Introducing Shanling M7 - Portable Hi-Fi Android Player
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When we released our flagship M9 portable player at the end of last year, it represented a big step forward for our Android DAPs. Coming with a significantly more powerful CPU, allowing us to upgrade to the Android 10, offering more memory and all packed into an aluminium body featuring new “Wave” design.

Now we are going to squeeze these new features into a smaller body with the Shanling M7!

It features the same 5-inch Full-HD screen as our older M8, but in a sleeker “Wave” design, measuring 129 x 78 x 20 mm at 312g. On the inside, it adopts advancements from the M9, including the single-piece aluminium inner body and the single-board integrated acoustic design.

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Audio circuit of the M7 is based around ESS Sabre ES9038PRO DAC. The flagship model of the ESS line, power hungry 8-channel beast and DAC that we started to really like last year, when we implemented it into our top-of-the-line CD Player CD3.2 (21). All the experience of adapting it into a classic Hi-Fi machine helped us in optimizing its performance for the M7.

The ES9038 PRO is run in its current-mode operation, combined with a matching ESS ES9311 voltage regulator, a power circuit adapted from the M9 and our in-house developed I/V conversion stage. When paired with our OP + BUF amplifier architecture, which was further optimized for the M7, we are actually getting our best measuring portable player so far.


MSRP 1249 USD/Euro

Available at international markets in May


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Specification:

Dimensions
– 129 x 78 x 20 mm

Weight – 312g

Display – 5-Inch 1920 * 1080

Operating System – Open Android 10

CPU – Qualcomm Snapdragon 665

Memory – Ram 6GB, ROM 128GB + single Micro SD card slot

Hi-Res support – 32/768 & DSD512 & MQA 16X

Bluetooth – Bluetooth 5.0, two-way, LDAC, LHDC, aptX HD, aptX, SBC Support

Wi-Fi – 2.4G/5G, supporting DLNA, Airplay

DAC – ESS ES9038PRO

Amplifier – ADA4896-2 + MUSES8920 + OPA2211 + BUF634

Output Power – Single-ended 400 mW@32Ohm // 900mW@32Ohm Balanced

Output – 3.5mm single ended and 4.4mm balanced

Output impedance - Less than 1 Ohm

Battery – 7000 mAh, supporting 18W quick charging

Battery life – Up to 10 hours in single ended and 8.5 hours in balanced

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Single-Ended Output:

1. Output Power

Low Gain: 0.73 V@32 Ohm (17 mW)

Medium Gain: 1.88 V@32 Ohm (110 mW)

High gain: 3.61 V@32 Ohm (406 mW)

2. Frequency Response:20 Hz - 40 KHz (0.2 dB)

3. THD+N:0.0007%

4. Channel separation:75 dB @ 32 Ohm

5. Dynamic Range:126 dB

6. Signal-To-Noise:126 dB

7. Noise:>116 dB(<1.6 uV)(Low Gain)

8. Output Impedance:<1 Ohm



Balanced Output:

1. Output Power

Low Gain: 1.46 V@32 Ohm (66 mW)

Medium Gain: 3.35 V@32 Ohm (350 mW)

High gain: 5.43 V@32 Ohm (920 mW)

2. Frequency Response:20 Hz - 40 KHz (0.2 dB)

3. THD+N:0.0007%

4. Channel separation:115 dB @ 32 Ohm

5. Dynamic Range:128 dB

6. Signal-To-Noise:128 dB

7. Noise:>113 dB(<2.2 uV)(Low Gain)

8. Output Impedance:<1 Ohm


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Apr 13, 2022 at 10:27 AM Post #2 of 244

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When we released our flagship M9 portable player at the end of last year, it represented a big step forward for our Android DAPs. Coming with a significantly more powerful CPU, allowing us to upgrade to the Android 10, offering more memory and all packed into an aluminium body featuring new “Wave” design.

Now we are going to squeeze these new features into a smaller body with the Shanling M7!

It features the same 5-inch Full-HD screen as our older M8, but in a sleeker “Wave” design, measuring 129 x 78 x 20 mm at 312g. On the inside, it adopts advancements from the M9, including the single-piece aluminium inner body and the single-board integrated acoustic design.

05.jpg


Audio circuit of the M7 is based around ESS Sabre ES9038PRO DAC. The flagship model of the ESS line, power hungry 8-channel beast and DAC that we started to really like last year, when we implemented it into our top-of-the-line CD Player CD3.2 (21). All the experience of adapting it into a classic Hi-Fi machine helped us in optimizing its performance for the M7.

The ES9038 PRO is run in its current-mode operation, combined with a matching ESS ES9311 voltage regulator, a power circuit adapted from the M9 and our in-house developed I/V conversion stage. When paired with our OP + BUF amplifier architecture, which was further optimized for the M7, we are actually getting our best measuring portable player so far.


MSRP 1249 USD/Euro

Available at international markets in May


主图09.jpg

Specification:

Dimensions
– 129 x 78 x 20 mm

Weight – 312g

Display – 5-Inch 1920 * 1080

Operating System – Open Android 10

CPU – Qualcomm Snapdragon 665

Memory – Ram 6GB, ROM 128GB + single Micro SD card slot

Hi-Res support – 32/768 & DSD512 & MQA 16X

Bluetooth – Bluetooth 5.0, two-way, LDAC, LHDC, aptX HD, aptX, SBC Support

Wi-Fi – 2.4G/5G, supporting DLNA, Airplay

DAC – ESS ES9038PRO

Amplifier – ADA4896-2 + MUSES8920 + OPA2211 + BUF634

Output Power – Single-ended 400 mW@32Ohm // 900mW@32Ohm Balanced

Output – 3.5mm single ended and 4.4mm balanced

Output impedance - Less than 1 Ohm

Battery – 7000 mAh, supporting 18W quick charging

Battery life – Up to 10 hours in single ended and 8.5 hours in balanced

M7首发英文版(1).jpg

Single-Ended Output:

1. Output Power

Low Gain: 0.73 V@32 Ohm (17 mW)

Medium Gain: 1.88 V@32 Ohm (110 mW)

High gain: 3.61 V@32 Ohm (406 mW)

2. Frequency Response:20 Hz - 40 KHz (0.2 dB)

3. THD+N:0.0007%

4. Channel separation:75 dB @ 32 Ohm

5. Dynamic Range:126 dB

6. Signal-To-Noise:126 dB

7. Noise:>116 dB(<1.6 uV)(Low Gain)

8. Output Impedance:<1 Ohm



Balanced Output:

1. Output Power

Low Gain: 1.46 V@32 Ohm (66 mW)

Medium Gain: 3.35 V@32 Ohm (350 mW)

High gain: 5.43 V@32 Ohm (920 mW)

2. Frequency Response:20 Hz - 40 KHz (0.2 dB)

3. THD+N:0.0007%

4. Channel separation:115 dB @ 32 Ohm

5. Dynamic Range:128 dB

6. Signal-To-Noise:128 dB

7. Noise:>113 dB(<2.2 uV)(Low Gain)

8. Output Impedance:<1 Ohm


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Wow, it even looks better than M8.
 
Apr 13, 2022 at 11:07 AM Post #5 of 244

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128db dynamic range is insane!! Same SoC as M9. 6gb of ram...3.5 and 4.4mm hard wired means no worry about socket issues. I think this is an absolute winner. And the price is perfect to compete with the likes of iBasso and Hiby. DSD512 and 16x unfolding?!?! Take my money!!! Where can I pre order.
 
Apr 13, 2022 at 12:03 PM Post #8 of 244

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Smaller form factor is better. all for this one, good job Shanling.
 
Apr 13, 2022 at 12:26 PM Post #9 of 244

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128db dynamic range is insane!! Same SoC as M9. 6gb of ram...3.5 and 4.4mm hard wired means no worry about socket issues. I think this is an absolute winner. And the price is perfect to compete with the likes of iBasso and Hiby. DSD512 and 16x unfolding?!?! Take my money!!! Where can I pre order.
not to mention better DR and S/N than the M9..... say what?
 
Apr 13, 2022 at 1:14 PM Post #12 of 244

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Shorter & narrower than the M6 Pro 21, but thicker (129 x 78 x 20 mm vs 133.5 x 71 x 17.5 mm). May need to get these in my hands; my M6Pro21 is at the upper limit of what I consider portable.
 
Apr 13, 2022 at 1:36 PM Post #13 of 244

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@Shanling

(1) Any chance of seeing this, or any upcoming model, offering Roon Ready? (streaming to android roon app limits to 44.1, would be great to stream high res into your DAP as possibly on A&K DAPs)

(2) Would would be the Wattage output into 300 Ohm if you can share?

thanks so much - this looks like an amazing product!
 
Apr 13, 2022 at 6:07 PM Post #14 of 244

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Does the M7 just a M9 shrink in size or it cut some other stuffs as well?
 
Apr 13, 2022 at 6:20 PM Post #15 of 244

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Just a few differences:
M9
  • DAC – 2x AKM AK4499EQ
  • Memory – Ram 8GB, ROM 256GB
  • Amplifier – AD4610 & BUF364A & OPA1612
  • Output Power – Single-ended 460 mW@32Ohm // 920mW@32Ohm Balanced
I believe the M9 is still very much the flagship DAP in the Shanling lineup as well as being a limited model due to the limited availability of the AKM chips. It wouldn't make sense for them to release a cheaper model that competes with the flagship (at double the price), especially when the M9 seems to be well received.

I am curious how the M7 fares against the M8.
 
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