Aune M1S Digital Audio Player
Aune M1S Digital Audio Player
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Product Description
Praised for its spacious, transparent sound, the Aune M1S digital audio player is a great choice for those who value a high-quality listening experience and a simple, intuitive design. It’s the follow-up to the popular M1, equipped with an ESS Sabre ES9018K2M DAC chip, an asynchronous clock technology, and the latest Cortex-M7 pure hardware solution framework Read More
“One of the Most Transparent DAPs I’ve Ever Heard”

Praised for its spacious, transparent sound, the Aune M1S digital audio player is a great choice for those who value a high-quality listening experience and a simple, intuitive design. It’s the follow-up to the popular M1, equipped with an ESS Sabre ES9018K2M DAC chip, an asynchronous clock technology, and the latest Cortex-M7 pure hardware solution framework. The result? A portable player that supports multiple high-resolution formats up to 32 bit/384 kHz and DSD128. The M1S is complete with a 2.4-inch screen, a black-and-white operating system, and user-friendly controls, along with outputs for both balanced and 3.5-millimeter jacks. As for the sound, Audio Primate calls it “one of the most transparent DAPs I’ve ever heard,” with a black background, a wide and deep soundstage, and incredible clarity.

Note: Every purchase includes a USB cable, a screen protector, and a silicone case. At checkout, you’ll have your choice of color for the case: black, blue, or red. This drop is limited to 200 units.

Case Color Options
Black
Blue
Red
Specs

Line Out

  • Recommended headphone impedance: 8–600 ohms
  • THD+N: 0.00027%
  • Headphone output power: 110 mW at 32 ohms
  • BAL output: -180 mW at 32 ohms
  • DNR: 120 dB
  • CCIF: 19 kHz + 20 kHz (0.00012% at 32 ohms)
  • Noise: 2.52 uVrms
  • Maximum level: 1.92 Vrms

Supported Formats

  • WAV: 16 bit, 24 bit, 32 bit; 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz, 352.8 kHz, 384 kHz (WAV + CUE)
  • FLAC: 16 bit, 24 bit; 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz
  • DSD: DSF, DFF, ISO, DSD128
  • APE: 16 bit/44.1 kHz
  • MP3, ALAC, AAC

Battery & Physical

  • Continuous playback: More than 10 hrs (16 bit/44.1 kHz files)
  • Biggest battery charging current: 1.3A (adapter recommended for 1.5A+)
  • Ports: 3.5 mm headphone port, 2.5 mm balanced headphone port
  • Display screen: 2.4 in (6.1 cm) IPS
  • Transmission medium: TF card (supports up to 128G, FAT32)
  • Languages: Chinese (simplified/traditional), English, Japanese, Korean
  • Dimensions: 2.2 x 5 x 0.6 in (55 x 126 x 14.8 mm)
  • Weight: 5.2 oz (147 g)
Included
  • USB cable
  • Silicone case
  • Screen protector
Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Drop.

Estimated ship date is Aug 21, 2017 PT.

After this product run ends, payment will be collected and orders will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all orders final. Check the discussion for updates on your order.

Recent Activity
If anyone's still curious in this DAP in 2020 , i've been using it for almost 6 months now and i'd like to share my opinion here about M1S (gonna use check marks as a mean to agree with the characteristics often reviewed/discussed across the internet). I'll focus on sound quality and sound quality only. ______________________________ -Black/clean background : ✓ Probably not the blackest/cleanest background in a DAP that i've heard , but there's no audible humming noises nor annoying hissing sounds when a sensitive pair of IEM (andromeda , i'm lookin at ya) is plugged in. This sounds like something that should have been a rule of thumb when making modern DAPs , but good lawd have mercy , you'll be surprised by the number of DAPs that failed to achieve it. -"great transparency/technical aspects" : ✓ .... Maybe? It's there , the applauded transparency people were talking about , the ability to separate different sounds and instruments in a song , building up a better , more layered presentation.....It's definitely there , but i think it's just not as great as what some people described , and there's still room for vital improvements in departments such as resolution and textures..... -Neutral/Uncolored/Balanced Sound Signature : ✓ Not much to say about this , it's not warm , it's not leaning to either a darker or brighter tone , it's not boosting any specific frequency range to great extension. Trivially when i sent this DAP to a few groups of local audiophiles for a brief evaluation some said it has a "distinctive tonality" and a rather "strange color" , maybe it is the contrast in sound between M1S and their own DAPs? -Driveability/Power : ✓ As a dumb DAP , beside the unorthodox aesthetic and great sound quality , power output is a winsome factor to compensate for it's obvious setbacks in user experience and sometimes it can even be the USP to charm potential customers and lighten their wallet. M1S is able to drive most IEMs , and to some extent , on-ears and few "portables" headphones (such as koss porta pro , akg k420 , some grados in my case). TL/DR : I think it's a fine DAP for IEMs and some light-duty headphones/earbuds , and it's a tad overrated by the people who reviewed it , but also an overlooked option that a lot of people aren't even aware of it's existence in this price range.