Haha, aggravating. Yes, Chinese new year is a big celebration
Surprised the market isn't so extended to the States. isn't C3 popular enough ?
one problem with online is, any warranty needed, you'd have to send it all the way back. Other side of the world is a voyage. i don't know if buying from Australia is any better.
I believe the difference in Flac and 320mp3 is wider in C3 compared to conventional players. As long you play flacs and with the C3 Bass eq, you might possibly get a nice louder volume and then you can decide if you need an amp, flat EQ dont really work for me. Rest assured C3 is worth the buy, there's nothing I don't like about it. its sound and portability is praised a lot.
Mach, understand you. for me C3 because i do not want too bulky DAPs like C4 or H801, but this is a matter of personal taste. that said yes, in my book C3 needs the amp to sound its full voice... cannot say much about CK4 but that again is larger and i love simplicity of C3 too. design wise i do not care much because there is only one priority and this is sound.
i also hope that gear bug does not catch me in portable audio because i already have pre-order for 14K $$$ tube amp for my room hifi to replace my cheaper 8K amp. and the worst thing is my wife does not know about this yet. hope she can cope with the fact :-(
as concerns Terra i am afraid if your friends would have seen the looks of full size 20K earphones they also would call that grandpa device. you perhaps cannot imagine how weird some expensive high end gear looks like :-))))))))
Haha, oh dear, pray your wife will understand your enthusiasm for superb sounds !
C4 is indeed a brick but one can reason that it is less bulky since you dont need an amp ;D. It's funny that I heard my cousins saying, that my headphones tend to get larger and larger from time to time they visit. Wait till they see the C4 . Do you know I find it a hassle carrying a mobile phone around that I'm considering to buy a wristwatch phone but something of a huge DAP is completely fine with me, it's even more important too but what I like to do now is compare my tiny C3 with stuff like iPhone 5, and then let them hear the difference. a tiny gadjet like David vs Goliath
oh i've seen some pictures of electrostatic headphones before, yes they do look odd like little protective helmets for your ears xD but yeah must be a priviliedge to hear those. iwonder how it is compared