sorry, in many cases it all boils down to personal preference since people hear differently and listen to different music. for me iTouch sounded not nearly as good and my daughter agrees on this despite she loves using her iTouch. however c3 is more refined sounding player and BH lifts it up nicely... It's more airy rather than punchy and you know i love airy bass when i can hear particular drums and percussions being hit rather than getting solid punch. so like i say to each his own.
what i cannot tell is about c5, but i can imagine different synergy perhaps ... Still i tried many apples among them players in iPhones, iPads and also iPods and none cut it for me. iTouch i meant is 4 generation however, not 5.
It all depends from what gear you come and what music you prefer, i know some people just cannot stand refined sound and prefer overpowered bass, but i come from live sound and my taste is different.
I prefer airy as well especially when you can hear the resonance and the warmth of a drum hit as opposed, to just speed which is thin sounding. At the same time I do like analytical, and punch , but not at the expense of seperation around the instruments. If the finer detailed elements of the music are being veiled over by punch and preceived clarity then for get it.
Edited by Dark Helmet - 3/25/13 at 3:42pm