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Shanling M5s Portable DAP

$749.95 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


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Rapallo is an independently owned New Zealand company and with more than 15 years experience, we offer you both technical expertise and superior service.

Rapallo is fully authorized to sell products by all of the manufacturers listed on our website and in our store. In most cases we are more than a reseller, we are a direct dealer who also receives training and where possible we personally test products we sell.

Authorized dealers like us offer peace of mind. Rapallo

  • meets manufacturer’s standards, from sales to service, in order to receive authorized status.
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  • buys directly from big brand manufacturers and guarantee you buy NZ new, (no grey imports or parallel imports).

The Internet is an incredibly convenient information source and a wonderful way to find savings on the products you want. Protect yourself online by buying from authorized dealers, with genuine feedback and reputations.

A price too good to be true, usually is.
If you’ve ever searched for a product on a shopping engine (such as Priceme/Pricespy) you may have asked yourself, “Why are some stores charging so much less than other stores?”

Our customers often share these stories with us, so we thought we would share a few with you, in hopes that you don’t fall prey to any of these unscrupulous sales tactics.

  • Goods may be grey market/parallel imported. They may state that the product includes the manufacturer warranty, but not tell you that the warranty is valid only in Europe, Japan, or South America, and NOT in NZ.
  • You may be asked to buy an expensive extended warranty. In many cases if you do not purchase the warranty, your purchase will be denied. (The product is now out of stock, your card does not go through, etc.)
  • Included parts may be sold to you separately. Some resellers will open boxes and charge extra for parts that are normally included by the manufacturer.
  • Hidden charges which don’t show up until your credit card statement arrives, these charges only show up when your credit card statement is sent to you.
  • When something goes wrong, faulty, late delivery, doesn’t matter how many times you try to email, they don’t get back.
  • There are so many scamming online sellers today, “buyer beware” protect yourself!

Think you have a better price from someone in NZ (authorised dealer)? Call us, we’ll see what we can do.

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Concerned About Fraud?

The internet has become a more popular source for online shopping, regrettably we have seen more and more instances of fraud affecting online shoppers. Companies trading under many  different names, loading warranties and charging for them as extras when often they are included from the manufacturer. Parallel imports or personal imports where the NZ supplier refuses to repair when things go wrong is often alarming to the unsuspecting purchaser. Inflated freight charges, customs and GST at the border are often forgotten as a buyer is tempted by a lower price. Constantly we hear all these stories, once bitten it’s all to late looking for that refund or replacement. The stories are outrageous at times, customers from Trademe and ebay with no place to turn, time consuming and very frustrating….

So how do you protect yourself from online fraud?

  • Buy from an authorized reseller. If you are at all suspicious, contact the manufacturer directly and ask if a company is authorized to sell their products.
  • Make sure you get a company invoice with GST clearly marked.
  • Make sure you buy from someone who has a phone number and an address on their website, not a P.O.Box number
  • Read customer feedback, you can usually tell if it’s genuine or not.

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