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post #1681 of 2237

Keep the screen clean of finger grease and it should help things.  The only lag I find with the C3 is turning the thing on.  Gotta hold the On button juuuuussssst right.  The rest of the UI is as EVERYONE here has consistently mentioned- horrible but functional.  It's the sound that makes it worthwhile.  Colorfly must have put all the pre-prod work/money into the sound, and only at the end said, "how can we make this look and operate?  Oh well, we're out of time/money, it'll sound so good no one will care."

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Edited by nick n - 8/13/13 at 6:19pm
post #1683 of 2237
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Originally Posted by olddude View Post

Keep the screen clean of finger grease and it should help things.  The only lag I find with the C3 is turning the thing on.  Gotta hold the On button juuuuussssst right.  The rest of the UI is as EVERYONE here has consistently mentioned- horrible but functional.  It's the sound that makes it worthwhile.  Colorfly must have put all the pre-prod work/money into the sound, and only at the end said, "how can we make this look and operate?  Oh well, we're out of time/money, it'll sound so good no one will care."

QFT :)

 

Liking the sound a lot, and getting kind of used to the UI / responsiveness :)

post #1684 of 2237
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Originally Posted by Duncan View Post

Picked up one of these earlier - quite a lot of things I don't like (the key press lag is a killer to me), but - the fact that it can power my Tzar 350s well, and make them sound great is a lucky reprieve from me sending it back...

...Guess I'll get used to the UI and key press lag over time...

Duncan, all you need is keep telling yourself "it's all about sound". C3 GUI or UI was designed by a dedicated sado-maso :-P
post #1685 of 2237

Fred 3 channel amp modded to 18 volts  paired with colorfly c3 sounds great imho!

I am not to good at describing sound, however bass and drums have more power behind it and it sounds less congested. I have paired it with Sennheiser hd2-II. I cannot compare with the c&c amp as I don't have it and am no longer planning to buy it :).

post #1686 of 2237

Guys, I have a question. I am enjoying my C3 with my Sony XBA-2, but I am wondering if I can get something better, so I made a list of some cans I can get for sure here in Mexico, and I would love to have your input about them. So, here it is:

 

Closed back:


Sennheiser Momentum
Sony MDR-1R
Audio Technica ATH-M50
Sennheiser Amperior
Bowers & Wilkins P5
Sennheiser HD 25-1 II
AKG K 81 DJ


In ear:
Shure SE 215


Noise cancelling:
Bose Quiet Comfort 15

 

So, I am staying with these cans because they are available for sure in the local market. Remember, I live in a very crappy country regarding high end audio. Thanks.
 

post #1687 of 2237
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Originally Posted by Onix View Post

Guys, I have a question. I am enjoying my C3 with my Sony XBA-2, but I am wondering if I can get something better, so I made a list of some cans I can get for sure here in Mexico, and I would love to have your input about them. So, here it is:

 

Closed back:


Sennheiser Momentum
Sony MDR-1R
Audio Technica ATH-M50
Sennheiser Amperior
Bowers & Wilkins P5
Sennheiser HD 25-1 II
AKG K 81 DJ


In ear:
Shure SE 215


Noise cancelling:
Bose Quiet Comfort 15

 

So, I am staying with these cans because they are available for sure in the local market. Remember, I live in a very crappy country regarding high end audio. Thanks.
 

It would help if you tell us what type of music you listen to and what sound signature you prefer. With that being said you can't go wrong with any of the Sennheisers you listed or the Sony.

post #1688 of 2237

I just want to leave some positive feedback for eBay seller  bumblebee515.  I purchased an SMSL W3 Audio Cable 3.5mm to 3.5mm, silver plated, from them to connect my C&C BH amp to my Colorfly C3.  It developed a short of some kind, and even though I had had it for over six months, after an email from me to them re the issue, I received a replacement cable in a very short time.  Good customer service is, of course, just as important as good products (and this cable, to my ears, really enhances the C3/C&C BH listening experience).  So, for anyone considering using this eBay seller, I hope that my experience can help you make up your mind that bumblebee515 is a reputable, responsible eBay resource.

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Edited by Onix - 8/15/13 at 4:20pm
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Originally Posted by Vidmaven View Post

It would help if you tell us what type of music you listen to and what sound signature you prefer. With that being said you can't go wrong with any of the Sennheisers you listed or the Sony.


Well, it will be mostly Metal, jazz and classical, with some Depeche Mode and Massive Attack thrown in. I guess I am also a basshead, but I want detail on the rest of the sonic spectrum. Thanks.

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Originally Posted by Onix View Post


Well, it will be mostly Metal, jazz and classical, with some Depeche Mode and Massive Attack thrown in. I guess I am also a basshead, but I want detail on the rest of the sonic spectrum. Thanks.

It's not on your list but I use the Sony XBA-3 and the Audio Technica ES700 with my C3 and they both sound very good with all the genre you have listed. The JVC FXZ100 is pairing well too. smily_headphones1.gif
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Has anyone with the C3/BH combo ever compared it with the X3 or top tier HM-901, DX100, and/or AK120 to see how they compare and if we are missing anything? If so, what hp/iem/ciem were you driving and what were your thoughts? Was it worth dropping an extra grand?
Edited by Barra - 8/17/13 at 5:42pm
post #1693 of 2237

Well I was getting ready to vacuum my pool yesterday I miss a step and felt in the pool. Yes my C3 was in my pocket and it stopped working triportsad.gif. I ran out and to the work bench  to remove the back cover. Get all the water out, removed my SD card. Got a ziploc bag full of rices and put the C3 in for 24 hours. Have to say that the display and led's of the touch panel were blinking on odd pattern mad.gif.

 

I just put the C3 back together but it didn't want to power on. I assume the battery probably drain from the water. I'm currently charging the unit and was able to play music. It still sound pretty good  etysmile.gif so now just hoping the battery and/or the board didn't get damage .

 

popcorn.gif waiting for final evaluation tonight.

post #1694 of 2237
Twinster, wow... C3 likes swimming? Sorry about your mishap, hope you are Ok. C3 is real something if it sings after swim, cool.
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post

Twinster, wow... C3 likes swimming? Sorry about your mishap, hope you are Ok. C3 is real something if it sings after swim, cool.

 

Thank you for the good words. I hope it will be fine because I really like it. Expecting some Sony EX800ST and believed it will be a good signature match.  ksc75smile.gif

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