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Five Upgrades With Latest Shanling M0 Pro: M0 Pro Vs M0!!

Shanling M0 Pro

Shanling M0 Pro


The wait for the update to the class M0 entry-level digital audio player from Shanling has finally come to an end, they have announced the all-new Shanling M0 Pro. M0 Pro, as a true successor to the M0 updates it in every aspect including the DAC chips, headphone jack, Bluetooth, and many other features. It now features latest-generation SABRE Dual DAC chipset, houses a newly-developed 3.5mm headphone jack that has integrated Single-Ended and Balanced output support, M0 Pro maintains the ultra-compact, handy form factor of the original M0. It houses a 1.54” large colorful display that allows you to explore your library smoothly.


Shanling M0 Pro is launched in three beautiful color options, Red, Black, & Green. It’s priced at 129$, you can check out more details here.


New-Generation Sabre Dual-DAC Arrangement

Shanlign M0 upgrades the DAC chip architecture of the go M0 player. With an update in the core DAC chipset, we have seen drastic performance improvements with the M0 Pro. It now houses dual ES9219C DAC chips that provide unmatched performance in decoding high-resolution audio signals. It natively supports DSD128 audio signals, and high-res 32-Bit/384kHz PCM signals. You can enjoy crisp high-resolution audio performance with ultimate clarity and rich details with the M0 Pro!!


Newly-Developed 3.5mm Integrated SIngle-Ended+Balanced Headphone Port

Shanling M0 Pro features a specially-developed 3.5mm headphone jack. It not only has single-ended 3.5mm headphone output, but can also be connected with balanced connections with an appropriated connector cable(available separately). The M0 Pro has got two-level gain modes(low and high-gain). It provides a powerful output thrust of upto 236mW@32Ω(Balanced connection).


Latest-Generation Bluetooth Connectivity

Shanling has updated the Bluetooth connectivity on the M0 Pro. Earlier the M0 used to feature Bluetooth V4.1 connectivity, but the new M0 Pro brings you newer, advanced, more stable Bluetooth V5.0 connectivity. It serves you with two-way Bluetooth connection. M0 Pro has got LDAC, AptX, AAC, SBC codecs for receiving and LDAC, AAC, and SBC for transmission.


Upgraded Storage Capacity

Shanling M0 Pro has got an upgraded MicroSD card slot. Earlier the OG M0 supported 512GB microSD cards only, but the new M0 Pro brings full support for microSD cards up to 2TB capacity. Now carry your entire music library with you anywhere you go with high-capacity microSD card slot.


Improved Output Power

Shanling M0 Pro houses new integrated balanced and single-ended socket that has increased output power. It now outputs up to 236mW of clean output power at 32Ω of impedance load. Do note that, for balanced connections, you need to purchase a separate 3.5mm balanced adapter for this connection.


Other Features

Apart from all these features, the latest M0 Pro supports all advanced features as the OG model. It has a small 1.54” display, has got an extended battery life of up to 14.5 hours on a single charge, clean output with high SNR/DNR ratings, and more. Shanling M0 Pro is a super-compact portable digital audio player that will be a handy device for your day to day music requirements. It is available in three striking color options, Red, Black, & Green with a price tag of 129$. Know more details here.


Shanling M0 Pro

Shanling M0 Pro

Shanling M0 Pro