Thanks for confirming @Redmasta. I've got a long history with Shanling DAPs starting with their first DAP (the venerable ME), and I've helped organize tours for several of their DAPs through the M3s. Those earlier Shanling DAPs have served me well as have their mini-DAC/Amps (UP & UP4), and the M6 is the one I've been holding out for.
If I can ask, is the M6 your first DAP? Can you let me know how it compares to your other methods of consuming portable audio?
It is my second DAP.
I own the Up2, the Up4 and the M6.
M1 was my first contact with shanling.
Most of the time i use the M6 with ME500 PE and ME700 31th edition.
At fitness i connect the Up4 to the M6 (LDAC) that's also nice.
And sometimes i connect (LDAC) the Up4 my smartphone, but than i hear the mainstream sounding of the phone and it's not sounding well like the M6.
In the end the M6 makes the best sound experience of all my players and stuff i got until now.
It's powerfull, rich of micro details, very dynamic and natural.
The only thing i don't like is to use it without the leathercase, because it's very slippery.