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The Colorfly C3 sounds great, but it has an unfinished, "beta stage" feel to its software. I think that is unacceptable. If you can tolerate the menu typos, the weird UI, the popping and clicking between tracks, and the sluggishness, then it is a NICE-sounding audio player that gets out of the way due to its simplicity. There is something about its sound that is totally different from my other DACs and headphone amps. I would describe its sound quality as "lonely", "super clean", "sharp", and "cold". There is nothing behind the sounds. I guess that's what people refer to as a "black background".

The SABRE9018C2M SABRE32 on my V10 sounds "bigger" and "warmer", but it lacks the "snappiness" of the C3's sound, and also sounds too close for comfort compared to the V10's MSM8992 audio. I'm not a DAC head, and I'm the first to admit, "this does not sound anything special" if I was expecting audio bliss from a product...but the C3 makes me smile, even more because it is so affordable. It is my favorite audio gadget, especially for what I paid here on MD. I'm considering the C4. God bless you!

PS: The volume goes to 40 and at 25, it is perfect for me at home on my Audio-Technica ATH-M70x, Technics RP-DH1250-S and Sennheiser HD 239 and HD 598 SE. I can enjoy my Beyerdynamic DT-990 Pro 250 comfortably if I set the volume to 33-35 depending on the track. I leave the EQ on Normal most of the time, but I have to admit I really enjoy how it sounds on Jazz.
Would not recommend. The UI is stupidly hard to get the hang of and folders are arranged by date added rather than any sort of sensible ordering. It has taken far longer than it should have to set up an SD card for it and even then the C3 says "No File" when I select the SD card in the menu. I went to update firmware and it doesn't give instructions on how to apply the firmware though it does say" Note: Please read the upgrade instructions, you must have to ensure that the PSU cannot be interrupted during the update process." though said instructions are nonexistent. Just everything about this has been a giant pain in the keester. Sounds nice though, I will give it that. But I would suggest looking at something in Fiio's range of models over the Colorfly C3.
Can someone explain to me why some people would buy digital audio players.I just use dac/amps with my headphones on my desktop at home.But who are digital audio players intended for? When i go out i usually just play music from my HTC 10 on spotify listening with bose earphones since i use the transit alot and it just gets too loud with the bose i can use the noise cancel
thx for replying.I always didn't know why would people got for DAPs but now i know
Should I get this or FiiO X1?
I listen to mostly ambient and jazz 16/44 FLAC's with Shure 215 IEM's, Shure 240's and Skullcandy Method's.
pr0le
Fiio M3 has been working great for me, price is the same.
I got the last drop, and mine is no longer doing it for me. Cant hold a charge, the computer wont recognize it, and it wont charge from the wall anymore.
I guess that's what you get for paying 50$! I tried, i lost, we move on..
move onto a FIIO x2 2nd gen :p
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Does this have radio ?
Metallicus
NO IT DOESNT HAVE RADIO...
But be sure that regardless what type of source you used to listen to music till now the sound aesthetics of this little miracle will blow your mind
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KekLelDoge
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TF card chinease speak. So it does have microsd. Than it maybe pretty good. :) Im not looking for a dap atm.
TF Cards are basically SD cards, for storage operations, like here, they work exactly the same.
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Will this need an amplifier for Takstar Pro 80s?
I finally got my C3 to play the first album I uploaded. My problem now is how to make English the preferred language. When I enter the menu, most everything comes up in Asian characters. I can't figure how to get back to English. Any ideas?