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Pioneer XMp3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Pioneer XMp3. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the sound. The usability also gets good feedback, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the battery. Many are critical about the price and storage.

portability, usability, sound

performance, storage, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Pioneer XMp3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Tim Gideon (

Pioneer XMp3


Kick your XM radio subscription up a notch with Pioneer's XMp3 portable player.

Records up to five satellite radio stations simultaneously. Pauses live radio. Features a timed-record option for favorite programs. Also plays MP3s and WMAs.

Has trouble receiving a signal indoors unless player is docked. Only 2GB of storage. Can't move recorded content onto a PC.

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Oct, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Jeffrey L. Wilson (

Pioneer XMp3


The successor to the excellent Pioneer Inno offers Sirius and XM content, expandability, and five-channel recording in a remarkable pocket-friendly device.

Excellent reception ; Simultaneous five-channel recording ; MicroSD/microSDHC Card slot ; Easy to use interface

Doesn't support album art ; No Mac support

If you’ve been waiting to partake of the portable satellite radio experience, this is the player to get—at least until the hybrid players come along that will enable users to cherry-pick channels from both XM and Sirius. Until then—which is anybody's...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Matt Safford (

Pioneer XMP3


Pioneer's XMP3 is the best portable satellite radio receiver we've seen, but with less than 4 hours of battery life while receiving a signal, spotty reception, and sluggish MP3 navigation, it leaves a lot of room for improvement.

Good sound; bright screen; MicroSD expansion slot; well-designed navigation; lots of included accessories; removable battery

Poor battery life while receiving XM; spotty service; no video support; MP3 player is slow to respond to input and doesn't display album art; half of 2GB internal storage not available for MP3s

There’s no question that Pioneer has raised the bar for portable satellite music players with the XMP3, but there’s clearly room to raise it higher. Its compact design, excellent recording capabilities, and bright screen make the XMP3 a decent portable...

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

Record what you love, listen when you want! Introducing the XMp3 radio, the best of both worlds: with the XMp3, the music never stops! Loved that song, really want to hear it again? Miss that MLB play or joke on one of the comedy channels? Pause and replay it. Know you'll miss the game? Record it and play it again the next day, or on the drive home, in the car with your kids? Listen to 20 on 20 or XMKiDs - while simultaneously recording the game, your favorite show, or the station you can't get enough of to listen later.

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Digital Player Type:Flash based
Functions (KB):Digital player / Digital recorder / XM radio
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):MP3 players (flash, CD, HDD)
Type:XM radio tuner / digital player


Run Time (Up To):16.5hour(s)

Digital Player (Recorder)

Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA

Digital Storage


Dimensions & Weight


Flash Memory

Installed Size:2GB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pioneer


Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty