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Pioneer SP-SB23W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 518 reviews of Pioneer SP-SB23W. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. Comments about the design and size are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good comments, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Pioneer SP-SB23W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Pioneer SP-SB23W

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 340 user reviews of Pioneer SP-SB23W from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com. People really like the design and size. The reliability and price also get good comments.

usability, price, reliability, size, design

72% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pioneer SP-SB23W Andrew Jones Soundbar SystemPioneer SP-SB23W Andrew Jones Soundbar System

Jun, 2017

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Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

Pioneer SP-SB23W review

 

The Pioneer SP-SB23W ($400/AU$849) sounds better than just about any sound bar we've heard. That shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who's been following Pioneer's line of Andrew Jones-designed budget speakers , which have consistently offered...

The Pioneer SP-SB23W offers outstanding sound quality for a sound bar, particularly when it comes to the blend between the sub and the main cabinet. Performance is even more impressive considering the size of the tiny wireless subwoofer, which is easy...

The system's style won't wow you and the sound bar's relatively chunky size might block your TV's remote sensor. The included remote is mediocre and there's no front-panel display for visual feedback while making adjustments.

The Pioneer SP-SB23W is the best affordable sound bar if you care about sound quality, with its outstanding sonics making up for some of its design limitations.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Mike Wuerthele (electronista.com)

Review: Pioneer SP-SB23W sound bar

 

Wood construction Pioneer sound bar impresses

Wood build for resonance- Good, even volume- High accuracy sound reproduction

Large speaker bar- Problematic installation- Known (fixable) Bluetooth issues

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Mike Wuerthele (macnn.com)

Review: Pioneer SP-SB23W sound bar

 

Wood construction Pioneer sound bar impresses

Wood build for resonance- Good, even volume- High accuracy sound reproduction

Large speaker bar- Problematic installation- Known (fixable) Bluetooth issues

Pioneer has been heavily invested in home audio for decades. Couple that expertise with the predilection for flat screen televisions to have equally flat-sounding speakers, and the fit seems obvious. Couple a television-oriented sound bar with wirele

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: bchmn53 (cnet.com)

Fantastic sound

 

I listened to a number of 2.1 sound bars and read multiple reviews before purchasing the Pioneer.

well made, great sound

no power off switch on subwoofer, pairing with other devices

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: jbhatraju (cnet.com)

Awesome Sound Quality for the price

 

Better sounding Speakers,with excellent mids,lows. Speaker itself is a little bulky and can obstruct the TV or other remote sensors (if placed that way) and has no display apart from a few basic LED indicators, Wish they had atleast some basic...

Better sounding Speakers,with excellent mids,lows.

Speaker itself is a little bulky and has no display apart from a few basic LED indicators.

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: J-Wilson67 (cnet.com)

Great solution if you're low on space... or commitment

 

Consider me (temporarily, at least) one of the latter. I spent a lot of years with a built out home theater system, but after moving to my current house, I realized that setting up that system again was going to be a daunting task due to the way the...

Sound quality is excellent Wireless compact subwoofer delivers clean and tight bass Looks good, easy to operate Bluetooth works nicely

LCD screen to show current volume, source, EQ setting HDMI with ARC capability

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: bmwguy19 (cnet.com)

Good price, sounds great!

 

Overall very happy with it and going to buy another one soon.

Easy to hook up. With optical cable. Bluetooth. Awesome Sound, it's clear and crisp. It get's loud and the bass is powerful!

It's kinda big, it won't fit under the TV, The remote is kinda small.

Jan, 2014

Consumer review by: evansto (cnet.com)

High Fidelity at a bargain price.

 

Great value if you are concerned about sound.

Been through about 5 sound bars.the Sony HTC260 sounded cheap and tinny. The Vizio 42" sounded very good but the volume increments are ridiculous (hit volume up 3 times and it's like a rock concert volume). The Yamaha was decent but no subwoofer.

Not the most attractive looking sound bar No digital Coaxial input No treble or base adjustments

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: EmSurfdoc (cnet.com)

Outstanding sound quality

 

With a functioning bluetooth, this is a great-sounding speaker bar in the low to moderate price range.

Great sound. I like the wood finish.

First batch from August had bluetooth defects. This has been remedied in subsequent production. Somewhat bulky compared to it's peers. Interesting the model released in Europe HTP-SB 510 and the model released back in Japan HTP-SB550 looks great.

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: Trues17 (cnet.com)

Second to none in sound quality for <$500 sound bars

 

This is the type of sound bar you want if you mostly care about the sound and not as much about how well it works with your living room decor. Setup is incredibly easy, although I wish the wireless function of the subwoofer wasn't a requirement. If you...

- Incredible sound for the price - Sub packs in a lot for how small it is - Very easy setup - Easy wireless connection

- Bluetooth issue at launch. It's worth waiting for a fix for this issue. - It looks like something from the 80's, but I enjoy the wood/vinyl look on top of my wood entertainment system - Large profile may require you to raise TV

Oct, 2013