1 Year of
80mW @ 32Ω
HIGH-FIDELITY SOUND WITH ES9219C CHIP CAPABLE OF PLAYING HI-RES FILES
The all-new Shanling UA1 Pro is the latest in line with the popular series of DAC and Amplifiers. UA1 Pro comes equipped with the latest technology and components to deliver pristine sound quality and added features. Shanling UA1 Pro embeds a high-quality audio circuit built around an ESS ES9219C chip. This famous chip incorporates both digital to analog conversion capabilities as well as headphone amplification capabilities and also offering better performance in terms of harmonic distortion. The UA1 Pro is capable of playing high-resolution audio files up to 384kHz / 32bit and even DSD files up to DSD256. The output stage delivers up to 80mW of power at 32 Ohm with a minimal noise level.
EMBEDDED WITH THE LATEST TECH AND A DEDICATED APP FOR QUICK ACCESS
Shanling UA1 Pro offers unmatched sound quality and signal path for artefact free audio. The sound is based on the default 64-level full volume, linear phase fast roll-off filtering, and high gain technology. The sound quality of the UA1 Pro has greatly optimised with the transient response speed giving a sharper and faster dynamic performance. The sense of energy in the mid and low frequencies has also been significantly enhanced. The latest UA1 Pro comes with a dedicated app that supports setting filter settings, gain and other options through Eddict Player APP.
TYPE-C TO 3.5MM CONNECTOR FOR COMPATIBILITY WITH VARIOUS DEVICES
The Shanling UA1 Pro features a USB Type-C to 3.5mm connector that allows it to be paired with many devices. USB Type-C connectivity opens up doors to utilise all the qualities and audio capabilities of the UA 1 pro with a laptop or even a PC as a sound card. UA1 Pro is completely optimised for mobile use, the circuit has been redesigned to maximise the power available for the amplified output while limiting the load on the battery of the source device. This is a suitable solution for extended listening sessions, even on devices with limited battery. The Shanling UA1 Pro is plug and play compatible with Android, Windows and macOS devices allowing you to enjoy your music across devices.
ALUMINIUM BUILD FUSED WITH HIGH-QUALITY COPPER WIRE FOR NOISE-FREE AUDIO
The build quality of the Shanling UA1 Pro is of premium quality using the best materials. The shell of UA1 Pro is made of aluminium, which is processed by CNC milling, electroplating and other processes to make it super durable and lightweight. The wires connecting the UA1 Pro are made of 7 strands with 18 cores of high purity copper wire covered with braid ensuring excellent conductivity and audio transmission. It is securely protected by a robust sheath and has a cotton/silver shield specially designed to limit the capture of high-frequency waves, such as those specifically present near a smartphone, effectively shielding all kinds of interference with almost zero noise output.
|FREQUENCY RANGE||20 Hz- 50 kHz( -0.5dB)|
|THD+N||0.0006% @32 (A-Weighting)|
|OUTPUT POWER||1.6V@32(80 mW@32)|
|DYNAMIC RANGE||119 dB @32Ω (A-Weighting)|
|SIGNAL-TO-NOISE||119 dB @32Ω (A-Weighting)|
|CHANNEL SEPARATION||77 dB @32Ω|
|DIMENSIONS||35 x 15x 9 mm|
|WEIGHT||8.3g (Without cable)|
|BOX CONTENTS||1. Shanling UA1 Pro|
|2. USB-C To USB A Adapter|
|3. User Guide|
|GENERIC NAME||Headphone Amplifier|
|COUNTRY OF ORIGIN||China|
|IMPORTER DETAILS||Importers Name: Ferrari Video
Address: 63/18, 1st Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Chennai - 600020
Contact No: 044-24420733
30 Years of Shanling: Engineering Audio Products for Hi-Fi Music Enjoyment
Shanling was established in 1988 when it began developing audio products and launched its first-ever Hi-Fi stereo amplifier. Since its beginning, Shanling has continuously developed new products and has incorporated multiple patented technologies like the SONY LDAC, Bluetooth BQB, Hi-Res from Japanese Audio Association, Microsoft HDCD, Dolby Digital, DTS, DVD, SACD, CD patent and more. For more than 30 years Shanling employees have upheld the spirit of integrity, innovation, team spirit and hard work.
Shanling is Powered by Excellence and Customer Satisfaction
Excellence in quality and customer satisfaction has always been the driving force for Shanling. Shanling is from China - headquartered in Shenzhen with a factory in Dongguan. Their product range consists of Hi-Res portable music players, portable amplifiers, Hi-Fi headphones, SACD/CD players, Hi-Fi amplifiers, power conditioners and more. By maintaining a strong relationship with the high-end manufacturers over the years, Shanling today enjoys the position of being one of the most reputed companies in the industry.
Exceptional Digital Audio Players with Cutting-Edge Audio Technologies
Shanling is known for the incorporation of cutting edge technology and that's evident in all the audio players developed by Shanling. Each Shanling audio player features high-end specs including the ESS DAC Chip, Qualcomm aptX, Retina HD display and a strong battery life. The M series of digital audio players like the Shanling M0, M2s, M3s are prime examples of their performance and price and therefore have been highly popular.
Cerfied Hi-Res Audio by the Japan Audio Society
High-Res Audio certified by the Japan Audio Society has been consistent among all the Shanling digital audio players. All these Hi-Res DAPs go through severe tests to get the great sound. The DAPs are designed to support all the high-res audio files including the DSD format. The Shanling UP2 is a brilliantly crafted DAC/AMP which has been highly popular among the users.
1 Year Warranty
Don't sweat it, this Shanling - UA1 Pro comes with a warranty
from Shanling that covers manufacturing defects.
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I thought that using DAC would make a huge difference than without using the DAC. But thats not the case here. There is not much of a difference here. The major difference is the volume, that with DAC it goes far beyond the headphones capability which results in distortion due to over volume. When kept at low volume, I couldnt here much of a difference.
Headphone used : Sony MDR-XB55AP
I am in no sense an audiophile, but since Apple Music lossless was introduced I reluctantly decided to go down this rabbit hole. Sound quality is great, build quality is not that great. Soundstage seems okay. I used KZ-ZSN PRO and Bose QC 35 ii in wired mode without DSP (as I said not an audiophile) with these. And the DAC does seem like a significant step up from the previously used apple lightning to 3.5 adapter. Delivery was not smooth mainly due to Bluedart, but the overall experience with Headphonezone was good.
Thank you for the review, happy to know you had a comfortable shopping experience!
UA1 pro is okay as android usb to 3.5mm. Insane power and but variable Freq response. I felt on Android some kind of power saving kicks in probably and makes freq response V shaped shrill and mids totally degraded. On pc freq resp is balanced.
My phone has super user privileges and exclusive control of usb dac. So no limitation at android level but shanling firmware is to blame for bad Android audio quality
In line call buttons, on headphones won't work 🥲.
Firmware in the ua1 pro is weird in volume control. Linear scale is low gain mode. Logarithmic is high gain mode 😂
Edit:- after 2 weeks I find my 7t pro built in dac more "musical" than this, though it produces more details but vocals completely loose natural timbre and feels digital or metallic in balanced iems.
For headphones, 7t pro inbuilt DAC doesn't have sufficient energy but this one has insane power. But raw power doesn't make music lively.
U need good ears for this discernment
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I've been trying to find alternatives for wired output music since my phone didn't get a 3.5mm jack and I finally stumbled upon this DAC. I've coupled this with Poweramp and downloaded some of my favorite albums encoded in FLAC. What can I say? Music has never been better. Even better than the traditional 3.5mm jack output. Even at the highest volume, there's not a bit of distortion. It might seem loud to some people at the start but for an audiophile(although I'm a beginner), you'd hear things which weren't evident before. It's like moving from 60Hz screen refresh rate to a 120Hz. There's just no turning back. If you're phone doesn't have a 3.5mm jack, and you listen to a lot of music(wired!!), this is an upgrade that you need to make your life filled with music sound amazing.
A downside might be that it uses the battery from the phone to work, but hey, you and I both chose to give up a 3.5mm jack. Kuch paana hai toh kuch khona hai lol.
I'm using a Oneplus 9r coupled with the Shanling UA1 Pro. The headphone is an Audiotechnica ATH M-50x. I hope these last a long long time. Totally worth the money I've invested. Also, at this cost, they're one of the best you can get.
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Being a beginner, I might not be able to talk about the technicalities of shanling UA1 with great depth. I paired this DAC with BLON 03, I couldn't notice a very drastic difference while listening on my mobile device, but on a laptop (macbook) it's simply amazing! It's enhanced the IEMs experience in a way that the music sounds way cleaner, noticeably louder and detailed. The build is good, but a bit hard to plug in and out. Even though DACs are primary used for enhancing the listening experience, the mic not working become a problem while commuting.
First I'd like to say I'm sorry I can't give a review before using the product throughly. After using it for many days now I'm going to write my honest feeling.
For all the people who listen to music most of the time at work, home in all the places and doesn't have 3.5mm jack on your phone, they definitely use this dack & 3.5mm headphone instead of a type c headphone. It really enrich your music quality and comfort of listenting.
Now if I'm gonna say it really give you all the spectrums, low-mid-up scales properly then it'll be lie. It really amplifies your music. If you never used a DAC before then it'll open more sounds which you have never could listen before on the same song. You can see the difference as soon as you starts using it.
I've to agree with other users who are using it for the full volumn the sound starts to hurt in ear and gets distorted. The sound is very good till 70-80%. For me, on my phone I listen at 30-40% and in my laptop at 10-20% and it's more then enough. But I'd like to say if you are using DAC then you definitely doesn't need to go full volumn.
According to the price I can say the sound quality can be more good.
HEADPHONE I'M USING: KZ-ZSN PRO
The dongle works just fine on Android. The amplification is mind blowing. It makes movies a great experience. However the Soundstage is not as impressive as the amplification. Still this great looking, portable dac is definitely worth every penny. With good IEMs it can give superb sound and extend the Soundstage of the IEM. Highly recommended overall.
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