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Shanling Q1 Portable Wireless Digital Audio Player & DAC

$249.95 inc GST

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Shanling Q1 packs abundant audio performance into pocket-sized magnitude with this newest addition to their portable audio player range.

Compelling features of the Q1 include aptX Bluetooth, lossless file playback and headphone amplifier and DAC functionality. Shanling Q1 is a highly advanced digital audio player with a multitude of features to make portable listening in high-fidelity effortless.

Able to act as a high-resolution audio player, Shanling Q1 is able to support lossless audio including PCM, DSD Direct Stream Digital DSD64 and DSD128 playback. It also performs well as an external USB or wireless DAC for computers and smartphones and a high-quality headphone amplifier supporting most headphones.

Running on the third generation of Shanling’s MTouch OS, Q1 is equipped with a simple touch-based system offering quick access to a rich set of features. Developed by Shanling’s own software team, MTouch is a constantly evolving system, thanks to additions of new functions and with the feedback of users from all around the world.



  • Powerful portable audio player with Bluetooth and DSD
  • Unique design inspired by 1940s and 50s
  • Highly compact size perfect for the mobile audiophile
  • Capable of DSD64 and DSD128 playback
  • luetooth 4.2 with LDAC Hi-Res, aptX and two-way transmission
  • Wireless headphone amplifier and DAC functionality
  • ESS Sabre ES9218P Hi-Fi DAC/Amp
  • Supports most lossy and lossless file formats
  • TFT high-definition display with 2.5D glass screen
  • Clock function and gapless playback


Hi-Res Audio
Take full advantage of the modern High-Resolution music files with Q1. Supporting a wide range of formats and resolutions, all the way up to 32Bit/384kHz PCM and DSD 128. Any music collection can be simply played on Q1, without any need for downsampling, converting or complicated transfer software.


Hi-Fi Sound
Developed to provide premium sound quality and full support of high-resolution audio, Q1 was built with special ESS Sabre ES9218P Hi-Fi DAC/Amp. Offering significantly higher output power than most smartphones for use with more demanding headphones while keeping the audio background completely silent for use with very sensitive earphones.


Fully Loaded
With advanced Bluetooth and USB, Q1 offers scores of connectivity options. Use it as a source for Bluetooth headphones, as a Bluetooth receiver with your smartphone or tablet, or as a digital transport for external DAC. And at home, connect it to a computer over USB to use Q1 as sound card or Bluetooth transmitter.


Physical Controls
While the touch screen of Q1 is perfect for browsing through the music library, nothing beats physical controls for simple playback navigation. With three buttons and classic analogue volume wheel, Q1 is really easy to control even in total darkness or when placed deep into your pocket.


Long Battery Life
Thanks to its power-efficient design, the battery life of Q1 can reach up to 21 hours of continuous playback. Enough to last over any intercontinental flight, keeping up with any working day and going on for day and days of basic work commute. And with universal USB-C connector, it can be easily recharged almost everywhere.


Expandable memory for all your files
Compared to other devices, you don’t need to worry about limited built-in memory, simply choose the size of MicroSD card fitting your music collection and insert it into Q1. And when your collection grows bigger, you only need to upgrade to a bigger card. Q1 is able to manage cards up to 2TB.


Screen: 2.7 inch 360×400 touch screen
System: MTouch OS by Shanling
DAC: ESS Sabre ES9218P
Battery life: up to 21 hours (depending on usage)
Deep standby: up to 25 days
Charging time: 2 hours
Battery capacity: 11mAh
Storage: up to 2TB MicroSD card
Output port: 3.5mm jack headphone out
Output power: 80mW @ 32 ohm
Output impedance: <0.2 ohm
Channel separation: 76dB
Recommended headphone impedance: 8 – 300 ohm
Frequency response: 20Hz – 40kHz
Distortion: 0.004% (A-weighting, output 1kHz/485mV)
Signal to noise ratio: 118dB (A-weighting)
Hi-Res support: up to 384kHz/32bit, DSD64 & DSD128
Bluetooth: Two-way Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth codec two-way: LDAC, AAC, SBC
Bluetooth codec transmit only: aptX
USB DAC: up to PCM 24/192
Dimensions: 75 x 62 x 16.5 (mm)
Weight: 133.2g

Additional information

Weight 1.33 kg
Dimensions 7.5 × 6.5 × 1.6 cm

Why buy from us?

Rapallo is an independently owned New Zealand company and with more than 15 years experience, we offer you both technical expertise and superior service.

Rapallo is fully authorized to sell products by all of the manufacturers listed on our website and in our store. In most cases we are more than a reseller, we are a direct dealer who also receives training and where possible we personally test products we sell.

Authorized dealers like us offer peace of mind. Rapallo

  • meets manufacturer’s standards, from sales to service, in order to receive authorized status.
  • often receives training directly from manufacturer representatives and shares that expertise with you.
  • provides  support for all the products they sell.
  • ensures that manufacturer warranties will be honoured.
  • buys directly from big brand manufacturers and guarantee you buy NZ new, (no grey imports or parallel imports).

The Internet is an incredibly convenient information source and a wonderful way to find savings on the products you want. Protect yourself online by buying from authorized dealers, with genuine feedback and reputations.

A price too good to be true, usually is.
If you’ve ever searched for a product on a shopping engine (such as Priceme/Pricespy) you may have asked yourself, “Why are some stores charging so much less than other stores?”

Our customers often share these stories with us, so we thought we would share a few with you, in hopes that you don’t fall prey to any of these unscrupulous sales tactics.

  • Goods may be grey market/parallel imported. They may state that the product includes the manufacturer warranty, but not tell you that the warranty is valid only in Europe, Japan, or South America, and NOT in NZ.
  • You may be asked to buy an expensive extended warranty. In many cases if you do not purchase the warranty, your purchase will be denied. (The product is now out of stock, your card does not go through, etc.)
  • Included parts may be sold to you separately. Some resellers will open boxes and charge extra for parts that are normally included by the manufacturer.
  • Hidden charges which don’t show up until your credit card statement arrives, these charges only show up when your credit card statement is sent to you.
  • When something goes wrong, faulty, late delivery, doesn’t matter how many times you try to email, they don’t get back.
  • There are so many scamming online sellers today, “buyer beware” protect yourself!

Think you have a better price from someone in NZ (authorised dealer)? Call us, we’ll see what we can do.

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Call us 09 2744515

Concerned About Fraud?

The internet has become a more popular source for online shopping, regrettably we have seen more and more instances of fraud affecting online shoppers. Companies trading under many  different names, loading warranties and charging for them as extras when often they are included from the manufacturer. Parallel imports or personal imports where the NZ supplier refuses to repair when things go wrong is often alarming to the unsuspecting purchaser. Inflated freight charges, customs and GST at the border are often forgotten as a buyer is tempted by a lower price. Constantly we hear all these stories, once bitten it’s all to late looking for that refund or replacement. The stories are outrageous at times, customers from Trademe and ebay with no place to turn, time consuming and very frustrating….

So how do you protect yourself from online fraud?

  • Buy from an authorized reseller. If you are at all suspicious, contact the manufacturer directly and ask if a company is authorized to sell their products.
  • Make sure you get a company invoice with GST clearly marked.
  • Make sure you buy from someone who has a phone number and an address on their website, not a P.O.Box number
  • Read customer feedback, you can usually tell if it’s genuine or not.

We hope that you will become our next happy customer. And we promise to offer you superior service before, during and after your purchase.



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