Originally Posted by boombobby289
Between the modified Fiio X3 (with AD8620) vs Colorfly C3, which one has better detail, clarity, sound stage, separation and real bass?
Detail: X3 > C3, main on mid to low frequency with better texture.
Clarity: on par
SoundStage: almost on par, but C3 is a hair wider.
Separation: C3 > X3, mainly because C3 has a slightly bigger soundstage but again, they are close.
Bass: X3 > C3, more solid in body.
The main difference between the two is that C3 is wide and clean, but lacks some of the lower end detail and texture. The mod'ed X3 has better lower end detail and texture and overall a more balance tonal distribution, but lesser in soundstage (though not bad per se).