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Shanling M3s Digital Audio Player

Shanling M3s Digital Audio Player

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“An Absolute Joy for This Price”

Though compact in size, the Shanling M3s digital audio player doesn’t hold back when it comes to features or sound. It checks all the audiophile boxes with well-regarded components like dual AK4490x2 DACs and dual AD8397 opamps. It can output 130 mW at 32 ohms using the single-ended 3.5-millimeter jack, along with 23 mW at 32 ohms using the balanced 2.5-millimeter output. The player’s two-way Bluetooth 4.1 allows it to send and receive Bluetooth signals, and the impressive 13-hour battery life is enough to last throughout the day. Headfonia  says, “Tiny in size it may be, but this is a huge DAP from Shanling. They surely know how to create an effective audio circuitry and great sound quality with that. The design is very charming and attractive, form factor is great, usage is good … and the sound is an absolute joy for this price."

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  • Shanling
  • Power supply (adapter): DC5V, 2A/Type-C USB port
  • Battery life: Approx. 13 hrs (single-ended output), approx. 8 hrs (balanced output)
  • Battery capacity: 2,600 mA
  • Charging time: Approx. 2.5 hrs (power off)
  • Storage: External TF card supports up to 256 GB
  • USB: Type-C (USB 2.0)
  • Dimensions: 4.4 x 2.1 x 0.6 in (113 x 53 x 14.5 mm)
  • Approx. weight: 4.8 oz (135 g)

Single-Ended Output (3.5mm)

  • Output power: 130 mW (32 ohms / THD + N <1%)
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz–20 kHz (-0.15 dB)
  • SNR: ≥ 115 dB (A-weighted)
  • Output impedance: < 0.3 ohms
  • Channel separation: > 75 dB
  • Distortion + noise: 0.0015%

Balanced Output (2.5mm)

  • Output power: ≥ 230 mW (32 ohms / THD + N <1%)
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz–20 kHz (-0.15 dB)
  • SNR: ≥ 115 dB (A-weighted)
  • Output impedance: < 0.6 ohms
  • Channel separation: > 102 dB
  • Distortion: 0.0015%


  • 2 screen protectors
  • Manual
  • Quick start guide
  • Micro-USB reader
  • Reset push pin
  • USB-C charging/data cable


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Estimated ship date is Feb 5, 2019 PT.

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