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post #2041 of 2130
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Originally Posted by d marc0 View Post
 

Congratulations!

The C3 is indeed a great sounding dap and it will serve you well as long as you accept the limitations in its UI.

Have fun!

 

Yup! The limitations do indeed drive me nuts, but the C3's SQ fortunately negates it.

 

Having said that, I will yet again please pretty ask Colorfly to pretty please add these features via firmware update:

- auto shut off

- auto resume

- auto play next folder

 

That's it.. that's all I ask for. I'm not even asking for anything as incredibly crazy as playlist support. C'mon Colorfly.. please... pretty please! 

:D

post #2042 of 2130
Just picked up a used 8gb
Sound is a amazing
Better than my x3
More punch I'm the midrange
And bigger soundstage
Using a hippo cri cri and pistons

Dig it
post #2043 of 2130
Congrats Assy! It is an amazing sounding player :-)
post #2044 of 2130
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post

Something rather magical happens when you plug Shure SHR440 into the little Colorfly for some reason. I was expecting nothing special though I'm completely surprised what I'm hearing. Any 440 owners out there with C3 on hand give it a try.

 

is it better than the Studio V3 in your ears with or w/o an amp? Both have UI limitation but I'm about to pull the trigger on the HSA. How's your experience on both?

post #2045 of 2130
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Originally Posted by jrazmar View Post

is it better than the Studio V3 in your ears with or w/o an amp? Both have UI limitation but I'm about to pull the trigger on the HSA. How's your experience on both?

With an amp like C&C BH C3 will beat Studio V 3RD ANV in certain areas. For example, bass texture, bass extension, soundstage width, but you will never achieve the raw detailing levels of Studio V with or without an amp using C3. Plus it's very much about the house sound Studio v has. It sounds very clean, clear and airy. Still it could come down to preference in any situation which one a person chooses.

Some days I listen to them side by side and think C3 is not far behind, and In some ways enjoy C3's slightly more coloured sound and timbre, but almost always the Studio V fights back and puts me in my place between them.

If you're asking if Studio V is worth the extra $300+, probably not, but that is the price of diminishing returns.

UI wise the hisound players are nicer to use. After using DX50 user interface C3 drives me a little batty. But even sound wise C3 keeps up with DX50 (unamped).
Edited by H20Fidelity - 5/8/14 at 3:05am
post #2046 of 2130

do you think the Studio needs an amp to sound at its best? If the C3 will only best the Studio with a good amp then I'll have to pass and go with the Studio. Gotta make it as portable as possible for daily commute. Sorry btw, I know this is an appreciation thread for the Colorfly but questions like this pops out sometimes and going to another thread to raise it is not that effective in a way. :smile:

post #2047 of 2130
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Originally Posted by jrazmar View Post
 

do you think the Studio needs an amp to sound at its best? If the C3 will only best the Studio with a good amp then I'll have to pass and go with the Studio. Gotta make it as portable as possible for daily commute. Sorry btw, I know this is an appreciation thread for the Colorfly but questions like this pops out sometimes and going to another thread to raise it is not that effective in a way. :smile:


Studio V does not need an amp, but you can add one to remove any hiss present, it does not need an amp though for 75% pairings, it has lots of power,

Much more power than C3. Just remember that the Studio V units hiss a little with certain pairings, it's very much a different level depending on each IEM. I've had low impedance IEM unusable because of the hiss then other times I can run the 12ohm Sony XBA3 and they're silent, so it's really touch and go (random) with each pairing. I do believe this can be a deal breaker in some situations and you will do anything to make the damn thing stop hissing (like adding an amp)

C3 will not hiss to audible levels at least with almost 99% of the IEM I've used. But if you want to drive higher impedance cans, say above 80ohms, C3 will not do that without support of an amp. Studio V will do so without blinking an eye. Lots of powa.
 


Edited by H20Fidelity - 5/8/14 at 3:21am
post #2048 of 2130

The Studio can definitely drive the 150 ohm OK1 well. As you were saying even with high impedance phones, the hiss is not guaranteed to disappear or is it only a hit or miss for low impedance ones? If I were to pair the Studio with an amp, which will be a good match?

post #2049 of 2130
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Originally Posted by jrazmar View Post
 

The Studio can definitely drive the 150 ohm OK1 well. As you were saying even with high impedance phones, the hiss is not guaranteed to disappear or is it only a hit or miss for low impedance ones? If I were to pair the Studio with an amp, which will be a good match?


The hiss really only effects low impedance IEM. Once I pair full-size headphones, even 44ohm SHR440 there is no hiss.

Just IEM's it effects from my experience, to be honest no full-size headphones I've used have hissed to audible levels that would annoy you.

 I'd still recommend C&C BH or JDS C5 for a Studio V pairing.  if it's just to remove hiss for low impedance IEM I would probably choose the BH amp. as it has low output impedance and the power levels are suited well for IEM, you're saving money. Good soundstage and clairty with Studio V / BH pairing.

 

post #2050 of 2130

Thanks H20Fidelity. You've been very helpful. Now on to the next decision...:L3000:

post #2051 of 2130
Some peoples say c3 sound quality is better than x3,it is true?
post #2052 of 2130

i have both

i think the C3 has more presence in the mids

and an overall punchier sound although

not as stable and doesn't support as many

file formats and resolutions as the x3

its up to your preference i like the colorfly

its easier to carry and sounds great for stuff

like punk/indie/metal stuff x3 better for jazz

waiting for new firmware for x3

post #2053 of 2130

Ignoring all the extra features on X3, and purely a source and feeding to a portable amp, I'll would think I might prefer the C3, as it does have a cleaner and wider sound. But as a standalone player, I'll prefer the X3, as it has tighter, more controlled amp section. This is more so as the new v3 firmware also improves the overall SQ on X3 as well.

post #2054 of 2130
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

Ignoring all the extra features on X3, and purely a source and feeding to a portable amp, I'll would think I might prefer the C3, as it does have a cleaner and wider sound. But as a standalone player, I'll prefer the X3, as it has tighter, more controlled amp section. This is more so as the new v3 firmware also improves the overall SQ on X3 as well.

Upgrading to 3.0 firmware get back to you in a few days

Either way they're both great players and great value
post #2055 of 2130
What if I use without portable amp? I still dunno whether I should get the c3 or not. I scare I dun like the sound,I like the clean sound,but I scare it doesn't have the amount of bass I want. And I heard c3 doesn't have equalizer,only with some preset settings,so it basically have limited configuration. I deciding on c3,x3 or even the coming up x1. But due to budget,c3 or the x1 might be a better option for me.
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