Product Comparison: CAYIN i5 vs Astell&Kern AK70
About the Product
Cayin i5 Master Quality Digital Audio Player The new Cayin i5 is an Android based master quality digital audio player offering excelent sound and an intuitive user interface. The Cayin i5 runs on the Android 4.4 and features WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.
The Misty mint Astell&Kern AK70 MKII Portable High-Resolution Audio Player and USB DAC uses dual Cirrus Logic CS4398 chips and supports 24-bit/192 kHz bit-to-bit type playback. The 64GB of on-board storage can be expanded with a microSDXC card (up to 256GB).
What customers say about "Key Specs"
- The player strong point is the sound quality, very clear and smooth, has also a powerful output so it's able to drive difficult headphones.
- Nice dap. Better than dx90 on pretty much everything from looks to sound quality.
- It sound good. Really good and once you get the hang of the navigation, you can get around it pretty quickly.
- Search function and scrolling is somewhat painful and limited with thousands of tracks.
- Interface is not consistent, not alway logical. Some functions are not easy and straight accessible. You should go around through many stages to hit the right function.
Size & Weight
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
- The i5 is designed very well, compact and looks futuristic.
- Nice and comfortable size for one-handed use.
- I admire this player for compact, stylish and powerful. I am very pleased with the purchase.
- It's slow, it's a little buggy. And also it is bulky and inconvenient.
- It's bulky and heavy for everyday use. But the player has a great sound.
Supported Audio Formats
APE, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC, WMA, MP3, AAC, OGG, DFF, DSF
AAC, MP3, AIFF, WAV, WMA (Non-DRM), WMA, FLAC, DSD, PCM
Memory Card Slot
USB Type C, 3.5mm Jack, Line Out
4″ IPS (480x800) display, Bluetooth, WiFi
3.3" LCD WVGA
up to 200GB microSD card, Charging time: 4.5 h, 4800mAh battery, Android 4.4
2 x Cirrus Logic CS4398
What customers say about "Features"
- I think the i5 is great, fabulous build, the volume knob is very much something that stands out reusability, add to that LAN access.
- Works with high capacity micro SD cards with large music track libraries.
- The main issue for me is that the stock player doesn't play perfectly gapless. The music has a very short but annoying clic between songs.
- Old version of Android 4.4, with all it's failings such as flakey Bluetooth.
- The Bluetooth is unusable with a Prius optional upgrade sound system - it cuts in/out every 10 seconds or so.
Included With Unit
USB cable, Screen protector
What customers say about "Power"
- Large battery provides battery life similar to a smart phone (even when using streaming via WiFi).
- UI is user friendly like any other Android phone and quality is top notch. Battery life is good as well.
- The battery life enough for normal use throughout the day.
- I'm having trouble charging my device. He constantly charged up to 10% and immediately disconnected.
- The battery just died after a month of use. I was very disappointed because i was expect much more.
Warranty / Certifications
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