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post #451 of 2947

ipod has great UI but average sound quality. Amping it does help but its still not up to snuff IMO and taking into consideration the bomb you have to carry around and the premium price. It's not worth it IMO.
 

post #452 of 2947
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

ipod has great UI but average sound quality. Amping it does help but its still not up to snuff IMO and taking into consideration the bomb you have to carry around and the premium price. It's not worth it IMO.
 


I agree with you totally, but I might have to point out that, there is one exception. Ipod and Sony PHA-1, good sound and good value. Colorfly C4 level I would say.

post #453 of 2947
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Originally Posted by czqdtc View Post


I agree with you totally, but I might have to point out that, there is one exception. Ipod and Sony PHA-1, good sound and good value. Colorfly C4 level I would say.


How much is that Sony PHA-1? Does it have low output impedance? What about the size? I thought it was a bomb as well with an ipod? Still the C4 is a bomb itself though lol :P.

post #454 of 2947
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How much is that Sony PHA-1? Does it have low output impedance? What about the size? I thought it was a bomb as well with an ipod? Still the C4 is a bomb itself though lol :P.

 

 

based on pics, i dont think the c4 is any bigger than the dx100 biggrin.gif

post #455 of 2947
Here's a photo that should help.

post #456 of 2947

We would be carrying bomb rigs anyway, might as well not go half way and carry the best sounding bomb we can muster

post #457 of 2947
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We would be carrying bomb rigs anyway, might as well not go half way and carry the best sounding bomb we can muster

 

 

lol i like your attitude biggrin.gif

post #458 of 2947

Just saying if our rig have passed the size of a big mac,  might as well go all the way

post #459 of 2947
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based on pics, i dont think the c4 is any bigger than the dx100 biggrin.gif

The C4 does look a tad bigger than the DX100 in this pick :P Maybe slightly wider.

 

post #460 of 2947
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

The C4 does look a tad bigger than the DX100 in this pick :P Maybe slightly wider.

 

 

 

oh wow, i already have friends asking me what "that big thing" is when im using my dx100, did not expect the c4 to be bigger... eek.gif

post #461 of 2947
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oh wow, i already have friends asking me what "that big thing" is when im using my dx100, did not expect the c4 to be bigger... eek.gif


Well if you look at the Hifiman 801 as well it is also a tad bigger :P.

post #462 of 2947
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

The C4 does look a tad bigger than the DX100 in this pick :P Maybe slightly wider.


Hey, isn't that my pix from last June's Tokyo Head-Fi meet at ExpatInJapan's home?? I miss my UM Merlin's Scooby Doo.
post #463 of 2947

It must be scooby's twin brother ;)...
 

post #464 of 2947
I laugh at all the size talk, just as on the Terra player I laugh at all the talk of no display! Why? Well, your looking at a fully paid up old bugger her, old enough to have owned the first walkman cassette player, old enough to have owned their first portable CD player as well. I wonder how you youngn's would cope with having to wind cassette tape back each time tou wanted to repeat a song or guess how far you are on the tape to find the next song? Or with the Cd player having to walk carefully as the CD would skip, oh and having to carry an A4 sized folder weighing several kilos filled with CD's so you can have a twenty album library on the go!

I started to write that half as a joke but the further I went with it the more I realized I am as glad I am old enough to remember such things as it makes me oh so more gratefully to the folks who have come up with what we have now, perspective is a great thing and all of this is oh so much cheaper now, even the high end stuff!

To think,thirty years ago whilst I was busy compiling songs from vinyl onto a tape that would be my compilation of favorite tunes for the train ride to college on Monday and that took me the better part of two hours to do, that someone from thirty years in the future would show up with something tiny in comparison that contained almost the full wall of my vinyl collection in studio master tape quality AND with tiny things that dissapeared in the ears and magically produced a wider soundstage than my Tannoys!

Well I probably would have run out into te street crying Witch, Witch!!
post #465 of 2947
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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post

I laugh at all the size talk, just as on the Terra player I laugh at all the talk of no display! Why? Well, your looking at a fully paid up old bugger her, old enough to have owned the first walkman cassette player, old enough to have owned their first portable CD player as well. I wonder how you youngn's would cope with having to wind cassette tape back each time tou wanted to repeat a song or guess how far you are on the tape to find the next song? Or with the Cd player having to walk carefully as the CD would skip, oh and having to carry an A4 sized folder weighing several kilos filled with CD's so you can have a twenty album library on the go!

I started to write that half as a joke but the further I went with it the more I realized I am as glad I am old enough to remember such things as it makes me oh so more gratefully to the folks who have come up with what we have now, perspective is a great thing and all of this is oh so much cheaper now, even the high end stuff!

To think,thirty years ago whilst I was busy compiling songs from vinyl onto a tape that would be my compilation of favorite tunes for the train ride to college on Monday and that took me the better part of two hours to do, that someone from thirty years in the future would show up with something tiny in comparison that contained almost the full wall of my vinyl collection in studio master tape quality AND with tiny things that dissapeared in the ears and magically produced a wider soundstage than my Tannoys!

Well I probably would have run out into te street crying Witch, Witch!!
yes I used a huge walkman as a kid and my first tv had.mechanical buttons and three channels, but that does not mean I want to carry a brick today if I can avoid it.
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