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post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post

I wonder if the cayin is almost as powerful as the e12

From what I've heard I wouldn't say it's as powerful. It's more like the E07k in terms of raw power.
post #17 of 23
Thx bud!
post #18 of 23
Thread Starter 

Sorry to get back so late on this thread. I did finally receive the unit and I really appreciate what it does. The bass and lower midrange is thicker and stronger and overall coherence is better. I've had some friends have a listed as well and they were impressed. I've tried with the Sennheiser Amperior, Momentums, and Harman Kardon CL with good results. 

 

I've found the Nomad LNG-W Lightning cable makes a great match for the amp, as it's nice and short and doesn't waste pocket space. 

 

 

I did notice that the unit picks up on cell phone activity, however other similar devices do the same. The noise floor is average like Hapster said. In addition, the 3.5mm inlets can be finicky with odd shaped connectors (such as Harman Kardon CL). Overall I'm quite happy with the unit despite the caveats. The fit and finish is nice and the bump in SQ is really worth it, and it's still a steal (at $199) compared to comparable units. 

post #19 of 23
Well, this thread hasn't seen much action lately, but the c5 is gettin some love!
I am considering this w/ iphone5 (eventually 6) b/c i would like a concise, portable solution to upgrade "the chain". I wish I could demo this against beyerdynamic a200p, vamp verza, and other iDevice friendly dac/amps... but hey, this is HeadFi, I wanna hear from current owners!! Here's hoping to spark some life in this thread 🍻
post #20 of 23
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Originally Posted by bigfullz View Post

Well, this thread hasn't seen much action lately, but the c5 is gettin some love!
I am considering this w/ iphone5 (eventually 6) b/c i would like a concise, portable solution to upgrade "the chain". I wish I could demo this against beyerdynamic a200p, vamp verza, and other iDevice friendly dac/amps... but hey, this is HeadFi, I wanna hear from current owners!! Here's hoping to spark some life in this thread 🍻

It'll beat the a200p in sound, by a huge margin, and for the short while I had it and verza at the same time, it honestly sounded just as good. (Maybe a little better O_o) However, the verza has a bass boost mode, a 3D mode, which I find interesting, but not particularly useful. It also acts as a battery pack and is functional with a PC

Note: Hi & Lo gains & Bass Boost function don't work while using the verza as a usb amp. The exterior also has a nasty habit of peeling, so your verza may look worse overtime. That said, it can be found "new" on eBay for $280-350.

So as for the Beyer A200p, although it may have the worst SQ of the bunch, it's the smallest and provides use as an usb and iphone dac/amp.

Note: I'm not totally sure the Dac Function of the A200P works with iphone5+.

Now, with the C6, It's not as good as I was initially lead to believe. It does drain your phone battery, slowly, nothing terrible, but you'll notice it if you're using it for a couple hours. It also, in no way can be used with android phones or PCs. The noise floor is louder than that of the Verza/A200p, and lastly cellular and wifi signals could interfere, as stated earlier in this thread, and causes crackles and pops. Easiest way to fix this is by putting your device in airplane mode.
Edited by Hapster - 8/26/14 at 4:43am
post #21 of 23
Thanks hapster, that was very informative. All that in one post! Very concise, like I'm hoping my portable rig will be... Which has me thinking dx90 now. These iDevice amp/dacs all have dents in their armor, so maybe an audiophile player is the way to go.
Thanks again 👍
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by bigfullz View Post

Thanks hapster, that was very informative. All that in one post! Very concise, like I'm hoping my portable rig will be... Which has me thinking dx90 now. These iDevice amp/dacs all have dents in their armor, so maybe an audiophile player is the way to go.
Thanks again 👍


A dent is sure better than the gaping hole that is the software of the "Audiophile" Daps.

post #23 of 23
😆 you have a point hapster! LOL!
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