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post #1486 of 2183
All about the sound Wayne, none of those fancy features here. With the lack of features and options C3 would of died months ago, but the SQ wins everyone over. You'll get good build quality though, holds some weight to it.
Edited by H20Fidelity - 7/10/13 at 8:17am
post #1487 of 2183
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

One thing I would miss is the lack of auto-turn off for when falling asleep.

But something that I don't know that I can live without is playlist handling. I have a "favorites" playlist that I often listen too. It contains a lot of songs, so the idea of copying them to a separate folder does not appeal to me as it would waste precious card space. Darn.

 

I've used Rockbox long enough now that I couldn't live without having it on at least one player....too many useful options I can't live without.

So I know exactly what you're saying here.smile.gif

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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post

All about the sound Wayne, none of those fancy features here. With the lack of features and options C3 would of died months ago, but the SQ wins everyone over. You'll get good build quality though, holds some weight to it.

 

Maybe the answer is for Wayne to grab a C3 as an additional player to what he already has? That way his preferred features could be available when needed...and hey, you can't have too many DAPs, right? (says the guy with seven of them)wink.gif

post #1488 of 2183
I was thinking that, expand Wayne's inventory! The solution we've been looking for. One more DAP never hurt anyone. I actually own more players than earphones currently!
post #1489 of 2183

Yeah, the c3 should be in everyone's inventory for its price. And honestly who cares about playlists when you can just swap cards. I have my main folder on two 32GB class 10 cards and a small 8GB for my gym playlist folder. And I just keep the spare cards behind the c3 coz I use it with the silicone case and it's quite easy to stash cards underneath it biggrin.gif

post #1490 of 2183

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Originally Posted by olddude View Post

The unit can be set to play through once and then stop.  It will act "off," even if it is not.  However, with the battery life of this thing that shouldn't be a problem.  Just charge it at night while listening to it, or do it when you go to work.  I also have a favorites file.  I keep it on a card.  You can swap out cards easily.  Coming from an iPhone, the GUI was a real turnoff for me.  But the sound quality was worth it as a trade-off for that.  

 

Thanks..

 

 

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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

Yeah, the c3 should be in everyone's inventory for its price. And honestly who cares about playlists when you can just swap cards. I have my main folder on two 32GB class 10 cards and a small 8GB for my gym playlist folder. And I just keep the spare cards behind the c3 coz I use it with the silicone case and it's quite easy to stash cards underneath it biggrin.gif

 

Good tip. I was about to inquire about how you guys don't lose your cards and that's what I needed to read. That would work :)

 

When you have your favourites in one folder (on one card), what would be the easiest/best way to get the songs sorted by artist, album and track? Do the files names have to be manipulated to accomplish that? If so, then I would have to figure out how to do that.

 

One more question.. you can shuffle the songs within one folder, correct?

 

Thanks!

post #1491 of 2183
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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

Yeah, the c3 should be in everyone's inventory for its price. And honestly who cares about playlists when you can just swap cards. I have my main folder on two 32GB class 10 cards and a small 8GB for my gym playlist folder. And I just keep the spare cards behind the c3 coz I use it with the silicone case and it's quite easy to stash cards underneath it biggrin.gif

+1
post #1492 of 2183

Fwiw, I am getting precariously close to cancelling my X3 preorder and getting the C3 instead. The X3 might sound as good or better with my H-200`s, but I think I`d rather just go with the C3+BH combo that I know will sound awesome with the H-200`s.

 

If anyone thinks that is a silly idea, speak now or forever hold your peace! :)

 

I`m looking at ordering through this ebay store (to Canada):

post #1493 of 2183
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

Fwiw, I am getting precariously close to cancelling my X3 preorder and getting the C3 instead. The X3 might sound as good or better with my H-200`s, but I think I`d rather just go with the C3+BH combo that I know will sound awesome with the H-200`s.

 

If anyone thinks that is a silly idea, speak now or forever hold your peace! :)

 

I`m looking at ordering through this ebay store (to Canada):

Well, if I was in you place I would probably get a c3 now and wait till the end of the year for the X5. On another hand, the x3 has a lot of extra features like a lot bigger screen, better UI, separate amp section, line-out (to connect your BH if you feel the need) and don't underestimate the power of hardware buttons unless you've git ninja skills like me and can operate the c3 without looking ph34r.gif . Decisions, decisions...

post #1494 of 2183

Shuffle is an option you can choose from the menu.  It will shuffle any folder's contents until/unless you choose another Play option (All, or Repeat, for example).  

 

My folders are listed by artist and/or artist/album.  If it is a compilation folder, I just take off the track numbers before the name to avoid having five #1s.

 

A good way to go is to make a single WAV file with a cue (FLAC doesn't work well this way) for each folder.  Or you can leave the songs "loose" within the folder.  One thing to be aware of is that sometime you may have a track you got somewhere that has too high a bitrate and it will not play.  You will know when that happens.  Once you get files that play perfectly, it's rare to have a lockup.  If you do, just pop out the card and reinsert it.  

 

Other than that, if the machine goes dark and you think you broke it, just insert a pin (like from a shirt) in the little hole just above the headphone out jack.  It will reset the device.  We've all had this happen, just know that when it does, you don't need to freak/panic.  Slender pin in hole, push down for 5-10 seconds, it will reset.  This thing is a tank, it just has a minimalistic GUI.  Sound, especially with the CH, is superb.

post #1495 of 2183

@kova4a, what about "tell me what I want to hear" don't you understand lol! But your thoughts about getting the C3 now and waiting for other options is good.

 

@olddude, all excellent info! Thanks!

 

Regarding this...

 

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Originally Posted by olddude View Post

A good way to go is to make a single WAV file with a cue (FLAC doesn't work well this way) for each folder.  Or you can leave the songs "loose" within the folder.  One thing to be aware of is that sometime you may have a track you got somewhere that has too high a bitrate and it will not play.  You will know when that happens.  Once you get files that play perfectly, it's rare to have a lockup.  If you do, just pop out the card and reinsert it.  

 

I am not familiar with the WAV/cue method, so I will probably leave them loose. Most of my songs are at 320 kbps, but some of my mp3 files are higher than 320 kbps, and of course my flac files are.

 

What is "too high a bitrate"?

post #1496 of 2183
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

 

 

 

 

I am not familiar with the WAV/cue method, so I will probably leave them loose. Most of my songs are at 320 kbps, but some of my mp3 files are higher than 320 kbps, and of course my flac files are.

 

What is "too high a bitrate"?

MP3 can't go above 320....you sure they're not AAC? 

post #1497 of 2183
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

MP3 can't go above 320....you sure they're not AAC? 

Your likely right but MP3/LAMe has a 'Free Format" that can go higher. C:\Program Files\Illustrate\dBpoweramp\Help\dMC\mp3lame.html

post #1498 of 2183
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Originally Posted by goodvibes View Post

Your likely right but MP3/LAMe has a 'Free Format" that can go higher. C:\Program Files\Illustrate\dBpoweramp\Help\dMC\mp3lame.html

I use the LAME encoder myself, and I've never seen it go beyond 320.....confused_face_2.gif

http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=LAME


Edited by Achmedisdead - 7/10/13 at 5:43pm
post #1499 of 2183

Depends where your music files come from.  If you are ripping from CDs, should be no issue.  If you are getting them somewhere else, you may find yourself with a file that won't play.  No biggie.On a Mac, I simply convert my CD rips using XLD (free, open source) to WAV (it will also do FLAC).  I can make each song a single file, or make the entire album a single file with a "cue" that contains the info for each song (space between, etc.).  Either way, you can shuffle the songs or play straight through.  I started out using FLAC, but have converted to WAV, even though WAV takes up more space than FLAC.  (I still have loose FLAC files in some folders, and they do work fine.)

 

If you use a Windows machine, Google should tell you how to create WAV/FLAC whatever.  Just keep in mind, better files, better sound.  For instance, I won't use anything MP3, even on my iPhone.  Not much point in using high-end player/buds and then lower-quality sound files.  Not that I want to start a compressed/not compressed discussion here.

post #1500 of 2183

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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

MP3 can't go above 320....you sure they're not AAC? 

 

Right - they are ACC. An issue? If so, I don't have too many of them.

 

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Originally Posted by olddude View Post

Depends where your music files come from.  If you are ripping from CDs, should be no issue.  If you are getting them somewhere else, you may find yourself with a file that won't play.  No biggie.On a Mac, I simply convert my CD rips using XLD (free, open source) to WAV (it will also do FLAC).  I can make each song a single file, or make the entire album a single file with a "cue" that contains the info for each song (space between, etc.).  Either way, you can shuffle the songs or play straight through.  I started out using FLAC, but have converted to WAV, even though WAV takes up more space than FLAC.  (I still have loose FLAC files in some folders, and they do work fine.)

 

If you use a Windows machine, Google should tell you how to create WAV/FLAC whatever.  Just keep in mind, better files, better sound.  For instance, I won't use anything MP3, even on my iPhone.  Not much point in using high-end player/buds and then lower-quality sound files.  Not that I want to start a compressed/not compressed discussion here.

 

Thanks again. And sure, let's get this thread locked up with a compressed/not compressed all out war, er, discussion lol! I spent a bit of time in the below "discussion", but it got locked out:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/570621/flac-vs-320-mp3/495#post_9409605

 

Anyway, I came away thinking that I'll get everything to lossless some day -  once they come out with reasonably priced 1TB microsd cards lol - but for now I'm OK with 320 kbps mp3 files. I'm not really sure that my ears are good enough to tell the difference anyway. If disk space wasn't a concern for me though, I would rather listen to flac files (and they are the ones I listen to on my laptop, even though I don't have a lot of them converted to flac yet).

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