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Pioneer VSX-921

Pioneer VSX-921
alaScore 86

208 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 208 reviews of Pioneer VSX-921. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Pioneer VSX-921 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Pioneer VSX-921


alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Pioneer VSX-921 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: PIONEER VSX-920-K AV RECEIVER BLACKPioneer 7.1 Channel HDMI 3D AV, VSX-921-KPioneer 7.1 Channel HDMI 3D AV, VSX-921-K

Feb, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 124 user reviews of Pioneer VSX-921 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on

59% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Pioneer VSX-920-K 7.1 Home Theater Receiver

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Tom Andry (

Pioneer VSX-920-K Receiver First Look


These retail for $229 and $299 respectively. The differences between the two are pretty significant and many might be able to justify the additional expenditure for the 820. The question is whether those same people might be convinced that spending an...

The VSX-920-K shares a lot of the features with the two lower priced receivers. Why shouldn't it? They offer a great foundation. With four 3-D ready HDMI 1.4 inputs, 110 watts per channel, and iPhone Certification, there is lot to like. The VSX-920-K...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: (

Pioneer VSX-920-K


If you do not mind a few minor issues, such as lack of HDMI pass-through in standby mode or backlit remote, then by all means this is probably the A/V receiver for you. Some consumers have gone as far as comparing the Pioneer VSX-920-K to competing...

Quality- great price, great features, trusted-brandSuperior- offers advanced 7.1-channel audio and video upconvertFeatured- plenty of HDMI 1.4a ports, Bluetooth and iPod compatibilityAdvanced- comes with several experience-enhancing technologies

Improvable- underpowered with a few minor flaws

If you do not mind a few minor issues, such as lack of HDMI pass-through...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Pioneer VSX-921


Good looks, AirPlay included, thorough set-up, punchy agile sound, good upscaling

Fewer HDMI sockets than rivals, bright, brash edge to the sound

The Pioneer produces a rip-roaring sound that lacks a little refinement in places

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Ben Pitt (

Pioneer VSX-920-K review


Packed with unusual features plus all the ones we'd expect, but sound quality is a little disappointing

This AV receiver is well equipped for modern listening habits with its internet radio, USB, Bluetooth and iPod support. However, at this price it’s frustrating to have to accept a comprise in sound quality, however small.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Gadget Guy (

Pioneer VSX-920-K


Supports 3D video signals, Supports iPod, All digital audio standards supported, Zone 2

No 7.1 channel analog out (for upgrading amplifier)

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Crowdedbrain (

Pioneer VSX-920-K Review

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: mrstangblb (

Very pleased so far


Glad I have this receiver and can highly recommend it for the money. Get a set of great speakers from NewEgg (Energy 5.1 if you can get them) and rock the house!

Great upscaling - nice picture ; Excellent sound ; Great buy for the money

HDMI through is a little unusual to set up (I've seen reports that people can't get it to work, but I'm not going to mess with it) ; MCACC is archaic-looking ; Not the easiest receiver to set up out of the box, but it works well when you do get it set up

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Bubba (

Great receiver for the price


I bought this to replace an Onkyo that was part of a 7.1 package. It works great with the Onkyo speakers, and has a really nice sound quality to it. The HDMI inputs have made my wiring job that much simpler. If I had it to do over again, I'd opt for...

Great price, 4 HDMI inputs, plenty of other inputs

On screen interface is very 8-bit in appearance, lacking built in Internet

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Marco (

Great deal! Good Reciever!


replaced a 10+ yr. old Kenwood 100w Integrated surround amp and I can say there is a night and day difference in sound quality. The Kenwood's 100w rating may have been rather optimistic as the Pioneer kicks out the jams cleaner and louder than the...

Easy to setup using Auto MCACC and included microphone. Lots of features and inputs/outputs. Exceptional FM sensitivity and reception for an a/v receiver using just the FM antenna provided ; Works like a charm! I bought this on sale Thanksgiving day...

As far as I can tell the Receiver has to be on and in standby to pass HDMI signal through to TV so you can use just TV speakers. Have tried all sorts of combinations and different HDMI inputs to no avail. Would like to be able to watch TV without...

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: D3ADP0OL (

Good budget range receiver


I got this to replace my Onkyo 606 which, like so many other Onkyos, had an HDMI board failure (this is so common that Onkyo is now replacing them free even outside of warranty). Some people who have purchased the 1021 (next model up) have also...

Great price (on sale), 3D-ready, easy MCACC surround setup, clean audio, Sirius-ready

Lacking the internet connection found on the next model up (vsx 1021) means no internet radio and no networking with PC media. I have a PS3 so I can just use that and end up with the same exact effect, but would be nice to have it all in the receiver....

Dec, 2011