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S.M.S.L - SH-9

Desktop Amplifier
Sale price₹ 28,999
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1. What is a Pre-Order product?
A Pre-order product is a product that we especially order for you from the brand. Once you place an order with us, we will order it from the brand for you.

2. How do I know when the product will be delivered?
There is a rough timeline on the product availability and once it has been confirmed with the brand, we will inform you. 

3. Do you order the product from the brand as soon as I place the order?
We do not immediately order the product but add it in the upcoming order.

4. Will you be giving me updates?
Once we have ordered the product and have a confirmed timeline, we will give you an update.

5. I’d like to make changes to/cancel my order?
You can only cancel/make changes to your order until we place the order with the brand. Since the product is specifically being ordered for you, we will be unable to cancel/make changes once we order the product from the brand.

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7 Day Replacement Guarantee

In case you receive the S.M.S.L - SH-9 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 - SH-9 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.

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Excellence

1 Year of
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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

For Studio & Professionals

As the name implies, anything branded as studio headphones is designed especially for a studio setting with a particular focus on accuracy and transparency for monitoring and mixing.


These headphones present an accurate image of your music than ordinary headphones, allowing you to hear every nuance and aspect of your music. Therefore, having a good set of studio headphones is just as important as any other gear in your studio.


These headphones provide a fresh perspective to that mix you’ve spent hours mastering and recording, essentially giving you another set of ears.


4-Pin XLR
Balanced Output

Connect With
3-Pin XLR & RCA

3W x 2 @ 32Ω
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.


THXAAA-888 HEADPHONE AMP POWERED WITH THE THX AAA TECHNOLOGY

Adopting the certified THX-888 module, the SMSL SH-9 delivers exceptional sonic performance empowering you to access high fidelity sound at your convenience. Moreover, the use of patented feed-forward error correction topology reduces colouration and distortion so that you get to experience pure, natural sound. The combination of THX-certified THXAAA-888 circuit, Bipolar linear amplifier circuit with patented feed-forward error correction topology eliminates all kinds of distortion and harmonic intermodulation.
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A PERFECT DESKTOP SYSTEM WITH AN ULTRA-COMPACT ALUMINUM DESIGN

Made out of precise CNC milled Aluminium Alloy, the body of the SMSL SH-9 sports an anodized and chamfered finish that not only adds to the charm but also makes the SH-9 durable. With high precision resistors, the SH-9 takes care of the temperature. You also get a high-quality 256 Bit high precision and low noise 256 level relay volume control with the SMSL SH-9. With S.M.S.L Patented 24W low noise high-efficiency power backup, the SH-9 delivers superb power-efficient performance.
NOTE: In a real case scenario, extra bits are not eliminated to provide more linear volume.

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DISTORTION-FREE SOUND AND HIGH POWER FOR  HIGH-QUALITY PURE SOUND

With THD ≤0.00006 and SNR >137dB, the SMSL SH-9 ensures noise/distortion-free sound for the best possible music listening. This incredible Amp comes with a function knob, display, RCA input, balanced stereo line input and an IR receiver and also supports 6.35mm output and a balanced RCA input and a 3-Pin XLR balanced output. It can produce power of up 6 Watts into 16 Ohm, 3 Watts into 32 Ohm Headphones and comes with 2 positions with switchable gain control. The thermal protection on the Amp protects DC, over-voltage, over-current and short-circuit.

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1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this S.M.S.L - SH-9 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.

IGN Awards

Gold Award

Soundnews.net
Dec, 2020

The Verge

"Amazing amplifier. The SH-9 is very well built and it has unique features such as a screen and a remote. It offers killer price to performance ratio when you include the feature set into the equation."

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Headfonia

"SH-9 had much better volume control that gives it perfect volume matching down to the lowest setting. The noise floor is excellent on that THX amp with an incredibly smooth yet linear signal."

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What Hi-Fi

"SMSL SH-9 carries the highest performing THX-AAA-888 modules, some of the best relay-controlled volume pots, it offers plenty of power even for the most demanding headphones."

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Inner Fidelity

"This is another winner in my book from SMSL and I definitely recommend the SH-9! All my headphones performed outstandingly and my sensitive iems didn’t pick up any noise which was fantastic!"

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Customer Reviews

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Rajesh (Chennai)
Design and Comfort:
Great
Poor
Sound Quality:
Awesome
Awful
Value for Money:
Bang On!
Not at all
My 3 reasons to buy SMSL SH-9 & my experience after buying it

I didn't have much confusion to buy sh-9 due to the following 3 reasons

1. I had SMSL SU-8 V2
I own SMSL SU-8 V2 dac for my stereo setup, which was connected through RCA to my stereo amp, SH-9 has XLR input so no hassles of connecting & disconnecting the cable for stereo and headphone setup

2. Remote
I needed remote. That's it! I think this is the amp with remote in that price segment. I have a 3m stock cable of my HD650 which is very convenient to listen to, from my easy chair with the handy remote to control both SU-8 & SH-9(Yes! one remote for both the devices). I can't think of sitting straight in my desktop setup & increasing or decreasing the volume for each song by hand manually (if it is a non remote version amp). I believe that the inconvenience in our physical posture while listening will lead to less listening time even though the sound quality is good. Paying this huge money on headphone setup & if we are not listening frequently then the price paid is not utilized to it's full efficiency. So I think the comfort while listening is of prime importance

3. The Sound Quality
I have a portable amp - ifi hip dac & then this desktop amp - sh-9. So I cannot give the comparison with other amps. But I like the sh-9 more than the portable hip dac which is obvious for the price. And also going with the online reviews, sh-9 has good reviews except for the more output power when compared to topping a30 pro, a90 & modius (a90 is double the price & modius is unavailable in india - as far as I know these are the competitors for sh-9 in this price range)

Now, My experience after buying it -
It was an easy setup since I had already bought an xlr pair for around 700Rs before sh-9 arrival. I just connected it with my su-8 and played hi res songs for my sennheiser HD650. That's it! I was playing one song after another. It was a great experience. The sound is crystal clear and enjoyable.

I was hesitant to spend 25k for an headphone amp for nearly a month. I was skeptical whether this is worth it. But after listening it I don't regret my purchase at all.

TO Headphonezone Team,
Thank you Headphone Zone for caring for the small group of people who care about good music known as audiophiles whom are not cared by the prominent e-commerce sites in India. If you were not there we would be shipping items from other countries without proper warranty and paying additional money for customs. Only Request is BRING BACK SCHIIT AUDIO TO INDIA.

Hi Rajesh,
We are so happy you took out time & elaborately reviewed the product. We are sure this will help our customers to make an even better & informed decision.

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Rushikesh Badbade (Pune)
Design and Comfort:
Great
Poor
Sound Quality:
Awesome
Awful
Value for Money:
Bang On!
Not at all
A Great Budget Option!

Bought this as an backup to my A30 Pro. Performs on similar levels in terms of audio. Nothing to be critical of. If you want a transparent AMP that does its job well. Here you go.

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