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Pioneer SBX-N500

Pioneer SBX-N500
alaScore 92

41 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews of Pioneer SBX-N500. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 41 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Pioneer SBX-N500 from 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

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

Aug, 2015

hcc best buy

Expert review by: Danny Phillips (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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

Product Specifications


Active / Passive Speakers:Full Active System


Bluetooth: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

Number of Speakers:1
Speaker Type:Soundbar
System Type:Single Soundbar