Hello everyone. This is my first thread on here, been a member for about a week so, hope i do alright.
As a student (age 18) I like my music as I have a commute every morning. I have a samsung Galaxy S3 and wanted something a little more dedicated to play my music with.
I read up about the Colorfly C3 and became intrigued by the company and its massive C4 model, but couldn't quite afford that yet. So I decided to invest in their smaller cheaper option.
Anyway, yesterday the fed ex man arrived with a package containing my C3 from AMP3. The first thing you will see is the presentation of the product. (this matters to me) From just seeing the box I knew this wouldn't be cheap tat. Upon fully opening the box and removing the C3 I noticed the solid feel of the device. This thing has some weight to it considering its size. Which for some is good. I feel I could drop this a few times and it would last up. (its build quality is comparable to iPhone 5)
Powering on the C3 with a short hold of the only button it has and the capacitive touch buttons light up in a sequence and the words Colorfly C3 appear. I added various formats of music. And began to listen. The interface isn't too hard to use. yes the screen is small, but i could find anything I wanted quickly. Now something important I have noticed. When I play flac files on here they sound amazing. But when I play standard MP3, you can instantly see a difference. I know this is an obvious difference but on my phone you cant tell the difference. So I would recommend you start ripping your CD's in flac if you haven't already(assuming your reading this because you want one) The sound is very full and delivers a good level of bass depending on your music taste it seems to vary. There is no speaker on the device but i don't find it necessary
I will be re-ripping my music in flac as once I heard the difference now I cannot ignore it. I have yet to try WAV files.
Battery life seems fairly average. But would have expected better since the player is so small yet heavy. Playing Flac on 75% I got around 9 hours so I would assume a charge every 3 days or so.
Sometimes I get play error! on screen which is confusing as the files do play after I re-select them. I suspect this is a firmware issue and hopefully Colorfly will rectify this.
My main reason for purchase was that I was trying the company, and will be buying the C4 early next year. And will be selling my C3 when that time comes. Anyone who wants a PM about this when it comes around message me and ill follow that up.
Overall I am happy with the player. It does what its supposed to very well and can forgive some quirky firmware as I know this will be sorted. Top audio from high end files and build quality is beyond any other MP3 player. (makes ipod touch feel a bit cheap)
(DONT BUY THIS, if your wanting an all singing all dancing device this plays music - Nothing else) but my I add, it does it very well.
thanks for reading, If theres anything else you want to know please post and ill do my best to answer.
Edited by AudioJunki3 - 10/25/12 at 11:33pm