New Shanling M0 - Tiny DAP for 109$

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  1. Bina

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    Hi friends,

    we are introducing new portable player and I think it might interest few of you. I will be at Canjam SoCal, so I hope some of you can stop by and try it out. Just quickly about features:

    It's tiny player, 40 x 45 x 13.5 mm, weights 38g.
    Operated with 1.54 inch touchscreen and our new system. Feels close to old iPod Nano 6G.
    ESS ES9218P takes care of audio, it has 0.16 ohm output impedance, can do 80 mW into 32 ohm and has nice hiss free background(tested with Andromeda)
    Equipped with standard aptX and also LDAC, which can be also used for streaming sound from your phone to M0.
    Can be used as USB DAC and also as USB transport.
    15 hours battery life
    Micro SD slot, no internal memory
    MSRP 109 USD

    We will be selling case with metal clip.

    Available at end of April/early May


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    Cool! Where will be the best place to buy one when it's out?
     
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    So better battery life, more power, touchscreen,LDAC and lower price vs the M1. Can anyone comment on the M0’s ES9218P vs the M1’s AK4452?
     
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    In USA our players are available on Amazon via multiple sellers. We have MusicTeck as dealer in USA and will be adding new distributor soon.
     
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    Sounds like TSAV is joining as a US distributor. @netforce I'll be hitting you guys up for one once you have them in stock!
     
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    I was just looking earlier to see if these were available yet.
     
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    @Bina Any updates on when retailers in other countries (like the US) will be selling these officially? I know the full first run is being sold in China only to work out kinks.
     
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    Didn’t realize these were for sale yet. Just saw them on Taobao. Thx for the heads up.
     
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    Second half/end of may. We are working on new version of firmware, that's fixing main bugs. It should be ready by end of week and than put into M0.
     
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    @Bina I just ordered one. Any major bugs in the current firmware that I should be aware of from the get-go?
     
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    I will be getting this, if for nothing else to use as a transport for my GOV2+. But between the Andros and the BW-ES1, I could use something highly portable that I can always carry on me.
     
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    Nothing crucial, I have been using it quite happily for past few weeks while traveling around the world. New firmware should be available quite soon and it's fix mainly for many small bugs(like hiss while streaming from Huawei phones) and adding some new nice features to touch UI.
     
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    Awesome. I'm really looking forward to checking it out. Especially looking forward to the increased battery life over my M1. Hoping that it's a good Sabre implementation.
     
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    @Bina any chance of Opus support later on?
     
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    Just so I am clear, can this be used with a USB otg cable as a dac/amp, keeping my music on my phone?
     
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    I love seeing these options with small size, good battery, good price and not a crazy amount of price/sound costing features. Let's hope the sound is solid at the PP.

    To me that's what a DAP should be, not these massive fully featured 7 hour battery life things.
     
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    That's the biggest question mark for me. I hope it's a good sabre implementation. I was pretty happy with the M1 soundwise.

    I should find out this week.
     
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    Should be coming in future, but to its low popularity, not high priority.

    M0 can be used as DAC/AMP, if it will with your phone, that's different question.
    It doesn't have MFI certification, so that's no for direct playback from iOS.
    With Android, it depends on which of hundreds models, apps and firmware you have. It works just fine with my Honor 9 on Android 8.
     
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    Actually got the M0 today. I’ll share my own sound impressions after I’ve had some more listening time. This thing is tiny! The titanium color looks great as does the honey-brown leather case(ordered seperately in my case). Pretty intuitive to get around. Tap to select, swipe right on any screen to go back to previous screen, long press to go to home screen. I can see that it will prob become more responsive and zippy with a firmware update or two - remember that Bina said the Asia release is a bit of a beta before it’s released into the US market (my paraphrase). The dial feels solid and looks good. You can set the function of a double press. I have it set to play/pause. Right now I’m trying to get to know the different filter options (Linear fast/slow; Minimum fast/slow; Apodizing Fast 1/Fast 2; Corrected Min Fast and Brickwall) and the personality of the player. No prob powering HD650. I’m listening at about 65% ATM and it’s louder than I typically listen.
    I can tell you that so far I’m not hearing any pronounced glare.
     
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    Given the size and price, so long as it's relatively free from saber hash it looks perfect for my use!

    Edit: had my finger over purchase button for a titanium with brown case, but I guess I'll wait a few days to be sure :)
     

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