Pioneer XDP-30R Portable High-Resolution Digital Audio Player (Silver/White)

Pioneer XDP-30R Portable High-Resolution Digital Audio Player (Silver/White)

Pioneer XDP-30R Portable High-Resolution Digital Audio Player (Silver/White)

Pioneer XDP-30R Portable High-Resolution Digital Audio Player (Silver/White)

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  • Supports DSD 5.6 MHz, AAC 192 kHz/32-Bit
  • Dual SABRE DACs & Headphone Amps
  • 2.4" 320 x 240 Touchscreen
  • 16GB Storage, 2 x microSD Card Slots
  • Bluetooth & Dual-Band Wi-Fi
  • 2.5mm Balanced & 3.5mm Headphone Outputs
  • Symmetrical Channel Layout
  • Dual Internal Clocks
  • Solid Brushed Aluminum Construction
  • 15-Hour Rechargeable Battery
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Color: Silver/White

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Pioneer XDP-30R-S overview

  • 1Description

Styled in a silver and white finish, the XDP-30R by Pioneer is a portable digital audio player that puts high-resolution audio—streaming or otherwise—right in your pocket. The player supports formats up to DSD 5.6 MHz, 192 kHz/32-bit FLAC/WAV/ALAC/AIFF files, and, with a future-scheduled firmware update, the high-res lossless MQA codec for streaming.

In addition to two on-board SABRE ES9018C2M DACs & two SABRE ES9601K headphone amps, this device offers symmetrical channel layout for equal signal paths inside its solid brushed aluminum chassis. 16GB of internal storage is provided, though disk space can expand with the insertion of one or two microSD cards (available separately). The unit also features Bluetooth and dual-band Wi-Fi.

The XDP-30R's wired connectivity options include two headphone jacks. One is a standard three-pole 3.5mm jack while the other is a balanced four-pole 2.5mm jack. There are two balanced headphone modes, one for improved stereo separation and power for driving demanding headphones and the other for enhanced channel separation and a cleaner, less noisy experience. Automatic signal detection activates one of two internal clocks, either the 44.1/88.2/176.4 kHz or 48/192 kHz, reducing jitter.

Audio Optimization
  • Bridge-Tied Load (BTL) and Active Control Ground (ACG) balanced audio output via 2.5mm headphone/balanced line output
  • 176.4 kHz/32-bit and 192 kHz/32-bit upsampling modes
  • Two precision clocks (44.1 kHz or 48 kHz) for enhanced signal clarity
  • Seven-step lock range adjustment (wide/normal/narrow)
  • Three selectable digital output filters (sharp/short/slow)
  • Precision 10-band EQ with six presets and three customizable presets
  • Adjustable gain (low/normal/high) to suit different headphones
  • Design & Build
  • Dual SABRE ES9018C2M DACs
  • Dual SABRE ES9601K high-output amplifiers
  • Symmetrical channel layout
  • Solid brushed aluminum casing
  • 32-bit DSP
  • Scratch-resistant 2.4-inch 320 x 240 touchscreen
  • Dual-band 5 GHz/2.4 GHz Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth wireless audio streaming (Profiles: A2DP/AVRCP, Codec: SBC)
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Large knurled volume control
  • Side buttons for play/pause, skip/scan
  • Playback
  • DSD (5.6 MHz/2.8 MHz), DSD-IFF, MP3, FLAC, ALAC, WAV, AIFF, and AAC (Maximum 192 kHz/32-bit)
  • MQA support with scheduled firmware update
  • Supports TIDAL and TuneIn streaming services
  • Control playback from smartphone with Pioneer DuoRemote App for iOS and Android
  • Displays album artwork
  • Sort by album, artist, genre, and more
  • Playlist creation, shuffle, and repeat functions
  • UPC: 814633020607
    In the Box
    Pioneer XDP-30R Portable High-Resolution Digital Audio Player (Silver/White)
  • Micro-USB Cable
  • Screen Protector
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Pioneer XDP-30R-S specs

    DAC 2 x SABRE ES9018C2M 32-Bit
    Amplifier 2 x SABRE ES9601K
    Frequency Response 20 Hz - 80 kHz (Balanced)
    Impedance 32 to 600 Ohms (Balanced)
    16 to 300 Ohms (Unbalanced)
    Gain Settings High1, High2, Low
    Audio Power Output 150 mW (Balanced)
    75 mW (Unbalanced)
    Signal to Noise Ratio 115 dB (Balanced)
    Custom Equalizer Yes
    Operating System Proprietary 
    Internal Storage Capacity 16 GB
    Maximum Storage Capacity 528 GB
    Flash Media Slot 2 x microSDXC
    Display 2.4" LCD (240 x 320 Resolution)
    Formats Supported Audio: MP3 (44.1 kHz / 48 kHz), AAC (44.1 kHz / 48 kHz / 96 kHz), FLAC / ALAC / WAV / AIFF (44.1 kHz / 48 kHz / 88.2 kHz / 96 kHz / 176.4 kHz / 192 kHz), DSF / DSDIFF (2.8 MHz / 5.6 MHz)
    Wireless Bluetooth AVRCP
    Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
    Connections 1/8" (3.5 mm) Stereo Headphone
    2.5 mm Audio Output
    Micro-USB 2.0
    Built-In Mic No
    Battery Built-in Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery 1630 mAh
    Providing up to 15 Hours per Charge for Audio Playback
    Charger USB 2.0
    Supported Languages English
    Simplified Chinese
    Traditional Chinese
    Temperature Operating
    41 to 95°F (5 to 35°C)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.5 x 3.7 x 0.6" / 63.0 x 94.0 x 15.0 mm
    Weight 4.23 oz / 120 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.7 x 5.0 x 1.7"

    Pioneer XDP-30R-S reviews

    XDP-30R Portable High-Resolution Digital Audio Player (Silver/White) is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 23.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from high quality sound at reasonable price This is my first venture into the digital music realm After owning several high end mp3 players such as sony and cowen s9. Initially after unsuccessfully trying to load wma files on this device, I realized the music needed to be converted .Yeah, rookie mistake. Anyway i located a free online batch file convertor named Hamster. I converted all my music to flac quick and easy and very happy with the results.I hope this helps to save anyone else some grief on file loading to this dap. I have both sd card slots utilized with 16gb and 128 gb respectively. It boots fast, and easy access to all my music files and folders. Very pleased. Just my 2 cents.
    Date published: 2018-01-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from First DAP This is my first DAP after so many years using cellphone as music player. And I am not a DAP expert. Just sharing my experiences of using it so far. The good things are: 1, include 2.5mm balance phone jack and regular 3.5mm audio jack 2, compatible with lossless audio formats 3, 2 expandable memory card slots 4, long hours battery life 5, I tried several pairs of decent over the ears headphones and in-ear headphones on this device, the sound quality is great. The bad things are: 1, a bit cheap plastic built case 2, the WiFi is a bit hard to connect 3, Bluetooth will cut out after waking up the device from sleep mode Overall, I like this DAP, the overall specs and sound production are awesome in this price range.
    Date published: 2018-09-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Only one real problem I have only had this player for a few days. I inserted two 256 GB Micro SD cards and loaded all my music onto them. I think about 40,000 songs. It plays everything file type I could ever want and they sound great. It pairs with my wireless Bose headphones in no time. I love that I have all my music in one place, but that is also where the problem lies. There is no search function! So, to find a song, I have to scroll through thousands of songs and since they are in alphabetical order, I have to know the exact starting letter. All my songs are not labelled perfectly. So, if I have a song labelled like this - 02-Hello Goodbye-beatles, I may never find it. I would never think to look under 0 if I didn't even know it was labelled that way. If I could search for Hello and get a few songs, I could find it. Maybe a firmware upgrade could fix this, but I doubt one is coming.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Don't bother, Pioneer no longer cares Bought this due to my prior experience with Pioneer and advertised ability to handle two 256GB microSD cards. Purchased the Samsung cards noted in the manual, but it is only possible to write to the cards using the very, very slow XDAP software. When you try to access the music on the cards, neither of the two slots is recognized by the player. I did try smaller capacity cards and they do work, but what is the point when the max cap cards don't work and the writing time is way too slow. Called Pioneer and they had no clue, so they referred me to the actual manufacturer who has no one to answer technical questions, only parts or sales! Yes, this player is not a Pioneer, which is probably a good thing given how far Pioneer has now fallen. Don't buy it! The audio quality is pretty good, but nothing amazing.
    Date published: 2018-08-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sparkling highs, great design, perfect for true audiophile. I'm a nut about spatial imaging and signal to noise ratio.� Even mp3 files have new life.� This player is crisp and clean.� The touch screen is nicely designed.� I gave up on iPod long ago because of the wonky iTunes software.� This couldn't be easier.� You simply format the micro sd card in the device to begin with (format is FAT32 but it must be formatted by the device for some unknown reason) then in Windows Explorer you plug the micro SD into a USB adapter, drag and drop your music, best to use conventional format of folders named by artists.� Then, plug micro SD into device, let it read it (very fast load) and bang you're ready to go.� I suggest you also set up using home wi-fi and let it update firmware.� Bonus: it has Bluetooth.� This replaces Fiio X-1 and X-5, both are nice units as well but this has better interface and faster processor.
    Date published: 2018-03-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My First DAP! I really love this Hi-Res audio player so far.� The interface is fast and it's easy to find albums and artists.� I haven't created playlists yet, but the software (PC) is easy to manage audio files and load onto the player.� The screen is slightly pixelated but I knew that going in.� 24bit High Resolution audio sounds incredible. I got it on sale at BHPhotoVideo for $200 and at that price point it is an awesome little player.
    Date published: 2018-04-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from PIONEER XDP-30R This High-Reservation player is an awesome unit. Playing Flac songs and even Mp3, will sound amazing. And with the Amp your headsets or ear buds will sound as they where intended too. Con is that that software downloaded for this pioneer doesnt work well with my Mac. So I downloaded Dapper lite for free. And the battery will drain if left on Bluetooth or Wifi. Otherwise great option for entering the loseless file community.
    Date published: 2018-11-10
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very underwhelming Ive had this for a few days and Im not happy with it. It needed one software update which I expected, then it said it required a second update. Well, that second update just wont work. It constantly starts to download and then stops halfway through.  It wont connect to my home wifi most of the time. The software wont recognize the device at all. I have to put my SD card into my computer and drag and drop songs to it.  I have a pair of Beoplay H9 wireless headphones and I honestly dont think the sound is any better than what I get through my Fiio X1 (a $100 music player) or even my macbook pro. I cant imagine paying $400 for this. Even at $180, Im thinking of sending it back. I was really looking forward to getting this device but its been a HUGE letdown.
    Date published: 2018-11-15
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