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Pioneer SP-SB23W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 519 reviews of Pioneer SP-SB23W. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. People really like the design and size. The price and usability also get good comments, but there are some mixed views 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 90/100 = Excellent 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. Opinions about the design and size are on the whole positive. The reliability and price are also appreciated.

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

Jan, 2018

Editor's Choice

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 (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

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

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.co.uk)

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

Consumer review by: EddyGordo47 (cnet.com)

Extremely Disappointed

 

Ok, let me start by saying that I am usually a fairly laid back dude, so I seldom, if EVER, go out of my way to write a review on a product, good or bad. However, I almost felt like I owed future buyers this review. No, I am not a professional audio...

Sound quality is as promised

Reliability, ease of use, remote control, lack of display

Nov, 2016

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

Product Specifications

Amplifier

Amplification device included: Yes
Amplifier class:D
Amplifier output power:28
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):1

Audio

Audio output channels:2.1
Recommended usage:Home theatre
RMS rated power:218

Energy Management

AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power Source:AC

Front speakers

Front speaker frequency range:45 - 20000
Front speaker impedance:4
Front speaker peak power:28
Front speaker tweeter size:1
Front speaker type:1-Way
Front speakers RMS power:168

Networking

Bluetooth:Y

Other Features

Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):9.02 x 9.02 x 10

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Wireless technologies:Wireless

Power

AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power Source:AC

Soundbar speaker

Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):1

Subwoofer

Subwoofer driver size:3
Subwoofer frequency range:0 - 50
Subwoofer impedance:6
Subwoofer RMS power:50
Wireless subwoofer: Yes

Technical Details

Color of product:Black
Handheld remote control: Yes
Material:Wood
On/Off switch: Yes
Recommended usage:Home theatre
Remote Control Type:IR
Remote controlled: Yes
Subwoofer driver diameter (imperial):3

Weight & Dimensions

Front speaker dimensions (WxDxH):36 x 4.72 x 4.06
Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):9.02 x 9.02 x 10