Shanling UA5 - Portable USB DAC/AMP || 4.4mm Balanced Output || Hybrid Battery Power || Independent Volume Control || 235 USD / Euro
May 17, 2022 at 2:55 AM Post #61 of 73

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We today on Headfonia look at the Shanling UA5 dongle! Article by @Aerosphere

https://www.headfonia.com/shanling-ua5-review/

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Jun 27, 2022 at 12:25 PM Post #63 of 73

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I really like this DAC a lot. Like ClieOS said, it brings the guitars and instruments out over the vocals. To me, it has a softer sound than the UA2.
Only thing I don't understand is the filters.
  • Linear Fast
  • Linear Slow
  • Brick Wall
  • Hybrid
  • Apodizing
  • Mini Slow
  • Mini Fast
Apparently I have to pick one. So far, I audibly like Linear Fast the best but I'm trying to find an explanation on Google for each one.
 
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I really like this DAC a lot. Like ClieOS said, it brings the guitars and instruments out over the vocals. To me, it has a softer, more analog sound than the UA2.
Only thing I don't understand is the filters.
  • Linear Fast
  • Linear Slow
  • Brick Wall
  • Hybrid
  • Apodizing
  • Mini Slow
  • Mini Fast
Apparently I have to pick one. So far, I audibly like Linear Fast the best but I'm trying to find an explanation on Google for each one.
Aww snap. I read all about the filters here:
https://addictedtoaudio.com.au/blogs/how-to/how-to-pick-the-best-filter-setting-for-your-dac
Linear Fast is a good default for me.
 
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New UA5 owner here. Trying to use it with my Samsung S22 Ultra. Music player both the Tidal App and UAPP. I plug it in and get no sound at all out of my IEMs - both SE and balanced. As a double check, with the same USBc cable and same IEM, I try my L&P W2 and have no issues, so not the phone or the cable.

The phone does recognize that the UA5 is plugged in and the display on the UA5 does light up, so it isn’t that the UA5 is dead. It acts as though the output is muted.

Any suggestions?
 
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New UA5 owner here. Trying to use it with my Samsung S22 Ultra. Music player both the Tidal App and UAPP. I plug it in and get no sound at all out of my IEMs - both SE and balanced. As a double check, with the same USBc cable and same IEM, I try my L&P W2 and have no issues, so not the phone or the cable.

The phone does recognize that the UA5 is plugged in and the display on the UA5 does light up, so it isn’t that the UA5 is dead. It acts as though the output is muted.

Any suggestions?
Please check power settings, Samsung has this Power saving mode that can cause issues with our USB DAC/AMPs.
 
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Please check power settings, Samsung has this Power saving mode that can cause issues with our USB DAC/AMPs.
Thank you for the suggestion. Which power setting?

Also please note that this problem does not appear with my L&P W2, and also that the UA5 display lights up, so power is definitely getting to the UA5.
 
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Thank you for the suggestion. Which power setting?

Also please note that this problem does not appear with my L&P W2, and also that the UA5 display lights up, so power is definitely getting to the UA5.

There should be something like "battery optimization" in battery settings, try to turn it off.

One more thing to try, firstly start music playback and then connect UA5.
 
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There should be something like "battery optimization" in battery settings, try to turn it off.

One more thing to try, firstly start music playback and then connect UA5.
Starting the playback first and then plugging in the UA5 into my phone works… but that really is a very inconvenient solution. Is there a different solution?
 
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Starting the playback first and then plugging in the UA5 into my phone works… but that really is a very inconvenient solution. Is there a different solution?
Not at this time. It was reported to our software team and we are awaiting firmware update.
 
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Not at this time. It was reported to our software team and we are awaiting firmware update.
Thank you. I look forward to Shanling deploying a fix for this.

In the meantime, others with Android devices might want to do research and ask others with the same devices they have whether they experience problems. I can report the UA5 experiences this issue with Samsung S22 Ultra, but not with the HiBy R6 Pro. Maybe others can share their observations?
 
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@Shanling - Is there any news on a UA5 firmware update that fixes the issues of starting playback on Android phones?
Last update from software team, they are trying to find some S22 to test it directly to find the cause.
 
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