Cayin N6ii Replaceable Audio Motherboard E02
E01 – single ES9038 Pro DAC (more advance, bigger size DAC), 3.5mm single ended headphone output only, lower power, and Class A and AB discrete switchable amplifier.
E02 – dual ES9038EQ mobile DAC (two smaller, mobile size DACs), 4.4mm balanced headphone output and Line out, higher power, and Class AB discrete amplifier.
Oh the E02 motherboard sounds so good~
I love this motherboard. I don’t have a reviewer’s level of skill, but I hear clarity, transparency, a natural and musical presentation, strength and slam in the bass, gobs of power, instrument separation, out-of-my-head sound (in front), and battery life is better than T01 which was my go-to favorite until this one. I’m using Empire Ears Legend X.
This is the second ESS AMP Module offering from Cayin for the N6ii DAP . The E02 uses 2 ESS Sabre ES9038Q2M DAC chips, while the first Amp E01 uses a single ESS Sabre E902038PRO desktop chip which is Single ended output only using a switching amplifier Class A/B and A with 3.5 PO . The E02 is Class AB Amp only and has a single balanced output 4.4 PO. Both of these Amp modules are worth buying each one has something to offer in terms of sound signature. I would highly recommend Music Tech for these purchases. I have bought the Cayin N6ii T01 and all of the amp modules ,A01,E01,E02 from them and have received excellent shipping and communication.