick, no ifs or buts..even hifi-man looks a decent size next to it blink.gif

 



If I got it I would use it as a desktop transport. Never for portable use.


well, thats probably the only functional use for it..

though i would much prefer a modular set up for desktop, even though it would cost more.

 

one would be to have ipod classic + algorythm solo + amp 

 

with classic you get the space, or other alternatives such as ipad, iphone etc. and should be usable with future products with hopefully larger drives..better interface, more functions such as web browsing, video etc. 

 

algorhythm solo gives you a nice DAC or digital out for external DAC. granted it wont play 24 bit (limited by apple side and not the solo as far as I know)

 

amp for your own preference in SQ..

 

you can have these all run on battery so pretty good for transportable. also can use ipod (or ipod+amp) for portable use. 

 

of course, if you need FLAC support then this setup would be useless..

 

post #220 of 356

I own an Hifiman HM-801 and I'm quite happy with it, though I'm still interested in the Colorfly, because it has a digital out. That way it makes getting a JH-3A DSP amp more tempting. I think this will be my next upgrade in a year or so. 

It makes so much sense because I'm not just happy with the amount of bass the Hifiman delivers and I have to use the EQ to adjust to my taste. I guess I like the more colored sounds of an ipod.

post #221 of 356
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I own an Hifiman HM-801 and I'm quite happy with it, though I'm still interested in the Colorfly, because it has a digital out. That way it makes getting a JH-3A DSP amp more tempting. I think this will be my next upgrade in a year or so. 

It makes so much sense because I'm not just happy with the amount of bass the Hifiman delivers and I have to use the EQ to adjust to my taste. I guess I like the more colored sounds of an ipod.


The review on Headfonia above says it has less bass than the HM-801. It also doesn't have an adjustable EQ, just presets. One of them is bass, but it sound like the one on the S:flo2 that ruined the music (and I love bass.) Unless you could find some kind of portable EQ to use with the player, it may not work.

 

But if you are planning to use it with the JH-3A, that solves the bass problem, because the JH-3A has adjustable bass. It will also work nicely with the Coaxial S/PDIF outs on the player. 

 

The player looks awesome, too bad it is way out of my budget. 

post #222 of 356

I'm going to be trying the Colorfly this weekend with my JH-13s. Unfortunately I only have my iPod Shuffle 1st-generation and iPhone 4 to compare it to.

post #223 of 356

Couple of reviewers (impressions) in China say that the Colorfly is not suited for IEMs. The 1/8" jack has 'too much power'. They say the 1/4" jack, however, can drive the DT880 (impedance unsure) to very adequate levels.

post #224 of 356
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Couple of reviewers (impressions) in China say that the Colorfly is not suited for IEMs. The 1/8" jack has 'too much power'. They say the 1/4" jack, however, can drive the DT880 (impedance unsure) to very adequate levels.



Interesting! I was told at Jaben HK that the consensus was the Colorfly offered substantially lower driving power than the HM-801 with a more detailed output. I do have HF-2s in any case, and Jaben HK also has T1s, SM3s, and some other gear.

post #225 of 356
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It work with HD600 and DT880(32) should be well, and I don't know why It has two POs but don't have LO.~~

 

Do any one knows how to use the SPDIF of it?

 


A coaxial cable to a DAC that accepts S/PDIF in coaxial. Also, one of the digital ports is acually a digital in.
 

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