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Pioneer XW-SMA4-K

Pioneer XW-SMA4-K
alaScore 94

114 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Pioneer XW-SMA4-K is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 114 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Versatile Unit

 

When my unit arrived it looked like it was re-packed, but not listed as an "Open Box Item" The unit operates fine, but the difficulty with the power up time & setup might be worth a return for a different type that's a little more user friendly. I'll...

Sounds pretty good plenty of bass and good wireless range. Seems to be well built with a little weight. The grill doesn’t have that cloth material that catches lent & dust. Volume range is great it will fill a mid-size room with no problem, and would...

Takes 30- 40 seconds to power up. Not the easiest unit to set-up. The setup procedure can be confusing if you’re planning to change setting without the manual. The Manual is a MUST read with this unit to use the wireless features. Other brands in this...

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XW-SMA4

 

Pioneer's XW-SMA4 is its premium Wi-Fi hi-fi speaker, with the $100 premium over the cheaper XW-SMA1 translating to a built-in subwoofer. If you listen to a lot of music, or listen to it loud, buying the SMA4 is a no-brainer, but it's an expensive...

Excellent bass, clean musical detail Entirely simple setup and usage

Can be a little too bassy for speech, podcasts Expensive at RRP

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Pioneer XW-SMA4 wireless hi-fi speaker

 

This Wi-Fi speaker has excellent sound quality to match its convenience

Excellent bass, clean musical detail ; Entirely simple setup and usage

Can be a little too bassy for speech, podcasts ; Expensive at RRP

Pioneer’s XW-SMA4 is its premium Wi-Fi hi-fi speaker, with the $100 premium over the cheaper XW-SMA1 translating to a built-in subwoofer. If you listen to a lot of music, or listen to it loud, buying the SMA4 is a no-brainer, but it’s an expensive...

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Pioneer XW-SMA4 review

 

In the past twelve months, dozens of hi-fi speakers with built-in Wi-Fi networking have popped up on electronics store shelves. While our gold standard is still Sonos's excellent PLAY:5 speaker, we were recently impressed by Libratone's Lounge and...

Pioneer’s XW-SMA4 is its premium Wi-Fi hi-fi speaker, with the $100 premium over the cheaper XW-SMA1 translating to a built-in subwoofer. If you listen to a lot of music, or listen to it loud, buying the SMA4 is a no-brainer, but it’s an expensive...

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Pioneer XW-SMA4

 

Pioneer's largest SMA speaker provides familiar pros and cons.

Class leading wireless options ; Thumping bass and midrange ; Relatively compact form factor

Uninspired design and build materials ; Outmuscled by rivals ; Lack of detail in higher frequencies

So how does the SMA4 sound? Quite frankly like an enlarged SMA3. There certainly is greater bass response, but it carries the same sound signature with a focus on low and midrange frequencies at the expense of the high range. This tuning is promoted as...

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Pioneer XW-SMA4

 

Feature-packed, room-filling sound with a bit too much bass

Hefty sound ; Packed with features ; Plenty of power and scale

Too much bass

Pioneer XW-SMA4-K: Sound quality ‘Now with powerful bass’ is how the SMA4 is billed – and boy is there bass. Too much and not clean enough bass, really: it sounds loose and overpowering rather than fast and punchy.

Product Specifications

Configuration

DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby: No
Subwoofer: Yes

Connectivity

Signal Input:Digital
USB:USB 2.0

General Features

Construction:Single Case Speaker System
Signal Connection:Wireless
Speaker Type:Active
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