Shanling M0 Pro Review

Shanling M0 Pro DAP

Shanling M0 Pro Review

The M0 was the most popular product Shanling ever released. It convinced people to upgrade from their Sansa Clips to a proper Hi-Fi player, it was used as a USB Transport for DACs costing 10x its price, it was even glued to the shell of headphones, turning them into a DIY all-in-one rig.

The new M0 Pro follows closely in its steps, but this time Shanling managed to squeeze in a full balanced audio circuit. With two pieces of ESS ES9219C DAC/AMPs, M0 Pro will be able to provide improved sound quality and increased output power.

Shanling M0 Pro 2

To utilize the balanced output, while keeping the overall size of M0 Pro the same as its predecessor, Shanling got creative and implemented a brand-new type of 3.5mm connector, combining both single-ended and balanced connections into one. Working perfectly with all your standard single-ended 3.5mm connectors, while allowing for a proper balanced connection through a special 5-pin 3.5mm to 4.4mm adapter (Adapter sold separately).

And Shanling can’t forget the bi-directional Bluetooth, such an important feature of the original. M0 Pro now packs an upgraded Bluetooth 5.0 chip, assuring compatibility with the latest Bluetooth headphones and improving connectivity.

Shanling M0 Pro


  • Available in Red, Green, and Black colors.
  • Dimensions: 43.8 x 45 x 13.8
  • Weight: 36.8g
  • Display: 1.54-Inch 240 x 240
  • DAC: Dual ESS ES9219C
  • Memory: MicroSD card slot, up to 2TB support
  • Battery: 650 mAh
  • Battery Life: Up to 14.5 hours
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • BT Codec Support: LDAC, aptX, AAC, SBC Transmitter / LDAC, AAC, SBC Receiver
  • Hi-Res support: 32 bit / 384 kHz & DSD128

Single-Ended Output

  • Output Power: 1.7 V @ 32 Ohm (90 mW)
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 40 kHz
  • THD+N: 0.0006%
  • SNR: 118 dB @ 32 Ohm
  • Channel Separation: 72 dB @ 32 Ohm
  • Output Impedance: 0.4 Ohm

Balanced Output

  • Output Power: 2.75 V @ 32 Ohm (236 mW)
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 40 kHz
  • THD+N: 0.0004%
  • SNR: 119 dB @ 32 Ohm
  • Channel Separation: 109 dB @ 32 Ohm
  • Output Impedance: 0.8 Ohm

Price: 129 USD