Smartphones has eaten up the share of the music player market. iPod and other digital players are not immune. Of course, the major audio brands are actively responding. Because of the openness of Android system, the major players have been developing Android music players. But Android is very demanding in processor performance and manufacturers’ ability to maintain high level of audio performanc...
In 2018, ShanLing released six new products in a row, the pace of their 30th anniversary tribute played quite robust, and covers all price points, all types of audio products. We can clearly see ShanLing in a more open mind to embrace wireless. And not long ago, Shanling released the new product M2X. Where is its position in the market?
Shanling M2X’s family language is very strong, basically you know it just out of the box. The overall workmanship still maintains the high level of the flagship, using the classic front and rear double-glazed glass and aluminum alloy in the frame sandwich structure. The curved glass has a large arc and is connected to the body, the transition is smooth, and the frame in the blasting texture of the aluminum-magnesium alloy gives you an excellent feel.
At present, the ShanLing M2X is also available in three colors, namely red, titanium and classic black, and the colors are relatively positive, in the light it exudes a unique sense of surface glass quality.
On the side it still retains the classic turntable design. The feel is infinitely close to the mechanical watch’s rotating damping, each turn has brought out a sense of refinement.
The left metal border is cut out a groove. On the fuselage, three other control buttons are placed here, due to the reduction of the size of the body, the left and right hand grip can be more easily operated, as since the efficient and fast. From the front, the M2X is still more compact than the previous mountain models, and the curved curved curved glass provides a more rounded visual feel and feel. The compact body also makes the screen look bigger from the side.
Its 3.2-inch LG HD touch screen, with MTouch 2.0 gesture operation can be more efficient operation, but also to show more brilliant album cover, provide sharper text lyrics, basically meet the needs of daily use.
The compact body also improves its portability, with the ShanLing M2X keeping the width at 60mm, which is fully masterible, weighing only 147g, to find a place in both a pocket and a backpack.
M2X has an AK4490EN DAC with two-way LPF and four-way ear circuit, support 2.5mm balanced output, 3.5mm single-ended output and line out output. Wireless connectivity provides two-way Bluetooth, support LDAC, aptX (emission only), AAC and other mainstream HD Bluetooth codec, with wireless headphones can also have a better sound embodiment.
DLNA and Airplay are supported in WiFi environment, making it easy to push from your phone to the player for a better hearing. In fact, Shanling M2X does not need to use mobile phone push to get online music, because it itself supports CoolDog music, HiFi cloud library, TIDAL music library (cool dog music and TIDAL follow-up firmware upgrade support) three major streaming media, covering different quality, format of online music files. The addition of CoolDog also allows Shanling’s online library to wait until further improved.
Compared to traditional players, the addition of the library makes it easier to access genuine music resources and is closer to our familiar smartphone. Unlike other manufacturers, Shanling faces wireless and online streaming media this “emerging” thing completely open. Online music library is not only a propaganda selling point, Shanling is also constantly improving, supplementing the library, so that more users can more convenient access to genuine music.
Back to the M2X, its Internet gene is very heavy, users like streaming may feel trouble, users like traditional music may feel unorthodox. In fact, from our point of view, it actually balances the high-quality listening and genuine high-quality music contradictions. For those who don’t want to copy music files and want to enjoy the player’s audible boost, the ShanLing M2X is worth looking forward to.
This time we talked a little about M2X here, more detailed assessment will not be on in a few days.