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Pioneer FH-X830BHS

CD receiver

MFR # FH-X830BHS

Pioneer FH-X830BHS

Pioneer FH-X830BHS

CD receiver

MFR # FH-X830BHS

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Crutchfield customer from Toa Alta, PR on 1/13/2021

2010 Toyota Tacoma

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continue to learn how this unit works. i am using factory speakers. The back speakers dont sork. this is a project that needs more time. need to make a box to install two speakers between the two seats in the back, this speakers cannot be bigger than 4 in.

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Guest from Stanardsville, VA on 12/27/2020

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It's everything the store said it would be

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Crutchfield customer from Jefferson City, MO on 12/14/2020

2005 Ford F-150

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Customer service is off the charts!

Pros: Wiring was simple with diagram.

Cons: Wiring diagram wasn't in box had to get online.

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Great product and company

Crutchfield customer from Torrance, CA on 12/5/2020

2007 Toyota Tundra

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Plug and the play with Metra install kit, customer service like I have never experienced before. Thanks guys

Pros: Lots of functions Looks like stock, sound is amazing compared to stock.

Cons: Demo mode throws you off for a bit

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Robert from Dalton on 11/15/2020

2010 Ford Crown Victoria

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Great radio for the car I been using it for 3 years and counting never had a problem with it.

Pros: All the special features

Cons: the display is hard to see in direct sunlight.

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Crutchfield customer from Indianapolis, IN on 10/21/2020

2008 Honda Ridgeline

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Nice stereo with a lot of features.

Pros: Features

Cons: Instructions are bad

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Crutchfield customer from Kissimmee, FL on 10/18/2020

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Good

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Crutchfield customer from Knoxville, TN on 9/8/2020

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Great stereo love being able too play my CD's again the Bluetooth is wonderful addiction to my vehicle

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A good choice

Crutchfield customer from Meadow Valley, CA on 6/1/2020

2008 Ford Mustang

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This unit works just as advertised. The multi-function knob is something that seems to be commonplace now that so many functions have to be crammed into a package that just does not have enough front real estate to have a knob for each function. To me, as a customer who installs for himself, Crutchfield is the real winner here. They tell you how to do it for you own specific car, advise you as to what kits you will need to interface with the factory wiring, and what tools you may need. This is why I shop at Crutchfield. this is a good unit and the installation looks as close to factory as it could possibly be.

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Crutchfield customer from Berea, KY on 5/28/2020

2005 Ford Mustang

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Top notch stereo. Looks and sounds great in the Mustang!

Pros: Easy to navigate through features and settings. Looks and sounds great.

Cons: Had to call tech support to properly connect factory amp as the installation instructions didn't address it. After leaving a message on Sat at 6:40, the friendly and helpful rep called back within 20 minutes and had me going in five minutes.

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Excellent sounds, menu is not intuitive.

Crutchfield customer from Waukesha, WI on 5/26/2020

2008 Ford Mustang

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Overall, the sound quality is excellent. The menus are not the easiest to navigate and it's not the easiest to setup. Had an issue with the initial setup, but was able to reread the directions and fix that. I'm used to most radios having the On/Off power button being the volume control knob by pressing that in. This unit does not. That will take you to the menu. Probably pressed the menu button a good half dozen times during the install on accident. Sound for the bluetooth phone calls is good. Bluetooth setup was easy. Overall, sound quality is excellent. Menu and initial setup is not intuitive. Hence, it lost a star for that.

Pros: Sound quality, price.

Cons: Menu and setup is not easy. Have to follow the manual closely and it's not an intuitive setup like you find with factory radios.

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Ok While it Lasted

Mike from Jacksonville, FL on 5/25/2020

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After 2 years, the function dial died. Then it started turning itself on and off. It was good when it worked, but now it's useless. Toom much to spend to have it die after 2 years!

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Crutchfield customer from Houston, TX on 5/13/2020

2010 Hyundai Accent

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the system is very convenient to use

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Bad quality

Scott from Rock Hill, SC on 5/11/2020

2005 Toyota 4Runner

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This unit was easy to install and loved the features, at first. After having this unit for almost a year, the lights will flicker or completely go out while in use. This renders the unit helpless. Can't adjust volume, songs, or answer calls while this happens. Pulled the unit back out of my dash and all of the connections are still tightly soldered and heat shrunk together. The frequency of this problem is happening more and more. I will NEVER purchase a Pioneer head unit again. Very aggravating problem out of a product that had such a promising start. Very disappointed.

Pros: Good Bluetooth connection, hands-free calling, customization.

Cons: Very, very poor overall quality! Product just doesn't last.

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Crutchfield customer from Sumter, SC on 5/11/2020

2007 Ford F-150

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It's a great fit!

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Best Bang For Your Buck

Francis from SPARKS, NV on 5/1/2020

2005 Toyota 4Runner

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This receiver lives up to its Pioneer namesake. Quality sound and stereo DSP makes the factory speakers sound great. Mulit Functions and features make this hard to beat especially for the price. You won't find a receiver on the market with more capability for the same price or less. In fact, if you go to the big box stores you are going to pay more for less. Do yourself a favor, make the purchase, get the steering wheel adapter, and make sure you check to see if your vehicle antenna has a front and rear antenna. If it does you will need adapter(s) as this only supports one antenna input. I have a 2005 Toyota and I found this out the hard way, but adapters are on the way.

Pros: Functions, Features, Color Scheme Options, Clarity and ability to push factory speakers without distortion.

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Guest from Orange City, IA on 4/28/2020

2005 Ford F-150

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I have owned this product for over two years now. Up untill now I have loved it, a little less than a week ago I have received a comment stating that I have an amp error. I usually play music within the range of 20-40 on the volume scale. I am not very happy that the amp is already going out. Otherwise the stereo is a good quality.

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Crutchfield customer from Augusta, GA on 4/19/2020

2003 Ford Mustang

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Replaced my mach 460 in my mustang with this receiver, install was a breeze with assembled wiring harness from Crutchfield, bluetooth pairs right up and sounds good

Pros: Plays everything

Cons: Nothing so far

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Crutchfield customer from Round Lk Bch, IL on 4/14/2020

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Excellent Non-Touch screen unit

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Crutchfield customer from Barneveld, WI on 3/30/2020

2004 Volkswagen R32

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Very good equipment, I put it in a car that I want to keep as stock as possible.

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Crutchfield customer from Watertown , TN on 3/30/2020

2014 Ford F-150 XL

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Installation went well, with clear instructions and everything included in one box. Typically great Pioneer performance.

Pros: Everything fits, works as expected, everything was included.

Cons: I hate that I still have to solder some connections. Why can't all connections be plug in?

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Guest from Salado, TX on 3/29/2020

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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I have this installed in my 2004 Silverado and really like the sound quality it gave to the speakers.

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Can't go Wrong with Pioneer

Crutchfield customer from Phoenix, AZ on 3/16/2020

2006 Hyundai Tucson

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Excellent sound! Love this stereo! Pioneer has once again made a superior product and in my past experience with Pioneer, their systems last forever.

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Great Product, Good Price

Crutchfield customer from Beverly Hills, CA on 3/9/2020

2002 Ford Mustang

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Great product, extremely simple install with my vehicle. The selectable colors adds a nice touch to my cars interior while the screen brings clear and distinct text. Audio quality is about the same, didn't notice any difference except the ability to boost my bass. If you have sick subwoofers then you can definitely rock your neighborhood.

Pros: Great quality sound. Easy install. Looks very clean. Easy to use.

Cons: Still trynna figure out Bluetooth, got my phone on but can't figure out how to connect another phone, even if it means disconnecting mine. Be careful with the bass boost, definitely could blow your speakers :)

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Tom from Quapaw, OK on 2/17/2020

2012 Ram 2500

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Great receiver plays everything really like the customize lighting sound is perfect.

Pros: Does everything as advertised.

Cons: Bit of a pain to program had to reset three times to get it right menu changes after set up and you can't go back without resetting.

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Crutchfield customer from Verona, NJ on 2/13/2020

2009 Hyundai Santa Fe

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Has everything I want and need at a great price. HD FM, bluetooth, cd player , spotify, and Pandora. Excellent sound. Pair that along with Crutchfield technical support and customer ser oce, it's a winner.

Pros: Multi functional at a really good price.

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Crutchfield customer from Tucson, AZ on 2/6/2020

1998 Acura 3.5RL

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4th Pioneer installed in our fleet. Easy to use and phone / Bluetooth is crystal clear!

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Crutchfield customer from Baton Rouge, LA on 12/4/2019

1999 Chevrolet Silverado

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Just what me dad needed

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Crutchfield customer from Glen Burnie, MD on 11/5/2019

2004 GMC Envoy XUV

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Great unit. Bluetooth and Ipod controls are great.

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Pioneer quality with perfect simplicity

Crutchfield customer from Tucson, AZ on 10/3/2019

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Have had this Pioneer head unit installed in my 2004 Chevrolet SSR for a few weeks now. Works exactly as expected and had all the features desired. Was looking for a good non-touchscreen unit with classic Ipod capability and this was the best available in class. Also does MP3 playback from a USB drive and performs well, even with files of differing quality. Melded directly into the Bose system in the SSR keeping all the steering wheel controls operational, just like factory with the added interface purchased. Bluetooth calling to my Iphone was also a prerequisite and it does this exceptionally well. Displays the caller ID on the face and paired with my contact list perfectly. May seem like an antique when compared with the video touchscreen units but none of them would play files from a classic Ipod. Perfect fit for my application.

Pros: Classic Ipod capable. Bluetooth pairing with Iphone is perfect. Blends into the original car dash and with multiple color capability, the background car display text was easily matched.

Cons: Installation was not simple but that was a vehicle issue, not Pioneer driven at all.

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Crutchfield customer from Saint Peters, MO on 9/29/2019

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Hard to set up.

Pros: Was easy to install and sounds great.

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Crutchfield customer from Chesapeake, VA on 9/18/2019

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The HD radio was exactly as stated in the add. It was easy to install, after watching a how-to video on the internet. It sounds great and is easy to use. I would recommend getting the pre-assembled wiring harness. It worked perfectly and saved at least an hour of assembly time. Also, Crutchfield is a good company to deal with. My radio arrived when promised.

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Crazy!!

Derrick from GULF BREEZE, FL on 9/4/2019

2002 Ford F-150

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I never had a receiver after one year to date it starts going crazy!! So I reset the microprocessor more than three times, "No Luck!" Change speckers, undone specker wires no luck!. Music changes speckers, diconnect battery cables same thing. The setting going in and out so now! I'm out of a receiver and $$$. No extended warranty so I get the shaft!!

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Great buy

Crutchfield customer from Wheeling, WV on 9/4/2019

2005 Chevrolet Colorado

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Been very happy with my new Pioneer radio. Had an older one but the new one has XM radio. I wanted this so I wouldn't have to have a docking station in my vehicle.

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Crutchfield customer from Hampton, VA on 8/28/2019

1998 Ford F-150

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Not a bad radio

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Nice display, but annoying quirks

Robert from CAMDEN, SC on 8/20/2019

1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Purchased this as a "modified fit" for my '99 F250 Super Duty. Cut the dash as required/directed by the modified fit instructions, but had to remove two screws above the head unit that secure the front of the dash to the inner frame. This was not included in the instructions, and so far does not seem to impact the security of the dash. Once everything was hooked up (installed with a 4 channel amp and a sub amp), I tried to follow the instructions for the head unit to set up the internal settings. Rear speakers were barely producing output. Called Crutchfield, tech support directed me to do differently than the manual stated, and that got all door speakers working properly. Please note: this head unit does not allow you to fade the signal to the front or back speakers... you can adjust balance to left or right, but there is not fader adjustment. Loads of filters/loudness/bass adjustments to play with. Got it all tuned and sounds great. The only annoying thing now, it that the head unit forgets what time it is once every week or two. I drive it every day, but randomly I'll start up and see that the head unit thinks its 12:00 again. It seems to remember audio settings (I think, there's a lot of them), but the clock, what source functions you choose to have on and off, and auto play from USB device settings are reset. Not sure if this is normal for the unit. I wouldn't recommend this head unit to a friend.

Pros: Volume knob Bluetooth clarity

Cons: No fade setting Randomly forgets what time it is (once every week or two) Randomly forgets function settings

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Crutchfield customer from Piedmont, SC on 7/16/2019

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face was scratched in several places otherwise great unit. disappointed in scratches

Pros: great unit

Cons: scratched screen/face

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Our Customer Support specialist, Cleveland, reached out to this customer for a follow-up. If you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, it's important to contact our Customer Support or Tech Support teams right away. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase.

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Crutchfield customer from North Salt Lake, UT on 5/28/2019

2011 Honda Accord EX

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I love the variations of color on this deck. It's easy to customize the exact sound you want without spending all day on it.

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Cons: Installation was a bit tricky but that's because of the car, not the stereo.

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Crutchfield customer from Swainsboro, GA on 5/6/2019

2012 Chevrolet Captiva Sport

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After being without a car radio for a couple of years, I am really enjoying my Pioneer FX radio. Still learning all the ins and outs of it but so far I am loving it.

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Eric from Ottumwa, IA on 4/20/2019

2008 Audi A4

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I love the bright colors and and the simple setup

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Short Lifespan

Jeremy from Chambersburg, PA on 2/23/2019

2002 Ford Ranger

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Gifted to my girlfriend for Christmas and 2 months after installation the bluetooth connection is wonky and volume is unresponsive. Don't know if it's a system norm or part of the list of malfunctions , but automatically accepting phone calls during the golden age of junk calls is a nightmare. First time I've had a problem with a Pioneer product.

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Cons: Dudded out 2 weeks outside of warranty.

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Jeremy, we're sorry your girlfriend is having issues with her receiver. If the problem continues and you'd like our help, please just reach out to our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Nicholas from Greenwood, SC on 1/17/2019

2008 GMC Sierra

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Looks really good.

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Excellent.

Justin from Niceville, FL on 1/13/2019

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Very happy with this headunit. Easy to navigate and reads my USB thumb drives almost perfectly. My only issues are that the remote app refuses to work with my phone at all (Samsung Galaxy S8 Active) and it seems to have problems reading the file information for my FLAC files (says "NO ARTIST, NO ALBUM, etc.") Otherwise, no issues at all.

Pros: - Looks great. - Easy to navigate user interface. - Sounds great. - Reads USB thumb drives well. - Easy to navigate file organization.

Cons: - Doesn't play well with Android phones. - Issues reading FLAC tag information.

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David from Statesville, NC on 1/6/2019

2008 Ford Expedition

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I used this receiver when I replaced the OEM unit in my 2008 Ford Expedition. My radio reception was drastically reduced over the stock setup. I am not sure if it is the recommended antenna adapter specifically or the Pioneer head unit or the combination of both. I am researching a different antenna adapter as that is a cheaper alternative than a different head unit.

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Mike from Orange City, IA on 12/24/2018

2005 Ford F-150

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Great receiver at a great price. Love the variability of the light colors and easy installation.

Pros: Great sound and easy install

Cons: Nine

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Great Features!

Owen from Terre Haute, IN on 12/4/2018

2003 Toyota 4Runner

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Great features! I think folks whining about the illumination have it incorrectly configured. It has an auto-dimming feature they must have enabled because its plenty bright when disabled. READ THE MANUAL! The volume knob is not as touchy as one reviewer complains about, unless you are doing 90 MPH on a dirt road it is a non-issue. It starts up in under 20 seconds, not 1-3 minutes, thats ridiculous. Bluetooth connects right away, no issues. Its just not that powerful, Im driving front 6x9's and rear 5 1/4's, just a little more wattage and this would be 5 Stars. Does not play *.aiff files, as noted in the manual, yet plays almost all iPhones and iPods. READ THE MANUAL!

Pros: Everything but power out

Cons: More wattage

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Ross from Hackensack, MN on 11/30/2018

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Been buying Pioneer car audio for a long time, They have not failed me yet. Great Product !!!

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So disappointed

Brian from Audubon, NJ on 11/27/2018

2013 Hyundai Elantra

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Really disappointed in this unit. I've had it nearly a year. The display is terrible. Near impossible to see in daylight and don't even bother if you have sunglasses on. A month ago, all of a sudden, the functions changed and now my phone auto-answers. Can't figure out how to turn it off, so I came back here to see if there is a manual to try and fix it. Decided to leave this review. The one star is for how easy the installation was. The Crutchfield team was great. I had to call with a wiring question and they got me all squared away.

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Great look and functionality

Lukas from Abilene, KS on 11/18/2018

2003 Honda Accord EX

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This unit is great. I love the way it looks and the controls are easy to use. The bluetooth is great when I am streaming my music. I connected this unit to a pair of 6x9s in the rear and 6 1/2 up front along with a set of tweeters in the dash and the sound is crisp and the bass is just right for what is there.

Pros: multi color, phone and bluetooth capability

Cons: no touch screen

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Crutchfield customer from Danvers, IL on 11/13/2018

2008 Mazda 6

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Works great. Really enjoy the radio auto connecting to my phone and starting my music right where I left off.

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Great Overall

Claude from Irondale, AL on 10/29/2018

2011 Nissan Rogue

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As a whole I really love this unit, it autoconnects the Bluetooth so I don't even have to take out my phone. It really controls everything via the stereo so I can keep my eyes on the road. I have the default speakers but the base and EQ settings on this radio makes music sound amazing.

Pros: Great sound quality, auto connects to Bluetooth quickly, LED displays and color control look amazing. Easy installation.

Cons: 30 second delay to turn on after car boots up. Bluetooth sometimes won't connect automatically and says "no service" must manually turn Bluetooth on and off until it connects.

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Crutchfield customer from Orlando, FL on 10/28/2018

2012 Honda Accord EX

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My wife loves the sound and the Bluetooth in these stereo.

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Dumb Volume button Design

Jack from Tulare, CA on 9/28/2018

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Normally I am gun ho for Pioneer and love their products but any of their stereos with this Volume/select buttons suck! The issue is when you want to turn the volume up. You have to be very careful other wise instead of turning it up you instead accidentally press down and scroll through the menu.....its so annoying in fact I am thinking about selling it and buying something else. Also there is a extremely slow delay between changing buttons and having the unit turn on upon start of vehicle; about 1-3 min sometimes. I actually thought there was something wrong with it but pioneer said this was normal.

Pros: Sound, inputs, nice FM signal

Cons: Volume Button Eq settings Slow scroll reaction between stations Does not turn on right away upon vehicle start...takes several moments. You might even be already driving

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Upgrade without the hassle.

Bob from Mi. on 9/21/2018

2012 Ford Escape

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The Pioneer sounds great! Install went very smoothly. Went with the pre made wiring harness and saved a lot of time. Worth the price. Item arrived well packed and on time.

Pros: Easy install, improved sound and added functionality not available whe I purchased this vehicle.

Cons: None!

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Jimmy from Ridgeland, MS on 9/20/2018

2003 Ford Mustang

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Sorry but after 3 days of attempts to get this to turn on my woofers it just would not happen. HOWEVER- I could not be MORE with Eli, Lefty, Vince, and Jack they tried to help me so hard. I have sent my Pioneer back and traded it for a Kenwood. Sure hope i can get it to work. Again I cannot complain about defective stuff but I can be be LOUD about your customer service. Thank you very much!!

Pros: Your customer service

Cons: Couldn't get the Pioneer to work.

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Crutchfield customer from Glendale, AZ on 9/4/2018

2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser

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Great unit and excellent customer support. Instructions are for your car or truck are right on. Easy to follow color coded wiring instructions. Great sound and a load of options for your particular needs. Phone system is easy to get going and sounds like your cell phone. Push button answer and adjust volume of call with volume on radio. Do not have to handle cell phone at all. Very very pleased.

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Very "clean" sound

Crutchfield customer from Sacramento, CA on 8/27/2018

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This Pioneer sounds good. Really decent power too. Again, arrived in great condition, and rather quickly. I hear a very noticeable difference. For the better.

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Crutchfield customer from Roper, NC on 8/21/2018

2004 Ford F-150

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Great radio system. Quality sound. Easy to use.

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Brian from New York, NY on 8/18/2018

2007 Toyota Prius

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Great radio, but the display is a little hard to read in daylight.

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Illumination perfect

David from Council Bluffs, IA on 8/6/2018

2005 GMC Envoy

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I enjoy everything about the stereo the only thing that I find lacking or missing would be treble, if you had the opportunity to ask Crutchfield they would probably tell you I am a finicky shopper as this will be the third stereo I purchased in the 3 months from them and hopefully this is the last.

Pros: Options

Cons: No treble

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George from Fairfield, OH on 7/11/2018

2009 Jeep Wrangler

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I have never had issues with Pioneer over the years. This replaced my factory stereo in my jeep, I wish I had done it earlier. Great sound and features. My only reservation is the hands free mic, not a great feature for a jeep with no top or doors but I bought it for the sound and compatibility with my Android phone.

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Excellent pioneer unit

Crutchfield customer from Urbana, IL on 6/27/2018

2007 Honda CRV EX

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This is my 2nd unit, the first one went in my daughters car and the 2nd in my pu I liked it that much plus with the features and sound with individual front and rear crossover it's top of the line!!

Pros: All the features

Cons: None

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Vincent from Longmont, CO on 6/20/2018

2000 Toyota Tundra

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Good choice to replace a dying factory unit...

Pros: Easy install..

Cons: none noted

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Easy install, great radio

Bob from Springfield, VA on 6/11/2018

2004 Toyota 4Runner

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A great radio to replace my stock one. Easy to install, fit nicely in the double DIN opening of my '04 4Runner. HD Radio works great, and had no problem getting the BT to work with my Android phone. It paired up the first time, and works great with tunes or the phone. Instructions were very helpful, and the pre-wired harness saved tons of time. The front is a little glossy and as some have said makes the display hard to read, but not really an issue. Looking forward to enjoy it on my travels.

Pros: -Easy to install -Easy to use -Works like it's suppose to

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beautiful unit. Pioneer again.

Rpb from Lake Placid, FL on 6/7/2018

2004 Toyota Matrix

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So easy to install with the kit included for my 04 Matrix. The demo vid for this unit does not show all the display options for the screen. I'm highly satisfied with this purchase, the unit sound, functions and quality- and only wish I had done it sooner. Crutchfield service and shipping was, as always, excellent.

Pros: Lots of features. HD Radio. CD player. Double Din, E-Z installation.

Cons: Price ... :)

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Crutchfield customer from Saint Louis, MO on 5/20/2018

2005 Saturn VUE

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easy instalation, good sound, great advice from rep . A real pleasure doing buisness with Cruthfield. Bo & Deb Hacker

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The Perfect Mid-Range Upgrade

Michael from Santa Clarita, CA on 5/16/2018

2010 Nissan Versa

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Lightweight, versatile, and easy to navigate. HD radio sounds great. Functionality is easy with the double-DIN face, so there are dedicated buttons for most things you will need to do. Easy to install. Bluetooth functionality has been working well, so I have not yet even tested the hardwire AUX jack or USB connector, however it is a great bonus for those of us with 160 GB old school iPods. The only con - and I am being very nitpicky here... the Dot-Matrix style readout seems a bit dated, but you know what you get when you purhcase a non LED screen. The display button makes it easy to quickly scroll through displays if you want the clock, track info, device info, elapsed time or the visual equalizer. And, the range of colors for the display (both accent color and text) are immense, so you can easily find the right match that will look good with your dash's color palette. Also, I wouldn't call it a drawback, but maybe for a causal user (but not for a real audiophile) is the multi-band equalizer. I just haven't had the time to dig into it, but don't be surprised if you are simply looking for "Bass/Mid/Treble" adjustable levels. This deck has a fully customizable 13 band EQ. You can opt for the few standard pre-sets, but be prepared to spend some time tweaking if you want your sound fully customized. Please also make sure to connect the blue wire from the antenna adaptor to the switched power wire or your reception will be poor. That is not a "gr

Pros: - Great Functionality - Easy Install - HD Radio - 13 Band EQ Customization - Hassle Free Bluetooth Connection - Tons of customizable colors - AUX and USB front connections - Brightness level adjustable to combat sun glare

Cons: - Should have replaced my stock stereo years ago!

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Bluetooth and HD don't really work as expected.

Ian from Tucson, AZ on 4/17/2018

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The whole reason I bought this stereo was for the Bluetooth app, so we don't have to fiddle with our phones and the HD radio and neither of them really work well.

Pros: Sound is good, but yeah, they had this down decades ago.

Cons: -Bluetooth connection and app is wonky. -Spotify and pandora work with my Android phone, but is buggy with my wife's iPhone. -Calls work on my wife's iPhone but auto answer only. No calls work with my Android. ( I believe this tech has been around since the late 90's ) -HD radio constantly flips between HD and normal radio even when within a mile of the broadcast station. Impossible to listen to NPR when the audio jumps ahead a few seconds then back. ( Also not new tech )

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Great options, incredible sound

Daryll from Gray, GA on 4/3/2018

2000 Toyota 4Runner

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A solid choice for our Toyota 4 Runner. Very impressed with the HD tuner and full, rich sound of his unit. Buy it!

Pros: Loads of features

Cons: None

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Made an Old Car Brand New!

Rich from Cedar Park, TX on 3/20/2018

2006 Honda CRV LX

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Excellent receiver for the money--especially since the receiver came with bluetooth and we're now true hands free with our oldest car. Very happy with the purchase , and absolutely will look to Crutchfield again for our electronic needs!

Pros: Great receiver--Put this into a 2006 Honda CRV. Receiver has HD in it , and is much clearer when listening to music. Love the Bluetooth capability. The lighting adjustments on the radio are great and adjustable for day/night and anything in between. Used the prewired harness service, and saved at least an hour, well worth the money. Directions were right on, and everything fit like a glove-1 hour and 15 minute install for me.

Cons: When using hands free, a little difficult to hear (background noise) when the person calling you is on the highway at 60-65. All good though! Really had no use for the optional tools (prybar, etc.). If I had it to do over, I would skip that option.

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Crutchfield customer from Raymond, ME on 3/18/2018

2014 Nissan Frontier SV

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I got this because the tuner in my Nissan Frontier was just awful. On this deck I have all of the I/O ports I had on the factor radio, and I gain an HD tuner (my favorite AM station is also available on an HD-2 channel), and I get an AM/FM tuner with superb sensitivity. I listen to both AM and FM, and it's nice to be able to hold onto a station that interests me for a longer time on a road trip. The one downside is that the control functions are not visibly obvious. I got them figured out pretty quickly, but they confound my wife.

Pros: AM & FM sensitivity is superb.

Cons: Control layout not intuitive.

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Save money big time.

Kevin from Marion, AR on 3/12/2018

2007 Scion tC

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This is a great receiver for my car, 2007 scion tc, as it fits perfectly. This is a great fit also because it's an older model radio but still newer tech than what they had when my car was made. I strictly wanted it for the usb music functions, hands free calling, and hd radio. Everything works better than expected plus it only took 45 minutes to install myself. Saved money big time all around with this one.

Pros: Beautiful Easy install Great sound. All around easy functions.

Cons: It wasn't free. Takes a little getting used to all the new stuff but easy to figure out.

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Great sound and visual effects

Dyke from Gilbertsville, PA on 3/7/2018

2009 Ford F-150 XLT

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After searching for months for the best replacement for my Pioneer Avic-3 due to the unit not working correctly , I opted for this unit. The HD tuner and bluetooth audio features were what sold me on it. As soon as I installed it , I was impressed with the sound and visual effects of the lighting. Within in a minuet, i had already figured out the programming and working different features. I would highly recommend this unit. A nice bonus that this radio has is the severe weather advisory scans across the screen. Since installing, we had 2 Nor'easters with in a week and it worked flawlessly.

Pros: Great sounds Led light patterns gives you a nice effect to go along with the sound

Cons: When using during the day with your headlights on, the blue led is harder to see.

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Great Experience

Terri Lynn from Plano, TX on 3/7/2018

2003 Ford Explorer

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It's really a cool radio. Got it for my wife so she could have hands free bluetooth calls and HD radio. There are a lot of great HD stations here in DFW area. The reception is great. Being able to color change is a nice touch. Crutchfield made it easy to order and install. I had it installed less than a hour because they sent the wires and bracket with the radio. I was really impressed with the emailed instructions. Anyways the radio looks and sounds great in our 03 Explorer with original speakers!

Pros: Easy to install (thanks Crutchfield) Bluetooth and included Microphone work great. Colors are cool.

Cons: some small buttons take a little getting use to.

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Crutchfield customer from St Petersburg, FL on 2/12/2018

2003 Mazda Miata

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easy installation,Bang up tec support,fairly easy to get to options

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Nice radio with a few annoyances

Joe from Belmont, MA on 1/20/2018

2004 Cadillac CTS

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The plastic covering the display is flat and reflective- in my car (2004 Cadillac CTS) the angle is just right for light from the rear window to reflect into my eyes. I wish they could come up with some kind of matt finish like the OEM radio. Also the display is not bright enough. To search for next station you press and hold the tuning buttons. This doesn't work well with multichannel hd stations- you have to short-press to select one of the hd stations, until you go too far and tune static. Then you long press to search for the station. I wish it would clearly indicate when an HD station is being received. As others have said- the clock should always be displayed. Everything else is good. The above points are all minor annoyances and the radio really does work well.

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Crutchfield customer from De Graff, OH on 1/11/2018

2003 Dodge Ram 1500

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Perfect addition to my son's truck. Very clean look.

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Steve from Knoxville, AR on 1/9/2018

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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great receiver easy install excellent sound and easy operation

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Such a great radio, I installed it in both truck and car!

Jonathan from Greer, SC on 1/7/2018

2009 Toyota Tacoma

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I have owned this radio for a little over a year at this point, and I am completely satisfied with it. It replaced a more expensive Kenwood unit that failed to live up to my expectations in my 2009 Toyota Tacoma. I since ordered and installed one of these for our other vehicle as well (a 2010 Honda CR-V EX), and love having the same great radio in both vehicles. The HD Radio in this unit receives very well, and has excellent reception even on the non-HD stations, unlike some other HD radios that underperform in analog mode. I really like the Bluetooth system in this radio, because pairing is straightforward and there are 3 status indicators always present on the display to let you know if it is connected, and whether calling profile and media profile are connected. Two phones can be connected simultaneously. Call quality is excellent, and the microphone includes a cord long enough to run up behind the A pillar and mount the mic in the headliner above the rearview mirror if you like (I did!) USB playback works great and you can use it with the Mixtrax functions to do a continuous shuffle of your music library with crossfade effects if you want (or not). BT audio mode supports the common steaming apps, but I honestly don't use these because I don't like using my phone's data. This unit still has a disc player and can read CD-Text and display artist and track information. I also like the display, which is large and easy to read. The

Pros: Quality Analog radio reception HD radio reception Bluetooth quality Controls Display Remote control quality Sound quality Customization options

Cons: Need to run fatsort or DriveSort on USB media stick to sort music files in alphabetical order

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better than factory stereo and my first upgrade

Anthony from Albuquerque, NM on 1/5/2018

2005 Toyota Corolla

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so far, very good. sounds great. my factory speakers are now the limiting factor for audio in my car. i replaced my stereo a few years back with a Sony unit. this sounds much better. i am enjoying this new system. great purchase!

Pros: great sound handy remote

Cons: none so far

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Super options!

Monica from Oakes, ND on 1/4/2018

2004 Chevrolet Suburban

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This radio is fantastic! My only very minor complaint is that I can't set it to show both the time and the artist/song as a display option. It installed very easily in my 2004 Suburban and I highly recommend ordering the pre-connected harness to save time.

Pros: Easy to install, added Sirius antenna and am so happy with both the XM and the BT!

Cons: Wish display showed the time and the song/artist at the same time, but very minor complaint-I'm just a control freak who always needs to know what time it is when I'm going somewhere ;)

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Crutchfield customer from South Orange, NJ on 12/24/2017

2005 Volkswagen Passat

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Great unit for the money

Steve from Nottingham, MD on 12/3/2017

2014 Volkswagen Jetta

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I am very impressed with this unit. The quality of the sound is outstanding and I am still using the factory speakers. I am thinking about changing them now. I really like the fact it has FM HD this gives me some extra stations and I canceled my Sirius account for this car I was changing stations to many times and paying for the music. The Bluetooth works great for the iPad and phone. It connected up fairly easy. I would recommend this unit to everyone not expense and sounds great!

Pros: Everything!

Cons: None

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Adequate

Kenny from Land O Lakes, FL on 11/26/2017

1968 Chevrolet El Camino

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I had a pioneer DEH-X8500BS in my 2006 Tacoma. I couldn't easily read the displays so I decided to get this double-DIN unit. It has great sound, in my opinion, for the stock speakers. Price is good if you don't mind the negatives. Lots of colors to match your interior illumination or you can cycle through all. Looks great at night. A few things i'm not happy with: Still cant read the display during the day because of sunlight glare on the face. The letters/numbers are bigger, but still can't see them during the day. It takes longer to connect with the BT on my phone (iphone SE) than the old radio did (up to a minute, not long but longer than i'd like it to take). It also randomly disconnects, and in order to reconnect, i have to go to the phone setting to find the radio again (not pair, just connect). Finally, you can only remove a few of the connection options from the source list. I'm running SXM, HD radio and my phone but when cycling through sources, i still have to go past Pandora, USB, etc to get from one source i'm using to another. Bottom line, i wish i'd have kept the other radio. If you have nothing and are considering this, its great sound for a great price; it will be great if you're inside the arctic circle! It IS a low-end unit, which i now know. I'm in the market for another radio for another vehicle and i wont get a second one of these.

Pros: Priced well, great visuals at night

Cons: Cant see display during daylight, BT slow to connect and randomly Disconnects occasionally for no reason

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Crutchfield customer from Kennesaw, GA on 11/23/2017

2005 Jeep Wrangler

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Love this radio! It was easy to install and the directions the team sent were very helpful! The device is really easy to use and the options are exactly what I needed for my vehicle.

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Very happy with this purchase

Jim from NY on 10/22/2017

2010 Suzuki SX4

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Exceptional choice for stereo upgrade. Fit, finish, function, sound quality, and features are all top notch. The Bluetooth phone set-up was nearly automatic. Easy install taking just over an hour being careful & taking our time. Can easily recommended this stereo.

Pros: Easy install, lots of custom features, great sound quality w stereo and phone.

Cons: None at moment

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2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport

robert from SHARPSBURG, MD on 10/11/2017

2009 Subaru Impreza

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I've always had good luck with Pioneer receivers going all the back to my first (used) car in the mid-80s. And this one did not disappoint. The specs say it "only" has 14 watts, but it sounds louder than that. Once you get the audio levels set how you want them, it kicks ass. I also chose to go with letting Crutchfield staff wire/solder up the harness (this option is at checkout) so really was just a matter of plug-n-play.

Pros: Great sounding unit with a ton of cool features for under 200 bucks.

Cons: non that I can find so far. You may have to read the owners manual to figure out what all the settings mean if you're not familiar.

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Crutchfield customer from Rugby ND on 10/7/2017

2004 GMC Sierra 1500

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Install went good, setup is a bit lengthy and still experimenting with settings. Works great and better sound out of my bose speakers in my GMC

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Crutchfield customer from Olympia, WA on 10/2/2017

1999 Toyota 4Runner

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Great sound, easy to use and does everything it is supposed to do perfectly. Love the HD radio. Bluetooth paired immediately with my android phone and works flawlessly. Display looks great in all light conditions - no issues with the display in bright sun or other problems as reported for other brands at this price point. A fantastic option for my 99 4Runner that my teenage son will be driving before long. My first Pioneer unit and I'm very pleased. It replaced a JVC unit that also supported Bluetooth, but no HD radio tuner that I had for 5+ years. Until this Pioneer was installed I didn't realize how much lower quality the sound was with the old JVC set up. This Pioneer product is outstanding.

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Crutchfield customer from Charlotte, NC on 9/28/2017

2006 Ford Explorer

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Easy installation and sounds good.

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john from Morganton, NC on 9/11/2017

2007 Ford Mustang

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this was the best placeto buy good prices an good people to work with thank you

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DAVE from Sedona, AZ on 9/9/2017

2000 Toyota Tundra

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Install went very well...read the instructions...pre fitted the parts....perfect install...............Sound is perfect. Will be getting a pair of door speakers to get the full effect of the output......Only minus is that I can,t see the display. At night the 3 color shift is great and I see the display with perfect clarity. But in the light of day I see nothing..I'll probably call you if I can;t find a setting to brighten it..otherwise, it was money well spent.......Dave Maple

Pros: installation......features......power and sound quality

Cons: can't see display in day light

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Disappointed...

Nicholas R from Holland, MI on 9/7/2017

2012 Toyota Corolla

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Replaced my single DIN pioneer BT with this one, but about to send it back. I am having a handful of problems with the bluetooth, problems I never had with my previous pioneer BT deck.

Pros: Colorful

Cons: A bit difficult to use, even after using pioneer decks for many years. The bluetooth on this thing is very sketchy.

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Crutchfield customer from Ely, IA on 8/13/2017

2010 Chevrolet Cobalt

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I have had the Pioneer FH-X830BHS for about two weeks so far and I think it is so much better than the stock radio in my 2010 cobalt. The Bluetooth is a huge bonus and one of the main reasons I bought it in the first place. It took me about an hour to connect the radio wire harness to the harness provided then the rest was just plugging it all in and I was good to go; it was a very easy process if you are able to solder wires. All in all I would recommend installing an aftermarket head unit in your vehicle, they look better and if you get one with HD radio that's even better.

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Excellent Headunit!

Brian from Denver, CO on 8/6/2017

2003 Chevrolet Tahoe

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2003 Chevy Tahoe Z71. Absolutely phenomenal service and product quality. I haven't installed stereos for almost 30 years and the install went fantastic. Directions were easy to understand. The only hitch in the giddyup was learning all the features of the new head unit. Originally I chose this unit b/c of the USB plug to play my iPhone music and handsfree calling. But the Bluetooth surprised me. Bluetooth connects within a few seconds and automatically starts playing my music. The hands free is crystal clear also. I was on the fence about the HD radio...but it is definitely worth it. This unit pulls in stations that my stock radio wouldn't pick up and mixes the digital and analog signals for excellent listening. My kids and their friends think the changing colors is "dope". I can't speak highly enough about this unit and the service. Now I'm thinking about getting new speakers!!! Steering wheel controls work perfectly. I am extremely pleased and highly recommend anything y'all sell. Lifetime customer. Thanks!

Pros: Value, feature packed, extremely responsive, Bluetooth, handsfree clarity/quality, changing colors, audio quality, signal reception

Cons: None

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Kill the Emergency Alert System feature - dangerous distraction

Matthew from Hagerstown, MD on 7/28/2017

2003 Chevrolet Blazer

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I've had this radio for a couple months now and was really just understanding how to get it to pair with my iphone all of the time (hint: use the BT-audio as source and it will pair). The radio works fine for the most part. Some poor user interface design choices such as pressing in on the volume does things so when changing volume and you car bumps you've done something you don't want to do -- which should be driving not fighting the radio. Which brings me to the Emergency Alert System. I discovered this feature today. Let me tell you, I am ready to rip out this radio and return it out side of the Crutchfield 60 terms and here is why. It's raining today. I know it because I can see it and my wipers are on. It's really raining heavy somewhere 60 miles away so there is a 'Flash Flood Warning' there. So this deck changes from my podcast to the FM Radio playing classical music. Message on dots says something like 'Urgent Alert'. So I tune back to my podcast. It switches back over and over. Even if I turn down the volume and change the source, the deck changes back to FM Radio, 'Urgent Alert' and TURNS THE VOLUME back up. It does this with another station too. So what the? Shouldn't I be driving and not fighting the deck? Sure alerts are good, can't I acknowledge it? I finally had to figure out how to turn off the radio. Might as well not have one if that is the solution to the EAS mess. I say, forget this deck or any with EAS unless you get a demo because it's dangerous.

Pros: Good sound Pairs OK if are on BT Audio source otherwise good luck

Cons: Can't turn off the Emergency Alert System

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Awesome Sound

Jerry from Elizabethtown, NC on 6/19/2017

2001 Toyota Camry

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Product works perfectly. Great fit in vehicle. Sound great, great functionality.

Pros: Love it

Cons: None

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"Pioneer... Rockin' the free World"

Tom from Charlotte, NC on 6/19/2017

2004 Toyota 4Runner

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Pioneer offers the most features and best sound quality for a reasonable price. Crutcthfield's support is second to none!!!

Pros: Great features for the $$$ Easy Installation! Premium sound & quality!

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Excellent Receiver for the Money

Chris from Pittsburgh, PA on 6/12/2017

2011 Honda CRV EX

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For the money, this is a really nice receiver that provides the modern conveniences of bluetooth, USB input, satellite radio (receiver sold separately), and HD radio. If you have an older car that works just fine (and is paid off), but you want an update where it counts, then this is an excellent option. My one slight gripe is that I wish the display was brighter--it's somewhat difficult to read it when the sun is glaring on it. If you have steering wheel control, you can preserve this function with the proper harness. I have a 2011 Honda CRV and utilized the Crux installation harness. it was a little more expensive, but it has worked well thus far. One more thing: if you have an AUX input, you will lose its functionality. In order to preserve that, the receiver must have an AUX input in the back, but this one doesn't. Of course, this does have an AUX input on the front.

Pros: Bluetooth, USB, satellite, HD Radio

Cons: Dim display.

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E from Buxton, NC on 6/4/2017

2006 Jeep Commander

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So far this unit has performed to my expectations. It's hard to complain when the features for the price are this rich, but it really bugs me every time I have to scroll past the Pandora source without the ability to disable it like Spotify. This is for certain a marketing deal that Pandora paid for to keep it in front of a consumers face in the hopes they will sign up. In my case it does just the opposite. Other than that, I would prefer more buttons to select a source directly instead of scrolling through 5/6 sources to get to what I want. There is clearly enough real estate on the unit for this, but they opted for a minimalist layout instead I assume to keep the cost down. I would give it 4.5 stars if I used Pandora or could disable it in the source rotation. A bargain even with my 2 gripes.

Pros: Sound quality Features Set Price

Cons: Have to cycle through many sources instead of direct access buttons Can't disable Pandora as a source

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Crutchfield customer from Milwaukie, OR on 5/30/2017

2001 Honda Odyssey

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Very easy install! Very straightforward to install and mount. This was a gift for sister-in-law. She LOVES it!

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Crutchfield customer from Okemos, MI on 5/30/2017

2002 Cadillac Seville

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Excellent. Does all that I expected.

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Cortney from Henderson, Tx on 5/30/2017

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Very hard to set up and sound is very low. Have to turn it up almost to max to get very loud. The Bluetooth cuts off all the time and does not stay connected to my iPhone SE. this was one of the main reasons I got the radio because I have a manual transmission. The usb wont even read my iPod anymore says nothing is plugged in even when it is. Display is also less than desired to look at. Wish I had never purchased and would give it a zero if I could!

Pros: SiriusXM works great

Cons: USB stopped working Bluetooth with IPhone SE never worked Display is soso

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Crutchfield customer from Greenwood, IN on 5/10/2017

2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Great radio. Little difficulty getting instructions to install steering wheel controls

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Overall Great Unit, but Some Troubleshooting Required

Daniel from Houston, TX on 5/6/2017

2010 Toyota Camry

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Excellent quality, easy-to-follow instructions for home install. After connecting all the wires, everything works great except the radio. Per the instructions, the blue and white wire is only for powering an electric radio antenna, so we went with blue to blue wire. We'll have to uninstall and change the wiring in hopes that is the correct fix. Also, Bluetooth works about 98% of the time. Occasionally it will take much longer than average to connect to my phone or not connect at all even with restarting unit. Otherwise, great quality sound, volume, lights/color personalization, and still plays CDs which is great!

Pros: Sound Color Versatility Bluetooth Microphone for hands-free calling

Cons: Troubleshooting needed for radio part to work correctly and occasionally for Bluetooth connect-ability

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Bret from Layton, UT on 4/24/2017

1999 Toyota 4Runner

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Great deck for the price. I was looking for something to simply stream my Spotify via bluetooth, and this has been great. Great range on the BT as well. Easy to install, and you cannot go wrong with the features Pioneer includes in all their products.

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Alejandro from Victorville, CA on 4/24/2017

2006 Nissan Altima

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Great after market stereo, easy to install with instructions included thru Crutchfield, with the help of Crutchfield tech advisor i was able to pick this unit to satisfy my needs, the sound is scrisp and clean with after market speakers I installed also, I love the fact that this unit is app ready with Pandora and spotify which I use alot. The only issue I have had so far is sometimes when starting my car the stereo is searching for BT connectivity and it doesn't find my iPod or phone which is already paired, but messing with the source button it will connect. Hopefully no other issues arise. Overall I'm saistfied with my purchase

Pros: App ready,HD radio, crisp sound, clean look.

Cons: Minor issues with Bluetooth, display sometimes hard to see in some light

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Reg from Ashburn, VA on 4/22/2017

2006 Volkswagen Touareg

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For the price, i think this is a good head unit. Once I installed it, I upgraded the firmware to the latest version (8.36 as of this writing) from the Pioneer website. The Pioneer ARC app on my smartphone is a valuable tool to have for making adjustments (as well as switching sources, radio bands, and radio presets) to this unit.

Pros: Sound quality, Pioneer ARC app, built-in HD radio, ease of installation (for the most part), clean (non-gimmicky) design

Cons: None so far

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Loved it for 3 months

Russ from Athens, GA on 4/10/2017

2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

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Installed in July 2016. By November the lower left corner no longer illuminated. By December the USB port no longer would connect to iPhone and by Christmas no longer would charge the phone. By late March the Bluetooth was intermittent and by April BT no longer worked at all. Last week, 1st week of April 2017, the tuner will scan several times before locating an FM radio station within 50 miles of Atlanta, GA. I'm hopeful it is just a lemon and the replacement will be the quality I expect from Pioneer.

Pros: Features

Cons: Slowly started falling apart.

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Great stereo for the price

Michael from Santa Maria, CA on 4/3/2017

2006 Mazda MX5

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One of the best looking, easiest to use after-market radios I have ever installed (and I have bought a lot from Crutchfield over the last 30 years). Sounds great, and the installation kit was perfect, including the add-on steering wheel control adaptor. Can't wait to take some road trips with plenty of music options to choose from!

Pros: All the features work great - simple to connect to iPhone or Android. Could not tell a difference in sound quality between Bluetooth and USB.

Cons: Accidentally already made a small scratch in the screen when I was installing it, hopefully it will survive daily use!

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Crutchfield customer from Durango, CO on 3/28/2017

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very happy with the CD receiver so far as well as the steering wheel control adapter and other mounting/connection hardware for my 06 Tundra. I am not experienced at installing this equipment, but was willing to give it a try. I worked with a sales rep to get everything needed for the installation and it worked out perfectly. I feel the sound is better out of the box, bluetooth connected seamlessly to my phone, and following the instructions, was able to step through the settings of the receiver. I'm quite pleased.

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Not good.

Terry from Missouri on 3/26/2017

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I would have given it No stars but that wasn't an option. First what was good. The HD radio worked flawless. The CD player worked great. The remote located mike sounded great when using it for phone calls. Thats about all the good stuff. In my opinion this unit only looks mediocre. The dot matrix display looks kinda cheap. The main volume knob feels cheap. One of my main reasons for buying this unit is because of the bluetooth pairing features. Well the bluetooth on this particular unit was downright contrary. Even after successfully pairing with my iphone 6 it would repeatedly disconnect for no particular reason. Sometimes when I would start the truck it would hook right up and start playing music. Other times I had to push several series of buttons in the menu to plead with it to pair up again. Sometimes one step through the menu would work. Other times I would have to go through a different menu to get it to pair. About as user UNfriendly as I could imagine. I was running this unit with separate amps for the sub and the mains. About every 3 or 4 days when I would start the truck up only the subwoofer would work. The rca pre outs for the main speakers would fail to feed the signal to the amp. If you turned the unit off and back on it would remedy the situation. I found the menus to be cumbersome, not good. Eventually the bluetooth bit the dust completely and I have to pay to ship this back for repair. Im not really optimistic about this unit

Pros: Great HD radio tuner. Great CD player. Bluetooth phone calls sound great

Cons: Dot matrix display looks cheap Complicated user interface. Finicky and short lived bluetooth died an early death RCA pre outs failed intermittenly

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Mark L. from Redding, CA on 3/26/2017

2006 Dodge Ram 2500

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It was time for an upgrade for my system in my 06 mega cab dodge.This reciever is awesome with the options in sound to setup.Love the display options also plus the conversion to the double din reciever was easy, highly recommend. Thanks Crutchfield.

Pros: Love the look and finish of this reciever and tons of sound and music options.

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NOT that good. Not impressed!

Brandon from Seattle, WA on 3/22/2017

2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara

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I Have had two previous pioneer PREMIER cd receivers and LOVED them. Including the one replaced by this very mediocre head unit. The only reason I replaced it was to have bluetooth and HD radio. I think I would rather have better sound and functionality. I am still considering returning it. As far as tech goes, bluetooth and HD radio are the ONLY upgrades. I know that car stereo receivers are no longer a trend or money making market based on the fact that you CANNOT install them in pretty much any newer car but they should still be better than years past. The user interface is sub par. The display is hard to read and older tech than my previous one which had a beautiful, clear, easy to read in any light POLED display. Why are those no longer available? I prefer that to a color customizeable CRAPPY display any day. And then the sound: No matter how much I play with the settings, and I know what and how to do that btw, It just doesn't sound NEARLY as good as my previous pioneer. I guess they just don't make 'em like they used to........ Considering the only few options left on the market which are NOT much better in any way. You give a little, you take a little..... Either buy an OLDER one used or don't bother.

Pros: HD radio, Bluetooth

Cons: Everything else is worse than my 8 year old receiver.

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Good unit fir the price

robert from Texas on 2/27/2017

2006 Nissan Frontier

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This is a good unit if you're wanting all the latest tech abilities but without a touch screen. Only complaints i have are the brightness could be better and the radio reception but I believe it's due to the stock antenna.

Pros: Good quality at a good price

Cons: Not easy to get through menus, brightness

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Jeremy from Pittsburgh, PA on 2/22/2017

2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara

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Excellent unit. Looks fantastic. Everything works well including the auto-dimming that is connected with the car's dashboard lights. Sound is a major improvement over a factory unit. HD radio and Sirius XM work really well and the unit will even display the signal strength for both which is nice. The bluetooth has worked flawlessly and phone calls are crystal clear from both ends. Bluetooth audio also worked great. Just make sure you take the time to position the microphone properly. We have not tried the CD player and probably never will. We have not tried connection with USB either.

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Excellent Upgrade Radio

Paul from Monmouth Junction, NJ on 1/30/2017

2011 Nissan Xterra

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Excellent Radio upgrade for my 2011 Nissan Xterra. Allowed me all the upgrades like Bluetooth, aux, MP3 cd and more that weren't standard on the factory radio

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Great value, features and sound for little money

Andrew from Pennsylvania on 1/25/2017

2008 Mazda 5

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I have a 2008 Mazda 5 as a third vehicle that I rarely use, but when I do, I'm in it for 4+ hours. After a frustrating time with a GROM USB3 that used the factory headunit ( wouldn't always work, would stop working,etc.) I decided to upgrade the headunit. I was a bit daunted by the task, since the last headunit I did was in a 2001 Ford Focus and the Mazdas unit is all in one with the dash. I'm not into customization, but I wanted to get more enjoyment out of my car but without breaking the bank. I This FHX830BHS had many things I wanted: Bluetooth (since the vehicle had it from the factory) HD Radio (I'm an avid NPR listener) as well as a CD player and Ipod integration. I already had upgraded the 6x8's to Pioneer TS-6885 4 ways, so I decided to stick with Pioneer. I picked this unit up open box and saved some money that way. Unit and installation stuff for under $250? Sold. I'm impressed with the sound. I've been told I have a musical ear, but I'm not an out and out audiophile. But with the extra power, the music has really come alive. I really wish I had done this sooner now! The menus are a bit of a pain to deal with, but once you read the manual and get used to how it works, it's not so bad. Yes, a touchscreen or LED screen would make it easier, but at this price point, it was a reasonable trade-off. Besides, the car is an 08, this is more in line with how a 2008 instrument panel looked! Great value and sound for little money, if you

Pros: Extra power, better sound over factory Adjustable illumination to match factory look Bluetooth, HD Radio, CD player and Ipod all in one unit.

Cons: Menu system can be annoying If you want a "pretty" LED screen, look elsewhere. Fingerprints show easily on headunit

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Nice radio, lots of features, great sound.

Frank from Crossville, TN on 1/9/2017

1991 Honda Accord DX

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Very happy with this radio. Installed it in my 1991 Honda Accord. The HD radio is nice to have and the controls are fairly simple and easy to use. Sounds great with my JBL club speakers. My one ding on the system is there's no bass/treble adjust dedicated button and the going through the menu system to adjust the equalizer is a bit tedious. Otherwise, I'm happy. My teens who thought my '91 Accord was uncool, now want to ride in it all the time.

Pros: - Features, sound, easy to read display.

Cons: - Menu system takes some getting used to. - Need dedicated buttons for bass and treble. - Would like to have the main dial be able to control volume and tune the radio, not just the volume/menu.

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Dan from Salt Lake City, UT on 1/4/2017

2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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Great radio for the price. Easy to install and use. Nice functionality with an easy to use interface.

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Very Nice!

Crutchfield customer from Louisiana on 1/1/2017

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Absolutely love this radio! So much radio for the money!

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Enjoy your ride!

Alex from Lake Lure, NC on 12/27/2016

2003 Toyota Tacoma

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I have a 2003 Toyota Tacoma, I installed this new stereo to replace my stock Toyota radio. Take a few hours to remove trim and old radio and finish new install but everything went according to the instructions. The only note that is not clear, is that you have to use the replacement screws for mounting the OEM bracket to the stereo not the original bracket screws. Very happy with my purchase, it looks great in the dash with no additional trim required. The wiring harness provided made it extremely simple to make the changeout. The Bluetooth works great with my iPhone and my iPod and still learning all the additional features this stereo provides over the stock radio. Sounds much better than OEM at an affordable price.Thanks to Crutchfield for the advise on my purchase. Enjoying my ride even better!

Pros: All good so far, have only had it installed for a week so I'm still not totally familiar with all the functions yet

Cons: None so far.

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Read the MANUAL, folks!

Eddie from Boston, MA on 12/22/2016

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Even with the factory speakers, there is a noticeable improvement in sound quality: clarity, fullness, and dynamics are definitely better than my OEM unit. My listening is all at low/moderate volumes so I don't feel any urgent need to upgrade the speakers or add an amp. Picked this model for the HD Radio, which works pretty well (no way would I ever pay for satellite radio again), and the front USB plug which lets you play tunes off a flash drive. Just make sure you (gasp!) read the Pioneer owner's manual and allow at least an hour to properly set up the audio settings, and especially the "Illumination" settings. Pioneer in both their car and home receivers are not paragons of intuitive user interfaces, so yes a certain learning curve is to be expected. It's not impossible though, and once you figure it out you can just set it and forget it. Not that big a deal given their excellent bang for the buck. 2 Tips: instead of the default "Scan" Illumination mode, pick the fixed "Turquoise" color and max out the brightness) but not too blindingly bright at night...set it to dim by the CLOCK not by the headlights if you sometimes like to turn on your headlights during the day for safety reasons like I do. And beware the extra blue wire on the antenna adapter (google it)! Kudos to Crutchfield customer service for sending me a replacement unit pronto since the first one had a defective screen. Awesome integrity, so rare these days. They definitely won me over as

Pros: - HD Radio works pretty well - front USB and auxilary inputs - bigger buttons and display than single-DIN models - Crutchfield customer service was top-notch!

Cons: - 2v pre-amp output not great if you want to add an amp later - ZERO instructions about the infamous blue cable on the antenna adapter, had to call in during my installation - User Interface could be a lot more intuitive

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Crutchfield customer from Laytonville, CA on 12/13/2016

2006 GMC Sierra 2500/3500

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Great unit. I have always been pleased with Pioneer products.

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Nice function and contols, low sound output

Kevin from Frederick, MD on 12/5/2016

2003 Ford Escape

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I bought this to upgrade an older Kenwood head unit. I was pleased with the aesthetics and options of the unit. Easy to install into my 1999 F350, and nice to have newer technology installed. Sound it good but you have to turn it WAY up to get the output out of it. I am still fine tuning some the EQ and speaker settings. I recommend that if you buy this you also incorporate an amplifier in you purchase. 1 month after installing, I'm back purchasing an amplifier!

Pros: Nice looking stereo, large controls

Cons: Low sound output, need to install amp! Pixelated graphic display

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Crutchfield customer from Jacksonville, FL on 12/4/2016

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I totally agree with: "Ugly/cheap looking LED graphics totally unreadable ... and has a rainbow effect w/polarized sunglasses. EQ was impossible & dangerous to adjust while in motion. If it had simple bass/mid/treble it would be better" to customize for my listening preference. Had to go back to the installer for initial set up since I am an older consumer. Watching the very experienced installer set up the adjustments made me also agree with the other reviewer who said: "having such a convoluted OS/UX/UI is inexcusable. I found myself constantly going back to the manual for the simplest things..." Seeing the review "... does not allow you to use the USB port once you pair a Bluetooth enabled phone" confirms that this is not the right unit for me.

Pros: price; features; sound quality

Cons: ugly, busy, unreadable graphic display can hardly read the clock unit's inability to multi-task

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Really impressed with this head unit!

Daniel from Dothan, AL on 11/29/2016

2003 Ford Mustang

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Just some background about me, I've stuck with JVC products for a long time, and I use Yamaha in my home. I'm not an audio equipment critic, but I've used quite a few different brands of audio equipment. I listen to lots of different styles of music but I mostly like rock and electronic music. For this particular application, I feel this head unit was a perfect choice. I installed this in my 2003 Ford Mustang Mach 1. It came with the Mach audio system, which has amplifiers, a subwoofer, front component speakers, and rear speakers. It sounded pretty good as it was, factory, but I really wanted bluetooth capability, HD Radio and MP3 CD options. I also like the look of this unit in my car. I kind of didn't want to take away from the simplicity of the dash in this car by adding a touch screen unit, and also didn't want to spend a whole lot of money. It just so happens, that since the main control knob is centered on the unit and at the bottom, it is perfectly placed for my hand to rest on the shifter and operate the knob. To me, it has a sort of old school look to it also. The other really impressive feature is the built-in crossover. This really allowed me to tune the factory speakers to sound very good! I also like the ability to change the color of the display and the spectrum analyzer is pretty cool, too! The build quality seems quite good and I am very happy with it!

Pros: Great sound, great looks, great function.

Cons: None

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Very good unit

Crutchfield customer from Marlboro, NJ on 11/28/2016

2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser

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Very nice HU. Immediate improvement of sound even with factory speakers. A great deal of adjustments available which helps you get the sound right. The reason I picked it over more powerful units is that it has everything: HD radio, front USB and aux (no need to figure out how to reconnect car USB/aux), double Din, double phone BT connection can play FLAC thru USB. Never had a problem with BT. The screen is a little reflective so it makes it harder to see but not a deal breaker by any stretch. With Axxess adapter all steering wheel controls work well except pulling up phone speed dials (maybe I should have tried to program that button manually) in any case it is not an issue as the phone button on the unit is easily accessible. Was able to drive JL C2 350x very well (great sounding speakers), but weak with JL 6x9 speakers (C2 690tx needed an amp). Radio reception good but not great.

Pros: Great sound and adjustablity, front USB/AUX, HD radio. Good price for what you get

Cons: 14 w RMS/ 2V preouts (wish it was 18 or 22 watts even if it was $40-50 more expensive), plastic looks a little cheap (but again trying to keep cost down, can't complain). Overall very happy with the unit, and I still cannot find another unit I would have picked over this

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Crutchfield customer from Knoxville, TN on 11/28/2016

2006 Toyota Tundra

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A good solid lower priced unit. Not as hard to use as some say; just work with it a while and it makes sense. Screen glare is an issue but true of most units. Pulls in stations very well!

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Crutchfield customer from Springtown, TX on 11/17/2016

2002 Lincoln LS

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The unit looks great in my car and has everything I wanted. I'm very happy with it.

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Crutchfield customer from Cambridge, WI on 11/16/2016

2001 Chevrolet Tracker

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Bought it for my sons car and he loves it !!

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Didn't last long...

Pete from Rancho Santa Fe, CA on 11/14/2016

2016 Jeep Wrangler

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Already replaced after a couple of weeks! User has to back out of every function to return to main screen because unit doesn't automatically default back on its own. Sound quality was good. Ugly/cheap looking LED graphics totally unreadable w/top down in my Jeep and does a rainbow effect w/polarized sunglasses. EQ was impossible & dangerous to adjust while in motion. If it had simple bass/mid/treble it would be better for my listening (I tend to like my music flat). Black plastic face scratched really easily and is terrible for a convertible or anything that attracts dirt. Buttons are clear plastic and unit looked old after only a couple of weeks of use because of the scratched/scuffs and finger prints. HD radio/Sirius sound quality was excellent. Never had it long enough to play a CD in it. Replaced with a JL Audio marine grade head-unit.

Pros: Sound quality

Cons: Graphics wash-out/cheap looking EQ adj. difficult when in motion Complicated interface w/no return default Scratched easily

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Crutchfield customer from St Cloud, MN on 11/10/2016

2008 Chevrolet Cobalt

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Very nice radio. I've had several pioneers over the years, and this one is the best yet.

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Great Pioneer Sound+ HD Radio= Awesome

Crutchfield customer from Mount Juliet, TN on 11/2/2016

2007 Toyota Matrix

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Clean, Clear , Full of Features. Hd radio is very clear. Usb and Pandora is my favorite sources. Sound molding to your vehicle is in depth. I would have given it 5 stars but it is a pain to switch the custom equalizer on the fly. Sources volume differ alot ,so your always jumping into the audio menu. I am a picky person.

Pros: Customizable sound HD Radio Android Calling is easy

Cons: Quick switch between eq presets Error message on some USB 2.0 thumb drives, 3.0 works great

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Great looking faceplate, good features, good sound

Darren from St. Charles, MO on 10/28/2016

2006 GMC Envoy

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If you're in the market for a head unit that a) is double-din, b) has HD radio, blue tooth, USB memory, etc., and c) has a simple, flat, non-gaudy faceplate, this is your best bet. Obviously sounds great compared to the factory radio it replaced, and the controls are easy and intuitive. May not *quite* match the specs (on paper) of some of the others in its price range for wattage, etc., but I can't imagine that anyone looking at this unit to replace a factory radio is going to hear any difference at all.

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Great Stereo

Coach from San Leandro, CA on 10/28/2016

2005 GMC Sierra 1500

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The HD radio clarity is very impressive. And, as others have mentioned, this stereo may make your current speakers sound so much better, you won't want to replace them. I had never installed a stereo before and found it fairly easy to put one of these into my 2002 Honda Accord as well as my son's 2004 Toyota Highlander. The only item that is not easy it the corded phone microphone, which runs from the back of the stereo. If hands-free calling is a big priority, you may want to check out the stereos with the built in mics for an easier install.

Pros: HD Radio Relatively simple controls

Cons: Phone mic can be tricky to run through dash

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Nice Unit

Joe from Elmont, NY on 10/16/2016

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I wanted to compare regular FM with HD FM but this unit does not allow me to select regular FM if the station is broadcasting in HD. And I don't hear significant improvement of HD FM over regular FM. In fact Sirius sounds better than FM HD. AM HD still sounds like AM. I like the rolling display which shows me the track info and also on sat radio. Sounds louder than the stock 2003 Honda CRV unit but does not seem to be as loud as the claimed 50 x 4 watts max power. I like the several equalizer presets but it's not easily adjusted when driving. I gave it 4 stars for the hard to read display in bright light and I wished it had a few more buttons for easier access to commonly used functions. The unit looks great and fits nicely with the supplied installation kit. I'm able to use sat radio just by placing the antenna on my dash. Installation was pretty straightforward. The hardest part was running the antenna satellite and mic cables from behind the unit because it was a very tight squeeze in my 2003 CRV. I also had to reuse the existing radio brackets from the factory stereo in order to install this unit.

Pros: 1. Sat radio, USB, CD, MP3 playback 2. Pairs well with iphone 5. Picks up and hangs up calls automatically. 3. Basically free sat tuner with 3 months subs. after rebate. 4. AAC playback. 5. Units remembers last track played on CD. 6. Unit dims when headlights on. 7. Great deal from Crutchfield with all accessories. I love the recommended twist-on splice connectors. 8. Pre-amp and sub 9. Crutchfield support as usual was very helpful.

Cons: 1. Display is too dim -other than yellow text useless 2. Using nav on iphone disables speakerphone as well as the unit audio when paired. 3. Only 6 presets for satellite. 4. Has only 3 FM HD bands instead of 4. 5. Inadequate manual. 6. Navigating the menu for accessing all the features.

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great radio with amp

tim from cresco, PA on 10/14/2016

2002 Subaru Outback

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was rec. by Crutchfield. i wanted a radio that was user friendly, it is. problem did not sound good at all. i had to buy an amp to get it to sound good. to top it off the radio went on sale a month later. bluetooth works great and no problem seeing screen like some reviews said.

Pros: user friendly. Crutchfield great with all mounting hardware free.

Cons: needs amp

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Didn't work for me...

Crutchfield customer from Fredericksburg,VA on 10/10/2016

2002 Toyota 4Runner

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The Pioneer does not allow you to use the USB port once you pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the HU. So if you want to use the HU for phone calls and plug in an iPod for music listening, this is not the device for you.

Pros: Display, phone paring and use were all excellent.

Cons: See above.

Crutchfield response on 10/11/2016
After seeing this review, one of our Tech Support Specialists, Cecil, worked with the customer to test out the functionality of an older iPod with this receiver. He offered this customer an exchange for a different model, and we've set up a return for them. We're also awaiting the return of this receiver for further testing in our research department.

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Doing ok

BriarB from 24486 on 10/10/2016

2005 Toyota Tundra

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USB problems

Pros: Can now use cd player

Cons: USB and iPod not working

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Crutchfield customer from Blaine, Wa on 10/5/2016

1999 Toyota 4Runner

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I'd give this deck more stars if the user experience (OS/UX/UI) was not so un intuitive. In today's digital world where my 2 year old was already getting around on my iPhone without any coaching at all or a manual, having such a convoluted OS/UX/UI is inexcusable. I found myself constantly going back to the manual for the simplest things such as turning the unit on/off (it's the Source button), switching between AM and FM, etc.. This is the weakest part of the deck. Otherwise, its auto synch with my iPhone works seamlessly, Sirius calling is seamless, answering/making calls works great, HD AM radio is a treat, the CD player doesn't skip no matter how hard the bumps, sounds great, lots of EQ options and more. If the user experience (UX) was designed in a more intuitive fashion, I'd easily give the deck 5 stars out of 5. But having to constantly dig through a manual for the simplest things in today's world is inexcusable.

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Crutchfield customer from Las Vegas, NV on 10/2/2016

1999 Honda Accord

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Recently purchased the stereo to replace the factory unit in my 1999 Honda Accord. I was looking for a double DIN unit that would pair with my iPhone to play audio via Bluetooth, so I could listen to something other than are crappy local stations or advertisements all the time. I've had the stereo about a month so far. It does exactly what I was hoping for. It pairs quickly and reliably assuming I have my bluetooth on on my phone. I can answer or make calls across the system, listen to and perform basic controls for Slacker Radio or Pandora. Basically any audio on the phone now is available over the cars speakers. The display and functions take a little getting used to at first, but once you dial in what you like and use, it's pretty easy to use. I like the look of the unit installed and the sound is a nice improvement even over my factory speakers. Installion was pretty straight forward after watching a you tube video for removing my factory unit. I purchased the wiring harness kit and the screw together wire connectors for Cruthfield. They both were well worth it and made the install faster and easier I'd recommend and purchase the stereo again for sure.

Pros: Pairs quickly and reliably with iPhone 6s. Looks and sounds great. Controls area relatively easy to use once you figure them out. I like all the display options to customize to your liking. Sound is improved even over factory speakers.

Cons: Kind of petty, but CD release seems a bit slower than my factory unit and the eject button could be a little bigger to make it easier to press while driving.

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cweiss27 from Monterey, MA on 9/30/2016

2004 Nissan Frontier

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Works fine, great value and the installation instructions were a great help.

Pros: Great value; easy to install and the use of Pioneer's ARC app makes operation a bit easier. Crutchfield instructions were of great help and took the majority of guess work out of the install. Perfect for what i needed/wanted.

Cons: Pioneer does not explain what all the features are in any detail. Pretty much "function-setting" vs function description and the result of a setting. There are many features that will be set once and they are not explained very well. Navigating the menu tree is not the most intuitive, forgiving or easy to comprehend

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Stereo

mark from Colorado on 9/23/2016

2006 Lincoln Mark LT

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Nice stereo. Not to hard to learn functions.

Pros: Great sound, works well with bluetooth.

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RO from , on 9/13/2016

2006 Hyundai Tucson

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Pioneers head unit sounds fantastic. Multiple inputs make it easy to jam to whatever rocks your world. Gonna take a little bit of time to get familiar with operating its many menu functions. Love the light show and the speana display. Make easy hookups with the BT phone connection. Have to pretend I'm entering data into a computer when setting it up. I can see driving will be more enjoyable now. Thank you Crutchfield.

Pros: Looks great Sounds great

Cons: Becoming familiar with operating procedure which will improve as I use it more.

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Pioneer FH-X830BHS - love it !!

John from Oak Park, IL on 9/12/2016

2007 Volvo S60

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Massive improvement on my 'stock' unit for my Volvo S60. Now I can enjoy music again! Easy to use controls and great sound. Looks good in the car too! Just give Crutchfield the details of your vehicle and they supply everything including the wiring looms and the cradle for the unit. Also their instructions were easy to follow.I added a sub-woofer and the whole kit transformed my listening experience in the car. There are loads of settings on the unit to get the sound you like, and the unit feels nice to use. Also hooked up faultlessly to my steering wheel controls Very clean sound with solid bass and good range of 'mids' & 'highs'

Pros: Superb sound quality Easy to use Looks superb

Cons: Nothing as yet

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This one is a winner

Michael from Howell, NJ on 9/12/2016

2003 Subaru Forester

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I bought this Pioneer to replace the original radio/CD changer in my 2003 Subaru Forrester. What I was mainly interested in was the blue tooth capability for phone calls and streaming music from my iphone. Well. Let me tell you - this thing has exceeded my expectations! The BT functionality is excellent. It consistently connects to my phone within 30 seconds of starting the car. Calls come through clearly through the stereo speakers, and callers can hear me clearly. I was a bit concerned about having to install an external mic (not build into the unit) but I was able to easily route the wire under the dashboard, along the side and up the window/door pillar so the mic can clip onto the visor (Looked at the Blaupunkt which has a built in mic, but was concerned about the noise/clarity from that one). As for sound - I originally paired this with some pioneer door speakers (Pioneer TS-A1676R). I figured why just replace the head unit? BUT - this unit actually works better with the OLD speakers (better sound) than the new ones (not the fault of the head unit). Unit has a very cool display - hundreds of colors to choose from, plus strobe and fade effects. Kind of easy to use (had to consult the manual to figure out how to turn it off! Press and hold the SRC button). GET THE PIONEER APP - phone app can control ALL features seamlessly. Excellent EQ/sound adjustment abilities on the app.

Pros: Easy to install (2003 Forrester) Fantastic sound adjustment capabilities Made the stock speakers sound awesome Cool looking, very customizable BT phone is fantastic

Cons: Why put pandora app on the radio head unit? Useless for me Push and hold the Source button to turn it off?? Weird. Sometimes hard to read the display in direct sunlight

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Crutchfield customer from Portage, IN on 9/12/2016

2004 Ford F-150

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Great stereo. Instruction were easy to follow. Looks good in my truck.

Pros: Great sound. Looks great installed.

Cons: Sunny days make it hard to see.

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Great all around unit

Crutchfield customer from Miami, FL on 9/11/2016

2003 Toyota Tacoma

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I was looking for a no frills system that had a specific set of options, HD radio, Bluetooth, et. Didn't care about touch screen. After much research I settled on the 830 and I'm so glad I did! The sound is outstanding, blows away my Toyo Tacoma factory radio and the features are perfect. I do not think it's controls are difficult to maneuver as some reviews here state. In two days I had mastered all it's features, truly loving this unit. Only thing I wished this system (and many other systems) had is a battery to back up presets and other settings when the battery is disconnected.

Pros: Great sound, awesome BT implementation, fantastic and straight forward features. Oh and GREAT PRICE!

Cons: None

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Well Worth the Money!

Cyclops from Broken Arrow, OK on 9/6/2016

2002 Ford F-150

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Purchased for a 2002 F-150 to replace the factory unit. Crutchfield provided all the add on kits and harnesses to make installation as easy as possible. Wired up the harness before hand and after the required dash modification, it plugged and and slid in beautifully. Sounds great even with the old factory speakers (putting in Crutchfield sold Pioneer Speaker in a few weeks). Works great with Bluetooth and Auxiliary input and great sound out of the CD player. As always with Pioneer (anybody remember the Pioneer Supertuner III in the 80s?) , the radio tuner is excellent and with HD the reception is amazing. Getting OKC stations in Tulsa clear, when the signal usually stops 30 miles SW of town on most radios. Best feature is putting Bluetooth hands free calling into this older truck. Called a few people on it and they said the sound thru the Pioneer provided mic was great. Much better than factory bluetooth mics in Fords or GMs, and able to hear everybody in the truck, not just the driver. Could not beat the price for the features. This is the Head Unit to have if you don't want DVD and touch screen stuff. For a solid, clean, great sounding HD Radio, CD, USB, Bluetooth unit, this is the way to go.

Pros: Great HD Radio Reception. Excellent BT Phone mic clarity. Easy to operate. USB plug right on the face to plug in a USB Key or phone for instant music. BT found my phone in seconds with great audio over BT. Good speaker power and clarity. Excellent value for the money!

Cons: When display goes to reds or light blues it can be a hard to read during in bright sunlight. I just set it to white for the daytime.

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Larry from Orlando, FL on 8/31/2016

2008 Toyota Sienna

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Great stereo for a factory replacement. Almost too many toys to play with. My only complaint is that the display (not buttons) brightness is not enough even at the highest setting.

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Great quality, easy set-up

Daniel from Salem, NH on 8/26/2016

2010 Nissan Xterra

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Bought this unit for my wife's Xterra and I'm quite pleased. For starters, the install instructions and hardware to install were very simple and easy to follow. All the hardware was provided, plus extra in case of slight differences. The options to control every aspect of your phone via BT is invaluable. It allows the driver to keep his/her attention where it should be without sacrificing control of the radio or phone. The extensive audio settings are also a big plus. There are a lot of options for EQ customization. I would buy this unit again.

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Plug and play

Bill from Richmond, VA on 8/22/2016

2013 Jeep Wrangler

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Exchanged an unusable Clarion CX505 for this Pioneer. Purchased the Clarion for the internal mic. The clarion CX505 bluetooth functions were unusable. The Pioneer was plug and play. Works in every way you would expect and sounds great in our 2013 Wrangler. The menus are easy to use and controls are simple. Thanks to Crutchfield for working with me on exchange.

Pros: Just works.

Cons: None

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Great Product

David from Greer,SC on 8/21/2016

2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Excellent product! Easy install with great sound and plenty of features. Now that the F250 install is done I'm considering a second head unit to put in my Mustang.

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

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Joe from Minneapolis, MN on 8/18/2016

2004 Subaru Impreza WRX

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Great head unit that has everything I needed at a nice price-point: Hands free calling, HD radio, bluetooth, EQ, aux-in and USB on the front of the unit. Installed really nicely in my 2004 Subaru WRX. Plenty of power to handle Polk 6-1/2" components up front, Polk 5" 2-way rears and a factory sub. Best feature is you can see the display very well with polarized sunglasses and in bright sunlight.

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Brad C from Orlando, FL on 8/4/2016

2003 Toyota Tundra

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This stereo is great. It sounds good, has lots of audio controls, receives HD radio, CD, and blue tooth input from my phone, including my music collection.

Pros: It gets HD radio, answers my calls, plays CDs, and plays my music collection from my smart phone. Display has multiple colors and is strong enough t see in full sunshine.

Cons: The learning curve is steep. It took me about 3 days to fully appreciate the capabilities of this unit. it was worth it. The app from Pioneer isn't great for playing tunes but is excellent for setting up the system. Look on YouTube for help.

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Philip from Houston, TX on 8/3/2016

2002 Toyota Tundra

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When ordering online I was not aware of anything that would stand out. Having not purchased a radio in years I was sceptical on any positive features. Shipping was on time and product was well protected from any damage that may take place during gdound shipping. All instructions on removal and install were included with purchase and were very helpfull. There was not any doubt on the ability to complete.the install without any problems. A. complete set of wire harnesses were included as well. Installation was a breeze and took less than an hour to complete. Instruction were easy to understand and operation of the unit didnt take long to get used to. Quality of the sound was impressive and the factory speakers really came alive. I was going to purchase a set of 4 new speakers but waited to see how the new radio was going to sound first. Unless you require massive bass and rumble there is no reason to spend on a new set. All funtions performed on the unit were flawless and I am very impressed with the overall layout of the buttons and quality. I just wish I didn't wait so many year to finally decide fo switch out that old factory radio. HD radio was my main reason for getting this and everthing else was a bonus. I could be more pleased with choosing Pioneer and my wife and son drive the truck more often now that there is a new sysrem in place.

Pros: Easy install, instructions, sound quality, ease of use, looks, all features, expandable sound if desired, illumination choices, and easy remote control.

Cons: Waited too long to purchase

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Great radio

Safetydude from Milford, Ohio on 8/2/2016

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What a sound! So much better than the original radio in the Mini. Like the HD, too, though not many HD stations found yet. Really like the bluetooth phone aspect.

Pros: Great sound that is able to be "tweaked" to personal taste. Looks great with great color/illumination choices. Buttons that are big enough for my fat fingers. Price was very good for that which is included.

Cons: Took a little time to understand the menu system. One can get the basics going right away, but there is so much that can be adjusted or modified. Figuring out each and every aspect and how to adjust does take some time. Yes, Virginia, there is a learning curve.

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MikevP from Waldorf, MD on 8/1/2016

2005 Buick LaCrosse

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Overall wonderful !

Pros: Great sound, enhanced already great stock speakers in 2005 lacrosse CXS Color display looks great at night

Cons: Sunlight makes visibility difficult even on the highest brightness setting(I have no tints)

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Jim from Conroe, TX on 7/28/2016

2008 GMC Sierra

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Radio and adapter kit are very complete, other than splice connectors. Great sound; looks great.

Pros: Fits perfectly; great sound.

Cons: Using the radio should be easier than it is. The earmark of a well designed product is that you can use it out of the box without reading the instructions. You will have to read the instructions several times to use this radio. Be extremely cautious with the antenna adapter. The center of the coax is very fine and it is possible to bend it making a connection. I felt it was prudent to countersink the car end female plug to guide the wire in if it was slightly off center.

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Nice Head Unit

Steve D from Livingston, MT on 7/27/2016

2008 Honda Ridgeline

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I purchased the Pioneer FH-X830BHS to upgrade from my factory HU (08 Honda Ridgeline) that had no auxiliary port nor bluetooth connection. I paired it with 4 new Kenwood KFC-1665S, and two Rockford Fosgate Prime R1T-S. The sound is obviously quite a bit better. CD sounds great and the bluetooth connection appears to be as good as the other reviews I've read, which is excellent. The radio reception, after figuring out the appropriate wiring is the most disappointing aspect, though that may be more related to the Ridgeline, than the headunit. The controls are a bit convoluted, but with practice they are becoming easier. The bluetooth connectivity has been great as has its connection to Spotify and Poweramp from my Samsung S6 and Galaxy Tab S. Being able see my contacts on HU display and setting quick dials is also a nice feature.

Pros: Affordable. Great Bluetooth connection.

Cons: The learning curve for finding all the features and connections is a challenge and the owners manual information is a bit wanting.

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1SG RET from North, ALabama on 7/26/2016

2000 Toyota Tundra

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I bought this to upgrade my truck with BT and it works great. It syncs with my phone no problem and the display is easy to read and see in the bright light. ( I am using a green color). The HD radio is easy to use and the reception has been very good. I replaced a Sony stereo and this one is much better. If there was one thing i would like to change is the the 1980s computer game look of the display. It would look better if the icons on the display were more modern looking but it works great. The Pioneer instruction book needs to have more descriptions of how things work. Audio has "network" and "standard" but did not explain the difference, i had to look it up on the internet.

Pros: Easy to use; sounds great; BT works good; HD is easy to select

Cons: Vintage looking display; Pioneer owners manual needs more descriptions but the internet makes up for that.

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Tom B from Hastings, MN on 7/26/2016

2009 Toyota RAV4

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I bought this after originally purchasing a Kenwood single DIN HD receiver. I just couldn't live with the dim Kenwood display in daylight. I consider this Pioneer to be better, both in terms of actual brightness (small improvement) and the size of the display. I also wanted the double DIN form factor just for the ease of use with the larger buttons. I'm not interested in the flashy graphics, but I do like that I can customize colors for readability. I do wish the dimming feature was a little easier to use manually. I'm still trying to work out the Illumination sync feature to see if I can get it to dim automatically with my lights. The manual was not very helpful, and at this point in time, this model is a little to new to have many videos or hints online. But the Crutchfield support team has been great. Bluetooth connection to my iPhone works well - a little too well. It auto connects every time I get in the car, and if the receiver function is on iPod or BT Audio, it will automatically start playing music from my phone. If I was playing something from Pandora, it auto plays that. I'm not sure I understand why it has so many ways to play music from the phone, it seems like it will play anything from the phone in any of the the bluetooth modes. Phone calls also work well from the phone. I assume the Aux port works as expected, but I haven't had need for it yet. The USB port works as expected.

Pros: HD Radio reception is great Bluetooth works well in any mode, Pandora, Amazon Music, playing my music collection, and phone calls Display is better than Kenwood (to my eyes) and double DIN gives larger display Buttons larger than single DIN, easy to use Sounds great

Cons: I wish the display was brighter

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disappointing

Nissim from Cleve, OH on 7/21/2016

2009 Toyota Tacoma

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after spending about a week with the unit, I send it back and upgrade, the unit sounds real good but is very hard to use. Unfortunately Pioneer is focusing on bling colors but nothing else. it is very complicated to learn the features and use. I bought it manly to control my Ipod and for the BT. the Ipod control worked for 2 days and then it stopped. Bt was on and off all the time... what I really didn't like is the fact that you have to go step by step to change input and you can't delete ones you don't need. I tried to reset the unit to see why the Ipod control stopped but it didn't help. all in all, I really tried to love this unit but...:(

Pros: sound quality. look good. HD radio is great.

Cons: very hard to navigate. too many flashing colors. some features stopped working after couple of days.

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very nice !

josephinmd66 from Linthicum Heights, MD on 7/18/2016

2005 Ford Explorer

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i would recommend this radio to anyone

Pros: sound, style,colors to set for different alerts

Cons: took me little of 1/2 hour to learn and get around because it has alot

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Nice near OEM Look headunit with all the right bells and whistles

Christopher from Cincinnati, OH on 7/13/2016

2002 Toyota Camry

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As an installer for 8 yrs (1998 -2006) it always bothered me that headunits are so hard to use with a small buttons, bright lights and terrible displays. This Pioneer unit though has a large volume knob, is rather plain and the controls are laid out nicely. Compared to other units it is rather dull, but for most people this is a good thing. The headunit does not scream aftermarket. Bluetooth works nicely as does the handsfree operation. The display could be a bit more robust but all things considered it is a nice unit.

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LOVE IT!

bhoward from Sachse, TX on 7/12/2016

2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser

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Great Product! Great Tech Support!

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

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Nelson A from RI on 7/12/2016

2005 Chevrolet Cobalt

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Purchased as a replacement for my stock radio. As soon as I turned it on, I immediately noticed how crisp and clear the sound was. All features work great. Great price for this unit.

Pros: Bluetooth quality HD Radio Pandora controls

Cons: Have not found any yet

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Crutchfield customer from Prairieville, LA on 7/10/2016

2007 GMC Sierra

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Great upgrade at a fair price. Bluetooth connectivity is awesome and make using phone much easier.

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Pioneer FH-X830BHS great looking stereo

Noel from Fresno, CA on 7/9/2016

2011 Mazda 2

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Good quality stereo, I had a stock deck in my 2011 Mazda2, I wasn't sure if this would be a good fit due to how big the stock Mazda stereo was. I was very pleased at how well the new pioneer stereo fit, in addition the blue tooth is great, it has great technology, and sound is way better than my stock stereo. The display is great, but for a 42 year old I must say that at times the features can be a little overwhelming.

Pros: Good quality, good display, has many features, and blue tooth works great!

Cons: Available, features can be confusing at times.

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GSSJR from LIVONIA, MI on 7/4/2016

2001 Lincoln LS

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Sound is exceptional ,easy to install fit perfect .

Pros: Sound is exceptional ,easy to install fit perfect with the addition of the install kit

Cons: none

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Another great product from Pioneer

Robert from Schnecksville, PA on 7/3/2016

2009 Ford Fusion

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It's been quite awhile since I installed a head unit but this model was a piece of cake. Of course I had also purchased an installation kit. This unit operates much better than my GMC OEM equipment, it easily connects to any of the phones used within the vehicle. The sound and features are exactly what I was looking for.

Pros: Sound quality is great, ability to change colors to match interior. Ability to utilize apps such as Pandora and Spotify and display the information on the screen as well as thumbs up or down is a great feature for me, thesefeatures dwarf GM's infotainment in my GMC Sierra. Affordble!

Cons: I wish it had an SDcard slot but I knew that when purchasing it. I really can't think of a con that I couldn't have taken care of by purchasing the next model up.

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Very nice unit!

Steve D from Warrenton, VA on 6/28/2016

2006 Honda Odyssey

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Replaced the stock radio in our 2006 Odyssey with this unit. It's loaded with features, and my wife loved it......except that the FM stations didn't seem to come in as well as the OEM radio. If there's one thing you learn from this review it's this: the antenna adapter (for the Ody, and possibly your car) has a blue wire for a "power antenna". Well, I don't have one of those, so I left it dangling. My wife wasn't happy with the poor reception, and I was actually considering returning the radio. After some googling, I learned that other people had similar problems with "the blue wire", and this isn't unique to this head unit or car. Turns out that my Ody has a powered antenna module and needs 12V. I hooked the blue wire up to the "switched" power lead (red wire), and now it sounds awesome!! Nothing in the Crutchfield documentation, head unit manual, or harness adapter kit told me what to do with that blue wire. There, you're welcome : ) All said, this is a great unit, and we're very happy with it!

Pros: Packed with features, sound quality is very impressive.

Cons: Like many head units, it will take some time and effort to understand all the menus and options. This is only a con to me because I like things to be on the simpler side. If you like settings and options, this could easily be a "pro"

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Nice radio

Bt from Dayton, OH on 6/28/2016

2007 Nissan Xterra

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Nice decently priced

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Great radio and service

LD from St Louis, MO on 6/26/2016

2013 Ram 1500

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Great product. Easy to work and navigate. Great service from Crutchfield also.

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So far so good

a regular customer from Pensacola, FL on 6/26/2016

2008 Isuzu i370

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I'd not have even attempted to install it if didn't know that Crutchfield would assist me, and they did helped me with the wiring via phone. The system itself is working wonderfully. It pairs with my iphone seamlessly and effortlessly. The I think it sounds better than my factory system. My went on a Chevy Colorado and it really was very easy.

Pros: display, screen, easy navigation, pairing with iphone, front aux ports.

Cons: radio memory preset buttons could be a little bigger for ease of use and less distraction from the driving itself, but even there this system is better than most.

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great product

Don N. from Towson, MD on 6/12/2016

2003 Acura 3.2CL

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Really happy with this unit. The blue tooth phone is awesome. It all works great.. It looks good and sounds good. I also installed the pac-swi cp5 so the factory steering wheel controls would work. This also works great.

Pros: System works great. Crutchfield support is great. The blue tooth phone works great. I didn't think I would even use this feature. But I plugged the microphone in the back and played around with it. Now I use it all the time. It even stored my phone book in the unit. Is easy to use.

Cons: Really hard to install only because Acura covered up the old radio with the center console and bezel around gauges. Both of these had to be removed to get the old radio out and install the new one. Most vehicles will not be hard at all compared to mine. But was worth it. It Looks good, and sounds good.

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