Not an employee, not fanatical and the can's are not mine (I never said they were). They belong to a mate of mine in London and he has a C/F too. Look at my profile photo and what you see is his bedroom rig (C/F at top). It appears folk are still making assumptions. I am not here to sell the C/F and I accept the point about it's looks, that's subjective. My mate has many Hi End cans including the ones in the photo as well as Dennon 7000 and Ultrasone 10's and about eighty pairs of top IEM's. He's the fanatical one.Want more photo's?
My comment re HD800's not working was based on a post from another forum. Fact, there are many incorrect posts, people believe (in general) what they read and so I think it only right to correct these mistakes where I see them, I've done the same thing over my car, many times, a Volvo C30.
Joonbug makes a good point saying he would not buy one for it's looks but for it's sound quality. That's the reason I bought one and the reason I defend it. Like I have already said, if any one else has one of these then I would respect their opinion but so far; zilch. I also agree with Joonbug about uping their game, the C/F is not perfect but it does give the best sound quality from an entirely self contained player and I for one don't want to carry DAc's and Amps about. Perhaps the new CK4 will have more mass appeal and it should be half the price, who knows but I'll get one anyway.
All my comments re C/F are based on personal experience over many months and fact, so far who else can say that? A confession, I think my QL 350 out performs the C/F at 16/44 when both are feeding into a static system because the QL has a dedicated line out and that's what I would like to see on the C/F. I think the new CK4 has this option but not certain.
What the C/F has done for me, is reinvigorate my love of music and inspired me to look more closely at the quality of downloads and file formats, it has taught me something. My Volvo has an upgraded sound system with USB and so now I can simply put quality 16/44 WAV files onto a memory stick and I'm off. No need to use iPod or C/F. and no CD's all over the car! Don't laugh, I am 62 years old, retired and probably way behind you guys in my knowledge of all things Hi Fi and besides, I have many other interests to occupy my time, like building speakers and messing up the home!
Sorry if my posts offend some folk but surely you would all find posts more usefull if they were based on user experience, not hearsay and assumptions?