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Questyle CMA400i or CMA600i

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Hi All

Does anyone have any experience with the Questyle CMA400i or CMA600i amp / dac

Such as build quality, sound, features and is it worth the money

Thanks
 

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Impressive webpage for a Chinese company. Much less "audiophoolery" than Audio-GD, too.

Hopefully somebody can make some measurements.
 
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Tried their CAS192D before, really weird sound, it just sounds... Analytical... Not in a good way, just hard, harsh, and hollow.

I think Questyle are more like Wyred4Sound, they put all "premium" parts they could find together and hope it could put out good sound, just check their website, I don't like their advertisement at all, "Best"/"Top"/"Premium"/"Golden"/"True" everywhere, that's alarming enough for me.
 

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Seems to get a lot of good reviews?

That's why I was interested
 
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I had CMA400i, sounded like one of the best combos I have heard in my life, no matter the price. Their current mode headphone amps are breakthrough in driving any headphones. Amazing punch, clarity, speed. Built like a tank, epic dac, epic amp. Regarding price cma400i is a killer. But you have to listen to it and let your ears be the judge. I was able to listen HD700 and HE-4 on it and was shocked. Don't be fooled by the site, have a look into the design, all features and sound.

I wonder how it measures but after what I heard, I wouldn't care much. Just the curiosity.
 

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Hi tired_guru

Thanks much appreciated just need to find a local dealer who has one I can demo.

My choices are CMA400i or RME ADI-2 Dac

Keith is sorting out a RME loaner so I can test in home environment before purchasing not so easy for the Questyle
 
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CMA400i sounded great to my ears especially with neutral, fast and clear headphones (T1 gen 2, HE-4, HD700, T90). It has a lot of power without hint of distortion, changeable GAIN, TRUE DSD processing without PCM conversion. Muting relays for power-on & power-off transients. USB isolation is great. DAC chip is top notch AK4490. Great low phase noise clocks. CMA400i looks great especially with transparent top.

I had a chance to compare it directly with pioneer u-05, aune s6 and ifi dac. It was like OK, but after I checked out cma400i it was like enlightment, at least with mentioned headphones. Punchy, with amazing depth, resolution, with a lot of weight and authority, focus, great tonality, attack and decay.

As I am great fan of companies like AUNE, S6 in my opinion had to let go in this competition. CMA400i was more like epic S16 from AUNE which is now discontinued regarding the sound (only DAC section of S16, because the amp is not so good there, amp in CMA400i is amongst the best)
 
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Hi tired_guru

Headphones I'm running are the Audeze LCD2F & LCD2C open and a pair of Oppo PM-3 sounds like the Questyle CMA400i could be a good match.

Did you have the plexiglass top? Were did you get from?

Thanks
 

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Thanks Everyone

Think for now going to stick to the RME ADI-2 Dac

But if I get an opportunity to Demo the Questyle CMA400i I will

Would be nice if Amirm had a CMA400i to test but looking at all the features and Warranty of 5 years on the RME looks better Value
 
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Hi tired_guru

Headphones I'm running are the Audeze LCD2F & LCD2C open and a pair of Oppo PM-3 sounds like the Questyle CMA400i could be a good match.

Did you have the plexiglass top? Were did you get from?

Thanks
You can buy it separately if you ask your dealer. It is about 20-30$.

I think you should give a try both units by your own ears, never according to other users personal opinion (mine or others). This is the best way to big disappointment.
 

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