Cayin N5 Digital Audio Player
Cayin N5 Digital Audio Player
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The Cayin N5 digital audio player features the same premium build and detailed sound quality as its predecessor, the N6, in a slimmer, truly portable package. Along with a new high-end DAC, it has dual microSD card slots, a USB 3.0 interface for fast file transfer, a bonus 2.5-millimeter balanced output, and an impressive battery life Read More

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kress
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Jun 5, 2017
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I had one. After two weeks of usage, unit stopped working, nothing helped, screen was black. Had to return it to seller in UK. Overall player is not bad, when it's working. Top bar on screen is overcrowded and within 4 graphic themes only one for me is good to daily use. As for sound - iBasso DX80 with Fiio E12A or Aune B1 sounds a lot better.
Jun 5, 2017
RRM1
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Feb 15, 2017
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Anyone else get one of these?
Kevin (Massdrop Community Support)Feb 13, 10:20 AM PST Hi there, I am reaching out to you in regards to your order for the Cayin N5 Digital Audio Player. It has been brought to our attention that the item you ordered has been backordered by the vendor. We do not know when it will become available, so rather than keep you waiting for an undetermined amount of time, we had to cancel your order and refund you in-full. You can expect to see the funds back in your account in the next 2-3 business days. Our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience, and feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Best,  Kevin
Feb 15, 2017
al.stroh
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Jan 22, 2017
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I just noticed on the Cayin website that the N5 has a 'Bal' (Balanced) output for "Balanced Driven 2.5mm Headphone". Does anyone know if those are available in an earphone/earbud? I can't seem to find any anywhere. Is the 'balanced' configuration only available on headphones? Who makes those? Or is the 'Bal' output for future headphone/earphones that just don't exist yet?
Jan 22, 2017
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Logistics Updates
Jan 20, 2017
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Jan 20, 2017
al.stroh
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Jan 19, 2017
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Does anyone know if the N5 is 'quick charge' compatible/certified? That 3-hour charge time seems excessive.
Jan 19, 2017
scottm-dj
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Jan 18, 2017
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Does the Cayin play SACD ISO (even DST) files as seamlessly as my JRiver/ Exasound DAC combo? My two android phones (with app) quite obviously don't have enough CPU horsepower to unzip and decode...
Jan 18, 2017
dodgeboy3406
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Jan 17, 2017
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Read over on Amazon the sealing strip on the bottom will not fit when the SDcards are installed??? Any one have any experience with this???
Jan 17, 2017
Tsar_Bomba
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Jan 18, 2017
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No... no problems whatsoever with mine. Using Sandisk 200gb in mine.
Jan 18, 2017
gdhour
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Jan 15, 2017
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Anyone compare this to a Pono?
Jan 15, 2017
Markrud
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Jan 16, 2017
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Both have balanced outputs available. The Pono has detail,great soundstage, great separation and layering and textures. The bass textures are great. It has a great dac and drives my HE 400i's and HD 580's fine.. By the way Trance posted this in the Pono thread in Head fi post #4215 describing the difference in the electronics: Ayre did all the analog audio parts including Dac>IV>LPF>Amp and Pono also uses Ayres Minimum Phase Filter, so Ayre are essentially responsible for Pono's sound. I love looking at the Pono's pcb, as far as I know it is the only dap with discrete stage of MELF's +Transistor's + High Capacitance Film Chip's, for dac lpf stage and voltage gain stage, the amp is discrete Class A (switches to AB for higher loads) with a discrete diamond buffer, 2,000uF of capacitance in power supply for the amp. It's a thing of beauty. In all honesty it is a bargain to get Ayre's engineering at Pono's price point, makes other dap's look grossly overpriced for what you get imo. Edited by T.R.A.N.C.E. - 10/5/15 at 6:02pm
Jan 16, 2017
ChristoChaud
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Jan 14, 2017
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Should i get this one in comparision with Fiio x7 because im not familiar with Cayin ...?
Jan 14, 2017
ChristoChaud
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Jan 14, 2017
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also does someone know how mnay ohm this player can support for those headphone that are hard to drive
Jan 14, 2017
stanleymoise
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Jan 17, 2017
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Why you guys are even comparing the Cayin N5 with the Fiio X5 the N5 looks better, Better sounds, better components. And it has a ballanced output for balanced headphones. It's rare to get ballanced output on a cheap device like this and that actually sounds great.
Jan 17, 2017
Bamm83
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Jan 14, 2017
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How would this compare to the Sony Walkman NWZA17SLV? That's what I'm currently rocking, but am looking for something that can even sound better.
I have B&W P7 phones.
Jan 14, 2017
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