Fiio M5 VS Shanling M0

Article Review 

Prime Audio 

The most obvious is the wheel on the M0 where the M5 has the rocker and power buttons. 

Another difference is the M0 has a cover on the Micro-SD card slot and the M5 does not.

In terms of output power, the M0 has a little more but both have more than enough for just about any IEM which both are aimed at rather than full-sized headphones. 

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Porta.fi 

M0 has more power but it is not that good with sensitive headphones. M5 sounds more mature with it and has better lows control, better soundstage depth and simplified highs. All those aspects are not huge, but if you sum up, you get quite a difference.

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Audiophile Heaven

M0 sounds better for bassheads, and is thicker, warmer, more creamy in signature, and has more driving power, but M5 has a much more quiet overall background, is more refined with sensitive IEMs, and also has a more balanced sound.

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Moonstar Review 

The Shanling M0 has a higher output power than M5, while the M5 is more suitable with low ohms than M0. The Shanling M0 leads to background noise, while the FiiO M5 has a quite silent black background.

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Specification 

Fiio M5

CPUIngenic X1000E
DACAK4377
Bluetoothsupports LDAC, HWA, aptXHD, aptX, SBC
Receiver (SBC/AAC/aptX/aptX HD/LDAC), Transmitter(SBC/aptX/LDAC)
USBSymmetrical Type C connector, USB2.0USB DAC: Up to 384kHz- 32bit/DSD128
Screen1.54-inch 240x 240 touchscree
Dimensionsabout 45.3mmx42mmx13.97mm
Weight 38g
Charging time<2.5h (DC5V/2A charge)
Battery life> 10.5h (using earphones) > 13.5h (over Bluetooth)
Standby time > 22 days
Battery550mAh lithium-ion polymer battery
AccessoriesBack Clip, USB data cable, PET screen protector (one already pre- applied)
Storagemicro-SD card (up to 2TB supported)
Power Output> 42mW (16Q)
Frequency Response5Hz~90kHz (-3dB)
Signal-to-noise Ratio:> 118dB (A-weighte)
Output impedance<0.5ohm (32ohm load)
THD+N<0.003% (1kHz/32Q)
Recommended drive loads16~1000
Noise Floor<2.5uV

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Shanling M0

Dimension40*135*45mm
Screen1.54 inch 240*240 high definition touch screen
DAC modelESS Sabre ES9218P
EnduranceAbout 15 hours
Deep standbyA 30 days
Charging timeAbout 2 hours
Battery capacity640mAH lithium battery
Storagemaximum support 512G TF Card
Output port3.5mm headset output
Output power80mw @ 32 Ohm
Output impedance0.16 ohm
Channel separation degree 70dB
Recommended earphone impedance8-300 ohm
Frequency effect20HZ~20KHz (-0.5dB)
Distortion0.004% (A-Weighting, output 500mV)
Signal to noise ratio118dB (A-Weighting)
Bottom noise<3uV (HIGH GAIN)
Ground noise<3uv HIGH GAIN
Dynamic Range>105dB
Colorsblack / red / blue / Titanium / Violet(purple)
WeightAbout 33g

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