Introduction

Shanling is a Chinese company that specializes in producing a variety of audio products from digital audio players (DAPs) to CD players. Their latest DAP release is the M2X. I would like to thank Shanling for the review unit of M2X. More information of the M2X can be found on Shanling.

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Specifications

Basics

  • Size: 90*60*16mm
  • Screen: 3.2inch, 320 x 480 resolution
  • Weight: Approx 147g
  • Audio formats: DSF/DFF/ISO/DXD/APE/FLAC/WAV/AIFF/AIF/DTS/MP3/WMA/ACC/OGG/ALAC/MP2/M4C/AC3/M3U/M3U8
  • Support up to: 32bit/384kHz, DSD256
  • Switchable Gain: High & Low
  • Storage: External Micro SD card, up to 2TB
  • D/A converter: AK4490EN
  • Charging: DC5V 2A/USB Type-C

Bluetooth

  • Bluetooth version: 4.2
  • Codec support: LDAC (bidirectional) / aptX (transmit only) / AAC (bidirectional)

Single-ended output measurements

  • Output power: 180mW@16Ω/106mW@32Ω
  • Frequency response: 20Hz-40kHz(-0.5dB)
  • Signal to noise ratio: 117dB(A-Weighting)
  • Output impedance: 1 Ω
  • Channel separation: 70dB(32Ω)
  • Dynamic range: 116dB
  • Distortion: 0.0015%

Balanced output measurements

  • Output power: 212mW@16Ω/120mW@32Ω
  • Frequency response: 20Hz-40kHz(-0.5dB)
  • Signal to noise ratio: 117dB(A-Weighting)
  • Output impedance: 2Ω
  • Channel separation: 107dB
  • Dynamic range: 116dB
  • Distortion: 0.0016%

WiFi

  • WiFi standard: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
  • WiFi features: DLNA / AirPlay / OTA firmware upgrade / TIDAL streaming

Battery

  • Life time: Up to 10.5 hours (single-ended) / 7.5 hours (balanced)
  • Charging time: Approx 2.5 hours
  • Battery capacity: 2400 mAH

Unboxing & Accessories

The M2X comes in a black package inside a white protective covers that sports the brand logo, model name, image of the M2X and feature logos. At the back of the cover, there are specifications. The black package has the brand logo printed on the front. After opening the package, there are the M2X, USB Type-C cable, user manual and warranty card.

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