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Shanling M5s Hi-Res Portable Music Player with Free Leather Case

Shanling M5s Hi-Res Portable Music Player with Free Leather Case

$ 429.00



Series:Middle range



Download Shanling M5s Advanced User Manual (update on Dec 7, 2018)

or download from Shanling Offical Website


  • Size: 117mm x 59mm x 16mm
  • Net weight: about 178g
  • Screen: 3.2 inch HD screen 
  • DSD playback: supported to DSD256
  • PCM playback: supported to 768kHz--32bit
  • Bluetooth: support LDAC (bothway), aptX (launcher only), AAC (bothway)
  • Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11b/g/n 
  • support DLNA, AirPlay, OTA online update, HiFi cloud music library.
  • D/A converter: AK4493EQ x 2
  • Amplifier: AD8397 x 2
  • Gain: low gain / high gain
  • Support format: DSF, DFF, ISO, DXD, APE, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, AIF, DTS, MP3
  •  WMA, ACC, OGG, ALAC, MP2, M4C, AC3, M3U, M3U8
  • Sampling rate: 44.1kHz--384kHz
  • Output: single ended output (3.5 mm) / balanced output (2.5 mm)
  • Output power: 130mW@32ohm (3.5 mm) / 300mW@32ohm (2.5 mm)
  • Channel separation: 65dB (32 Ohm) /85dB (300 Ohm) - 3.5 mm 
  • 109dB - 2.5 mm
  • THD+N: 
  • SNR: 121dB
  • Output impedance: ≤0.3 Ω
  • Frequency response: 20HZ~20KHz (-0.5dB)
  • External memory: supported up to 512G TF card
  • USB interface: Type-C (USB2.0)
  • Battery: lithium battery for 3400mAH
  • Playing hours: 16-17 hours (3.5 mm) 9-10 hours (2.5 mm)
  • Charging hours: 3-4 hours

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Simply Incredible Value and Quality On All Fronts

I love this DAP and the more hours I spend with it ... the better it gets. Let me start off by saying that I sold a $1200 Astel & Kern to get this $430 Music Player and I love this one so much more. The AK was awesome from an SQ perspective - perhaps a little thin in the Bass Response but very wide, detailed and clean sound stage where you could literally hear, feel, and see the sound stage with cymbals literally floating to the part of the stage where they belonged. It was expensive and it it sounded expensive .... BUT I never liked the UI or the sluggishness of the of the interface when trying to give it commands through its puny touch screen or laggy buttons. As a result I never really used all that much unless I was taking a long flight or a long drive . So when I came across the M5s and read a few reviews i decided to sell the AK and pick one up. Better Screen, Longer Battery Life and huge potential storage capacity together with exceptional sound ... was enough for me to roll the dice on it. Well, when I first got it I was pleased but I felt compared to what I had, I made a small compromise in SQ for usability and battery life. I found some shortcomings in the EQ, found the treble perhaps a little harsh and the bass not so lush .. But still way better than anything I had heard from Fiio or others. I felt that my AK sounded better but my M5s sounded really good and would get more use because of the ui, screen, battery and sq. For the first few weeks, when i wasn't using it, I would plug it in and let the music play at low voume into the IEMs to let the unity "burn in" and it did make a difference. I could hear the tome improving, the staging get cleaner and with my SE535s I found the perfect EQ setting for me and was perfectly happy. Fast forward 5 Months and the more I use it the better sounding it gets .. I love this DAP and Andrew at Musikteck is an awesome Seller.


Wide sound stage, completely silent background, wonderful detail. Wow!

Buen reproductor hifi

Tengo en mis manos un onkio, XDP-1A y un Sony nw-wm1a. este chip ak4493 de shanling tiene un rendimiento excepcional, más cálido que el Sony y más definido instrumentalmente que El onkyo, después de quemarlo, las voces femeninas suenan bien (al principio eran brillosas) y los medios menos empotrados. En general un muy buen reproductor. Acompañado con los campfire andromeda suena equilibrado bien definido y mucho mejor con voces masculinas. Con los final audio e5000, quienes disfrutan del bajo abundante suena definido, rico, divertido, el reproductor los conduce al máximo volumen sin perder definición.

Shanling M5 review

You need to do a better job on first time instructions. The phone out connection which I new nothing about which I now understand is to connect to a amp was on and it hurt my ears when I tried to listen on my head phones and was so loud that I couldn't rip them off my head fast enough. You need to put some kind of warning in instructions or your going to get sued if your not careful for someone loosing their hearing. Otherwise its a great sounding player.

Give it a try

It's a wonderful sounding DAP, probably the very best I've owned.

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