Reviews & hands-on

  • Audio

    Pioneer's new SBX-N700 speaker bar and Bluetooth player gets the hands-on treatment

    By 9 September 2013

    At first glance Pioneer's new SBX-700N speaker bar looks like any other. Well those indented valves at either end are attractive and there's a lot going on with the front panel, but other than that it's standard - right? Wrong. This sound bar is a Bluetooth...

  • Cars

    Pioneer NavGate HUD for smartphone navigation makes you feel like a jet fighter pilot

    By 7 September 2013

    Want to turn your car into a fighter pilot's cockpit? A heads-up display should do the trick there. That's where the Pioneer NavGate HUD's 29-inch display comes into its own. The unit itself, which offers navigation information from your mobile's CoPilot...

  • Televisions

    Panasonic Viera ZT60 (TX-P60ZT60) plasma TV pictures and eyes-on

    By 11 February 2013

    Panasonic's been showing off what its top of the range ZT60 plasma telly is capable of at its annual showcase in Nice, France. Pocket-lint was on hand and able to get up close and personal with the limited-run 60-inch TV. Although there's no official...

  • Audio

    Hands-on: Pioneer XW-SMA3 wireless sound system with AirPlay review

    By 21 December 2012

    Speaker systems aren't what they used to be. They're better. With the likes of Apple shifting between dock connector types, the iPod dock is likely to go the way of the casette tape. Pioneer's SMA3 wireless speaker system uses AirPlay for Wi-Fi transmission...

  • Audio

    Hands-on: Pioneer SE-NC21M noise-cancelling headphones review

    By 12 December 2012

    Not only is it the year of the dragon, it seems to be year of the headphone too. Every manufacturer is in on the action, including audio behemoth Pioneer. And Pocket-lint has had our mitts - and indeed ears - on the fully enclosed, noise-cancelling Pioneer...

  • Online

    Pioneer AR Head Up Display pictures and hands-on

    By 5 October 2011

    The cars set up by Pioneer to show off its AR Head Up Display over in Tokyo at CEATEC may have been a bit basic, but there was nothing straightforward about the augmented reality navigation systems onboard. The Pioneer AR HUD, Pocket-lint was told by...

  • Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Pioneer XW-NAS5 iPod dock review

    By 25 March 2010

    iPod/iPhone systems are proving to be one of the fastest-selling products in consumer electronics, but most are little more than docks attached to a rudimentary speaker. Not so Pioneer’s multi-coloured XW-NAS5, which - as its rather ambitious price...

  • Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Pioneer HTP-SB300 soundbar speakers review

    By 19 March 2010

    As one of the only areas of the loudspeaker market making any money, it’s no surprise that Pioneer is dabbling in soundbar technology. These compact, space-saving systems have really caught consumers’ imagination, bringing high-quality home cinema...

  • Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Pioneer BDP-LX52 Blu-ray player review

    By 9 October 2009

    When it comes to Blu-ray players, Pioneer always puts performance high on the agenda, an approach that’s made it the darling of the home cinema cognoscenti. All of its decks to date have delivered stunning picture and sound quality, usually accompanied...

  • Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Pioneer KURO PDP-LX5090 television review

    By 4 July 2008

    When a plasma TV was as widely commended as the last generation KURO, it was always going to be a tough act to follow. Have Pioneer done enough to justify their status at the top? From a design point of view it can’t really be faulted – a simple gloss...

  • Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Pioneer 427XD 42-inch Plasma TV review

    By 13 April 2007

    Plasma TVs have taken a few knocks recently with the release of some extremely capable LCD screens at comparable sizes. Not one to take a fight lying down, Pioneer is still championing plasma as the definitive technology and in their 427XD could well...

  • Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Pioneer DV-380 DVD Player review

    By 28 July 2005

    First-time buyers may be tempted by the real cheapie models out there on supermarket shelves, but Pioneer thinks that even newcomers to the format deserve a little more than the basics. The DV-380 is specifically aimed at newbies, but it does not talk...

  • Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    Pioneer DCS-232 home cinema system review

    By 30 June 2005

    All-in-one systems should be easy to set up and easy to live with. Pioneer’s new entry-level system certainly fits the bill on both counts. With colour-coded speaker sockets and small, attractively designed satellite speakers, this system will be up...