Packed with features
Check out the features you'll find on Pioneer's DEH-P8400BH CD receiver — Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming, an HD Radio™ tuner for the best in radio sound, and Pioneer's MIXTRAX for DJ-style audio and visual effects. When you add in iPod® controls and a great-looking variable-color display, you're looking at a receiver that'll bring safety, convenience, and superb sound to your car.

Pioneer DEH-P8400BH

Bluetooth for safety and convenience
Pioneer's DEH-P8400BH mutes the music when a call comes in and displays the incoming number or contact name. Just press a button and talk — no fumbling for your phone. The receiver stores your phone book if you like, so outgoing calls are easy too. If you've got music on your phone, use audio streaming to send it to the receiver, with no wires to get tangled up.

HD Radio for unparalleled radio sound
HD Radio's sonic advantages are impressive — FM broadcasts that are near-CD quality, with AM that's as good as what you're used to on FM. And if your local HD Radio station employs multicasting, this Pioneer allows you to tune into multiple channels on the same frequency, so you'll have more entertainment choices. Plus, the iTunes® tagging feature lets your save song info when your iPod's connected, so you can purchase the tracks you like later.

Pioneer for great sound
At the heart of this receiver, the built-in amp delivers plenty of power for strong sound. You'll also find an impressive collection of sound-shaping controls. Pioneer's Easy EQ 5-band equalizer lets you adjust the sound to your car's interior, while the Advanced Sound Retriever reverses the compression process to give you more high-frequency sparkle and musical detail from your digital audio files.

Play your music and streaming sources
The DEH-P8400BH plays all your CDs, including those with MP3 and WMA files burned onto them. Plug your iPod into the USB input, and you can use the Pioneer's controls to run the show. Once connected, the receiver bypasses your iPod's built-in digital-to-analog converter, using its own high-quality DAC to deliver your music files with the highest fidelity possible. When you plug your iPhone® into the USB port, you'll be able to take charge of your Pandora® Internet radio stations from the receiver. And this Pioneer's 1-amp USB port will charge your devices in record time.

Choose colors to match your car and your taste
The bright dot-matrix display displays all system information clearly, and you can adjust the display and control colors of this receiver separately, with thousands of possible combinations on tap. The DEH-P8400BH will blend right in, whatever the color of your car's control surfaces and dials.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?
In most vehicles, you can use an adapter 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.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

iPhone® 5 Note: You'll need to update this Pioneer receiver to enable Bluetooth control and metadata display for the iPhone 5 or other Apple iOS6 devices. This update requires a laptop with Bluetooth running Windows 7.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (14 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • MIXTRAX for a DJ-inspired audio/visual experience
    • built-in HD Radio tuner with iTunes tagging
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA files
    • detachable face with dot matrix LCD display, plus customizable display and key colors
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR) for improved sound quality from compressed music files
    • 5-band equalizer with six preset tone settings
    • 3-level loudness
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • subwoofer level control
    Expandability:
    • built in iPod control — no adapter necessary, but adding Pioneer's optional connecting cable lets you leave your iPod cable at home
    • App Mode offers limited control of music apps through iPhone connection
    • compatible with satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: front panel auxiliary and rear-panel USB inputs
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear/subwoofer)
    Other info:

    Why replace your factory radio?

    Two good reasons - sound quality and cool features. A new car stereo offers power that's superior to most factory radios, along with more sophisticated tone controls. And most car stereos offer built-in or optional features that add safety and fun to life in your car, including inputs for your iPod or MP3 player, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free cell phone calls, satellite radio or HD Radio reception, and connections for building an audio system in your car.

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    Pioneer DEH-P8400BH

    Written By Tony, Oklahoma on Monday, February 09, 2015

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    This has been no less than the tenth car stereo I have bought from Crutchfield over the last 20+ years. Every time has been Great! This time I found a stereo from the open box sales. The price was incredible! It was missing a piece of the microphone clip. The Install manual was missing. I made due and everything installed great. This is the first time the deal has not been Perfect. I am still very pleased with my Purchase price, Product, Service. I will look forward to the next time I do business with Crutchfield.

    Pros: I love the Pioneer Supertuners. These have seemed to have the cleanest reception of most of the stereos I have bought. Bluetooth interface is simple and is a clean sounding. I love the HD radio AND Bluetooth AND USB ports all in one unit

    Cons: I could live without the MIXTRAX. It is more in the way than anything else for me.

    Pioneer DEH-P8400BH

    Written By Jeff, Harlingen, TX on Friday, October 04, 2013

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    Great stereo for the money , hard to read display .

    Pioneer great as always!

    Written By Bob W, Shrewsbury, MA on Tuesday, October 01, 2013

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    Pioneer has tons of features and adjustments for the money. Bluetooth, CD, and HD Radio and USB work amazing. Came with a nice USB wire which I didn't expect and had already ordered separately. Nice display, great sound, great build quality!

    Pros: Tons of features!!! Pioneer quality. Many display colors. 4V out. USB input wire allows my to put all my music on one tiny cheap USB flash drive and not worry about theft of an iPod being left in the car. Bluetooth phone sounds good to me.

    Cons: The main volume knob is a little slippery and could use a rubber/notched/textured feel to better grip the knob. Difficult to see the clock unless you set it to be huge which then blocks all other info unless you hit "display" to briefly see track, artist, album info. No biggie. Bluetooth phone sounds bad to people I am talking to.

    Great unit.

    Written By DrL916, Pasadena, TX on Thursday, September 26, 2013

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    Bought this head unit to replace my factory one. Has great sound, Bluetooth works great, and so many options as far as display color. Perfect for what I needed.

    Pros: Great sound, changeable display and button colors, USB and Bluetooth.

    Cons: A little difficult to navigate the menus at first.

    Easy and Simple Install

    Written By Pete, Maryville, Tn. on Sunday, September 22, 2013

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    This was a simple and relatively easy installation. The wiring harness made the execution of this radio swap enjoyable. The hardest part, though fun, was learning the radio control features. Radios are not the simple instruments they once were. Crutchfield mad this purchase simple and pain free!

    Pros: Price and easy wiring harness hookup. FANTASTIC sound quality.

    Cons: There is a learning curve on use of the product. Play with it in your driveway before taking a test drive. Otherwise, you will be too distracted.

    Good sound remote flakey

    Written By BobN, memphis on Thursday, September 19, 2013

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    Sound is great. Wish it had good old fashion preset buttons. The remote will work one moment the a couple minutes later won't then another few minutes and it works again. Reception is not as good as my stock stereo in my 2000 Nissan Sentra. There are 3 stations that I regularly listen 2 that will not pick up on a scan and if manually tuned are very weak.

    Pros: Sound and looks

    Cons: reception and remote control

    Pioneers DEH-P8400BH CD Reciver

    Written By Bykeracer, Cudahy WI on Thursday, September 19, 2013

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    I started using Pioneer car stereo equipment in the early '70's and they have not disappointed me to this day. DEH-P8400BH CD receiver was exactly everything I was looking for to replace the "premium sound system" factory installed in my ford escort.. it has the wow factor with almost unlimited variable color displays, 6 channel preamp outputs, HD bultin, Sirius satellite ready, wireless remote. I could go on and on........but let me just say that with my rewards points and it being on sale I payed a little over $100.00 for a car stereo comparable with the next 4 top models costing as much as $260.00

    Pros: It is just what I wanted.........................

    Cons: Nothing, absolutely none

    Pioneer

    Written By aag007, Tucson, AZ on Saturday, September 14, 2013

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    bt is beautifullllllllllllll and the display

    Pros: BT & USB

    Cons: nOOOOOO

    Pioneer HD receiver

    Written By Larry, Florida on Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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    Quality and sound are very good. HD function not straight forward. MATRIX only works through USB connection that is located in the rear of the receiver and requires the cable be installed and available from your installed location in the front. A front USB would be a great addition. Sound quality is great and EQ works OK. The controls are not that straight forward and are very difficult to adjust and tune while driving. If you push the wrong button at the wrong time you will screw up your other setting when all you wanted to do was search or change stations. It would be nice to be able to lock your Audio settings and have a scan function to find stations while driving from city to city. Dimmer circuit doesn't seem to be supported nor does dual antenna inputs that are Toyota standard.

    Pros: Radio has great sound quality and has a knob to control volume. Phone BT works great for multiple phones.

    Cons: Finding HD stations not that forward. Setting your local stations difficult while driving. Display characters small. No SCAN function. Searching while driving through different cities difficult while driving. Microphone could be BT wireless to make hidden installation easier and make transfer from passenger to driver useful. Almost have to had second person to operate Radio. HD fades out in weak signal areas. Does NOT support dual Toyota antenna connections. Does not support dimmer circuit with

    Great unit

    Written By Martinpc, Nebraska on Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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    This unit replaced a stock infinity HU for my Dodge Dakota. It is much easier to use that my previous Pioneer deck in another vehicle and functions better than another JVC I had. All the basics are there and as good as anything I have used. I DID have to watch a couple of videos (on their site) to figure some functions out, but that's no big deal for me. The mix/dj function is embarrassingly juvenile.

    The only real downside for this unit is the Bluetooth calling feature. I just haven't been able to make clear calls with it. This might just be the problem of driving a truck with a higher noise floor, but it would be nice to get a little better call quality. Other than that, it has been a great purchase.

    Pros: Lots of functionality Not too costly Color changing display

    Cons: Mix/dj Bluetooth call quality

    Nice features and price

    Written By Gerald R, Crofton, MD on Thursday, September 05, 2013

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    Love the feature set, and the display option capability. Sounds great, HD radio works very well and I was also surprised how much better it worked when connected via Bluetooth to my iPhone 5....better than when connected to my Ford Sync system with much better and more responsive controls. Lots of controls and it takes a few moments to figure out the logic but well worth the effort

    Pros: Great feature set, HD Radio, BT, and great controls for iPhone and Pandora

    Cons: Takes some time to get accustomed to the controls

    awesome receiver!

    Written By Hey, middletown NJ on Wednesday, September 04, 2013

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    I'm very pleased with this receiver. Bluetooth works like a charm, HD radio sounds great, I love the ipod hookup where It's controlled with included remote. Very easy hookup and install with included wiring harness, all you need is butt connectors. The only thing if I had to complain about is that it doesn't include a case for the removable face. I've only bought alpine prior to this purchase, they've all included a case. No big deal. This receiver is highly recommended.

    Pros: Bluetooth, hd radio, best bang for the buck.

    Cons: None

    Works great!!!!

    Written By Christian,, Anaheim, CA. on Friday, August 30, 2013

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    Great head unit!! Easy wire up, looks good, amazing sound, a lot of features.....6 pre-outs makes it easy if your running an advanced sound system! GREAT PRICE FOR THE WHOLE BUNDLE (head unit/ dash kit/ wiring harness) local stereo shops told me they couldn't compete with what I payed.....

    Pros: Bluetooth works great, way easier than trying to find my earbuds or putting the phone on speaker! A lot safer...... This head unit has many features and you can adjust your speakers in many ways!!

    Cons: A little overwhelming adjusting all the features, but after reading instructions and getting used to it, it works really well.....I don't have any cons.

    Awesome!

    Written By Jimmy, Meriden, CT on Thursday, August 29, 2013

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    It's got everything you need! Best bang for the buck

    Perfect For What I Needed!

    Written By SGF, Chicago on Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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    Needed a new head unit for my 2001 Mirsubishi Montero Sport. Because of the Infinity System, I needed a unit that had Front and Rear PreAmp Outputs. I also needed Bluetooth Calling and a Detachable Face, and wanted USB Charging for my phone. This unit had it all, at a great price, and with everything I needed to install it from Crutchfield for free. Can't beat it.

    Pros: Front and Rear PreAmp Outputs Great Sound. Bluetooth Calling Detachable Face USB Charging Great Price

    Cons: USB Port on Back. But with a little work, you can feed it to the front.

    Absolutely love it!

    Written By Uncle Herb, NJ on Thursday, August 22, 2013

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    I love this head unit. Just installed in my 97 Cherokee XJ and as usual Pioneer meets and exceeds expectations. 52 watts of crisp, clear, and loud. 3 sets of pre-amp outputs for your RCAs in the back make installing a couple amps for your speakers and sub a snap. . Radio Tuner is great. My first HD radio and all I can say is WOW. I hope HD broadcasting becomes the industry standard. You can hear the difference on those stations that broadcast in HD. The Bluetooth works flawlessly, connects easily, and streams EVERYTHING from your phone. Most stock units I've come across with BT always seems to have problems connecting and recognizing devices. The illumination options are insane. This wasn't a major selling point for me but its really cool. You can set the keys and display together or separately to every color of the rainbow and every shade in between. For the price this thing is boss. Saw it for a lower price online from a big box store but that didn't include the mounting bracket, wire harness, wiring instructions, free two day shipping, and excellent customer service that only comes from Crutchfield. Pull the trigger, you won't be disappointed.

    Pros: - 52w - 3 sets of RCA pre-amp outputs - Strong Tuner - HD Radio - Flawless Bluetooth - Insane Display options and looks nice - Aux in the front - Long microphone (for BT hands free) and USB cords included - Easy Install thanks to Crutchfield - Fast and free shipping - Best Price/Value (when you factor in harness, mounting plate, and shipping)

    Cons: -USB connectivity in the back. This was ALMOST a deal breaker. I'm driving an old school Cherokee XJ so there were no established USB ports already set under the console to hook into. I needed my head unit to let my charge the phone on the road. I ended up using a dremel to make a couple holes in my console trim to mount the usb and BT microphone. A couple 3/8" grommets for the microphone and a couple O rings from home depot and some glue and it all looks flush and stock.

    Tricky setup, then easy to use

    Written By Jake, Roy, UT on Sunday, August 18, 2013

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    The initial setup of this unit wasn't very intuitive. I had to refer to the manual several times. Once I got past that, it has been easy to operate since then. Sound quality is good, and HD radio is a nice feature. Connections are all straight forward. The lack of preset buttons may be a turn off for some, and although the display is clear, it is small. This is worth buying just for the Bluetooth calls and streaming. Everything comes through loud and clear.

    Pros: Bluetooth, HD radio, 3 sets of high power pre amp outputs, customizable display

    Cons: Setup is not traditional

    EXCELLENT PRODUCT AND SERVICE

    Written By Gray C, Claxton, GA on Sunday, August 18, 2013

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    This unit sounds great in my 2007 Ford F-150! Props to Crutchfield for supplying me with a great product and the info to put it in. I haven't done an installation in about 15 years. I installed this unit in under 30 minutes. It looks and sounds great! And what an awesome price! Thanks!!

    Pros: Easy to install with the supplied kit. Great unit with all of the features that I need. Sounds and looks great!

    Cons: None

    Overall Good Product

    Written By TonyR, Grand Rapids, MI on Saturday, August 17, 2013

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    Overall a good product Sounds great with factory speakers in a 2001 Volvo V70. Pandora app is a bit finicky. Iphone has to be plugged into USB cable for it to work. Gets a read error every now and then and

    Pros: No tiny buttons like most models Bluetooth works awesome Microphone works great Easy install Easy to use

    Cons: Pandora app is a bit finicky. HD Radio stations cut out if signal is weak

    installed in acura rsx type s

    Written By Don O, San Diego CA on Friday, August 16, 2013

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    I installed my p8400BH along with the PAC soem-4 a week ago. I was replacing the stock Bose head unit that had started to malfunction after nine and a half years of heavy use.

    Tricks in installing: The only difficulty I had in installing the unit was with the PAC soem-4. After installing, everything sounded great until I started up the motor. I had RF interference on three of the channels. I troubleshot that down to having run the power feed among the speaker wires. I went ahead and separated it out and zip tied it away from the speaker wires. At that point, I had three clean channels and one channel that still had RF interference. I ended up using more zip ties and building a wire harness of sorts, that held the power wire about three inches away from the speaker wires. That seemed to do the trick.

    Pros: Rear USB: so I now have the equivalent of about 400 CD's on a single thumb drive in my glove box. HD radio: so most of the time, as long as reception is good, I see artist and song name in the display color coordinated: I matched the RSX type-S display lighting multiple backgrounds: The unit comes with a multitude of backgrounds. I played with the giant clock, but went with a animated background so I could display song and artist data all the time.

    Cons: According to the manual and the description, you can play either random songs or random folders. The folder option does not seem to exist in the menu system, at least as described in the manual. If you want to play complete folders, randomly, it can't be done.

    great head unit

    Written By jose, Lake Geneva, FL on Monday, August 12, 2013

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    Very happy with this unit. Sound great and and is easy to use. Great expandability options.

    Pros: HD radio, Bluetooth, nice and easy controls.

    Lots of Features for Price

    Written By Aaron, Denver, CO on Tuesday, August 06, 2013

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    Nice unit. Have not had time to set everything up yet. Display is crowded and hard to read in bright light. Good value for the money

    Pros: Lots for features for price

    Cons: lousy AM reception. Display hard to read

    jaci

    Written By jacinto, 5755 nina way sacramento ca 95824 on Friday, August 02, 2013

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    Is the best stereo I bay

    Pros: Is nice and easy to us

    Cons: Is fine

    Very nice unit

    Written By PatF, Midwest on Sunday, July 28, 2013

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    Has everything I wanted: Bluetooth, IPhone connection, Accessory connection, Removable front face.

    Pros: Works like advertised. Sounds great!

    Cons: A little hard for us old timers that were used to listening to under-dash Supertuners. I'm slowly picking it up though.

    Pioneer DEH-P8400BH

    Written By Anonymous, ATHENS, AL on Friday, July 26, 2013

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    Takes a little getting used to but after you figure it out it is a great unit.

    Sound rewarding

    Written By Rag, San Bernrdino,Ca on Monday, July 22, 2013

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    Excellent stereo head unit, easy to install fit 2007 versa good.Without reading instruction figure out how to use audio settings,Bluetooth and set the time. I would highly recommend this unit.

    Pros: Easy to settings.

    Cons: Have not found any yet.

    Nice radio for the price

    Written By SR, So cal on Monday, July 22, 2013

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    I'm happy with it just alot of things on it

    Pros: HDTV radio and bluetooth

    Cons: Too many functions

    Great buy

    Written By Bigdog, Visalia, california on Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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    The high signal output to amps makes amps work so much better. Lots of features.

    Cons: Controls feel cheap feel like have to be gentle with it.

    Very Happy with the Radio and Crutchfield

    Written By JR, New Cumberland, PA on Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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    I had seen this unit at another retailer and they wanted more money and the installation was crazy money. And they told me I would have to replace my cars speakers. The Crutchfield rep checked and told me no---I should be fine. I used the installsheild installer and had the radio in my car in less than a week over 4th of July! Radio is awesome, the sound quality on the phone is fantastic. AND I saved almost $400.

    Pros: Price, ease of installation with their installers, quality of call sound, and the radio sounds great! Bluetooth for the phone is great, AND the fast charger is sweet.

    Cons: None. The experience was better than I expected. And I will be getting another one for our other car soon.

    Typical Pioneer

    Written By Texasmxstar, Blossom, Texas on Monday, July 15, 2013

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    This is typical Pioneer product. Good quality, great price and easy installation

    Pros: Good sound quality with lots of extra goodies

    Cons: None

    Best value to update a 1997 E320

    Written By 97 E320, Irvine, CA on Monday, July 15, 2013

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    The best value unit if you want HD Radio and Bluetooth. By getting the updated in-car technology, I'm hoping this helps me put off buying a new car for another year. The keys they provided easily removed the factory unit. A call to Crutchfield support helped me figure out I needed to connect the pink wire on the harness to activate my antenna amplifier so that I could get AM stations. The unit fits well in the dash of my 97 E320. No front trim kit is needed. I was concerned that the antenna adapter did not fit snugly into the unit's antenna connection, but the reception quality seems to be fine. I recommend this unit. The HD Radio sound quality is good.

    Pros: HD Radio and Bluetooth. Reception better than my factory deck. Customized button and display colors actually useful. Install was fairly straightforward in my E320.

    Cons: The screen could be bigger. Glare during the day remedied by setting the display to black and white. I've had to experiment a bit to get the Bluetooth call volume higher. Does not work with factory CD changer (but no aftermarket units do).

    DEH-P8400BH Great Sound

    Written By Kevin B, Auburndale, FL on Tuesday, July 09, 2013

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    I know it is a little older system but what a great price point. I saw this system at a local retailer and it was $30.00 higher plus you would never get support like you do from Crutchfield. I rated the system a 4 only because of the Mixtrax gimmick. Totally just a toy and nothing more. The sound is fantastic and I love the HD. Super easy to install and the color variations are awsome

    Pros: Great Sound, Modern Styling and Tremendous Value

    Cons: MixTrax is a gimmick at least for me

    Great head unit for the money, does everything I want it to do

    Written By G8rs Fan, Charlotte, NC on Friday, July 05, 2013

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    I have had so many head units in the past 10 years that I didn't have too high of expectations for this one, only because it was so much more simple than my previous ones, but I have to say that this does just about everything that I need it to do, and at a great price.

    Pros: -Pandora integration (see one con for this below) -Great sound quality -Lots of audio adjustments -Easy to use (directions leave a bit to be desired) -Built in bluetooth was a plus (including BT audio) -Lots of input options, front panel, back panel (with adapter) -Detachable face (see comment in cons too)

    Cons -Pandora offers a lot of display options, but can't get artist and track title together, unless you also have station name -"Forks" for removing head unit are very flimsy (what happened to the nice ones back in the day Pioneer?) -Detachable face requires pressing release button twice to release -Track up/down rocker seems flimsy

    Overall I am VERY pleased with this head unit. I am used to ones that have a lot more features, but since I bought a ragtop jeep I needed something a lot less showy, and this filled the bill, especially with the face detached. Another great product from Pioneer.

    Pros: -Pandora integration (see one con for this below) -Great sound quality -Lots of audio adjustments -Easy to use (directions leave a bit to be desired) -Built in bluetooth was a plus (including BT audio) -Lots of input options, front panel, back panel (with adapter) -Detachable face (see comment in cons too)

    Cons: -Pandora offers a lot of display options, but can't get artist and track title together, unless you also have station name -"Forks" for removing head unit are very flimsy (what happened to the nice ones back in the day Pioneer?) -Detachable face requires pressing release button twice to release -Track up/down rocker seems flimsy

    Returned the unit.

    Written By RAM1950, Nashville, TN on Friday, July 05, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    The install was fairly straight forward. At first I was unhappy with the reception but I have since learned that you need to attach the blue wire on the antena adapter with the blue and white wire on the wiring adapter. (This is not something you discover in any of the instructions. I discovered it by reading another review.)

    I was aggravated to have to find a Windows 7 laptop to upgrade the firmware in order to use an iPhone 5 but even more aggravated to discover that the laptop also have to have bluetooth. (Which the one I found did not have.) By this time I was seriously thinking about sending it back. Oh, Pioneer will do the upgrade for you for extra $. Fortunately, I started the next paragraph before I went that far.

    My real problem came with the operation of the unit. The people who mentioned how complicated and unintuitive this unit is to use were being kind. The owner's manual is almost helpful once you get out a magnifying glass to read the micro print. Alas, almost is not near enough with this unit. The frustration of dealing with trying to learn how to operate this was enough to get me to thinking about a return, but once I discovered that selecting a preset station required a minimum of three buttons that was it. Life's too short. I spent an extra $30 on a double DIN unit with HD and Bluetooth and couldn't be happier.

    Pros: Cheapest Bluetooth/HD unit.

    Cons: Old firmware needs to be upgraded and this cannot be done by a Mac or Windows unit without Bluetooth. The manual is poorly written in tiny print. Controls are unintuitive and even the most common functions require multiple entries.

    Great Sound, Minor Inconveniences

    Written By CallmeMike, Elkhart, IN on Saturday, June 29, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Overall, this is a good head unit for the money. Considerably better sound than the factory system in my 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. My choice was made on price, Bluetooth capability, hands-free cell capability, and Pandora app integration. Using an iPhone 4s, things work as described, for the most part. Installation was easy once I got the right harness. I originally ordered the unit with the wrong harness because I didn't realize my vehicle had the Boston Acoustics sound system in it. Crutchfield handled the exchange quickly and accurately. Upon installing the unit with the correct harness, I discovered, with the help of Crutchfield Tech Support, that the CAN interface with the new harness was defective. Exchange was again handled very efficiently, and ultimately the unit was installed quite easily and worked great. My biggest complaint is that for some reason, even with a great cell signal and no other apps interfering, Pandora will just intermittently pause for no apparent reason, and occasionally the head unit will not display the track information from the app. There is apparently a sequence to hooking up and turning everything on that must be followed to get everything to play together nicely. But for the price, the sound is great with my factory speakers, and the hands-free feature for cell calls is outstanding and has worked perfectly for me for the month I've been using it. It works perfectly with Siri on my iPhone, and the call quality is good both ways.

    Pros: Great price, great sound, all the features I was looking for and everything works as described, very easy installation, very customizable display (colors, backgrounds, etc.), rear USB port that is powered and will charge my devices, microphone cable and USB cable supplied are plenty long and decent quality, picks up my cell phone via Bluetooth instantly when the unit powers on.

    Cons: Clock display is VERY small, almost unreadable from the driver's position, no sleeve for removable face

    Great value for a full feature head unit

    Written By TCQ, Waxhaw, NC on Sunday, June 23, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This is an extremely full featured head unit for the price. I had an issue with "USB error" with the first unit, but Crutchfield customer service was great and replaced it quickly with a new unit that works great.

    Pros: - Great value (HD radio, bluetooth, iPod connectivity) - Great sound - Customizable colors

    Cons: - Only 1 bluetooth device can be programmed in memory - Radio station numbers for programmed channels not displayed - Busy background, but can be changed

    Works and looks better than advertised!

    Written By Erik G, Pensacola