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Shanling

Shanling - Q1

Portable Digital Audio Player (DAP)
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The Shanling - Q1 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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7 DAY REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE

In case you receive the Shanling - Q1 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.

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- It is found to be defective 
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- The product is not different from what was shipped to you
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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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18 15% ₹ 624 ₹ 1,229
24 15% ₹ 485 ₹ 1,637
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6 No Cost EMI ₹ 1,667 ₹ 0
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6 No Cost EMI ₹ 1,667 ₹ 0
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18 12% ₹ 610 ₹ 977
24 12% ₹ 471 ₹ 1,298
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3 No Cost EMI ₹ 3,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 1,667 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 1,177 ₹ 592
12 14% ₹ 898 ₹ 774
18 15% ₹ 624 ₹ 1,229
24 15% ₹ 485 ₹ 1,637
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 3,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 1,667 ₹ 0
9 15% ₹ 1,182 ₹ 635
12 15% ₹ 902 ₹ 831
18 15% ₹ 624 ₹ 1,229
24 15% ₹ 485 ₹ 1,637
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 3,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 1,667 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 1,177 ₹ 592
12 14% ₹ 898 ₹ 774
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 3,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 1,667 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 1,177 ₹ 592
12 14% ₹ 898 ₹ 774
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 3,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 1,667 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 1,177 ₹ 592
12 14% ₹ 898 ₹ 774
18 15% ₹ 624 ₹ 1,229
24 15% ₹ 485 ₹ 1,637
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80 MW @ 32Ω
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2TB External
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Ideal for Travel

If you’re someone who enjoys listening to music travelling, then you know how a pair of good headphones can be a total game-changer for your travel. These headphones are designed to sound great, portable and offer long battery life. If you’re someone that enjoys listening to music while travelling, these are for you! You can expect these headphones to have seamless connectivity and great sound while being portable and sturdy. They say the best way to cut time is to read a book, but a pair of headphones add to that too!

Ideal for Audiophiles

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

Best Suited for Portable Use

The ability to carry your favourite headphone around is priceless for those who value them. These headphones and devices offer the ultimate portability experience without sacrificing sound quality. If you’re someone who appreciates cutting edge engineering, quality sound and portability, then look no further. Designed to be trusty companions, these headphones and devices are cleverly engineered with the latest technology to offer the ultimate combination of portability + hi-fidelity.

Battery Life

A good pair of headphones or Hi-Fi devices can make all the difference when it comes to listening to music, watching movies, or playing video games. They can also be a great way to enjoy Internet radio and podcasts, as well as phone calls. To do any of these tasks, they need to offer a good battery life, and these do just that. Packed with a high-performance and long-lasting battery so that nothing comes between you and your music. No interruptions, just pure joy!

Super Lightweight Design

When you want to be constantly hooked to your music, you’d need a pair of lightweight headphones – one that you can wear and forget about instead of one that keeps pressing you down with its weight. And contrary to popular belief, the sound quality of your headphones doesn’t change with weight. Recent designs have combined durable, yet light materials to construct lightweight headphones that are sleeker, trendier and more comfortable than ever before. Of course, lightweight headphones are also easy to take along wherever you go – they don’t add weight to your bag or occupy too much space.

Handy, sturdy and portable build makes the Q1 a fantastic to-go DAP for any beginner audiophile. It delivers Shanling's signature sound, with a little colour making for a great on-the-go listening experience.
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PRAVEEN KAMATH

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BRINGING THE RETRO MUSIC PLAYER BACK

The design of the Shanling Q1 is inspired by the retro look of the 1950s. This stylish retro design includes smooth curved edges and distinct chrome finishes. With its uniquely coloured shells, these are sure to stand out. The ESS Sabre ES9218P Hi-Fi DAC/AMP offers a premium and powerful sound output, blending style & great sound together.

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PORTABLE. POWERFUL. PREMIUM PLAYER.

The Shanling Q1 is an extremely compact and portable music player which can be easily carried in your pocket. It comes with a 7H tempered glass and zinc alloy unibody for added durability. The classic analogue volume wheel makes controlling your music very seamless.


21 HOURS OF MUSIC PLAYBACK WITH A HIGHLY OPTIMIZED OS

The Q1 houses Shanling's very own MTouch OS with a user-friendly and feature-rich 2.7-inch touch interface. This is a 3rd gen OS that comes with regularly updated features. The power-efficient design allows this player to last up to 21 hours of continuous playback.

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UPTO 2TB CARD SUPPORT. DOUBLES UP AS USB DAC. HIGH QUALITY SOUND FOR AUDIOPHILES

Enjoy high-quality sound with a wide range of file formats (including DSD128). You can expand the memory with an external memory card of up to 2TB. You can also use it as a Bluetooth receiver/ transmitter or USB sound card.

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CONTROL EVERYTHING FROM YOUR PHONE USING THE SYNCLINK APP

Use your Android smartphone or tablet as a high-end remote with SyncLink. It lets you control your Shanling Q1 without the hassle of wires.
Note: To use the SyncLink function, you need to install the Shanling Music app that's available as a .apk file in the zip file with the firmware update.

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1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Shanling - Q1 comes with a 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.

IGN Awards

Portable music player

VGP Awards
Dec, 2019

Headfonics

"The Q1 is feature-packed at any price. I love the Q1’s big buttons, easy to use GUI and hardware interface, nice screen, solid body, and quality sound."

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Stuff

"There’s a whiff of 6th-gen iPod nano about Shanling Q1, but sorry, Jony Ive, Apple’s tiny portable music player never looked this cool." "

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Head-Fi

"Its few flaws in UI and haptics aside, the Q1 is the best DAP I’ve reviewed in recent memory. And, while it lacks a unique sound signature, it sounds great."

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Twister6

"Q1 takes M0 to a new level - bigger and more user-friendly screen, playback buttons, easier to grip volume wheel, longer battery, and improvements in sound."

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YouTube Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Based on 58 reviews
72%
(42)
19%
(11)
3%
(2)
3%
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2%
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Nafees (Bengaluru)
A Must Have for Audiophiles, the Best Budget DAP

IEM Used: LZ-A6 Mini with Magaosi TY-01 cable

Files played: FLAC(32bit/96 KHz), MP3(320 kbps)

Phone vs DAP:
This is my first DAP. Before this I was using UAPP/Poweramp on an Android phone(Redmi K20 Pro). Compared to the phone, audio from a DAP sounds much fuller and fleshed out. It may not be apparent at once, especially if one uses UAPP on Android. But over the duration of my listening session, I noticed various sounds which were not audible to me on a phone. Audio coming from a DAP sounds accurate while that from a phone sounds artificial.

Build Quality:
Q1 is built to last. Full zinc alloy body with metallic finish looks awesome, and feels sturdy in hand. It’s a really heavy device for its size. The only cons is that the physical buttons are very soft and can be pressed easily by accident.

Software:
Q1 uses a custom OS(MTouch 3.0) based on Linux. It can be updated from the Shanling website. One can access My Files, Settings, Equalizer, My Music, etc from the main menu. Navigation is intuitive and very comfortable. There is also an Equalizer with 10 bands and 8 presets(+3 custom presets). The only cons is lack of search option in My Music, but I guess it’s the same with most DAPS in the market.

Audio Quality(without Equalizer):
I paired it with LZ-A6 Mini. The audio signature is neutral and flat. Background is black. There is no noise/hiss. Whatever sound signature one gets will be based entirely on the signature of the IEM one uses.

The bass is very good and controlled. There is no bleeding. Mid bass is good and tight.
The midrange is also great. Vocals sound full and rich. Instruments sound precise.
Treble is extended and sounds transparent. Decay is fast. Treble performance depends much on the IEMS used.

Sound stage is awesome. Its wide and also has a lot of depth. Instrument positioning is accurate. Paired with a good IEM its sure to give one a 3D effect, placing the listener right in the center of recording room.

One can get really awesome sound quality when playing MP3 files, but FLAC is where Q1 really shines. One can hear the intricate details in a music not heard while playing the same FLAC file on a phone/PC.

External DAC:
Q1 can also be used as a DAC. Previously I had never used a DAC before, so when I connected the Q1 to my PC in DAC mode and listened to the audio, my mind was blown! Audio sounds MUCH better from a PC when using a DAC. Even if one doesn’t buy a DAP, but uses a PC for audio purposes, one must at least get a DAC.

Wireless:
Q1 supports 2-way audio through Bluetooth and can play files with aptX or LDAC which is awesome. Even though wireless audio is no match for wired, still, when required Q1 gives the best available in wireless audio.

Pros:
Build quality, Audio quality, external DAC, 2way BT with aptX & LDAC, 2TB sd card support

Cons:
Buttons easy to press accidently, No search in My Music

Should you but it?
If you call yourself an audiophile, but still listen to music on a phone/PC, hell yeah! Just go ahead and order it!
But if you are not an audiophile and haven’t heard about FLACs, stay away.

Hey Nafees, thank you so much for sharing such an elaborate and well written review with us. This will definitely help a lot of customers to make an informed decision.

S
Sanjay Vijayan (Ernakulam)
Awesome

I have just been using it for a day now... but all I can say is that it has surpassed all my expectations. I would recommend it to anyone. Absolutely superb.

We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this note. We look forward to serving you again.

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Nafees (Bengaluru)
A Must Have for Audiophiles, the Best Budget DAP

IEM Used: LZ-A6 Mini with Magaosi TY-01 cable
Files played: FLAC(32bit/96 KHz), MP3(320 kbps)

Phone vs DAP:

This is my first DAP. Before this I was using UAPP/Poweramp on an Android phone(Redmi K20 Pro). Compared to the phone, audio from a DAP sounds much fuller and fleshed out. It may not be apparent at once, especially if one uses UAPP on Android. But over the duration of my listening session, I noticed various sounds which were not audible to me on a phone. Audio coming from a DAP sounds accurate while that from a phone sounds artificial.

Build Quality:

Q1 is built to last. Full zinc alloy body with metallic finish looks awesome, and feels sturdy in hand. It’s a really heavy device for its size. The only cons is that the physical buttons are very soft and can be pressed easily by accident.

Software:

Q1 uses a custom OS(MTouch 3.0) based on Linux. It can be updated from the Shanling website. One can access My Files, Settings, Equalizer, My Music, etc from the main menu. Navigation is intuitive and very comfortable. There is also an Equalizer with 10 bands and 8 presets(+3 custom presets). The only cons is lack of search option in My Music, but I guess it’s the same with most DAPS in the market.

Audio Quality(without Equalizer):

I paired it with LZ-A6 Mini. The audio signature is neutral and flat. Background is black. There is no noise/hiss. Whatever sound signature one gets will be based entirely on the signature of the IEM one uses.

The bass is very good and controlled. There is no bleeding. Mid bass is good and tight.
The midrange is also great. Vocals sound full and rich. Instruments sound precise.
Treble is extended and sounds transparent. Decay is fast. Treble performance depends much on the IEMS used.

Sound stage is awesome. Its wide and also has a lot of depth. Instrument positioning is accurate. Paired with a good IEM its sure to give one a 3D effect, placing the listener right in the center of recording room.

One can get really awesome sound quality when playing MP3 files, but FLAC is where Q1 really shines. One can hear the intricate details in a music not heard while playing the same FLAC file on a phone/PC.

External DAC:

Q1 can also be used as a DAC. Previously I had never used a DAC before, so when I connected the Q1 to my PC in DAC mode and listened to the audio, my mind was blown! Audio sounds MUCH better from a PC when using a DAC. Even if one doesn’t buy a DAP, but uses a PC for audio purposes, one must at least get a DAC.

Wireless:
Q1 supports 2-way audio through Bluetooth and can play files with aptX or LDAC which is awesome. Even though wireless audio is no match for wired, still, when required Q1 gives the best available in wireless audio.

Pros:

Build quality, Audio quality, external DAC, 2way BT with aptX & LDAC, 2TB sd card support

Cons:

Buttons easy to press accidently, No search in My Music

Should you but it?

If you call yourself an audiophile, but still listen to music on a phone/PC, hell yeah! Just go ahead and order it!
But if you are not an audiophile and haven’t heard about FLACs, stay away.

Thnx for reading till the end! :)

We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this note. We look forward to serving you again.

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Shameer Mohamed (Karaikal)
Design and Comfort:
Sound Quality:
Value for Money:
It's more than a DAP

Update : There is a problem in playing ALAC files , this system hangs and I have to restart it....hope they Shanling can sort out this issue soon in future software upgrade
:( , Time being am Cutting 1 star

First thanks to Abhishek, he cleared my doubt that this is not an update to shanling UA2 , it's for convenience, no review said this :)
Then why I buy this?! :) Wait

1.Support upto 2 TB , my music library is really big and so am not able maintain free space in my OnePlus 7 , 128gb
(bought 256 gb samsung sd card, Q1 don't have internal memory)

2. Type C charging and also I can connect my shanling UA2 (have to enable DAC option)

3. SyncLink - this is the important feature I bought this, you can control this Q1 from your phone by installing SHANLING MUSIC APP in your phone , for this you have to enable bluetooth & SyncLink options in wireless setting
In this mode it's working in LDAC codec, what else you want :)
Intially I planned to buy a BT DAC for my presonus Eris 3.5, but cuz of SyncLink Q1 feature I shifted my focus from TOPPING TC3 DAC (6K) , now am using Q1 as BT DAC as well as my DAP, charge last for 15+ hrs fro my usage

4. Can pair your bluetooth headphones , but there is a slight disadvantage in this option it supports aptx only not aptx HD , so if have a LDAC supported BT earphone it's well and good , according to me this is the only con, am having OnePlus bullets 2 which won't support LDAC

Apart from all these utilities the sound quality also good infact very good it's clean and detailed, it's sounds better than my 10 yr old ipod classic , you can also use DIGITAL FILTERS, but to be honest am not able find the difference between the presets filters :)
It's sound signature is NEUTRAL AND BALANCED, DETAILED

Iems checked - fiio fd1 , tripowin tc 01, moondrop ssr , Blon 03

moondrop drop ssr - I activated HIGH GAIN option, seriously it requires more power and the volume level is 75 to 80 - but the sound is just great

Fiio FD1 - it's sounds very balanced , even though I tried to increase the Bass :) same for blon 03 and tripowin

Only con is the UI handling, but you may used to that in 2,3 days :)

My thoughts : if u have large HI-RES library and you don't have enough money to buy DAC enabled flagship mobile :) and you can use this also as BT DAC as well as pair your BT earphones
jus go 4 this blindly

R
R.R. (Bengaluru)
Good entry level DAP, software leaves much to be desired

Pros: Super portable, feels high quality. Love the always-on album art display on a square screen and sleep function. Comes with a matching case and screen guard. The supplied USB cable is good quality braided cable. Sound quality with good earbuds is nice. EQ works well and is recommended to enhance the sound.

Cons: Software is not that great, but that's the case with most of the DAPs out there. No bookmark function for audiobooks/podcasts and managing playlists is pain and buttons are too sensitive.

Overall a good value for money

Great service by Headphone zone, got it in 2 days despite the lockdowns.

Going with 4 stars due to poor software

Hi Rishul, We appreciate your feedback and we are always happy to take suggestions from our followers. We are grateful for the time that you took to write such a detailed review!

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Bishal (Hyderabad)
Kawaaai

Please end your internal dialogue and buy this gem. I am so glad it exists. Pair a VE Monk Plus with this and concentrate on music listening and not drooling and pining for the next big breakthrough in the aUdiOpHiLe world.
Friendly advice : Folx with a firm hand grip, the buttons on the left will get pressed with the slightest pressure. Don’t fret, you’ll get used to holding it like a ninja.

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Mayur Shinde (Jabalpur)
The worth successor to the M0

Having owned a M0 earlier, I can say that the Q1 is much improved M0 with almost everything including the SQ is a big upgrade. The screen is easier to use now that its a lot bigger, the wheel is much better in build as well but it a tad smaller than I would have liked. The SQ is improved as well especially in stage width and in BT. The bigger dimensions have enabled Shanling to put in 3 hard ware buttons but they are an ergonomic disaster especially in their placement being on the left of the screen and I cant even remember how many times I had unwanted presses while shutting it down or using the scroll wheel on the right of the screen. USB DAC functionality works great with my Thinkpad Laptop and my Android phone. BT sound quality is better than the Shanling UP2 that I also own. Battery life is absolutely smashing and it lasts days without recharging. So in all one of the best DAPs that one can buy below 12k.

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