Shanling UA3 Portable DAC AMP 3 e1652791018665

Shanling UA3 AKM

Shanling UA3 – “The” Velvet Sound

The new portable DAC-AMP UA3 will join Shanling’s highly popular line of UA models and it marks an important point for Shanling, as it will be their first model using a brand-new DAC from the relaunched line of AKM DACs.

Shanling UA3 AKM 3

UA3 is the first of these designs, utilising a freshly released AK4493SEQ DAC, for the first time bringing the sound of AKM into their UA line of portable DAC/AMPs.Shanling UA3 Portable DAC AMP 2UA3 builds upon the popular UA2 but takes over some features from the UA5. The balanced output is now using a more robust 4.4mm connector, Shanling added hardware buttons for volume or playback control and the power output was improved to match the UA5.

Shanling UA3 AKM 2


  • Brand new AKM AK4493SEQ DAC
  • Dual Ricore RT6963 Headphone amplifier
  • Hardware Volume Control
  • 3.5mm Single-ended & 4.4mm Balanced Outputs
  • Standby Mode
  • Up to 211mW @ 32 Ohm Output power
  • Compatible with Android, Windows, Mac and iOS
  • UAC2.0 and UAC1.0 mode compatible, for use with Nintendo Switch and other gaming systems or older devices.
  • Hi-Res support up to 32/768 and DSD512
  • Universal USB-C Connector
  • Compatible with Eddict Player app

Price: 109$

Shanling UA3 AKM

② USB mode: UAC1.0 / UAC2.0
③ Supported formats: PCM 768kHz / 32 bit, DSD 512
④ 3.5mm PO output (single-ended output):
Output power 125mW @32Ω
Frequency Response 20Hz – 40,000Hz
THD+N 0.0004% @32Ω (A-weighted@0.5V)
Dynamic Range 119dB @32Ω (A-weighted)
Channel Separation 80dB @32Ω
SNR 119dB @32Ω
Output impedance <0.4Ω

⑤ 4.4mm BAL output (balanced output):
Output power 211mW @32Ω
Frequency Response 20Hz – 40,000Hz
THD+N 0.0003% @32Ω (A-weighted@0.5V)
Dynamic Range 120dB @32Ω (A-weighted)
Channel separation 110dB @32Ω
SNR 120dB @32Ω
Output impedance <0.8Ω