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  1. fish1050

    Introducing Shanling M3 Ultra - New Generation of Compact Android Portable Player

    That also depends on the audio hardware on the phone as well. No matter how good the app is if the phone sound quality isn't great then it won't sound great.
  2. fish1050

    Introducing Shanling M3 Ultra - New Generation of Compact Android Portable Player

    Yes I would agree if streaming is your preferred method of listening to music. But also are continued upgrades to the OS a worthy compromise over ultimate sound quality? If you are like me and have a large music collection or you like to do both then an Android DAP might be better especially...
  3. fish1050

    Shanling M1s - Ideal Compact Portable Player

    Incredibly enough he is still releasing new music with Crazy Horse in 2019 (Colorado) and just recently World Record solo. His voice is getting pretty haggard but I gotta support my fellow canucks so I got both, haven't listened to World Record yet.
  4. fish1050

    Shanling M1s - Ideal Compact Portable Player

    I am starting to get the sense that it is going to cost quite a bit more than the Q1 which is why they went with M1S (M for more Money) and not Q1S. It is basically an M5S with a smaller screen and higher end DAC chips. The M5S is still selling for over $500 CDN so I am adjusting my price...
  5. fish1050

    Shanling M1s - Ideal Compact Portable Player

    Really appreciate the feedback on the AP80 Pro-X, I was always wary of Hidizs and to a lesser extent iBasso as they don't have great reputations for customer service. The only hesitation I have is the small size. The M0 I had for a couple of months was just to small to be usable for me. I...
  6. fish1050

    Introducing Shanling M3 Ultra - New Generation of Compact Android Portable Player

    It is funny you posted this, when people especially my nieces and nephews see me with my NAD HP50's and my A55 they say to me why don't you just use your phone and get some ipods. Then I put my headphones on their heads and press play on the A55. The looks on their faces are priceless, pure...
  7. fish1050

    Shanling M1s - Ideal Compact Portable Player

    Just found out about the Hidizs AP80 PRO-X which has the dual 9219C chips (like the Mo Pro and M3 Ultra) and the Hiby OS of course. It seems to be a competitor more for the M0 Pro but could be a gap filler between the M0 Pro and M1S and it utilizes Hiby OS and Music App which I'm sorry to say...
  8. fish1050

    Introducing Shanling M3 Ultra - New Generation of Compact Android Portable Player

    Yes you make some valid points but when your competition is Sony who will be releasing the NW-A306 sometime soon then you need to bring your A game. Sony is apparently addressing the one weakness of the A105 (battery life) with a larger battery, more efficient chipset and customized Android 12...
  9. fish1050

    Introducing Shanling M3 Ultra - New Generation of Compact Android Portable Player

    Okey but why can't you offer it both ways? Let the people who want to use Prime Mode use it. But also let the other people who don't want to use Prime Mode because they have to use your Music App the option to use a different Launcher and thus disable Prime Mode? The more options that are...
  10. fish1050

    Introducing Shanling M3 Ultra - New Generation of Compact Android Portable Player

    Okey so here is a perspective from a consumer, if Prime Mode only works with your Shanling App which you don't seem to have confidence in. You keep telling people to use other apps so what does it matter if Prime Mode is affected by using other Launchers if the buyer isn't going to use Prime...
  11. fish1050

    Shanling M1s - Ideal Compact Portable Player

    It was just a few months ago before I decided to get the A55 that I asked @Shanling on the Q1 thread about an upgrade to the Q1. His response was there was no timeline for a new MTouch DAP and now fast forward a few months and we are looking at two new MTouch DAP's close to release. It really...
  12. fish1050

    Introducing Shanling M3 Ultra - New Generation of Compact Android Portable Player

    So the NW-A306 has been announced at least on the walkmanblogspot to replace the A105 and the ZX700 to replace the 507. Won't likely see them until end of this year and more likely early next year. Probably announce them at the CES show next year for North America. Details are scarce but they...
  13. fish1050

    Introducing Shanling M3 Ultra - New Generation of Compact Android Portable Player

    You can't use other apps in Prime Mode, stuck with Shanling player app which makes Prime Mode useless. Why offer Prime Mode if the only app that works in it doesn't really work?. Other software issues have to do for me at least the inability to handle special characters. I have thousands of...
  14. fish1050

    Shanling M1s - Ideal Compact Portable Player

    @Shanling One major request I have regarding the M1S is you need to finally make sure the software can handle special characters! Apostrophes in particular as I had issues with over 2000 tracks on my Q1 not displaying track names with apostrophes properly. Namely adding extra space after...
  15. fish1050

    Shanling M1s - Ideal Compact Portable Player

    given the price of the M3X and the M1S replacing the Q1 I am going to guess at a price of $180.00 to $200 US. Any more then that and you are getting pretty close to the M3X price. I am also guessing the M3 Ultra slots in as a replacement for the M5S certainly price wise. So MTouch going...
  16. fish1050

    Shanling M1s - Ideal Compact Portable Player

    Once again Shanling your timing is off for me on your DAP release. I picked up Sony NW-A55 a couple of months ago and installed the MrWalkman firmware and it sounds great. I got tired of waiting for an updated MTouch DAP to replace my Q1 and pulled the trigger on the A55 before they were all...
  17. fish1050

    The Sony 40th Anniversary Walkman Thread

    Not all android DAP's are that bad for battery life when streaming. The Shanling M3X which is in the same price range as the A105 and offers better battery life when streaming not to mention excellent sound quality. I would never take the A105 over the A55 which is cheaper, better battery...
  18. fish1050

    The Sony 40th Anniversary Walkman Thread

    The main reason I buy a DAP is I have over 13,000 tracks on my A55 and have no interest in streaming which to me is the only reason to get an android DAP. Bluetooth is getting better but it will always have compression which means it will never sound as good as the music I have on my player...
  19. fish1050

    The Sony 40th Anniversary Walkman Thread

    No one says you have to buy one but the 4 year old A55 does need some updates. Not to mention eventually it will age out and you need to replace it if is no longer available to buy here and eventually anywhere. The updates aren't huge but it is sluggish when scrolling through tracks. Every...
  20. fish1050

    The Sony 40th Anniversary Walkman Thread

    Well Sony has a problem in that in order to make the improvements needed, ie bigger battery, more RAM they would need to make the units bigger and raise the price as well to make it a competitive DAP. Right now it is underpowered and offers only on par or worse battery life than the...
  21. fish1050

    Shanling Q1 - Retro-Styled Portable Hi-Fi Music Player

    Okey, good to hear but you haven't given any details except to say Q1 is discontinued, and no updates to even older models and it came out what 3 years ago. Hard for people to wait for a new model when you don't provide any details or timeline for the next model. You should know by now that...
  22. fish1050

    Shanling Q1 - Retro-Styled Portable Hi-Fi Music Player

    I wouldn't hold my breath, none of the other MTOUCH Dap's all of which were released before the Q1 have been updated. The M5S was discontinued, the M0 was likely dropped for the more practical Q1 and the M2X again no update for that either. It would seem that Shanling is going all in on the...
  23. fish1050

    Sony NW-A50 Series

    They could make minor changes to components over time due to parts availability and tweaking during manufacturing from batch to batch. I would think the base firmware would be the same with minor changes made by region, don't know how much that should affect things. If it has to do with...
  24. fish1050

    Sony NW-A50 Series

    I have gone back to the normal boot mode after finding the Plus V2 sound a little to thin. After several hours of burnin with the WM1Z tuning, normal mode and source direct I am hearing the sound others have raved about. I am really surprised how just a few hours of playback has opened things...
  25. fish1050

    Sony NW-A50 Series

    The Q1 handles all 13000 of my tracks without issue and displays the full track count. If a $100 DAP can do it then a $300 DAP shouldn't have a limitation and the Q1 even displays the time. Really Sony how hard is it to have the A55 display the time like every other DAP I have owned, oh yeah...
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