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Should You Buy a Pioneer Headphones?

Matthew
Updated 29 February 2020
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should you buy a Pioneer Headphones?

Pioneer is one of the most popular headphones brands as well as being well known for its TVs.

If you are thinking about buying a Pioneer headphones then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of headphones brands is compiled by analysing over 39,000 user and expert reviews and over 1,000 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,800 headphones.

Pioneer are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular headphones and start at $45 for the SE-E3 which has a driver size of 10mm, is an in-ear headphones and a headphones that has an ear-hook style and go up to $281 for the HDJ-700-K which has a driver size of 40mm, is an over-ear headphones and a headphones that has a head-band style. The average price of a new Pioneer headphones is $140.

Pioneer are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular headphones.

Is Pioneer the Best Headphones Brand?

So are Pioneer headphones any good? We give every headphones a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all headphones we are able to impartially rank all the headphones brands.

Pioneer is ranked the No. 37 best headphones brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Pioneer is the 37th best headphones brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
2,799 reviews
#2
JBL
92%
92%
316 reviews
#3
91%
91%
2,958 reviews
#4
JVC
Japan
89%
89%
1,379 reviews
#5
87%
87%
2,529 reviews
#6
Netherlands
86%
86%
62 reviews
#7
Beats
85%
85%
2,377 reviews
#8
AKG
84%
84%
211 reviews
#9
JLab Audio
84%
84%
2 reviews
#10
JayBird
83%
83%
862 reviews
#11
Plantronics
83%
83%
1,155 reviews
#12
Bose
83%
83%
2,137 reviews
#13
Jabra
82%
82%
470 reviews
#14
82%
82%
1,032 reviews
#15
House Of Marley
79%
79%
476 reviews
#16
Razer
78%
78%
869 reviews
#17
Focal
78%
78%
79 reviews
#18
JLab
78%
78%
46 reviews
#19
Urbanears
77%
77%
166 reviews
#20
Steelseries
77%
77%
814 reviews
#21
Monster
77%
77%
441 reviews
#22
1More
77%
77%
82 reviews
#23
Bang & Olufsen
76%
76%
214 reviews
#24
Urbanista
76%
76%
64 reviews
#25
Logitech
Switzerland
76%
76%
191 reviews
#26
Audeze
76%
76%
75 reviews
#27
Beyerdynamic
75%
75%
104 reviews
#28
Aftershokz
74%
74%
102 reviews
#29
Koss
74%
74%
100 reviews
#30
RHA
74%
74%
67 reviews
#31
Bowers & Wilkins
74%
74%
432 reviews
#32
Wicked Audio
74%
74%
1 review
#33
Japan
74%
74%
3 reviews
#34
KRK
74%
74%
64 reviews
#35
Shure
73%
73%
728 reviews
#36
Marshall
73%
73%
34 reviews
#37
73%
73%
10 reviews
#38
Audiofly
73%
73%
56 reviews
#39
Apple
73%
73%
1,324 reviews
#40
73%
73%
6 reviews
#41
Fitbit
73%
73%
26 reviews
#42
Libratone
73%
73%
115 reviews
#43
Denon
73%
73%
12 reviews
#44
Master & Dynamic
72%
72%
98 reviews
#45
KitSound
72%
72%
8 reviews
#46
FiiO
71%
71%
31 reviews
#47
SOL REPUBLIC
70%
70%
10 reviews
#48
Moki
70%
70%
19 reviews
#49
NAD
70%
70%
26 reviews
#50
70%
70%
26 reviews
#51
Samsung
South Korea
70%
70%
788 reviews
#52
HiFiMAN
69%
69%
17 reviews
#53
Edifier
69%
69%
12 reviews
#54
JAM
69%
69%
1 review
#55
Anker
68%
68%
79 reviews
#56
Braven
68%
68%
5 reviews
#57
Betron
68%
68%
575 reviews
#58
ifrogz
67%
67%
25 reviews
#59
Bragi
67%
67%
50 reviews
#60
Brainwavz
67%
67%
23 reviews
#61
Microsoft
66%
66%
34 reviews
#62
Accutone
66%
66%
6 reviews
#63
Crazybaby
65%
65%
17 reviews
#64
EARIN
65%
65%
17 reviews
#65
Definitive Technology
65%
65%
9 reviews
#66
Nuheara
64%
64%
19 reviews
#67
Yamaha
64%
64%
4 reviews
#68
YURBUDS
64%
64%
62 reviews
#69
Westone
64%
64%
3 reviews
#70
Turtle Beach
64%
64%
949 reviews
#71
OnePlus
63%
63%
85 reviews
#72
JAYS
63%
63%
14 reviews
#73
Teufel
63%
63%
41 reviews
#74
Coloud
63%
63%
2 reviews
#75
Cygnett
63%
63%
7 reviews
#76
Huawei
62%
62%
25 reviews
#77
Nokia
61%
61%
6 reviews
#78
Klipsch
60%
60%
0 reviews
#79
Sudio
60%
60%
35 reviews
#80
iHip
60%
60%
0 reviews
#81
Happy Plugs
60%
60%
1 review
#82
Scosche
59%
59%
1 review
#83
Motorola
59%
59%
5 reviews
#84
Cowin
59%
59%
5 reviews
#85
Mackie
59%
59%
0 reviews
#86
DEFUNC
59%
59%
2 reviews
#87
SOUL
58%
58%
4 reviews
#88
Supersonic
United States
58%
58%
0 reviews
#89
Ultrasone
58%
58%
3 reviews
#90
Verbatim
58%
58%
0 reviews
#91
Cyber Acoustics
58%
58%
0 reviews
#92
Adesso
58%
58%
0 reviews
#93
LG
South Korea
57%
57%
0 reviews
#94
Aluratek
57%
57%
0 reviews
#95
Kensington
57%
57%
0 reviews
#96
B&O
57%
57%
6 reviews
#97
Veho
57%
57%
0 reviews
#98
Power Acoustik
56%
56%
0 reviews
#99
Stax
56%
56%
0 reviews
#100
Tascam
55%
55%
0 reviews
#101
Sentry
55%
55%
0 reviews
#102
Hamilton Buhl
55%
55%
0 reviews
#103
AWEI
54%
54%
3 reviews
#104
Tribe
54%
54%
0 reviews
#105
DearEar
54%
54%
3 reviews
#106
PRYMA
54%
54%
0 reviews
#107
eKids
54%
54%
0 reviews
#108
Adidas
53%
53%
0 reviews
#109
Senso
53%
53%
0 reviews
#110
Tracer
53%
53%
0 reviews
#111
Califone
53%
53%
0 reviews
#112
Wraps
52%
52%
0 reviews
#113
Vic Firth
52%
52%
0 reviews
#114
Vivitar
52%
52%
0 reviews
#115
AIAIAI
52%
52%
0 reviews
#116
Avid
52%
52%
0 reviews
#117
Hello Kitty
52%
52%
0 reviews
#118
Dynamode
52%
52%
0 reviews
#119
Grado
51%
51%
0 reviews
#120
Cord Cruncher
51%
51%
0 reviews
#121
Xblitz
51%
51%
0 reviews
#122
Inland
51%
51%
0 reviews
#123
Reloop
51%
51%
0 reviews
#124
PureGear
51%
51%
1 review
#125
BuddyPhones
51%
51%
0 reviews
#126
Rockville
51%
51%
0 reviews
#127
OTL Technologies
51%
51%
0 reviews
#128
HP
United States
51%
51%
0 reviews
#129
Altec Lansing
51%
51%
0 reviews
#130
Samson
50%
50%
0 reviews
#131
Numark
50%
50%
0 reviews
#132
Kicker
50%
50%
0 reviews
#133
Vivanco
50%
50%
0 reviews
#134
Waverly Labs
50%
50%
0 reviews
#135
SMS Audio
50%
50%
0 reviews
#136
Noontec
50%
50%
0 reviews
#137
Groov-e
50%
50%
0 reviews
#138
Sephia
50%
50%
0 reviews
#139
Xqisit
50%
50%
0 reviews
#140
Lindy
50%
50%
0 reviews
#141
Quad
50%
50%
0 reviews
#142
Puro Sound Labs
50%
50%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Pioneer headphones compare to the other headphones brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All headphones Brands
Pioneer Headphones

There's a smaller selection of Pioneer headphones available compared to other headphones brands, with only 5 Pioneer headphones currently on the market in the US. Pioneer headphones also tend to be more expensive than most other headphones brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

Pioneer have worse reviews than the typical headphones brand, with the average rating of a Pioneer headphones being 59%.

No. Of Headphones
Average Price
$96
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $3,699
Price Distribution of All Headphones
No. Of Headphones
Average Price
$140
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $4,099
Price Distribution of Pioneer Headphones

What Do the Pioneer Headphones Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Pioneer headphones to work out the average distribution of reviews for Pioneer and then compared this to the other headphones brands.

5 stars
4
4 stars
1
3 stars
5
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Pioneer has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its headphones than most other brands.

Over 50% of expert reviews for Pioneer headphones are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% across all headphones brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Pioneer headphones by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other headphones brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Sennheiser Bose Plantronics Jabra Beats Pioneer
CNET.com logo
78%
21 reviews
82%
29 reviews
76%
10 reviews
75%
9 reviews
77%
22 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
79%
30 reviews
78%
17 reviews
71%
12 reviews
83%
9 reviews
83%
8 reviews
83%
3 reviews
PC Mag logo
82%
13 reviews
83%
7 reviews
76%
5 reviews
73%
4 reviews
76%
5 reviews
65%
2 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
88%
8 reviews
88%
5 reviews
85%
4 reviews
75%
4 reviews
70%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
Techradar logo
91%
6 reviews
80%
2 reviews
85%
5 reviews
85%
2 reviews
75%
7 reviews
60%
2 reviews
whathifi.com logo
85%
11 reviews
94%
7 reviews
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
60%
3 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
79%
11 reviews
76%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
35%
1 review
58%
3 reviews
soundguys.com logo
77%
1 review
82%
5 reviews
82%
4 reviews
83%
4 reviews
75%
3 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
84%
5 reviews
90%
4 reviews
85%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
85%
4 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
90%
3 reviews
88%
4 reviews
84%
5 reviews
80%
4 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
83%
6 reviews
75%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
78%
4 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
89%
7 reviews
80%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
stuff.tv logo
100%
3 reviews
95%
4 reviews
90%
2 reviews
80%
4 reviews
tomsguide.com logo
70%
1 review
88%
4 reviews
80%
4 reviews
95%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
straitstimes.com logo
70%
2 reviews
87%
3 reviews
83%
3 reviews
75%
4 reviews
01net.com logo
73%
3 reviews
86%
4 reviews
88%
2 reviews
78%
3 reviews
tweakers.net logo
92%
5 reviews
92%
5 reviews
100%
1 review
komputerswiat.pl logo
93%
2 reviews
89%
4 reviews
51%
1 review
94%
4 reviews
gadgetguy.com.au logo
80%
1 review
91%
2 reviews
89%
4 reviews
92%
1 review
84%
3 reviews
hifitest.de logo
82%
6 reviews
100%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
74%
217 reviews
79%
213 reviews
74%
110 reviews
71%
121 reviews
72%
90 reviews
72%
2 reviews
Average
83%
362 reviews
86%
333 reviews
79%
176 reviews
78%
173 reviews
76%
171 reviews
68%
10 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Pioneer Headphones Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 3 industry awards for Pioneer headphones. The table below compares the number of awards received by Pioneer to other popular headphones brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Pioneer has won 3 awards for its headphones.

Compare all award winning headphones

Number of Awards Sennheiser Bose Plantronics Jabra Beats Pioneer
Lydogbilde.no logo
15
7
3
5
4
3
altomdata.dk logo
3
3
4
3
PC Mag logo
3
4
2
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
4
2
3
Pocket Lint logo
2
3
1
1
1
innerfidelity.com logo
4
4
Expert Reviews logo
5
1
1
1
01net.com logo
1
3
1
2
CNET.com logo
2
3
2
Les Numeriques.com logo
2
1
2
1
1
tomsguide.com logo
3
2
2
M3.idg.se logo
2
2
1
1
Techradar logo
2
2
1
1
tek.no logo
2
2
2
digitallife.se logo
2
2
1
1
onheadphones.com logo
4
1
Mobil.se logo
2
1
2
avforums.com logo
4
1
hardware.info logo
2
1
1
1
soundandvision.com logo
4
1
Other Expert Sites
55
32
19
26
7
Total
118
78
44
47
19
3
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