amazon Aune M1s reviews
Introducing the Aune audio label
Aune specializes in manufacturing desktop, handheld and automotive audio devices. Founded in 2004, Ao Lai Er owns the largest audio website in China hifidiy.net and hi-end audio company TITANS. HIFIDIY.NET has over 700 thousand members. Always the technology platform for Hifi audio equipment, Aune has a wealth of audio experience and wants to deliver the best possible. When Aune designs products, they always set very high standards and there are no limits to their products. Superb sound is Aune.
Review Aune M1s player
Aune M1s is the 2nd generation born after the famous model player Aune M1. If you are planning to “skip” the modern features that focus on the best sound quality possible in the price range, the Aune M1s is the new choice for you. With the Saber ES9018 audio codec and Cortex-M7 processor, you can choose from 3 audio filter modes. However, you will not be able to adjust the EQ, because part of the Aune M1s will allow the most realistic sound output without distortion due to the impact of the EQ.
The Aune M1s is packaged in a simple carton box. On the outside, printed with only 1 Aune logo and some product codes. Simple packing specifications show that Aune only focuses on their products, the outer boxes are just a form to catch the eye of the viewer.
Design of Aune M1s
Aune seems to be towards simplicity, not fussy and super durable for this Aune M1s.
Aune M1s feel like a brick building a house. The corners are not a little rounded, everything is straight and pointed. For us, the Aune M1s are quite long and slim (126mm X 55mm), compared to other players like Shanling M2, Shanling M5 or Xduoo X3, they are inferior in length to the Aune M1s.
The Aune M1s is relatively thick compared to other music players (14.8mm).
With the “bulky” design of the Aune M1s, we feel like the Aune contains a lot of noise-canceling details to 0% for this M1s model.
Aune M1s has a 100% solid aluminum housing, very strong and very durable.
The front of the Aune M1s has a high-end 2.4-inch IPS display. Below are the buttons, with a large round circular navigation button that accounts for nearly half of the device and two small option buttons on the sides with logos printed that make it easy to know what the keys are playing. Both the buttons here are made of aluminum and with a CD-like texture, the eye-catching look and touch feel very interesting. However, the buttons of the Aune M1s are not firmly fixed and sometimes you will hear a creak. The bottom is printed with the words “32BIT DSD Music Player” engraved lazer very eye-catching and affirm the advanced of equipment.
The back of the Aune M1s has the Aune logo and some information of the machine below as other music players.
The right side of the Aune M1s has 3 mechanical buttons above including the power button and 2 volume navigation buttons, which feel deep and bold to touch, easy to press without looking at the device. The bottom is a micro SD card slot supporting up to 256GB.
Underneath the device is equipped with a 2.5mm balance port, a 3.5mm unbalance port and a charging port. With 2.5mm balance port, this will maximize the power of Aune M1s and headphones, the sound quality will be much better than conventional 3.5mm unbalance.
Interface and user experience
Starting the Aune M1s will be the Aune logo as usual. On the main menu, we have 4 options
Everything is shown right before the eyes, big and clear. Along with the large and wide navigation keys, users will easily interact with the machine more. The buttons are quite deep and reasonable, always feels comfortable to press even with silicon case wrapped.
Here, the playlist shows up neatly. Arranged in layout 0-9 and A-Z. Press up and down to select items, left and right to move to page. With the operation of selecting music like this is very user-friendly and very quickly when finding music according to the user’s wishes.
- Access the memory card
If users feel uncomfortable when everything in the memory card is combined into a long list and difficult to find, this option will save much time searching. The folders in the memory card are visible and only the music files in the selected folder will be displayed. More specifically, if you save your albums as a folder, just navigate to the album you need to listen to, Aune M1s will play all the songs in that folder only.
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The software of Aune M1s included here has 2 options for listening to the playlist. Aune M1s will automatically track user habits, collect listening data and produce a list of the most listen by listeners. This is a great feature for those who do not like to turn on the phone and click to your favorite song, Aune M1s will do it for you. And the other kind of playlist is your favorite, you just install your favorite music and all that music is shown here.
The settings of the Aune M1s are installed here. You can adjust automatically play music when you turn on the computer, screen brightness, listening mode, etc.
There are several audio settings here and we will talk more in detail
– Filter mode: Filter mode and sound processing, Fast (balanced) and Slow (smooth) to handle digital audio the way the listener. The digital that Aune M1s is a FIFO combined dual synchronous form will give the most realistic or soft sound quality by changing some values in Saber ES91018K2M processor without jerking or standing. MP to output as analog without digital processing
– Gain: Adjust the volume of sound to match the impedance of the headset. In our opinion, should stay low, will protect hearing and headphones. If you have high impedance headphones, you should adjust the gain to please.
Note: You should regularly update the software for your player to get a better user experience.
Overall the software of Aune M1s is very user friendly, everything is displayed loudly and clearly, not too fussy in installation compared to other music players. Processing speed and playlist creation when updating the library is very fast, with memory cards with more than 200gb of music, Aune M1s process and create data in less than 1 minute. But it is quite disappointing that the software does not make the most of this IPS screen, the interface is only boring black and white, does not display the album image.
The battery capacity of the Aune M1s is quite high, with more than 10 hours of continuous music, you do not need to pay attention to constantly charge the device. Comes with automatic current stabilization system such as Aune B1 will eliminate all unnecessary noise.
Equip yourself with the complex dual-format FIFO audio processor that processes and amplifies audio as well as possible.
Because the device is dedicated to listening to music, the Aune M1s does not have features such as wireless, such as bluetooth, will not cause even a little noise.
However, the Aune M1s is not designed to be a DAC for different computer devices or phones, only independently as a player.
Sound quality of Aune M1s
With a simple design and focus on sound quality, Aune M1s will bring the most realistic sound experience with Hi-Res music.
Aune M1s have a very wide soundstage, the sound quality is extremely clean and most balanced with today’s music players. Very good details and everything is correct. With the amplification between the bass range and the treb, any headphone you hear will feel the sound quality of that headset being honored.
The bass range is the strength of the Aune M1s. Not quite the darkening of the Aune M1s, but just enough force to see the “beats” of the music. Along with that is the extremely accurate precision that Aune has fine-tuned and coordinated, the bass guitar arcs become softer, tidy and without any fuss, the kick forces are strong enough to make the music, not so rough as Cayin N3.
To the mid range, not too colorful and vibrant, but because of the extremely sharp and deep detail, it must certainly be on par with high-end music players such as Astell & Kern AK100 II or in that price range. The mid range is a bit soft, erases the aridity and is filled with the detail and separation that is worth listening to when instrumental. But sometimes, the softness and detail makes the voice become a bit expressionless with some songs. With a young female voice (With the music of No Rain, No Rainbow performed by BabyMetal), it sounds very soft, a little emotional. Sometimes you will feel like being stalked into the emotional flow of the music with that voice.
The treb range is fine tuned by Aune for the Aune M1s to be as comfortable as possible. At the same time, he floated slowly and gently settled with the music With a certain level of crispness, no matter how many treb headphones you listen to, it will be a lot less harsh than other music players. If you need to find a music player with balance, sound thin and light, the Aune M1s will be a good choice.
Aune M1s reproduce a very wide and open soundstage, no matter how thick your instrument is, it is not a problem when Aune M1s creates the depth and separation that the song brings to you.
+ Clear and clean sound quality (or thinness)
+ Make the most of hardware to handle sound
+ 2.5mm port only available in high-end devices
+ User friendly interface
+ Extremely low noise
+ High capacity battery
+ Not for anyone who loves to listen to the bass much
+ No adjustment of EQ
+ Do not automatically stop the music when unplugging the headset
+ Cannot read certain .flac files
+ UI does not make the most of the screen
+ Do not use as DAC for computers