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Purchased this for a face relocation project on a motorcycle. Great options and features. Love the equalizer. Can match my factor lights perfectly
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Pioneer's MVH-X580BS digital media receiver lets you enjoy music from your iPhone® or iPod®, select Android™ phones, or a USB thumb drive. With built-in Bluetooth® and plenty of sound-shaping tools, it's a great choice for digital music fans.
You can also check out the news or a ballgame on good old-fashioned AM/FM radio, or connect a SiriusXM tuner. All this great tech comes in a slick-looking package with a "form follows function" design that's easy to use.
Colorful, informative display
With iPod and iPhone Direct Control, you can plug your device into the receiver's USB port and make music selections through the receiver. As a bonus, the receiver will also charge your device while you're playing your tunes. If you own a compatible iPhone, 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. If you just purchased a new Android phone, you'll be glad to hear that the MVH-X580BS supports Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0), so you can use your USB port to stream music from Android 4.1 (or later) devices.
You can also plug in a thumb drive and enjoy FLAC, MP3, WMA, and WAV files, or use the aux input to connect an MP3 player or portable satellite radio.
If you're using an iPod, iPhone, or USB device, Pioneer's integrated MIXTRAX virtual DJ technology can turn your music collection into a non-stop playlist, complete with wild mix effects.
If you're a Pandora fan, you can use your iPhone or Android phone to create unique stations that play nothing but your favorite kinds of music. You can rate songs, bookmark them for purchase, and learn more with complete track data.
The MVH-X580BS also works with the Spotify app, so you can use the receiver's controls to play, pause, or skip. With a few more presses, you can browse playlists and radio stations.
But that's not all. Pioneer's Media App Control, lets you enjoy tunes from various other music apps, like iHeartRadio® and Aupeo™. And the Pioneer ARC app lets you control your receiver's basic functions from your phone. You can adjust settings or access your stored music or favorite music apps directly through the ARC app.
The MVH-X580BS features built-in Bluetooth, so you can enjoy hands-free calling, wireless music streaming, and your Apple or Android phone's voice recognition technology. iPhone users (see below) can take advantage of Siri Eyes Free functionality with just the touch of a button.
The included external microphone picks up your conversation, and you'll hear your caller through your vehicle's speakers. Wide Band Speech Technology, which basically doubles the usual bandwidth, ensures clear and easy-to-understand conversations
The dual phone connection lets you pair two phones, while “Guest Mode" allows you to add or replace a mobile device with ease. That's 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 happily loaded in lots of other features. A powerful MOSFET amplifier gives you outstanding sound, while Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR) technology brings back the details lost when you compress music.
Time alignment and a 13-band graphic equalizer let you adjust the sound to suit your tastes, while three sets of RCA preamp outputs will come in handy when you're ready to add amplifiers and subs to your system.
You can also add a SiriusXM satellite radio tuner (not included, requires subscription). Satellite radio offers an unparalleled variety of music, news, sports, and talk, and your favorite channels will stay with you, even when you're in the middle of nowhere.
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.
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.
iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.
Purchased this for a face relocation project on a motorcycle. Great options and features. Love the equalizer. Can match my factor lights perfectly
Spork, Saranac, MI
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Purchased this for a face relocation project on a motorcycle. Great options and features. Love the equalizer. Can match my factor lights perfectly
Good sounding radio with good bluetooth capabilities. Unfortunately I had difficulty reading the display in my 2009 F250, radio sits high with lots of sun glare. Crutchfield is definitely the place to purchase this type of equipment as they made swapping it for the easy to read JVC KD-X33MBS incredibly EASY. Thank You Crutchfield!
Pros: Sound Bluetooth
Very decent head unit. Installed in 2003 Land Rover Discovery. I use it to connect a smartphone through AUX or USB. I was able to keep the steering wheel controls, which are Volume Up/Down, Mode (Source) and Track Previous/Next (or radio scan). When using the steering wheel Track Prev/Next control, it's a bit slow to change songs, but it works - usually I just use this to skip something. I set the illumination to old school green to match the vehicle (not perfect match, but close enough to fit in). I used 2x LOC80s to keep the factory amp in the vehicle and adjust the volume that the head unit sends to the amp. I used the filter on this head unit to limit the amount of bass, which the vehicle would only turn into lousy panel shaking sounds - it sounds pretty good now. A significant improvement and much more convenient over the factory tape/CD/radio unit in a 2003 vehicle - I was using a tape/aux adapter to connect my phone to the stereo, which sounded pretty bad. I've got more volume and less distortion now, plus less cables and better control over everything. I wanted to see how much improvement I'd get from replacing the head unit alone before replacing speakers. I'll probably add some speakers next and while the panels are open, I'll seal the doors to reduce panel shaking.
Pros: Very decent digital media receiver - USB/AUX/Bluetooth/AM/FM/Pandora No CD player - unnecessary obsolete junk Bluetooth and mic for calls Steering wheel control integration Installed easily enough in 2003 Land Rover Discovery DIN bracket is highly adjustable Unit is easily removed and re-installed - I had to adjust other components a few times to get everything working Plenty of features
Cons: Entry/Entry-Mid level - not an excellent player, but good enough Not the best analog to digital processing, but not bad for the price Steering wheel controls work, but Track Prev/Next is a bit slow - Volume Up/Down is fine and Source Select is quick too, but Track select lags - this could be the steering wheel control interface (SWI-RC) or a lot of different components from the steering wheel all the way to the source (smartphone - iPhone)
Great product, I have always used pioneer in the past and this one does not disappoint. Blutooth functions seamlessly, audio controls are vast and sounds great definitely would recommend this head unit. Oh and Spotify controls are sweet. Installed alongside a pioneer GM-D8604 amp
Pros: Audio controls Sound quality Bluetooth quality 3 sets of pre outs Easy install
This radio surprises with great sound quality and a good quality amp. Finally got rid of my one cd that I still had sitting in my truck from the 90s.
Awesome radio. You have the ability to control almost everything on the radio. With how music is listened to now a days, who needs a CD player? Very nice radio.
The install was tricky with getting the radio to fit with the Metra single din adapter but with some tinkering it was done. The radio itself is great. Paired with the ARC app this radio is unstoppable. It has individual EQs for each speaker, subwoofer control, radio color settings and you can control the radio straight from the Spotify or Pandora app. The install took about an hour with average knowledge. If you're worried about looks, the matte gray of the adapter and the color options of the radio make this blend into any vehicle, especially my Challenger.
Pros: Ease of Use Bluetooth ARC App
Great piece, was easy to install and get working. I can't get the Pioneer Android app to connect, but the app was always annoying me with a notification when my Bluetooth was on so I don't want it installed on my phone anyway. The menu options are great, there's a ton of them to really fine tune your linstening preferences. No complaints about the unit itself.
Pros: Lots of options Looks great Sounds great Automatically connects to my phone and starts an album where I left off Great price
Cons: Can't get the phone app to work, but it's not necessary
Great radio & love the Bluetooth integration with my iPhone. Microphone that's included works & sounds great!! Great features for all types of users!
Pros: Simple setup. Even automatically downloaded supporting app onto my iPhone.
Cons: It wasn't free...
Great head unit for the price.
I love it, been buying pioneer receivers for all my cars. Can't beat the price and the Crutchfield pride! Installed in less then 20 min and enjoying the sound! Thanks again Crutchfield! Loyal buyer for over 30 years!
Pros: Price and quality!
Really happy with my Pioneer so far. Looks sharp, sounds great.
Loving this radio so far. I sometimes have problems connecting the spotify directly from my phone, but i
Pros: Great features and functionality
Cons: Sometimes I have problems connecting spotify directly from my phone. It gets fixed by first connecting it to the Bluetooth and then changing to the spotify option on the radio.
Getting to the cables was too hard for me (Subaru forester) so I got a local installer to fit, fab stereo I had debated getting new speakers but I don't need them, this sounds awesome! Would give 5 stars but I can't work out how to get into the menu to stop the display color scrolling through the endless choices...
Cons:Crutchfield response on 6/27/2017 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to this customer to help them further. We'll either help get the display working properly, or help return it for an exchange or refund.
A pretty nice stereo. The illumination dims too much when the headlights are turned on, and I drive with my headlights on all the time. Some of the features of the stereo are difficult to figure out. The instructions in the manual are not very clear. Some of the installation instructions are not real clear, but with a little determination you can get it installed. I did not even have to contact Customer Support.
Pros: It's a Pioneer. The sound quality.
Cons: The illumination dims too much when the headlights are on. Some features are difficult to figure out.
Great radio for the money. Easy to use and has many customizable functions.
Pros: Ease of use Customizable
Great price but the two front channels do not work
Pros: Great price
Cons: The front two channels don't work in my car sounds like they are blown not sure if it will be replacedCrutchfield response on 6/21/2017 Anthony contacted our Customer Service team and a replacement receiver was sent out. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact us right away. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return, or exchange, within 60 days of purchase.
Pioneer quality and features. Easy installation. Great functionality. Would buy again 10/10
Pros: Great features and functionality
Cons: Screen. I enjoyed the higher res displays of units from a few years ago.
Great head unit. Was looking for something with a simple user interface but had extra features for subs. This has it all. Plus it's Bluetooth capable. Looks great in my jeep.
Pros: Easy to install. Clean look. Just all around great unit.
Cons: None so far.
I definitely like this stereo, about the only thing they could add is a usb port in the rear
Everything works seamlessly. Love it.
Very nice upgrade for my 2006 Honda Civic. Bluetooh works great!
Cons: Clunky audio settings
Ive had this product for a couple weeks installed, and I love it. The bluetooth works perfectly and is as responsive as you would expect/want. The reception is clear for am/fm, and the sound is excellent when running even stock speakers. I have it in my 2001 Jeep TJ. I have read complaints about the screen not being bright enough, and on some of the darker colors I would agree, but if you are running a blood red screen during the day without heavy tints you will have that problem with any screen. I have had no problems at all reading my screen with white info text and red buttons/knobs. It looks great. Everything installed really easily thanks to all the Crutchfield freebie kits. Took me about 30 minutes.
Pros: -sound -bluetooth -everything else
Cons: none that I have had
Absolutely great, I researched for hours and this seemed like the right choice. No complaints yet.
Works great sounds great lots of control functionality
Pros: Syncs quickly
Cons: Dim in sunlight
It is an awesome radio, the Bluetooth works like it's supposed to. I marked it as a 4 star because the radio face had a few scratches across it when I received it out of the box brand new. Other than that no problems with it.
Awesome stereo for the money. The music coming through my 2004 Jeep Liberty sounds like I spent over a grand on new speakers. I thought about buying better speakers but now I don't have too. The different colors are cool and the kids love watching it change. The microphone cord was easy to hide and there's no static on the other end. Having Bluetooth in this car is amazing. It's really cool to get in the car and the radio is playing my playlist from Spotify once I turn the car on. I have an aftermarket radio in my other car and I love this stereo so much I'm buying another one
Pros: Improves factory speakers Fun color choices No static from the microphone when making calls Easy to pair Bluetooth Very enjoyable to continue listening to your favorite music.
This stereo is very easy to set up, very easy to use. I did not even need to use the manual while setting everything up. The only thing I do not like about this system is that the display dims when the headlights are turned on, other than that it is awesome. Great budget stereo.
Pros: Easy setup and navigating the system. Good sound. iPhone App is easy to use, and can control just about everything with it.
Cons: Display automatically dims when headlights are turned on
So far so good. I installed new kicker speakers in my truck as well. They are all powered by the head unit with no amp. Very loud!!! After about 90% volume it starts to sound distorted. If I had an external Amp I may be able to go a little louder. I like the ability to control the light color and the brightness. I have no issues seeing anything in daytime, I set the color to pure green and brightness to 10.
Pros: Loud Bright Connectivity
Cons: If not using an amp, distortion occurs at about 90% volume
So good, especially for the money. The pioneer ARC app makes the EQ and other features much easier to use.
Pros: Sound, ARC
Cons: Not much power.
Really surprised by the sound quality this unit produces pre amp outputs are perfect to fit the unit to existing factory amp, and the installation kit included made it easy to install, I have only one issue with the brightness of the display, during day time you can barely see anything, but i can live with it
Pros: Comes with many options bluetooth worked perfectly, subwoofer controls allow for clean precises bass
Cons: low light display
My 17 year old son saved his own money to buy this. It was easy to install and he says it's so good that he no longer wants sub woofers. He is very satisfied with the sound.
Pros: Cost, easy installation, sound and looks good!
Cons: Had to get instructions online. Would of liked paper instructions.
Ease of installation with Crutchfield instructions and support from Crutchfield team..,
Pros: Ease of use/remote control
MVH-X580BS - Digital Media Receiver added under dash to my 1964 Comet. Installation came out great. Receiver is well lit and plays as expected. Adjustible visual color is one of the features I was looking for in this unit. The rest of the system: Bazooka BA460 amp, Kicker 43DSC69304 6x9 rear, and Kicker 6-3/4" 43CSC674 front car speakers
Much better sound than the stock radio from my 2003 Suburban. Pretty quick to connect to Bluethooth.
EZ install with the adapter wiring included free. works great.
Display is not bright enough to read during the day time. Dim settings are maxed at +10.
Pros: works, looks nice
Cons: Display is not nearly bright enough!
Got this essentially for the hands free phone but the unit is fantastic in every aspect. The stock junk speakers actually sound good! Imagine if they get swapped out for better ones.
Great head unit. Easy to install.
Pros: Easy install.
Cons: User interface can be a little complex for the novice user.
Installed as instructed and worked great (except it is very hard to see in the daylight). Then it died after two weeks of use. Just driving and listening then - nothing. Everything I buy from Pioneer craps out. Never purchasing them again.
Cons:Crutchfield response on 3/6/2017 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to Christopher to issue an apology and help him further. We'll either help him get the receiver working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.
Worked very well in all aspects
Works great and the installation was clean. The only issue is that the deck on the brightest setting is tough to see in the day time. Tried everything but its to dark on a sunny day.
Loving it. Way more features than I expected at this price point. Easy to install with support provided. I was chiefly looking to add AUX input to my old car so I could get away from the cassette deck adapter. I got this, and also a USB dock (simultaneous play/charge), hands free phone, and auto-sync Bluetooth. Very cool.
Pros: Useful features, easy install
Cons: Panel visibility in bright sun
Awesome head unit. Very impressed with features and usability
Purchased this for our 1998 Mercedes E320. I am very impressed with the value here. It wasn't that many years ago it cost 2 or 3 times the money to get Bluetooth, 13 band EQ, smartphone compatability, multiple display color options, built in crossovers, 3 preouts, and other features built into this deck. Currently running through the stock speakers and sounds much cleaner and detailed. The preset EQ options and ARC app made it a snap to dial in.
Pros: Great bang for the buck, easy to set up. To me five stars would be for something with really high build quality, top notch DACs, etc. Build quality good but not spectacular.
Cons: If wiring a Mercedes double check the constant and switched power leads on the harness. These needed to be reversed on the adapter we were sent. Mercedes also has a deep single din opening in the dash with plastic walls on the sides. The side walls press on the mounting cage which makes it catch on the stereo when sliding it in. You will need to look carefully and bend back the tabs on the cage its catching on. This may be peculiar to the Mercedes.
Here is the issue I have with this head unit. You can turn on Spotify, Aux, USB, but you cannot turn off the head unit's control of your Pandora app. When you launch Pandora, the radio takes over your app and you can only control Pandora through buttons on a radio. I mean talk about stepping 20 years back. It's dumb.
Pros: Sound is good
Cons: No way to turn off control of Pandora.
Features are nice, slightly ahead of the JVC I had in terms of performance. Switches sources and stations more quickly. I use it mostly for radio and bluetooth audio from my Android phone. Having a few issues with bluetooth not auto-connecting when I get in the car. but it may be something I don't have configured right. Install was not bad, the PT Cruiser's CANBUS electronics don't make it simple. Microphone cable is plenty long to place it wherever you want. I confirm others' comments that daylight brightness of the display is marginal.
This unit is a great deal for the price. The sound is better than I expected in this price range. I had initial trouble pairing my phone, but it finally connected and has been working flawlessly since.
Pros: Better than expected sound, ease of use.
Awesome! Didn't want a CD player because I just connect my phone. For the money you can't beat this pioneer, great sound and many adjustments using the pioneer app.
Pros: Great sound great price
Cons: None yet but have only had it for a month or so
This is one great product, it was easy to install with the proper gear that I got fromCrutchfield. The radio is easy to use and has lived up to my expectations.
I wanted to wait a bit before reviewing this unit and I'm glad I did, this is a GREAT stereo! My iPhone 4s easily paired with it and when I leave the car, it reconnects upon my return and continues playing from where iTunes left off. If you're streaming a station, it will reconnect automatically. I haven't tried the USB input yet but why would I when I have iTunes? Maybe if there is a software upgrade or something. There were some reported "issues" that made me cautious. I found that by spending about 10 minutes learning the menus, the brightness and sound can be adjusted as well as the colors of the display. Those who are complaining about the display being dim need to adjust the brightness through the menu. The unit sounds great even with my OLD stock speakers. Guess what my next upgrade will be! I'm not a huge fan of the detachable faceplate but hey, I leave it on. All in all, you can't go wrong with this unit.
Pros: Feature rich with easy to navigate menus. Sounds great (even with 2001 speakers) Digital streaming... NO CD'S!!! Works well with Siri so you can keep your eyes on the road where they belong!
Cons: Detachable faceplate sticks out past the dash a little but it's not ugly and functions as intended.
There is a great amount of adjust-ability with this head unit. This is my first aftermarket receiver, but I was immediately impressed with the color changing options, the 12 band equalization, and the subwoofer adjustments. Everything is of decent quality and it comes from a solid brand so I am not worried about long term durability. It was very easy to add a subwoofer to it using the sub RCA outputs.
Exactly what we were looking for. Connects every morning to the iPhone, plays from the Music list and from Pandora with no problems. Connecting to a second phone was tricky when the primary was in range, but went smoothly once the other phone's Bluetooth was turned off. Sounds fine on the factory speakers in our '03 Civic, saving up for replacements next. Chose this model over the one below it due to the multiple color display option and it allowed for the display to be matched spot on. Looks factory, sounds better.
Pros: Connects to the iPhone easily. Plays Music and Pandora. Sounds better than factory. Display adjusts to match dash lighting.
Cons: Not really a con, more of an FYI. Primary Bluetooth device needs to be out of range or turned off to connect a second device.
Love it, update to my truck ,Christmas gift from my adult kids.... so happy with this new radio
Pros: Great product
The Tuner I ordered was just as advertised. It was delivered on time as promised even though it was during the Christmas rush. The additional items for the installation were correct and the install went as stated in the instructions which were very clear and in plain English. Although I could have gotten the unit cheaper from some other sights but I'm sure the purchase would not have gone as smoothly.
Great receiver it looks really pretty even when off. Multiple display colors are awesome they look really cool. While the installation was a breeze I encountered a problem with the adapter for my factory car.
Pros: Lots of settings, removable face for theft protection. Multiple colors display. Excellent sound.
Cons: Low brightness on the display. If you don't have tints on your windows your gonna have some trouble see the information on the display. Have to hold down the SCR button to turn it off. I'm used to just it a botton to turn off the radio.
I bought this radio a week ago. It worked great and I was really happy with it. Today the BT will not work at all. I've tried everything including resetting both my phone and the radio. It's such an awesome radio, except for this issue.
Cons:Crutchfield response on 12/21/2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our tech support team right away. They can help you solve the problem or get a replacement on the way. We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
Great little stereo to upgrade my stock system in a 2006 Ford Ranger. What I really like about the Pioneer stereo over the Kenwood is the compatibility with the iPhone 6. My kenwoods have an obnoxious glitch with iPhone volume through BT. Every time you change a song the volume automatically goes down to 15. This stereo doesn't have that issue! Great sound and easy to use features. The BT connects very quickly and it's easy to pair new phones.
Pros: BT functionality with iPhones Ease of pairing Display colors can be changed for buttons and display independently Remote is easy to use and works well Sound quality is improved over stock Ford stereo
Cons: Not the best quality Less options to change display appearance (i.e. clock, song title/name, etc) Cannot remove stereo surface display (theft risk)
Quite possibly the worst radio ever. Please enjoy my pain. -Source Menu: Do you like a menu of 6 items to randomly cycle in no predictable order? This is for you! I use two thing - Radio and BT Audio. It is like a slot machine wondering when one of those two will cycle through next. Sometimes right away. Sometimes I have to see pandora and ipod 3 times each before I get one of the ones I want. -Volume: When your stereo is too loud and you want to turn it down fairly quickly (or the opposite - when your jam comes on) do you like turning the dial over and over like its the final thing on the price is right? Or pressing the vol up button on your steering wheel 15 times to even make a slight difference? This is for you! -General stability. When you are listening to a good book on your iphone via BT do you want your stereo to randomly jump to radio, then ipod (no ipod connected) and then back to your book a minute later without you pressing any button. You will LOVE this radio. To balance the above, which is all true: Install was easy. The radio sounds nice. The face comes off and on easily. Radio reception is decent.
Pros: sounds decent
Cons: interacting with it in any way
Works but I don't love it. Big sound improvement over factory, but pretty horrible interface/software. Settings/selections are not at all intuitive. Bluetooth software seems outdated and slow. Really reminds me of trying to use the internet on a pre-smartphone cell phone. Sounds good running to factory speakers without amp. Hard to use. Easy to install.
Great sound and very easy to use.
bought this to replace an original 1998 boxster CDR-210 radio (2 dash speakers and 2 door speakers). I was looking for BT streaming as the primary feature and something that had colors to match the orange control colors. The order came with the tools needed to remove the original radio and instructions made it a snap to remove. the wiring harness matched up with the OEM wiring and was easy to connect together with a few butt connectors. the radio sleeve took a bit of handling to get it into the radio space but once there it seems to fit well. I hooked up the radio and tested before finalizing everything and it worked first time. the biggest challenge was figuring out where to place the the BT microphone for calls. I put it on the dash to the right of the steering wheel. sounds ok, but may move later. the radio itself is much better than the original. I did have to update the firmware but the instructions on how to do it were very straight forward. Changed the radio color to orange to match the dash and paired my iphone. I can now stream sirius radio through the web app to the radio and it sounds fantastic. there are a ton of features that I haven't played with yet as i like the out of the box settings. it also has a wireless remote but I don't think I would use that while driving. all in all it took about 1 hour to remove the original radio and install the new one including placing the mic. I am very pleased with this radio.
Pros: BT streaming for iphone works perfectly, lots of color options, sounds terrific out of the box.
Cons: buttons are a bit small, needed to update firmware.
I am very satisfied with this reciever, one of the reasons I like it has no cd player, I don't have many cd's anymore
Pros: Easy to opperate
Cons: Haven't found any yet
I love this thing. Got the Bluetooth for hands-free and streaming. It has a great equalizer to get that perfect sound. And I can change the display colors to match my dash. Its great.
Pretty intuitive set-up, despite a pretty intimidating manual. I read through it before installation, but found it completely unnecessary - the controls are easy to use, the menus easy to follow, and the options are many; color, info displayed, audio settings, etc. Removable faceplate could use a case. VERY light weight was a surprise. Careful with the pull tools - they can slip INTO the body of the radio during installation.
Pros: Easy set up Lots of functionality Many display options
Cons: Light weight could be an indication of lower quality components - time will tell.
The best radio I have owned. Great price, tons of features. However, the display is terribly dim and scratches very easily. The display under no conditions can be seen during the day.
Pros: Settings (besides clock) remain after battery disconnect 5 Channel RCA Variable color Nice design
Cons: Very dim display Soft plastic screen scratches easily 2V RCA
The factory radio in my F150 had seen better days and I was looking to replace it. This is a great replacement and was super easy yo install, thanks to the expert advice and installation gear from Crutchfield. Thanks!
Very good stereo. The sound quality is good, not great though. The illumination setting are very nice. You should easily find a color setting that works with your dash. Installation was a breeze in a 2004 Ford Taurus because Crutchfield made sure I had the needed kit
Easy to install. sounds good even with old factory speakers. Haven't used the usb for anything yet but very pleased overall. menus can be a little cumbersome and the display is hard to see in bright light, especially with sunglasses on, but I think most would do the same. Would purchase again.
Pros: good sound, easy hookup,all the functions I need
Cons: menus and display
Sounds great! I installed this in my 1997 4Runner the other day and I am very happy with it. It pairs with my phone quickly, works well with both Spotify and Pandora, and the radio works well as well. I appreciate the ability to set custom colors for the buttons and display, as well as the dimmer function. Display is clear and easy to read, and the menu structure is easy to understand.
Pros: Fast pairing, great sound, customizeable display.
Cons: Wasn't free.
The unit fits well in my old Alfa Spider. The color controls allow a match to the dash board illumination color which is a nice feature for classic cars. I 'm not a huge fan of the shiny black plastic bezel (piano finish) but there isn't so much of it that it's distracting. Blue tooth works seamlessly and the 2 phone hook up is interesting but can be confusing. I too noticed that the display can be dim in harsh sunlight as with most of these types of displays. I noticed that some colors work better than others so choose your palette consistent with your needs. If you have sun glasses with polarized lenses you may not be able to see anything depending on the colors you choose for the display. The unit sounds good as I installed 4 new 5.5" speakers with it. There is no additional amplification so at louder settings I'm getting some clipping on lower quality mpeg files and heavy bassline tracks. With a convertible car, one tends to need to set more volume with the top down. Although I'm not interested in entertaining the neighborhood while driving, an additional amp boost would level out the low end (even though the front doors shake now with the bass output). I'm going to live with it for a while before I go that route. Definitely worth the price paid.
Pros: Easy to set up. Color match looks great with old cars. Adequate amplification for 4 speakers. Easy controls and menus are mostly understandable.
Cons: BT music starts up right away when unit comes on at car startup. Some may not like that.
I can't even see the display during the day!:-( I have it up on full brightness and can only have it on turquoise to Barely see the time. The other reviewers who said the display is junk are correct. And there's no way to get it to auto connect and Not automatically start playing whats in your music library (when connecting with BT or through USB.). I always have to make sure to have the app i want open and playing before i connect. There is an option to change that on when you plug into USB...but it doesn't work. I would have returned it but I've been out of town these last two weeks. I was hoping to find a better product and purchase that instead but looks now like I'm out of luck.
Pros: -lots of features -looks cool
Cons: -display is non existent -when connecting device to receiver it will automatically start playing whats in your music folderCrutchfield response on 10/18/2016 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to Jess to issue an apology and help her further. We'll either help her get the receiver working the way it should, or help her return it for an exchange or refund.
This stereo is a great deal. The sound quality is fantastic. It was easy to install and once you get the hang of the app it is easy to set up just the way you like it. I noticed a lot of reviews that mentioned the display being a bit dim in the daylight... I found that by using the app from my phone that was totally fixable. Bottom line... A great deck for the price.
Pros: Sound, price & easy installation.
Cons: A bit slow on the Bluetooth connection.
Worked great for about a week, now you have to push the face in for it to work. The box it came in got thrown away so I guess I'm out a hundred bucks. Never again will i buy anything the the Pioneer name on it. Absolutely junk
Cons:Crutchfield response on 10/12/2016 David, we're sorry to hear you're having problems with your new Pioneer receiver. Our Tech Support team reached out to help David get this receiver working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.
Great unit, great sound and options. The only problem I have with it is that the display is a little dim and somewhat hard to see in daylight.
Pros: Great sound, easy install, remote control
Cons: Display somewhat dim in daylight
I'm very happy with this receiver. The sound is higher quality than the stock unit in my Highlander (JBL Audio system). It is intuitive to use and has all of the features that I hoped for. Pros: -Looks great -Sounds Very Good -Lots of usable functionality (like Spotify and Pandora app interface) -Easy to switch between modes -Great price-point, good value -Phone call audio is great, even with mic near windshield, no one complains of noise or trouble hearing me Cons: -As others have noted, not all colors work well in bright sunlight. I only use 2 of the choices in daytime for the display -I lose blue tooth audio for 2-3 second gaps fairly often when using my audiobook app..not sure if it's the app or the radio Definitely a great buy for a low price
Pros: -Looks great -Sounds Very Good -Lots of usable functionality (like Spotify and Pandora app interface) -Easy to switch between modes -Great price-point, good value -Phone call audio is great, even with mic near windshield, no one complains of noise or trouble hearing me
Cons: -As others have noted, not all colors work well in bright sunlight. I only use 2 of the choices in daytime for the display -I lose blue tooth audio for 2-3 second gaps fairly often when using my audiobook app..not sure if it's the app or the radio
Easy install with included instructions and harness. Sound quality is great and so I'm thinking of upgrading the rear deck speakers, as the front speakers have already been upgraded from stock. My only gripe is the display - forget about reading it in daylight. The stock stereo had a plain LED but at least it was very readable even in bright sunlight. At night the blue color of the unit looks really cool, and there's plenty to choose from. I didn't connect the microphone as I didn't have any need for it at this time. As always, Crutchfield is reliable, and my experience with them has always been positive.
Pros: Easy bluetooth and usb connectivity
Cons: Can't make it to play tunes from my usb connected android phone(lg g3) but this is not a deal breaker. if at all i use it to charge my phone :)
Fits easy, wiring it in was a snap with the included harness. Nice to have bluetooth now, old factory stereo was dated. All I wanted was to be able to stream music from my phone, now I can.
This was just what I was looking for to replace my factory head unit. Great sound and all the features I wanted and none I didn't want.
i have always used pioneer radios, the bluetooth on this radio is a bit slower than every other pioneer head unit i have owned but still an overall decent head unit
Easy setup, easy to understand controls and display.
Pros: Excellent iPhone/iPod integration via USB or Bluetooth (or both). Can pair two phones via Bluetooth.
Cons: No HD radio, but there are plenty of ways to stream alternate HD stations. Manual is not great.
Easy to install and performs great. A real bargain.
Pros: 1. Good sound 2. Nice interface 3. Easy install
Cons: 1. Display could be brighter, but is adequate 2. Manual needs improvement
I've been a fan of Sony and Kenwood for a long time and decided to give this a try. The price made it an easy decision, but the built in features made it a no brainer. From auto eq, time alignment, flac support and so on, the stereo drips with features
Pros: Quality Eq Time alignment
Cons: Display could be brighter
This is my third Pioneer unit in two different cars. They are great at everything they do. One nice feature - you can upgrade and simply plug the new unit into the previous connector. It will work immediately.
Good value. Does everything I want it to do. The style is old school and you can't see it in the daylight but since it's just to drive your phone, it's fine. Connecting to a Lightning cable works just fine.
Pros: bluetooth and modern features
Cons: cheap feeling, can't see it in the day
This unit was exactly what I was looking for. Basically all I wanted was Bluetooth handsfree and streaming Pandora. I like that I can thumbs up and thumbs down songs in Pandora mode. This unit handles these functions exceptionally well. This is the second Pioneer unit I have owned since I was so happy with the first. I have owned kenwood, alpine and Sony and of them this is the brand I would recommend for features and reliability. My only complaint is the display is pretty dim during the day. Night time is no problem but daytime driving I have a hard time reading it. It may be the way the unit is oriented in the vehicle. I never use a cd player so I was looking for a media unit to save some money and I'm glad Crutchfield had this one.
Pros: Bluetooth with mic, 3 preouts, custom illumination, Pandora mode
Cons: Display is dim. Hard to read during day
I replaced my old stock stereo with this beautiful piece. To be honest I had also purchased speakers and that was where I expected the most difference to happen, but these babies blew my mind away even on my stock speakers. The power is amazing and the sound quality is ear-orgasmic. Its' like seeing colors for the first time. I also loved the Spotify connectivity. I cannot recommend this baby enough.
Pros: price, sound quality, connectivity, looks.
i've bought 3 of the same radio for 3 different cars. Works well in all, easy install
This is a great little receiver. Installed on sailboat to replace 15 year old cd player that finally starting breaking. The only issue with these new devices is software compatibility. My phone wont connect via USB because it is a 5 year old device that is no longer supported. Double check your devices before getting excited about new features. Otherwise, works as advertised.
This is a good system. Plenty of reviews complain of dim display but that depends on color choice and brightness. I have set my display to one of the standard greens and it is generally good enough for me in bright full sun noon lighting. Sometimes it could be a little brighter, but virtually every radio would have the same problem unless the display had such a contrast as e.g. a basic black on white LCD display. Sound quality is good, menus are easy to use and button size smallish, but really not an issue as others complain of. This is a single DIN radio, there are practical limits! The included remote controls works as expected and is useful sometimes. The Pioneer ARC software on my iPhone works fine too, even better when the phone is direct connected via USB cable. Playing mp3s off a USB flash drive is an easy way to expand available music if you don't have much / enough on a phone. Call quality using BlueTooth and the included external mic. is good, but a built in mic would have been nice to avoid having to route a wire. I took my wire out the back of the radio, inside the dash, tucked it easily in the trim by the windshield, then along to the rearview mirror rather than the sun visor. It gets a little closer and is better than clipping to the visor
Pros: - Easy installation - Easy to use - Good sound quality - Clock always displayed capability - Good phone calls - Easy Radio, AUX, USB flash drive, BlueTooth or USB connected phone/iPod playback - Button and display independent color change ability - Good value for cost - Pioneer ARC phone app works well to control playback, or system settings - Playing music from phone via BlueTooth and using Waze navigation simultaneously works well, music volume reduces so Waze can be
Cons: - Pioneer should semi strip wires in the included wiring harness the way Metra does, to enable simply pulling insulation off and connecting to the Metra wiring harness adapter, minor install detail - With phone BlueTooth enabled but playing radio, if Waze begins to give directions or alerts, system automatically turns off radio and enables BlueTooth play. Sometimes I want radio and Waze. It would be nice to allow Waze with radio, not auto force phone BlueTooth playback
Very easy install...Crutchfield makes installing the unit a flash with all the instaltion gear they give you...over all very happy with the headunit
Pros: Ease of use Cant beat the price quality
Good basic unit. Listen to a lot of audio books and wanted the Bluetooth. Didn't need anything else.
if You're looking for a nice head unit to replace the stock radio, and update your vehicle to give you all the nice bluetooth and hands free options that come stock with most vehicles now a day's, this is what you need. I've had it for a little over 3 month's and truthfully im overall impressed with the radio. it connect's fine with my iphone (5S) it'll even remember where you were in a playlist or on a channel and pick back up where you left off at if you turn the car off run into the store and get back in without missing a beat. setup features were a nice addition as well, if you're like me and aren't really a car audio guru but know enough to get you in trouble this radio in my opinion, offers you all the nice EQ and audio options from a higher end head unit that you could want it gives you the option to select your crossover's and fine tune you're setup to your preference. truthfully i would buy this radio over again in a heart beat with no hesitation, my only gripe would be that with my F150 (04) and the way the dash is designed it make's the display difficult to read during the day but after looking at several different unit's in several other truck's just like mine it seem's just about any brand your going to get has this issue and it's more of a vehicle issue rather than the radio itself. so that being said seriously if you want a nice single din radio for anything on wheels or a keel (although this model isn't waterproof) you seriously need to get this radio
Pros: Great price point, Quality interface and construction, Cover's all the modern necessities (BT streaming, App Interface, Hand's free calling and so on), Easy installation and well written direction's
Cons: There really isn't a con to this unit in my opinion. It is what it say's it is, and it does it's job extremely well.
I read several reviews on a couple of different websites before i selected the Pioneer MVH-X580BS. Several mentioned that the display was hard to read in the sunlight. There is a small area where the sun comes in my car that makes the display difficult to read, however; there is also a brightness setting that is set at 1. I have been very pleased with the systems performance. It connects to my phone each time i get in the car. Could it be a little quicker on the connect, yes it could but still it connects everytime. Sound is good, not great. Price was great. It's all i needed to have tunes.
Pros: value priced connects every time
Cons: sound, connection speed and volume could be better
Im not good at any handy work but putting together this right was easy. Granted it did take me about two hour to put the radio together but with the help of tech support & there great customer service my radio plays better than ever. The only frustrating problem was cutting off the wiring. The bass quality is amazing even with my facotary speaker.
Pros: Sound quality great. Bluetooth is amazing. Overall I'm pleased with my product.
Cons: When putting together the radio have the wiring already shaved off as well as make the microphone built in to the radio instead of having to rap it through out the car.
I think I should've bought a DEH-X8800BHS which has Auto TA and EQ (auto-time alignment and auto- equalizing) + a CD player... I didn't want a CD player, but I sure would've liked that auto-time alignment feature - maybe it can be added via firmware? One can hope. Otherwise, I couldn't be happier with the sound and ease of use. Really good phone call quality, too
Pros: Very easy to install, setup, and use.
Cons: no Auto TA and EQ function
This unit was infuriating! But let's start with the good parts. The sound quality is excellent. I installed this in a 2005 Subaru Outback. The sound quality exceeded my expectations. Paring my iPhone was easy. The controls are fairly easy (for units like this). Keep in mind you still need to push the volume button, rotate the knob to get to the menu you want, push the knob in, (maybe have to wait for the message to scroll to see where you are at). So, here in 2016 no new innovation when it comes to menu navigation. There is an app to control music. I tried it...once...not too impressive; easier to set a playlist and let it go or use Siri. Speaking of Siri, there is about a 5 second delay when activating Siri, but otherwise works well through the external microphone. And that sums up the good stuff. Now the bad.If you plan to use more than one bluetooth (BT) device with this unit, good luck not pulling your hair out. The instructions do not do a good job of telling you how you can switch between the devices.This is followed by what looks like a progress bar... then nothing. Also, the error messages you receive are not listed in the manual. Great! (sarcasm) You can always plug your phone in via the usb port on the front, but why did I get a unit with BT?! Finally, it is slow to connect to the BT device. I think it took around 30 seconds to a minute. This is a problem for anyone with a smartphone... Also, no CD so limited on inputs. I wanted wireless and got frustrated.
Pros: Has BT, hands free calls, sound quality excellent
Cons: Horrible at managing multiple BT devices, no easy(or at all) way to switch between BT devices. Slow to connect BT.
Overall a good radio. iPhone/iPod controls work flawlessly both through bluetooth and USB. The external mic has a long enough wire that it can be placed virtually anywhere in the car and it works well. I put mine on the steering column and haven't had any issues with it picking up my voice. Audio quality seems to be about the same as the stock unit which I never had any issues with. Installation instructions didn't apply directly to my vehicle so I completely ignored them. I used the shop manual for instructions on removing the stock unit and then just played around with the parts for an hour to figure out how to best fit the new one in. I received a free Metra adapter with a pocket under the radio that I ended up throwing away. This radio screws right into the original holes and you can reuse the original pocket that comes with the car.
Pros: iPhone/iPod control and external mic both work well. Audio quality is good. Wiring diagram was easy to follow. Multiple colors to allow a close match to existing interior lighting.
Cons: Dim display. It can be seen at night and when it is completely overcast, otherwise it is impossible to see. The glossy face only makes it worse. Navigating the menu is troublesome enough that it can't be used to adjust anything while driving. Even selecting the source is difficult if you don't have the cycle memorized because the display is too dim to read.
First off, you've probably seen other reviews say "the screen is dim". I did, but my last radio I heard the same thing. No, this one REALLY is dim. Sunglasses make it illegible. But beyond that, the feature list is astonishing for the price. 16-channel EQ, individual speaker volume correction, adjustable high pass filters, and all the advanced settings are easily changed through the ARC app, which is good, because the radio's on screen menu is clunky at best. The response time is slow, so navigating the menus often ends up in the wrong spot, as the screen hasn't changed but the selection has. For its price the options can't be beaten. Sure there are some problems, but the strengths far outweigh them.
Pros: Excellent audio customization Extremely variable color Solid companion app (on iOS) Settings can be saved and restored in case of loss Settings are maintained across battery disconnect Minimal flashiness Solid, easily used mount for DIN radios
Cons: Seriously dim screen No really, the screen might as well be off in sunlight High pass filter is on or off for all speakers (but is adjustable F/R) Menu in radio is difficult to navigate Control buttons a little small
I was looking for the new head unit but wanted to have same color of the illumination as the rest of the dash this thing definitely got it
Pros: Easy to use
I was looking for a new radio to replace the one in my 2003 Saturn L200. This radio was affordable, easy to install, and looks great! Over all great product!
Pros: Change colors of display to be able to see the words better. Instruction manual was easy to understand and use. Looks awesome.
Cons: Difficult to see display in direct sunlight.
Purchased this to replace my stock radio, which lacked bluetooth or an aux port. The radio reception, unfortunately, isn't as good as the stock radio. My favorite two stations were a bit fuzzy, but still listenable on my stock radio. Now I can't hear anything because it cuts in and out frequently when driving. Even when I switch to AM, the signal is so bad that it will scan through the entire band without locking onto a station since it can't pick anything up reliably. This shouldn't be an issue if you already get decent signal on your stations. I'm just kinda bummed because those were the only two that I liked, and now I can't get them anymore.
Pros: Not gaudy looking Price Bluetooth/Aux work great Easy install
Cons: Radio reception downgradeCrutchfield response on 8/17/2016 One of our Tech Support Advisors, Jason, reached out to Mario, letting him know that the likely culprit for the poor radio reception is the blue/white wire connection on Mario's new Pioneer car stereo. His Prius includes a power antenna, and this wire needs to be connected to activate this antenna's amplifier for better reception.
Love it. Works better than factory
While I normally love Pioneer units - I'm Extremely disappointed with this one. The only way to hook an iPod up is though the USB input on the Front of the unit. Seriously no cool looking - completely destroys the clean look of the unit. I may have well use a cassette adapter if I wanted wires coming out of the front of the head unit whenever I wanted to listen to music. Not Crutchfield's fault - I guess I didn't read the description properly. But on 2 other Pioneer head units I have, Both have Rear USB input for Ipod. So if you want a clean looking install without wires - Avoid This Unit. I will probably be returning this one, as the iPod control was the main reason I wanted it (and it's Only a media receiver, why else would anyone buy this!? - Pioneer Really messed this one up.)
Pros: For a "Media Receiver" - it's pretty much useless. Unless you want a bunch of wires coming out of the front of it. If that was the case, I would have just used a cassette adapter.
Cons: Useless as a media receiver if you want a clean install - No Rear IPOD Input!!
This is a very nice stereo! I'm very happy with this product with no complaints. Installation was easy for my car and it didn't take much time. Everything works as expected and the sound quality is very good. I like the illumination options so you can customize and change anytime. I highly recommend this product.
Pros: - Easy installation. - It works with Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio. - Nice sound. - Bluetooth. - Illumination.
Cons: - It doesn't come with a protector case for the detachable face.
Excellent quality and of course excellent price. Thxs
I like the variety of features, Bluetooth connectivity and variable color display. In fact, the variable colors is one main reason I chose this over a Sony or JVC. The problem with this unit is the miserable display brightness/patchiness. From the driver's seat, the display is very dim with the center portion appearing dimmer than the rest. From the passenger seat, the display is nice and even and of decent brightness. The variable colors do me little good on the display screen because white is the only one I can easily read. Pioneer needs to brighten up the displays on these things! This unit makes use of the Pioneer ARC app, which when it works, make changing the settings easier. The problem is that it is an exercise in futility to get the app and the radio to communicate. When they do finally link up, it is by accident. I cannot figure out how to get them to link reliably. Other than the dim display and aggravating app, the unit is very nice. Now if Pioneer would fix the app communication issues it would be a nice stereo even with the mediocre display.
Pros: Tons of settings and features, controls Spotify and Pandora
Cons: lousy display brightness, control app is a joke
We replaced our factory Suburban radio last week. Crutchfield made it super easy. One of the guys helped me confirm our pick from their website was a good candidate. The directions were mostly very clear (one specific line item was a little confusing - in part because my car had an early generation OnStar). With two quick phone calls, they helped me sort it out and we were able to install the radio without any trouble (my 11yo and I). The radio is really cool looking, works perfectly, and is a major upgrade for us. The only challenges are: 1) its a little quiet, and 2) there are so many darn "settings" to play with - that we really haven't had time to fully check it out. The necessary ones were simple to adjust (balance, fade, etc). We'll have fun trying it out over the next few months.
Nice unit. Radio reception is improved over my 7 year old Pioneer unit. Bluetooth works just like it should, although the first time I heard the ringtone coming from the unit I almost ran off the side of the road. The cab of my truck is a little loud when driving down the road especially in the summer with the windows down so I expected the microphone to be useless but to my surprise it worked well with only the driver side window rolled up. The manual said you can't control the playback order of files on a USB drive and at first it seemed that way. After some investigation I found the playback order to be the order of tracks (by time) placed on the USB (ie. move each file to the drive individually, the first file you transfer is played first, the second one transferred is played second, etc.) I was happily surprised that it could be controlled after all.
Installatin was easy. The product itself is just OK. I made the switch basically for bluetooth accessibility so in that respect it's met my needs. But that's where it stops. The cons far outweigh the negatives with this unit. Starting with the display. The navigation is average at best, but the display itself is nearly impossible to read in any sort of daylight. It was a rainy and overcast morning today on the way to work and I could still barely see the screen. The reflection totally blinds viewing the unit. I had no idea how often I checked the time in the car until I couldn't. I read other reviews that mentioned this but thought it wasn't a big deal. It is a VERY big deal. Next is ease of use. It's safe to say I have no idea what this unit will be doing when I turn on the car. More often than not it connects to bluetooth and then pauses itself. Sometimes it will say it's connected to "ipod" when my phone isn't even connected via usb cord. It will start random songs that I haven't even played recently. Some complained about the time it takes to connect to bluetooth but it doesn't seem like a problem to me. Siri "eyes free" is anything but. Siri dings twice...once to let you know she's listening and again when she's done listening. Sometime the "eyes free" feature will ding the first time, sometimes not. So I have no idea if she's listening (remember you can't see the screen due to glare). 90% of the time she just dings out while I'm talking.
Pros: Easy installation Dash light color match
Cons: Siri eyes free Bluetooth Glare
I've owned two other aftermarket bluetooth stereos and this is easily the best one. My phone connects very fast, the call quality is crystal clear, and the bluetooth connection never drops. If you want a simple deck that sets up a solid connection to your phone, look no further.
This was exactly what I was looking for: an inexpensive, easy to use, digital receiver for my truck so I could connect my phone audio. I really like the ability to manually adjust the display colors as it allowed me to somewhat match it to my dash lights. In addition, the bluetooth phone quality is surprisingly good. I was able to mount the mic near the instrument panel and it has performed quite well. I can't really speak much about the sound quality as I primarily use it to listen to audiobooks, but the overall functionality of the unit has been great. Also, huge props to the customer service folks here at Crutchfield. I actually had ordered another unit and called to swap for this one. However, when I did that, it accidentally changed the install gear and had to call again to get it corrected. Everyone I talked to was very helpful.
My old pioneer receiver was quite sad. Whenever I would take a left turn the faceplate would pop off just enough to stop the music. When I choose this stereo I had two things I desperately wanted, Bluetooth and an external mic. For the price, this can't be beat.
Pros: With your mastersheet, this is a breeze to install.
Cons: I can only put one in my car!
Excellent value for the money. Very easy to install. I especially liked the fact that I was able to use the stock speaker wire setup.
Pros: Ease of installation. Great price.
Cons: None at all.
Easy setup with install with kit. However, could have used more detailed installation instructions
Pros: Sound quality. Auto BT connect
Cons: Menu not intuitive and therefore not as easy to navigate through set ups
Easy to use and install. You won't find better sound quality for this price
Pros: Great stereo at a great price
Cons: None yet
When I first purchased this radio I was a little reluctant because there were no reviews online anywhere. However, because it was from a reliable radio company I thought I would give it a shot. I have never put together a radio before, but it was really easy after I watched some videoasa online. The only thing about putting it all together, is that there should be some butt connectors included. Also, some of the wiring colors were not the exact same colors. After all of that though installation was a breeze. The one down side of the radio is that the radio is very shiny, so during the day the display is hard to read at times.
Pros: Great sound. Cool color settings. USB, AUX, and Bluetooth. Security removal.
Cons: Very shiny in daylight- causes glare. Can have difficulty connecting at times to phone via Bluetooth. Small bottons
Great sound, poor instruction
Pros: Sounds great
Cons: Poor directions, can't get front speakers to work rightCrutchfield response on 7/11/2016 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
This unit was what I expected it to be. I have and older DEH model in another car and am very happy with it. This model had all the features such as bluetooth, hands free, Spotify etc that I felt was important for my daughters college car.
Pros: Features for the price.
Cons: Display brightness is a little weak. Some colors are useless in the daylight. Tolerable if you pick the right color. Distorts a little above about 90% volume, but that could be the stock speakers.
Replaced a little older version of this same Pioneer streaming receiver in my 1984 corvette . The control knob is located as far left as physically possible on the Pioneer X580BS. This is important due to the fact the GM engineers hid the stereo behind the floor shifter and practically on top of the transmission tunnel , [ down by your knees ] . Being a significant distance from your line of sight while driving , the display color options are much appreciated. The Pioneer x580 bs drives the original , 32 year old Bose 3" speakers to a level of sound , much better than anyone would have thought possible . NOW , my favorite thing about the X580 is the quality of the Bluetooth. The first time I received a call While driving , I was amazed , and still am over the sound quality of the calls . I have a friend who is more than a little upset that the factory BT in his Cadillac STS is lacking compared to the value priced Pioneer .
Pros: Build quality , usb feature [ leaving commercial radio in the dust , doesn't one to own a piece of luggage bring along music } Bluetooth feature my absolute favorite.
Cons: In a year of use , haven't found one yet.
I replaced the factory radio in my 04 Tacoma with this head unit and I have to say its a huge improvement over the factory unit (No surprise there). The bluetooth works very well, almost as good and quick to connect as my Ford Sync in my other car. Call quality and clarity is awesome. Pandora and Spotify work as expected. I still have the unit 5 stars as I think its extremely worth it for the money but some of the buttons are tiny and feel cheap. It also is a little confusing to navigate the menus until you get a hang of the functions. Speaking of which, there are a lot of EQ functions and settings to play around with. I cant wait to hook this up to a 5 channel amp and complete my system.I've had pioneer receivers for over 10 years and I have no doubt this one will last a long time ahead. One cool feature is being able to change the colors of the receiver to anything you like AND you can change the colors between the Volume knob (and nearby buttons) and the rest of the receiver face plate. I dont find it dim during the day time UNLESS my headlights are on.
Pros: Innexpensive, Lots of features, Attractive, Great Bluetooth functionality and call quality. One word: Pioneer
Cons: Menus can be a little confusing. Smaller buttons feel cheap.
A great low cost option for digital media. Really does everything I wanted: USB, Radio, Bluetooth enabled with dedicated stations for Pandora and Spotify (the big seller for me). I will say that this deck is anything but intuitive. I have spent a ton of time with manual in hand. I found many features by shear accident. Was very frustrating just getting my phone to connect. However, the quality has been great ever since. I love being able to scan through my streaming stations on the deck itself. I do with the display was brighter. this makes it very hard to see in the daylight. Overall a great buy for the money.
Pros: Bluetooth streaming with Spotify!
Cons: Dim display, non intuitive controls.
Overall a good unit for the price. Features work as expected and the pioneer app for the iphone was an unexpected bonus. Only negative is the display just isn't bright enough in the daytime. Tried many different colors and just wanted 1/3 more intensity than what it has.
Pros: Good features for the price. Pioneer app for phone provides quick feature adjustment.
Cons: Display just isn't bright enough in daylight.
Nice unit went in without problems.
Pros: Great unit good sound quality.
Cons: Can not see the display in bright light,I have a cabriolet. If top is down, I can't see the display at all. So changing settings is a hassle at best.
Definitely the best recorder you can pay for with the price they're asking, out of most single din receivers Easy installation
Pros: Everything the reciever comes with
Cons: No built in mic for hands free Bluetooth ( wired mic)
Nice radio, glad to not have to pay for CD player when everything is with BT or USB for music
Pros: Pioneer always a good product
Cons: User interface a little funky, I'll get used to it.
Pretty simple install in my Jeep. Works as advertised but hard to see display in bright daylight conditions.
I chose this unit to install in my son's car. Since all of his music is on Spotify and other apps on his iPhone, this unit is exactly what he needed. Now he can control everything without looking at his phone. The bonus is that he can charge his iPhone at the same time using the USB port on the front PLUS talk using the hands free feature. This alone is great especially since the l laws are getting tighter on how you use your phone in the car.
Pros: Flexible features, easy to adjust, high and low pass filters when you add a subwoofer.
Cons: The only suggestion I have is that you need to remove the factory radio back support bracket. If you don't, the bracket will not let the new radio go far enough into the dash for a solid installation. The directions didn't state this. This really isn't a Con but a suggestion to put into the install directions. The removal of the back support bracket is really easy. You only need to remove 3 screws.
Purchased this head unit and just installed it, but the features are great and the Bluetooth is extremely easy to set up. It also works flawlessly with Android and Google voice recognition. For $99 you can't go wrong with this head unit.
Pros: Easy Bluetooth setup, Pandora and Spotify built in, works with Android
Cons: None as of now
The sound quality and features of this unit are great. I have setup the mic for Bluetooth calls and have been told the sound quality is great from people on the other side of the phone. I do have a couple gripes. The screen is nearly impossible to see in daylight. I will need to get better at memorizing the controls because there are a lot of bright and sunny days here in Phoenix and this makes a pain to use. Also, in general, it takes awhile to power up and start playing music, but Bluetooth is especially long. In my old car with a BT adapter in the Aux port, I would be connected and streaming by the time I put my seat belt. Now it is more like when I am at the end of the drive way.
Pros: Customizable, variety of playback options (USB, SAT, AUX, BT, Radio), works well with my factory speakers and has RCS's making it easy to upgrade and add on, easy enough menus, included remote,
Cons: Display easily washed out in daylight, slow powering up and connecting to phone via bluetooth
For $99, this is absolutely the best option out there. I replaced the CD43 unit in my '95 M3. I did not want to tackle changing wiring over to then only run some 3rd party blue tooth item. i wanted to keep standard DIN, and could care less about CD's.
Pros: Amazingly simple install, far superior sound to factory, super simple bluetooth! Fabulous solution!!
Cons: still an aftermarket unit that looks a little too aftermarket for my taste, BUT the color matching illumination is the best out there.
I was looking for a head unit that would allow me to take advantage of Bluetooth connectivity and my Spoitfy account, which I use daily. I'm not a fan of listening to the radio, so being able to stream my music was paramount. I also had a budget of $100, and after reading the specs on this receiver, I gave it a shot. Overall, it's been perfect. Easy to setup, lots of customization features, connecting phones (up to 3) via Bluetooth is a breeze...and it sounds great - much better than the original stock unit. It's a great upgrade!
Pros: Features, ease of setup, customization capabilities, sound quality
Cons: It doesn't go to 11 :)
I had been looking for a new car stereo to update my 1997 Jeep Wrangler and came across this one in May. I had to wait till it was released in June and I'm super happy I did. Install was so easy and the radio looks great in the dash. Went from 1997 wires everywhere, to 2016 bluetooth wire free. Driving a stick, I'll go as far and say.. It's life changing. Works perfect from my iphone and using my Spotify premium account is worth every penny. You can change all the colors on the display and Bluetooth connection is easy. Really in love with this radio so glad I waited for it to come out!
Pros: Easy install Works great from an iPhone playing Spotify Looks awesome Sounds great
Cons: Haven't found one yet.
|Memory Card Slot||USB memory|
|Satellite Radio Ready||SiriusXM 3.0|
|RMS Power Output||14 watts|
|Peak Output||50 watts|
|RMS Power Bandwidth||20-20kHz|
|Sub Preamp Outputs||Yes|
|Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs||No|
|Preamp Voltage||2 volts|
|Key Button Color||Variable|
|Steering Wheel Control Compatible||Adapter required|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|FM Sensitivity||11 dBf|
|Radio Data System||Yes|
Bluetooth 3.0: The Pioneer MVH-X580BS is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (ver. 3.0), allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Pioneer MVH-X580BS.
Multi-Device Pairing w/ Dual Phone Connection: Up to 3 Bluetooth-compatible devices can be paired to this receiver. You are even able to keep two Bluetooth-enabled phones connected at the same time, so you can make and receive calls from either phone through the head unit. You can only stream music from one phone at a time; you will be able switch between the two phones in the head unit's menu. Additional pairing features include -
Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The MVH-X580BS supports wireless hands-free communication (HFP/PBAB) for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. And, thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with wideband speech capability, the MVH-X580BS provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. The head unit will display the caller's information and an audible ring tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker during an incoming call. You can manually answer an incoming call or have the unit automatically answer the call. The MVH-X580BS allows you to carry on a phone conversation from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone using the head unit's external microphone and your car audio speakers. During a conversation you can adjust the volume, as well as switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode. Using the MVH-X580BS, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:
Note: The external microphone provides better performance in noisy environments than the integrated microphone found on the front-panel of many aftermarket or factory radios. The microphone features a 13' cord that plugs into the back of the radio, and comes with an adjustable visor-mount clip. The microphone measures 0.475" (diameter) x 1.445" (depth). The unit is not equipped with an integrated microphone.
Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ Advanced Music Navigation): The Pioneer MVH-X580BS also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The head unit can stream music stored on your Bluetooth enabled device or music apps you have downloaded on your device. In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the MVH-X580BS lets you browse your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc. (AVRCP 1.4+ phones only). The head unit will also display your music's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title (app must also support). When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call.
Siri Eyes-Free Control: When paired and connected with an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth (not USB), the Pioneer MVH-X580BS has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone. Simply press and hold head unit's phone key to engage Siri and use the included microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will heard through your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be done through the MVH-X580BS and its microphone. You can even ask Siri to get directions to a destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone with Siri. The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.
Note: The head unit's front-panel LCD will only display hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Pioneer digital media receiver; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device)..
Android Direct Connect via USB: The Pioneer MVH-X580BS enables playback of stored music and music apps on select Android devices through its front-panel USB port. There are two types of modes to choose from based on your type of Android smartphone and what content you want to listen to.
Note: You will need to setup Android connectivity within the head unit's menu. Select "Memory" for MTP mode and "App Control" for AOA 2.0 mode.
iPod Direct Connect via USB: The Pioneer MVH-X580BS supports audio playback of stored music & music apps on your Apple iPod/iPhone, along with control and song/artist information display through its front-panel USB port. If you have a newer iPod/iPhone with the Lightning-connector, you can use Pioneer's Lightning-to-USB cable (130CDIU52, sold separately) or the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the MVH-X580BS. If you have an older iPod/iPhone with a 30-pin dock connector, you can use the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your Apple device or a 3rd party dock connector-to-USB cable (sold separately) to connect your iPod/iPhone to the MVH-X580BS. You can choose to operate your iPod/iPhone through the head unit's front-panel controls, from its clickwheel/touchscreen, or via a streamed app from your iPhone.
Media App Control (for Android & iPhone): The Media App Control mode lets you listen to your favorite music apps on your Bluetooth-paired Android smartphone (2.3+) or USB-connected iPhone (iOS 5.0+) through the Pioneer head unit and your vehicle's speakers. Media App Control lets you take control of compatible music apps on your compatible Android or iPhone device through the Pioneer MVH-X370BT. Media App Control allows you to play, pause, and change tracks from a compatible music app directly from the controls on the Pioneer head unit. The app's name (i.e. "iHeartAuto"), station identification, and song/artist information will be displayed on the head unit's LCD screen (when applicable, depending on app). Compatible music apps include:
Note: Access to online music services and apps will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your mobile device to connect to the Internet.
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer MVH-X580BS is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 6/2/2016):
|Apple Device||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Specific Apps||Display Type||Bluetooth||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Head Unit||iPod/iPhone||Media App||ARC||Spotify||Pandora||Artist/Song Text||Track Info||Phone||Audio||Siri|
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.
Mobile Device Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected Android smartphone or Apple iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position (if your Android device has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it). The receiver even offers a "USB Auto Switch" feature so when your device is connected via USB you have the option to choose whether the receiver uses the phone as a source, or just charges the device.
Pandora Internet Radio: The free Pandora App lets you play music from thePandora music service through the Pioneer MVH-X580BS using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 7.0+) or Bluetooth paired Android smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the MVH-X580BS via the CD-IU52 Pioneer iPod connector cable or the connector-cable that came with your iPhone. Your Android smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired with the Pioneer receiver. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will also need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. The MVH-X580BS provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information.
Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada & only available in the United States.
Spotify Online Music Service: The Pioneer MVH-X580BS has the ability to playback & control content from theSpotify music app on your USB-connected iPhone (iOS 7.0+) device or Bluetooth-paired Android smartphone. You can play, pause and skip tracks, browse playlists, albums and radio stations through the Pioneer receiver's front-panel controls. You also get song/artist information on the unit's front-panel LCD. Access to the Spotify service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or Android device to connect to the Internet. If you are a Spotify Premium user (requires a monthly paid subscription), you can enjoy ad-free, high quality music even when there is no internet connection.
SiriusXM Ready: The Pioneer digital media receiver is SiriusXM 3.0 Ready, so you can listen to commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment, comedy, news, traffic, weather, and more. Simply connect the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (20SXV300, sold separately) to the dedicated SiriusXM port on the rear of the head unit and enjoy satellite radio without additional translators or cables. With the SiriusXM Connect tuner you'll have access to more than 175 channels of exclusive programming directly from SiriusXM; check out the most popular SiriusXM subscription packageshere. Additional features include:
Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.
Supertuner IIID AM/FM Tuner: The Supertuner IIID features Feed Forward Control, which avoids multi-path interference. This pre-detection of interference enables quick filter control and results in less distortion. In addition, the Supertuner IIID creates enhanced stereo during multi-path interference, unlike conventional tuners that collapse to mono. Digital processing reduces distortion, and improves Signal-to-Noise Ratio and stereo separation. Advanced analog technology improves signal processing sensitivity.
Front-Panel USB Input: The digital media receiver's front-panel USB (type-A) port allows you to connect a USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) device, such as a USB thumbdrive or flashdrive (up to 32GB). The USB port enables audio playback & control of MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, and WAV audio files stored on your portable USB MSC device through the Pioneer MVH-X580BS. Basic playback controls included Play/Pause, FW/RW, Previous/Next Track, and Random/Repeat. Song/artist information such as track, artist, and album name will also be displayed on the head unit.
Compatible Music Files: The Pioneer MVH-X580BS supports the following types of MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, & WAV music files loaded onto a USB MSC device.
|Media Type||USB MSC|
|File System||FAT 12/16/32|
|Playable File Types|| MP3:
bit rate of 8-320 kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48 kHz|
WMA: bit rate of 48-320 kbps w/ sampling rate of 32, 44.1, 48 kHz
AAC: bit rate of 16-320 kbps w/ sampling rate of 11.025-48 kHz
WAV: bit rate of 8/16-bit w/ sampling rate of 16-48kHz or 22.05-44.1kHz (not supported by MTP)
FLAC: bit rate of 16/24-bit w/ sampling rate of 8-96kHz (not supported by MTP)
|Maximum # of Folders/Files||1500 folders/15,000 files|
|Tags||ID3 tags (ver.1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA/AAC/FLAC tags|
File/Track Name List: The Name List feature displays a list of albums and tracks on a connected USB device, so you can easily access your music. Music files are listed first by Artist name, then by Album name, and finally by Song title.
Song/Artist Information: During music playback, the unit displays any recorded ID3 Tag (ver. 1.x/2.x) and WMA/AAC/FLAC Tag information; including artist, song, and album name.
Playback Controls: The Pioneer digital media receiver provides basic operations like Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, and Repeat/Random for USB device playback.
Auxiliary Input: The MVH-X580BS is equipped with a front-panel 3.5mm stereo minijack auxiliary input for connecting external components, such as a portable digital audio player.
24 Bit D/A Converter: The Pioneer in-dash head unit utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.
MOSFET Amplifier: The MVH-X580BS is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not pushing the limits of the amplification circuit.
Note: The power specifications for the MVH-X580BS are compliant with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers.
2V/6CH Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The Pioneer MVH-X580BS features three pair of 2.0-volt preamp outputs (Front/Rear/Subwoofer). The unit's front and rear preamp output can be faded (front/rear), while the subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. The Pioneer MVH-X580BS lets you adjust the subwoofer preamp output's phase (normal/reverse) and volume (+10 to -24).
Crossovers: The MVH-X580BS employs high-pass and low-pass crossovers to tailor the head unit to your connected speaker setup.
EEQ (Easy EQ) w/ 13-Band Graphic EQ: There are seven stored equalizer curves which you can easily recall at any time. You can choose from - Powerful, Natural, Vocal, Super Bass, Flat, Custom 1, or Custom 2. The Custom 1 and Custom 2 EQ modes allow you to manually adjust the level (+/- 12dB) of each band of the head unit's 13-band graphic equalizer (50, 80, 125, 200, 315, 500, 800, 1.25k, 2k, 3.15k, 5k, 8k, and 12.5k Hz).
Audio Settings: The head unit provides further sound adjustments for your car audio system.
Rear Speaker Setup: The rear speaker outputs can be set to provide full range output with full fading capability, or they can be set to provide non-fading subwoofer (low-pass) output. When the rear speaker outputs are set to subwoofer mode, the rear preamp outputs also switch from full range to subwoofer outputs. When set for subwoofer operation, you can connect the rear speaker leads directly to two small 4-ohm passive subwoofers or a dual voice coil sub with 4-ohm voice coils. If you prefer to use a single 2-ohm subwoofer, you can connect the woofer to one set of speaker leads, leaving the other set of rear leads disconnected. The maximum output provided when a 2-ohm load is connected to one set of leads is 70 watts.
MIXTRAX: Drawing from Pioneer's rich DJ heritage and passion for music, MIXTRAX delivers a unique DJ infused listening experience to listeners in the car. MIXTRAX is an innovative Pioneer technology that creates a non-stop mix of your music library complete with a range of DJ-inspired effects. MIXTRAX takes your typical music listening experience and creates a non-stop mix of your music with 3 random DJ effects and transitions, by removing the breaks and pauses normally introduced between tracks and replacing them with various beats. MIXTRAX is compatible with USB-connected iPod/iPhone, USB MSC device, and select Android devices. There is also a Short Playback option which limits the amount of time each track plays; select from 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, or 3 minutes.
Note: The MIXTRAX function does not work in App mode or with the Pandora App for iPod/iPhone, and is not supported by USB MTP devices. The Advanced Sound Retriever function is disabled when MIXTRAX is activated.
Detachable Face Security: The Pioneer MHV-X580BS in-dash digital media receiver features detachable face security. No face case is included with this unit. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit.
Color Customization: Color Customization lets the user match their receiver illumination to their vehicle's interior lighting. Over 210,000 colors are available to match the illumination of almost any car. The button illumination and display illumination colors can be customized separately for an endless number of color combinations. You can select from 12 preset colors, customize an illumination color (by adjusting Red/Blue/Green brightness levels), or scan through a variety of colors.
Brightness Control: You can manually adjust the brightness (1-10) of the head unit's display to suit your viewing needs. You can also sync the receiver's illumination to the head units' clock or your vehicle's headlights. To dim the receiver's display automatically when the vehicle's headlights are turned on, you'll need to hardwire the orange/white wire of the head unit's harness to your vehicle's parking light circuit.
MIXTRAX Illumination: MIXTRAX features a club-style illumination that enhances the mood with a dynamic dance club-like lighting effect. As MIXTRAX begins, lights start pulsing to the beat of the music, adding an extra level of entertainment. You can choose different patterns of lighting variations from sound pressure level or low-pass synchronization modes. The lighting effects work like a spectrum analyzer, reaching peak colors based on the intensity of the music.
Clock Display: When the Clock Display has been turned on, pressing and holding the "SRC" button turns off audio output, but the clock display and button illumination remains on (you can press the "DISP" button to turn off). When the Clock Display has been turned off, pressing and holding the "SRC" button turns the unit off completely. Even if you have turned the radio completely off you can view the clock display by pressing the "DISP" button. The clock will then remain On until you turn it back Off. When the unit is On, you can select between the clock display or the audio track/tuner display.
Advanced Remote Control App (for Apple iOS & Android): Download the Pioneer ARC (Advanced Remote Control) App onto your Apple iOS (8.0+) or Android (4.1+) device to turn your smartphone or tablet device into a remote control for the Pioneer head unit. Your Apple iOS device can be connected via USB or Bluetooth, while your Android device can only be connected via USB. The following control features are available via the Pioneer Advanced Remote Control App.
Note: If you switch to other applications and functions, such as using other iOS device or Android applications or placing calls from your smartphone, you must restart the Pioneer ARC app on your iOS device or Android device.
Wireless Remote Control: The MVH-X580BS comes with an IR wireless remote control. The remote allows you to control the volume, switch between sources, pause playback, skip music tracks, change display info, and answer/end Bluetooth phone call. You can also mute the volume (function that cannot be performed from the front panel).
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately).
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Just needed a good, single DIN radio that runs Bluetooth and hands free calling. Could have gone with several different models but this one also includes multiple display colors to better match the factory dash. Looks like it came with the car.[ Rhett Aug 14, 2017 ]
Seems like a decent unit - Crutchfield says it will front a Monsoon system. We will see.[ Justin Jul 27, 2017 ]
I am a big fan of Pioneer electronics. Good value and performance for the money.[ Ryan Jul 23, 2017 ]
This receiver seemed to have decent reviews, as well as having all the bells and whistles I needed. I also felt it was a decent value for the price.[ Robert Jul 22, 2017 ]
Was looking for a single din unit under $100, this had all the features I wanted and good reviews.[ Trevor Jul 18, 2017 ]
Seemed like the best value for the money. Pioneer is a good brand and the cheapest isn't always the best.[ Christopher Jul 17, 2017 ]
I have bought several pioneer units over the years. I opted for the MVH-X580BT for the color selectable control and the many more EQ features packed in the product over lower tier models. Mostly the color change control. I have bought the MVH-X370BT, MVH-X560BT and am hoping the successor(s) are as reliable and user friendly as their prior models.[ Noah Jul 15, 2017 ]
Nice deck. Bluetooth and no CD player.[ Michael Jun 27, 2017 ]
Is a good product I often use this brand[ Victor Romero Jun 25, 2017 ]
For my daughter's car. Review's and looks like it has a simple & easy to use.[ Bradford Jun 23, 2017 ]
I have this head unit in my truck and love it, has everything i need especially for an android and spotify user![ Michael Jun 19, 2017 ]
It meet the Bluetooth connectivity needs that we were looking for.[ Rob Jun 13, 2017 ]
This receiver had all the features I wanted. Since installing it, I am very happy with it - the sound is great, and it does everything I wanted it to. I'd choose it again.[ C May 30, 2017 ]
best for my needs[ Anthony May 30, 2017 ]
I chose this item because it has a 13 band equalizer built in compared to most 5 band. Also pioneer has an equalizer app that this is compatible with. Bluetooth and the endless color options are a bonus too[ Zachary May 30, 2017 ]
As a gift for my sister.[ Carlos May 27, 2017 ]
This head unit was recommended to me by a Crutchfield specialist. Regretfully I cannot remember his name. I originally purchased the Soundstream stereo from Crutchfield and decided it was not what I was looking for (Minimal audio control from deck). The specialist recommended the Pioneer MVH-X580BS for its superior audio technology. With it and the FREE Pioneer Arc app on my phone, I have much more control over every frequency range, bass boost, and even the power draw from each speaker. GREAT!![ Jake May 16, 2017 ]
Spotify control and bluetooth connectivity.[ George May 15, 2017 ]
features[ J May 03, 2017 ]
It's a Pioneer... what else has to be said.[ Richard May 01, 2017 ]
This stereo seemed to fit the bill for what I wanted. Simple, with the features I needed.[ Jordan Apr 18, 2017 ]
Better Bluetooth, color changeable, like Pioneer[ DUANE Apr 06, 2017 ]
Can't wait to install these speakers in my truck. Pioneer makes great products that sound amazing.[ Carlos Apr 02, 2017 ]
Needed 2 phone connectivity, didn't need CD player. Trusted brand.[ Richard Mar 11, 2017 ]
Has the features I need.[ Christopher Mar 11, 2017 ]
Good unit.[ Dan Mar 05, 2017 ]
new car stereo for my classic[ Eduardo Mar 03, 2017 ]
It was a good deal for the price.[ Rafael Mar 01, 2017 ]
Fit, features, already have a similar Pioneer unit in another vehicle which works well.[ Chris Feb 19, 2017 ]
best fits my needs.[ B Jan 26, 2017 ]
I like the way it looks and the options considering it a single din radio.[ NICHOLAS TROY Jan 20, 2017 ]
the 13 band eq and price[ Kenneth Jan 09, 2017 ]
I trust Pioneer to make a decent Headunit. I am familiar with them in my other cars.[ William Whitney Jan 09, 2017 ]
Great value.[ Grant Jan 05, 2017 ]
I have owned both pioneer and kenwood car stereos and for the money you can't beat the features of the pioneer. Sound quality is awesome![ Steve Dec 24, 2016 ]
needed a streaming music receiver for a custom install in a hot rod. works great although instructions for linking to phone were unclear and confusing. got it after several failed attempts. everything works great and auto connects to Pandora, Spotify, apple music.[ Mike Dec 22, 2016 ]
Pioneer is a reputable manufacturer of quality audio equipment. The price point for this Christmas gift to my siblingsâ?? and their first car justifies: 1.Hands free safety for multiple peripherals, 2.Streaming audio via iOS and Android, 3. # of pre-amp outputs, 4. Compatibility with Spotify, Pandora, iHeart, etcâ?¦Bottom line, I will sleep much better at night knowing my family will have a much safer and more enjoyable environment to experience the thrill of a first car.[ Mr. William E. Dec 18, 2016 ]
Peyton, one of the very helpful representatives recommended this stereo based on my questions and needs in a stereo. This fits my needs.[ Jamie Dec 17, 2016 ]
The Compact Disk has gone the way of the 8-track and cassette in dash player.... Bluetooth is king now.[ Jeremy Dec 07, 2016 ]
It fit[ Matthew Dec 02, 2016 ]
Awesome price great reviews![ Ben Nov 24, 2016 ]
because it looks nice and has all the features i want.[ Jonathan Nov 22, 2016 ]
Features and price[ Steven Nov 17, 2016 ]
a lot of functionality without the physical size needed to support cd compatibility. who plays cds anymore anyway?!? good features at an unbeatable price[ Daniel Nov 09, 2016 ]
To have satellite radio control[ shawn Nov 02, 2016 ]
Good value[ James Oct 23, 2016 ]
Has the features I want. Pioneer quality and a good price.[ J Oct 11, 2016 ]
Great features, Pioneer reliability and I know how to modify pre-80s radio mounts to accept single din receivers. I,m putting this in a 1979 Ford SuperCab and don't want to carry around CDs. Blue Tooth streaming is the way to go and I can add Sirius to this receiver in the future.[ A Sep 29, 2016 ]
By the recommendations.[ Melvin Sep 29, 2016 ]
So far, it's a good aftermarket replacement radio, I mainly bought it for the Bluetooth capabilities for use in my Pickup, nice to be able to listen to my own tunes now and charge my phone with the front USB plugin.[ Brent Sep 25, 2016 ]
Putting this in my son's first car. Looks very nice and has all the right features he's looking for at an affordable price. Thanks![ Philip Sep 23, 2016 ]
I have been a fan of Pioneer products for nearly 40 years. I didn't need a CD player and the Media Player fits my needs perfectly.[ Joe Sep 12, 2016 ]
Bluetooth, iPod support, USB and Aux interfaces, compatibility with my vehicle, and customization of display.[ Ken Sep 12, 2016 ]
all the features included especially the eq. I am a pioneer faithful as well[ Rami Sep 09, 2016 ]
good features, great price from a brand i like.[ JOE A Aug 31, 2016 ]
Sirus Radio, Brand and features[ Luis Aug 26, 2016 ]
It looked like a nice radio for my 05 Liberty![ Will Aug 22, 2016 ]
Rusty and I determined that was the best one for my needs. Rusty was very helpful.Rusty's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=179 [ PAUL Aug 04, 2016 ]
Bluetooth and lots of features for the price[ Jarod Jul 30, 2016 ]
Recommended by local car stereo professional.[ William Jul 27, 2016 ]
Great head unit. Bt connect everytime.[ MICHAEL Jul 26, 2016 ]
Bluetooth audio streaming, USB and AUX input on front face, no CD player for larger display[ J Jul 25, 2016 ]
probably my 5th pioneer radio. I always feel comfortable purchasing this brand.[ Dennis Jul 13, 2016 ]
I wanted Bluetooth for my iphone and I don't need to play CDs anymore.[ Jared Jul 05, 2016 ]
my brother recommended it to me and I trust his opinions[ orlando Jul 04, 2016 ]
I needed Sirius radio compatibility and I DON'T need a CD player[ JEREMY Jul 04, 2016 ]
want this model does everything i need.[ Joel Jul 02, 2016 ]
spotify with ease[ David Vanden Jun 26, 2016 ]
24 Bit DAC, plays FLAC files and has bluetooth audio streaming and calling.[ Mike Jun 24, 2016 ]
Dual phone pairing capabilities, Pandora control through Bluetooth, and media only instead of CD.[ WESLEY Jun 23, 2016 ]
Need to have streaming capability in an older car[ C Jun 22, 2016 ]
Bluetooth capability, 6 channels, compatible with all phones, hands free calling.[ Bruno Jun 12, 2016 ]
Has the functions I wanted in the radio.[ brian Jun 10, 2016 ]
I have no idea about the compatibility with the iPhone 7.[ Abiel Jun 19, 2017 ]
Sure you can use a 7. I have one as well and it works fine. Pioneer never updates their compatibility lists, so the majority of Pioneer headunits made within the last 7 years will work.[ Carson.S Jun 18, 2017 ]
No[ JAMIE Jun 11, 2017 ]
Sorry to say but it doesn't have a rear USB port.[ Jeff Jun 11, 2017 ]
Yes, it does.[ James Jun 11, 2017 ]
Yes, including high pass and low pass as well as separate subwoofer volume.[ Lorne Apr 17, 2017 ]
Not the old school knobs....it does have many audio adjustments that allow you to customize the sound including presets.[ Byron Apr 17, 2017 ]
No, in order to get good clear sound out of all the speakers you should get an amp to power at least the wakeboard speakers. If you try to power everything with just the deck it won't as good as if you where to use a amp for some of all of the speakers. I hope this helps Chris.[ Jeff Jan 28, 2017 ]
For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.[ Kenny Nov 12, 2016 ] Staff
There are a rainbow of color choices. You can choose which color you like for the display[ Amber Oct 19, 2016 ]
Yes. There is a range of colors from which to choose.[ David Oct 19, 2016 ]
Hi Brandon,The display itself can be set to a predefined color or a custom color, and the knob and buttons on the left side can also be set to a predefined or custom color. Either one can also (together or individually) be set to fade through all colors. When in mixtrax mode, the display and buttons will flash to different colors in response to the sound. As a side note, I love this head unit.[ James Oct 19, 2016 ]
Yes. There are a few colors to choose from for both the buttons and display.[ Byron Oct 19, 2016 ]
Yes[ Michael Oct 19, 2016 ]
Hi Reginald - I do not use Spotify, but I found that the Sirius app has problems also. I am an IT specialist by trade (MCSE), and I have found the problem in my case is with the Bluetooth buffer on the phone. I have found this problem in Lollipop o all Android phones, and the buffer is set within the phone OS, and is not adjustable. I have emailed about this error - hope for it to be addressed in future releases. Did link a KitKat Android with Sirius app - problem does not occur. This may be your problem. I have simply chosen to put 2500 320k mp3 files on a stubby (PNY) 32GB USB, and I have all the music I could ever hope to listen to. Hope this helps -[ Thomas Jul 16, 2016 ]
I have 2500 320K mp3 files on a stubby USB (PNY) 32GB - works like a charm! My own private music cloud. Best of luck.[ Thomas Jul 16, 2016 ]
I have never tried playing music files stored on the USB drive. My son mostly uses the Spotify app on his iPhone. I tried looking up an answer for you in the manual and it looks like it might do what you are asking. If you Google this "Pioneer MVH-X580BS manual", I believe the 2nd link should take you to a pdf version of the manual. Look on page 31. It looks promising but I can't guarantee it unless I tried. In another part of the manual it looked like it said it was able to play multiple formats too. Sorry but I wish I could tell you proof positive.[ Dan Jul 05, 2016 ]
There's a usb slot, but no idea if it would play music from a jump drive. Call Sony's customer service they are really good at answering questions. I called before I bought it & their help made me buy it.[ sara Jul 05, 2016 ]
yes. as long as the media stored on the drive is in a supported format.[ Elmer Jul 03, 2016 ]
Yes. I believe it has to be formatted in fat32. Search for the manual using the search termmvh-x580bt manualThen you can read additional info about it. If you put music on a jump drive right out the box it will work. If you did any fancy formatting or your music files are copy protected then it may not work. Hope this helps[ Michael Jul 03, 2016 ]