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Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

CD receiver

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Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

Overview

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Pioneer's DEH-X6500BT CD receiver will bring Bluetooth® convenience to your ride, plus a great-looking display jazzed up with the DJ-inspired MIXTRAX feature. This versatile receiver also offers iPod® controls and Pandora® Internet radio control with your iPhone®, giving you a great mix of style, form, and function.

Bluetooth® and bling

Pioneer's DEH-X6500BT CD receiver will bring Bluetooth® convenience to your ride, plus a great-looking display jazzed up with the DJ-inspired MIXTRAX feature. This versatile receiver also offers iPod® controls and Pandora® Internet radio control with your iPhone®, giving you a great mix of style, form, and function.

The Bluetooth advantage

Bluetooth frees up your hands to let you concentrate on the drive. When your phone's paired with the receiver, you can answer a call with the push of a button on the receiver, and talk like your caller is sitting next to you. And this receiver supports Bluetooth audio streaming too — you can stream music wirelessly from compatible devices to the receiver, plus control basic functions like track up or down.

Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

MIXTRAX revs up the visuals

Pioneer's MIXTRAX feature adds a lightshow to your favorite playlists, as the bright multi-colored display of the DEH-X6500BT pulses in time with your music. And MIXTRAX fades in and out of each song just like a DJ would, adding special effects and keeping the musical energy high.

The legacy of great Pioneer sound

Car audio enthusiasts have always counted on Pioneer for excellent sound quality. The DEH-X6500BT carries on the tradition with a powerful built-in amp that puts most stock radios to shame. Along with that extra power, you'll enjoy a 5-band equalizer to adjust your tone, Pioneer's Advanced Sound Retriever to perk up the sound quality of compressed music files, and a suite of other sophisticated sound controls. If you're looking to build a bigger system, you can connect amps and subs to the two pairs of preamp outputs to add some serious impact.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?
In most vehicles, you can use an adapter (not included) to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Pioneer stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the Pioneer, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.

Note: Bluetooth compatibility of this device may vary, depending on your phone and service provider.

Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver or its optional iPod adapter.

great unit so easy to install ... made the factory speakers sound a lot better . great service through crutch field as always . only place to buy for sure

paul las vegas, henderson nv

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What's in the Box:

  • CD receiver (with 10-amp ATM mini fuse inserted into chassis)
  • Face (attached)
  • Sleeve (installed)
  • Trim ring (installed)
  • Wiring harness
  • Wireless remote control (QXE1044)
  • CR2025 Lithium battery (installed)
  • External microphone (with attached 13' cable terminated by a right-angle male 2.5mm connector)
  • Sunvisor clip
  • 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
  • Owner's Manual (Eng/Fre/Spa)
  • Limited Warranty Information (USA/Canada)

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (14 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • MIXTRAX for a DJ-inspired audio/visual experience with compatible devices (see Details)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA files
    • Pandora control through iPhone
    • variable color illumination with separate control of display and buttons
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR) for improved sound quality from compressed music files
    • 5-band equalizer with seven preset tone settings
    • 3-level loudness
    • low-pass and high-pass filters
    • subwoofer level control
    Expandability:
    • built in iPod control — no adapter necessary, but adding Pioneer's optional connecting cable lets you leave your iPod cable at home
    • access to music files on Android devices through USB input
    • inputs: front panel auxiliary and USB inputs
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear/subwoofer)
    Other info:
    Reviews

    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT Reviews

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    256 Reviews

    It was good while it lasted

    Written by: andrew from mattituck NY on November 2, 2014

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    This was a very good radio for the time, i would have recommended it to anyone, until the last few weeks it started giving me problems. It skips and freezes when i play CD's. it cuts out and when i went to just check the connections for the heck of it to make sure nothing was loose, i burned myself on the radio... it is now overheating and becomming unresponsive... this is surely strange ive never had problems like this from pioneer and i am planning to continue using pioneer but mabye i just got a bad unit. but honestly i would still recommend this if it wasnt discontinued. And to add on its only about 9 months old

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    Factory Replacement

    Written by: Bryan from Savannah, GA on November 13, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    • Value

    I installed this radio in my wife's Honda Accord to replace the factory radio that quit working completely. Install was simple using the provided installation kit from Crutchfield. Sounds better than the factory radio, Bluetooth feature works great. Not as feature packed as I would like, but my wife loves the radio. Yesterday someone broke into her car and stole the radio, ripped it out of the dash. Now I'll be ordering the newer version 6600BT because this model is no longer available.

    Pros: Improves sound compared to factory head unit. Color customization. Bluetooth works flawlessly.

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    Written by: AliceB from Roanoke, IL on September 16, 2013

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

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

    I purchased this product to replace the factory radio in a ten year old car. I really like the sound and the way the display changes colors. The controls are fairly easy to operate. I do not have a Bluetooth phone, so I cannot review that function. My only complaint is that the USB adapter sticks in the port, and is difficult to remove. You really have to hold the faceplate down, or it will come off.

    Pros: Great sound. Sporty display.

    Cons: Difficult to remove USB adapter. Some buttons are very small. It is hard to see the function imprinting on the buttons.

    great replacement

    Written by: paul las vegas from henderson nv on September 7, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    great unit so easy to install ... made the factory speakers sound a lot better . great service through crutch field as always . only place to buy for sure

    Pros: great sound easy to install and setup blu tooth works great

    Cons: none

    Pioneer replacement for my 1998 Saturn

    Written by: Bill in Chatt from Chattanooga, TN on September 3, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    THE VERY BEST Quality for a very CHEAP PRICE! Bought 4 new Kenwood speakers. Thanks Sparky! Your fine Company always has the answers! Great friendly personable expert advices & follow-thru way beyond any competetion! I saved almost $200.00 over another retalier!

    Pros: Affords Me everything & more for a GREAT PRICE! BEST PRICE ! Used the very reasonable (cheap) Crutchfield install service card! Saved almost $ 200.

    Cons: Buttons on bottom row are TOO SMALL for a man's fingers!

    Good value repalcemtn receiver

    Written by: John M from Southborough, MA on September 3, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Good receiver for the price. Bluetooth works great for music and sound. Buttons on unit are small, but remote helps. Manual could be better for instructions, but this was a great replacement for an original (2001) Acura MDX radio

    Pros: Features, price, display, sound

    Cons: Instructions, buttons

    None better

    Written by: EC from georgia on September 2, 2013

    1990 Chevrolet Corvette
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    A what a great stereo. Easy to install, easy to set up and use

    Pros: Great quality sound/display can be as simple as time and color if you desire

    Cons: None

    Decent for the money

    Written by: Missourileo from St. louis, Mo on September 1, 2013

    2008 Ford Crown Victoria
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    This isn't a bad head unit for the money. I would prefer something a bit more user friendly and way more adjustment. But seeing as this was a gift for someone, it works fine.

    Pros: It works

    Cons: Buttons are too small and hard to see

    The best I have installed to date

    Written by: Adolfo T from Trumbull C.T. on September 1, 2013

    2003 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    You won't be disappointed with this radio . Must have every bell and whistle under the sun . I gave it 4 stars on ease of use because it has more settings than I could actually use . Read the manual if your using it for 4 speakers, mine was per set for 2 and sub . Settings are when the radio is off to set it . I am using 2 amps , one for 4 speakers and a sub . The sound at max is better than my home system . A++++++ LOVE IT !!!!

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    Worth Every Penny!

    Written by: Jessee J from Hixson,TN on August 30, 2013

    2005 Chevrolet Impala
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    THis C D player is what pioneer is known for. Building quality products with killer sound. This thing is awesome! I really like the MIXXTRAX. Everyone should have one of these. Love it!

    Pros: Looks awesome, sounds great ,works perfect.no complaints from me.

    Cons: Have to buy special adapter for my vehicle chimes. They should integrate it in the radio.

    Great stereo

    Written by: Linda from Wauseon, OH on August 28, 2013

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

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    Easy to install & looks great!

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    Glad I made this purchase

    Written by: Jeff S from Foothill Ranch, Ca on August 27, 2013

    2004 Dodge Dakota
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This stereo far exceeded my expectations, especially in this price range. I now have many more options available for listening to music than I did before. The Bluetooth feature is very handy for listening to music from my iPhone while also being able to send and receive calls hands free. Also, the color-changing feature is pretty cool!

    Pros: Everything about it is a "pro" as far as I'm concerned

    Cons: Would have been nice if they included a case of some kind for the detachable faceplate, but that is just nitpicking on my part. I doubt that I will remove the faceplate very often anyway.

    Great radio

    Written by: DirtyDonkey from Lapeer, mi on August 26, 2013

    2005 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    Nice radio for the price! All the features I wanted plus some! My kids dig the mixtrax light show, and I enjoy how much it brought my music to life. Cleaner crisper bass from sub, and hpf is nice so I don't destroy my components.

    Pros: Sub control, hpf cutoff. Blue tooth, easy as pie to navigate and use.

    Cons: Bluetooth doesn't always connect but simply open setting on my phone and resync in seconds.

    Good choice

    Written by: Aw from Gaithersburg on August 24, 2013

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

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    A good choice - easy to install.

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    Written by: John w from Egg harbor city nj 08215 on August 23, 2013

    2000 Mercury Grand Marquis
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    Great, works perfectly in my 2000 mercury

    Pros: Colors are adjustable and USB mode aux mode, and Bluetooth mode all come in handy

    Cons: Could be a bit easier to use if it had larger buttons and easier to see lettering, the mix setting should finish the song before it mixes with another, and the pandora mode needs some work bc it won't let u change stations. One last thing is when u turn the key one click and the radio comes on but not the engine, then u start the car from that positioning it resets the radio to factory settings

    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    Written by: Anonymous from Northern NM on August 22, 2013

    1989 Subaru Justy
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    great stereo, sounds great, bluetooth works great!

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    What the Bug needed!

    Written by: Anonymous from Parkesburg, Pa. on August 19, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    My husband bought this stereo for my 2003 Volkeswagon Bug. The sound/clarity of the stations is awesome & the changing of colors is a must for any Bug!

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    Nice car stereo

    Written by: Pebadger from Minnesota on August 17, 2013

    2003 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Nice car stereo. Installation was a bit of a challenge (2003 Honda Civic). Many of the brackets were not necessary and the included directions were not helpful. Eventually went on youtube to find out how to install. Stereo is easy to use - I was able to set up my iPhone to use with the stereo's Bluetooth in under a minute. My only complaint about the stereo is when I'm wearing my sunglasses, I cannot easily view what is on the screen. There are quite a few color options (which I don't care for) but none of them work well when I have sunglasses on. Buttons to change stations are also very small. Sound is what I expected. I'm sure this stereo would sound great with better speakers. Bottom line, price is great for the features this stereo offers. I'm going to buy this same stereo for my 2003 Toyota Sienna.

    Pros: Price and features.

    Cons: Screen difficult to view with sunglasses on (not bright enough).

    Great Radio

    Written by: GeoG from Texas City on August 16, 2013

    1995 GMC Sierra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Great product and easy to install, however for an old man some of the features are difficult to understand and implement.

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    Excellent replacement for stock unit.

    Written by: Sean from Monona, WI on August 13, 2013

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

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    I received this unit yesterday and replaced the stock unit in my 2010 Civic coupe. Huge improvement over stock! Pretty easy to use and adjust the sound settings. Even with stock speakers this sounds great!

    Pros: Value! Ease of use Price

    Cons: None.

    Excellent

    Written by: Bryan from Hawaii on August 9, 2013

    1999 Jeep Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    • Value

    Made my old factory speakers sound great. A 1999 Jeep Cherokee has to be the easiest vehicle to replace a stereo in. Not sure why some find this unit difficult to learn/operate. Took about 15 minutes to install and 10 more to set up. Easy to dial in the sound I wanted. Picks up stations from other islands. Free shipping to Hawaii is great too.

    Pros: Great sound, easy to use

    Cons: None

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    Written by: Anonymous from Seattle, WA on August 8, 2013

    1996 Dodge Caravan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Directions were clear and concise. Took me maybe 45 minutes to remove the old radio, connect all the wire harnesses to the unit, plug harnesses into connectors in car, connect antenna, install unit and face plate. The unit meets all of my expectations and then some. The 18 preset stations are great as we have a second home and can fit all of our local stations from both areas. I can plug my Droid in via the USB port and control it from the panel. My wife found the remote to be very handy.

    Pros: Ease of installation

    Cons: None that I can find.

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    Written by: Tony S from Sacramento, CA on August 8, 2013

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

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    Great sound at a good price. I replaced my factory stereo and kept my stock speakers and what a difference, it sounds so much better, I should have done this long ago. The blue tooth works great, now I can legally talk on the phone while driving. The biggest surprise was the MIXTRAX I didn't expect it to be this cool, you can make it have any color, or just let it cycle through all of them, (almost to many to pick from ) my favorite feature.

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    Decent receiver for the money

    Written by: Anonymous from MA on August 7, 2013

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

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    Nice receiver for money. Good sound quality. Somewhat of a pain to install.

    Pros: Blue tooth, screen colors, sound

    Cons: Buttons are way too small. Thought it would be more of a plug and play as opposed to re-wiring.

    Pioneer radio

    Written by: Cliff from Fremont Ca on August 5, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Easy to install meets all my needs

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    Cons: None

    Great Reciever

    Written by: Cody J from Tucson on August 4, 2013

    1999 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Excellent receiver. I bought it mainly for the bluetooth functionality, and it pairs flawlessly with my iPod nano (7thGen). Installation was straightforward on my Tacoma, although I didn't see the rear wiring harness at first and had to redo the whole thing. Just pay attention and don't be dumb like me.

    Pros: Bluetooth, display, colors, ease of use.

    Cons: It is so damn bright. The dimmest color is 'orangered' and even at night it's a little distracting. My truck has a dimmer knob, although the wiring does not support this for the receiver. There is definitely a wire for this, so I hope you have more luck than me.

    Awesome deal! 5 stars for Crutchfield.

    Written by: Chris from Springfield, Illinois on August 3, 2013

    2005 Volkswagen Passat
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    I bought this for my girlfriend's car and installed it for her birthday. Crutchfield supplies you with everything you need to take out the stock deck and install the new one. Having not done this before, I wasn't sure of everything I may need (especially to keep steering wheel controls) but all the info was there and for a great price!! I was able to install the deck with confidence and ease.

    Pros: Great sound! Lots of cool features! Works great and is easy to use.

    Cons: I noticed people mention that the menus were hard to navigate, which is true, things are inside folders inside folders inside folders but its fairly straight forward.

    It's Pioneer...nuff said!

    Written by: RichM from Rahway, NJ on August 1, 2013

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

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    You really get quality and all the best features with Pioneer products AND at a great price. Looks and functions very well and yes it does look cool in my old Expedition.

    Pros: Easy install thanks to Crutchfield and it sounds great even with the stock speakers!

    Cons: None

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    Written by: JohnD from Glennallen, AK on July 31, 2013

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

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    This product has been awesome!! Easy to install and sounds great!

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    Written by: Thomas from Scotts Hill, TN on July 30, 2013

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

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Works great and lots better than my factory radio. It has all the features I was looking for plus others. Easy install. I was a little concerned about the brightness of the lights at night based on other reviews I had read but it was not a problem for me at all.

    Pros: Bluetooth to iPhone 4 works great. Great sound and easy to make adjustments.

    Cons: None so far

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    Written by: Anonymous from Acton ,Ma on July 27, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    better than I thought thanks

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    awesome

    Written by: thankfull from brodhead,wi on July 27, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    sound is great install went very well only thing I called on was install kit faceplate was taken care of in seconds Bluetooth mic not sure at time left just behind dash used it calls were just fine 5yr old grandson says its cool with changing colors

    Pros: looks factory

    Cons: none

    I Love it!

    Written by: Mark E from Mayer, MN on July 26, 2013

    1996 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    This stereo looks amazing in my car! I love the way it looks and the ability you have to change the display colors! As far as sound goes, I still have stock speakers in my car, but just by adding this deck I can't believe how much the sound quality changed, not so much that I don't want new speakers, but enough that I'll be able to tolerate not having a higher quality system in my car. This system is extraordinary! Especially for the price! I would recommend this to anyone!

    Pros: Awesome looks Color customization Bluetooth aux input and usb input really everything

    Cons: None have arisen yet.

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    Written by: Anonymous from 79015 on July 26, 2013

    2001 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Great

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    Fantastic Product from Pioneer

    Written by: Avi from LIttle Elm, TX on July 26, 2013

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

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Great stereo. Has all the features required for today's devices and connectivity. Bluetooth works like a charm. USB and Aux work great no issues. I connected this myself on my 2007 Toyota Corolla with the instructions provided by Crutchfield and was very very simple. It took me about ~2 hours to install and work it!

    Pros: -Has all the features of a $200+ stereo and a low price. -Audio clarity is crystal -Bluetooth audio streaming and call quality is superb -Very very easy to use -Remote control has wide range. I have stuck it to my streering wheel on side ways and it works!!!

    Cons: - none so far!

    Highly Recommend

    Written by: John from Smyrna, TN on July 26, 2013

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

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Excellent unit

    Pros: Easy to navigate, Bluetooth.

    Cons: None

    Great Unit

    Written by: BenI from Cleveland, OH on July 25, 2013

    2010 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Great unit. Looks great and sounds great. Easy installation and I love the Bluetooth functionality. Highly recommend. Make sure you buy this unit from Crutchfield. Bought from Crutchfield and it came with everything needed to install it myself and I saved over $100.

    Pros: Good Looking and has color options to match your car's lighting. Great sound.

    Cons: Remote is a little limited. No voice commands for hands free calling.

    Upgraded 2008 Toyota Matrix

    Written by: JonF from Barrington, IL on July 25, 2013

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

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Overall, this is a very feature rich in-dash reciever. This is the first time I have replaced a head unit and it was suprissingly simple (for the most part). I like that you can change the radio and display color to whatever you want. Overall the radio met my expectations with a few exceptions: MIXTRAX worked horrible... the songs did not blend together remotely close Unit power output... the unit has more power output thatn the stock radio, but not by much. Not as loud and clear as I would like.

    Pros: Looks cool, built-in-blutooth, ipod/iphone compatible

    Cons: MIXTRAX doesn't work that great, small buttons, does have a learning curve

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    Written by: dana from coshocton,ohio on July 25, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Was a gift for my daughter and she loves it, hands free phone calls is what I liked best. Looks great !

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    Upgrading a 2003 Toyota Corolla Stereo

    Written by: JamieS from Nokesville on July 24, 2013

    2003 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Install this unit in my daughters car with the help of a friend who is a mechanic. I agree with others review that the installation instructions needs to be more precise and thorough. Once I learned how remove the old radio sleeve and install it on the unit, things went smoothly. The installation in the car is not hard but does take prying and pulling to get the vents, the shifter console, and old unit out. The unit itself does have very VERY small buttons, but it's features and sound for the price really can not be beat. My mechanic friend and his buddies all like it so much they are thinking of getting a unit! Defiantly a nice upgrade, that is practical and makes driving safer and fun.

    Pros: Features for Dollars.

    Cons: Really small buttons but that is minor.

    Excellence!

    Written by: Mike from Floresville, Tx on July 24, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    This product far exceeds my expectations. It offers all of the features of more expensive radios. Truly, the difference in the product is Crutchfield. They offer so much in terms of savings and support. Most electronics are very good, but without support, they can be very frustrating to use and enjoy.

    Pros: Quality product, service and support.

    Cons: Don't know.

    just all around great

    Written by: t from il on July 23, 2013

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    everything work prefect. Bluetooth sounds like you are using your phone next to your ear. I can nothing bad about it!

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    Good Product for the Money

    Written by: Toni Q from Havre de Grace, MD on July 20, 2013

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

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

    The system sounds great and it's inexpensive.The fact that my 2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid has the JBL amplifier and speakers does help. It is not the best sound especially in the high frequencies but for the money it is worth it. The only small issue is that when I get a text message on my Android Samsung, the Bluetooth streamed music from Pandora disconnects and instead of connecting back up automatically I have to restart the phone which is annoying. To be fair I am not sure if it's a phone issue. Nonetheless, I am happy with the purchase.

    Pros: Economical, good sound, easy to use.

    Cons: Phone needs rebooting when text message is received.

    Pioneer car stereo

    Written by: Don from Vancouver, wa on July 19, 2013

    1995 Dodge Ram 2500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I'm no mechanic, nor am I a high tech type, but even I was able to install and use this cd/iPod/blue tooth stereo system, with help from the instructions and accessories that Crutchfield supplies. It is a huge improvement over the archaic 1995 stereo/cassette player that was standard for this vehicle in both features and sound quality. I'm really pleased with the look and functionality of the unit, and I saved a lot of money over buying a unit and having it installed by a shop.

    Pros: I really like the options with blue tooth; music, hands free phone use, etc. Sound quality is much better than the factory unit I replaced.

    Cons: I'm still learning how to access all the features and options. It's not as intuitive for me as it seems to be for my kids.

    Deh-x6500bt

    Written by: Roc from Houston TX on July 18, 2013

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    • Value

    I can't believe all the positive Reviews On this radio. I hate this radio. The sound is good And it does everything they claim it will do... But it takes control of your phone, If listening to the radio And a phone call comes in After you hang up It might go back to the radio it might start playing playlist It might play Pandora it just dose what it wants. And as far as I know there's no way to change this. Oh and it won't come back on the same volume level. I've never tested the radio with a phone call because I use a headset. But I hate having a radio come on Sky high after I hang up the phone call. Oh and the buttons are too small to actually use while driving. Thank God it came with a remote. I didn't get it from Crutchfield so I'm stuck with it. I can't wait until it breaks like a replacement it.

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    Good bang for your buck

    Written by: Ty from Philadelphia, PA on July 16, 2013

    2003 Mitsubishi Lancer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Bought this radio on sale to replace a double din alpine. Nice features and iPod control Bluetooth is clear. My only complaint is buttons don't light up. Numbers above buttons do but pause and shuffle is in button. It does come with a remote but I use the stereo remote.

    Pros: Cheap price very nice features and easy hook up

    Cons: Only two sets of RCA output. Front and selectable rear. I am a big audio nut running multiple amps should have front, rear and subwoofer outputs.

    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    Written by: Auldbkr from Mansfield, ct on July 14, 2013

    2003 Mazda Miata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Excellent sound reproduction.

    Pros: Easy installation in tight location. Color variations makes it easier to see in the dark.

    Cons: Not easy to adjust settings, instructions on how to use not very good. Not much compatibility with android. Not too easy to read during the day. Radio reception could be improved.

    deh-x6500bt

    Written by: Alan from Lakewood, Co. on July 14, 2013

    1987 Volkswagen Scirocco
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    great !!!!!!

    Pros: love it works great BT is great for hand free Iphone

    Cons: I have noise on the AM side from the car when it runs the old radio did not ?????

    Crutchfield response on July 15, 2013 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    Wow!

    Written by: BiggTexan from San Antonio on July 13, 2013

    2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Love this Radio & the wifey loves it more than me:) Have paid much more for less previously!

    Pros: Easy to use Blue tooth works Great!

    Cons: None yet

    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    Written by: JohnW from Vestavia, AL. on July 11, 2013

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

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

    Upgraded 1998 Cherokee OEM Inifinity system with Pioneer receiver from Crutchfield; not only does it sound 10-fold better, but in addition I now have USB, Bluetooth and the capability to play MP3s

    Pros: Ease of installation

    Cons: None

    GREAT!!

    Written by: BIG MIKE from Orangeburg SC on July 9, 2013

    1996 Ford Bronco
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Awesome . i put it in my 1996 Ford Bronco and it is great the unit easily powers my 2 dual ds series subs and produces great sound the illumination and mixtrax are also very cool

    Pros: cool, great sound , cool features

    Cons: none

    good radio

    Written by: Curt from Carson,CA on July 6, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    excellent product I will consider another soon

    Pros: easy install

    Cons: non

    awesome radio

    Written by: zack j from andalusia al on July 5, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    awesome radio wasn't sure at first to get it but im glad I did easy install all around great radio

    Pros: Bluetooth calling

    Cons: no satellite radio on this mode

    Pioneer-x6500bt

    Written by: Dave from Bethlehem, PA on July 4, 2013

    2005 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Excellent head set for my dodge ram. My old stock radio's cd player went, so I wanted something that had bluetooth for my phone, and accepted a USB stick. Sound is great, though I am going to replace my factory speakers soon.

    Pros: Good stereo with lots of features for the money. Sound is quality is excellent

    Cons:

    Awesome!

    Written by: Jake D from Evansville IN on July 3, 2013

    1996 Chevrolet Blazer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Awesome stereo! Really added something special to my blazer! Went in easy and has awesome Bluetooth

    Pros: Bluetooth is great!

    Cons: Takes some getting use to with the functions

    Outstanding Head Unit

    Written by: Angel from Hamilton, NJ on July 2, 2013

    2005 BMW 3 Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Highly recommend this radio, you will love it; no questions about it...

    Pros: Bluetooth works great and the sound is absolutely amazing!!!

    Cons: None

    Great Deck So Far - 2006 Subaru Legacy

    Written by: NW Explorer from Seattle, WA on June 29, 2013

    2006 Subaru Legacy
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    2006 Subaru Legacy (manual climate controls, no amp) 1. Crutchfield instructions , for manual control do not remove the foot panel 2. Step 8 need more detail: I had to disconnect the hazard cables, Unscrew the hazard switch, after I took the head unit out. I also had to disconnect the climate control wires, before taking the climate controls out. 3. Antena- Some videos on tube might tell you to cut the antenna wire - DON'T Follow the antenna wire, and it will lead you to plug, which you can unplug. 4. KiT Assembly You only have the option of the DIN HEAD UNIT PROVISION ( page 3). ISO DIN HEAD UNIT PROVISION (Page 4)- DOES NOT WORK FOR this head unit 5. Take the trim plate of the head unit out, You will have to use the DIN Plate provided by the Trim . I am still debating this decision (it is very difficult to eject the face plate with the Kit provided Trim. 6. Mic installation. I installed it on the steering column next to parking lights. Steps: a. Take the screw out next to the Steering wheel adjustment lever. b. take out two screws( you wil see them after removing the bottom cover of steering panel) which hold the upper part of the steering column conver) c. run the cable

    Pros: 1. Great Bluetooth Phone and Audio Streaming ( with Galaxy S3) 2. Amazing Sound 3 Great Radio

    Cons: 1. Very small buttons at the bottom for tuner 2. Very small button to eject face plate. 3. No cover to store face plate

    GOOD

    Written by: JustinK from ORANGE, CA on June 28, 2013

    2003 Nissan 350Z
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    VERY SATISFIED

    Pros: GREAT PRODUCT

    Cons: NONE

    Pioneer Replacement Unit

    Written by: Jim A from Atlanta, GA on June 24, 2013

    2003 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I talked to a sales tech and explained what I wanted to do and how i needed the unit to work. He suggested this unit and I an more than satisfied with it. It plays my CD's, my XM Roady II receiver, wireless connection to my I-phone through Bluetooth and streams Pandora from my I pnone. It's great

    Pros: Custom selection of unit keys and display color to match my interior lights. Bass Booster gives god back beat. It comes with a remote which i didn't think i would use, but I set it up and use it exclusively. It's o easy to use the remote and not have to look at the radio to change selections. Install kit for my truck and instructions made it an easy install and it looks great in the dash.

    Cons: None.

    love this stereo, pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    Written by: Doug from springfield vt on June 23, 2013

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

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

    Great unit for the price, I would recommend this unit to anyone

    Pros: The coolness factor, love the color changing features

    Cons: none really

    Great value for the money

    Written by: Anonymous from Longmont, CO on June 20, 2013

    2002 Saturn SL2
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I wanted to upgrade the old radio/cassette player in my Subaru Forester in order to have hands-free calling and to be able to listen to different audio sources. I thought I would give this system a try, and was so pleased with the ease of install, and the performance, that I bought the same system for my Saturn. The kits and install guides from Crutchfield were spot-on, and the swap out was rather painless. the only issues I had were removing the faceplate. If you don't remove it completely when you press the release, it can get in a weird state, whereby you can't get it out, and you can't get it back in. This is due to the way the left side slips into the recess. Be careful if removing it. I decided I never needed to remove it anyways, so it wasn't an issue for me. I like all the features and integration with iPhone, Samsung S3, etc. The hands-free calling has good audio quality and allows you to sync several phones to the unit, and setup 6 speed dials per phone. I didn't hook up any subwoofer or extra speakers, so I don't know how well that works.

    Pros: Easy install. Flexible audio sources. Good phone quality and ability to save 6 speed dials. Also has ability to do autoanswer and integration with Siri or Svoice for voice activated dialing.

    Cons: Faceplate removal/reattachment can be tricky. Presets and forward/backward buttons are small and the displays for the buttons are small as well, so if you have bad eyesight or fat fingers you may have some issues there.

    Pioneer head unit

    Written by: John F. from Layton, Ut. on June 19, 2013

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

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

    Very nice and of high quality head unit. Sounds great and also looks great. Very fast install. Great value.

    Pros: Great quality with a lot of features. Very well priced.

    Cons: NONE

    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT Install 2004 Ford F250

    Written by: BillB from Birmingham, AL on June 18, 2013

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

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

    The X6500BT install was pretty straightforward. My mechanical and electrical skills are average or maybe a bit above. I recommend studying the instructions for the receiver and install kit prior to the install. I took a bit of time before hand to test fit the receiver into the mounting kit and this prevented some mistakes. As I've never trusted aftermarket wire bugs (connectors), I soldered the two harnesses and used 3mm heat shrink for insulation on advice from Dolly at Crutchfield. That was spot on save the ground leads which involved three wires instead of two. Fortunately, I had some larger heat shrink stock for that one connection. After that, the install was pretty much plug and play. I do recommend double checking everything before the final insertion "push" as the assembly will not easily come out of the dash once fully inserted. The receiver itself worked as expected. The sound is comparable to the factory system, indicating that my speakers likely need attention at some point. The USB/IPOD function was as expected. I did note that the system failed to identify the ipod occasionally, but this seems related to the older ipod not "waking up" when the receiver is activated. I don't consider this a product defect, but just a behavior associated with technologies of different ages. By the way, to get 5 stars from me, a product has to do prepare breakfast and fold the laundry. The receiver does its job like any 4 star device should do.

    Pros: Simple install. Simple controls. Works as advertised.

    Cons: Display brightness at night is too high, even on dim setting. This is a design defect in my opinion. Pioneer should have given us more degrees of freedom setting brightness with lowest being "off". Optionally, a separate circuit to control lighting from the vehicle interior "dimmer" would be satisfactory. I find this to be consistent with other reviews on the receiver.

    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    Written by: Freddy from Greensboro, NC on June 17, 2013

    1995 Toyota Pickup
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    For the money you just can't beat this radio

    Pros: Everything included

    Cons: None

    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    Written by: chinasun69 from Los Angeles, CA on June 15, 2013

    1999 Subaru Forester
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great product. Easy to install. Love the front USB/iPod and aux access.

    Pros:

    Cons: Display is sometimes hard to read during the day.

    Great replacement for my '02 Sonata

    Written by: RSava from Deltona, FL on June 15, 2013

    2002 Hyundai Sonata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Got this to replace my '02 Sonata radio. This thing is great. The sound quality is very good, MUCH better than the original. My Sonata has an amp and when I crank this guy up it sound very good to me. The old radio was not nearly as clean or loud. It was a fairly easy to install, had a minor issue with getting the radio to fit in the In-Dash kit. They do not tell you you need to remove the trim off the front of the radio and use the kit trim piece. In addition, it took my son and I both to squeeze the radio and In-Dash kit into the trim panel on the Sonata. VERY tight fit. This one was a little frustrating to put in. But now? It looks great and sounds great. I would highly recommend this radio if you are look for a decent replacement with BT/USB/Hands-Free. It even supports my iPad, both BT and USB. Sweet!

    Pros: Bluetooth (EVERYTHING is better w/BT), Pandora, USB, sound quality, looks, feature set, hands free phone, works with all 4 of our phones (2 iPhones, 2 Droids) and my iPad.

    Cons: Cannot dim the unit very much, as others have said it is a little bright at night.

    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    Written by: KevinMc from Houston, TX on June 15, 2013

    2003 Honda Civic Hybrid
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Generally a very nice unit. I've been using it for about 2 weeks in a 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid with stock speakers. Decent sound quality, and plenty loud. Bluetooth phone works nicely, though there is significant background noise with the mic mounted in the head liner next to mirror. Even though much of the manual is dedicated to customizing the display, it falls short in the, well, display department. Unit doesn't tie in to car's dimmer circuit, so it stays too bright at night. In daytime, all colors are hard to see and polarized sunglasses render it invisible. The manual dimmer on/off control doesn't fix these issues. Android BT media control is limited to the stock music player's next/previous track and resume-play after phone call functions. It also lacks some features I'd like (rear USB), but you get what you pay for, I suppose. Sadly, neither the Crutchfield nor the HON-K09 receiver kit instruction sheet met my expectations. The Crutchfield instructions were also silent as to how to mount the bluetooth microphone. YouTube made the install possible.

    Pros: - Decent sound, even with stock speakers - Full range of input options (Bluetooth, USB, 3.5mm aux) - Bluetooth phone works well

    Cons: - Dim/unsynchronized display - Android BT support very limited - No rear USB - Controls somewhat confusing at first - Install instructions (2003 Civic Hybrid) required supplementation

    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    Written by: JimM from Charlottesville, VA on June 14, 2013

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

    Works great and is easy to use. Hands-free is very nice. Only problem is light from unit is too bright at night. There is a dimmer but it only dims the info display, not the other lights around the unit. I cover the unit with a cloth at night to avoid distraction,

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    Great for young drivers

    Written by: EV from Olathe, KS on June 10, 2013

    2003 Mitsubishi Galant
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Got this replacement head unit for my 2003 GTZ Galant with a factory installed Infinity sound system. The factory system had excellent sound, but I was looking for a unit that had Bluetooth and iPhone/iPod sound integration. This Pioneer unit had the features I was looking for and priced just right. The cable harness that came from Crutchfield made installation pretty simple. I did use the customer service just to clarify the amplifier power connection. Once installed, the sound was not as loud as the original Infinity system, but to the common ear, it sounds great. The added features trump the small loss in volume.

    Pros: Bluetooth works great for both phone conversations and audio streaming. Pandora interaction via unit is excellent.

    Cons: Audio not as load with factory installed AMP. Head unit a bit loose with original bracket.

    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    Written by: JGB from Williamsburg Va on June 10, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Nice piece of equipment for kids car. Works with the IPOD and has hands free bluetooth for the phone. Cant say the couldn't hear the pone ring because radio was to loud. When I call the radio plays my ringtone..... Priceless

    Pros: easy of install with adapters

    Cons:

    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    Written by: Gerry from Denver, CO on June 8, 2013

    2007 Chevrolet Uplander
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This unit was a huge improvement over the stock radio. The Bluetooth seems to work well, although I have experienced some cutting in and out especially when both parties try to talk at the same time. I have owned several Pioneer products so I am familiar with their software so learning the workings of the radio was fairly easy. Sound quality is very good when compared to the stock radio.

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    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    Written by: Anonymous from Buckeye AZ on June 6, 2013

    2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    • Ease of Use
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    easy to install and sounds good

    Pros:

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    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    Written by: Bill from Meriden, Ct on June 5, 2013

    2001 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I bought this radio so I could use my phone hands free, works great!

    Pros: Sounds good many features

    Cons: Non-dimming lights, too bright at night.

    Great so far, but...

    Written by: Maximilian from Ohio on June 4, 2013

    2008 Subaru Impreza WRX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    What I love about this HU: Lots of custom colors to match my interior, Pre-amp outputs, front facing USB & audio jack, Bluetooth audio streaming, 5 band EQ, price. To be honest, I doubt if I'll ever use the disc player. Dislikes: Coming from previously owning a Eclipse CD4000, this to me is a major flaw in design - the illumination dimmer barely, and I mean BARELY, dims the radio. At night, its quite bright. Enough to be an issue t cause me to return the HU? No, I like the benefits of BT streaming more than I dislike the super-nova level of brightness. This seems to be a problem shared by many different brands in the same price range. The other dislike I have is that the front channel preset buttons feel super cheap and flimsy. We'll see what a few years of daily commuting will do and if they stand the test of time (the buttons on my old CD4000 lasted well over 7 years).

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    Great purchase.

    Written by: Anonymous from Lexington, KY on June 4, 2013

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

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

    Such a great radio. Delivers everything it promised. Also the support I received during installation was awesome.

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    Pioneer DEH-X6500 BT

    Written by: Anonymous from Greer, SC on June 3, 2013

    2004 BMW 3 Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Awesome Product exceeded all of my expectations

    Pros: Lots of optrions

    Cons: A little hard to navigate and they need to make the manual with a larger font.

    Looks great & sounds good but too bright

    Written by: Winston from Concord, Ca on June 1, 2013

    1995 Volvo 850 GLT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This is a nice head unit for the price. It sounds great, the external mic works well, and the Bluetooth and iPod integration are easy to use. My one complaint with the unit is that it is too bright at night and the dimmer doesn't dim it enough.

    Pros: Good sound, good iPod/iPhone integration, inexpensive

    Cons: Too bright

    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    Written by: Mike A. from Fort Hood, TX on June 1, 2013

    2004 Honda CRV EX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This unit is a great deal! Great sound quality, The bluetooth works great even with my outdated LG revolution.... The band EQ is nice. It make it a lot easier to tune for those of us are picky. The ONLY downfall as of now is the fact that there is no auto dimmer for the display. As anyone knows, Pioneer units are always very bright and the fact that it doesnt auto dim make it REALLY bright at night. Yes I know you can manually set the dim but thats one more thing to have to do. All in all i definatly would recomend this unit regardless of the dimming situation.

    Pros: All features advertised work very well. Drastically improves the sound even with stock speakers.

    Cons: Does not auto dim when the headlights are turned on.

    Pioneer stereo

    Written by: Arw from Indian trail on May 30, 2013

    2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This is the first radio I've had that wasn't a Sony. I'm thoroughly impressed with all the features this radio has to offer. Awesome deal!

    Pros: Tons of features Good cost Over all, an awesome addition to any vehicle

    Cons: Somewhat tricky to navigate

    DEH-X6500BT

    Written by: wreking from CT on May 28, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    After much reading reading about different receivers and reviews i was considering a JVC head unit , when i spoke to a Crutchfield rep. he also mentioned the Pioneer X6500BT ,so chose this receiver and i am very happy with it. The Bluetooth and USB feature was a selling point, because i put all my ITunes music on a flash drive and leave it in the unit, no hooking up wires or turning on my IPod/IPhone. The Bluetooth works great, i made a CD with MP3 music to play in my motorcycle and tested it in the receiver, that work great too. The Mixtrax feature is cool but not important to me. I installed this unit in my 2005 Silverado with ease with the included dash kit and antenna adapter, i also got 50% off the price for the (CRUX) necessary module to keep the GM chimes.

    Pros: USB, BLUETOOTH, SOUND QUALITY, SUB OUTPUT,

    Cons: NO REAR USB, DISPLAY SOMETIMES GETS WASHED OUT IN DAYLIGHT DEPENDING ON COLOR, WISH DISPLAY WAS A LITTLE EASIER TO READ.

    Very enjoyable

    Written by: Hayes from Ligonier, PA on May 27, 2013

    2011 Mazda 3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I have had other pioneer head units in the past and this one is just beautiful. The LEDs are great. The sound quality in stock speakers increase significantly. It's a bit confusing to figure out if you don't already have a sound base to understanding wavelengths. I had to play around with it a lot in order to tweak the sub-woofer. It's a fantastic buy nonetheless.

    Pros: Display properties Looks/cool factor Sound quality Bluetooth speed in changing tracks from phone

    Cons: Can be confusing Voice quality over the phone using Bluetooth.

    Rocking Radio

    Written by: macgeek from Charleston, SC on May 24, 2013

    2005 Mazda Tribute
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I love almost everything about this CD receiver. The sound is greatly improved over my factory system. Bluetooth integration with my Android phone is flawless. And the price cannot be beat. Especially since Crutchfield included everything needed for the install. My daughter loves leaving the display color set to scan so it scans through all the colors.

    Pros: Great Bluetooth integration with Android. Great sound. Easy installation. Display color choices.

    Cons: Some of the menus are a bit difficult at first, but after playing with it for a while they are easy. The manual from Pioneer could use a better wiring diagram, perhaps one in color or just a bit more logical than the diagram that was included. The way the receiver traverses the music on a USB stick is a bit odd, but is also easy once you get used to it.

    Good receiver

    Written by: masintenn from knoxville, tn on May 24, 2013

    1996 Chevrolet Tahoe
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    Great receiver, but it's too bright! I installed it in a 96 Tahoe, so it's mounted high in the dash. It really is just too bright and the dimmer is barely noticeable.

    Pros: Bluetooth sound quality is superb. Voice quality is also very good.

    Cons: Way too bright! Buttons could be larger.

    Very nice Stereo

    Written by: Sammy from Alexandria, KY on May 23, 2013

    2001 Nissan Altima
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    I didn't have too much trouble with figuring this out,, had it down in a couple of days. The install instruction were straight and accurate. I didn't have tor read through a lot of non-sense to get to what I needed. It is well worth the money and sounds great. Crutchfield's customer service is top notch, the best on the internet.

    Pros: Sound quality is superb! I recommend using the custom setting for the EQ. Straight forward menu's. Easy to use remote control. Front USB slot.

    Cons: The radio reception is not as good as my factory unit, especially AM. You will have to limit yourself to strong stations.

    AWESOME

    Written by: ScottJ from Liberty, MO on May 23, 2013

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    For all the features and quality of this unit, it's a great deal. I bought this mainly for hands-free calling and playing CD's. The other features feel like gifts I got for free. I've already used it to accept and receive calls and it works just as easily as the SYNC system in Fords. Press the phone button to accept, press it again to hang up. I've plugged in a mobile device and it pulled up and played all the songs flawlessly. The display looks even better than I thought. My kids are obsessed with all the color options and yes, you can even make it pink. The only thing I can think of as a negative is the small preset buttons. All the other controls are great and easy to use.

    Pros: Quality deck, lots of features, high value

    Cons: Small preset buttons

    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    Written by: Ron from Baltimore Maryland on May 22, 2013

    2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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    Installation and operation are easy. Couldn't be happier!

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    Good Radio

    Written by: Ryan from Tampa,FL on May 20, 2013

    1998 Nissan Altima
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    I bought a pioneer for the name and past products that I liked. It's a amazing radio for the price. I wanted a Bluetooth unit that was iPhone friendly. It's better then expected. Crutchfield was great w shipping and install kit. Easy to install using factory brackets. Hands free calling is very good. Calls sound clear and I ran the mic up to the visor hiding the wire pretty easy. Mic is very clear. Pandora works great. Using iPhone 4 and iPod class