amazon Cayin N3 reviews
Introducing the Cayin audio
Cayin is an audio firm from China, established in 1993. Targeting Hi-Fi products under the name Cayin with excellent sound quality and good price. Starting from the light amplifier products, the high quality CD and the speakers in the price range, the sound quality is appreciated by the user with the price range and sophisticated design.
In 2013, Cayin started join a personal audio market and launched a series of headphones and music players (DAP). Recently famous is the Cayin i5.
The Cayin N3 lossless music box is made of ordinary cardboard like other products. On the front, the Cayin N3 lossless music player box so that the round logo has the word “N3” in big, using the product model name as the highlight on the box. Below the “N3” is the saying that confirms the quality of the product that Cayin brings to the user “Master Quailty Digital Audio Player”. Cayin wants to emphasize to the user that Cayin reaffirms what the player can offer to listeners and also a completely different way of looking at pocket music players. Underneath the “N3″ circle is the Cayin logo printed on a handwritten font with the C similar to the music key, where every song starts. With the meticulously groomed Logo, Cayin somehow makes the user think of the sound quality as true and accurate as a symphony performed in front of everyone.
Each side of the box contains small notes. Behind the lossless music box Cayin N3 we can see what the device has. Machine with its sound processor AK4490, this is one of the flagship chip that handles sound well, and only available in high-end music players. Cayin N3 lossless music player can play lossless audio formats currently on the market, as well as support DSD256 file reading, the highest sound quality available today. Cayin N3 lossless music player that supports S / PDIF output, line out in just 1 port. It also supports up to 256GB memory card and also supports OTG connection via USB. Equipping yourself with USB-C and Bluetooth 4.0 with APTx, the Cayin N3 lossless music player has included the latest listening technologies in recent years.
Open the Cayin N3 lossless music box, we can see the music player is enclosed in the foam frame, to protect the device during transportation. The box contains a silicon case to protect the device, screen protector, USB-C cable, HDSD version and Hi-Res stamp.
Design of Cayin N3 lossless music player
The Cayin N3 lossless music player made of metal, compact as ordinary phones, the layout of buttons is very neat, grainy when touching 3 mechanical buttons arranged on each side of the machine to create a sense of convenience when clicking without having to spend too much manipulation. On the left will be the power button, volume control. On the right are three basic music controls that stop the music transfer and rewind music. What makes the user unhappy is that these mechanical buttons are made of plastic, creating a sense of unbalance with the metal design of the machine. The bottom left of the device is where the memory card is inserted.
The front of the Cayin N3 lossless music player is a 2.4 ” display, with a resolution of 400×360 to help better interact with users. The brightness of this screen is clear despite the sun, and users can adjust the screen brightness inside the settings. Below the screen is a circular mechanical key in the middle, each side has two touch buttons used to control the UI. The minus point here is that this round button does not have depth when pressing, making the feeling of controlling the machine uncomfortable, easy to press the touch button. When you press the control button, the device will vibrate like Android phones equipped with this touch button.
Between the two touch keys on each side is a light to indicate the status of the machine’s charging, when the flashing light is continuously charging, when fully charged will light normally, this is a little convenient that the lossless music player Cayin N3 has, only need to see from afar to know whether the device is fully charged or not thanks to this display light.
The back of the Cayin N3 lossless music player is affixed with a skin printed with the Crayin logo and the texture is leather, creating a sense of pleasure to the touch and making the machine a better finish.
At the bottom of the Cayin N3 lossless player are the communication ports. The device is equipped with the latest USB-C port today, the left USB-C port is an all-in-one jack with standard 3.5mm female.
UI (User Interface)
Cayin designed their interface quite well, with easy-to-use criteria, everything was right from the start of the open machine. Upon opening the device for the first time, the device will ask the user to select the appropriate language during use. Navigating with the touch buttons will create a different feel unfamiliar to most users. The main menu of the device has 6 options including play screen, select music, browse memory card and OTG, adjust audio, connect Bluetooth and system settings.
Users can change the look of the interface by changing the built-in interface.
In addition to other miscellaneous things, this Cayin N3 lossless music player software is integrated as a computer audio decoder (DAC), with a decoder that can support up to 24bit / 96k and native DSD up to DSD256 would be too good.
As for Bluetooth, we didn’t expect this Cayin N3 lossless music player to function as a wireless decoder for other bluetooth devices. Bluetooth is well connected and supports APT-x, but unfortunately, it cannot play DSD-format music when using Bluetooth. In addition, Cayin has support for software updates with memory cards in the main settings. As originally mentioned on the box, there is DSD support, the Cayin N3 lossless music player reads both DSD256, and others are small. This Cayin N3 lossless music player battery is accurately reported by the software and can listen continuously for up to 12 hours
Another point that the lossless Cayin N3 player has is the support of the control button on the headset with microphone with volume.
Sound quality of Cayin N3 lossless music player
With suspicions since this lossless Cayin N3 player was started, with the words “Never be the same again” different from the Cayin N5, the Cayin i5 is “Burn your music” which made us quite confused. Yes, the quality of lossless music player Cayin N3 brings completely different from the elder.
With a solid array of bass, tight, fast and fresh will make each beat of the song become lively. Not much in terms of volume and not creating much force when going deep into the sub-bass, this Cayin N3 lossless music player will make you quite disappointed with electronic EDM tracks. But for those who just want to relax a little light music or pop songs will surely feel excited on every beat of the song.
The Cayin N3 lossless music player has an array of mids that bring the experience to listeners with soulful voices and blend into the song indescribably. Non-electronic, merely the natural beauty and separation in each instrument sound as well as the vocal full of life. When opening the Instrumental music, the harmony between the bass and mid ranges becomes perfect.
With the coordination of the two bass ranges and mid seems not to make room for the treb range. Unexpectedly, this sequence is the highlight for the song itself. With the sharpness, detail, separation of the treb range that the Cayin N3 lossless music player has, it will reproduce unprecedented sounds on the track. At the same time, make the song moderately bright to provide a deep and warm background.
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Overall evaluation of lossless music player Cayin N3
+ Honest sound quality
+ AK4490 audio processor chip is full of muscle
+ Support all audio formats
+ Supports USB DAC for computers and wireless DAC for Bluetooth devices
+ 3 GAIN levels
+ Using the latest technology today
+ Lights indicating charging status
+ Have enough accessories, case to protect equipment
+ Supports up to 256GB memory card and takes advantage of both OTG to increase memory
+ Support volume buttons for headset with mic volume conversation
+ 2 side buttons made of plastic, aesthetically unbalanced
+ Select button has no depth
+ Must update the music library manually
+ Not for listening to EDM electronic music
+ Software has many hidden errors (will be updated to fix errors later)
With our scale for the lossless music player Cayin N3 is 9/10. Although there is no balance in design, the sound quality of the lossless Cayin N3 player brings the most realistic experience possible. With the segment of cheap lossless music player, Cayin N3 will be the choice that we target to those who like to immerse themselves in gentle solo instrument notes, emotional pop music and mighty classical orchestras.