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Some help with source.

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by youtoome, Dec 31, 2012.
  1. youtoome
    Good evening.
    I think to make myself a little present and upgrade my portable pair Sansa Clip Zip + Aurvana 2.
    Merry christmas by they way!
    So i limited by 350-400$ budget and thinking about change source first.
    After some looking on our market i find such choices
     
    HiSound RoCoo P or HiSound RoCoo BA
    Rio Karma
    Cowon X5
    Colorful Colorfly C3
    Hifiman 601
     
    I listen all genres, mostly i care about vocal, clean and extended scene.
    Dont really care about interface and such things.
     
  2. Ari33
    Get a Samsung galaxy S3, some decent earphones and install neutron player.....job done.
     
  3. youtoome
    Quote:
    It is so strange to hear advice to buy phone when i ask about normal players,
    I dont even think s3 play better then sansa and we talk about hifi and rocco.
     
  4. Ari33
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    Tbh I've never heard the hifi or rocco players so maybe I'm way out of line.. the S3 has a good DAC though and used with a decent player can sound way better than you'd believe possible, ie; my similarly equiped (Wolfson DAC) Galaxy S 4.2 player with Neutron blows my Sony X-series out the water and I'm pretty sure the X-series is far superior to any of the Sansa players ever made. [​IMG]
     
  5. H20Fidelity Contributor
    Either Colorfly C3 or Rocco BA are the better choices from your selection. I have the HM-601 and Colorfly C3 here and their presentations vary quite a lot. C3 has better detailing, imaging, airy soundstage, and HM-601 is a fuller upfront presentation less width, less airy, slightly less detail but a much meatier warmer low end than the Colorfly. If you want vocals and extension C3 is the better choice. I can't comment on the BA because I haven't heard it yet (soon) though I wouldn't remove it from your list. Forget about the Cowon it's still a mainstream sound I rate a Samsung around the same area. Colorfly C3 chews my Cowon S9 in many areas and C3 is only $100.
     
  6. Takeanidea
    The colorfly c3 has plenty enough low end depth for me. The airy sound I would definitely agree with. I am listening to it through a 2nd hand pair of ue triple fi 10s. There may well be better daps around if price is no object. But I cannot see how any rational person could be disappointed with this for $100.
    My advice is listen to as many daps and see for yourself. I got a 2nd hand imod customised lod cable ibasso heron for your budget. I have since upgraded that with an rsa hornet. The jury is out on which sounds better.
    If you can't audition a c3 don't worry. If none of the others float your boat take a chance ; this is beautiful.
    You could get a c3 and find an iem bargain for your budget. Or the c3 and a load of cds. You probably get 100 cds on ebay with your change
    :)
     

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