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'serious enough audiophile' is shenanigans. It's all about experiencing the music differently, and no headphone does it the same. I'm pretty sure I don't need the Q40, but I'd love to try it out ;) Same with V-Pulse. It's the reason I'm going to the meet. I want to see how much better things can really get with higher end equipment, and maybe mull over what I might get for myself if I ever end up with so much extra cash to throw around haha. 

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Originally Posted by Bill-P View Post

So here are some quick notes before I get my Fiio E12 later this week:

 

Edit: and the actual review will have to wait until I get the Fiio E12, of course. So this isn't a review. Just some observations. I'll throw in some quick comparisons with E11, E7, E17, E10, C421, and O2 as well... but take some of those with a grain of salt since they come from memory. (I no longer have E11, C421, or O2)

 

Excellent impressions! Thanks.

 

 

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Micro detail like never before. The bass boost is very generous, and is VERY clean, I'm extremely impressed by it. I prefer it over the ZO. The SF switch does wonders for the sound stage. It boosts the highs a bit and crossfeeds the channels giving more depth, and height it's really magical - The soundstage opens up substantially. 

 

 

Oh stop it please! Lol!

 

I'm getting some ATH AD900X's in a few days, and can't help but wonder how what the C&C BH would do for them. But, I am listening through my laptop and and ELE DAC (which is quite good, but only $20!), and I wonder if I shouldn't focus more on a higher end DAC before worrying about a higher end amp (than my E11). I wish I could find ways to spend money in this hobby lol!

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Does it boost lower treble (7-12k) or upper treble (12k+), or both? I'm a basshead so there can never be enough sub bass, as long as it doesn't make the mid bass boomy or warm up the lower mids too much.

 

Both. It sounds like the boost goes from 7K to 16K. It makes some songs sound a lot thinner.

 

I am using Output 2 only for electronic music. If it involves vocals, then Output 1 it is.

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Both. It sounds like the boost goes from 7K to 16K. It makes some songs sound a lot thinner.

 

I am using Output 2 only for electronic music. If it involves vocals, then Output 1 it is.

 

Do you find OUT1 is more mid focused as well?

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There is a review of an older C&C amp (Box+) which can be found here: http://yklee118.blogspot.ca/2012/01/c-box-real-world-review.html

The older amp reviewed supports the same features / switches as BH, in the fourth paragraph they're explained in slightly more detail. The sound field switch certainly does push some micro detailing forward, why you're experiencing that added detail and voodoo like sensation. Also, be sure to try the sound field switch with the provided interconnect , even more voodoo like that cable seems to make the sound field switch perform better than other interconnects.

Here is a quote of the sound field switch.
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Then the last portion here is the part where those seeking for an enhanced sound field experience by allowing a slight amount of phase shifting and crosstalk to expand the sound field thus creating a wide sound-stage


I think Sinth mentioned achieving good results using headphone out instead of LOD, you're not alone, another member thought the same. Probably why I'm gaining such positive results with sources like the Clip+, Colorfly C3, and original Fuze headphone outs. Though a line out like Colorfly CK4, Hifiman HM-601, ipod touch show most improvements for me.


Thanks for everyone's impressions so far, I'm really glad people decided to jump in and experience this wonderful sound. The price / performance ratio is rather impressive, I consider BH one of the best investments I've made for my hobby, takes every source I have and improves on it. Best of all it's very clean,
Edited by H20Fidelity - 1/30/13 at 9:47pm
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Wow. The included interconnect does sound better. The mids are more focused. What kind of wire is it? I know interconnects have been discussed here already, but just so I know, what's the difference between the included interconnect and the L8?

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Wow. The included interconnect does sound better. The mids are more focused. What kind of wire is it? I know interconnects have been discussed here already, but just so I know, what's the difference between the included interconnect and the L8?

I know, it's strange right? The rumour is it's silver plated, that's all I know.
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Wow. The included interconnect does sound better. The mids are more focused. What kind of wire is it? I know interconnects have been discussed here already, but just so I know, what's the difference between the included interconnect and the L8?

I know, it's strange right? The rumour is it's silver plated, that's all I know.

 

If that's true, the value of this thing just went through the roof!

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Oh stop it please! Lol!

 

I'm getting some ATH AD900X's in a few days, and can't help but wonder how what the C&C BH would do for them. But, I am listening through my laptop and and ELE DAC (which is quite good, but only $20!), and I wonder if I shouldn't focus more on a higher end DAC before worrying about a higher end amp (than my E11). I wish I could find ways to spend money in this hobby lol!

 

I've been considering this ELE DAC for some time, but I don't to HP listening at home, so it'd be redundant, however, for $20, it'd be a damn good investment for those moments I could use it.

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Well, I've been following this thread for awhile, and after reading all the reviews (and Apo0th3karY put me over the edge) I bit and bought one from pollychen.

 

I'm in Australia now but I'll be back in the states on February 15th, hopefully it'll be there waiting for me when I get home!  I can't wait to try it out, it'll be my first amp.  And I'm thinking for now I won't buy an LOD, as I'll be using it with a Clip+ and iPhone, but hearing that the included cable sounds good, that should work for now on the iPhone for me :)

 

Add another to the C&C BH Club!

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. . . . and the actual review will have to wait until I get the Fiio E12, of course. So this isn't a review. Just some observations. I'll throw in some quick comparisons with E11, E7, E17, E10, C421, and O2 as well... but take some of those with a grain of salt since they come from memory. (I no longer have E11, C421, or O2)

Thanks for all that info, Bill.

Just curious. If you had to rank the C&C BH at this moment in terms of your personal preference, where would it tend to fall in that list of amps? I'm sort of caught between this, the O2, and waiting on the JDSLabs C5, with a bunch of different considerations going on (price being one of them). And I have an E17 already. Trying to step up from there to get a headphone amp that I can also use with my ODAC.
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Had another nice session with the amp and some sub $50 IEMs. I must say that the harsh top end has subsided. Had both the LF and SF on with my GR02 BE, Very nice sound out of this little baby. Foo Fighters Let it Die was sublime. Is thing solar powered or what I still have not charged it all yet since I got it.
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I want to thank all those who have added their reviews and observations. I probably wouldnt have purchased this amp from china had it not been for what I read here. I am not an audiofile so I can only say wow , loving the way the music sounds thru this amp , so clear and detailed. 53 hours on the first charge , and it looks like it could keep going , I am going to charge it just to be safe. Ha Ha my wife borrowed it and wants one now
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Wow. The included interconnect does sound better. The mids are more focused. What kind of wire is it? I know interconnects have been discussed here already, but just so I know, what's the difference between the included interconnect and the L8?


I posted it a few pages back.  It is a Choseal!!  Just a cheap $2 U.S cable made in China.  Not some Hi end Silver plated stuff.  (Tosses the whole big $ Cable myth out the window, eh?)

I'll give my little review in another day or so, So far I like what I'm hearing!!

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The cable has for me sounded excactly the same as some old 3.5mm jack cables that is 2meter long that belonged to some 10 year old 60$ logitech speakers. But another matter is that I have been getting so used to the sound from the amp with the SF button on. And now while walking the dog my headphones sound dull without it, cant be bothered to have one more thing in my pocket :S


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