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Shanling - UP4

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Excellence

1 Year of
Warranty

Ideal for
Taking Calls

Ideal for
Audiophiles

Best Suited for
Portable Use

Bluetooth with
LDAC,aptX HD & AAC

15 Hours of
Battery Life

2.5mm
Balanced Output

Pair with Laptop
via USB C

ESS Sabre ES9218P
Dual DAC Chip

Upto 160mW @ 32Ω
Power Output

Battery Capacity of
550 mAh

DESCRIPTION

SIZE ISN'T A PROBLEM IF YOU'RE GOOD AT IT

Shanling's iconic minimalistic design is evident in its Bluetooth amplifier — The UP4. It’s a combination of a beautiful aluminium frame and 2.5D glass panels that adds elegance. You can connect your Shanling UP4 to just about any device for the high-end audio quality.

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OFFERS HI-RES AUDIO, WIRED OR WIRELESS

The Shanling UP4 enjoys added credibility with the 'Hi-Res Audio' and 'Hi-Res Wireless Audio' certification from the Japan Audio Society. You can trust it with high-resolution music.

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USES APTX, APTX HD, LDAC, LHDC FOR HI-RES SEAMLESS AUDIO REPRODUCTION

The UP4 houses a CSR8675 Bluetooth chip. This chip ensures stable connectivity along with lower latency and high resistance to any disturbance. With just one touch you can pair it with any device that supports NFC. It also supports LDAC, HWA, LHDC and aptX HD which reproduces high-res audio even when streaming audio wirelessly. Stay connected!

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HOUSES A DUAL DAC FOR FLAWLESS HI-RES WIRED AUDIO

If you are using your Shanling UP4 with a 2.5mm jack or even with the standard 3.5 mm jack output, you won't miss on the powerful sound output. Thanks to the Dual-DAC mode, it employs two ESS Sabre ES9218P audio chips which facilitate crystal-clear, high-resolution sound output along with power efficiency.

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GAIN AND DIGITAL FILTER OPTIONS TO TWEAK YOUR MUSIC LISTENING EXPERIENCE

Personalize your music with the dedicated mode button. This button has gain and digital filter settings which will slightly modify your overall music according to your preferences. Need an external sound card for your laptop? Connect Shanling UP4 to your laptop or computer as a USB DAC/AMP using nothing but just a USB-C connecter cable.

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TOP NOTCH NOISE CANCELLATION TECH FOR CLEARER CALLS

You can even make & take calls with the Shanling UP4. This is all thanks to the Knowles SiSonic microphone and latest 8th generation cVc noise cancellation tech. Your calls are now clearer with minimal background noise.

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SHANLING'S CONTROLLER APP TO TAKE ABSOLTUE CONTROL OF YOUR UP4

Take your Shanling UP4's wirelessness up a notch with the Shanling Controller. This nifty app lets you control playback as well as set-up your UP4. You also get added functionality like equalizer, filter & gain support, OTA updates and more.
Get the Shanling Controller App here.

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SPECS

AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS
SUPPORTED BLUETOOTH CODEC HWA(LHDC), LDAC, APT-X HD, APT-X Low, 
APT-X, AAC, SBC, Latency
BLUETOOTH CHIP Qualcomm CSR8675
AUDIO CHIP ESS Sabre ES9218P x2
BLUETOOTH VERSION Bluetooth v5.0
TRANSMISSION DISTANCE 10m
MICROPHONE Knowles SiSonic
OUTPUT POWER 71mW @ 32 ohms (single ended, high gain)
91mW @ 32 ohms (single ended, Dual DAC mode)
160mW @ 32 ohms (balanced output)
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO 120dB (single ended)
120dB (balanced)
CHANNEL SEPARATING DEGREE 73dB @ 32 ohms (single ended)
96dB @ 32 ohms (balanced)
THD+N 0.003% (LDAC/A-W/0.5V/32ohms)
0.03% (0.5V/others/A-W/32ohms)
BATTERY LIFE 15 hours (single ended)
10 hours (balanced)
CHARGING TIME 2 hours
BATTERY CAPACITY 550mAh
POWER ADAPTER DC 5V/500 mA
USB PORT Type-C interface, supporting driver-free USB DAC
VOLUME CONTROL Independent from smartphone volume setting, controlled by volume wheel
CONNECTOR 3.5mm and 2.5mm jack
SIZE 60 mm*36 mm*13.5 mm
WEIGHT 37G
IN THE BOX
BOX CONTAINS 1. Shanling - UP4 Portable Amp
2. Clip Case
3. USB-C Cable
4. User Manual
5. Warranty

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Warranty
Ideal For Smartphone & Desktop Smartphone Smartphone Smartphone & Desktop
Weight 37g 26g 23g 43.7g
DAC Chip ESS Sabre ES9218P X2 ESS Sabre ES9218P Cirrus Logic CS4350 ESS SABRE ES9218P
Sample Rate 32bit/348Khz 24bit/96kHz 24bit/48 kHz 32bit/384kHz
Inbuilt Battery
Battery Life 15 Hours 11 Hours 5 Hours 9 Hours
Balanced Outputs
Outputs 2.5mm & 3.5mm 3.5mm 2.5mm & 3.5mm 2.5mm & 3.5mm
Digital Inputs USB Type-C USB Type-C USB Type-C
Output level Unbalanced: 91mW @ 32 Ohms Balanced:160mW @ 32 Ohms 67mW@32 Ohms PO About 80mW(32Ω Loaded)
PO About 90mW(16Ω Loaded)
BAL About 240mW(32Ω Loaded)
BAL About 240mW(16Ω Loaded)
Signal to Noise Ratio Unbalanced:120dB Balanced:120dB 116dB PO≥118dB (32Ω A-Weighted)
BAL≥122dB(32Ω A-Weighted)
Bluetooth Version V5.0 V5.0 V4.1 V5.0
Bluetooth Codecs HWA, LDAC, aptX HD, aptX, AAC & SBC LDAC, LHDC, aptX HD,AAC & SBC aptX HD, aptX, AAC & SBC AAC, SBC, aptX, aptX LL, aptX HD, and LDAC
MQA Support
Volume Control
Expert Verdict "The UP4 is a great little device for those people who have a good set of earphones or headphones yet don’t want to go down the expensive external DAP route."
Audiophile On
"UP2 is lovely. It’s a smart answer to the search for a small and portable Bluetooth source. Size does not always matter, the UP2 is diminutive in size, yet its a compelling device for audiophiles."
Soundphile
"This little device can transform your favorite wired headphones wireless and capable of high-resolution audio streaming thanks to its aptX HD support."
Tech Hive
"The FiiO BTR5 is the best Bluetooth receiver I have tried up to date, it offers pretty much everything I imagined on a 2020 Bluetooth device."
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  • Warranty

    1 Year Warranty

    Don't sweat it, this Shanling UP4 comes with a 1 year warranty from Shanling that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

    Read more about Shanling's warranty in India.

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 16 reviews
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    Subhas (Kolkata)
    Good hardware, serious quality control issue

    The Shanling - UP4 unit delivered to me has significant channel imbalance: the right channel output is much less than the left one. I had to return it to you for a replacement. I assume that you have professional equipment able to accurately measure and quantify individual channel outputs, demonstrating the defect quickly and conclusively.

    Once the problem was identified, the UP4 device was thoroughly examined and its sound output was exhaustively compared with similar hardware, namely, Fiio BTR5 and Shanling's own UP2.

    SOURCE USED:
    1) Microsoft Surface Laptop 3
    2) Pioneer External Blu-ray Writer
    3) Richard Strauss: Elektra Blu-ray with DTS-HD Master Audio 96 kHz/24-bit
    4) Various 24-bit/192 kHz FLAC files

    The UP4 device has a very noticeable sound output difference between the channels, readily identifiable even by a casual listener. The left channel sound output is about 30% louder than the right channel. The device has been tested over many hours of listening paired with several IEMs, over-ears and on-ears. None of my other bluetooth/desktop DACs suffer from this defect.

    I am disappointed in Shanling but trust you to take care of the problem by replacing the malfunctioning device. Eagerly waiting to hear from you.

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    Amit Sharma (Mumbai)
    A capable bluetooth DAC with iff-ish USB connectivity

    I received the unit from headphone zone within 48 hours, full marks to them for that at least. The story thereafter took a turn for the worse though.

    I ordered this unit as a birthday gift to myself and was really excited when I received it within 2 days of ordering. I immediately wanted to try it out so after I read the manual and the website I paired my phone (Asus ROG II) to this unit to give it a spin. I listened to music over Spotify and USB Audio player Pro and wasn't too impressed with the output of the FLAC files compared till I turned on the dual-dac mode. That kind of opened up the soundstage a bit and increased the separation between the instruments. I think the BT 5 iny phone definitely helped when paired to this unit. I haven't got a chance to measure the battery life yet but it aes impressive considering I had to charge it after 3 days of continuous listening.

    Now comes the disappointing part, the wired (USB-C) connectivity with phones. I tried it with a Xiaomi Mi A1, Asus ROG II andy laptop. I used the cable supplied with the unit and even a Smart Smith USB 3 Gen 2 (10gbps certified) cable but it just refused to work. My Xiaomi Mi A1 and laptop recognised the shanling and allowed me to manually route audio through it. It showed the shanling selected but no sound came out of the earphones.

    I immediately decided to report this to headphone zone and opted for the 7-day return policy but no matter what I tried the website threw up an error saying I could only a aio of this option within 7 days of ( I purchased this device on 5 Oct, it was delivered on 7 Oct and this case was logged on 7 Oct itself). Extremely disappointed with this. I will definitely be more careful purchasing stuff going forward.

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    Partha Bhattacharjee (Kolkata)
    Worth buying

    First of all thanks to headphonezone for promptly allowing me to upgrade my order from UP2 to UP4. They were very fast and accommodative and the gadget reached me on the third day.
    About the device, its small and versatile. Supports a lot of codecs for listening to High-Res files. Sounds deep and crisp but smooth. Mid range is also clear. Overall experience is smooth and non fatiguing. One good thing is that it updated its firmware in OTA through Shanling app indicating that it is from a newly manufactured lot (as earlier versions do not update over OTA as gathered from the net). Now its running on V1. 3. The connectivity is fast and it can remember connections with 2 BT devices.
    The app is a bit amateurish. When connected it shows a DISCONNECTED(when actually it is connected) button which should read DISCONNECT actually. BT codecs are chooseable and is only limited by the transmitting device. I used with my LG V20 and POCO F1 with LG sounding smoother and POCO with a little more shimmering highs. Enjoyed on both. Adequate power to drive my AKG K712 pro through unbalanced out.
    I need to buy a balanced cable now for my detachable earphones. Planning to make a DIY one as balanced cable are costly.
    Can anybody confirm the 2.5mm configuration for Shanling. What I gathered from net is R-, R+, L+, L- for TRRS pins respectively.
    Regards
    Partha

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    ANUJIT (Kolkata)
    Lightning Fast Deliver with authentic product

    I bought my Shanling UP 4, my first ever AMP/DAC (with Bluetooth). I have paired it with my shiny new TinFi T2 . The sound separation is mind blowing (at least to me) for the budget. The Shanling Up 4 has ample amount of amplification for my drivers and for my needs too. It has also other fancy stuff like a 2.5 mm port for balanced output and some other things (that I have not used so far). Also the quality of the unit is very good.

    I would recommend everyone, who is looking for a Dual DAC Bluetooth AMP, with incredible track separation and well balanced audio quality, in a decent budget - you can go for this.

    Oh! and the shipping was very very fast, I got my unit in 2 days.

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    Vivek.N (Chennai)
    Great BT reciever / DAC

    This is my first audiophile product and I'm really loving it. Tried using through various sources like Laptop, Android & I Phone and it's working great with all the devices. Sound out put is best when connected through Ldac codec mode

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    Sam (Puducherry)
    Awesome little device which might change the way to listen to music

    Simple, discreet, elegant, easy to use, easy to connect and accompanied by a great audio quality! Nothing much to reproach to the UP4. Using it is a pleasure and simplistic. The volume wheel makes the experience even more enjoyable and the choice of volume precise.
    I was hesitating with the FIIO BTR5 but have no regrets getting the UP4, on the contrary. The build is solide and the listen enjoyable.
    An app is also downloadable to help you tune your device. Great!

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    Srimanta Patra (Rajkot)
    It must to buy with any good iem or Earphone

    Just awsome paired with KZ zs10pro , i forgot all my wireless earphones or headphones. That pair blown all them..Just go for it.. nodoubt. I am not audiophile, but as per casual music lisnter love it.. Thank you HZ

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    Varun Vijayan (Ernakulam)
    Does make a difference

    This is my first DAC. Paired it with Thieaudio Legacy 3. I haven't tried the usb dac functionality yet.
    I compared it with the redmi note 8 pro that has a 3.5mm out. The sound quality has a noticeable difference. It sounds a lot cleaner. Especially the highs. There is a significant improvement in sound staging. I was always under the impression that external DACs are overhyped and doesn't do much when compared to a normal run of the block dac present in our laptops and cellphones. The UP4 proved me wrong. A must have for beginner audiophiles.

    Hey Varun, Its amazing to hear that you are loving the new purchase!

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    Asif Iqbal Shaik (Hyderabad)
    The best Bluetooth portable Adapter/DAC for audiophiles, probably even an overkill.

    With headphone jacks disappearing from smartphones, and Bluetooth earphones still nowhere close to wired headphones in terms of audio quality, I wanted something that turns wired earphones into wireless ones without sacrificing quality and driving power. It means that I wanted a Bluetooth adapter with LDAC codec, high-quality DAC, and a powerful amplifier that can drive even bigger headphones. The Shanling UP4 was along the most high-end portable Bluetooth adapter in the market, complete with AAC, aptX, aptX LL, aptX HD, LDAC, dual-DAC chips from ESS, Hi-Res certification, NFC, and long battery life. After using them for a week, here are my thoughts:

    Pros:
    1. Very good connection stability and range.
    2. Presence of all wireless audio codecs: SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX LL, aptX HD, and LDAC.
    3. Excellent audio quality, at least as far as wireless audio goes.
    4. High amplification power.
    5. 3.5mm unbalanced and 2.5mm balanced ports.
    5. Long battery life (more than 10 hours on a single charge at high volume levels).
    6. NFC for quick connections.
    7. Status LED shows which codec is being used.
    8. Smartphone companion app and support for firmware updates.
    9. USB Type-C port with fast charging.

    Cons:
    1. Smartphone app is garbage. There's no volume level adjustment from the app, and it sometimes says that the UP4 is not connected to the phone even if it is.
    2. Glossy gass body can gey scratched. Could've had a metal design or a matte glass finish.
    3. Should've had a display (to show active codec, battery level, and audio source) for this price.

    Hey Asif, we are so happy to hear that you are loving this product! Thanks for taking time and sharing this wonderful and detailed review. Happy listening! :)

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