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    Shanling M3X Portable Music Player

    Original price $ 369.00 - Original price $ 369.00
    Original price
    $ 369.00
    $ 369.00 - $ 369.00
    Current price $ 369.00
    Color: Black

    Shanling M3X Portable Music Player

    M3X is built on the same platform as our previous three Android models. But this time Shanling are aiming at the more affordable part of the market, with a little bit less focus on the most demanding DAC chipsets and the most powerful amplifiers. 

    M3X was designed as a scaled down version of Shanling flagship M8, to be a more practical and smaller player, with only 4.2-inch touch screen. Making it 25% smaller and lighter than our older M6 and M6 Pro players.

    M3X is a first Hi-Res player to use the new ESS Sabre ES9219C DAC/AMP, a new generation of a very popular chip that was previously used in M0, UP4 and other products. Using two of these chips, to offer a balanced 4.4mm output for better sound and more power. And also including full 16x MQA unfolding, for all fans of the Hi-Res music streaming. 

    M3X will stand out with its class leading battery life, offering up to 23 hours of playback on a single charge.


    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

    Expendable 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)

    Dimensions: 109 x 72 x 15.9 mm

    Weight: 168g

    Output power: Up to 240mW @ 32Ohm (Bal)

    Output impedance: < 1Ohm

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 10 reviews
    Pete C.
    Great little player

    This is the perfect small footprint DAP for IEMs. The OS is glitch free, the SQ is top notch and in my opinion bests the DX160. I also own the Shanling M6 21 and I have to say Shanling delivers on quality.

    Robert H.
    Great Sound

    It would be very hard to beat the sound quality and price point of this player. I have owned every model of the ipod and I can tell you their sound quality does come close to this unit. I’m hearing old music for the first time. With all that said, the documentation is lacking significantly. I have spent my entire career in technology and this unit coupled with the lack of good documentation was difficult to set up. In that regard, the ipod and its UI beat this unit hands down. Understand too that my technology background includes experience with all types of technology to include android, windows, apple, and several others so I’m not bias towards Apple equipment.

    Marc T.
    Great entry level unit

    Service and the purchase went flawlessly so the 4 stars is only a reflection of the unit not MusicTeck they get the full 5, thanks!

    This was my first run at swapping from my iPhone. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is a few quirks where the volume dial doesn’t work and requires a restart. So far that’s my only issue. It sounds great and pushes the MESK MK II’S very well.

    M B.

    Good service, decent people, what more could you ask for

    Mike C.
    Decent for the price

    The unit is decent for the price point. It’s definitely not a desktop amp/dac killer. The sound is soft and sort of balanced. The bass is really shallow and needs an eq to balance out the sound. The shanling app is disappointing, but other apps are available on the Google play store.

    Overall for $330 the unit is good, but just don’t expect it to be amazing. Personally the Lotoo paw s1 and an iPhone has better sound. Note you do have to set dual dac mode on as it is not a default setting. 512gb microsd card works perfectly, and flac playback is perfect.