Shanling was founded in 1988, which makes it one of the stalwarts of audio not only in China but globally. The company has a network of reputed distributors and retailers all over the world, and today is a name that is synonymous with some of the best digital audio players (DAP) as well as earphones, DACs, Hi-fi amplifiers, and effectively a whole product lineup dedicated to portable audio. Shanling makes several Bluetooth adapter cables to help convert wired IEMs to wireless earphones, so it taking until recently for the company to put out its true wireless earphones was surprising. There have been three thus far, and we look at the higher-end MTW300 thanks to a review sample provided to TechPowerUp!
As mentioned before, the Shanling MTW300 is one of three TWS sets from the brand, with the MTW100 using a similar form factor and the newer MTW200 going quite different and no doubt drawing some Airpods comparisons along the way. The more ergonomic shape of the MTW300 is what drew my interest, and knowing that these use carbon nanotube drivers was all the more intriguing. The MTW300 feature set is also quite promising, with Bluetooth 5.2 and cVc 8.0 support in addition to being extremely lightweight and IPX7 rated. There's a lot more to examine in this review which begins with a look at the product specifications in the table below.
|Shanling MTW300 TWS Earphones|
|Color:||Black and gunmetal gray|
|Connectivity Technology:||Wireless over Bluetooth 5.2|
|Codecs Supported:||SBC, AAC, Qualcomm aptX Audio|
|Driver:||6 mm CNT diaphragm dynamic driver|
|Frequency Response:||20 Hz–20 kHz|
|Sensitivity:||104 +/-3 dB|
|Earphone Size/Weight:||23.1 x 17.2 x 22 mm/4.8 g each|
|Charging Case Size/Weight:||56 x 30 x 56 mm/89.5 g|
|Battery Life:||10 Hours; 35 Hours total including charging case|
|Charging Time:||1.5 hours earphones/1.5 hours case|