Shanling

Shanling - M5s

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These are annualized interest rates charged on a monthly reducing balance, which means that the principal amount is reduced with every EMI and the interest is calculated on the outstanding balance.

No processing or convenience fees are charged on any EMI transactions.

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  1. Minimum Order value for EMI eligibility varies from Bank to bank. 
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1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty Info

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This product is covered by Shanling's 1 Year Warranty against manufacturing defects. The Authorised service partner for all warranty claims in India is Headphone Zone.
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DESCRIPTION

METAL BODY, CURVED GLASS AND OLEOPHOBIC COATING FOR STURDINESS

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.

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HI-RES AUDIO PLAYBACK SUPPORTING UPTO DSD256

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.

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DUAL AKM DAC CONFIG WITH FPGA CODING FOR BETTER AUDIO REPRODUCTION, SEPARATION AND RESTORATION

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.

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LDAC, QUALCOMM APTX AND AAC CODEC FOR LOSSLESS WIRELESS STREAMING

With the Sony LDAC, Qualcomm aptX and AAC codecs, the Shanling M5s is designed to deliver high-end sound even while streaming music wirelessly.

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SUPPORTS TWO-WAY BLUETOOTH: CAN ACT AS A RECEIVER AND TRANSMITTER

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.

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WIFI CONNECTIVITY FOR AIRPLAY, DLNA SUPPORT AND REGULAR OTA UPDATES

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.

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CONTROL EVERYTHING FROM YOUR PHONE USING THE SYNCLINK APP

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.

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HIGHLY OPTIMIZED OS FOR BETTER BATTERY AND SMOOTHER UI

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.

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BUILT-IN TIDAL SUPPORT FOR HI-RES MUSIC STREAMING

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.

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SPECS

SINGLE-ENDED OUPUT MEASUREMENTS
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)
DYNAMIC RANGE 121dB
DISTORTION <0.001%
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE <0.3 Ohms
BALANCED OUTPUT MEASUREMENTS
OUTPUT POWER 540 mW@16 ohms/300 mW@32 ohms/29 mW@300 ohms
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO 121dB (A-Weighting)
CHANNEL SEPARATION 109dB
DYNAMIC RANGE 121dB
DISTORTION <0.001%
CONTROLS & CONNECTIVITY
WIFI STANDARD IEEE 802.11b/g/n
WIFI FEATURES DLNA, AirPlay, OTA firmware upgrade
LIFE TIME 17 hours (single-ended)
10 hours (balanced)
BATTERY CAPACITY 3400mAH
BLUETOOTH VERSION v4.2
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
DESIGN & BUILD
SCREEN 32 inch, 320 x 480 resolution
SIZE 59mm*16mm*117mm
WEIGHT approx 178 g
STORAGE External micro SD card, up to 2TB
CHARGING DC5V 2A / USB Type-C
IN THE BOX
BOX CONTENTS 1. Shanling - M5s Music Player
2. USB cable type-C charging cable
4. Warranty card
5. Manual

COMPARISONS

 

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Warranty
Screen Size 3.2inch 5.0inch 4.0inch 4.7inch
Weight 178g 178g 160g 228g
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
Unbalanced: 3.2Vrms
Balanced: 6.4Vrms
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
Balanced: 130dB
120 dB Balanced: 118dB
Unbalanced: 119dB
Bluetooth Version v4.2 v5.0 v4.2 v4.2
Bluetooth Codecs LDAC, aptX & AAC LDAC & aptX LDAC LDAC, aptX HD & aptX
Tidal Streaming
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MQA Support
Expert Verdict "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."
Heafonia
"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."
Headfonics
"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."
Heafonia
"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."
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Warranty & Media Reviews

1 Year Warranty

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.

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Headfonics

"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."

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Headfonia

"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."

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Head-Fi

"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."

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Prime-Audio

"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."

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