Have you ever needed a affordable way to activate something from across the room? Infrared remotes are still the cheapest way to wirelessly control a device. We chose this remote because its small, very simple, and low-cost. For the majority of the projects we build, we dont need 34 buttons, we need one or two. This is the smallest IR remote control we could find. The remote does control volume, power, and mute on most of the IR equipment in our office. Unfortunately we cant guarantee that it will work with your 1995 Pioneer 5-disc CD player though. Rather, we are carrying this remote to work with many of the more common IR receiver ICs.