Cayin N6ii, Unlimited Possibilities: a fully modularized smart DAP
Apr 10, 2020 at 7:48 PM Post #4,007 of 7,349
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A sound quality comparison between E01 in Class A mode vs E02 in Class AB mode would be interesting.

Hmm, why not AB vs AB?
 
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I would expect AB to AB to be better on the E02. If AB on the E02 was better than A on the E01 then that would be amazing.

I only use AB on E01, which I like quite a bit more than A?
 
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I only use AB on E01, which I like quite a bit more than A?

I think it won't be a direct conclusion. I use class A for Solaris, as it sounds more sibilant on AB mode, whereas u12t sounds good on the AB mode and not on A! I just hope that sonically E02's AB mode is better than E01. That will make the purchase really worthwhile!

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I think it won't be a direct conclusion. I use class A for Solaris, as it sounds more sibilant on AB mode, whereas u12t sounds good on the AB mode and not on A! I just hope that sonically E02's AB mode is better than E01. That will make the purchase really worthwhile!

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I will be selling all of my other cards once I get E02 other than A01 (mainly getting it due to its better battery life vs E01)
 
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I will be selling all of my other cards once I get E02 other than A01 (mainly getting it due to its better battery life vs E01)

I will definitely think about it brother, I too have the E01 and A01 for now, but then I am not very sure if the E02 will be an outright winner, as E01 uses a 9038pro chip Vs 9038Q2M on the E02. However it all boils down to implementation! But I also trust Cayin with this as they have done a good job so far, at least imo! I will buy it hoping they have continued the good work on E02 as well! I am eagerly waiting for the lockdown to end and E02 to reach me, as I have planned to get the oriolus BA300s as well as hum-ma1b to use with E02! I just hope all of these combinations turn out to be as awesome as I think they would be!

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Technical Specifications of Cayin E02 Audio Motherboard:-
> High-performance Dual DAC setup, featuring dual ES9038Q2M DAC chips.

>Four Way I/V Conversion.

>Four Way Discrete Component Powerful Amplification.

>Output Power PO:- 600mW at 32 Ohms load, 137mW at 150 Ohms load, and 69mW at 300 Ohms load.

>Three Level Line out mode, High, Medium, Low.

>Output Power LO:- 4.1V @ 10k Ohm load, High.

3.2V @ 10k Ohm Load, Medium.

2.1V @ 10k load, Low.

>THD+N: 0.001%.

>Dynamic Range: 121dB.

>Signal to Noise Ratio: 121dB.

>Separation: 106dB.

>Battery Life of up to 9.5 hours.
 
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I will be selling all of my other cards once I get E02 other than A01 (mainly getting it due to its better battery life vs E01)
Wouldn't listening to it first make sense?
 
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battery life on both are 9.5h?

Hmm I have been getting quite a bit less with E01; I also found it doesn't go loud enough when used with my Utopias.
 
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Wouldn't listening to it first make sense?

Certainly. I very much look forward to @twister6 's review.
Sadly, heading out for a listening test is next to impossible in the current environment.
 
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Certainly. I very much look forward to @twister6 's review.
Sadly, heading out for a listening test is next to impossible in the current environment.
I'll be reviewing E02, but won't have E01 for comparison. I've got a T01 coming with the N6ii shortly. E01 would be nice for comparison. I've no interest in A01, quite warm sound just isn't my thing, generally.
 
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I'll be reviewing E02, but won't have E01 for comparison. I've got a T01 coming with the N6ii shortly. E01 would be nice for comparison. I've no interest in A01, quite warm sound just isn't my thing, generally.

Do keep us posted!
 

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