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S.M.S.L - SU-9

Desktop Digital To Analog Converter (DAC)
Sale price₹ 39,990 Regular priceMRP: ₹ 45,999
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This S.M.S.L - SU-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 - SU-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. 

An exchange will be allowed only if 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)

You will receive full Store Credit in your Headphone Zone account so that you may choose another product from our website which would be more suited to your needs. Refunds will NOT be possible under our 7 Day Easy Exchange Policy.

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Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Bajaj Finserv card owners
Transaction value: All orders above Rs. 4,500/-
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Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 13,330 ₹ 0

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Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Zestmoney users
Transaction value: Depends on your credit limit
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3 No Cost EMI ₹ 13,330 ₹ 0

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Tenure available: 3 or 6 Months
Eligibility: All above 21 years of age
Transaction value: Available on all orders below Rs. 60,000/-
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Offer alert: Get Flat Rs. 500 Cashback on orders above Rs. 5,000 with Walnut 369. Valid till 31st July, 2022
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 13,330 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 6,665 ₹ 0

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7 DAY REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE

In case you receive the S.M.S.L - SU-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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No Cost EMI Options

Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Bajaj Finserv card owners
Transaction value: All orders above Rs. 4,500/-
Payment Gateway: Please choose Razorpay at checkout

Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 13,330 ₹ 0

Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Zestmoney users
Transaction value: Depends on your credit limit
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Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 13,330 ₹ 0

Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Simpl users
Transaction value: Depends on your credit limit
Payment Gateway: Please choose Simpl Pay in 3 at checkout

Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 13,330 ₹ 0

100% Buyer Protection

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
Eligibility: All above 21 years of age
Transaction value: Available on all orders below Rs. 60,000/-
Payment Gateway: Please choose Razorpay at checkout

Offer alert: Get Flat Rs. 500 Cashback on orders above Rs. 5,000 with Walnut 369. Valid till 31st July, 2022
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 13,330 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 6,665 ₹ 0

Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Simpl users
Transaction value: Depends on your credit limit
Payment Gateway: Please choose Simpl Pay in 3 at checkout

Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 13,330 ₹ 0

Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Bajaj Finserv card owners
Transaction value: All orders above Rs. 4,500/-
Payment Gateway: Please choose Razorpay at checkout

Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 13,330 ₹ 0

Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Zestmoney users
Transaction value: Depends on your credit limit
Payment Gateway: Please choose Cashfree at checkout

Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 13,330 ₹ 0

EMI Options through Other Credit Cards


Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 14% ₹ 13,642 ₹ 937
6 14% ₹ 6,940 ₹ 1,649
9 14% ₹ 4,707 ₹ 2,369
12 14% ₹ 3,591 ₹ 3,097
18 14% ₹ 2,476 ₹ 4,578
24 14% ₹ 1,920 ₹ 6,091
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 13,330 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 6,665 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 4,707 ₹ 2,369
12 14% ₹ 3,591 ₹ 3,097
18 15% ₹ 2,495 ₹ 4,916
24 15% ₹ 1,939 ₹ 6,546
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 13,330 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 6,665 ₹ 0
9 13% ₹ 4,687 ₹ 2,197
12 13% ₹ 3,572 ₹ 2,872
18 15% ₹ 2,495 ₹ 4,916
24 15% ₹ 1,939 ₹ 6,546
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 13,330 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 6,665 ₹ 0
9 15% ₹ 4,726 ₹ 2,541
12 15% ₹ 3,609 ₹ 3,323
18 15% ₹ 2,495 ₹ 4,916
24 15% ₹ 1,939 ₹ 6,546
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 13,330 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 6,665 ₹ 0
9 15% ₹ 4,726 ₹ 2,541
12 15% ₹ 3,609 ₹ 3,323
18 15% ₹ 2,495 ₹ 4,916
24 15% ₹ 1,939 ₹ 6,546
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 13,330 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 6,665 ₹ 0
9 13.50% ₹ 4,697 ₹ 2,283
12 13.50% ₹ 3,581 ₹ 2,984
18 13.50% ₹ 2,467 ₹ 4,409
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 13,330 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 6,665 ₹ 0
9 13.99% ₹ 4,706 ₹ 2,367
12 13.99% ₹ 3,590 ₹ 3,095
18 14.99% ₹ 2,495 ₹ 4,912
24 14.99% ₹ 1,939 ₹ 6,541
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 13,330 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 6,665 ₹ 0
9 13% ₹ 4,687 ₹ 2,197
12 12% ₹ 3,553 ₹ 2,647
18 12% ₹ 2,439 ₹ 3,906
24 12% ₹ 1,882 ₹ 5,189
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 13,330 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 6,665 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 4,707 ₹ 2,369
12 14% ₹ 3,591 ₹ 3,097
18 15% ₹ 2,495 ₹ 4,916
24 15% ₹ 1,939 ₹ 6,546
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 13,330 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 6,665 ₹ 0
9 15% ₹ 4,726 ₹ 2,541
12 15% ₹ 3,609 ₹ 3,323
18 15% ₹ 2,495 ₹ 4,916
24 15% ₹ 1,939 ₹ 6,546
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 13,330 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 6,665 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 4,707 ₹ 2,369
12 14% ₹ 3,591 ₹ 3,097
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 13,330 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 6,665 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 4,707 ₹ 2,369
12 14% ₹ 3,591 ₹ 3,097
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 13,330 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 6,665 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 4,707 ₹ 2,369
12 14% ₹ 3,591 ₹ 3,097
18 15% ₹ 2,495 ₹ 4,916
24 15% ₹ 1,939 ₹ 6,546

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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.

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.

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.

EQUIPPED WITH FLAGSHIP ES9038 DAC & ES9311 POWER CHIP FOR PREMIUM HIGH-QUALITY SOUND

Powered with the flagship ES9038 DAC chip, the SMSL SU-9 also comes with an ES9311 power chip that encourages the ES9038 to realise its full potential covering a frequency range of 20 to 40kHz. Every digital audio input on the SU-9 supports DSD decoding while the DoP64 is supported using coaxial and optical only.
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EXPERIENCE A REMARKABLY DETAILED SOUND WITH FULL MQA SUPPORT

Analogue to digital audio conversion causes blurring transient response that reduces audio clarity. MQA eliminates this distortion to create a true 3D sound field that makes all the difference. MQA uses 24/192 recording to remove those distortions at the beginning and the end of the transient response.
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MQA DECODER & MQA RENDERER ROLLED IN ONE FOR FULL-FLEDGED MQA DELIGHT

Post distortion removal, MQA adapts large-sized music files to adapt according to the playback device using a process called 'musical origami'. The MQA decoder upgrades sound way beyond the CD quality and supports Bluesound, Pioneer, Onkyo's player along with the ROON streaming service. The MQA renderer completes the setup turning SMSL SU-9 into a full-blown MQA enabled device allowing you to enjoy sound in its purest studio quality just like the artist intended.

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WITH STUNNING ANODISED ALUMINIUM ALLOY BODY AND UAT COMPATIBILITY

Made out of precise CNC milled Aluminium Alloy, the body of the SMSL SU-9 sports an anodized and chamfered finish that not only adds to the charm but also makes the SU-9 durable. This incredible DAC supports SBC, AAC, APTX, APTX HD, LDAC and an incredibly detailed Ultra Audio Transmission (UAT) format developed by HiBy. UAT is compatible with up to 192kHz sampling frequency or 1.2 Mbps bit rate. It offers three settings—1.2Mbps, medium 900 kbps and low 600kbps.
Note: Kindly note that both transmitter and receiver are needed to support UAT which can be accessed using the HiByMusic app on Android devices.
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SUPER LOW JITTER AND THD+N FOR INTERFERENCE-FREE AUDIO

The jitter levels of the coaxial are ultra-low at 27ps while the Thd+N and intermodulation distortion are very low. The power source of the SU-9 has a low noise conditioner that enhances sound quality and power efficiency.

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EASE IN WITH A VOLUME KNOB, REMOTE & FULL-FLEDGED CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS

Paired with a volume knob, display and a remote the SMSL SU-9 makes it easy for you to manage your music. It also takes care of connection needs with a range of audio inputs including Bluetooth, USB, AC IN, Coaxial and Optical inputs. It also has an RCA output and a 3-Pin XLR balanced output.

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1 Year Warranty

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

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

Headfonics

"The SMSL SU-9 is a DAC with a great selection of inputs and outputs that would look great on any desktop setup. At its core, the SU-9 is a great DAC with a thick and smooth sound signature."

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Major HiFi

"They make good, value-for-money products, and this one, in particular, is a performer. You can get an SH-9 for a perfect match and go fully balanced to utilize their maximum potential."

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HiFi+

"If you are in the market for an ESS-based DAC, and your budget allows, there are very few reasons you should be considering anything else than the SU-9. Clear and bright screen, Included remote."

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Headfonics

"Linear sound with dead neutral tone, Coherent and layered presentation, Outstanding resolution, Intuitive UI with remote, Effective sound colour modes, High-quality BT implementation."

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Major HiFi

"I think that SMSL did an excellent job with their new SU-9. It’s a very natural and pleasant sounding DAC loaded with functions. On top of that, it is built to last, has a great choice of inputs/outputs."

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