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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.
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's MVH-X560BT receiver features a multi-line display with over 200,000 color options.
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.
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.
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.
Two good reasons - sound quality and cool features. A new car stereo offers power that's superior to most factory radios, along with more sophisticated tone controls. And most car stereos offer built-in or optional features that add safety and fun to life in your car, including inputs for your iPod or MP3 player, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free cell phone calls, satellite radio or HD Radio reception, and connections for building an audio system in your car.
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
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 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
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.
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
Radio fits great. I love it. Pioneer has great sound
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.
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.
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.
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.
Proven Pioneer quality!
Pros: Pandora, Apps, Bluetooth, Ipod controls, 3 Pre-amp outputs, Dedicated Sub-output, rear USB, 2 Custom EQ settings
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
This is a great product. I strongly recommend it to anyone.
Nice replacement for my factory radio
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Functions very well.
Cons: Difficult to see in daylight.
Great unit so far. Everything works. Was easy to install.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ;-)
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.
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).
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.. Love it..
Cons: Display is a little hard to see in the sun..
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
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.
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
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
Pros: Good sound
Great sounding stereo
Pros: A lot of color options
Cons: None so far
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.
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
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
Looks and sounds great! Takes a little bit to figure out options, but not all that hard. Love the convenience of not having to physically to connect my iphone to play my music, the BT works great!
Pros: Blue tooth connection.
Cons: None that I can think of!
I specifically wanted a unit with Bluetooth audio for streaming music from my iPhone (audio / calls). This unit delivers. It has all the right features for sound, sources, and connections at a great value. The display exceeded my expectations (brightness and colors). And, because this unit is a digital media receiver (no CD/DVD), I found the chassis to be compact and an easy fit/install. The important connections to external amps are included along with phone/mic, USB, analog audio inputs. Now that I own this unit, I understand why it has so many popular reviews. My install was in a 1998 Ford Expedition (also similar to F150) which has a double DIN factory radio, but only accepts a single DIN aftermarket radio (without cutting). In the end, I'm happy with this single DIN plus the right faceplate adapter.
Pros: Compact chassis. Illumination / Display is bright in daytime conditions. Bluetooth audio connects perfectly to my iPhone 5 perfectly and quickly, every time. Detachable face plate. Built-in amp or connections to external amps (with sub woofer and crossover controls). The lower end models have too few features... while the upper end models have too many features (e.g CD/DVD).
Cons: I had to read the manual on a couple of features in order to know exactly how it all worked.
Install with the equipment from Crutchfield took about 2 hours, this included mounting a panel mount USB/Aux port in my dash (purchased separately). All connections were soldered using the Metra harness supplied by Crutchfield. I really can't believe what you get for your money now. I debated on the whole no CD idea, but, putting about a gazillion CDs on one 32GB USB drive is fantastic. However, note that the more music you put on the USB drive, the longer it takes to start up and be able to browse the drive, this happens each time you start the vehicle. The deck will do about anything I could imagine, but you will need to take some time to figure it all out, the manual leaves a lot to be desired. I dinged it one star on "Ease of Use" because the manual is unorganized and extremely difficult to read. I dinged it one star on "Sound Quality" due to lack of power, this may not be fair, most other installs I have done have included amplifiers. This unit will be getting an amplifier in the near future. I always come back to Crutchfield for car stereo for all the freebies they throw in, the master sheet, mounting bracket, antennae adaptor and wiring harness. My only problem with Crutchfield with this purchase was they told me I needed an antennae extension which I didn't. I paid $5 bucks for it, no big deal, store it away, may need it someday.
Pros: Features, ease of install, once you figure it out, lots of options. Freebies from Crutchfield.
Cons: Would like more power (always the case). Poor documentation from Pioneer
I purchased the MVH-X560BT to replace the stock unit in my 2005 Jeep Wrangler. I was looking for a stereo that had Bluetooth, USB, & native iPhone support and this unit did the trick. The sound quality is good for my use case and the Bluetooth & iPhone integration work as advertised. I do not regret my purchase at all.
Pros: Works as advertised. Bluetooth audio works very well and iPhone/iPod integration is easy to navigate.
Cons: I wish there was a way to more easily dim the display than having to go to menu items deep into settings.
I wanted a new receiver to replace the stock unit in my 2008 Civic Si. My self imposed budget was less than $150.00 but I had a set of features that I needed to have and this unit had all of them plus a few more.
The unit overall feels solid, though because it is a media player, it is extremely light due to the missing mechanisms for playing CD's. Has a lot of features for the price range, my install experience was very good, very easy.
I wanted to retain the factory amp and sub-woofer functionality so I ordered the Metra 70-1722 wiring harness and soldered on 4 RCA connectors to the speaker (+)(-) wires and plugged them in the unit's pre-amp out (4ch) instead of the receiver's speaker wire leads. I lost the ability to control the sub's volume but it still bumps loud enough for me.
I recommend this unit if you're looking for all the bells and whistles while working within a very specific price range.
Pros: Initial pairing is very easy, re-pairing happens very quickly. Quality of the stream is consistent, I haven't had any stuttering or cutting out while listening to spotify. Hands free calling works extremely well (iPhone6), the mic it came with is pretty decent, voice calls play over the speakers clearly Color of the back light for the knob control/buttons and screen/buttons beneath the screen can be set independently. USB and Aux are in the back which makes for cleaner integration Siri Eyes
Cons: No illumination wire to auto-dim when headlights are turned on. Didn't come with face plate storage case.
Works real good.
What's cool about this deck (check for yourself if you don't believe me) is that unless you buy the Pioneer Stage 4, all decks pretty much offer the same quality sound. So, each time you upgrade features (e.g., screen, GPS, etc) you pay more. However, the sound quality of the entry level and the top end remain the same. Since I haven't listened to a CD in over 3 years, a basic system like this offers the exact quality sound of higher priced models. Put your money into better amps or speakers. I called Pioneer and they told me that they have no plans to integrate their integrate their decks to the new phones. So, while you can control Pandora (thumbs up/down), see track names, etc., you cannot see or control some of the other features from the deck...arg! Also, Pandora seems to lock my phone screen.
Pros: Integrates very well with steering wheel controls. Small/compact size perfect for motorcycles or small cars (since no CD player) Bluetooth integration is better than expected. Has 3 stage digital enhancements of digital audio (i.e., it fills in the gaps and improves sound) Forward/back toggle is a brilliant idea. So many light and pattern options, it feels like a X-Mas Tree. Really good EQ settings: bass boost, voice, power, etc. Also, can control subwoofer directly from deck.
Cons: Screen is convex and hence highly reflective of light; causing a glare and limited visibility. Like the BMW iDrive, too many submenus needed to get to desired input. You'll actually notice low Bit-rate of songs through bluetooth (i.e., poor quality songs sound poor) Screen info is good, but only allows for one to two items to display. Why oh Why did Pioneer get rid of Mirroring features for iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy 4 and up? You can no longer control your phone from the deck. ARG!
Love the Master Sheet from Crutchfield! The radio is good, the install kit is good.
I love this unit! Installation was very simple in my 2003 Jeep Liberty. The included harness and dash kit were perfect. It took me a few hours to install, but mainly because I soldered my wiring harness and looked for the best way to route the microphone and USB cables.
I don't like that the USB and Aux in are in the back of the unit, which require running cables somewhere. I drilled/filed a small opening inside the storage pocket in my dash under the radio and ran the USB cable through it. The hole is virtually unnoticeable and the USB connection is right where I need it to be without any wires hanging out.
I really appreciate the large letters on the display which make it easy to see while driving. Bluetooth syncing to my iPhone 5 was automatic. Another thing I love is that when I get in and start my car, BT automatically connects and begins playing. Other systems take longer to connect and require me to initiate something to start playing music.
My daughter loves that I can change the background colors (since this will eventually become her vehicle and her first question was "can I make the colors pink?").
This is the second Media Player I've purchased from Crutchfield and installed myself. It is the best one yet, and as always, Crutchfield installation sheets were spot on. I did have to call with one minor question about the wiring and the technician answered it without hesitation...probably 2 minutes total on the phone. Awesome support
Pros: Easy installation; Large lettering on the display; Automatic BT connection and playing; Great sound and controls; Remote control is nice size and easy to use while driving.
Cons: USB and Aux connections in the back, requiring additional wires to be routed somewhere.
Bought this for my son's Silverado. He loves the mix trax and all the different lights. This is this is the first media player I have bought but who uses CD's anymore anyway.
Pros: Lights, mix trax, easy to install
Cons: Had to read the book a few times to figure out how to make the sub work. My fault though.
I installed this in a 78 Mercedes 240D, I use it almost exclusively with a Samsung Galaxy S4 streaming google play music over bluetooth, while charging on the USB connection. USB current is sufficient that I can use GPS navigation on the phone, and stream bluetooth music without draining the battery. The play/pause/fwd/reverse buttons on the radio control music in google play via bluetooth, or you can control it on the phone. When doing this, music plays and is interrupted by the navigation audible directions, which is what I wanted. My radio is low in the dashboard, just forward of the shifter, so it didn't bother me too much for this application that it didn't dim automatically, however for that reason I did not purchase it for some of my other vehicles (and believe me... for only that reason.) Sound leaves nothing to complain about.
Pros: Easy to use. User interface is very intuitive (Once you link . Bluetooth range is good, can use phone outside of car while I'm working on it streaming through the stereo. Bluetooth phone conversation excellent at cancelling background noise. Very appealing display for a single DIN radio.
Cons: Would be perfect if it had a wire that connects to the lights to automatically dim the display, because the display can be very bright if it is in. If you want to be picky, the preamp voltages could be higher.
I love the stereo. Pioneer makes great receivers. I orderd this model not knowing at first it didn't have a CD player my fault for not reading. After installing it and hooking it to my iPhones blue tooth i didn't need a CD player anyways.
Pros: It's light and smaller since there's no CD player. Really easy to install when you get the install package from crutch field. blue tooth was easy to hook up.
Cons: My only con for this is that the receiver face plate comes off but you don't get a face plate case if you wanted to take it off.
This unit is very cheap for all the features it has. I've had it installed on my car for about two weeks and have no complaints. It plays well from my I-pod, and it also plays well from my Galaxy 5 over Bluetooth. It is definitely an improvement from my factory installed stereo. I don't have to change CDs anymore plus the sound is way better.
Pros: Cheap Easy to install Better sound than factory installed stereo
Cons: None so far
Nice for the price. With crutchfield installation was a breeze.
Pros: Compact , easy to install
Cons: the lighting on this display is awful very hard to see
Great stereo for the price. Easy to install and wire. There is a slight learning curve as the pioneer instructions are not that great. once she got it figured out the wife loves it!
Pros: easy to install and wire with provided harness and Crutchfield instructions
Cons: factory instructions for use