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, 3.mm Pro Bal, and 3.5mm SE headphone ports.
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.
I bought this right before Shanling announced the M9 and was worried I might want to send it back and get the new *flagship* device. Well I've had it for a couple of months and it's my favorite piece of audio equipment I've ever owned. There seem to be SOME quality control issues but I got a good one.
It presents instruments accurately, but with a slight tuning that makes everything sound incredible. Normally I'm a flat response, accuracy above all else listener, but this sounds like everything is playing to my heart and I never get tired of it.
If you want something you'll love, go for it. The only thing you could lose with QC issues is the time sending it back for a replacement, but I wouldn't worry about it. I knew there was a chance mine would be buggy but I bought anyway and I'm glad I did.
Great sound but not stable device.
Lots of time I have no sound coming out from the device although the headset was working before. It is a bug labeled as “Muted Output” from Shanling. I send it back to Shanling to fix it and after 4 weeks they send it back and told me they know about the issue and they will fix it in the next Firmware update.
Also it some time give me black screen and I have to hard reset it to make it working again.
But when it working the sound is great.
Which countries do you ship to?
We are generally able to ship to most countries via Express Shipping, and many countries via Standard Shipping. You may clarify this with our team to check whether Standard Shipping is available to your country.
We cannot ship to addresses that are "PO boxes or APO/FPO".
*Note: Generally, we can only do Selected Shipping to India and Russia. We can only do Express Shipping to Africa, Argentina, Hawaii, Kuwait, Mauritius, Montenegro and Sri Lanka, to name a few.
This may be subjected to changes due to unpredictable issues such as Covid, war, and etc.
How much does shipping cost?
We have two shipping methods - Standard Shipping and Express Shipping.
Standard Shipping is free for most countries, while Express Shipping is 15-35USD depending on your country. If your order is over 270USD, Express Shipping is free*.
*This applies for most countries. However, large items such as headphones and desktop DAC/AMPs (e.g. HarmonicDyne G200, MUSICIAN MDP-2, and etc.) are excluded.
Shipping fees exclude import taxes or processing fees that may be applicable for your country. Linsoul is not responsible for such fees. Should you refuse to pay the tax/customs fees, shipping fees will still be deducted from the amount paid for thetwo-way freightcharges. The cost of the freight charges may be more than the amount reflected on your order due to tax and other miscellaneous fees.
Some parcels claimed to be “returned to the seller” may be destroyed by the post office or customs officers when buyers refuse to accept their parcels or fail to pay for their taxes.No refundwill be processed for such cases.Standard Shipping via YunExpress is a tax-inclusive option for some countries. However, Linsoul will not be responsible for additional administrative or handling fees charged by your local courier company or customs. Please kindly check this with your local customs.For certain remote areas, there may be additional charges via Express Shipping. We will contact you if there is a need to make additional payments. Please contact us before placing an order, should you have any queries regarding shipping.
How long does it take to receive the order after it is placed?
For in-stock products, your order will be shipped within 3 working days. You may check with our staff regarding the in-stock status of any products.
Customized items will take a longer time. Please contact our staff for more information.
On normal non-sale days, once your parcel has been shipped out:
- For Standard Shipping, it takes about 2-4 weeks for items to be delivered after shipping out. For some countries, it might take up to 2-3 months, depending on your country, its customs and other factors.* The duration for transit is something beyond our control. Linsoul will not be making refunds for such cases. Please consider an upgrade to Express Shipping or keep the waiting time in mind.
- For Express Shipping, it takes about 3-7 days for items to be delivered after shipping out.
*Note: Timings might be affected due to festive seasons or other unforeseen circumstances
What happens if the parcel has been shipped but not delivered?
First, kindly contact your local courier using the local tracking number.
If your parcel were to be in transit for at least 3 months, it may have been lost in transit.
For orders below $50USD, you may either opt for a one-time reshipment of parcel OR a full refund of the amount paid in cash via PayPal/Credit/Debit card.
For orders above $50USD, we will only process a 50% refund of your order paid in cash via PayPal/Credit/Debit card. Should there be any concern about Standard Shipping, you are encouraged to opt for DHL Express Shipping instead.
Customers are to bear the consequences and fees incurred, if the parcel was undelivered due to any of the following situation:
- Wrong address or phone number provided by recipient
- Recipient was uncontactable when courier company contacted
- Refusal to sign for the package by recipient
- Lost or damaged parcel because recipient opted for “no-signature delivery”
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- Refusal to provide supporting documents for custom clearance by recipient
Who will pay for the import tax/custom fees
Customers have to bear any form of custom/import/processing fees that are applicable for your parcel.
Should you be unwilling to pay for the fees and reject the delivery of the parcel, you will still have to pay for the shipping cost. Linsoul will only refund the amount of your order after deducting the two-way shipping fees incurred.
What shipping companies do you use?
We collaborate with these courier companies:
- Standard Shipping: 4PX, UBI, NinjaVan, and Yun Express
- Express Shipping: DHL Express, FedEx and SF Express
How do I get help for my order?
Cancellation or/and modification of orders can only be done manually via our staff, provided that our Warehouse Team has not processed your order.
As our Support Team might not be available during non-working days and weekends, please place your order wisely.
Should you really need to cancel or/and modify your order after purchase, please contact us via our support email (Support@Linsoul.com) or website chat. We will help you with the changes if that could be done.
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If the photos/videos provided are insufficient to prove the stated issue, we will enquire more. Once the issue has been confirmed, we will arrange for a replacement, partial refund or a full refund (where applicable). For incorrect products, Linsoul reserves all rights in deciding whether you need to return the incorrect item or not. Please kindly contact us via email first. Our team aims to review your email within 3 working days.
For other queries, the fastest way to contact us is via our website or Discord
Linsoul Audio will not be responsible for parcels that have been damaged during the transit process.
Do I get tracking details for my order?
After placing an order, you will receive the order confirmation email. After your order has been shipped out, you will also receive a tracking email. You can track your order via the tracking number online. Should you not have received the emails or face any difficulties tracking your order, please kindly contact us for support.
For more than 1 orders placed under the same account and shipping address, Linsoul will automatically combine the orders and ship them out via one tracking number. Should you have special requests to have the orders shipped separately, please kindly contact us via Discord or our website's chat. We will do our best to help.
How do I cancel my order?
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As our Support Team may not be available during non-working days and weekends, please place your order wisely as support cannot be guaranteed for such requests.
Should you really need to cancel or/and modify your order after purchase, please contact us via our support email (support@Linsoul.com) or website chat. We will help you with the changes if that could be done.
30-Day Return Policy
Where should I send the product for the return process?
To initiate the return shipment, kindly send an email to support@Linsoul.com within 30 days upon receiving the sealed product(s). The RMA form and details will be provided to you via email.
When must the product be returned after receiving the RMA form and details?
After receiving the return instructions from us via email, kindly arrange the return shipment of the parcel within 5 working days, and update us with the tracking link via email again. Failure to do so will result in a cancellation of the return process.
When will I receive my refund after returning the product?
In most cases, after receiving and inspecting the returned product, your refund will be processed within 5 business days. Refunds may incur a currency exchange loss or transaction fee, depending on your source of payment (e.g. Bank or PayPal). Linsoul will not be responsible for such fees.