First of all, let's imagine what we usually have on our desktops. Most people have devices such as computers and tablets; for audio and video, headphones and active speakers are almost essential; for audiophiles, there may be objects such as decoding headphone amplifiers. Tired of the monotonous closed system and rudimentary operating interface, the new desktop-level Android player - Shanling EM5 "desktop Android player" will bring surprises to audiophiles.
What is a "desktop Android player"?
Shanling calls the EM5 a "desktop player", not only to describe the scene, but also Shanling calls the EM5 a "desktop player" not only to describe the scene, but also to signify the powerful audio performance that distinguishes the EM5 from portable players.
Why the SHANLING EM5 Desktop Streaming Player is the Best Choice for Hi-Fi Enthusiasts？
EM5 adopts the same custom Android system as M30, which has a high degree of freedom and openness that traditional desktop phones do not have. The system has built-in HiFi cloud music library, QQ Music, Tidal and other streaming software,like the spotify, so you can enjoy a huge amount of music resources after accessing the network. With the Android system, EM5 can be used alone or as a digital turntable, enjoying the convenience and openness of streaming media like never before.
In addition to Android, EM5 supports all kinds of streaming media. With dual-band WiFi + wired network, two-way Bluetooth, DLNA, NAS, AirPlay, etc., the EM5 will play the role of an all-around desktop Android player with a new attitude in today's highly diversified and convenient streaming media.
As a desktop all-rounder, Shanling has positioned it for multi-scene desktop use from the very beginning of the design process, and therefore has paid a lot of attention to the front and rear panel design and jack selection.
EM5's Key design element & body plug design:
Front panel: XLR+4.4+6.35+multi-function knob. In terms of balanced interfaces, Shanling chose the XLR+4.4 configuration, which is sufficient to meet the needs of most balanced headphones on the market, especially over-ear headphones; for single-ended interfaces, Shanling equipped it with a 6.35 (+3.5 adapter) configuration. The overall design concept strives to meet the usage needs of most audiophiles while keeping the front panel as simple and generous as possible, creating stronger unity and aesthetics and making EM5 a desktop scenery.
The back panel is more about linking with other devices for use while also ensuring functional versatility. Digital input specifications of various sizes make it easy for audiophiles to use EM5 as a decoding device for computers or other devices; optical fiber + coaxial digital output can be used as a sound source and connected to other decoding devices; finally, RCA + XLR analog output interface can be used as a pre-stage for active speakers, headphone amplifiers/power amplifiers, etc.
It can be said that Shanling has fully considered EM5's various usage scenarios, versatile interfaces combined with various wireless connection methods introduced by Shanling, allowing EM5 to easily connect to various headphones and other devices and truly become a "desktop little steel cannon".