A tiny digital audio player that’s getting a lot of attention on Head-Fi, the Shanling M1 audio MP3 player offers commuter-friendly portability without sacrificing sound quality. It can play 192kHz/32-bit audio, supports DSD64 and DSD128 decoding, and comes equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 and aptX protocol. The housing, which measures just 2.4 by 2 inches, features an ALPS knob and a 2.35-inch TFT HD screen with clock functionality. Use the Shanling M1 as a DAP, a USB DAC, or a USB transport with a higher-end portable DAC/amp—it can even serve as a Bluetooth receiver. It weighs just over 2 ounces, delivers up to 10 hours of music between charges.
Support Bluetooth bi-directional transmission
Bluetooth can be used as a mobile phone and computer decoding amp, 4. Bluetooth headset can also be connected to the Bluetooth speaker for wireless playback Clock function.
USB Type-C USB connector bidirectional transmission
Can be connected to a computer and mobile phone as an external decoding amp, USB DAC decoder can also be connected as a digital dial (support WIN and MAC systems, and some with OTG-enabled Android mobile phone )
Up to 8 days deep standby
No need to set the depth of standby, without shutting down after the use of equipment, just pause for one minute will automatically enter the standby, which means that other power consumption (such as decoding and amp chip power supply, etc.), only to retain the wake-up mechanism, a greater reduction in consumption, To achieve long standby. press the power button to about 1 second before listen to the music, convenient and quick.
We would class the Shanling M1 as one of the more neutral sounding players, it’s sibling the Shanling M2s has a noticeable warmth to the sound that the Shanling M1 doesn’t have. The Shanling M1 has plenty of gain, but the actual output power is lower than the M2s, meaning the M1 is best paired with in-ear headphones and easier to drive full size ones.
There is still a slight smoothness to the sound, which makes this an easy listen. The lows are slightly full and easy to follow, they are not lacking in extension are definition but they are slightly fuller than a strictly neutral sound. The mids are detailed and present, and the highs are well extended with possibly a hint of softness making this a non fatiguing and easy listening player.
High-Res Audio certified
The Shanling M1 conforms to Hi-Res Audio standards as defined by Japan Audio Society. This logo is used under license from Japan Audio Society.
In summary, The Shanling M1 is the perfect player for everyday easy listening and also for sports use. It’s size and the bluetooth support allows you to go wireless when out jogging.