Shanling M5
Shanling M5

The New M5

Just released last March, the Shanling M5 has a lot to offer anyone looking for a dedicated digital music player. Solidly built to stand up to daily travel yet lightweight in the hand, it’s made from black anodized and brushed aluminum, with a carbon-fiber backplate that lends a premium feel. Displayed on the 3-inch high-definition screen, the menu and file system is especially intuitive, and should be familiar to anyone who has used a pre-2010 iPod.

Note: At checkout, you’ll have your choice of color: black or silver.

Shanling M5
Shanling M5
Shanling M5

Improved Internals

Upgraded from its predecessors, the M2 and M3, the Shanling M5 uses the MUSE8920 low-pass filtering amp and the AKM AK4490 as its primary DAC chip, which supports files up to which supports files up to 32 bit/192 kHz. The sound is clean and warm with a wide soundstage well-suited for a range of genres, and the customizable EQ makes for gapless playback.

Shanling M5

More Features

On the top of the Shanling M5, you’ll find a 3.5-millimeter jack and a combined line out and coaxial port. On the left side, there’s a power/wake button, along with a slot for a micro-SD card that supports up to 128 gigs of external memory. The bottom panel houses a micro-USB port for data transfer, charging, or connecting to your computer to be used as an external, plug-and-play DAC/amp. Inside, a 3,400-mAh rechargeable lithium battery gives the DAP up to 9 hours of playing time at relatively high levels between charges.

Shanling M5
Shanling M5

Color Options

Black
Silver

Specs

  • Shanling
  • DIsplay: 3 in (7.6 cm) IPS HD screen (480 x 800)
  • Supported formats: DSF, DFF, ISO, APE, FLAC, ALAC, WMA, AAC, OGG, MP3, WAV, AIFF
  • DAC chip: AKM AK4490
  • Supports up to 32 bit/192 kHz
  • Headphone amplifiers: AD8610 voltage, BUF634 current
  • Low-pass filtering: JRC MUSE8920
  • Sample rate: 44.1 – 192 kHz
  • Output level: 1.3 Vrms
  • Output power: 300 mW at 32 ohm, 20 mW at 300 ohm
  • Output impedance: 6.3 ohm
  • Dynamic range: 10 dB
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz (-0.5 dB0
  • THD+N: < 0.003%
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: > 105 dB
  • Clock jitter: 30 ps (Typ)
  • Referenced clock jitter: 200 fs
  • Micro-USB for data transfer and charging
  • Output: ⅛ in (3.5 mm) headphone, ⅛ in (3.5 mm) LO/coaxial
  • Battery: 3,400 mAh lithium
  • Playing time: Approx. 9 hrs
  • Memory: Micro-SD TF (Maximum 128 G)
  • Supported systems: Windows XP, Windows 7 or 8 (32/64 bit), Mac OS X, Mac 10.7 or later
  • Dimensions: 4.7 x 2.2 x 0.6 in (12 x 5.7 x 1.4 cm)
  • Weight: 4.8 oz (135 g)

Included

  • Micro-USB charging cable
  • Adapter cable
  • Charging cable
  • USB card
  • User manual
  • Warranty card
  • Storage box

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Mar 30, 2017 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.