Shanling Q1 - bigger brother of M0

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  1. Bina

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    As a few local members have Shanling M0, I would like to share with you our new Q1.

    Shanling Q1.jpg

    Q1 is similar to M0 in many aspects, which is also showing on its 119 USD MSRP. But there are few key improvements/changes, that can fix some issue people had with M0.

    - Bigger screen and adjusted UI for easier control
    - Hardware buttons for playback control
    - Improved battery life, now up to 21 hours and less dependent on screen usage
    - Better Bluetooth antenna for stronger signal

    - Unique retro look ;)

    For the first time, we decided to launch our player on Kickstarter first. And while I know trust into crowdfunding fell over past few years, I believe that Shanling, as established brand with our own manufacturing, should sort it out all without problems and have products in users' hands in just two months. You can take it more as pre-order/massdrop alternative, that allows you to purchase Q1 directly from us and with 25% discount ( 89 USD after discount).

    If anybody is interested, check it out here: https://www.kickstarter.com/project...styled-portable-hi-fi-music-player?ref=39kmmg
     
  2. Taverius

    Taverius Smells like sausages

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    I'm confused, the really dark one is the green?
     
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    Looks to be the case. In the pic below you can see it's a nice dark metallic green color.

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    I like the design! Is the plan to replace the M0 with this in the future?
     
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    That does looks nice.

    I guess I'll go for green when the KS ends and they ask for a colour.
     
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    Does the Q1 offer earphone Inline Remote/Mic. Support?
     
  7. Bina

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    So far we think we will sell them alongside, since M0 still has big advantages thanks to its size/weight for travel/sports and as simple tiny gadget to have always with you. Like you can fit M0 alongside IEMs into small box, not doable with Q1.

    The Forest Green is the most tricky to photograph, depending on angle and light it can really kind of shift from too dark to rich dark green. I will try to post there more photos before campaign closes.

    Unfortunately still no support for inline mics/controls :(
     
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    I've backed the product, will the color selection come at a later date?
     
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    When campaign ends, there will be survey where you will pick the color, put in shipping address, etc.
     
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    I'm not seeing anything about WiFi streaming (for tidal, like the M2x) for the Q1. Is that a feature reserved for the larger models?
     
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    Yes, M2X is the lowest one with Wi-Fi.
     
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    Senorx12562 Case of the mondays

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    Love the look, but still prefer the m0 for the form factor, which is pretty much ideal for active use. It also sounds good enough for use in an environment so non-conducive to critical listening.
     
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    M0 definitely has its palce alongside Q1, we expect to keep selling both. For this reason we wanted to keep price on Q1 close to M0, so it really just goes to the users preference on the size.
     
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    Just two small updates:

    Campaign ends on Wednesday morning (Tuesday evening for USA), after which Q1 will be available from our distributors for 119USD during March.

    We already started production of Q1 and should be able to start shipping them soon after we get back from Chinese New Year Holidays. No need to wait years for your crowdfunded portable player.
     
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    What will the euro-pricing be?
    It seems that with import tax the price will not be less than than from a European dealer (also 2 year warranty).
     
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    119 Euro for most of them.
     
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    Then it o
    This means it is still a very good deal.
     
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    [​IMG]

    "Things Wot Were On My Desk", unsigned, oil on paper, circa 1890s, colorized.

    Yes, I'm mixing my memes, don't @ me.

    The green body is quite nice, for plastic, but it's a real nightmare to photograph, so I didn't try.
     
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    Taverius Smells like sausages

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    @Bina some work to be done in touch input consistency here.

    Mainly, in drag motions, especially vertical.

    Setting the time is an exercise in frustration, as is scrolling album list - sometimes vertical scroll moves 1-2 albums, sometimes same movement moves album under my thumb past the top of the screen.

    The same hesitations and inconsistencies appear when pulling down the mobile-style settings from the top - a feature I otherwise really like, no need to learn a new interface.

    Assuming this is an effect of the COVID-19 situation, but please consider this a priority once all basic functionality has been ironed out. I am on v1.2, which I believe is current.

    I'm not qualified to speak about mobile device sound, but I've been sitting here with my X00s listening to Rise of the Obsidian Interstellar and I'm not noticing anything that stands out, which for 120-odd plagueshekels is good enough in my book.

    Le ninja edit: Is there a way to make the screen turn off while playing? I looked in the manual but I am notoriously blind to the obvious.
     
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    I thought the body is a zinc-alloy?
     
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