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post #1801 of 2331
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Originally Posted by JosephKim View Post
 

Hey guys! Wondering if someone could provide me with a link to the most recent, stable firmware update.

 

Just got the C3 and I think my brain needs a burn in. To me it sounds very artificial? Synthetic? Not very natural. Also the buttons are annoying as crap! They keep freezing up on me. Hoping the firmware update will solve this.

 

Thanks in advance!

Do you have the useless crummy Colorfly EQ turned on?  Turn it off if so.  What kind of sound files are you using? 

 

I've never seen a single post here about bad sound from a C3.  It's the good sound that makes up for the bad GUI.

post #1802 of 2331
Dude, depends also on IEMs... but i was surprised too to hear about artificial sound...
post #1803 of 2331

Well i'm using the Hifiman re400s. I just feel the sound isn't organic overall. Thinking of going for the dx50 now.

post #1804 of 2331

<$100 IEMs vs >$300 DAC.  I'd go for better IEMs.  So far you are the only (one of the only?) poster[s] unhappy with the C3 sound.  If you buy the DX50 and don't like ITS sound.... I know the 400s get good reviews, so it's gonna be a personal choice for you.  If money was no object, I'd buy a really expensive DAC and some REALLY expensive IEMs.  But I have not had a moment where I wasn't pleased with the C3 sound (NOT the GUI, of course).  Using TF 10s and a C&C BH set to normal, it's really quite good.  And since I added the Chris_Himself cables, it's even better.  

post #1805 of 2331
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Originally Posted by olddude View Post
 

But I have not had a moment where I wasn't pleased with the C3 sound (NOT the GUI, of course). 

 

Yup +10. 

 

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Originally Posted by JosephKim View Post
 

Just got the C3 and I think my brain needs a burn in. To me it sounds very artificial? Synthetic? Not very natural. 

 

Like the dude says, you're the first and only to have thought/said that.

 
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Originally Posted by JosephKim View Post
 

Also the buttons are annoying as crap! They keep freezing up on me. Hoping the firmware update will solve this.

 

I'm not gonna fight you on that one lol!

post #1806 of 2331

Been a while since I've been on here... (Why am I coming back? My wallet was recovering nicely!) 

 

Speaking of annoying buttons... I must say that the most annoying issue is having the player keep thinking the next button is pressed. It does that sometimes. As such, I have to carry around a paperclip. Oh well. The SQ is worth it.

 

I STILL haven't gotten around to getting myself a BH... I need to do that.

post #1807 of 2331

Be sure to wipe the touch pad every so often, once it becomes laced in finger prints they can do all sorts of things, I've had my player over a year, the only time the buttons become unresponsive or play up is because the screen (which is a finger print magnet) needs a wipe.

post #1808 of 2331
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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."

I carry a pin around (paperclip, I've found, is too big to fit in the C3's reset orifice).  I just "pinned" it to the C3's rubbery case I bought for $5.  Slips right in, the ball on the end of the pin lets me pull it out easily.  So when I'm on my walk and the thing locks (happened once so far, before pin) I can do a reset.  

post #1809 of 2331

I'm running my Colorfly C3 as I received it...I never had any problems with it. Is there any newer Firmware update any worth? I just found a 1.00.02.01 version on their website? Is it worth?

I'm pleased how it runs for me and I'm just afraid not to do something bad.

Thanks!

post #1810 of 2331
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Originally Posted by pablobaluba View Post
 

I'm running my Colorfly C3 as I received it...I never had any problems with it. Is there any newer Firmware update any worth? I just found a 1.00.02.01 version on their website? Is it worth?

I'm pleased how it runs for me and I'm just afraid not to do something bad.

Thanks!

 

What you're quoting is the C4's firmware. The latest C3's firmware is 1.0.0.6

post #1811 of 2331

Ah, OK. And is the upgrade worth? As long as I don't have any problems with the original version? Are there any real improvements?

post #1812 of 2331
Pablo, depends what improvements you want, not likely in sound which i find very good for the price anyway.
post #1813 of 2331
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Originally Posted by pablobaluba View Post
 

Ah, OK. And is the upgrade worth? As long as I don't have any problems with the original version? Are there any real improvements?

 

Nothing really. Maybe a slightly better touch sensitivity and occasionally I had an issue with touch responsiveness before the update.

post #1814 of 2331

i got the c3. i used around 15hrs. 

i am just comparing with ipod shufle.

used westone 4 IEM for listening without any amp.

likes the black background of C3 and can able to listen the songs for long time without any fatigue.

other things like detail, separation and imaging sounds same on both device.

i already got Nova N3 that i can able to make the clear distinction from ipod shuffle.

but Nova N3 needs some burn in time.

like wise is C3 need any burn in to achieve the full potential.


Edited by jaganeee - 9/27/13 at 5:54am
post #1815 of 2331
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Originally Posted by jaganeee View Post
 

i got the c3. i used around 15hrs. 

i am just comparing with ipod shufle.

used westone 4 IEM for listening without any amp.

likes the black background of C3 and can able to listen the songs for long time without any fatigue.

other things like detail, separation and imaging sounds same on both device.

i already got Nova N3 that i can able to make the clear distinction from ipod shuffle.

but Nova N3 needs some burn in time.

like wise is C3 need any burn in to achieve the full potential.


Great pairing imo. I was using Westone 4 and C3 for quite sometime,  Nice and smooth, non-fatuiging, great for relaxing late at night. 

 

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