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Shanling

Shanling - UA3

Portable DAC & Amp
Sale price₹ 8,999 Regular priceMRP: ₹ 10,999
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This Shanling - UA3 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 - UA3 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)

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6 No Cost EMI ₹ 1,500 ₹ 0

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In case you receive the Shanling - UA3 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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7 DAY REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE

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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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  8. For all the eligible transactions taking place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the cashback will be processed on Monday.
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6 14% ₹ 1,562 ₹ 371
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12 14% ₹ 808 ₹ 697
18 15% ₹ 561 ₹ 1,106
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18 15% ₹ 561 ₹ 1,106
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18 15% ₹ 561 ₹ 1,106
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9 15% ₹ 1,063 ₹ 572
12 15% ₹ 812 ₹ 748
18 15% ₹ 561 ₹ 1,106
24 15% ₹ 436 ₹ 1,473
Tenure Interest% Installment Interest
3 No Cost EMI ₹ 3,000 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 1,500 ₹ 0
9 13.50% ₹ 1,057 ₹ 514
12 13.50% ₹ 806 ₹ 672
18 13.50% ₹ 555 ₹ 992
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3 No Cost EMI ₹ 3,000 ₹ 0
6 No Cost EMI ₹ 1,500 ₹ 0
9 13.99% ₹ 1,059 ₹ 533
12 13.99% ₹ 808 ₹ 696
18 14.99% ₹ 561 ₹ 1,105
24 14.99% ₹ 436 ₹ 1,472
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9 13% ₹ 1,055 ₹ 494
12 12% ₹ 800 ₹ 596
18 12% ₹ 549 ₹ 879
24 12% ₹ 424 ₹ 1,168
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3 No Cost EMI ₹ 3,000 ₹ 0
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9 14% ₹ 1,059 ₹ 533
12 14% ₹ 808 ₹ 697
18 15% ₹ 561 ₹ 1,106
24 15% ₹ 436 ₹ 1,473
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18 15% ₹ 561 ₹ 1,106
24 15% ₹ 436 ₹ 1,473
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18 15% ₹ 561 ₹ 1,106
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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.

Ideal for Gaming

If you’re someone who loves gaming and appreciates high fidelity audio just as much as the visuals, then these are a perfect match for you. These headphones are designed to deliver the best audio experience and highlight the quietest of sounds, all while communicating with your teammates with a quality mic. You can expect these headphones to turn your gaming into a fully immersive experience by offering support for Dolby, Spatial and THX processing technology for a more riveting experience.

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.

Volume Controls

If your Amps & DACs have volume controls, you will be able to adjust the volume level with a simple touch of a button without having to reach for your source device. Your music keeps playing without being interrupted or accidentally paused during playback. Having volume controls on Amps & DACs or at least in-line controls on the audio cable may seem unnecessary to some people, but they are, in fact, quite convenient.

Based on the famous Shanling UA2, the latest UA3 bridges the gap between the UA2 and the UA5. It features a high-fidelity AKM DAC chip and is supported by a powerful amplification chip for a highly engaging music listening experience.

INTRODUCING SHANLING UA3 EMBEDDED WITH AKM AK4493SEQ DAC CHIPSET & DUAL RICORE RT6863 AMPLIFICATION CHIP

The UA3 is the latest addition to Shanling's successful UA line of devices, and it will be the first to feature an all-new DAC from the relaunched range of AKM DACs, marking a key milestone for the firm. AKM DACs have been a part of Shanling's audio designs for many years, ensuring the company's hard-line Hi-Fi criteria. In early 2022, AKM updated their DAC line, with the UA3 being the first of these designs, utilizing the newly released AK4493SEQ DAC for the first time, bringing AKM's sound to their UA series of portable DAC & Amp. Shanling UA3 has a high-end dual DAC chipset with two RICORE RT6863 amplification chips and brand-new AKM AK4493SEQ DAC chips. The Shanling UA3 will provide you with a transparent and clean sound with the support of DSD512 and Hi-Res up to 32bit/768kHz.
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POWER-EFFICIENT PARTNER FOR SMARTPHONE FUSED WITH HIGH PRECISION LOW JITTER CLOCK

Shanling has designed the UA3 to consume substantially less power from the connected smartphone with their new USB DAC power management. UA3 provides increased smartphone compatibility and battery life of which 60% of the time is spent in standby mode and 40% of the time during playback, this information comes from Shanling's in-house testing. UA3 can process all data with better accuracy and performance, PCM and DSD, thanks to a built-in high precision clock.

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ULTRA LOW NOISE POWER OUTPUT WITH 3.5MM SINGLE-ENDED & 4.4MM BALANCED OUTPUTS

A high-fidelity sound is delivered thanks to a sophisticated low-dropout voltage regulator that creates an incredibly black background with no extraneous noise. A more durable 4.4mm connector is used for balanced output, which is equipped with hardware buttons for volume and playback control. Whether you require a balanced 4.4mm connection or a single-ended 3.5mm headphone output connector, Shanling has included both in the UA3. Choose your termination option for your headphones or earphones. Shanling UA3 has a rated power output of 211mW balanced 4.4mm and 125mW single-ended 3.5mm at 32 Ohms.

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COMPANION APP FOR ANDROID WITH SAMPLING RATE INDICATOR LED

To gain complete control over the UA3, download Shanling's Eddict Player app. Allowing access to six different types of digital filters, gaining control, and button setting customization, among other things. For iOS systems, Eddict player settings are not available. The UA3 contains little LED lights that indicate the sample rate. Purple - 352/384/705/768kHz, Yellow - 176.4/192kHz, Green - 88.2/96kHz, Blue - 44.1/48kHz. A White indication light is provided for DSD64/128/256/512. The red light will flash in UAC1.0 Mode.

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HIGH COMPATIBILITY WITH GAMING SYSTEMS AND A WIDE ARRAY OF DEVICES

To switch the UA3 to UAC1.0 mode, hold down the middle button when attaching it to a device. This setting ensures interoperability with a broader range of devices, particularly gaming systems, enhancing their sound quality. Android, Windows, Mac, and iOS are all supported. For use with iOS, a special lightning cable can be used. UA3 is compatible with Nintendo Switch, other game systems, and older devices in UAC2.0 and UAC1.0 mode. Driver installation is needed while using UA3 with windows, no drivers are required for use with Mac. Shanling UA3 comes with a variety of peripherals, including a USB-C to USB-C cable and a USB-C to USB-A adapter for seamless connectivity with PC and gaming consoles.

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DURABLY BUILT WITH ALUMINIUM CASING WITH THE CONVENIENCE OF INTERCHANGEABLE CABLES AND VOLUME BUTTONS

Shanling products are always known for their optimum build quality. A simple and durable construction precisely crafted from a single block of aluminum, with a smooth matte finish. Extremely light making it a perfect accessory for portable usage. Shanling UA3 comes with a high-quality copper USB-C to USB-C cable. It may be changed to other cables with different constructions and lengths to match Android, PC, and iOS devices. The hardware and software volumes of the linked device can be controlled directly by the UA3.

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1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Shanling - UA3 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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Gautam (Kolkata)
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Very powerful and musical DAC dongle

Top notch AKM chip based DAC.
It is very smooth, warm and detailed sounding powerful DAC.

For those who love Slice or Maaza mango drink over Thumbs up or Coke.😉

Thank you for your genuine feedback on this product, we're glad that you have such positive thoughts about the product.

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SHEIKH HOSSAIN (Kolkata)
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Shanling - UA3

Thank you for your valuable review!

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Pradeep Kulkarni (Hyderabad)
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RET17800

Returning this product, malfunctioning after purchase, worked only for 3 days

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Aditya Raj (Patna)
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This is an amazing upgrade from the cheap yet impressive dac dongle Abigail

I had been using Abigail with my Tforce Yuan Li Dark Soul for a few months. I learned that Yuan Li needs much more power to shine. So I kept looking for a perfect dac that has enough power and also has a 'velvety' sound signature.
After listening through UA3, it significantly improved the sound quality in all the aspects. Bass got accentuated and I am loving how tight and deep it is now. Vocals are impressively forward and the soundstage has widened. I am absolutely loving it. I am getting all this from the single end 3.5mm jack. I'm getting a 4.4 mm cable soon to have even better immersive experience.
The build quality is just awesome. Go for it!

Thanks a lot!!! We appreciate the genuine feedback and we'll share your thoughts with the brand as well.

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Sameer Tangri (Bengaluru)
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Nice little compact DAC

I bought this DAC with the main purpose of getting a simple-to-use DAC-AMP that's light, compact, and easy to carry enabling me to use it almost anywhere with a variety of IEMs and headphones. The Shanling UA3 covers all these bases for me while giving particularly good sound quality. The presence of 3.5 mm SE and 4.4mm balanced outputs makes it very convenient to use with a variety of IEMs and headphones without having to carry around adapters. The sound quality is pretty good. Not that it's excellent or out of the world or something, but for the overall package and price, it is very good (but definitely not something that stands out as a highlight). I find its 3.5 mm SE output better than that of the Qudelix 5k. Overall, the sound is smooth with tight bass, good forward mids, and well-controlled highs that never get sibilant. The soundstage is above average too. Battery drain is very average (in fact I would even call it low) and I don't think it is causing my phone's battery to drain out super quickly or anything.
Overall, it's a good package at the price and I am better off using this with my phones for IEMs like the 64 Audio Trio and TinHifi T3+.

Hi there, we are so happy you took out time and elaborately reviewed the product. We are sure this will help our customers to make an even better and informed decision.

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Abhinav Tripathi (Delhi)
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Great sounding DAC

It's a great sounding DAC. I was using Samsung dongle before which is great too. But I felt a wider stage and distinctly sounding instruments, although a minor difference. Over all I liked how these sound. The battery usage is nominally higher than that of Samsung dongle. Thanks a lot HZ for providing an excellent support and playlists. Love how you make your customers feel special.

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

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akshay (Mumbai)
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An Excellent DAC for the money

This little powerhouse of a DAC has certainly exceeded my expectations from a Dongle DAC. Wanted to try an AKM based chip and Lotoo PAW S1 is costing almost 50% more than this DAC, where as this DAC also has a better AKM chip. So the sale made it easier for me to buy this DAC over Lotoo one.

My main DAC is Ifi Zen DAC V2 and it's cetreianly my best DAC but UA3 comes a close second. It's certainly better than my JDS labs ODAC or Fiio E17.

Like advertised, this one has velvet smooth sound signature and which is tad bit smoother than the Burr Brown based Zen DAC V2 which has slightly crisp treble and tighter Bass.

I don't have a frame of reference for similarly priced DACs but i am perfectly happy with this purchase and at 8k this is certainly worth buying for non criticale listening which most people won't do with IEMs or portable headphones anyways.

I didn't face any connectivity issue however I read some other website reviews for UA3 and couple of them mention the compatibility issue. For me though, this DAC worked out of the box without a single issue.

The type C Cable provided seems but too tight for my liking and also could have been longer especially considering this DAC has Type A adapter in the box.

Hi there, we are so happy you took out time and elaborately reviewed the product. We are sure this will help our customers to make an even better and informed decision.

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