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Pioneer AVH-X3500BHS

DVD receiver

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Pioneer designed the AVH-X3500BHS DVD receiver to entertain you and improve your driving experience. Check out this impressive set of features:

Packed with features

Pioneer designed the AVH-X3500BHS DVD receiver to entertain you and improve your driving experience. Check out this impressive set of features:

  •  Built-in Bluetooth®: Enjoy hands-free calling with your compatible phone, plus the ability to wirelessly stream and control music from your phone or other Bluetooth devices.
  •  Built-in HD Radio™ tuner: You'll notice the impressive sonic advantages right away — FM broadcasts that are near-CD quality, with AM that's as good as what you're used to on FM. You can tune into multiple channels on the same frequency, for more entertainment choices. Plus, the iTunes® tagging feature lets you save song info, so you can purchase the tracks you like later.
  • Advanced App Mode: With the addition of Pioneer's CD-IU201S cable, you can launch and control compatible iPhone apps from the face of your receiver, putting a variety of music, navigation, social media, and other apps at your command (also requires CD-IV202AV cable kit and other adapters with iPhone 5). You can learn more and see the latest compatible apps here.
  • Optional satellite radio: Add a SiriusXM tuner and subscription for nationwide access to programming you can't get anywhere else — coast-to-coast reception is a huge plus if you travel constantly. And you'll never have to worry about data charges or coverage.
  •  Advanced touchscreen controls: Touch Slide technology offers greater control of receiver functions. Want a new EQ curve? Just draw it on the screen with your finger and you've got it. And you can browse video files through thumbnail images — just touch them to check out a sneak preview.

Roll with your music

The AVH-X3500BHS is built to play your music, no matter what medium you prefer.  You can connect your iPod or iPhone to the rear USB input and use the receiver's controls to access your playlists, while tools like Alphabet Search and Link Search help you find the song you want, fast. You can also play music files from many Android™ phones when your Android is plugged into the front-panel USB port — see the "Details" tab for more info on device compatibility.

If you're a fan of streaming Internet radio, connect your iPhone to the receiver with an optional cable and take charge of your Pandora® account from the touchscreen, complete with thumbs-up and thumbs-down controls. And don't forget, you can also enjoy all your CDs, DVDs, discs full of MP3 or WMA music, or USB storage devices loaded with files.

Customizable display and excellent video performance

You can also change the receiver's appearance to match your dash by choosing from five display colors and 112 key panel illumination options. And when you're ready to get the party started, the MIXTRAX feature creates a DJ-like experience with content from your iPod®, iPhone®, or Android™, adding special effects between songs and variable-color lighting that pulses with the beat of your music.

The receiver's 6.1" LCD screen plays DVDs and other video content in bright, clear detail when you're parked. You can keep your passengers entertained by sending video from the receiver to a rear-seat screen — a huge bonus during long road trips.  You'll be able to view video content from your iPod or IPhone (video playback requires CD-IV202AV cable kit and other adapters with iPhone 5, plus a firmware update — coming soon — from Pioneer) with the addition of an optional cable. And you can play it safe when you throw it into reverse by plugging in a rear-view camera.

A firmware update is available from Pioneer that will provide enhanced iPhone 5 compatibility to enable AppRadio Mode. However, due to an unforeseen communication error with the Pandora Internet radio app, audio playback and display of metadata from Pandora are disrupted. If you use Pandora and don't intend to use AppRadio Mode (also known as Advanced App Mode) at this time, please do not install this update. Pioneer is working on an update to allow for both Pandora and AppRadio Mode, to be released at a future date.

AppRadioLIVE makes it easy

Pioneer's innovative AppRadioLIVE streamlines your app info and functions into one easy-to-use interface. You'll enjoy quick access to your music, media, calendar, and other sources you subscribe to, just by downloading the AppRadioLIVE app and syncing your services. AppRadioLIVE works with your apps to provide visual map guidance and access to points of interest, as well as the ability to search for concerts, shows, and other local events of interest. And you can show several sources of information simultaneously, quickly shifting from one to another with a touch of your finger.

Tune the sound to your taste

This Pioneer sports an 8-band equalizer for making your music sound perfect in your car, and you'll find an auto-equalization feature to tune your system (microphone required). Pioneer's Advanced Sound Retriever perks up the flat sound of compressed music by restoring high-frequency information.  If you're looking to build a killer system, three pairs of preamp outputs make it easier to connect external amplifiers

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio 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.

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.

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.

easy install (also bought the wiring harness), great product, added a cheapo backup camera - works perfect


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What's in the Box:

  • DVD receiver with integrated 6.1" LCD touchscreen monitor (10A fuse inserted in chassis)
  • Wiring harness
  • Remote control (CXE5116)
  • CR2025 3V lithium battery (installed in remote)
  • 59" USB extension cable (w/ a male USB type-A connector on one end and a female USB type-A connector on other end)
  • Microphone (w/ attached 13' cable termianted by a right-angle 2.5mm connector)
  • Visor-bracket
  • Two-sided tape
  • 6 Pan-head ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
  • 6 Flat-head ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
  • Owner's Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
  • Warranty sheet (USA/Canada)

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with internal amp (14 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • 6.1" touchscreen
    • Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • MIXTRAX for a DJ-inspired audio/visual experience
    • Pandora Internet radio control
    • Advanced App Mode: launch and control compatible apps from your iPhone
    • music file playback through USB with select Android devices (see "Details" for more info)
    • five customizable display colors and 112 key panel illumination choices
    • fits double-DIN dash openings
    • remote control
    Audio/video features:
    • plays audio/video content from CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices (see Details tab for full capabilities)
    • 8-band graphic equalizer with 7 preset EQ curves
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • Advanced Sound Retriever
    • Auto-EQ equalizes for your car interior automatically (optional mic required)
    • built-in audio iPod control — Pioneer's optional adapter required for viewing video content, Pandora control, and Advanced App Mode
    • playback and control of Android media files
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: rear A/V input, rear video output, rear A/V and USB inputs, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: video output, 6-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
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    Pioneer AVH-X3500BHS

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (193 Reviews)

    Perfect fit

    Michael from Cincinnati on 5/10/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The Pioneer AVH-X3500BHS was a very easy install with the concise directions provided by Crutchfield. The sound quality using my factory speakers is outstanding and can be very easily tailored to genre. After a short learning period the Bluetooth syncs perfectly with my phone making calls easy to hear and the large double din display makes the phone book easy to read without taking off my glasses, important stuff for an old guy. Pandora works seamlessly as does the Sirius XM V200 interface. The resolution when playing a DVD is very good.

    Pros: Size of display, ease of use.

    Cons: There is no down side that I have found but I need to figure out how to stop the display from dimming when my headlights are on during the day.

    excellent - zero complaints

    JIM from KNOXVILLE TN on 5/5/2014

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

    easy install (also bought the wiring harness), great product, added a cheapo backup camera - works perfect



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    Roger D from Eugene, Or on 4/24/2014

    2005 Chrysler 300
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I've been completely happy with this unit. Only issue I have found is the USB only works with FAT32/16 file systems which means no more than 4gb of music.

    Pros: Price Features Adaptability Expansion

    Cons: USB only supports FAT32/16 file formats.

    Pioneer 3500

    Drinknmolson from 80033 on 4/1/2014

    2010 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed into a 2010 Toyota Tacoma This install went very smooth, the installation kit i received is exactly what i was looking for and the instructions were simple! The stereo itself has everything I could ask for and then some, bluetooth works excellent! Built in HD radio!! DVD, back up camera multiple aux options!!! The sound is great even with factory speakers!

    Pros: See above, its an amazing hu and great price!!

    Cons: None

    Love this

    Manda from San Antonio, Tx on 4/1/2014

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

    The radio is easy to use, easy to set up and install. Hooked the back up camera to it and it looks great. Definitely recommend for anyone looking into getting a dvd/bluetooth radio.

    Pros: So easy to use, easy to install.

    Cons: None.


    BrianL77 from Benson, NC on 3/30/2014

    2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love this product, I installed it in a 2012 Jeep Wrangler with the infinity sound system and it was amazing the difference in sound in my Jeep! I do have issues with the local radio stations, I am not sure if it is the radio or something hooked up wrong, but I rarely listen to local stations so not that big of a deal to me. Also my Jeep did not have bluetooth hands free calling before. Now I do have it, but there is alot of static in my speakers. Again, not sure if it is the stereo or the way I hooked it up.

    Pros: Greatly improved sound in my Jeep

    Cons: issues with local radio stations. But it may be my fault, I haven't troubleshot it yet.

    Pioneer still has it!

    JasonH from Nashville TN on 3/28/2014

    This was a project and a half. I installed this in a 2007 Durango which involved cutting the factory radio bezel and fiberglass work. I could have bought a diff. bezel and used a trim ring around the radio but then again I wanted it to look factory. Getting back to the radio, I have always loved Pioneer head units. I have owned diff. brands but nothing has came close to the sound quality of a Pioneer. In my install I opted for the factory amp bypass wiring kit. This was the right choice because it woke my factory Alpine speakers up, night and day difference. I can not say enough about this head unit. I can promise you that you will not be disappointed with a Pioneer product nor the service at Crutchfield. I had a slight problem with a item I had order and Crutchfield helped me out greatly and took care of the problems with no questions. Awesome first time experience with Crutchfield.

    Pros: Sound quality is amazing!, and Bluetooth is flawless...

    Cons: screen may not be as bright and clean as others and still have not been able to hook my galaxy 3 up via mirrorlink.

    very nice

    cornesha from Springfield, mo on 3/26/2014

    2013 Subaru Impreza
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am still learning all the neat things this stereo can do. I really like the DJ function, especially how the lights look like a disco ball at a night club. Was hard to find a stereo all the additions I wanted (esp bluetooth) and the dvd player was a bonus. Very good deal. Would definitely recommend.


    Cons: May be something I am doing wrong but when I hit the "data bass" button, it won't let me skip to next folder from steering wheel. So I just stopped refreshing it.

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    Anonymous from Newburgh,NY on 3/23/2014

    2012 Chevrolet Cruze
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This stereo is really nice but I only have had it for 1 week to give it a really good reveiw.

    Pros: It looks great, it has good sound even with the factory speaker. Nice color themes.

    Cons: Doesn't support satellite radio, you have to buy V200 connect vehicle tuner.


    Larry A from Lafayette, Indiana on 3/23/2014

    2004 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very nice radio. Makes my 2004 F150 look new.

    Pros: Easy to install, looks like a factory installation.

    Cons: Manual is very poor. Small light gray text and not very explanatory.

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    xpgdeadone from Portland OR. on 3/22/2014

    Sadly this would be a great stereo if well any of the android apps worked besides pandora. Out of all the apps it's the only one that works most of the time

    Pros: great sound quality

    Cons: poor apps from pioneer, di receive the correct mounting hardware, wont play all music from ipod. Just unsatisfied all around


    Clarence from Ashland, Va on 3/21/2014

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

    Love the radio! Sounds great and is fairly easy to use. Super cool!

    Pros: Screen not overly bright at night. Great sound. Touch screen works well.

    Cons: Instructions indicate that I can turn the reverse camera on while driving in order to check on a trailer, however I have been unsuccessful.

    Nice unit

    Rick C from Cheyenne Wy on 3/20/2014

    2004 Cadillac CTS
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Fit cadillac we'll and when combined with steering wheel unit was easy to opereate

    Pros: Clear and easy install, sound great


    bad ass poineer

    sittinl0w10 from illinois on 3/20/2014

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

    This Double Din Is Amazing It Has Everything That I Was Looking For N more




    Anonymous from Maryland on 3/20/2014

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

    Great product! Love the iPhone integration.

    Pros: cost

    Cons: none

    good value

    Don from Ypsilanti, Mi on 3/19/2014

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

    I like the player but it takes a bit of getting used to. The screen is not bright enough in the sun. Very hard to read. The remote is not very sensitive. You have to point it right at the head unit. Over all good player.




    zimmerlieg from Converse, TX. on 3/17/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I love the Pandora feature that lets me control Pandora through my receiver and the equalizer lets me get the exact sound I have been looking for.

    Pros: The graphics are great with vivid colors and selection. I love the appearance of the album cover during the song on the radio.

    Cons: The fact that the HD reception switches between digital and analog sometimes get annoying. It doesn't happen too often.

    Oh Yeah!

    WD from Annapolis, MD on 3/17/2014

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

    Amazing sound, hot displays, excellent tech support what more could you want?



    AVH-X3500BHS, Post Installation

    Dave in Suwanee from Georgia on 3/16/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Purchased and installed from Crutchfield for my Tundra as replacement for factory that had Bluetooth and Iphone/IPod compatibility and improved quality over my factory Equipment. Unit is easy to use and sound is very good even with Factory Speakers, which I will replace in a couple months. Crutchfield supplied all needed supplies for quick installation.

    Pros: Very good sound quality, DVD Display is good, Charger cable & remote. Can connect Iphone & Ipod through Bluetooth or Cable and has input for backup camera. Mood colors can be adjusted to fit color of interior lighting.

    Cons: USB Jack is on back of unit so you will need to run supplied cable from back of unit to glove box or some other location for charging or connecting physically. Need to purchase separate cables for Iphone & Ipod Videos and Pandora options(No big deal for me).

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    Anonymous from Johnson City, TN on 3/15/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent sound quality and an easy install with the provided Crutchfield wiring harness. Overall great value



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    Anonymous from Highland Springs VA on 3/14/2014

    2003 Volkswagen Passat
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This DD is great fit right in with my 03 Passat and has a nice sound to match.




    Moon from Southeast Georgia on 3/14/2014

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

    I bought this to replace my stock radio/CD in my 2006 Toyota Tacoma and I made the perfect choice! No need for speakers mine sound great! Very easy to use, set up and install. You won't be sorry with this one!!

    Pros: Easy set up Great sound Cool display

    Cons: None

    perfect match for my sub

    Anonymous from Louisa Virginia on 3/13/2014

    I love it!!! Easy to use and sounds great.



    Nice Radio

    JimW from Illinios on 3/12/2014

    2012 Mitsubishi Lancer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have only had the radio for a few weeks but so far it is awesome. I love the Bluetooth connectivity and it looks sweet. Install in my Lancer DE was a pain but worth it.

    Pros: Sound quality, Mixtrax, Pandora, and ipod hook up

    Cons: Android App Radio, cds and mp3s load kind of slow

    Great unit

    JuiceL from Auburndale, FL on 3/12/2014

    2011 Ford F-150 XLT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great unit. Has all the features I need and it is compatible with my Droid Maxx which enables me to connect to pandora and also use the hands free feature. Great sound and a perfect upgrade for my f150. Good looking unit as well.

    Pros: ease of use, great sound, android compatible

    Cons: nothing yet

    Best radio ever

    Nicjayyy from Gloucester, MA on 3/12/2014

    2001 Volkswagen Passat
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am very happy with my choice of sound system. Having bluetooth in the car for hands free talking as well as audio streaming is amazing! I go for rides just to listen to music. Best investment to make my 2001 volkswagen passat wagon seem much more modern.

    Pros: Bluetooth, customize ability, sound, dvd playback

    Cons: None!

    Great Head Unit For the Price

    ScottG from Birmingham, Alabama on 3/12/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I enjoyed installing this unit in my 2010 Honda Accord. It was a total upgrade from the factory radio. Be aware that your dash display will be disabled because everything will be going through this unit. This system was combined with Infinity speakers and the sound was awesome. The Highs, Mids. and Lows were exactly comparable to my Bose system I had in another vehicle. Would not change a thing. See Pros and Cons for specifics on this review.

    Pros: Great Sound, Easy to pair Bluetooth from iphone, HD Channels are crisp and clear. Easy to understand instruction with the exception of the steering wheel control input jack.

    Cons: The head unit doesn't play nice with 2 phones attached. It gets confused and you have to turn system off to get it to pair up again. HD Radio display is confusing as it does not show the split HD channels.(103.7-1, 103.7-2, etc) If you have an Iphone 5, prepare to have to shell out about 100.00 for the interface cable so you can use the apps part of this head unit. It doesn't tell you this online, but in the box, its makes it clear that you can not upgrade the firmware for app radio without this cable


    tommy from HOXIE arkansas on 3/11/2014

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

    Great stereo with great sound quality.

    Pros: Loud and clear

    Cons: None

    Super great!!!

    RachK from Augusta, GA on 3/11/2014

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

    For my very first install, I say it went GREAT!!! The instructions were easy to follow and it was a breeze to put in. I did have to trim away some of the opening but I was aware of that when I purchased the unit. Great display, easy to use and super cool!!

    Pros: Easy to install, easy to use

    Cons: None!!!


    Morgan from Roseville PA on 3/11/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent unit. Bluetooth Mic works great. I would have liked to see bigger letters on the Sirius XM display but I love it anyway. 30 minute playback is awesome.

    Pros: Too many positive to count.

    Cons: I still don't know if the upgraded software via sub will allow for Android compatabilities.

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    Anonymous from White Bear Lake, MN on 3/9/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very Nice!!


    Cons: I-Phone 5 adapter is way expensive!!!! "Aint nobody got time for that!"

    Awesome Product

    Mike from LA, CA on 3/9/2014

    2006 Nissan 350Z
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This was my first install and it came out rather nicely. The unit itself is amazing to look at. The controls and menus look very intimidating at first, this is my first touchscreen unit, but after a few minutes of playing around you get very familiar with the menus, big plus. Made my speakers come to life, but I eventually replaced my fronts with polk audio db651, now they sound even better. Overall, highly satisfied with the shipping speed, package, product and installations guides. Bluetooth audio works great and HD radio is a very neat feature. Thanks crutchfield.

    Pros: Great sound, ease of installation, good display, HD Radio and bluetooth works well.

    Cons: With ipod connected the menu is a tad bit slow; wish it was a little bit faster but not a big problem.


    Ryan from Vancouver, WA on 3/7/2014

    2000 Nissan Frontier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Attention: People who want to know "What does Android compatible mean with this thing." *Once you do this, you will love this head unit.* Well basically it means not compatible at all except through Pandora... However you can get it to effectively communicate with your Android phone with the right apps and tricks... Any app will successfully stream Bluetooth audio to this thing as a simple audio feed however very few will be able to be controlled with the head unit... -Pandora This requires you to go into Pandora settings and apply vehicle communication mode or whatever it is on your phone. This will cause your phone to become nothing more of a streaming device for Pandora to the head unit full control of Pandora including like/dislike, skip track, play, pause, etc... Now that works how it should. -MP3 music file streaming You need to download Poweramp for android, this app will stream everything song names, artist, album info track time, full controls of everything to the head unit... Seems simple right? Well if you don't use this app in particular you will have no control over anything except the volume have no info about anything not even track time... Cost a couple bucks but well worth it. -USB through Android Phone Useless only works if phone is in mass storage mode and it pretends its a thumb drive.

    Pros: Trusted name brand at an affordable cost. Visually appealing. Fast and responsive. High level of audio control/filtering. User friendly display.

    Cons: Android compatibility is minimum. NONE of the pioneer apps effectively communicate with this thing through android except Pandora and that is not even a pioneer written app its just built into Pandora as "accessory control".

    excellent all around!!

    rmckinney from vidor, tx on 3/7/2014

    2008 Mazda Mazdaspeed3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    We love our new stereo! The sound quality and features are amazing!!! And customer service was very helpful when i needed them. :) very satisfied customer.

    Pros: Everything!

    Cons: None

    Perfect Unit

    Pioneer AVH-X3500BHS from Flushing, NY on 3/6/2014

    2012 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great Unit. Very Impressed. Enjoing Every day all the fitures it has. I would strongly recomment to others.



    Awesome head unit

    jdawg505 from titusville fl on 3/5/2014

    2008 Kia Spectra5
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome head unit way better than stock

    Pros: Sounds grear Love the equalizerz! Customization is nice

    Cons: Ipod takes a while to load menu for song selection and the way the stereo sorts the artists is weird.. Also a little difficult to navagate ipod. Doesn't reconize and other mp3 player or android device via usb but android bluetooth is great especially for pandora!

    Pretty Slick Unit

    MBZC23K from So Cal on 3/5/2014

    2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Just recently upgraded my factory (Non-Bose, Non-Nav) system in my 2003 MBZ C230 Kompressor to this Pioneer head unit. Very easy to install, fits perfectly and almost looks like it was placed there from the factory. Very cool features including the display and buttons being able to customize them and match them to the dash and center console factory lighting. Favorite feature is the iPod/iPhone interface. Love being able to plug in and listen to the music on my phone. The DVD feature is another good one. Plugged up two rear headrest monitors and its awesome. I thought there might be a distraction while driving, but the screen is barely noticeable if you're really driving and don't care what's on the screen. My only complaint is the remote is cheap and practically useless, but who cares. I got the steering wheel controller and it functions just like the factory deck, though somewhat limited.

    Pros: Packed with features, great display and easy to install. Awesome sound quality even running factory speakers and factory sub, App Radio Feature (Haven't tried yet - NO CABLE).

    Cons: cheap and useless remote, INCLUDE THE APP CABLE WITH THE UNIT! We already pay enough for these things, why is the cable another $80-$125.00 more?

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    Bill H from Lexington, KY on 3/4/2014

    2011 Chevrolet Cruze
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This head unit has multiple features rolled into 1 display.

    Pros: I like the fact that you can switch between functions with ease. The touch screen is sensitive enough where it reads your input the first time. there isn't much delay between screens. The blue tooth feature is great. it picks up my phone automatically after the first time i paired the two together. The equalizer adjustments are great. I havent tried a dvd yet. i am waiting on my 12 inch screen to come in.

    Cons: this is one big con i can find. if you have an iphone and buy the extra cable, it is thick. kind of hard to keep in your lap while driving. it supposed to allow you to put the iphone up and use the head unit. The apps that pioneer has for the iphone are horrible. they don't make sense. i thought when i bought the cable that i would be able to use my gps app on the unit itself but it doesn't. you have to pay for the premium apps. the way the free apps are, i don't want to waste my money.

    Best Radio Ever Owned

    LDog from Orange County, CA on 3/4/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is the 1st In-Dash Radio I have ever owned and as of today it the best overall radio I've ever owned. I love everything about it. If I had to do it all over again I would purchase this radio. I did a lot of research and found that for the price and options this was the best. I believe it is in the middle class for the models and found it had everything I needed. I would highly recommend this product to anyone who is looking to purchase a new radio. I would also recommend to have it professionally installed.

    Pros: Ease of use Look Options Price

    Cons: none

    iPhone 5 users read this!

    HurryCane from NJ on 3/4/2014

    2006 Honda CRV EX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    IPhone 5 users please read this! Before I purchased this unit I read, re-read, and read more reviews on this head unit worrying about if this would work well with my iPhone 5. I heard everything from you need to buy the special pioneer cable, you need to convert the lighting cable to analog and then back again, you need to update the firmware, etc, etc. Here is what I've tested for far with my iPhone 5: -Bluetooth calling -- No issues with iPhone 5 and included mic. Siri works when 'voice dial' feature is selected on HU -Bluetooth music -- No issues with iPhone 5. Song name, Artist, Album information is displayed but no cover art -Charging via USB port on back of radio using lighting cable -- No issues -iPod mode (with lighting cable) -- music with album cover is displayed, all Playlists, artists, etc are available for selection via HU -Navigation apps via lighting cable (Waze, Apple, Google maps) -- Maps not displayed on HU. When voice directions come on, the HU lowers music volume. -'App mode' via lighting cable -- really doesn't work well. I installed the app mode on my phone enabled the feature on the HU then promptly deleted the app. Not worth the time and effort to get it working - iPod mode with the lighting cable met all my needs.

    Pros: Easy to install with harness Good sound out of factory speakers Excellent bluetooth calling (no complaints from callers, but they were aware I was driving on a highway. I installed this on a CRV which is a rather 'loud' car)

    Cons: App mode - it is more like an alpha/beta feature. Not worth the extra money in cables. If you really want GPS on your HU I would buy another HU.


    Liz860 from Connecticut on 3/3/2014

    I received this HU as a birthday present to replace a single-din Pioneer I currently had in my 2005 Chevy Cobalt. It was a tight fit and took a lot of finagling to get it into my dash, but it's in and is looking and sounding great. I love the fact that it has Bluetooth and is compatible with my Android powered smartphone (Moto X running 4.4 Kitkat). I can control both Pandora and Slacker Radio from the headunit and don't have to worry about touching my phone while I'm driving. If you're also into tweaking sound settings, this is the headunit for you.

    Pros: Looks Great, Sounds Great, Ease of Use, Android Compatible, Bluetooth

    Cons: Modified fit required more modifying than expected

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    GLARRIER from MIAMI, FL on 3/2/2014

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    Pros: ALL, THE BEST.

    Cons: NONE

    Screen Can Be Hard To Read

    Bob C from Palm Harbor, FL on 3/2/2014

    2000 Toyota Camry Solara
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Everything on this unit has worked as expected. I particularly like the blue tooth connection (to Samsung Galaxy S3). I keep a 32Gb thumb drive full of music plugged in for times when I do not have a book on disc in the DVD player or on my phone (through Bluetooth audio). Radio seems to work well but I hardly use it. Have not really figured out the whole HD radio thing.

    Pros: Bluetooth for phone calls and listening to audio books.

    Cons: Unit can be REALLY hard to read at times. I have a convertible which does not help, but even at night some of the fonts Pioneer uses are RIDICULOUS. Most annoying is when I have an audio disc and there is no information to display except track out of total tracks and it will show up in a mouse type that would make Publishers Clearing House blush. Why on earth do they not look at how much info they have to display and adjust font size accordingly? In sunlight, no way to make screen bright enough.

    Wife Loves New Sounds

    L.T from IL. on 3/2/2014

    2007 Buick Rendezvous
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed this beauty in my wife's 07 Buick Rendezvous two months ago, and she loves this stereo. She enjoys her Pandora on the way to work or talk to her Granny on the hands free while heading home. I drove it a few time and didn't not want to get out, so I just ordered me a new Pioneer for my truck today.

    Pros: sound price quality

    Cons: Wife haven't mention one yet in two months.

    Not so good

    DH from Louisville, KY on 3/1/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Can't control my android phone through the usb. When I have it hooked up via the blue tooth it takes 2 or 3 times to hit the forward button for it to skid to the next song. The hd radio will go from hd to analog and back to make the songs sound as if you cd is skipping.



    Huge Difference from Stock

    DanR from Chandler, AZ on 2/28/2014

    2006 Pontiac GTO
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I tried installing it myself but the wiring got over my head quickly. I ended up taking it to a stereo store to install which added quite a bit of money to the overall bargain I felt I had received. However, the moment I played this stereo for the first time, the difference between it and the stock Blaupunkt blew me away. The stock speakers actually sound decent now. I'll upgrade in the future to a sub, amp, and new speakers but for now I'm very happy with the purchase.

    Pros: Sound quality, DVD player, visuals

    Cons: When switching between presets, the numbers are very small and close to each other so it's hard to get the right one without looking down at the screen.

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    Bill H from Owings Maryland on 2/26/2014

    2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy install. Great value. Very nice unit, love the Bluetooth feature. Very easy to figure out features, that was a surprise for a old guy dealing with new technology. Crutchfield tech line was a big help.They made it easy for me to install.

    Pros: Nice unit, easy to install. Excellent value.

    Cons: The install kit instructions very confusing.


    Matthew from NW Ohio on 2/24/2014

    2006 Ford Focus ZX4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Have all the hook-ups anyone would need. I like to fact that you can use your own picture as the menu

    Pros: Theres to many to list

    Cons: The screens doesnt turn off when the radio itself is off

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    xpgdeadone from portland, OR on 2/22/2014

    1997 Honda Accord LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall very impressive stereo with a lot of features that unfortunately most are not even able to be used while driving. I get the video not playing but you cant use apps? Come on Pioneer your taking it a little to faf

    Pros: Good sound quality and overall very nice

    Cons: Not much that you can do with out being parked. Thats not what I thought I was buying but oh well

    Great Car Stereo

    Writer232 from Yorba Linda, CA on 2/18/2014

    2004 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This stereo is very easy to use and is a great value! I am very pleased and recommend it to anyone looking for a stereo/video combo.

    Pros: Super easy to use. You will figure it out without being techie at all.

    Cons: None

    Great media player, App Mode not so impressive

    XNZ9ght from Pittsburg, KS on 2/17/2014

    2008 Kia Sportage
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The 3500BHS is a very nicely finished product. The screen size is just enough for me to use. The installation was simple (a few research and the instruction was quite clear) and crutchfield provided great support. I don't have a better speaker system in my car but I think the sound from the OEM speakers is very good after the installation of 3500. The HD Radio sounds very clear and almost like a CD quality. The UI is kind of complicated. You can find all the buttons and understand the function no problem. But sometimes you need to spend some time to find them first. The switching between functions is a little slow but good enough. The buttons on the left side is not separated so you have to look at the panel to make sure you are tap the right button. The hands free bluetooth is very useful and the auto connection works really well. I bought the cables for iPhone 5 compatibility since I want to see the videos and album covers from my phone. However, the App Mode wasn't so impressive for me. There are not many good apps useful except for Motion X and Waze. But when you are using the GPS mode you can NOT type in the address or use some other functions through the touch screen. You have to use your phone. It is also kind of annoying when you are switching between iPod mode and App mode. The system will automatically quit the app and next time you switch back you have to redo the "setup" process again. The apps work in the background in App mode, but so hard to switch between too.



    New Receiver for my truck - really like it

    msh from Texas Gulf Coast on 2/16/2014

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

    I have had this in my truck now for about a month or two. Wanted to try out as much as I could before rating it. I had a stock radio in my truck that sounded like mud. I had a Kenwood in my Camry and really liked it. So, when it came down to choosing one for my truck (Tacoma), it was a Kenwood or this Pioneer. The Pioneer had HD radio which the Kenwood did not and was on sale. So, I chose it and am enjoying listening to music again. I have not been able to find any HD stations that I listen to, so this feature became irrelevant. However, the main points I was looking for came through in flying colors. I have a smartphone that I use for internet in my home. I wanted to be able to use my phone as an interface to the internet for navigation programs and for Pandora. The Pioneer made this really easy. I can connect to Pandora either through Bluetooth or a wired connection. Connections are automatic (most of the time) and trouble free. If I am connected through a wire, then I can "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" a song, or change radio stations right on the screen of the Pioneer. Navigation apps are available for the Pioneer, and I got a free one through the Radio Apps that the Pioneer has available as a selection already. Changing sources - Bluetooth, HD Radio, iPad, Pandora, is with the push of a button on the touch screen. The display is good, although there are some issues with direct sunlight on the screen. I think I would expect this with just about any screen.

    Pros: Easy to use. Intuitive - mostly. Good sound. I like the equalizer, and the fact that I can access it with the push of a single button. Bluetooth phone is intuitive and all or most all of the options that are on my phone transfer over to the touch screen. I connected my simple MP3 player to the USB socket on the cable I got for my iPhone 4s and all my music comes up on the search screen. Another pro - Crutchfield support. Always professional and helpful.

    Cons: Mixtrax - Can't really say this is a con because I havn't used it. This requires a little setup on my part and I will probably have to read the manual to set it up properly. This also requires music on my phone which I don't have. I do have an MP3 player with a couple of gigs of music on it so I will play with this feature on it. Since I listen to Pandora all the time, I don't really have the need for the Mixtrax.

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    Rolo McFlurry from Belleville, IL on 2/14/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great sounding and looking stereo. I am pleased at the ease of installation (thanks to Crutchfield) and how much better all my music sounds.

    Pros: HD Radio, customization options, sound quality



    AnthonyK from Menifee on 2/8/2014

    2001 Lexus IS300
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The radio is amazing great sound, display, and it fit perfectly . The radio looks like it was the original radio for my lexus. The radio does everything the instructions said it would. On a scale of one to ten ten being the highest i give it a twenty.

    Pros: Crisp sound no distortion great range uncomplicated .

    Cons: Are you kidding there are no cons.

    Very pleased

    Paul from Tuscaloosa,Al on 2/8/2014

    Just installed the unit, fairly easy to install. I was very excited to get it installed, now all i have to do is learn all the features. Have always liked Pioneer units and very pleased with this so far. Have used Cruthfield previously and i am more than pleased with the staff and assistance with the installs.

    Pros: Easy to use. Like the features of the illumination. Improvement over factory system.

    Cons: Have to have all new door speakers (NOW) and in the future will install amp and subs. I know Crutchfield will get more of my money because i will not by from anyone else. Instructions for installation kit very confusing ( i cut off too many tabs) does not tell you which tabs to remove or the ones that you will need to leave in place. Take your time with this part.

    Plenty of Bang for your Buck

    TerryG from Oklahoma on 2/8/2014

    2011 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great value for the money, Easy to install and the adjust. The bluetooth link to my phone took about 30 seconds without referencing any instructions.

    Pros: Price, easy installation and set up, great sound, phone sounds great through the system.

    Cons: I have yet to find any.


    Irez from San Antonio, TX on 2/6/2014

    2006 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love this stereo, installed in my wifes mercedes, look slick, sounds incredible with the factory speakers and amp. and color changes to match factory lighting. DVD, bluetooth, iPod, all work great,

    Pros: Love this stereo, installed in my wifes mercedes, look slick, sounds incredible with the factory speakers and amp. and color changes to match factory lighting. DVD, bluetooth, iPod, all work great,

    Cons: non

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    ChingFue Moua from Twin Cities, Minnesota on 2/5/2014

    2004 Toyota Sienna
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    As always Pioneer products are awesome. I was a little weary on buying a newer product because I've always liked the older models; however, in my consideration, if you're going to purchase a MP3 head unit for more expensive than a DVD/MP3/NAVI unit, I had to reconsider. The X3500BHS works very well, great graphics, illuminations, and sound quality for the price. The EQ is amazing on how much you could tune. The options available are so broad. For example, USB, AUX, Rear cam, MP3, DVD, Etc. The only thing I found difficult is the trying to play movie off the USB port. You can play movies; however, the manually says that it can play MPEG1,2, and 4, but it didn't work for me. The only format/type of movie I can play was DivX. I had to convert everything to Divx and it works. Make sure your audio format is correct also. Lastly, I wish they kept some of the old display, like the Dolphins swimming around while music is playing or come out with a different cool moving graphic display.

    Pros: Sound quality great, good display, Great illumination, Price is incredible especially with Crutchfield because they include the harness, sleeve, etc.

    Cons: USB movie playing was difficult to figure out, and I couldn't play MPEG1,2, and/or 4 like the manual said. I could only play DivX. The relay bypass is a little more difficult to figure out also. I figured it out but I think I am not allowed to explain it here.

    Was looking for some entertainment

    Kerry G from Wilmington, NC on 2/4/2014

    2011 Mitsubishi Lancer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall I was excited to have this unit in the car. The picture, sound, and options are great. EQs and other options are easy to set up and adjust. The Bluetooth and streaming options are awesome. All around great options for a basic set up.

    Pros: Very customizable.

    Cons: Brightness needs to be adjustable.


    Jose from Blythe, CA on 2/2/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have been slowly piecing a complete system for my aging '07 Sequoia. This is the centerpiece to a fully loaded entertainment system. I now boast Sirius, HD radio, backup camera, DVD player, pandora, USB access iPhone Bluetooth and accessibility. Completely satisfied with this product.

    Pros: Pandora and Sirius menu from phone on screen. Sound adjustment flexibility. Remote for back seat passengers.

    Cons: Not as intuitive as I thought out of box, but easy to learn.

    Great Unit

    Lox4rox from Texas on 2/2/2014

    2004 GMC Yukon XL Denali
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have had the unit in now for a few weeks. Install went smooth with my Denali, needed harness for the steering wheel controls and another harness for the Onstar, but install went flawless once I figured out how to use all 4 instruction booklets together.

    Pros: Ease of use...I'm 43 not 23

    Cons: None so far

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    JayH from Lexington Park, MD on 1/27/2014

    2006 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Only negative for me is the size of the touch controls.......preselected channels, seek, etc. My eyes aren't the best (nor radio's fault) and I find I have to take them off the road for a bit too long to locate and touch the right spot. Otherwise, an excellent product...good sound, easy intuitive controls, super easy to install. Trim kit for my F-150 needed me to delete two spacers instruction called for to ensure a proper fit. Highly recommend for the price.

    Pros: Sound quality, ease of setup and installation.

    Cons: Small size of controls on touch screen.

    I love it but.....

    JWebb from Georgetown, KY on 1/27/2014

    2011 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I decided to wait until I had used this for a couple of months before I did my review. I'm glad I upgraded my stereo in my 2011 Tacoma. Overall, extremely pleased. The Bluetooth works great and I've not had one complaint about the other person hearing me. I didn't upgrade my speakers but wow, the sound quality is fantastic. The screen/display is top notch. I just wish I was able to upload a picture of mine for the background through my iPhone. Maybe I can, just haven't figured out how. The DVD player works great. My daughter loves it! I have two complaints with the stereo though. First, the HD radio is very frustrating. It's constantly jumping from HD to analog. Maybe it's where I live but I get very few HD stations. So it a moot point. Secondly, I have noticed that the AM clarity is not as good as my factory stereo. Again, not a huge deal just kinda disappointing with the price range. Overall, I am extremely pleased with my purchase and Crutchfield was great!!!

    Pros: Display is great! Bluetooth sound is awesome. Love being able to stream Pandora!

    Cons: AM is not as clear as factory. HD radio is very frustrating.

    Don't buy this unit

    Joe from GA on 1/27/2014

    2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Do not buy this unit. Pioneer has a known problem with the bluetooth failing. Now I have to pull my dash apart twice and go with no radio in my car. I spent over an hour on the phone with them for them to tell me I had to send the unit in for repair. Pioneers customer service is by far the worst I have ever delt with. I will never purchase a Pioneer product ever again.

    Pros: none


    Great Stereo

    Jayme from Austin TX on 1/27/2014

    2004 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installation was a snap with the wiring harness adapter provided by Crutchfield. Took the extra time to solder and heat shrink all the connections. Happy for the most part with all the functions of the radio but one listed down in the cons.

    Pros: Screen works great. Easy to use GUI. Nice remote control

    Cons: I'm a sucker to seeing album art when songs are playing. This radio doesn't show album art when using bluetooth. It can only display it when in HD radio mode or through USB. Album art is displayed through bluetooth on another radio I've used so I know it is not my phone. A bit of a bummer for me and I did my best to research this detail before hand but still came up short. Oh well, guess I will have to just live with it.

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    Philip from Atlanta, Ga on 1/24/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I really like this unit. I think it actually makes the sound quality better through my stock speakers. It has quite a bit more technology than the stock radio. I didn't think I would like the back side USB & AUX, but I don't mind it that much. I wish there was some way not to have to go my glove compartment to access them, but it does keep them hidden. My Galaxy S4 will not connect on the USB,.



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    Arnie L from Croydon Pa on 1/22/2014

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

    This is a great radio for the price the only bad thing is it cost so much to add the GPS feature to the unit. A little pricey when you can buy them for under $100 as a portable unit from any store.




    DylanO from Riverside, CA on 1/20/2014

    2002 Subaru Impreza WRX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    What an amazing head unit. I looked all over the internet for a new head unit in my '02 WRX. Couldnt have made a better choice! I got the head unit, PLUS the wiring harness and lifetime technical support! Thank you Crutchfield for a pleasant transaction, you got yourself another loyal customer

    Pros: Easy to use Quick touch screen reaction Bluetooth sounds great HD radio and regular radio is like night and day Audio setting are outstanding and very detailed Installation was a breeze

    Cons: Volume buttons take a little getting used to

    Perfect Choice

    MikeV from Fayetteville, AR on 1/19/2014

    2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very happy with the ease of installation. Great help from Crutchfield with addition of necessary parts to make it easy.

    Pros: Display, Ease of connection


    Pioneer AVH-X3500BHS

    JasonD from Milledgeville,GA on 1/18/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very nice. Easy to install and operate. Love the bluetooth capability.

    Pros: Ease of use.

    Cons: Microphone needs to be built in.

    Great Head Unit-My son loves it

    David from Decatur, Al on 1/17/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this unit for a 2002 Mustang GT Convertible. We added new Alpine speakers and a 10" sub in the trunk. Man this thing rocks. My son absolutely loves it. Could not be happier.

    Pros: We love everything about the stereo.

    Cons: none at this time

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    Drew from Illinois on 1/16/2014

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

    Good quality radio, definitely made the right choice!

    Pros: Large screen as well as buttons on the left side, bluetooth capability, matching backlight color to truck, connect phone to play music through Pandora ...I could go on and on

    Cons: None

    Pioneer AVH-X3500BHS

    Anonymous from Tar Heel north Carolina on 1/14/2014

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    Good Stereo

    Ryan A from Miami, FL on 1/14/2014

    2005 Honda Civic Hybrid
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great fit in my car, love the interface. There are some weird things like grayed out icons (why are they there just hide them) and you can't access the music library on android device from the bluetooth menus.

    Pros: Nice screen, bright, customizable colors. Easy to install and use

    Cons: Small interface tweaks and bad glare from the sun if its behind you

    Volvo S80 - It Fits!

    Alan T from MA on 1/14/2014

    2005 Volvo S80
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great unit that wasn't supposed to fit my car. It helps to blog and surf to find info on certain things. Very please with the functions of this unit and the features. Takes a little getting used to, possible because it's my first really feature rich car stereo. Haven't used all the function yet, but so far it's a winner. Particularly like the Apple supporting features as well as the satellite radio functions.

    Pros: Particularly like the Apple supporting features as well as the satellite radio functions. Blue Tooth phone appears to be very good, although I haven't used it much yet.

    Cons: Wasn't specifically noted for use in my 2005 Volvo S80 (after 2005 the cars went fiber optic), but it works great in my car - thank God!! Not an issue of the unit, but more the support for the unit and my car.


    BJK from OKC OKI on 1/13/2014

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    Joegxx from Austin, Tx on 1/13/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I really like the unit!! Looks great, sounds great. Easy to install. Excellent price! Fast shipping!

    Pros: Nice looking unit, easy to install, bluetooth sounds great on both ends, excellent customer support.


    State of the art infotainment system.

    Frank from Wichita Kansas on 1/12/2014

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

    I must say I love this receiver. I can use navigation, DVD, iPod, or my cell phone! I can even use voice commands with Siri with a microphone hooked to my visor. all that remains to be seen is how well it lasts.

    Pros: HD radio, DVD audio, USB&aux input, iPod or iPhone hookup, nav, Bluetooth, DVD video when parked or 2 back seat, app radio is awesome.

    Cons: Learning curve. LOTS of options to find! It really takes some time to learn to use all of the features effectively.


    DAVE from DEERFIELD BEACH on 1/12/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    What an awesome receiver, CRUTCHFIELD was awesome with the help and installation went without a hitch!



    Sound is Good, Tuner...Not So Much.

    MarkAfterDark from Uxbridge on 1/12/2014

    Installation was easy and Crutchfield provides a good install guide. Bluetooth pairing from the head was confusing and I ended up pairing from my HTC One, but my contact list did transfer. Sometimes the dial pad appears and sometimes it does not. Still trying to figure that out. The radio tuner is a huge letdown. The Hyundai factory tuner picks up dozens of stations and holds a strong signal, but the sound quality causes "ear fatigue" after several minutes at even moderate volume levels. The HD tuner is great when it is there, but it constantly cuts in and out. To be fair, the weather was rough and I just put the unit in.

    Pros: Auto EQ is fantastic! Touch Screen is responsive Even my factory speakers sound decent now. HD tuner sounds amazing when its active DVD player is good and image quality is very good.

    Cons: FM tuner is weak and HD tuner cuts in and out of analog mode. Documentation is inadequate. The Parking brake signal line - you need to set, release and reset the parking brake to use the DVD. There has to be a better way.

    great reciever

    Bryan from North Dakota on 1/9/2014

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

    Bought the receiver when it was on sale for Christmas!!! App mode is great. Extremely easy installation.




    JMS from Spencer, Ma. on 1/8/2014

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

    Received the unit exactly as promised. Spent 45 minutes wiring harnesses together utilizing VERY CLEAR instructions. Proceeded to disassemble my dash in my F150 (again following EXCELLENT instructions from Crutchfield!), removed old unit. Installing new head unit was very good, but the instructions could use a small clarification that removal of some of the tabs/ears for installation was required, but it was obvious, so not a big deal... Installation went smooth, powered up and worked 100% as expected. VERY HAPPY.

    Pros: Excellent unit, ESPECIALLY for the price! Installation instructions from Crutchfield were VERY helpful!

    Cons: None

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    Anonymous from moundsville,wv on 1/8/2014

    2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    only complain wish it had a knob for volume.



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    J C from Farmingville ny on 1/8/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For the price I paid for this unit I got a feature fulled entertainment system. This head unit comes with so many awesome features. The touch screen is responsive. Bt sound quality is great. It's very simple to operate and setup. The sound quality is amazing and it has the built in eq to make it even better. I can't find any flaws with this.

    Pros: Ease of use. Feature packed. Powerful sound.

    Cons: None

    A really nice, nice Head Unit

    R H from San Mateo, CA on 1/7/2014

    2004 Acura RSX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    My son and I put a system together for his car building on components i have used in my car. This Head Unit is far above the Sony 7" i have in my car in terms of sound quality, responsiveness of the touch screen, and thoughtful placement of often used features such as EQ. I highly recommend.

    Pros: Touch Screen, Sound Quality, software

    Cons: Some of the features are kind of hidden if you don't read the manual, such as the HP and LP settings if you need them. If you don't have your phone with you and its been paired with the Bluetooth, the screen freezes until you press an OK button.


    chad w from milton, fl on 1/6/2014

    2013 Hyundai Accent
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    love this stereo. very easy install. blue tooth works perfect and is crystal clear. would have given 5 stars but there is one thing i dont like about it. in the effort to make everything easier to get to, they completely cluttered the screen with icons (alot of which i dont need nor will ever use). would be nice if you had the option to remove some of the icons. also the letters one the screen are kinda small

    Pros: looks good sounds great easy to use

    Cons: screen is cluttered with icons i dont use or need the letters for track, artist ectt.. are very small

    Great receiver

    Pioneer AVH-X3500BHS from Huntsville , AL on 1/6/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to install with help from Crutchfield technicians. Lot's of great features, but not intuitive on how to operate.

    Pros: Easy to install, sounds good, lot's of features.

    Cons: Operation is not intuitive, so many options that it is not easy to get the sound just right.


    Me from Lockport, NY on 1/5/2014

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

    Like its style and it's sound

    Pros: Looks great and sounds just as good

    Cons: It is a little expensive for me but then again I am cheap


    marco from San Francisco on 1/5/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    across the board a solid piece of hardware... sounds great, easy to use.

    Pros: solid eq presets good sound over all

    Cons: display feels a little busy still

    awesome receiver

    JC from Ga. on 1/4/2014

    2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice receiver even though it takes getting use to the controls



    A Step Backward for Mobile Audio!

    Scott from Star, ID on 1/1/2014

    2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    First of all, I will say I never installed it. I powered it up on the bench to check function and features. It seems to have cool features and gimmicks making it attractive to the masses, but I am more into efficiency and function over a cool touchscreen. DVD touchscreen receivers DO NOT have remote control abilities for audio adjustments!! I have been using my remote for audio adjustments for almost 20 years, and this is a step back! You have to use the touchscreen for almost every function. In my truck, this means an unsafe process of leaning forward and viewing the touchscreen for every control except volume! The remote is practically useless except for sitting in the back seat to watch a DVD! I didn't even care much if it had a DVD player; just wanted a full-featured double DIN deck to replace my aging and malfunctioning Pioneer unit, but no such thing exists, I am told by Crutchfield. I am now forced to make my system more complex by somehow combining 2 single DIN units to get the features I want along with the ability to control my unit!

    Pros: Cool gimmick features and appearance

    Cons: No control knob, complicated to use, remote is useless!

    First impression positive

    MKE_Audi from Milwaukee, WI on 12/30/2013

    2003 Audi A4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I just installed this unit over the weekend into a 2003 Audi A4 with Bose. Installation was simple after a quick call to support. I noticed the pin-outs on the connectors between the vehicle and the adapter sent in the kit didn't match up. this is ok as those wires aren't used. Primary reason for upgrade was for Bluetooth connectivity to my smartphone. As I read and compared models I was intrigued with the AppRadio connectivity. Problem is this model doesn't support it for Andriod. Need to go all the way up to 8500 model. Things it does do well: HD Radio is much better than the OEM unit. I commute 75 miles and generally just get out of range from one end to the other. With the HD tuner I never lost signal or started to get any static on the AM stations and they truly sounded FM quality. Pandora connection with Bluetooth is good. Takes a bit to fire up Pandora on the phone but from there all commands are done from the touch screen. Bluetooth phone connectivity is good and sound quality from the remote microphone is good, not great. Better than most and much better than a ticket for driving in a hands free zone. First thing upon connecting it asked to download the contact list which makes placing calls much easier. Looking forward to playing with additional features and will update this review.

    Pros: Bluetooth functionality, HD radio range, cool factor.

    Cons: Lack of Android support for AppRadio. Does pioneer not realize that iPhone only has a 12-15% market share while Android has 3x that?

    Great Radio

    Dennis from sacramento ca. on 12/22/2013

    2009 Chevrolet Colorado
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great radio with fantastic sound options

    Pros: Great display, easy to use, lots of greart imput options.

    Cons: None so far

    Love it!!!

    BobA. from Sellersburg, Indiana on 12/20/2013

    1998 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this as I wanted to upgrade to a DoubleDin unit for my 1998 F150. I had to do a lot of cutting on the dash but it fit great. Pair my phone was painless. I actually paired my wife and son's phone to it as well. Streaming music as well as hands-free are awesome. The HD radio is ok, it switches back and forth between analog and digital when the signal is weak FYI. Haven't messed with the satellite or pandora yet. Overall this is a great radio. extremely pleased.

    Pros: Easy user interface. Great sound. Made my sub actually sound much better and cleaner. Door speakers are also brighter and crisp.

    Cons: Plugging in a thumbdrive for videos still doesn't work. I have tried EVERY format and screen resolution and they all fail. Playing music from a USB thumbdrive works great, videos = not so much.

    good head unit

    unizim from olympia,wa on 12/20/2013

    2008 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The only complaint I have is sometimes I cant connect to Pandora via Bluetooth. Probably a software issue. Good deck.

    Pros: All around, good.

    Cons: Bluetooth connectivity

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    Jack N from Quad Cities Illinois on 12/19/2013

    2011 Honda Ridgeline
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice stereo, one thing they don't tell you about the apps. If you get the gps app, to use with the iPhone you have to pay extra to view on bigger screen. Other than that feature, the stereo seems like a very nice unit.




    FidelP from Miami, Fl on 12/19/2013

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

    In love with my pioneer avh-x3500bhs.... Thanks Crutchfield

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: App radio for android

    Nice way to modernize my old SUV

    g$ from Atlanta, GA on 12/18/2013

    2000 Toyota Land Cruiser
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I replaced my factory unit in my 2000 Toyota Land Cruiser with this head unit, keeping the existing amp and speakers. Installation was fairly easy, the included wiring harness certainly helped, and the documentation was 85% complete, and was able to figure out the remaining details. Love the Bluetooth audio and the hands free calling - pairing was super easy with my Android (Motorola Razr Max). Also used the USB cable to keep a thumb drive in the glove box. Not using the Sirius or Apple features. Sound is excellent, though this is making me want to upgrade my factory speakers. Touch screen interface is easy to use. TIP: when installing the Bluetooth microphone, do NOT put it near your AC vents - that introduces noise that drowns out your voice; I installed mine directly behind the steering wheel column so it's inline with my voice when facing forward. I spend too much time on conference calls in the car, and this solution works with very good quality.

    Pros: - Bluetooth Audio & Hands Free; - Touch Screen Interface - Audio Quality

    Cons: - Installation Guide was 85% complete, I had to deduce a couple of connections that weren't documented, but worked fine.

    Alvaro Duran

    alvaro d from Miami, Florida on 12/16/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent product for the price

    Pros: Perfect fit for my hilux Toyota truck

    Cons: Needs a device to make it work with out using the neutral

    Great system

    Anonymous from Arnold md on 12/16/2013

    2008 Mazda MX5
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For the price this system far exceeded my expectations. It was very easy to use and sounds great. The install process was simple and easy to follow, fit like a glove.

    Pros: Great price, very easy-to-use, looks and sounds excellent

    Cons: Wish it had a high definition screen

    Pretty great in VW Golf MK4

    Sjm from Il on 12/15/2013

    2003 Volkswagen Golf
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    Not very hard to do all of the wire color coating was spot on the diagrams helped a ton. Took about 3 hrs to install totally worth it.

    Pros: Looks great, easy to use, not hard to install

    Cons: The Crutchfield master sheet was no help what so ever. Have some one who actually knows to to install a radio help.

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    Santiago from Kissimmee fl on 12/14/2013

    2006 Hyundai Santa Fe
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    Great product on this radio real happy with all of its cool things it those Bluetooth works great and the phone quality on the radio is super clear



    Great DVD

    Works perfect for me from Bridgeport, PA on 12/12/2013

    2003 Volkswagen Golf
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this DVD and I like more than the sony I have in my other car

    Pros: Easy to use

    Cons: They should tell you that you will need to buy more cables to use the app radio

    Excellent product!

    Crownrep from Madison, Alabama on 12/11/2013

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

    This unit is very used friendly has some very cool features and was very easy to install. The main reason I purchased this unit was for the phone feature as I travel a lot but my favorite feature is the auto mixer when using the USB port. I connected my MP3 player and it's like I've got a DJ inside my truck with me. I wasn't impressed with the app radio features as they are limited when used with an iPhone it seems to be a little better with an android phone so I don't use that feature. But overall this unit is definitely worth the price.

    Pros: Hands free phone use, very cool, built in DJ feature and over all very used friendly

    Cons: App radio is limited when used with an iPhone

    Love It

    CO from Leander, TX on 12/10/2013

    2009 Toyota Tundra
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    Installed in my '09 Tundra. I searched around for about a month and this was the best deal around, including searching the local big box stores. Order shipped quick, but was held up in Dallas for a day. Install was way too easy. Once hooked up I tested it out, and what a difference in sound quality. I originally thought my speakers were blown but turns out they were under powered.

    Pros: Ease of install, sound quality, equalizer setttings

    Cons: Mounting kit seems a little cheap. Mount bracket instructions could be a little clearer, when you cut out the center piece.

    Very pleased

    Garrett from Muscle Shoals, AL on 12/9/2013

    2009 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am very satisfied with my new AVH-X3500BHS. It is easy to use, once I used it a few days and learned the functions and menus. Radio reception on AM and FM is excellent. Bluetooth for Hands Free talking, and Streaming from my Xoom Tablet is very good. I connected a 320GB HDD with over 12,000 MP3s to the USB port, and put it in my Glove Box! Works GR8!

    Pros: Has all the features I wanted

    Cons: None so far


    KyleB from Kent Island, MD on 12/9/2013

    2006 Audi A4
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    I bought this for my 2006 Audi A4, the fit is perfect you can change the colors to match the interior colors which gives it more of a factory look. I love the fact that I don't have to hook my phone up to any cords and I can play pandora on the stereo. The tech support I received made the install very easy.



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    Lee from Boulder co on 12/8/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very good for price range. Easy to use.

    Pros: Sound quality

    Cons: none at this time.


    Jason from Pittsburgh, PA on 12/8/2013

    2007 Mercury Milan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Wonderful quality across the board. For the price and the features etc. you cannot go wrong. Very easy install, only a day of playing with it and I can get around the menus pretty easily. This radio forced me to go from cds only to digital files. I converted 28 cds to digital files, plugged in the USB drive and realized what I was missing. So much for my old 6 disk changer. Simple Bluetooth set up and call quality was very good. CRUTCHFIELD technical assistance is amazing. Had an issue setting up steering wheel control interface and they just worked through the issue until it was resolved. Second to none technical assistance from the good old U.S.A. Nice work Crutchfield!

    Pros: Everything, period.



    JJFly from Kauai, Hawaii on 12/6/2013

    I'm still learning all the features (and there are a ton of them). It is extremely easy to setup and get to using right away. It has regular buttons for tune, volume, and main menu... everything else is touch screen. It has preset EQ setting and room for 2 custom settings. This will expand and grow with you from a basic radio all the way up to full blown entertainment center control.

    Pros: LOADED with features

    Cons: Really?


    Anonymous from Hatillo on 12/5/2013

    1998 Nissan Pathfinder
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excelent radio more than i expected



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    Navajo from Fairbanks Alaska on 11/27/2013

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

    Excellent. Didnt expect this from a pioneer.

    Pros: Big display. Lotsa good features. My favorite is the eq

    Cons: Mounting hardware seems cheezy

    Great system:-)

    Dale from Soldotna, Alaska on 11/26/2013

    2012 Jeep Compass
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I put this in 2012 Jeep Compass, went in fast and easy. Looks awesome, and is nice looking. I would recommend this for a Compass all day. I put 2 6x9's triaxial speakers in the front doors, 2 6x9's in the back doors, and 10inch powered sobwoofer in the back. I listen to AC/DC, Def Leopard, and i can blow them so i can't hear myself sing! I love it:-)

    Pros: Very easy to install

    Cons: I don't have a bad comment.

    Great for music, not for calls.

    Chris from Lexington, KY on 11/24/2013

    Great sound, nice display, and fits nicely in the dash. The bluetooth for phone calls is another story. I have a Corolla and have tried placing the microphone in various locations to shield away from wind noise. No matter what I do, people on the other end just cannot hear me although I can hear them well, and I have an iphone 4S. I've had to end up buying a separate earpiece. Pandora via bluetooth is great, though.

    Pros: Great sound, nice unit altogether.

    Cons: Bluetooth calling. People cannot hear me no matter where I put the microphone.

    Great radio

    Jack from Fort Smith, AR on 11/20/2013

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

    Great value easy install

    Pros: Bluetooth and features easy to use and set up


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    Leo from South Texas on 11/19/2013

    2007 Ford Edge
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Unit was easy to install and worked well out of the box. I added the Sirius XM tuner, Metra SWC, and all are working together beautifully for me. The volume and quality I now get from the factory speakers in my Ford Edge are amazing!! It took a few days to get familiar with the various screens and menus, but I now breeze them to make adjustments on the fly. I'm very happy with this purchase and will likely order the exact same unit for my 2--4 GMC Sierra.

    Pros: Quality of picture and sound. Expandability (back-up camera, SXM Radio, USB, etc.)

    Cons: Menus and screens seem awkward at first

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    Cigar Bubba from Norwood, MA on 11/18/2013

    2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    OK I was impressed with the speed at witch this product got shipped to me. The install was easy to understand and I do love the coolness factor of this unit. I had a little trouble getting the bluetooth to work but a few calls to customer service and that was settled in no time.

    Pros: Great unit very cool to look at and use.

    Cons: Needing to update for the iPhone 5c/s is a bit of a pain but what can ya do about it .

    pioneer 3500

    Michael from amsterdam, ny on 11/18/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Have had it installed for a few days now. Touchscreen works well, no issues. Screen has nice graphics, still learning all the features. Plenty of power for the Polk audio speakers I installed.

    Pros: Easy to use Easy to instal Nice sound

    Cons: No front inputs

    Great product!

    pioneer customer for life from colorado springs on 11/14/2013

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

    This car stereo is a vast improvement from my factory stereo. Nice display and the sirius works great. The Bluetooth was simple to connect to my SIII.



    Pretty Nice

    OC from San Antonio on 11/12/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice receiver to replace an old, outdated one in my F-250. Easy to install and links easily to bluetooth.

    Pros: Easy to use, good value, audio streaming work great!

    Cons: Hands free calling doesn't sound that good. Display is a little elementary...too much going on in terms of animation, background, etc. Wish it had a more simple and streamlined look.

    Killer Upgrade

    JCD from Phoenix, AZ on 11/5/2013

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

    While the sound of my Jeep Sahara Unlimited's factory Infiniti system was decent, I was wanting to upgrade my overall experience and chose the Pioneer AVH-X3500BHS after doing tons of research on different brands and models as it had the perfect mix of features, performance and price that I was looking for. Of course the best part of a new stereo is firing it up and giving it a go and needless to say I was impressed. The new head unit instantly gave my factory speakers a totally new sound and using the included onboard EQ I was able to dial it in even further. The user interface is pretty straight forward and easy to use, though one of the biggest selling points on this model for me was the inclusion of physical buttons for some of the basic functions as touch screens are cool, but can be difficult to use while driving, especially while navigating less than smooth roads. The bluetooth integration was easy enough with my iPhone, though I'm still not entirely sure how to have it connect automatically. The call quality is amazing and people have told me that they weren't even aware I was using a hands free rig, so the included mic is more than adequate in my opinion. I just mounted it to my visor and it catches my voice with little to no background noise which is pretty amazing seeing how I'm driving a Jeep with 35" mud tires. I could ramble on and on, but all told I'm a happy camper and am only disappointed by the fact that it took me so long to upgrade!

    Pros: Clean styling - looks modern, but not ridiculous like many head units do today. Same goes for the interface - looks nice and tight and not like some off-brand Android tablet.

    Cons: The only con I can think of is that you've got to buy a bunch of other gear to fully integrate your smartphone, though in all reality I've only just used my iPhone to play music over the USB connection and haven't even utilize the full on AppRadio interface yet.


    MARK M from UTICA NY on 11/4/2013

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    penny from arizona on 11/3/2013

    2012 Chevrolet Malibu
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I enjoy the stereo expect the bluetooth. The radio only allows you to recieve calls but you can't make a call. So how can they say it's hands free.

    Pros: The radio is ok for the price.

    Cons: Can't make a call with this stereo, only recieve a call.

    Bad rca connection for review camera

    SeanO from Chelmsford MA on 10/23/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Pioneer support was awful Crutchfield knowledge and help was good but the guy was a jerk on the phone.

    Pros: price and features

    Cons: Quality

    Pretty Good - A Few Flaws

    TheHammer610 from Lexington, VA on 10/23/2013

    2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this radio for installation into a 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee along with a backup camera. With the help of Crutchfield, this 'difficult' installation was doable. Pioneer backup camera works great with the unit and the picture is easy to see (although shadows are tough). I was able to keep steering wheel controls using interface from Crutchfield. Biggest complaint is that Artist Info font is too small to see it clearly with MP3's. Plus I lose the radio memory about once a month.

    Pros: *Easy to navigate through the menus and functions - which is quite an accomplishment. *EQ is easy to use. *Plays back MP3 DVD's along with song information. *Works extremely well with iPad / iPod plugged in through the USB. Displays song information and artwork. Also plays Podcasts while controlling the iPad / iPod through the radio. *Enough power from the USB to charge a power hungry iPad 2. *Plenty of power.

    Cons: *Screen is not always easy to see in daylight. I cannot seem to make it brighter. *It does a great job of displaying song information. While the title is easy to see, the artist name is a much smaller font and difficult to see. *It randomly loses memory on start of the car engine. It would be easy to add a simple circuit to make it less vulnerable to low voltage during start up. *The display automatically dims with headlights - a problem during a rain storm during the day.

    Good for the bucks

    Aris from Las Vegas, NV on 10/23/2013

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

    The overall quality is awesome and sounds great. However the functionality is very poor. The Radio App is the worst app. I am happy with the HD radio and Bluetooth hands free. Definitely upgrade from my stock stereo.

    Pros: Sounds quality Looks awesome Budget friendly HD and Bluetooth

    Cons: App Radio is horrible Functionality is very limited Options very limited

    Very Good Unit

    LMG_35C from New Jersey on 10/13/2013

    2004 Infiniti G35
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great unit for the price. HD Radio, Bluetooth, iPOD and AppRadio all work very well. Having navigation, hands free phone and Pandora through my iPhone is a definite plus BUT the sound improvement over the G35's OEM CD/Radio is absolutely amazing. I kept the stock Bose amp even though many people said it is terrible. It may be but I am extremely happy with the improved sound. All controls and settings are very intuitive and easy to access. Head unit response is very rapid as I'm able to move through applications, settings and large music or video file directories with ease. Overall installation in the G35 was intimidating at first as it seemed like I had to take the entire dashboard apart and make dozens of connections. The G35 Driver forum had all the wiring diagrams, instructions, You Tube videos and member experience that made the job simple. Crutchfield info and service was good but the online information for the G35/37 can't be beat. I assembled the interconnecting harness with a Scoshe adapter, brake bypass chip and Metra SWC on the bench so that all wiring could be soldered and made plug-n-play. This worked perfectly and made the in-car hookup a lot less to juggle even though I found that re-assembling the center console and dash was a real PITA. Glad I did the swap to a Pioneer HU that gave me terrific sound, quality and value that can't be beat.

    Pros: Sound, Quality & Looks. Crutchfield package including everything that was needed.

    Cons: None with the Pioneer HU. Scoshe adapter, like many said, is fragile but I had no issues - handle with care.

    Great receiver

    Anonymous from Oklahoma on 10/11/2013

    2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This pioneer receiver is a great piece of equipment for the price. Good quality, great functionality. Fairly easy to use. The only real downside I see is that it has horrible visibility in many diff angles, with and without the sun involved. But I can get used to it.



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    DW from Louisville on 10/10/2013

    2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Install was a breeze, I actually replaced the included USB cord with one that fits flush in the dash of my truck, it looks good and the system sounds good. I would definately recommend this reciever. For the price, this unit has plenty of options with it, some I have not tried yet, but in the future, I might try out the Satelite radio or possibly the back up camera, my main goal was to hook my phone to my stereo to play music. The microphone and phone calls also work very well on the unit. Modern technology in my 2004 Ford F250, I am very happy with it.



    Nice radio

    firewood73 from Plaistow nh on 10/8/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This was a very easy radio to operate. The menu was very self explanatory.

    Pros: Easy to read information. Easy set up.

    Cons: The FM reception was not as good as i though it should be. Factory radio had better reception. Blue does not operate the iPod feature on my phone. I have to use the phone to operate the iPod feature.

    Great product

    Anonymous from Tinton Falls, NJ on 9/23/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome stereo !

    Pros: Easy to use Great built in Bluetooth Great HD radio

    Cons: None at this time

    Do it! 08 Frontier KC.

    Mark from Burnsville, MN on 9/19/2013

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

    Very easy install in 08 Frontier. Looks great. Wire harness worked perfectly, I soldered the harness connections then heat shrunk the soldered joints. Metra adapter kit looks very nice, no gaps. I was told the phone mic sounds great attached to headliner directly above mirror. If I had known this was going to be so simple, and sound this good with RF Prime R169x2 front door speakers, I'd have made the switch long ago. Thanks Crutchfield!

    Pros: Simple install. Love the clean look and the sound with the RF speakers is so much better than stock. Love the equalizer. Bluetooth iPhone, iPod, Pandora all work perfectly.

    Cons: Haven't figured how to add jpg photo as background yet, but that is only con.

    Better Than Stock, Some Gotchas

    eodo from Delaware on 9/11/2013

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

    First, this is a huge step up over a 12 year old stock Toyota radio any day! Sound quality so far appears to be great, but that can also be attributed to good Rockford Fosgate amps and speakers / subs so only using line outs (not driving speakers with head unit). Good sound comes from both source an output. Price is up there, but there is a ton of features. You MUST read the manual to understand how to use the unit vasfeature set. Tons of features (which is always nice) but some of them are buried in sub menus. Screen is pretty and for the most part fairly responsive. There is time it feels underpowered. Sirius XM radio add on worked out of the add on box. Not an issue. HD radio does seem a little hit or miss sometime but now I have Sirius XM I doubt I will be on regular radio as much! USB port was one of the things most looking forward to and probably most disappointed. First if you have a LARGE digital media collection expect the unit to be SLOW. I mean patience trying SLOW. Our collection has grown to 15K+ songs across nearly 2K folders. Even after creating the "database" on the system it is very sluggish to find your music! We wont even go into the whacked out sorting order of the music (based on FILENAME) NOT by MP3 tags!!!! Really? All running off a 128G USB Fast Flash drive that screams. Need to do more research on how digital media library tweaks (to files, directories, album art) to improve Pioneers horrible UI design and performance.

    Pros: Sounds good - most import correct?! Tons of features Pretty screen Sirius XM integration just works once added. Has USB port support (just poor implementation - see below) Lots of outputs Good Bluetooth support so far

    Cons: Direct sunlight makes screen almost unusable. (This is for a car outside right Pioneer)? Dont drive with headlights on and expect to see the dimmed screen during the day. USB digital media library UI performance HORRIBLE. Digital media files album art work has to be embedded in actual MP3 files! Mixtrax EZ - Not impressed (must be too old now) and would prefer my digital media searching to be quicker!

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    James K from Fayetteville, AR on 8/29/2013

    2005 Honda Odyssey
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    Works as expected.



    Good choice overall with some small annoyances

    Anonymous from VA on 8/26/2013

    2011 Dodge Grand Caravan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this model after returning a Kenwood DDX470 and I am happy with the purchase. Install was straightforward and no issues connecting to my SiriusXM tuner or backup camera. The unit boots very quickly, I never find myself waiting for it, and is reasonably responsive to touch inputs. (Though you do have to exert a little force on the screen, as opposed to more sensitive capacitive screens) The interface makes sense for the most part, (A little confusing when configuring the backup camera to appear automatically when car is in reverse though) and the bluetooth call quality is good. 2 small downsides: First, I wish the display was more customizable - the Channel/Artist/Song font is way too small - not large enough to be able to see what song is playing be quickly glancing at the screen. I would like to make that text larger - even if I have to give up the (pointless) wave effect next to the text. Would love to see that in a firmware update, unlikely as that may be. Also it would be nice to be able to make the icons on the main screen larger so that they're easier to press while driving. Second, the unit displays a popup message when the last connected bluetooth device isn't nearby to connect. (Why oh why would you do this Pioneer? Some of us have more than one driver/phone that use the car) It takes a second to acknowledge the message and tell it to stop trying to connect. Not a huge deal, but completely unnecessary and annoying. Hoping for a firmware update.

    Pros: Good features for the price, bootup time

    Cons: Annoying popup for bluetooth phone not being nearby, text size of song metadata

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    BuzzF from Edisto Island, SC on 8/16/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    My 2005 Mustang CD player stopped working. Living on a remote island I wanted a radio with range to pick up stations a distance away. I also wanted HD Radio, Bluetooth technology and a radio that would be the same size as the one I was replacing. Wes at Crutchfield directed me to the 3500. Installation sheets were clear as to removal. Installation wasn't too bad after a phone call or two to tech support. All and all I am very satisfied. Operating instructions are intense but once set up all is good. I put in a DVD movie and the sound is crisp and the viewing is OK for the size of the unit. Just a note, the DVD video will not work while the vehicle is in motion.

    Pros: All the above. A backup camera is available for the screen but I will wait on that

    Cons: None as of yet

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    Anonymous from newyork on 8/2/2013

    2005 Ford F-350
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    Great its the best




    Jeff from Colorado on 7/30/2013

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

    Very happy with the overall product. Love all of the integrated devices or add-on devices. I missed my Ipod control on my OEM stereo in my 2011 Nissan Frontier. My only disappointment is the difficulty viewing display with polaroid lenses, it makes it almost impossible to see much of the display.

    Pros: Huge improvement over all of the OEM hardware from Nissan. Nissans Ipod gateway is a piece of crap. Got back everything I was missing and more.

    Cons: Difficulty viewing display with polaroid sun glasses.

    Awesome Product!

    Pioneer Stereo Rocks! from Belleair, FL on 7/30/2013

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    Love it!

    Pros: User. Friendly Great Sound Quality Looks Great Fits my Jeep Works with iPhone 5 Bluetooth Syncs Perfectly

    Cons: Absolutely None!

    Good as usual but...

    Mike C. from Levittown, NY on 7/25/2013

    2004 Scion xB
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    i have been a pioneer fan for years, this is my fourth unit. everything running good, nicer display, easy to use, not happy with Bluetooth streaming not unpausing after phone call but a small issue. annoying to run the usb cable but nice to have bigger screen. Clean looking after install.

    Pros: screen Bluetooth streaming sound quality

    Cons: hd radio always tuning so you will hear a constant change in sound from fm usb in the back, have to run cable

    Pioneer AVH-X3500BHS in '06 Explorer

    RonR from Chambersburg, PA on 7/24/2013

    2006 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is my initial review after using the unit for a couple of weeks. While I have not dug into all of the settings that the device has, I have used many of the features. In general I like it but I have found a few things I consider disappointments. When playing music from USB, the only way album art is displayed is if it is embedded in the file. Album Art .jpg files are not displayed. If you want album art displayed as I do, (one of the main reasons I bought the unit) you have to embed it in each file with a tagger program. This makes each file larger and takes up unnecessary space. This function also does not seem to react to MP3's that are tagged with track/album leveling data. I am disappointed with the radio sensitivity. The radio primarily tries to use HD all of the time except when the signal is weak. As the signal strength weakens it switches between digital and analog which provides an echo effect at times. I tried Mixtrax EZ; It's a waste of time and a waste of program/memory space. It cuts off songs in the middle and makes others sound choppy like a bad rip. When Mixtrax is on, it puts a starburst behind the cover art and a spotlight like graphic toward the left side of the screen. Both flash in time with the music This is distracting and pointless. It also overrides equalizer settings. In my opinion the inclusion of this worthless "feature" and the radio issue mentioned above means that Pioneer has fallen from its former status as a class act product.

    Pros: > Displays album art (if you give the unit what it will display) > The audio section is strong and sounds good > The EQ is acceptable (did not use the auto EQ feature); > the bluetooth phone is OK (other main reason I bought the unit) > bluetooth streaming works OK. > Installation was a breeze coupled with the PIE adapter.

    Cons: > Album Art (or similarly named) .jpg files are not displayed. > Mixtrax > radio is weak; produces an echo effect as it switches between digital and analog > Did I mention Mixtrax.....

    Looooove it!!!

    Makalla from Bowling Green, KY on 7/24/2013

    2003 Ford Mustang
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    I looooove it!!!



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    Jen from Winston Salem, NC on 7/23/2013

    2004 Toyota Sequoia
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    My husband installed this so I can have bluetooth capability in my car. It has a user friendly interface and once the phone is set up it is recognized by the unit upon entering the car. Great unit overall.



    Chrysler 300

    Jim from Houston, TX on 7/21/2013

    2006 Chrysler 300
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    A great head unit with a ton a features. There are a lot of choices for color schemes so matching your interior lighting is easy. Changes modes quickly too. If it weren't for two things I'd given it 5 stars. First is the fact you have to spend so much to get the cabling to allow the app mode to work with the iPhone 5. This was not stated clearly at the time of purchase. Second is in order to watch the DVD you have to connect the parking. Although I understand the safety reason for this function but when you have to set the brake multiple times to get a movie to show on the screen is a little cumbersome. All in all I still love the unit and think it is a great value for all its capabilities. Adding the SWC adaptor and Satellite radio were easily done thanks to the excellent tech support of Crutchfield.

    Pros: Great Bluetooth sound quality for streaming and talking on the phone. Handles HD radio better than my Alpine unit which has a longer delay between channels.

    Cons: Doesn't allow you to use the apps on screen with the iPhone 5 without spending so much extra money on cables. The parking brake attachment is a pain.


    JonahH from Heflin, AL on 7/21/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I don't know where to start. I originally purchased the Kenwood DDX470, after a week and Crutchfields price brake on the pioneer I swapped. Best decision ever!

    Pros: Very visually aesthetic and entertaining! It definitely has a 5 star coolness factor!

    Cons: The Radio is great so these are all nit picky things... Some of the touchscreen icons are a little meticulous and small to touch accurately every time, and I wish the display font size was adjustable. And lastly, I wish the tactile feedback of the beeping every time a button or the screen touched could be turned off.

    Pioneer AVH-X3500BHS

    jamil.s from st.albnas wv on 7/20/2013

    2010 Ford F-150 STX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    very nice radio

    Pros: you can change the color of the display to match your car

    Cons: none yet

    AVH-X3500BHS is an Excellent Product, But...

    The_Inspector_069 from Belleivlle, IL on 7/17/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit is packed with features and provides excellent sound quality. But when it comes to the display, it needs to be re-planned. I enjoy the fact that you can change the display colors, but did Pioneer ever think of making an adjustment for the "FONT". On various screens, I've noticed a lot of wasted space that could have been utilized.

    Pros: Unit's Appearance, Sound Quality, Features, and Number of Pre-Amp RCA Connections.

    Cons: The Ability to Adjust the Font.


    Randy from Alamogordo, NM on 7/15/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very well packaged unit for the price

    Pros: Sound quality is great which is the most important

    Cons: The forward and back buttons are a little small

    Great Pioneer Stereo

    Galen B. from Ukiah,Ca on 7/12/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great stereo unit as it replaced the factory U connect stereo in our 2012 Dodge 2500. The install in my 2012 Dodge 2500 was not easy. I had to cut the metal frame in the dash to get the stereo unit to fit properly. It was possible and the outcome was worth it but not an easy task as just cutting a little plastic as was mentioned on this site. It has great Sirius features compared to my AVH-4400BT that I have in my 2008 Tacoma. It shows more info of the songs,artist and band name. Also you can pause the songs and replay as well. The screen is a little busy with the Sirius XM in the background, Pioneer could have left it out. And the brightness of the screen is non adjustable. I would like to have it adjustable for night driving. I disconnected the dimness wire as when I turned on my lights during the day the screen was to dim and was not able to see the screen.

    Pros: Great Sirius stereo Easy to use Great bluetooth connections

    Cons: No screen adjustments for brightness Back lit screen busy with excess info you do not need

    If you like Bluetooth Audio Streaming, skip this.

    bdkennedy1 from Dallas on 7/10/2013

    Bought this to replace the stock uConnect system in my Dodge RAM. If you have a Dodge RAM be prepared with a hacksaw for installation. The unit is too big to fit in the same hole so you will have to cut off the steel support brace inside the dash. I bought this primarily for the Bluetooth audio streaming (A2DP). My music would skip frequently even with my phone near the unit (deal breaker). There is no dedicated Call button so you have to find and press the correct screen icons 3 times to make a call. By that time I could have took out my phone and used Siri. The HD AM radio reception sounds great but reception is poor. Half the stations I listen to got no signal. This is true of 2 of my FM stations. Sound is excellent with a full wealth of adjustment options. Overall, it's an OK unit but the pro's didn't outweigh the cons.

    Pros: Excellent sound Large screen Turns on quickly

    Cons: Bluetooth audio streaming skips No dedicated volume knob Screen hard to see in daylight Small icons require several pushes MixTrax is a gimmick Needed $$ in accessories to keep steering wheel controls and computer compatibility

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    Shannon from Savannah, GA on 7/6/2013

    2002 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy enough install... When your hubby does it and doesn't complain. LOL It has a great display that is very responsive. It fit the double din area on my new (old) 2002 Ford Explorer XLS perfectly. I wish it came with a bracket for the USB port that you plug AUX items into but the cord is ok for now sitting in the tray in front of my radio. At least it's easily accessible. Programming stations and setting the time is a breeze and quality of video viewing is excellent. All in all a superb product for a great price.

    Pros: Video quality, sound quality, programming is simple

    Cons: No bracket to mount USB in dash.

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    Pioneer AVH-X3500BHS from Rogers, AR on 6/13/2013

    2004 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    First of all, Crutchfield is great! The vehicle-specific instructions they supplied made the installation a snap. For the price, this is a very good stereo system. The sound quality is great, and the video screen is crystal clear. The on-screen text while playing a cd or streaming bluetooth audio is so small that it is barely legible. Also, there is very little user control over the appearance and set up of the screen display. When most cd's play, only the track number is shown and it is extremely small print. The bluetooth is very good. I only wish that it supported android phones for the apps as it does iphones.

    Pros: Great sound, great video quality, and great bluetooth streamig quality.

    Cons: small on screen text and no control over the layout of on-screen display. tons of options for the iphone, but not supporting android phones.

    Pioneer AVH-X3500BHS = Great Value!+

    Stan from Hollywood FL on 6/4/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    If you are on a budget and still want great sound for your ride, look no further. This head unit packs a powerful 50w/channel amp with features found in higher end products: streaming Bluetooth, built-in HD Radio, SiriusXM ready, DVD video playback PLUS a ton of controls that allow you to tailor the unit to your specific needs. All in all, great value in every way!

    Pros: Awesome features and a great price.

    Cons: The screen lacks full definition on bright days. Not a deal breaker, though. Most mid to low end DVD head units have this issue.

    Pioneer AVH-X3500BHS

    chris from Kokomo,IN on 5/31/2013

    2012 Chevrolet Cruze
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great adjustability and great picture quality I always buy pioneer and with this I remind myself why

    Pros: Custom eq builder, excellent sound quality, everything is above industry standards

    Cons: None

    Pioneer AVH-X3500BHS

    Anonymous from Palm Coast, FL on 5/30/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bluetooth works great



    Good with a few flaws.

    StevenH from Landenberg, PA on 5/22/2013

    I've used a few "generic" head units before and I recently decided to try out pioneer in my new Camry. Overall I am pleased with how it looks and performs, but there are some minor issues that somewhat annoying. I contacted Pioneer about the issues listed in the cons, and all they had to say was something along the lines of "Thank you for your feedback, your concerns have been sent to the marketing department for future products." So I don't suppose Pioneer plans on releasing a firmware update for these minor inconveniences. I would most definitely purchase this product again, but it would be nice to find Pioneer actually cares about taking care of their current customers.

    Pros: -Nice display, resolution wise. Direct Sunlight washes it out though. -Great sound Quality. -Fast start up time. -Easy to navigate. -Bluetooth connects flawlessly. -Large range of tweaks for the display and sound.

    Cons: -Using Pandora connect through Bluetooth, no sound will be present on start up of the unit, instead you'll have to exit the program and enter it again. -Selection beep cannot be turned off. This isn't a problem for me, i rather like it. It would be nice to have the option though. -The parking break restrictions seem random at best. I understand the need to restrict video while driving, but is it really necessarily for altering the display settings?

    My stereo

    Excellent product from USVI on 5/19/2013

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

    I really appreciate the sale agent in getting me the right choice

    Pros: Great

    Cons: None

    Love it

    CW63 from Ny on 5/18/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love it. Upgraded from the avic d3. Just not a big fan of the advanced apps. I just use it for the bluetooth and the music.


    Cons: Cant stream google maps onto the indash

    Pioneer AVH-X3500BHS

    Scott from Glenwood Springs, CO on 5/13/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very pleased with the unit. Sounds great even with the factory speakers and looks awesome.

    Pros: Great features, sound and looks.

    Cons: Would prefer a rotary knob for volume control.

    Pioneer AVH-X3500BHS

    Anonymous from Burlington, nc on 4/28/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    First, Crutchfield support is outstanding. The preselect radio buttons do not show the radio station call letters. The seek buttons are very small. Other than that I think the unit is great.