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1 Year of
LDAC,aptX HD & AAC
12 Hours of
Battery Capacity of
Upto 2 TB
2.5mm & 4.4mm
Dual AKM AK4495SEQ
Meet the Shanling M6. It embodies a minimalistic design with curved glass and an aluminium frame giving it a premium look. An Oleophobic coating & tempered glass keeps the 4.7-inch touchscreen free from fingerprints while the volume wheel allows for easy audio controls.
Experience pure high-resolution sound with the Shanling M6. It boasts of a dual-certification i.e. Hi-Res Audio & Hi-Res Wireless Audio certifications from the Japan Audio Society.
The M6 uses dual AKM AK4495SEQ DACs. This, along with two Japanese KDS low phase noise active crystal oscillators and special FPGA coding technology, offers maximum performance. High-grade Japanese ELNA Silmic II and Panasonic Tantalum-Polymer capacitors are put in place to enhance sound quality and fine-tune the audio output.
The Shanling M6 functions completely on an open Android OS. It comes with the Google Play Store letting you access all the major streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Saavn & more. The combination of Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 CPU, 4G RAM and 32GB ROM ensures top-notch performance, eliminating all sorts of lags and delays in the user experience.
With the M6, you can stream music as well as install firmware updates via Wi-Fi. It supports 2.4G / 5G dual-frequency Wi-Fi that offers better speed and no lag.
You can use the M6 as a transmitter and seamlessly stream audio via Bluetooth to your headphone or use it as a wireless receiver for your smart device with two-way Bluetooth. When in transmission mode, you can use multiple codecs like LDAC, aptX HD, aptX, HWA LHDC and SBC. The receiver mode only supports LDAC and SBC.
The Shanling M6 comes with a powerful 4000mAh battery. It easily gives you a playtime of almost 12 hours. Charge your M6 quickly thanks to Qualcomm's Quick charge 3.0 feature.
It also comes with two output options viz. the 3.5mm single-ended output and 2.5mm & 4.4mm balanced output.
|OUTPUT POWER||160 mW @ 32 ohms|
|SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO||118dB|
|CHANNEL SEPARATION||75dB @ 32 ohms|
|OUTPUT POWER||350 mW @ 32 ohms|
|SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO||119dB|
|OUTPUT IMPEDANCE||<2 ohms|
|CHANNEL SEPARATION||109dB @ 32 ohms|
|WIFI FEATURES||OTA firmware upgrade, Wi-Fi file transfer|
|LIFE TIME||12 hours (single-ended)
9 hours (balanced)
|SUPPORT UP TO||32 bit/768kHz DSD 128 (Hardware)
DSD 256 (Software)
|SWITCHABLE AGAIN||High and Low|
|D/A CONVERTER||2 X AK4495SEQ|
|DIGITAL FILTER||5 different filters|
|CODEC SUPPORT||Bidirectional - LDAC & SBC
Transmit only - HWA LHDC, aptx HD & aptx
|SCREEN||4.7 inch, 720 x 1280 Sharp IPS HD Screen|
|STORAGE||32 GB ROM + External Micro SD card, upto 2TB|
|CHARGING||DC5V 2A / USB Type-C|
|BOX CONTENTS||1. Shanling M6 High-Resolution Audio Player|
|2. USB 2.0 - USB-C charging/data cable|
|3. 1 set of screen protectors|
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|DAC Chip||Dual AKM 4495SEQ||Dual AKM 4493EQ||Cirrus Logic CS43198||Dual Cirrus Logic CS43198|
|Sample Rate||32bit/384 kHz||32bit/384 kHz||24bit / 192kHz|
|Battery Life||12 Hours||17 Hours||11 Hours||18 Hours|
|Balanced Outputs||2.5 mm & 4.4 mm||2.5 mm||2.5 mm||4.4 mm|
|Digital Outputs||USB-C||USB-C||USB-C||SPDIF, USB-C|
|Internal Storage||32 GB||0 GB||64 GB||16 GB|
|External Storage||1 x microSD||1 x microSD||1 x microSD||1 x microSD|
|Output level||Unbalanced: 160 MW @ 32 Ohms
Balanced: 350 MW @ 32 Ohms
|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
|Signal to Noise Ratio||Balanced: 118dB
|Bluetooth Codecs||LDAC, aptX HD & aptX||LDAC, aptX & AAC||aptX HD||LDAC|
"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."
"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 SR15 is an excellent example of AK’s engineering expertise. The sound quality is top and the size and weight are just spot on for an everyday carrier."
"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."
Don't sweat it, this Shanling M6 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.
"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."Read More
"M6 practically packs everything needed as mid-fi DAP. Impressive build quality and nice design, a quality touch screen, a very fast processor and stable OS with the freedom to add any optional app."Read More
Not as cold and analytical as Fiio M11 but not as warm and musical as Hiby R6 either, it sits somewhere in between.
Balanced Signature. Wide soundstage. Natural.
Shanling M6 is best suited for Rock, Metal, and Instrumental.
For Bollywood, Pop and EDM - Hiby R6 or iBasso would be better options.
If you don't care about accuracy and only wish to enjoy music:
Sony Walkmans are focused on delivering a consumer-focused pleasing but not so accurate sound signature.
1. Smooth and clean interface
2. Only DAP with 4GB RAM and a 430 Snapdragon
3. Good Battery Life
4. Powerful enough to max out sensitive IEMs at 50% volume
5. Feels premium
6. Beautiful Screen
1. Shanling pushes 800mb updates for fixing minor bugs. The OTA update fails every time, so you need to manually download the update zip from their website and locally install the update.
2. Gesture navigation is buggy and is triggered for almost every horizontal swipe. You either have to settle for a huge floating box on your screen or Gesture navigation, there's no way to turn that off even with the 3 button navigation panel enabled.
3. Hiby has a great way to control every aspect of sound with their MSEB tuning which applies the changes to universally. Shanling M6 does not give you a lot of control over the sound, so you are stuck with their sound signature.
4. Volume dial does not feel as premium as A&K DAPS but works. The Volume slide UI freezes sometimes.
5. Huge and Bulky. Not for people with small hands
6. Most Streaming services work with the exception of Netflix.
7. The screen and back protector provided is impossible to apply without bubbles. Also, they are of very inferior quality. At this price, Shanling should have provided a Leather case along with the DAP instead.
For the most part as with any DAP, pairing them with average/budget IEMS won't make them sound any better as compared to using them with an LG Quad-DAC phone or an HP Bang & Olufson laptop.
DAPS are over-rated and I only got one because I don't want a headphone jack to be the deciding factor while purchasing my next smartphone.
Having a DAP is more like "separation of concerns". You no more have to sacrifice your phone as a music source that gets passed around from person to person.
PS: Headphonezone is amazing as always. There have never been any complains in that department.