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post #1921 of 3199

Hi guys, I'm debating between the BH and C5 and would appreciate some insights and thoughts from you guys to help me out. The C5 is still pretty new and there are very few comparison thus posting here to get some help from those who have heard both to provide some insights. If there's not a big jump in performance for half the cost, I'll most probably be putting in an order for the BH soon. Thanks in advance.

post #1922 of 3199
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Originally Posted by Leo888 View Post

Hi guys, I'm debating between the BH and C5 and would appreciate some insights and thoughts from you guys to help me out. The C5 is still pretty new and there are very few comparison thus posting here to get some help from those who have heard both to provide some insights. If there's not a big jump in performance for half the cost, I'll most probably be putting in an order for the BH soon. Thanks in advance.

C5 is warmer, BH is bassier. Its not a night and day difference; BH is better bang for buck.
post #1923 of 3199
BH = one freaking hell of amp... Love it. Priced insanely cheap for what it does.

C5, i assume is well regarded but no experience so cannot tell.
post #1924 of 3199

Just got this amp based on head-fi recommendations. I'm starting to think there are a lot of product marketing people on this forum masquerading as regular users. If not, they obviously should be, because this is the perfect place to do it, and there's a lot of unverified user opinions here.

 

Anyway, the amp is ok.

 

Build Quailty is not that great. It has a hard shell but you can see flaws in it, like uncentered screws, the front plate isn't fully sealed. It's just mediocre chinese manufacturing.The cable and charger are low quality. Charger cord is about a foot and a half long, which is dumb. The volume knob is right next to the in port making it awkward to turn when you have a source plugged in. The "off" position is also on the bottom right of the knob, which is weird.

 

It cannot read audio from the USB mini connector. This really sucks. You have to plug in an input. 

 

The instructions are all in Chinese, which is riduculous. Who on this forum is recommending this product? How do you even know what it does?

 

It drives headphones fine. It doesn't add clarity to the sound. If you have headphones that need driving (like the Mad Dogs) it will drive them to good volume.

 

The three switches are meh. The middle switch, the bass one, ruins most electronic music by adding a boomy, muddy filter on everything. It does not make the bass more punchy, it just kind of adds a low dull roar to all electronic songs I've been testing it with. I currently listen to it with first switch (driver?) on and third (sound stage?) I could see the third stage switch doing something to the sound stage, which does seem to make it slightly wider. It also seems to affect the higher frequencies, but I can't describe how. Maybe it's just boosting the highs 

 

Battery life who cares? It has a good charge. 

 

 

 

Anyway, definitely overpriced at $100. Good entry level driver. Works fine, nothing magical. Takes about 3 weeks to ship from Amazon (thumbs down). Really weird that people are recommending this product with no english on it anywhere. Don't trust people who rave about this thing, most people just need to justify their purchase by thinking it's great.

post #1925 of 3199

^ We care for the sound and the battery life, I guess you are the only one listen the manual....

post #1926 of 3199
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Originally Posted by DelvarWorld View Post
 

Just got this amp based on head-fi recommendations. I'm starting to think there are a lot of product marketing people on this forum masquerading as regular users. If not, they obviously should be, because this is the perfect place to do it, and there's a lot of unverified user opinions here.

 

<snip>

 

Anyway, definitely overpriced at $100. Good entry level driver. Works fine, nothing magical. Takes about 3 weeks to ship from Amazon (thumbs down). Really weird that people are recommending this product with no english on it anywhere. Don't trust people who rave about this thing, most people just need to justify their purchase by thinking it's great.

 

Curious... which company do you work for?  wink.gif

 

Seriously, I think that you are fairly out of line accusing everyone who likes the BH as "just needing to justify their purchase". Personally, I read through this thread before buying it and based on all of the input, I knew pretty much exactly what I was getting (including a chinese only manual). But I for one have been enjoying the BH more than I expected, so I'm happy. If I didn't like it though, I would have said so, and I suspect that is true for most of the folks in this thread (and some have done so).

 

Anyway, which amps do you recommend?

post #1927 of 3199
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post

Curious... which company do you work for?  wink.gif

Seriously, I think that you are fairly out of line accusing everyone who likes the BH as "just needing to justify their purchase". Personally, I read through this thread before buying it and based on all of the input, I knew pretty much exactly what I was getting (including a chinese only manual). But I for one have been enjoying the BH more than I expected, so I'm happy. If I didn't like it though, I would have said so, and I suspect that is true for most of the folks in this thread (and some have done so).

Anyway, which amps do you recommend?

+1

I bet he works for FiiO, they must be jealous of BH superior audio quality and battery life.

Haters gonna hate.
post #1928 of 3199
Sorry for disagreeing, at least i work in so completely different industry that i have no interest whatsoever. I also have more expensive gear but still i come back to BH with my c3 DAP and this has good reason called Synergy!!!

If you are a hard core audiophile you must learn this word because even megabuck equipment can sound mediocre if components do not play well altogether, this does not mean a component is bad but it means synergy is not here. What you do? You sell not matching component and search for better fitting. Synergy does not know the word Price, sometimes cheaper and simple gear might bear better synergy in your system.

Why i am telling this? Read all my prior posts, i just said that BH pairs incredibly well with C3, i repeat it incredibly well and with H200 this setup becomes amazingly good. But if you connect BH to Rwak 100 or ak100 then most likely you will want to throw away BH because it just does not sound at all and kills sonics.

I hope now you understand my rants about BH better :-D
Quote:
Originally Posted by DelvarWorld View Post

Just got this amp based on head-fi recommendations. I'm starting to think there are a lot of product marketing people on this forum masquerading as regular users. If not, they obviously should be, because this is the perfect place to do it, and there's a lot of unverified user opinions here.

Anyway, the amp is ok.

Build Quailty is not that great. It has a hard shell but you can see flaws in it, like uncentered screws, the front plate isn't fully sealed. It's just mediocre chinese manufacturing.The cable and charger are low quality. Charger cord is about a foot and a half long, which is dumb. The volume knob is right next to the in port making it awkward to turn when you have a source plugged in. The "off" position is also on the bottom right of the knob, which is weird.

It cannot read audio from the USB mini connector. This really sucks. You have to plug in an input. 

The instructions are all in Chinese, which is riduculous. Who on this forum is recommending this product? How do you even know what it does?

It drives headphones fine. It doesn't add clarity to the sound. If you have headphones that need driving (like the Mad Dogs) it will drive them to good volume.

The three switches are meh. The middle switch, the bass one, ruins most electronic music by adding a boomy, muddy filter on everything. It does not make the bass more punchy, it just kind of adds a low dull roar to all electronic songs I've been testing it with. I currently listen to it with first switch (driver?) on and third (sound stage?) I could see the third stage switch doing something to the sound stage, which does seem to make it slightly wider. It also seems to affect the higher frequencies, but I can't describe how. Maybe it's just boosting the highs 


Battery life who cares? It has a good charge. 



Anyway, definitely overpriced at $100. Good entry level driver. Works fine, nothing magical. Takes about 3 weeks to ship from Amazon (thumbs down). Really weird that people are recommending this product with no english on it anywhere. Don't trust people who rave about this thing, most people just need to justify their purchase by thinking it's great.

Edited by Gintaras - 5/16/13 at 3:00pm
post #1929 of 3199
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Originally Posted by geko95gek View Post

+1

I bet he works for FiiO, they must be jealous of BH superior audio quality and battery life.

Haters gonna hate.

+2
Haha

@DelvarWorld So, what do you recommend us for a good amp for its cost?

An E11? tongue.gif
post #1930 of 3199
Skyblue, +1 for you and many here, all i can add is for someone who feels superdicious i would recommend pay no less than 200$ for T1 or better more for 627 or Vorzuge or similar... But then most likely i will hear back complaints about steep price... In the end this is same old story all over, some people pay for Fiat and complaint this does not drive like BMW.

For me there was no surprise about BH look and design, i bought it for music and Not for impressing girls :-D

besides does anyone seriously thinks BH needs a manual explaining its functions? chapeu :-)
Edited by Gintaras - 5/16/13 at 3:10pm
post #1931 of 3199
The volume knob is honestly not that hard to adjust. If anything, it's too EASY to adjust! But maybe you have big hands?

How long do you think it takes to ship something from China? 3-5 business days?

And hey, the battery is ONLY about 80hrs... No big deal ;p

But anyway. +3 hatersgonhate
post #1932 of 3199
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Originally Posted by geko95gek View Post

+1

I bet he works for FiiO, they must be jealous of BH superior audio quality and battery life.

Haters gonna hate.

 

Hey, don't be bad mouthing my E12 either lol!

 

What Gintaras said about synergy is right on the mark. For instance, the ELE DAC + E12 + AD900X = wonderful synergy, and if I were to judge the BH based only on it's synergy with the AD900X, then I'd wouldn't be as happy with it. So synergy is key. The BH also has size going for it, and it is a bit more mobile than the E12 I find. So the fact that the BH pairs well with my clip zip means that the pair is a very good mobile combo (until I get really stupid and get a DAP like the X3, X5 or DX50!).

 

Edit: I really like your latest soundcloud uploads - thanks! And your uploads led me to DJ Natalie Parker's stuff. Pretty great stuff. For instance...


Edited by waynes world - 5/16/13 at 3:48pm
post #1933 of 3199
Don't jinx yourself! ;p
post #1934 of 3199
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Originally Posted by pngwn View Post

Don't jinx yourself! ;p

 

The only for me not to jinx myself is to ban head-fi from my computer. I'm not sure I have the strength to do that. I'd better find it!

 

Luckily, the clip zip (rockboxed) has amazingly good SQ. Combine it with a 64G microSD card and the C&C BH, and I don't need anything more goddamit!

post #1935 of 3199
Quote:
Originally Posted by DelvarWorld View Post

Just got this amp based on head-fi recommendations. I'm starting to think there are a lot of product marketing people on this forum masquerading as regular users. If not, they obviously should be, because this is the perfect place to do it, and there's a lot of unverified user opinions here.

Anyway, the amp is ok.

Build Quailty is not that great. It has a hard shell but you can see flaws in it, like uncentered screws, the front plate isn't fully sealed. It's just mediocre chinese manufacturing.The cable and charger are low quality. Charger cord is about a foot and a half long, which is dumb. The volume knob is right next to the in port making it awkward to turn when you have a source plugged in. The "off" position is also on the bottom right of the knob, which is weird.

It cannot read audio from the USB mini connector. This really sucks. You have to plug in an input. 

The instructions are all in Chinese, which is riduculous. Who on this forum is recommending this product? How do you even know what it does?

It drives headphones fine. It doesn't add clarity to the sound. If you have headphones that need driving (like the Mad Dogs) it will drive them to good volume.

The three switches are meh. The middle switch, the bass one, ruins most electronic music by adding a boomy, muddy filter on everything. It does not make the bass more punchy, it just kind of adds a low dull roar to all electronic songs I've been testing it with. I currently listen to it with first switch (driver?) on and third (sound stage?) I could see the third stage switch doing something to the sound stage, which does seem to make it slightly wider. It also seems to affect the higher frequencies, but I can't describe how. Maybe it's just boosting the highs 


Battery life who cares? It has a good charge. 



Anyway, definitely overpriced at $100. Good entry level driver. Works fine, nothing magical. Takes about 3 weeks to ship from Amazon (thumbs down). Really weird that people are recommending this product with no english on it anywhere. Don't trust people who rave about this thing, most people just need to justify their purchase by thinking it's great.
Fiio fanboy haha
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