Shanling Unveils M3X Latest Android Hi-Res Player
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.
Meet the All-New Shanling M3X:-
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. 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!! That’s something fabulous for a powerful Hi-res player!! We will be bringing you the player as soon as the pre-order goes live.
>High-Performance Dual DAC Chipset. (2x ESS Sabre ES9219C).
>Supports PCM decoding up to 32-Bit/384kHz and DSD up to DSD256 natively.
>Full 16x MQA unfolding.
>Dual output ports: 3.5mm SE, 4.4mm Balanced.
>Output Power: up to 240mW @ 32Ω.
>Output Impedance: <1Ω.
>Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 8-Core CPU.
>2GB RAM+32GB ROM.
>Dual-Band WiFi: 2.4gHz & 5gHz.
>Two-Way Bluetooth Support.
>LDAC, LHDC, aptX HD, SBC, and more HI-res Bluetooth codec support.
>Open Android 7.1 OS.
>4.2 inch Display(1280x768).
>Large 3200mAh Battery.
>Battery Life: Up to 23 hours(SE, Single DAC), Up to 20 hours(SE,dual DAC), Up to 19 hours(Balanced).
>Dimensions: 109mm X 72mm X 15.9mm.
>Weight: 168 gms.
Latest Generation Sabre DAC Chip:-
Shanling M3X is the world’s first Hi-res player to feature the latest ES9219C DAC chip from Sabre Technologies. It features two of them in balanced architecture for a fully balanced 4.4mm output. The ES9219C is the 3rd generation of DAC’s from Sabre Technologies, it offers quality performance with high dynamic range, ultra-low distortion, and a pitch dark background.
Full Hi-Res Decoding Support:-
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.
High-Resolution Bluetooth Support:-
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.
Dual Output Ports:-
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.
Open Android OS:-
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.
Supreme Battery Life:-
Shanling boasts a super awesome battery life with the Shanling M3X. The player is said to have a battery life of up to 23 hours on single DAC mode, even with its balanced output(also Dual DAC) the player can play music continuously for up to 19 hours. Pretty interesting!!
Price & Availability:-
Shanling M3X is focused on the budget segment of hi-res Android players. It is priced at 339$ and will be available starting March 2021.