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Pioneer FH-X500UI

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Pioneer FH-X500UI

Overview

Our take on the Pioneer FH-X500UI

Don't go small when you put a new receiver in your dash — fill up that 4" tall dash opening with Pioneer's FH-X500UI CD receiver. This sharp-looking receiver stretches out with a multi-color, dual-zone display that lets you choose from thousands of colors — you can even set up one color for the display and another for the buttons. For some extra visual excitement, MIXTRAX syncs the audio from many of your sources, adding transitions between songs along with a light show that pulses and changes color with the beat of the music — like cruising down the road with your own personal DJ on board.

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Don't go small when you put a new receiver in your dash — fill up that 4" tall dash opening with Pioneer's FH-X500UI CD receiver. This sharp-looking receiver stretches out with a multi-color, dual-zone display that lets you choose from thousands of colors — you can even set up one color for the display and another for the buttons. For some extra visual excitement, MIXTRAX syncs the audio from many of your sources, adding transitions between songs along with a light show that pulses and changes color with the beat of the music — like cruising down the road with your own personal DJ on board.

Pioneer FH-X500UI

Customize the display and button colors to match your car.

Play your music

Plug your iPod® or iPhone® into the front-panel USB input, and you'll be able to control your music files and playlists. If you're a Pandora® fan, you'll have control of your favorite stations from the receiver when your iPhone's connected. You can also use the USB input to tap into the music files stored on many Android devices, while the front aux input handles just about any other audio source. If you're into your CD collection, you'll enjoy stellar playback of your store-bought and home-burned discs.

You shape the sound

Pioneer's potent MOSFET amplifier delivers plenty of power, and the 5-band EQ lets you tweak the sound as much as you want. You can also switch quickly between seven preset equalizer curves to get the sound you're looking for during your drive. The two pairs of preamp outputs make it easier to add external amplifiers or a powered sub.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

In most vehicles you can use an adapter (not included) to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Pioneer stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the Pioneer, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.

Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver.

Installation Note:  Pioneer doesn't include a DIN sleeve with this receiver, as it's only needed for a small number of installations. We'll let you know on the way to the cart if you need to purchase a sleeve (item 130ADTV133) for your vehicle.

Good radio; USB feature works great. nice display

Anonymous, Sparta NC

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What's in the Box:

  • CD receiver (w/ 10A mini-fuse inserted into chassis)
  • Wiring harness
  • Wireless remote control (QXE1047)
  • CR2025 Lithium battery (installed)
  • 6 Pan head ISO-mount screws (M5 x 8mm)
  • 6 Flat-head ISO-mount screws (M5 x 9mm)
  • Owner's Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
  • Limited Warranty Information (US/CA)

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (14 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA files
    • built in iPod control
    • Pandora control with station creation through iPhone
    • music file playback on select Android devices through USB input
    • MIXTRAX for a DJ-inspired audio/visual experience with compatible devices
    • variable color illumination with separate control of display and buttons and 5-level dimmer
    • fits double-DIN (4"-tall) dash openings
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR) for improved sound quality from compressed music files
    • Easy EQ 5-band equalizer with seven preset tone settings
    • 3-level loudness
    • low-pass and high-pass filters
    • subwoofer level control
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front panel auxiliary and USB inputs
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear/subwoofer)
    Other info:
    Reviews

    Pioneer FH-X500UI Reviews

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    151 Reviews

    Pioneer Review

    Written by: Anonymous from Sparta NC on October 15, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Good radio; USB feature works great. nice display

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    Pioneer FH-X500UI

    Written by: Anonymous from phoenix,az on September 30, 2014

    2008 Jeep Commander
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great all around

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    Pioneer deck

    Written by: Tocha643 from Richmond Va. on September 28, 2014

    2002 Nissan Maxima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Nice deck with plenty of sound qauality options.

    Pros: Easy to install with minimal instructions.

    Cons: Not crazy about the changing colors, dimmer doesn't make much difference.

    Pioneer FH-X500 UI

    Written by: Anthony S from San Diego , Ca on September 25, 2014

    2000 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Perfect Stereo for the music fanatic! Great display and sound ! Crutchfield Staff was amazing and prompt with delivery!

    Pros: To many cool things to mention!

    Cons: Not being able to hear it 24/7!

    Great buy.

    Written by: Deltafire from Manteca, Ca. on September 22, 2014

    2000 Ford Excursion
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Terrific stereo for a great price. Easy install with included hardware. A bit complicated to learn the menus and get everything programmed and set up, but once done it sounds great. Cool lighting too with tons of color choices. Installed in a Ford Excursion.

    Pros: Great Pioneer quality. Excellent sound and lots of features. Terrific price.

    Cons: Takes a while to figure out the menus. A little more complicated than it needs to be. Certain lighting colors are way too bright at night.

    Great Value

    Written by: Josh G from Central PA on September 21, 2014

    2005 Ford Focus ZX4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Excellent unit with easy to use controls. It sounds great and made a huge impact in how my music sounds in my car. I would absolutely recommend this unit to anyone who wants great sound and functionality for a great price!

    Pros: Easy to read display, large controls are easy to use... Sounds fantastic!

    Cons: None so far...

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    Written by: Anonymous from NM on September 21, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great sound. Looks nice

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    radio

    Written by: radio from queens, ny on September 16, 2014

    2003 Nissan 350Z
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Overall and awesome radio. Def. worth the money.

    Pros: Lights are great. Can play so many diff types of media on it

    Cons: Tuning for good bass and vocals is very hard and limited.

    Great fit

    Written by: island_boy from Guam, USA on September 15, 2014

    2003 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great Fit. No issues.

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    Do you like Disco?

    Written by: BWJ from Kansas City, MO on September 12, 2014

    2001 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    All I need is a dance floor in my truck now

    Pros: East to install, cool colors and the Mix function is great

    Cons: Still learning some menu controls

    Good item

    Written by: Jay from New jersey on September 8, 2014

    2005 Scion tC
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Good item wasnt hard to install

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    Great product, awesome sound

    Written by: Tom from Blackwood, NJ on September 8, 2014

    1999 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I bought this Pioneer receiver to replace the double-din factory one in my 99 Altima. Beforehand I had replace the factory speakers with some Pioneer 6.5's all around, but with the factory head unit. The sound was noticeably better, but when I installed this receiver my goodness... the power! Even without putting the loudness setting on it sounds so much better. Clarity improved greatly and it was fairly easy to install, just a matter of soldering the harness adapter together and plugging it in. Also I've seen reviews saying its hard to use the controls while driving, I have zero problems switching stations/source or controlling the volume while driving. It is a little more sensitive than a factory radio but not anything crazy. Aux input works great too.

    Pros: Easy to use, good power output, aux input.

    Cons: Sunlight glare can make the display hard to read.

    Pioneer FH-X500UI i love it

    Written by: Russellnotes from Charleston SC on September 4, 2014

    2009 Kia Spectra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Sound great

    Pros: Nice look for any car

    Cons:

    Pioneer tuner

    Written by: Ted from Wisner,NE on August 24, 2014

    2009 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Sound quality is excellent. The controls for the I-Pod are confusing but manageable once you use it. Installation was a brease.

    Pros: Clean looking face.

    Cons: Brightness on display could be brighter for sunny days.

    Just what I was looking for.

    Written by: Anonymous from Dallas, Ga on August 22, 2014

    2008 Nissan Versa
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I really like this radio because of the cool colors. I wish that it would flash when playing through the AUX port instead of just through the USB. Also I would have like it if it would work with Android.

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    beautiful

    Written by: emily from colorado springs, co on August 17, 2014

    2003 Subaru Outback
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    very nice, definitely would recommend. looks a little out of place in my older subaru because the radio looks so modern and everything else in the car is basic factory controls. there are many display color options - all look bright and sexy at night.

    Pros: usb and aux, can switch songs by pressing the arrow instead of controlling it on the phone, light options, many different settings for bass, etc

    Cons:

    Great value

    Written by: Dennis from nh on August 14, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I had to return this product because it didn't mesh well with my 350z bose amp. But it's definitely a quality product. The flashing lights are a little cheesy since I'm not in my teens anymore but thankfully you can shut the feature off. Overall for $120 you're not going to find a better value. It's a great unit.

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    Pioneer FH-X500UI

    Written by: Larry B from Freeport IL on August 10, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I think this stereo is a great value.

    Pros: Great value for the money. Crutchfield was great with customer support.

    Cons: Sirius attachment to aux port does not have the greatest sound quality.

    Pioneer FH X500UI

    Written by: Keith P from Ft Worth Texas on August 10, 2014

    2008 Chevrolet Silverado
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Good value

    Pros: Easy to use, nice looking

    Cons: Non

    Broke out of the box

    Written by: ChrisG from Tampa fl on August 6, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Good value, if it worked, bought because I did not need anything fancy and the reviews were majority good. Unfortunately the unit was toast right out of the box. Called Crutchfield and they promptly fixed the issue. I went ahead and upgraded to the kenwood dpx300u and just finished the install and it works great. Can't reccomend this unit as it did not work from the get go, but Crutchfield's customer service is top notch and they corrected the issue promptly and without question.

    Pros: Cheap

    Cons: Did not work

    Great Product

    Written by: koolhk21 from Littleton, CO on July 31, 2014

    2001 Suzuki XL-7
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I think this product is a well made and cool looking product I would highly advise this as a head unit!

    Pros: The illumination is sweet and I love the display that it has!

    Cons: The first one that I ordered stopped working after about a week when the led display stopped showing anything. However Crutchfield said that that happens very rarely and they replaced it with absolutely not charge to me.

    Great Aftermarket Stereo

    Written by: ChuckS from New Hampshire on July 30, 2014

    2011 Nissan Xterra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This was the first aftermarket stereo that I have boughten and installed on my own. Crutchfield gave me everything I needed to make the install go smoothly and this radio was everything I was looking for. It produces quality sound at a cheaper price and I would buy from them again for sure.

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    Pioneer FH-X500UI

    Written by: MikeH from Tulia, TX on July 26, 2014

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Very good radio/CD receiver for the money, Many extras with the unit.

    Pros: Easy to set up and use.

    Cons:

    A grade for this price!

    Written by: TroyW from Ellijay, GA on July 22, 2014

    2011 Scion xB
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Having hated the "premium" audio Scion put in the car (Alpine), I was all too glad to replace it. I didn't need a ton of features, just good, solid sound and power. I definitely got that with this Pioneer! The install was easy, thanks to Crutchfield, and the improvement in sound was hilariously obvious. The stock audio unit had a 65 dB signal to noise...so distorted and muddy. The Pioneer has a MUCH higher StNR, and it's so much clearer, punchier, and doesn't give me a headache. The features are powerful, and this unit throws out a lot of bass, has very good EQ selections and 2 custom options...5 bad EQ is pretty good. I like the options for lighting, and it has a cool look. For the price here, I say it's a real bargain, and I give it a solid A grade for its price range.

    Pros: Very good sound, cool look, nice EQ options, I think it's easy to use.

    Cons: Haven't found one yet. I don't miss the steering controls much, so I'm not even going to comment on that.

    loving it!!

    Written by: Bigjeepen from Clinton, IA 52732 on July 14, 2014

    2006 Mercury Mariner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Stereo works great.really like the iPhone feature. Just plug in USB and start playing music. Easy to use with lots of options.

    Pros: IPhone compatible. Easy to work.

    Cons: A little complicated to get android phone to play.

    Good radio - had no sound when installed because of factory amp

    Written by: Ray from Pittsburgh on July 11, 2014

    2003 Honda Element
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This is a noce radio that installed easy with the other stuff Crutchfield sent with it. The only issue was that I have a 2003 Honda Element and it has a factory installed amp that made the radio not give any sound. So I had to bypass it. I just cut the wires going into the amp and connected the speakers directly to the wires going to the radio.

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    nice and I

    Written by: leon from Beaumont, TX on July 10, 2014

    2001 Honda Civic EX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Nice , easy to use and easy to install

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    Very good radio

    Written by: Saa from Puerto Rico on July 9, 2014

    2003 Isuzu Rodeo
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    A good radio at a good cost.

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    Great Sound

    Written by: JHinkle from Valdese, NC on July 6, 2014

    2000 Hyundai Sonata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Wonderful product. The sound is amazing. My daughters enjoy the ability to change the colors anytime they desire. Every time I get in the car, it's a different color. Easy to program and set up the way you want it.

    Pros: Color change, sound, ease of installation.

    Cons:

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    Written by: deanC from fresno,ca on July 6, 2014

    2003 Pontiac Vibe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    i bought the stereo for my daughters car she is very happy with it

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    Pioneer FH-X500UI

    Written by: Anonymous from San Pablo, Ca on July 5, 2014

    2007 Chevrolet Aveo
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great product fits my car like it was made for it.

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    Pioneer Perfection

    Written by: Dean from Comanche, Tx on July 4, 2014

    2007 Chevrolet Suburban
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Bought this receiver do my wife's 2007 suburban. After hours of researching ans reading reviews, I decided on this one as it seemed to be the best bang for my buck. Crutchfield includes everything for a seamless install, one of the reasons I buy from them. It took me about 30 minutes start to finish to install it. I fired it up for a test listen and was blown away! Very clear, gobs of power, and easy to navigate menu make this Pioneer a winner. I would definitely recommend!!!

    Pros: See review

    Cons: None

    Great product!!

    Written by: Scott from Wilson,NC on July 2, 2014

    2001 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great radio at a great price!! Easy to use. Cool effects with the Mixtrax. Would give it a full 5 stars if the dimmer function worked.

    Pros: Ease of use. Color effects. iPod/iPhone USB hookup.

    Cons: Dimmer does not work.

    Love it!

    Written by: MiguelT from Central, GA on June 21, 2014

    2004 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I really love this stereo! I literally use of its features. I keep a CD in the player just in case my iPod bores me or my Phone has a bad signal. Either way I'm covered! AUX Port - Great for for my Cell Phone. I use Pandora a lot, so I just jack in and let it play. Its great also if I have a friend who wants to use it too. USB Port - Love using my iPod Classic with this. It works seamlessly with both the Remote and the Stereo's controls. Its also great for charging USB powered devices. FM/AM Radio - The digital tuner is dynamite! It's better than the old tuner I had. I think I can save about 18 FM stations. Sounds really clear! I don't use the AM tuner at all. Overall the radio is a huge upgrade over my old stereo. Sometimes the controls are a bit confusing, but if you bare with it, its manageable. I love the colors, I leave it on Red (Its the dimmest color). The biggest thing I noticed is that its louder than my old radio, which is great. And the BASS! I did not expect that! I boosted the BASS all the up and played a BASSY song. My poor speakers could not handle it. With a little tuning, it really thumps nicely! Give this stereo a shot! I love it! It's blast being stuck in traffic now, I'm too busy jamming to worry about not moving!

    Pros: Looks, Colors, BASS Reproduction, Color Customization, USB Port, and Remote control.

    Cons: Navigating menus is a little tedious. But thats about it.

    Pioneer FH-X500UI

    Written by: Chris from Iowa on June 16, 2014

    1999 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This unit is very decent for the price. It sounds very good and fit my girlfriends 1999 civic almost perfectly. Overall I am very pleased with this head unit and could not expect much more for the money. I would have preferred a Kenwood head unit over pioneer for about the same money.

    Pros: Inexpensive, good sound quality, cool color selection, looks great.

    Cons: Buttons feel kind of cheap and clicky, The unit itself is very light which makes me a little skeptical about build quality. The screws that came with this unit did not work for my vehicle. The unit seems to be overly complicated for what it is. Could be a lot more simple and direct, the text display is a little dim and hard to read in the daytime on certain colors.

    Pioneer FH-X500UI

    Written by: Anonymous from Boise, Id on June 10, 2014

    2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Good product. The website made it easy to find out which stereo would fit in my vehicle and the instructions that were sent via email were very easy to follow. I did have to look on youtube on how to remove my particular dash panel but found it quickly.

    Pros: Good sound and easy install myself. Crutchfield does a good job sending necessary hardware which were included as part of the purchase, would have cost me more to buy it locally!! And free shipping!! Great deal. I probably saved $150 buying through them and installing it myself.

    Cons: Lots of features to figure out how to use. Takes some time reading the manual and sitting in front of the stereo actually going through them to figure it out. Still working on that part.

    Overall very good!

    Written by: Dmfleeting from Windsor, CT on June 6, 2014

    1999 Nissan Maxima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    overall very stisfied

    Pros: I love the display colors and different options, it was cheap and works great

    Cons: Navigating through the menu can be a bit challenging at times

    FH-X500UI

    Written by: Richard from Yelm, Washington on June 6, 2014

    2009 Kia Sedona
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Needed a new radio for my Kia, Sedona. I did not want to spend a lot of money as I am older and can't hear the sounds as well as I did when younger. This radio fits the bill, easy to install and fits fine in the dash. I spent 45 years in electronics so it was easy connect the wires. When installing be sure to connect up the antenna wire as I did not know that it was to turn on the amplifier for the antenna and had to remove the radio to connect this wire. It takes a little while to get a costumed to operating and maneuvering in the menus. I have tried to lower the brightness of the lights in it but I can not get it very low, too bright for those dark country roads and the dimmer doesn't make that much difference. The remote works great and is easy to adjust the audio sounds.

    Pros: Good value, easy to install.

    Cons: Bright lights and navigating the controls.

    Pioneer FH-X500UI

    Written by: Anonymous from 08108 on June 5, 2014

    2006 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great unit, bought for mom. Easy to use, all the features you could want. Installation instructions and awesome customer service made the install a 20 minute breeze. Crutchfield crew rocks.

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    Product review

    Written by: B. Morel from DeRidder, LA on June 1, 2014

    2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    The pioneer radio has a great sound along with cool display! It was easy to install with the kit. I am looking forward to my next purchase of speakers and other sound devices!

    Pros: Has to many to write or type!!

    Cons: The bracket could have had less tabs to remove but with a pair of dike cutters one can easily remove the unneeded tabs!

    The best for the money

    Written by: Dave from 65109 on May 23, 2014

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    It's probably the best 2 Din for the money. However I wish I had spent an extra $40 for the Sony WX-GT90BT. The five band EQ has more bands than most, but the Sony has 7 bands. Although I have not heard one.

    Pros: Affordable and easy to use.

    Cons: It needs a better EQ and would nice to have the Boss wattage. I am cheap and picky about my sound mix.

    fh-x500ui

    Written by: Steve from Brandon, MS on May 23, 2014

    2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    Very nice sounding unit for the money. My son loves the lighting features!

    Pros: Fits perfectly in the space.

    Cons: Not for amateur like me to install

    Car stereo

    Written by: Lou from Ridgefield NJ on May 15, 2014

    2001 Toyota Sienna
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    My wife likes the color changing and the sound of the stereo.

    Pros: Very easy to install

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    great stereo for the price

    Written by: blawt from st albans vt on May 14, 2014

    2006 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    this pioneer stereo is a great value for the price!! installation went good it looks great in my toyota tacoma and sounds great as well,you can't go wrong for the money

    Pros: it looks good and sounds good.

    Cons: it takes a little time to operate the menu.

    cool cool cool stereo

    Written by: lizcast from merrillvile in on May 11, 2014

    2003 Ford Focus ZX5
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    this is an awesome stereo, good sound, good price, really cool features. love it

    Pros: all I wanted in a stereo, very easy to use

    Cons: no cons

    Great price, great product

    Written by: Anonymous from Columbia, SC on May 5, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This is an excellent double din option. It fit my Santa Fe perfectly. IMO, double dins look much better on mini vans and SUVs than a single Din would. The mixtrax function was not a factor when I ordered it. However, once I tried it, I love it and I get to listen to a random mix of songs spanning 4 GB- awesome!

    Pros: Design, audio quality, mixtrax

    Cons: Ease of use could be better

    Great value

    Written by: Ron from Northern NJ on May 5, 2014

    2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    The family loves this unit.

    Pros: Affordable unit, that installed easily.

    Cons: No compatible faceplate. The rear stereo controller will override the unit.

    awesome product!

    Written by: M. ATKINSON from Salt Lake City, Utah on May 3, 2014

    2001 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This is a great deck. I love the sound quality and the ease of installation with the supplied cable adapters. This looks so great in my dash, and at night its like light show in my truck!.

    Pros: ease of operation, sound quality, the illumination of this is just awesome!!!.

    Cons: The only thing I can think of is in certain daylight times it is hard to see the display.

    Pioneer FH-X500UI

    Written by: Anonymous from Kingman, AZ on May 1, 2014

    2005 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    All around awesome product!

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Pioneer FH-X500UI

    Written by: Anonymous from Kingsland,Ga on April 29, 2014

    2007 Chevrolet Cobalt
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Very good

    Pros:

    Cons:

    USER

    Written by: NORM from MICHIGAN on April 20, 2014

    2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    THIS IS A GOOD RADIO

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Pioneer FH-X500UI

    Written by: Anonymous from Moore OK on April 19, 2014

    2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    For the price this is a nice looking radio. Many colors to choose from.

    Pros: Nice fit good looking and sounding radio

    Cons: none so far

    Pioneer - FH - X500UI

    Written by: John M. from Shelton, CT on April 15, 2014

    2005 Pontiac Vibe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This is a great unit! I found it very easy to install myself. I have the unit in my Pontiac Vibe with the stock speakers. I am happy with the sound now but I ordered a pair of Pioneer speakers just to see the difference. I plan to get a component set for the front also when I can. Nice lights, Too!

    Pros: Ease of installation, good sound, easy to add an amp if you want to,

    Cons:

    I love this deck

    Written by: Gruch28 from New York on April 12, 2014

    2003 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I love this deck! I was using an iPod fm radio transmitter and it was awful... Now I can plug my iPod/iPhone in by USB or aux

    Pros: Sounds great and is easy to use

    Cons: Not blue tooth

    Nice radio got it for my uncles Nissan Frontier and he loves it.

    Written by: WB from Wesson,MS on April 7, 2014

    2002 Nissan Frontier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Excellent reciever for the price and I will be doing more business later.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Great for the price.

    Written by: Reddjakk from Proctor, Vermont on April 7, 2014

    2000 Honda CRV
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I needed a replacement for the original cassette/radio in my 2000 Honda Crv. Wanted a USB/ auxiliary jack with some pizzazz and a relatively brand name. This fit the bill to a "t". Installation was fairly standard no problem with harness, the Metra case, not so much, more on that in separate review. Sound quality is excellent, I listen to mostly hard rock/metal and the sound with original car speakers is very good, plan on getting 4 new speakers eventually and I'm sure the sound quality will be even better. The lighting display is very bright, I keep it on the default which cycles through all of the colors, very pretty lol. I think the build quality could be a little better, the volume knob which is very prominent seems to me to be kind of flimsy, as does the USB cover. Hasn't broken yet, but, I could see it happening. All in all very satisfied with the unit.

    Pros: Sound quality Ease of use Color choices for the display

    Cons: Build quality

    Pioneer radio

    Written by: Giovanni from Denver Colorado 80125 on April 1, 2014

    2004 Pontiac Vibe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Easy to install good

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Pioneer FH-X500UI

    Written by: Chad from Dacula, GA on April 1, 2014

    2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great full din stereo for the money couldn't be happier

    Pros: Aux port ease of use and sound quality

    Cons: None

    Great price for a double din

    Written by: Djp818 from Los Angeles on March 30, 2014

    2008 Toyota Yaris
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I got this to replace my stock radio in my toyota yaris.

    Pros: It looks really cool with so many different color options. It plays mp3s from a USB stick i got a 32 gig one in there with thousands of songs on it.

    Cons: The display is hard to read in the daytime. Its not bright enough. The single knob for everything is not the greatest idea.

    GOOD RADIO FOR THE MONEY

    Written by: J.D.Mendez from Raleigh NC on March 30, 2014

    2004 Volkswagen Jetta
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Sounds much better than my Monsoon factory radio

    Pros: Very lightweight

    Cons: Does not have a dimmer

    pioneer

    Written by: tommy from mifflintown pa on March 29, 2014

    2007 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I'm very impressed with the radio. Actually much better than expected

    Pros:

    Cons:

    This deck is awesome

    Written by: Jeff from Washington UT on March 26, 2014

    2003 Subaru Legacy
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I love this deck it fits very well in my car, the different colors are fantastic as well as the iPhone and pandora control.

    Pros: Illumination, sound adjustments, iPod and pandora control, easy to use and learn.

    Cons: Not Bluetooth, mixtrax I not ex actually what I thought it would be.

    Good, not great

    Written by: Nick S from San Diego, CA on March 24, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I purchased this while looking at a similar model that had bluetooth. I messed up (my fault) and ordered this one, without bluetooth. I didn't realize I had ordered the wrong one until after I had it installed. For the 1 week that I had it in my car, I was definitely not blown away. I'm running high end Rockford Fosgate speakers in all 4 doors with an amp and 2 12"s in the back. The subs rock, but the Rockford Fosgate's simply didn't come to life. I tried playing with the EQ on the Pioneer to bring more highs and mids out of the door speakers. The 5 EQ options are factory set - as in you cannot adjust the lows, mids, and highs to your preference. I couldn't find a setting that met my expectations/preference. I've had awesome car stereo systems in previous vehicles, and this deck, in short, kind of disappointed. If you want a cheap upgrade from your factory stereo, this is a killer unit. But if you're a serious car stereo guru then hold out and spend the extra cash, this isn't gonna do it for you. Crutchfield was awesome on their end. I called them and told them I wasn't satisfied with the unit, they let me pick a different one out and only charged me the difference between the 2 units. Can't ask for much more than that. 12/10 customer service.

    Pros: Light options are kinda cool. Crutchfield customer service is awesome.

    Cons: Factory EQ settings/options kinda suck, you can't customize your own lows, mids, and highs. You gotta spend more money if you really want a better sounding head unit. I've always owned Alpine's, this was my first Pioneer. I'm gonna stick with Alpine from now on.

    Great Stereo

    Written by: Tony from paulsvalley ok on March 20, 2014

    2002 Nissan Xterra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This stereo fits perfectly in the Nissan Exterra. Took all of five minutes to install and wow it sounds great.

    Pros: Big sound and sooo cool to look at. Love the lights and sound effects.

    Cons: Expect to strip wire behind the factory plug to expose the (-) and (+) leads for the speakers.

    Love it

    Written by: Rhonda from Richmond, KY on March 19, 2014

    2003 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Love it, money well spent. Love the colors

    Pros:

    Cons:

    nice

    Written by: freddy from louisville ky on March 18, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great radio

    Pros: Has 5 band eq

    Cons: Should come with steering adater

    Great radio for price!

    Written by: Anonymous from Friendswood on March 15, 2014

    2010 GMC Sierra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Awesome radio for the price! Dimmer switch not really dim. But can overlook it.

    Pros: Easy to install

    Cons: Dimmer is non existent

    Imma so happy :)

    Written by: Dave L from Erwin, NC on March 12, 2014

    1998 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    What can I say? This receiver is a joy! Pioneer quality at a Crutchfield price!!

    Pros: Ease of installation and so many great features.

    Cons: I didn't buy it sooner.

    Great Stereo

    Written by: Tshawns from Mississippi on March 12, 2014

    2005 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Heard about this company and decided to try them out, being I never used anything aftermarket. Made a good choice and hope to do business again. The workers was surprise it included everything they needed to installed. I love my radio. The sound sounds great, easy to use, great features..

    Pros: Easy to use Great quality Easy to install Sounds great even without new speakers

    Cons: Its easy to attract dust and fingerprints. Other than that, I am pleased

    Radio

    Written by: modell from Charlotte, NC on March 11, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great product, still learning how to use it.

    Pros: Easy to install

    Cons: Hard to understand programming functions

    Pioneer FH-500UI

    Written by: K20turboEM2 from Pontiac, MI on March 9, 2014

    2001 Honda Civic EX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Good enough for the price. Sound good enough and look good enough for a double bin receiver..

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Great stereo!

    Written by: Stephen from Ft Bragg, NC on March 9, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Can find no reason not to give 5 stars. Works as advertised. Colors are cool. Customization and install was easy. OE stereo on my 06 f-150 has 2 plugs, this stereo only has one. A quick call from the help desk telling me not to worry about the "extra"plug solved any confusion. NOTE: I did not need the antennae extension, and the connectors the sell u are only good for wire to wire, not for joining 3 wires together. Quick connects that snap together w/o any splicing work better, and are cheaper at the parts stores. Also I found that on my truck, the spacers on the installation bracket were too big. Once I removed them, the fit and finish look factory.

    Pros: Great looks, sound, and installation

    Cons: None

    Pioneer FH X500UI

    Written by: Heatem' from richmond virginia on March 8, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Very nice deck....great power,easy to use. The only flaw with it is the display lights that really doesn't dim after pressing the dimmer button. Overall its a nice unit,it fits perfectly in my 06' Sierra after minor modification....plays very clean & you can dial it in to the exact settings that you desire....a plus for me!!!

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Pioneer FH-X500UI Review

    Written by: Hector from Cocoa, FL on March 3, 2014

    2008 Mercury Mariner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Radio was easy to install. Problem with switched wire. Wire is dead. Connected to constant wire until I can figure something out. USB does not work. Tried different USBs, i.e., 4gb, 8gb, 16gb, with all same results. CHECK USB.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Pioneer FH-X500UI

    Written by: JimRN from Hagerstown, Maryland on March 1, 2014

    2003 Hyundai Santa Fe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Easy install, sounds great with my factory speakers.

    Pros: Looks great, sounds beautiful

    Cons: Controls will take some getting used to

    bsmith

    Written by: bsmith from mt.airy nc on February 27, 2014

    2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    good value good sound easy installation overall very pleased

    Pros: value quality

    Cons: none

    Awesome Radio

    Written by: Tazmeli from North Chicago, IL on February 21, 2014

    2005 Chevrolet Equinox
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Had this radio installed in my chevy equinox. I love how you can change the colors. Love how it sounds with my factory speakers.

    Pros: Love the ability to choose between many colors changes, love the sound, very easy too operate.

    Cons: None..love everything about this radio!!!

    Awesome

    Written by: C from Littleton, CO on February 18, 2014

    2002 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Easy to install and easy to use.

    Pros: Great sound, ease of use, cool colors.

    Cons: Display is a little dim in sunlight.

    Pioneer FH-X500UI

    Written by: Hernan from Alvin,Tx on February 17, 2014

    2001 Toyota RAV4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Very cool radio, just what I needed

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Could be better

    Written by: Anonymous from Chicago, IL on February 16, 2014

    2003 Hyundai Sonata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Could have been better for the price

    Pros: Better sound Nice look

    Cons: Not worth the money

    sweet unit

    Written by: Steve from Huntingdon, pa on February 15, 2014

    2006 Suzuki Forenza
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I installed this unit in my daughter's car it was simple and easy to do. With the wire harness and very good directions it was done in an hour.

    Pros: Easy to set up, colorful, great unit for the money.

    Cons: None

    Good, Solid Receiver

    Written by: RickyI from Tennessee on February 10, 2014

    2000 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I really like the features and sound of this receiver. I bought it to replace the factory stereo in my son's car. It is a noticeable upgrade in sound quality and features. I really like the ability to charge and control Pandora on my IPhone 5c. I wish there was some way to tone down the lighting. I have the dimmer enabled, but it is still a bit much.

    Pros: Very good sound. Pandora control.

    Cons: No big deal, but lighting is a bit much.

    great great great

    Written by: alabamAboy from Tuscaloosa, AL on February 8, 2014

    2005 Nissan Frontier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    great stereo at twice the price does everything i need it to do plus it looks great

    Pros: great sound

    Cons: none

    Perfect

    Written by: madvad from Estes Park, CO on February 6, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This was recommended for a 17 year old girl. She couldn't have been happier. Great light display. Easy to use with great sound and function

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Great Radio but I hate it.

    Written by: Brian P from Michigan on February 4, 2014

    2007 Honda Ridgeline
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great sounding, easy installation. Absolutely horrible. This quite possibly could be the best worst product I have ever owned. I don't even know how to write a review like this. This rates 99 "atta boys" and 1 "aw crap" but the flaw ruins the stereo for me.

    Pros: Every thing you would like in a stereo at a great price.

    Cons: The main knob is used to control everything. It is near impossible to adjust the volume while you are driving. You reach up to change it and press ever so slightly on the knob and you are 8 menus deep into the programing. I want to hit it with a hammer. Hard. Often. And with great malice. A car stereo should not cause this sort of frustration in your life. Pioneer spent so much time making it look pretty that they ran out of time to make it functional.

    Easy Install & Great Product

    Written by: Josh from Minneapolis, MN on February 3, 2014

    2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I love that I am able to plug in my phone to this unit and play my own music. It was very easy to install with the included instructions. It only took me about 1/2 hour to fully complete the install and the longest part was connecting the wires to each other.

    Pros: Love the color options. Very easy to install. Great features that allow you to connect phones in different ways.

    Cons: Every time I plug in my phone it automatically starts with song in alphabetical order, even when I have a song playing. You can change it from the phone but it is a minor step that would be better if fixed.

    Excellent product

    Written by: MK from Tewksbury, MA on January 29, 2014

    2000 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Changed my daughters Honda Civic original radio out for this stereo..WOW! Without even installing new speakers..the stereo sounds amazing...my daughter sat in the car for 3 hrs listening to it after I installed it..Well worth the money - I wasn't expecting so much out of this radio and of course the changing colors (which I didn't even know about when I ordered it) adds character.

    Pros: Great value..awesome sound. Easy to install. Easy to operate. and..it looks good.

    Cons: Don't have any yet..been installed only 30 days.

    Pioneer FH-X500UI

    Written by: Anonymous from Kentucky on January 25, 2014

    2005 Ford Focus ZX4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use