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Pioneer VSX-531

Pioneer VSX-531
alaScore 94

30 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of Pioneer VSX-531. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and design. The size and price also get good reviews.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Pioneer VSX-531 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Pioneer VSX-531 review


Pioneer goes back to basics with this entry-level AV amplifier

Fast, articulate sound ; Agile and expressive ; Good scale and size ; HDMI inputs support 4K passthrough ; Bluetooth

Some spring-loaded terminals ; Treble lacks substance ; Rivals have more sonic solidity ; No network features

A fast and articulate albeit scarcely featured entry-level amplifier

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: 8mad0manc8 (

First AV receiver review


I bought this receiver after I unearthed some speakers I had not used since the 90's. The speakers are tannoy and I had powered them with Hi Fi equipment bought from richer sounds at the same time. I remember the sound they produced with the equipment...

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Rosey (

Very good value for the money


It does what it says it does all made easy to use good bit of kit

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: rotel (



good features for price excellent surround sound easy setup does exactly what it says it does

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: ailin (

Music to my ears


I bought this item on the strength that I had an earlier model which I was very pleased with. First of all I had a problem with the picture on the television shutting off, and found that it didn't like the new Virgin V6 Sat. box. I swapped it with...

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: Baloo956 (

Cheap and cheerful


Wanted a system for the kitchen to link tv and karaoke - no need for atmos or other new toys. Does the job

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: 1978 jamesh (

Great value for money


It does everything it says on the can. It's a good all rounded. Looks amazing in the living room. The sound is very clean. No thrills.... but great value

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: Adepalady (

Super Value


Not got all the bells and whistles, but everything you need for a surround sound system. Speakers sound so much better with this AV than my old Sony, also looks really cool.

Sep, 2017

Consumer review by: Swiftie72 (

Great sounds so good Amp, solid performance.


Great sounding Amp, solid bass and treble. Well built and sturdy also. The features are everything I want in an Amp, replaced a 17 old Kenwood but wanted Bluetooth to connect my Amazon Dot to and the sound is amazing. I have some old Goodman's Maxim 2...

solid performance and build ; easy to set up ; great bluetooth sound

for the price none

Jul, 2017

Consumer review by: NAD13 (

excellent bit of kit


unbelievable value - great product high quality sound, east set-up, good connectivity

ease of use , price , sound quality


Jul, 2017

Product Specifications


USB ports quantity:1