Vlooienuker don't worry the controls are easy enough, remember how it took ( I assume ) a bit of messing around with the S9 before you got the hang of it, well the C3 is a lot simpler after a bit, you'll see. Ease into the thing. Heck the S9 intimidated me when i saw my pal toying with it. It actually turned me off :)
Seeking stuff make sure you press firmly and hold it solidly, if there;s any iffiness it will see it as a tap. Helps to wipe the screen after a bit. It took me a day or two minimum to get the hang of it. 16 bit yeepers is fine , in fact 32 is debatable as to its validity, but that's another thread and hot topic, unless you want me to link you that. 16 is basically most cds .
MAch71 WELCOME to head-fi, great thread for a first post. Just be careful in here. I'll let someone else tell you " and sorry about your wallet "
OH NOOOOOO is the harddrive inside the enclosure shot? ( I hope it is just the enclosure if there was one ) I fried one the same size when i built this comp. Now I have 3 complete copies. Don't overhype things in your mind, and it may surprise you , at least you'ill hear it as objectively as possible when the time comes. Also beware of other's opinions, everyone hears different. Hope your music files are higher bitrate/quality, this will show it. But honestly some of the lower quality files i have keep impressing me also
Its kinda hard for me but I will keep toying with it. To me, it sounds exactly like the S9 with reduced bass, more forward mids and a bigger soundstage. If I dont adjust to it by the time I go on vacation then once I come back, I will sell it immediately. I'm no audiophile and cant really tell the difference and dont know what all that hype was all about.