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How would you compare Cayin c5 with E11K? thanks
post #25847 of 26190
Cavin looks like Fii0 E18's size and lil similar......
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Originally Posted by HairyHeadMara View Post

How would you compare Cayin c5 with E11K? thanks

 

The E11K sound like a good portable amp. Was very impressed with it with it's small card deck compact size and will make for a great throw around portable amp. Sound wise it is a much better E11 and I was telling some friends that if you put the guts of the E11K in a more expensive looking shell it could easily sell for $100 plus and people would be happy with it. It has great power too.

 

The C5 sounds more like a high end desktop amp more than a portable amp and has the power of one too. We are clearly dealing with a good 2-3 tiers of better sound on the Cayin C5. It is on par with my ICAN amp which I told myself if the C5 sound was anywhere close to the ability I was gonna be one happy camper. And believe me I am one happy camper..To have this amount of power on hand yet with a zero noise floor, that so far seems to mesh with every IEM and Can I own and brings absolute brilliant max performance of each item in the chain..I am sure there are better portable amps but I guarantee not for this price. Just on sound alone I am having a hard time figuring out which sounds better my 2Step, ICAN or this much cheaper C5. 

 

Difference between E11K to the C5? Vocal performance on the C5 with something like my L2 will send shivers up your spine. The E11K it sounds fantastic with the same vocal tracks but lacks the dimensionality and the crisp detail of the C5. I mentioned on my first impression of the C5. The layering of sound is so utterly fantastic that the best way to describe it is holographic type sound presentation akin to the ICAN with it's 3D enhance eq on. The sound is very natural, smooth, imagery is already fantastic on my DX90 but using the C5 it projects that imagery into what your hearing. Your surrounded by it.  E11K has solid imagery as well but I would not call it holographic per se. Both are excellent deals but it will be the C5 that is going to become a classic..

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Originally Posted by Shawn71 View Post

Cavin looks like Fii0 E18's size and lil similar......


It has the most design cues from the E18. I think it might be of a similar size. 


Edited by Dsnuts - 8/16/14 at 9:37am
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Thanks
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

The E11K sound like a good portable amp. Was very impressed with it with it's small card deck compact size and will make for a great throw around portable amp. Sound wise it is a much better E11 and I was telling some friends that if you put the guts of the E11K in a more expensive looking shell it could easily sell for $100 plus and people would be happy with it. It has great power too.

The C5 sounds more like a high end desktop amp more than a portable amp and has the power of one too. We are clearly dealing with a good 2-3 tiers of better sound on the Cayin C5. It is on par with my ICAN amp which I told myself if the C5 sound was anywhere close to the ability I was gonna be one happy camper. And believe me I am one happy camper..To have this amount of power on hand yet with a zero noise floor, that so far seems to mesh with every IEM and Can I own and brings absolute brilliant max performance of each item in the chain..I am sure there are better portable amps but I guarantee not for this price. Just on sound alone I am having a hard time figuring out which sounds better my 2Step, ICAN or this much cheaper C5. 

Difference between E11K to the C5? Vocal performance on the C5 with something like my L2 will send shivers up your spine. The E11K it sounds fantastic with the same vocal tracks but lacks the dimensionality and the crisp detail of the C5. I mentioned on my first impression of the C5. The layering of sound is so utterly fantastic that the best way to describe it is holographic type sound presentation akin to the ICAN with it's 3D enhance eq on. The sound is very natural, smooth, imagery is already fantastic on my DX90 but using the C5 it projects that imagery into what your hearing. Your surrounded by it.  E11K has solid imagery as well but I would not call it holographic per se. Both are excellent deals but it will be the C5 that is going to become a classic..


If it has the most design cues from the E18. I think it might be of a similar size. 

Thanks a lot Ds for your quick reply.
post #25850 of 26190
Sounds like the Cayan C5 might make a nice E12 replacement (that's what I use on my desktop) assuming it has enough juice to push the Nickerfied T50RP's and Sextetts..
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I think in terms of power it will be pretty similar since the E12 is 880 mW at 32 ohms while this one is 800 mW at 32 ohms. Hopefully it's a higher quality sounding amp because I didn't like the E12 too much. It had power but was too grainy esp with my ZMFs, which need some decent juice.
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Anybody owns any of the 2 IEMs of the UK brand called octone acoustics? And like to share how they really sound? One is the copy of jlab jbuds and the other being meelec m6....but with little/big changes cosmetically and accessories wise.

Groove buds eco edition:
http://www.octone.eu/index.php?id=38&L=0
is like http://www.jlabaudio.com/Products/Earbuds/JBuds/4

AND

Octone IEM Pro
http://www.octone.eu/index.php?id=46&L=0
is like http://www.meelec.com/Sport_Fi_M6_Memory_Wire_In_Ear_Earphones_Black_p/earphone-m6-bk-mee.htm
Edited by Shawn71 - 8/18/14 at 3:03am
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Octone has/had another dynamic one also sometimes can still be found on fleabay Germany or UK. Might need some bribery for shipping elsewhere.

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I believe there is a little (or some?) conversation about Line5 here (the golden amp floating around head-fi)

Last night I opened my unit because it's not functioning properly. Some strange things going on with charging the unit, yes it works fine, but my charging lights don't work and we don't know if it's accepting a charge.

I will say for the little 3.7v battery inside and quoted "more than 10 hour" runtimes. This unit has been going strong for over 40 hours now plugged into full-size headphones! I'm trying to run it flat so I can test if my amp takes a charge, but it just keeps on going....and going.

I have no idea when it will go flat, though here's what it looks like inside.


Edited by H20Fidelity - 8/17/14 at 6:28pm
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Has anyone given the RedGiant a04 a whirl? I know the a00 and a03 got quite a bit of coverage when they were first released, but it seems the a04 and a02 were all but completely overlooked.


 

Given the a04s have next to zero coverage anywhere and I wanted to try another Canadian headphone (gotta support my home country after all), I decided to take the plunge and try em out. Impressions are based on ~15 hours of use with mostly heavy rock and EDM.


 

Quick summary:


 

- FANTASTIC bass. Smooth, uber punchy, and extends deep with tons of juicy rumble. Definitely steals the show.

- Slightly recessed mids, but they are not overshadowed. Female vocals sound especially nice.

- Treble is usually bright and with adequate sparkle, but can be a little overwhelming and grainy on treble-heavy songs and low quality recordings. In general not really an issue. Maybe additional play time will help clean this up.

- Not extremely detailed, but they are no slouch either.

- Build quality is excellent. The housings are all metal, and quite large. They are also pretty heavy. The cable is a nice durable jobbie, and slightly thicker than the average compared to all my other IEMs. Chin slider and shirt clip included. Strain relief on the 90 degree jack is well done, but the lack of proper relief on the housings may be an issues, especially given their weight. Not an IEM you want to hang around your neck.

- Soundstage is about on par with my other favorite single dynamics (FX3X, EB110) but a little more intimate.

- Fitment is where they fall short. I am lucky enough to have pretty average sized ears, and mostly everything I try out fits fine. Once I finally seat these properly, they pretty much disappear despite being so oversized and heavy. They are actually one of the most comfortable IEMs I've used, but getting them in properly takes a bit of work. Someone with small outer ears would have no chance, at all, with these. Without a proper seal, these sound pretty balanced. Get a good seal and out comes that juicy, juicy bass.


 

I would say these comfortably fit into the bass-head IEM category and as such made me put aside the JVC FX3X and Sony XB50s because, IMO, they one up both of these on pretty much everything (minus ease of fitment). I do like the cable on the XB50 more.


 

Overall one of my favorite purchases so far :)


Edited by B9Scrambler - 8/17/14 at 8:01pm
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Originally Posted by nick n View Post

Octone has/had another dynamic one also sometimes can still be found on fleabay Germany or UK. Might need some bribery for shipping elsewhere.

yeah, the "Dynamic one" I remember.....
Edited by Shawn71 - 8/18/14 at 3:01am
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post
 

I believe there is a little (or some?) conversation about Line5 here (the golden amp floating around head-fi)

Last night I opened my unit because it's not functioning properly. Some strange things going on with charging the unit, yes it works fine, but my charging lights don't work and we don't know if it's accepting a charge.

I will say for the little 3.7v battery inside and quoted "more than 10 hour" runtimes. This unit has been going strong for over 40 hours now plugged into full-size headphones! I'm trying to run it flat so I can test if my amp takes a charge, but it just keeps on going....and going.

I have no idea when it will go flat, though here's what it looks like inside.

Ya I also noticed how long my Line5 A970 has been going. It hasn't stopped. Sound is starting to open up for me since open box. So we will see where this sound goes. Thanks for the pic I was going to open her up as well to check out the insides. 

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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Ya I also noticed how long my Line5 A970 has been going. It hasn't stopped. Sound is starting to open up for me since open box. So we will see where this sound goes. Thanks for the pic I was going to open her up as well to check out the insides. 

Turns out my unit won't accept a charge, (faulty) but thankfully due to the AA battery inside I can charge manually by removing it (with a Li-ion battery charger). For any owners keep in mind Line5 uses a higher voltage 3.7v Ultrafire battery, not your average 1.2 volt found in usual devices. Using a 1.2v it won't even turn on.
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The QC on these units seem. Half baked. My unit has a screw missing and my volume knob is crooked. Though I tried charging my unit and it seems to be charging as there is a light in the rear end that lights up when I plug it in so I suppose I got a working unit minus one screw which is better than not getting a charging unit. These units are so cheap I guess if you get a non working unit it isn't worth trying to send them back. In my case there is no way I would send this unit back to deals extreme even if I got a defective unit because it is agonizing how long they take to ship something to you. I think the longest I have ever waited for anything from China was a month.  Deals Extreme beat that by another month. Deal with Extreme wait times is what that site should be.

 

Just can't deal with how long the shipping is from them no matter how cheap the stuff is.


Edited by Dsnuts - 8/18/14 at 10:19pm
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Originally Posted by DannyBai View Post
 

Those were livelier and sounded excellent and $80 is a good deal for that sound.

 

Agreed on build and comfort.  I can understand on the sound.  It's dark and laid back so it won't suit everyone.  I happen to like that sort of sound and everything else in between.  

 

Yeah, I knew exactly what I was getting and since I'm only going to use it at the office (as my only headphone there) I decided to brake my holy rule and find the best eq settings for them to be enjoyable to me.

 

The perfect comfort and just the right amount of isolation/leakage makes them ideal to me for that use.

 

 

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Originally Posted by HairyHeadMara View Post

How would you compare Cayin c5 with E11K? thanks

The comparsions I would love to see is C5 vs E12 and E11K vs E11 :popcorn:

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