Shanling Audio has unveiled its latest Android Hi-res music player, the Shanling M3X. It is built on the same platform as previous M6, M6 Pro, and M8 Android players from the brand. The M6/M6 Pro covers the mid-fi segment while the M8 is a flagship Android player in the market, the M3X is from the more affordable budget segment. It has a price tag of 339$ and will be available internationally starting March 2021.
The Shanling M3X is the world’s first Android Hi-res player to feature the latest ES9219C DAC chip. It utilizes two of these latest-generation signal decoding chips for a complete BAL output via the 4.4mm headphone out. It offers quality performance with high dynamic range, ultra-low distortion, and a pitch dark background. The player also supports full 16X MQA decoding providing exceptional Hi-res music entertainment on the go. The other interesting feature about the M3X is its superb endurance. The player has a battery life of up to 23 hours on a single charge. Even with its balanced output(also Dual DAC) the player can play music continuously for up to 19 hours
The Shanling M3X supports full MQA decoding with up to 16x unfolding. It also supports PCM decoding up to 32-Bit/384kHz and DSD up to DSD256 natively. It is made to deliver quality performance to lead the industry in its class segment.
Hi-resolution wireless is support for the latest generation audio products. There are many quality high-resolution wireless gears to enjoy music on the go. The Shanling M3X features the latest high-resolution two-way Bluetooth connectivity with codecs including, LDAC, LHDC, aptX HD, and more.
Shanling M3X is equipped with two headphone output ports, one 3.5mm single-ended, and the other 4.4mm balanced port. The player outputs a whooping 240mW of power at 32Ω through its 4.4mm port powering your IEs and HPs easily.
With Shanling M3X you get access to countless media and other applications on the Android play store. The device is loaded with an open Android 7.1 OS. It gets powered by an 8-core Snapdragon 430 Cpu and offers a smooth user interface.
System: Open Android 7.1, with AGLO
Screen: 4.2 inch, 1280 x 768
CPU: 8-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
Memory: 2GB RAM + 32 GB ROM
Expandable memory: MicroSD card slot
DAC/AMP: 2x ESS Sabre ES9219C
Hi-Res Audio: Up to PCM 32/384 & DSD256
MQA Support: Full unfolding, 16X
Outputs: 3.5mm jack Single Ended & 4.4mm Balanced
Wi-Fi: 2.4G & 5G
Bluetooth transmitter: LDAC, LHDC, aptX HD, aptX, SBC
Bluetooth receiver: LDAC & SBC
USB: USB-C, with USB DAC and USB transport function
Battery: 3200 mAh
Battery life: Up to 23 hours (SE, single DAC) / 20 hours (SE, dual DAC) / 19 hours (Bal)