- Dimensions – 152 x 82 x 22 mm
- Weight – 409g
- Main Screen – 6-Inch 2160 * 1080 LCD with notch
- Secondary screen – Two color low power screen in the notch
- Operating System – Android 10
- CPU – Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
- Memory – Ram 8GB, ROM 256GB + Micro SD card slot
- Hi-Res support – 32/768 & DSD512 & MQA 16X
- Bluetooth – Bluetooth 5.0, two-way, LDAC, LHDC, aptX HD, aptX, SBC Support
- Wi-Fi – 2.4G/5G, supporting DLNA, Airplay
- DAC – 2x AKM AK4499EQ
- Amplifier – AD4610 & BUF364A & OPA1612
- Output Power – Single-ended 460 mW@32Ohm // 920mW@32Ohm Balanced
- Output – Interchangeable system, supporting 3.5mm, 2.5mm, 4.4mm and 3.5Pro
- Battery – 8350 mAh, supporting 18W quick charging
- Battery life – Up to 18 hours in single ended and 10 hours in balanced
M9 Introduction by Shanling
With M9, we are taking a big step forward in the Android platform. Moving to a newer and more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 CPU and upgrading to Android 10, which will assure better performance and app compatibility for the foreseeable future. RAM was increased to 8GB for smoother multitasking and internal memory was upgraded to 256GB, to provide enough space for apps and their data.
M9 comes with a brand-new design, that makes it stand out among our older models and its rivals. It will be also our biggest portable player to date, featuring 6-inch 2K LCD screen. We are also adding smaller screen into the notch, which will be displaying basic information about volume, sampling or time.
Using the same interchangeable design of headphone modules from M8, M9 is good pairing for almost any headphones on the market. We even optimized its gain circuit to provide more power on both balanced and single ended outputs, for the most demanding full-size headphones. And at the same time, we managed to increase its battery life, up to 18hours of playback on single-ended.
M9 will be released firstly as the Limited AKM Edition, using stock of discontinued AKM AK4499EQ DACs, which made such a hit from our M8. Standard edition will be released in 2022, using different DAC chip.