Really nice speaker. The only thing which is missing is ...
29 August 2014
Summary: Really nice speaker. The only thing which is missing is small packet on the speaker for remote control which is small and easy to loose. Specially if you are somewhere outside. Also, do not try to setup this speaker for the first time wirelessly. Connect it directly to your router and you will be ok, even if you have average computer skills. I see some comment here which are negative, but I think problem is in those people, no in this speaker.
Summary: Great sound. Easy connection using USB or aux input. Not so easy using wireless. Unfortunately, my unit failed and I had to send it to Pioneer. Unbelievably bad experience. Gone for almost 8 weeks. Next time, Logitech or Bose.
Underrated Airplay/DLNA/Wi-fi Speaker for the Price
S. Lee, Amazon
5 July 2014
Summary: Pros: Very good sound that has been tuned by Andrew Jones Airplay/Wi-fi so good sound and range Remote control Spotify Connect, Pandora, and Vtuner capability built in Less expensive and better sounding than Bose, Beats, etc. Cons: Lackluster styling Wi-fi lag (typical of wi-fi speakers) Bulky power adapter I'm a fan of Pioneer speakers ever since they hired Andrew Jones as their chief engineer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.