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post #1246 of 2111
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You can only shuffle files within x1 folder (you cannot shuffle folders) in the menu and repeat options try changing it to "All"

That's what I thought.  It's on all now.  I'll make sure it goes more than two songs without stopping.

post #1247 of 2111
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post


I think one should be aware C3 is very simple when it comes to organizing / selecting music. You turn it on simply greeted with two options 'Internal' and 'TF' you select one which takes you into folders on the player. When viewing these folders the screen is limited to but two lines only, (you can only see two folders at a time) which you can scroll through at speed. I will say for some reason C3's firmware sometimes makes long folder titles scroll backwards so you read the end first, instead of scrolling left to right it goes right to left, that is my main complaint with the player. However, if you back out to the first two options I mentioned above (internal / TF) and renter (which is simply two clicks away) they will scroll the correct way. It sounds complicated but really it's not. Putting music on C3 is very simple, drag & drop technic however if you're transferring to microsd card use a card reader, it's much faster.

As you can see, many people own the player and many of us dislike the UI especially at first, but really it's all about the sound and most overlook any flaws because the little thing just punches well above any iPod or Cowon player when sound quality is concerned. I even preferred C3 over HM-601. There's simply not much than go wrong with C3 because there's not much there in regards to UI in the first place.
 

Yeah I was watching a video that was pretty blurry and it looked simple. I am neurotic with my folders so all of the are artist > album and all of my file names are (track number) (track title). I usually like to listen to a full album at once, can I play all within a folder? How fast can you scroll through the options? Is it like .. click, wait two seconds, click... etc?

 

As I understand it, the C3 is pretty darn good for audiophiles price-wise, yeah? I'm not sure I'm ready to get something like the $350 HM-601. I wonder if the C3 will work with my HE-400 ... not required, of course, since I don't really use those on the go but it'd be nice.

 

Also again, anybody who has any idea of a 64GB microSD that is confirmed to work, that would be great.

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Yes, Once you open a folder and start track one C3 will play all files within that folder once, so it's the same as playing one album at a time, once it gets to the end (last track) it will stop. Folder / file scrolling is rather fast, I can scroll through 32GB of FLAC in about 8 seconds from A-Z back to A. HE-400 will be driven easily by C3 looking at the HE-400 specs.

64GB cards will work no problem, but they must be formatted to FAT32 to be compatible.
Edited by H20Fidelity - 5/14/13 at 8:40pm
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post

Yes, Once you open a folder and start track one C3 will play all files within that folder once, so it's the same as playing one album at a time, once it gets to the end (last track) it will stop. Folder / file scrolling is rather fast, I can scroll through 32GB of FLAC in about 8 seconds from A-Z back to A. HE-400 will be driven easily by C3 looking at the HE-400 specs.

64GB cards will work no problem, but they must be formatted to FAT32 to be compatible.

This seems to be "the" 64GB card. Even though it says SDXC, that shouldn't be a problem right? I think I'm sold on the C3. I need two, one for myself and my fiancee and I figure at least one of us will be happy with the C3. Maybe I'll get one of these and save up for something crazier a few months down the line.

post #1250 of 2111
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Originally Posted by ninjames View Post

This seems to be "the" 64GB card. Even though it says SDXC, that shouldn't be a problem right? I think I'm sold on the C3. I need two, one for myself and my fiancee and I figure at least one of us will be happy with the C3. Maybe I'll get one of these and save up for something crazier a few months down the line.

Yes, no problem SDXC cards will work, long as they're formatted. (FAT32)

C3 is a great little player, has excellent build quality, a metal chassis that gives it some weight and feels quality in hand. Sound is exceptional IMO, unbeatable against anything else out there for < $100, that includes iPod, Cowon, Sansa and other mainstream brands. The player has a real audiophile essence to it's signature, a specific flavour which sits very well. Instrument separation is strong as is soundstage width and imaging, most importantly C3 has good rhythm which gives soul to the music. Some audiophile focused players I've tried have excellent detailing levels, so much so they can sound aggressive but they lack a certain swing or beat to them so the end result can sound mechanical. C3 has it's own character which is enough to get your foot tapping to the music as everything works together to form presentation.

Battery will get you 15 - 18 hours running FLAC, it's just the UI section leaves a little to be desired.
Edited by H20Fidelity - 5/14/13 at 9:55pm
post #1251 of 2111
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post


Yes, no problem SDXC cards will work, long as they're formatted. (FAT32)

C3 is a great little player, has excellent build quality, a metal chassis that gives it some weight and feels quality in hand. Sound is exceptional IMO, unbeatable against anything else out there for < $100, that includes iPod, Cowon, Sansa and other mainstream brands. The player has a real audiophile essence to it's signature, a specific flavour which sits very well. Instrument separation is strong as is soundstage width and imaging, most importantly C3 has good rhythm which gives soul to the music. Some audiophile focused players I've tried have excellent detailing levels, so much so they can sound aggressive but they lack a certain swing or beat to them so the end result can sound mechanical. C3 has it's own character which is enough to get your foot tapping to the music as everything works together to form presentation.

Battery will get you 15 - 18 hours running FLAC, it's just the UI section leaves a little to be desired.

Sounds awesome. Thanks for all the help, I'll order one soon.

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Not sure if someone already mentioned this, but according to Mary from facebook, there will be a firmware upgrade available by the end of the week. 

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The new firmware is out!! Everything responds smoothly now. Really happy biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by jokerface View Post

The new firmware is out!! Everything responds smoothly now. Really happy biggrin.gif

May we have a link to this new firmware?

 

If it's the 1.0.0.3 one, that's old.


Edited by SkyBleu - 5/15/13 at 4:25am
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Originally Posted by jokerface View Post

The new firmware is out!! Everything responds smoothly now. Really happy biggrin.gif

 

what exactly this new firmware resolves from your experience? i am always sceptical about new firmware updates unless there is a good reason to do this.

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Website for Colorfly C3 stil lists the .3 firmware.  

post #1257 of 2111
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Originally Posted by SkyBleu View Post

May we have a link to this new firmware?

 

If it's the 1.0.0.3 one, that's old.

Sure! http://www.colorfly.net/ It's 1.0.0.6. Mary, who works at Colorfly posted the link on FB. 

*Edit: Oops. Shouldve just linked the download page. It's http://www.colorfly.net/down.html


Edited by jokerface - 5/15/13 at 8:11am
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Originally Posted by jokerface View Post

Sure! http://www.colorfly.net/ It's 1.0.0.6. Mary, who works at Colorfly posted the link on FB. 

Thanks mate:)

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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post

 

what exactly this new firmware resolves from your experience? i am always sceptical about new firmware updates unless there is a good reason to do this.

Of course, sound quality is the same. But it got rid of some clunky UI that C3 had. For example, the touchpad is much more sensitive now. Sadly, there still isn't a way to sort out the albums alphabetically, but I have high hopes. It only takes a few minutes so I don't see why you wont do it (unless if you don't have the tiny pin that you need in order to restart the system after update biggrin.gif )

post #1260 of 2111

Updated!

 

Things I noticed: UI remains the same, just as jokerface stated, the sensitivity has been improved. Other than that, have yet to notice anything else.

 

One thing though, the infamous "Interal Flash" typo has yet to been fixed, but that is of no importance, unless you're a grammar nazi. 

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