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Should You Buy a Pioneer Headphones?

Matthew
Updated 18 August 2021
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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 61,000 user and expert reviews and over 1,700 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,900 headphones.

Pioneer are recognised for their wide selection of premium and popular headphones and start at $19 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 and go up to $228 for the SE-MHR5 which has a driver size of 40mm, is a Head-band headphones and a headphones that has a head-band style. The average price of a new Pioneer headphones is $134.

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. 70 best headphones brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Pioneer is the 70th best headphones brand out there.

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Razer
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#21
79%
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185 reviews
#22
Focal
79%
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#23
Audeze
78%
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#24
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78%
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281 reviews
#25
Bowers & Wilkins
78%
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Apple
78%
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#27
Bang & Olufsen
78%
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388 reviews
#28
Aftershokz
77%
77%
176 reviews
#29
JLab Audio
77%
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113 reviews
#30
76%
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12 reviews
#31
LG
South Korea
76%
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76%
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Huawei
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Yamaha
75%
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Monster
75%
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449 reviews
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Marshall
74%
74%
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74%
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Veho
73%
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Libratone
72%
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Microsoft
72%
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#44
Happy Plugs
72%
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KRK
71%
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#46
Japan
71%
71%
3 reviews
#47
YURBUDS
71%
71%
476 reviews
#48
SOL REPUBLIC
71%
71%
38 reviews
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Audiofly
70%
70%
59 reviews
#50
FiiO
70%
70%
34 reviews
#51
OnePlus
70%
70%
142 reviews
#52
Sudio
70%
70%
56 reviews
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Betron
70%
70%
581 reviews
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Edifier
70%
70%
15 reviews
#55
Fitbit
69%
69%
26 reviews
#56
69%
69%
13 reviews
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HiFiMAN
69%
69%
18 reviews
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Moki
69%
69%
19 reviews
#59
FIIL
69%
69%
59 reviews
#60
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68%
68%
13 reviews
#61
Samsung
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68%
68%
1,502 reviews
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68%
68%
26 reviews
#63
Plantronic
68%
68%
104 reviews
#64
ifrogz
68%
68%
33 reviews
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Lenovo
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68%
68%
6 reviews
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Turtle Beach
68%
68%
151 reviews
#67
Grado Labs
68%
68%
241 reviews
#68
JAM
68%
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5 reviews
#69
Harman Kardon
67%
67%
12 reviews
#70
67%
67%
10 reviews
#71
Google
67%
67%
165 reviews
#72
Logitech
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67%
67%
66 reviews
#73
NAD
66%
66%
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DEFUNC
66%
66%
10 reviews
#75
Westone
66%
66%
6 reviews
#76
66%
66%
10 reviews
#77
Denon
66%
66%
12 reviews
#78
Accutone
65%
65%
6 reviews
#79
Teufel
65%
65%
70 reviews
#80
Crazybaby
65%
65%
23 reviews
#81
HyperX
65%
65%
23 reviews
#82
EARIN
64%
64%
18 reviews
#83
Wicked Audio
64%
64%
0 reviews
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Coloud
64%
64%
2 reviews
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Nuheara
63%
63%
24 reviews
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Anker
62%
62%
13 reviews
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Bragi
62%
62%
67 reviews
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4 reviews
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62%
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10 reviews
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Cyber Acoustics
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Sephia
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iHip
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CAD Audio
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58%
0 reviews
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Mackie
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0 reviews
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Volkano
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Honor
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58 reviews
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Belkin
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Ausounds
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0 reviews
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Kensington
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57%
0 reviews
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Rockville
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Fitness Technologies
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0 reviews
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B&O
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0 reviews
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M&J
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AWEI
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Reloop
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0 reviews
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Califone
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0 reviews
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Numark
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Adidas
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0 reviews
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Tracer
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54%
0 reviews
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Power Acoustik
54%
54%
0 reviews
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Wraps
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0 reviews
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Adesso
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53%
0 reviews
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Vivitar
53%
53%
0 reviews
#126
Avid
53%
53%
0 reviews
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Cord Cruncher
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52%
0 reviews
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Xblitz
52%
52%
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Hamilton Buhl
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52%
0 reviews
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PureGear
52%
52%
1 review
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Aluratek
51%
51%
0 reviews
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Altec Lansing
51%
51%
0 reviews
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Direct Sound
51%
51%
0 reviews
#134
Xqisit
51%
51%
1 review
#135
BuddyPhones
51%
51%
0 reviews
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Logik
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51%
51%
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#137
Supersonic
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51%
51%
0 reviews
#138
Samson
51%
51%
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#139
Vivanco
51%
51%
1 review
#140
Thomson
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51%
51%
0 reviews
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Lasmex
51%
51%
0 reviews
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ADATA
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51%
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Noontec
51%
51%
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HP
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51%
0 reviews
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Asus
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51%
51%
2 reviews
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Puro Sound Labs
51%
51%
0 reviews
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AIAIAI
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51%
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51%
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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

At an average purchase price of $134, Pioneer headphones tend to be more expensive than most other headphones brands.

There's a smaller selection of Pioneer headphones available compared to other headphones brands, with only 4 Pioneer headphones currently on the market in the US. Pioneer also have worse reviews than the typical headphones brand, with the average rating of a Pioneer headphones being 58%.

No. Of Headphones
Average Price
$102
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $7,749
Price Distribution of All Headphones
No. Of Headphones
Average Price
$134
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $4,199
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 Jabra Sennheiser Bose Plantronics JBL Pioneer
Lydogbilde.no logo
88%
21 reviews
80%
33 reviews
75%
21 reviews
73%
15 reviews
72%
23 reviews
83%
3 reviews
CNET.com logo
75%
16 reviews
78%
25 reviews
82%
32 reviews
75%
16 reviews
72%
9 reviews
PC Mag logo
78%
10 reviews
83%
15 reviews
79%
8 reviews
78%
8 reviews
75%
17 reviews
65%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
83%
8 reviews
89%
9 reviews
76%
5 reviews
74%
10 reviews
79%
5 reviews
60%
2 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
78%
8 reviews
80%
10 reviews
85%
4 reviews
88%
5 reviews
65%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
soundguys.com logo
78%
10 reviews
77%
5 reviews
79%
4 reviews
81%
7 reviews
74%
4 reviews
whathifi.com logo
60%
3 reviews
86%
14 reviews
97%
7 reviews
60%
1 review
72%
5 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
82%
6 reviews
87%
6 reviews
87%
3 reviews
83%
8 reviews
90%
3 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
69%
5 reviews
78%
13 reviews
83%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
85%
2 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
83%
8 reviews
81%
7 reviews
80%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
68%
4 reviews
M3.idg.se logo
75%
4 reviews
87%
3 reviews
70%
5 reviews
77%
3 reviews
100%
7 reviews
tek.no logo
86%
6 reviews
85%
4 reviews
83%
3 reviews
83%
3 reviews
88%
2 reviews
computertotaal.nl logo
78%
6 reviews
90%
4 reviews
90%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
90%
4 reviews
84%
7 reviews
92%
5 reviews
85%
2 reviews
ereviews.dk logo
89%
9 reviews
87%
3 reviews
80%
4 reviews
75%
2 reviews
hifitest.de logo
77%
3 reviews
82%
6 reviews
100%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
76%
5 reviews
01net.com logo
86%
4 reviews
73%
3 reviews
87%
5 reviews
71%
4 reviews
70%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
90%
2 reviews
83%
6 reviews
80%
6 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
digit.in logo
76%
7 reviews
66%
3 reviews
82%
2 reviews
71%
1 review
70%
3 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
77%
3 reviews
77%
3 reviews
78%
5 reviews
73%
4 reviews
55%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
73%
320 reviews
75%
282 reviews
78%
264 reviews
75%
199 reviews
69%
154 reviews
72%
2 reviews
Average
79%
463 reviews
81%
461 reviews
83%
393 reviews
77%
300 reviews
75%
255 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 Jabra Sennheiser Bose Plantronics JBL Pioneer
Lydogbilde.no logo
14
16
8
5
5
3
altomdata.dk logo
5
6
2
6
5
Les Numeriques.com logo
5
5
4
3
2
Digitaltrends.com logo
7
4
2
2
2
Trusted Reviews logo
3
6
3
2
Pocket Lint logo
4
3
4
1
Mobil.se logo
5
3
1
3
tek.no logo
5
2
1
2
2
M3.idg.se logo
2
3
2
1
3
Techradar logo
2
4
2
1
2
tomsguide.com logo
4
4
2
CNET.com logo
3
3
4
Chip.de logo
3
2
3
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
5
2
1
1
Expert Reviews logo
1
4
3
1
PC Mag logo
3
4
2
nikktech.com logo
5
1
2
areadvd.de logo
2
6
dinside.no/data logo
6
1
digitallife.se logo
1
2
2
2
Other Expert Sites
70
79
51
33
24
Total
150
145
105
63
60
3

What is the Best Mid-Range Pioneer Headphones?

Pioneer DJ Headphones

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A great mid range choice, priced at $104.99 is the Pioneer DJ Headphones, which has a Kagoo Score of 72.

Features We Love:
Big driver size (40mm)
Long battery life (20h)
Foldable
Supports noise reduction
Detachable cable

A good spec but only average value for money 269g, 40mm driver headphones. It has a detachable cable and a battery life of 20h, is foldable and supports noise reduction.

78
Features
Good Features
65
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
60
Value for Money
Good
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good
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Sony WH1000XM4
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$159.00$185
40mm
DRIVER
254g
30h
BATTERY LIFE

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