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Shanling - UA2

Shanling

Shanling - UA2

Portable Balanced DAC & Amp
Sale price₹ 6,999 Regular priceMRP: ₹ 8,599
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Warranty & Services

This Shanling - UA2 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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7 DAY EASY EXCHANGE

The Shanling - UA2 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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Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 2,333 ₹ 0

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  1. Valid from 22nd September to 30th September
  2. Users will get 10% cashback up to a maximum of ₹1000 on a minimum order value of Rs 2,999/-
  3. The offer is valid only once per user during the offer period.
  4. No coupon code required.
  5. Offer valid for orders worth ₹2,999 & above.
  6. Users who make the 1st month’s payment (1st installment) will be eligible for cashback.
  7. Eligible cashback amount will reflect in the user's Simpl account within 24 hours of successful transaction. Details will also be communicated through Email and SMS.
  8. For all the eligible transactions taking place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the cashback will be processed on Monday.
  9. The eligible cashback amount will be adjusted against the 2nd payment and will reflect in the pending dues.
  10. The eligible cashback amount can only be used for Simpl Pay in 3 transactions/installments and not for Simpl Pay Later transactions.
  11. Cashback will be canceled in case of full refunds or cancellation of orders.
  12. Offer is only valid for transactions done via Simpl Pay in 3.
  13. Any customer availing the cashback shall be deemed to have accepted the terms and conditions.
  14. Simpl reserves the right to disqualify the user from cashback eligibility if any fraudulent activity is identified.

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Eligibility: All above 21 years of age
Transaction value: Available on all orders below Rs. 60,000/-
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Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 2,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 1,167 ₹ 0
  1. Offer valid from 23rd September till 31st October, 2022
  2. Users will get 10% cashback up to a maximum of ₹1000
  3. The offer is valid only once per user during the offer period.
  4. No coupon code required.

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7 DAY REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE

In case you receive the Shanling - UA2 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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Eligibility: All Bajaj Finserv card owners
Transaction value: All orders above Rs. 4,500/-
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Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
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Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Zestmoney users
Transaction value: Depends on your credit limit
Payment Gateway: Please choose Cashfree at checkout

Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 2,333 ₹ 0

Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Simpl users
Transaction value: Depends on your credit limit
Payment Gateway: Please choose Simpl Pay in 3 at checkout

Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 2,333 ₹ 0
  1. Offer valid from 22nd September to 30th September, 2022
  2. Users will get 10% cashback up to a maximum of ₹1000 on a minimum order value of Rs 2,999/-
  3. The offer is valid only once per user during the offer period.
  4. No coupon code required.
  5. Offer valid for orders worth ₹2,999 & above.
  6. Users who make the 1st month’s payment (1st installment) will be eligible for cashback.
  7. Eligible cashback amount will reflect in the user's Simpl account within 24 hours of successful transaction. Details will also be communicated through Email and SMS.
  8. For all the eligible transactions taking place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the cashback will be processed on Monday.
  9. The eligible cashback amount will be adjusted against the 2nd payment and will reflect in the pending dues.
  10. The eligible cashback amount can only be used for Simpl Pay in 3 transactions/installments and not for Simpl Pay Later transactions.
  11. Cashback will be canceled in case of full refunds or cancellation of orders.
  12. Offer is only valid for transactions done via Simpl Pay in 3.
  13. Any customer availing the cashback shall be deemed to have accepted the terms and conditions.
  14. Simpl reserves the right to disqualify the user from cashback eligibility if any fraudulent activity is identified.

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Once you receive your pre loved purchase, you get 48 hours to inspect and let us know if it's not as per the specs and images in the listing.

If the product you received is not functional, we will pick it up and send it back to the seller and you can choose to get a full refund or store credit.

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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Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 2,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 1,167 ₹ 0
  1. Offer valid from 23rd September till 31st October, 2022
  2. Users will get 10% cashback up to a maximum of ₹1000
  3. The offer is valid only once per user during the offer period.
  4. No coupon code required.

Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Simpl users
Transaction value: Depends on your credit limit
Payment Gateway: Please choose Simpl Pay in 3 at checkout

Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 2,333 ₹ 0

Cashback offer
  1. Valid from 22nd September to 30th September
  2. Users will get 10% cashback up to a maximum of ₹1000 on a minimum order value of Rs 2,999/-
  3. The offer is valid only once per user during the offer period.
  4. No coupon code required.
  5. Offer valid for orders worth ₹2,999 & above.
  6. Users who make the 1st month’s payment (1st installment) will be eligible for cashback.
  7. Eligible cashback amount will reflect in the user's Simpl account within 24 hours of successful transaction. Details will also be communicated through Email and SMS.
  8. For all the eligible transactions taking place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the cashback will be processed on Monday.
  9. The eligible cashback amount will be adjusted against the 2nd payment and will reflect in the pending dues.
  10. The eligible cashback amount can only be used for Simpl Pay in 3 transactions/installments and not for Simpl Pay Later transactions.
  11. Cashback will be canceled in case of full refunds or cancellation of orders.
  12. Offer is only valid for transactions done via Simpl Pay in 3.
  13. Any customer availing the cashback shall be deemed to have accepted the terms and conditions.
  14. Simpl reserves the right to disqualify the user from cashback eligibility if any fraudulent activity is identified.

Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Bajaj Finserv card owners
Transaction value: All orders above Rs. 4,500/-
Payment Gateway: Please choose Razorpay at checkout

Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 2,333 ₹ 0

Tenure available: 3 Months
Eligibility: All Zestmoney users
Transaction value: Depends on your credit limit
Payment Gateway: Please choose Cashfree at checkout

Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 2,333 ₹ 0

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Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 14% ₹ 2,388 ₹ 164
6 14% ₹ 1,215 ₹ 289
9 14% ₹ 824 ₹ 415
12 14% ₹ 628 ₹ 542
18 14% ₹ 433 ₹ 801
24 14% ₹ 336 ₹ 1,066
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 2,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 1,167 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 824 ₹ 415
12 14% ₹ 628 ₹ 542
18 15% ₹ 437 ₹ 860
24 15% ₹ 339 ₹ 1,146
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 2,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 1,167 ₹ 0
9 13% ₹ 820 ₹ 385
12 13% ₹ 625 ₹ 503
18 15% ₹ 437 ₹ 860
24 15% ₹ 339 ₹ 1,146
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 2,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 1,167 ₹ 0
9 15% ₹ 827 ₹ 445
12 15% ₹ 632 ₹ 582
18 15% ₹ 437 ₹ 860
24 15% ₹ 339 ₹ 1,146
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 2,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 1,167 ₹ 0
9 15% ₹ 827 ₹ 445
12 15% ₹ 632 ₹ 582
18 15% ₹ 437 ₹ 860
24 15% ₹ 339 ₹ 1,146
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 2,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 1,167 ₹ 0
9 13.50% ₹ 822 ₹ 400
12 13.50% ₹ 627 ₹ 522
18 13.50% ₹ 432 ₹ 772
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 2,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 1,167 ₹ 0
9 13.99% ₹ 824 ₹ 414
12 13.99% ₹ 628 ₹ 542
18 14.99% ₹ 437 ₹ 860
24 14.99% ₹ 339 ₹ 1,145
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 2,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 1,167 ₹ 0
9 13% ₹ 820 ₹ 385
12 12% ₹ 622 ₹ 463
18 12% ₹ 427 ₹ 684
24 12% ₹ 329 ₹ 908
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 2,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 1,167 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 824 ₹ 415
12 14% ₹ 628 ₹ 542
18 15% ₹ 437 ₹ 860
24 15% ₹ 339 ₹ 1,146
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 2,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 1,167 ₹ 0
9 15% ₹ 827 ₹ 445
12 15% ₹ 632 ₹ 582
18 15% ₹ 437 ₹ 860
24 15% ₹ 339 ₹ 1,146
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 2,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 1,167 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 824 ₹ 415
12 14% ₹ 628 ₹ 542
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 2,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 1,167 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 824 ₹ 415
12 14% ₹ 628 ₹ 542
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 2,333 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 1,167 ₹ 0
9 14% ₹ 824 ₹ 415
12 14% ₹ 628 ₹ 542
18 15% ₹ 437 ₹ 860
24 15% ₹ 339 ₹ 1,146
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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.

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.

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.

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.

My favourite DAC, for use on the go. It comes with a 2.5mm balanced output which is an absolute game-changer when using it with Headphones and IEMs. The soundstage widens, the bass tightens, and the details become crisper.

ELEVATE TO HIGH-RES MUSIC LISTENING WITH THE SLEEK & COMPACT UA2

An advanced USB DAC & AMP from Shanling's UA line, the UA2 features a powerful ESS ES9038Q2M DAC and a Ricore RT6838 amplifier to deliver a high-grade sonic experience. Sporting a compact and portable design, the UA2 is a powerhouse DAC & AMP designed to help you enjoy Hi-Res Audio of up to PCM 32Bit/768kHz and DSD512.

NOTE: Shanling UA2 Firmware V1.92.12 - Optimized performance for a more stable connection with a range of smartphones and computers. Click here to download

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UNINTERRUPTED TRANSMISSION WITH STANDARD USB-C CONNECTOR, INTERCHANGEABLE CABLE & NINTENDO SWITCH COMPATIBILITY FOR GAMING

A USB-C port makes connectivity simple, and you can connect the UA2 to practically any current smartphone to enjoy pristine audio. It is possible to use the portable UA2 with iOS (Lightning cable sold separately), Android, and personal computers. The UA2 has a special mode for Nintendo Switch compatibility. Shanling UA2, with its USB-C connection, can work with any smartphone and all its apps without delay. Enjoy movies without audio sync issues and keep your game at the top level with immediate reactions.

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IDEAL FOR STANDARD HEADPHONES ALONG WITH STANDARD CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS

With a power output of up to 195mW at 32 ohms (2.5 mm balanced output) and 125mW at 32 ohms (3.5 mm single-ended), the Shanling UA2 can drive low impedance headphones with absolute ease. Additionally, you get two output connections with the UA2 - a standard single-ended 3.5 mm output for regular headphones and a 2.5 mm balanced output.

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WITH A NOISE-ELIMINATING LOW-DROPOUT REGULATOR & A LED INDICATOR

With a low-dropout regulator, the UA2 can keep the background noise in check, ensuring that the sound stays clear and free of noise and hiss. Shanling UA2 is a perfect match for sensitive earphones because of this functionality. You can keep an eye on the current sampling rate through the LED indicator, which lets you know if you are playing the high-quality DSD format. Additionally, when connected to your gaming console, the led indicator illuminates red (Red light, UAC1.0 mode).

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TAILOR THE SOUND TO YOUR PREFERENCE WITH THE DEDICATED COMPANION APP

With the Companion App (Eddict Player), you can customise your sound and access settings. Utilise this App to have more control over the Shanling UA2. It enables you to adjust various boost modes and digital filters so that the sound is precisely tailored to your musical preferences.

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1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Shanling - UA2 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.

Headfonics

"The single-ended output of the UA2 outperforms lots of dongle DACs in terms of fidelity and raw power and it gets better when you connect into the UA2 balanced output."

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MAJOR HiFi

"I very much enjoyed my time listening to the UA2. It delivered on build, detail, and soundstage extension, and costs less than a hundred dollars. This is definitely one to consider"

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Audiophile Heaven

"At the end of the day, if you're looking for a really high quality Amp/DAC based on the Type-C Connector, Good Amount of driving power, affordable price, UA2 should fit your bill."

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Head Fi

"I love the compact metal casing, the detachable cable, and the balanced output option. Drive a wide variety of headphones, and the detachable cable makes it easy to use with an iPhone."

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Audio Reviews

"It feels good, is well accessorized, sounds organic, it has two powerful circuits - and also works with portable gaming consoles. And it is a brand-name product with R&D behind it."

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Audiophile Heaven

"The Shanling UA2 is among the few portable DAC/amps to feature a dedicated amplifier stage and a balanced output together with a single-ended one. This makes it quite versatile and useful."

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Customer Reviews

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Shameer Mohamed (Coimbatore)
It's a Beast

This review is after 1 month usage., Because am not able to give positive nor negative , intially my mindset was like that
I bought these because of hyped reviews, and it's using the same chip of AQ Cobalt which is 30k & this is 7k only
Also using Ak XB10, Fiio K1 Dac

Am not able find the difference between these 3 dacs ..mild ..I felt
But after started using NEUTRON MUSIC PLAYER , switching on its 64 bit processing & Resampling - Audiophile mode
My Audio Technica M40x sounds like never before in just 60% volume , (Ak Xb 10 dac 100% volume is low compared to UA2 60%)
And because of this much power it's provides, the mobile battery drain very fast, that's why taking 1 star out

Hey Shameer,
Nothing makes us happier than knowing you loved your purchase, hope you had a comfortable shopping experience & thank you for the great review & ratings!

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Naisadh Kumar (Delhi)
Great Value for the price !

What's Bad - The only downside is that this drains a lot of battery from my phone. The only downside which made me give 4 stars.

What's Awesome - Excellent sound separation and stage. A slight warm sound signature which makes the listening experience very enjoyable.
I have been using this with ATH-M50x and Moondrop Starfield. Blown away by the improvement in clarity.
If you are a rock music lover - in my opinion - Moondrop Starfield + Shanling UA2 = Most value for money eargasm.

Hi Naisadh, Thank you so much for sharing your honest review with us. It is very important to us that each customer of ours gets the best deal on the product they buy. Happy Listening! :)

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Hari (Aruppukkottai)
Over Rated explanation and reviews

Performance is not as you explained so please try to stop giving hyper explanation !

Hey Hari, its sad to see that the product is not meeting your expectations. Feel free to let us know what went wrong with your purchase and we will try and make your experience any better.

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Supriya Das (Kolkata)
Musical and Enjoyable

This is a very enjoyable sounding dac with very powerful amplifier. It can drive hifiman he400i 2020 with adequate power which in my opinion a very power hungry headphone(as it is a planner magnetic headphone). It has above average sound stage in terms of width and depth. It is not a neutral sounding dac , it adds some colours which makes it very enjoyable and relaxing sound producing dac(little bit W shaped). It is little bit warm dac. guitar, piano, cymbals, voice are excellent. The addition of balance connection is the cherry on the top. It not only provide more headroom and power but also it provide more clear sound and more details. In terms of detail retrieval, it is not super detail producing dac. But it does its job very well. With very annalytical iem or headphone it really makes music out of the world. At this price this is a really value for money. there is other option too for neutral sounding dac with more detail retrieval (may be, as I have not heard any of these dac so I m not sure) like earman eagle, hiby fc3, ibasso dc03, e1da etc. But this is worth considering as the balance output outperform them all(in my opinion).

Hey Supriya, we're happy to hear that you are loving your new purchase. Thanks for sharing this amazing feedback with us.

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Lionel Faber (Chennai)
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Simply Brilliant

I was very skeptical about making this purchase at first so I went for the 'Talk to a Headphone Guru' option. On the same day I got a call from Mr. Raghav Somani himself. It was kind of a fanboy moment for me since I've seen his videos on YouTube and I really enjoyed them. We had a very insightful chat about the different products available and I was given some suggestions based on my budget, personal requirements & usage. I purchased the Shanling UA2 to go with my KZ ZSN Pro X which I was already enjoying to the fullest. I found it a bit tricky to get the most out of the DAC at first but after a few rounds of trial and error I was about to figure out how to play audio with higher bit-rate without it being down-sampled by the Operating System. The status LED was super-helpful to identify if I'm doing it right. This was on my Linux machine. On windows it was pretty much just plug and play :)

The start of my audiophile journey has been exciting and I look forward to a long standing relationship with Headphone Zone.

Hey Lionel,
Thank you for the great review & ratings! So delighted that you are loving your purchase & hope you had a comfortable shopping experience. Cheers!

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A. Pillai (Ahmedabad)
First amp/dac.

The product itself has made tremendous improvements in the music I listen to. The only source of lossless and high resolution music in India is Apple Music. So I was able to listen to music in all its glory. However, I was just about lucky with it. There is no option on itunes for windows to turn on lossless (at least I haven't found it). If anyone at HPZ knows about it please help me out. Secondly my android phone (Reno 6) is only capable of playing Apple lossless and not Hi res. Thankfully my Galaxy Tab s6 Lite has a bite rate upscaler that seems to be capable of high res via type c. So in my phone I only see a green light even though the music file is hi res. Whereas in my tab it is a yellow light. (There is a chart in the manual about the led light indicator on the UA2 which tells you if you are streaming in high bit rate or low.)

Since this is my first dac, I have nothing to compare with but I can say with surety that I can never go back to the way I listened to music. I am completely spoiled now, using the UA2 with my ath m50x on my tablet is the only way I listen to music. UA2 definitely did the job meeting my expectations if not more. There is considerable improvement in the sound quality. I feel they could be more competitively priced. If you want a good deal go for the bundle with any In-ears. HPZ has really gotten me to really enjoy the music I listen to. This is my 5th purchase from the store and I have never been disappointed.

Hey there,
Glad to read your review on your first amp/dac. We thank you for this lovely review & we are glad you are enjoying it! Keep the music playing.

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sameer uddin (Hyderabad)
Indicator light is always blue

I don't know if any user saw the led indicator turn yellow or green or white. I played DSD files of 24bit 176 kHz and even higher. The light stayed blue all the time. This was one of the reasons of this purchase. Can anyone else confirm this?

Hey Sameer, thanks for your review.We shall reach out to you soon to help you with your LED light query, so be rest assured about it!

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