Pioneer S-HS100 910 W 5 – Great package for the price

Movie experince in your livingroom. Easy to set up if you follow the instructions. Loads of quality speaker wires, which are coded to make it easy. The mains powered base speaker is awesome and can be turned up or down to suit your ears. Stunning surround effect from the 5 smaller speakers. Follow the guide to set up the balance of each pair of speakers and the larger central one, and you get a real surround sound experience. Makes watching a dvd like going to the cinema. Great build quality and fantastic value for money too.

Very quick only problem was the packages came on 2 different deliveries so i was worried one wouldnt come but came 2 hours later.

Best choice in this price range. Great entry-level home-cinema speaker system. I had high-end hifi system in the past and i’m very impressed with this one. Its only entry-level and it would not be good choice for an audiophile but it will certainly be a great set up for typical home cinema. There in no better choice for this price (i’ve paid £103 for whole set on amazon. Sound is rich, high tones are reproduced correctly although lacks high and lower spectrum. Middle tones are enough for home-cinema (underpowered) but will leave audiophile unsatisfied. Low tones are reproduced almost perfectly (in this price range) with deep and juicy sound. Here are the specifications for the Pioneer S-HS100 910 W 5:

  • 5.1 speaker set
  • 910w total output
  • Magnetically shielded
  • Subwoofer 160w
  • Bookshelf speaker design

Ok let’s start with what matters – sound. The sub is very very good for the money, it has extremely good phase control which means it’s always in time with the smaller surround speakers, this isn’t always the case even with more expensive systems and a very real positive. The surround and centre speakers themselves are pretty good, lower mid and mid range tones are accurate and clear, where this system falls down a little is in the treble department, not quite enough presence or definition in the higher frequency ranges though i would guess this would be the case with any system that doesn’t employ separate tweeters. All in all if you’ve only got around £100. 00 to spend then this little system is probably up there with the best you can get at this price point, the sub especially is a very clever design and were it housed in a more attractive box would sell for more than the price of the whole system on it’s own, though granted it doesn’t go really low in terms of frequency response. If you have one of the newer av amps with tone controls or an equaliser (a lot of the older amps didn’t though some at least had preset tone curves,)then i’d suggest you at least try these out and add a little treble, this makes matters a little better, but bottom line is these are not perfect as they stand. The catch 22 with speakers in this price bracket is this, if you’ve spent enough on an amp that will get the best out of them you’d probably be better off spending at least twice as much as this system costs on your speakers. If you have an older or cheaper amp i can understand why some of the other reviewers have been a little disapointed, but this would be exaclty the same with any other system at this price point. Do i wish i’d spent more – yes i do, do i think these are worth the asking price – absolultey, even with the outlined flaws this system is still pretty good and much better than the ageing celestion system it replaced which though over 10 years old cost a packet at the time.

Great set of speakers and a good price. Got these to go with a pioneer av amp also purchased on amazon. Great set of speakers and a good price.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Great sound and value for the money
  • Good but be careful
  • Brilliant package-excellent value for money.

Brilliant bit of kit to add to the pioneer vsx-529-k 5. 2 channel network av receiver.

Brilliant bit of kit to add to the pioneer vsx-529-k 5. 2 channel network av receiver.

I will keep this short because i know other reviewers can go more in depth. These speakers are brilliant for the price and the bass that they produce without the sub is shocking. With the sub turned on it’s more than enough for a standard house (if not too much)to get that theatrical sound. Top end cuts through nice with a nice deep bass. The speakers are been driven by a pioneer vsx-828i am loving this combination and i can not see me changing in a long time.

I bought these to compliment my onkyo av receiver, and i am not disappointed. A good size speaker set with a great subwoofer. Price was right for me and a bargain. Smart and compact pioneer satellite speakers and a great subwoofer.

Nice looking powerful speakers,remember though if you purchase these, that the sub woofer needs it’s own power supply and it’s loud.

Good delivery purchased thes speaker to go with my cinema. Good delivery purchased thes speaker to go with my cinema amp these are realy good speaker sound it very clear and loud they come with all the speaker cable including the one for sub woofer also the all come with speaker brackets all in all a good purchase.

Fantastic sound at a reasonable price. Really pleased with these speakers. Ample cable for each speaker and the sub woofer does it’s job great.

Fantastic sound at a reasonable price. Really pleased with these speakers. Ample cable for each speaker and the sub woofer does it’s job great.

Ok let’s start with what matters – sound. The sub is very very good for the money, it has extremely good phase control which means it’s always in time with the smaller surround speakers, this isn’t always the case even with more expensive systems and a very real positive. The surround and centre speakers themselves are pretty good, lower mid and mid range tones are accurate and clear, where this system falls down a little is in the treble department, not quite enough presence or definition in the higher frequency ranges though i would guess this would be the case with any system that doesn’t employ separate tweeters. All in all if you’ve only got around £100. 00 to spend then this little system is probably up there with the best you can get at this price point, the sub especially is a very clever design and were it housed in a more attractive box would sell for more than the price of the whole system on it’s own, though granted it doesn’t go really low in terms of frequency response. If you have one of the newer av amps with tone controls or an equaliser (a lot of the older amps didn’t though some at least had preset tone curves,)then i’d suggest you at least try these out and add a little treble, this makes matters a little better, but bottom line is these are not perfect as they stand. The catch 22 with speakers in this price bracket is this, if you’ve spent enough on an amp that will get the best out of them you’d probably be better off spending at least twice as much as this system costs on your speakers. If you have an older or cheaper amp i can understand why some of the other reviewers have been a little disapointed, but this would be exaclty the same with any other system at this price point. Do i wish i’d spent more – yes i do, do i think these are worth the asking price – absolultey, even with the outlined flaws this system is still pretty good and much better than the ageing celestion system it replaced which though over 10 years old cost a packet at the time.

Brilliant package-excellent value for money. . I bought this to partner a onkyo a/v/ amplifier and i have been most impressed. The smaller speakers have good range/tone and are very clear and precise. The star is undoubtedly the subwoofer which doesn’t boom continuously like other subs i have had but gives distinct cut-off to bass sounds and ample power without distortion. It is very well made,big and heavy with a downward facing driver and worth the cost of the system alone. I can not aspire to be an audiophile but what i do know from listening tests is that 70 or 80% of folk would not be able to discern any difference between this and systems costing many times more -so good is it.

Very quick only problem was the packages came on 2 different deliveries so i was worried one wouldnt come but came 2 hours later.

It is very good sound i like it.

I bought these to compliment my onkyo av receiver, and i am not disappointed. A good size speaker set with a great subwoofer. Price was right for me and a bargain. Smart and compact pioneer satellite speakers and a great subwoofer.

Great set of speakers and a good price. Got these to go with a pioneer av amp also purchased on amazon. Great set of speakers and a good price.

S-hs100 comprising of pioneer s-21w with s-11, 5. 1 6 ohm speaker set. Partnered these with a pioneer vsx-528-k av receiver that recommends a 6-16 ohm speaker resistance. Some audio equipment specifies 8-16 ohms, so make sure 6 ohms is not too low for your brand. As others have said the sound quality is very good for the small outlay in cost in hi-fi speaker terms. The powered sub woofer uses a shielded lead with phono plug connection to the sub woofer pre out of the receiver. Good bass definition, much better than the passive type i used before on an out of the box sony home cinema system. I house the sub woofer in a cupboard next to my system so it’s out of sight when not in use and just open the door when it is, the surround speakers are pretty discreet and easily wall mounted. To hide the wires i used small d shape self-adhesive cable trunking that can be painted to match the wall colour. I also used my own better quality speaker cables instead of those provided in the kit. One thing to watch out for with the four small speakers as they all look the same, is that two are marked front and two marked surround, i missed that when first installing them, the front ones are a little heavier as they must have a different driver set up.

Super clear speakers promised my wife i would. Have small satellite speakers next time i had a home cinema system. Oh and the sub is very very good.