By Andrew Liszewski
At first glance you might mistake the Pocket HiFi C4 Pro from Colorfly for a knock-off PMP that someone has given an impressive steampunk facelift too. But that’s not the case. The C4 Pro, which features a luxurious hand-engraved black walnut housing, is actually targeted at audiophiles since it’s apparently the first player capable of playing 24 bit/192 KHz WAV files. Inside the C4 Pro you’ll find CIRRUS Logic CS4398 DAC and CS8422 SRC chips which result in a signal-to-noise ratio of up to 108dB. The headphone jack also has its own built-in amp which outputs up to 13.3mW of power from its 6.3mm headphone jack (it includes a 3.5mm as well) allowing you to use high-end headphones without an external box.
As you can see it also sports an old-school pushrod volume slider, includes an SPDIF port for connecting it to modern stereo equipment (for playback or recording) and as for storage I can’t seem to find too much info on their site as to how much is built in, but I believe it includes a microSD slot meaning you can throw a 32GB card in there. As for the price. The Colorfly website is pretty mum on those details, but a seller on Amazon is asking $799 for a new model.