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post #331 of 2237
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yep. it is very much that old saying again 'if too good to be true...it most likely is'

post #332 of 2237

http://www.soomal.com/doc/20100002631.htm

post #333 of 2237
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Originally Posted by 2Curiosity9 View Post

Haven't asked, giving them a few more days as I had bought mine just under three days ago. I'm more of after those who bought it when it was cheaper, which was only two-four people from the Head-Fi community, as there's should've been shipped since it's been 3 days+.

The genuine C3 is a very excellent DAP. In term of sound quality, it is far better than ipod and sanza fuse.

So don't worry. It is very easy for you to determine the C3 you bought is genuine or counterfeit (imitation/fake) by comparing it with ipod or sansa fuze.biggrin.gif

post #334 of 2237

I got the one off ebay for 40 bucks, it was shipped out. I'll post some pictures when I recieve it for comparison, see if we got a good deal or not...

 

One question I have is, can the c3 be opened easily? I'd imagine a quick way to see if it's genuine is to look at the internals.

post #335 of 2237
Yes, it can be opened via the four screws on the back plate of the device.

@cyberalpha11 I definitely will compare it:) hopefully it just happens to be legit.
post #336 of 2237

I find it funny if it is a fake, because it would still have to be a dap. Seems kinda silly to go through the trouble of making a fake c3 and using a lower quality audio processing chip just to save a few bucks, but we shall see. The other interesting thing is this seller accepts returns within 14 days which is odd for a knockoff retailer.

post #337 of 2237
C3 is very easy to open.

You will need a screw driver such found for opening Nokia cell phones. Looks like this.....



(You can succeed with a normal flat head but be very careful not to strip the screws)

On the back there are four screws.




After removing all screws C3's backplate simply comes away from the casing, there's no tape or tabs keeping it secure and should just fall away from the housing.




Inside a genuine C3 should look like this.


Edited by H20Fidelity - 1/24/13 at 3:36pm
post #338 of 2237

Well, I do not own such a screw driver like the one H20Fidelity recommended, so seeing that around 20 of us got the C3 from that dealer, it would be greatly appreciated if one of you's could open it and show us the interior, as all of ours would be identical. 

post #339 of 2237

I've had one of these for a few weeks. Purchased from bigbargainonline via ebay. Arrived in a few days nicely packaged.

I've been using it fairly intensely this week due to a boring work task which can only be acheived with music playing!

 

Really like the sound, clean and great instrument separation. I have a Cowon x7 which probably has more "presence" and of course a massive 160 GB capacity but it just too big to carry around in my opinon. Great for the gym though using the bluetooth.

 

I've played around with a few of the EQ settings but find that normal suits me fine. I'm mainly listening through a pair of Fischer Consonance iems. Other headphones are a bit too nerdy for me at work.

 

A slight difference between FLAC and MP3 at 320 kbps but not enough to justify the space taken. Having said that I have ripped a few of my favourite albums to FLAC for my own amusement.

 

That little pop was a bit annoying and I must admit I don't see why clorfly can't fix it, but my brain has adjusted and I really don't notice it now. No real probs with the UI.  The only thing I can't seem to do is turn of the shuffle/random mode, at least not without activating another play mode.Apart from normal that is.

Anyone able to help?

post #340 of 2237
Go into the Repeat mode settings and change it to "All". Each song in a folder, will play once in order.
Edited by H20Fidelity - 1/24/13 at 7:31pm
post #341 of 2237
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Originally Posted by lstanley View Post

I've had one of these for a few weeks. Purchased from bigbargainonline via ebay. Arrived in a few days nicely packaged.

I've been using it fairly intensely this week due to a boring work task which can only be acheived with music playing!

 

Really like the sound, clean and great instrument separation. I have a Cowon x7 which probably has more "presence" and of course a massive 160 GB capacity but it just too big to carry around in my opinon. Great for the gym though using the bluetooth.

 

I've played around with a few of the EQ settings but find that normal suits me fine. I'm mainly listening through a pair of Fischer Consonance iems. Other headphones are a bit too nerdy for me at work.

 

A slight difference between FLAC and MP3 at 320 kbps but not enough to justify the space taken. Having said that I have ripped a few of my favourite albums to FLAC for my own amusement.

 

That little pop was a bit annoying and I must admit I don't see why clorfly can't fix it, but my brain has adjusted and I really don't notice it now. No real probs with the UI.  The only thing I can't seem to do is turn of the shuffle/random mode, at least not without activating another play mode.Apart from normal that is.

Anyone able to help?

I guess the storage space is not an issue since you can use external micro SD card to store all your favorite songs. I have no problem with the 32 GB but never tried on 64 GB. 

post #342 of 2237
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post

Go into the Repeat mode settings and change it to "All". Each song in a folder, will play once in order.

Brilliant. All very logical, unlike me. Thanks.

post #343 of 2237

I have just bought a C3 and, on the strength of one album, was very pleased with the sound of it. But then I tried to upgrade the firmware to 1.0.0.3 and the damned thing has frozen on the "Restart" screen. I can't turn it off, reset it (I have tried poking a paperclip in the reset hole) or use any of the functions. It just sits there glaring at me!

 

Has anyone else had this issue and if so how did they resolve it? At the moment all I can do is wait for the battery to die and see if it will reboot. Amazing how long the battery lasts!

post #344 of 2237
Try holding the power button for 30 seconds, see if you can cause a force shut down.
post #345 of 2237

Thanks. I will try that and see what happens. I have tried holding the power button down but not for 30 seconds.

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