Moondrop - Starfield + 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 Dual Cavity
IEM With Replaceable
AMP support Bluetooth with
LDAC,aptX HD & AAC
AMP with 15 Hours of
Dual ESS Sabre ES9218P
A VISUALLY STUNNING IEM THAT DELIVERS AN EQUALLY INTRIGUING MUSICAL EXPERIENCE
The gorgeous design of the Moondrop Starfield featuring shimmering glimmers resembles a luminous impression of the night sky. But the Moondrop Starfield is much more than what meets the eye. At the internal core of the Starfield are the carbon nanotube arrays and PET membranes for an out of this world musical experience. The 6um (0.006mm) diaphragm plays a crucial part in delivering an airy sound and analytical highs. There is a lightweight yet high-performance transducer as well that lends optimum transient response and dynamic range. While the sound of the Starfield is close to neutral it succeeds to keep the musicality of the sound intact that is why the overall sound is detailed and transparent. All of these are packed in a gold plated brass inner chamber that aids smoother audio transition across the audio spectrum. The 24 AWG OFC Litz copper cables with a 0.78mm 2pin socket preserve the details and dynamics of the sound while the addition of glitter blends seamlessly with the overall design.
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.
Moondrop - Starfield
|DRIVER||Carbon Nanotube diaphragm- 10mm Dual cavity dynamic driver|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||10Hz-36000Hz(Free Field. 1/4"MIC,-3dB)|
|WIRED CONNECTIVITY||3.5 mm Line Type|
|EARPHONE INTERFACE||0.78mm 2 pin|
|MIC & REMOTE||NA|
|CABLE||24AWG Litz 4N OFC|
|BOX CONTENTS||1. Moondrop Starfield Earphones|
|2. 50 inch, 24 AWG Litz 4-core braided, Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC) cable (pearlescent blue) with 3.5mm plug and dual 0.78 2-pin connectors|
|3. 6 Pairs of silicone ear-tips (2 small, 2 medium and 2 large)|
|4. Zippered round storage case|
|5. 6 replacement mesh filter grills|
|7. Introduction manual|
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.