Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Onkyo DP-X1 - entertainment for your ears

Onkyo DP-X1

The DP-X1 is Onkyo's take on the personal hi-res audio player, but as Ed Selley notes, there's more to it than just a measured performance with tunes

Not content with making an AV receiver for all occasions, Onkyo has been busy beefing up its music credentials over the last few years. It's curated its own hi-res music portal (Onkyo Music), launched headphones in collaboration with Iron Maiden and courted two-channel love with a growing range of hi-fi separates. Now comes its DP-X1 personal audio player, which promises to deliver high-quality listening on the go and give your smartphone a break. If you're the kind of technophile who's amassed a hi-res library (FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC, DSD, etc) but wants to set it free from the confines of your home cinema, this pocketsized gizmo is for you.