Pioneer has expanded its portable audio player range (DAP: Digital Audio Player) with the release of the all new XDP-30R. The device is virtually identical to the recently announced Onkyo DP-S1, in fact, that’s not surprising since the both companies are part of the same group. Again then we speak of a portable audio player with headphone amplifier and Hi-Res DAC, therefore compatible with high resolution files. Pioneer XDP-30R is also made from a single block of aluminum and measures 94 x 63 x 15 mm with a weight of 120 grams (just 10 grams less than DP-S1).
Inside it we have a dual Sabre 9601K while the DAC is Dual Sabre ES9018C2M. It has a 16GB of expandable memory which can be further expandable via using dual MicroSD slot (up to 416GB), a balanced output, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a Micro USB port, Wi-Fi 802.11n dual-band and Bluetooth with A2DP, AVRCP and SBC profiles.
Pioneer XDP-30R also supports most file formats including MP3, ALAC, WAV, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, DSD and MQA – a new audio technology developed by Bob Stuart, co-founder of Meridian Audio. It’s the technology that makes hi-res audio streaming a reality. However, the MQA compatibility is due via a firmware update in June.
Front of the Pioneer amplifier with a 2.4-inch touch screen display. As far as technical specifications are supported headphones with an impedance of 16 to 300 ohms unbalanced and balanced output 32 to 600 ohms. The maximum power output is 75 mW + 75 mW when using unbalanced output and 150 mW + 150 mW balanced. The signal / noise ratio is 115dB, battery capacity is 1630mAh claimed to about 15 hours of playback time.
(Also see Pioneer Headphones: SE-CH5T and SE-CH9T)
So what is the difference between the two DP-S1 and XDP-30R? In addition, few differences in terms of design we talk about different apps for iOS and Android and a different development regarding the manner in which the two players play.
Pioneer XDP-30R price in USA on the Amazon store is about $498 for the Japanese variant will be available in Black color option, about $89 less compared to DP-S1.