Cayin C5DAC USB DAC Headphone Amplifier World Tour --Reviewers Wanted.
May 29, 2015 at 1:40 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 249

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Hello Everyone (Revised on June 19th, 2015)
 
We are really appreciated for your sign-up for the review tour of our C5DAC USB DAC portable headphone amplifier not only to the guys who will be lucky to receive our C5DAC but also to those who have missed. It is pity that we cannot offer all of you a chance to do it but please follow our thread and you will get impressions of our amp from the lucky guys.
 
Now we want to release the lucky guys for Nortch America first. Considering on the numder of reviwers signed up we decided to pick up 13 head-fiers and have you lined into four groups. We will send one piece of C5DAC to each group. Detail information are as following (Revised due to unconfirmation from JoeDoe, S1rran and Armaegis):
 
Group One:
 
nmatheis: Portland USA
Soundsgood to me: Seattle WA USA
Hakushondaiman: Calgary Canada
 
Group Two:
 
Cotnijoe: Saint Louis USA
Netforce: Alhambra, CA, USA
The Fed: LA, CA, USA
Chowmein83: Corona, CA, USA
 
Group Three:
 
money4me247: Fortworth Texas USA
Avitron142: New York USA
Hisoundfi: Kenosha, WI USA
 
Group Four:
 
Joe Doe: Birmingham, AL USA
S1rran: Houston Texas USA
Armaegis: Winnipeg Canada
 
 
Above are the lucky list we have picked up. It is also the sequence of our C5DAC tour going. It means we will choose nmatheis, Cotnijoe, money4me247 and Joe Doe as the first persons to receive the review units. Please help check whether you have problems with our arrangment like this. If you have please PM me and let me know. I will try my best to arrange in a way workable for you. If all OK products will be sent out soon after getting your PM confirmation with your shipping address. Each one of your will have a chance to keep the unit for 2 weeks and then you can know genearally when you will receive the unit. It it cannot meet your schedule please let us know and we will adjust accordingly.
 
To the head-fier signed up from other areas we will update soon for the lucky list. Once it has been done we will have it listed here. Thanks for your patience.
 
Best regards,
 
Cayin Team
 
 
 
 
Hello Head-fiers, Hello Everyone,
 
We are glad to announce our latest new product C5DAC here. It is a portable USB DAC headphone amplifier which can work with Android system smart phones, or PC. Detail information of the model you can check on the following link: http://www.head-fi.org/t/768094/new-portable-cayin-spark-c5-dac-amp-released-may-2015#post_11638533. It will also be our main discussion thread for C5DAC on the head-fi forum.
 
As for C5DAC it is our fourth model of Portable HIFI products we have developed after C6, C5 portable headphone amplifier and N6 music player which have gained great interests in the Head-fi community. To whom are interested in knowing more about our company or our products you can check more information about these models. Following are some discussion thread or reviews on them and you can take a look if you want:
 
N6 Discussion Thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/740557/cayin-n6-dap-dual-pcm1792-btl-amplication-circuit-24-192-dsd128-sacd-iso
 
N6 Review Link: http://www.head-fi.org/products/cayin-n6-pcm1792a-chip-dsd-lossless-music-player
 
C5 Discussion Thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/729545/the-new-cayin-c5-portable-power-house
 
C5 Review Link: http://www.head-fi.org/products/cayin-c5-portable-hifi-audio-headphone-amplifier
 
In order to help you have a preview of our C5DAC we plan to organize a world review tour of it on the Head-Fi community. It is our first time to do so and we hope we can work it out under your help and support.
 
Preview application period: June 1st, 2015
Previewer list announcement: June 15th, 2015
Beginning of shipment of review unit: before June 18th, 2015
 
Please apply for the C5DAC preview world tour by replying to this thread and including the following information in your reply:
 
-Your location (City and Country)
-Headphone(s) you have
-Music player(s) you have
-Cayin product(s) you possess (if any)
-Links to review(s) you have posted (if any) no matter it is on Head-Fi or some others
-Whether you would like to help organize a Local Cayin product review tour or not
 
Shipping info:
 
Depending on the geographical region of applied and selected reviewers, Cayin will ship out several C5DACs, one or more to reviewers in each region like USA, Europe, South East Asia or Pacific region, etc. Cayin will pay for shipping to the first reviewer and from the last reviewer back to Cayin for each region.
 
Review Period:
 
Each selected reviewer can keep the unit for 2 weeks after receiving and you can post your review result on Head-Fi forum and your local Head-FI community if any directly without our advance permission. Meanwhile you can also post your thought or ideas about C5DAC on our main discussion thread listed above and here it is again: http://www.head-fi.org/t/768094/new-portable-cayin-spark-c5-dac-amp-released-may-2015#post_11638533.
 
Above is the detail information about our C5DAC tour. If you’ve got any suggestions about it please also let us know by PM us or sending us email via sales01@cayin.cn
 
We are really appreciated for your time and look forward to your application.
 
Thanks and with best regards,
 
Cayin Team
 
Cayin Stay updated on Cayin at their sponsor profile on Head-Fi.
 
http://en.cayin.cn/
May 29, 2015 at 2:18 AM Post #2 of 249

nmatheis

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REPORTING FOR DUTY!!!

Location
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Portland, OR USA

Headphones:
EARBUDS:
Apple earbuds & EarPods, Blox M2C, 9wave Studio, Yuin OK2
IEM: Astrotec AX35, Brainwavz S0, S1 & S5, Dunu DN-1000, Fischer Audio DBA-02 & Eterna v1, Heir 3.Ai s & 4.Ai s, Klipsch S4i, MEElectronics A161, Moshi Vortex, RHA 750MA, Shure E3c, Sunrise Audio Xtreme v2, T-PEOS Altone 200, TTPOD T1-E, Vsonic AN16, VSD2/2S, VSD3/3S & VSD5, Zero Audio Carbo Tenore
HP: AKG 553, Beyerdynamic DT250 80 Ohm, Denon AH-D1100, Hifiman HE400, Philips L1, Somic EFI-82 MT, SoundMagic HP200

Music Players:
DAPS: Fiio X3 & X5, iBasso DX90, iRiver IHP140, iPhone 5s

Amps:
Fiio E12A & E12 DIY, Portaphile, M^3

Cayin Products Owned:
C5 (sold)

Reviews:
T-PEOS Altone250 Review
Fiio X3 2nd Generation Review
Upcoming: Aune B1, Cayin N6, Fiio X5 2nd-gen, Oppo PM-2

Help organize tour? - I can help with that.
 
May 29, 2015 at 2:21 AM Post #3 of 249

Cotnijoe

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-Your location (City and Country)
Saint louis, USA

-Headphone(s) you have

Headphone:
-HIFIMAN HE1000 beta
-HIFIMAN HE560
-Sennheiser HD650
-Martin Logan Mikros 90

In Ear:
-Earwerkz Supra 2 CIEM
-Noble 6W Cherry Coke

-Music player(s) you have
-Asus Essence III
-iBasso DX90
-Apple iPhone 4S 16GB
-HTC One M8

Portable amp:
-Aune B1
-iBasso D14 Bushmaster

-Cayin product(s) you possess (if any)
Currently none

-Links to review(s) you have posted (if any) no matter it is on Head-Fi or some others
http://www.head-fi.org/t/767883/official-hifiman-he1000-impressions-thread/330#post_11660374

http://www.head-fi.org/users/288076/reviews

http://www.head-fi.org/t/741770/customart-us-ciem-demo-lineup-tour-including-harmony-8-pro/250_50#post_11310051

-Whether you would like to help organize a Local Cayin product review tour or not
Absolutely!
 
May 29, 2015 at 2:25 AM Post #6 of 249

jjacq

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-Your location (City and Country)
Miami, Florida USA
 
-Headphone(s) you have
JH13, LCD-X, ATH-IM70
 
-Music player(s) you have
AK100II, HTC One M7, iPhone 6
 
-Cayin product(s) you possess (if any)
Cayin C5
 
-Links to review(s) you have posted (if any) no matter it is on Head-Fi or some others
http://www.head-fi.org/t/741770/customart-us-ciem-demo-lineup-tour-including-harmony-8-pro/360#post_11464893
 
-Whether you would like to help organize a Local Cayin product review tour or not
Sure, anything I can do to help.
 
May 29, 2015 at 2:44 AM Post #7 of 249

hakushondaimao

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I would be very interested in participating in this tour.
 
- Your location (City and Country):
Calgary, Canada
 
- Headphone(s) you have:
HP: AKG K7XX, Audio Technica ATH-R70x, Audio Technica ATH-MSR7, Brainwavs HM5, ESS RLM-713, Philips SHP9500, Sennheiser HD-598
IEM: Audio Technica ATH-CKX9, Brainwavs S0, Denon AH-C751, Havi B3 Pro 1, Noble 6, RHA MA750, Sony XBA-H1, T-Peos Altone 150, T-Peos Altone 200
 
- Music player(s) you have:
Consonance Suzanne, Fiio X3ii, iPod Mini (Flash Mod), iPhone 5S
 
- Cayin product(s) you possess (if any):
Have tried the Cayin N6 and C5, but don't own either... yet! Also started the N5 thread, and am pretty sure THAT product will be on my shopping list as soon as it's released!
 
- Links to review(s) you have posted (if any) no matter it is on Head-Fi or some others:
Audio Technica ATH-R70x: Sonic perfection, right out of the box! (Head-Fi front page)
Fiio X3 2nd generation: Good Things Come in Small Packages (Head-Fi front page)
Cayin N6: Quality Sound For Your Big Pocket​
Aune B1: Class A Portable Amp With Class
Fiio X5 2nd generation: Fiio Brings Their A-Game Again (Head-Fi front page)
 
- Whether you would like to help organize a Local Cayin product review tour or not:
I'd be happy to set up a Canadian tour, and have already organized a North American tour of the N6.
 
May 29, 2015 at 2:45 AM Post #8 of 249

hakushondaimao

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Well, fancy meeting you here @Cotnijoe
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Never saw this coming... :p

 
Fancy seeing BOTH of you here...  
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May 29, 2015 at 2:48 AM Post #9 of 249
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-Your location (City and Country)
Alhambra, California USA
 
-Headphone(s) you have
Full Size/On Ear:
Don Scorpio Dolphin, HiFiMAN HE-400, Koss KSC75, Koss PortaPro, KZ LPS,Onkyo ES-CTI300, Onkyo ES-FC300, Phiaton MS 400, Takstar Pro 80, Ultimate Ears 4000, Velodyne vFree
 
IEMs:
Audio Technica ATH-CKM99, Audeo PFE 022, Huawei Honor, Havi B3 Pro I, HiFiMAN RE-300a, HiFiMAN RE-400, KZ DT3, KZ ED3, KZ ES, KZ GR Balanced, KZ Platinum Limited Edition, MEElectronics M6, Noble 4, Ostry KC06, Ostry KC06A, Penon IEMs, Sony MH1C, Sony MH750, Sony XBA-2, SoundMAGIC E30, Soundsoul S-018, SteelSeries Flux, TTPOD T1-E, TTPOD T2, Ultimate Ears 350, Vivo XE800, VJJB K1, Vsonic AN16, Vsonic VSD2S, Vsonic VSD5, Xiaomi Piston 2, Z:ero
 
Earbuds:
Baldoor E100, Dasetn Mod M1, Dasetn Mod M760, HiFiMAN ES100, TinGo TG-38S
 
 
-Music player(s) you have
Primarily Fiio x5 and Samsung Galaxy S5
 
-Cayin product(s) you possess (if any)
None
 
-Links to review(s) you have posted (if any) no matter it is on Head-Fi or some others
http://www.head-fi.org/products/hifiman-electronics-es100-vintage-style-earbud-with-15mm-driver-blue/reviews/13175
 
-Whether you would like to help organize a Local Cayin product review tour or not
Sure
 
headphones.com Stay updated on headphones.com at their sponsor profile on Head-Fi.
 
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May 29, 2015 at 3:06 AM Post #11 of 249

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Location:
Arnstadt (Germany)

Headphones:
IEM: Sennheiser IE80, Ultimate Ear UE900
HP: Beyerdynamic T1, Oppo-PM3, Shure SRH 440, Sony MDR-Z7

Music Players:
DAPS: Ibasso DX90, IPhone 5s, Fiio X5

Amps:
Oppo HA2, Cayin C5

Cayin Products Owned:
C5

Reviews:
www.derschallhoerer.de (my music review blog in german)

Help organize tour?
Sure i will.
 
May 29, 2015 at 3:59 AM Post #12 of 249

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Happy to organise the Tour for Australia and New Zealand.

-Melbourne, Australia.

-Stax, Sony xba h3, JVC FXZ200, JHAudio JH16, MadDogs, Sony MDR-F1, Sony SA1000,

-Sony NWZ, Minidisc and Hi-MD.

-Cayin C5.

http://www.head-fi.org/users/285185/reviews

Yes, I am happy to organise a New Zealand and Australia Tour.
 
May 29, 2015 at 5:40 AM Post #13 of 249

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-Your location (City and Country)
  1. Bangalore, India
 
-Headphone(s) you have
  1. Fostex T50RP planar magnetic
  2. HiFiman RE-272
  3. DUNU Titan 1
  4. HiFiman RE-400
  5. Ostry KC06
  6. Signature Acoustics O16 Live
  7. LG Quadbeat 2
  8. Sony MH1C
  9. Vsonic VSD1S
 
-Music player(s) you have
  1. Geek Out 450 USB DAC/AMP
  2. Sansa Clip Zip
  3. LG G2
 
-Cayin product(s) you possess (if any)
  1. None....yet
 
-Links to review(s) you have posted (if any) no matter it is on Head-Fi or some others (http://www.head-fi.org/users/290634/reviews)
  1. Signature Acoustics O-16 Live Review : Setting the Stage
  2. RE-400 Waterline review : Audiophile kill, Budget bullet
  3. VSONIC VSD1S Review: Kaboom for your buck: The all-rounder prodigy
  4. xDuoo X2 : Watch out Sansa!
 
-Whether you would like to help organize a Local Cayin product review tour or not
 
  1. I'd love to organize and co-ordinate a local tour in India. It's about time someone did :)
 
May 29, 2015 at 11:09 AM Post #15 of 249

bhazard

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-Your location (City and Country)
Mahopac, NY USA
 
-Headphone(s) you have
AKG 7XX, Takstar Pro 80, many, many more.
 
-Music player(s) you have
PC with Geek Out 1000. USB OTG to Oneplus One
 
-Cayin product(s) you possess (if any)
Used to own the C5. Excellent product
 
-Links to review(s) you have posted (if any) no matter it is on Head-Fi or some others
http://www.head-fi.org/t/684159/chinese-asian-brand-info-thread-headphones-iems-amps-dacs
 
-Whether you would like to help organize a Local Cayin product review tour or not
No
 

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