Introduction

Colorfly is a Chinese company that specializes in making digital audio players (DAPs). Their C4 is very popular among audiophiles. I would like to thank Colorfly and Penon Audio for this review unit. At the moment, you can purchase the C200 from https://penonaudio.com/colorfly-c200.html .

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Specfications

  • Master chip: JZ4760
  • DAC chip: ESS Colorfly customization Level
  • Maximum memory: 128GB Micro SD card
  • THD distortion: PO <0.0012% (A weight)
  • SNR: PO> 109dB
  • Earphone output power: 80mW (32Ω)
  • Frequency range: 20-20kHz
  • Supported formats: DSD / DFF /  / CUE / MP3/APE:32Bit192Khz / WAV:32Bit192Khz / FLAC :24Bit192Khz,32Bit 192Khz
  • Screen Size: 2.6 inch 320 * 240
  • USB function: USB DAC / USB DATA / CHARGE
  • Volume Step: 1/2/5%
  • Size: 64 * 110 * 19mm
  • Weight: 160g
  • Output interface: headphone + Line output
  • System: Style Pro V1.0

Unboxing & Accessories

The C200 comes in a black package. On the front cover, there are the brand name, image of the C200 and the model name. At the back of the package, there are the specifications. After removing the front cover, there are the C200, screen protector, instruction manual, warranty card and a black box which contains the micro-usb cable.

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DAP Build & Design

The C200 has a slanted rectangular design and it is silver in colour. On the front, the enter button is represented by a red dot. The up and down buttons are beside the enter button. There is a small light source near the up button. At the right , there are the menu and back buttons. At the top of the C200, there are the headphone jack and line out. At the bottom of the C200, there are micro usb charging port, micro sd slot and reset button. At the right side of the C200, there are volume up and down buttons that are circular in shape. There is a leather surface at the back of the C200 with the brand name printed on it.

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Sound Analysis

Lows

The C200 has a moderate amount of sub-bass quantity and it extends well. The sub-bass reproduction showcases a tight control. The bass decay is fairly quick and bass texture is rendered smoothly. There is a smooth rumble with a moderate pace. The mid-bass does not have a lot of body for a weighted impact but the slam is being executed well with speed and precision. Each bass note is articulated with precision. Bass definition is good with a high standard.

Mids

The midrange on the C200 takes on a clean and transparent approach. It is being presented clearly with a good level of details retrieval. The lower mids has a moderate amount of quantity and does not sound too thick.  Male vocals are being presented fairly well. The upper mids is forward and it contributes to the intimacy of the midrange. Female vocals are expressed in an energetic manner. The midrange is enjoyable to listen to.

Highs

The treble is extended well with details and there is no sibilance and harshness. There is a great amount of air rendered at the top end and contributes to a spacious presentation. The treble is expressed rather smoothly with no grain. It has a moderate amount of body.  There is a good crisp and moderate sparkle. The airy approach helps to lighten the overall sound which contributes to a relaxing listen.

Soundstage

The soundstage has a good natural expansion. The width has a great magnitude. In addition, the depth is not closed in with an effective amount of space rendered. It helps to create a spacious sound. Positioning of instruments and vocals is good with minimal congestion.

Conclusion

The C200 has a fantastic bright and airy sound that is able to showcase a high standard of details retrieval. It is able to give a spacious feel and provides clarity. The definition is good with transparency. Moreover, the C200 has an interesting design with good build quality. The Colorfly C200 provides an analytical sound that is fatigue-free. I enjoy using it with warmer sounding iems.

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