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today i have spoken with colorfly germany. this information is defently wrong. the colofly c4 plays native max. 24 bit 192 khz. there is no downsampling. 

 

regards 

mario

post #242 of 249

Yesterday I got a solution how to restore a bricked CK4. People who need the info can ask me privately.

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Originally Posted by Mpmusik View Post
 

today i have spoken with colorfly germany. this information is defently wrong. the colofly c4 plays native max. 24 bit 192 khz. there is no downsampling. 

 

regards 

mario


They are talking out of thier ****. Again. They just say that like some chant. I kept saying to them that 192kHz isn't correctly supported and they constatly repeated that it plays 24/192. Thier customer service is just one guy at a desk who is senior in the company and makes things up depending on his mood. After a week of arguing with them I gave up.  They honestly don't care about providing what they advertise.

 

And it's a great shame because the ck4+ is a great little device. One of my favourites in fact

post #244 of 249

So it does downsample? How do you know? What does it downsample to?

post #245 of 249

And as I seek to find a DAP for me I find threads and ask this question: 

Does this player possess fidelity in its playback (is it neutral, transparent, and detailed?) 

 

I'm on the quest for a neutral sound.

 

I'd LOVE to hear more of your thoughts on this player.

post #246 of 249
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Originally Posted by Sonic Atrocity View Post
 

And as I seek to find a DAP for me I find threads and ask this question: 

Does this player possess fidelity in its playback (is it neutral, transparent, and detailed?) 

 

I'm on the quest for a neutral sound.

 

I'd LOVE to hear more of your thoughts on this player.


I found CK4 to sound a little cool from neutral personally, just a fraction bright, with good detail and impressive clarity levels. If you do not like charging your device every day, then avoid CK4. 6-8 hour run times with FLAC. I couldn't handle being it's personal slave catering the hunger levels. Do not overlook Colorfly C3 either, I happily kept C3, sold CK4. 


Edited by H20Fidelity - 4/5/14 at 4:07am
post #247 of 249
Oh yeah, did you find the c3 neutral? I don't mind charging every day. smily_headphones1.gif
post #248 of 249
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I found CK4 to sound a little cool from neutral personally, just a fraction bright, with good detail and impressive clarity levels. If you do not like charging your device every day, then avoid CK4. 6-8 hour run times with FLAC. I couldn't handle being it's personal slave catering the hunger levels. Do not overlook Colorfly C3 either, I happily kept C3, sold CK4. 

importantly did you found x5 better then the c3?

i mean will you switch over to the x5?


Edited by sbose - 4/5/14 at 9:29am
post #249 of 249
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Oh yeah, did you find the c3 neutral? I don't mind charging every day. smily_headphones1.gif


C3 is fairly neutral, more balanced than CK4 to my ears. However C3 also suffers some low end roll off with low impedance IEM's though much less then CK4 which can be a real issue. Here is a review I did on the two players:

 http://www.head-fi.org/t/638415/colorfly-c3-vs-colorfly-ck4-comparison-true-portable-hifi-sound

 

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importantly did you found x5 better then the c3?

i mean will you switch over to the x5?


Yes, X5 is better than C3, especially from a usability approach, power output and SQ, X5  also costs around $250 USD more. The thing about C3 is... even though higher end players may beat it outright in SQ it doesn't so much depend on that factor because the little Colorfly has it's own flavour of sound, possesses it's own individual signature making it unique. That's what makes me keep it.

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