S.M.S.L - C200

Desktop DAC & Headphone Amp

Sale price₹ 21,999

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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)


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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Ideal for Audiophiles

These DAC & Amps are designed for discerning music lovers. If audio quality is important to you, a set of DAC & Amps like these would be ideal.

You can expect these DAC & Amps to present you with a refined listening experience. The audio quality exhibited by these DAC & Amps is a beautiful mix of musicality, technical brilliance and high precision.

These DAC & Amps deliver a spacious & open soundstage that makes you feel you are sitting at a live concert. Experience the magic and delve into pure sonic tranquility!

Ideal for
Indoor Use

Ideal for Gaming

Sometimes, DAC & Amps embed a built-in microphone so you can use it while gaming. If you are someone working from home, or a professional gamer, you'll benefit from a DAC & Amp with a microphone.

You can expect these DAC & Amps to offer brilliant microphone quality and clear audio so that teammates can hear you at the other end. Just plug them in, and game your way to victory!

Bluetooth with LDAC
aptX HD, aptX & AAC

Balanced Output

DAC Chip
You may not even realise it, but most of us use a digital-to-analogue converter (commonly known as a DAC) daily. Built into your computers, tablets and smartphones, a DAC is fundamental to unlocking the convenience of digital music. Any device that acts as a digital sound source will need a DAC to convert digital audio to analog. A DAC converts the digital information stored in “0s and 1s” into an analog signal that's passed to speakers or headphones and ultimately our ear. In short, DACs play a large part in making digital music hearable. 

While this technical process is undoubtedly impressive, the DAC embedded into your smartphones or laptops is nowhere good enough to listen to your favourite music recordings in high quality. So, if you want to listen to music in high quality, an external DAC is essential to allow headphones or speakers to perform at their potential. An external DAC, first and foremost, will improve audio quality dramatically.
Pair with Laptop via USB

A majority of people use a laptop as the primary source device to listen to music or watch movies. Since the laptop is an essential part of the audio chain there are headphones and devices designed to work a laptop or computer system flawlessly. With the availability of USB connectivity, it becomes easier to pair various devices like an Amp, DAC or even headphones without worrying about drivers or any additional piece of software.

Connect With
USB, Optical & Coaxial

1.3W X 2 @ 32 Ω
Power Output

Volume Controls

If your DAC & Amps include volume controls or volume rockers, you can easily change the volume with a button press or volume knob turn.

DAC & Amps that have volume controls make its operation incredibly simple; turn up the volume on your smartphone or your source devices and then change the volume on DAC & Amps to the desired level.

This design feature allows you to have complete control over the desired volume according to your listening preferences.


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.



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.



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.



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.



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.

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.

Prime Audio


Prime Audio
Se, 2020


"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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"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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"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

Based on 2 reviews
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!

Roshan Ashraf Shaikh (Mumbai)

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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