M3X is the newest Android Hi-Res portable player from Shanling. Built on the same platform as their previous three Android models, this time aiming at the more affordable part of the market, with a little bit less focus on the most demanding DAC chipsets and the most powerful amplifiers. M3X was designed as a scaled-down version of Shanling’s flagship M8, to be a more practical and smaller player, with only 4.2-inch touch screen. Making it 25% smaller and lighter than their older M6 and M6 Pro players.
M3X is a first Hi-Res player to use new ESS Sabre ES9219 DAC/AMP, a new generation of a very popular chip that was previously used in Shanling’s M0, UP4 and other products. Using two of these chips, to offer a balanced 4.4mm output for better sound and more power. And also including full 16x MQA unfolding, for all fans of the Hi-Res music streaming. M3X will stand out with its class-leading battery life, offering up to 24 hours of playback on a single charge.
The M3X will be available in March 2021 for $339
Dimensions: 109 x 72 x 15.9 mm
Screen: 4.2-inch touchscreen, 1280*768
System: Open Android 7.1
Memory: 2GB RAM + 32GB ROM
Memory expansion: Single MicroSD card slot
Hi-Res support: Up to PCM 32/384 & DSD256
DAC/Amp: ESS Sabre ES9219 x2
Output power: Up to 240mW @32Ohm, balanced output
Connectivity: Wifi 2.4/5G, Bluetooth 5.0
Battery life: Up to 24hours (SE) / 20 hours (BAL)
Connectors: USB-C, 3.5mm Jack, 4.4mm Jack
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