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Shanling - UA1

Shanling

Shanling - UA1

Portable DAC & Amp
Sale price₹ 3,999 Regular priceMRP: ₹ 4,499
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This Shanling - UA1 comes with a warranty from Shanling that covers manufacturing defects. All products featured on Headphone Zone are backed by an original manufacturer's warranty.

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The Shanling - UA1 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 - UA1 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
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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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Ideal for Commuting

If you’re someone who enjoys listening to music while commuting, then you know the value of a good pair of headphones or earphones. These headphones allow you to listen to your favourite track, make that important call on the go or even block out the world for a focused podcast listening experience. You can expect these headphones to offer a seamless connectivity experience via a wired connection or a wireless one. They are lightweight in design and provide isolation or noise cancellation as an added functionality.

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.

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.

Metal build

The longevity of your headphone/devices is strongly affected by its build quality, and a poorly built pair is more susceptible to breaking in a short amount of time. This is even more important for the listener who travels with their headphones/devices frequently, as wear and tear are more probable.Headphones/devices built with metal and metal components usually tend to last longer and can withstand wear and tear and potential damage. Modern processes allow all kinds of precious and durable metals to be used while making devices and offer a longer lifetime for users.

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.

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.

SAME HIGH-GRADE SOUND NOW IN A SLEEK & COMPACT DESIGN

Falling in line with Shanling's popular series of portable players and amplifiers, Shanling UA1 features the same DAC/AMP Chip and delivers the same high-grade sound, but this time it comes in a small and affordable design.

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ENJOY YOUR MUSIC IN COMPLETE SILENCE WITH ZERO NOISE OUTPUT

Shanling UA1 was designed specifically for portable audio while making sure that the audio is as clean as it gets by reducing noise and other audio disturbances to nothing. UA1 is compatible with even the most sensitive earphones and offers high-grade sound with zero noise output.

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BEST IN CLASS OUTPUT WITH LOW POWER CONSUMPTION

UA1 features one of the best power outputs found in any device of its size. Moreover, the advanced design of the Shanling UA1 helps it to keep the power consumption super low. UA1 not only offers you powerful sound output but also ensures that you get low power consumption.

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FINE TUNE YOUR SOUND WITH SHANLING MUSIC APPLICATION

Open a whole new world of settings with Shanling music app which allows you to personalise your sound. This app comes with adjustable gain, digital filters and channel balance, allowing you to make all the necessary changes to your sound right through your phone.

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COMES WITH COTTON SHIELDING TO ELIMINATE AUDIO DISTURBANCES

To eliminate all sorts of disturbances of wireless networks either from the surroundings or the phone, Shanling UA1 comes with cotton shielding. This will make sure that you enjoy your favourite music without any kind of audio disturbances.

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WITH INDUSTRY STANDARD USB-C CONNECTOR, HI-FI GRADE CABLE & USB-A ADAPTER

Connectivity is easy with a USB-C connector which allows you to connect UA1 to almost every modern-day Android smartphone for high-grade sound. Shanling realises the importance of even the smallest part in the audio path and therefore comes with a high-purity copper wire cable. UA1 has a USB-A adapter allowing you to use UA1 with a standard computer USB port.
NOTE: UA1 might not be recognized at first in some devices. Users should check settings for USB OTG or take advice from the manufacturer for more details.
NOTE: You will need to download UA1 drivers from en.Shanling.com for Windows, while there is no need for drivers for MacOS.

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1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Shanling - UA1 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.

Customer Reviews

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Abhiuday (New Delhi)
Not much of a change in sound

Bought this in Jan 2021 to play music from phone which has USB type C output. It does serve the purpose on the phone as I can use my normal 3.5mm jack cans. However, after having used this product for around a week, I don't see much difference in sound signature or the sound stage. The audio quality does not improve that I could register it.

To validate this I connected the UA1 to a Macbook pro and a HP Elite laptop respectively. Cans used for listening: AKG 245 (32Ohm), Grado SR60 (32 Ohms), and few in-ear headphones.
Songs played: Few hits from MJ, Daft Punk - Get lucky, Gloria Gaynor, Some albums from AR Rahman (Swades, Bombay, etc), Album from Adele.
I have listened to songs using Spotify (Hi Res), Tidal (HiRes), some Flacs / CD’s that I have of the above songs.

Now I would like to say that I’m no audiophile or close to it, but I do understand music.

To me frankly, UA1 only makes sure that you can use the output the audio of a laptop/phone from a USB type C/A and therefore you are not relying on the hardware of that laptop/phone. And it does that job pretty well. However, the DAC, at least for me does not make any considerable change to the audio quality (and I am referring to the soundstage mostly).

I have used other DACs (Dragon Fly Red, Cambridge Dac Magic) and I pretty well know the difference that a DAC brings to the plate.

For a price tag of INR 4K, I was expecting at least some sort of improvement, but it doesn’t do that. I guess for a good improvement to sound, one has to invest in quite more amount. My advice: Dac Magic rocks.

So to summarise:
If I was looking for a device that provides USB connectivity with no consideration to sound quality improvement, I would buy UA1. However, if I was looking for a device that provides USB connectivity with a decent DAC, I would look elsewhere.
At this stage I so wish that stores in India offered a return option. This is the best thing about stores in US, where one can try the product and if not found useful, has the option to return it. I know the cons to the business with this, but yes it’s a wish.

We really appreciate your review, we hope it will help other potential customers to make an informed decision.

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Vivek Pandey (Mumbai)
My experience with Shanling UA1

I don't consider myself as an "audiophile" but how does my music sounds also matter, so you may not get all the technical details, but it's about my experience. This review will be in many parts. It's based on Google pixel 3a xl, one plus 7t and my laptop Asus ROG zeyphrus G 14, blon 03 and Marshall major 3BT(with wire).

1. Why did I buy Shanking UA1- there are many reasons one of the reason is about the lossless music option by apple. It's being said that it will also be available for Android users and also another MAJOR reason is that I was using blon 03 with pixel 3a xl and it sounded good until I plugged it to my laptop and there was a lot of difference in the sound, it sounded so much better than my smartphone. So I decided that in order to get it's proper sound I will need a DAC and it was the most affordable one and with pretty neat reviews.
2. Headphone zone experience - as usual it was shipped on time and delivered on time, actually before time. So that's excellent and those lil cards and the thank you note is pretty awesome. Btw, you guys should also make new playlists for those cards 😋, I always get those same cards.
3. issues with Shanking UA1- it's a plug n Play kinda device, but I had some trouble with pixel 3a xl(Shanling has made it clear that it will work with most devices). Pixel 3a xl has an audio jack, and it worked absolutely fine with poweramp player, YouTube, Amazon music, but it didn't work with Spotify. When I used Spotify the audio kept coming from phone speakers, I tried all the solutions on YouTube and reddit but I still had that issue, fortunately I had a spare OnePlus 7t and I had no issues with it. I used it with my laptop and it's was smooth. No hiccups, it worked as promised.
4. All the good things about Shanling UA1- this is the best part guys. It is just AWESOME. It works as advertised, and it's so smol and light, you won't even feel it's connected to your IEMs or headphones. It s well built, nice metallic casing and the wire should last long as well. It really changed the way blon 03 sounded with my phone. I felt that it improved the soundstage of the blon 03, or maybe that's how it's supposed to really sound and I just discovered that after using UA1. If you have an IEM and if you have heard great reviews about and it hasn't lived up to that expectation, then please get UA1-, it could just change the way your IEMs sound. Another good thing is that it's not really power hungry thing. It won't eat up a lot of battery if your phone. I have tried it with MP3, FLAC, Spotify at very high and it will enhance your music listening experience. With blon 03 I had to just keep the volume at around 30-40% to get acceptable volume, but when used with Marshall major 3bt(with wire) I had to push the volume to around 60%, but maybe that's because it's overear headphone. I am so in love witj Shanling, it's such an affordable DAC and it works brilliantly. If you can't afford the costly DACs then just go for it you won't regret.

Also Headphone zone team, please do something about getting in touch with your headphonezone guru, no one ever answers that number. But you guys are great, and would again use your service. Cheers.

And if you are still reading, if you buy Shanling or not, just enjoy your music after all that's what really matters.

Hey Vivek, thank you so much for the honest and positive feedback! It means a lot to us. We will surely consider your feedback and check with our headphone gurus about the availability. We hope to see you again soon. :)

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Rahul Patwal (New Delhi)
Not a big change

Using it on soundmagic e11c performance slightly increase not by big margin, volume level does increse a lot.

We really appreciate your review, we hope it will help other potential customers to make an informed decision.

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Shavvy (Kolkata)
As good as it can get

After using the Shaling UA-1 for a few days, I can say, I made a correct decision to get this DAC. I've been a bit sceptical about the 3rd party DACs, but an active DAC is such a great thing for a smartphone with or without the 3.5mm jack.
The Shanling UA1 shines like bright sunlight. It's a pure treat for the ears. Once you get addicted to an active DAC, it's very difficult to get back to the old way. The sound is loud, crisp, clear, and using equalizers, it can be tuned for our liking. If you can tune the equaliser well enough, you can get the sound the way you wish. It supports most of the music playback and streaming apps without any issue. Equaliser of any app is supported, alongside system wide equalizers, like Dolby atmos, Dirac HD, DTS headphone X, Histen Audio (Huawei), etc. It provides excellent sound quality, that is pure, free of any distortion, and if you have lossless audio files, your phone can turn into a good hi res digital audio player. It does get warm after using it for more than a couple of minutes, but it should remain alright, as it is suggested on the user manual. Even though it's a solid audio equipment, it's not your typical phone accessory as it doesn't support microphone. You cannot use it for calling purpose. So that's something worth keeping in mind while buying this DAC.

Hi Shavy, Thank you so much for sharing your honest review with us. We appreciate the time you took out to leave us this note. We look forward to serving you again.

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Animesh Nareda (Noida)
Great Product!

The sound is clear, I have a BTR5 and this thing has more power than that even thought it is like 1/5th of the size and 1/3rd of BTR5's price.

Clear, clean audio. The cable feels a bit flimsy at first due to the light weight but it has proven sturdy and it is braided for the piece of mind.

I am seriously impressed by the capabilities of this thing which is basically the smallest Dongle DAC out there(maybe excapet ddHifi and Hidizs might have smaller one but 😛).

Delivery was quick and on point but I am seriously sad that the next week after I bought this, they had the UA2 in store which is even more impressive spec wise and also has a balanced output with the same minimal size and best part being the detachae cable for improved lifetime. Will be buying that soon, but till then I am happy with my purchase

Hi Animesh, Thank you for sharing your honest and detailed review with us. We really appreciate the time you took to write such a detailed feedback!

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abhraneil bhattacharya (Lucknow)
Simply brilliant

This is my first experience with a portable DAC AMP and I chose Shangling ua-1 for its affordable price. I bought the Moondrop SSR along with it and for the best experience I burned in my earphones overnight and in the morning I plugged the earphone naked first and it was mind-blowing, enter Shangling UA 1 and the game changes by miles, the bass becomes tighter, the already airy and good soundstage expanded like I was in a live concert. The highs and uneven peaks mellowed down, as someone who enjoys the genre of Jazz and RnB it was love at first sight, or should should I say love at first sound :). Last but not least, as always Headphonezone delivered the package in 3 days. Kudos you guys. One suggestion tho please provide one iem case like KZ and it takes the user experience to the next level. :) CHEERS

We are glad you had a comfortable shopping experience with us & it is delightful to read such positive reviews on your product! Cheers & Welcome to the club!

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Mayur Singh (Delhi)
A beginner audiophile go-to dac

Bearing in mind that this was a budget buy as I only had around 4-5k allowance, this beautiful DAC is serving my purpose.
I had to get something for my iPhone to pair with, obviously as apple lossless is coming soon.
The best way to listen to hi res under 4k.
Also to mention here if any iPhone users please do make sure you have an apple lightening camera adapter as well which will cost around 3k otherwise the dac will not work with iPhone. So keeping in mind total will cost you around 7k.
Now the DAC performs well. Everything I expect from an ess sabre es9218p chip.
The soundstage is not that wide but good enough to make an immersive experience.
I found that bass is bleeding into the mids but that's reasonable as price is a factor.
Mids have their presence known but still found bit recessed specifically the vocals.
The highs are okayish I think, It is true that sibilance is there but not that harsh to my ears.
So to conclude nothing matters unless it sounds good and performs as the product promises.

Hey Mayur, Its amazing to hear that you are loving the new product! Happy listening! :)

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