Shanling M5s Portable DAP

$549.00 inc GST

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At the top of the Shanling portable audio player range resides the M5s providing powerful sound and high-resolution audio conversion.

Armed with a fully balanced audio circuit, high specification audio components and wireless connectivity the M5s takes its place as Shanling’s flagship DAP.

At the core of the Shanling M5s reside two AKM AK4493EQ DAC chips incorporated in a fully balanced audio path. Further matched with dual OPA1612 and dual AD8397 operational amplifiers brings the output of the M5s to high-resolution levels. Shanling M5s has been awarded Hi-Res certificate and is able to recreate audio as close to the original recording as possible.

Shanling M5s can also be used either as an external sound card with a computer or as a digital transport of digital-to-analogue convertors. Powered by a large rechargeable Lithium battery, the M5s is able to play up to 16 hours with single-ended connection, and up to 10 hours with balanced output connection.



  • Flagship portable Hi-Res Audio certified balanced digital audio player
  • Supports DSD256 and PCM up to 768kHz/32bit
  • Bluetooth with LDAC, aptX and AAC two-way transmission
  • Wi-Fi supporting DLNA, Airplay and OTA update
  • 2.5mm balanced output and 3.5mm single-ended output
  • Support for DSF, DFF, ISO, DXD, APE, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, AIF, DTS, MP3, WMA, ACC, OGG, ALAC, MP2, M4C, AC3, M3U and M3U8
  • Powered by two AK4493EQ DAC chips, dual OPA1612 and dual AD8397 amplifiers
  • Bi-directional USB type-C serving as USB DAC and Transport
  • MTouch 2.0 OS is totally focused on music playback
  • 16 hours single ended playback, 9 hours balanced playback


Hi-Res Audio
Certified by the Japan Audio Association for its high-resolution audio performance, the M5s has full Hi-Res capability up to 32bit/768kHz files and up to DSD256 (Direct Stream Digital). This means the sound produced by the M5s is a near perfect representation of the original recording.


Wireless Connectivity
Shanling M5s features a two-way Bluetooth connectivity with LDAC technology that enables data transmission three times faster than standard Bluetooth. AAC and aptX support provides enhanced wireless sound quality with the highest resolution. Wi-Fi connectivity supports DLNA, Airplay and OTA update.


USB DAC Functionality
Shanling M5s can also be used as an external sound card with a computer or as a digital transport connection of external DACs. Shanling M5s has been designed with a bi-directional USB type C interface.


MTouch OS 2.0
Using the new MTouch 2.0 operating system developed by Shanling, the system is totally focused on music playback, making it free from any redundant software that affects sound playback. The MTouch is quick and easy to use, with just a few finger slides on the screen you can control everything.



• Dimension: 117 x 59 x 16 mm
• Output power: 540mW @16Ω / 300mW @32Ω (balanced)
• Screen: 3.2 inch 320 x 480 touch screen
• Output impedance: < 1 Ohm (single ended) / 2 Ohm (balanced)
• Weight: approx 178 g
• Channel separation: 65 dB (single ended) / 109dB (balanced)
• DAC Model: 2 x AK4493EQ
• Recommended headphone impedance: 8-300 ohms
• Battery Life time: up to 17 hours (single ended) / 10 hours (balanced)
• Frequency response: 20Hz~40kHz ( -0.5 dB )
• Deep standby: up to 45 days
• Distortion: 0.001%
• Charging time: 2 hours (based on 2A charger)
• Signal to Noise Ratio: 121 dB (A-weighting)
• Battery capacity: 3400 mAh lithium battery
• Storage: up to 2TB Micro SD card (purchased separately)
• Dynamic Range: > 121 dB
• Output port: 3.5mm (single ended) / 2.5mm (balanced)
• Sampling rate: up to 384kHz / 32 bit, DSD64 & DSD128 & DSD256
• Bluetooth Codecs: LDAC, AAC, SBC (two-way) and apt-X (transmit)
• USB: Bi-directional, connect to offboard DAC (output) or use as sound device for computer or tablet/phone (input)
• Wifi standard: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
• Wifi features: DLNA / Airplay / OTA Firmware Updates / Tidal (+MQA)

Additional information

Weight .178 kg
Dimensions 1.6 × 11.7 × 5.9 cm