2012 Jeep Wrangler
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Does exactly what i want and was Easter to install!
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Pioneer's MVH-X360BT digital media receiver lets you enjoy music from your iPhone® or iPod®, select Android™ phones, or a USB thumb drive. You also get built-in Bluetooth® technology and Pioneer performance – all at a surprisingly nice price. Plus, you can still check out the news or a ballgame on good old-fashioned AM/FM radio.
With direct iPod and iPhone control, you can plug your device into the receiver's USB port and make music selections through the receiver. As a bonus, the receiver will also charge your device while you're playing your tunes. If you own an iPhone 4S or iPhone 5, you can take advantage of Siri® Eyes Free functionality with a touch of a button, accessing a variety of functions with your voice commands.
If you're using an iPod, iPhone, or USB device, Pioneer's integrated MIXTRAX virtual DJ technology can turn your music collection into a non-stop playlist, with customizable transitions and effects that will make your car feel more like a club. Android users can control their music via Bluetooth or plug into the front panel USB port and play music while getting a charge. You can also plug in a thumb drive and enjoy MP3, WMA, and WAV files, or use the aux input to connect an MP3 player or portable satellite radio tuner.
Pioneer's smartphone-friendly MVH-X360BT receiver also offers hands-free calling and music streaming.
The MVH-X360BT features built-in Bluetooth, so you can enjoy hands-free calling and wireless music streaming while you drive. You'll speak into the included external microphone and hear the other end of the conversation through your vehicle's speakers. With “Guest Mode,” you can add or replace a mobile device with ease -- a great feature for a family car with multiple drivers, or one driver with multiple devices.
With no CD player to worry about, Pioneer's designers were able to fit lots of features into a chassis that's 40% shallower than their CD receivers. Pioneer's powerful MOSFET amplifier gives you outstanding sound, while Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR) technology brings back the musical detail lost when you compress music. A 5-band graphic equalizer lets you adjust the sound to suit your tastes, while a set of RCA preamp outputs will allow you to expand your system for maximum performance.
This digital media receiver will not play CDs. If you want to play CDs in your vehicle, we offer a wide selection of CD receivers.
iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.
Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.
Does exactly what i want and was Easter to install!
Meeka, Bloomington, IL
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Does exactly what i want and was Easter to install!
The bluetooth connection drops the sound every once in a while, sometimes stops the music player completely. Re-connecting the BT device doesn't help. I have a more expensive Pioneer radio in my truck and it doesn't have the same issue with the same phone.
The positives are that it works like you would expect. Here are the two negatives. First; the display screen is completely unreadable during the day. The screen is not bright enough and there is no setting to make it visible on a sunny day. Second; the control options are very confusing and I've always had a hard time changing a setting. It's been very frustrating. Overall, I would recommend this product though. I put it in my patrol car and its a heck of a lot better than the factory system. LOVE THE BLUETOOTH!
Pros: Bluetooth and remote control
Cons: Very low visibility display screen and difficult control settings
Very pleased with stereo, Price,features and funtion. Installed unit in glove compartment of classic 70s auto. Now I can have modern sounds and technology. andd when Glove compartment door is shut car looks totally original.
Pros: Nice compact size. remote is very useful.
Purchased to replace an older aftermarket cd receiver with poor fm performance and lacking BT. My wife likes the local radio stations and this unit pulls in all the station the previous unit couldnt. Ive own several of the original Pioneer Supertuners (days of cassettes) so I hoped the genetics were still there. The MVH-X360BT also has very intuitive controls which is great for the technically inept. BT works perfectly which a Windows phone although most features dont. The mic isnt overly sensitive and mounting on the visor is probably best. Ours in on the column. All in all a great unit for the price. Cant really complaint about anything. And of course, it went in effortlessly with the kit!
Pros: Price, interface, sound quality, features, build quality
Cons: For under $100, none.
Good Value for Money. It took a little while to configure the blue tooth to my Samsung Galaxy Note but works fine now. It took a while to figure out all the feature of the system. I highly recommend reading the manual thoroughly first
Pros: good value for money .works well
Cons: Could have better sound quality in music and the hands free has a little eco when talking
Great functions. Good sound-to-cost ratio. Thousands of songs that can be carried in your pocket.
Pros: Price, Features
The radio sounds great, looks good. I am not a techno type person and I find it a little difficult to use. I find myself fumbling trough menus. It was a little wide for my dash (2002 Sonata) and the panel that covered it had to be trimmed. The buttons on the left that are blue are very bright at night. I had a small problem during installation but Mike at Crutchfield support quickly helped me through it.
Pros: Sounds good, looks good.
Cons: I would prefer more basic controls rather than a menu based operation. I guess that is part of being behind the times:-)
Excellent replacement Head unit from the standard radio on a 2000 CRV. Everything I needed was included and it works and looks great in the Honda.
Pros: Price and easy to set up and install. The set up for bluetooth was quick with the iPhone and reading music from a USB and the iPhone was seamless.
Cons: Display not bright enough
Love it....easy to install, use, etc Great price
Very pleased! Great price! I buy from Crutchfield only when comes to audio.
very nice you in it many many features but the interface hard to learn. there's a big learning curve.
I bought this simply because of the price. I needed a cheap head unit for a 2nd car. Other than this unit doesn't have a CD player, I still cling on to the past, this product is awesome! The controls re easy to work with using the display. It has plenty of power and the audio adjustment features are very elaborate for a budget stereo. Bass, mid, and high frequency adjustments plus variable loudness settings. The best feature is the Bluetooth! It's so covenient. I feel much safer driving and taking calls now. The auto answer feature makes taking and making calls a breeze.
Pros: Bluetooth Phone & Bluetooth IPOD-MP3 player support, detailed audio adjustment features, easy to read and informative display.
Cons: none that I've worried about!
OK, for the money, this is a great value. I wanted to upgrade my 10 year old car radio so it had some kind of USB port to play music and podcasts from my iPod and it has me covered. I wanted to be able to hook my phone up so I could listen to conversations over Bluetooth rather than sticking a Bluetooth thingie in my ear. My Samsung Captivate Glide is not compatible so I"m not completely happy. I'll upgrade my phone in a few months and this radio will have me covered. The dimmer doesn't dim the buttons so it is too bright at night. The display is not bright enough (with the dimmer off) to read the clock during the day. This isn't good. I rated ease of use in the middle because there are a lot of options and not a lot of buttons. I really don't know how you could make it easier to use in the single DIN form factor with limited buttons. What's the point of the removable face plate? Who's going to steal a radio at this price? If you live in that kind of neighborhood, you probably need to worry about your whole car being stolen. Altogether, though, for the price, it's a good deal. If I had to do it over again, I'd probably buy a double DIN radio with a touch screen. It's just hard to drop $300 on a 10 year old car.
Pros: Heck of a bang for the buck
Cons: Too bright at night and too dim during the day.
Great unit for the price. Install was pretty straight forward. Display nearly impossible to see during daytime, button function labels veey small and hard to see day or night but for the price point and features I wouldnt let that keep me from buying it again.
Pros: Price Bluetooth easy to setup Easy install Blue backlight is nice
Cons: Can only pair 1 device at a time Function buttons are very small Screen not bright enough for even moderate sun light
Radio looks good. Easy to use. Great sound
Awesome deal for only $99...and that included harness and install kit.
Pros: Connects to Spotify and makes phonecalls flawlessly. You can't find a better deal then this
Cons: None yet
Works fine, hard to see display in bright light. Good product for the money. Good value
Pros: very easy to install, phone calls work great
Cons: hard to see display in bright light
If you dont have a CD collection, a digital media reciever is all you need.. i have all my songs on my phone and bluetooth connectivity really helps in keeping the wires out of my car. Phone calls can be answered using this device, so if your car came without that, this is a great feature. The build quality is just like any other reciever, a bit plasticky, but gets the job done. I cant comment much on sound quality since i dont have high end speakers, nor do I have discerning ears. But I find the audio good enough. The blue buttons on the left are a tad bit too bright, dimming doesnt help. The reciever has enough power to drive my door speakers (basic Kenwood ones costing about $60-70) loud enough that I generally go upto 80% of the volume where it becomes too loud. A separate subwoofer would be good in my setup since my doors start rattling and buzzing. This has an output for subwoofer like most recievers. Interface is not top notch, but for a single line display, it is alright; just like most other ones on the market. I dont find use for the remote. The included mic for phone calls picks up audio clearly, even from the back seat if you are parked. The USB port has a 1 Amp rating, so you can charge your phone on the go, even if you dont have a separate car charger. Due to the one line display, browsing through files on usb isnt that easy.
Pros: value for money bluetooth Ability to do phone calls good call quality
Cons: Interface isnt very intuitive, the manual isnt that good either. bright lights!!
The radio performs as advertised. Bluetooth setup is very easy (easier than the factory radio in my 2009 Mazda 6). Perfect radio if your primary way of listening to music is digital via Ipad, Ipod.
Pros: Love the fact that you can connect via bluetooth, via USB, and the headphone (jack). So you can connect any device. The Crutchfield install kit was awesome. Fit perfectly
Cons: I took out a larger radio so I have room in the dash for a bigger replacement. The buttons are kind of small, I should have considered a unit with a larger face. Also my stock controls are red and this unit has blue lighting so it doesn't match the rest of the dash. Really not the radios fault - my selection ability.
Very nice radio. The setup is easy and the sound quality blows away the "premium" unit that was factory.
Pros: Very good for the money
Cons: No fancy touch screen
This replaced the factory radio in a Honda Civic. It was a tremendous improvement in sound, and so much better having tons of music on a little thumb drive. The blue tooth worked flawlessly for making and receiving phone calls. My model of Civic required the stock radio to remain connected in the car for the locks to work, so the installation was a bit of a pain, but that's specific to my car. My only real complaints are the display. Many have said is hard to read, and they're right. It's almost impossible to read during the day. At night however, the blue lights under the button are blinding. Unbelievably bright. I had to tape over them so I could see to drive. Unfortunately, my car was stolen about a month after installing this unit.
Pros: Good radio. Good sound. Bluetooth phone calls. MP3s from thumb drive.
Cons: Bright lights at night. Difficult to read display in the day.
Great stereo replacement for stock radio. Syncs quickly and easily with my phones and comes with the hands free phone too. Definitely recommend. Install was a breeze with the wiring harness Crutchfield provides.
Pros: Attractive, easy to install, works great
Cons: None so far
It all work well, just a problem with the display. during the day I can't see the display and there is no way to adjust it.
Great price, fast shipping. Exactly as described.
I only kept this unit for about 2 weeks before returning it. I wanted to like it, but the sound quality just was not there. To be able to drive the polk speakers in my car to a level that had decently 'full' sound you had to use too many of the sound adjustments (bass boost, loudless, eq, etc)... there were just too many sound processing options overlapping and stacked on top of one another so all options sounded either flat or way over processed. The menus were poorly laid out and the button interface was very messy. I used to be a big fan of Pioneer car electronics but i was not too impressed with this model (maybe it's just the pricepoint or the fact that they don't put as good of digital to analog processors in the media receivers. I ended up buying an Alpine for not much more and am much happier now.
Cons: Sound quality, menus, build quality, design/style
This unit does what I needed which was to add bluetooth and an audio input. The price was reasonable as this was an upgrade for a 2002 Toyota Tacoma double cab truck. I had to add an anti-glare cover to make it usable.
Pros: bluetooth, usb audio input, fit
Cons: Can't see the display due to glare. The blue leds lighting the buttons are always on, even with the unit off. Only 2 modes for dimming the display. Display options (clock, device, time left in track, bouncing equalizer bars, track info - which scrolls by) are not particularly useful. I would like the track info displayed without scrolling. Button labels are hard to read.
I upgraded from a factory 1991 radio unit who's display would no longer illuminate and didn't have useful functionality. This is really a top shelf setup for a casual listener and to have the associated hardware, mounting items, and shipping included makes the deal even better. The only items you'll need besides what's included in the box are some butt connectors and heat shrink or solder, depending on how you'll be making the connections and a grounding lug. The connection instructions are clear and after getting the wires connected and bundled, installation of the unit is a breeze.
Pros: Value, functionality, sound.
I cannot believe you can buy a receiver with this kind of features for less than $100. Excellent Choice
Pros: Very easy to install and program. BT audio and phone work great.
Much improved upgrade over factory unit. Was easy to install and program (especially with the installation bracket and harness included). Display is somewhat hard to see in daylight but still recommend unit if you do not need a CD player. Blue tooth very easy to program along with good sound quality.
Pros: Hand free blue tooth, sound quality.
Cons: Display hard to see in day light.
It was very easy to install. The hardest part is setting up the wiring plug prior to cracking open the dash. I enjoy the Bluetooth audio and so far the calling works but I wish their was not an external wire for the mic. Have not tried all the features yet.
Pros: Easy install.
Cons: External mic could be better for hiding in the car.
I think that this radio is perfect for that person that has a phone that streams music. The fact that it also has a USB attachment and AUX is also very nice because you basically have any way of playing music that could want besides CD's but lets face it...who does use CD's anymore?
Pros: USB, AUX, and Bluetooth compatible. The Bluetooth works great and people can still hear you clear with the windows open.
Cons: Only thing I would say is the CD slot missing for those that use CD's
Overall a good value at $100. I have no need for a CD player any longer, so the fact that it did not have one was fine. I really liked the fact that it offered hands free for my phone. I was skeptical on how well it would work. The fact that it came with an external mic gave me hopes that it would be at least useable. I have had several phone conversations using the hands free option and everyone says the sound quality is good. On my end I'm getting a full duplex call too, so I've been very pleased with it. I do not like the brightness of the source, phone, and band buttons. At night, they are so bright they distract me as I drive. Also, the screen is not bright enough during the day. The dimmer setting is so slight, it's useless.
Pros: Built in hands free and music via Bluetooth. Easy to use. Good value for your money.
Cons: Source, phone, and band buttons are too bright and distract me when I drive. No separate bass/treble control. Tone is controlled by preset equalizer and loudness. This is one of my biggest pet peeves for any car audio.
Great service from Crutchfield.
Pros: Great for swapping out with stock stereo.great sound .
Cons: Wish it had a cd player .
This head unit replaced a tape deck in a 2001 Corolla, bringing my car into the modern age. It was a snap to install. Sound quality is superior to the factory unit, but mostly I wanted the unit for Bluetooth and hands-free. Bluetooth streaming from an Android phone works well, and call quality through the unit and mic (mounted next to the rear view mirror) is also quite good. The display is readable under most lighting, and while the blue light is a bit on the bright side, with the dimmer on at all times, it's not too distracting. If anything, I wish the lighting was more understated; car manufacturers seem to get this right in their factory units. Flashy lighting aside, the interface is pretty good, considering how much functionality needs to be packed into a single DIN unit. Once programmed for your phone, it's pretty intuitive.
Pros: Good sound, Bluetooth, good call quality, front USB charging port
Cons: Display hard to read in direct sunlight, 80s style lighting
I have owned this item for about 6 months now. I love it. I mainly purchased this item because of the simplicity of not having a CD mechanism built into it. I don't use CDs and haven't for a long time now. Connecting the phone to the unit is simple. Crutchfield does not disappoint with the included MasterSheet and everything needed to install. The only thing that I notice that isn't included are the end caps to crimp the wires but that is expected. (first time purchasing a head unit from them) It wasn't a big deal because I solder the wires and heat shrink them anyways. If you are looking for a replacement to a sub-par stereo in your car or upgrading from stock, then this will be a wonderful choice because of the price and features you get with it.
Pros: Simple design, sound quality is decent, price is great.
Cons: When using the Pandora app on the phone, and choosing Pandora as a source, it sometimes doesn't connect. The unit will display something along the lines of unable to connect. Another con that I found was when using Pandora and you turn off the car, the music will continue to play through the phone for a few seconds (anywhere between 1sec to 10 seconds).
Easy to install, easy to set up & use... I bought this unit for my boat so I can link my Iphone via bluetooth instead of dealing with CD's... Very happy with it overall...
Install was a snap in my 2000 Winnebago Brave.
Pros: Easy install. Great sound even with old speakers.
Cons: Being from the old school, to me, the manual wasn't the greatest.
Does everything you want it to do.
Pros: Looks nice
Cons: Siri voice is muffled and quiet when using hands free
Bought it for my kids car. He's very pleased
Got this to replace a broken factory unit. I am not a real audiophile all I wanted was some music and a built in Bluetooth for my phone, this unit is exactly what I wanted.
Really all most people will ever need in a receiver. Has outputs for amps, etc,. Built in crossover and EQ. Can't imagine what else more expensive receivers can add that would justify the cost. Easy to install. Took maybe 30 minutes.
Pros: Value. Has most all of the bells and whistles. Visibility in sunlight is better than expected but not perfect. I was concerned the blue lights on the unit would bother me a night but they do not.
Cons: Tiny labeling of buttons impossible to read if you are over 40. Balance, Fade and other audio adjustments requires going through too many menus to get to. Should have an "audio" button to take you straight there as my Jeep requires constant adjustment depending if the roof is up or not. As with all units these days, displays are too flashy and busy. Wish they made more OEM type aftermarket units without all the flashing lights and used more manual controls instead of having to go into menus.
I was not looking to spend a lot of money and this system has everything I need for a great price. Installation was easy and the customer service was excellent.
Bluetooth audio connection sometimes doesn't want to re-connect with my phone. I have a higher level Pioneer in my truck that works perfectly, this one doesn't. Only one color for buttons, and it's blue, which probably matches 0% of cars out there.
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love the radio. Defiantly recommend.
Awesome Stereo easy hook up great sound
Pros: love the display and easy to use.
Cons: nothing yet!
Install went very easy with good instructions. Though this product will not work in the vehicle. Yes I followed the Crutchfield website and it helped choose this deck.
Pros: Easy to install and the blue tooth was very easy to set up.
Cons: The deck is to long and the back hits my heater box. So it sticks out about a 1/2" to far from the dash.
This receiver is working very well. I noticed an immediate difference from my stock receiver.
Pros: Easy to install. Simple.
Cons: Sometimes when I'm trying to change the volume I will press buttons and I have to exit the menu options before I can adjust the volume.
Replaced a factory receiver and this receiver is ten times better.good sound easy iPhone port and Bluetooth works well
Cons: None so far
I have the radio installed for about a week now. It was easy to install, but it took me a while to figure out how to tune the radio.
Pros: Bluetooth was an easy set up. Installation was simple. Sounds great even on factory speakers.
Cons: Finding out tune the radio was a bit involved.
For the money this is a good upgrade from the stock stereo.
Pros: Inexpensive, looks good in the dash, bluetooth works well
Cons: No CD player
The bluetooth work great
Pros: Good bluetooth
I was just replacing a factory unit in an older truck and wanted Bluetooth. This does that just fine, have had no problems connecting and sound is good. What i don't like is the display is hard to read, this is probably cause this is my secondary vehicle, my daily driver has lcd touchscreen so that is what i am use to. This unit if it's sunny out and i have sunglasses one i can't see it. Not a huge deal was just surprised how much better my screen is in my other vehicle. Overall it's great option as a cheap basic unit to be able to use Bluetooth but if i was putting this in my daily driver I would probably go for something a little nicer.
Pros: Price, Bluetooth, easy to install
Cons: display unreadable in sun
I was hesitant at first, since the radio i was replacing was my 2005 mini cooper s but the the radio and all components that Crutchfield sent me were accurate and easy to install. Great buy. My next project is changing the speakers witch I will purchase in Crutchfield. Very satisfied No more CD's its great.
This receiver is awesome. USB input for USB Memory stick and ipod, aux in for all else. Bluetooth for linking cell phone calls and cell phone media.
For the price how can you complain? Good radio. Good sound. Good looks. Easy to hook up to my father-in-law's 1989 BMW. Not much else to say but it does the job and provides a nice update to an classic car.
Pros: Good looking, great sound, simple controls
Cons: Would have been nice if this unit offered storage of an MP3 player INSIDE the unite (like some Sonys) -- note there is plenty of room inside the (mostly empty) unit. Amazing how they have miniaturized the electronics these days.
Bought this unit to replace the factory head unit in my Ford F-150. The built in double DIN had radio and CD player but did not have auxilary or bluetooth, which I wanted. Installation was easy with the included harness and dash kit. Was happy that the unit included a external microphone as every unit I have used without a external microphone was unusable for calls. Setup was easy and pairing my phone was also easy. The unit will display lots of useful information on the display, though if you would like the clock to display you are stuck with only seeing "BT Audio" and the time. I wish it would display the time and also cycle through some of the other data. Overall the unit is very nice and for the price it was well worth it. My only few complaints is that I have not found a setting to stop the whatever I was listening to last to autoplay when I start my car. I like the feature but I would like the option to turn it off. Also, I wish they would have placed the "Pause/play" button in a more prominent location. Since this is mainly a bluetooth unit it is nice to have the controls I use the most easily accessible. The pause button is integrated into the "4" key and is difficult to find while driving. I with they would have made this a dedicateed button on the left side. Phone calls work very well using the external mic. I mounted my mic on the driver sun visor. I am using an Android device and the built in Siri integration also works for Google Now by holding down M.C. button.
Pros: Great price and easy instillation. External microphone is a nice addition and lots of inputs for your phone. Screen is bright and readable (I dont have as much an issue as others have with the brightness). Google Now (or Siri) can be activated using the unit.
Cons: Wish the "Pause/Play" button was in a better location. Making phone calls on the unit is very clunky. Would be much easier to just use your phone or dial using voice activation. I wish you could always view the clock while also seeing other data on the display.
I wanted to replace the OEM radio in my 1995 F-150 that would have blue tooth. Features for price was a big factor in my decision. This radio was said to interface with iPhone for hands free use with phone and audio playback. It is as advertised. Setup was as easy as any bluetooth interface I have ever used. I used the OEM speakers and the sound is really good though I am sure it would be improved with better speakers if that is in your budget. I have not used the handsfree mic often and there seems to be some wind noise with the window down but that is to be expected. Install was a breeze wit the most time consuming part was soldering the wiring harness but it is worth the effort.
I put this in a 99 4 Runner to replace the worn out stocker. I was amazed at the quality of the sound and the ease of set up. It took awhile to get use to using a remote. It was great to see that Crutchfield's level of service has not diminished at all. You won't be disappointed.
Pros: Ease of use. Sound quality.
Cons: None to date
This isn't a bad little box for the money you pay for it. It does everything a cheap replacement for an aged OEM unit should do. The bluetooth works well, the microphone is good, it's relatively easy to use, and it sounds good. The complaints about the blue buttons on the left are justified, they are just less annoying in my car because of the placement of the radio compared to the driver. The display is a bit hard to see at times, but I can read it. One thing I hate is when you plug your phone in to USB, it automatically switches to the USB from the source you were on previously and you can't turn this "feature" off. Then when you start the car the next time, the unit is turned off and you have to re-select your source.
Pros: Works well, sounds good, does it's job.
Cons: Display isn't great, auto source selection when plugging your phone in to the USB.
Awesome product simple to install.
I would rate this as a good unit for the money.
Great Head Unit for a budget build. Great quality, looks amazing in my Blazer's dash.
Pros: Great quality
Cons: Older bluetooth devices do not display information on the unit.
Great product, easy to use and set up.
Pros: Bluetooth works great with iPhone and clear sound.
Cons: Volume control sensitive, puts you into the menu screen. Background light is very bright at night on dimmer off and hard to see in daylight when dimmer on.
Overall, a good option to replace the factory stereo on a used car.
Pros: - Bluetooth works well with my Android phone, when using matching settings (see con).
Cons: - Numbered button labels cannot be seen at night, so you have to memorize what some buttons do. - Can't read display at all during daytime, maybe I have to mess with the settings. - Balance seems off at centered settings; the driver hears more sound from the right side than left. - For some reason, BT connection is not an isolated step. I seem to get good connections when unit is set on "BT Audio" but not on "App" or others, for which I usually see "Connection Failed". Should just connect 1
Good unit for the price. Detachable face hangs up on removal and I have to push it back in and start over. Bluetooth was very easy to set on my iPhone 4s.
Pros: Price, ease of use.
Cons: Detachable face hangs on removal.
VERY NICE EASYTO USE GOOD SOUND
I've always loved Pioneer stuff ever since I worked for another retailer. They've always had some of the best quality at the same prices as everyone else. This headunit does almost everything. Play music or make calls from your phone, play music off a thumb drive, whatever.
Pros: Looks great Easy to use Cheap Excellent sound quality Play music from your phone or thumb drive Make calls
Cons: :: shrug ::
This is a great head unit for the price. I bought it to replace the aging factory stereo in an '04 Tacoma. For $100 this headunit brings any car into the modern age with bluetooth, USB and aux in.
Pros: Great features Amazing price Good sound quality
Cons: Buttons are little small Menu's are not very intuitive
Let me join the other reviewer who had issue with the illumination. The buttons to the left of the volume control are translucent, the light bouncing around in them makes the labels hard to read and they ARE TOO BRIGHT at night, despite the hardly effective dimming control. I'd sooner have these buttons appear the same as the ones to the right of the volume--black with white, backlit labels. Dimming, on the other hand, sets an acceptable brightness level on the dot matrix display which, in the daytime, is nowhere near bright enough to be read at a glance on higher brightness. The alternate function labels above the six frequency preset buttons are not illuminated at all and must be memorized for use at night. The receiver sounds great, and is fairly easy to operate and navigate.
Pros: Sound Operation Price
Cons: Illumination, as described
As always, easy installation because Crutchfield sends you everything you need to complete installation. Great stereo... never use CD's anymore so this works beautifully.
This unit is easy to use and sounds great. Only problem is the Dimmer is not nearly as effective as I'd think it should be. Left side buttons are pretty bright blue and shine right into your face at night.
Pros: Bluetooth is easily paired. Interface is intuitive.
Cons: Dimmer not very effective
Don't waste your money on this product. Yes it sounds good and yes its cheep, but without seeing the display it make operating this a disaster and dangerous!
Pros: Its cheap
Cons: you can't see the display don't waste your money
This is my third Pioneer head unit in the same car in 10 years - my sister is buying the one I just took out (first one fried after about four years). I bought this one because I'm tired of holding my phone super lower and on speaker to avoid being pulled over because I never charge my hands free headset. I love the look of it, my last unit was just the Main Control scrolly knob, I'm glad to have preset buttons back again! My only gripe is the brightness. The dimmer takes the blaring blue tones down to a little bit less blaring blue tone. It's bright. So bright that it's distracting. I just drove home from my dad's (he installed it) and had to cover it with one hand the entire time. My old unit was dim, it was easy to see at night as well as during the day. I plan on trying to dim the buttons with a sharpie first (sigh, I know, horrible) and if that doesn't do it, which I doubt it will, I'm going to use nail polish. I'm sure I'll have to touch it up over the years but I'll live with it.
Pros: cheap, good quality, easy to install
Cons: very bright blue buttons, unable to really dim them.
Product works very well. Crutchfield support amazing!
Pros: Many , many options. I.e. Bluetooth, iPod ready, USB input, phono jack.
Cons: So many features that the instructions are a little poor on how to use them all.
Great choice, easy to use has everything I need for listening to all my music
Pros: Easy to use, light up push buttons, USB, aux, Bluetooth and in car phone answering. Also includes a remote control.
Good basic receiver. Easy install. I'm always pleased with Pioneer units.
Cons: Wasn't 100% happy with equalizer options
Easy to hook up some what easy to set up Bt works great sounds great!
Pros: sounds great easy to use!
Cons: none so far
Good unit for a good price.
Pros: easy to install
I have had several similar Pioneer units in the past, and they don't disappoint. You get a functional little receiver that's not flashy but gets the job done. I wanted to stream audio and make calls from my phone, and listen to the radio. This does exactly that. This unit can also play MP3s from a thumbdrive or you can hook up an iPod via USB to get iTunes controls. I did find the BT audio to be a little picky. My phone does not automatically connect to this unit, but that may be a problem with the phone and not the player. This means you will need to manually set BT as the source on the receiver and connect your phone if it's anything like mine (Google Nexus 4). THERE IS NO CD FUNCTIONALITY! The sales page makes this pretty explicit so make sure you don't miss that. If you want to play CDs you need a different unit.
Pros: Simple functional DIN receiver. Makes phone calls, streams audio over bluetooth, plays MP3s.
Cons: Did you automatically find and connect to phone over BT. Very little customization options (I have owned Pioneer units with adjustable LED lights and the such.) Wiring harness did not have audio channel names printed on the wires, but the colors are standard so it shouldn't be an issue to wire it up to your vehicle. The wires did not come with the tips pre-clipped, which is a minor issue but it would have been nice to have.
Great unit for a great price
Pros: Easy to use and set up.
Great for my needs. Requires a bit of set up to get the blue tooth working properly with two or more devices, but once figured out, it runs well. Works right off of a USB drive filled with my entire library of mp3's. Set up could have used a bit more user friendly and ergonomic controls and better navigation through menus, buttons felt slightly cheap (my own gripe I suppose). Sounds excellent in my stock speakers and a lot of functionality once you get used to it. Definitely a great buy.
This is a great stereo for the money
Pros: Bluetooth, great sound
Cons: Colors dont change
This is probably the cheapest Pioneer unit I've ever purchased so I wasn't expecting all the bells and whistles of a higher end unit. It provides all the normal functions of course and great sound I've come to expect. It handles bluetooth calls well as well as detecting the bluetooth on my phone to play music. One very minor annoyance is that when it connects it will automatically start playing music store locally through the default music app. I tend to use TuneIn Radio and Google play as my main music choices. My girlfriend uses here Ipod without any issues. All in all this is a good unit with some cool basic features and is definitely worth a buy.
Pros: Great sound and features for the price.
Cons: Display is hard to see in bright daylight. (Could also be because of the angle of the unit in my car. The unit slightly tilts upwards due to design)
I installed this in my wife's Jeep Cherokee because the clock would display a random time when you turned on the ignition and she wanted to listen to her music. The stock radio was just a radio, it was AM or FM that's it. So after I put a new Pioneer DEH-X4600BT in my truck I decided she should have a new radio as well. The MVH-X360 and the X4600 differ only in the fact that the X4600 has a CD player and is four channel the X360 doesn't have the CD and is two channel. My truck has four speakers and the Jeep has two. In my research I wanted to know the difference between two and four channel and it said that you give up the fader, however when setting up the X3600 there's is a fader in the audio setup, and the radio wire harness has wires for all four speakers, so I'm still a little confused about the difference, I'll have to do a little more research. You can read my other review for the DEH-X4600BT about purchasing from Crutchfield's and the how easy the units are to use.
Pros: USB, AUX input, Easy to use controls
I was looking to change my factory radio But I wasn't planing to spend much on it , well I found this radio for a reasonable price and gotta say its worth every penny , being that I don't use CDs , this was the perfect product for me !! Btw the Sound quality it's really good as well !! I would definitely recommend it to a friend !!
Pros: Great price for a great unit!! With good sound quality !!
Great stereo at a great price. As always Crutchfield is awesome.
Pros: Ease of use and install. Bluetooth works great with calls and music.
Cons: None so far.
This was definitely a great decision to buy this. I was having trouble with my cassette adapter that I was using in my 4Runner, and decided to upgrade it. After hearing from my cousin that he really like his, I decided to pull the trigger on this one. It came relatively quickly, and I was very excited to use it. After wiring it up and getting it set back in my head unit mounts, I was very pleased with it's performance. It doesn't feel cheap when I'm pressing buttons on it, and the sound quality is great. (especially since I got new speakers too!) Having Bluetooth is awesome because I just get in the car and my music starts playing where it left off, no hassle with repairing it. Also, having the wiring harnesses and the diagrams sent with this package from Crutchfield was awesome. I didn't have to worry about which wire goes where and how it plugged in. It was very simple. Overall, I would definitely recommend this to someone who wants a great after market head unit, but doesn't want to break the bank.
Pros: -Lots of customization for your EQ -Bluetooth sounds very nice, I was pleasantly surprised -The ability to scroll through songs using the display and not my iPhone is very nice -Very subtle design, it doesn't look out of place in my vehicle -Easy to install in my vehicle
Cons: -Screen is a little hard to see during the day, but not a huge issue -You have to pick the right place to put your microphone so it doesn't pick up road noise.
VERY COOL! The Bluetooth links automatically to my cellphone. Makes driving safer and stress free.
Pros: Bluetooth link at a great price. If you need an upgrade buy this! I won't be seen holding a cellphone again while driving!
Cons: I think this does not link via the usb to my android very well. Seems to be made more for an iPhone. But, I have not dug into it yet.
Unit works perfect via bluetooth for connecting my phone and streaming my music which is exactly what I bought it for.
Cons: Wish the voice controls supported Android but I knew that before purchasing
This was so easy to hookup ,and even easier to program
Bought this item for my grandsons 95 Chevy Camaro z28 . Didn't want to crave up the dash to install so with the included adapter kits for the stock Bose system installation was a breeze . They even included directions on how to take off the panels on the dash to get the old out and new one in . Sounded better than I thought it would .
Pros: Great sound over the stock system plus able to answer cell phone with the blue tooth connection .
I bought this unit for one of our company vehicles that had recently had its Kenwood deck stolen out of it. Living in the police state of California, I wanted to find something with Bluetooth but I didn't want that one specific function to "break the bank" just incase it got stolen again. Incredibly easy to use, the Bluetooth sounds and works just the same as my bosses Lexus, and you can change songs playing from your iPhone with the included remote. I'm considering ordering 3-4 more of these for some of the other work vehicles and one for my personal vehicle. I cannot believe for what I paid I was able to get so many features and install it myself in under an hour.
Pros: Bluetooth, easy, works fantastic with the iPhone, clicker and Bluetooth mic included
Cons: No CD player but do they even sell CDs anymore?
Great product for the price has great sound quality and upgraded the interior of my car ten fold.
Pros: Looks Good Sounds Great
I have a 97 subaru legacy. Took about 2 hours to remove old stereo correctly. Lots of screws and a few small panel to remove. Was able to snake the microphone under the dash and thru side panels right to the visor. People say the I sound clear on hands free. My stock speakers sound better, now I'm getting some better speakers
Pros: $ Bluetooth iPhone compatible. Hands free mic
Installation was very simple and actually only had to look at the master cut sheet twice I believe. It took me a few minutes to learn how to navigate through the menus with the remote, but that's my fault because I didn't take 5 minutes to look at the book. After flipping through it while eating I pretty much know how to do everything I need to.
Pros: Price was great. No cd interface; which is the primary thing I was looking for. Very easy to setup and use.
Cons: Not many different display options, but it only being a single din I'm not sweating it to much. I would like to be able to set the color I want versus the standard blue, but there to for the price I'm fine with it.
This is quite a nice head unit. Overall it's a well rounded device with plenty of features and great audio quality. It has a fairly subdued style once it's installed but the lights are always bright. Even with the dimmer mode enabled.
Pros: - Well Priced - Good sound quality - Great features - Simple install - Decent looking - Good receiver range (both Bluetooth and FM) - Decent internal amp (You wont power subs with it but it's quite alright for some Coaxials)
Cons: - Very bright buttons even when dimmed (Really the three large ones on the left) - Like most aftermarket head units, it is kinda gaudy. - It was a bit confusing to get Bluetooth set up properly but after you do it connects instantly
Decent device for the money, I would consider spending a bit more for a quality head unit.
Pros: Installed easy. Works ok. Fairly easy to set up.
Cons: Bluetooth Sync is somewhat flaky. Sometimes connects to Pandora, Sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes shows correct song title on screen when listening to MP3s via BT. Volume knob is garbage. If you barely touch it wrong it scrolls through menus instead of turning volume up or down. I will give it a try, but probably return it/replace it with a better unit.
This receiver was installed into a 2008 Corolla to replace the 6 CD changer factory unit. The primary objective was to supply iPod / iPhone music playback and hands-free iPhone use at an affordable price. The unit installed easily and was very easy / intuitive for my 18-yr old to set-up for their personal use.
Pros: - iPod / iPhone playback and hands-free calling - Easy install and set-up (e.g. bluetooth pairing) - long microphone wire for very flexible placement - Great features for the price
Cons: - None....yet...everything is exactly as advertised. No surprises.
I put this on a 97 ford explorer. It sounded great. The radio came in were the other one wouldn't. I would recommend this stereo and website to anyone.
Pros: God's radio sou des good.
Cons: It didn't have a CD player.
Great value for the money $99, my early 2000s car now has hands free calling, blue tooth audio, greater equalization control that my stock Bose speakers are realizing their full potential. I am not missing the CD Player (the Pioneer does not have one) at all. Besides, one can cram in multiple CDs (music, audio books) onto a flash drive, and use the USB port.
Pros: Value for the money, sound quality, ease of install
Cons: Radio reception is not the best. I have lost FM and AM stations that I used to get clearly on my stock unit.
Great product for the price. Would buy again on a budget.
Pros: Easy to install, great looks
Cons: Wish you could dim the unit, or turn the lights out all together. (you can dim, but very minimal)
Replaced the wife's Pioneer DEH-4800MP with this. She is very happy with the upgrade. It syncs to her phone as soon as the car starts, no AUX wire to mess with, and she loves the "hands free" calling. My just order one for my car now cause I'm a little envious...
Pros: Sounds good, enough features to make the wife happy, and was priced nicely.
Cons: Having to run the wire for the "hands free" mic behind the dash, but considering you are adding this feature to an older car, its really not much of a con I guess.
Nice microphone for hands free phone use.
Great product Who need cd now you have all these music on your phone blue tooth works great
Nice product. Just wanted to make my 1999 Ford Ranger a little more modern. Upgraded a tape/CD deck to this, which let me ditch all my CDs (and my Top Gun soundtrack cassette tape), and just use my iPhone for music now. The trim adapter and wiring harness from Crutchfield were great and made installation very doable for someone with no experience whatsoever working on something like this. This unit isn't anything fancy, but was pretty much all I needed to start playing music from my phone wirelessly.
Pros: Bluetooth connection is great. iPhone setup is pretty easy (once you figure it out). Very affordable. Integration with my iPhone 5s is pretty good.
Cons: Screen is a little too dim during the day. Instruction manual is next to worthless. When using an iPhone in bluetooth mode, you can't scroll through songs/artists/albums/etc using the stereo controls. You can work around this by either plugging your iPhone in via USB, or just using Siri commands. The downside is Siri screws up what you're asking for fairly often.
Good price and works perfect
The install went well, no complaints. The unit produces loud, clear music with tight bass, I am more than happy with the quality of the sound. Three thumbs up, really. Now for the gripes, which are petty considering the price but they're still gripes. The display is impossible to read in the sun and there is only a high or low brightness control. The display tries to look "cool" with graphics and whatnot but in this day and age with high resolution displays in our pockets, these graphics look cheesy and dated. The Bluetooth is superb, I don't even have to take my phone out of my pocket when I get in the car, it just connects and my music plays. Beautiful !
Pros: Very smooth functioning Bluetooth Quality sound
Cons: Cheap display and annoying graphics Poor visibility in direct light No dimmer, only hi or low brightness Due to limited character space, they abbreviate everything which makes understanding menu functions difficult sometimes.
Two years ago I purchased a Pioneer double din video screen model with bluetooth and it cost a fortune. After I installed it I found out it required an extra $200 module for bluetooth streaming, not just using it for phone functions. I was ticked, Especially considering how worthless the screen function turned out to be since it has such a tiny viewing angle, is low quality, hard to press, and I have probably use it a total of 10 times. I got a blackberry bluetooth streaming module (for $30) to be able to stream music but it's still a pain to have to connect to both devices whenever I start my car since half the time my phone doesn't. Fast forward two years and my wife needs a new stereo. I get this one for a small fraction of the cost and while it does not have the worthless screen, it does everything much better. Interfaces with android apps, streams bluetooth music, and i easier to use The only thing more difficult is choosing music on the USB.
Pros: Bluetooth functions, interfaces with android apps, excellent bluetooth call quality, good music quality, many station resets.
Cons: Hard to navigate USB file structures. Put all the files in the top level and don't use folders unless you study the file structure to be able to more easily navigate.
This was easy to install and easy to use
Pros: Easy to use great sound
Great Deck!!! Have had NO problems!!!
I've had this deck for about a month now and love it! I use the Bluetooth all the time. I had a friend tell me the quality of sound wouldn't be good, but I disagree.
Pros: Simple, plays all my electronic media and sounds great
Cons: it's not in all my cars
Ive only been using this head unit for about a week and im super impressed so far. Great sound quality and the ipod control is nice it just takes a little getting used to.
This receiver is perfect for me! Easy to install with the free wiring harness and instructions (as always) and really easy to use! If you are like me and NEVER pop a cd into the player anymore then check out this pioneer!!
Can't beat this radio for the money!
Pros: Great sound, Bluetooth works perfectly
I installed this product for a 1994 F-150, and I am using the original speakers of the pickup, so I cannot comment on the sound quality too much. It has enough output to blast. This product has a good set of features, but the biggest problem is that the owner's manual is not well written with details. Pioneer should pay much closer attention to details with the less than sophisticated user's point of view. The Bluetooth function is what I needed, but this is very confusing. I use a smartphone for my calls and Pandora, while I have a Nano for other music and audio book. Connecting all of these to this instrument is an art of hits and misses. If you want to have a voice-activated call, then there is no function to let you do this under "Phone." I accidentally discovered that you could do this under "APP" function, and this is NOT described anywhere in the manual. When I use my Nano (7th), it does not go up the file structure. If you want, you can play all the music regardless how your songs are organized under albums. You cannot have good access to your own songs, except from the Nano itself. The remote works to a degree, but it does not allow me to have a hands-free phone operation - so what is the use of a remote when actually I need to reach to the console. This is one of less expensive units without a CD player, but if you can afford to spend more, pay closer attention to: "hands-free voice command," "file structure accessibility of your iPod." This is not it.
Pros: Inexpensive. Pandora accessibility.
Cons: Terrible owner's manual instructions. Display too dark in the sunlight. Very confusing BT setup. Not so friendly remote.
Installed my system. Was easy with the kit and instructions from manufacture and Crutchfield. The system works great. Everything that I wanted to be!
Awesome, only complaint is I cant select my playlists and songs through my head unit. But its not really I big deal, I can just pick a playlist on my phone and the rest is easy through Bluetooth. I'm pretty impressed
Pros: Easy to use, cool, sounds good
Purchased this unit to replace the factory one in my 2004 Ford Explorer. The sound quality and features are awesome for the price. As always Crutchfield made installing it myself very easy, it only took about 45 minutes total! Bluetooth syncs flawlessly with my Galaxy S4 and sounds great. If you're in the market for a great quality receiver with a lot of features at a low price, then this one is it!
Pros: Great sound quality. Plenty of features. Bluetooth syncs perfect and sounds great.
Cons: Display can be difficult to read in the daylight and is a bit too bright at night, even after it's dimmed.
Sleek, sound good
Pros: May boost your confidence
I recently purchased a used 2010 Nissan Frontier XE and wanted to upgrade the factory setup. I couldn't be happier at the moment (and hopefully that sentiment will continue). I would give this an overall rating of 4.5. I'll share some details below: - There is NOT a CD player. I was OK with this because I haven't used a CD in a car in years. - This device this sounds awesome. It really made the factory speakers sound a ton better. - It paired quickly via BT with my iPhone 5s. - The radio quality is very good. - The USB connection both charges and plays through content. - The installation/microphone and so forth were as described. It was easy. There are a few drawbacks that I'd describe: - The faceplate and lighting is a little hard to read in the daylight. - The usability of the device could be better. Keep the manual around. For the price at paid at Crutchfield, the installation gear and pry tools, I couldn't be happier. I mean I have a hands free Blue Tooth solution that works easily with my phone for a great price. It sounds great and has all of the features I would want. Two things I'd add: Before I called Crutchfield, I called my local big blue box place and asked them how much it would cost to install. They said, radio price , $65 for install + radio harness + antenna adapter. Total price for install was $170+ dollars. Crutchfield sent me detailed instructions and yes it took about an hour of my time, but I enjoyed it and it sounds awesome.
Pros: - There is NOT a CD player. I was OK with this because I haven't used a CD in a car in years. - This device this sounds awesome. It really made the factory speakers sound a ton better. - It paired quickly via BT with my iPhone 5s. - The radio quality is very good. - The USB connection both charges and plays through content. - The installation/microphone and so forth were as described. It was easy.
Cons: - The faceplate and lighting is a little hard to read in the daylight. - The usability of the device could be better. Keep the manual around.
My main problems with this unit is the lack of ATT button. With an old JVC I had a few years ago I loved just pulling up to a drive thru and hitting that button which would drop the audio down to about 5%. One more click and it would bring it back to full volume. At first the BT with my iphone 5 worked great but twice it has made this terrible buzzing sound, and twice reported "error 10". Sometimes the BT also won't sync with my phone and it says "no service". Also the EQ settings are not that great. Other than those probs I like the unit.
Pros: Great price. Decent features. BT phone use I'm told is great on the other end. USB audio is very easy to use.
Cons: Missing "ATT" button.
Pros: bluetooth is flawless, sound quality is great, built in amp has plenty of power.
I struggled getting the radio operational at first - my bad. I was replacing an older radio that only required one hot lead - this unit requires both direct and switched leads or it won't power up... maybe everyone else knew this, but I didn't and it wasn't blatantly obvious in the pioneer installation manual. Crutchfield support set me straight and it's been clear sailing. I especially like the quality of the hands free phone operation, and Pandora App works great!
Pros: Feature set for price point
Cons: Somewhat tricky to navigate controls at first, but you'll get the hang of it if you stick with it... :)
Easy Install on Honda Civic 2002 LX
Pros: All the parts provided, a quick call to Crutchfield tech support and about 90 minutes later, the radio was installed and playing music.
Cons: There are two screws that need to be removed under the dash. You need to have the proper ratchet and extender to get it out. The screw on the right is the most difficult to remove as its blocked slightly by the dash molding.
I like the unit, but I should have read the description more closely. The bluetooth has excellent features when used with iPhone. Very limited Andriod support.
Pros: Easy setup. Good sound quality. Solid construction
Cons: Limited Android support
works great. looks great. what more can I ask.
I've really enjoyed it so far. The sound has been great and the Bluetooth features are really nice.
Pros: It is a very modern unit with all the features you'd expect in a digital receiver.
Cons: It's a little complicated at first, especially in your not a techno-geek. But once you get it everything works well.
Great value and great features! Sounds really good and the EQ is pretty tweekable for a car system. Hands free, including Siri works well. Control of the menus is confusing.
Pros: Sound quality Features Siri and hands free calling Bluetooth and USB audio
Cons: Somewhat difficult to navigate menus
Great value for the money. Really. The sound quality is really good. I was amazed my poor 4 speakers could sound this good. It's not an audiophile system but for the money it's hard to beat. BT was easy to set up, seems robust and sounds excellent on my iPhone 5. It reads my monster music USB drive (12 gig of music - 150 folders) easily and quickly. My only complaint is that it's not really bright and hard to read in bright sunlight. Overall highly recommended. Glad they got rid of the CDs!
Pros: Great sound quality for the price. Robust BT. Great USB compatibility and performance.
Cons: Hard to read display in bright sunlights
Easy install, and allowed me to hook up my Note 3 into my 2006 Ridgeline. But what really impressed me was Crutchfield customer service. Went above and beyond technical help and providing an appropriate mounting kit for this radio, and the old one (also bought at Crutchfield) that I was now installing into another car.
Pros: Bluetooth Connectivity, Remote Control
Sounds Good, Easy to Use, Hands Free with iPhone is better then expected with microphone attached to steering column. iPad hook up worked as advertised. Bluetooth was the same. Easy to install with Crutchfield provide installation gear. Very happy.
Pros: iPhone hands free works great
Cons: none yet
This is a nice receiver that will greatly enhance your vehicles sound system. I complimented this device with Kicker speakers in the door panels. Plenty of sound options in the settings. Many display options: dimmer(display only), clock, station, title and track etc. Bluetooth connectivity is excellent and connects upon startup. Streams music excellently and phone calls are great. I found that bluetooth is better than the aux input and the USB does "NOT" work with my Samsung GS3 running 4.3.
Cons: USB connectivity with Android. Volume/control knob is very slippery and difficult to use. Pulling in radio stations can be poor at times..
I purchased this radio for my daughter. The instructions and harness made it an easy installation. The radio set up was smooth and she really enjoys the sound quality over the stock radio. The hands free phone option was an important feature for her safety.
Pros: Sound, hands free phone and easy plug in for media accessories
You get what you pay for is evident in this product. Purchased for Kia Amanti w/ Infinity sound system. Sound quality is good, Bluetooth ( the main reason for purchase) is just fair, will not stream music from one device Nexus7 and answer calls from cell phone, dependably. This is stated in owners manual, should have read it before purchase. The main shortcoming however is the tuner, I can only listen to 60% of the stations I had in original radio, and what my wife's car will pickup. Would not purchase again, would return but it is not like brand new, so paying shipping and restocking fees doesn't make sense. Will be purchasing new car in summer, this was temporary fix.
Pros: BT for phone works well, ease of installation, Crutchfield support
Cons: BT can only dependably handle 1 device Tuner way below acceptable
Very easy installation, very good bluetooth connectivity
Pros: everything about it
Cons: nothing so far
Really like this. The blue tooth is very clear.
Pros: Price and blue tooth. Able to hook up iPhone is great also
I purchased one for my truck and another for my wife's car. They replaced CD/stereo units. Tech support assisted me with installation questions. Very satisfied.
Pros: Assistance by techs and quality of sound
Cons: Written installation instructions didn't help.
Great sounding product.
Great media player for under $100 bucks, Bluetooth works great and the sound is crystal clear.
Pros: Great value
Cons: Bluetooth phone only works through speaker level inputs, not preamp outputs.
Replace the radio of my wife's car. Product works great and immediately sync with my iPhone. Everything works great. I am very satisfied with the products and all install kits from Crutchfield.
Pros: Everything is good.
Cons: It's better to include rear usb and aux connection,
Very good product for the money. Very easy to install no problems. Installs in less than a hour.
Pros: Easy to sync with iPhone!
The blue tooth works great and setting the unit up is easy
Pros: The unit is easy to use and too hook up
Great Bluetooth integration with this unit. Highly configurable sound settings. Perfect for my needs. Brings my audio system up to date for an older car. High quality sound using Bluetooth connection with phone apps.
Pros: Excellent sound, easy Bluetooth setup
Cons: None yet
Bought this head unit to replace the stock factory unit which broke. It works great, sound is good and gets to the perfect SPL. My only gripe is the actual physical appearance of the unit. This isn't really pioneer's fault, as it seems 99% of all head units look like they belong in a 90's ricer civic. I also wish that there were a dimmer wire included in this unit, but sadly you have to manually dim the thing.
Pros: Sound quality, build quality, bang for buck
Cons: Appearance, no dimmer wire
This was an upgrade in my wife's car to add Bluetooth and hands-free phone use. Simple, straightforward installation and use. Does exactly what it claims and does it well. Simple, easy to understand user interface works for her.
Bought this to replace the stock radio in a 2004 Trailblazer. I had previously used a cassette adapter to get the audio from my Android phone and felt like I was stuck in the 80s. My main reason for buying this radio was the bluetooth capability for both audio and phone and it didn't disappoint! The radio paired with the phone in a few seconds and works flawlessly with my Amazon MP3 app and Sirius Internet app. Track information shows using the Amazon app, and both apps pause and restart when you get back into the car. Sound quality is excellent. The radio is half the height of the stock Chevy radio, but the included mounting kit works perfectly.
Pros: Sounds great, easy to pair with Android phone and works with all my audio apps.
Cons: Installation into a vehicle with Onstar requires a $50 adapter kit. The wiring is not for the feint of heart! Make sure you do the wiring at a well lit bench and not in the car. The microphone needs to be mounted close to the driver and seems to be very directional. You may need to play with it's placement so it doesn't sound to your callers like you're at the bottom of a pit.
Product works great and immediately sync with my Android Phone without having to perform any updates. Pandora sounds great on car and the blue tooth works just as well. Very satisfied with the product and ease of install.
Pros: Ease of install, build quality, sound quality, and Crutchfield technical support staff.
Cons: Doesn't work with factory CD player.
Works perfectly in my car and was super easy to install and pair with with my phone. Was pleasantly surprised that it shows the track name/info even from my Android device.
Pros: Easy install, Bluetooth + AUX input + USB = awesome, detachable screen
Cons: Controls and the menu navigation can take a bit getting used to. Still learning where everything is located. But once everything is found it works well.
I was a little cautious at first but now that it's in and done I love it. Nothing like getting in my truck and having it connect to my phone with no problem.
Pros: Ease if use
Love this Pioneer... Creates a safer way to drive with the Bluetooth Phone connect. and easy to use Bluetooth app tool allows me to get great music playing in my truck
Pros: Easy installation. easy directions... great sound...
I bought this for my teen son for Christmas. He installed it before a very long road trip and it performed great! It kept him and his sister company as they traveled through snow storms and rain storms! When I called to check on them, the bluetooth was great, it made me feel more comfortable that they were NOT picking up their cell phones!
Cons: None that I know of
Purchased for my son's car. Easy install, easy to use. Sounds very good over stock radio. Very use to hook up an Ipod and Pandora.
Great product will recommend to anyone
I bought this stereo to replace my stock stereo in my Jeep. it is exactly what I was looking for. It is very easy to use and it connects to bluetooth automatically as soon as you get into car. You can also run two or three different devices off of the Bluetooth. I would definitely recommend this. Huge step up above stock and CD is on its way out anyway nearly extinct.
Pros: Very easy to use. Looks great and sounds even better.
Very nice unit with great features. Easy to install but I wish the instructions would have been just a bit more clear regarding the need to attach the "power antenna" feed to the "antenna power booster" on my vehicle.
This is an outstanding radio for the price.
Pros: Bluetooth included
Very pleased with this product.
This unit is very solid, i don't regret anything about it. Don't waste time looking for something else, this stereo has everything, quality, power and cool design.
Pros: No CD, bluetooth, Sound Quality. I like everything about this Stereo.
Great service and products!
Cons: None yet
This unit was super easy to install. As i was upgrading from an older pioneer unit, the wiring harness was identical making it practically plug and play. Just had to place mic and run wire. Once i got oriented with mpc, it is easy to use and syncs up with iphone 4s perfectly. I would reccommend this unit to anyone.
Pros: Eez of installation Sound quality Functionality
Cons: A little confusing getting used to main controler. Not bad though
Pros: Easy to use
Cons: As of now none
Easy install and great features!
Pros: Good product for the money
Had to remove the tab at the back of the tray in my C5. Other than that it was simple to install. Looks like it belongs in the car.
Pros: The phone with Bluetooth is outstanding. Fairly simple setup.
Cons: The remote seems a bit weak. I may try a new battery and see if makes a difference. One has to point it just right to get it to operate the system.
|Memory Card Slot||USB memory|
|Satellite Radio Ready||No|
|RMS Power (CTA-2006)||14 watts|
|RMS Power (Manufacturer)||---|
|Peak Output||50 watts|
|RMS Power Bandwidth||20-20kHz|
|Sub Preamp Outputs||No|
|Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs||Yes|
|Preamp Voltage||2 volts|
|Key Button Color||Blue|
|Steering Wheel Control Compatible||Adapter required|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|FM Sensitivity||9 dBf|
|Radio Data System||Yes|
Bluetooth Technology: The MVH-X360BT is equipped with built-in Bluetooth ver. 3.0, allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Pioneer MVH-X360BT.
SPP + USB Pairing w/ Guest Mode: With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the MVH-X360BT without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings (your phone must also support SSP). When your paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units. Up to 3 Bluetooth-compatible devices can be paired to this head unit, but only one device can be used at a time. You can also pair your Apple iPhone by simply connecting it to the Pioneer head unit via USB and following a single prompt on the head unit's display. In addition, the MVH-X360BT features "Guest Mode", which allows you to add and replace a mobile device instantly to the receiver. Guest Mode is a great feature for a family vehicle with multiple drivers or a driver with multiple devices because it allows users to pair and delete devices easily without a lengthy registration or deletion process.
Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The MVH-X360BT supports wireless hands-free communication (HFP/HSP/OPP/PBAB) for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The head unit will display the caller's information and an audible ring tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker during an incoming call. You can manually answer an incoming call or have the unit automatically answer the call. The MVH-X360BT allows you to carry on a phone conversation from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone using the head unit's external microphone and your car audio speakers. During a conversation you can adjust the volume, as well as switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode. Using the MVH-X360BT, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:
Note: The external microphone provides better performance in noisy environments than the integrated microphone found on the front-panel of many aftermarket or factory radios. The microphone features a 13' cord that plugs into the back of the radio, and comes with an adjustable visor-mount clip. The microphone measures 0.475" (diameter) x 1.445" (depth). The unit is not equipped with an integrated microphone.
Wireless Audio Streaming (with Song/Artist Info): The Pioneer MVH-X360BT also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The head unit can stream music stored on your Bluetooth enabled device or music apps you have downloaded on your device. The MVH-X360BT will be able to control basic playback features; Play, Pause, & Skip Tracks (app must also support). The head unit will also display your music's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title (app must also support). When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call.
Front-Panel USB Input (Android Compliant): The unit's front-panel USB (type-A) port allows you to connect a USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) or USB Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) compliant device; such as your Android smartphone, portable digital audio player, or USB thumbdrive. The USB port enables audio playback & control of MP3, WMA, and WAV music files stored on your portable USB MSC/MTP device through the Pioneer MVH-X360BT. USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the digital media receiver's USB port (1A) and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
Note: The unit's front-panel USB port supports Android OS 4.0+ (Ice Cream Sandwich/Jelly Bean) as a Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) device. It also supports Android OS 2.2+ (Froyo/Gingerbread) as a Mass Storage Class (MSC) device; as of 11/25/2013. The receiver does not support Android OS 3.1+ (Honeycomb) or other Android operating systems not listed.
MP3/WMA/WAV Playback: The Pioneer MVH-X360BT supports the following types of MP3/WMA/WAV files loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.
|Media Type||USB (MSC/MTP)|
|File System||FAT 12/16/32|
|Playable File Types||MP3:
bit rate of 8-320 kbps w/ sampling rate of 32, 44.1, 48 kHz |
WMA: bit rate of 48-320 kbps w/ sampling rate of 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
WAV: bit rate of 8- or 16-bit w/ sampling rate of 16-48kHz or 22.05-44.1kHz (not compatible w/ MTP)
|Maximum # of Folders/Files||500 folders/15,000 files|
|Tags||ID3 tags (ver.1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA tags|
Media App Control (for Android): The Media App Control mode lets you listen to your favorite music apps on your Bluetooth-paired Android smartphone (2.3+) through the Pioneer head unit and your vehicle's speakers. Media App Control lets you take control of compatible music apps on your paired Android device through the Pioneer MVH-X360BT. Media App Control allows you to play, pause, and change tracks from a compatible music app directly from the controls on the Pioneer head unit. The app's name (i.e. "iHeartAuto"), station identification, and song/artist information will be displayed on the head unit's LCD screen (when applicable, depending on app). Compatible music apps include (as of 11/25/2013):
|App Name||App Description||App Name||App Description|
|iHeartAuto||iHeartRadio for Auto (iHeartAuto). is a version of the free iHeartRadio digital radio app specifically designed for use in your car, truck or SUV.||Spotify||Spotify gives you instant access to millions of songs. With the Spotify app, you can choose to listen for free, or subscribe to Spotify Premium.|
|Aupeo!||AUPEO! Personal Radio offers free online music with a focus on the discovery of new songs and artists. Search by artist, song, genre, or mood.||TuneIn||TuneIn lets you listen to the world's radio with sports, news, talk, and music streaming from every continent. Enjoy 100,000 live radio stations and 2 million podcasts, concerts or shows on your iPhone, iPad and iPod, all for free.|
|Aha||Aha organizes your favorite Internet content into personalized, live, and on-demand radio stations, making it safe and easy to instantly access your favorite stuff on the go, all from a single dashboard. With choices that span Internet radio, podcasts, music, traffic, audiobooks, Facebook, Twitter, and more (all as presets).||Slacker||Slacker Radio is handcrafted radio from passionate music experts. Listen for free and discover the perfect music for any moment with hundreds of stations and recommendations.|
|Rdio||Rdio (from $4.99 per month) is a subscription based music service that enables you to create a library and listen to unlimited music on- or offline. Compatible with version 2.1.8 or older (version 2.2 or newer is not supported)||Livio||The Livio app ($4.99) lets you listen to more than 42,000 AM/FM and Internet-only radio streams from around the world.|
|SiriusXM||With the SiriusXM Internet Radio App, you can listen to SiriusXM's sports, talk, comedy, entertainment and commercial-free music programming. SiriusXM Internet Radio subscription is required.||gMusic||Keep up to 20,000 of your favorite songs in the cloud without having to use any space on your Android device.|
Note: Access to online music services and apps will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your Android device to connect to the Internet.
MusicSphere: Pioneer's new proprietary MusicSphere technology allows you to enjoy your music in a new way by creating unique mood-based playlists via iTunes for your iPod, iPod Touch, or iPhone device. When installed on your Windows PC, the MusicSphere iTunes plug-in software will analyze the entire music library and create specialized playlists based on various musical attributes such as feeling (bright, energetic, gloomy, relaxing calm), rhythm pattern, beats per minute (BPM), year of the song and/or date added to the device. Additionally, through the MusicSphere, you can select preferred parameters of your music to create a "DJ Playlist".
iPod Direct Connection: The Pioneer MVH-X360BT's front-panel USB port can be used to connect your 30-pin dock connector or Lightning-connector iPod/iPhone to the head unit. The MVH-X360BT supports audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of your compatible Apple device.
Note: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position (if your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it).
iPod Audio Playback w/ DAC Bypass: The USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's stored music to be loaded instantly to the head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter, allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 91dB. The Pioneer head unit supports audio playback of stored music, podcasts, audiobooks, and music apps on your iPod or iPhone. You can choose to operate your iPod/iPhone through the head unit's front-panel controls, from its clickwheel/touchscreen, or via a streamed app from your iPhone.
|App Name||App Description||App Name||App Description|
|iHeartAuto||iHeartRadio for Auto (iHeartAuto). is a version of the free iHeartRadio digital radio app specifically designed for use in your car, truck or SUV.||Aha||Aha organizes your favorite Internet content into personalized, live, and on-demand radio stations, making it safe and easy to instantly access your favorite stuff on the go, all from a single dashboard. With choices that span Internet radio, podcasts, music, traffic, audiobooks, Facebook, Twitter, and more (all as presets)|
|Aupeo!||AUPEO! Personal Radio offers free online music with a focus on the discovery of new songs and artists. Search by artist, song, genre, or mood.||Livio||The Livio app ($4.99) lets you listen to more than 42,000 AM/FM and Internet-only radio streams from around the world.|
|Rdio||Rdio (from $4.99 per month) is a subscription based music service that enables you to create a library and listen to unlimited music on- or offline. Compatible with version 2.1.8 or older (version 2.2 or newer is not supported)||Spotify||Spotify gives you instant access to millions of songs. With the Spotify app, you can choose to listen for free, or subscribe to Spotify Premium.|
|StreamS HiFi Radio||StreamS ($3.99) is a full-featured iPhone streaming audio player delivering thousands of tested, reliable, high quality hi-fi HE-AAC streams.||TuneIn||TuneIn lets you listen to the world's radio with sports, news, talk, and music streaming from every continent. Enjoy 100,000 live radio stations and 2 million podcasts, concerts or shows on your iPhone, iPad and iPod, all for free.|
|gMusic||Keep up to 20,000 of your favorite songs in the cloud without having to use any space on your iOS device.||Slacker||Slacker Radio is handcrafted radio from passionate music experts. Listen for free and discover the perfect music for any moment with hundreds of stations and recommendations.|
|iTunes Radio||iTunes Radio is a free streaming online music service. You'll have access to more than 250 DJ-curated and genre-focused stations.||SiriusXM||With the SiriusXM Internet Radio App, you can listen to SiriusXM's sports, talk, comedy, entertainment and commercial-free music programming. SiriusXM Internet Radio subscription is required.|
Note: Access to online music services and apps will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.
Siri Eyes-Free Functionality: When paired and connected with an iPhone 4S or 5/5C/5S via Bluetooth, the Pioneer MVH-X360BT has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone. iPhone 4S and iPhone 5/5C/5S users can take advantage of Siri Eyes-Free functionality with a long-press of the 3-way rotary dial on the Pioneer receiver's front-panel. When activated, Siri voice prompts play through the vehicle's speakers and the user's commands and questions are received and transmitted to the receiver using the external microphone. Siri Eyes-Free provides access to many iPhone 4S/5/5C/5S functions such as music selection, making phone calls, and audible navigation (map will be displayed on iPhone); as well as listening to text messages, calendar information, and reminders. The head unit's display will only indicate hands-free calling and song/artist information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Pioneer MVH-X360BT; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).
Note: Your iPhone 4S or 5/5C/5S can be connected via Bluetooth and USB simultaneously. You can only access stored music using Siri when the head unit's source is iPod or Bluetooth Audio. All other Siri functions can be accessed from any source. The head unit's audio is muted while Siri provides audible voice prompts.
iPod Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer MVH-X360BT is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 11/25/2013):
|Apple Device||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Bluetooth||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Head Unit||iPod/iPhone||App Cntrl||Pandora App||Artist/Song Text||Track Info||Phone||Audio||Siri|
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.
Auxiliary Input: The MVH-X360BT is equipped with a front-panel 3.5mm stereo minijack auxiliary input for connecting external components, such as a portable MP3 player.
Supertuner IIID AM/FM Tuner: The Supertuner IIID features Feed Forward Control, which avoids multi-path interference. This pre-detection of interference enables quick filter control and results in less distortion. In addition, the Supertuner IIID creates enhanced stereo during multi-path interference, unlike conventional tuners that collapse to mono. Digital processing reduces distortion, and improves Signal-to-Noise Ratio and stereo separation. Advanced analog technology improves signal processing sensitivity.
Pandora Internet Radio (for iPhone & Android): The free Pandora App (either from iTunes Apps or Google Play) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Pioneer MVH-X360BT using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+) or Bluetooth paired Android smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the MVH-X360BT via the appropriate Pioneer iPod connector cable (130CDIU51/130CDIU52, sold separately) or the connector-cable that came with your iPhone. Your Android smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired with the Pioneer MVH-X360BT. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will also need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. The MVH-X360BT provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information.
Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or smartphone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.
24 Bit D/A Converter: The Pioneer in-dash head unit utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.
MOSFET Amplifier: The MVH-X360BT is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not pushing the limits of the amplification circuit. The power specifications for the MVH-X360BT are compliant with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers.
Note: The rear speaker outputs can be set to provide full range output with full fading capability, or they can be set to provide non-fading subwoofer (low-pass) output. When the rear speaker outputs are set to subwoofer mode, the rear preamp outputs also switch from full range to subwoofer outputs. When set for subwoofer operation, you can connect the rear speaker leads directly to two small 4-ohm passive subwoofers or a dual voice coil sub with 4-ohm voice coils. If you prefer to use a single 2-ohm subwoofer, you can connect the woofer to one set of speaker leads, leaving the other set of rear leads disconnected. The maximum output provided when a 2-ohm load is connected to one set of leads is 70 watts.
2.0-Volt Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The Pioneer MVH-X360BT features one pair of 2.0-volt preamp outputs. The unit's preamp output scan be configured as fading rear-channel outputs or non-fading subwoofer outputs. When the head unit's preamp output is configured as a subwoofer output, you can select the subwoofer phase (normal/reverse), and the subwoofer gain (+6 to -24).
Crossovers: The MVH-X360BT employs high pass and low pass crossovers to tailor the head unit to your connected speakers.
Equalizer: The Pioneer MVH-X360BT features a Preset & Custom EQ. The built-in equalizer offers 7 preset sound modes (Powerful, Dynamic, Vocal, Natural, Custom 1, Custom 2, and Flat) suitable for the music genre of your choice. The two Custom modes allow you to manually adjust the head unit's 5-band EQ (80Hz, 250Hz, 800Hz, 2.5kHz, 8kHz) from +/-6dB. Custom 1 can be set separately for each source (except for USB/iPod/Pandora); while Custom 2 and the other 5 presets are shared settings used for all sources.
Advanced Sound Retriever: The Advanced Sound Retriever automatically enhances compressed audio and restores the original richness of the recording. Hear the detail, warmth, and clarity, the way the artist intended it, from all of your highly compressed MP3 and WMA files stored on your USB device, iPod/iPhone, and portable media players. By restoring data (especially higher frequencies) that tends to get lost in the digital compression process, Pioneer's Advanced Sound Retriever technology enhances audio reproduction nearly all the way up to 20 kHz frequencies
Audio Level Settings: The Pioneer MVH-X360BT digital media receiver offers a variety of audio settings to tailor the bass, treble, and volume level to your preference.
MIXTRAX: Drawing from Pioneer's rich DJ heritage and passion for music, MIXTRAX delivers a unique DJ infused listening experience to listeners in the car. MIXTRAX is an innovative Pioneer technology that creates a non-stop mix of your music library complete with a range of DJ-inspired effects. MIXTRAX takes your typical music listening experience and creates a non-stop mix of your music with 9 random DJ effects and transitions, by removing the breaks and pauses normally introduced between tracks and replacing them with various beats. MIXTRAX is compatible with USB-connected iPhone, iPod, USB MSC device, and select Android devices. There is also a Short Playback option which limits the amount of time each track plays; select from 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, or 3 minutes.
Note: The MIXTRAX function does not work in App mode or with the Pandora App for iPod/iPhone/iPad. It is also not supported by USB MTP devices.
Detachable Face Security: The Pioneer MVH-X360BT in-dash digital media receiver features detachable face security. No face case is included with this unit. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired.
LCD w/ LED Backlight: The MVH-X360BT features a single-line, multi-segmented LCD with LED backlight that offers a black background and white alphanumeric character text (up to 12 characters). The display has two brightness settings to adjust the brightness of the display according to the surrounding illumination. You can change this setting within the menu to On or Off.
MIXTRAX Illumination: MIXTRAX features a club-style illumination that enhances the mood with a dynamic dance club-like lighting effect. As MIXTRAX begins, lights start pulsing to the beat of the music, adding an extra level of entertainment. You can choose different patterns of lighting variations from sound pressure level or low-pass synchronization modes.
Display Illumination/Clock Display: When the Clock Display has been turned on, pressing and holding the "SRC" button turns off audio output, but the clock display and button illumination remains on (you can press the "DISP" button to turn off). When the Clock Display has been turned off, pressing and holding the "SRC" button turns the unit off completely. Even if you have turned the radio completely off you can view the clock display by pressing the "DISP" button. The clock will then remain On until you turn it back Off. When the unit is On, you can select between the clock display or the audio track/tuner display.
Wireless Remote Control: The MVH-X360BT comes with an IR wireless remote control. The remote allows you to control the volume, switch between sources, pause source, change the display, and adjust the audio. You can also mute the volume (function that cannot be performed from the front panel). In addition, you can answer/end calls from a Bluetooth connected smartphone.
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.
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For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Greg Aug 15, 2014 ] Staff
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy Jul 20, 2014 ] Staff
But the Bluetooth is excellent. [ JOHN M Jun 05, 2014 ]
Sorry, I'm a Droid user. [ JOHN M Jun 05, 2014 ]
Yes, I believe the USB port on the deck would charge the phone just as it would on a computer. Cheers, Glenn [ GLENN Jun 05, 2014 ]
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Krissy May 26, 2014 ] Staff
Not really sure , but after a few uses of the face eject button it broke and now the face is stuck on the reciever [ KEITH May 18, 2014 ]
It has a device that receives the light from the remote. I doubt that it will work from the glovebox. I got a Pioneer remote that installs on the steering wheel. It's a Pioneer product so it works great for me. [ TERRY L May 16, 2014 ]
Not 100% sure about the S4, but it pairs and works flawlessly with the S3 running v4.3. I would imagine s-4 would be no problem [ GLENN May 13, 2014 ]
I can't speak to KitKat but it worked flawlessly with my S4 on Jelly Bean. It also works fine with my Note 3 also running JB. [ Andrew May 10, 2014 ]
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your Samsung Galaxy S4. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Greg May 10, 2014 ] Staff
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy May 06, 2014 ] Staff
I just got s5 and have no problem . It is something in your settings on phone. [ aaron Apr 28, 2014 ]
Never tried. Like it just the way it is. [ MARY Apr 25, 2014 ]
No can't change the color [ CHRIS Apr 24, 2014 ]
No i dont know how sorry [ VICTOR Apr 24, 2014 ]
It works with iPod,iPhone ,ipod touch and android devices I charge my iPod because I listen to it constantly.also depends on your phone.haven't it on my droid mini. [ NORMAN Apr 15, 2014 ]
Yes it does [ KEITH Apr 15, 2014 ]
Yes [ MICHAEL J Apr 15, 2014 ]
Yes the USB will charge your phone while connected for music etc. [ Stacie Apr 14, 2014 ]
Yes, the USB will charge the cell phone. I use it with an iPhone. [ CODY Apr 14, 2014 ]
Yes. The USB charges the cell ph [ CODY Apr 14, 2014 ]
Yes it will. The charge is slow so if you are streaming music or the screen is on it may not make the battery go up but will keep it from going down. If you don't use the phone and the screen is off it will charge it slowly though. The stereo is great for the price in my opinion. I would buy it again for sure. [ HANS Apr 14, 2014 ]
I can't find an illumination wire (goes up and down with internal lights of the vehicle). Is there an illumination wire for this stereo, or is it either fully lit or completely off? Thanks for the help! Scott B [ Scott B Nov 06, 2014 ]
Yes it will connect with the iphone as well as the andriod. [ KEVIN Apr 06, 2014 ]
I have had no issue with using the I phone with this reciever. The phone works through the bluetooth flawlessly [ frank Apr 05, 2014 ]
I have not tried to. In fact I got rid of this radio because of how much of a pain it was to control it wasn't worth the money. [ KYLE D Apr 05, 2014 ]
Yes, I have used iphone over Bluetooth for audio playback and I have made phone calls over the system with my iPhone. Maybe what the summary means is that over the wired connection the controls (play, pause, skip tracks etc) will work with an iPhone and not with android. I'm not sure. I know those functions work over wired connection with iPhone. I can't confirm that they work over wired with android. But all functions work fully with an iPhone over wired or Bluetooth connections. I hope this information helps you. [ RANDALL Apr 05, 2014 ]
I really like my receiver. It works with my antique cell,that operates with blue tooth. I bought this receiver for my flash drives. It works great. iphone? Sorry I don't have one. Ted [ Ted Apr 05, 2014 ]
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy Apr 02, 2014 ] Staff
most nav software temporarily pauses music while telling directions. don't buy this Pioneer. its screen is unreadable in daytime. [ Jarrett Mar 25, 2014 ]
Yes that is correct [ Kyle Mar 25, 2014 ]
Yep! It fades the music out for the prompts! [ Victoria Mar 25, 2014 ]
Yep! It fades the music out for the prompts! [ Victoria Mar 25, 2014 ]
No you can't. It's not a storage medium it just plays whatever media you give it. [ Edmond Mar 22, 2014 ]
No, there is no native hard drive to store MP3s on this player. You'll need to have a thumb drive/phone connected to play MP3s. [ Scott Mar 21, 2014 ]
No I don't believe there is an internal drive. But the stereo is excellent. Great sound, great bluetooth connectivity for your phone. I highly recommend this stereo. [ Robert Mar 21, 2014 ]
To the best of my knowledge there isn't any memory on this radio, we use the thumb drive each time. Hope this helps! [ Amy Mar 21, 2014 ]
No, the thumb drive has to be connected the whole time. [ Dennis Mar 21, 2014 ]
Yes, it will. Worked with iPhone 4S and an iPhone 6. You need to be on the BT Audio or USB connected mode (you won't hear prompts with FM Radio, etc...) ~ Pete [ Pete G. Jan 27, 2016 ]
Sorry I cant Answer that, as we are a family of Android phones. It works flawlessly for android though, and the hands free feature for phone calls works great as well [ GLENN Mar 17, 2014 ]
Yes it will if Google Maps is used. And yes it will if using Apple's Maps App as long as the setting within the Apple Maps App is set to Bluetooth, as one can choose the output of the turn by turn audio directions to be either from the iPhone or from Bluetooth through the vehicle's speakers. [ Yanal Mar 17, 2014 ]
Crutchfied will included for free very good stereo love it [ VICTOR Mar 16, 2014 ]
When I ordered mine the dash installation kit and wiring harness was included. Hope this helps. Tim [ TIM Mar 16, 2014 ]
Mine came with a cubby hole to replace the one in my car. No dash kit though. I had to take brackets off the factory radio and put it on the new radio. They said it was supposed to fit my car too but it certainly does not fit perfect for my car. The dash trim around it never went back together properly because this radio was a bit wider than the stock radio. [ jacob Mar 16, 2014 ]
Lori, If by "dask kit" you mean an adaptor that allows you to fit this unit into your specific car model and trim, yes. Every car system I have purchased from Crutchfield has come with a cask kit and wiring harness to make installation easier. My wife loves this system. Wayne [ WAYNE Mar 16, 2014 ]
Yes it does [ MARIO A Mar 16, 2014 ]
It comes with everything you need for a normal install. [ SHANEQWA Mar 16, 2014 ]
Yes, almost anything you buy from this website will include what you need for installation It comes with the mounting kit, microphone, and wiring harness. [ TIM J Mar 16, 2014 ]
Don't know i Use Apple products [ Richard Mar 14, 2014 ]
I have the receiver paired with my LG VS840 Droid (v 4.0.4) phone with the Pandora app and it seems to work fine. [ DANIEL R Mar 09, 2014 ]
Yes it does. It can also skip tracks on spotify. [ DAVID Mar 09, 2014 ]
I didn't say anything about Pandora,it does have an auxiliary input were you can plug into a satellite radio device you can do a thumb drive,iPod,iphone android it doesn't have a CD player it does have USB port to list listen to iPod,and iPhone etc. [ NORMAN Mar 09, 2014 ]
I don't use it for Pandora but it has a setting for it. I can change songs with slacker and iheart radio when using Bluetooth with the unit. I have an android phone. [ HANS Mar 09, 2014 ]
yes, when making or receiving calls, to music is muted. The mic cord is a good five feet long. [ ELSA Feb 15, 2014 ]
The music is muted when you answer a call. I never unwrapped the cord. I had way more than I needed. Mine is mounted on top of the steering wheel. I would guess the cord is about 6 feet long. The nice thing about this unit is that it automatically finds your iPhone and starts playing. [ MARY Feb 14, 2014 ]
With the blue tooth feature, an incoming or outgoing call automatically mutes the music and the call is heard over the speakers. The microphone cord is very long, probably 10-15 feet. [ Stephen Feb 13, 2014 ]
It mutes the radio to allow for phone conversation only and the cord was long enough to run to the drivers visor with extra cord. [ MARIO A Feb 13, 2014 ]
For incoming or outgoing calls, the unit mutes or pauses all other audio sources until the call is completed, Not exactly sure of the cord length, but I'll guess 10 ft, enough for me to install it on an overhead console and run the cord around the headliner, door column and thru the dash, with some left over. Clean mike installation was easier then I thought. [ WAYNE Feb 13, 2014 ]
It pauses the music about 1 second before you can answer the phone The mic cable is pretty long, maybe 4-5ft The blue tooth works great, I have a 97camaro with t-tops and I can talk to people going 75 down the freeway [ TIM J Feb 13, 2014 ]
Hi. once you receive a call it automatically goes to mute no music. The microphone is placed right on my drivers sidedash so Ihave a direct voice line. I didnot measure the wire. I would say between 16 to 20 inches. Chris TOMPKINS [ REGINA Feb 13, 2014 ]
Yes, 6ft approx [ JAMES Feb 13, 2014 ]
Thank you Gregory and Tim! The answers are very helpful. [ Andre S. Feb 13, 2014 ]
The call overrides the music. Tha call goes through the speakers and then music resumes when call is finished. [ TIM Feb 13, 2014 ]
The receiver will pause the music while the call is in session. It will play once the call has ended. It will play the call through the speakers. I ran the microphone cable behind the receiver, underneath the dash, up the A-Pillar and attached it to the visor in a Jeep Cherokee. I don't have an actual length, but I probably only used about 1/2 of the total cable. It should be long enough for you to run it anywhere you need. [ Gregory Feb 13, 2014 ]
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your current gear. They will be able to pull up your gear and see if this will work. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Jeff Jan 27, 2014 ] Staff
The RDS does work just fine. It can't display a lot of characters at the same time, so you have to wait for it to scroll, but it's not a big deal. I believe there is some kind of colored display you can turn on, but it's not on by default. You can choose between clock and RDS by default. It has a bright blue light on the display, but I haven't found it distracting. The Bluetooth even worked with my Blackberry Z10 for both music and calls. I've really enjoyed this unit so far. [ Travis Feb 26, 2014 ]
The RDS did work showing song, artist, and station identification. You can set the display to show just the equalizer, the sound bar, RDS data, or the clock. the unit worked with out any problems on my G3. The only problem I had with the unit is that I could not read the display at all in the day time. I don't know if this was a defect or the norm. I did return the unit for a Kennwood. [ Ismael Jan 19, 2014 ]
I haven't used the rds, you can turn the flashing lights off. It does have a new but it's not displayed. Bluetooth will work with your phone. This radio is unbelievable for price. [ MICHAEL J Jan 19, 2014 ]
Yes, it does! [ Victoria Jan 19, 2014 ]
Yes [ Michael Jan 09, 2014 ]
Yes, time is displayed [ MATTHEW Jan 07, 2014 ]
Yes, it can be set to show the time when on or off. [ REYES Jan 06, 2014 ]
Yes, if you press the display button, it cycles through song name/artist/title, time, etc [ Scott Jan 05, 2014 ]
Sorry actually we returned this one and bought a step up. [ leah Jan 05, 2014 ]
Yes [ leah Jan 05, 2014 ]
You can scroll threw the display settings and it will be able to show the time while the radio is playing. [ SAMUEL Jan 05, 2014 ]
Mike, I'm sorry - I actually don't know the answer to your question. I bought this stereo but had it installed and shipped the car to Europe that same week - with the stereo instruction manual inside. I didn't get a chance to fiddle much with it before it shipped. I'll be able to answer your question when the car arrives in 60-90 days but assume that'll be too late for you. Ralph [ Ralph Jan 05, 2014 ]
Yup. You have to toggle the display function but it will show the time if you want, and of course you have to set it. I purchased as a gift for my sister and she's very happy with it.... [ John Jan 05, 2014 ]
Yes, this unit displays the time on the right side of the screen. [ JOSEPH Jan 04, 2014 ]
I have not used the JVC so i cannot help there, but I have always had great luck with pioneer. Very easy to navigate between sources and preset eq settings. This unit recognizes an ipod easily. Connects to pandora through an Iphone very easily. [ NATE Jan 05, 2014 ]
We like it fine but I don't know about the jvc unit [ Edward Jan 05, 2014 ]
Hi Mike. Not familiar with the jvc model. My son bought the Pioneer for his car and is very happy with it. [ LEE Jan 03, 2014 ]
I personally have a preference for Pioneer products and have had other JVC headunits that I was not pleased with however I am not familiar with the JVC KD X250BT. [ Vernon Jan 03, 2014 ]
I had to return the stereo because it was a christmas gift for my brother who totaled his car before the box was even opened..sorry I couldn't be more help [ Elizabeth Jan 03, 2014 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Jeff Jan 03, 2014 ] Staff
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Jeff Dec 30, 2013 ] Staff
Turns out it was wired incorrectly. My Jeep had an amp and needed to be wired a specific way. Thanks for the input though. [ Jason Dec 29, 2013 ]
Maybe it's something with your phone because my radio automatically played the audio during the call with no problems. Good luck:) [ Laura Dec 29, 2013 ]
Hi I have Apple products and everything works fine sorry i can't be of any help [ Richard Dec 29, 2013 ]
It can handle only one BT item at a time. Try turning off tablet and see if phone will work properly. If so only one BY item at a time will work on this radio. [ Frank Dec 29, 2013 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Jeff Dec 29, 2013 ] Staff
We've been using Spotify on it through my Samsung S4 with the bluetooth. But my girlfriends older andriod seems to not always connect. [ Tim Jan 06, 2014 ]
No idea . I have not installed. Also all I have is iPhone . [ MARY Dec 27, 2013 ]
John P. Yes it does work with android phones. I've used my galaxy mega and galaxy S4 with it no problems at all. It took a couple minutes for the devices to sync the first time but after that no problems works great. And when your using the bluetooth you can use the remote to change the songs so you dont have to touch your phone for that. I really like this stereo. [ edward franklin Dec 26, 2013 ]
Not Sure, I'm assuming it will. The unit works well with iPhones so again I'm assuming it will work well with a Droid Phone as well [ howard Dec 26, 2013 ]
I have apple devices but my son has a similar stereo that works well with android devices. [ TIM Dec 26, 2013 ]
I use it with my note 3 for hands free and Pandora. I do not like that it does not show the Pandora track artist or name, but the connection is great. I can turn on Pandora, on my phone, and stick the phone in my pocket. When I get out of the car and then return to it, it picks up right where it left off. The hands free is great I have used it numerous times and it has worked flawlessly. Hope this helps [ Fred Dec 26, 2013 ]
John, This does work with android devices. I use it with my samsung Galaxy S4 and my girlfriend uses her iPhone 5. It works great with either device. I have been really happy with this receiver, especially with its low price tag. The handsfree calling works well with both devices too. I would recommend this receiver! [ Gregory Dec 26, 2013 ]
Not sure about android phones. We all have iPhones and it works great with them. Blue tooth and SIRI integrated into the system was the major selling point for me. [ Stephen Dec 26, 2013 ]
This is a standard DIN sized unit, so the dimensions are roughly 7" x 2". The exact dimensions of the face will depend on how you plan to mount the receiver. You will want to contact an Advisor by phone or online chat to discuss compatibility with your Goldwing. They will be able to discuss your project and see if this receiver will be the best choice. If it is not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Jeff Dec 20, 2013 ] Staff