Introduction Shanling M3X


M3X is the newest Android Hi-Res portable player, built on the same platform as the previous three Android models from Shanling. But this time Shanling is aiming at the more affordable part of the market, with a little bit less focus on the most demanding DAC chipsets and the most powerful amplifiers. M3X was designed as a scaled down version of our flagship M8, to be a more practical and smaller player, with only 4.2-inch touch screen. Making it 25% smaller and lighter than our older M6 and M6 Pro players.


Shanling M3X is a first Hi-Res player to use the new ESS Sabre ES9219C DAC/AMP, a new generation of a very popular chip that was previously used in our M0, UP4 and other products. Using two of these chips, to offer a balanced 4.4mm output for better sound and more power. And also including full 16x MQA unfolding, for all fans of the Hi-Res music streaming. M3X will stand out with its class leading battery life, offering up to 23 hours of playback on a single charge.


Available March/ April 2021 



System: Open Android 7.1, with AGLO

Screen: 4.2 inch, 1280 x 768

CPU: 8-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430

Memory: 2GB RAM + 32 GB ROM

Expendable memory: MicroSD card slot

DAC/AMP: 2x ESS Sabre ES9219C

Hi-Res Audio: Up to PCM 32/384 & DSD256

MQA Support: Full unfolding, 16X

Outputs: 3.5mm jack Single Ended & 4.4mm Balanced

Wi-Fi: 2.4G & 5G

Bluetooth transmitter: LDAC, LHDC, aptX HD, aptX, SBC

Bluetooth receiver: LDAC & SBC

USB: USB-C, with USB DAC and USB transport function

Battery: 3200 mAh

Battery life: Up to 23 hours (SE, single DAC) / 20 hours (SE, dual DAC) / 19 hours (Bal)

Dimensions: 109 x 72 x 15.9 mm

Weight: 168g

Output power: Up to 240mW @ 32Ohm (Bal)

Output impedance: < 1Ohm

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