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post #511 of 803
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Originally Posted by phlashbios View Post

 

Just a word of advice. I notice that you have received as part of the bundle with that, the same UK mains charger as I did. Mine was faulty on arrival, and out of curiosity before I binned it, I opened it up to see what sort of quality it was inside. It is absolute garbage in terms of its internal component quality and you should not let it near any of your electronic equipment. It also leaks RF like a sieve leaks water.

 

If you have a Kindle mains/USB charger or similar, then use that instead, you really don't want that adapter that ships with the C3, anywhere near any of your electronic equipment.


will any mains usb charger be ok with the c3? i have a decent motorola mains charger but do i need to worry about the output ma figures printed on the charger?

post #512 of 803
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Originally Posted by alphabetagaga View Post


will any mains usb charger be ok with the c3? i have a decent motorola mains charger but do i need to worry about the output ma figures printed on the charger?

I use my HTC charger adapter with the included USB cable with it and it works without any issues.
post #513 of 803

Anyone try the c3 with hifiman re262? Enough to drive?

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Also is bigbargains the cheapest buyer to purchase these from? Or is there somewhere cheaper.. I dont care if it takes longer to ship

post #515 of 803
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Originally Posted by suicidal_orange View Post

@alphabetagaga - One other thing that may/may not be something you care about is if you listen to albums which are gapless (no silence between the tracks).  If you do you'll experience a brief (but noticeable) gap between the tracks on the C3 and the only way to avoid this is to use a single flac file for each album and a cue for tags and so you can select next/previous track.

yes i remember doing that with the very first ipods before gapless was a feature, i think i did one long mp3 file back then. but don't remember being able to put tags in for next/previous track. is that done once the output file is created?

post #516 of 803
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Originally Posted by alphabetagaga View Post


will any mains usb charger be ok with the c3? i have a decent motorola mains charger but do i need to worry about the output ma figures printed on the charger?

 

Should be fine. If it's say 1000ma and your item you are charging only needs 350ma, then that is all it will draw from the 1000 available.

 

The reverse isn't true though, if you have a charger that has a 350ma output, but the thing you are charging needs 750ma, then it either won't charge at all, or it will overheat the charger while trying to pull more current than is available.

post #517 of 803
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Originally Posted by alphabetagaga View Post

yes i remember doing that with the very first ipods before gapless was a feature, i think i did one long mp3 file back then. but don't remember being able to put tags in for next/previous track. is that done once the output file is created?

Cue files are just text files (example below), the only way I've found to generate ones that work on my C3 is re-ripping the CD and making the files at the same time but it should be possible to make them later as it's just a list of names and the start time of the track within the file.  Probably one of the downsides of using Linux and there's a Windows program that will do it for you!  I've just experimented and they work with mp3s too.

 

Sample cue file (Click to show)

PERFORMER "Tool"

TITLE "Lateralus"
FILE "Tool - Lateralus.flac" WAVE
  TRACK 01 AUDIO
    TITLE "The Grudge"
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
  TRACK 02 AUDIO
    TITLE "Eon Blue Apocalypse"
    INDEX 01 08:36:20
  TRACK 03 AUDIO
    TITLE "The Patient"
    INDEX 01 09:41:00
  TRACK 04 AUDIO
    TITLE "Mantra"
    INDEX 01 16:54:72
  TRACK 05 AUDIO
    TITLE "Schism"
    INDEX 01 18:07:42
  TRACK 06 AUDIO
    TITLE "Parabol"
    INDEX 01 24:55:10
  TRACK 07 AUDIO
    TITLE "Parabola"
    INDEX 01 27:59:42
  TRACK 08 AUDIO
    TITLE "Ticks & Leeches"
    INDEX 01 34:03:07
  TRACK 09 AUDIO
    TITLE "Lateralus"
    INDEX 01 42:13:10
  TRACK 10 AUDIO
    TITLE "Disposition"
    INDEX 01 51:37:22
  TRACK 11 AUDIO
    TITLE "Reflection"
    INDEX 01 56:23:27
  TRACK 12 AUDIO
    TITLE "Triad"
    INDEX 01 67:31:05
  TRACK 13 AUDIO
    TITLE "Faaip De Oiad"
    INDEX 01 76:17:45

 


Edited by suicidal_orange - 11/3/12 at 5:38pm
post #518 of 803
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Originally Posted by JosephKim View Post

Also is bigbargains the cheapest buyer to purchase these from? Or is there somewhere cheaper.. I dont care if it takes longer to ship

Gonna go ahead and put a brief summary in case other people are curious too. Taobao is the Chinese version of Ebay. There are websites that translate taobao for you and work as middle men between you and sellers on taobao. You essentially tell the site "I want to buy this particular auction" and you send them the money (plus a comission of course). The website company buys the item, and has it shipped to them in China. Once they receive it, they contact you with the official shipping price. You then pay the shipping price and the website company ships the item to you. mistertao.com is one of these websites. You can find  C3s for about $80 + shipping on Taobao. The price will likely be ~$90-$100 if I had to imagine with US shipping. The sellers on taobao also include accessories though. For instance, some of them include personalized laser engraving, silicone protective case (can't find these anywhere except Taobao), screen protectors, memory cards, etc.


Edited by gambit300 - 11/3/12 at 6:07pm
post #519 of 803

@gambit

 

Sorry for the OT question, what express company do these agents use in shipping the items bought from taobao?EMS or FEDEX?

post #520 of 803
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Originally Posted by airomjosh View Post

@gambit

 

Sorry for the OT question, what express company do these agents use in shipping the items bought from taobao?EMS or FEDEX?

I'm sure that's gonna vary from agent to agent. Looking at mistertao, they allow you to choose China Air mail, or EMS. They are don't do any kind of flat shipping rates though. So you can get it shipped however you want, you're just gonna have to pay for it. I haven't actually ordered anything like this before, I have just been reading about it since someone else suggested it. I'll likely order sometime this week, a c3 and a Hakko 936 soldering station (they are cheap as heck on there!).

 

Islubio ordered this one http://www.mistertao.com/taobao-products/taobao-item-15901459904.html and his engraving came out nice. It's a few pages back.

post #521 of 803
I've been putting up with this for several days now and It needs to brought to attention. (was happening since day one but now my card is getting full it's a drama)

The track lists, when choosing album / track. Sometimes they start backwards when changing tracks or albums, other times they scroll left starting from the beginning, what happens is when the list scrolls from the right you can't read the beginning of the track or album name, (sometimes it scrolls left other times right) not sure if this was the plan but it's becoming a pain and costing me time and extra button presses, I simply can't see what I'm doing when they start from the end and scroll to the right (especially with long album names) The only way I can be sure the track tittle will be there once going in reverse is back right out to the beginning (TF) and go into the track lists again.

I'm sure others are having it happen and can probably explain better than me.


Needs to be fixed
Edited by H20Fidelity - 11/3/12 at 8:25pm
post #522 of 803
Thread Starter 

This has been mentioned since the start mate.  Simple solution is to look at the one above or bellow when your scrolling and not the highlighted one. 

post #523 of 803
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Originally Posted by stozzer123 View Post

This has been mentioned since the start mate.  Simple solution is to look at the one above or bellow when your scrolling and not the highlighted one. 

It's not crippling the player in anyway severely , it's hurting the UI though a touch. Be good if Colorlfy could update it out in the future.
post #524 of 803
Thread Starter 

Thinking about it logically for a second, in china some is read from right to left (top down) and thus will be set to scroll this way.  Since china is its main market and that nobody in the west was really interested in this player before this thread (and the english speaking market is not their intended audience with the c3) I dont see them of having cared before or having  had anyone mention it to them.  

post #525 of 803
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post


It's not crippling the player in anyway severely , it's hurting the UI though a touch. Be good if Colorlfy could update it out in the future.

Yup im sure if demand for them to add this feature if its possible for us westies is made known they would get on it.  But unless a lot of people take the time to do so and that, there are still very few of us in these parts using colorflys.

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