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Pioneer XDP-100R

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of Pioneer XDP-100R. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Views about the performance and durability are generally positive. The usability and design also get good feedback. Many are negative about the size. Opinions about the reliability and battery are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Pioneer XDP-100R is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Pioneer XDP-100R from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on People are impressed by the sound. The reliability also gets good views.

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67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pioneer XDP-100R-K High Resolution Digital Audio Player - BlackPioneer XDP-100R-K High Resolution Digital Audio Player - Black

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Dave James (

Pioneer XDP-100R review


The tantalising prospect of high-res streaming in a portable player

Great HRA sound ; Good battery life ; Full Android system ; MQA potential ; Volume output issues fixed

Divisive design ; A little pricey

The XDP-100R is an impressive bit of kit. It's not the best-sounding HRA player on the market, nor the most powerful, but it is the most convenient and versatile one we've ever used – and with the prospect of dedicated MQA support on the horizon it's...

Feb, 2016

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Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

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A fine hi-res player with massive storage potential, and now with support for MQA playback...

Smooth and even tone ; Excellent file compatibility ; Loads of storage ; Good build quality and slick to use ; MQA support

Rivals offer greater precision, agility and subtlety ; Needs to be more transparent

An appealing hi-res player with excellent features, loads of storage and a refined sound

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Tom Morgan (

Pioneer XDP-100R review


Superb sound quality and room for expansion too, but the XDP-100R is undeniably expensive

Of course, dedicated media players aren’t for everyone. Unless you have a library of FLAC and DSD files, a serious pair of headphones and a desire to listen on the move, your smartphone will usually suffice for MP3s. If you demand quality, however, and...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Theo Nicolakis (

Pioneer XDP-100R review: This polished and flexible high-resolution audio player is loaded with features


Pioneer's great-sounding, feature rich, Android-based player's only major drawbacks are its lack of MacOS support and its bulky size.

Great performance ; Great features ; Slick interface

A bit large

Dragging and dropping songs from a Mac to the microSD card revealed system-level files that should have remained hidden.

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: BogdanDT (

Great little player


I've moved from the AK Jr. to this and, while it seems not to be as powerful in terms of sound, sound quality is absolutely great, construction is very nice and its versatility makes it perfect for anything you could want to do. I'm very happy with my...

construction ; sound quality ; full android

not extremely powerful

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: Padwick60 (

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I wanted to change from iPod to a player with a higher relation, as I was in the area I went in to Richer sounds and found this Pioneer xldp100r the price was good I bought it, I was very pleased to find it had win dose and mac software,the build...

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: MusicMan1950 (

Superb sound and user friendly


I've been most impressed by this music player, The sound is superb and the user interface is slick. Setting it up was simple and stress-free. I have decided not to use the stock music app. Instead I have set up an external Android app and the player...



Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: EdwinM (

Overall a good unit with good sound, but there are some issues.


Complexity – a qualification in sound engineering would be an advantage. Initially I was disappointed with lo-fi sound quality (I'm using good phones, Grado 1000). After random fiddling with numerous incomprehensible settings I must have hit a sweet...

large capacity , great sound

complicated , awkward file management

Feb, 2017

Consumer review by: Strodies (

Pioneer xdp -100r



sound quality and ease of use


Dec, 2016