H20 you're a legend! Took me hours to find the solution i was looking for... didn't expect the answer to come from you! I should've just asked you weeks ago!
So busy ripping all my cd's to flac; man, this is a lot of work!
Anyway, I'm so in love with the C3 right now! Pairing it with the C5 and I noticed that it's a little bit warmer than straight from the C3's dad/amp. Great combo by the way... but in some cases, I like the standalone C3 for portability. My iPod touch 5gen is starting to collect dust...
Each time I purchased a Cowon player they went redundant to C3. The first to go was Cowons S9, then D2+, C2, and last of all (which I still think has a wonderful vibe) Cowon J3. The Cowons sounded nice but Colorfly C3 took it that step further in detail, soundstage, and most noticeably instrument separation. Each time I looked over at my Cowons I thought I don't need these around when I have the C3, and off they went to new homes, even though I adored my J3's build and sexy looks and the screen was great to use at the end of the day I'm about the sound. Another player than went out the door because of C3 was HM-601, I also felt it couldn't keep up in the same technical areas and it was a touch warm and closed in compared. Although I do feel my Studio V is better (and more so a different flavour) I have questioned some areas next to the Colorfly.
Should of heard C3 do the $1k+ 1Plus2 with silver/gold cable proud, sounded really really good! I preferred the synergy over the Hisound players. So we're not crazy, the little thing sounds great and all for $100.