Shanling - UA4

Portable Balanced DAC & Amp

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Why Shanling is Special


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.


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.

For Enthusiasts on a Budget

We are here to help you find the best bang for your buck.

This headphone or gear is made for all passionate hobbyists who want top-notch gear without breaking the bank.

If you see a product marked as “🪴 For Enthusiasts on a Budget”, get ready to indulge in your music with high-quality, affordable products that keep your wallet happy and your enthusiasm alive!

Incredibly Popular

Some things deserve all the attention.

This headphone or gear is a crowd favourite, winning over fans everywhere with its undeniable audio quality.

If you see products marked as “🥇 Incredibly Popular”, you’re opting for a tried-and-true choice that’s loved by many, ensuring you're getting something that’s proven to be awesome and widely acclaimed.

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.

Built like a Tank

No need to worry about durability.

If you're seeking a headphone or gear with a strong, rugged build, this snapshot indicates that this is the one for you.

If you see a product marked with “🪖 Built like a Tank", it means this product is crafted with metal in its design, ensuring exceptional robustness and durability.

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.

Balanced Output

Upgrading from single-ended to balanced can be the easiest way to improve your sound.

This DAC, Amp or Hi-Res player offers a balanced output, ensuring pristine audio quality with minimised interference and enhanced clarity for your listening pleasure.

If you see a product marked as "⚖️ Balanced Output”, get ready for a symphony of crystal-clear tunes, free from any unwanted noise drama!

The newest portable DAC from Shanling builds upon the brand's strengths, delivering pristine audio quality, an upgraded feature set, and a refreshed design. If you appreciate the distinctive Shanling house sound, this device comes highly recommended.


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 is a highly reputable name in the world of high-fidelity audio, renowned for its exclusive range of premium audio products that span various categories, including portable USB DACs, audio players, in-ear monitors, and more. Their "UA" series of portable USB DACs and amplifiers have gained widespread acclaim for offering an excellent price-to-performance ratio. This series has seen the successful release of products like UA1s, UA3, and UA2 Plus. Today, we're thrilled to introduce you to their latest addition to the esteemed "UA" series, the impressive Shanling UA4. Serving as the current flagship in the series, the UA4 combines the best features of its predecessors and leverages the latest-generation hardware, making it an exceptional choice for users seeking portable audio excellence.



The Shanling UA4 employs the latest 32-bit DAC chipset from ESS Sabre, with the ES9069Q DAC at its core, ensuring seamless decoding of high-resolution audio signals. It offers complete decoding support for high-resolution 32-bit/768kHz PCM and native DSD512 audio signals. The UA4 combines this 32-bit DAC with a robust amplification section, featuring dual independent Ricore RT6863 amplification chips that deliver a powerful output of up to 211mW at 32Ω impedance, making it suitable for most in-ear monitors (IEMs) and even some low-power headphones. To accommodate a wide range of devices, the UA4 provides two headphone output ports, one with a 3.5mm single-ended connection and another with a 4.4mm balanced interface.



The Shanling UA4 is an exceptional device that offers high-quality portable performance. It accommodates single-ended and balanced headphone connections through its dual headphone output ports, featuring a 3.5mm single-ended output and a 4.4mm balanced output. This versatility allows you to connect various in-ear monitors (IEMs) of your choice. The Shanling UA4 boasts extensive compatibility with a wide range of devices. This portable DAC & Amp supports UAC2.0 and UAC1.0 modes, making it easy to connect with Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS devices. Its UAC1.0 connection ensures full compatibility with devices like the Nintendo Switch and other gaming systems.



Shanling is attentive to the needs of its users who desire more direct controls on the DAC, so the UA4 features a 0.87-inch display that provides information about the current playback and offers quick access to various settings. To enhance user experience, the device includes a set of three buttons. These buttons not only facilitate menu navigation but can also be configured to manage playback, hardware volume, or software volume, with their functions adapting based on the connected digital source. The Shanling UA4 boasts an elegant and refined design available in Silver and Grey colour options. Additionally, it seamlessly integrates with Shanling's Eddict Player application.

1 Year Warranty

Don't sweat it, this Shanling - UA4 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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Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
U.V.P. (Hyderabad)
Best DAC in this price and Value for money

Review: Solid build quality. Almost all the tunings can be done through physical buttons on the DAC. Using Eddict player app. Coming to music.. Sounds great, bit warm. Just started exploring the DAC with different music genres. Trying with different IEMs, gog to know that good IEMs also plays role to better output. Just within in 24 hrs, received the DAC. Fabulous service by HPZ and courier partners. Thank you HPZ.

Hey Uma, 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.

Sanjay Mookherjee (Kolkata)
Shanling UA4

Shanling over the years has built up a reputation and track record which is enviable. I can vouchsafe on this based on the audio gadgets which I have. This one UA4 just does not do justice in maintaining the image built up. Audio quality , contrary to the net reviews does not live up to the standards . Built quality appears to be very cheap and flimsy . But of course the company has managed to keep the price down . Anyway , a better deal was expected from Shanling.

Thank you for your honest review of the Shanling UA4. We apologize that the audio quality and build did not meet your expectations.

Kalaimadhan M (Puducherry)
Mind blown

Paired this with truthear hexa iem and simply awesome. Takes listening experience to the next level

Your kind words just made our day! It’s an absolute delight to know that you loved your purchase, we hope you had a comfortable shopping experience and we can't wait to serve you again soon!

Abhinandan rajra (Pathānkot)

High quality

Thank you for the review! we appreciate it.

Vinay Sharma (Pune)
Great quality of sound packed in small body.

impressive audio quality and amplification. LCD display and option to select filters are a good addition

Hey there, thanks a lot for this lovely review and we are glad you are enjoying it! Keep the music playing.