ColorFly C4 is a true pocket hi-fi, the first portable music player to feature 24bit/192kHz playback with a true audiophile design that will properly drive audiophile quality headphones without the need for a separate headphone amplifier. A truly astonishing portable music player, the Colorfly C4 is also ideal as a main hi-fi source and sounds simply stunning with all variety of suitable amplifiers and hi-fi systems.
Easy to use, simply drag and drop your music files onto the flash based 32GB internal storage space or onto a micro SD card accepted into the bottom of the unit (not included), allowing you to expand the storage space even more. The Colorfly C4 truly is quick and simple high end audio on the go!
Colorfly C4 is the first portable player that can
1) Play 24 bit/192 KHz audio files 2) Jitter less than 5 picoseconds, 3) Drive 300 ohm Headphones.
Specific Signal Path
C4 aims to offer hi-fi quality audio from a portable player no larger than the size of a cigarette pack. As such the assembly with circuit board, chips and even the capacitors must be selected very carefully - both for sound and size. Many music players use a signal chip with a main structure made of an MPU, DAC and earphone amplifier. This structure always processed the audio at the cost of great loss with voices sounding stiff, rigid and apathetic. Ever felt fatigue or tired of listening to your normal music player? C4 is the solution.
The internal structure of the C4 is much more complex than traditional MP3 player. In the Pocket HIFI player, the original audio must pass through 8 units from input to output for the sake of getting the perfect voice. Have a look at the diagram below to see how much more carefully considered the signal path is in the C4.
Colorfly C4 is designed to have very low jitter, thanks to the use of TCXO high precision crystal Oscillators and CS8422 SRC CIRRUS chip. These components and a careful design have resulted in an unbelievable rate of jitter lower than 5ps.
The circuit for Jitter Kill has been registered as a patent for the C4 Pocket HIFI player, making this ability quite unique.
- 32GB Storage Space
- Plays 24/192 WAV files, 16/44.1 FLAC, APE, MP3
- Currently can not play 24/96 or 24/192 Flac files (watch out for a future firmware update)
- Set the SRC manually
- ADI AD823 chip
- CIRRUS LOGIC CS4398 DAC chip
- CIRRUS LOGIC CS8422 SRC chip
- 3.7 V battery, SNR up to 108 Db, THD lowers than 0.003%
- The precision of 0805 resistance is up to 1% in the simulation
- Black 3U PCB
- 3U Gilt RCA interface for SPDIF IN/OUT (top grade)
- 3U Gilt interface for 6.3mm earphone (top grade)
- The rate of the Jitter is lower than 5ps
|Coaxial Digital Output||No|
|Optical Digital Output||No|
|Product Award||HiFi Choice Finalist 2011, HiFi Choice Recommended|
Clear, detailed and simply captivating sound...in a field of one as an audiophile portable. It also achieves wonderful things in a fixed system. (Hi-Fi Choice magazine May 2011)
As a component in a domestic hi-fi set-up, the Colorfly also makes a very good impression. Whether playing its own files or acting as a DAC, it achieves performance results that would embarass a full-size component of similar price or indeed rather higher. (Hi-Fi Choice magazine May 2011)
And the sound? There's no doubt that this is a whole different ballgame of portable sound. We took advantage of the higher-than-usual output levels and confucted quite a lot of listening with Grado's fabulous GS1000 headphones...it drove with a combination of grip and sweetness that really does make for a high-fidelity experience.(Hi-Fi Choice magazine May 2011)
You'll already have noticed from the photos that this is one smart-looking baby. In fact, in the flesh it's simply gorgeous with its solid walnut body. It's bigger than other portables, but still fits in a jacket pocket and feels fabulous in the hand. Internally, it's built with the sort of parts you expect to find in high-end CD players and DACs. (Hi-Fi Choice magazine May 2011)
Nominee "BEST ACCESSORY" (Hi-Fi Choice Awards 2011)
- networkplayerReview by Helmuth
Nice quality build. Attractive design. Easy to use many sources to listen to, sound quality is good.
Recommended. (Posted on 09/03/2013)
- Simply JAW DROPPINGReview by Julie
1st things 1st = add in a class 10 32gb, will see soon if itll take a 64gb card & you have 64gb of room to play with for your big .wavs or .Flacs Or even MP3s But Id stick to 320kb/s at least TBH.
Now LOAD it up full of your WAVs/ FLACs/ 320KB/S MP3s & BAM YOUR IN HEAVEN, seriously this thing sounds so so good I thought why do I spend all my money on my Hi-fi stuff when I could have bought this ages ago.
WAVs & FLACs when paired with your fav headphones = will leave you thinking the same thing, OMG what clarity from something so small.
There is only 1 downside Im afraid & its its battery life which is given at 6hrs constant I believe, maybe itll improve after a few cycles, but it does drain fast, for me its no bigy as U can charge it USB & listen too.
I havent even said about its spdf (Posted on 18/08/2012)
- UnrivalledReview by Martin
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