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Pioneer MVH-X560BT

Digital media receiver (does not play CDs)

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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.

This is the second of these I've purchased the other is in my toyota tacoma. I liked it so much there that I bought it for the bronco.

Kevin, Homestead, FL

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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

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    187 Reviews

    Pioneer MVH-X560BT

    Written by: Kevin from Homestead, FL on May 15, 2016

    1974 Ford Bronco
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This is the second of these I've purchased the other is in my toyota tacoma. I liked it so much there that I bought it for the bronco.

    Pros:

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    Great stereo!

    Written by: Robert from Sun Prairie, WI on May 14, 2016

    1984 Pontiac Trans Am
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Affordable stereo with great features and sound quality. I really was looking for a subdued design that wouldn't jump out from the dash of my classic '80s ride. I also like that the colors were adjustable to match dash lights. With no CD slot, and the Aux/USB ports in the back only, this receiver has a smooth, uncluttered look, and allows for a multi-line display that is very readable. Menu options are easy to navigate, and tune-able features are not buried under unnecessary layers. Installation was easy. Sound quality is great on it's own under normal listening. I may pair this with an amp at some point to get a bit more punch to rear speakers for those times I want to crank out my favorite driving songs.

    Pros: -Clean, nonflashy design. -Quick pairing with android Bluetooth device. -Control buttons/knobs are very tactile and easy to use when the car is moving. -Menus are easy to navigate, and tune-able audio features are not buried under layers of menus. -Custom color matching to dash lights is great, though for regular use I tend to set it to white for easy visibility. -Easy one button dimming of brightness for night driving. -Very clear sound, with depth of range from bass to high

    Cons: -Display could be brighter, bright days make it hard to read. -Wiring diagram in the manual was tiny, and required more deciphering than should have been necessary. -High pass filter affects all speakers, not adjustable between front and back speakers.

    Day and Night Compared to Factory Radio

    Written by: BF from Kingston, ON on May 8, 2016

    2005 Honda S2000
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This unit had everything I was looking for; a media only (ie. no CD) player, USB input in the rear of the deck, Bluetooth with hands-free calling, a remote mic and music streaming and a large display (for a single DIN radio). The smaller size of this media-only unit allowed enough space behind the radio to fit the steering wheel control interface module (the PAC SW1-RC). Space is really tight in the Honda S2000 but it fit perfect with the brackets taken from the Honda radio and attached to the new Pioneer! Although the unit says it's designed for the iPhone, my Blackberry connects and streams music no problem. The unit displays the artist and song names, which doesn't always happen with my Blackberry. But best of all the sound is fantastic, compared to the factory Honda radio. More power, better bass and clearer highs. I like how the Custom EQ mode works, allowing plus or minus adjustments through the frequency range. I'm very thrilled with the product!

    Pros: Compact size, excellent Bluetooth music streaming, rear USB input with no wires sticking out the front.

    Cons: None

    Perfect unit for modernizing my truck

    Written by: Brian R from Knoxville, TN on April 25, 2016

    2003 Toyota Tacoma

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

    I began looking at this unit solely because I wanted Bluetooth capabilities in my older truck. This unit was everything I wanted and more. Connects to my Galaxy s7 automatically and calls are clear. The Pandora functionality is great as you can browse stations and even "thumbs up/down" right through the head unit. Also works great with my iPod and regular FM channels.

    Pros: Large display, track change "lever" instead of tiny buttons under the display, Bluetooth works awesome, aux/usb ports are in the back, easy-to-use dimmer switch

    Cons: Can be a little stubborn when it comes to removing the faceplate, but I really don't see myself taking it off on a regular basis

    Powerhouse

    Written by: DuncanH from Richmond, VA on April 3, 2016

    2010 Chevrolet Express
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This is a MAJOR upgrade from a factory GM double DIN radio-only deck. It is easy to use, just pressing the volume and roating it to the next option upon setup. The Dimmer button is the backspace in Menus. Very modern capabilites between Bluetooth, Pandora, phone and iPod interface.

    Pros: There are many color/audio options and high-end features like HighPassFilter and Sub capabilites. Using Bluetooth the sound is truely its best as I use the 10 band equalizer on my phone app to adjust sound complementary to the deck's. It will sound best powering sensitive speakers 91db or better. The coolest audio enhancing features for boosting compressed files is a great help, just start on low settings. Playlist order is controlled with switch flip knob by the volume, very nice.

    Cons: The main drawback is it wont' play ITunes songs from a USB stick; this confused me and a rep enough to exchange it. When the second unit was the same I found that USB will only play WMA or MP3. The manual should say this. The volume button is slick, put on a black rubber band. Not alot of power but enough with sensitive speakers. It won't dim with headlights (I like the dimmer button though). Mixtrax is pointless for me as cool as it looked on paper it just isn't needed.

    Great media player

    Written by: Jake from California on March 31, 2016

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

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

    Bend All The Tabs You Can To Hold It In Place. I bought this because I like to have a clean look in my truck. I really like the smooth face plate and the option to run the usb and aux where I wanted to. I wanted to run the cables somewhere other than the front because I drive a manual and did not want cables in the way of the shifting. Plus I think the smooth faceplate looks better than cables bulging out of it. Also hiding the cables makes sure that people do not know what you have plugged in. I ended up running the usb and aux into the glove compartment which looks nice. It was not that hard to do. I decided to use a usb for all of my music because they are simple, or so I thought. Litte did I know that this media player only plays a few types of files. I ended up converting all my music to MP3, which is a less format for music, but I did not notice a difference in sound quality. This was very frustrating because I have a decent amount of music. It took me a few good hours to find a program to conver 2500 songs, organize all those songs, organize all the folders with songs, buy a new USB that is file type FAT32, and then download all my music onto the USB. It works great now but was a huge hassle. Saved me someone money and time from having to send mine back and install a new media player to play more file types. Overall I am happy with it but it does take some time to set it up how you want it.

    Pros: Looks clean, big easy buttons to use, cables run in the back, choosing the color is nice, no cds, easy to install.

    Cons: Screen can be dark during the day, getting out of folders for usb takes you back to the start and not the folder you were on, making your own color is a pain, sucks that it only plays three old file types.

    Pioneer MVH-X560BT

    Written by: Chance C from Edwardsville, IL on March 31, 2016

    2000 Pontiac Grand Am
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This product and company (Crutchfield) are AMAZING. Plenty of shop tried to rip me off until I found Crutchfield. My whole family uses this site. The Pioneer head unit I'm reviewing is literally the best head unit I've owned. All new technology with amazing features. The price was unbelievablewith shipping AND a free install kit!!! Sound too good to be true? Well it's not!! I will never, ever buy an electronic from anywhere else. This head unit does it all (Aux,USB, BT, and AM/FM). No need for a CD player in this day and age and they did exactly what I've always wanted, got rid of it!! You can also choose between 200,000 different color combinations!!! Not to mention this works amazing for aftermarket door speakers and subs. Love this product and website!!

    Pros: Does everything you can imagine. Looks great while sounding even better!! The price is also a jaw dropper.

    Cons: No cons!!!

    Pioneer Perfection

    Written by: Joel from st joseph, MO on March 21, 2016

    2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I absolutely love this Digital Media Receiver! Pioneer has made a receiver whose integration with iPhones & iPods is extremely intuitive & easy to use. I also love the fact that the display & buttons are customizable, making it possible to match both the light green/blue & white of my Jeep's dash buttons & gauges beautifully. The compact size even made it possible to install a small but powerful amp directly behind the receiver. I'm am beyond pleased!

    Pros:

    Cons: Has a display dimmer function, but it isn't connectable to the vehicle's gauge dimmer control.

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    Written by: Stephen from Los Angeles, CA on March 21, 2016

    2000 Dodge Ram
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    LCD is hard to read during the day (it's not bright enough). Conversely, the LCD is too bright at night and since there is no auto-dimming function. There is a "dimmer" option in the menu, but you have to click into the menu, find it, and enable it to dim the LCD (which is too hard to make useful if you have to do this every night you drive.) The dimmer should have had a physical button if it was not going to be automatic. I would not buy this again due to the lack of auto dimming.

    Pros: Bluetooth works very well. Easy to install.

    Cons: Does not have a dimming function (for when the headlights are on). Every car has had this since 1990... why wouldn't they put this on an aftermarket receiver?

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    Written by: D. French from costa mesa, CA on March 20, 2016

    1991 Toyota MR2
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I read previously the display was hard to see in the day time, I'm going to have to agree! Outside of that, wonderful unit. I really like its compatibility with external devices. Plays clean and clear and the Bluetooth works on a dime also. Overall, great stereo!

    Pros: Compatibility Easy to use Great sound

    Cons: Hard to see display screen in the day. Remote a little too big

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    Written by: Pat T from leominster, MA on March 16, 2016

    1999 Chevrolet Corvette
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Installed this head unit in my 1999 Corvette C5, haven't had much time to play with all the features yet, but WOW! What an amazing value for everything you need and more! No CD player but that's old news. Blue tooth syncs up fast every time, microphone is as clear as day as from what people I've been on the phone with have told me. Still can't believe the value of this item! Crutch field u RoCk!

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    Written by: Anthony from Jacksonville, NC on March 10, 2016

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

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

    Easy to install, the menu and setting were very easy to navigate,

    Pros: sound quality menu setting easy to install great price

    Cons:

    Nice

    Written by: Islidur from denver, CO on February 29, 2016

    2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Small in size, but large on features. I like the input options, not many stereos have the rear USB and AUX inputs so your wires are still exposed. Being able to hide everything in the glove box is a plus. Sound with the radio is "ok", sound through the other inputs is great. Call quality is good with clear sounds on both sides.

    Pros: Customizable colors, rear inputs, good call quality

    Cons: Doesn't recognize some songs on my USB stick, not sure why.

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    Written by: Jason from saginaw, MI on February 17, 2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great Head unit, specifically love the Bluetooth, I am now upgrading my new car with a Pioneer SPH-DA120 AppRadio 4 which looks amazing!

    Pros: Bluetooth

    Cons: No Touch Screen

    Great product

    Written by: Zeeman from Newport R.I. on February 17, 2016

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

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

    A great receiver. BT connection is clear,and calls are too. I saw the reviews about the brightness of the preset buttons at night and it was correct, also agree that it is hard to read the display on a bright day. The instructions and wiring harness made install a breeze. Immediately improved the sound of the speakers in 2004 F 150. Love the toggle switch control and the remote. The long corded USB and AUX cords were able to be hidden in 2 locations. Awesome ability to customize the display colors to match the factory dash lighting.

    Pros: Price value, customized lighting options, sound, easy to control, clear phone calls, clear BT connection for music. The mount and extra cubby were great.

    Cons: Preset buttons too bright at night, daytime display hard to read. Best viewing at dusk and dawn!!

    Easy to use

    Written by: Robert from foresthill, CA on February 8, 2016

    2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Easy install, although I did have to wait for a week after it arrived as Crutchfield neglected to send the antenna adapter and the wiring adapter that are supposed to be part of the install kit. The ease of hooking up blue tooth and the USB etc. all great. Nice sound and the only problem I have is the number of multifunction buttons that take some real learning. That may be my age though.

    Pros: Easy install and blue tooth connect super

    Cons: Function buttons a little complicated

    Great Radio

    Written by: John from Peoria, Az on January 25, 2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Lots of options here from color to sound. The screen is large enough that allows the time to be displayed as well as track info etc.

    Pros: Easy to use Large display Cool lights Blue tooth

    Cons: A bit of backgroud noise on the Bluetooth. I may need to relocate the mic to the middle of my car. Now it is in the upper left location by the window.

    Great all around

    Written by: Looer from Los Angeles, California on January 10, 2016

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

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

    Great head unit... really nice BT connection and it does a great job with calls, phone charging, etc. Using it with a iPhone6 and it works great. The controls are not quite as intuitive as I would like.

    Pros: Inexpensive, great Blue Tooth connection. Really like that it came with everything - external mic for calls, USB adaptor for charging and remote for the back of my Honda Odyssey.

    Cons: Not very intuitive setup, it doesn't have that many buttons so you have to navigate through more venues than I wish

    Pioneer MVH-X560BT

    Written by: J Scholten from Wisconsin on January 3, 2016

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

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

    After having a few radios of other brands, I forget how good of a radio tuner that Pioneer makes. Most of what I listen to is digital, but I usually listen to the radio on my morning commute. Living half way between Milwaukee and Green Bay, none of the signals are real strong, but this unit can pull them in. Controls are a little backward from what I'm used to, but that is my deal not the unit's. Good sound quality on the Bluetooth phone.

    Pros: Slick controls for the iPod, connects to my phone via Bluetooth pretty consistently.

    Cons: Back lighting is a problem. The buttons on the bottom are way too bright, and the digital display is too dark for the daytime. Wish there was a dimmer wire that dimmed the screen automatically.

    Great deck

    Written by: ChrisL from Tulsa, Oklahoma on December 31, 2015

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

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

    Love this head unit! Easy install Crutchfield sent all the parts needed free fit like a glove!

    Pros: Display(mixtrax) is awesome Great sound quality High pass filter Eq Bluetooth very easy to use

    Cons: None

    Pioneer MVH-X560BT

    Written by: Anonymous from Indianapolis, In. on December 10, 2015

    1998 Volkswagen Jetta III
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great device.

    Pros:

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    Awesome radio

    Written by: Grinchz from Illinois on December 10, 2015

    2009 Honda Civic SI
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Radio fits great. I love it. Pioneer has great sound

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    Great Stereo

    Written by: Jalexmohr2 from Houston, TX on November 30, 2015

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

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

    My wife and I love this stereo. Installed it in a 2010 Highlander with a JBL Sound System. Very easy install and works great.

    Pros: Bluetooth phone and audio. Customizable screen colors. Big text on screen.

    Cons: The keys below the display change with the display color and not with the key color. Wish they were separate but oh well.

    Pretty good.

    Written by: Zeti from West Virginia on November 16, 2015

    2005 Saab 9-2X
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Not bad for the money. The controls are easy to use while driving. The bluetooth initialization is VERY good. The connection is mostly good but occasionally blips in and out while listening to music. Easy to install and sounds significantly better than the stock Saabaru junk. Call quality is pretty good. Mount the mic on your visor or suffer the consequences. The screen is a bit hard to see in the sun but otherwise good. Color choices are a nice touch.

    Pros: Easy to use controls. Bluetooth initialization is great. Good sound quality. See my review.

    Cons: Thin little wires! Felt cheap. Bluetooth music occasionally blips out. Always tells me the stereo model before the song that is playing (maybe I can shut that off somehow). The manual is written for tiny people who hate color and clarity.

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    Written by: Anonymous from Maryland on November 14, 2015

    2000 Buick LeSabre
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
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    great radio if you want to use it for anything other then the radio. reception suks. always fades in and out. cant hold a signal long enough. should have left the factory radio in. just hoping i can find and adapter for it.

    Pros: easy install.

    Cons: radio signal suks.

    Review after 14 months

    Written by: Tyrone P. from Alabama on November 9, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Bought this in Sep 2014 & so far I really like it in my 1999 Sonoma SLS. I have a 160GB iPod Classic connected thru USB with iPod control - love it. Radio is good. It took a good minute get familiar enough with the controls without having to refer to the manual. The reason for the 4-star rating - the remote just stopped working about 4 months ago. (I travel in & out of the US) The remote has a new battery, with the proper camera, I can see the IR signal leave the remote but the head unit does not respond. Pioneer website charges $30+ for a new remote but not sure about the head or face only for repairs. Will research some more

    Pros: - USB & AUX on the rear: nice clean face, IMO - Sound decent on factory speakers (upgrading whole truck) - Clean install w/Crutchfield accessories

    Cons: -The remote stopped working just under a year from warranty expiration. My business travel delayed me from contacting Pioneer before the warranty expiration.

    Excellent

    Written by: Juscraig from Lynchburg, VA on November 5, 2015

    2013 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Proven Pioneer quality!

    Pros: Pandora, Apps, Bluetooth, Ipod controls, 3 Pre-amp outputs, Dedicated Sub-output, rear USB, 2 Custom EQ settings

    Cons:

    Great value in a simple head unit!

    Written by: Al Grain from South Carolina on November 2, 2015

    1997 Toyota Land Cruiser
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This head unit was exactly the ticket for a simple and affordable unit. No moving parts, just Bluetooth & USB (radio if I ever needed it) keep it simple and straightforward. The audio quality on the phone seems good, and all of the parts included with the kit worked perfectly in my Land Cruiser. Sound quality seems great thus far, and the three RCA Outputs offer solid expandability in the future. Yep, takes a little while to figure out the details, but once I got familiar with it I realized its the perfect simple solution for someone that only uses their phone for music.

    Pros: Easy install, perfect phone pairing and great quality.

    Cons: If your bluetooth device volume is too high (for my iPhone 6 anything over 80%) you will receive an "Amp Err" and the system will shut off.

    Great Head Unit

    Written by: Cameron E. from Virginia on October 14, 2015

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

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

    New head unit for 2001 Ford Explorer. Easy Installation. Initial setup took some time getting use to. Display is also very bright. Does have a dimmer, but goes from too bright to too light once dimmer is on. Love the fact that the AUX and USB are on the rear of the unit so I can tuck everything out of sight in the locked glove box.

    Pros: Rear facing USB and AUX ports Bluetooth for Phone use works great Available to hook up steering wheel controls to it

    Cons:

    Love it! Works very well with Iphone

    Written by: Keith from Ohio on September 13, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Put this in my classic car so I could have tunes on a flash drive and not be seen via the rear USB port. It works great with no Cd's to haul around but after plugging my Wife's Iphone 6 into it, we've been streaming more than using the flash drive. It does take some time to get setup initially but once I got use to it it's been a breeze to use since then. I like it so well I might get another for my daily driver.

    Pros: No more CD's! Great connectivity with Iphone.

    Cons: No dimming with headlights on.

    Amazing Radio! Horrible Directions.

    Written by: ReeceW from Michigan on September 10, 2015

    2002 Chevrolet Cavalier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    The radio works great, love the Bluetooth connection, and the wires running down under and out my dash actually looks pretty slick.

    Pros: Looks great. Custom color options are amazing.

    Cons:

    Good Product

    Written by: Bry from Georgia on September 3, 2015

    2000 BMW 3 Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
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    Really easy to install. I bought the new receiver to replace my old factory unit. The bluetooth pairing was painless and easy to use. The microphone cord was extra long so i had extra to tuck away. The rear usb cord was medium length. I would definitely recommend this to my friends and family.

    Pros: Bluetooth, rear facing usb, rear facing aux port

    Cons: Display is somewhat washed out during the daytime but that is to be somewhat expected.

    Bought a second one.

    Written by: JG from Tennessee on September 2, 2015

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    Installed first one in my wife's Mini and she loved it. The automatic Bluetooth audio is a great feature. The sound quality on phone calls is excellent. She liked it so much I installed one in our Honda Insight.

    Pros: Ease of use. Sound quality. Clean looks.

    Cons: none

    Perfect Factory Replacement, Easy Install, Great for iPhone Users

    Written by: JeffP from Texas on August 4, 2015

    2006 Jeep Liberty
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    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
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    Replaced the factory receiver in my 2006 Jeep Liberty with this unit. After much research, decided that the Pioneer MVH-X560BT provided all the features I was looking for and was at a very affordable price. The sole feature I was looking for was bluetooth, as I depend solely on my iPhone for media, and haven't listened to the radio or cds in over a year. So although this unit does not handle cds, that is a feature that I did not utilize anyways, even though my stock receiver had a 6 disc changer. A media receiver was the logical choice. Bluetooth works great and is easy to configure in a matter of seconds. Great for streaming Spotify, podcasts, Apple Music, etc. The MixTrax feature is also very cool, though only works with USB for me after the roll-out of Apple Music. Might be a DRM issue or something but was not able to get MixTrax to work with media from my iPhone. However I loaded a few playlists on a USB Memory Key and it works great. I get bored with songs easily and often change songs before they finish playing, so MixTrax suits my tastes playing clips of my favorite songs at 1 minutes each. The illumination is pretty good, especially at night, however I find it is difficult to read during the day, and have opted to use a custom green color that is easy for me to read during the day, then switch to read or orange at night. But whatever your color choices are, it is easy enough to change in a few seconds. Great receiver at a great price.

    Pros: Priced very affordable. Heavy on features. Easy to use and easy to install. Crutchfield provided all the steps and materials needed for the install. The Crutchfield MasterSheet is very easy to read and follow. I have never installed any audio equipment before in a vehicle, and now feel like a pro.

    Cons: Screen is difficult to read in bright sunlight.

    Good product.

    Written by: Chris from Texas on July 18, 2015

    2005 Buick LaCrosse
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    Radio works well. Not getting very good antenna reception. Installed 2 of them and getting the same issue on both.

    Pros: Good features

    Cons: Wish there was an option for 5 volt outputs. Poor antenna reception

    Alphabetical Listing

    Written by: Dweezil22 from Rhode Island on July 12, 2015

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    The only real problem I have with this unit is when I add a new folder or new track from my PC to the USB drive. Instead of an alphabetical listing. the folders and tracks appear as the last added. The same drive shows folders and tracks in alphabetical in other head units.

    Pros: Good size display, very customizable, good sound.

    Cons: The user manual leaves much to be desired.

    Crutchfield response on July 14, 2015 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    Great Stereo

    Written by: TJ from Washington on July 1, 2015

    2000 GMC Sierra 1500
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    Bought this primarily for the rear USB and 3.5mm AUX inputs, allowing me to route the cables through my dash for less clutter. Works great with my IPhone 6.

    Pros: Easy Install Works with IPhone 6 Rear AUX inputs

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    Fantastic

    Written by: Anonymous from Cottage Grove, MN on June 28, 2015

    2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic
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    Great update & upgrade for the factory radio that was no longer keeping time & on occasion was not working at all. Love that we can change the background light colors. Has all of the features we were looking for: Bluetooth, mp3 hook-ups, CD player & of course a functional radio.

    Pros: Easy of install, features

    Cons: Haven't found any yet.

    Great Product

    Written by: ZShock from Pennsylvania on June 21, 2015

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    This is a great product. I strongly recommend it to anyone.

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    Pioneer MVH-X560BT

    Written by: Anonymous from South Carolina on June 21, 2015

    2004 Toyota Camry Solara
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    Nice replacement for my factory radio

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    Major improvement!

    Written by: BrianS from Nashville, TN on June 20, 2015

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    I've always been a Pioneer stereo guy, and this unit is awesome! I purchased this with a Crutchfield harness and a PAC steering wheel retention kit for my 2000 Buick Regal. What a value! My sound clarity and punch has improved dramatically! I bought this unit in particular because I wanted a rear AUX Jack to use with my XM Onyx stereo. I was able to run. All the wires behind the dash and it looks super clean. I also love the Bluetooth connectivity. I use Spotify a lot with my Android phone and as long as the app is open in the background the music will start up when I get in my car and it will pause when I turn off the car, it's just like having a CD player! Plus, I can change tracks through Spotify with my factory steering wheel control! The stereo also displays the song title and album info. I was not expecting that at all, and was pleasantly surprised. The hands free kit is also working great. My friends tell me the car mic sounds better than my phone. I can also have my music cranked and not only does the phone ring through my stereo, the stereo itself has an illumination setting that flashes through colors to get my attention when a call is coming in. Another nice little perk is that you can set the colors of the main screen and buttons different from the volume know and controls on the left. For example, my setup currently has the volume knob. Slowly scrolling scrolling through Colors while the screen stays on Orange. Nice touch!

    Pros: Great value (unit plus accessory kit for under $200!) Great sound! Shallow chassis makes for easy installation! Bluetooth/display/track change functionality works great with Spotify! Looks great!

    Cons: Stereo front beauty ring "bezel" does not fit with my dash, had to remove it. It's about 1mm wide on each side and there is no play in the factory dash. I'm pretty sure shaving the sides of the factory dash with a dremel would work and look good,but I'd certainly have a pro do it. As is, I removed the beauty ring and used a black paint marker to fill in the white stripe along the top and bottom of the pioneer unit. Looks pro!

    Pioneer MVH-X560BT

    Written by: Anonymous from Hanover, PA on June 15, 2015

    2003 Mercury Mountaineer
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    In terms of value, this unit is packed with features for the price. My goals when looking for a new stereo were a rear USB, Bluetooth (with control for Pandora) and steering wheel control ready. This unit fit the bill and then some. Since there is no CD drive, the unit is smaller and the screen is larger, however the screen is the only thing I can complain about. Even though it is larger, it only has a 1 line display. Also, as others have stated, there is no dimmer wire, only a button to switche between dimmed and bright, which is somewhat of a annoyance when you have to constantly switch between them. When the screen is dim, you can't see it in the glare from the sun, when it's bright, it's way too bright for nighttime driving. Other than that, I have no issues with this unit. It's easy to use and if you've ever had an aftermarket unit before, you probably won't even need to read the manual to figure out how to use it.

    Pros: Larger than average screen. Ton of features for a low price.

    Cons: No vehicle dimmer control.

    Pioneer MVH-X560BT

    Written by: Chris from Kensington, NH on June 2, 2015

    1998 BMW 328I
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    Purchase and delivery fast and easy and price very competitive. Order included all required adapters and even an installation guide specific for my 17 year old German car. Unit was easy to install and set up. Bluetooth connected effortlessly and the features are easy to navigate. Very intuitive to program. Even can access the address book on my android phone. Hardly a need to refer to the instructions that it came with. The external mic allowed better placement to shield wind noise so sound quality is good even with the convertible with top down. Comes with a remote control but would rather have a smaller one with limited functions to attach to the steering wheel.

    Pros: Easy installation. Compact size.customizable colors. External microphone. Aux inputs are removed from menu if nothing is connected simplifying navigation.

    Cons: No USB on front. Had to fish a cable from rear to make it accessible. Limited number of colors. Haven't figured out how to make the display a custom color other than the basic selection of colors. Display is difficult to see in the bright sun regardless of color or brightness level selected.

    Very nice unit

    Written by: Stephen from Alabama on May 30, 2015

    1976 Chevrolet Camaro
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    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
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    Replaced a 12-yr old unit in an old Camaro to take advantage of modern Bluetooth technology and ipod control from the head unit. Fairly easy to figure out most functions without using the manual. Impressed by nearly infinite customizability on many functions. Streams music from iphone 6 without problems; shows track/artist info etc. But no ability to browse and select iphone music from head unit. Can move to next or previous song, pause, etc. Full ipod functionality from head unit including browse and select. Great sound. Display a bit bright at night, no automatic dimmer but can be quickly dimmed using a button. If in the menu setting, pressing the band button immediately escapes the menu to the main display. Phone bluetooth functions work well and in an intuitive manner. A very nice unit that delivers on its promises with no fuss.

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    Perfect upgrade over stock radio.

    Written by: Dustin from MT on May 24, 2015

    2009 Chevrolet HHR
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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Crutchfield shipping was quick and everything needed for a flawless install was in the box ready to go. I had no idea replacing the stock stereo would make such a big difference in sound quality. There are tons of settings to get your sound just the way you like it. I don't miss CD's at all with a flash drive connected to the USB cable. The lever behind the volume knob is awesome for changing tracks without looking or fumbling for a tiny button. My favorite feature has to be siri eyes free. The microphone sounds so much better than the little head sets people wear. I would say it's even better than the iphone 5 mic because siri doesn't misunderstand me in the car. I only wish the receiver alerted to text messages the same way it does an incoming call.

    Pros: 1. Packed with features 2. Big display 3. Included microphone works loud and clear (clipped behind rear view mirror). 4. Shallow depth made install easier with no dash cutting needed. 5. Excellent sound quality from USB and radio. 6. Always connects to the phone everytime.

    Cons: I agree with the display being hard to read in daylight and then at night it's super bright. It looks like the top 1/3 of the display is tinted darker than the rest. Menu isn't simple because of my pro #1 but you get used to it. There is quite a delay from the time I press the button on the unit to the time siri responds.

    Great Performance for the $$$$

    Written by: Taco from Florida on May 7, 2015

    2009 Hyundai Sonata
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    • Ease of Use
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    We replaced a factory radio in a Hyundai Sonata with this unit. With the USB or the Bluetooth input the song, artist, and gender are displayed immediately. In the radio mode the station is identified. We also found the sound much more filling than the factory radio, and have the Loudness contour set to "Low". We never used a CD in the old radio and had tired of the annual SiriusXM charges, so we can't miss what we didn't use. This unit is well worth the money.

    Pros: Large display Ease of operation

    Cons: Initial setup instructions in the manual are very vague.

    Great and affordable!

    Written by: Arn from Kodiak alaska on May 6, 2015

    1990 Suzuki Samurai
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    I am blown away by how well the head unit works! And the price! Free shipping as well. Can't beat Crutchfield, from the time I ordered it to the time it was in the car it was 28 hours! That's service! I will be getting a double din pioneer after seeing how perfect this one is.

    Pros: Price, quality, simple to use, simple to tune. Picks up phone instantly and everytime, looks super clean, lots of colors even the demo mode is cool

    Cons: Only gripe is that your phone can still control volume when using Bluetooth. So if your phone is trurned down then the stereo will not get loud.

    nice radio

    Written by: Anonymous from chicago il on April 29, 2015

    1999 Ford Taurus
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    I needed a new radio for my Volvo s70 and this one fit perfectly with the installation kit at 1st I thought I got the wrong harness kit it had the actual connectors tucked away and covered in a foam sleeve since it has the 9 speaker system.once I saw that it was smooth sailing and it sounded amazing and was easy to use.woke up the factory speakers.staff was helpful and extremely polite shipping was fast also.

    Pros: Simple

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    Fantastic Player

    Written by: JeffT from California on April 28, 2015

    2005 Toyota Sienna
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    I installed this media player in our 2005 Toyota Sienna and I have been very impressed with the quality and features. Some of the most impressive features are: 1) External mic provides excellent sound quality on phone calls and makes accessing Siri very easy. 2) The install was very simple and easy (I really like the narrow depth of the unit because of the lack of CD player). 3) Excellent sound quality. 4) Very useful display with lots of space (again, due to the lack of CD player). 5) Phone call features are easy to access which is important because it reduces distractions while driving. 6) I really like the rear USB/aux inputs in the rear. I routed all cables into a small storage compartment were everything is out of sight at all times. No expensive devices (or messy cables leading thief's to expensive devices) hanging from the face of the radio. One of my only complaints that mirrors many other reviews is the brightness of the display. It is dim and a little hard to see during daylight even on full brightness and too bright even when dimmed during the night. The option to choose the color of the display can help but that often requires changing the color setting for day and night.

    Pros: Price Build quality iPhone integration Very clear external mic Large display area

    Cons: Menus are mildly difficult to navigate Brightness setting

    Works well

    Written by: Matt in CT from CT on March 31, 2015

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    Functions very well.

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    Cons: Difficult to see in daylight.

    Great unit

    Written by: Brett from Alabama on March 29, 2015

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    Great unit so far. Everything works. Was easy to install.

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    Coustmer service

    Written by: R Bertino from Tampa, FL on March 25, 2015

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    Customer service is the best!! I installed the first radio and went so easy. The USB port was easy to hide and I routed the mic for Bluetooth on the colum. The radio sounded ok with the matching speakers I got from Crutchfield. Then I tested the hands free calling only to find out the mic didn't work. So I pulled the radio and double checked that it was in the right port and it was. I called customer service and they greeted me by name and got me to tech support. Tech support sent me a new unit to try and it was here in three days. So I tryed the mic first and it still didn't work so I replaced the head unit and used the old mike. Now it works great. I just put the return label in the box and I'll give it to ups on Thursday. I'm very pleased with them and there level of service. THANK YOU!! P.S. You can use the USPS to do the same shipping job in the same time frame. Just saying.

    Pros: Easy to use. Nice color choices.

    Cons: Hard to see in the day time and will not get dark enough at night. No volume control for the hands free mic.

    Built for the 21st Century

    Written by: Peter D from Utah on March 24, 2015

    1994 GMC K Series
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    • Sound Quality
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    This will be my last Pioneer receiver. But not for the reasons that probably jump to mind. I've been a loyal fan and consumer of Pioneer products for over 40 years. In all that time I have never been disappointed. I just replaced a 18 year old DEH-P430 CD/Receiver, because I thought the AM band had stopped working in my 22 year old GMC pick up (turns out it was the antenna cable converter, not the receiver!). I chose this model for two main reasons, sub-woofer support and Bluetooth. I am not disappointed. Not only does the iPhone work flawlessly via Bluetooth, but usage of USB, and the AUX connection, all work flawlessly and in complete harmony with one another. After replacing the antenna cable converter AM is working too! It'll probably be my last Pioneer receiver because it'll outlast me. And I have the old one as a spare.

    Pros: Bluetooth range is outstanding. I was expecting problems, based on previous bluetooth solutions I've tried to use, the range hasn't been enough, but this one works great from anywhere in the cab of the truck. Sound, the old Pioneer I replaced had great sound, this one is even better. Its good to see that Pioneer is continually improving in all areas, but especially sound quality.

    Cons: What with all the things it can do, its a bit complicated and I will admit that the user manual is the last resort. But yeah, its a bit of a learning curve to navigate. But I expected this, I don't think any other brands or models with this many features would be any simpler. I plugged in a USB thumb drive that was not formatted as fat32. It didn't read it, didn't blink, didn't do anything, tried another thumb drive, all is well. It would be better if it would have let me know.

    Works great with iPhone 6

    Written by: Tony from Fort Lauderdale, FL on March 19, 2015

    2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
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    I wanted a head unit that controls my iPhone, and this unit didn't disappoint. The best part of this unit is the iPhone control. Bluetooth setup worked great, and allows wireless audio from all apps on my phone. Next/Previous using the steering wheel controls work not only with iTunes, but also Pandora and the SiriusXM app. Exactly as I wanted. What I was pleasantly surprised by was how quickly it pairs up with my phone. On previous units I've used, when I start the car, it would default to the radio, or to iTunes. One head unit I had would default to the same song at the start of my iTunes playlist every time. (I got very sick of thatBluetooth setup worked great, and allows wireless audio from all apps on my phone. Next/Previous using the steering wheel controls work not only with iTunes, but also Pandora and the SiriusXM app. Exactly as I wanted. What I was pleasantly surprised by was how quickly it pairs up with my phone. On previous units I've used, when I start the car, it would default to the radio, or to iTunes. One head unit I had would default to the same song at the start of my iTunes playlist every time. (I got very sick of that song.) This defaults to exactly where I left off when I shut off the car, which is amazing. I listen to Howard Stern on demand, using the SiriusXM app. This means when I shut off the car, it auto-pauses the show, and when I start it up again it begins playing right where I left off. Awesome.

    Pros: Great iPhone control. Fast, reliable pairing. Good sound.

    Cons: The Bluetooth microphone doesn't work very well. When I had my Hyundai, pressing the siri button would use the Bluetooth mic in the car to listen to your commands, and dictation. It worked amazingly well. On this unit, it uses the external mic as well, but doesn't work nearly as well. display seems a little dated. It's surprising to me how the displays on aftermarket receivers still look like they did 20 years ago. The display also doesn't have a means to auto-dim when the lights are on.

    Great head unit

    Written by: Anonymous from Thousand oaks ca on March 17, 2015

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    I bought this unit because of the features it offered. Siri ,pandora,iPhone support, it pretty much has everything you need. I'm partial to pioneer units and they have always been great products over the years. This is no exception, everything works great. Easy to install and set up. Features are easy to use once you know how to use them. I used pandora while my iPhone 6 is plugged in and it gives track information on the screen. Navigating is easy though your stations. I used the random feature and it switches between pandora stations flawlessly. Siri control is easy with one button push. The phone functions work great and in a noisy car the phone was clear as day. The illumination color choices are endless. Pairing my iPhone was simple and a BT audio works quickly. I used waze navigation app while listening to pandora and it worked great, audio for navigation came through and the music was slightly muted then returns to normal volume. You can't go wrong with this unit! Highly recommend it.

    Pros: Easy set up, great features, worked with iPhone 6 and navigation app. Clear phone calls. Easy Siri control.

    Cons: So far have not experienced any.

    Great buy!

    Written by: Alberto from San Francisco, CA on March 17, 2015

    1995 Ford Explorer
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    • Ease of Use
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    I was really impressed with the what I got for the price. I haven't purchased a car stereo in a very long time, but I really expected a throw away unit and this is a great unit. Works great via Bluetooth with my iPhone and I still have AUX and USB for riders!

    Pros: Light, Great Features, Customizable

    Cons: You have to read the manual ;-)

    Nice little Unit

    Written by: Zirdam from Montana on March 16, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Purchased for a 2009 GMC Sierra Crew Cab with the BOSE Stereo. Called Crutchfield to assist with what AXXESS items were needed to keep Bluetooth from the Truck, steering wheel controls, etc. Installed it myself and after 1 call back to Crutchfield for assistance, all parts worked. Items to note though, Turning on Bluetooth for the Truck and the Receiver to my iPhone causes issues for the speaker when you are talking to someone. Simple fix though, I just don't connect the BT to the stereo, just to my truck. I am still trying to figure this out (have only had the unit for 48 hours). It even stops playing music when I get a call in. The unit itself is very small since it does not have a CD player, and was fairly easy to connect. Another item to note, I believe that the GMC Stereo unit provided high-pass filtering for the BOSE speakers, and with this stereo installed I now have distortion in my tweeters. I will remedy this with some inline filters at a later date, but just a very interesting item that I did not even consider. The unit functions fine. I recommend reading the directions to understand its full capabilities. I have had much higher end units before, but this one fits the bill for now. I wanted not so expensive with BT streaming and USB, and that is what I now have. Also, the USB cable is very long, so makes it easy to install pretty much anywhere in reach of the center console. Great little unit for the price! Hard to beat.

    Pros: Small, light, BT Streaming, USB, Multi Color

    Cons: Controls are not instantly adaptive, you will have to read the manual to understand how to select certain functions.

    Great Digital Player for the price!

    Written by: FoxCruiser from Colorado on March 6, 2015

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    Overall this has been a great upgrade to my 1995 BMW 540i. The installation was rather easy and the wiring fairly straightforward(due to the BMW's external amp, instructions on owners forums were very helpful). The unit is quite sturdy and rather easy to use. Variable illumination is a great way to match the stock dash lighting, though I haven't found an exact match just yet. Hooks up to my iPhone 4s, iPod Touch 4g, and iPad(personal) and my Android phone(work) without a hitch via USB. Calls are for the most part very clear. I might be getting another one for the 1988 Toyota Celica GT-Four that's about to be added to my collection very soon.

    Pros: The price point is great and the aesthetics fit in with an older car where all the bells, whistles, and giant touchscreens are a flashing distraction. The sound quality is quite good and the interface is intuitive and easy to use. Supports hands-free dialing and Siri, after a fashion. Bluetooth works great. Build quality is very good.

    Cons: I wish the stereo had an headlight dimming function like most others. Sometimes, the lowest brightness settings are a little too bright at night. The glossy surface picks up reflections during the day and makes reading the display difficult. The volume button is too easily pushed in and I sometimes end up pushing it(taking you to the settings menu) on rougher roads instead of adjusting the volume(neither of my cars have steering wheel controls).

    Pioneer MVH-X560BT

    Written by: Abel R from Colonia central Cali on March 4, 2015

    2000 GMC Sonoma
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    This stereo is everything I asked for, it has many features and is easy to use aswell as convenient.. For example I've been ticketed 2 times for using my phone one time I used the hands free or speaker phone but the caller couldn't hear m, but with this stereo it comes with a microphone for hands free option thru Bluetooth that makes it so much easier...

    Pros: Easy installation, nice effects different color display...

    Cons: Outputs are in the back of stereo

    nice full feature unit

    Written by: John from columbus, ohio on March 3, 2015

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    Installed in my 2004 Hyndai Santa Fe, was smooth with supplied kit. Compared to the after market radio that was in car (made me think the factory speakers was shot) when i bought, this one sounds 100 times better. It may say 14 watts per channel, but sounds much higher. It does work with my external USB hard drive (320 Gb) with 160 Gb of MP3 on it. My only gripe, the cell phone interface when placing calls is a little clumsy, not easy to do. Does not support voice dialing that I have found.

    Pros: Price size features sound versatility

    Cons: Limited bluetooth phone interface. Not "Dial Mom" not supported.

    Crutchfield response on March 4, 2015 John, thanks for taking the time to leave a review on our site. To clarify the voice dialing function, this feature only works with iPhones that have Siri (4S and above) AND the phone has to paired with the receiver via Bluetooth. Through the Pioneer's controls, you can access Siri and have her dial calls for you as normal. The receiver does not have voice dialing capability for Android phones.

    Most excellent

    Written by: Anonymous from Gilbert, AZ on March 1, 2015

    2003 Chevrolet Cavalier
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    Installed this to my girl's 05 Cavalier, it fits perfectly and plays back from Bluetooth exceptionally well. So far, I have no bad things to say about this product. It said three day shipping, got here in 4, threw it in the next day.

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    Like it

    Written by: Austin from Kansas on February 23, 2015

    1999 GMC Sierra
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    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    Great receiver if your ride only supports single DIN. Looks good sounds good. Pressing the volume knob brings up the menus, would have liked a separate menu button better to prevent inadvertently bringing up the menus. Also, the pandora app brings up an app on the phone that won't let you use your phone to control pandora. Those are my only complaints so far.

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    Looks cool and works great

    Written by: Chris H from Maryland on February 17, 2015

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    It was easy to install and easy to set up with my phone. It says it was made for iPhone, but it works just fine with my Samsung. I like the changing colors, but in the daytime it's a little hard to see the display in some of the colors. I'm very happy with my radio

    Pros: works with any bluetooth capable phone, easy to use

    Cons: hard to see display sometimes on a bright day

    Great connectivity.

    Written by: Tom from Arkansas on February 15, 2015

    2001 Ford F-150
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    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I purchased this head unit to sync with my iPhone 6. The BT works great, connects immediately every time. The USB and AUX work great too. I'm looking forward to adding other components to the system.

    Pros: Easy set up and reliable connections. Small size.

    Cons: Very few if any. This unit is hard to beat for the price. An auto dimmer would be nice, but not necessary.

    Great radio

    Written by: Andy from Kings Mtn NC on February 15, 2015

    1985 Chevrolet Blazer S10
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    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
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    Great radio.. Love it..

    Pros:

    Cons: Display is a little hard to see in the sun..

    Can't complain for the price...

    Written by: Brad C from North Carolina on February 12, 2015

    2011 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This is a very small lightweight unit, which made it appealing. No one is using discs anymore and therefore a disc player is not really needed. It is a good product for the money but the sound quality is pretty limited. The 5-band EQ makes it hard to really customize your sound for your speakers. If you just want "loud" music this is a good head unit, but if you are looking to tune your speakers to a certain sound I would spend the money and go with a unit that provides more EQ band settings. Also, the seek button on my first unit did not work, but this was not an issue because Crutchfield being the great company it is sent me a replacement the next day :)

    Pros: Crutchfield provides you with all brackets and wiring kits in order to install. Even if it is a little more on Crutchfield I HIGHLY recommend spending the money, because their customer support is unlike any other company today.

    Cons: Controls are somewhat confusing

    A good unit except for lighting

    Written by: daveinpt from Washington on February 8, 2015

    2001 Chevrolet S10
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    For the price, this is a good unit performing well. The instructions are really bad and have to be carefully read to be understood. They are laid out poorly - it's hard to find answers to specific questions. Type is too small too. The display lighting is not easily adjustable and it doesn't respond to vehicle dash lights. The buttons are way too bright at night even at the dimmest setting. Adjusting EQ is not something you want to do when driving - kinda as bad as texting!

    Pros: Price and features

    Cons: Display lighting and poor instructions. EQ is hard to change on the go.

    Perfect!

    Written by: Andy from Perry, GA on February 8, 2015

    1995 Volkswagen Cabrio
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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    It was perfect for my situation. Easy to install, sounds fine - hooks up to my Galaxy S3 and plays Pandora and podcasts.

    Pros: Pretty display with the colors changing - has all of the features needed to connect via BlueTooth to the phone. I'm very pleased

    Cons: Took longer to install than I expected, but I'm a novice - so this isn't really a negative...just something to be aware of

    Pioneer MVH-X560BT

    Written by: wink41 from Platte City, MO on February 8, 2015

    2010 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Overall, this is a very good head unit especially for the price. I purchased this to replace another head unit because I wanted the rear USB input and am very happy with the quality and ease of use for the most part. Having both a rear aux input and a rear USB is very nice. I was able to use the USB for my iPhone and still have the aux run to my glove box for a spare device. The Pandora controls work very well and I love the microphone for the phone. I wasn't planning on using it, because I drive a soft top Jeep, but ended up installing it anyway. Even on the highway, with the top up, I'm able to have short conversations which is a first for me using hands free. Overall, this I've found this to be a quality unit and worth the money. I would definitely purchase a Pioneer product again. As usual, Crutchfield's service and support are flawless. I had a question when I was swapping this with my older aftermarket unit which they answered in minutes.

    Pros: Easy installation, variable display colors are fun, sounds/works great

    Cons: Volume button easy to bump to cue menu, no auto dim feature on display lighting (have to manually cue with button which is easy, but would be nice to have it tied into dash dim)

    Almost a 5 star

    Written by: ScottB from PoDunk, TN on February 2, 2015

    1998 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I love it.... but it could have a couple of changes. The LED's on the buttons are Incredibly bright, and while you can dim the display, you can't dim the buttons. The other is to have USB port on front. It's a little archaic to have a cable running under the dash to the cabin so you can plug in a USB device.

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    Cons:

    Very good for the money

    Written by: Willie gee from New Smyrna beach fl on February 1, 2015

    2007 Audi A3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I'm a high end audiophile. I wasn't expecting much. I just wanted something that my iPhone 6+ could sync with. The unit matches almost perfectly with my Audi, and significant sound improvements are evident. It does more than I thought it would, and the hands free Siri acess, phone, and spotify streaming are great. Highly recommend for those on a budget looking to integrate thier phone.

    Pros: iPhone integration, Bluetooth, hands free phone and Siri.

    Cons: User interface takes some getting used to.

    great unit

    Written by: bryan from 22193 on January 27, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    For the price you won't get much better, pioneer always makes top quality head units, 3rd pioneer product and definitely won't be the last.

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    Cons:

    Legit media reciever

    Written by: Hammerdart from Oregon on January 21, 2015

    1991 Toyota Pickup
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Only had it for a week, but so far I would say the headunit is a win. It works quickly and flawlessly with my iPhone 6 - all bluetooth and USB functionality is exactly how it should be. It just works. Sound quality seems to be on par with other bluetooth and USB sources. After the short learning curve required by all headunits, navigating the menus is actually really easy and intuitive.

    Pros: Looks great. Speedy operation. All advertised functions work as they should.

    Cons: Perhaps a bit spendy, but I guess you get what you pay for.

    Just what I expected!

    Written by: Anonymous from Baton Rouge, LA on January 18, 2015

    2006 GMC Sierra 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This deck is what you expect of Pioneer. There's a reason why I've chosen this brand since I got my first car, quality! Great sound, cool display, and it lasts for years to come. Bluetooth works great, you can tweak your sound to where you don't need an extra eq to perfect it. Highly recommended!

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Pioneer MVH-X560BT

    Written by: Anonymous from Wyoming, IL on January 17, 2015

    2003 Buick Regal
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    • Ease of Use
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    Great product!

    Pros:

    Cons:

    great customer service!!

    Written by: Jim r from Atlanta, GA on January 12, 2015

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

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

    Great customer service!! Shipping was apt two days, customer service for the installation was amazing. Sounds quality of this stereo is great. Very happy with my purchase

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    Cons:

    Most Dope

    Written by: Patrick from Arizona on January 7, 2015

    2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    a little spendy but definitely worth it. love the color options and the sound. clean look with the aux and usb in the back

    Pros: 5 freq eq bluetooth connects easy looks cool

    Cons: takes getting use to all the features.

    1st Crutchfield purchase

    Written by: John from fresno, ca on January 3, 2015

    2002 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Installation went great, master sheet accurate. Unit works as designed . BT works as designed .

    Pros: BT works good, mic works good in a tj jeep . Thought I would have to upgrade it. Nope . Happy with purchase.

    Cons: Unit Set up directions a little vague, but stick with it and you'll figure it out. All kinds of rabbit holes to go down when your toggling switches, pushing buttons.

    Pioneer MVH-X560BT

    Written by: Gibby33 from Youngstown, OH on December 27, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great stereo

    Pros: Good sound

    Cons: None

    Pioneer MVH-X560BT

    Written by: Sandra from Clinton, TN on December 26, 2014

    2000 Chevrolet S10
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great sounding stereo

    Pros: A lot of color options

    Cons: None so far

    1994 Silverado Install

    Written by: Bill from North Carolina on December 9, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Installation was not difficult, thanks to instructions from Crutchfield. Sounds great thru old speakers but greatly improved with new ones. USB is very useful with limited storage. One 8 GB flash drive gives hours of great music (your choosing). Great unit!!!

    Pros: Fits well, looks good in 94 Silverado. Great sounds. Installment simple. Rear USB with extension easily hidden in clove box. Variable illumination compliments any interior.

    Cons: Face difficult to see in daytime.

    Upgrade for 1998 Silverado

    Written by: jf from oh on December 7, 2014

    1998 Chevrolet C Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Very happy with this head unit! Easy to install, sounds great with old factory speakers. Haven't used bluetooth yet , but everything else is so easy, I'm sure it will be too. Runs ipod classic perfectly.

    Pros: Setup. Installation. Sound

    Cons: None

    Great Product

    Written by: Peter from Bakersfield, CA on December 1, 2014

    2010 Honda Insight
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Pioneer makes great products and this unit is no different. I got this unit to replace my stock cd player. The sound is amazing. I am using it to run my two sets of speakers and there is plenty of power. I would recommend this unit especially if you are planning to add a subwoofer to your car.

    Pros: Sounds great, ease of use

    Cons: Costs a little more, but worth it for subwoofer control

    Super slick

    Written by: Gonzo from Orange Park FL on December 1, 2014

    2002 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)