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Hmmm, subscribed - very intriguing...
Yupp. This kind of piece-by-piece marketing is a bit annoying, but they are teaching it at University for 20 years now... .
Hopefully not another 3 days before some actual information. I hate these announcements of announcements.
They work though. Got us all in here bouncing off the walls in anticipation
Probably something I can't afford!
I’m sure this is out of my budget. Can you guys direct me towards a player less than $500
very tempting. already started to sell off my old stuff )
If you want to stay with Shanling, both the M3s and the M0 offer excellent quality, sound wise, and very very good quality/price ratios. M3s offers more, and costs more. M0 has a few different strengths/unique selling points: touch screen, very tiny size. The Sony NW-ZX300a from JD/Joybuy is another easy possibility that comes to mind (the ZX300A is the same as the ZX300, but with 16gb onboard storage instead of 64, it's aimed at the chinese market, and costs a lot less than the ZX300).
M3s and ZX300A are similar level in sound reproduction, with the M3s offering 2.5mm balanced and being more neutral with maybe a hint of dryness and the ZX300(A) offering 4.4mm balanced and being a little warmer (but not overly so). From the user interface point of view, I very much prefer the ZX300, tbh . Either of them would be a good candidate as main DAP, IMO.
The M0 is an amazingly small device with an amazingly nice sound... no balanced output. GREAT as a portable device (the others would be portable too, they're not bricks - but this sort of really disappears ).
I'd advise you to go to each device's specific thread to understand better each of them. All 3 are good, IMHO, and well within your budget.
Edited to add: there's currently a shortage of M3s around... Shanling has said that the M3s should be available again in September with limited quantities at select vendors.
thx , the search begins for Blutooth. wifi, and digital transport, ( to use with a different dac)
Where’s the beef?!!
Cayin N5iis $500 or N5ii $300, Opus 1s $400, Shanling M3s $300.
Edit: also possibly the new Shanling flagship.
I would hold off just a bit, Shanling’s daps are very reasonably priced. I think this new dap might well be in your under $500 dollar category.
I too think that this new flagship is going to be priced under $500. I want all streaming features since i will be going to use it with my phone.
3.5 Pro balanced?