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Pioneer SBX-N500

Pioneer SBX-N500
alaScore 90

61 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 reviews of Pioneer SBX-N500. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The usability and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative opinions about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Pioneer SBX-N500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pioneer SBX-N500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Pioneer SBX-N500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size. The price is also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the design.

usability, price, size

design

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pioneer SBX-N500 TV Speaker Bar System with Network and BluetoothPioneer SBX-N500 TV Speaker Bar System with Network and Bluetooth

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pioneer SBX-N500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Pioneer SBX-N500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pioneer 140W Network-enabled Speaker Bar SBX-N500(Japan Import)Pioneer 140W Network-enabled Speaker Bar SBX-N500(Japan Import)

Dec, 2016

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Expert review by: Danny Phillips (homecinemachoice.com)

Pioneer SBX-N500 review

 

Most soundbars are focused on sound quality, but Pioneer's SBX-N500 is a little more ambitious. Yes, it packs 140W of muscle for beefing up movies, but it's also blessed with the sort of multimedia and networking talents that put some full-sized...

Generous feature list; sturdy, low-key design; loud room-filling sound with good detail levels

Bass lacks agility and tightness; lack of HDMI inputs makes setup slightly messy

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Pioneer SBX-N500 review

 

A comprehensive sound bar that's ideal for anyone without a smart TV

For £250, the SBX-N500 has an incredible amount of features. Many other sound bars in this range make do with Bluetooth, but Pioneer has managed to include wireless video, DLNA streaming and even some smart TV abilities. Despite the fiddly HDMI issue,...

Apr, 2014

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (trustedreviews.com)

Pioneer SBX-N500

 

A great-value soundbar with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and DLNA

Superb feature list ; Discreet design ; Loud, room-filling sound

No HDMI inputs ; Could be more composed at loud volumes ; Some sound modes only accessible onscreen

If the Pioneer blocks your TV’s the infrared receiver, the SBX-N500 features a pair of built-in IR repeaters that fire commands from the back. But if that doesn't work for you, there’s an IR sensor cable in the box that can be placed in a more suitable...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Pioneer Sound Bar SBX-N500

 

TV sound – even on an expensive unit is not great – so a sound bar can improve the quality and clarity of the volume. My own bugbear is movies where they tend to speak in a whisper and even turning up the TV volume cannot always help.

The soundbar is 88x10x11cm, the middle figure is the measurement at the front, at the back it is only 7cm. I used it in a variety of places as it is far more than a TV soundbar. I used it sitting on tables and stands as the shape allows sound from the...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Mark Hodgkinson (avforums.com)

Pioneer SBX N500 Soundbar Review

 

As much an all-in-one solution as it is a soundbar with an absolute boatload of features and a very engaging sound.

Excellent connectivity options ; Surprisingly full and wide sound ; Tons of features ; Included IR repeater

No direct access to sound modes from remote ; Subs can dominate ; Android app has crashing issues

The Pioneer SBX-N500 is a solidly made and compact soundbar package that stands at around 9cm tall, so should't get in the way of the bottom of most TVs, nor the infra red sensor. But should that become an issue, Pioneer helpfully has included an IR...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Active / Passive Speakers:Full Active System

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Docking System:BLUETOOTH PAIRING
HDMI: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

Active / Passive Speakers:Full Active System
Number of Speakers:1
Soundbar:Soundbar
Speaker Type:Soundbar
System Type:Single Soundbar
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