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Pioneer XW-SMA4-K

Pioneer XW-SMA4-K
alaScore 94

115 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 reviews from magazines and websites.

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(Based on 115 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pioneer XW-SMA4-K

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 9 user reviews of Pioneer XW-SMA4-K from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Pioneer XW-SMA4-K 40W Hi-Fi Compact Wireless System - Black

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Amazon.com review summary for Pioneer XW-SMA4-K

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 user reviews of Pioneer XW-SMA4-K from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com.

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Pioneer XW-SMA4-K Wi-Fi Speaker featuring AirPlay, DLNA, HTC Connect and Wireless Direct

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

 

'Pioneer\x92s 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\x92s an...

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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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 review

 

The speaker is finished in a deep, glossy black on its sides and top, with the same gloss black on the speaker's front grille. The internal surround, where you'll find the XW-SMA4's status lights and non-tactile touch-sensitive buttons, is finished in...

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

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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

 

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

Too much bass

Feature-packed wireless speaker with a room-filling sound, but overpowering bass

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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.

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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...

Product Specifications

Configuration

AirPlay: Yes
DIGITAL RADIO: No
DLNA certified: Yes
DTS Decoder: No
Internet Radio: Yes
Real Dolby: No
Subwoofer: Yes
UPnP: Yes
USB Recording: No
Web Content Access: No
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Docking System:Apple Docking
Ethernet: Yes
HDMI: No
iPod Control: No
Number of Output Channels:2 (Stereo)
Signal Input:Digital
USB:USB 2.0
USB Interface: Yes

General Features

1080p Upscaling: No
2D to 3D Conversion: No
3D: No
4K Passthrough / Upscaling: No
4K Upscaling: No
CD Player / Recorder: No
Construction:Single Case Speaker System
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Network Music System:Music Client
Product Type:Audio Home System
Signal Connection:Wireless
Sound Projector: No
Speaker Type:Active

Loudspeaker

Wireless Speakers: No

Playback

Blu-ray Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes

Sound

Dolby / DTS: No
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