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Shanling M2x - TIDAL || Wi-Fi || Both-way LDAC BT & BT Transmitter || Advanced USB transport || FW 2.5

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by Shanling, Feb 22, 2019.
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  1. Shanling
    Shanling M2X Reviews in post #2
    Shanling M2X firmware updates in post #3


    Soon it will be 1 year since we revealed Shanling M0. Flagship Shanling M5s was announced just 6 months ago. Now it’s time to fill the gap between them with a new mid-tier player. And what could be a better fit than third generation of popular M2 model?

    Introducing Shanling M2x
    M2Xpromo.jpg

    Shanling M2x is smaller brother of our current flagship Shanling M5s. Same beautiful design, MTouch system and rich feature list. And while M5s stays as our top model thanks to its superior sound quality, M2x will be tempting alternative for anybody looking for slightly smaller and cheaper player.


    Shanling M2x comes with few new features:

    - Tidal support – For never-ending streaming of music (ONLINE mode only)

    - USB Bluetooth transmitter – For high quality wireless sound from any computer

    - Advanced USB output – For use with any external USB DAC, now including compatibility with DLNA, Airplay and Bluetooth receiver modes


    Key specifications

    - 3.2’’ touch screen and Shanling’s MTouch 2.0 system

    - DLNA, Airplay and Bluetooth for wireless connection with smartphone & computer

    - USB Digital out for use with external DACs

    - Serves as USB DAC and as USB Bluetooth transmitter

    - AKM AK4490EN DAC and balanced output

    - Slot for micro SD card, compatible up to 2TB

    - Hi-Res music support up to 32bit/384 kHz and DSD256

    Visit our website for more information about Shanling M2X
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2019
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  2. Shanling
    Shanling M2X Firmware V2.5 notes

    You can now update with OTA update or download from Google Drive or our website

    New functions:

    1. Added ReplayGain function. Go to Playback menu to enable.
    2. Added Playlist Import / Export function.
    Notes:
    - Works with .m3u playlist files.
    - Playlists will be exported into “_explaylist_data” folder in root folder of Micro SD card.
    - To import user created playlists, put .m3u file into “_explaylist_data” folder in root folder of Micro SD card and click “Import playlists” in Playlist menu.
    - We recommend to export one playlist from your M2X and follow its formatting for user created playlists.
    3. Added quality settings into Tidal app.
    4. Added new theme (Theme 2)
    5. Album cover and lyrics can be downloaded from internet and added to currently played file.
    Note: Tap on now playing screen and tap on last icon on right (icon of CD).

    Changes and fixes:


    1. Improved Equalizer performance, limiting distortion when using high level of adjustment.
    2. Album browsing submenu now recognize external jpg files as album covers.
    3. Playing interface can be quickly changed directly on Now Playing screen. Tap icon in upper right corner.
    4. All Songs browsing now shows Artist name.
    5. Added date setting. Date is displayed on lockscreen.
    6. Improved performance of Lyrics function.
    7. Fixed problem of unit not charging to 100%.
    8. When Sleep timer is set, system wait until currently played song ends and then automatically turns off.
    9. Optimized screen brightness, now can be set for lower level for use in night.
    10. Improved font files to avoid problem with some special symbols from different world languages.
    11. Other bug fixes.
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2019
    Shanling Have any question about our players? Just PM me or send me email. Stay updated on Shanling at their sponsor page on Head-Fi.
     
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  3. atahanuz
    hype !
     
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  4. Marburger
    wireless dac amp?
     
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  6. PopZeus
    Well, with only an “X” for a designation as opposed to a letter and a number, I’m expecting a weird new AIO device or the start of a new product type.
     
  7. maira
    No Info here at the Moment. Boring Marketing Game...
     
    silverfishla likes this.
  8. endgame4
    The tags at the top give some hint at what kind of device this is.

    Though that list would also apply to the M5s I believe.
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2019
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  9. TheoS53
    Not quite, since the M5s doesn't have direct access to apps like Tidal (unless I've missed something).
    Perhaps this X player will be Android powered...a rival for FiiO's M6 or M9?
     
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  11. Blazer39
    Nice!!

    release date and full specs reveal when? :)
     
  12. Ivan TT
    What DAC and output stage are used in M2X please @Shanling ?
     
    gemmoglock likes this.
  13. BartSimpson1976
    very, very interesting. Shanling doesn't disappoint with value for money DAPs. Still liking my old M2s.
    Any word already about output impedance?

    No 4.4mm balanced and only one card slot though
     
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