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propdrc
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Jun 27, 2018
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I'm 2 weeks into my Cayin N3 and I love it for my RBH EP3 https://rbhsound.com/ep3.php . I use the medium amp setting (has lo/med/hi), runs 128Gb chip quickly and easily and will sing FLAC with great definition. Hooked up to my Fiio Q1mk2 balanced out (includes gain/bass boost hardware switches), I switch to my hybrid IEMs on upgraded wires and it's instant soundstage bliss for my classic rock collection. That's DAP and DAC for $250 shipped and very portable with plenty of power to spare! Both are about 2.25 inches by 4.
Jun 27, 2018
MonnoM
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Aug 16, 2018
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(Hey, apologies for thread neglect- I've been out on a remote job site with shoddy internet access since posting.) Thanks for the reply propdrc- that's a great rec. By all accounts that sound is exactly what I'm after, the price is within budget, and the specs are good. How's the battery life worked out for you? How's the interface? The more I research my options the more I lean towards something with OTG functionality and 2 outs, (preferably balanced incl). My buddy purchased the xDuoo X3II from here recently, so I think I might wait to test that in person myself before I pull the trigger on anything else.
Aug 16, 2018
propdrc
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Aug 16, 2018
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I get three trips to the gym a week out of one charge, w/wired phones. It's typically an hour and a half each of those 3 days and play it through the car stereo each way and I still have some for the weekend. Stacking with the Fiio Q 1 MK2 for balanced out is fantastic and it includes all cables. Also, the N3 is surprisingly loud in the car by aux cable. No regrets or sound quality sacrificed. All my research paid off and makes this rec an easy one... Enjoy!
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