Shanling Audio M30 High Performance Amplifier Add On Module


A high powered headphone amplifier add-on


Seamlessly Integrates into your Setup, Enhancing Every Note

Shanling users around the world are enjoying their music with a never-ending collection of headphones and earphones, which presents a bit of challenge when designing a new amplifier. Should Shanling focus on portable models, hard-to-drive orthodynamics, traditional high-impedance classics? Or just try to create something universal, something safe?

The original amplifier module of the Shanling M30 was a perfect example of the later approach. Attempting to be the most versatile tool for a vast range of models, keeping the background extremely clean for sensitive earphones while offering enough power for more demanding full-size headphones. And it served its purpose perfectly, being the ideal choice for a modular design of the M30 system.

Now it’s the time to give you a second choice – this high-power headphone amplifier module

Shanling designed this amplifier with a clear focus on the most demanding full-size headphones and they made sure it will be ready for them all. Shanling sent prototypes to different dealers and Hi-Fi shows, ensuring they were always being tested with new kinds of headphones, slowly adjusting the amplifier’s design, tuning and output power.

In the end Shanling settled on a discrete design, added in the uniquely sounding Sanyo solid capacitors and reached a significantly more powerful output at 3.8W @ 32 Ohm // 0.5W @ 300 Ohm. When paired with full-size headphones, you will appreciate its higher dynamics, faster response and overall so much better control over each aspect of sound. All while retaining Shangling’s favourite natural tone with a slightly warmer touch.


  • Output power:
    • Single-ended – 6V @ 32 ohm (1125 mW) // 7V @ 300 ohm (165 mW)
    • Balanced – 11V @ 32 ohm (3.8 W) // 13V @ 300 ohm ( 0.56 W)
  • Output impedance:
    • Single-ended 0.8 ohm // balanced 1.6 ohm
  • M30 balanced bypass mode:
    • THD – 0.0007%
    • Channel separation
    • Dynamic range: 125 dB
    • Channel separation: 105 dB
    • Signal-to-noise: 123 dB
  • M30 balanced transistor mode:
    • THD: 0.0009%
    • Channel separation
    • Dynamic range: 114 dB
    • Channel separation: 104 dB
    • Signal-to-noise: 114 dB
  • M30 balanced tube mode:
    • THD: 0.2%
    • Channel separation
    • Dynamic range: 101 dB
    • Channel separation: 100 dB
    • Signal-to-noise: 101 dB

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