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Cayin i5 Android Digital Audio Player

Cayin i5 Android Digital Audio Player

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Android-Based Touchscreen DAP

Just released this spring, the Android 4.4-based Cayin i5 stands out for its user-friendly touch screen and wireless connectivity with support for streaming services like Tidal and Spotify. It supports high-resolution formats up to 32 bit/384 kHz and DSD 64/128, and for those with an extensive music library, offers 200 gigs of external memory on top of the 32 gigs built in. You’ll get 11 hours of offline playback (or 10 hours online) via the 4800 mAh battery, and the all-in-one Type C port allows for fast charging, data transfer, and connecting to a DAC.

Note: This drop is limited to eight units. A complimentary leather case is included.

Cayin i5 Android Digital Audio Player

Construction & Functionality

This digital audio player is equipped with the AKM4490 DAC chipset, PGA2311 volume control, two LME49720 buffer op-amps, and two BUF634 high-current headphone amplifiers. On the top panel, you’ll find the line out, phone out, and volume control; and on the bottom, the USB/SPDIF port. On the right side, there are three controls (previous, next, and play/pause) and a TF card slot; and on the left side, just the power button. At 5 by 2.5 inches, the Cayin i5 is designed to fit comfortably in your hand, so you can start a listening session just about anywhere.

Cayin i5 Android Digital Audio Player
Cayin i5 Android Digital Audio Player

Converting to English

Upon boot-up, pull down the notification settings by guiding your finger from the top to the bottom of the screen. Select the circle icon in the upper right, and then the fourth menu option, which will look like a globe icon. Choose the first option, then scroll down to select English.

Cayin i5 Android Digital Audio Player
Cayin i5 Android Digital Audio Player


  • Cayin
  • Material: Aluminum alloy
  • Conversion chip: AKM AK4490
  • Low-noise electronic volume potentiometer: PGA2311
  • Operational amplifiers: 2 x LME49720
  • Headphone amplifiers: 2 x BUF634
  • USB mode: Asynchronized USB 2.0 class
  • Supports: Up to 32 bit/384 kHz PCM and DSD 64/128
  • File types: DSF, DFF, ISO, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, WAV, APE, WMA, WMA lossless, MP2/MP3, AAC, OGG
  • Filters and EQ: 5 digital filters, 10-band EQ with multiple presets and support for custom EQ
  • Power rating: 190 mW + 190 mW (at 32 ohm)
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz (+/- 0.2 dB, Fs = 192 kHz); 5 Hz – 50 kHz (+/- 1 dB, Fs = 192 kHz)
  • THD+N: 0.006% (1 kHz, Fs = 44.1 kHz; 20 Hz – 20 kHz, A-weighted)
  • Dynamic range: 108 dB (20 Hz – 20 kHz, A-weighted)
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 108 dB (20 Hz – 20 kHz, A-weighted)
  • Noise floor: 0.005 mV for line output, 0.01 mV for headphone output
  • Output level: 1.2 V (at 10 kohm)
  • Recommended headphone impedance: 8 – 300 ohm
  • Internal memory: 32G
  • External memory: Max 200G with TF card extension
  • Capacity: 4800 mAh, 3.8 V lithium-ion polymer
  • Battery life: Approx. 11 hours offline, 10 hrs online
  • Charging current: ≦1500 mA with 2A charger (not included) or computer USB port
  • Supports 2-channel DST-encoded SACD-ISO and DSD
  • Supports Windows (drivers required) and Mac OS X
  • Dimensions: 5 x 2.5 x 0.6 in (12.6 x 6.4 x 1.4 cm)
  • Weight: 6.9 oz (195 g)


  • Leather case


All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is May 8, 2018 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.