Product Comparison: Shanling M5s vs CAYIN i5
- Sound quality was great but everything else didnt live up to the price tag.
- The sound quality is excellent especially with balanced output. It worked well with Sennheiser HD600 and KZ ZS7.
- Great sound, easy to use UI, long battery life, and packed with features.
- The drivers and firmware behaved just like malware. Where the file requires a suspicious app for installation.
- UI is laggy and buggy. Player requires power cycling to flush things out.
- 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.
- Great size that fits for my palm perfectly. The sound is surprising because it is very clear.
- It’s super portable; small enough that you don’t mind having it with you along with your smartphone.
- Small size demonstrates decent power and battery life.
- It fits easily into your pocket and you just have to enjoy the music.
- I think it weighs a lot for such a small size. This is the only drawback of this player.
- 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.
- Tochscreen is very responsive without being over sensitive with zero lags.
- The interface is easy to use and the sound quality is very impressive for a unit at this price point.
- The addition of WiFi is great because it can now auto-update without the need to download a file and connect to my PC.
- It powered up but could not be recognized by the computer, wouldn't connect to Wi-Fi.
- SE output is not powerful enough for beyerdynamic 770 DT PRO 80 or HD600. M5S gets too warm in my pocket with 770 and HD600.
- Switching from Balanced to Unbalanced headphones warped off and dismounted SD card.
- 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.
- Battery just works as expected with what description said.
- It demonstrates 17 hours of continuous playback, which is an excellent indicator for the battery.
- The player has a perfectly clear sound and a great battery that will last all day.
- Unfortunately, the battery had to be replaced after only 1 month.
- The battery starts to heat up, which leads to a quick discharge of the device.
- 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.