SMSL M500 Mk2 Bluetooth DAC/ Amp


Dang it.

This product has been discontinued. Luckily we have a great alternative in the SMSL M500 MkIII.

True lossless, true enjoyment

SMSL has updated the M500 DAC/Amp with a host of features like Bluetooth 5.0, a two-step gain switch, and double the output power. The Mk2 is an all-in-one desktop solution that will be many audiophiles' endgame.

Built-in hi-fi amplifier

The M500’s PLFC headphone amplifier circuit makes it possible to obtain more than 2W of power with less than -120dB of distortion in a 16Ω load. Additionally, the gain is adjustable, making it easy to accommodate different types of headphones.

24-bit Bluetooth

Qualcomm’s latest Bluetooth chip supports LDAC 24-bit/96kHz, aptX, aptX HD, SBC, and AAC.


The M500 uses the latest XMOS XU2016 USB chip, a true 32-bit USB solution with customized drivers for the transmission of high-def audio, DOP, and native DSD.

ES9038PRO D/A chip 

The M500 Mk2 uses the ESS ES9038PRO DAC chip. This flagship 8-channel chip uses the critically acclaimed Hyperstream II architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator for unprecedented performance.

7 digital filters

Customize the sound signature to your tastes with seven digital filters, like Fast Roll-Off, Slow Roll-Off, and Brick Wall.

Product highlights

  • JAS Hi-res certification
  • MQA certification
  • MQA-CD certification
  • ES9038PRO D/A chip
  • Distortion as low as -123dB
  • Brand new PLFC headphone amp circuit
  • XMOS XU216
  • DSD512
  • PCM 32bit/768kHz
  • 7 digital filters
  • Full-function remote control
  • Independent firmware upgrades


  • Inputs: USB, optical, coaxial, Bluetooth
  • Outputs: 6.35 phone jack, RCA, XLR
  • THD+N: 0.00006% (-123dB)
  • HPA THD+N: 0.0001% (-120dB)
  • HPA power: 2W x2 (16Ω), 1W x2 (32Ω)
  • HPA gain: 0dB (low), +9dB (high)
  • Dynamic range: 131dB (XLR), 123dB (RCA)
  • SNR: 131dB (XLR), 126dB (RCA)
  • USB spec: USB 2.0 asynchronization 
  • USB compatibility: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (needs driver), Mac OSX 10.6 or later, Linux (driverless)
  • MQA decoder: USB, optical, coaxial
  • MQA-CD decoder: Optical, coaxial
  • DoP decoder: USB, optical, coaxial 
  • Sampling rate and bandwidth
    • USB: PCM 44.1 - 768kHz (32bit)
    • DSD: 2.8224 - 22.5792MHz (1bit)
    • Optical/coaxial: 44.1 - 192kHz (24bit)
    • DoP: DoP256 (USB), DoP64 (optical/coaxial)
  • Bluetooth: 5.0
    • LDAC: 24bit/96kHz
    • aptX HD: 24bit/48kHz_576kbps
    • aptX: 16bit/44.1kHz_352kbps
    • SBC: 16bit/44.1kHz_328kbps
    • AAC: 16bit/44.1kHz_320kbps
  • Power consumption: 5W
  • Standby power: <0.5W
  • Size: 3.3 x 3.4 x 7.7” (85 x 88 x 197mm)
  • Weight: 1.98lbs (0.9kg)

What’s included

  • SMSL M500 Mk2
  • USB Cable 
  • Remote control 
  • Power cord
  • Bluetooth antenna 
  • User manual

SMSL M500 Mk2 Bluetooth DAC/ Amp User Manual Download

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