- Written by Robert Kozel
- Published on 22 April 2013
Conclusions about the Pioneer Elite N-50 Network Audio Player
Pioneer has done a great job with the N-50. It handles all the major high-resolution formats such as FLAC, ALAC, and AIFF, and it can play high-resolution content up to 24-bit/192 kHz. Its support for Apple's AirPlay makes it easy to use within the Apple ecosystem of products. Thanks to standards like DLNA, products like the N-50 can be controlled and integrated into a wide range of configurations. With the exception of Air Jam, I found the product easy to use and the sound quality was excellent. I hope that Pioneer continues to offer software updates and adds new features to the N-50, although what they just accomplished in the latest firmware update might be hard for them to beat. If you are looking for a network audio player, by all means give the Pioneer Elite N-50 an audition. The N-50 is definitely recommended.