I think you may like sound of v30 more but technically it sounds worse than the pioneer. I understand that many people would like v30 sound more (even me at the beginning was liking this smooth warmer sound bit more) but after comparison i never had any doubts which is better in therms of clarity, soundstage etc. Pioneer has classy, very revealing reference sound while v30 has more forgiving, fun signature. All of the comparisons where made using native music apps. UAPP, neutron and power amp.