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Pioneer-xw-sma3.33675923
8.2 out of 10

Pioneer XW-SMA3

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Reviews and Problems with Pioneer XW-SMA3

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Overall 6
6.0

Pioneer SMA3

Daniel B, Amazon
1 June 2014
  • Summary: The SMA3 is not easy to use, but is functionally complex in the way the unit is setup or configured. The programming is not intuitive.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great Sound and Design - Not Easy to Work

Daddy Dearest, Amazon
15 May 2014
  • Summary: This is a great sounding player. Though I thought I did a good amount of research, I have been consistently disappointed by the ease of use of this player. As usual, unless you have an Apple product, you will be challenged to get this device to work properly. Further, it seems unless you have music physically stored on your device, you'll be further challenged to get music to play wirelessly.
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Overall 10
10

Best Airplay Speaker on the market (IMHO)

Justin Spence, Amazon
13 May 2014
  • Summary: Don't let the negative reviews fool you. This is the very best valued wireless speaker on the market for Apple Airplay. Great value because it's really worth two or three times what it sells for on the market. If you can set up a router or a new computer, you can easily set up this speaker.
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Overall 10
10

Another great Pioneer product

Eugene Ortego, Amazon
5 May 2014
  • Summary: Great speaker easy setup. If your looking for great portable sound, this is it. I use it on my patio with my IPad to control it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Rugged design, oustanding via AirPlay...once you can get it configured

Paul Stuart ""...also I'll brush my teeth..., Amazon
28 April 2014
  • Summary: As a fairly experienced networking guy, there are few wireless challenges that truly confound me. Unfortunately, the XW-SMA3-K A3 is one of those devices. Those critical of the setup function are unfortunately spot-on; the XW-SMA3-K A3 is not for the feint of technological heart. Required button presses, illogical flow of commands, and confusing lighting feedback sequences combine for an incredibly frustrating setup.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not DLNA speaker.

Summaya Mohiuddin, Amazon
9 April 2014
  • Summary: This is not a DLNA speaker. Pioneer is misrepresenting their claim that it is a DLNA compliant speaker, but it is not. One can play music from internet, directly from a smartphone, but not from a DLNA server. I contacted the customer service, the person was extremely rude in understanding the concern. All he was able to offer is how to connect the speaker to the home network. His suggestion was to configure the DLNA server to push the music to the speaker.
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Overall 10
10

What a Headache, until it Works

Charles M. Wills, Amazon
6 April 2014
  • Summary: I bought this XW-SMA3 about 2 weeks ago here at Amazon. So excited I ordered for overnight. Got it the next day and when I checked out the manual, could not believe this flow-chart. Watched UTube on the unit and this guy has it working in 2 minutes. Don't you believe it. I followed manual and re-watched Utubes for a week. I was on my network alright, however could not hear a thing. I gave up Saturday and set up time for my local Geek Squad to help the next Weds.
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Overall 2
2.0

Would not buy again

Fred, Amazon
5 April 2014
  • Summary: This unit had very great sound whenever you can get it to work. It was very difficult to sync and the buttons did not always work
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Overall 10
10

Highly satisfied with both the A3 and A1.

Bill Thibodeau, Amazon
1 April 2014
  • Summary: I have both the A3 and A1, got them for unbelievable prices ($39.99 and $79.99) via Best Buy's deal of the day around Christmas time. My 5 star rating takes the price paid into consideration. For $80, the A3 is an unbelievable value. Sound quality is good. Neither unit sounds as good as my Bose Sounddock, but that was considerably more expensive. Even if I paid $200 for the A3, it would be well worth it. The highs are decent and mids are well defined.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't buy

Hector Santiago Jr., Amazon
29 March 2014
  • Summary: This will not turn off. The power light keeps flashing. It took me a while to get set up and I never got a chance to use it. Not worth your money.
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