Onkyo HF Player for Android

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Premium Audio Quality and Precision Equalization

Partner our new HF Player app with your Android device and a set of quality headphones to get music sounding exactly the way you like it. Enjoy familiar playback controls, track organization, and artwork display with the power of a touch-adjustable FIR equalizer offering 16,384 discrete bands of equalization. Create and save your own EQ presets by genre, artist, or to match the different headphones in your collection, or explore presets created by popular musicians that are specially optimized for Onkyo headphones. Other features include track crossfading, playlist creation, and repeat/shuffle modes. HF Player is an easy way to get the best possible performance from your personal audio setup.

Note: App requires Android 4.1 or later.

A Fully Featured Audio Player

This sleek and intuitive user interface will be familiar to any smartphone user. Once installed, the app automatically locates and loads the music stored on your device so you can start exploring the equalization possibilities right away. You’re also free to create, modify, and save playlists, crossfade tracks, and share what you’re listening to via social media.

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Precision Equalizer with Memory Preset

Our linear-phase FIR equalizer allows extensive sound adjustment without a perceived loss in audio quality. Using a finger on the touchscreen, you can manipulate the frequency response curve into any shape you like, tweaking bass, mid-bass, mid-range, and treble frequencies with precision. With 16,384 discrete bands of equalization, the range of possible adjustment is extensive, allowing you to achieve the sound you want for a given piece of music, or to suit the headphones in your collection. Memory presets allow you to name and save your EQ curves for quick and easy retrieval.

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Optimized EQ Presets Created by Musicians

The app comes preloaded with a number of EQ presets created by a team of internationally respected musicians, with each designing a response curve to optimize playback on Onkyo headphones. Featured EQ presets from Chris Traynor (Helmet, Orange 9mm, Bush), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Jim Ward (Sparta, At the Drive-In), Leo Nocentelli (The Meters), among other big names, bring out the best in our in-ear and on-ear products while offering a good starting point for creating your own EQ levels.

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Direct Digital Output Capability for Hi-Res Audio

Enjoy stunning audio quality anywhere you go by adding an Onkyo D/A Converter and Headphone Amplifier to enable a direct-digital connection to your AOA 2.0 (Android Open Accessory)-compatible Android device via USB cable. An OTG (On The Go) cable facilitates a digital connection to a USB audio-compatible external device—simply purchase our Unlock Application and update to the full-featured version of Onkyo HF Player to enable Hi-Res Audio output—or enjoy lossless CD-quality output with the free version.

Note: Audio with a sampling rate exceeding 88.2 kHz output via the headphone and AOS connections, as well as connections enabled via an OTG cable (free version only), is downsampled to 44.1 kHz.

Our Design Philosophy Ensures High-Quality Sound

When designing the HF Player’s digital filter, our engineering team took the unique characteristics of your device’s D/A converter and other associated hardware into consideration in order to achieve outstanding performance. Each filter coefficient is individually tuned according to sampling frequency for sound quality that surpasses theoretical signal-to-noise ratios, not only for Studio Master-quality Hi-Res Audio, but also for compressed audio files such as AAC and MP3. With HF Player, you can experience a clarity and vibrancy previously unobtainable on your mobile device.

High-Speed Processing Improves Audio Performance

As well as delivering stunning audio fidelity, HF Player takes advantage of your device’s rapid multi-core processing abilities without noticeably affecting battery life. Our design team analyzed conventional signal processing algorithms and utilized the parallel arithmetic capabilities of your device’s CPU to achieve higher processing speeds while improving energy efficiency and optimizing sound quality. This means you can enjoy premium sound on the go without your phone becoming sluggish or consuming your battery power too quickly.

HF Player Features (Free Version)

  • High-precision equalizer (16,384 discrete bands, linear-phase FIR filter)
  • Automatic upsampling function
  • Crossfade playback option
  • Album artwork and song lyric display
  • Repeat function (songs within a list)
  • Shuffle function (within a list)
  • Selectable EQ presets created by musicians for Onkyo headphones
  • Create and save playlists
  • Easily add songs to playlists and Up Next list
  • Resume Playback Function
  • Real-time DSD conversion function (supported on paid version)

Supported Formats

  • MP3, AAC (up to 48 kHz)
  • DSF/DSD-IFF (2.8 MHz/3 MHz/5.6 MHz/6 MHz/11.2 MHz, PCM conversion, DoP)
  • FLAC, ALAC, WAV, AIFF, Ogg-Vorbis (up to 192 kHz)

Note: Audio with a sampling rate exceeding 88.2 kHz is downsampled to 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz.

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HF Player Unlock Application (Paid App)

HF Player Unlock Application allows you to output Hi-Res Audio by enabling a digital connection to USB audio-compatible external devices (such as a DAC) via OTG (On The Go) cables. HF Player for Android features a proprietary high-performance Onkyo USB Audio HF Driver that supports PCM output of formats up to 352.8 kHz/24-bit resolution as well as DSD playback via the DoP output function.

Current app version: 1.0.0

Unlocked App Functionality

  • Hi-Res Audio output to compatible external devices such as USB DACs without loss in audio quality
  • Upsampling and bit-extension functionality when connecting to Hi-Res-compatible USB DACs (up to 192 kHz/24-bit resolution)


1. Please confirm functionality of the digital connection between HF Player and your external device before purchase. Ensure that Onkyo USB Audio HF Driver is set to ON when checking this operation.

2. If an error occurs during license authentication, please reinstall HF Player and the Unlock Application.

* Unsupported products include CREATIVE Sound Blaster E3, Resonessence Labs HERUS, Deff Sound DDA-LA20RC, Audio-Technica AT-HA30-USB, etc.

Due to a policy of continuous product improvement, Onkyo reserves the right to change specifications and appearance without notice. Android is a trademark of Google LLC.