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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

JIM, KNOXVILLE TN

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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)
    Expandability:
    • 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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    Reviews

    Pioneer AVH-X3500BHS Reviews

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    193 Reviews

    Perfect fit

    Michael from Cincinnati on 5/10/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    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?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    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?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    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?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    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.

    PIONEER AVH-X3500BHS

    BrianL77 from Benson, NC on 3/30/2014

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

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

    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

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    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?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    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.

    Pros:

    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.

    Pioneer AVH-X3500BHS

    Anonymous from Newburgh,NY on 3/23/2014

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

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    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.

    Nice

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

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

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    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.

    Pioneer AVH-X3500BHS

    xpgdeadone from Portland OR. on 3/22/2014

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    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

    AVH-X3500BHS

    Clarence from Ashland, Va on 3/21/2014

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

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    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?)

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

    Pros: Clear and easy install, sound great

    Cons:

    bad ass poineer

    sittinl0w10 from illinois on 3/20/2014

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

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    This Double Din Is Amazing It Has Everything That I Was Looking For N more

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    Awesome!

    Anonymous from Maryland on 3/20/2014

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

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    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?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    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.

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    AVH-X3500BHS

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

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    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?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Amazing sound, hot displays, excellent tech support what more could you want?

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    AVH-X3500BHS, Post Installation

    Dave in Suwanee from Georgia on 3/16/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    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).

    Pioneer AVH-X3500BHS

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

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    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?)

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

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    GREAT BUY!!

    Moon from Southeast Georgia on 3/14/2014

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

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    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

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

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    Nice Radio

    JimW from Illinios on 3/12/2014

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

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    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?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    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?)

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    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?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    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

    satisfied

    tommy from HOXIE arkansas on 3/11/2014

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

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    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?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    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!!!

    AVH-X3500BHS

    Morgan from Roseville PA on 3/11/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    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.

    Pioneer AVH-X3500BHS

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

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Very Nice!!

    Pros:

    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?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    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.

    AVH-3500BHS

    Ryan from Vancouver, WA on 3/7/2014

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

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    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?)

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    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?)

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

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    Awesome head unit

    jdawg505 from titusville fl on 3/5/2014

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

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    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?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    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?

    Pioneer AVH-3500BHS

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

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

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

    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?)

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

    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?)

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

    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.

    Great

    Liz860 from Connecticut on 3/3/2014

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

    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

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I'LL RECOMEND THIS RECEIVER. ALL YOU NEED IS GOOD SPEAKERS FROM CRUTCHFIELD AND YOU ARE SET TO GO.

    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?)

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

    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?)

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

    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

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    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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.

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    Cons:

    Huge Difference from Stock

    DanR from Chandler, AZ on 2/28/2014

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

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

    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?)

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

    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.

    Great

    Matthew from NW Ohio on 2/24/2014

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

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

    Pioneer AVH-X3500BHS

    xpgdeadone from portland, OR on 2/22/2014

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

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

    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?)

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

    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?)

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

    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.

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    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?)

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

    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?)

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

    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

    Cons:

    AVH-X3500BHS

    AnthonyK from Menifee on 2/8/2014

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

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

    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

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

    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?)

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

    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.

    INASANE

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

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

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

    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?)

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

    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?)

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

    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.

    Perfect!

    Jose from Blythe, CA on 2/2/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    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?)

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

    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

    Pioneer AVH-X3500BHS

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

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

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

    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?)

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

    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?)

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

    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

    Cons:

    Great Stereo

    Jayme from Austin TX on 1/27/2014

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

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

    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?)

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

    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?)

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    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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.

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    Outstanding!!

    DylanO from Riverside, CA on 1/20/2014

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

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

    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?)

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

    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

    Cons:

    Pioneer AVH-X3500BHS

    JasonD from Milledgeville,GA on 1/18/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    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

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

    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?)

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

    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

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Great

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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?)

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

    VERY HIGH TECH HEAD UNIT

    BJK from OKC OKI on 1/13/2014

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    HAS SO MUCH THAT I HAVE NOT LEARNED EVERYTHING. SIRIUS WORKS GREAT, BLUETOOTH WORKS GREAT, WITH SLACKER OR PANDORA. MIXTRAX WORKS WHEN PLUGGED IN ONLY, WITH MPEGS AND SONGS STORED ON MY IPHONE5. ALSO PLSY MIXTRAX ON ITUNES RADIO. FUNNY IT DOESN'T WORK WITH PANDORA, AS IT HAS IT'S ON DEDICATED PLUG IN. HD RADIO IS AWESOME. IT HAS SLOTS FOR A BACK UP CAMERA WHICH I REALLY NEEDED WITH THIS LONG BEAST (O6 AVALANCHE) AND ALSO A FRONT OR SIDE CAMERA, WHICH I DIDN'T GET. APP MODE I DIDN'T GET EITHER AS I LIKE MY GPS SEPARATE CLOSER ON A BG TO MY SPEEDO SO I DON'T GET IN A WRECK. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THISW PRODUC. HAVE NO ISSUES WITH KNOBS SINCE I GOT THE CRUX PACAGE THAT HAS STEERING CONTROL.

    Pros: NICE FIT IN MY 06 AVALANCHE, VERY USER FRIENDLY. I HAVE HAD ONLY A FEW WEEKS, SO AM STILL GETTING USED TO ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES.

    Cons: HARD TO READ DURING THE DAY, DISPLAY NOT AS BRIGHT AS I AM USED TOO

    Pioneer AVH-X3500BHS

    Joegxx from Austin, Tx on 1/13/2014

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    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.

    Cons:

    State of the art infotainment system.

    Frank from Wichita Kansas on 1/12/2014

    2001 Ford Mustang
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    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.

    PIONEER AVH-X3500BT

    DAVE from DEERFIELD BEACH on 1/12/2014

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

    Pros: PRICE, QUALITY, STYLE AND BLUETOOTH WITH ANDROID

    Cons: NEEDS TO HAVE USB WITH ANDROID

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

    MarkAfterDark from Uxbridge on 1/12/2014

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

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    Awesome!

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

    2005 Ford F-150
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    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
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    only complain wish it had a knob for volume.

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    Pioneer avh-x3500bhs

    J C from Farmingville ny on 1/8/2014

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    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
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