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Should You Buy a Pioneer Headphones?

Matthew
Updated 21 August 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 49,000 user and expert reviews and over 1,100 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,900 headphones.

Pioneer are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular headphones and start at $20 for the SE-MJ503 which has a driver size of 30mm, is an on-ear headphones and a headphones that has a head-band style and go up to $75 for the DJ Headphones 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 $87.

Pioneer are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range 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. 56 best headphones brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Pioneer is the 56th best headphones brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
2,383 reviews
#2
JBL
94%
94%
1,940 reviews
#3
93%
93%
2,858 reviews
#4
AKG
89%
89%
205 reviews
#5
JVC
Japan
89%
89%
1,385 reviews
#6
89%
89%
3,189 reviews
#7
Beats
88%
88%
4,031 reviews
#8
Netherlands
87%
87%
79 reviews
#9
JayBird
86%
86%
862 reviews
#10
Jabra
85%
85%
1,110 reviews
#11
JLab Audio
85%
85%
2 reviews
#12
Plantronics
84%
84%
1,170 reviews
#13
JLab
84%
84%
1,544 reviews
#14
Bose
83%
83%
2,107 reviews
#15
83%
83%
1,039 reviews
#16
Urbanears
80%
80%
173 reviews
#17
80%
80%
479 reviews
#18
Apple
79%
79%
1,307 reviews
#19
1More
79%
79%
161 reviews
#20
Focal
79%
79%
79 reviews
#21
RHA
79%
79%
67 reviews
#22
Bowers & Wilkins
79%
79%
519 reviews
#23
Razer
78%
78%
869 reviews
#24
Steelseries
77%
77%
814 reviews
#25
Monster
77%
77%
441 reviews
#26
Yamaha
77%
77%
44 reviews
#27
Beyerdynamic
76%
76%
104 reviews
#28
Bang & Olufsen
76%
76%
251 reviews
#29
Audeze
76%
76%
79 reviews
#30
Japan
76%
76%
3 reviews
#31
Samsung
South Korea
76%
76%
793 reviews
#32
Urbanista
75%
75%
64 reviews
#33
Wicked Audio
75%
75%
1 review
#34
Marshall
75%
75%
19 reviews
#35
Shure
75%
75%
727 reviews
#36
Veho
75%
75%
3 reviews
#37
Logitech
Switzerland
75%
75%
191 reviews
#38
Kingston
74%
74%
858 reviews
#39
Koss
74%
74%
100 reviews
#40
KRK
73%
73%
64 reviews
#41
FiiO
73%
73%
31 reviews
#42
Audiofly
73%
73%
49 reviews
#43
Master & Dynamic
72%
72%
171 reviews
#44
Aftershokz
71%
71%
102 reviews
#45
Anker
71%
71%
80 reviews
#46
SOL REPUBLIC
71%
71%
10 reviews
#47
Denon
71%
71%
12 reviews
#48
71%
71%
13 reviews
#49
Edifier
70%
70%
12 reviews
#50
KitSound
70%
70%
8 reviews
#51
Libratone
70%
70%
124 reviews
#52
Fitbit
70%
70%
26 reviews
#53
FIIL
69%
69%
31 reviews
#54
Braven
69%
69%
6 reviews
#55
Brainwavz
69%
69%
23 reviews
#56
69%
69%
10 reviews
#57
69%
69%
6 reviews
#58
HiFiMAN
69%
69%
17 reviews
#59
Betron
69%
69%
586 reviews
#60
Moki
68%
68%
19 reviews
#61
JAM
68%
68%
2 reviews
#62
Turtle Beach
68%
68%
934 reviews
#63
ifrogz
68%
68%
25 reviews
#64
Microsoft
68%
68%
35 reviews
#65
JAYS
68%
68%
55 reviews
#66
Westone
67%
67%
3 reviews
#67
NAD
67%
67%
26 reviews
#68
Accutone
67%
67%
6 reviews
#69
YURBUDS
66%
66%
478 reviews
#70
Huawei
66%
66%
26 reviews
#71
Cygnett
65%
65%
7 reviews
#72
Plantronic
65%
65%
5 reviews
#73
Nuheara
64%
64%
19 reviews
#74
OnePlus
64%
64%
86 reviews
#75
EARIN
64%
64%
17 reviews
#76
Definitive Technology
64%
64%
9 reviews
#77
Coloud
64%
64%
2 reviews
#78
LG
South Korea
63%
63%
3 reviews
#79
Happy Plugs
63%
63%
1 review
#80
Cowin
63%
63%
5 reviews
#81
Bragi
62%
62%
50 reviews
#82
Crazybaby
62%
62%
17 reviews
#83
Grado Labs
62%
62%
191 reviews
#84
Nokia
62%
62%
6 reviews
#85
Corsair
62%
62%
974 reviews
#86
Kygo
61%
61%
1 review
#87
Klipsch
61%
61%
0 reviews
#88
Scosche
61%
61%
1 review
#89
Sudio
61%
61%
35 reviews
#90
iHip
60%
60%
0 reviews
#91
CAD Audio
60%
60%
0 reviews
#92
Mackie
60%
60%
0 reviews
#93
Google
60%
60%
78 reviews
#94
Motorola
60%
60%
5 reviews
#95
Supersonic
United States
59%
59%
0 reviews
#96
Volkano
59%
59%
0 reviews
#97
Ultrasone
59%
59%
3 reviews
#98
SOUL
58%
58%
4 reviews
#99
ADATA
58%
58%
5 reviews
#100
DearEar
58%
58%
3 reviews
#101
Sephia
58%
58%
0 reviews
#102
Tascam
58%
58%
0 reviews
#103
Sentry
58%
58%
0 reviews
#104
Adidas
57%
57%
0 reviews
#105
B&O
56%
56%
8 reviews
#106
Power Acoustik
56%
56%
0 reviews
#107
Reloop
56%
56%
0 reviews
#108
Stax
56%
56%
0 reviews
#109
Cyber Acoustics
56%
56%
0 reviews
#110
PureGear
56%
56%
1 review
#111
DEFUNC
55%
55%
2 reviews
#112
VisionTek
55%
55%
0 reviews
#113
Direct Sound
54%
54%
0 reviews
#114
Senso
54%
54%
0 reviews
#115
AIAIAI
54%
54%
0 reviews
#116
Tracer
54%
54%
0 reviews
#117
Verbatim
54%
54%
0 reviews
#118
Califone
54%
54%
0 reviews
#119
Avid
53%
53%
0 reviews
#120
Numark
53%
53%
0 reviews
#121
Vivitar
53%
53%
0 reviews
#122
Adesso
52%
52%
0 reviews
#123
Vic Firth
52%
52%
0 reviews
#124
Aluratek
52%
52%
0 reviews
#125
Cord Cruncher
52%
52%
0 reviews
#126
HP
United States
52%
52%
0 reviews
#127
Xblitz
52%
52%
0 reviews
#128
Ergoguys
52%
52%
0 reviews
#129
Lenovo
China
52%
52%
0 reviews
#130
Kensington
51%
51%
0 reviews
#131
Wraps
51%
51%
0 reviews
#132
BuddyPhones
51%
51%
0 reviews
#133
Rockville
51%
51%
0 reviews
#134
iLuv
51%
51%
0 reviews
#135
Tribe
51%
51%
0 reviews
#136
Monoprice
51%
51%
0 reviews
#137
Samson
51%
51%
0 reviews
#138
Altec Lansing
51%
51%
0 reviews
#139
Kicker
51%
51%
0 reviews
#140
Blue Microphones
51%
51%
0 reviews
#141
Vivanco
51%
51%
0 reviews
#142
Groov-e
51%
51%
0 reviews
#143
Dynamode
51%
51%
0 reviews
#144
Lasmex
51%
51%
0 reviews
#145
PRYMA
51%
51%
0 reviews
#146
SMS Audio
51%
51%
0 reviews
#147
Asus
Taiwan
50%
50%
1 review
#148
Noontec
50%
50%
0 reviews
#149
Puro Sound Labs
50%
50%
0 reviews
#150
Grado
50%
50%
0 reviews
#151
Quad
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 4 Pioneer headphones currently on the market in the US. Pioneer headphones also tend to be cheaper than most other headphones brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

Pioneer have worse reviews than the typical headphones brand, with the average rating of a Pioneer headphones being 60%.

No. Of Headphones
Average Price
$102
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $8,699
Price Distribution of All Headphones
No. Of Headphones
Average Price
$87
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $3,899
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 89% 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 Beats Plantronics Jabra Pioneer
CNET.com logo
78%
24 reviews
81%
25 reviews
75%
26 reviews
74%
11 reviews
75%
9 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
80%
30 reviews
84%
14 reviews
78%
12 reviews
71%
12 reviews
83%
9 reviews
83%
3 reviews
PC Mag logo
82%
13 reviews
84%
5 reviews
75%
6 reviews
76%
5 reviews
73%
4 reviews
65%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
90%
7 reviews
80%
2 reviews
72%
6 reviews
85%
5 reviews
85%
2 reviews
60%
2 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
88%
8 reviews
90%
4 reviews
67%
3 reviews
93%
3 reviews
75%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
whathifi.com logo
87%
11 reviews
100%
5 reviews
70%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
79%
11 reviews
78%
4 reviews
58%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
35%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
85%
6 reviews
88%
5 reviews
85%
4 reviews
85%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
altomdata.dk logo
90%
4 reviews
87%
3 reviews
80%
6 reviews
80%
4 reviews
soundguys.com logo
77%
1 review
82%
3 reviews
75%
3 reviews
82%
4 reviews
83%
4 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
81%
7 reviews
75%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
78%
4 reviews
stuff.tv logo
100%
4 reviews
95%
4 reviews
80%
4 reviews
90%
2 reviews
01net.com logo
73%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
78%
3 reviews
72%
3 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
89%
7 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
tomsguide.com logo
70%
1 review
90%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
83%
3 reviews
95%
2 reviews
hifitest.de logo
84%
7 reviews
100%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
tweakers.net logo
90%
6 reviews
92%
5 reviews
100%
1 review
gadgetguy.com.au logo
80%
1 review
91%
2 reviews
91%
2 reviews
87%
5 reviews
92%
1 review
tek.no logo
88%
3 reviews
82%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
85%
2 reviews
83%
2 reviews
komputerswiat.pl logo
93%
2 reviews
89%
4 reviews
94%
4 reviews
51%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
76%
232 reviews
79%
199 reviews
70%
101 reviews
74%
111 reviews
70%
127 reviews
72%
2 reviews
Average
84%
388 reviews
86%
303 reviews
76%
187 reviews
79%
181 reviews
78%
178 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 Beats Plantronics Jabra Pioneer
Lydogbilde.no logo
15
7
6
3
5
3
altomdata.dk logo
3
2
4
3
PC Mag logo
3
4
1
2
Pocket Lint logo
3
3
1
1
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
4
2
3
CNET.com logo
3
3
2
Expert Reviews logo
5
1
1
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
2
1
1
2
1
innerfidelity.com logo
3
4
tek.no logo
3
2
2
tomsguide.com logo
3
2
2
01net.com logo
1
3
2
1
onheadphones.com logo
5
1
Techradar logo
2
2
1
1
digitallife.se logo
2
2
1
1
avforums.com logo
5
1
M3.idg.se logo
2
2
1
1
Trusted Reviews logo
3
2
hardware.info logo
2
1
1
1
Mobil.se logo
2
2
1
Other Expert Sites
57
30
10
18
27
Total
123
76
24
43
48
3

What is the Best Mid-Range Pioneer Headphones?

Pioneer DJ Headphones

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A great mid range choice, priced at $74.99 is the Pioneer DJ Headphones, which has a Kagoo Score of 74.

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

A good spec but only ok value for money 220g, 40mm driver earphone. It has a detachable cable and a battery life of 20h, is foldable and supports noise reduction.

79
Features
Good Features
67
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
69
Value for Money
Good
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the DJ Headphones in the US is $74.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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