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XDP-02U Digital Audio Player


EISA Award XDP-02U

One of the first audiophile personal players to break the magic €400 price point, the Pioneer XDP-02U offers a touch display housed in a practically designed body that’s available in white, blue and pink finishes. It incorporates 16GB of built-in memory – expandable to 512GB via two microSD card slots – and a powerful 300mW-rated amplifier able to drive even the most demanding of headphones via its choice of balanced and single-ended outputs. Music can be streamed using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, the battery lasts for around 15 hours and the player is compatible with music files up to 192kHz/ 32-bit. The sound boasts excellent microdynamics and the performance can be delicately managed using its onboard 10-band equaliser.

The Shape of a Beautiful Feeling

Change Your Sound. Change Your Life.

The time has come to free your headphones from smartphone sound and immerse your senses in the Pioneer XDP-02U. Sculpted to fit hands for comfortable touchscreen operation, and rounded to slip into your pocket, this player has a serious hi-fi build for sound that will blow your mind. Whether streamed over Wi-Fi® or played from 528 GB expandable memory, compressed music opens out in Hi-bit 32 Mode, the potential of your headphones unlocked for the first time. Dual DACs and amps shine with any audio, from MP3s to hi-res albums. Bluetooth® technology supports wireless connections and there’s line-out and USB/OTG* functions to share your music. Available in pink, white, and navy blue, the XDP-02U lets you experience your favorites songs with an intimacy you never thought possible.

Audio Features

  • Twin ESS SABRE® ES9018C2M DACs
  • Twin ESS SABRE ES9601K high-output amplifiers
  • Dual clocks (44.1 kHz/48 kHz) for high-precision playback
  • Symmetrical channel layout and isolated processing/amp boards
  • Unbalanced 3.5 mm (1/8˝ ) and balanced 2.5 mm (3/32˝ ) headphone outputs
  • BTL (Bridge-Tied Load) and ACG (Active Contol Ground) balanced drive
  • 3-Stage gain (Low/Normal/High) to suit different headphones
  • 192 kHz/32-bit and 176.4 kHz/32-bit upsampling functions
  • Precision 10-band equalizer with 6 presets and 3 customizable presets
  • 7-Step Lock Range Adjustment (Wide/Normal/Narrow)
  • Three selectable digital output filters (Sharp/Short/Slow)
  • 32-bit high-resolution Digital Signal Processing technology

Design & Functionality

  • Elegant rounded design fits comfortably in hands and pockets
  • Compact, lightweight, and highly portable in three unique colors
  • 2.4-inch full-color touchscreen (320 x 240 pixels)
  • Intuitive touch interface with customizable home-screen tiles
  • Up to 528 GB storage (16 GB internal/256 GB microSD x 2*1)
  • Built-in 5 GHz/2.4 GHz Wi-Fi® (802.11) for network streaming
  • Bluetooth® wireless technology*2
  • Support for Deezer HiFi, TIDAL, and TuneIn streaming services*3
  • Direct Hi-Res Audio downloads from Onkyo Music store*4
  • Supports MQA, native DSD 5.6 MHz playback, DSD-IFF, FLAC/ALAC/ WAV/AIFF up to 192 kHz/32-bit, MP3, and AAC
  • Easy side-button controls for volume, Play/Pause/Hold, and Skip/Scan
  • Pioneer DuoRemote App*5 enables playback control from smartphone
  • Displays album art, song details, and audio file information
  • Playlist creation, folder playback, Index Display, and scroll bars for easy navigation
  • Rechargeable battery for up to 15 hours*6 playback time
  • Pioneer X-DAP Link transfer software for Windows®*7
  • Recharge with supplied USB cable
  • Robust construction and high-quality finish


  • 3.5 mm (1/8˝ ) 3-pole headphone output and analog/line output
  • 2.5 mm (3/32˝ ) 4-pole balanced headphone output
  • Micro USB terminal for charging and data transfer (cable included) and USB/OTG*4 digital audio output (cable not included)
  • Dual microSD Card slots

Dimensions & Weight

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 64.5 x 98.2 x 16 mm
  • Weight: 125 g

Supports All Your Audio Sources

Stream lossless albums from Deezer HiFi or TIDAL, enjoy a curated TuneIn station, download Hi-Res Audio albums from your Onkyo Music account (including those in MQA), and experience native DSD 5.6 MHz and 192 kHz/32-bit FLAC/WAV playback. Hi-bit 32 Mode boosts lossless and compressed listening quality.

Beautiful, Comfortable, Sophisticated

Fitting snugly into the palm of your hand, the smoothly rounded XDP-02U is simple to use with a thumb on the touch panel. Side buttons give easy access to controls including volume, Play/Pause/Hold, and Skip/Scan. Available in three colors, you’ll appreciate the lush, premium feel of this product.

Wi-Fi Connects You to Streaming Entertainment

Dual-band 5 GHz/2.4 GHz Wi-Fi® connects you to 36 million CD-quality songs from a 43-milliontrack library via Deezer HiFi subscription. TIDAL offers lossless albums to stream via its HiFi plan with access to about 46 million songs. TuneIn gathers 100,000 internet radio stations with podcasts, audiobooks, and more, while you can download Hi-Res Audio albums directly from Onkyo Music.

Bluetooth Wireless Technology

Bluetooth wireless technology connects the device to compatible wireless headphones and lets you enjoy music from the player on other supported devices.

Intuitive Touch Interface

Customize your preferred order of home-screen tiles that take you to menus when tapped. You can create and edit playlists, play all songs in a folder, and navigate streaming services. Index Display and scrolling bars make navigating large volumes of music very quick and easy.

Premium Design for Lossless Music

The XDP-02U features twin ESS SABRE® ES9018C2M DACs and twin high-output SABRE ESS9601K amplifiers. Each symmetrical L/R channel is fed by separate custom capacitors. The design leads to transparent reproduction and yields extraordinary detail on a spacious soundstage. The amps are powerful enough to drive headphones up to 600 ohms.

Separate Circuit Boards

Audio circuits and processing system are on separate boards to limit noise interference. Battery and power supply are also isolated. Customized hand-selected components, such as audio-grade capacitors, are used throughout to achieve clearest possible audio reproduction.

Go Hands-free with DuoRemote

Control the XDP-02U with your smartphone. The free Pioneer DuoRemote App tethers smartphone to the player with Bluetooth LE so you don’t have to juggle devices on crowded public transport. Use your phone to adjust volume, play/pause, skip/scan, shuffle, and repeat songs. The app also makes Wi-Fi password entry easy with a smart keyboard supporting multiple languages.

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