Many of the guys on the C&C BH thread have had great results with the C3 into a BH. A few have compared it with Ipods > LOD's > Amp and preferred the C3 by a fair margin. I have one on order and currently I have the BH amp with a 5.5 Gen iPod Rockboxed. I really like it but find that updating, everytime I want to shuffle my playlist a pain, and I don't dig the software too much. Thanks for the info on your results. I appreciate it.
By the way I would suggest trying another LOD. I felt as though my Fiio LOD was good but the one I made had a bigger soundstage. In my experience the Fiio gave the impression of more punch and perhaps cleaner but it had less musical information than the LOD I made. My son has the Fiio now along with my old E5.