Colorfly C3 Digital Audio Player

Colorfly C3 Digital Audio Player

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Celebrated and reviewed as a top-tier affordable digital audio player on Head-Fi, the C3 has inspired thousands of posts of discussion. Now's your chance to hear what all the fuss is for yourself at a compelling price point that can't be beat Read More

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dnk512
0
Jun 18, 2020
I am looking for one. I had one and need replacement. So I know its quirks, but simply like its sound signature.
raansire7
1160
May 11, 2017
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.
Cattycake1988
46
Apr 19, 2017
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.
Azeendeen
66
Mar 26, 2017
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
Azeendeen
66
Apr 3, 2017
thx for replying.I always didn't know why would people got for DAPs but now i know
pr0le
25
Mar 24, 2017
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.
JerryG
4
Mar 24, 2017
Fiio M3 has been working great for me, price is the same.
CaptMcFizzle
12
Jan 26, 2017
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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Metallicus
0
Jan 13, 2017
Does this have radio ?
alexandros
93
Jan 13, 2017
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
KekLelDoge
11
Jan 11, 2017
im gay
multikiller_7
9
Mar 28, 2017
Soko
224
Jan 8, 2017
Who would like this?
Moosito
1
Jan 10, 2017
TF card chinease speak. So it does have microsd. Than it maybe pretty good. :) Im not looking for a dap atm.
e.xo
117
Jan 11, 2017
TF Cards are basically SD cards, for storage operations, like here, they work exactly the same.
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