SHANLING Q1 portable music player is one the most popular portable LDAC/DAC Hi-Res players designed for audiophiles for many reasons. However, the memory card slot lets you store up to 2TB of music, and it supports multiple audio formats like ISO, DSF, DFF, DXD, APE, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, AIF, DTS, WMA, MP3, OGG ALAC, MP2, M4A, AC3, etc.
This USB DAC player can play Hi-Res audio up to 32bit/384kHz. It has Two-Way Bluetooth, an ESS ES9218P DAC/AMP chipset, USB DAC function, aptX support, DSD support, and a 2.7-inch touchscreen. Plus, you can listen to up to 21 hours of music playback with 25 days of standby time because of the 1100mAh battery.
SHANLING Q1 Review
A retro design, sugar-coated shell, special uni-body with zinc alloy, and unique glossy finish provide an eye-catching design. There is a USB port and 3.5mm audio jack with a MicroSD slot. The SHANLING Q1 review for Hi-Res sound performance stands out because of the ESS Sabre ES9218P DAC/AMP Hi-Fi chip.
Also, DSD128, 118dB, 0.004% distortion, 32bit/384kHz resolution, and 80mW@30 Ohm powerful output are all packed into this portable music player. This LDAC Mp3 music player supports two-way Bluetooth for LDAC, AAC, and SBC transmitted via aptX.
In addition, you can use up to a 2TB MicroSD card. Another advantage is the US $119 budget pricing for a DAC player. You can control it with ease because of the 2.7-inch touchscreen with MTouch OS and a side rotating button.
DAC Portable Music Player Shanling Q1 Specs Sheet
|Screen:||2.7-inch 360x400p touchscreen|
|Storage:||Up to 2TB MicroSD support|
|OS:||MTouch OS by Shanling|
|DAC Model:||ESS Sabre ES9218P|
|Audio Format:||APE, FLAC, ALAC, WMA, MP3, AAC, OGG, OPUS, WAV, AIFF, DSF, DIFF|
|Output Port:||3.5mm audio jack|
|Output power:||80mW@32 Ohm|
|Output Impedance:||< 0.2 Ohm|
|Recommended Headphone impedance:||8-300 Ohm|
|Distortion:||0.004% (A-Weighting, Output 1kHz 485mW)|
|Signal to Noise Ratio:||118dB (A-Weighting)|
|Dynamic Range:||> 105dB|
|Hi-Res Support:||up to 32bit/384kHz, DSD64, DSD128|
|Bluetooth:||Two-way Bluetooth 4.2, Bluetooth Codec: Two-way LDAC, AAC, SBC, Transmit only aptX|
|USB DAC:||up to PCM 24/192|
|Battery:||1100mAh, up to 21hrs battery life, up to 25 days standby|
Price and Availability
The SHANLING Q1 price is the US $119, besides having LDAC, DAC/AMP, Hi-Res, DSD128, USB DAC, and MicroSD card slot. Compared to superior high-end DAC player and Hi-Res Mp3 music player like FiiO M11, Shanling M7, and others, the budget price with 2TB storage capability and high-end performance, the pocket-friendly cost is a significant advantage. It is available at the Official Shanling store at AliExpress.
Price: US $119