S.M.S.L - C200

Desktop DAC & Headphone Amp

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7 Day Replacement Guarantee

In case you receive the S.M.S.L - C200 with a manufacturing defect, please raise a return request within 7 days of delivery.

However, if you receive an incorrect / damaged / different product or one with missing accessories, please raise a return request within 24 hours of delivery. In case you receive a product with a missing, incorrect, or faulty accessory, you will be given a replacement accessory instead of the entire product.

Please make sure that the product is in the original packaging with all the accessories it came with. We'll also need an unboxing video and images of the parcel to investigate about the discrepancy. You may be asked to share images of the product and the packaging received for us to determine the damage or defect prior to approving the return request. The free replacement will be shipped only once the original order is returned.

A replacement will be issued only if:

- It is found to be defective
- It is determined that the product was not damaged while in your possession
- The product is not different from what was shipped to you
- The product is returned in original condition (with brand’s/manufacturer's box, MRP tag intact, user manual, warranty card and all the accessories therein)

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Warranty & Services

Don't sweat it, this S.M.S.L - C200 comes with a 1 Year warranty from S.M.S.L that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

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Why S.M.S.L is Special

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Designed in China

Established & Reputed

Trust us, our reputation in the audio world speaks for itself!


This headphone or gear comes from a well-respected brand known for its high-quality audio equipment, so you can be confident in your purchase.


If you see a product marked as “🎖️ Established & Reputed”, it means you're getting a top-tier device from a brand that's earned its stripes in the audio industry.

Specialist

A masterpiece from the experts who know audio inside and out!


This headphone or gear is crafted by specialists who know their stuff, ensuring every detail is perfect.


If you see a product marked as “🌟 Specialist”, it means you're choosing a device designed by experts who specialize in creating this specific category of device.

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Born in 2009

Why we love this DAC/Amp

Value for Money

Great sound always doesn't have to come with a fancy price tag.


Every once in a while we come across a product that give you a lot more value for the price.


If you see products marked as "🥜 Value For Money" you can be sure you're getting a great bang for your buck.

For Enthusiasts on a Budget

We are here to help you find the best bang for your buck.


This headphone or gear is made for all passionate hobbyists who want top-notch gear without breaking the bank.


If you see a product marked as “🪴 For Enthusiasts on a Budget”, get ready to indulge in your music with high-quality, affordable products that keep your wallet happy and your enthusiasm alive!

Audiophile Community Favourite

This headphone or gear has a seal of approval from our audiophile community.


It is hit among the pickiest of audio enthusiasts. It comes with two thumbs up and is the community’s and one of our favourites.


If you see a product marked as “🦋 Audiophile Community Favourite”, you're in for a sonic treat with top-tier sound quality that will make your ears swoon and elevate your listening experience to new heights!

Incredibly Popular

Some things deserve all the attention.


This headphone or gear is a crowd favourite, winning over fans everywhere with its undeniable audio quality.


If you see products marked as “🥇 Incredibly Popular”, you’re opting for a tried-and-true choice that’s loved by many, ensuring you're getting something that’s proven to be awesome and widely acclaimed.

For Audiophiles at Home

Cause music hit differently when you are in your own space.


This headphone or gear is perfect for those who demand exceptional sound quality in their personal sanctuary.


If you see products marked as “🏠 For Audiophiles at Home”, get ready to transform your living space into an audiophile's paradise, with rich, immersive sound that makes every listening session a masterpiece.

Use Wirelessly with Bluetooth

Enjoy the convenience of seamless wireless connectivity


This headphone or gear indicates that the product supports wireless connectivity via Bluetooth, freeing you from the tangles of cords and cables.


If you see products marked as “✂️ Use Wirelessly with Bluetooth”, enjoy the freedom to stream music, make calls, and more, all without being tethered to your device, giving you the flexibility to move around and multitask with ease.

Connect With Cable

This device comes with multiple connectivity options. Be sure to check if your source and output support these input and output options.

Why it Sounds Amazing

DAC Chip

Know the secret to your pristine audio.


This headphone or gear reveals the secret sauce behind superior audio quality, highlighting the presence of a high-performance DAC chip for pristine sound reproduction.


If you see products marked as “⚙️ DAC Chip”, expect to experience your music with unparalleled clarity, detail, and fidelity, ensuring that every note and nuance is faithfully reproduced for your listening pleasure.

Power Output

When you need that juice to get the best out of your products.


This headphone or gear packs a punch, revealing the product's impressive power output capabilities, ensuring it can handle even the most demanding products with ease.


If you see products marked as “🚀 Power Output”, you're in for a treat with robust performance for driving high-fidelity products without breaking a sweat.

Balanced Output

Upgrading from single-ended to balanced can be the easiest way to improve your sound.


This DAC, Amp or Hi-Res player offers a balanced output, ensuring pristine audio quality with minimised interference and enhanced clarity for your listening pleasure.


If you see a product marked as "⚖️ Balanced Output”, get ready for a symphony of crystal-clear tunes, free from any unwanted noise drama!

Sampling Rate And Bit Depth

Ever wonder how those ones and zeros on your computer magically transform into the rich melodies that fill your room?


The secret lies in a tiny device called a Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC). Think of it as a translator, taking the digital code of your music and meticulously sculpting it back into a smooth, analog wave that your speakers can understand. But just like a sculptor needs the right tools, achieving audio nirvana with a DAC depends on two key factors: sampling rate and bit depth.


Sampling Rate:

Imagine your favourite song as a complex rollercoaster track. The sampling rate refers to how often the DAC takes measurements of this digital track, measured in kHz (kilohertz) or thousands of times per second. A higher sampling rate, like 96 kHz, is like taking a ton of pictures of the track, capturing every twist and turn with incredible detail. Lower rates, like the standard 44.1 kHz used in CDs, are like taking snapshots at a theme park – fun, but you might miss some of the subtler details that make the ride truly exhilarating.


Bit Depth:

Now, think about the sculptor's tools. Bit depth refers to the precision of each measurement the DAC takes. Imagine the number of colours available to the sculptor. With higher bit depth (e.g., 24 bits compared to 16 bits), each measurement can capture a wider range of values. This allows the DAC to recreate subtler variations in the sound wave, resulting in richer and more nuanced audio. It's like having a broader colour palette for building a more detailed and lifelike sculpture of the sound.


SMSL INTRODUCES THEIR HI-RES CERTIFIED DAC & HEADPHONE AMP - THE C200

SMSL has been on a technical spree with its line-up of high-performing products. SMSL is renowned for creating outstanding DACs & Amps that are well-liked among audiophiles. SMSL building, on the lineage, is proud to introduce their all-new DAC & Amp - the C200. It is a compact device with numerous features under its belly. The engineers at SMSL have incorporated the ES9038Q2M DAC chip from ESS Sabre in the all-new C200. The DAC chip ES9038Q2M is one of the finest; chips ever produced. The digital-to-analogue conversion is flawless with the ES9038Q2M chip under C200's circuitry. For its amplification part, SMSL C200 has 4x high-end dual op amp OPA1612 and a large number of audio-grade components. It also has two gain modes to drive low-sensitivity IEMs and high-impedance headphones. To get you started, it also supports Bluetooth connectivity allowing you to stream your music wirelessly. The C200 has also been Hi-Res certified by Japan Audio Association (JAS). Experience the magic and delve into pure sonic bliss with the all-new C200 DAC & Headphone amplifier.
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FEATURES ESS SABRE DAC CHIP AND OPERATIONAL AMPLIFIERS THAT DELIVER SPECTACULAR SONIC PERFORMANCE

The SMSL C200 has phenomenal specifications with a high-performance ES9038Q2M DAC chip incorporated in its circuitry. The DAC chips help determine how successfully the DAC can convert digital to analogue signals. This design consideration might lead to some interference if the DAC chips are not of the highest calibre. SMSL has worked on the premium ES9038Q2M based circuit with a new 4x high-end dual op amp OPA1612 and several audio-grade components. The DAC chip and the OPA1612 operational amplifiers deliver unmatched performance with ultra-low distortion and high SNR ratings while decoding high-resolution audio signals. The team of engineers at SMSL considered this design aspect and has included a high-performance ES9038Q2M DAC chip that delivers flawless performance. The ES9038Q2M SABRE Reference DAC is a very high-performance, 32-bit, Stereo audio D/A converter designed for; audiophile-grade portable power-sensitive applications. The ES9038Q2M DAC chip allows decoding support up to 32-Bit/768kHz and DSD512 (Direct Stream Digital). Using the critically acclaimed ESS patented 32-bit HyperStream™ DAC architecture and Time Domain Jitter Eliminator, the ES9038Q2M SABRE32 Reference DAC delivers exceptional sonic performance.

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EXPERIENCE HI-RES MUSIC WIRED OR WIRELESSLY WITH USB AND BLUETOOTH COMPATIBILITY

With the advent of wireless technology, it is natural that people tend to prefer wireless systems over wired ones. It is just a fact that wireless technology has grown by leaps and bounds. Considering these aspects, SMSL has introduced Bluetooth streaming in C200 with Bluetooth 5.0 support. This Bluetooth 5.0 receiver module hosts a new Qualcomm QCC5125 chip, which supports the high-quality transmission codecs LDAC, aptX HD, aptX, AAC and SBC, a technology that automatically finds the best combination of quality and stability. This architecture makes it possible to adjust the data rate depending on how well the transmitter and receiver are connected. For you to experience music using a wired connection, SMSL has incorporated a 2nd generation XMOS chip. The 2nd generation XMOS chip supports DoP64 (DSD Over PCM) and native DSD512 (Direct Stream Digital), and PCM supports up to 32bit/768kHz.
NOTE: Input ports (except Bluetooth) support DSD transmission.
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C200 TAKES YOUR GAMING EXPERIENCE TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL WITH PS4, PS5 AND XBOX SUPPORT

The SMSL C200 supports USB1.1/2.0 connections allowing all USB devices to be connected without drivers. The C200 supports the connection of various game consoles, such as XBOX, PS4, and PS5. Experience gaming like never before with easy compatibility with PS4/PS5 and XBOX. USB1.1 only supports up to 24bit/96kHz; however, USB2.0 supports high-standard sampling rates. The SMSL C200 also hosts a built-in discrete component linear power supply and multiple low-noise power supplies for analogue circuits. The integrated linear power supply delivers precise and clean power and is free from signal interference. The C200 also has an audio clock processing circuit that reduces clock jitter delivering audio free of any jitter or distortions.
NOTE: With USB2.0, you will have to install a driver when connecting to a windows system.

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MINIMALISTIC DESIGN WITH THOUGHTFUL INPUTS AND OUTPUTS AND BUNDLED WITH A FUNCTIONAL REMOTE

The SMSL C200 is a compact device with a minimalistic design constructed with a CNC-integrated milling process. The C200 is simple and stylish, suitable for desktop use. The front panel hosts a large volume knob in the centre, with the two jack outputs to its left 6.35mm unbalanced and 4.4mm balanced, and a display on the right-hand side. The rear panel hosts the power connector, a Bluetooth antenna connector for Bluetooth connectivity, and optical, USB and coaxial input ports. It also has RCA and TRS 6.35mm jack high-quality gold-plated outputs. The volume knob is a click wheel with discrete steps that give you tactile feedback as you rotate the knob. It has a nice weight to it, too, so it’s easy to adjust the volume with precision. The unit also comes with a fully functional remote. You can control the SMSL C200 using the remote, which makes things more convenient. It has the following buttons: power, up, down, left, right, enter, input, FN (used to switch outputs and, when long pressed, to set the screen, to automatically switch off), mute, raise and reduce volume.
NOTE: C200 Input ports support DSD transmission and coaxial and optical support DoP64.

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1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this S.M.S.L - C200 comes with a 1 Year warranty from S.M.S.L that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about S.M.S.L's warranty in India.

Unveiling Cutting-Edge Audio Technology

Established in 2009, Foshan ShuangMuSanLin Technology Co. Ltd. is based in Shenzhen, China. S.M.S.L specializes in audio equipment including DACs, stereo headphone amplifiers, and power amplifiers. With an in-house R&D, manufacturing, and marketing team, S.M.S.L has built an extensive sales network covering 33 cities in China. Additionally, S.M.S.L has developed strategic partnerships with several countries, including Japan, Britain, Germany, Portugal, and Singapore. Their products are exported to over 30 countries worldwide and have garnered high customer satisfaction.

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Prime-Audio

"I like the simplicity of it too and the build quality feels reassuring. Having both the 6.35mm and 4.4mm headphone outputs means I can use it with any IEM and all but 1 of my headphones."

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SoundPhile-Review

"I can’t help but sincerely recommend the SMSL C200 to anyone and everyone: it’s a great device under every perspective and it is definitely worth checking out."

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Audiophile-Heaven

"At the end of today's review, if you're looking for one of the best price / performance ratios in the whole audio world, and if you want to get a superb deal for a DAC/AMP, I fully recommend SMSL C200 "

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Customer Reviews

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Max Coutinho (Pune)
Does what it is supposed to do.

Just gets out of the way and does what it is supposed to do. The filters, while subtle, do make a difference so try them all out. This is a review of just a couple of days as I did not get time to open it earlier.
The menu could have been better labeled though. I initially got confused between Lo and Ho option thinking it was for gain. Turns out it stands for Line out and Headphone out. My mistake. It is therefore important to read the manual which is just about adequate and kinda borders on the incomplete. However, once you get this out of the way then the unit operation is simplicity itself and you will get used to it within minutes. I just wish there was an option to switch the Line out between Fixed and Variable.
Here's hoping that the burn in dos not bring in any unpleasant traits in the sonic signature which, as of now, is fairly neutral. Not for heavy bass fans.

Thanks a lot for your detailed and genuine feedback, we're glad that you have such positive thoughts about the product and we'll share your thoughts with the brand as well. It'll also help our fellow customers to make the right choice!

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Roshan Ashraf Shaikh (Mumbai)
SMSL C200

Bought Audiotechnica R70X with with. The DAC/AMP is great but make sure you have a 4.4mm balanced cable which R70X doesnt provide. Truly a high quality and versatile DAC/ AMP. Never thought I would need BT until I used it with my phone. Most likely I will also be pairing it with a decent speakers in the future.

Thank you for your review of the SMSL C200! We're glad to hear that you are enjoying the high quality and versatility of this DAC/AMP. We hope you continue to enjoy your purchase. Happy listening!

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