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I was wondering if I could get some help form you guys.  I've been reading the forums for awhile and narrowed my CIEM to the Heir Audio 8.As but now I need a player.  I think I narrowed it down to the Colorfly C3 or the Hisoundaudio Studio V 3rd anniversary edition.  Which one should I get for my 8.As?


I've narrowed it down to these two because of stated sound quality, portability, and build quality.  I travel and fly a lot and don't need more features than high quality sound.  Here is what I like about each player:


Studio V 3rd Edition:


A lot of power for a small footprint

Sound quality

Solid piece of metal

Looks and real buttons 

Crazy long battery




1/5th the cost

4 GB more of internal storage space

Looks pretty good

Sound quality



There seems to be mixed reviews about both of them although the C3 seems more popular on the forums.  Have over 50 hours of battery life would be amazing but I am a little worried about hiss issues on the Studio V.  I've read a few comments that there is no hiss with the 8.As.  


What player do you think will give me the best listening experience with my CIEM?  Thanks!