Something strange happened with my C3 a few nights ago.
I'd been listening to an album with Westone 4 (very good pairing btw). I fell asleep half way through and woke up to silence because the album had finished, though when I went to turn my C3 off it had already done so. Im not sure exactly when it turned off, it wasn't flat, nor had it frozen, maybe after the last track? I was rather surprised, nor can I work out why exactly. As we're aware C3 does not have any auto shutdown feature....
Westone 4 / C3 are probably the best I have heard both the little Colorfly and IEM perform, they rock me to sleep with ease these last few nights. For some reason jumping from Cowon J3 to Colorfly C3 with W4 is a big
difference in overall SQ. Almost like they were made for each other. Very natural, smooth, you can really hear the signature of DAP and IEM blending together as one. It might not be suited for those who really want to rock out at higher volumes, though for laying down relaxing they really do sound semi professional. And with Westone 4 going for $499 new, so they bloody well should.
Another great pairing with C3 is this highly overlooked open air headphone here, Yamaha HPH-200. I picked these up for $80.00. I"ll have some more on those a later date, but they're slipping under the Head-Fi radar. I think many are aware Yamaha's earphone EPH-100 grabbed some success, though their open air headphone is just as impressive.Edited by H20Fidelity - 7/31/13 at 5:12am