I think it would pair nicely with warmer IEM's, surely advanced in many area's over C3, though it's presentation is little iffy, very mid centric the low end feels lacking with my T-Peos H-100 from headphone out. It's very nice at lower volumes, airy, wide, very spacious experience. though It feels like they need to lift the bass by about 1db. Raising the volume to compensate starts thinning out the mids and becomes brittle, you become flooded with so much clarity your ears almost bleed. The line out is pure though.
So I sit there staring at the ceiling pulling one of these faces most of the time.
It's the storage problem that's killing it though. It just feels like the player is only 75% complete or something.
Edited by H20Fidelity - 12/29/12 at 4:27pm