Cayin N8 Master Quality Digital Audio Player
- Choice of Vacuum Tube and Solid State amplification in 3.5mm headphone output
- Dual Output Mode: High Impedance High Output Mode (HIGH2) delivers 200mWpc (balanced)
- Outstanding digital audio capability with dual AK4497EQ, PCM decoded up to 32Bit/384kHz, DSD up to DSD256
- Support 4.4mm balanced and 3.5mm single-ended headphone output
- Desktop grade line output: single-ended at 2.1V and balanced at 4.3V
- Comprehensive digital interface: I2S, USB Audio and S/PDIF coaxial output and can function as USB DAC
- Massive 128GB internal storage and one external TF card up to 512GB, can further extend through USB OTG storage,
- USB3.0 high speed data transmission.
- Massive 7000mAH battery with QC2.0 quick charging
- Stainless steel chassis with PVD coating, 24K gold plated solid brass control dials
- Custom fit Corning Gorilla 3 (AF and DLC coating) curved glass back panel
- Comprehensive cables accessories bundled
I was looking for the highest level of sound reproduction of hi-resolution digital files in a portable DAC and this Cayin N8 delivers an amazing listening experience. As an added technical marvel, this unit is equipped with a “Tube” amp output option that makes the sound warm and kind to your ears. While listening to the Cayin N8 I was blown away by the clarity of the sound, in both Tube and Solid State (SS) output. I used it in my car and at home. It was mainly connected to my home stereo, which I prefer over headphones. Although the “Tube” option is only available through the headphone output, I wish it was also available through the XLR outputs. Perhaps future models will include it. However, if you are looking for a Tube and SS portable DAC, all in one, this is the only one I’ve had the chance to listen to and it’s amazing.