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Shanling - EM7

Streaming Music Centre
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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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In case you receive the Shanling - EM7 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 Shanling - EM7 comes with a 1 Year warranty from Shanling that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about Shanling's warranty in India.

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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

Bluetooth with
LDAC & aptX HD

4.4mm & 4-Pin XLR
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
Optical & Coaxial

Upto 7000mW @ 32Ω
Power Output

Upto 2TB
of Storage

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.


SHANLING INTRODUCES THE ALL-NEW AND UPGRADED EM7 - AN ALL-IN-ONE HIGH-END STREAMER, DAC, AMP AND PRE-AMPLIFIER

Shanling is a company based in Shenzhen, China, founded in 1988. Since 1988 it has been the pioneer in developing some of the spectacular audio equipment known to the world. Shanling aims to provide an optimal all-in-one desktop solution with their EM line. Shanling started last year with the EM5 model, which packed a lot of features into a reasonably sized and well-priced package. Shanling is pushing the bar even further with the EM7, improving upon the EM5 in every minute aspect, going for a High-End performance that will match any of the best Audiophile headphones. The flagship ESS DAC ES9038Pro, with its eight channels feeding a fully balanced amplifier, is the centrepiece of the analogue part of the EM7, based on their well-proven OP+BUF architecture. This newly developed amplifier circuit for the EM7 complements the DAC's exceptionally accurate and clean sound while providing substantial power output for the most demanding headphones. This design yields their powerful and best-measured desktop DAC/AMP, which outputs up to 7W @ 32 Ohm / 1W @ 300 Ohm. The EM7 is an all-around power-packed performer being a streamer, DAC & Amplifier and a pre-amplifier making EM7 an all-in-one package. Shanling EM7 promises to deliver exceptional performance by housing industry-leading flagship ESS Sabre DAC chips, XMOS chips for USB audio, and Qualcomm chips for seamless wireless transmission. The Shanling EM7 can also work as a pre-amplifier with your power amplifiers or active speakers. It has four gain stages and seven pre-set digital filter options. Get ready to experience a new perspective on audio with the all-new Shanling EM7 that is here to make your music sound the way it should.

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SHANLING EM7 IS A HI-RES CERTIFIED STREAMING MUSIC CENTRE THAT FEATURES A FLAGSHIP ESS SABRE DAC CHIP FOR SPECTACULAR AUDIO PERFORMANCE

Shanling EM7 is a Hi-Res certified by the Japanese Audio Society. It is Hi-Res Audio, Hi-Res Wireless Audio certified. It features an ESS Sabre flagship ES9038Pro DAC chip that delivers a spectacular performance. The SABRE® ES9038Pro Flagship HyperStream® II 8-channel audio DAC is the world's highest performance 32-bit solution designed for Audiophile and Studio equipment applications such as SACD players, Blu-ray players, digital preamplifiers, A/V receivers, studio consoles and digital audio workstations. The engineers at Shanling included the ES9038PRO DAC chip so that you can enjoy Hi-Res music without any colouration to the sound reproduced. The digital to analogue conversion keeps the reproduction of the recording as natural as possible, just the way the artist intended it. The performance of ES9038Pro will satisfy the needs of the most demanding audio applications. The ES9038Pro handles up to PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) 768kHz / 32bit, 8-channel DSD512(Direct Stream Digital), covering the range of program sources. The digital to analogue conversion handled by the EM7 is clear and jitter-free. Based on ESS's top DAC, the ES9038Pro, and further backed by its specialised ES9311 voltage regulator, the audio circuit fully utilises the DAC's eight-channel capabilities. Highly dynamic, intricate, and quick-sounding, allowing for a thorough exploration of even the most complicated audio tracks. The audio reproduced comes across as very organic and articulate.
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FEATURES NORATEL TOROIDAL HIGH-PERFORMANCE TRANSFORMER FROM NORWAY FUSED WITH DUAL INDEPENDENT POWER SUPPLY AND OPA1611 FOR AMPLIFICATION

Shanling EM7 features Noratel toroidal high-performance transformer from Norway. It is a toroidal transformer that has higher inrush currents when compared to conventional EI transformers. EI-transformer is a traditional transformer. Toroidal transformers are smaller and lighter than conventional EI transformers. The toroidal transformer has low magnetic stray fields emission levels, high efficiency / low losses, and easy assembly making them ideal in audio/video systems. The Noratel Toroidal Transformer High-Performance Transformer from Norway, along with two high-current voltage regulator chips and four premium 6800 uF/35V capacitors, was incorporated by Shanling engineers while keeping these ideas in mind. These components provide clean power for the DAC and balanced amplifier of the EM7. The Shanling EM7 has Dual Independent Power to prevent unwanted interferences between the Streamer and the High-End Audio circuit. The power supply is separated, with the Android component using a separate switching power source. The electrical components in the circuitry don't make any noise thanks to this power supply architecture. The result is super clean and organic power output. Shanling has an In-House Developed I/V Stage, a highly optimised I/V conversion stage based on TI OPA1611, helping the ES9038Pro to reach its ultimate performance, retaining all the energy and sound characteristics of this DAC.

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PRECISE PROCESSING OF AUDIO FILES THROUGH XMOS AND QUALCOMM CHIPSETS ALONG WITH AGLO OUTPUT TECHNOLOGY, BLUETOOTH 5.0 RENDERING, AND WIFI SUPPORT

Shanling EM7 with XMOS and Qualcomm chipsets under its belly has immaculate and precise processing power. It has an XMOS XU208 (XMOS XUF208) on its USB input. EM7 can serve as a simple High-End USB DAC, supporting PCM up to 32 Bit/768 kHz and DSD512. EM7 also adds a CT7302 (CT7302CL) audio bridge, enabling a high-quality sampling rate conversion, including a complete transformation of all audio playback to DSD. With the introduction of wireless technology, the world has gone surreal for streaming music without having to deal with the annoyance of wires. The engineers at Shanling created the EM7 with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capabilities so that you can stream music wirelessly. With Bluetooth 5.0 support, EM7 is a simple Bluetooth receiver. You can now stream music directly from your phone. The EM7 is compatible with Bluetooth speakers and headphones, thanks to the two-way Bluetooth configuration. It supports Bluetooth codecs like LDAC, aptX HD, aptX, and SBC for transmission and LDAC & SBC for Bluetooth reception. The Shanling EM7 hosts a Qualcomm MS6125 chip for seamless wireless playback. It is also compatible with 2.4G & 5G Wi-Fi. Build around Shanling's deeply customised closed Android system, acting as a standalone rig. One straightforward method allows for streaming from local servers, playing from USB drives or memory cards, and accessing streaming services. Additionally, audio will be processed correctly and at its highest quality thanks to the AGLO technology, which ensures that the Android system operates at Hi-Fi levels.
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ACCESS YOUR FAVOURITE STREAMING SERVICES WITH SWIFT AND SMOOTH PERFORMANCE WITH QUALCOMM SNAPDRAGON 665 CHIPSET, ANDROID 10 OS AND MQA SUPPORT

On the Streamer side, the EM7 hosts Shanling's bespoke operating system based on Android 10. It gives you access to a range of streaming services, local playback from MicroSD card or USB drives, DLNA, Airplay, NAS and even simple Bluetooth streaming. They are all put through the Android Global Lossless Output (AGLO) technology, which guarantees the best audio quality from the Android system. EM7 also switches to a faster Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 CPU, making for a significantly swifter system. Running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 octa-core CPU, providing more computing power than any Hi-Fi Streamer would need. The Shanling EM7 supports streaming applications like Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and Qobuz. It also supports audio formats like DSF, DFF, DXD, APE, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, AIF, DTS, MP3, WMA, ACC, OGG, ALAC, MP2, M4A, AC3, M3U, M3U8, and ISO. EM7 is a Full Decoder capable of 16x MQA playback with Tidal Streaming or MQA files.
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KDS CRYSTAL OSCILLATORS & 3RD GENERATION FPGA JAPANESE KDS ACTIVE CRYSTAL OSCILLATORS WITH CPAF REDUCE JITTER AND PRESENT CLEAN AND PRECISE AUDIO

The advanced audio circuit of the EM7 consists of high-quality components for the system to be Hi-Fidelity in every detail. For this reason, EM7 hosts highly accurate Omron relays. Hi-Fi grade single crystal copper wires connect every component of the EM7's circuitry. KDS Crystal Oscillators & 3rd Generation FPGA, and Two Japanese KDS active crystal oscillators assure high precision of the digital signal transmission. An updated in-house algorithm effectively reduces jitter for an overall cleaner and more accurate sound reproduction. Thin Film resistors with 0.01% accuracy and stability, these high-precision film resistors represent a part of EM7's design. Panasonic Capacitors with special tantalum-polymer capacitors are highly accurate and less sensitive to temperature fluctuations which keeps the EM7 operating for longer hours without heating. Shanling's audio engineers created the CPAF Low Pass Filtering, CPAF - Constant Phase in All Frequencies technology employing two more TI OPA2211 components. Eight BD139 and BD140 transistors and four TI OPA2211 pieces make up a four-way balanced headphone amplifier running in Shanling's tried-and-true OP+BUF topology, enhancing their amplifiers' capabilities to a new level.

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TILTABLE 5.8-INCH TOUCH SCREEN DISPLAY WITH SUPPORT FOR COMPANION APP REMOTE CONTROL

How about owning a Streaming Music Centre that has a high-resolution screen with touch controls? You have nowhere to look for as the Shanling EM7 features a touch screen display. It hosts a 5.8-inch 1080p Sharp LCD panel that is tiltable up to 60°. The Shanling EM7 is designed for use on tables, bedside cabinets or in dedicated Hi-Fi rigs. The tiltable screen of EM7 will always allow for the ideal viewing and operating angle. Connect EM7 to Shanling's Eddict Player app and use any phone or tablet running on Android or iOS as a remote controller. Pick a Wi-Fi connection for a complete screen mirroring or switch to Bluetooth for easy control over local playback.

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EXQUISITE DESIGN THAT FITS INTO ANY HI-FI RIG AND OFFERS NUMEROUS INPUTS AND OUTPUTS FOR EASY CONNECTIVITY AND COMPATIBILITY

The Shanling EM7 shines in all its glory with a clean finish and a golden-coloured volume knob that is exquisitely crafted and stands unique in its appearance. The Shanling EM7 supports numerous inputs and outputs for compatibility and easy connectivity. While EM7 can work as an audio rig on its own, it easily adapts for different roles in already set up audio rigs. The front baffle consists of 4-pin XLR balanced (External Line Return) and 4.4mm balanced outputs. It also has 3.5mm and 6.35mm single-ended outputs. The various digital inputs on the rear include a USB for connecting external disk, a USB for digital audio output, a USB for connecting external disk, a USB DAC input, an Ethernet port, digital coaxial input, and digital optical input. The analogue outputs include 3-pin XLR balanced audio output and RCA. The Shanling EM7 also has Digital coaxial output and digital optical output.

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1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Shanling - EM7 comes with a 1 Year warranty from Shanling that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

Read more about Shanling's warranty in India.

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Surendar Balakrishnan (Chennai)
An almost perfect All in One Player

Either Tidal or Spotify has been my primary source for music listening through headphones. I was looking for a convenient desktop solution that could enable me to stream music through these apps. I tried with standalone amplifier/DAC combinations. But the problem with this is that the sound quality varies with the source to which they are connected. Same song played through Tidal sounded different when played from my Windows laptop and Android smartphone when connected using the same USB cable.

While casually browsing through headphone zone, came across the Shanling EM7. This immediately caught my attention with its amazing tilt screen, multiple connectivity options and a very impressive technical specification. This has all that I needed. A streamer, DAC and a powerful balanced headphone amplifier. I was trying to know more about this product, but I could hardly find any proper reviews online. The one and only review in YouTube was complaining about the high price of the product. There are no detailed reviews about the sound quality. I still took the risk and ordered it. Well, I am glad I did.

The quality of the product is mind-blowing. Everything about it look and feel sold. The sound is powerful, smooth and dynamic with great details. Listening to this only for few hours now but I am already loving it. I would strongly recommend this for anyone who is looking for a desktop streaming solution for headphone listening. Few other less priced options like Fiio R7 might offer similar features but can’t match the class and quality of EM7.

What I liked the most?
1) Solid build quality. Look and feel like a perfect flagship product.
2) The tilt screen is attractive and very easy to use rather than a flat. one.
3) Powerful, smooth, dynamic and detailed sound.
4) All in one. No need for any connecting cables for basic headphone listening using streaming app. Which means my table is clutter free.
5) Love the volume knob with gold aesthetic. Typical Shanling house design.
6) Multiple headphone output connection options available.
7) Plenty of input and output options on the rear side to connect external devices.
8) Support for Tidal, Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music.
9) Four gain options. High, Medium, Low and Turbo.
10) Easy to use user interface.

What is missing or could be better to have?
1) A detailed user manual. Only a quick start guide is available even in the Shanling website.
2) Open Android support. The product has a customized closed Android with limited streaming apps support.
3) Complete mobile app support. Shanling's smartphone app Eddict Player can be used to control the device only while playing the local files. Can't be used when playing through streaming apps.
4) A remote control.

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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