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Designed & built in
Ideal for Casual
1 Year of
Bluetooth with aptX
LDAC & AAC
21 Hours of
Best Suited for
Battery Capacity of
The design of the Shanling Q1 is inspired by the retro look of the 1950s. This stylish retro design includes smooth curved edges and distinct chrome finishes. With its uniquely coloured shells, these are sure to stand out. The ESS Sabre ES9218P Hi-Fi DAC/AMP offers a premium and powerful sound output, blending style & great sound together.
The Shanling Q1 is an extremely compact and portable music player which can be easily carried in your pocket. It comes with a 7H tempered glass and zinc alloy unibody for added durability. The classic analogue volume wheel makes controlling your music very seamless.
The Q1 houses Shanling's very own MTouch OS with a user-friendly and feature-rich 2.7-inch touch interface. This is a 3rd gen OS that comes with regularly updated features. The power-efficient design allows this player to last up to 21 hours of continuous playback.
Enjoy high-quality sound with a wide range of file formats (including DSD128). You can expand the memory with an external memory card of up to 2TB. You can also use it as a Bluetooth receiver/ transmitter or USB sound card.
Use your Android smartphone or tablet as a high-end remote with SyncLink. It lets you control your Shanling Q1 without the hassle of wires.
Note: To use the SyncLink function, you need to install the Shanling Music app that's available as a .apk file in the zip file with the firmware update.
|OUTPUT POWER||80 MW @ 32 Ohm|
|OUTPUT IMPEDANCE||<0.2 Ohm|
|CHANNEL SEPARATION||76 DB|
|RECOMMENDED HEADPHONE IMPEDANCE||8-300 Ohms|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||20Hz ~ 40kHz|
|DISTORTION||0.004% ( A-Weighting, Output 1KHZ 485mV)|
|SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO||118dB ( A-Weighting )|
|HI-RES SUPPORT||Up To 384kHz / 32bit, DSD64 & DSD128|
|SYSTEM||MTouch OS By Shanling|
|DAC MODEL||ESS Sabre ES9218P|
|BATTERY LIFE||Up To 21 Hours (Depending On Usage)|
|DEEP STANDBY||Up To 20 Days (Depending On Usage)|
|BATTERY||1100 MAh Lithium Battery|
|CHARGING TIME||2 Hours (Depending On Usage)|
|STORAGE||Up To 2 TB Micro SD Card (Purchase Separately)|
|OUTPUT||3.5mm Jack Headphone Output|
|BLUETOOTH||Two-way Bluetooth 4.2|
|BLUETOOTH CODEC||Two-way LDAC, AAC, SBC, Transmit only aptX|
|USB DAC||Up to PCM 24/192|
|SCREEN||2.7 inch 360*400 touch screen|
|WEIGHT||About 136.8 G|
1. Shanling Q1 Music Player
|2. Silicone Case|
|3. USB Cable|
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|DAC Chip||ESS Sabre ES9218P||ESS Sabre ES9218P||Cirrus Logic CS4398||AKM 4490EN|
|Sample Rate||32bit/384kHz||32bit/384 kHz||24-Bit/192kHz||32bit/384 kHz|
|Battery Life||21 Hours||15 Hours||10 Hours||10.5 Hours|
|Balanced Outputs||2.5 mm|
|Digital Outputs||USB-C||USB-C||Micro USB||USB-C|
|Internal Storage||0 GB||0 GB||16 GB||0 GB|
|External Storage||1 x microSD||1 x microSD||1 x microSD||1 x microSD|
|Output level||80 MW @ 32 Ohm||80 MW @ 32 Ohm||1.85 Vrms||Unbalanced 180mW@16 Ohms/106 MW@32 Ohms
Balanced 212 MW@16 Ohms/120 MW@32 Ohms
|Signal to Noise Ratio||118dB||117dB|
|Bluetooth Codecs||LDAC, aptX & AAC||LDAC & aptX||aptX HD||LDAC, aptX and AAC|
The Q1 is feature-packed at any price. I love the Q1’s big buttons, easy to use GUI and hardware interface, nice screen, solid body, and quality sound."
"It sounds good, performs good and the amount of features were just enough to convince me to make this decision. I recommend the M0 to everyone who has an active lifestyle, who has good IEMs."
"If you want a dedicated PMP with direct access to Spotify or Tidal, the Activo CT10 should be a great entry-level option. Sonically, it’s a five-star player when used with wired headphones."
"A great player which goes directly in our recommendation list. It’s a very solid choice. Sound quality is top-notch, build quality is astounding."
Don't sweat it, this Shanling Q1 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.
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"The Q1 is feature-packed at any price. I love the Q1’s big buttons, easy to use GUI and hardware interface, nice screen, solid body, and quality sound."Read More
"There’s a whiff of 6th-gen iPod nano about Shanling Q1, but sorry, Jony Ive, Apple’s tiny portable music player never looked this cool." "Read More
"Its few flaws in UI and haptics aside, the Q1 is the best DAP I’ve reviewed in recent memory. And, while it lacks a unique sound signature, it sounds great."Read More
"Q1 takes M0 to a new level - bigger and more user-friendly screen, playback buttons, easier to grip volume wheel, longer battery, and improvements in sound."Read More
IEM Used: LZ-A6 Mini with Magaosi TY-01 cable
Files played: FLAC(32bit/96 KHz), MP3(320 kbps)
Phone vs DAP:
This is my first DAP. Before this I was using UAPP/Poweramp on an Android phone(Redmi K20 Pro). Compared to the phone, audio from a DAP sounds much fuller and fleshed out. It may not be apparent at once, especially if one uses UAPP on Android. But over the duration of my listening session, I noticed various sounds which were not audible to me on a phone. Audio coming from a DAP sounds accurate while that from a phone sounds artificial.
Q1 is built to last. Full zinc alloy body with metallic finish looks awesome, and feels sturdy in hand. It’s a really heavy device for its size. The only cons is that the physical buttons are very soft and can be pressed easily by accident.
Q1 uses a custom OS(MTouch 3.0) based on Linux. It can be updated from the Shanling website. One can access My Files, Settings, Equalizer, My Music, etc from the main menu. Navigation is intuitive and very comfortable. There is also an Equalizer with 10 bands and 8 presets(+3 custom presets). The only cons is lack of search option in My Music, but I guess it’s the same with most DAPS in the market.
Audio Quality(without Equalizer):
I paired it with LZ-A6 Mini. The audio signature is neutral and flat. Background is black. There is no noise/hiss. Whatever sound signature one gets will be based entirely on the signature of the IEM one uses.
The bass is very good and controlled. There is no bleeding. Mid bass is good and tight.
The midrange is also great. Vocals sound full and rich. Instruments sound precise.
Treble is extended and sounds transparent. Decay is fast. Treble performance depends much on the IEMS used.
Sound stage is awesome. Its wide and also has a lot of depth. Instrument positioning is accurate. Paired with a good IEM its sure to give one a 3D effect, placing the listener right in the center of recording room.
One can get really awesome sound quality when playing MP3 files, but FLAC is where Q1 really shines. One can hear the intricate details in a music not heard while playing the same FLAC file on a phone/PC.
Q1 can also be used as a DAC. Previously I had never used a DAC before, so when I connected the Q1 to my PC in DAC mode and listened to the audio, my mind was blown! Audio sounds MUCH better from a PC when using a DAC. Even if one doesn’t buy a DAP, but uses a PC for audio purposes, one must at least get a DAC.
Q1 supports 2-way audio through Bluetooth and can play files with aptX or LDAC which is awesome. Even though wireless audio is no match for wired, still, when required Q1 gives the best available in wireless audio.
Build quality, Audio quality, external DAC, 2way BT with aptX & LDAC, 2TB sd card support
Buttons easy to press accidently, No search in My Music
Should you but it?
If you call yourself an audiophile, but still listen to music on a phone/PC, hell yeah! Just go ahead and order it!
But if you are not an audiophile and haven’t heard about FLACs, stay away.