Great product. Recommended.
My review is over at Head-FI
After a dozen or so hours the player is already showing its potential, giving layered, well textured holographic sound, instrument placement is a step up from my other players. Listening with AB setting which is clear, bright and spacious, though not overly bright. Nice to hold and feels very well made. UI is a joy to use and you can have the screen filled with album art which is a nice touch. Gets warm which is not surprising considering the type of amps and worth it for the smooth sound this produces.
The Cayin N7 is an incredible package of beautiful form & function.
The look and feel in the hand is very solid & perfectly arranged to give the user
all that is needed to perform every audio function. The audio performance was just what I was looking for through either my Bower & Wilkins over ear headphones or my Sony IEMs, each experience is the finest I have heard through a high quality DAP before. So in just the first couple of weeks of ownership I would say the Cayin N7 is an investment worth making if you are seeking the finest in high fidelity audio.
Still relatively early days with this after a hiccup with the first one. (That was expertly and quickly handled by Andrew..thanks)
Tone and timbre is very natural. Instruments have weight but with excellent detail. But the staging!!! Oh my, … so precise and three dimensional. Air around instruments and placement of the singer is almost uncanny.
This makes my previous player sound like an imitation of music where the N7 sounds like the real thing. I still haven’t explored everything and still have to hunt through my music to try some dsd files but everything so far sounds wonderful.
I wish the leather case were a darker colour as I’m loathe to touch it as I work with my hands and am worried about staining it but that’s a small gripe I’m sure won’t affect anyone else.
I hear that burn in is helpful so I look forward to the sound maturing, mostly out of curiosity and anticipation as it sounds great out of the box. A real step up from my other dap.