Shanling M3s - dual AK4490 DAC, 2.5 balanced out, aptX BT, HiBy link, USB out, FW 1.3 out now with OPUS

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by Shanling, Sep 1, 2017.
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  1. jmac1516
    First time. Just opened it.
  2. Dobrescu George
    MusickTeck should be very helpful in sorting this then, a good reason to work with them :darthsmile:

    I never had a broken mSD slot before, but who knows what happened :smile_phones:
  3. Tez
    Mine doesn't click in either, I assumed it was normal but obviously not. It holds in place fine once the case is on though.
  4. jmac1516
    On my unit, the card will only be read if I keep in held in with my finger. As soon as I remove my finger, the card pops out and cannot be seen my the M3s.
  5. cj3209
    Did you push the SD card in fully so that it clicks in place?
  6. jmac1516
    Yes but that’s the problem. It won’t click/lock into place. I’m waiting to hear back from Musictech but will likely need to send back for a replacement.
  7. liquidrats
    Does anyone have experience the wheel registering double press often? I get it off and on and it's bit annoying because it keeps registering my single press and double press.
  8. cj3209
    Anyone using the M3s with EE Zeus ZRAs? The M3s was great with my 64audio U12 but I can't get the sound to my liking with my EE's; very lean and almost sibilant.
  9. foreverzer0
    While many claim cables don't do anything (they shouldn't anyway), I felt cables using Teflon coated silver plated copper has this v-shape sound that caused me to EQ it back down (posted a while back). After going back to pure copper it's more easy on the ears imo.
  10. cj3209
    Using the M3s as a source, I used the ALO Ref 8 with my U12s (very good) and a Whiplash Audio TWcu v3 OM cable for my EE Zeus XRAs (also very good) - and the XRAs are clearly the better IEM as it should be for the price. I tried using the Ref. 8 on my EE and it was horrible; the copper Whiplash cable was much much better on my ears. Lots of variables with this hobby...
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  11. emthered
    Yes it seems Hidizs has done some things wrong - totally agree. I own both M3s and the AP200 (IGG order 146 - 32GB Alum. ver.). However I got my AP200 (in December).

    I regards to comparison - both sound good but I give slight edge to M3s for it's solid UI and nice sound stage. The AP200 has turned out to be a "work in progress" with problems with having no Line Out functionality, noisy wireless, somewhat slow UI and a wonky volume rocker.

    On the other hand the M3s has a slightly wider sound stage and slightly better clarity. To my ear both have similar output power (both can drive the HD6XX but not too loud). Unless you absolutely need Android for Spotify or Tidal I can easily recommend the M3s over the AP200 until Hidizs can address the problems. I truly hope that Hidizs hears their customers and come through with some solutions.
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  12. sashokv36
    Thanks a lot, very helpful. Being an old fashioned man, I could not care less about streaming apps and Android, so will gladly stay with M3S - which I like very much.
  13. Shanling
    First time I see report such this, probably mechanical failure of micro SD card slot, unfortunately your unit must be replaced.

    Curious it was broken out of the box, because our players are tested in company, they are used with different cards during manufacturing phase.
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  14. jmac1516
    This is a first then. The unit was new, still shrink wrapped in original packaging. On my first attempt, the card would not click in and same result with other cards.

    I have a note into Musictech requesting an exchange. I’m waiting to hear back.
  15. KLK2A1
    @Shanling, do the balanced and SE outputs share any components, or are they entirely independent circuits?
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