Shanling Audio M8 Portable Media Player


An audiophile masterpiece, combining cutting-edge technology with unparalleled sound quality


The Shanling M8 flagship Android Hi-Res Player

The Shanling M8 is a continuation of the M6 Pro with a similar design language with Android software. This is the flagship portable player from Shanling. The device runs Android 7.1 with a Snapdragon 430 CPU with 4GB of RAM. The M8 uses the premium level DAC AKM AK4499EQ, which supports 32bit/768kHz with native DSD512 capability. And make no mistake, there are 2 DACs inside so this is a dual setup. The amplifier side is strong too; it gives 840mW@32 Ohms from Balanced output.

Flagship Dual DAC Chipset

The Shanling M8 features a powerful dual DAC configuration. It houses two flagship AK4499 DAC chips from Asahi Kasei Technologies(AKM). It is a high-performance 32-bit DAC chipset developed using the latest technologies achieving industry-leading low-distortion and low-noise ratings. The M8 features an XMOS XU208 USB signal receiver chip, it supports PCM decoding up to 32Bit/768kHz and DSD up to DSD512 natively.

Interchangeable Headphone Socket

Shanling has brought innovations with the M8. The M8 is the world’s first hi-res digital audio player to feature replaceable headphone output ports. You can simply replace the headphone socket as per your requirements. The package includes 2.5mm Bal, 4.4mm Bal, Pro Bal, and 3.5mm SE headphone ports.

AGLO Support

Now you can enjoy your hi-res music in its purest form with the AGLO on the M8. AGLO stands for Android Global Lossless Output, where the audio signal bypasses the Android SRC and provides an uninterrupted music experience without any disturbances.

Impeccable Audio Amplification

Along with the high-performance Dual DAC chipset, the Shanling M8 is equipped with a newly designed OP+BUF headphone amplification circuitry offering an ultimate output. It provides super clean audio signal amplification without any background noise or distortion. Your headphones are greeted with an output power of up to 840mW @ 32 Ohm load.

Smooth & Fluid User Interface

Shanling M8 features a high-performance Bluetooth chip from Qualcomm, the CSR8675. It offers the latest Bluetooth V5.0 connectivity with hi-res Bluetooth codec support including LDAC, AptX HD, SBC, AAC, and more.

Elegant Unibody Design

Shanling M8 is made using aviation-grade magnesium-aluminum alloy material. It features an elegant unibody design made using a high-precision CNC milling process. The unibody structure gives a premium look with a sturdy build.

Long Music Playback Hours

The Shanling M8 is equipped with a large 7000mAh battery pack. It can play music for up to 14 hours on a single charge. It also features QC3.0, quickly charging the device when you run out of battery life.


  • Dimensions: 138 x 80 x 20 mm
  • Screen: 5-inch 1080*1920 Touchscreen
  • Weight: 342 g
  • System: Open Android 7.1
  • Hi-Res: up to 32bit/768kHz & DSD512
  • Gain: Low, High, Turbo
  • Storage: 64GB built-in & Micro SD card slot (up to 2TB)
  • DAC: AKM AK4499EQx2
  • Digital filter: 6 filters


  • Version: 5.0
  • Supported codecs
  • Transmitting: LDAC/LHDC/ aptX HD/aptX / SBC
  • Receiving: LDAC/ LHDC/ aptXHD /aptX LL /aptX/ AAC / SBC

Single-ended output:

  • Output power
  • Low Gain: 18mW@32Ω
  • High Gain: 48mW@32Ω
  • Turbo Gain: 260 mW @32Ω
  • Frequency response:20Hz-40KHz(0.5dB)
  • THD+N:0.00089 %
  • Channel separation:75dB@32Ω
  • Signal to noise ratio:121 dB
  • Dynamic range:121 dB
  • Noise floor:> 115 dB (1.7 uV)
  • Output impedance :<1Ω

Balanced output:

  • Output power
  • Low Gain: 71 mW @32 Ω
  • High Gain: 184 mW @32 Ω
  • Turbo Gain: 840 mW @32 Ω
  • Frequency response:20 Hz – 40 KHz (-0.5 dB)
  • THD+N: 0.00085%
  • Channel separation: 115dB @ 32 Ω
  • Signal to noise ratio: 123 dB
  • Dynamic range: 123 dB
  • Noise floor: > 113 dB (2.1 uV)
  • Output impedance: <20 Ω


  • Connectivity: 2.4G/5G, Wi-Fi file transfer/ SyncLink /DLNA/ AirPlay / OTA updates


  • Charging: DC 5V/2A, support QC3.0
  • Battery life: up to 14h (SE) / 9h (Bal)
  • Battery: 7000 mAh

You may also like…

Scroll to Top