HD + Pandora Radio
Disc & USB Playback
HD + Pandora Radio
HD Radio: The Pioneer DEH-X7600HD's built-in HD Radio tuner
lets you listen to the radio with the same fidelity as your digital music. HD
Radio features high quality audio, FM multi-casting, and data services. With HD
Radio, your FM stations offer near CD-quality sound, AM stations provide FM-like
sound, and there is crystal-clear reception with no audio distortion. Best of
all, HD Radio is 100% subscription free. The unit's tuner also supports analog
- Multicasting: In addition to conventional broadcasts,
with HD Radio broadcasting it is possible to choose from up to 3 multicast
programs (HD1 to HD3, and analog). There are also data programs for each
- Station Text + RDS: AM/FM digital stations can offer
text and data such as artist names and song titles. For analog FM stations,
the Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information
such as song/artist information when listening to compatible RDS FM stations.
- Supertuner IIID: The Supertuner IIID features Feed
Forward Control, which avoids multi-path interference. This pre-detection of
interference enables quick filter control and results in less distortion. In
addition, the Supertuner IIID creates enhanced stereo during multi-path
interference, unlike conventional tuners that collapse to mono. Digital
processing reduces distortion, and improves Signal-to-Noise Ratio and stereo
separation. Advanced analog technology improves signal processing
- Reception Blending: If a digital broadcast reception
condition gets poor, this unit automatically switches to the analog
broadcast of the same frequency level. If this function is set to "On", the
tuner switches between digital broadcast and analog broadcast automatically.
If this function is 'Off', reception will be conducted within an analog
- BSM (Best Stations Memory): The BSM (Best Stations
Memory) function lets you automatically store the six strongest analog or HD
stations under preset buttons 1-6 of the currently tuned band. The tuner has
3 FM banks and 1 AM bank. You can store 6 presets for each bank giving you a
total of 18 FM presets and 6 AM presets.
- Local Tuning: Local seek tuning lets you tune in only
those radio stations with sufficiently strong signals for good reception.
There are 4 level of sensitivity for FM and two levels for AM. The higher
settings allow reception of only the strongest stations, while lower
settings let you receive progressively weaker stations.
- iTunes Tagging: It is possible to save the song's
information (tag) from a HD Radio or RDS FM broadcasting station to your
USB-direct connected iPod/iPhone. The songs will show up in a playlist
called "Tagged" in iTunes the next time you sync your iPod/iPhone. Then you
can directly buy the songs you want from the iTunes Music Store.
Note: HD Radio is the system for digital AM and FM
broadcasting in the U.S. More than 2,000 radio stations are broadcasting
their primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. Go
to check for HD Radio stations in your area.
Pandora App: The free Pandora App lets you play music from
the Pandora music service through the Pioneer DEH-X7600HD using your connected
Apple iPhone, via the Pioneer iPod connector cable (130CDIU51/130CDIU52, sold separately) or
the connector cable that came with your iPhone. To access Pandora you must
have an Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+) with the latest version of the
Pandora Radio application from Apple's iTunes App Store. Your iPhone will
need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE,
or WiFi. You will also need a Pandora music service account. The Pioneer
DEH-X7600HD will provide control over the Pandora music service and display
- Station List w/ Shuffle: You can select Pandora
stations from your Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z). You can
also listen to songs played randomly from various stations within your
- New Stations: New stations can be created based on the current
songs or artists playing.
- Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station.
You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips
- Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or
thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
- Bookmarking: The song/artist currently being played can
be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the
availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your
iPhone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada & only
available in the United States.
Disc & USB Playback
Compatible Discs: The
Pioneer DEH-X7600HD CD receiver supports playback of CD-Audio, CD-R, and CD-RW discs.
This unit can play MP3, WMA, AAC, and WAV music files recorded on CD-R and CD-RW discs
Rear-Panel USB Input (Android Compliant): The unit's rear-panel USB (type-A)
port and 58" USB extension cable allows you to connect a USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) or USB Media Transfer
Protocol (MTP) compliant device; such
as your Android smartphone, portable digital audio player, or USB
thumbdrive. The USB port enables audio playback & control of MP3, WMA,
AAC, and WAV
audio files stored on your portable USB MSC/MTP device through the Pioneer
DEH-X7600HD. USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD
receiver's USB port (1A) and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
Note: The unit's rear-panel USB port supports Android OS
4.0+ (Ice Cream Sandwich/Jelly Bean) as a Media Transfer Protocol (MTP)
device. It also supports Android OS 2.2+ (Froyo/Gingerbread) as a Mass Storage
Class (MSC) device; as of 11/25/2013. The receiver does not support Android
OS 3.1+ (Honeycomb) or other Android operating systems not listed.
MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV Playback: The Pioneer DEH-X7600HD supports the
following types of MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV files recorded onto CD-R/RW disc or loaded onto a USB
mass storage class device.
Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, Romeo, Long file name
Playable File Types
bit rate of 8-320 kbps w/ sampling rate of 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
WMA: bit rate of 48-320 kbps w/ sampling rate of 32, 44.1,
AAC: bit rate of 16-320 kbps w/ sampling rate of 11.025-48kHz
WAV: bit rate of 8- or 16-bit w/ sampling rate of 16-48kHz or
22.05-44.1kHz (not compatible w/ MTP)
Maximum # of Folders/Files
||99 folders/999 files
Music Browsing & Link Play: The Music Browsing feature lets
you browse your USB memory device's music library by Artist, Album, Song, or
Genre from the head unit in alphabetical order. The Link Play feature allows you
to play songs related to the currently playing song. Link Play lets the head
unit create an album list of the currently playing artist, a song list of the
currently playing album, or an album list of the currently playing genre.
Song/Artist Information: During MP3/WMA playback, the unit
displays any recorded ID3 Tag (ver. 1.x/2.x) and WMA/AAC Tag information; including
artist, song, and album name.
Playback Controls: The Pioneer CD receiver provides basic
operations like Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, and
Repeat/Random for disc and USB device playback. When a compatible Android
smartphone is connected, the head unit will control music playback functions;
you will not be able to control your music from the smartphone.
Off Insert/Eject + Auto Off Eject: A CD disc can be inserted or ejected with
the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will
automatically power up and begin playback. When you eject a disc, the unit will
automatically power off (unless you switch sources before ejecting the disc).
Installation Angle: Optimum CD playback performance is
obtained when the unit is installed at an angle of less than 60-degrees.
iPod Direct Connection: The Pioneer DEH-X7600HD's
rear-panel USB port and 58" extension cable can be used to connect your 30-pin dock connector or
Lightning-connector iPod/iPhone to the head unit. The DEH-X7600HD supports audio
playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of your compatible
- 30-Pin Dock Connector: If you have an older iPod/iPhone with a
30-pin dock connector, you can use Pioneer's dock connector-to-USB cable (130CDIU51,
sold separately) or the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your
Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the DEH-X7600HD.
- Lightning Connector: If you have a newer iPod/iPhone with the
Lightning-connector, you can use Pioneer's Lightning-to-USB cable
(130CDIU52, sold separately) or the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with
your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the DEH-X7600HD.
Note: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to
power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition
switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position (if your iPod/iPhone has no
initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it).
iPod Audio Playback w/ DAC Bypass: The USB
connection allows your iPod/iPhone's stored music to be loaded instantly to the
head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A
converter, allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 94dB. The Pioneer head
unit supports audio playback of stored music, podcasts, audiobooks, and music apps
on your iPod or iPhone. You can choose to operate your iPod/iPhone
through the head unit's front-panel controls, from its clickwheel/touchscreen,
or via a streamed app from your iPhone.
- Head Unit: From the head unit, you can browse your
iPod/iPhone's music library by Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Playlist,
Composer, Podcast, or Audiobook (your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or
touchscreen will be locked). Once you have selected a category, you can
search each category alphabetically. In addition, the head unit offers
Link Play, which allows you to play songs related to the currently
playing song. Link Play lets the head unit create an album list of
the currently playing artist, a song list of the currently playing album, or
an album list of the currently playing genre. You can also select Random
& Repeat functions for a certain song or specific folder.
The head unit will display your iPod/iPhone's stored
music file information; including Track number, Elapsed
playing time, and Song/Artist/Album name.
- iPod Mode: In iPod mode, you can navigate the stored music
on your iPod/iPhone from its clickwheel or touchscreen, while still being
able to view song/artist information on the head unit's LCD.
- App Control: The App Control mode mode lets
you listen to your favorite music apps from your iPhone (iOS 5.0+) through
the Pioneer head unit and your vehicle's speakers. App Control lets you take control of
compatible music apps on your connected Apple device through the Pioneer
DEH-X7600HD. App Control allows you to play, pause, and change tracks
from a compatible music app directly from the controls on the Pioneer head unit. The
app's name (i.e. "iHeartAuto"), station identification, and song/artist information will be displayed
on the head unit's LCD screen (when applicable, depending on app).
Compatible music apps include (as of 11/25/2013):
||iHeartRadio for Auto
(iHeartAuto). is a version of the free iHeartRadio digital radio app
specifically designed for use in your car, truck or SUV.
||Aha organizes your
favorite Internet content into personalized, live, and on-demand
radio stations, making it safe and easy to instantly access your
favorite stuff on the go, all from a single dashboard. With choices
that span Internet radio, podcasts, music, traffic, audiobooks,
Facebook, Twitter, and more (all as presets)
||AUPEO! Personal Radio
offers free online music with a focus on the discovery of new songs
and artists. Search by artist, song, genre, or mood.
||The Livio app ($4.99)
lets you listen to more than 42,000 AM/FM and Internet-only radio
streams from around the world.
||Rdio (from $4.99 per
month) is a subscription based music service that enables you to
create a library and listen to unlimited music on- or offline.
Compatible with version 2.1.8 or older (version 2.2 or newer is not
||Spotify gives you
instant access to millions of songs. With the Spotify app, you can
choose to listen for free, or subscribe to Spotify Premium.
StreamS HiFi Radio
||StreamS ($3.99) is a
full-featured iPhone streaming audio player delivering thousands of
tested, reliable, high quality hi-fi HE-AAC streams.
||TuneIn lets you listen
to the world's radio with sports, news, talk, and music streaming
from every continent. Enjoy 100,000 live radio stations and 2
million podcasts, concerts or shows on your iPhone, iPad and iPod,
all for free.
||Keep up to 20,000 of
your favorite songs in the cloud without having to use any space on
your iOS device.
||Slacker Radio is
handcrafted radio from passionate music experts. Listen for free and
discover the perfect music for any moment with hundreds of stations
||iTunes Radio is a free
streaming online music service. You'll have access to more than 250
DJ-curated and genre-focused stations.
||With the SiriusXM
Internet Radio App, you can listen to SiriusXM's sports, talk,
comedy, entertainment and commercial-free music programming.
SiriusXM Internet Radio subscription is required.
Note: Access to online music services and apps will depend on
the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your
iPhone to connect to the Internet.
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer DEH-X7600HD is "Made
for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
functions (as of 11/25/2013):