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Pioneer X-EM21 Micro HiFi CD/FM Stereo System with iPod-Dock USB-in Remote

by Pioneer
4 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

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  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 15.2 x 17.5 cm ; 1.4 Kg
  • Shipping Weight: 5 Kg
  • Batteries 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: X-EM21
  • Date first available at Jan. 15 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #202,885 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Got it delivered in two days (GTA), sound is fine, good item for its price. The menu for USB could be better, it is not easy to browse.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x9b512300) out of 5 stars 120 reviews
84 of 85 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b669cf0) out of 5 stars 5 stars for what it is - a brand-name inexpensive stereo system **iPhone UPDATE** Jan. 5 2013
By Yarii - fifty shades of blonde - Published on
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**See below for iPod/iPhone info. I don't have either myself but this may be important to YOU.**

Common sense tells you this isn't for a true "audiophile" when it comes to sound. But it does deserve 5 stars for an inexpensive, high quality brand that sounds great for those who listen to music occasionally. I live in a condo so I can't have window-jarring bass; this system is good enough. It's impressive considering it has only 10W per channel. Dio1978 (another reviewer) said to crank the speakers up to Level 24-29 for 2 to 5 hours to break them in; I tried that, but the sound was so loud that it bothered my cats - however it wasn't distorted. Level 15 is about as high as I go on the volume, since I don't want to tick off my neighbors.

I was looking for a system that played homemade CD's from downloaded MP3 files - I was leaning towards a Panasonic until I found that most Panasonics are not compatible with MP3 files. I also wanted a USB-in port so I could play music from a flash drive. If you like bass, there's a P-Bass selection, but it's not so bass-y that it rattles your neighbor's house. You also have a selection of Pop, Jazz, Rock, Classic on a built-in equalizer.

The tuner section is made of plastic; the speakers appear to be pressed wood with cloth on the front. The speaker wires measure approximately 3 feet long, so unless you want to take a chance and splice them, you are limited in speaker placement. The remote control uses one of those flat batteries that looks like a coin, the kind you normally find in a garage door opener (the battery IS included). The remote has a fairly decent range, I managed to get 20 feet away before it quit receiving the signal.

The warranty on this is one year.

**iPhone - iPod compatibility**
I found this on Pioneer's non-USA web site. It appears Pioneer also needs to update their USA web site.
Compatible models are iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPod touch (all generations), iPod nano (3rd/4th/5th/6th generation), iPad and iPad 2
99 of 102 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b73021c) out of 5 stars just perfect for my home office Nov. 16 2012
By aputerlady - Published on
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I love this little stereo. My ipod is old but it has all my favorite music on it and I still have some CD's that I've not digitized and I still like FM radio. So - this is the perfect small stereo for me. The remote is perfect for changing inputs and is used to program preset FM stations. The screen is very easy to see on the unit. I've not tried USB input and that's OK. I also like that the AUX input is on the front! It is also nice how the speaker plug in's are modular and fool proof so there is no messing with + and - like with bare wired speakers. I was also surprised that it has an equalizer (pre-programmed listening modes) and I was even more surprised to find it has a sleep timer. All in all a perfect little package. I may need more than one!
60 of 62 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d056990) out of 5 stars Awesome Little Stereo Dec 26 2012
By 7456LU - Published on
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Music has always been a huge part of my life and after moving from a large house to a small apartment about a year ago, I no longer had room for my two full sized stereo rack systems. With most of my collection in CD form (I dislike Ipods although have a first generation model that I rarely use) I found I could not stand the silence any longer and purchased the X-EM21 Micro CD/FM Stereo mostly for the CD player. I could not be happier. It was so easy to set up as the speaker plugs are modular and my small apartment is filled with the sounds of my favorite music. For such a compact system at a reasonable price, the quality of the music is very good. I listen primarily to classical and meditative music and from the lows to highs the entire range is clearly discernable. Since my Ipod is so old and nearly dead, the bonus was the discovery that the unit can play music from a USB flash drive so even without my Ipod, I have access to my entire Itunes collection. The unit appears well made and not junk like other small stereo systems and I could not be happier and unlike another reviewer who had trouble with the remote, mine works fine. The auxillary, earphone and USB ports are right at the front of the unit so they are easily accessible. Thank you Pioneer for creating a great product that does not cost an arm and a leg and can meet the needs of folks living in very small living spaces! I am looking forward to many hours of happy listening.
24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b677408) out of 5 stars Great Mini System Feb. 15 2013
By Jeff Penn - Published on
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After my last CD player broke down years ago, I finally got around to finding this little gem. This Pioneer Mini Hi-Fi system is great. I will review every aspect of the system.

CD Player - 3/5 - This is the main reason I bought the system, and unfortunately I have to rate the system as a whole 4 instead of 5 stars due to the CD player. It plays and reads any CD correctly and perfectly, but it does have a humming to it when it plays. It's a minor nuisance, and you can drown it out by turning up the volume (I'd say volume level 6 and above, but it really depends on your CD), but when i want to play a CD before bed (on volume levels 2-5) it can get kind of annoying. Like I said, the hum really depends on the CD (or when the system feels like humming or not), but if you play it louder, it's great.

iPod/iPhone Dock - 5/5 - Flawless. Plays both iPod and iPhone clearly.

Speakers - 5/5 - These speakers are great. I read the reviews saying you had to "break in" your speakers to get the best quality, so I played multiple CDs on volume level 28 for about 4 hours and that seemed to work great. (Beware, it's loud.) One complaint I have that I have is that they don't use RCA cables, or even regular speaker wire, which is a bit inconvenient, but that's okay.

FM Radio - 5/5 - Crisp and clear.

Remote - 5/5 - The remote is awesome. You can control most of the unit's functions with a push of a button. Batteries included too! : )

USB/AUX - 5/5 - USB works great for flash drives. I found nothing wrong with playing music on one of mine. Using the AUX port for Android phones is really awesome too.

I would highly recommend this system for anyone who needs a new, cheap CD player. This little thing is doing great so far.
40 of 43 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b671864) out of 5 stars A good product for the money - just one glitch Feb. 18 2013
By Anj510 - Published on
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I bought this little stereo because it met all my criteria: a bookshelf radio / CD system that actually looked good and didn't cost much (I'm way behind the times and don't have an Ipod, but it's nice that it has a dock if I ever do get one). For the most part I've been very happy with it--the sound is nice and fills my small apartment, and it's easy to use and has a simple, convenient remote.

My one complaint is that the CD mechanism must be a little cheap, because once in a while a CD will skip that did not skip on my previous player. However, this is just infrequent enough (maybe one skip for every 2-3 hours of playing time?) that it's not worth it for me to return it and hunt for another player.

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