FiiO - FD1 + Shanling - UP4
The In-Ear Monitor
The IEMs are of course the most important part of a good audiophile chain. The heart and the soul, its what ensures that Hi-Resolution music is finally delivered to our ears with the best sound results. Good-sounding IEMs can sound better with a high-quality chain, but a weak headphone can never ever sound good. Choose your headphones keeping that in mind.
The Headphone AMP
Every loudspeaker you’ve ever heard or seen needs an Amp to sound loud and clear. Period. It is like the engine of the car that propels the vehicle. Having the right amp for the right headphone is very crucial. You need a dedicated amp that’ll make sure that the headphone you own sings as enchantingly as it is intended to.
Best Suited for
IEM With 10mm Beryllium-Plated
IEM With Replaceable
AMP Support Bluetooth With
LDAC,aptX HD & AAC
AMP With 15 Hours of
AMP With 2.5mm
Pair with Laptop
Dual ESS Sabre ES9218P
Dual DAC Chip
Upto 160mW @ 32Ω
IEM WITH SINGLE BERYLLIUM-PLATED DRIVER AND POWERFUL SOUND PERFORMANCES
These are super lightweight in-ear monitors packing a beryllium-plated diaphragm driver and 2-way magnetic circuit design. This elaborate setup allows the FD1 to deliver a powerful sound with enhanced treble and bass. It also has a balanced pressure relief technology and covers a wide range of audio frequencies ranging from 10Hz to 40kHz. Certified for Hi-Res compatibility, the FD1 sports an ergonomic design and comes with gorgeous celluloid faceplates to offer a visual treat and absolute wearing comfort. The 4-stranded high-purity monocrystalline copper cable paired with the FD1 allows it to transmit excellent sonic performance.
YOUR GO-TO PORTABLE BLUETOOTH DAC/AMP WITH HIGH-RES SOUND AND A BALANCED OUTPUT
Housing dual ESS Sabre ES9218P audio chips, the Shanling UP4 is a high-grade modern-day portable DAC/Amp that every music listener deserves. Packed in a minimalistic 2.5D design, the UP4 can be connected to about any device for high-quality audio. This 'Hi-Res Audio' and 'Hi-Res Wireless Audio' certified Bluetooth DAC/Amp supports LDAC, HWA, LHDC, aptX and aptX HD, thanks to the CSR8675 Bluetooth chip that encourages stable connectivity. lower latency and high resistance to disturbance. One of the best parts about the UP4 is that it comes with a 2.5mm balanced jack apart from the 3.mm standard jack. You can further fine-tune the sound using gain settings and digital filters or manage calls with the 8th generation cVc noise cancellation tech. Download the Shanling Controller app to take complete control over your Shanling UP4.
FiiO - FD1
|DIAPHRAGM MATERIAL||Beryllium-plated diaphragm|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||10Hz ~ 40kHz|
|WIRED CONNECTIVITY||Gold Plated 3.5mm|
|CONNECTOR||0.78 mm 2-pin|
|CABLE||4-stranded high-purity monocrystalline copper cable|
|CABLE LENGTH||About 120cm|
|BOX CONTENTS||1. FiiO FD1 IEMs|
|2. 4-stranded high-purity monocrystalline copper cable|
|3. Balanced eartips (S*2, M*2, L*2)|
|4. Bass eartips (S*2, M*2, L*2)|
|5. Memory Foam eartips X 2|
|6. HB1 Carrying case|
Shanling - UP4
|SUPPORTED BLUETOOTH CODEC||HWA(LHDC), LDAC, APT-X HD, APT-X Low,
APT-X, AAC, SBC, Latency
|BLUETOOTH CHIP||Qualcomm CSR8675|
|AUDIO CHIP||ESS Sabre ES9218P x2|
|BLUETOOTH VERSION||Bluetooth v5.0|
|OUTPUT POWER||71mW @ 32 ohms (single ended, high gain)
91mW @ 32 ohms (single ended, Dual DAC mode)
160mW @ 32 ohms (balanced output)
|SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO||120dB (single ended)
|CHANNEL SEPARATING DEGREE||73dB @ 32 ohms (single ended)
96dB @ 32 ohms (balanced)
|BATTERY LIFE||15 hours (single ended)
10 hours (balanced)
|CHARGING TIME||2 hours|
|POWER ADAPTER||DC 5V/500 mA|
|USB PORT||Type-C interface, supporting driver-free USB DAC|
|VOLUME CONTROL||Independent from smartphone volume setting, controlled by volume wheel|
|CONNECTOR||3.5mm and 2.5mm jack|
|SIZE||60 mm*36 mm*13.5 mm|
|BOX CONTAINS||1. Shanling - UP4 Portable Amp|
|2. Clip Case|
|3. USB-C Cable|
|4. User Manual|
How do Amps, DACs, DAPs and Cables make a difference?
Every loudspeaker you’ve ever heard or seen needs an Amp to sound loud and clear. Period. It is like the engine of the car that propels the vehicle.
Having the right amp for the right headphone is very crucial. You need a dedicated amp that’ll make sure that the headphone you own sings as enchantingly as it is intended to.
The audio you hear, natural or otherwise, is analogue - that’s how humans function. The music that you store on electronic gadgets like computers, iPads, smartphones and such is all digital.
A quality DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) translates digital files so you get to hear beautiful music with all its nuances kept intact, as intended.
When you use good quality headphones, it only makes sense that the quality of your audio files are good enough so as to be maximizing your headphones' full potential.
With a high-resolution DAP or Digital Audio Player that is capable of playing lossless file formats like FLAC, ALAC, WAV you get the best of both worlds and superior listening experience.
Connecting your headphones with a DAC or an Amp, cables are an important link in one’s quest for audio nirvana.
Cables are available in different materials, ranging from copper to gold plated ones. They also feature different connectors like 3.5mm (AUX), USB, XLR among others to provide the best of connectivity and improve the sound.