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Shanling - M9 Digital Audio Player with FREE Leather Case

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M9 Portable Hi-Res Player High-End Flagship Android

Dual AKM AK4499EQ DAC | Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 CPU | 2K 6-Inch Screen Android 10 | Single-Board Acoustic Design | Aluminium Body Construction | Up to 920mW @ 32Ω Power Output | Hi-Res 32 bit / 765 kHz & DSD512

Flagship Level Setup

  • Dual DAC AKM AK4499 EQ
  • CPU Snapdragon 665
  • Aluminium Body New Design Generation
  • 6-Inch 2K Touch Screen
  • Acoustic Design. Single-Board Integration
  • Power 920 mW@32Ω
  • 768 kHz/32 bit DSD 512
  • System Android 10
  • Battery Up to 18 Hours
  • Output Interchangeable Sockets


M9 is the first player to adapt our new design approach, inspired by our 25th anniversary edition Hi-Fi line. Using precise CNC machines, creating the main chassis from a single piece of aircraft-grade aluminium, with a complex wave pattern on the sides. And adding glass panels to front, back and top of the player, for a clean and smooth look.


Main screen of M9 is a beautiful 6-inch LCD panel from Sharp, offering 2160*1080 resolution, stunning colors and great viewing angles. And it looks even better fitted into the “floating screen” design of the front panel.

Simple secondary screen was added to the notch, providing you with a constant display of time, charging, volume or playing sampling rate. Keeping you informed without any need to turn on the main screen.


Audio circuit is based around two AKM AK4499EQ DACs. This best-in-class DAC was basis for our acclaimed M8, but sadly, it was discontinued last year. M9 is using our last remaining stock of these DACs, all manually paired for each unit of M9, for the ultimate sound performance.

OP+BUF Architecture V2.0
Fully balanced 4-channel amplifier circuit, based on Shanling' s OP+ BUF amplifier architecture, pushed to even better performance thanks to further optimization and further improved I/ conversion stage. Designed for a superior sound quality. with zero unwanted noise.

High Precision Thin Film Resistors
With 0.01% accuracy and great stability, thin film resistors represent a key part of M9's design

Panasonic Tantalum-Polymer Capacitors
Highly accurate, less sensitive to temperature fluctuations and greatly reliable for a long-term usage.

KDS Crystal Oscillators & 3rd Generation FPGA
Two Japanese KDS active crystal oscillators and improved Shanling s algorithm provides better accuracy and enhanced performance when decoding PCM or DSD data, up to 32 bit / 768 kHz and DSD512.

Improved I/V Convertor
Our engineers pushed the design of M9 much further, managing to achieve even better performance from its AKM DACs than any previous Shanling Player.

Japanese ELNA Capacitors
Proven audio-dedicated component of High-End SACD players and amplifiers, our engineers used eight of the top-grade ELNA Silmic Il capacitors in the amplifier circuit of Shanling M9.

Shanling's CPAF Technology
In order to solve the group delay issue of a traditional low-pass filtering, our engineers designed a new audio circuit, based on advanced mathematical models, utilizing the CPAF technology - Constant Phase in All Frequencies. Inspired by the amplifier from the original Shanling M3, our very first portable player.

Ti-OPA1662 Operational Amplifier
Ultra-low distortion and special circuit improving crosstalk

Ti-BUF634A High-Speed Buffer
Positioned at driver stage, significantly increasing current out


To provide even more power for the most demanding full-size headphones, M9 utilizes a new system with a hardware gain adjustment, offering up to 460mW @ 32Ω in single-ended and 920mW @ 32Ω in balanced output.

Standard Three Gain Setting: Low - Medium - High
Separate Setting Turbo Mode: Unleashing maximum power of M9


Running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 CPU, with eight cores, 11nm architecture and Andreno 610 GPU, providing more than enough processing power for any modern applications. Also allowing for a longer battery life thanks to the lower power consumption and its reduced heat emission is very welcomed in a Hi-Fi grade device.

665 CPU
Kryo 260
Adreno 610


M9 received a nice boost of its internal memory. With 8GB RAM serving for a smoother multitasking experience and 256GB ROM providing plentiful space for all your apps and their offline data, storage.


With a massive 8350 mAh battery, M9 extends its playback time up to 18 hours on single-ended or 10 hours on balanced output. To support such battery, we added 18W Qualcomm Quick Charging 3.0, making sure it can be recharged in a short time.

18 hours single-ended
10 hours balanced
18W QC 3.0


M9 adapts a system of interchangeable headphone sockets, developed by Shanling. Providing all the needed connection standards, while keeping cleaner look and better optimized internal design. Four different sockets are included alongside each M9.

  • 3.5mm
  • 3.5mm Pro
  • 2.5mm
  • 4.4mm


Easily connect to any Bluetooth headphones or speakers and enjoy the premium sound quality thanks to the support of advanced Bluetooth codecs.

Transmitter Mode: LDAC/LHDC/ aptX HD/ aptX/SBC
Receiver Mode: LDAC/SBC


Equipped with a Qualcomm WCN3980 wireless module, supporting 2.4G/5G Wi-Fi and MIMO technology, assuring fast and stable internet connection.

wireless module
Qualcomm WCN3980
2.4G/5G WiFi supporting


Running on the Android 10 platform, with a fully open system, giving you access to millions of apps to fit all of your needs. And with a build-in AGLO technology, Android Global Lossless Output. Thanks to the AGLO, all music from all the apps will be processed correctly and at its full quality, without any degradation caused by the Android's build-in sample rate conversion.


M9 comes with a support for DLNA and Airplay streaming, it can be synced with our Eddict app for remote control and firmware updates are easy thanks to the Over-The-Air updates.


To enjoy your Tidal streaming at its full potential, 16X MQA playback is supported by the M9.

MQA (Master Quality Authenticated)
M9 player includes MQA technology, which enables you to play back MQA audio files and streams, delivering the sound of the original master recording. "MQA' or 'MQA Studio' indicates that the product is decoding and playing an MOA stream or file, and denotes provenance to ensure that the sound is identical to that of the source material. 'MOA Studio' indicates it is playing an MQA Studio file, which has either been approved in the studio by the artist/producer or has been verified by the copyright owner.

Awarded “Hi-Res Audio” and “Hi-Res Wireless Audio” certifications from Japan Audio Society.


  • Dimensions: 152 mm x 82 mm x 22 mm
  • Screen: 6-inch 1080x2160 Touch Screen
  • System: Open Android 10
  • Audio formats: DSD(".iso", ".dsf",".dff")/DST ISO/ ISO / DXD / APE / FLAC / WAV / AIFF / AIF / DTS / MP3 / WMA / AAC / OGG / ALAC / MP2 / M4A / AC3 / M3U / M3U8
  • Hi-Res Support: 32 bit / 768 kHz, DSD 512
  • Memory: 8GB RAM LPDDR4X & 256G ROM UFS2.1 & MicroSD card slot
  • DAC: AKM AK4499EQ X2
  • Digital Filters: 5 Preset Filters
  • Bluetooth: Version 5.0
  • Bluetooth Codec Support
  • As Transmitter: LDAC / LHDC / aptX HD / aptX / SBC
  • As Receiver: LDAC / SBC
  • Single-Ended Output:
    • Output Power
      • Low Gain: 0.86 V@32 Ohm (23 mW)
      • Medium Gain: 1.39 V@32 Ohm (60 mW)
      • High gain: 2.74 V@32 Ohm (235 mW)
      • Turbo Gain: 3.84 V @ 32 Ohm (460 mW)
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 40 KHz (0.2 dB)
    • THD+N: 0.0001%
    • Channel separation: 75 dB @ 32 Ohm
    • Dynamic Range: 122 dB
    • Signal-to-Noise: 122 dB
    • Noise: >116 dB(<1.6 uV) (Low Gain)
    • Noise: >110 dB(<3.0 UV) (Turbo Gain)
    • Output Impedance: <1 Ohm
  • Balanced Output:
    • Output Power
      • Low Gain: 1.70 V@32 Ohm (90 mW)
      • Medium Gain: 2.72 V@32 Ohm (230 mW)
      • High gain: 3.84 V@32 Ohm (460 mW)
      • Turbo Gain: 5.42 V @ 32 Ohm (920 mW)
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 40 KHz (0.2 dB)
    • THD+N: 0.0007%
    • Channel separation: 115 dB @ 32 Ohm
    • Dynamic Range: 125 dB
    • Signal-to-Noise: 125 dB
    • Noise: >113 dB(<1.6 uV) (Low Gain)
    • Output Impedance: <1 Ohm
  • WiFi : 2.4G/5G - SyncLink / DLNA / Airplay / OTA Updates
  • Battery Life: Up to 18h (Single-Ended) // 10h (Balanced)
  • Battery: 8350 mAh, Supporting QC3.0 charging

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