Review of the Cayin N6ii DAP with a Replaceable Audio Motherboard

Twister6 has a review of the Cayin N6ii digital audio player over on Head-Fi.  The cool trick with this DAP is that it has replaceable DAC/AMP circuitry.  The circuitry is on a motherboard (they should be calling it a daughterboard) which is removable from the top of the player.  The remaining components such as the motherboard and battery are all static and are fixed in the case.  This actually reminds me of my old HP 41c calculator of days long past.  This is an intriguing concept and I will be interested in seeing where it leads.

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Cayin N8 DAP Review

Twister6 posted on Head-Fi his review of the N8 DAP.  From the unboxing photos it appears to be a very attractive digital audio player and has a plethora of cable types include. I will leave the details for you to read in the review but the fact that you have the choice of vacuum tube and solid state amplification in 3.5mm headphone output is intriguing.  The one downside is that if my math is correct the cost in US Dollars is over $3,300.

Pros – Solid State and Vacuum Tube (Korg NuTube) amp outputs, High Output mode, solid stainless-steel build, responsive interface, plenty of digital and analog outputs, selection of custom cable adapters, duplex LDAC Bluetooth support.

Cons – price, weight, touchy up/down dial, 5sec tube warm up delay (more of annoyance than Con).

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Cayin i5 DAP Review

Hisoundfi has a fine review of the i5 DAP on Head-Fi.

 

Pros: Musical and engaging sound signature, Drives most high impedance headphones well, Analog to digital volume pot is awesome, Can stream music apps
Cons: Video playback lags and freezes, Some minor software bugs, A little too powerful for sensitive IEMs, Slow charging times

Review of i5