Product Comparison: Onkyo DP-X1A vs Pioneer XDP-300R

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General Specifications
About the Product
High quality mobile audio should not be outrageously expensive or difficult to use. While there are now many DAPs around to choose from, the DP-X1A delivers the best balance of immersive high-fidelity reproduction and everyday practicality. Lightweight, compact, and ruggedly made, the DP-X1A brings joy to your life with an adaptable and future-focused feature set that makes routine daily activities something to look forward to.
The XDP-300R supports all your current audio from MP3’s to streaming music from your favorite internet apps. With playback support for up to 11.2MHz DSD, 384kHz/24 bit PCM, FLAC, ALAC, WAV, AIFF, and MQA it is possible to enjoy many existing Hi-Res audio formats. Equipped with both 2.5 mm balanced output and 3.5 mm headphone output; audio can also be output via Micro USB-B/OTG digital output, and wireless output to connect the XDP-300R offers a wide selection of headphones and peripherals.
Key Specs
64 GB
32 GB
Integrated Speaker(s)
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Onkyo DP-X1A Hi-Res Digital Audio Player
  • Good display - with functions for both touch screen and hardware buttons available.
  • Easy to bump the volume knob, which displays a volume curve over the album art.
  • 64Gb of memory. I thought they were 32Gb, but mine was 64Gb. Nice surprise.
  • Plays music at a perfect balance, and having two memory card slots means I can fit all the music I want on it.
  • It could play from the internal memory or the SD1 or the SD2 but not more than one.
Pioneer XDP-300R hi-res digital audio player (Silver)
  • The touch screen seems non-responsive toward the edges - if I put it on shuffle, I have to be VERY precise tapping the screen in the exact location to turn it on and off.
Size & Weight
5.1 in.
5.1 in.
2.3 in.
3 in.
0.5 in.
0.5 in.
7.2 oz.
7 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Onkyo DP-X1A Hi-Res Digital Audio Player
  • The unit is larger than my samsung phone, who is fine when using in the winter with large coat pockets, but may he an issue in the summer.
  • The volume is also quickly accessible when in your pocket but might be an issue for tight pockets that can brush against the wheel.
  • If I place it in my front pocket the sound immediately starts to break up.
Supported Audio Formats
AAC, MP3, HE-AAC, AIFF, WAV, H.264, mp4, mov, Linear PCM, JPEG, WMA, APE, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, DSD, PCM, Lossy Files
Memory Card Slot
3.5mm Jack
3.5mm Jack
4.7" LCD
4.7" Touchscreen Display
Voice Recorder
Video Playback
Bluetooth Enabled
Android 5.1
Android 5.1
What customers say about "Features"
Onkyo DP-X1A Hi-Res Digital Audio Player
  • Plays all formats, can support a large library using the appropriate sized SD cards and most importantly it sounds phenomenal.
  • The biggest plus though is the ability to break the Pono 12GB storage limit. With 512 GB limit I don't have to swap out memory cards anymore.
  • Plays music at a perfect balance, and having two memory card slots means I can fit all the music I want on it.
  • Bluetooth support is awesome.
  • Setting an external memory card into the play-able music libraries a little fussy at first, but works well after that.
Pioneer XDP-300R hi-res digital audio player (Silver)
  • The sound is very fine like the day and night to the cellphones i am very happy.
  • Case fits perfectly - it may be expensive but it is protecting a very valuable media player.
  • I believe it worth the price and I think is a good option for those who enjoy lossless audio with a beautiful graphic and customization.
  • Interface and location of controls take a little getting used to, but it makes sense after using it a while.
  • Runs on a snappy android OS and provides access to a wide range of apps. Works perfectly.
Included With Unit
USB cable
USB cable
Battery Life
16 hours
16 hours

Onkyo DP-X1A

Pioneer XDP-300R

What customers say about "Power"
Onkyo DP-X1A Hi-Res Digital Audio Player
  • Battery life is good, even better on Battery Saver mode.
  • For the size and weight of the device the battery could last a bit longer, but 8 hours still not that bad.
  • Battery life is a bit lacking, compared to other units. I owe this to android, as well as the lack of a deep sleep (the Fiio X5 does this well, wish this was done here).
  • Oh BTW, battery life is pretty atrocious. You can probably get 5-6 hours if you are using WiFi and/or apps while you listen. Do not expect this to have battery performance like a cell phone or iPad-type device.
  • Love this great value. Battery life could be better but still a great product.
Pioneer XDP-300R hi-res digital audio player (Silver)
  • Battery life seems very good. I haven't performed a run-down test, but a long travel day with 6 hours in the air and some listening in cabs and at the airports (I turned the unit off when not listening) meant roughly 50% battery use. Seems pretty good.
  • Battery life is just OK. About 6-8 hours. Don’t expect to use it for anything like web browsing or using any other apps as As noted before the operating system is so old many apps cannot be installed and it drains the battery even further.
  • Short battery life.
  • Great sound. Battery life is a little short at 6 hours.
  • Wireless and screen can quickly drain the battery. So, the less you stir, battery life lasts more.
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