Shanling UP5 - Our new flagship portable Bluetooth DAC/AMP
Mar 29, 2022 at 7:54 AM Post #737 of 970
I can't speak for the Kato in particular but I also find a significant difference in power/volume between Bluetooth and wired..
I just found a solution! In my case, the culprit was the region setting. Apparently Xiaomi sets a volume upper limit on some regions and that includes my country. I tried changing it to the US and it works.
 
Mar 29, 2022 at 9:06 PM Post #738 of 970
I just found a solution! In my case, the culprit was the region setting. Apparently Xiaomi sets a volume upper limit on some regions and that includes my country. I tried changing it to the US and it works.
Yes, this make sense, as the volume in Bluetooth mode should be same s in USB DAC mode. It's possible that this was hitting the EU volume limit setting.
 
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Mar 30, 2022 at 3:38 AM Post #739 of 970
Is somebody else have this problem? I think that my usb c port is busted because whenever I touch the cable the music goes off and the unit changes its mode to bluethoot. Also when I am using the unit sometimes I get pops and even pops every 500ms like a beat idk why?
 
Mar 30, 2022 at 3:42 AM Post #740 of 970
Is somebody else have this problem? I think that my usb c port is busted because whenever I touch the cable the music goes off and the unit changes its mode to bluethoot. Also when I am using the unit sometimes I get pops and even pops every 500ms like a beat idk why?
Most likely issue in cable or USB-C port. You can try different cable, if it doesn't help, please reach out to your seller for warranty.
 
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Apr 8, 2022 at 2:07 PM Post #742 of 970
My UP5 just landed and I love it. Came out of the box with latest firmware. Currently driving my EJ07M on Low Gain with volume at only 15 and it sounds amazing. I'm very happy with this device and the UP2 is now hardwired into my car.
 
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Apr 11, 2022 at 11:00 AM Post #743 of 970
Does anyone know if the UP5 will output a signal to anther device via USB C? I was thinking about using this with My Mojo 2 as a wireless receiver.
 
Apr 11, 2022 at 8:33 PM Post #744 of 970
Does anyone know if the UP5 will output a signal to anther device via USB C? I was thinking about using this with My Mojo 2 as a wireless receiver.
No, UP5 do not output data through USB output.

But you can use our M0, Q1 and M2X or any of our Android players for this.
 
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Apr 15, 2022 at 12:31 PM Post #745 of 970
Does anyone else get a rattling sound from the volume wheel when you shake the UP5? If I hold down the volume wheel button I don't get the rattle or it's much less. It's probably not a big deal but want to see if it's common.
 
Apr 15, 2022 at 12:47 PM Post #746 of 970
Does anyone else get a rattling sound from the volume wheel when you shake the UP5? If I hold down the volume wheel button I don't get the rattle or it's much less. It's probably not a big deal but want to see if it's common.

Mine doesn't seem to rattle (or it's so faint I can't hear it). Doesn't really sound like a problem though.
 
Apr 15, 2022 at 7:24 PM Post #747 of 970
Does anyone else get a rattling sound from the volume wheel when you shake the UP5? If I hold down the volume wheel button I don't get the rattle or it's much less. It's probably not a big deal but want to see if it's common.
Mine does that too. The potentiometer is seated inside the device little bit freely, being hold in place by the main PCB. It can move around a little bit.
 
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Apr 17, 2022 at 11:52 PM Post #748 of 970
Hi guys, had a search in the thread and couldn’t find anything on it.

Is there any latency/delay issues when in bluetooth mode watching videos on iPad/iPhone?

Thanks
 
Apr 19, 2022 at 4:06 PM Post #749 of 970
No, UP5 do not output data through USB output.

But you can use our M0, Q1 and M2X or any of our Android players for this.
I have been trying to decide if I should upgrade my Q1 to an M3X when I stumbled across the UP5. The DAC/Amp chip and implementation seems to be the same as the M3X offering the same SE single/dual dac options. Can I use the Q1 via USB-C to the UP5 or am I limited to bluetooth?

How does the UP5 compare to the M3X sound wise considering the same dual ES9219C implementation? I love the idea of the M3X but the UP5 gets me closer to the M3X without having to deal with android and at a much lower cost. Traveling the better sound quality of the M3X would be lost and the Q1 would be fine and more portable. I would be looking to use the UP5 at home and as a transportable option. I see that you lose battery life with the UP5 compared to the M3X but still pretty good at 15 hours single ended.

Would I notice an upgrade in sound quality vs the Q1 alone? Any feedback would be appreciated.
 
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Apr 21, 2022 at 4:48 AM Post #750 of 970
My UP5 just landed and I love it. Came out of the box with latest firmware. Currently driving my EJ07M on Low Gain with volume at only 15 and it sounds amazing. I'm very happy with this device and the UP2 is now hardwired into my car.
Canada now has an official Shanling dealer that sells some of their DAP's including the M3X and the UP5. Layton Audio in Montreal was confirmed by @Shanling to be an official dealer in the M3X thread and ASONA the Canadian distributor will cover warranty issues.
 

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