Shanling M6 Pro(21) Latest Android Music Player Released
The fire accident at the AKM factory back in October 2020 has led to an acute shortage of AKM DAC chips in the market. This has actually created a lot of issues for audio gears released recently as brands now have to redevelop the products with different audio chipsets. Shanling has recently announced the new ESS Sabre DAC version of the M6 Android music player, today they released the latest 2021 variant for the advanced M6 Pro, the all-new M6 Pro 2021.
Shanling has not only shifted the audio chipset from AKM DAC to ESS world, but they have also brought many more upgrades to the M6 Pro 2021 over the original model such as an improved amplifier chipset for better output power, improved battery life, and many more. M6 Pro(21) has got a slight bit of increase in its price, the latest model can be bought for 799$ while the previous AKM version was available for 759$.
>High-performance Dual DAC chipset.
>High-Resolution audio signal decoding support(PCM up to 32-Bit/768kHz, and DSD up to DSD256 natively).
>Open Android V7.1 OS with AGLO(Android Global Lossless Output).
>Three-level Gain: Ultra, High, Low.
>Fluid, Snappy User Interface With Octa-Core Snapdragon 430 SoC.
>4GB RAM+64GB ROM.
>MicroSD card slot expandable up to 2TB.
>Latest Shanling Music application with HiFi cloud music library.
>Single DAC and Dual DAC mode.
>Dual-band 2.4G/5GHz Wi-Fi with OTA update support.
>Two-way Hi-Resolution Bluetooth support.
>Bi-Directional USB Type-C port.
>4.7″ HD IPS display with crisp image quality.
>Dual Hi-Res audio certification(Hi-Res Audio and Hi-Res Audio Wireless).
Redesigned Audio Motherboard with ESS Sabre Dual DAC Chipset:-
Shanling has designed the M6 Pro(21) with an advanced dual DAC chipset featuring two high-performance ES9068AS decoding chips from ESS Sabre Technologies. It enables the player to decode high-resolution audio signals with ultra-low distortion and high-resolution clarity with a noise-free background. The Shanling M6 Pro(21) decodes PCM up to 32-Bit/768kHz and DSD up to DSD256 natively.
Android Global Lossless Output Technology(AGLO):-
Shanling M6 Pro(21) is loaded with an open Android V7.1 OS. It comes with AGLO(Android Global Lossless Output) technology that allows for global lossless decoding support across different applications on the device. Feel free to use any device of your choice, it will deliver you high-quality bit-perfect audio decoding(make sure the application supports that).
Upgraded Amplifier Module For Better Output:-
Shanling has upgraded the amplifier module in the M6 Pro 2021 music player, providing a better, cleaner, more powerful output in comparison to the original M6 Pro. The player is capable of providing up to 760mW of power at ultra-high gain mode through its balanced headphone out. It is not just about extra power, the player now achieves better distortion and SNR ratings resulting in a cleaner output. Also, the player features a three-level gain mode to pair that allows the users to pair it with sensitive headsets.
Octa-Core Snapdragon CPU:-
Shanling has equipped the M6 Pro 2021 with an octa-core Snapdragon 430 CPU and 4GB of RAM. It provides a smartphone-like smooth user experience and also allows for using multiple apps at once without any lag in the system.
Improved Battery Life:-
Shanling M6 Pro 2021 features a 4000mAh battery with better optimization of the chipset than the OG model. It supports continuous music playback for up to 16 hours on single DAC mode and up to 13 hours Dual DAC mode.
Wireless Bluetooth V4.2 Connectivity:-
Shanling M6 Pro 2021 supports two-way Bluetooth V4.2 connectivity with high-resolution codec support. It supports LDAC, LHDC, aptX HD, aptX, SBC codecs during Bluetooth transmission, and LDAC & SBC during Bluetooth receiver mode.
Slight Change In Look:-
The latest M6 Pro 2021 is almost identical to the original M6, the only difference being the lustrous gold volume wheel in the new model.
Output Parameters(Single-Ended 3.5mm):-
>power@32 ohm: 20mW@Low gain, 60mW@High gain, 240mW@Ultra-high gain.>SNR: 124dB.
>Channel separation: 75dB.
>Output impedance: <0.3 ohm.
>Dynamic range: 125dB.
Output Parameters(Balanced 2.5mm/4.4mm):-
>Output Power@32 ohm: 60mW@Low gain, 240mW@ High gain, 760mW@Ultra-high gain.
>CHannel Separation: 110dB.
>Dynamic Range: 124dB.
>Output impedance: <0.6 ohm.
>Playback: Up to 16H on single-DAC mode, Up to 13H on Dual-DAC.
>Standby Time: Up to 36H.