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Pioneer X-SMC3

Pioneer X-SMC3
alaScore 81

69 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Pioneer X-SMC3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 69 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Consumer review by:

What a beast


It works like a champ..

Consumer review by:

Great, with one catch


This unit looks and sounds great and wasn't too hard to set up. Beware though, the instructions say that you need a bluetooth adapter, just in case this is a feature you find important. Fortunately, it wasn't for me.

Expert review by:

Pioneer X-SMC3 speaker dock review


The Pioneer X-SMC3 speaker dock for Apple iPods streams from Wi-Fi-enabled kit, while AirPlay means wireless listening from numerous Apple devices

Range of features ; Rich, detailed sound ; Handy LCD screen

Uninspiring design ; Optional Bluetooth ; Not that refined

It may lack the modern-day panache of other docks on the market, but the Pioneer X-SMC3 still has what it takes to make it into our list of the best ipod and mp3 docks with a stellar feature list and sparkling sound quality.


Consumer review by:

Perfect feature set! Just a little rough software


DLNA AND Airplay and Bluetooth and iPod dock and USB mass storage access!!! And the Pioneer Airjam which uses an IOS app for multi-user party playlist building. The DLNA is very slow accessing my large libraries, but once you get it playing, it usually...

Consumer review by:

Could Be Better


Brilliant idea, can hook-up pretty much everything but is somewhat slow and hangs at least once a day. I found sound to be average. Internet radio is nice but not all stations are in the list. Addition of a new station is ultimately at vTuner's...

Product Specifications


AirPlay: Yes
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DLNA certified: Yes
Internet Radio: Yes
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
Progressive Scan: No
USB Recording: No
Web Content Access: No
WiFi Connectivity: Yes


Docking System:Apple Docking
Ethernet: Yes
iPod Control:Direct Control
Number of Output Channels:2 (Stereo)
PMP Docking:iPod Docking
USB Interface: Yes

General Features

1080p Upscaling: No
2D to 3D Conversion: No
3D: No
CD Player / Recorder: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Home Theatre System (Digital Dolby and DVD Player): No
Network Music System: No
Product Type:Audio Home System
Sound Projector: No


Wireless Speakers: No


Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
DVD Audio Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No


Dolby / DTS: No