Cayin N6ii, Unlimited Possibilities: a fully modularized smart DAP
post-15246675
Post #2,131 of 3,722

jmills8

Previously known as bmiamihk
Joined
Sep 16, 2015
Messages
11,818
Reaction score
4,303
Joined
Sep 16, 2015
Posts
11,818
Likes
4,303
I didn’t say that N6ii doesn’t sound good. Who knows after Cayin comes out the E01!
In the moment to my ears DX220 with amp9 is my best portable system. Of course, I am listening both system right now not to compare but to enjoy them.:L3000:
Dx220 UI is slow.
 
     Share This Post       
  • Like
Reactions: PhilW
post-15246682
Post #2,133 of 3,722

jmills8

Previously known as bmiamihk
Joined
Sep 16, 2015
Messages
11,818
Reaction score
4,303
Joined
Sep 16, 2015
Posts
11,818
Likes
4,303
     Share This Post       
post-15246697
Post #2,134 of 3,722

Doug2507

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jan 23, 2017
Messages
213
Reaction score
113
Location
UK
Joined
Jan 23, 2017
Location
UK
Posts
213
Likes
113
Any of you guys using amazon music HD with the N6ii? The app says the device is only capable of 24-bit, 44.1k. Maybe I'm missing something or it could be on amazon's or cayin's end?
Hiby r6 Pro is the same, Amazon issue for now I believe.

On the n6ii, if you load up amazon offline, hit play on shuffle, does the physical skip button automatically change source to you're own library? Bloody annoying on the R6, looking forward to change!
 
Last edited:
     Share This Post       
post-15246793
Post #2,135 of 3,722

davidmolliere

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Dec 26, 2012
Messages
4,465
Reaction score
5,674
Location
Paris, France
Joined
Dec 26, 2012
Location
Paris, France
Posts
4,465
Likes
5,674
Website
iem.reviews
Probably on the Amazon app's side, as Tidal is working flawlessly.
 
     Share This Post       
  • Like
Reactions: PhilW
post-15246943
Post #2,136 of 3,722

leaky74

500+ Head-Fier
Joined
Nov 26, 2012
Messages
507
Reaction score
143
Location
UK, near Manchester
Joined
Nov 26, 2012
Location
UK, near Manchester
Posts
507
Likes
143
Anyone with a T01 only fancy trying my A01? UK / Europe preferred. PM if interested.
 
     Share This Post       
post-15247595
Post #2,137 of 3,722

Goochtropolis

New Head-Fier
Joined
Feb 22, 2019
Messages
16
Reaction score
15
Location
USA
Joined
Feb 22, 2019
Location
USA
Posts
16
Likes
15
Hiby r6 Pro is the same, Amazon issue for now I believe.

On the n6ii, if you load up amazon offline, hit play on shuffle, does the physical skip button automatically change source to you're own library? Bloody annoying on the R6, looking forward to change!

I know exactly what you are talking about! I use UAPP for all my offline music and sometimes I will hit the skip button and it will change the song in the cayin app even though it wasn't open in the first place. I noticed if i clear the queue in the cayin app, I don't get that skip issue anymore. It seems as though cayin app takes priority on the physical buttons. Give that a shot, maybe you have songs in the queue in cayin app.
 
     Share This Post       
post-15249800
Post #2,138 of 3,722

Doug2507

100+ Head-Fier
Joined
Jan 23, 2017
Messages
213
Reaction score
113
Location
UK
Joined
Jan 23, 2017
Location
UK
Posts
213
Likes
113
For those of you posting rather nice pics of qdc Anole, have you also compared to Fibae 7 with the n6ii?
 
     Share This Post       
  • Like
Reactions: PhilW
post-15249819
Post #2,139 of 3,722

davidmolliere

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Dec 26, 2012
Messages
4,465
Reaction score
5,674
Location
Paris, France
Joined
Dec 26, 2012
Location
Paris, France
Posts
4,465
Likes
5,674
Website
iem.reviews
For those of you posting rather nice pics of qdc Anole, have you also compared to Fibae 7 with the n6ii?
I can’t speak to the QDC Anatole but the N6ii / FIBAE7 combo is still blowing my mind...

Cayin N6ii
Now this is my favorite pairing by far, although it’s definitely not one that brings the FIBAE7 into reference / neutral territory, this combo is nothing short of spectacular if you like the FIBAE7 signature it will take it a step further yet.

Bass is tighter with a sharper attack and shorter decay than DX220 with whichever AMP, there is more snap but also it’s a richer, more textured presentation. The mids are warmer with more lower mids presence, male vocals gain power and female are just a tad sweeter and the overall mids is paradoxically better balanced with the forward upper mids section. This also makes the Cayin N6ii the thickest presentation over the DX220 no matter which AMP. Treble wise, lower treble energy is fairly similar to DX220 with AMP9 which is just the right amount to my ears. Upper treble have far more presence though, and again it brings a different balance to the treble with just as much upper as lower treble.

This is where the N6ii has better resolution and refinement than the DX220 which carries across the whole signature. Snappier attack across the frequency range and faster decay also means better transients, taking the FIBAE7 to new heights for me with a highly natural and exciting signature. Yet, this pairing makes the FIBAE7 signature more polarizing to those who are sensitive to upper mids and forward signatures in general.
 
Last edited:
     Share This Post       
  • Like
Reactions: PhilW
post-15249862
Post #2,140 of 3,722

singleended5863

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
May 7, 2017
Messages
2,189
Reaction score
1,250
Joined
May 7, 2017
Posts
2,189
Likes
1,250
I thought I have listened to the combination N6ii/ PW-05/ Angie II which is satisfied my taste but found out N6ii with EE Spartan IV and EA Vogue Maestro are other combination that makes me spent hours long to listen to my musics. The Spartan sings better than ever before with punchy and dynamic sound. :smile_phones:
 
     Share This Post       
post-15251363
Post #2,141 of 3,722

twiceboss

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Oct 13, 2014
Messages
1,917
Reaction score
404
Joined
Oct 13, 2014
Posts
1,917
Likes
404
I know that N8 is a warm sounding dap but my budget is nowhere 3k usd. What are the choices for warm sounding dap with excellent width for 1k usd budget? I'll be getting n6ii tour this friday. Really looking forward. I just wanna know more about daps if someone can give me a brief choices. Thankss!!!
 
     Share This Post       
post-15251382
Post #2,142 of 3,722

jerick70

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Jun 25, 2014
Messages
5,008
Reaction score
4,870
Location
Utah, USA
Joined
Jun 25, 2014
Location
Utah, USA
Posts
5,008
Likes
4,870
I know that N8 is a warm sounding dap but my budget is nowhere 3k usd. What are the choices for warm sounding dap with excellent width for 1k usd budget? I'll be getting n6ii tour this friday. Really looking forward. I just wanna know more about daps if someone can give me a brief choices. Thankss!!!
IMO... the N6ii is the best warm DAP out there at this price point. You won't be disappointed.

You could pickup a used Sony W1MZ too. It's very warm, but goes for quite a bit more, doesn't have wifi for streaming, and the amp section is a little underwhelming. The sound is fantastic though.
 
     Share This Post       
  • Like
Reactions: twiceboss
post-15251385
Post #2,143 of 3,722

NYanakiev

500+ Head-Fier
Joined
Mar 8, 2016
Messages
573
Reaction score
244
Location
London, UK
Joined
Mar 8, 2016
Location
London, UK
Posts
573
Likes
244
When is the new motherboard module coming out? (E01)
 
     Share This Post       
post-15251940
Post #2,144 of 3,722

twiceboss

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
Oct 13, 2014
Messages
1,917
Reaction score
404
Joined
Oct 13, 2014
Posts
1,917
Likes
404
IMO... the N6ii is the best warm DAP out there at this price point. You won't be disappointed.

You could pickup a used Sony W1MZ too. It's very warm, but goes for quite a bit more, doesn't have wifi for streaming, and the amp section is a little underwhelming. The sound is fantastic though.
Thanks for suggestion. Cant wait for tomorrow to find out. Unfortunately i do need streaming apps so yeh basically n6ii is the choice. What about the motherboard? Does it change anything? A01 vs T01
 
     Share This Post       
post-15251945
Post #2,145 of 3,722

singleended5863

Headphoneus Supremus
Joined
May 7, 2017
Messages
2,189
Reaction score
1,250
Joined
May 7, 2017
Posts
2,189
Likes
1,250
Thanks for suggestion. Cant wait for tomorrow to find out. Unfortunately i do need streaming apps so yeh basically n6ii is the choice. What about the motherboard? Does it change anything? A01 vs T01
Will let you know in a couple days since my T01 is coming soon.
 
     Share This Post       

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 2, Guests: 5)

  • Top