Best Suited for
1 Year of
Bluetooth with LDAC
aptX & AAC
17 Hours of
Dual AKM 4493EQ
Battery Capacity of
Up to 2 TB
The Shanling M5s comes in a sleek metal body and curved glass to give you a better hold of the player. Moreover, to minimize fingerprint smears, it has an oleophobic and hydrophobic coating. A 3.2-inch touchscreen from LG completes the package.
The Shanling M5s has been certified Hi-Res by the Japan Audio Society. It supports playback of all kinds of high-resolution files, including DSD256.
The Shanling M5s is powered by a dual AKM AK4493EQ DAC. It uses a special FPGA coding technology for better audio signal restoration. This, along with a fully balanced dual amplifier circuitry offers better channel separation, detailed audio reproduction and soothing sound quality. Parts of the audio circuit are also shielded with copper plates to reduce noise.
With the Sony LDAC, Qualcomm aptX and AAC codecs, the Shanling M5s is designed to deliver high-end sound even while streaming music wirelessly.
The Shanling M5s supports two-way Bluetooth (& USB audio) i.e. you can transmit audio to a headphone/ speaker via Bluetooth/ USB connection or you can receive music wirelessly/ over USB from your computer or smart device.
It supports DLNA and Airplay. The Wi-Fi also comes in handy while installing firmware updates via OTA (Over-the-air), eliminating the task of connecting your M5s to a computer for updating the OS.
With SyncLink, you can even use your Android smartphone/tablet as a virtual remote to control playback on your M5s.
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.
Shanling has used its in-house OS — MTouch 2.0. for the Shanling M5s. The 2.0 version now includes a host of features including new shortcuts, customizable main menu and a new EQ among others. It has a battery life of up to 17 hours for single-ended mode and 10 hours for balanced mode.
Enjoy your favourite songs in the best quality possible. The Shanling M5s comes with an inbuilt Tidal app to stream hi-res audio without putting a strain on your player's memory.
|OUTPUT POWER||240mW@16 ohms/130 mW@32 ohms/13 mW@300 ohms|
|SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO||121dB (A-Weighting)|
|CHANNEL SEPARATION||65dB (32 ohms)/85dB (300 ohms)|
|OUTPUT IMPEDANCE||<0.3 Ohms|
|OUTPUT POWER||540 mW@16 ohms/300 mW@32 ohms/29 mW@300 ohms|
|SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO||121dB (A-Weighting)|
|WIFI STANDARD||IEEE 802.11b/g/n|
|WIFI FEATURES||DLNA, AirPlay, OTA firmware upgrade|
|LIFE TIME||17 hours (single-ended)
10 hours (balanced)
|AUDIO FORMAT||DSF, DFF, ISO, DXD, APE, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, AIF, DTS, MP3, WMA, ACC, OGG, ALAC, MP2, M4C, AC3, M3U, M3U8|
|SUPPORT UP TO||32 bit/768kHz
DSD 256 (Software)
|SWITCHABLE AGAIN||High and Low|
|D/A CONVERTER||2 X AKM AK4493EQ|
|DIGITAL FILTER||6 different filters|
|CODEC SUPPORT||Bidirectional - LDAC & AAC
Transmit only - aptx
|SCREEN||32 inch, 320 x 480 resolution|
|WEIGHT||approx 178 g|
|STORAGE||External micro SD card, up to 2TB|
|CHARGING||DC5V 2A / USB Type-C|
|BOX CONTENTS||1. Shanling - M5s Music Player|
|2. USB cable type-C charging cable|
|4. Warranty card|
₹ 29,999/- ₹ 34,999
₹ 29,999/- ₹ 32,999
|DAC Chip||AKM 4493EQ X 2||Cirrus Logic CS43198 X 2||Cirrus Logic CS43198 DAC X 2||AKM 4495SEQ X 2|
|Sample Rate||32bit/384 kHz||32bit/384kHz||32bit/384kHz||32bit/384 kHz|
|Battery Life||17 Hours||13 Hours||18 Hours||12 Hours|
|Balanced Outputs||2.5 mm||4.4 mm||4.4 mm||2.5 mm & 4.4 mm|
|Digital Outputs||USB-C||SPDIF, Coaxial, USB-C||SPDIF, USB-C||USB-C|
|Internal Storage||0 GB||32 GB||16 GB||32 GB|
|External Storage||1 x microSD||1 x microSD||1 x microSD||1 x microSD|
|Output level||Unbalanced 240mW@16 Ohms/130 MW@32 Ohms/13 MW@300 Ohms
Balanced 540 MW@16 Ohms/300 MW@32 Ohms/29 MW@300 Ohms
|1040 MW @ 16 ohms
564 MW @ 32 ohms
|Unbalanced: 160 MW @ 32 Ohms
Balanced: 350 MW @ 32 Ohms
|Signal to Noise Ratio||121dB||Unbalanced: 125dB
|120 dB||Balanced: 118dB
|Bluetooth Codecs||LDAC, aptX & AAC||LDAC & aptX||LDAC||LDAC, aptX HD & aptX|
"The DAP is enjoyable on various levels :the fast UI and a straightforward and beautiful design. Strangely, for a newcomer in the audiophile world, this would be my first choice."
"The choices of DAP are great these days, especially at this price point. The DX160 offers 1 of three DAPs I highly recommend, especially if a reference sound is your thing."
"The HiBy R5 is a wonderfully designed player that provides rich features in a complete and very compact package. You have streaming, advanced DSP settings, DTA and Hi-Res Bluetooth codecs."
"The M6 carries all the good traits found onto the previous models – exquisite finish, good battery life, clean and dynamic sound – into a case befitting its ambitions."
Don't sweat it, this Shanling M5s 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.
Read more about Shanling's warranty in India.
"Shanling did an excellent job with this DAP! The pricing is fantastic for the quality received and it is punching way above the list price."Read More
"The DAP is enjoyable on various levels:the fast UI and a straightforward and beautiful design. For a newcomer in the audiophile world, this would be my 1st choice."Read More
"All-in-all, the M5s makes a strong option as a portable audio player with a full touch screen and balanced output. The build quality is solid and the relatively compact design is more friendly."Read More
"The M5s is a down to earth, no BS device that seamlessly combines form and function. At heart it is a very competent and simple player but the added Wi-Fi and Bluetooth give it a lot of versatility."Read More