Looking at the Onkyo DP-S1, we get the feeling we’ve tested it before – the player’s design is incredibly similar to the recently-released Pioneer XDP-30R. Pioneer sold its AV division to Onkyo in 2014, and each company has put its own spin on a similar design theme since.
But just because something looks the same doesn’t mean that it will sound the same, and the DP-S1 has a few differences that give this player its own individual flavour.
Build and features
On the surface, just a few cosmetic changes set the DP-S1 apart. The lock button, which stops its touchscreen being activated, is circular rather than square; the word ‘Balanced’ is highlighted, signifying the player’s 2.5mm headphone jack.
Those with unbalanced headphones, fear not – there’s a conventional 3.5mm socket too.
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