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Pioneer X-EM12

Pioneer X-EM12
alaScore 89

271 reviews

Mar, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 271 reviews of Pioneer X-EM12. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Audio Systems for all reviews. People really like the design and size. The usability and price also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

price, usability, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Audio Systems the Pioneer X-EM12 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 user reviews of Pioneer X-EM12 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Audio Systems on Views about the design and size are on the whole positive. The usability and price also get good feedback.

price, usability, size, design

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pioneer X-EM12 2x15W Micro System with CD, USB and FM Tuner - BlackPioneer X-EM12 2x15W Micro System with CD, USB and FM Tuner - Black

Mar, 2019

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Great little unit


I was looking for a basic non wifi unit and the Pioneer XEM16 matched the requirements. Good functionality with excellent sound and simple to use at a very reasonable price.

Jan, 2019

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Crystal Clear Sound with CDs but Poor Aerial


This mini system was offered at a great price and is ideal as CD player for a small room. I live in a poor reception area for FM radio and unfortunately the short aerial wire has proved to be completely useless and I am unable to tune into any...

Jan, 2019

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So good, we bought two.


My boys love to listen to audio books and music, this is good enough quality to fill their rooms with a balanced sound, without blasting the adults out elsewhere in the house. They love the snooze function too - can drift off listening to it, without...

Jan, 2019

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a decent first stereo


We bought this for our 11 year old son, it looks the part and copes with AC/DC as well as classical music.

Dec, 2018

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Compact mini hi Fi - stylish with good quality sou


I bought this for Christmas, so I can listen to CDs, stylish and easy to use with good quality sound and includes speakers. Quick delivery and good communication from Richer Sounds.

Dec, 2018

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Great performance for the price !


This is not a high end audiophile product and doesn't claim to be. It's an honest budget price system that performs well and is simple to operate.

Dec, 2018

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Excellent value


Really good buy for my son who is starting to get into CD's . Small box but good sound.

Dec, 2018

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Great sound and price!


Extremely happy with purchase, great sound at a low price.

Dec, 2018

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Smart looking unit and good sound for the price


Does everything it day's on the box. Just shame it doesn't have a DAB radio!0

Dec, 2018

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Great value for money


Simple to set up and use, good sound in small room

Dec, 2018

Product Specifications


Cassette deck: No
Color of product:Black
Optical disc player:Y
Type:Micro set


Display Type:LED

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220-240
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):15
Power Source:AC


Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer bands quantity:5
Equalizer modes:Classic, Flat, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Integrated clock: Yes
Integrated timer:Y
Remote controlled: Yes
Remotely operated:Y
Sleep Timer: Yes


Audio amplifier: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:30
Speaker type:2-Way


Wi-Fi: No

Packaging Content

FM antenna: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes


Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA
Card reader integrated: No
Disc types supported:CD-R, CD-RW
MP3 playback: Yes
USB direct playback: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Apple docking compatibility: No
Audio (L,R) in:1
AUX in: Yes
USB port:Y


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220-240
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):15
Power Source:AC


Preset stations quantity:30
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Supported bands:FM
Supported radio bands:FM

Technical Details

CD player: Yes
USB ports quantity:1

Weight & Dimensions

Front speaker depth:7.09
Front speaker height:8.46
Front speaker weight:3
Front speaker width:5.71