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I received mine - it came in space grey. Now I have two M3 in space grey... I happily joined the drop to get a silver one, wondering how Massdrop would manage to get the (everywhere unavailable) silver one. Now I know: they don't.
At least processing and delivery was rather quick. But unfortunately I had to pay a customs charge (EU import) on top of the drop price.
This drop currently stands at 40% fulfilled. All remaining orders will be shipped out tomorrow.
The vendor informed us that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse. Based on the tracking provided, the order is scheduled to arrive 3/29.

Sometimes shipments get delayed en route, but we will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process and notify you all if anything causes delay.

Thank you for your patience. Expect an update from us on 3/31 or sooner if something comes up.

If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Our vendor has informed us that inventory will become available to them within the next few days. They will be working hard to prepare this order for shipment and aim to send it from their location by the beginning of next week. We are currently trending for everything to be shipped out of our warehouse before the estimated ship date of 3/30.

Expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 3/24 or sooner if something comes up.
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Shanling M3 and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.

As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 3/30.

We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 3/17.

If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (massdrop.com/helpcenter).
This has no built in DAC, correct?
Slowcountry
The DAC is the Cirrus Logic CS4398, its built in.
For those who got it from the previous drop, how long did it take to ship it CONUS? And does anyone know if this drop will have delays in shipping?
Thanks!
I don't see anywhere that mentions the file format support, but I assume it supports FLAC.
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I'm using a Cowon D2, which granted is almost a decade old, and may or may not be "comparable" in your view, but it does offer basic recording through an onboard mic. All I'm saying is, it seems a waste to have all this hardware in the M3 (line in, SPDIF in) with no capture ability.

You're likely correct that few people would use it, but I have my doubts that more people would use this as a DAC or pre-amp.
thrijid
I agree some would likely just using this as a player. As for myself I also would like to have the recording function added providing the additional costs is reasonable. I would also try to use this as a Hi Res HD music player and connect it to my main system prior to purchasing a more expensive DAP for home use.
Is it possible to get the silver version?
Meat
Note: At checkout, you’ll have your choice of colors between Black and Silver.
Thanks, Akemantak!
Here's a detailed review, with comparisons
http://headfonics.com/2015/01/the-m3-dap-by-shanling-audio/
Can somebody point out why one would purchase this over either the iBasso DX50 or the Fiio X5? (Besides looks, that is. . . )
cakemind
I'm thinking about it just because its got an optical output and isn't an A&K player that costs 3+ times as much.
cakemind
I'd like to know as well. you can get a 1st gen X5 for ~$225 now.
Looks like a digivice
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