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    Unique Melody Bone Conduction Family (MEST&MEXT and their siblings) Announcement and Impression Thread.

    Hi all. I got to audition MEST as part of the ongoing tour. The overall experience was positive. I found MEST to have a well-balanced sound signature with pretty good low end extension with visceral impact, clean well-defined mids, and detailed treble. I felt like the bass impact was more...
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    Shanling M6 Player - New version with ESS DACs coming soon

    I imagine that was in response to the lack of gapless. If so, I totally agree. It should've been a feature at product release. Fingers crossed it happens soon! I've had some albums sort incorrectly when using the Shanling app, whereas the same albums sort correctly in UAPP. I just don't think...
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    Shanling M6 Player - New version with ESS DACs coming soon

    Downloading now... Yay for standard Android navigation buttons!!! Wondering if/when we'll get gapless in the Shanling app :thinking:
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    Shanling M6 Player - New version with ESS DACs coming soon

    @Shanling After charging today, I unplugged my M6 to find that the red light above the power button was on but the M6 was unresponsive. Pushing the power button didn't turn the screen on. Holding the power button down for an extended period didn't turn the screen on. Holding power + upper left...
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    Shanling M6 Player - New version with ESS DACs coming soon

    Just got mine today but haven't had much time with it because it arrived late in the day, and I'm out supporting my son who's singing at a jazz bar tonight. What I did experience was pretty smooth from both UI and sound signature standpoints. I unboxed, updated, scanned my SD card, installed a...
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    Shanling M6 Player - New version with ESS DACs coming soon

    Thanks for the quick answer @Shanling. Much appreciated! I think I remember you mentioned that the engineers are working on gapless implementation in the Shanling Music app. Is that correct? Can you (or someone else, perhaps) please confirm whether Google Play Music, Neutron, and...
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    Shanling M6 Player - New version with ESS DACs coming soon

    From reviews I've read, it would seem that R6 Pro would also be good for metal. Can you comment on why you think M6 is better for metal, and what type of metal do you listen to? #metalftw :metal::metal::metal: Thanks for the reply. Anyone else seeing excessive battery drain in standby mode?
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    Shanling M6 Player - New version with ESS DACs coming soon

    @Logu4 Battery life is stated as up to 12hr SE / 9hr BAL. I'm sure that's for offline playback from storage and not for streaming. Curious what you were getting and if that was on recent firmware...
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    Shanling M6 Player - New version with ESS DACs coming soon

    This is something I'm curious about, as well. My research has led me to a couple videos on Porta.fi's YouTube channel. There's no direct comparison, but I think you'll find these are helpful... Hiby R6 Pro Shanling M6 Take a look and report back on whether they were helpful for making your...
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    Shanling M6 Player - New version with ESS DACs coming soon

    Thanks for confirming @Redmasta. I've got a long history with Shanling DAPs starting with their first DAP (the venerable M3), and I've helped organize tours for several of their DAPs through the M3s. Those earlier Shanling DAPs have served me well as have their mini-DAC/Amps (UP & UP4), and the...
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    Revamp Acoustics

    A personal communication with TJ indicated that the output impedance is less than 1 ohm which means that they should play nicely with hybrid and multi-BA IEM. My experience with multiple pairs of hybrid and multi-BA IEM validates this.
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    Cayin i5 Lossless Android DAP with AKM4490 DAC supporting 32/384 PCM + 64/128 DSD

    Welcome to the club. I'm sure you'll enjoy your i5 for a long time to come! Now on to the serious part... I'm having a hard time understanding why you would pair up something like Walnut F1 with the i5. While I haven't tried the F1, I have tried the Walnut DAP and the sound quality is in no way...
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    Meze 99 Classics Discussion + Impressions Thread

    Again, @Bansaku and I seem to have very similar impressions of the two. I just ordered Meze's fat, high-end copper cable to see if that helps provide a little more warmth and sparkle similar to the Effect Audio Ares II I've been using with my IEM.
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    Cayin i5 Lossless Android DAP with AKM4490 DAC supporting 32/384 PCM + 64/128 DSD

    I want to be fair to Neutron here, so let me clarify my statement. While I (and some others I've chatted with) feel that Neutron falls behind i5's stock app, I'm sure there will be others who prefer Neutron. It's personal and subjective, so please try for yourselves before judging. Don't merely...
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    Cayin N5ii Android based Master Quality Digital Audio Player

    Oh yeah, here was my Saturday morning rig. A little relaxed listening while the wee nutters erm, I mean boys were downstairs watching cartoons. N5ii + Chocolate Blur earbuds by Wong Kuan Wae
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