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Cayin C5 Portable Amp + ECCI PR100 MKII IEM

Cayin C5 Portable Amp + ECCI PR100 MKII IEM

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When trying to charging the C5, I am experiencing the same loud clicking sound others have reported.
I'm not in on this group buy, but I love MassDrop.. glad you guys are audiophiles and care for good quality stuff. Not to bash on B&B, but their fanbase drives me wild.
New to audiophile community. Would it be better to invest in a good player first or a good amp? And how does this amp differ from others in current and earlier drops? (What do you guys look for when purchasing an amp?)
Pantsu_Bear
This amp has been highly regarded, but judging from the description of whats included this is revision 1.0, although there is nothing different internally, 2.0 comes with a pouch and changes to the plastic holding outside.
Also at this price, im better off buying locally for 169AU$ shipped.
Chorong
Actually, the plastic piece is the same in both revisions. It's just that when some units were being put together, the workers weren't fully snapping the plastic piece on and it caused problems for some people.
Reply from the Cayin rep on Head-Fi: http://www.head-fi.org/t/729545/the-new-cayin-c5-portable-power-house/315#post_10881233
We’re happy to report that all of the orders have been shipped out!
Thanks again for the support guys. Make sure to share your experience with the Cayin C5 Portable Amp + TTPOD T1-E IEM on Massdrop.
If there’s anything else we can do to make your Massdrop experience better, feel free to email us at support@massdrop.com.
The vendor was able to ship the group's order and it is now en route to our warehouse. ETA for these is 11/14 barring any delays on the way. We will keep an eye on tracking and update the group accordingly.
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us on 11/17 or sooner if something comes up.
Hey everyone,
We’ve submitted our order for Cayin C5 Portable Amp + TTPOD T1-E IEM shortly after the drop ended.
Now that the order has been placed, our vendor is preparing it for shipment. In the meantime, we will also be getting our warehouse ready to handle the reshipment of the product to everyone as soon as it arrives.
Expect an update from us on 11/12 or sooner if something comes up.
Cheers!
I'm in at $129. And that is not $30 off at the lowest drop. Don't like paying a penny for something that I don't want and won't use. Don't get why M-drop cannot at the very least mandate to every seller that if they cannot beat Amazon's price by at least 15% then don't bother offering it on M-drop.
Compassionator
Well kind sir, I don't know how much you know about world geography, but many things on Amazon, which in itself is a wonderful service, do not ship outside the US. So while these may not be useful to you, they are actually decent deals made available to the obviously-less-important people not in your amazing country.
I'm happy to have these headphones included.
kceateva
How Is This For A choice? You want those IEMS right? They are available on different drop right now! You can buy that and buy this amp without the headphones. And tthose of us whom do not want or need those IEMs can buy just the amp.
I bet it would be unlocked at lowest price if it was $129. Right now, it has 2 buyers committed at probably higher profit margin. But it would make more business sense at $129 price point and sale more, way more, in numbers sold, wouldn't it? Even at lower margin, higher number in sales will be better than making money on 2 sales made on higher profit margin. I was intent on buying this since last drop after doing some research, but not at this price. It won't matter. I will have to buy from amazon since I am mentally committed by massdrop; I just won't be physically committed here.
andypak01
Hi andypak01,
If we're not the lowest price, we typically cancel the drop and direct members to purchase directly. The Bottlehead Crack drop is a recent example of such a happening.
In this case, I think we're still the lowest price option, and working directly with the manufacturer on the drop. I appreciate and read all discussions on the audiophile products that we list, but at this point anything more on price is really just beating a dead horse.
I've talked to Cayin and they're adamant on the price for this drop. I've let them know what the community wants, so if/when the product comes back again due to a large amount of member requests or a desire by Cayin to list we'll see if I can get them to budge.
Any word on if we can get this without the IEMs?
andypak01
We work direct with a lot of the Chinese manufacturers. Cayin has requested us to list their products at a specified MAP, $159.99 in the case of the C5.
Removing the TTPOD doesn't change this, we just thought it would be one way of improving value for our members. We'll talk to Cayin further, but if was as simple as being able to take off the TTPOD and reduce the cost by $30 it would have been a no-brainer.
Danny_Liu
Fair Enough. I will just have to purchase mine from Amazon. For Californian buyer, cost difference is higher for this deal at $159 plus tax with IEMs that won't be used. Thank you for your prompt response and getting me introduced to this Brand. I would not have looked at this amp otherwise.
This drop boggles my mind. It's useless to include these iems considering there's already another active drop just for them. I felt like trying this C5, but will go with the Fiio E18 just because my money isn't being wasted on junk earphones.
While the T1-E IEMs sound interesting, I'm buying this amp to use during air travel with my Shure SE535s and Bose QC25s. I don't need or want another pair of less-than-$100 IEMs. I already have 4 now that I don't use.
I have no proof, but I think most people considering this drop are like me: mid-level audiophiles, that want a step up from a $100 FiiO unit, and already have more $30-$70 IEMs than they can possible listen to. And they are probably going to use this unit with $200+ headphones, not $30 ones on sale.
Get rid of the T1-E freebie, drop the price another $30, and I'll join the C5 drop the same day.
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CrazyPete
Same here. I was going to use it with fiio X5 DAS with $300 plus headphones. I don't need IEMs included here. I have many sub-$100 IEMs I don't even use since I also have high-fidelity IEMs. Take out the IBM and lower the price, or make it an option like you do with other drops. Otherwise, I am better off buying from amazon for same price and get fast shopping without the waste of IEMs I do not need.
CrazyPete
Absolutely!
How is 6% a deal??
DetonNation
I agree $129.99 last drop and they ended the drop early so they could jack up the price by adding unwanted junk!
Why ? Why ? Why a joint drop (C5+T1-E), especially now when there's an ongoing drop for exactly the same IEM ? The previous drop for C5 was stopped before the deadline, without any pre-warning. And now with almost 500 people who bought the T1-E you do a drop on this great amp + same IEMSs. basically cutting out of this deal 500 potentially additional buyers. It seems you are doing the best to avoid having people joining the drops for the C5 :-(
vic2vic
Those 500 people can always cancel their T1E orders and get this instead if they're interested.
Is there any update on this drop Massdrop?
edit: never mind, I got mine in the mail the other day. It sounds great coming from normal headphone out on my DT 990s
@Za_Warudo from the massdrop order? or separately? Also, how does it sound?
Does anyone know how much amps to supply to the pwr in?
Got this in the mail today.
Za_Warudo
A few questions, first how does the quality seem as far as noise from inputs and outputs, construction, and quality control? Secondly what headphones were you pairing with this unit and how did you enjoy the sound that came from threm paired with this portable headphone amp?
I have been hoping to find a used one on ebay and or headfi so that I can get it for the price of this drop but no cigar, I actually was going to buy this and all of the sudden the drop ended 2 days early to my dismay
WhiskeyJacks
It's a pretty quiet amp with no noise on low gain. For most headphones you do even need high gain. Sound signature is a bit bright, so warmer/darker headphones pair better. The most obvious strength is the improved height and depth in the soundstage.
I wonder how this is will pair with my MH40. Not many reviews but the few are raving a out it. I now know Massdrop requires patience for such large orders to be fulfilled. When it comes I will definitely share impressions.
So when are these shipping out? I though we might get an update on Monday?
Hmm seems that Cayin themselves isn't going to provide warranty on this. Since my question wasn't answered, I contacted Cayin myself to find out about warranty. They said they aren't going to honor it, so I guess I'm out.
But anyway, it doesn't seem like I can buy them anyway...anyone know why? Want this great amp!
jackson_five12
I think it is because the deal ended like 2 weeks ago. Hmmm, I bought it but that warranty thing kind of worries me
Guys, what was the lowest tier's price for this drop?
idklel
$129.99
Hey everyone,
We’ve submitted our order for Cayin C5 Portable Amp shortly after the drop ended.
Now that the order has been placed, our vendor is preparing it for shipment. In the meantime, we will also be getting our warehouse ready to handle the reshipment of the product to everyone as soon as it arrives.
Expect an update next Monday or sooner if something comes up.
Cheers!
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nelson
Will Cayin provide the warranty service? Are you ordering direct from Cayin?
I'd also be interested if anyone pulls out of the drop or if there are extra units. Of course there should be some sort of waiting list so order is maintained. Do let us know MD!
Damn... so much for buying it. What happened?
Hey, I get paid on the 15th. Today is the 15th! Where did this drop go?
Yeah I am seriously bummed, I wanted in and it said I had a couple of days left. Please if there is any morte left write me. I have the money now.
Wasn't this drop open up to Sept 17th without any limited number of units ? Why did it close earlier ?
vic2vic
Yeah I am seriously bummed, I wanted in and it said I had a couple of days left. Please if there is any morte left write me. I have the money now.
Why is the dang buy closed? Doesn't it end on september 17?
vlenbo
Perhaps they set a limit because they didnt have any more? Idk that would be my best guess. That or they screwed something up on the website.
Just asking but what music players do you guys use this with?
Since there's no return policy, if the product has a problem we should send it to cayin directly? It would be replaced?