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post #706 of 2257

Gunna have to do a u-turn on an earlier comment about no listener fatigue.

 

I do indeed like the sound of the C5 but i am getting some treble fatigue on the low gain setting on my MDR-1Rs via my X3 LO. 

 

Damn my treble sensitive ears.

post #707 of 2257
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Originally Posted by Ben123 View Post
 

Gunna have to do a u-turn on an earlier comment about no listener fatigue.

 

I do indeed like the sound of the C5 but i am getting some treble fatigue on the low gain setting on my MDR-1Rs via my X3 LO. 

 

Damn my treble sensitive ears.


How many hours do you have on C5?  I never experienced treble fatigue (using X5, X1, AP100, and Note 2 as sources), and as a matter of fact found C5 a little bit warmer in comparison to a few other amps.  But keep in mind, it will need some burn in.  A few people, assuming with a same sensitivity to high frequencies, mentioned C5 sounding a little too bright at first but settle in after a burn in.

post #708 of 2257

Hey guys, 

 

I would just like to sort out the hiss/hum I was hearing. The product I got was defective. The store I got it from, ctcaudio.com, sorted the problem with my unit. They did an exchanged. I am trying the new unit now and I would agree with the users that said it was dead silent. I do not hear any hum while listening. 

 

Thanks!

post #709 of 2257

Looks like a great product. I'm looking to purchase this soon, can anyone recommend a good DAC that would be compatible/pair with this (I'm a noob).

post #710 of 2257
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Originally Posted by blogz101 View Post
 

Hey guys, 

 

I would just like to sort out the hiss/hum I was hearing. The product I got was defective. The store I got it from, ctcaudio.com, sorted the problem with my unit. They did an exchanged. I am trying the new unit now and I would agree with the users that said it was dead silent. I do not hear any hum while listening. 

 

Thanks!

CTC is our authorized dealers, such service is our hope.

 

Please be assured that we will contact CTC AUDIO and get this product to analyze the problem, thank you for the information, which will help us make the product better.

post #711 of 2257
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Originally Posted by Thomas lbyy View Post
 

CTC is our authorized dealers, such service is our hope.

 

Please be assured that we will contact CTC AUDIO and get this product to analyze the problem, thank you for the information, which will help us make the product better.

Hey Thomas,

 

Yes, they already took care of me without any hassle. They provided me with excellent customer support.

 

Thanks!

post #712 of 2257

Cayin C5 VS Rega Ear?

post #713 of 2257

Newbie here. I started out just looking for a new set of IEM's and now have delved into Portable Headphone Amps. Would like some opinions before purchasing. 

 

I listen mainly off an iPod Classic or an iPhone 6. Everything on the Classic is in Apple Loseless. Headphones are Audio-Technica ATH-M50's. Replacing a broken pair of Etymotic Research HF5.

 

Right now, I am most interested in the new RHA T10i IEM. Solid reviews, decent price. If I go with a Portable Headphone Amp, one the low end looking at the FiiO E11K. Higher end of my budget would be the EK12a or the Cayin 5. 

 

Very confused on the right combination. I know sound is subjective, but don't want to make a $400 mistake. Thoughts? I look forward to them. 

post #714 of 2257
I wonder if anyone else has had this problem:

Yesterday, I was flying back home to Shanghai from Beijing, and was using my C5 as an amp for my HM-601LE. Suddenly, a flight attendant ran up to me and told me to put away my power bank IMMEDIATELY! Apparently, I was lucky that it had not been confiscated by security. Cabin crew don't care if it's being used as a headphone amp or to charge a phone...

In China, it is illegal to use Li-Ion power banks on flights, and they can only be carried in hand luggage if they have a label stating various specifications (including capacity). Only last week, a colleague had his power bank confiscated because it lacked such a label. Therefore, I have a request for Cayin:

(1) To supply the relevant power rating label to all existing customers, so that we can legally pass through airport security with our amplifiers.

(2) Maybe consider offering a version without power bank capability for the local Chinese market.

Until I have the label, I'd better leave my amp at home!
post #715 of 2257

Ordered mine last night paid 165 on noisy motel cant wait to get it! 

post #716 of 2257

Anybody had opportunity to try the DX90 + C5 pairing?

I'm thinking about a player upgrade, but I'm trying to figure out, if it's worth to upgrade my iRiver H320 + C5 with the iBasso.

post #717 of 2257

The DX90 pairs beautifully with the C5. The C5 gives the soundstage more depth, improves bass quality and quantity, as well as gives the mids a bit more weight.

post #718 of 2257
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Originally Posted by mejoshua View Post
 

The DX90 pairs beautifully with the C5. The C5 gives the soundstage more depth, improves bass quality and quantity, as well as gives the mids a bit more weight.


I totally agree.  DX90 is great!  But the improvements with C5 are not negligible. 

I hope you'll like it should you decide to go with the DX90.

post #719 of 2257
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Originally Posted by dman127 View Post
 

Newbie here. I started out just looking for a new set of IEM's and now have delved into Portable Headphone Amps. Would like some opinions before purchasing. 

 

I listen mainly off an iPod Classic or an iPhone 6. Everything on the Classic is in Apple Loseless. Headphones are Audio-Technica ATH-M50's. Replacing a broken pair of Etymotic Research HF5.

 

Right now, I am most interested in the new RHA T10i IEM. Solid reviews, decent price. If I go with a Portable Headphone Amp, one the low end looking at the FiiO E11K. Higher end of my budget would be the EK12a or the Cayin 5. 

 

Very confused on the right combination. I know sound is subjective, but don't want to make a $400 mistake. Thoughts? I look forward to them. 

 

Also a newbie here! :etysmile:

 

I'm also currently using the M50s. Saw a pre-order advert at a local online headphone retailer selling the C5 for about 145USD and i took the plunge and bought it. Arrived a couple of days back and first impression is that the sound stage is increased! I do not know how to describe it but it would be the first thing you notice about the amp. The separation of instruments are much easier to pick up now. Comparing it to the amp section of the Fiio E07k which is the only amp i currently have, the sound is much 'fuller'. The bass boost is rather fun to play with although i leave it off most of the time. I also tried it with my ATH-IM70 which although had an improvement with the sound stage, it did not make a big difference. Will be getting a ad1000x next month to pair this with. 

 

My thoughts: Do not expect day and night difference on the M50s but you will really enjoy the added sound stage :wink_face:

post #720 of 2257
Hi. I have the X5/E12 combo to mainly drive my HiFiMAN planars(HE-500/HE-4). What things the C5 can bring to the table compared with my current setup for that headphones?

Thanks
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