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If you're done with discs and ready for an all-digital entertainment experience, Pioneer's MVH-X560BT digital media receiver (there's no CD player) lets you enjoy music from your iPhone® or iPod®, select Android™ phones, or a USB thumb drive when you're on the road. You'll also get Bluetooth® hands-free calling, Pandora® control with iPhone or Android, and App Control. The big, multi-line display makes it easy to see the artist and song info, along with your system settings. You can select separate colors for the display and the control keys, for over 200,000 possible combinations.
You can plug your iPod and iPhone into this receiver's USB port and make music selections through the receiver. As a bonus, the receiver will also charge your device while you're playing your tunes. If you own an iPhone 4S or iPhone 5, you can take advantage of Siri® Eyes Free functionality with a touch of a button, accessing a variety of functions with your voice commands.
Android users can control their music via Bluetooth or plug into the front panel USB port and play music while getting a charge. You can also plug in a thumb drive and enjoy MP3, WMA, and WAV files, or use the aux input to connect an MP3 player or portable satellite radio tuner.
Pioneer's MVH-X560BT receiver features a multi-line display with over 200,000 color options.
The MVH-X560BT features built-in Bluetooth, so you can enjoy hands-free calling and wireless music streaming while you drive. You'll speak into the included external microphone and hear the other end of the conversation through your vehicle's speakers. With “Guest Mode,” you can add or replace a mobile device with ease -- a great feature for a family car with multiple drivers, or one driver with multiple devices.
With no CD player to worry about, Pioneer's designers were able to fit lots of features into a chassis that's 40% shallower than their CD receivers. The powerful MOSFET amplifier gives you outstanding sound, while Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR) technology brings back the musical detail lost when you compress music. A 5-band graphic equalizer lets you adjust the sound to suit your tastes, and you'll appreciate the three sets of preamp outputs when you add amps to your system.
In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.
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.
This is an awesome stereo! Really great sound.
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This is an awesome stereo! Really great sound.
Installed this stereo in my 2011 Ford Crown Victoria. The install was VERY easy. The difference between this head unit and the factory head unit is night and day. Would have been nice to have the USB port on the front of the unit instead of hidden on the back. The display is nice and bright and provides enough information (in large enough text). It does get washed out in light. This head unit is amazingly small thanks to not having a CD. Hooked up to my factory speakers and the sound was MUCH better. Hooked up 4 Kicker 40CS684 and the sound is amazing! A little lite on the bass, but still amazing. Would buy again.
Pros: Good sound. Better reception than the factory head unit. Bluetooth works good with my iPhone 6. No CD to add extra bulk to the head unit.
Cons: Any light will wash out the display. Setup is more complicated than it should be. One knob to control everything? Not a great design. Much too easy to accidentally push the knob when you are trying to adjust the volume. Answering via Bluetooth is somewhat hit or miss. Will the sound come from my iPhone's speaker or the car speakers? It varies, which is maddening.
Just finished the install today so no longer term review info yet. But super small. Bought this for an upgrade for a Victory cross country tour motorcycle this model was able to work with the stock handlebar controls as well as my phone and an usb drive . Should great and with an external amp and upgraded speakers it's very loud. I still need to tweak it a bit but so far so good.
Pros: Bluetooth Media Player Small package Steering wheel control 6 preamp outputs Auxiliary input.
I just bought a mechanically sound but pretty tired 1994 BMW 525i for my Nephew to drive in college. The car had the original stereo in it which had a factory amp and 6 speakers with a 6 CD changer in the trunk from the factory, a nice setup back in '94. Now it was barely working and would cut out all the time. I spun the wheel and bought the MVH-X560BT as an open box discounted item from Crutchfield and OMG the thing has sprung back to life. The old amp and speakers sound shockingly good it was just the old head unit that had gone bad. An easy install and it sounds great. Now my nephew can listen to anything he wants from his phone. I'm leaving the old 6 disc changer in the trunk just for nostalgia. I couldn't be happier for the price. Uncle of the year? I think so
Pros: inexpensive, easy install, everything I needed was included. Made a tired old car audio system sound great again
Cons: none so far
Great little unit and does what was expected with few flaws. I personally love the build quality and looks of the unit, it feels sold when navigating buttons and wheel. Definitely a big jump in sound quality and it could be my standard speakers that are somewhat ok contributing to this. Pros
Pros: Connecting via Bluetooth is a breeze and automated once established. Had very few times where it cut of playing through Pandora app but I believe the cause may have been bad reception. I love the rear outputs for USB & AUX, i hate cords hanging in front and this eliminates that I have the Fiat Abarth with the Beats Audio amp, woofer and such and never thought much of it but with this new headunit it completely changed how the bass is presenting. The bass is more more clear and firm.
Cons: Damn Pioneer and their Android issues. I bought this being interested in USB interface, Maxtrax, even bought the Mixtrax app etc. cannot get it to connect after hours of try & error......mainly error 19. tried everything from new cables, apps that supposedly fix it and so on. Even sent message to Pioneer and no response after 7 days. If you put on the box and description "Android compatible" you would think something as mainstream as HTC M9 would work......It doesn't.
Love the ease of install and simple user interface. Super easy and sounds great.
Pros: Install Ease of use Sound quality
Cons: Don't love the colors changing.
replaced the OEM unit in a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I was thinking it would not have adequate volume since the OEM unit was rated at 55 watts, but it turns out this has plenty of volume. The USB works great, as does the BlueTooth and Aux input. Paired with my LG 4 Android easily. Sound quality is better than the OEM, except for the radio which seems to have weaker reception. After using mine for a while, i had to get another one for the wifes Cherokee, which has the Infinity speakers and amp. Hers works great also. Plus it works well to answer/make calls from my phone thru bluetooth, the microphone i mounted in the corner of the instrument panel in front of the steering wheel and it picks up my conversation great.
Pros: Buttons work well even though they are slightly small. The scrolling Album-Track display is nice. It was easy to install since the size is so short without the CD mechanism. I like the little toggle lever around the volume control to go up/down thru the tracks.
Cons: Display seems to be kind of soft plastic, scratched it already. I would have liked to have seperate sliders for tone controls like on the OEM, but no aftermarket stereo seems to do that.. have to go thru the Menu just to cut the bass on a 'News' channel to make it easier to hear the news.
Looks great and has many great features. I was not happy with the sound quality. Did not work with android (wired). I tried every trick, but no android support for my phone.
Pros: Looks Great! Many excellent features.
Cons: Did not care for the sound quality. Did not work with android (wired).
I have had this radio in my truck for 2 years now. Its a great product and does exactly what i need to. I can control the music with the remote control and my phone from a lawn chair in the back of the truck. Hands free works great and it took about a hour to install properly. I am upgrading to a double din radio in the near future and we will be placing this in my buddies 2001 Honda Accord so when it comes to upgrade, there are plenty of other cars that this can be installed into.
Pros: Cost, Ease of installation, Bluetooth quality/range, versatility of cars it fits.
Cons: Never understood the MIXTRAX function (not a deal breaker). Occasional quality issues (yellow LED's, Volume knob not working), both have happened only once or twice and the head unit needs turned off/on again.(not a deal breaker)
I really like the simplicity of this radio. It does not have a CD player, but with cell phones who needs a CD player? Phone syncs with BT with ease and the display colors are beautiful! The radio even provides broadcast data that will tell you the name of the song and the artist. Big screen for a single DIN radio. Certainly worth the money!
Great bang for the buck. A lot of room to expand my system down the road. Works great with my iPhone 5 on Bluetooth or USB. So compact compared to stock, tons of room behind it for wiring.
Pros: Easy install. Easy to use. Great options for the price. Enough RCA outputs to expand.
Cons: Screen is hard to see in direct light and depending on color used.
This is the second 560BT radio I have. They both in MIatas replacing the factory Bose radio. I now have BT for phone and audio, usb input, and aux input. It also sounds much better and can be fine tuned with the different equalizer functions plus custom ones. I installed it myself which was fairly easy. My radio did not have the bolt under the dash so that removal was not necessary. The wiring was a little complicated and the directions were not very clear but a quick phone call solved the problem. The radio has many functions, several that I do not find useful, but others may, such as the display color constantly changing which I happily turned off. That leads me to the biggest negative which is the display. It is very dim during day use and the screen is very reflective which makes it worse. I tried every display color and customs ones and they are all unreadable with the top down and marginally readable with the top up. There is a brightness control that goes from 1 - 5. I have it set at 5 wishing there was a 10. I put anti-reflective film over the display which helps, but the radio really needs to double it's brightness to be more functional. Would be five stars with a brighter display.
Pros: Many good functions and features
Cons: Really dim, very reflective display for a convertible auto.
This is the second of these I've purchased the other is in my toyota tacoma. I liked it so much there that I bought it for the bronco.
Affordable stereo with great features and sound quality. I really was looking for a subdued design that wouldn't jump out from the dash of my classic '80s ride. I also like that the colors were adjustable to match dash lights. With no CD slot, and the Aux/USB ports in the back only, this receiver has a smooth, uncluttered look, and allows for a multi-line display that is very readable. Menu options are easy to navigate, and tune-able features are not buried under unnecessary layers. Installation was easy. Sound quality is great on it's own under normal listening. I may pair this with an amp at some point to get a bit more punch to rear speakers for those times I want to crank out my favorite driving songs.
Pros: -Clean, nonflashy design. -Quick pairing with android Bluetooth device. -Control buttons/knobs are very tactile and easy to use when the car is moving. -Menus are easy to navigate, and tune-able audio features are not buried under layers of menus. -Custom color matching to dash lights is great, though for regular use I tend to set it to white for easy visibility. -Easy one button dimming of brightness for night driving. -Very clear sound, with depth of range from bass to high
Cons: -Display could be brighter, bright days make it hard to read. -Wiring diagram in the manual was tiny, and required more deciphering than should have been necessary. -High pass filter affects all speakers, not adjustable between front and back speakers.
This unit had everything I was looking for; a media only (ie. no CD) player, USB input in the rear of the deck, Bluetooth with hands-free calling, a remote mic and music streaming and a large display (for a single DIN radio). The smaller size of this media-only unit allowed enough space behind the radio to fit the steering wheel control interface module (the PAC SW1-RC). Space is really tight in the Honda S2000 but it fit perfect with the brackets taken from the Honda radio and attached to the new Pioneer! Although the unit says it's designed for the iPhone, my Blackberry connects and streams music no problem. The unit displays the artist and song names, which doesn't always happen with my Blackberry. But best of all the sound is fantastic, compared to the factory Honda radio. More power, better bass and clearer highs. I like how the Custom EQ mode works, allowing plus or minus adjustments through the frequency range. I'm very thrilled with the product!
Pros: Compact size, excellent Bluetooth music streaming, rear USB input with no wires sticking out the front.
I began looking at this unit solely because I wanted Bluetooth capabilities in my older truck. This unit was everything I wanted and more. Connects to my Galaxy s7 automatically and calls are clear. The Pandora functionality is great as you can browse stations and even "thumbs up/down" right through the head unit. Also works great with my iPod and regular FM channels.
Pros: Large display, track change "lever" instead of tiny buttons under the display, Bluetooth works awesome, aux/usb ports are in the back, easy-to-use dimmer switch
Cons: Can be a little stubborn when it comes to removing the faceplate, but I really don't see myself taking it off on a regular basis
This is a MAJOR upgrade from a factory GM double DIN radio-only deck. It is easy to use, just pressing the volume and roating it to the next option upon setup. The Dimmer button is the backspace in Menus. Very modern capabilites between Bluetooth, Pandora, phone and iPod interface.
Pros: There are many color/audio options and high-end features like HighPassFilter and Sub capabilites. Using Bluetooth the sound is truely its best as I use the 10 band equalizer on my phone app to adjust sound complementary to the deck's. It will sound best powering sensitive speakers 91db or better. The coolest audio enhancing features for boosting compressed files is a great help, just start on low settings. Playlist order is controlled with switch flip knob by the volume, very nice.
Cons: The main drawback is it wont' play ITunes songs from a USB stick; this confused me and a rep enough to exchange it. When the second unit was the same I found that USB will only play WMA or MP3. The manual should say this. The volume button is slick, put on a black rubber band. Not alot of power but enough with sensitive speakers. It won't dim with headlights (I like the dimmer button though). Mixtrax is pointless for me as cool as it looked on paper it just isn't needed.
Bend All The Tabs You Can To Hold It In Place. I bought this because I like to have a clean look in my truck. I really like the smooth face plate and the option to run the usb and aux where I wanted to. I wanted to run the cables somewhere other than the front because I drive a manual and did not want cables in the way of the shifting. Plus I think the smooth faceplate looks better than cables bulging out of it. Also hiding the cables makes sure that people do not know what you have plugged in. I ended up running the usb and aux into the glove compartment which looks nice. It was not that hard to do. I decided to use a usb for all of my music because they are simple, or so I thought. Litte did I know that this media player only plays a few types of files. I ended up converting all my music to MP3, which is a less format for music, but I did not notice a difference in sound quality. This was very frustrating because I have a decent amount of music. It took me a few good hours to find a program to conver 2500 songs, organize all those songs, organize all the folders with songs, buy a new USB that is file type FAT32, and then download all my music onto the USB. It works great now but was a huge hassle. Saved me someone money and time from having to send mine back and install a new media player to play more file types. Overall I am happy with it but it does take some time to set it up how you want it.
Pros: Looks clean, big easy buttons to use, cables run in the back, choosing the color is nice, no cds, easy to install.
Cons: Screen can be dark during the day, getting out of folders for usb takes you back to the start and not the folder you were on, making your own color is a pain, sucks that it only plays three old file types.
This product and company (Crutchfield) are AMAZING. Plenty of shop tried to rip me off until I found Crutchfield. My whole family uses this site. The Pioneer head unit I'm reviewing is literally the best head unit I've owned. All new technology with amazing features. The price was unbelievablewith shipping AND a free install kit!!! Sound too good to be true? Well it's not!! I will never, ever buy an electronic from anywhere else. This head unit does it all (Aux,USB, BT, and AM/FM). No need for a CD player in this day and age and they did exactly what I've always wanted, got rid of it!! You can also choose between 200,000 different color combinations!!! Not to mention this works amazing for aftermarket door speakers and subs. Love this product and website!!
Pros: Does everything you can imagine. Looks great while sounding even better!! The price is also a jaw dropper.
Cons: No cons!!!
I absolutely love this Digital Media Receiver! Pioneer has made a receiver whose integration with iPhones & iPods is extremely intuitive & easy to use. I also love the fact that the display & buttons are customizable, making it possible to match both the light green/blue & white of my Jeep's dash buttons & gauges beautifully. The compact size even made it possible to install a small but powerful amp directly behind the receiver. I'm am beyond pleased!
Cons: Has a display dimmer function, but it isn't connectable to the vehicle's gauge dimmer control.
LCD is hard to read during the day (it's not bright enough). Conversely, the LCD is too bright at night and since there is no auto-dimming function. There is a "dimmer" option in the menu, but you have to click into the menu, find it, and enable it to dim the LCD (which is too hard to make useful if you have to do this every night you drive.) The dimmer should have had a physical button if it was not going to be automatic. I would not buy this again due to the lack of auto dimming.
Pros: Bluetooth works very well. Easy to install.
Cons: Does not have a dimming function (for when the headlights are on). Every car has had this since 1990... why wouldn't they put this on an aftermarket receiver?
I read previously the display was hard to see in the day time, I'm going to have to agree! Outside of that, wonderful unit. I really like its compatibility with external devices. Plays clean and clear and the Bluetooth works on a dime also. Overall, great stereo!
Pros: Compatibility Easy to use Great sound
Cons: Hard to see display screen in the day. Remote a little too big
Installed this head unit in my 1999 Corvette C5, haven't had much time to play with all the features yet, but WOW! What an amazing value for everything you need and more! No CD player but that's old news. Blue tooth syncs up fast every time, microphone is as clear as day as from what people I've been on the phone with have told me. Still can't believe the value of this item! Crutch field u RoCk!
Easy to install, the menu and setting were very easy to navigate,
Pros: sound quality menu setting easy to install great price
Small in size, but large on features. I like the input options, not many stereos have the rear USB and AUX inputs so your wires are still exposed. Being able to hide everything in the glove box is a plus. Sound with the radio is "ok", sound through the other inputs is great. Call quality is good with clear sounds on both sides.
Pros: Customizable colors, rear inputs, good call quality
Cons: Doesn't recognize some songs on my USB stick, not sure why.
Great Head unit, specifically love the Bluetooth, I am now upgrading my new car with a Pioneer SPH-DA120 AppRadio 4 which looks amazing!
Cons: No Touch Screen
A great receiver. BT connection is clear,and calls are too. I saw the reviews about the brightness of the preset buttons at night and it was correct, also agree that it is hard to read the display on a bright day. The instructions and wiring harness made install a breeze. Immediately improved the sound of the speakers in 2004 F 150. Love the toggle switch control and the remote. The long corded USB and AUX cords were able to be hidden in 2 locations. Awesome ability to customize the display colors to match the factory dash lighting.
Pros: Price value, customized lighting options, sound, easy to control, clear phone calls, clear BT connection for music. The mount and extra cubby were great.
Cons: Preset buttons too bright at night, daytime display hard to read. Best viewing at dusk and dawn!!
Easy install, although I did have to wait for a week after it arrived as Crutchfield neglected to send the antenna adapter and the wiring adapter that are supposed to be part of the install kit. The ease of hooking up blue tooth and the USB etc. all great. Nice sound and the only problem I have is the number of multifunction buttons that take some real learning. That may be my age though.
Pros: Easy install and blue tooth connect super
Cons: Function buttons a little complicated
Lots of options here from color to sound. The screen is large enough that allows the time to be displayed as well as track info etc.
Pros: Easy to use Large display Cool lights Blue tooth
Cons: A bit of backgroud noise on the Bluetooth. I may need to relocate the mic to the middle of my car. Now it is in the upper left location by the window.
Great head unit... really nice BT connection and it does a great job with calls, phone charging, etc. Using it with a iPhone6 and it works great. The controls are not quite as intuitive as I would like.
Pros: Inexpensive, great Blue Tooth connection. Really like that it came with everything - external mic for calls, USB adaptor for charging and remote for the back of my Honda Odyssey.
Cons: Not very intuitive setup, it doesn't have that many buttons so you have to navigate through more venues than I wish
After having a few radios of other brands, I forget how good of a radio tuner that Pioneer makes. Most of what I listen to is digital, but I usually listen to the radio on my morning commute. Living half way between Milwaukee and Green Bay, none of the signals are real strong, but this unit can pull them in. Controls are a little backward from what I'm used to, but that is my deal not the unit's. Good sound quality on the Bluetooth phone.
Pros: Slick controls for the iPod, connects to my phone via Bluetooth pretty consistently.
Cons: Back lighting is a problem. The buttons on the bottom are way too bright, and the digital display is too dark for the daytime. Wish there was a dimmer wire that dimmed the screen automatically.
Love this head unit! Easy install Crutchfield sent all the parts needed free fit like a glove!
Pros: Display(mixtrax) is awesome Great sound quality High pass filter Eq Bluetooth very easy to use
Radio fits great. I love it. Pioneer has great sound
My wife and I love this stereo. Installed it in a 2010 Highlander with a JBL Sound System. Very easy install and works great.
Pros: Bluetooth phone and audio. Customizable screen colors. Big text on screen.
Cons: The keys below the display change with the display color and not with the key color. Wish they were separate but oh well.
Not bad for the money. The controls are easy to use while driving. The bluetooth initialization is VERY good. The connection is mostly good but occasionally blips in and out while listening to music. Easy to install and sounds significantly better than the stock Saabaru junk. Call quality is pretty good. Mount the mic on your visor or suffer the consequences. The screen is a bit hard to see in the sun but otherwise good. Color choices are a nice touch.
Pros: Easy to use controls. Bluetooth initialization is great. Good sound quality. See my review.
Cons: Thin little wires! Felt cheap. Bluetooth music occasionally blips out. Always tells me the stereo model before the song that is playing (maybe I can shut that off somehow). The manual is written for tiny people who hate color and clarity.
great radio if you want to use it for anything other then the radio. reception suks. always fades in and out. cant hold a signal long enough. should have left the factory radio in. just hoping i can find and adapter for it.
Pros: easy install.
Cons: radio signal suks.
Bought this in Sep 2014 & so far I really like it in my 1999 Sonoma SLS. I have a 160GB iPod Classic connected thru USB with iPod control - love it. Radio is good. It took a good minute get familiar enough with the controls without having to refer to the manual. The reason for the 4-star rating - the remote just stopped working about 4 months ago. (I travel in & out of the US) The remote has a new battery, with the proper camera, I can see the IR signal leave the remote but the head unit does not respond. Pioneer website charges $30+ for a new remote but not sure about the head or face only for repairs. Will research some more
Pros: - USB & AUX on the rear: nice clean face, IMO - Sound decent on factory speakers (upgrading whole truck) - Clean install w/Crutchfield accessories
Cons: -The remote stopped working just under a year from warranty expiration. My business travel delayed me from contacting Pioneer before the warranty expiration.
Proven Pioneer quality!
Pros: Pandora, Apps, Bluetooth, Ipod controls, 3 Pre-amp outputs, Dedicated Sub-output, rear USB, 2 Custom EQ settings
This head unit was exactly the ticket for a simple and affordable unit. No moving parts, just Bluetooth & USB (radio if I ever needed it) keep it simple and straightforward. The audio quality on the phone seems good, and all of the parts included with the kit worked perfectly in my Land Cruiser. Sound quality seems great thus far, and the three RCA Outputs offer solid expandability in the future. Yep, takes a little while to figure out the details, but once I got familiar with it I realized its the perfect simple solution for someone that only uses their phone for music.
Pros: Easy install, perfect phone pairing and great quality.
Cons: If your bluetooth device volume is too high (for my iPhone 6 anything over 80%) you will receive an "Amp Err" and the system will shut off.
New head unit for 2001 Ford Explorer. Easy Installation. Initial setup took some time getting use to. Display is also very bright. Does have a dimmer, but goes from too bright to too light once dimmer is on. Love the fact that the AUX and USB are on the rear of the unit so I can tuck everything out of sight in the locked glove box.
Pros: Rear facing USB and AUX ports Bluetooth for Phone use works great Available to hook up steering wheel controls to it
Put this in my classic car so I could have tunes on a flash drive and not be seen via the rear USB port. It works great with no Cd's to haul around but after plugging my Wife's Iphone 6 into it, we've been streaming more than using the flash drive. It does take some time to get setup initially but once I got use to it it's been a breeze to use since then. I like it so well I might get another for my daily driver.
Pros: No more CD's! Great connectivity with Iphone.
Cons: No dimming with headlights on.
The radio works great, love the Bluetooth connection, and the wires running down under and out my dash actually looks pretty slick.
Pros: Looks great. Custom color options are amazing.
Really easy to install. I bought the new receiver to replace my old factory unit. The bluetooth pairing was painless and easy to use. The microphone cord was extra long so i had extra to tuck away. The rear usb cord was medium length. I would definitely recommend this to my friends and family.
Pros: Bluetooth, rear facing usb, rear facing aux port
Cons: Display is somewhat washed out during the daytime but that is to be somewhat expected.
Installed first one in my wife's Mini and she loved it. The automatic Bluetooth audio is a great feature. The sound quality on phone calls is excellent. She liked it so much I installed one in our Honda Insight.
Pros: Ease of use. Sound quality. Clean looks.
Replaced the factory receiver in my 2006 Jeep Liberty with this unit. After much research, decided that the Pioneer MVH-X560BT provided all the features I was looking for and was at a very affordable price. The sole feature I was looking for was bluetooth, as I depend solely on my iPhone for media, and haven't listened to the radio or cds in over a year. So although this unit does not handle cds, that is a feature that I did not utilize anyways, even though my stock receiver had a 6 disc changer. A media receiver was the logical choice. Bluetooth works great and is easy to configure in a matter of seconds. Great for streaming Spotify, podcasts, Apple Music, etc. The MixTrax feature is also very cool, though only works with USB for me after the roll-out of Apple Music. Might be a DRM issue or something but was not able to get MixTrax to work with media from my iPhone. However I loaded a few playlists on a USB Memory Key and it works great. I get bored with songs easily and often change songs before they finish playing, so MixTrax suits my tastes playing clips of my favorite songs at 1 minutes each. The illumination is pretty good, especially at night, however I find it is difficult to read during the day, and have opted to use a custom green color that is easy for me to read during the day, then switch to read or orange at night. But whatever your color choices are, it is easy enough to change in a few seconds. Great receiver at a great price.
Pros: Priced very affordable. Heavy on features. Easy to use and easy to install. Crutchfield provided all the steps and materials needed for the install. The Crutchfield MasterSheet is very easy to read and follow. I have never installed any audio equipment before in a vehicle, and now feel like a pro.
Cons: Screen is difficult to read in bright sunlight.
Radio works well. Not getting very good antenna reception. Installed 2 of them and getting the same issue on both.
Pros: Good features
Cons: Wish there was an option for 5 volt outputs. Poor antenna reception
The only real problem I have with this unit is when I add a new folder or new track from my PC to the USB drive. Instead of an alphabetical listing. the folders and tracks appear as the last added. The same drive shows folders and tracks in alphabetical in other head units.
Pros: Good size display, very customizable, good sound.
Cons: The user manual leaves much to be desired.Crutchfield response on 7/14/2015 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
Bought this primarily for the rear USB and 3.5mm AUX inputs, allowing me to route the cables through my dash for less clutter. Works great with my IPhone 6.
Pros: Easy Install Works with IPhone 6 Rear AUX inputs
Great update & upgrade for the factory radio that was no longer keeping time & on occasion was not working at all. Love that we can change the background light colors. Has all of the features we were looking for: Bluetooth, mp3 hook-ups, CD player & of course a functional radio.
Pros: Easy of install, features
Cons: Haven't found any yet.
This is a great product. I strongly recommend it to anyone.
Nice replacement for my factory radio
I've always been a Pioneer stereo guy, and this unit is awesome! I purchased this with a Crutchfield harness and a PAC steering wheel retention kit for my 2000 Buick Regal. What a value! My sound clarity and punch has improved dramatically! I bought this unit in particular because I wanted a rear AUX Jack to use with my XM Onyx stereo. I was able to run. All the wires behind the dash and it looks super clean. I also love the Bluetooth connectivity. I use Spotify a lot with my Android phone and as long as the app is open in the background the music will start up when I get in my car and it will pause when I turn off the car, it's just like having a CD player! Plus, I can change tracks through Spotify with my factory steering wheel control! The stereo also displays the song title and album info. I was not expecting that at all, and was pleasantly surprised. The hands free kit is also working great. My friends tell me the car mic sounds better than my phone. I can also have my music cranked and not only does the phone ring through my stereo, the stereo itself has an illumination setting that flashes through colors to get my attention when a call is coming in. Another nice little perk is that you can set the colors of the main screen and buttons different from the volume know and controls on the left. For example, my setup currently has the volume knob. Slowly scrolling scrolling through Colors while the screen stays on Orange. Nice touch!
Pros: Great value (unit plus accessory kit for under $200!) Great sound! Shallow chassis makes for easy installation! Bluetooth/display/track change functionality works great with Spotify! Looks great!
Cons: Stereo front beauty ring "bezel" does not fit with my dash, had to remove it. It's about 1mm wide on each side and there is no play in the factory dash. I'm pretty sure shaving the sides of the factory dash with a dremel would work and look good,but I'd certainly have a pro do it. As is, I removed the beauty ring and used a black paint marker to fill in the white stripe along the top and bottom of the pioneer unit. Looks pro!
In terms of value, this unit is packed with features for the price. My goals when looking for a new stereo were a rear USB, Bluetooth (with control for Pandora) and steering wheel control ready. This unit fit the bill and then some. Since there is no CD drive, the unit is smaller and the screen is larger, however the screen is the only thing I can complain about. Even though it is larger, it only has a 1 line display. Also, as others have stated, there is no dimmer wire, only a button to switche between dimmed and bright, which is somewhat of a annoyance when you have to constantly switch between them. When the screen is dim, you can't see it in the glare from the sun, when it's bright, it's way too bright for nighttime driving. Other than that, I have no issues with this unit. It's easy to use and if you've ever had an aftermarket unit before, you probably won't even need to read the manual to figure out how to use it.
Pros: Larger than average screen. Ton of features for a low price.
Cons: No vehicle dimmer control.
Purchase and delivery fast and easy and price very competitive. Order included all required adapters and even an installation guide specific for my 17 year old German car. Unit was easy to install and set up. Bluetooth connected effortlessly and the features are easy to navigate. Very intuitive to program. Even can access the address book on my android phone. Hardly a need to refer to the instructions that it came with. The external mic allowed better placement to shield wind noise so sound quality is good even with the convertible with top down. Comes with a remote control but would rather have a smaller one with limited functions to attach to the steering wheel.
Pros: Easy installation. Compact size.customizable colors. External microphone. Aux inputs are removed from menu if nothing is connected simplifying navigation.
Cons: No USB on front. Had to fish a cable from rear to make it accessible. Limited number of colors. Haven't figured out how to make the display a custom color other than the basic selection of colors. Display is difficult to see in the bright sun regardless of color or brightness level selected.
Replaced a 12-yr old unit in an old Camaro to take advantage of modern Bluetooth technology and ipod control from the head unit. Fairly easy to figure out most functions without using the manual. Impressed by nearly infinite customizability on many functions. Streams music from iphone 6 without problems; shows track/artist info etc. But no ability to browse and select iphone music from head unit. Can move to next or previous song, pause, etc. Full ipod functionality from head unit including browse and select. Great sound. Display a bit bright at night, no automatic dimmer but can be quickly dimmed using a button. If in the menu setting, pressing the band button immediately escapes the menu to the main display. Phone bluetooth functions work well and in an intuitive manner. A very nice unit that delivers on its promises with no fuss.
Crutchfield shipping was quick and everything needed for a flawless install was in the box ready to go. I had no idea replacing the stock stereo would make such a big difference in sound quality. There are tons of settings to get your sound just the way you like it. I don't miss CD's at all with a flash drive connected to the USB cable. The lever behind the volume knob is awesome for changing tracks without looking or fumbling for a tiny button. My favorite feature has to be siri eyes free. The microphone sounds so much better than the little head sets people wear. I would say it's even better than the iphone 5 mic because siri doesn't misunderstand me in the car. I only wish the receiver alerted to text messages the same way it does an incoming call.
Pros: 1. Packed with features 2. Big display 3. Included microphone works loud and clear (clipped behind rear view mirror). 4. Shallow depth made install easier with no dash cutting needed. 5. Excellent sound quality from USB and radio. 6. Always connects to the phone everytime.
Cons: I agree with the display being hard to read in daylight and then at night it's super bright. It looks like the top 1/3 of the display is tinted darker than the rest. Menu isn't simple because of my pro #1 but you get used to it. There is quite a delay from the time I press the button on the unit to the time siri responds.
We replaced a factory radio in a Hyundai Sonata with this unit. With the USB or the Bluetooth input the song, artist, and gender are displayed immediately. In the radio mode the station is identified. We also found the sound much more filling than the factory radio, and have the Loudness contour set to "Low". We never used a CD in the old radio and had tired of the annual SiriusXM charges, so we can't miss what we didn't use. This unit is well worth the money.
Pros: Large display Ease of operation
Cons: Initial setup instructions in the manual are very vague.
I am blown away by how well the head unit works! And the price! Free shipping as well. Can't beat Crutchfield, from the time I ordered it to the time it was in the car it was 28 hours! That's service! I will be getting a double din pioneer after seeing how perfect this one is.
Pros: Price, quality, simple to use, simple to tune. Picks up phone instantly and everytime, looks super clean, lots of colors even the demo mode is cool
Cons: Only gripe is that your phone can still control volume when using Bluetooth. So if your phone is trurned down then the stereo will not get loud.
I needed a new radio for my Volvo s70 and this one fit perfectly with the installation kit at 1st I thought I got the wrong harness kit it had the actual connectors tucked away and covered in a foam sleeve since it has the 9 speaker system.once I saw that it was smooth sailing and it sounded amazing and was easy to use.woke up the factory speakers.staff was helpful and extremely polite shipping was fast also.
I installed this media player in our 2005 Toyota Sienna and I have been very impressed with the quality and features. Some of the most impressive features are: 1) External mic provides excellent sound quality on phone calls and makes accessing Siri very easy. 2) The install was very simple and easy (I really like the narrow depth of the unit because of the lack of CD player). 3) Excellent sound quality. 4) Very useful display with lots of space (again, due to the lack of CD player). 5) Phone call features are easy to access which is important because it reduces distractions while driving. 6) I really like the rear USB/aux inputs in the rear. I routed all cables into a small storage compartment were everything is out of sight at all times. No expensive devices (or messy cables leading thief's to expensive devices) hanging from the face of the radio. One of my only complaints that mirrors many other reviews is the brightness of the display. It is dim and a little hard to see during daylight even on full brightness and too bright even when dimmed during the night. The option to choose the color of the display can help but that often requires changing the color setting for day and night.
Pros: Price Build quality iPhone integration Very clear external mic Large display area
Cons: Menus are mildly difficult to navigate Brightness setting
Functions very well.
Cons: Difficult to see in daylight.
Great unit so far. Everything works. Was easy to install.
Customer service is the best!! I installed the first radio and went so easy. The USB port was easy to hide and I routed the mic for Bluetooth on the colum. The radio sounded ok with the matching speakers I got from Crutchfield. Then I tested the hands free calling only to find out the mic didn't work. So I pulled the radio and double checked that it was in the right port and it was. I called customer service and they greeted me by name and got me to tech support. Tech support sent me a new unit to try and it was here in three days. So I tryed the mic first and it still didn't work so I replaced the head unit and used the old mike. Now it works great. I just put the return label in the box and I'll give it to ups on Thursday. I'm very pleased with them and there level of service. THANK YOU!! P.S. You can use the USPS to do the same shipping job in the same time frame. Just saying.
Pros: Easy to use. Nice color choices.
Cons: Hard to see in the day time and will not get dark enough at night. No volume control for the hands free mic.
This will be my last Pioneer receiver. But not for the reasons that probably jump to mind. I've been a loyal fan and consumer of Pioneer products for over 40 years. In all that time I have never been disappointed. I just replaced a 18 year old DEH-P430 CD/Receiver, because I thought the AM band had stopped working in my 22 year old GMC pick up (turns out it was the antenna cable converter, not the receiver!). I chose this model for two main reasons, sub-woofer support and Bluetooth. I am not disappointed. Not only does the iPhone work flawlessly via Bluetooth, but usage of USB, and the AUX connection, all work flawlessly and in complete harmony with one another. After replacing the antenna cable converter AM is working too! It'll probably be my last Pioneer receiver because it'll outlast me. And I have the old one as a spare.
Pros: Bluetooth range is outstanding. I was expecting problems, based on previous bluetooth solutions I've tried to use, the range hasn't been enough, but this one works great from anywhere in the cab of the truck. Sound, the old Pioneer I replaced had great sound, this one is even better. Its good to see that Pioneer is continually improving in all areas, but especially sound quality.
Cons: What with all the things it can do, its a bit complicated and I will admit that the user manual is the last resort. But yeah, its a bit of a learning curve to navigate. But I expected this, I don't think any other brands or models with this many features would be any simpler. I plugged in a USB thumb drive that was not formatted as fat32. It didn't read it, didn't blink, didn't do anything, tried another thumb drive, all is well. It would be better if it would have let me know.
I wanted a head unit that controls my iPhone, and this unit didn't disappoint. The best part of this unit is the iPhone control. Bluetooth setup worked great, and allows wireless audio from all apps on my phone. Next/Previous using the steering wheel controls work not only with iTunes, but also Pandora and the SiriusXM app. Exactly as I wanted. What I was pleasantly surprised by was how quickly it pairs up with my phone. On previous units I've used, when I start the car, it would default to the radio, or to iTunes. One head unit I had would default to the same song at the start of my iTunes playlist every time. (I got very sick of thatBluetooth setup worked great, and allows wireless audio from all apps on my phone. Next/Previous using the steering wheel controls work not only with iTunes, but also Pandora and the SiriusXM app. Exactly as I wanted. What I was pleasantly surprised by was how quickly it pairs up with my phone. On previous units I've used, when I start the car, it would default to the radio, or to iTunes. One head unit I had would default to the same song at the start of my iTunes playlist every time. (I got very sick of that song.) This defaults to exactly where I left off when I shut off the car, which is amazing. I listen to Howard Stern on demand, using the SiriusXM app. This means when I shut off the car, it auto-pauses the show, and when I start it up again it begins playing right where I left off. Awesome.
Pros: Great iPhone control. Fast, reliable pairing. Good sound.
Cons: The Bluetooth microphone doesn't work very well. When I had my Hyundai, pressing the siri button would use the Bluetooth mic in the car to listen to your commands, and dictation. It worked amazingly well. On this unit, it uses the external mic as well, but doesn't work nearly as well. display seems a little dated. It's surprising to me how the displays on aftermarket receivers still look like they did 20 years ago. The display also doesn't have a means to auto-dim when the lights are on.
I bought this unit because of the features it offered. Siri ,pandora,iPhone support, it pretty much has everything you need. I'm partial to pioneer units and they have always been great products over the years. This is no exception, everything works great. Easy to install and set up. Features are easy to use once you know how to use them. I used pandora while my iPhone 6 is plugged in and it gives track information on the screen. Navigating is easy though your stations. I used the random feature and it switches between pandora stations flawlessly. Siri control is easy with one button push. The phone functions work great and in a noisy car the phone was clear as day. The illumination color choices are endless. Pairing my iPhone was simple and a BT audio works quickly. I used waze navigation app while listening to pandora and it worked great, audio for navigation came through and the music was slightly muted then returns to normal volume. You can't go wrong with this unit! Highly recommend it.
Pros: Easy set up, great features, worked with iPhone 6 and navigation app. Clear phone calls. Easy Siri control.
Cons: So far have not experienced any.
I was really impressed with the what I got for the price. I haven't purchased a car stereo in a very long time, but I really expected a throw away unit and this is a great unit. Works great via Bluetooth with my iPhone and I still have AUX and USB for riders!
Pros: Light, Great Features, Customizable
Cons: You have to read the manual ;-)
Purchased for a 2009 GMC Sierra Crew Cab with the BOSE Stereo. Called Crutchfield to assist with what AXXESS items were needed to keep Bluetooth from the Truck, steering wheel controls, etc. Installed it myself and after 1 call back to Crutchfield for assistance, all parts worked. Items to note though, Turning on Bluetooth for the Truck and the Receiver to my iPhone causes issues for the speaker when you are talking to someone. Simple fix though, I just don't connect the BT to the stereo, just to my truck. I am still trying to figure this out (have only had the unit for 48 hours). It even stops playing music when I get a call in. The unit itself is very small since it does not have a CD player, and was fairly easy to connect. Another item to note, I believe that the GMC Stereo unit provided high-pass filtering for the BOSE speakers, and with this stereo installed I now have distortion in my tweeters. I will remedy this with some inline filters at a later date, but just a very interesting item that I did not even consider. The unit functions fine. I recommend reading the directions to understand its full capabilities. I have had much higher end units before, but this one fits the bill for now. I wanted not so expensive with BT streaming and USB, and that is what I now have. Also, the USB cable is very long, so makes it easy to install pretty much anywhere in reach of the center console. Great little unit for the price! Hard to beat.
Pros: Small, light, BT Streaming, USB, Multi Color
Cons: Controls are not instantly adaptive, you will have to read the manual to understand how to select certain functions.
Overall this has been a great upgrade to my 1995 BMW 540i. The installation was rather easy and the wiring fairly straightforward(due to the BMW's external amp, instructions on owners forums were very helpful). The unit is quite sturdy and rather easy to use. Variable illumination is a great way to match the stock dash lighting, though I haven't found an exact match just yet. Hooks up to my iPhone 4s, iPod Touch 4g, and iPad(personal) and my Android phone(work) without a hitch via USB. Calls are for the most part very clear. I might be getting another one for the 1988 Toyota Celica GT-Four that's about to be added to my collection very soon.
Pros: The price point is great and the aesthetics fit in with an older car where all the bells, whistles, and giant touchscreens are a flashing distraction. The sound quality is quite good and the interface is intuitive and easy to use. Supports hands-free dialing and Siri, after a fashion. Bluetooth works great. Build quality is very good.
Cons: I wish the stereo had an headlight dimming function like most others. Sometimes, the lowest brightness settings are a little too bright at night. The glossy surface picks up reflections during the day and makes reading the display difficult. The volume button is too easily pushed in and I sometimes end up pushing it(taking you to the settings menu) on rougher roads instead of adjusting the volume(neither of my cars have steering wheel controls).
This stereo is everything I asked for, it has many features and is easy to use aswell as convenient.. For example I've been ticketed 2 times for using my phone one time I used the hands free or speaker phone but the caller couldn't hear m, but with this stereo it comes with a microphone for hands free option thru Bluetooth that makes it so much easier...
Pros: Easy installation, nice effects different color display...
Cons: Outputs are in the back of stereo
Installed in my 2004 Hyndai Santa Fe, was smooth with supplied kit. Compared to the after market radio that was in car (made me think the factory speakers was shot) when i bought, this one sounds 100 times better. It may say 14 watts per channel, but sounds much higher. It does work with my external USB hard drive (320 Gb) with 160 Gb of MP3 on it. My only gripe, the cell phone interface when placing calls is a little clumsy, not easy to do. Does not support voice dialing that I have found.
Pros: Price size features sound versatility
Cons: Limited bluetooth phone interface. Not "Dial Mom" not supported.Crutchfield response on 3/4/2015 John, thanks for taking the time to leave a review on our site. To clarify the voice dialing function, this feature only works with iPhones that have Siri (4S and above) AND the phone has to paired with the receiver via Bluetooth. Through the Pioneer's controls, you can access Siri and have her dial calls for you as normal. The receiver does not have voice dialing capability for Android phones.
Installed this to my girl's 05 Cavalier, it fits perfectly and plays back from Bluetooth exceptionally well. So far, I have no bad things to say about this product. It said three day shipping, got here in 4, threw it in the next day.
Great receiver if your ride only supports single DIN. Looks good sounds good. Pressing the volume knob brings up the menus, would have liked a separate menu button better to prevent inadvertently bringing up the menus. Also, the pandora app brings up an app on the phone that won't let you use your phone to control pandora. Those are my only complaints so far.
It was easy to install and easy to set up with my phone. It says it was made for iPhone, but it works just fine with my Samsung. I like the changing colors, but in the daytime it's a little hard to see the display in some of the colors. I'm very happy with my radio
Pros: works with any bluetooth capable phone, easy to use
Cons: hard to see display sometimes on a bright day
I purchased this head unit to sync with my iPhone 6. The BT works great, connects immediately every time. The USB and AUX work great too. I'm looking forward to adding other components to the system.
Pros: Easy set up and reliable connections. Small size.
Cons: Very few if any. This unit is hard to beat for the price. An auto dimmer would be nice, but not necessary.
Great radio.. Love it..
Cons: Display is a little hard to see in the sun..
This is a very small lightweight unit, which made it appealing. No one is using discs anymore and therefore a disc player is not really needed. It is a good product for the money but the sound quality is pretty limited. The 5-band EQ makes it hard to really customize your sound for your speakers. If you just want "loud" music this is a good head unit, but if you are looking to tune your speakers to a certain sound I would spend the money and go with a unit that provides more EQ band settings. Also, the seek button on my first unit did not work, but this was not an issue because Crutchfield being the great company it is sent me a replacement the next day :)
Pros: Crutchfield provides you with all brackets and wiring kits in order to install. Even if it is a little more on Crutchfield I HIGHLY recommend spending the money, because their customer support is unlike any other company today.
Cons: Controls are somewhat confusing
For the price, this is a good unit performing well. The instructions are really bad and have to be carefully read to be understood. They are laid out poorly - it's hard to find answers to specific questions. Type is too small too. The display lighting is not easily adjustable and it doesn't respond to vehicle dash lights. The buttons are way too bright at night even at the dimmest setting. Adjusting EQ is not something you want to do when driving - kinda as bad as texting!
Pros: Price and features
Cons: Display lighting and poor instructions. EQ is hard to change on the go.
It was perfect for my situation. Easy to install, sounds fine - hooks up to my Galaxy S3 and plays Pandora and podcasts.
Pros: Pretty display with the colors changing - has all of the features needed to connect via BlueTooth to the phone. I'm very pleased
Cons: Took longer to install than I expected, but I'm a novice - so this isn't really a negative...just something to be aware of
Overall, this is a very good head unit especially for the price. I purchased this to replace another head unit because I wanted the rear USB input and am very happy with the quality and ease of use for the most part. Having both a rear aux input and a rear USB is very nice. I was able to use the USB for my iPhone and still have the aux run to my glove box for a spare device. The Pandora controls work very well and I love the microphone for the phone. I wasn't planning on using it, because I drive a soft top Jeep, but ended up installing it anyway. Even on the highway, with the top up, I'm able to have short conversations which is a first for me using hands free. Overall, this I've found this to be a quality unit and worth the money. I would definitely purchase a Pioneer product again. As usual, Crutchfield's service and support are flawless. I had a question when I was swapping this with my older aftermarket unit which they answered in minutes.
Pros: Easy installation, variable display colors are fun, sounds/works great
Cons: Volume button easy to bump to cue menu, no auto dim feature on display lighting (have to manually cue with button which is easy, but would be nice to have it tied into dash dim)
I love it.... but it could have a couple of changes. The LED's on the buttons are Incredibly bright, and while you can dim the display, you can't dim the buttons. The other is to have USB port on front. It's a little archaic to have a cable running under the dash to the cabin so you can plug in a USB device.
I'm a high end audiophile. I wasn't expecting much. I just wanted something that my iPhone 6+ could sync with. The unit matches almost perfectly with my Audi, and significant sound improvements are evident. It does more than I thought it would, and the hands free Siri acess, phone, and spotify streaming are great. Highly recommend for those on a budget looking to integrate thier phone.
Pros: iPhone integration, Bluetooth, hands free phone and Siri.
Cons: User interface takes some getting used to.
For the price you won't get much better, pioneer always makes top quality head units, 3rd pioneer product and definitely won't be the last.
Only had it for a week, but so far I would say the headunit is a win. It works quickly and flawlessly with my iPhone 6 - all bluetooth and USB functionality is exactly how it should be. It just works. Sound quality seems to be on par with other bluetooth and USB sources. After the short learning curve required by all headunits, navigating the menus is actually really easy and intuitive.
Pros: Looks great. Speedy operation. All advertised functions work as they should.
Cons: Perhaps a bit spendy, but I guess you get what you pay for.
This deck is what you expect of Pioneer. There's a reason why I've chosen this brand since I got my first car, quality! Great sound, cool display, and it lasts for years to come. Bluetooth works great, you can tweak your sound to where you don't need an extra eq to perfect it. Highly recommended!
Great customer service!! Shipping was apt two days, customer service for the installation was amazing. Sounds quality of this stereo is great. Very happy with my purchase
a little spendy but definitely worth it. love the color options and the sound. clean look with the aux and usb in the back
Pros: 5 freq eq bluetooth connects easy looks cool
Cons: takes getting use to all the features.
Installation went great, master sheet accurate. Unit works as designed . BT works as designed .
Pros: BT works good, mic works good in a tj jeep . Thought I would have to upgrade it. Nope . Happy with purchase.
Cons: Unit Set up directions a little vague, but stick with it and you'll figure it out. All kinds of rabbit holes to go down when your toggling switches, pushing buttons.
Pros: Good sound
Great sounding stereo
Pros: A lot of color options
Cons: None so far
Installation was not difficult, thanks to instructions from Crutchfield. Sounds great thru old speakers but greatly improved with new ones. USB is very useful with limited storage. One 8 GB flash drive gives hours of great music (your choosing). Great unit!!!
Pros: Fits well, looks good in 94 Silverado. Great sounds. Installment simple. Rear USB with extension easily hidden in clove box. Variable illumination compliments any interior.
Cons: Face difficult to see in daytime.
Very happy with this head unit! Easy to install, sounds great with old factory speakers. Haven't used bluetooth yet , but everything else is so easy, I'm sure it will be too. Runs ipod classic perfectly.
Pros: Setup. Installation. Sound
Pioneer makes great products and this unit is no different. I got this unit to replace my stock cd player. The sound is amazing. I am using it to run my two sets of speakers and there is plenty of power. I would recommend this unit especially if you are planning to add a subwoofer to your car.
Pros: Sounds great, ease of use
Cons: Costs a little more, but worth it for subwoofer control
Looks and sounds great! Takes a little bit to figure out options, but not all that hard. Love the convenience of not having to physically to connect my iphone to play my music, the BT works great!
Pros: Blue tooth connection.
Cons: None that I can think of!
I specifically wanted a unit with Bluetooth audio for streaming music from my iPhone (audio / calls). This unit delivers. It has all the right features for sound, sources, and connections at a great value. The display exceeded my expectations (brightness and colors). And, because this unit is a digital media receiver (no CD/DVD), I found the chassis to be compact and an easy fit/install. The important connections to external amps are included along with phone/mic, USB, analog audio inputs. Now that I own this unit, I understand why it has so many popular reviews. My install was in a 1998 Ford Expedition (also similar to F150) which has a double DIN factory radio, but only accepts a single DIN aftermarket radio (without cutting). In the end, I'm happy with this single DIN plus the right faceplate adapter.
Pros: Compact chassis. Illumination / Display is bright in daytime conditions. Bluetooth audio connects perfectly to my iPhone 5 perfectly and quickly, every time. Detachable face plate. Built-in amp or connections to external amps (with sub woofer and crossover controls). The lower end models have too few features... while the upper end models have too many features (e.g CD/DVD).
Cons: I had to read the manual on a couple of features in order to know exactly how it all worked.
Install with the equipment from Crutchfield took about 2 hours, this included mounting a panel mount USB/Aux port in my dash (purchased separately). All connections were soldered using the Metra harness supplied by Crutchfield. I really can't believe what you get for your money now. I debated on the whole no CD idea, but, putting about a gazillion CDs on one 32GB USB drive is fantastic. However, note that the more music you put on the USB drive, the longer it takes to start up and be able to browse the drive, this happens each time you start the vehicle. The deck will do about anything I could imagine, but you will need to take some time to figure it all out, the manual leaves a lot to be desired. I dinged it one star on "Ease of Use" because the manual is unorganized and extremely difficult to read. I dinged it one star on "Sound Quality" due to lack of power, this may not be fair, most other installs I have done have included amplifiers. This unit will be getting an amplifier in the near future. I always come back to Crutchfield for car stereo for all the freebies they throw in, the master sheet, mounting bracket, antennae adaptor and wiring harness. My only problem with Crutchfield with this purchase was they told me I needed an antennae extension which I didn't. I paid $5 bucks for it, no big deal, store it away, may need it someday.
Pros: Features, ease of install, once you figure it out, lots of options. Freebies from Crutchfield.
Cons: Would like more power (always the case). Poor documentation from Pioneer
I purchased the MVH-X560BT to replace the stock unit in my 2005 Jeep Wrangler. I was looking for a stereo that had Bluetooth, USB, & native iPhone support and this unit did the trick. The sound quality is good for my use case and the Bluetooth & iPhone integration work as advertised. I do not regret my purchase at all.
Pros: Works as advertised. Bluetooth audio works very well and iPhone/iPod integration is easy to navigate.
Cons: I wish there was a way to more easily dim the display than having to go to menu items deep into settings.
I wanted a new receiver to replace the stock unit in my 2008 Civic Si. My self imposed budget was less than $150.00 but I had a set of features that I needed to have and this unit had all of them plus a few more. The unit overall feels solid, though because it is a media player, it is extremely light due to the missing mechanisms for playing CD's. Has a lot of features for the price range, my install experience was very good, very easy. I wanted to retain the factory amp and sub-woofer functionality so I ordered the Metra 70-1722 wiring harness and soldered on 4 RCA connectors to the speaker (+)(-) wires and plugged them in the unit's pre-amp out (4ch) instead of the receiver's speaker wire leads. I lost the ability to control the sub's volume but it still bumps loud enough for me. I recommend this unit if you're looking for all the bells and whistles while working within a very specific price range.
Pros: Initial pairing is very easy, re-pairing happens very quickly. Quality of the stream is consistent, I haven't had any stuttering or cutting out while listening to spotify. Hands free calling works extremely well (iPhone6), the mic it came with is pretty decent, voice calls play over the speakers clearly Color of the back light for the knob control/buttons and screen/buttons beneath the screen can be set independently. USB and Aux are in the back which makes for cleaner integration Siri Eyes
Cons: No illumination wire to auto-dim when headlights are turned on. Didn't come with face plate storage case.
Works real good.
What's cool about this deck (check for yourself if you don't believe me) is that unless you buy the Pioneer Stage 4, all decks pretty much offer the same quality sound. So, each time you upgrade features (e.g., screen, GPS, etc) you pay more. However, the sound quality of the entry level and the top end remain the same. Since I haven't listened to a CD in over 3 years, a basic system like this offers the exact quality sound of higher priced models. Put your money into better amps or speakers. I called Pioneer and they told me that they have no plans to integrate their integrate their decks to the new phones. So, while you can control Pandora (thumbs up/down), see track names, etc., you cannot see or control some of the other features from the deck...arg! Also, Pandora seems to lock my phone screen.
Pros: Integrates very well with steering wheel controls. Small/compact size perfect for motorcycles or small cars (since no CD player) Bluetooth integration is better than expected. Has 3 stage digital enhancements of digital audio (i.e., it fills in the gaps and improves sound) Forward/back toggle is a brilliant idea. So many light and pattern options, it feels like a X-Mas Tree. Really good EQ settings: bass boost, voice, power, etc. Also, can control subwoofer directly from deck.
Cons: Screen is convex and hence highly reflective of light; causing a glare and limited visibility. Like the BMW iDrive, too many submenus needed to get to desired input. You'll actually notice low Bit-rate of songs through bluetooth (i.e., poor quality songs sound poor) Screen info is good, but only allows for one to two items to display. Why oh Why did Pioneer get rid of Mirroring features for iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy 4 and up? You can no longer control your phone from the deck. ARG!
Love the Master Sheet from Crutchfield! The radio is good, the install kit is good.
I love this unit! Installation was very simple in my 2003 Jeep Liberty. The included harness and dash kit were perfect. It took me a few hours to install, but mainly because I soldered my wiring harness and looked for the best way to route the microphone and USB cables. I don't like that the USB and Aux in are in the back of the unit, which require running cables somewhere. I drilled/filed a small opening inside the storage pocket in my dash under the radio and ran the USB cable through it. The hole is virtually unnoticeable and the USB connection is right where I need it to be without any wires hanging out. I really appreciate the large letters on the display which make it easy to see while driving. Bluetooth syncing to my iPhone 5 was automatic. Another thing I love is that when I get in and start my car, BT automatically connects and begins playing. Other systems take longer to connect and require me to initiate something to start playing music. My daughter loves that I can change the background colors (since this will eventually become her vehicle and her first question was "can I make the colors pink?"). This is the second Media Player I've purchased from Crutchfield and installed myself. It is the best one yet, and as always, Crutchfield installation sheets were spot on. I did have to call with one minor question about the wiring and the technician answered it without hesitation...probably 2 minutes total on the phone. Awesome support
Pros: Easy installation; Large lettering on the display; Automatic BT connection and playing; Great sound and controls; Remote control is nice size and easy to use while driving.
Cons: USB and Aux connections in the back, requiring additional wires to be routed somewhere.
Bought this for my son's Silverado. He loves the mix trax and all the different lights. This is this is the first media player I have bought but who uses CD's anymore anyway.
Pros: Lights, mix trax, easy to install
Cons: Had to read the book a few times to figure out how to make the sub work. My fault though.
I installed this in a 78 Mercedes 240D, I use it almost exclusively with a Samsung Galaxy S4 streaming google play music over bluetooth, while charging on the USB connection. USB current is sufficient that I can use GPS navigation on the phone, and stream bluetooth music without draining the battery. The play/pause/fwd/reverse buttons on the radio control music in google play via bluetooth, or you can control it on the phone. When doing this, music plays and is interrupted by the navigation audible directions, which is what I wanted. My radio is low in the dashboard, just forward of the shifter, so it didn't bother me too much for this application that it didn't dim automatically, however for that reason I did not purchase it for some of my other vehicles (and believe me... for only that reason.) Sound leaves nothing to complain about.
Pros: Easy to use. User interface is very intuitive (Once you link . Bluetooth range is good, can use phone outside of car while I'm working on it streaming through the stereo. Bluetooth phone conversation excellent at cancelling background noise. Very appealing display for a single DIN radio.
Cons: Would be perfect if it had a wire that connects to the lights to automatically dim the display, because the display can be very bright if it is in. If you want to be picky, the preamp voltages could be higher.
I love the stereo. Pioneer makes great receivers. I orderd this model not knowing at first it didn't have a CD player my fault for not reading. After installing it and hooking it to my iPhones blue tooth i didn't need a CD player anyways.
Pros: It's light and smaller since there's no CD player. Really easy to install when you get the install package from crutch field. blue tooth was easy to hook up.
Cons: My only con for this is that the receiver face plate comes off but you don't get a face plate case if you wanted to take it off.
This unit is very cheap for all the features it has. I've had it installed on my car for about two weeks and have no complaints. It plays well from my I-pod, and it also plays well from my Galaxy 5 over Bluetooth. It is definitely an improvement from my factory installed stereo. I don't have to change CDs anymore plus the sound is way better.
Pros: Cheap Easy to install Better sound than factory installed stereo
Cons: None so far
Nice for the price. With crutchfield installation was a breeze.
Pros: Compact , easy to install
Cons: the lighting on this display is awful very hard to see
Great stereo for the price. Easy to install and wire. There is a slight learning curve as the pioneer instructions are not that great. once she got it figured out the wife loves it!
Pros: easy to install and wire with provided harness and Crutchfield instructions
Cons: factory instructions for use
Love this deck. I was surprised on how small it is, but since I don't need CDs it left me a lot of room inside the dash. Took a few minutes going over each settings and things couldn't be easier.
Pros: -Easy setup and install -simple BT pairing
Cons: -volume seems a bit low on stock speakers -Pandora/App mode seems to have less"features" when going over BT. When plugged in you can search your Pandora playlist via the deck. Same for iTunes Music. Not sure if the apps are to blame or the deck, but its not a deal breaker at all.. Just use Siri to control music selection.
Seems like a nice head unit, but I find the plethora of cables to be annoying. Why aren't the USB, microphone for hands free and AUX input on the FRONT of the unit, and not the back. It seems like a minor thing, but now I have cables running everywhere and the whole point was to eliminate them.
Everything worked great, could control/search my iPod Nano 7 from the radio (rear usb to the glovebox is smooth and classy), Bluetooth to my Android 4.0.4 Moto phone with Tune-In App (play/stop)- was great to have the Tune-In Radio resume itself automatically after shutting the Jeep off (like when getting gasoline). (Don't want to auto-resume? Shut the Pioneer off before shutting off your vehicle!) Great to hear GPS through the car speakers while playing TuneIn Radio too. Short installation depth was great, and kept me legal with hands-free phone use. Yes I said rear USB was classy. Run it to your glovebox, your console, your door pocket, under your seat, to your sunvisors! However- I'm used to Pioneer's old Premier line- and this isn't it. Worst was no auto-dim- had to hold a button in to turn dimming on- then during the day, hold the same button to turn dimming off. MixTrax- why? And only a one-line display with huge characters- can't tell at a glance the artist/title, need to keep glancing at it. Returned for a Kenwood Excelon, with all the advanced audio features and autodim and multi-line display that I remember Pioneer Premier having before they axed the line- Crutchfield was awesome with the return, keeping me as a customer (since the early 90's).
Pros: Very easy to operate, audio controls are 2 steps above basic (you won't need the book), front/rear/sub preamps for when/if you add amps later
Cons: In order of importance- 1. No auto-dim, 2. no advanced audio controls, 3. only single-line display, 4. preamps only 2 volt
This radio is awesome! So easy to use, great display! Love EVERYTHING about it!
I've only had the product about a month, and so far it seems to be working fine. I am hoping that the quality is close to what I was used to with the previous older Pioneers that I've owned, rather than the recent newer one.
Pros: Definitely like the smaller chassis, and install depth. Makes the unit much lighter, and seems to have a lot less vibration in it.
Cons: Still don't care too much for the rear usb, and 3.5mm connections. Sure you can run the supplied cables from the rear to a different location, but it does make it a little bit of an annoyance.
This unit puts out fantastic sound and looks nice.
Pros: The build quality compared to the other decks I have had (including Alpine) is excellent.
Cons: The IPOD control is not what I had hoped for, but there is a learning curve with this unit so it could be me.
I got this radio professionally installed into my 2003 Cavalier and I am very satisfied. The website helped me determine all the attatchments I need and the radio looks beautiful. You can adjust the bass and play music right through bluetooth. You definitely wouldn't regret this purchase
Pros: Sleek appearance, Great reception, changes colors
Liked this easy to install
Pros: Shorter depth no cd and removable face also like hands free calling
Cons: Connecting to bluetooth keeps coming off accidently push wrong button i just need to understand how to work it better
Good basic digital stereo. Most reviews cover the neat features, sound is good, bluetooth works great, external mic is very good. Overall a very good buy.
Pros: Good sound, bluetooth works great, super value.
Cons: Display is very difficult to see in sunlight. Install instructions from Crutchfield were incomplete, required me to call the tech support number to get wiring correct (on the plus side they were open on July 4th!). Also installed Metra 70-8113 Receiver Wiring Harness which complicated install; instructions did not include harness at all.
I was impressed with the adjustability of trhe sudio from this unit. I was looking for a simple
Pros: You get a bunch of features for the price you pay. Fits my 2007 Mini Cooper S
Cons: Not really a con but if you are looking for a simple radio to operate, this unit has a lot of adjustabilty as far as the sound I am concerned.
This head unit works really well and the Pandora controls work well. The phone features are a little confusing but not that bad. However, when I got my first unit it would not work at all. Crutchfield returned it without question and sent me another unit. This second unit worked find for 6 months but now the only speaker that works is the sub and there is no sound out of the other speakers. I will send it for repairs but I expected more out of Pioneer than this shoddy build quality.
Great product, and support for Crutchfield
Pros: Great support on web site
Cons: I can't read, but team helped me fix my mistake.
Good sound and fun light effects. Looks great at night but isn't easy to read in the day. Blutooth works well, and USB is nice. Biggest issue other than visibility is you can't just leave your I pod connected and have it play. You need to "wake" it up for the stereo to play it. Also you can't have the light effects without using mixtrack which means it cuts songs short and wont display track info at the same time.
Pros: Lights and big display
Cons: Limited I pod convenience, too dim for daylight. Mix track sucks, but must be used for light effects
Great price. Excellent service.
I researched new head units for a long time. Compared all the major brands. Probably waited too long but glad that I settled on this Pioneer "media" unit instead of a traditional head unit with a CD player. Who even buys CDs anymore? If I do, it is only to convert to MP3 but I digress. This Pioneer unit installs easy (once you figure out how to remove the install cage) and is a nice upgrade in my 2011 Impala. It really makes the factory speakers sound 100% better. Plenty of room for mounting due to the reduced size and the features are great. BT audio is awesome and phone calls sound very clear. The setup is easy but as with anything new, it takes some time to learn and adapt to the controls. The manual could be better but not a major barrier to learning the functions. The display is HUGE compared to other head units (helped by the lack of the CD slot) but not too bright for me and the dimmer option works well. All in all, a great upgrade.
Pros: Sounds good, looks good, ways to use, what more could you ask for?!
Cons: Instructions should be re-written and include more real pictures (not tiny drawings).
Bought this unit for my daughter's 2005 MINI Cooper solely for the Bluetooth options. Explored other options to use with the stock MINI radio, but found nothing cost effective. Overall, I'm happy with my purchase.
Pros: Fits great in the dash. Easy to install.
Cons: Not very user friendly to set up. Too many menu options for sound and the manual isn't very informative. Although it has 200,000 color options, none of them are great for daylight driving.
Well, it's cheap - not the cheapest, but still cheap. I have a number of other Pioneer units, but this one is a disappointment, and the disappointment grows every day. The AM Tuner is terrible - The AM went out altogether at the 4 month point. While removing the unit for shipment to a service center, I discovered the Crutchfield antenna pigtail was the problem, confirmed on my electronics workbench. The cheap made pigtail had an open center conductor. Crutchfield provided a new pigtail and after installation, AM reception was Good. Crutchfield support throughout was outstanding. Radios of all stripes seem in this downward spiral to the bottom with regard to AM, and this one sets new lows. You can see their thinking with 6 AM presets and 18 FM. But you need AM when driving - for news, traffic and weather info. Oh! After I set my six AM presets, I got into my car on the thrid day - and it had "forgotten" all the presets. So I had to set them again - which is tough when you can't see the display! I put this in a 1990 Nissan - driving the same route every day, listening to the same stations on the original (Clarion) factory radio was fine. Now - with the Pioneer, I can't listen to the radio any more. Well, I did want to listen to my mp3 collection - I just didn't think that would be all. I don't use the Bluetooth, phone, ipod, or aux features, so can't speak to them, but the mp3 - well, let's just say it plays. OK. Finding what you want to play - I have about 2500 songs in maybe 100 folders - is not so easy. Especially since you can't see the screen! And - if you want to search among your folders, it always starts at the same one.
Pros: Decent sound and acceptable USB support for mp3 files
Cons: You can't see the display during the day, at max brightness - no matter what color you select. This is a MAJOR problem.
This is a nice unit. Its like all the others there are a ton of functions that will take awhile to learn. Also ordered a sub and the Crutch supplied all the wires which is nice.
Cons: Manual is small and print is really light hard to read.
Overall this is a nice unit that interfaces fine with my Android phone via bluetooth. I don't carry CDs in my car and in a Miata there's not that much room anyway. I paired it with a Kenwood compact amplifier so I can't comment on the unit's power output but with the amp it sounds tremendous. It was a lot shorter (shallower) than I thought but if you don't need to make room for the CD mechanism I suppose that's to be expected. More room behind it is definitely a plus.
Pros: Integration with phone, USB, bluetooth, aux in. Multi colors are pretty cool Controls are ok, about on par with other head units. Not quite as "busy" which is good.
Cons: Display is hard to read in the sunlight with the top down Display doesn't "auto dim" at night but can be manually dimmed I find that when adjusting the volume I will often push a little too hard and click into the menu. This seems like a design issue, the button should not be that mushy. Using the bluetooth phone integration while driving doesn't really work because the mic is not sensitive enough. Would be nice if it had a auto volume feature when ambient noise goes up.
Great sound system easy to install looks great also cool light show
Bought this radio to replace an older aftermarket AM/FM/CD Radio. Sound was far more superior, BT connection automatic each time entering vehicle, USB works great when using thumb drive, and was able to match the interior dash lights on both my 2000 Toyota 4 Runner and 1994 BMW 520...
Pros: Able to match head unit with factory dash lighting colors, easy to use, simple design, and great sound for the price. USB and Aux rear input make it easy to conceal add on electronics in a glove box or ash tray.
Cons: EQ options limited but still has more than other head units.
I wanted a media player only for a dedicated iPod, getting tired of switching cd's. Now all my music is on one device. The rear interface provides a cleaner look with no cables showing, running the iPod to the glove box. However, when you start pushing over 1000 songs, navigating through the menu becomes cumbersome - especially in a moving car! I find one menu and it becomes hard to revert to the original or change search criteria. It's not a very easy interface based on the number of controls available, even after reading the manual and following it step by step. So I have it on mix and just let it run, bypassing songs if I don't want to listen to it. We'll see how long the advance song dial (push right to advance) lasts before the spring gives out.
Pros: Excellent features for the price, small chassis, lots of color combinations, 6 pre-amp outputs, easy Bluetooth setup
Cons: Music search, hard to read display in daylight, could have a higher voltage output for the pre-amp outputs
This is the first head unit I've ever installed. Excluding the time playing around with the unit once I got it installed, it probably took me 90 to 105 mins to install (from pulling off the head unit bezel to putting it back on). The wiring harness offered for the install made it a snap. Everything was color coded. Finding my way around the menu options didn't take much time to figure out. It took about 15 minutes to get the Bluetooth function to work. BT audio works better than the factor head unit in my Durango. I spliced the head unit wires by twisting them together and putting electrical tape on the connections. It would probably be better with twist caps or crimping them together.
Pros: Easy to install, Easy to use
Cons: None so far.
The changing colors is a very attractive feature of this deck. Sound quality is awesome!
Pros: Multiple coaxial inputs in back of the deck. Aux input, usb, iPod & Bluetooth features are great.
Cons: Pioneer connect app doesn't work with Samsung G5.
ive been buying pioneer for 15 years now and know how they work with slight changes all the time, the quality is always to my standards, never had one fail, and this one is the coolest one ive had yet concidering all my cd's got stolen I put all my music on a flash drive now so this stereo was perfect.
Pros: fast shipping its a pioneer what else is there to say
I have had this receiver in my 2002 Subaru Impreza for about 1 month now. I absolutely love it! It has all the connections I was looking for, and a big plus is that the USB and Aux ports are on the rear of the unit, so I do not have any unsightly cables hanging off the front of my receiver. Just a note that this stereo does NOT play CD's which I like since my iPod is always connected. It also allows the receiver to be smaller in size. Also all cables are included (USB, AUX, Mic) Bluetooth: This works great with my phone (Nexus 5) and seems to connect every time I get in the car without problems. The only problem I do have ,is when I select the BT source, it automatically begins to play audio from my phone. For most people this may be great but I have multiple audio apps installed and it does not always choose the one I want. I don't know if this is a phone issue or the stereos issue. The BT calling is great as well. Display: I really enjoy the many options available for the display. There are two sections of the display that can be changed to any color you want (very cool). The problem I have with the display is that it seems a little too dim during the day even with brightness up all the way, and it seems too bright at night, with brightness down all the way. iPod: I have a 5th Gen iPod classic hooked up to my stereo via USB. It works great! I just leave the iPod in my center console and can control all my music from the stereo, including choosing playlists, artists, etc.
Pros: Rear USB and AUX inputs All cables included (usb, aux, mic) Long microphone cable Ability to change display colors in two separate Bluetooth, Auxilary port, Pandora, 3FM, 1AM, USB/iPod Compact Size
Cons: Display: Seems too dark in daylight, and too bright at night Bluretooth audio automatically starts playing (sometimes usefull, but not always)
I've never installed a car stereo in my life and this was EASY for me to install in my 95 BMW. Wiring is a breeze, hookup is plug n play, setup takes seconds and menu is simple to navigate if you've ever used a microwave.
Pros: Easy Easy Easy
Cons: Screen could get a little dimmer
Absolutely in love with my new stereo.
Pros: Sound is so clear, the effects are awesome, very easy to use
works great - no complaints other than it's an undertaking to figure out all the controls
Pros: great improvement in sound over the factory deck, rear usb is great to run wherever you want, bluetooth works great
I generally like this deck. It's not fancy but it does what I want a deck to do (handle calls and play music via bluetooth). Sound quality is decent (no distortion at the volumes I normally listen, but does distort if I try to see how loud it will go). I do have a few minor gripes about how it is configured: On power off the deck sends a stop signal to my phone which means that on power up it restarts the last song I was listening to instead of resuming play where I left off. When I plug my phone in to USB it automatically changes audio source from bluetooth to USB; it would be nice to be able to disable this as I primarily use USB for charging. Another feature on my wish list would be to configure the output of the call button to allow me to launch google voice commands. The built in mixtrax feature is quite gimmicky. I can't imagine myself ever using it.
Pros: -Quickly connects to bluetooth on power up (very important to me, takes about ten seconds) -Shallow form factor makes install easy -Nice EQ and crossover -Aux in can be disabled, speeds up finding audio source
Cons: -Runs hot: I installed this without the in-dash receiver kit due to it being out of stock when I ordered. Because of this I could reach around and feel the body of the deck while in use and it would get extremely hot. I'm not sure whether this will cause any problems down the road. -No auto-dimmer wire -Sends stop command instead of pause on power down
This unit is perfect for what I wanted. It is pointless to have a CD player on a car stereo anymore. This unit has USB and AUX inputs on the back of the stereo. This allowed me to run them where I wanted in the cab of my truck. It is easy to operate and the included instructions were easy to understand. It has a nice finished look and the ability to change the color of the buttons/display to match the interior lighting of the vehicle is fantastic. iPhone connected easily to the stereo and the Pandora functionality was a real plus. Streamed Pandora for a long ride and the quality was incredible. Crutchfield provided the installation kit and instructions for free. This was a great purchase.
Pros: Good sound quality. Bluetooth works and sounds great when phone is connected. Very easy to use. Looks great.
Cons: Display sometimes difficult to read in sunlight. Bluetooth connecting to a phone can be a little irritating.
No complaints so far. The usb options is great! Audio output is very clean using BT audio, Pandora via bluetooth, Radio, and USB. Turn on Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR)--it makes mp3 files sound much better. Haven't used the aux input yet. Included mic works very good for phone calls. Built in low pass and high pass options eliminated the need for a crossover in my setup. Built in EQ is good enough. Tuner pulls in distant stations I have the usb extension going down the console and located inside the center console storage area, as well as the aux input. Phone calls are great, with a manual transmission phone calls can be a challenge while driving in town.
Pros: BT clean and clear, every device I've connected works great. Pandora integration is very good, ability to thumbs up and down on the unit and select your pandora stations on the device is nice. USB works simple and easy. I put a hundred or so songs on a flash drive, hit shuffle, and it plays them back in very good quality. Reads the title/artist in the mp3 files. Low pass/high pass options eliminate the need for a crossover. Crutchfield install kit worked perfectly.
I've had this deck in my Nissan quad-cab truck for a few months. It is feature-rich and works great with my iPhone over Bluetooth. However, there are several annoying aspects about this unit. First, there is no rubber ring around the volume knob - just slick plastic. You cannot increase the volume with just one finger without applying enough pressure that you end up pressing the button and activating the menu system, thus disabling the volume. The press is very sensitive - hit even the slightest bump in the road you will inadvertently press it and activate the menu system. Second, I leave an iPod connected to the deck. If I don't drive the truck for a couple of days, when I start it up, the deck automatically switches to the iPod after about 10 seconds, even if I have the radio on or if the deck is turned off. I suspect this is because the iPod powers down and when it gets power from the dock cable it thinks I want to play through the iPod. Third, the sound of this deck is decent but not great. I initially had the stock 6 speaker system and ended up buying Polk coaxials for the front and Kicker coaxials for the rear (with baffles) but the audio improvement was marginal. I have tried to get the custom equalizer set to make it more pleasant but I haven't been successful. My audio reference is the Alpine I have in my Corolla with its stock speakers; however, it could be the acoustics of the two vehicles are substantially different, which may account for the quality differences.
Pros: Works great with iPhone over Bluetooth. Lots of features. Easy to install.
Cons: Ergonomic problem with sound/menu button, audio quality is just ok, need to fix iPod auto sensing
Pros: exellent quality
Cons: does show clock when in aux
Nice stereo for the price Has everything I wanted in a stereo Nice bright colors Easy to use Bluetooth is great
i really like this deck i purchased this to replace an older dmr that didn't have Bluetooth functions installation was simple and it had no problems pairing up with my galaxy s4 The only beef i had doesent have to due with the deck but with the way it was shipped to me( more on that in a sec) but for the money its a pretty solid deck
Pros: rear usb inputs bluetooth audo streaming simple installation
Cons: The only beef i have is not withthe deck itself but with Crutchfield I did receive the deck on time in about two days however the box mangled when i opened the box none of the items were packaged incorrectly they should of been bubble wrapped at the very least they just put the items in the box and then covered them in foam peanuts. Working in the shipping industry i have sen that alot and its lucky that it arrived un damaged
The only reason I didn't give all 5's was that it doesn't have a CD player
Pros: Excellent sound with a good value
Cons: No CD Player
Pros: Good value, easy to install. Worth the money!
Cons: Minor issue, needs auto dimmer for night time
I'll think twice about buying Pioneer equipment in the future. I have a pioneer home stereo that I was frustrated by too. It works okay now that I've worked through a few things, but the sound isn't as good as the factory (Pioneer) that came with my Scion XB and the usability is equally [minorly] disappointing. If you're considering buying this, read the manual first. There are 2 sections, Using it, and Installing it. No index. Can't just flip to the thing you want to know about. You have to remember where it is. And it wasn't written like an instruction manual. It was written as pieces of information you might need to know. And it missed one thing I needed to know. The Orange wire: what is it? Do I hook it up to the other orange wire.. which is the only other wire? Nope, that blows fuses. I called Crutchfield and the tech said it's some kind of ground. As you can imagine, the stereo works fine with it disconnected (and a new fuse). There's no description or mention of the orange wire in the manual. None. It took me a while to get used to the navigation. And maybe there are some tricks I have yet to learn, but I'm not a fan of their implementation. I have yet to be able to master navigating my always connected iPod. Maybe it's me, but I'm not new at this.
Pros: Rear USB. Bluetooth works great.
Cons: Horrible user / installation manual. Read the wire diagram part. Try to match what you have before you by. Minor issues: This thing is a dust magnet. I cannot keep it clean. The face is also very shiny, which looks great when it's off, but makes it hard to see in daylight due to reflections. A matte finish on the face would be so much better. The sound quality, while still using my factory speakers, is not as good as factory Pioneer Scion stereo. No Mute. Huh? Yeah. No mute.
It took me quite a while to decide on the right head unit for my truck. I ended up getting the Pioneer MVH-X560BT based on feedback from a Crutchfield advisor - and I couldn't be happier. One surprise (as another reviewer noted) is how short/shallow this unit actually is. Since it's a media-only receiver, it doesn't need the space for a CD player mechanism. This has the added bonus of giving you extra room behind the unit for the wiring. One of my absolute requirements was having a rear USB connection. I have a dedicated iPod for the truck, so being able to leave it in the armrest and connected to the USB in the back is the only way to go. I paired the head unit with a Clarion XC1410 amplifier. I was a little concerned that the pre-amp output on the Pioneer was only 2 volts, but it seems to be working fine. I don't care for the Mixtrax or other visual feedback that are available on this unit, but that can all easily be turned off so that you get track information and the clock. I'd recommend this unit for anyone considering a media-only receiver.
Pros: Good sound quality Easy installation Rear USB connection
This stereo is well worth the money and is a definite must buy for its price range it sounds good looks good and is pretty easy to use bit that could also be that I had the double din version of this but pretty easy to get use to but yeah was not expecting to be as small as it was but that was good because I could actually get the harness to fit in behind the stereo with out havering to tuck and roll everything in there but all on all great stereo
This stereo is great, I particularly enjoy the various numerous amount of display lights on the stereo. The remote comes very handy and the best function i enjoy about this stereo is the ease of connecting to my phones bluetooth. as soon as the stereo turns on and i have it set to bluetooth mode, it detects my phone right away and starts playing my music. The mic also comes in handy for calls while driving. Overall a great unit by Pioneer
Very simple and affordable deck. Just radio and digital media. This unit is small and easier to install than other receivers because of it. The Bluetooth is handy and easy to hook-up, and Pioneer (as always) gives you great control of your sound with a multi-hz eq.
Pros: Great sound shaping, inexpensive, fairly simple operation
Cons: Bright display even fully dimmed, can't run any but 8ohm speakers
For some reason the Star ratings are not working with my version of Firefox. I like the radio and the bluetooth connection is flawless. I may need to relocate the microphone because the sound is muted. The installation into my 2002 BMW 330i could have gone more smoothly. The problem is the Scosche amplifier is too small to fit into the space vacated by the factory radio. The problem was solved by extending the wires connecting the amplifier to the vehicle plug allowing it to be stashed into a niche behind the factory radio enclosure. Unfortunately I came to this decision after trying for hours to get everything to fit using the included connectors. A much quicker installation would be to provide 2 multi-wire color coded cables that allow placing the amplifier behind the glove box which is easily removed. There is ample space behind the glove box for all kinds or accessory equipment.
Pros: Looks good when installed, there are many functions and they all work well.
Cons: Requires the Scosche amplifier which is too large to fit into the factory radio enclosure with the radio. This is not that much of a problem as long as the installation instructions and connection harnesses address the issue.
Great receiver for the money. Looking to upgrade the factory speakers to test the full potential of the receiver.
Nice clean look. I love the rear inputs! USB & AUX cords were long enough to run all the way to my center consul. Sounds great. Nice ability to tune to my liking.
Pros: Clean look. Easy installation. Great sound quality.
Cons: The face plate reflects to much light. Hard to see the display during the day, even with illumination turned all the way up.
the stereo was quite simple to install it also had a lot of cool features that I liked.
Pros: I love the fact that I can change the foremost any color I want to want to display and that it also works with my cell phone via bluetooth. also the fact that auxiliary port and usb port have acquired that come out the back allow me to place them anywhere I'd like instead of having wires hanging from my stereo this is a big plus in one of the main reasons why I purchased this stereo.
Cons: I will say the menu quite confusing. and trying to see this display during the day is horrible also it could use a little more power because some Kenwoods have 22rms when this is only 14rms.