The Shanling M5s is the latest launch from the tech giant Shanling. The music player is going to succeed the former flagship player M5. The M5 was unveil in the market two years ago and widely acclaim worldwide. From that time, the player has got some new upgrades with entry to the mid-range market. The device comes with an excellent design and sound performance and has excited everyone’s expectations for the flagship update.
The Shanling has recently brought the much-awaited flagship player Shanling M5s in the market. We recently got our hands on the design prototype and the first batch of production machines in advance. Let’s see, how the device performs in the real world.
Many of Shanling user may definitely remember the Shanling M3s. The M3s use to come with front and rear glass panels + metal mid-frame sandwich design. The same design follows with Shanling M5s, but with new heights of the music player face value with overall texture is even higher. The Shanling M5s is gracious and less tough than the previous models of music players. From the sides, you will get the thickness of 16mm which makes it a little bit bulky from the side. Even though, the double-curved glass with see-through front and back and large curvature make the full feeling look weaker, but brings a soft texture. As of now, the sharing M5s is only available in two colours of black and titanium.
The black colour looks great, and the titanium colour is brighter. The metal texture provides an intense feeling, and it also don’t let any fingerprint stay on the device. The Shanling M5s comes with a display of 3.2-inch resolution 320 × 480 LG touchscreen. The display is enough to meet the album cover or lyrics display needs properly.
The outer metal case of Shanling M5s is pretty thick. It also comes cover with matte texture that enhances the feel while holding the device. The curved lines cut by the CNC are stunning. On the left side of the button, area the device has a groove on the edge, and the button also points inward. You can just touch the area either the left hand or the right hand, and you can operate the device without even looking at it.
The Shanling M5s comes with lots of updation from its previous models the iconic roller design becomes more elegant. The design of the device is quite similar to a high-end watch. People who love mechanical feelings definitely going to like the music player.
At the bottom of Shanling M5s, you can find the USB Type-C interface, 2.5mm balanced port, and 3.5mm audio port.
The Shanling M5s comes with the latest MTouch 2.0 operating system. The whole user interface mainly comprises of circular icons and lists. The device works on click and slides operations. The physical buttons of the device ensure smooth system working. In addition, the company is also providing a firmware upgrade which is going to add a music library, online music support and downloads.
The Shanling M5s also comes with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless connection. The device also supports DLNA and AirPlay, and it enables the user to download online songs into the player for better listening. It also supports LDAC, aptX, AAC, SBC and other encoding modes in Bluetooth transmission mode. Even more, the device enables transmission and reception in SBC, AAC and LDAC format. It functions as a Bluetooth decoding amp for mobile phones. It improves mobile phone codec defects and improvement in hearing. the two-way USB codec can also effectively improve the sound quality of notebooks or PCs.
The Shanling M5s addition of the high-quality codec can significantly improve the sound quality of wireless headphones. The headphones coming with the support of LDAC like Sony WH-100X Mark II will have more solid mid-range performance and a stronger line expression. The device performance is excellent with instrumental music or popular songs. As the number of earphone manufacturers has already started codec format of M5s, the performances of headphones are on the rise.
The Shanling M5s additionally coordinates Shanling’s first convention of “pile” in equipment. It utilizes two new AK4493EQ DACs. Compared with the broadly uses AK4490EQ. The double AK4493EQ model of the Shanling M5s has higher flag to-clamor proportion and lower contortion for a cleaner sound. The AD1397 double ADI is as yet utilizes on the amp. The channel operation amp can convey up to 310 mA at 32 loads. In the expansion, Shanling M5s additionally utilizes a white copper shield, Panasonic polymer. As a simple piece of the power supply channel. Low-pass sifting is utilizing a double OPA1612 double pass operational intensifier and other high-determination equipment.
We use Shanling very own ME100, Virgo (balance line) and Dynaco DK-4001 as tryout earphones. And included the individual utilization of the mountain soul M0 as a comparison. The first is the ME100 of Shan Ling’s own. The M5s sounds little and can without much of a stretch push the ME100. It very well may be said that it is effortless. In terms of sound execution, M5s holds the warm and full stable execution of ME100. The goals and resilience are on a level. The medium and high recurrence lines are more strong. The low recurrence keeps up the surface of the boxing to the meat. The sound field is more open and littler than the little M0. The recurrence reaction is likewise defter, and the outflow of string or orchestra is more set up.
Subsequent to changing to the virgin star of the parity line, the Shanling M5s scarcely changed the first stable of the earphones. Thus giving the Virgo virgins an incredible advancement space for this headset. Specifically, the sound field is by all accounts somewhat more extensive and more customary. The points of interest and partition of the sound are better shown, while the Mountain Spirit M5s holds more stable subtle elements and does not permit a specific sound. Lead the pack, when you tune in to the female voice, you can stick your face and get the ear. In the tryout of Tsai Chin’s “The Ferry,” notwithstanding the drums, vocals and melodic points of interest. The high recurrence of the sound is additionally more splendid, and it sounds more straightforward.
Dynaco DK-4001 is a crossbreed ring earplug with amazingly high goals and dynamic range. However, no solid coloring and three-organize balance. The listening feeling in 3.5mm mouth state does not have excessively incitement. A similar execution of the M5s, this blend of both the famous and the substantial orchestra are helpful. As an extensive variety of listening companions, Dynako DK-4001 + Shan Ling M5s this set can be completely satisfied. However, after the Dynaco DK-4001 was supplanted with a 2.5mm equalization port, the sound line was more reduced. The sound partition execution was better, and the low-recurrence versatility execution was marginally better. Yet we were stunned by the IF execution, the middle of the road recurrence.
The instrument resembles a sharp edge, and the voice is smooth and delicate. For the unpleasant and culled strings of the American nation people tunes. The beautiful area is an extraordinary articulation, and it can feel the large elements of the earphones and the player. Expository power. Overall, the Shanling M5s is a low-commotion, low-mutilation, three-band adjusted, low-sounding model, which can more readily animate the first capacity of the earphones. Any headphones can be utilized to satisfy your ears.
Without a doubt, the Shanling M5s sitting tight for over two years is beneficial. The overhaul of the plan has both the legacy of existing items and the components of a more trendy outline. Under the equipment of the stacking materials, Shan Ling has understood the sound for a long time. Regardless of whether it is the spring snow or the lower Liba individuals. The M5s can give you the sound execution you need, and really satisfy the name of the fans.
On the off chance that you put Shan Ling M5s on the whole player advertise. Its face esteem, quality, sound execution, and different angles are not mediocre. Compared to Japanese and Korean European and American brands, and even various equipment execution markers are past numerous items. Then again the cost is just under 3,000 yuan. If you need to purchase a superb compact player, the Shanling M5s are items you can’t overlook.