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Pioneer SP-SB23W

Pioneer SP-SB23W
alaScore 89

507 reviews

Aug, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 507 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. People really like the design and size. The price and usability also get good reviews, but many are critical about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

reliability

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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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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 are impressed by the size. The design also gets good feedback. Reviews are divided on the price, while there are some negative opinions about the reliability.

usability, design, size

reliability

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

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Pioneer SP-SB23W

 

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

Consumer review by: Peter L. (newegg.com)

Junk!

 

You purchase this at your own peril!

Nice Appearance

AFter less than one years and perhaps a dozen uses; a pop began appearing, then, on about 14th use, nothing. No response after pop! Nothing; contacted Pioneer tech support and yes you guessed it they said,"sorry it out of warranty" Don't was the money...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Sounds great but poor quality

 

Sounds fine

Have had this sound bar for about 1.5 years and it already quit working. I watch TV maybe about 2-3 hours per week so it didn't have many hours of use. About 14 months in, it started making a loud popping noise right when you turned it on but then it...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Matthew M. (newegg.com)

Sounds great but poor quality

 

Sounds fine.

Have had this sound bar for about 1.5 years and it already quit working. I watch TV maybe about 2-3 hours per week so it didn't have many hours of use. About 14 months in, it started making a loud popping noise right when you turned it on but then it...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Excellent Soundbar

 

I have been having this sound bar for almost an year. I really enjoy the sound quality. Though no extra bells and whistles, pioneer focused just on deliver excellent sound. If you are OK with the sound bar size this would be an excellent choice.

Excellent sound, sub woofer, strong built quality with composite wood

Cheaply made remote, Design of the sound bar is not attractive as other

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: Deena N. (newegg.com)

Excellent Soundbar

 

I have been having this sound bar for almost an year. I really enjoy the sound quality. Though no extra bells and whistles, pioneer focused just on deliver excellent sound. If you are OK with the sound bar size this would be an excellent choice.

Excellent sound, sub woofer, strong built quality with composite wood.

Cheaply made remote, Design of the sound bar is not attractive as other.

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: MadJonathan (newegg.com)

DO NOT BUY

 

First time I've had a bad refurb through Newegg, but I'm sure I'll probably steer clear of them for a while now as this has put a sour taste in my mouth. I suppose I'll try contacting Pioneer directly to see if they'll do anything about it, but I'm not...

Great sound through the soundbar

Apparently the bluetooth sync issues between the soundbar and the subwoofer (which are heavily documented on other sites) have not been resolved. It worked just long enough for me to throw away the original box, which (of course!) Newegg needs in order...

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: JonnyC (newegg.com)

Beautiful Sound

 

Excellent sound and quality. Bluetooth is nice as well, but blows the TV speakers out of the water. Not even close ; The Movie, Music and Conversation modes are nice. It almost seems like besides an EQ adjustment they move the sub crossover

I wish it had some indication of how high the volume was turned up

Apr, 2015