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Pioneer XDP-100R

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews of Pioneer XDP-100R. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. People are impressed by the performance and durability. The usability and design also get good feedback, but many are critical about the size and portability. The reliability and battery get mixed reviews.

sound, design, usability, durability, performance

portability, size

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 97/100 = 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 really like the sound and reliability.

headphones, reliability, sound

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

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Theo Nicolakis (

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


Pioneer is destined to make a splash with its first high-resolution digital audio (DAP), the XDP-100R ($699 and available at Amazon). While it wasn't the sweetest sounding player in our roundup, its slick user interface, rich feature set (including...

Beautiful and fluid user interface ; Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and access to lots of streaming services ; MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) support

Large and bulky ; Some will find the myriad options overwhelming ; Not the friendliest device for Mac users

Pioneer's XDP-100R is a polished, flexible, and sweet-sounding high-res audio player with loads of modern features. Its only major drawback is its bulky size.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : David Szondy (

Review: Pioneer XDP-100R-S puts hi-res audio in your pocket


Playing high-definition audio on a standard player is a bit like playing a state-of-the-art 1950s vinyl stereophonic record on a wind up Victrola – you can do it, but it just won't be the same as on the Hi-Fi. In an effort to create a portable player...

Some people claim that it isn't possible to tell the difference between high-definition files and conventional ones. Others say that the difference is obvious and the equipment needs to address this. Still others say it doesn't matter because the...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Pioneer XDP-100R review


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 : 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

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

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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

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Pioneer XDP-100R Portable Audio Player Review


Pioneer's first portable audio player the XDP-100R brings some unique functionality to the category but does it deliver enough to stand out?

Detailed and punchy sound ; Flexible and well thought out ; Keenly priced

Limited headroom ; No SP/Dif out ; Stiff competition

This is a complex and constantly evolving category at the moment and the likelihood of any single product landing the killer blow and being all things to all people is unlikely. Pioneer's effort doesn't change this state of affairs. It doesn't sound as...

Expert review by : Australian HiFi (

Pioneer XDP-100R Portable Audio Player


Street-proven class, great sound, lightning-fast response and the storage capacity available combine to make a truly great music portable

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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

Product Specifications


Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No
Frequency range:20 - 80000
RMS rated power:0.15
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):115
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.006


Built-in camera: No
Second camera: No


Battery charge indicator:Y
Battery charging indication: Yes
Color of product:Black / Silver
Volume Control:Digital


Backlight: Yes
Display Diagonal:4.7
Display Resolution:1280 x 1720
Touch screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch

Energy Management

Battery performance:1630
Battery voltage:3.8
Continuous audio playback time:16
Rechargeable: Yes
USB charging: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, MP3, Vorbis, WAV
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, PNG, WEBP
Video compression format:AVC, H.263, H.264, H.265, MPEG4-SP, VP8, VP9
Video formats supported:AVC,H.263,H.264,H.265,MPEG4-SP,VP8,VP9


Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HID, HSP, OPP, PAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Packaging Content

Cables included:Micro-USB
Headphones: No
Headphones included:N


Languages support:CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, JPN
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:5.1.1
Processor:Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8074
Processor cores:4
Processor model:Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8074

Ports & interfaces

USB connector type:Micro-USB


Battery Capacity:1630
Battery voltage:3.8
Continuous audio playback time:16
USB charging:Y

Record Modes

Voice recording: No


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDXC
Maximum memory card size:400
Music memory capacity (songs):4000
Player media type:Flash-media
Total Storage Capacity:32

Weight & Dimensions