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post #271 of 2324

Same boat... left all mine in ALAC as the Clip+ played them fine...

 

dBpoweramp Music Converter does an amazing job if you are in Windows.

post #272 of 2324
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

Same boat... left all mine in ALAC as the Clip+ played them fine...

dBpoweramp Music Converter does an amazing job if you are in Windows.

Yeah I'm using dbpoweramp its a awesome converter, got some great features
post #273 of 2324
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post

And if it doesn't play loud enough just add this excellent little amplifier to your C3 and rake the benefits. cool.gif

http://www.head-fi.org/t/644363/c-c-bh-portable-headphone-amp-80-hours-from-a-single-charge-buyer-review

I'm achieving good results indeed.

That's still a little too bricky for me but looks nice together. It took me a while to get the Studio because it's a little fat. I said the Heir 90 because the 90 ohm impedance should be a nice fit.

post #274 of 2324
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Originally Posted by goodvibes View Post

That's still a little too bricky for me but looks nice together. It took me a while to get the Studio because it's a little fat. I said the Heir 90 because the 90 ohm impedance should be a nice fit.

About the foot print of a credit card. smile.gif Thickness including the bands is.... 27mm

I don't know if C3 will drive 90ohms. To my understanding it's only 13mW into a 32ohm load, so a little under a Clip+. But the way it uses the power is quite impressive I can drive 60ohm MDR-V6 without a problem, plenty of bass punch there.

Be great if someone good test something like ER4S 100ohm and tell us what happens. Because we're kind of in the dark about just how much C3 will handle. I don't know the maths. How much power would that work out to be into a 100ohm load?
post #275 of 2324

Not enough for the 4s for most but the Heir 90 is supposedly effecient enough.

post #276 of 2324
Having great fun with my c3 alternating between my imod using the rsa hornet or straight tbrough the headphone out all great fun.
This popping sound business is all a load of rubbish. Take it with a pinch of salt. Just buy it and enjoy it don't get consumed with all this hype.
It's a piece of cake to operate it. No instructions are needed. Childs play.
Is it worth £70? Yes. Does it sound good? Yes. Can you connect an amp to it and will that alter / improve the sound? Yes.smily_headphones1.gif
post #277 of 2324
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Originally Posted by goodvibes View Post

That's still a little too bricky for me but looks nice together. It took me a while to get the Studio because it's a little fat. I said the Heir 90 because the 90 ohm impedance should be a nice fit.

I found a perfect and lightweight solution for amp, actually this is amp subwoofer which kicks lower octaves without distorting C3 presentation at all. This is also lightweight and small size, can be used both line out and headphone via switcher. Easy and great all made in USA. Check this out here: http://www.digizoid.com/zo/
To tell frankly i am happy like a pig with it, gives me great bottom end with amazing articulation with great earbuds and earphones. Really I like Digizoid no less than my lovely small friend C3
post #278 of 2324
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post


About the foot print of a credit card. smile.gif Thickness including the bands is.... 27mm

I don't know if C3 will drive 90ohms. To my understanding it's only 13mW into a 32ohm load, so a little under a Clip+. But the way it uses the power is quite impressive I can drive 60ohm MDR-V6 without a problem, plenty of bass punch there.

Be great if someone good test something like ER4S 100ohm and tell us what happens. Because we're kind of in the dark about just how much C3 will handle. I don't know the maths. How much power would that work out to be into a 100ohm load?

Well, the c3 can power the er4s but not perfectly - at volume 40 and with shure olives it is listenable without an amp but it can't go particularly loud. Actually, I wouldn't look into impedance that much as usually there's more to it than just ohm load and output power. For instance the new Vsonic Vc02 is particularly hard to drive with the c3 and its impedance is only 16ohm - even slightly harder to drive than the er4s.

post #279 of 2324
Yeah, sensitivity plays a major roll too, I don't understand how it all works.




Me? Plug in headphone > turn on player > press play > enjoy
post #280 of 2324

Yeah, efficiency is really hard to comprehend sometimes. confused.gif For instance that VC02 is insane - it has 16 ohm impedance and 100db sensitivity and is harder to drive than the 100 ohm, 100db er4s. Go figure.

post #281 of 2324
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Originally Posted by Takeanidea View Post

Having great fun with my c3 alternating between my imod using the rsa hornet or straight tbrough the headphone out all great fun.
This popping sound business is all a load of rubbish. Take it with a pinch of salt. Just buy it and enjoy it don't get consumed with all this hype.
It's a piece of cake to operate it. No instructions are needed. Childs play.
Is it worth £70? Yes. Does it sound good? Yes. Can you connect an amp to it and will that alter / improve the sound? Yes.smily_headphones1.gif

As I know C3 does not has LINE OUTPUT capability. Are you using the headphone OUTPUT as the audio source to your external amp?

In this case are you "double" amplifying your audio source?

Will it sound worse rather better because you're also amplifying the noise from the internal amp in the C3.

In addition, will it damage your headphone/earphone with "double" amplification?

Any comment?

post #282 of 2324

Yeah, it's double amping. No, it doesn't sound worse because the C3 has a very clean headphone out output. No, doble amping won't damage the headphones

post #283 of 2324
Very positive results here using the headphone out on C3 for amping. just set it 40/40.
post #284 of 2324
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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

Yeah, it's double amping. No, it doesn't sound worse because the C3 has a very clean headphone out output. No, doble amping won't damage the headphones

The SNR for C3 is 97dB. Comparing to high end DAP, usually the SNR is beyond 100 dB.

 

Has anyone used the audio noise filter for the  output source from C3 before line into the amp?

post #285 of 2324

That's plenty quite enough and really, it's only a little like double amping. The HO is kind of like a strong line amp with a gain control.

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