Shanling

Shanling - M2X

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Ideal for
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Ideal for Casual
Music Listening

1 Year of
Warranty

Bluetooth with
aptX, LDAC and AAC

10.5 Hours of
Battery Life

Best Suited for
Portable Use

Upto 2 TB
of Storage

Battery Capacity of
2400 mAh

Balanced
Output

AK4490EN DAC
Chip


If your someone who wants to stream Hi-Res music on Tidal, there is quite literally no better way of doing it than getting the M2X. And I love the fact that it also has a 2.5mm balanced output that is perfect for any beginner audiophile.
Praveen

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About PRAVEEN KAMATH

Praveen, our Headphone Zone is an audio connoisseur and staunch Meze fanboy. He loves the RAI Penta and the Empyrean, equally. When not writing about, thinking about or listening to music: He's an avid beerologist too and staunchly believes that the combination of both beats every music setup out there! You'll often find him listening to The Weeknd, The Score and The Script.

DESCRIPTION

HI-RES SOUND WITH SUPERIOR AKM DAC CHIP SUPPORTING UPTO DSD256


Now enjoy your favourite music with high-resolution sound quality with the Shanling M2X. It has the highly trusted Japanese AKM AK4490EN DAC chip and an inbuilt TIDAL app for streaming all your favourite songs. It's (expandable) 2TB storage can also support files up to DSD256.

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SPECIALIZED FPGA CODING FOR BETTER AUDIO SIGNAL RESTORATION AND SEPARATION

Shanling has developed a special FPGA coding technology for better audio signal restoration. This, along with the dual amplifier circuitry offers improved channel separation. Parts of the audio circuit are also shielded with copper plates to reduce noise.

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QUALCOMM APTX, AAC, LDAC SUPPORT FOR LOSSLESS WIRELESS AUDIO

The M2X can be used as a premium quality USB Bluetooth transmitter to any device. It can support Qualcomm aptX, LDAC and AAC Bluetooth audio codecs. You can enjoy a single-ended output up to 10.5 hours and balanced-output up to 7.5 hours. It can also be used as a two-way USB connection that can function as a USB DAC/AMP when connected to a computer.

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HIGHLY DURABLE METAL BODY WITH A TOUCH OF CLASS

With a 3.2-inch curved glass touch screen from LG, the M2X comes with a bright front interface and improved sensitivity for precise controls. The analogue volume wheel makes adjusting music a breeze while the rounded metal body is highly durable.

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WIFI CONNECTIVITY FOR AIRPLAY, DLNA SUPPORT AND REGULAR OTA UPDATES.

Connect your local WiFi to your M2X for quick and easy file transfers. You will never need to use your computer for updating the firmware, thanks to Over the Air (OTA) updates. It also supports DLNA & AirPlay. Developed by Shanling, the M2X runs on the MTouch 2.0 operating system. From very tiny adjustments to macro functional changes, all are available through a simple firmware update.

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DOUBLE UP AS A USB DAC/AMP

It can also be used as a two-way USB connection that can function as a USB DAC/AMP when connected to a computer.

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BUILT-IN TIDAL SUPPORT FOR HI-RES MUSIC STREAMING

Enjoy your favourite songs in the best quality possible. The Shanling M2X comes with an inbuilt Tidal app to stream hi-res audio without putting a strain on your player's memory.

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CONTROL EVERYTHING FROM YOUR PHONE USING THE SYNCLINK APP

Use your Android smartphone or tablet as a high-end remote with SyncLink. It lets you control your Shanling M2X without the hassle of wires.
Note: To use the SyncLink function, you need to install the Shanling Music app that's available as a .apk file in the zip file with the firmware update.

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SPECS

SINGLE-ENDED OUPUT MEASUREMENTS
OUTPUT POWER 180mW@16 ohms/106 mW@32 ohms
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20Hz~40 kHz (-0.5dB)
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO 117dB (A-Weighting)
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE 1ohms
CHANNEL SEPARATION 70dB (32 ohms)
DYNAMIC RANGE 116dB
DISTORTION 0.0015%
BALANCED OUTPUT MEASUREMENTS
OUTPUT POWER 212 mW@16 ohms/120 mW@32 ohms
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20Hz~40 kHz (-0.5dB)
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO 117dB (A-Weighting)
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE 2 ohms
CHANNEL SEPARATION 107dB
DYNAMIC RANGE 116dB
DISTORTION 0.0016%
CONTROLS & CONNECTIVITY
WIFI STANDARD IEEE 802.11b/g/n
WIFI FEATURES DLNA/AirPlay/OTA firmware upgrade/ TIDAL streaming
LIFE TIME Up to 10.5 hours (single-ended)
7.5 hours (balanced)
CHARGING TIME approx 2.5H
BATTERY CAPACITY 2400 mAH
BLUETOOTH VERSION v4.2
CODEC SUPPORT LDAC(bidirectional) / aptX (transmit only) / AAC (bidirectional)
DESIGN & BUILD
SCREEN 32 inch, 320 x 480 resolution
SIZE 90mm*60mm*16mm
WEIGHT approx 147 g
STORAGE external micro SD card, up to 2TB
CHARGING DC5V 2A / USB Type-C
IN THE BOX
BOX CONTENTS Shanling - M2X Music Player
USB cable type-C charging cable
Warranty card
Manual

COMPARISONS

 

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₹ 16,999/- ₹ 17,999

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Shanling - Q1vs competitors
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₹ 8,999/- ₹ 10,999

Warranty
Screen Size 3.2inch 3.4inch 2.7inch
Weight 147g 112g 99g 136.8g
DAC Chip AKM 4490EN Cirrus Logic CS4398 ESS Sabre ES9218P
Sample Rate 32bit/384 kHz 24-Bit/192kHz 32bit/384kHz
Battery Life 10.5 Hours 10 Hours 45 Hours 21 Hours
Balanced Outputs 2.5 mm
Digital Outputs USB-C Micro USB USB-C
Internal Storage 0 GB 16 GB 16 GB 0 GB
External Storage 1 x microSD 1 x microSD 1 x microSD 1 x microSD
Output level Unbalanced 180mW@16 Ohms/106 MW@32 Ohms
Balanced 212 MW@16 Ohms/120 MW@32 Ohms
1.85 Vrms 80 MW @ 32 Ohm
Signal to Noise Ratio 117dB 118dB
Bluetooth Version v4.2 v4.1 v4.2 v4.2
Bluetooth Codecs LDAC, aptX and AAC aptX HD aptX HD & AAC LDAC, aptX and AAC
Tidal Streaming
Downloadable Apps
MQA Support
Expert Verdict "A great player which goes directly in our recommendation list. It’s a very solid choice. Sound quality is top-notch, build quality is astounding."
Heafonia
"If you want a dedicated PMP with direct access to Spotify or Tidal, the Activo CT10 should be a great entry-level option. Sonically, it’s a five-star player when used with wired headphones."
What Hi-Fi

The Q1 is feature-packed at any price. I love the Q1’s big buttons, easy to use GUI and hardware interface, nice screen, solid body, and quality sound."
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1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Shanling M2X comes with a 1 year warranty from Shanling that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

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Dec, 2019

Customer Reviews

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Wonderful little DAP
Thank you so much for leaving us this lovely review.
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Signature balanced music
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Not yet started using the unit, will give review once I start using it
Waiting to hear from you!
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