Originally Posted by SkyBleu
It's good to hear a lot of good news about the O2!
If anyone else has tried BOTH the O2 and the C5, please do let me know the differences, and if it'll be worth the upgrade.
I have both and I agree with Marleybob217.
O2 is better for me. C5 is slightly warmer and soundstage is not that wide. In my opinion it wouldn't be an upgrade in sound quality, but I do not consider it downgrade. In terms of portability it's surely an upgrade.
I'm using both. O2 as a desktop amp especially for ODAC, an C5 for DX50. C5 is more juicy, a little bit more fun sounding. It has the open sound of O2, but in comparison O2 is more neutral.
I love them both ;) C5 sounds great with DX50 on 1.2.3 beta firmware - clean and powerful sound.
I also like dimensions of C5. Right, It is quite heavy, but more comfortable than E12 with DX50, which BTW sounds really nice to. E12 to C5 is like modulator to amplifier, it does much more to the signal, C5 is more transparent.
Edited by maciux - 11/11/13 at 1:49am