Pioneer SP-BS22-LR Bookshelf Speakers Review – Great Design from Andrew Jones

  • Super stylish design by Andrew Jones.
  • Offer a superb sound quality with no distortion and good performance in any frequency range.
  • Excellent value for money.
  • Rather affordable.
  • A bit on the larger side, might not be suitable for smaller living spaces.
  • Might sound a bit dull at highs.
  • Will work better as support speakers for your existing sound system.

Pioneer SP-BS22-LR Andrew Jones Designed Bookshelf Loudspeakers
Pioneer SP-BS22-LR

The Pioneer SP-BS22-LR bookshelf speakers offer a couple of great features and specs to the users. To start with, the great design by Andrew Jones can make them a wonderful addition to any interior and style.

The 4-inch woofer with a structured surface in each Pioneer BS22 bookshelf speaker allows them to support the sound balance even at high volumes and to show an excellent bass response. The 1-inch soft dome tweeters are responsible for frequency range, providing for a very smooth sounding at different volume levels.

One of the most important specs of the Pioneer BS22 is the crossover. Its 6-element complex system serves to blend the audio between the tweeter and the woofer in each speaker, which results in a rather accurate representation of all sound levels and a well-blended, smooth presentation.

Who It’s For

The Pioneer SP-BS22-LR is a perfect option for someone who needs powerful and  top-rated bookshelf speakers but has no desire to invest too much in the equipment. This is a rather affordable option that still shows great performance.

Also, this model is a bit on the larger side. Although the speakers can be mounted on the wall, they might look a bit bulky in a small room. Therefore, they are more suitable for medium or large living spaces.

Finally, the SP-BS22 by Pioneer can be a great addition to the sound system that you already have. They will move your experience to a new level, so if you’re looking for an item to expand your equipment “collection,” these bookshelf loudspeakers will bring smooth and crisp sounding to the party.


We were very surprised by these speakers’ price and performance. They definitely offer a great value for around $200, delivering an exceptional sound quality without any side noise or distortion, even at higher volume levels.

Another cool thing about this model is the fact that it offers a rather wide frequency range while keeping the sound balanced without the overlapping bass or any flat performance.

And we cannot miss the design in our review. The speakers’ exterior is very stylish but also functional, featuring a curved cabinet design that adds to the sound quality. Moreover, the wood-like finish looks rather organically and can suit almost any interior.


Online reviews suggest that one of the biggest drawbacks you might notice when using these speakers by Pioneer is how they perform at higher volume levels. They might lack a bit of depth and bass, which can make the sound seem dull. This can be fixed by adding a subwoofer if you’re a more demanding user.

Also, keep in mind that the Pioneer SP-BS22-LR speakers are a bit large, so they won’t fit just anywhere. Therefore, if the room you are going to put them in is limited in space, they won’t be a good option for you.

Our Verdict

Pioneer-SP-BS22-LR-Andrew-Jones-Designed-Bookshelf-LoudspeakersOverall, these speakers offer a surprisingly good value for money. They are stylish, nicely built, and perform on par with their more expensive competitors. They are enough for casual listening or could make a great addition to your sound system.