This is a great player, with a beautiful design. The screen is the brightest I have seen. Now the best part is the beautiful sound. It has a wide sound stage, punchy bass, and nice dynamics as you listen between the highs and lows. The
The second best thing is buying from Music Teck and Andrew. I had no problem receiving my order in California in two days. I would rate the player a 9 out of 10
1. Great customer service from musicTeck, I was facing a little technical issue, the response from Andrew was fast & detailed
2. It’s sounds little warm, male voice sounds better & battery life is great
3. Little challenging for non-android users, user manual in Shanling website is almost useless. I don’t understand how hard it would be to post a user friendly manual or a YouTube video
4. Haven’t use the device for streaming, so can’t say anything about that.
Finally, it’s a good buy @ this price point.
Upgraded my Sony NW-WM1A to the M9. Recommended by Andrew. Great recommendation! Better resolution, separation, 3D, clarity, and timing. Less fatigue. Better in every way. I love it. I listen mostly to classical and voice and the nuances of voice especially is incredible.
I have reached one end point.
the FiiO DAPs M15 and M17 are cool and inorganic sounds and very boring, but I think Shanling is doing very well. It is very warm and has softness, reality and three-dimensionality in the sound. The moment I got the Shanling M9, I sold the M17.
A great well-designed DAP M9.
I spent 9 months with the M8. the sound was definitely warm with slightly recessed mids, Highs were there but did not have sparkle.
The M9 builds upon the M8 in terms of sound quality and refinement. cooler in the bass department but the quality is more refined, mids are more prominent and the highs have a good amount of sparkle to them.
The user interface like the M8 is lackluster, its missing features that are present on DAP's by other manufactures. Both Amazon music and Tidal have annoying issues that tend to ruin
my musical listening experience. The build quality is great , until you get to the volume knob. It feels flimsy and not engaging like the M8. for a $2800 player in my eyes these pitfalls are unacceptable, for the money you are better off with a Fiio M17 or a HiBy RS6.