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S.M.S.L - SH-9

Desktop Amplifier
Sale price₹ 24,990 Regular priceMRP: ₹ 28,999
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This S.M.S.L - SH-9 comes with a 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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7 DAY EASY EXCHANGE

The S.M.S.L - SH-9 is eligible for Easy Exchange within 7 days of delivery. Your exchange request will be accepted only once. We want to make sure that you end up with a product that you 100% love. 

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6 No Cost EMI ₹ 4,165 ₹ 0

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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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Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
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Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
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Once you receive your pre loved purchase, you get 48 hours to inspect and let us know if it's not as per the specs and images in the listing.

If the product you received is not functional, we will pick it up and send it back to the seller and you can choose to get a full refund or store credit.

7 DAY REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE

All bundled products are covered by the Headphone Zone 7 Day Replacement Guarantee.

However, you cannot return any item in the case you do not like it. If one item is defective - you will get a free replacement for that item. No refund or store credit will be given.

Please keep the product in its original condition with all accessories & packaging for a successful return. We may contact you to assess the damage or defect before issuing a replacement.

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ABOUT PRAVEEN KAMATH

Praveen, our Headphone Guru is an audio connoisseur and staunch Meze fanboy. He loves the RAI Penta and the Empyrean, equally. When not writing about, thinking about or listening to music: He's an avid beerologist too and staunchly believes that the combination of both beats every music setup out there! You'll often find him listening to The Weeknd, The Score and The Script.

ABOUT RAGHAV SOMANI

Raghav Somani is the Founder & CEO of Headphone Zone. An avid audiophile and musician since 2008, his choice of headphones include STAX Electrostats, Audeze LCD 3, and for music on the go, the JH Audio Roxanne + Astell&Kern SP1000 is never too far away. On his playlist, you'll find A.R. Rahman, Michael Jackson, and the Eagles.

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Tenure available: 3 and 6 Months
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Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 8,330 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 4,165 ₹ 0

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Tenure Interest% Downpayment Installment Interest
2 No Cost EMI ₹ 8,330 ₹ 8,330 ₹ 0
4 Low Cost EMI ₹ 6,248 ₹ 4,963 ₹ 1,110

Tenure available: 3 Months
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Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 14% ₹ 8,525 ₹ 585
6 14% ₹ 4,337 ₹ 1,030
9 14% ₹ 2,941 ₹ 1,480
12 14% ₹ 2,244 ₹ 1,935
18 14% ₹ 1,547 ₹ 2,861
24 14% ₹ 1,200 ₹ 3,806
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 8,330 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 4,165 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 2,941 ₹ 1,480
12 14% ₹ 2,244 ₹ 1,935
18 15% ₹ 1,559 ₹ 3,072
24 15% ₹ 1,212 ₹ 4,090
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 8,330 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 4,165 ₹ 0
9 13% ₹ 2,929 ₹ 1,373
12 13% ₹ 2,232 ₹ 1,794
18 15% ₹ 1,559 ₹ 3,072
24 15% ₹ 1,212 ₹ 4,090
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 8,330 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 4,165 ₹ 0
9 15% ₹ 2,953 ₹ 1,588
12 15% ₹ 2,256 ₹ 2,077
18 15% ₹ 1,559 ₹ 3,072
24 15% ₹ 1,212 ₹ 4,090
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 8,330 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 4,165 ₹ 0
9 15% ₹ 2,953 ₹ 1,588
12 15% ₹ 2,256 ₹ 2,077
18 15% ₹ 1,559 ₹ 3,072
24 15% ₹ 1,212 ₹ 4,090
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 8,330 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 4,165 ₹ 0
9 13.50% ₹ 2,935 ₹ 1,427
12 13.50% ₹ 2,238 ₹ 1,865
18 13.50% ₹ 1,541 ₹ 2,755
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 8,330 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 4,165 ₹ 0
9 13.99% ₹ 2,941 ₹ 1,479
12 13.99% ₹ 2,244 ₹ 1,934
18 14.99% ₹ 1,559 ₹ 3,070
24 14.99% ₹ 1,212 ₹ 4,088
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 8,330 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 4,165 ₹ 0
9 13% ₹ 2,929 ₹ 1,373
12 12% ₹ 2,220 ₹ 1,654
18 12% ₹ 1,524 ₹ 2,441
24 12% ₹ 1,176 ₹ 3,243
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 8,330 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 4,165 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 2,941 ₹ 1,480
12 14% ₹ 2,244 ₹ 1,935
18 15% ₹ 1,559 ₹ 3,072
24 15% ₹ 1,212 ₹ 4,090
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 8,330 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 4,165 ₹ 0
9 15% ₹ 2,953 ₹ 1,588
12 15% ₹ 2,256 ₹ 2,077
18 15% ₹ 1,559 ₹ 3,072
24 15% ₹ 1,212 ₹ 4,090
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 8,330 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 4,165 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 2,941 ₹ 1,480
12 14% ₹ 2,244 ₹ 1,935
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 8,330 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 4,165 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 2,941 ₹ 1,480
12 14% ₹ 2,244 ₹ 1,935
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 8,330 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 4,165 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 2,941 ₹ 1,480
12 14% ₹ 2,244 ₹ 1,935
18 15% ₹ 1,559 ₹ 3,072
24 15% ₹ 1,212 ₹ 4,090

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4-Pin XLR
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3W x 2 @ 32Ω
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Ideal for Audiophiles

These Amps & DACs are designed for discerning music lovers. If you are someone who cares about audio quality deeply, you'll want a pair of Amps & DACs like these. You can expect these Amps & DACs to present you with a refined listening experience. The audio quality exhibited by these Amps & DACs is a beautiful mix of musicality, technical brilliance and high precision. These Amps & DACs deliver a spacious and open soundstage that compares listening to music on actual speakers.

For Studio & Professionals

As the name implies, anything branded a studio headphone will have been designed especially for use in 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 piece of gear in your studio. These headphones provide a fresh perspective to that mix you’ve spent hours working. Essentially, giving you another set of ears.

Volume Controls

If your Amps & DACs have volume controls, you will be able to adjust the volume level with a simple touch of a button without having to reach for your source device. Your music keeps playing without being interrupted or accidentally paused during playback. Having volume controls on Amps & DACs or at least in-line controls on the audio cable may seem unnecessary to some people, but they are, in fact, quite convenient.

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 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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IGN Awards

Gold Award

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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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Rajesh (Chennai)
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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)
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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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