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post #61 of 181

thanks for your comments. if separation is great, i'll probably go for c3, but at least will go through other people's comments and other reviews on the net before finalizing.


Edited by shn11 - 10/21/12 at 12:54am
post #62 of 181
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i hope someone does an rmaa or some other test over c3 for such things to settle once and for all

http://www.markuskraus.com/RMAA/ColorflyC3/data.htm
http://www.markuskraus.com/RMAA/hm602/data.htm
Edited by skamp - 10/21/12 at 10:36am
post #63 of 181
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yes i'm thinking of trying all three and is there anything eles anyone can recommend in the 150-250 price range? any player any brand?
 

post #64 of 181
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yes i'm thinking of trying all three and is there anything eles anyone can recommend in the 150-250 price range? any player any brand?
 

FiiO X3 might come out nice if you're willing to wait for about half a year.

post #65 of 181
That is quite a long wait, and to buy something blindly is a risk not many people would be willing to take. Average person likes to see at least 5 positive reviews before making the jump, or at least I do hehe
post #66 of 181

If it's really out in March, I'm sure there'll be no shortage of feedback by April. But it is a long wait regardless, so maybe it's a good idea to start trying out those three players. Should be fun anyway.

post #67 of 181
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the fiio looks nice i might buy it during the summer just to try it but i need something soon my ipod is close to death i can tell i have 3 dead pixels. im also looking at cowons what about them?
 

post #68 of 181

I like my D2+. Great battery, pretty powerful, good format support, Rockbox is not finished but quite functional (even leaving crossfade and gapless alone, I feel like Rockbox sounds better with my GMP 8.35 than the original firmware, which for me, in comparison, sounds overly bright and has little instrument separation).

But as far as I know, Cowons are not in the same league as the players you're comparing. They're convenient, they sound better than most of the mass-market DAPs, but that's about that. I'm not sure that upgrading from D2 to some or all of these players would be worth the money (maybe I'd be better off buying an amp instead), but if I was looking for a new player now, I wouldn't be looking at Cowons.

 

UP: then again, they sound better than iPods, I guess. But why bother when Colorfly C3 is better sounding (presumably) and cheaper :)


Edited by hoichi - 10/21/12 at 4:54pm
post #69 of 181
I've owned a D2+, it sounded ok, but I never grasped what everyone saw in it, was kind of mechanical and an ageing sound to me, like something that was cool in 2006 or something (excuse the abruptness) I did like the design and layout considering people pick on the UI bu sold it grabbing a C2 instead which was a fairly noticeable upgrade to my ears, much nicer sound.

The D2+ just never really impressed me. It will remain popular because of rockbox support I guess.
post #70 of 181
Thread Starter 

any other players? or brands i should look for?

post #71 of 181
Thread Starter 

and what about the cowon x9,z2,d3,s9,o2?

post #72 of 181
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The D2+ just never really impressed me. It will remain popular because of rockbox support I guess.

Did you use Rockbox with it? I hear a huge difference in sound signature. And yeah, I bought it because of Rockbox support :)


Edited by hoichi - 10/22/12 at 7:46am
post #73 of 181
Thread Starter 

any other players? or brands i should look for?

post #74 of 181
There is really not much more in the audiophile section mate. smily_headphones1.gif

I'm about to order my c3 from a seller in US. biggrin.gif

EDIT: Ordered an 8GB Colorfly C3 from bigbargainsonline ebay seller based in Hong Kong. Recommended in the C3 review thread.

Only cost me £83 including delivery. Hopefully it will come next week.
Edited by Lifted Andreas - 10/24/12 at 8:45am
post #75 of 181
Thread Starter 

so my only options are hifiman colorfly and hisoundaudio?

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