Most of us probably listen to music on our smartphones these days for the sake of convenience and for the fact that carrying another dedicated device for music is cumbersome. Unless you have the new LG G5 and the B&O Play portable hi-fi player module, the sound quality you’re getting out of your phone’s audio player is probably not the most powerful nor accurate. As such, there are compelling reasons for having a dedicated high end digital audio player, the main being the more superior sound quality.
The Onkyo DP-X1 Digital Audio Player is a hi-fi digital audio player that supports many audio formats, including audiophile pleasing hi-res audio files like WAV, FLAC, ALAC, and AIFF. With high-end technologies for balanced headphone output like two ESS Technology Sabre ES9018K2M DACs and two Sabre 9601K amps, the DP-X1 offers unprecedented sound and control. Among the first digital audio players to support the MQA format, a new anticipated standard that captures and retains the original studio recording that’s still small enough to stream, the Onkyo DP-X1 is also a future proof investment. The loftier price tag compared to traditional music players may scare off some, but for those that value and appreciate the rich lossless playback only high end players can produce, the Onkyo DP-X1 offers a compelling reason not to compromise.