Shanling UP5 - Our new flagship portable Bluetooth DAC/AMP
Jun 16, 2021 at 7:28 AM Post #17 of 638

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So if I understand correctly, if charging is turned off while being used as USB DAC, then battery will eventually die and device won't work until charged again?
If the battery charged already, then that charge should remain.
 
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Jun 16, 2021 at 9:35 AM Post #20 of 638

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Indeed, I would love to be able to use it as USB DAC without exploiting the battery. And I would be doing this a lot, so if it's not possible, it might be a deal breaker for me.
Which is sad, because other than that the device looks like exactly what I need right now. (assuming it will sound good of course :wink: )

@Shanling Is there even a remote chance that such a feature could be implemented on firmware level?
 
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It is basically Shanling M3X without DAP function....Love to get one if it available in my country.
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So if I understand correctly, if charging is turned off while being used as USB DAC, then battery will eventually die and device won't work until charged again?
Indeed, I would love to be able to use it as USB DAC without exploiting the battery. And I would be doing this a lot, so if it's not possible, it might be a deal breaker for me.
Which is sad, because other than that the device looks like exactly what I need right now. (assuming it will sound good of course :wink: )

@Shanling Is there even a remote chance that such a feature could be implemented on firmware level?

I'm not exactly sure what set up are you looking for.

UP5 has two options:
- Charging On, UP5 runs on battery and battery keeps recharging while being used as USB DAC.
- Charging Off, UP5 runs on battery and is not charging. So yes, it will in the end run to zero.

If you want USB DAC that is not using battery, I would recommend to get UA2. And then get UP4 for Bluetooth. You end up at the similar price and sound quality as UP5.

Does it have microphone, for calls?
Yes, there is build-in microphone for calls.
 
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Huh. I had been super tempted by the M3x, but it would be a lot better for me to use something like this with my phone instead. Same basic output circuit as the M3X, I guess.

How well does the current output stack up to the task of driving low-impedance planars?
 
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Looking forward to the UP5 release. Love the UP4 for workouts and will use one for home and one for the road. I pair the UP4 with a modest Soundmagic E11 and the combo has been indestructible as far as being impervious to sweat. And the sound quality for such an inexpensive setup is surprisingly good. Hopefully, the UP5 is equally workout worthy.

Also have the M8, which goes great with my Noble K10s, so I’m a big Shanling fan.
 
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Not exactly sure on the release date, will post once it's settled.
@Shanling I bought a brand new Shanling UP4 from your authorized distributor in Bangladesh: Gears for Ears. The first one had a cosmetic defect so the retailer arranged a replacement for me as I have 1 year official warranty. But the next two boxes they opened for me had even worse cosmetic defects. They gave me a unit as a replacement which has its color off at the bottom and there's a dent in the plastic bottom chin.

Even though I love the audio quality and battery life of my UP4, I am extremely disappointed in your quality control. How can you sell these units which have such bad cosmetic defects? I really hope you can provide a solution for me as I am feeling like I have just wasted my 90 dollars.
 
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@Shanling I bought a brand new Shanling UP4 from your authorized distributor in Bangladesh: Gears for Ears. The first one had a cosmetic defect so the retailer arranged a replacement for me as I have 1 year official warranty. But the next two boxes they opened for me had even worse cosmetic defects. They gave me a unit as a replacement which has its color off at the bottom and there's a dent in the plastic bottom chin.

Even though I love the audio quality and battery life of my UP4, I am extremely disappointed in your quality control. How can you sell these units which have such bad cosmetic defects? I really hope you can provide a solution for me as I am feeling like I have just wasted my 90 dollars.
Interesting> Sounds like there must have been a funky batch go to Bangledesh. I've had UP2 M5s and MX3 so far and they've all been flawless.
 
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Interesting> Sounds like there must have been a funky batch go to Bangledesh. I've had UP2 M5s and MX3 so far and they've all been flawless.
Yes the retailer told me the same thing, that probably their whole batch is defective. But I'm the sufferer at the end of the day cause I'm not even getting a replacement or my money back even though they are providing a 1 year so called official warranty.
 
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Yes the retailer told me the same thing, that probably their whole batch is defective. But I'm the sufferer at the end of the day cause I'm not even getting a replacement or my money back even though they are providing a 1 year so called official warranty.
Hope shanling reads and intercedes for you. Why don't you send them a PM and tell them the whole story. They'll see the discussion started here and can follow up with you privaely. That's probably the most "pro" way to go about it.:xf_cool:
 
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Huh. I had been super tempted by the M3x, but it would be a lot better for me to use something like this with my phone instead. Same basic output circuit as the M3X, I guess.

How well does the current output stack up to the task of driving low-impedance planars?
In balanced output UP5 can do 240mw@32 ohm. If that will be enough or not can vary from headphones to headphones and also your preferences.

@Shanling I bought a brand new Shanling UP4 from your authorized distributor in Bangladesh: Gears for Ears. The first one had a cosmetic defect so the retailer arranged a replacement for me as I have 1 year official warranty. But the next two boxes they opened for me had even worse cosmetic defects. They gave me a unit as a replacement which has its color off at the bottom and there's a dent in the plastic bottom chin.

Even though I love the audio quality and battery life of my UP4, I am extremely disappointed in your quality control. How can you sell these units which have such bad cosmetic defects? I really hope you can provide a solution for me as I am feeling like I have just wasted my 90 dollars.
I'm sorry to hear this. But not sure why you posting about it in UP5 thread?

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