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Cowon X7 vs X9 vs C2

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I'm looking for a portable player with support for FLAC and given that I have only $300, it seems that Cowon X7, X9 and C2 are the ones I can afford (if there are others please let me know). How would you compare them? Is there a clear choice among such models?

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I'm looking for a portable player with support for FLAC and given that I have only $300, it seems that Cowon X7, X9 and C2 are the ones I can afford (if there are others please let me know). How would you compare them? Is there a clear choice among such models?

I don't think Cowons can do line-out. If you ever want to be able to use an amp, have you considered RockBoxing an iPod Classic? Or just using ALAC rather than FLAC? What's your current setup-if you don't have one yet, an amp+a cheaper player might be better.

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I don't think Cowons can do line-out. If you ever want to be able to use an amp, have you considered RockBoxing an iPod Classic? Or just using ALAC rather than FLAC? What's your current setup-if you don't have one yet, an amp+a cheaper player might be better.

 

My whole collection is in FLAC (around 300 Gb). I used to have a rockbox ipod for years, but it went missing last week.

 

At home and wherever I can stay for a while, I use a laptop with Headstreamer DAC and Sennheiser HD 598. The player I want to buy is to be used mostly during commuting.


Edited by Uhly - 4/23/13 at 7:24pm
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Cowon C2 is a decent player, however you could also consider Colorfly C3 and add a C&C BH amp to set up a very nice sounding rig, all the foot print of a credit card. Would set you back about $200 for the C3 & BH.
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