Shanling - UA1 Plus

Portable USB DAC & Amp

Sale price₹ 3,999 Regular priceMRP: ₹ 5,499
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7 Day Replacement Guarantee

In case you receive the Shanling - UA1 Plus 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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The Shanling - UA1 Plus 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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Warranty & Services

Don't sweat it, this Shanling - UA1 Plus 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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Why Shanling is Special

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Designed in China

Established & Reputed

Trust us, our reputation in the audio world speaks for itself!


This headphone or gear comes from a well-respected brand known for its high-quality audio equipment, so you can be confident in your purchase.


If you see a product marked as “🎖️ Established & Reputed”, it means you're getting a top-tier device from a brand that's earned its stripes in the audio industry.

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Born in 1988

Why we love this DAC/Amp

Value for Money

Great sound always doesn't have to come with a fancy price tag.


Every once in a while we come across a product that give you a lot more value for the price.


If you see products marked as "🥜 Value For Money" you can be sure you're getting a great bang for your buck.

Ideal for Beginners

Lost in the Audio Maze? Let Us Guide Your Beginner Audiophile Journey!


If you are a newcomer in the audio world, this headphone or gear is a stepping stone for those overwhelmed by the plethora of options available.


If you see a product marked with “🌱 Ideal for Beginners," it indicates that this device is perfect for starting your audiophile journey.

For Audiophiles On-the-Go

Are you an audiophile looking to carry your music with you wherever you go?


This headphone or gear is portable and is designed to deliver top-notch audio quality on the move, ensuring your favourite tracks sound their best no matter where you are.


If you see a product marked "🛺 For Audiophiles On-the-Go", it means this product is perfectly portable, turning every journey into a musical adventure with studio-quality sound!

Works Great with Type-C

Don’t have a 3.5mm headphone jack on your phone? Don’t worry we got you covered.


This headphone or gear is fully compatible with Type-C USB connectors. Not only do they seamlessly connect to your device without needing an additonal dongle or adapter and ensures optimal performance without any hassle.


If you see a product marked as “📱 Works Great with Type-C”, you can be confident that you'll experience seamless connectivity with a universal connection standard that simplifies your audio setup.

Why it Sounds Amazing

DAC Chip

Know the secret to your pristine audio.


This headphone or gear reveals the secret sauce behind superior audio quality, highlighting the presence of a high-performance DAC chip for pristine sound reproduction.


If you see products marked as “⚙️ DAC Chip”, expect to experience your music with unparalleled clarity, detail, and fidelity, ensuring that every note and nuance is faithfully reproduced for your listening pleasure.

Power Output

When you need that juice to get the best out of your products.


This headphone or gear packs a punch, revealing the product's impressive power output capabilities, ensuring it can handle even the most demanding products with ease.


If you see products marked as “🚀 Power Output”, you're in for a treat with robust performance for driving high-fidelity products without breaking a sweat.

Shanling has introduced a noteworthy upgrade with the UA1 Plus. This version now features dual DAC chips and offers several enhancements, including app support, reduced background noise, top-notch build quality, a neutral sound profile, excellent portability, and comfort. Without a doubt, this DAC is a must-have and comes highly recommended.
RAGHAV SOMANI

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.

SHANLING UPGRADES THE POPULAR DAC & AMP UA1 WITH THE ALL-NEW UA1 PLUS

Shanling introduces the new UA1 Plus Portable USB DAC&Amp, a device that combines clean sound with low power consumption. The DAC/AMP is equipped with two premium CS43131 DAC chips and a high-performance USB Processor, enabling support for high-resolution 32-Bit/768kHz PCM and native DSD256 audio signals. Its power management technology, developed in-house by Shanling, optimises power usage. The UA1 Plus comes with an interchangeable connector cable, allowing users to use it with a variety of devices. Enjoy a pure high-resolution audio experience with the Shanling UA1 Plus.
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FEATURING DUAL HIGH-PERFORMANCE DAC CHIPS AND A USB PROCESSOR CHIP

Shanling UA1 Plus offers premium sound in a compact design. This device is equipped with high-quality components, including a Dual DAC chipset and USB processor, resulting in exceptional sound output. With its high-performance Dual DAC arrangement, featuring two CS43131 DAC chips and a CT7601 USB processor, UA1 Plus supports decoding for high-resolution signals up to 32-Bit/768kHz and native DSD256 bitrate files. The device ensures top-notch performance with minimal distortion and a clean, noise-free background, making it ideal for use with high-sensitivity IEMs.

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POWERFUL AND CLEAN SOUND WITH FUSED WITH OPTIMISED POWER CONSUMPTION

Shanling UA1 Plus incorporates the company's USB DAC power management technology, which efficiently balances power consumption while preserving high-resolution audio performance. This technology dynamically optimises power usage based on factors like active bitrate, volume level, and impedance load, minimising the power drawn from the connected source device. As a result, UA1 Plus maintains a robust output power of 80mW @ 32 ohms without compromising on sound quality. Drawing from their extensive expertise, Shanling ensures the UA1 Plus delivers exceptional audio performance with precise audio signal decoding and an almost negligible noise floor.

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DETACHABLE CABLE DESIGN AND COMPATIBILITY WITH IOS, ANDROID AND GAMING CONSOLES

The Shanling UA1 Plus Portable USB DAC&Amp comes with a versatile USB-C connector and a detachable design, enabling compatibility with a wide range of cables, varying in construction and length, to perfectly suit your Android phone, computer, or even iOS device. With the instant USB connection, you can enjoy seamless audio experiences during movies and gaming without any bothersome delays. The UA1 Plus also supports easy switching between UAC2.0 and UAC1.0 modes. In UAC1.0 protocol, you can effortlessly connect with devices like Nintendo Switch. The device features a convenient one-key mode button, allowing you to toggle between the UAC protocols with ease.

NOTE: For use with gaming consoles, just press down the MODE button when connecting the devices, switching UA1 Plus into UAC1.0 mode.

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DEDICATED APP SUPPORT FOR CUSTOMISING AND ACCESSING VARIOUS FUNCTIONS

The Shanling UA1 Plus is fully compatible with the Shanling Eddict player application on your source device, granting you access to various functions and the ability to tailor the UA1 Plus to suit your preferences. By downloading the Eddict Player app, you gain even more control over the UA1 Plus. You can fine-tune volume levels, adjust gain settings, and choose your preferred digital filter. Moreover, the UA1 Plus features an additional EPROM chip that allows it to remember its settings regardless of the device it is connected to.

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EXPERTLY DESIGNED WITH RGB INDICATOR AND MULTIFUNCTION MODE BUTTON

The Shanling UA1 Plus boasts a compact and lightweight design, weighing only 9.5 grams, making it incredibly portable. Despite its lightweight design, the device's build quality is sturdy, effectively shielding against electromagnetic and external noise interference to protect the audio signal. A convenient RGB indicator near the headphone output illuminates in different colours based on the active file's bitrate, such as blue for up to 16-bit/44.1kHz, green for up to 96kHz, white for DSD, and red for UAC1.0 mode. Moreover, the UA1 Plus features a versatile MODE button that allows you to play, pause music, and adjust volume controls. For added convenience, the UA1 Plus comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable, a USB-C to USB-A adapter, and a lanyard to help you get started.

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1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Shanling - UA1 Plus 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.

Setting the Standard for Audio Excellence Since 1988

Founded in 1988 in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, Shanling has been a key player in the audio industry for over 30 years. Specializing in audio products, it gained recognition for its Hi-Fi stereo amplifier and expanded into Hi-Res portable music players, amplifiers, headphones, DACs, and more. Committed to innovation and integrity, Shanling incorporates patented technologies like SONY LDAC, Hi-Res from the Japanese Audio Association, and others, ensuring top-notch product quality. Renowned for its dedication, Shanling has become a trusted name in the industry, prioritizing customer satisfaction.

Over the years, Shanling has maintained strong relationships with high-end manufacturers, solidifying its position as one of the most respected companies in the audio industry. The spirit of innovation and dedication to quality continues to drive Shanling as it evolves and expands its range of audio products, catering to the needs of audio enthusiasts worldwide.

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DAC Chipset

Cirrus Logic CS43131 Dual DAC Chip

ESS Sabre ES9219 DAC Chip

Cirrus Logic CS43131 Dual DAC Chip

Headphone Output

3.5mm (Single-Ended)

3.5mm (Single-Ended)

3.5mm (Single-Ended)

Output Power

1.6V @ 32 Ohm (80 MW)

≥1.5V/70mW @ 32 Ohm

98mW @ 32 Ohm

Connect With

USB-C

USB-C & Lightning

USB-C

Our Verdict

Shanling has introduced a noteworthy upgrade with the UA1 Plus. This version now features dual DAC chips and offers several enhancements, including app support, reduced background noise, top-notch build quality, a neutral sound profile, excellent portability, and comfort. Without a doubt, this DAC is a must-have and comes highly recommended.

This is simply the best Dongle DAC for less than Rs. 5000. It allows you to convert any smartphone to a hi-res audio player. It’s the easiest way of experiencing high quality music on the go with your In-ears or Headphones.

The iBasso DC03 Pro is a highly capable device. It boasts excellent build quality and impressive sound performance, and despite its compact size, it delivers enough power to drive a wide range of IEMs and headphones.



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Customer Reviews

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Athul (Thiruvananthapuram)
Its got great detail.

Details good, probably cause of how high the treble is, forced to eq other than that its fine.

Another pointer, this dac is not supported by the moto edge 40 and an iQoo phone. Works fine on my tab s8 plus though and checked it on a friend's s21fe and works there as well. Guess I'll have to buy a new phone now...

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Abhishek Shrivastav (Delhi)
Good quality DAC with nice performance

I have been using Conexant CX31993 for the past 1 year. This DAC is definitely better than that. The performance is better compared to CX31993 as well as the build quality is superb. I would like to thank headphone zone for making these kind of products available in India and that too with excellent service.

This makes us really happy and we really appreciate the genuine feedback! We're glad that you have such positive thoughts about our team and the company.

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24k (Chennai)
sharp audio, loud, best for the price

I am using shanling ua1 plus for a month, with my offline flac playlist.
Sound output = flat, very sharp. (this is my first DAC, I am happy it doesn't boost any treble / bass). One thing I like is, bass is more defined, sub / lower end of bass you can feel them in ears.

for a average person, this dac will sound like ~10% better than their laptop, but we know it is more than that 😏

Headphone jack `clips` with iem, so older iem with loose a connector still won't disconnect easily.

Windows OS needs a Driver, get it from official site
I use foobar2000 + ASIO / WASAPI push / event / exclusive as output for bitperfect output.

Linux: Strawberry player with ALSA + hw output
(making playlist is little tough)

Andoid: Eddict player + USB output + DSD (native) output
they also have some DAC settings.

And yea, plug and play is supported as well, quite handy ~

Have I faced any issues so far?
Yes, one issue. sometimes, DAC just *hisses* and refuses to play any audio. Happens in random regardless of the OS. Reconnecting the DAC will fix it. But annoying when that happens

Hey there,

Thank you for taking the time to write this detailed review, we really appreciate the genuine feedback! Your review will definitely help fellow audiophiles to make an informed decision.

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Andrew (Chennai)
Astonishingly good!

The audio from my laptop connected to computer speakers was average. The driver for the internal DAC was doing unwanted processing and I wondered if I would get better sound by bypassing it using a cheap USB DAC. Unfortunately the cheaper DACs are meant for portable use and I did not want to spend more on a desktop DAC as I already have a dedicated USB DAC for music. So I decided to try my luck with a portable DAC although I was concerned if the output would be suitable for a powered computer speaker. I didn’t want something too cheap nor with fixed cable and so I shortlisted the Shanling UA1 Plus. The LED indicating the sample rate was another factor in choosing it.

I was surprised that a USB dongle meant for phones and headphone use worked fine with a computer and powered speaker. The output level was not too high that it distorted the speaker inputs (as I assumed would happen). The sound was also surprisingly good. I installed Shanling’s Eddict Player app to tweak the setting. I turned off the high gain and tried different filters. The non-oversampling filter sounds very natural and I like it a lot. It certainly sounds better than my Khadas Tone Board. I am yet to compare it with my ifi Zen DAC 2.

I am surprised that a tiny dongle can sound so good. Unfortunately the Eddict Android app seems to be spyware requiring a lot of unwanted permissions and turning on unwanted options on my phone. So I had to uninstall it immediately with being able to experiment with the settings much. Thankfully the device remembers the settings.

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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P RUDRA (Bhubaneswar)
Nice tiny Dongle

With due course of time I realized, the first priority should be the "small size" of a dongle dac. The covinience of a smaller sized dongle dac actually accentuates the overall user experience. I have the KA2 and now this UA1 plus. Believe me these two get more listening time more than my personal favorite RU6 only because these are easy to carry. UA1 plus has the same sound signature of KA2 understanably both of them share the same dac chip. the UA1 plus has enough power to run any IEM. The app support is nice to have feature. CS chips are usually Smooth sounding, yet detailed and UA1s is no exception. Thanks to Headphonezone for listing such wonderful products.

Hey RUDRA, thank you so much for the amazing feedback! It means a lot to us. We are so happy to hear that you are loving our products and services.

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