amazon Aune M2 reviews
Open the box and design
Aune M2 packed in small paper box looks pretty simple, hard to think that this is a high-end player. Inside the box include: a manual paper fast manipulation by M2 has used quite different from the others; a Micro-USB charging cable and thick but more certainly short; Aune one’s business cards and a Sandisk 16GB MicroSD card inside containing DSD and lossless music files so you can test the machine directly when buying. Also in the memory card also has electronic manual.
Somewhat unfortunately a bit poor M2 about accessories. The simplest one is a screen protector does not come with the product available. If you are the likes Hidizs even bundled leather case always to protect the product. Like most high-end music player are on the market, M2 is made from metal shell monolithic, there are two color choices are silver and black. With aluminum, the machine looks can evaluate is quite beautiful and aesthetic. Due to the slightly larger size, the back and the board should hold the camera angle does not feel quite thrilling hand. However, this is still commonly found on high-end player.
M2 is equipped with 2.6-inch LCD IPS display, but not large enough to display the information necessary for a player. The front of the company logo engraved with information to confirm that this is one player the 32-bit DSD. Machine has two audio outputs, a headphone output for standard 3.5mm line out and an output amplifier used to leave. It had no internal memory but there is one next to the memory card slot supports up to 128GB.
The top slot is within the volume control and an HDMI port. Currently, the HDMI port is not used, but according to information from the company, after the software version to update, Aune M2 will use this port. Perhaps this is the digital outputs by finding no interest coxial or Optical port. The Power button is located on top of the machine.
M2 uses decoding chip AKM AK4490 DAC for advanced decoding capabilities 32bit audio / 192kHz, even DSD 128 and support diversity WAV / FLAC / APE / DFF / DSF / DSD / ISO / M4A / AAC / MP3, unlike the old Aune M1 sample only supports WAV. This is really the ability to decode extremely powerful. In the attached memory card containing products available an ISO DSD album “Close To You – Susan Wong”, these tracks are about 1,69GB capacity M2 which are handled smoothly phenomenon not seen any what.
First to mention is that Aune M2 has a simple user interface with black and white tones. This simple interface reminds me of the Colorfly C4. Aune M2 no back button, home button or no option, but to use the hold down the Play / Pause or adjust the volume to return. This makes the machine very difficult to work, easy to press the wrong, not like those machines equipped with a touch screen like iBasso DX90 AK JR.
Aune M2 do not read music by tag only browse by music. You can select all songs by folder or in the playlist. If compared with the M2 and M1 had much improved user interface, but I think it needs to have more positive changes.
Aune M2 does not provide the option EQ, but instead gives users 4 Filter sounds include: Sharp SD (Sort Delay), Sharp LD (Long Delay), Slow Slow SD and LD. Also in the settings we can see a quite important features gapless playback allowing continuous play multiple tracks without feeling punctuated by silence after each song. However, this feature is having little trouble CUE music file to play, maybe it will fix this error in the next version of the software.
A considerable weakness of M2 causes many inconveniences when using the MicroUSB port can only be used for charging and not be connected to a computer to copy music, it must remove the memory card plugged into the device supports to copy music . It is hard to understand why Aune did so. And one more point made inferior rivals M2 range is not used as a USB DAC for computers.
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To evaluate the sound quality of M2 Aune, I use headphones Phonak 112, XBA-A3 and Yuin PK1. Are lossless music files from 16-bit to 32-bit and DSD.
M2 background clean sound, without noise or hiss, even the most sensitive IEM do not have a little interference. But when moving song after playing out a copy, would have known a “pop, pop” similar to the Colorfly little C4. This problem can be overcome by turning gapless playback mode.
Aune M2 for bass with power, very good depth, but not energetic. When listening with Phonak 112, accurate bass beat, listening to the Holy Wars … The Punishment metal Due – Rust in Peace (Megadeth) can be said to have ears. The bass of both M2 and Phonak are not many, but 112 the way the bass beat the impressive metal music, bass power and speed control makes this combo special. Or when coupled with PK1, the bass has a fine, deep down; bass from PK1 reflect the curvaceous nature and inspiring characteristics. With this bass range, the listener should choose headphones with the bass range a little bit emphasis as XBA-A3 or better, it will balance, will be more harmonious sound.
Aune M2 overall rustic natural sound, balanced and rich in detail. M2 midrange of fit and balanced than 2 negative strips remaining, still rustic details, smoothing fine but do not flatter the ear and mingled as Colorfly C4. M2 point worth mentioning is the sound of mid rustic and refined, the more easier it will hear the addiction rather than listening to the sound mid impregnated always. When combined with the appropriate headphones (as PK1, Shure IEM, …), M2 playing the lyrical music, vocal vapiano very good. I was impressed with the voices of the 500 miles to hear Noon General PK1- M2. With both tenor and soprano, M2 are expressed well, clearly revealing vocal abilities, each question word correctly, balance and harmony in music.
M2 has a high range in balance, not light but still tinkling. These strengths can be referred to as the sharp detail and extremely impressive, especially paired with the headset with highly detailed high range will more and more visible this point. Treb guitar or electronic sounds have ears to hear, not because energy-rich tonal range that brings excitement to hear sound details, plump and perfect. Treb negative balance and bring a positive influence to the whole sound. Still smooth easy listening, not the peak point (point stands out in the spectrum), no phenomenon sibilance. This range of sound harmonious sound when standing next to the remaining 2 strips.
This player also has soundstage and imaging impressive. With the Vivaldi Concerto in D minor opus No.8 (Allegro), can clearly feel the music space, spacious soundstage depth and width both horizontally. Plus there is the sound clearer picture is shown, each instrument is clearly renewable positions in the orchestra. This point, many players do not within reach, such as DX90 or X5ii despite good soundstage and imaging, but still inferior compared to M2.
When compared with the same player like Fiio X5ii range, sub-bass Aune M2 has not been full and “vibration” as good as Fiio X5ii. M2 accurate sound, “faster” than feeling a little “slow” from X5ii and bass band is also less than the quantity. Machine with medium and high range sounds slightly forward than the mid range sounds of X5ii somewhat backward, crisp sound and obviously rich in more detail. Next to that, M2 also has imaging, sound better to layer, the overall sound quality is also better granularity than X5ii. M2 X5ii be more powerful in the bass range, deep bass with better capacity, plump. According to the joint assessment, the negative balance of M2 than X5ii click the bass range, for rich and musical sound, detailed and easy to listen enjoy more.
When compared with 2 version upgrade is M2S and M2 Pro. Hard to say exactly the difference between this version 1 explicitly. Trends sound quality between versions is the same across, rustic rich musical sophistication. But if the comparison you can notice that two upgraded version provides a better sense of music. Completing the missing part that M2. With the upgrade in hardware, M2 Pro provides higher accuracy in sound.
In the course of use, will warm up slightly M2 especially when high quality DSD read music, so an aluminum shell and head-amp for class A. M2 battery life of about 7 hours with lossless music formats, with high quality DSD will lower slightly. This is the first low battery life compared to other media players and games, this is because the use of head-amp M2 Class A, high currents, although large 3200mAh battery use, but must offs to bring the higher sound quality. Still 7 hours and is quite fit for use in a day.
+ Unsurpassed sound quality, detailed sound, rich natural and musical, featured in the price range
+ Can decode the majority of music formats lossy to lossless current from even high quality DSD format
+ Circuit power amp for good
+ Beautiful Design, Luxury
+ 128GB Support external memory card.
– MicroUSB port for charging only
– Never used to manufacture digital and USB DAC for PC
– Battery life is not high
– The interface and manipulation using suboptimal