Cayin N3 Digital Audio Player 2018 Price in Pakistan, Specs, Review
iPods might have gone the way of the dodo but there’s still a dedicated market for DAPs. Digital Audio Players, as the name suggests are music players optimized for higher quality playback and an emphasis on accurate reproduction, ability to drive higher impedance headphones.
The Cayin N3 has emerged as one of the lowest cost entrants into the world of high quality DAPs. Priced at Rs. 11,990, the N3 brings all the regular features you’d expect in addition to some that you wouldn’t. The Cayin N3 is a deceptively small device that packs a surprisingly large punch. We’ve had the opportunity to try out several DAPs over the years and most of them, especially those from Astell & Kern tend to be on the larger side. The N3 is the polar opposite, little larger than a pack of cards, it easily slips into the skinniest of pockets. The unit measures 10 x 5.4 x 1.3cm and weighs under 100 gram despite sporting an aluminum chassis for added ruggedness. There’s a bunch of accessories provided in the package include a silicon case, spare screen protector, and USB cable for charging. In our testing, this worked reliably well and there was a marked improvement in audio quality compared to our smartphone. The more interesting implementation is the presence of Bluetooth AptX support. This allows you to connect your phone to the Cayin N3 over Bluetooth thereby making it a wireless solution. This will allow you to use the DAC and AMP section on the N3 while using your phone for streaming from sources like Spotify or Tidal which are not directly supported on the N3. Set up is easy and just as straightforward as pairing a Bluetooth headset with your phone.