Product Comparison: Shanling M5s vs CAYIN i5


General Specifications
Brand
Shanling
CAYIN
Model
M5s
i5
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Shanling M5s uses new MTouch 2.0 operating system developed by Shanling. Based on the user feedback from MTouch 1.0, a variety of gestures have been added to make everyday use more convenient and user-friendly.
Cayin i5 Master Quality Digital Audio Player The new Cayin i5 is an Android based master quality digital audio player offering excelent sound and an intuitive user interface. The Cayin i5 runs on the Android 4.4 and features WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.
Key Specs
Memory
0 GB
32 GB
Display
Yes
Yes
Integrated Speaker(s)
No
No
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Shanling M5s Hi-Res Portable Music Player Bluetooth Music Player Wi-Fi Music Player (Black)
  • Sound quality was great but everything else didnt live up to the price tag.
  • The sound quality is excellent especially with balanced output. It worked well with Sennheiser HD600 and KZ ZS7.
  • Great sound, easy to use UI, long battery life, and packed with features.
  • The drivers and firmware behaved just like malware. Where the file requires a suspicious app for installation.
  • UI is laggy and buggy. Player requires power cycling to flush things out.
CAYIN i5
  • The player strong point is the sound quality, very clear and smooth, has also a powerful output so it's able to drive difficult headphones.
  • Nice dap. Better than dx90 on pretty much everything from looks to sound quality.
  • It sound good. Really good and once you get the hang of the navigation, you can get around it pretty quickly.
  • Search function and scrolling is somewhat painful and limited with thousands of tracks.
  • Interface is not consistent, not alway logical. Some functions are not easy and straight accessible. You should go around through many stages to hit the right function.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Silver
Height
4.61 in.
4.96 in.
Width
2.32 in.
2.52 in.
Depth
0.63 in.
0.55 in.
Weight
6.28 oz.
6.91 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Shanling M5s Hi-Res Portable Music Player Bluetooth Music Player Wi-Fi Music Player (Black)
  • Great size that fits for my palm perfectly. The sound is surprising because it is very clear.
  • It’s super portable; small enough that you don’t mind having it with you along with your smartphone.
  • Small size demonstrates decent power and battery life.
  • It fits easily into your pocket and you just have to enjoy the music.
  • I think it weighs a lot for such a small size. This is the only drawback of this player.
CAYIN i5
  • The i5 is designed very well, compact and looks futuristic.
  • Nice and comfortable size for one-handed use.
  • I admire this player for compact, stylish and powerful. I am very pleased with the purchase.
  • It's slow, it's a little buggy. And also it is bulky and inconvenient.
  • It's bulky and heavy for everyday use. But the player has a great sound.
Features
Supported Audio Formats
DSF, DFF, ISO, DXD, APE, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, MP3, WMA, AAC, OGG, ALAC, AC3, M3U8, M3U
APE, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC, WMA, MP3, AAC, OGG, DFF, DSF
Memory Card Slot
Yes
Yes
Input(s)
3.5mm Jack, Balanced Out, USB Type C
USB Type C, 3.5mm Jack, Line Out
Usability
Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, 3.2" IPS (320x480) touchscreen
4″ IPS (480x800) display, Bluetooth, WiFi
Voice Recorder
No
No
Video Playback
No
No
Bluetooth Enabled
Yes
Yes
Extras
LDAC, Support DLNA/AirPlay/OTA online update/HiFi cloud music library, Support up to 512G TF Card, 3400mAh lithium battery, MTouch 2.0
up to 200GB microSD card, Charging time: 4.5 h, 4800mAh battery, Android 4.4
What customers say about "Features"
Shanling M5s Hi-Res Portable Music Player Bluetooth Music Player Wi-Fi Music Player (Black)
  • Tochscreen is very responsive without being over sensitive with zero lags.
  • The interface is easy to use and the sound quality is very impressive for a unit at this price point.
  • The addition of WiFi is great because it can now auto-update without the need to download a file and connect to my PC.
  • It powered up but could not be recognized by the computer, wouldn't connect to Wi-Fi.
  • SE output is not powerful enough for beyerdynamic 770 DT PRO 80 or HD600. M5S gets too warm in my pocket with 770 and HD600.
  • Switching from Balanced to Unbalanced headphones warped off and dismounted SD card.
CAYIN i5
  • I think the i5 is great, fabulous build, the volume knob is very much something that stands out reusability, add to that LAN access.
  • Works with high capacity micro SD cards with large music track libraries.
  • The main issue for me is that the stock player doesn't play perfectly gapless. The music has a very short but annoying clic between songs.
  • Old version of Android 4.4, with all it's failings such as flakey Bluetooth.
  • The Bluetooth is unusable with a Prius optional upgrade sound system - it cuts in/out every 10 seconds or so.
Accessories
Included With Unit
USB cable
USB cable, Screen protector
Power
Battery Life
17 hours
11 hours

Shanling M5s

CAYIN i5

What customers say about "Power"
Shanling M5s Hi-Res Portable Music Player Bluetooth Music Player Wi-Fi Music Player (Black)
  • Battery just works as expected with what description said.
  • It demonstrates 17 hours of continuous playback, which is an excellent indicator for the battery.
  • The player has a perfectly clear sound and a great battery that will last all day.
  • Unfortunately, the battery had to be replaced after only 1 month.
  • The battery starts to heat up, which leads to a quick discharge of the device.
CAYIN i5
  • Large battery provides battery life similar to a smart phone (even when using streaming via WiFi).
  • UI is user friendly like any other Android phone and quality is top notch. Battery life is good as well.
  • The battery life enough for normal use throughout the day.
  • I'm having trouble charging my device. He constantly charged up to 10% and immediately disconnected.
  • The battery just died after a month of use. I was very disappointed because i was expect much more.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
FCC, CE
FCC, CE

Shanling M5s

CAYIN i5

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