What's the BIG deal About High-Resolution?

Better than your average CD, high-resolution file formats deliver the ideal premium audio platform for studio quality music playback. Hi-res audio captures every nuance from the original recording, hear the depth and breadth of each note, experiencing the subtleties of each instrument. You may never listen to ordinary compressed audio again.


Most digital music downloads today use compression schemes to covert audio into small files that end up muddling the “studio master”. Hi-res digital audio however, converts the original recording using a much higher sampling frequency. The more bits, the more accurately the signal is measured. You end up with a lossless audio that is capable of playing back the full range of sound from recordings that have been mastered from the original source.

For the true audiophile, the emerging DSD11.2MHz, WAV 384kHz/24bit or FLAC 384kHz/24bit hi-res audio standards are becoming truly portable. New MQA technology restores master recordings without taking up as much file space. Experience music as it is meant to be heard with the XDP-100R, the portable audio platform with playback so real, it’s as if you are on stage or in the recording studio with the artist.

Where to get high-resolution music?

Technics Tracks    Onkyp Music    HDTracks

Tidal    iTunes

Pioneer High-Resolution audio products

  • XDP-100R


    The portable entertainment system made for high-resolution, studio-quality music that moves with you.


    Unparalleled audio quality for music enthusiasts on-the-go, so you never miss a beat.
  • SX-N30


    Networked 2-channel stereo system with Hi-Res compatibility for the discerning audiophile.
  • Elite Receivers

    Elite Receivers

    Audiophiles, purists, sound techies – AV receivers for the most discerning and discriminating.
  • Blu-ray Disc

    Blu-ray Disc

    Pioneer Blu-ray players support the highest-quality surround sound formats.
  • Elite Media Players

    Elite Media Players

    Audiophile Networked Audio Players featuring AirPlay and DLNA 1.5.