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Should You Buy a Pioneer Pair of Headphones?

Updated 21 December 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy a Pioneer Pair of Headphones?

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

If you are thinking about buying a Pioneer pair of headphones then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of pair 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 mid-range and popular headphones and start at $12 for the SE-CL502 which has a driver size of 10mm, is an in-ear pair of headphones and a pair of headphones that has an in-ear style and go up to $146 for the HDJ-700-K which has a driver size of 40mm, is an over-ear pair of headphones and a pair of headphones that has a head-band style. The average price of a new Pioneer pair of headphones is $67.

Pioneer are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular headphones.

Is Pioneer the Best Pair of Headphones Brand?

So are Pioneer headphones any good? We give every pair of 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 pair of headphones brands.

Pioneer is ranked the No. 37 best pair of headphones brand.

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

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ifrogz
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Lindy
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49%
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Let's look at how Pioneer headphones compare to the other pair of headphones brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

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

There's a smaller selection of Pioneer headphones available compared to other pair of headphones brands, with only 9 Pioneer headphones currently on the market in the US. Pioneer headphones also tend to be cheaper than most other pair of headphones brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

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

No. Of Headphones
Average Price
$92
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $3,949
Price Distribution of All Headphones
No. Of Headphones
Average Price
$67
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $4,099
Price Distribution of Pioneer Headphones

What Do the Pioneer Pair of Headphones Reviews Say?

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

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

Looking at just the expert reviews, 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 pair of headphones brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Sennheiser Bose Jabra Plantronics Beats Pioneer
CNET.com logo
78%
19 reviews
81%
30 reviews
75%
9 reviews
76%
10 reviews
77%
21 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
83%
27 reviews
78%
17 reviews
83%
9 reviews
71%
12 reviews
83%
8 reviews
83%
3 reviews
PC Mag logo
82%
13 reviews
83%
6 reviews
73%
4 reviews
76%
5 reviews
76%
5 reviews
65%
2 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
88%
8 reviews
88%
5 reviews
75%
4 reviews
93%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
Techradar logo
90%
7 reviews
80%
2 reviews
85%
2 reviews
85%
5 reviews
72%
6 reviews
60%
2 reviews
whathifi.com logo
84%
11 reviews
97%
6 reviews
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
77%
9 reviews
76%
5 reviews
35%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
58%
3 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
85%
6 reviews
90%
4 reviews
90%
1 review
85%
2 reviews
85%
4 reviews
soundguys.com logo
77%
1 review
82%
4 reviews
83%
4 reviews
82%
4 reviews
75%
3 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
90%
3 reviews
87%
3 reviews
80%
4 reviews
84%
5 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
84%
6 reviews
75%
2 reviews
78%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
90%
6 reviews
80%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
stuff.tv logo
100%
2 reviews
95%
4 reviews
90%
2 reviews
80%
4 reviews
tomsguide.com logo
70%
1 review
88%
4 reviews
95%
2 reviews
83%
3 reviews
70%
2 reviews
tweakers.net logo
97%
6 reviews
92%
5 reviews
100%
1 review
01net.com logo
73%
3 reviews
86%
4 reviews
88%
2 reviews
78%
3 reviews
M3.idg.se logo
90%
2 reviews
76%
5 reviews
70%
2 reviews
75%
2 reviews
komputerswiat.pl logo
93%
2 reviews
89%
4 reviews
51%
1 review
94%
4 reviews
straitstimes.com logo
70%
2 reviews
87%
3 reviews
83%
3 reviews
73%
3 reviews
hifitest.de logo
78%
5 reviews
95%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
74%
196 reviews
79%
206 reviews
71%
120 reviews
75%
111 reviews
72%
93 reviews
72%
2 reviews
Average
83%
335 reviews
85%
327 reviews
77%
173 reviews
79%
173 reviews
75%
166 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 given to Pioneer to other popular pair of 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 Jabra Plantronics Beats Pioneer
Lydogbilde.no logo
15
7
5
3
4
3
altomdata.dk logo
2
2
3
4
PC Mag logo
3
4
2
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
4
3
2
Pocket Lint logo
2
3
1
1
1
innerfidelity.com logo
4
4
Techradar logo
4
2
1
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
2
1
1
2
1
tomsguide.com logo
3
2
2
Expert Reviews logo
4
1
1
1
01net.com logo
1
3
1
2
M3.idg.se logo
2
2
1
1
tek.no logo
1
2
2
onheadphones.com logo
4
1
hardware.info logo
2
1
1
1
soundandvision.com logo
4
1
CNET.com logo
3
2
gadgetgear.nl logo
3
1
1
avforums.com logo
4
1
digitallife.se logo
1
2
1
1
Other Expert Sites
46
34
25
17
9
Total
108
77
47
42
19
3

What is the Best Mid-Range Pioneer Pair of Headphones?

Pioneer SEMS5TK

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40mm
DRIVER
230g

A great mid range choice, priced at $53.99 is the Pioneer SEMS5TK, which has a Kagoo Score of 71.

Features We Love:
Noise canceling
Foldable

A good spec but only moderate value for money 230g, 40mm driver earphone.

77
Features
Good Features
62
Value for Money
Good
71
Kagoo Score
Very Good
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What is the Best Budget Choice Pioneer Pair of Headphones?

Pioneer DJ Headphones

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40mm
DRIVER
220g
20h
BATTERY LIFE

At only $99 and with a Kagoo Score of 70 the Pioneer DJ Headphones makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Long battery life (20h)
Foldable
Supports noise reduction
Detachable cable

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

77
Features
Good Features
59
Value for Money
Average
70
Kagoo Score
Very Good
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Should You Buy a Pioneer Pair of Headphones?
Is Pioneer the Best Pair of Headphones Brand?
What Do the Pioneer Pair of Headphones Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Pioneer Headphones Received?
What is the Best Mid-Range Pioneer Pair of Headphones?
What is the Best Budget Choice Pioneer Pair of Headphones?

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