Shanling M3s - dual AK4490 DAC, 2.5 balanced out, aptX BT, HiBy link, USB out, FW 1.4

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by Shanling, Sep 1, 2017.
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  1. silverfishla
    Although counterintuitive, the wheel is more accurate if you use your forefinger and thumb opposed to just your thumb. Button pressing in and out of menus is another story, sensitive.
  2. Pete7874
    But there is absolutely no consistency there. Sometimes it's two steps per click, and sometimes it's one. I find it really annoying, personally. On an upscale player like this, it is really sad that they couldn't get this right.
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2018
  3. silverfishla
    I hear you on this one. The wheel is not accurate enough. It makes an otherwise great player into a fussy little gadget.
  4. L0rdGwyn
    Thanks for the feedback everyone (no pun intended :smile_phones:), I'm going out of town for a few days, going to do a travel test run, will have to decide if this is a deal breaker for me, my gut tells me it will be. May seem silly but it feels like a step down from the HA-2SE audibly, which is fine for the added convience, but the step down build-quality/ergonomics may be too much :frowning2:
  5. Pete7874
    What source/player do you use with your HA-2SE?
  6. silverfishla
    The wheel is not quite a deal breaker for me. I find it annoying "at times", especially when adding songs to a playlist or something that takes multiple steps and multiple scrolls. The only other thing that I have a problem with is that the screen does not get bright enough for outdoor use in the sunlight. They need to make that brighter, you literaly cannot navigate the menus because it is too dim in the sun.
  7. L0rdGwyn
    Either my Galaxy S6 with Foobar 2000 or my laptop, also Foobar 2000. Ive been having connectivity issues between the HA-2SE and my phone though, some problem with my phone's micro USB port, and the S6 does not have expandable storage. Hence the M3S, I was hoping it could replace my portable setup.
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2018
  8. foreverzer0
    Have you tried the balanced out? This greatly expands the soundstage imo.
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  9. L0rdGwyn
    I haven't, I actually don't own any balanced cables, because I haven't owned a balanced amp until now, ha! My only pair of IEM's are my Etymotic ER4XR's. I was planning on reterminating them to 2.5 TRRS for the balanced out before I started obsessing over the scroll wheel. Thanks for the tip, though! I will keep that in mind.
  10. foreverzer0
    I'd recommend VECLAN's basic cable for the best value around to try a pair. I use their espresso 2.5mm to 2-pin for my CIEM's from the m3s. If you don't like it, it was probably $15, but I'm pretty sure you will.
  11. equalspeace
    This DAP pairs extremely well with the HD650 on balanced.
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  12. Tex Irie
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  13. Arum16
    A nice to know detail, as i've a HD6XX coming my way.
    Thanks for the tip equalspeace.
  14. subguy812
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  15. rynaus
    Got my new M3S today ! :)

    Can someone recommend a good balanced 2.5mm cable for the Sony MDR-Z1R ? I live in the EU (Germany).
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