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Digital media receiver (does not play CDs)

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Pioneer MVH-X560BT

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Welcome to the digital age

If you're done with discs and ready for an all-digital entertainment experience, Pioneer's MVH-X560BT digital media receiver (there's no CD player) lets you enjoy music from your iPhone® or iPod®, select Android™ phones, or a USB thumb drive when you're on the road. You'll also get Bluetooth® hands-free calling, Pandora® control with iPhone or Android, and App Control. The big, multi-line display makes it easy to see the artist and song info, along with your system settings. You can select separate colors for the display and the control keys, for over 200,000 possible combinations.

Who needs CDs, anyway?

You can plug your iPod and iPhone into this receiver's USB port and make music selections through the receiver. As a bonus, the receiver will also charge your device while you're playing your tunes. If you own an iPhone 4S or iPhone 5, you can take advantage of Siri® Eyes Free functionality with a touch of a button, accessing a variety of functions with your voice commands.

Android users can control their music via Bluetooth or plug into the front panel USB port and play music while getting a charge. You can also plug in a thumb drive and enjoy MP3, WMA, and WAV files, or use the aux input to connect an MP3 player or portable satellite radio tuner.

Pioneer MVH-X560BT Digital Media Receiver

Pioneer's MVH-X560BT receiver features a multi-line display with over 200,000 color options.

Built-in Bluetooth™

The MVH-X560BT features built-in Bluetooth, so you can enjoy hands-free calling and wireless music streaming while you drive. You'll speak into the included external microphone and hear the other end of the conversation through your vehicle's speakers. With “Guest Mode,” you can add or replace a mobile device with ease -- a great feature for a family car with multiple drivers, or one driver with multiple devices.  

Compact size, big-time performance

With no CD player to worry about, Pioneer's designers were able to fit lots of features into a chassis that's 40% shallower than their CD receivers. The powerful MOSFET amplifier gives you outstanding sound, while Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR) technology brings back the musical detail lost when you compress music. A 5-band graphic equalizer lets you adjust the sound to suit your tastes, and you'll appreciate the three sets of preamp outputs when you add amps to your system.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?

In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.

This digital media receiver will not play CDs. If you want to play CDs in your vehicle, we offer a wide selection of CD receivers.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

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.

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What's in the Box:

  • Digital media receiver (w/ 10A mini-fuse inserted into chassis)
  • Face (attached)
  • Sleeve (installed)
  • Trim ring (installed)
  • Wiring harness
  • 58" USB extension cable (w/ a male USB type-A connector on one end and a female USB type-A connector on other end)
  • 58" Stereo minijack cable
  • Wireless remote control (QXE1044)
  • CR2025 Lithium battery (installed)
  • External microphone w/ sunvisor clips (attached 13' cable terminated by a right-angle male 2.5mm connector)
  • Two-sided tape
  • 2 Extraction keys
  • 4 Pan head ISO-mount screws (M5 x 8mm)
  • 4 Flat-head ISO-mount screws (M5 x 9mm)
  • Face fixing screw
  • Mounting bracket
  • Machine screw
  • Owner's Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
  • Limited Warranty Information (US/CA)

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • digital media receiver with AM/FM tuner (does not play CDs)
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calls and music streaming
    • variable color display with over 200,000 choices
    • plays MP3, WMA, and WAV music files
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (14 watts RMS CEA2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • shallow chassis fits in a variety of applications
    • detachable face with multi-line display
    • external microphone included
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR) restores sound to compressed files
    • 5-band graphic equalizer
    Expandability:
    • inputs: rear USB port, rear auxiliary input
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, sub)
    • low-pass/high-pass filter
    Other features and specs:
    Reviews

    Pioneer MVH-X560BT Reviews


    Good Stereo

    Don from Tucson, AZ on 7/18/2014

    1995 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Good basic digital stereo. Most reviews cover the neat features, sound is good, bluetooth works great, external mic is very good. Overall a very good buy.

    Pros: Good sound, bluetooth works great, super value.

    Cons: Display is very difficult to see in sunlight. Install instructions from Crutchfield were incomplete, required me to call the tech support number to get wiring correct (on the plus side they were open on July 4th!). Also installed Metra 70-8113 Receiver Wiring Harness which complicated install; instructions did not include harness at all.

    Good System

    Edwin from Virginia on 7/16/2014

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

    I was impressed with the adjustability of trhe sudio from this unit. I was looking for a simple

    Pros: You get a bunch of features for the price you pay. Fits my 2007 Mini Cooper S

    Cons: Not really a con but if you are looking for a simple radio to operate, this unit has a lot of adjustabilty as far as the sound I am concerned.

    Loved it, when it works

    DAvidW from Knoxville, TN on 7/7/2014

    2004 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This head unit works really well and the Pandora controls work well. The phone features are a little confusing but not that bad. However, when I got my first unit it would not work at all. Crutchfield returned it without question and sent me another unit. This second unit worked find for 6 months but now the only speaker that works is the sub and there is no sound out of the other speakers. I will send it for repairs but I expected more out of Pioneer than this shoddy build quality.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Works Great!

    Dave M. from Aurora, CO on 7/7/2014

    2005 Dodge Durango
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great product, and support for Crutchfield

    Pros: Great support on web site

    Cons: I can't read, but team helped me fix my mistake.

    mixed review

    Zach from Philadelphia on 7/5/2014

    2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Good sound and fun light effects. Looks great at night but isn't easy to read in the day. Blutooth works well, and USB is nice. Biggest issue other than visibility is you can't just leave your I pod connected and have it play. You need to "wake" it up for the stereo to play it. Also you can't have the light effects without using mixtrack which means it cuts songs short and wont display track info at the same time.

    Pros: Lights and big display

    Cons: Limited I pod convenience, too dim for daylight. Mix track sucks, but must be used for light effects

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    Ricky L from Catano, PR on 6/29/2014

    1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great price. Excellent service.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Sounds great, nice upgrade from factory unit

    rswaz from Springdale, PA on 6/28/2014

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

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

    I researched new head units for a long time. Compared all the major brands. Probably waited too long but glad that I settled on this Pioneer "media" unit instead of a traditional head unit with a CD player. Who even buys CDs anymore? If I do, it is only to convert to MP3 but I digress. This Pioneer unit installs easy (once you figure out how to remove the install cage) and is a nice upgrade in my 2011 Impala. It really makes the factory speakers sound 100% better. Plenty of room for mounting due to the reduced size and the features are great. BT audio is awesome and phone calls sound very clear. The setup is easy but as with anything new, it takes some time to learn and adapt to the controls. The manual could be better but not a major barrier to learning the functions. The display is HUGE compared to other head units (helped by the lack of the CD slot) but not too bright for me and the dimmer option works well. All in all, a great upgrade.

    Pros: Sounds good, looks good, ways to use, what more could you ask for?!

    Cons: Instructions should be re-written and include more real pictures (not tiny drawings).

    Great fit

    Chris U. from Sewell, N.J. on 6/24/2014

    2005 MINI Cooper
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Bought this unit for my daughter's 2005 MINI Cooper solely for the Bluetooth options. Explored other options to use with the stock MINI radio, but found nothing cost effective. Overall, I'm happy with my purchase.

    Pros: Fits great in the dash. Easy to install.

    Cons: Not very user friendly to set up. Too many menu options for sound and the manual isn't very informative. Although it has 200,000 color options, none of them are great for daylight driving.

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    Jimmy from kansa on 6/14/2014

    2004 Buick LeSabre
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This is a nice unit. Its like all the others there are a ton of functions that will take awhile to learn. Also ordered a sub and the Crutch supplied all the wires which is nice.

    Pros:

    Cons: Manual is small and print is really light hard to read.

    MVH-560BT - it rocks

    Anonymous from Boise, ID on 6/12/2014

    1990 Mazda MX5
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Overall this is a nice unit that interfaces fine with my Android phone via bluetooth. I don't carry CDs in my car and in a Miata there's not that much room anyway. I paired it with a Kenwood compact amplifier so I can't comment on the unit's power output but with the amp it sounds tremendous. It was a lot shorter (shallower) than I thought but if you don't need to make room for the CD mechanism I suppose that's to be expected. More room behind it is definitely a plus.

    Pros: Integration with phone, USB, bluetooth, aux in. Multi colors are pretty cool Controls are ok, about on par with other head units. Not quite as "busy" which is good.

    Cons: Display is hard to read in the sunlight with the top down Display doesn't "auto dim" at night but can be manually dimmed I find that when adjusting the volume I will often push a little too hard and click into the menu. This seems like a design issue, the button should not be that mushy. Using the bluetooth phone integration while driving doesn't really work because the mic is not sensitive enough. Would be nice if it had a auto volume feature when ambient noise goes up.

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    mrT from Michigan on 6/8/2014

    2005 Jeep Liberty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great sound system easy to install looks great also cool light show

    Pros:

    Cons:

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    JK BASS FISHING from Tucson AZ on 6/1/2014

    2000 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Bought this radio to replace an older aftermarket AM/FM/CD Radio. Sound was far more superior, BT connection automatic each time entering vehicle, USB works great when using thumb drive, and was able to match the interior dash lights on both my 2000 Toyota 4 Runner and 1994 BMW 520...

    Pros: Able to match head unit with factory dash lighting colors, easy to use, simple design, and great sound for the price. USB and Aux rear input make it easy to conceal add on electronics in a glove box or ash tray.

    Cons: EQ options limited but still has more than other head units.

    All my songs are now available

    buyer6060 from Pinole, CA on 5/29/2014

    2001 Saturn SL2
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I wanted a media player only for a dedicated iPod, getting tired of switching cd's. Now all my music is on one device. The rear interface provides a cleaner look with no cables showing, running the iPod to the glove box. However, when you start pushing over 1000 songs, navigating through the menu becomes cumbersome - especially in a moving car! I find one menu and it becomes hard to revert to the original or change search criteria. It's not a very easy interface based on the number of controls available, even after reading the manual and following it step by step. So I have it on mix and just let it run, bypassing songs if I don't want to listen to it. We'll see how long the advance song dial (push right to advance) lasts before the spring gives out.

    Pros: Excellent features for the price, small chassis, lots of color combinations, 6 pre-amp outputs, easy Bluetooth setup

    Cons: Music search, hard to read display in daylight, could have a higher voltage output for the pre-amp outputs

    Easy install.

    Cody Lee from Houston, TX on 5/20/2014

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

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

    This is the first head unit I've ever installed. Excluding the time playing around with the unit once I got it installed, it probably took me 90 to 105 mins to install (from pulling off the head unit bezel to putting it back on). The wiring harness offered for the install made it a snap. Everything was color coded. Finding my way around the menu options didn't take much time to figure out. It took about 15 minutes to get the Bluetooth function to work. BT audio works better than the factor head unit in my Durango. I spliced the head unit wires by twisting them together and putting electrical tape on the connections. It would probably be better with twist caps or crimping them together.

    Pros: Easy to install, Easy to use

    Cons: None so far.

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    Darren from Chandler, AZ on 5/19/2014

    2000 Audi A6
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    The changing colors is a very attractive feature of this deck. Sound quality is awesome!

    Pros: Multiple coaxial inputs in back of the deck. Aux input, usb, iPod & Bluetooth features are great.

    Cons: Pioneer connect app doesn't work with Samsung G5.

    awesome

    rj from Soldotna, Alaska on 5/19/2014

    2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5i
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    ive been buying pioneer for 15 years now and know how they work with slight changes all the time, the quality is always to my standards, never had one fail, and this one is the coolest one ive had yet concidering all my cd's got stolen I put all my music on a flash drive now so this stereo was perfect.

    Pros: fast shipping its a pioneer what else is there to say

    Cons: none

    Fantastic Digital Media Receiver

    Evan from PA on 5/12/2014

    2002 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I have had this receiver in my 2002 Subaru Impreza for about 1 month now. I absolutely love it! It has all the connections I was looking for, and a big plus is that the USB and Aux ports are on the rear of the unit, so I do not have any unsightly cables hanging off the front of my receiver. Just a note that this stereo does NOT play CD's which I like since my iPod is always connected. It also allows the receiver to be smaller in size. Also all cables are included (USB, AUX, Mic) Bluetooth: This works great with my phone (Nexus 5) and seems to connect every time I get in the car without problems. The only problem I do have ,is when I select the BT source, it automatically begins to play audio from my phone. For most people this may be great but I have multiple audio apps installed and it does not always choose the one I want. I don't know if this is a phone issue or the stereos issue. The BT calling is great as well. Display: I really enjoy the many options available for the display. There are two sections of the display that can be changed to any color you want (very cool). The problem I have with the display is that it seems a little too dim during the day even with brightness up all the way, and it seems too bright at night, with brightness down all the way. iPod: I have a 5th Gen iPod classic hooked up to my stereo via USB. It works great! I just leave the iPod in my center console and can control all my music from the stereo, including choosing playlists, artists, etc.

    Pros: Rear USB and AUX inputs All cables included (usb, aux, mic) Long microphone cable Ability to change display colors in two separate Bluetooth, Auxilary port, Pandora, 3FM, 1AM, USB/iPod Compact Size

    Cons: Display: Seems too dark in daylight, and too bright at night Bluretooth audio automatically starts playing (sometimes usefull, but not always)

    Excellent at Everything

    ScottR from Estero, FL on 5/10/2014

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

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

    I've never installed a car stereo in my life and this was EASY for me to install in my 95 BMW. Wiring is a breeze, hookup is plug n play, setup takes seconds and menu is simple to navigate if you've ever used a microwave.

    Pros: Easy Easy Easy

    Cons: Screen could get a little dimmer

    Amazing

    Ray from Syracuse, NY on 5/5/2014

    2005 Mercury Mariner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Absolutely in love with my new stereo.

    Pros: Sound is so clear, the effects are awesome, very easy to use

    Cons: None!

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    nobody from S.F., CA on 5/4/2014

    2013 Mazda 3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    works great - no complaints other than it's an undertaking to figure out all the controls

    Pros: great improvement in sound over the factory deck, rear usb is great to run wherever you want, bluetooth works great

    Cons: none

    Almost does everything I want

    Adam S from Vancouver, Canada on 5/1/2014

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

    I generally like this deck. It's not fancy but it does what I want a deck to do (handle calls and play music via bluetooth). Sound quality is decent (no distortion at the volumes I normally listen, but does distort if I try to see how loud it will go). I do have a few minor gripes about how it is configured: On power off the deck sends a stop signal to my phone which means that on power up it restarts the last song I was listening to instead of resuming play where I left off. When I plug my phone in to USB it automatically changes audio source from bluetooth to USB; it would be nice to be able to disable this as I primarily use USB for charging. Another feature on my wish list would be to configure the output of the call button to allow me to launch google voice commands. The built in mixtrax feature is quite gimmicky. I can't imagine myself ever using it.

    Pros: -Quickly connects to bluetooth on power up (very important to me, takes about ten seconds) -Shallow form factor makes install easy -Nice EQ and crossover -Aux in can be disabled, speeds up finding audio source

    Cons: -Runs hot: I installed this without the in-dash receiver kit due to it being out of stock when I ordered. Because of this I could reach around and feel the body of the deck while in use and it would get extremely hot. I'm not sure whether this will cause any problems down the road. -No auto-dimmer wire -Sends stop command instead of pause on power down

    Pioneer puts out a great product!

    sdbenoit from League City, Tx. on 4/25/2014

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

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

    This unit is perfect for what I wanted. It is pointless to have a CD player on a car stereo anymore. This unit has USB and AUX inputs on the back of the stereo. This allowed me to run them where I wanted in the cab of my truck. It is easy to operate and the included instructions were easy to understand. It has a nice finished look and the ability to change the color of the buttons/display to match the interior lighting of the vehicle is fantastic. iPhone connected easily to the stereo and the Pandora functionality was a real plus. Streamed Pandora for a long ride and the quality was incredible. Crutchfield provided the installation kit and instructions for free. This was a great purchase.

    Pros: Good sound quality. Bluetooth works and sounds great when phone is connected. Very easy to use. Looks great.

    Cons: Display sometimes difficult to read in sunlight. Bluetooth connecting to a phone can be a little irritating.

    Well built, clean output, good radio

    chevyn8 from Nebraska on 4/24/2014

    1995 Pontiac Firebird
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    No complaints so far. The usb options is great! Audio output is very clean using BT audio, Pandora via bluetooth, Radio, and USB. Turn on Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR)--it makes mp3 files sound much better. Haven't used the aux input yet. Included mic works very good for phone calls. Built in low pass and high pass options eliminated the need for a crossover in my setup. Built in EQ is good enough. Tuner pulls in distant stations I have the usb extension going down the console and located inside the center console storage area, as well as the aux input. Phone calls are great, with a manual transmission phone calls can be a challenge while driving in town.

    Pros: BT clean and clear, every device I've connected works great. Pandora integration is very good, ability to thumbs up and down on the unit and select your pandora stations on the device is nice. USB works simple and easy. I put a hundred or so songs on a flash drive, hit shuffle, and it plays them back in very good quality. Reads the title/artist in the mp3 files. Low pass/high pass options eliminate the need for a crossover. Crutchfield install kit worked perfectly.

    Cons:

    Good deck but with issues

    Tony-S from Colorado on 4/23/2014

    2004 Nissan Frontier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I've had this deck in my Nissan quad-cab truck for a few months. It is feature-rich and works great with my iPhone over Bluetooth. However, there are several annoying aspects about this unit. First, there is no rubber ring around the volume knob - just slick plastic. You cannot increase the volume with just one finger without applying enough pressure that you end up pressing the button and activating the menu system, thus disabling the volume. The press is very sensitive - hit even the slightest bump in the road you will inadvertently press it and activate the menu system. Second, I leave an iPod connected to the deck. If I don't drive the truck for a couple of days, when I start it up, the deck automatically switches to the iPod after about 10 seconds, even if I have the radio on or if the deck is turned off. I suspect this is because the iPod powers down and when it gets power from the dock cable it thinks I want to play through the iPod. Third, the sound of this deck is decent but not great. I initially had the stock 6 speaker system and ended up buying Polk coaxials for the front and Kicker coaxials for the rear (with baffles) but the audio improvement was marginal. I have tried to get the custom equalizer set to make it more pleasant but I haven't been successful. My audio reference is the Alpine I have in my Corolla with its stock speakers; however, it could be the acoustics of the two vehicles are substantially different, which may account for the quality differences.

    Pros: Works great with iPhone over Bluetooth. Lots of features. Easy to install.

    Cons: Ergonomic problem with sound/menu button, audio quality is just ok, need to fix iPod auto sensing

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    Lee T from LasVegas NM on 4/15/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    good product

    Pros: exellent quality

    Cons: does show clock when in aux

    Can't go wrong

    Anonymous from Delano ca on 4/15/2014

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

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

    Nice stereo for the price Has everything I wanted in a stereo Nice bright colors Easy to use Bluetooth is great

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Sweet Deck but..........

    Ed R from Somerville, Ma on 4/14/2014

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

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

    i really like this deck i purchased this to replace an older dmr that didn't have Bluetooth functions installation was simple and it had no problems pairing up with my galaxy s4 The only beef i had doesent have to due with the deck but with the way it was shipped to me( more on that in a sec) but for the money its a pretty solid deck

    Pros: rear usb inputs bluetooth audo streaming simple installation

    Cons: The only beef i have is not withthe deck itself but with Crutchfield I did receive the deck on time in about two days however the box mangled when i opened the box none of the items were packaged incorrectly they should of been bubble wrapped at the very least they just put the items in the box and then covered them in foam peanuts. Working in the shipping industry i have sen that alot and its lucky that it arrived un damaged

    Excellent

    Mark from Bloxom, Va on 4/12/2014

    1984 Chevrolet Blazer S10
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    The only reason I didn't give all 5's was that it doesn't have a CD player

    Pros: Excellent sound with a good value

    Cons: No CD Player

    Good product

    Anonymous from Chesapeake, va on 4/11/2014

    1999 Volkswagen Passat
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Good value

    Pros: Good value, easy to install. Worth the money!

    Cons: Minor issue, needs auto dimmer for night time

    Good product overall, but horrible instructions and mediocre usability

    Brett_x from Maine on 4/6/2014

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

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

    I'll think twice about buying Pioneer equipment in the future. I have a pioneer home stereo that I was frustrated by too. It works okay now that I've worked through a few things, but the sound isn't as good as the factory (Pioneer) that came with my Scion XB and the usability is equally [minorly] disappointing. If you're considering buying this, read the manual first. There are 2 sections, Using it, and Installing it. No index. Can't just flip to the thing you want to know about. You have to remember where it is. And it wasn't written like an instruction manual. It was written as pieces of information you might need to know. And it missed one thing I needed to know. The Orange wire: what is it? Do I hook it up to the other orange wire.. which is the only other wire? Nope, that blows fuses. I called Crutchfield and the tech said it's some kind of ground. As you can imagine, the stereo works fine with it disconnected (and a new fuse). There's no description or mention of the orange wire in the manual. None. It took me a while to get used to the navigation. And maybe there are some tricks I have yet to learn, but I'm not a fan of their implementation. I have yet to be able to master navigating my always connected iPod. Maybe it's me, but I'm not new at this.

    Pros: Rear USB. Bluetooth works great.

    Cons: Horrible user / installation manual. Read the wire diagram part. Try to match what you have before you by. Minor issues: This thing is a dust magnet. I cannot keep it clean. The face is also very shiny, which looks great when it's off, but makes it hard to see in daylight due to reflections. A matte finish on the face would be so much better. The sound quality, while still using my factory speakers, is not as good as factory Pioneer Scion stereo. No Mute. Huh? Yeah. No mute.

    Great Little Unit

    John from Tennessee on 4/6/2014

    1990 Nissan Pathfinder
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
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    It took me quite a while to decide on the right head unit for my truck. I ended up getting the Pioneer MVH-X560BT based on feedback from a Crutchfield advisor - and I couldn't be happier. One surprise (as another reviewer noted) is how short/shallow this unit actually is. Since it's a media-only receiver, it doesn't need the space for a CD player mechanism. This has the added bonus of giving you extra room behind the unit for the wiring. One of my absolute requirements was having a rear USB connection. I have a dedicated iPod for the truck, so being able to leave it in the armrest and connected to the USB in the back is the only way to go. I paired the head unit with a Clarion XC1410 amplifier. I was a little concerned that the pre-amp output on the Pioneer was only 2 volts, but it seems to be working fine. I don't care for the Mixtrax or other visual feedback that are available on this unit, but that can all easily be turned off so that you get track information and the clock. I'd recommend this unit for anyone considering a media-only receiver.

    Pros: Good sound quality Easy installation Rear USB connection

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    Great stereo

    Zeke from Sun Prairie, WI on 4/4/2014

    2006 Pontiac Grand Prix
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    This stereo is well worth the money and is a definite must buy for its price range it sounds good looks good and is pretty easy to use bit that could also be that I had the double din version of this but pretty easy to get use to but yeah was not expecting to be as small as it was but that was good because I could actually get the harness to fit in behind the stereo with out havering to tuck and roll everything in there but all on all great stereo

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    Ricardo from Menifee, CA on 4/4/2014

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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    This stereo is great, I particularly enjoy the various numerous amount of display lights on the stereo. The remote comes very handy and the best function i enjoy about this stereo is the ease of connecting to my phones bluetooth. as soon as the stereo turns on and i have it set to bluetooth mode, it detects my phone right away and starts playing my music. The mic also comes in handy for calls while driving. Overall a great unit by Pioneer

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    simple pioneer deck

    soundiesteve from albuquerque, nm on 4/2/2014

    2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
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    Very simple and affordable deck. Just radio and digital media. This unit is small and easier to install than other receivers because of it. The Bluetooth is handy and easy to hook-up, and Pioneer (as always) gives you great control of your sound with a multi-hz eq.

    Pros: Great sound shaping, inexpensive, fairly simple operation

    Cons: Bright display even fully dimmed, can't run any but 8ohm speakers

    Good Product Poor Installation Instructions

    JackD. from Sebastopol, CA on 4/1/2014

    2002 BMW 3 Series
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    For some reason the Star ratings are not working with my version of Firefox. I like the radio and the bluetooth connection is flawless. I may need to relocate the microphone because the sound is muted. The installation into my 2002 BMW 330i could have gone more smoothly. The problem is the Scosche amplifier is too small to fit into the space vacated by the factory radio. The problem was solved by extending the wires connecting the amplifier to the vehicle plug allowing it to be stashed into a niche behind the factory radio enclosure. Unfortunately I came to this decision after trying for hours to get everything to fit using the included connectors. A much quicker installation would be to provide 2 multi-wire color coded cables that allow placing the amplifier behind the glove box which is easily removed. There is ample space behind the glove box for all kinds or accessory equipment.

    Pros: Looks good when installed, there are many functions and they all work well.

    Cons: Requires the Scosche amplifier which is too large to fit into the factory radio enclosure with the radio. This is not that much of a problem as long as the installation instructions and connection harnesses address the issue.

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    Enoch J. from Elizabeth, PA on 3/31/2014

    1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
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    Great receiver for the money. Looking to upgrade the factory speakers to test the full potential of the receiver.

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    Sounds great!

    CurticeC from Redondo Beach, CA on 3/23/2014

    1998 Toyota Tacoma
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    Nice clean look. I love the rear inputs! USB & AUX cords were long enough to run all the way to my center consul. Sounds great. Nice ability to tune to my liking.

    Pros: Clean look. Easy installation. Great sound quality.

    Cons: The face plate reflects to much light. Hard to see the display during the day, even with illumination turned all the way up.

    awesome

    tim from st. louis on 3/22/2014

    2002 Chevrolet Cavalier
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    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
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    the stereo was quite simple to install it also had a lot of cool features that I liked.

    Pros: I love the fact that I can change the foremost any color I want to want to display and that it also works with my cell phone via bluetooth. also the fact that auxiliary port and usb port have acquired that come out the back allow me to place them anywhere I'd like instead of having wires hanging from my stereo this is a big plus in one of the main reasons why I purchased this stereo.

    Cons: I will say the menu quite confusing. and trying to see this display during the day is horrible also it could use a little more power because some Kenwoods have 22rms when this is only 14rms.

    Great experience

    BWhite from Tallahassee, FL on 3/21/2014

    2003 Ford F-150
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    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This unit was very easy to install. I've done it many times before and this installed just as it should. The operation of it took about 5 minutes to figure out and set up and there has been no need to adjust it since. Microphone was installed on the steering column and works great. USB was routed to the glove box and works perfectly. Installed in a 2003 F150 SuperCrew.

    Pros: Easy install. Intuitive menus. Choose from lots of colors to match your interior. Great value! I highly recommend this unit.

    Cons: Just one. I wish it would play music with DRM from itunes, but I think that's an Apple issue, not a Pioneer issue.

    Great HU for the price!

    Kirk from Ocean Springs, MS on 3/20/2014

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    • Ease of Use
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    I ordered this HU as a temporary upgrade for my '13 Mustang until Pioneers new Navigation units come out. I had the AVIC D3 in my last car and loved it. I chose this unit because of the features, 3 sets of RCA outputs, sub control, 5 band EQ and Bluetooth. The sound is just as good as the AVIC I had at a fraction of the price. Well worth the money.

    Pros: Features, sound quality and price!

    Cons:

    Whoa is that display ever bright

    Joe O from North Carolina on 3/15/2014

    2004 Chevrolet Blazer
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    • Ease of Use
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    Pretty good DMP for the money. Who wants to fumble with CD's now that you can stream audio from a phone or load up all your tunes on a USB stick? This unit integrates very well with both iPhone and Android, Pandora and PowerAmp are easily controlled from the front panel. Unfortunately I will probably be swapping this for something else as it has one fatal flaw: I cannot dim the "Downtown Tokyo" display enough to allow me to drive safely at night. There is no dimmer wire connection to your vehicle, only a one position "Dimmer" setting which still leaves it way to bright for my use. Also as mentioned here by others the ergonomics are pretty poor: trying to adjust the flimsy volume knob results in kicking the unit into the Menu settings 50% of the time. Top those flaws off with the inability to play FLAC files and I'm looking now for a replacement.

    Pros: Compact, Easy to install. Sounds great. Integrates very well with Android via Bluetooth.

    Cons: Display cannot be dimmed enough for night driving. Volume knob is too easily "pushed" into configuration mode when attempting to change volume. Does not play FLAC files.

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    Jason from Rogersville ,TN on 3/15/2014

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    Perfect for anyone that has an issue with depth issues in dash and don't necessarily need a CD player. Syncs to android phone easily to play Pandora radio. Mic picks up a lot of noise tho.

    Pros: Easy of use, excellent quality for less money, very shallow mount depth at only 4 inches. Internet radio and thumb drive menus are easy to navigate threw controls.

    Cons: External microphone picks up a lot of noise.

    Ok but has some problems

    Andrew from wasilla AK on 3/13/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    just got this unit today and had it installed in 2001 slk230 everything works good except when car is running speakers are making some cracking noise , when engine is not running sound from speakers is good - did not had that problem with stock unit

    Pros: pretty cheap , slim , sound pretty good , lot of options

    Cons: Bluetooth connection is pretty complicated - use owner manual unit is too sensitive? - white noise trough the speakers when car is running hard to adjust custom keys color

    Crutchfield response on March 18, 2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    easy install

    ML from Sacramento,CA on 3/13/2014

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    Easy install in 2000 E320. Just take out factory stereo with tools provided by Crutchfield, cut factory harness in half as described and plug in. Done in about an hour. Had to tap into cigarette lighter for power. Look up YouTube video on how to remove center console.

    Pros: Cost Easy install

    Cons: None

    Nice BT features

    Marc from Sonoma, CA on 3/9/2014

    2000 Dodge Dakota
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    This went in easily and was easier to set up than a number of previous units. It immediately found my iPhone and connected to it without searching through layers of menus like some other brands. I can use the phone, siri, or stream music vi bluetooth. I am still learning my way around the unit, but it is great so far. The sound is much improved over my previous unit.

    Pros: Ease of setup Ease of use Fit and finish

    Cons: There is a bit of glare

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    Anonymous from Duncansville, PA on 3/7/2014

    2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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    Great sound and features

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    Simply Amazing

    MRT from Eugene, OR on 3/2/2014

    1988 Honda Prelude SI
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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
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    I love my tech gadgets and have replaced the stereo in every car I've owned... I have to say that this is the first to exceed my expectations. It does everything very well - simple and intuitive. The button layout makes it easy to get to all features, although I did have to read the manual to figure out how to do a couple things. Much easier than the JVC Excelon that I put in my truck last year. Love the quality of the iphone integration. I like the fine adjustment of volume, others seem to have too few steps where levels seem to jump. I have never been compelled to write a review before, but I am seriously happy with this purchase!

    Pros: Excellent iPhone integration. Comes with all cables (AUX / USB) that you'll want when installing, Bluetooth audio streaming. Controls are easy to use after you spend just a little time with the unit. Custom colors allowed me to match the green dash lights in my old Honda perfectly!

    Cons: I miss the HD radio feature that I have in my other vehicles. Had to read the manual to figure out how to adjust the custom colors. No "auto dim" with the lights, but it does offer an easy "Dimmer" button AND you can set the colors and brightness levels for both regular and dim settings.

    Good Product

    Max from Syracuse, NY on 3/1/2014

    2007 Nissan Altima
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    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
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    • Value

    Good Product, many options to play your music from. Install pain free thanks to included kit, wiring harness and antenna adapter from Crutchfield for my 07 Altima. I've wired microphone to the steering column, USB cable to glove compartment and AUX cable to small compartment below climate controls. I don't get people who list one of the cons of the unit that there is no front USB connection. Sort product by feature and buy one with front USB port, don't neg the product because it has rear USB connection, which is actually a great plus because it creates clean installation and eliminates wires dangling from your dash. Definitely improvement in sound clarity and quality from factory radio receiver. Menu can be a little better and as everyone stated manual sucks unless you download it on iPad as pdf - then its bright and clear. Screen has glare during sunlight and I have to switch from one color preset to another during night and day driving. That is the most annoying thing with this unit - read Cons section.

    Pros: Many connectivity options. Rear USB and AUX inputs. Build in bluetooth for phone calls. Great phone features - you can see list of missed, received and dialed calls as well as search your phone book. You can also set contact shortcuts for most frequently dialed numbers. All cables included.

    Cons: Screen scratches easily. I wish there was easier way to adjust audio settings - using the wheel takes some turning and pushing - not safe when driving. Setting your color to match dashboard is great - too bad color looks completely different when you use dimmer. To set custom color you have to set it twice - for key color and screen color - annoying. Also custom amber color for Altima is invisible during the day. I have to swich it to white. Then during the night I have to switch it back.

    Great pioneer receiver!!

    Roscoe11 from Jasper, IN on 2/28/2014

    2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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    Great product. Just remember the Bluetooth can drain you battery

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    Pretty good product!

    MC from New York, USA on 2/21/2014

    2002 Toyota Corolla
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    This is a pretty decent unit. It works well and does what it is needed to do.

    Pros: - Fits well - Easy install

    Cons: - USB port is on the back of the receiver. Thus you must run wires forward. - Text on the display is hard to read. The blocky text and icons are definitely not easy to read. - The volume knob requires MANY turns to adjust the volume majorly.

    Pioneer MVH-X560BT

    Joe A from New Jersey on 2/19/2014

    2001 Pontiac Grand Prix
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    I installed this in a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT Sedan. Original radio was the standard AM/FM Cassette player WITHOUT Bose. Anyone installing this in a GM sedan, that has a deeper dash, will probably not need to use the 1" extender. I did a dry fit before connecting the harness, and the unit fits flush and there is plenty of room behind the unit, so it does not need to be adjusted. It was a perfect fit, with plenty of room in the dash cavity. In fact, the original radio is almost 2" deeper than the Pioneer unit. A perfect fit.

    Pros: Only EVERYTHING! Nice to update a 13 year old vehicle with a digital receiver. The USB and AUX ports work perfectly to stream your music, And the Blue Tooth pairing to my Droid phone are flawless. Routing the wiring seems to be the biggest issue, but that is no fault of the unit or Crutchfield. Being a little creative and taking a few extra minutes to devise a plan works wonders. The harness matches up, the remote works, and the cabin of my car is filled with music again.

    Cons: If there are cons, I surely can't think of one.

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    Anonymous from New Buffalo, MI on 2/12/2014

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    I love this unit, i put it into my 2002 ram and its easy and wonderful !!!

    Pros: My ram bounces allot and other head units cant hold up hench the reason i went mech-less great idea !!!

    Cons: A little hard to change to the exact color of the dash.....

    Great stereo!!

    Jeff from Tompkinsville, KY on 2/9/2014

    1997 GMC Jimmy
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    I got the Pioneer MVH-X560BT to replace my old Eclipse CD 3100 that crapped out on me. The unit was easy to install and it sounds awesome, great highs,mids and lows. All the features are easy to use and work great. I love the hands free bluetooth phone feature makes life alot easier when driving. Love the 6 preamp outputs, gives me plenty of room to expand my system. Two thumbs up for the Pioneer MVH-X560BT

    Pros: easy to install, great features, easy to use and control the function. Great sound. 6 Preamp outputs allow plenty of options when it comes to adding subs and amps to your system.

    Cons: haven't seen any so far

    Pioneer DIgital Media Receiver

    Michael from Arizona on 2/6/2014

    2007 Volkswagen GTI
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    This unit offers terrific value for money. It is compact, easy to install, and it greatly enhanced the performance of the stock speakers in my VW GTi. Some of its menus are counter-intuitive, but that is just a matter of familiarization. Bluetooth pairing was very straightforward. The owner's manual was printed with faint ink on poor quality paper, using minute fonts. At times I needed a magnifying glass to figure it out. In addition, its content is poorly organized, and its language is often opaque. That is my only complaint. Otherwise, I highly recommend this unit.

    Pros: Easy install. Great improvement in sound quality, without changing speakers.

    Cons: Dreadful owner's manual.

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    Anonymous from warren mi on 2/5/2014

    1993 Honda Civic
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    easy to install and great for the price

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    kbruhn from Rapid City, SD on 2/3/2014

    2008 Toyota Yaris
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    Great stereo... To hook it to my phone all I did is turn on my blue tooth on my droid RAZR mini and they linked automatic. Very good sound for the stereo hooked to my 6.5 boss speakers with 93 db sensitivity. For my sub I have 10 in boss shallow mount with 200 RMS watt amp. The sub control of the head unit works great. I highly recommend this stereo.. Thank you Crutchfield... I would buy this unit again.

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    Cons: None. Have patience and read your owners manual.

    like the rear usb/ acc. in puts

    sa from ocean city on 2/3/2014

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    bought it for the rear access for the usb and acc inputs, don't like a lot of plugs hanging from the front of the unit, smaller size was also attractive works and sounds great. Crutchfield is always where I go for product. the installation kit was free

    Pros: size and rear access inputs

    Cons: still need a manual to work the settigs

    Excellent choice if I do say so myself...

    G. Jetson from El Centro, CA on 2/1/2014

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    Haven't had a chance to really put this unit through it's paces yet, but so far, I'm really liking my choice in picking this make/model. Installation was a breeze for my 2003 Ford Ranger. The installation kit and instructions were easy to use. Looks like the HU was specifically made for my truck. Crutchfield technicians are the best! 4 one-minute phone calls helped out an old guy with very little confidence in every step of the installation.

    Pros: Good looking, high quality piece of equipment. Sound is awesome, even with the stock Ford speakers.

    Cons: Owner's manual not that helpful in learning how to use the different capabilities of the radio. Only reason for a 3 on "Ease of Use." I'll figure it out...

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    John H from Myrtle Beach, SC on 1/29/2014

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    The radio I purchased and installed in my 1986 Astro Van works great!

    Pros: The price and quality were outstanding! It arrived promptly after ordering.

    Cons: None

    Awesome receiver

    Alex C from Bristow, VA on 1/23/2014

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    Put this receiver in my 86 Monte SS. It is not as deep as the factory radio so I was able to flush mount without cutting the dash. Not only does it have a shallow mounting depth it is also very light.

    Pros: Small size, light weight,

    Cons: Display hard to see in sun

    Love it

    Vaughn from Atlanta GA on 1/21/2014

    2003 Ford Focus ZX3
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    I am pleased with the deck in my 2003 focus. It connects easily and quickly to my phone by bluetooth and people say the call quality is great.

    Pros: Cheap Works well

    Cons:

    Pioneer mvh-x560bt - Great Buy!!

    Chris S. from Austin, tx on 1/21/2014

    2012 Nissan Frontier SV
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    This is pretty great! I love having it in my truck. The manuals Crutchfield provides made it really easy to install.

    Pros: It's smaller size because on not having a CD player makes the install really easy because it leaves a lot of room behind to work with. The sound is great. BT connects easily and sounds great for both music and phone.

    Cons: Really haven't found any yet.

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    Ken K from Shoreline, WA on 1/19/2014

    2000 Ford Explorer
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    I'm overall very happy with the unit. It sounds much better than the factory unit with my same stock speakers. I never played CD's in the car much, so don't miss that capability at all. Now I have most of my music collection instantly available from my phone. It's nice that you can dial in any color to match your cars illumination color, but it would be nice if you could dim it even more for night driving. The manual is very bad, plus you will need good eyes to read the tiny print. Once I figured it all out, it's been working great.

    Pros: Great sound, connects to the phone flawlessly, call quality good on both ends.

    Cons: The manual is bad, illumination when dimmed is still too bright.

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    Anonymous from Pittsburgh PA on 1/13/2014

    2000 Ford Focus
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    I got what I paid for which was a single din rear USB, iphone 5 compatible with bluetooth, variable color choice, high pass filter for rear amp. The 5 band equalizer is ok, but you have to be an audio engineer in order to understand the what the decibel settings mean. I have a clarion HU and its menu is so much more user friendly. It defaulted the sub off, which waisted many hours of my time troubleshooting my wiring and amp connections. It found my phone immediately and connected without any more effort. There was no audio extension cable to connect to the rear AUX, so I didn't connect anything to it. Still new and confusing, but hopefully someone will do a youtube review showing how to set it up better.

    Pros: Multi-color display with different zones, large volume knob, dimmer button on demand. Easy connection between phone and bluetooth

    Cons: Menu is difficult to find quick due to abbreviations and forcing back button. Directions are horrible due to small text, no pictures or diagrams, and abbreviations

    Just what I wanted!!

    RyanB from Houma, LA on 1/13/2014

    2001 Ford F-150
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    I've only had this unit for 2 weeks, but it's been a great 2 weeks. I wanted to upgrade my 2001 F-150 to bluetooth compatibility for a reasonable cost. This unit does that along with the quality that Pioneer is known for. It may not have a ton of flashy bells and whistles, but its a great product. It was easy to install with free installation kit and info.

    Pros: Easy to use...easy to install...sounds great...bluetooth audio/calling on a buget

    Cons: None...at the moment

    beautiful

    mike from kansas city mo on 1/9/2014

    2004 Dodge Ram 1500
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    super easy to install in my ram. cool features. awsome looking

    Pros: cool features, colors are cool, sounds good

    Cons: none

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    Sakatman from Ruskin, fl on 1/8/2014

    2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
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    Overall nice product. I really like the small size which left a lot of room for the wire harness so I didn't have to worry about pinched wires. Really don't like the illumination and brightness settings on the display or how difficult it is to access the menu and dim the display at night.

    Pros: Size

    Cons: Brightness settings

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    Punkpr from PA on 1/6/2014

    2004 Suzuki Aerio SX
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    Install was pretty straight forward. This thing is very shallow and should not interfere with anything behind the unit.

    Pros: Easy to use interface, it didn't take long at all to setup and configure sound to my car. Bluetooth is crisp and connects to my phone instantly (calls and audio streams). Crutchfield!!! THERE IS NO BETTER, easy purchase, quick shipment, techs are knowledgeable.

    Cons:

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    Rich W from Island Lake IL on 1/5/2014

    2006 Dodge Magnum
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    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    I replaced my stock stereo in my Magnum after it failed. This stereo sounds so much better, even with my stock speakers. No need for a CD anymore, I use a 16GB USB drive now. The blue tooth connects easily to my android phone and making calls are a snap.

    Pros: Great sound, ease of use. Rear usb and aux.

    Cons: The only issue I have is the display can be hard to see in direct sun light.

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    Mendel from Shirley, in on 1/4/2014

    2012 Chevrolet Impala
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    Sounds great excellent for digital media. Love the large display

    Pros: Ease of use, sound, Bluetooth streaming

    Cons: none yet

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    Allen ----- Cumming Georgia from Cumming, Ga on 12/31/2013

    2005 Dodge Ram 1500
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    Great stereo for the money!

    Pros: Ease of use, value, options, changing colors, easy install

    Cons: No front USB

    Great Unit !

    Gary from Montgomery , Texas on 12/31/2013

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    Great unit with nice features , sound and ease of instillation

    Pros: All Digital media.....looks and performs outstanding along with the price

    Cons: None.........

    brilliant

    thaaa doggg from carlsbad, ca on 12/31/2013

    2006 Nissan Frontier
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    solid product, works as described, excellent sound using existing factory speakers, highly customizable to match dash lighting scheme.

    Pros: value, customizability, sound quality, rich in useful features

    Cons: n/a

    Very good sound

    C T from Germantown, MD on 12/30/2013

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    • Ease of Use
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    This little radio Power House packs a punch. The Bluetooth hooked up with my Windows 8 phone with ease and it works Great! "Hint" I mounted the mic behind the steering wheel.

    Pros: Very adjustable sound, great Bluetooth, Great for tight fit locations. Nice display.

    Cons: I had to use an antenna booster to pick up local stations. the volume takes a lot of turns to to turn up or down

    Second time's a charm

    acepelon from Austin, TX on 12/30/2013

    2003 Pontiac Bonneville
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    The first unit I got was a dud. After a professional install, the USB connector didn't work. I got a new one from Crutchfield and replaced it myself. No problems after that. The BT connects quickly. As with all of these units (I have 3 in various cars) it is hard to figure out how to do all of the functions because there are so many. That's a pro and a con and I am not sure how to get around it. My only gripes are with how Android interacts with the unit, but that isn't the unit's fault.

    Pros: Quick BT connectivity. Large clock when it is visible. Sound is fine

    Cons: I wish the Clock was always visible no matter what Display setting I was in. When you replace a factory stereo, there's no clock usually and I always want it visible no matter what screen I am looking at. First installation was a dud and had to be returned. I would really like to either have a large mute button or a larger pause/play button. Pausing music or muting it seems like a common function but the pause/ play button is tiny . This is the same with another brand unit that I have as we

    great product

    Anonymous from Lyndhurst, NJ on 12/29/2013

    2003 Dodge Neon
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    Great sounding radio. Nice features

    Pros:

    Cons: 3.5 input jack in rear of radio. Should he in front

    Great little radio.

    Anonymous from San Juan, PR on 12/27/2013

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer
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    I bought this unit for my girlfriend's 2005 Toyota corolla and it blows away the factory radio by far. Sound quality is greatly improved. Bluetooth integration is seamless and the mic pics up the voice great even from the dash. Overall it was a great buy and with Crutchfield's free mounting kit it looks almost stock.

    Pros: Great radio Great Bluetooth Bunch of colors to choose from Great audio improvement over stock (even with factory radio)

    Cons: Screen is hard to see during day.... Very hard to see, my only real gripe. No cd (not necessarily a con but should be taken into consideration)

    good receiver

    Ernie Joel from Puerto Rico on 12/22/2013

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

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    Been using this head unit for about two weeks and so far no problems. I'm using it with my iPhone 5s and iOS7 and they're fully compatible even iTunes radio can be used trough the receiver controls. Lot's of features for the money. Like the way bluetooth works. Very good head unit for the price. Also love that Crutchfield send everything for an easy and hassle free installation.

    Pros: Brightness control, dimmer function, 5band eq, HP and LP filters. Siri control, Bluetooth works flawlessly, Large text, unlimited colors combinations to match any interior.

    Cons: Mixtrax feature is useless really. Instruction manual can be better and preset buttons can be made a bit bigger

    Great Unit - Good Display

    Robert P from Beaufort, SC on 12/14/2013

    1996 Saturn SC2
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    For the price, your not going to beat this unit! Android, IPhone and IPod compatible. Dimmer switch is always available to compensate for day and night driving. Bluetooth.. The lever is an excellent idea and helps with searching radio stations up and down as well as tracking through your favorite mp3's. Most Strongly Recommended!

    Pros: Large Display. USB and accessories located at rear of unit for larger display size. Clock is able to be switched on and off independent of turning on unit by touching display.

    Cons: I wish there was a mute on the unit. Mute is located on remote control. Minor inconvenience.

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    Features and Specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Rear
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Rear
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control Bluetooth
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch 5/4/3/2/1
    iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
    RMS Power Output 14 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Display Color Variable
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 5
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 9 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes

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    Built-in Bluetooth
    USB & Android Integration
    iPod/Aux Connectivity
    AM/FM + Pandora Radio
    Audio Section
    Display Features
    Remote Control

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The MVH-X560BT is equipped with built-in Bluetooth ver. 3.0, allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP (Hands Free Profile), HSP (Head Set Profile), OPP (Object Push Profile), PBAB (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Pioneer MVH-X560BT.

    SPP + USB Pairing w/ Guest Mode: With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the MVH-X560BT without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings (your phone must also support SSP). When your paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units. Up to 3 Bluetooth-compatible devices can be paired to this head unit, but nly one device can be used at a time. You can also pair your Apple iPhone by simply connecting it to the Pioneer head unit via USB and following a single prompt on the head unit's display. In addition, the MVH-X560BT features "Guest Mode", which allows you to add and replace a mobile device instantly to the receiver. Guest Mode is a great feature for a family vehicle with multiple drivers or a driver with multiple devices because it allows users to pair and delete devices easily without a lengthy registration or deletion process.

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The MVH-X560BT supports wireless hands-free communication (HFP/HSP/OPP/PBAB) for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The head unit will display the caller's information and an audible ring tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker during an incoming call. You can manually answer an incoming call or have the unit automatically answer the call. The MVH-X560BT allows you to carry on a phone conversation from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone using the head unit's external microphone and your car audio speakers. During a conversation you can adjust the volume, as well as switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode. Using the MVH-X560BT, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:

    • Phone Book: The phone book in your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone will be transferred automatically when the phone is paired to this unit. After finding the number you want to call in the phone book from the head unit, you can select the entry and make the call. If a lot of numbers are registered in the phone book, you can search for a phone number by the contact person's name alphabetically (A-Z).
    • Call Log: The most recent calls dialed, received, and missed are stored in memory. You can browse them and call numbers from these lists.
    • Voice Dialing (Siri only): When paired and connected with an iPhone 4S or 5/5C/5S via Bluetooth, the Pioneer head unit has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone. You'll be able to dial a phone number or contact via voice command.
    Note: The external microphone provides better performance in noisy environments than the integrated microphone found on the front-panel of many aftermarket or factory radios. The microphone features a 13' cord that plugs into the back of the radio, and comes with an adjustable visor-mount clip. The microphone measures 0.475" (diameter) x 1.445" (depth). The unit is not equipped with an integrated microphone.

    Wireless Audio Streaming (with Song/Artist Info): The Pioneer MVH-X560BT also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The head unit can stream music stored on your Bluetooth enabled device or music apps you have downloaded on your device. The MVH-X560BT will be able to control basic playback features; Play, Pause, & Skip Tracks (app must also support). The head unit will also display your  music's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title (app must also support). When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call.

    USB & Android Integration

    Rear-Panel USB Input (Android Compliant): The unit's rear-panel USB (type-A) port and 58" USB extension cable allows you to connect a USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) or USB Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) compliant device; such as your Android smartphone, portable digital audio player, or USB thumbdrive. The USB port enables audio playback & control of MP3, WMA, and WAV music files stored on your portable USB MSC/MTP device through the Pioneer MVH-X560BT. USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the digital media receiver's USB port (1A) and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    • File/Track Name List: The Name List feature displays a list of MP3/WMA albums and tracks on a connected USB device, so you can easily access your music. Music files are listed first by Artist name, then by Album name, and finally by Song title.
    • Song/Artist Information: During MP3/WMA playback, the unit displays any recorded ID3 Tag (ver. 1.x/2.x) and WMA Tag information; including artist, song, and album name.
    • Playback Controls: The Pioneer digital media receiver provides basic operations like Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, and Repeat/Random for USB device playback. When a compatible Android smartphone is connected, the head unit will control music playback functions; you will not be able to control your music from the smartphone.
    Note: The unit's rear-panel USB port supports Android OS 4.0+ (Ice Cream Sandwich/Jelly Bean) as a Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) device. It also supports Android OS 2.2+ (Froyo/Gingerbread) as a Mass Storage Class (MSC) device; as of 11/25/2013. The receiver does not support Android OS 3.1+ (Honeycomb) or other Android operating systems not listed.

    MP3/WMA/WAV Playback: The Pioneer MVH-X560BT supports the following types of MP3/WMA/WAV files loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.

    Media Type USB (MSC/MTP)
    File System FAT 12/16/32
    Playable File Types   MP3: bit rate of 8-320 kbps w/ sampling rate of 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
    WMA:
    bit rate of 48-320 kbps w/ sampling rate of 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
    WAV:
    bit rate of 8- or 16-bit w/ sampling rate of 16-48kHz or 22.05-44.1kHz (not compatible w/ MTP)
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 500 folders/15,000 files