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Should You Buy a Pioneer Headphones?

Matthew
Updated 15 May 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 44,000 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 $35 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 $208 for the SE-LTC5R which has a driver size of 10mm, is a Rotating Ear Cups headphones and a headphones that has an in-ear style. The average price of a new Pioneer headphones is $123.

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. 59 best headphones brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Pioneer is the 59th best headphones brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
2,680 reviews
#2
JBL
92%
92%
1,939 reviews
#3
92%
92%
2,784 reviews
#4
JVC
Japan
88%
88%
1,378 reviews
#5
87%
87%
2,761 reviews
#6
JayBird
85%
85%
862 reviews
#7
Netherlands
85%
85%
64 reviews
#8
Beats
85%
85%
3,294 reviews
#9
Bose
85%
85%
2,119 reviews
#10
85%
85%
1,032 reviews
#11
JLab Audio
84%
84%
2 reviews
#12
Plantronics
83%
83%
1,071 reviews
#13
AKG
82%
82%
171 reviews
#14
Jabra
82%
82%
1,093 reviews
#15
Urbanears
80%
80%
171 reviews
#16
JLab
79%
79%
46 reviews
#17
Monster
78%
78%
441 reviews
#18
Focal
78%
78%
79 reviews
#19
House Of Marley
78%
78%
478 reviews
#20
Steelseries
77%
77%
814 reviews
#21
Bowers & Wilkins
77%
77%
527 reviews
#22
Apple
76%
76%
1,312 reviews
#23
Audeze
76%
76%
75 reviews
#24
RHA
76%
76%
67 reviews
#25
1More
75%
75%
82 reviews
#26
Audiofly
75%
75%
56 reviews
#27
Wicked Audio
75%
75%
1 review
#28
Beyerdynamic
75%
75%
104 reviews
#29
Bang & Olufsen
75%
75%
250 reviews
#30
Urbanista
75%
75%
64 reviews
#31
Logitech
Switzerland
74%
74%
191 reviews
#32
Marshall
74%
74%
19 reviews
#33
Shure
74%
74%
728 reviews
#34
Razer
74%
74%
869 reviews
#35
74%
74%
6 reviews
#36
Aftershokz
73%
73%
102 reviews
#37
Fitbit
73%
73%
26 reviews
#38
Koss
73%
73%
100 reviews
#39
FiiO
72%
72%
31 reviews
#40
Yamaha
72%
72%
4 reviews
#41
Master & Dynamic
71%
71%
171 reviews
#42
SOL REPUBLIC
71%
71%
10 reviews
#43
Edifier
71%
71%
12 reviews
#44
Denon
71%
71%
12 reviews
#45
HiFiMAN
70%
70%
17 reviews
#46
Microsoft
70%
70%
36 reviews
#47
Libratone
70%
70%
116 reviews
#48
JAM
70%
70%
2 reviews
#49
OnePlus
69%
69%
86 reviews
#50
Moki
68%
68%
19 reviews
#51
Betron
68%
68%
588 reviews
#52
ifrogz
68%
68%
25 reviews
#53
Brainwavz
68%
68%
23 reviews
#54
Westone
68%
68%
3 reviews
#55
Huawei
68%
68%
25 reviews
#56
Samsung
South Korea
67%
67%
790 reviews
#57
Anker
67%
67%
79 reviews
#58
67%
67%
13 reviews
#59
67%
67%
10 reviews
#60
Accutone
67%
67%
6 reviews
#61
KitSound
66%
66%
8 reviews
#62
Turtle Beach
66%
66%
937 reviews
#63
NAD
66%
66%
26 reviews
#64
YURBUDS
66%
66%
476 reviews
#65
KRK
66%
66%
64 reviews
#66
Definitive Technology
65%
65%
9 reviews
#67
Japan
65%
65%
3 reviews
#68
Coloud
65%
65%
2 reviews
#69
Braven
64%
64%
6 reviews
#70
Cygnett
64%
64%
7 reviews
#71
EARIN
64%
64%
17 reviews
#72
Teufel
63%
63%
41 reviews
#73
Crazybaby
63%
63%
17 reviews
#74
JAYS
63%
63%
55 reviews
#75
Nuheara
62%
62%
19 reviews
#76
Happy Plugs
62%
62%
1 review
#77
Sudio
62%
62%
35 reviews
#78
Nokia
62%
62%
6 reviews
#79
Cowin
62%
62%
5 reviews
#80
Klipsch
62%
62%
0 reviews
#81
Bragi
61%
61%
50 reviews
#82
Scosche
60%
60%
1 review
#83
iHip
60%
60%
0 reviews
#84
Trust
60%
60%
38 reviews
#85
Mackie
60%
60%
0 reviews
#86
Supersonic
United States
60%
60%
0 reviews
#87
DEFUNC
59%
59%
2 reviews
#88
Veho
59%
59%
0 reviews
#89
SOUL
59%
59%
4 reviews
#90
Motorola
59%
59%
5 reviews
#91
Ultrasone
58%
58%
3 reviews
#92
PureGear
58%
58%
1 review
#93
LG
South Korea
58%
58%
0 reviews
#94
Sephia
58%
58%
0 reviews
#95
Avid
58%
58%
0 reviews
#96
Kensington
58%
58%
0 reviews
#97
Sentry
58%
58%
0 reviews
#98
Stax
57%
57%
0 reviews
#99
Cyber Acoustics
56%
56%
0 reviews
#100
Reloop
55%
55%
0 reviews
#101
Adidas
55%
55%
0 reviews
#102
VisionTek
55%
55%
0 reviews
#103
DearEar
54%
54%
3 reviews
#104
Tascam
54%
54%
0 reviews
#105
Senso
54%
54%
0 reviews
#106
Tracer
54%
54%
0 reviews
#107
Califone
54%
54%
0 reviews
#108
Numark
53%
53%
0 reviews
#109
Power Acoustik
53%
53%
0 reviews
#110
Adesso
53%
53%
0 reviews
#111
Vivitar
53%
53%
0 reviews
#112
AIAIAI
53%
53%
0 reviews
#113
Verbatim
53%
53%
0 reviews
#114
Vic Firth
52%
52%
0 reviews
#115
Wraps
52%
52%
0 reviews
#116
Xblitz
52%
52%
0 reviews
#117
Puro Sound Labs
52%
52%
0 reviews
#118
Rockville
52%
52%
0 reviews
#119
Cord Cruncher
51%
51%
0 reviews
#120
BuddyPhones
51%
51%
0 reviews
#121
Tribe
51%
51%
0 reviews
#122
iLuv
51%
51%
0 reviews
#123
Hamilton Buhl
51%
51%
0 reviews
#124
Aluratek
51%
51%
0 reviews
#125
Direct Sound
51%
51%
0 reviews
#126
Samson
51%
51%
0 reviews
#127
Kicker
51%
51%
0 reviews
#128
Blue Microphones
51%
51%
0 reviews
#129
Vivanco
51%
51%
0 reviews
#130
Noontec
51%
51%
0 reviews
#131
HP
United States
51%
51%
0 reviews
#132
Groov-e
51%
51%
0 reviews
#133
Lasmex
51%
51%
0 reviews
#134
Asus
Taiwan
51%
51%
1 review
#135
Monoprice
51%
51%
0 reviews
#136
SMS Audio
50%
50%
0 reviews
#137
PRYMA
50%
50%
0 reviews
#138
Altec Lansing
50%
50%
0 reviews
#139
Grado
50%
50%
0 reviews
#140
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 3 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
$102
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $3,999
Price Distribution of All Headphones
No. Of Headphones
Average Price
$123
$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 Sennheiser Bose Plantronics Jabra Beats Pioneer
CNET.com logo
77%
20 reviews
82%
29 reviews
74%
11 reviews
75%
9 reviews
77%
23 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
80%
30 reviews
78%
17 reviews
71%
12 reviews
83%
9 reviews
82%
10 reviews
83%
3 reviews
PC Mag logo
82%
13 reviews
83%
6 reviews
75%
4 reviews
73%
4 reviews
75%
4 reviews
65%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
91%
7 reviews
80%
2 reviews
79%
7 reviews
85%
2 reviews
72%
6 reviews
60%
2 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
88%
8 reviews
88%
5 reviews
93%
3 reviews
75%
4 reviews
67%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
79%
11 reviews
76%
5 reviews
80%
3 reviews
35%
1 review
58%
3 reviews
whathifi.com logo
85%
11 reviews
97%
6 reviews
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
83%
6 reviews
90%
4 reviews
85%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
85%
4 reviews
soundguys.com logo
77%
1 review
82%
4 reviews
82%
4 reviews
83%
4 reviews
75%
3 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
90%
4 reviews
87%
3 reviews
84%
5 reviews
80%
4 reviews
01net.com logo
73%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
72%
3 reviews
74%
4 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
81%
7 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
hifitest.de logo
84%
7 reviews
95%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
stuff.tv logo
100%
3 reviews
95%
4 reviews
90%
2 reviews
80%
4 reviews
tomsguide.com logo
75%
2 reviews
88%
4 reviews
83%
3 reviews
95%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
tweakers.net logo
90%
6 reviews
92%
5 reviews
100%
1 review
straitstimes.com logo
70%
2 reviews
87%
3 reviews
83%
3 reviews
73%
3 reviews
M3.idg.se logo
90%
2 reviews
76%
5 reviews
75%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
gadgetguy.com.au logo
80%
1 review
91%
2 reviews
89%
4 reviews
92%
1 review
84%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
77%
227 reviews
79%
209 reviews
75%
112 reviews
71%
119 reviews
73%
91 reviews
72%
2 reviews
Average
83%
378 reviews
85%
328 reviews
80%
181 reviews
78%
173 reviews
74%
167 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
2
4
3
PC Mag logo
3
4
1
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
4
2
3
Pocket Lint logo
2
3
1
1
1
Expert Reviews logo
5
1
1
1
CNET.com logo
2
3
2
Les Numeriques.com logo
2
1
2
1
1
innerfidelity.com logo
3
4
Techradar logo
3
2
1
1
tomsguide.com logo
3
2
2
01net.com logo
1
3
1
2
tek.no logo
2
2
2
avforums.com logo
5
1
M3.idg.se logo
2
2
1
1
digitallife.se logo
2
2
1
1
Mobil.se logo
2
1
2
soundandvision.com logo
4
1
onheadphones.com logo
4
1
Trusted Reviews logo
3
2
Other Expert Sites
52
31
18
27
7
Total
117
77
41
47
19
3
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