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Our take on the Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

Pioneer's DEH-X6500BT CD receiver will bring Bluetooth® convenience to your ride, plus a great-looking display jazzed up with the DJ-inspired MIXTRAX feature. This versatile receiver also offers iPod® controls and Pandora® Internet radio control with your iPhone®, giving you a great mix of style, form, and function.

Bluetooth® and bling

Pioneer's DEH-X6500BT CD receiver will bring Bluetooth® convenience to your ride, plus a great-looking display jazzed up with the DJ-inspired MIXTRAX feature. This versatile receiver also offers iPod® controls and Pandora® Internet radio control with your iPhone®, giving you a great mix of style, form, and function.

The Bluetooth advantage

Bluetooth frees up your hands to let you concentrate on the drive. When your phone's paired with the receiver, you can answer a call with the push of a button on the receiver, and talk like your caller is sitting next to you. And this receiver supports Bluetooth audio streaming too — you can stream music wirelessly from compatible devices to the receiver, plus control basic functions like track up or down.

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MIXTRAX revs up the visuals

Pioneer's MIXTRAX feature adds a lightshow to your favorite playlists, as the bright multi-colored display of the DEH-X6500BT pulses in time with your music. And MIXTRAX fades in and out of each song just like a DJ would, adding special effects and keeping the musical energy high.

The legacy of great Pioneer sound

Car audio enthusiasts have always counted on Pioneer for excellent sound quality. The DEH-X6500BT carries on the tradition with a powerful built-in amp that puts most stock radios to shame. Along with that extra power, you'll enjoy a 5-band equalizer to adjust your tone, Pioneer's Advanced Sound Retriever to perk up the sound quality of compressed music files, and a suite of other sophisticated sound controls. If you're looking to build a bigger system, you can connect amps and subs to the two pairs of preamp outputs to add some serious impact.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?
In most vehicles, you can use an adapter (not included) to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Pioneer stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the Pioneer, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.

Note: Bluetooth compatibility of this device may vary, depending on your phone and service provider.

Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver or its optional iPod adapter.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (14 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • MIXTRAX for a DJ-inspired audio/visual experience with compatible devices (see Details)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA files
    • Pandora control through iPhone
    • variable color illumination with separate control of display and buttons
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR) for improved sound quality from compressed music files
    • 5-band equalizer with seven preset tone settings
    • 3-level loudness
    • low-pass and high-pass filters
    • subwoofer level control
    • built in iPod control — no adapter necessary, but adding Pioneer's optional connecting cable lets you leave your iPod cable at home
    • access to music files on Android devices through USB input
    • inputs: front panel auxiliary and USB inputs
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear/subwoofer)
    Other info:

    great unit so easy to install ... made the factory speakers sound a lot better . great service through crutch field as always . only place to buy for sure

    paul las vegas, henderson nv

    What's in the Box:

    • CD receiver (with 10-amp ATM mini fuse inserted into chassis)
    • Face (attached)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim ring (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • Wireless remote control (QXE1044)
    • CR2025 Lithium battery (installed)
    • External microphone (with attached 13' cable terminated by a right-angle male 2.5mm connector)
    • Sunvisor clip
    • Two-sided tape
    • 2 Extraction keys
    • 4 Pan head ISO-mount screws (M5 x 8mm)
    • 4 Flat-head ISO-mount screws (M5 x 9mm)
    • Face fixing screw
    • Owner's Manual (Eng/Fre/Spa)
    • Limited Warranty Information (USA/Canada)

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    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (256 Reviews)

    It was good while it lasted

    andrew from mattituck NY on 11/2/2014

    This was a very good radio for the time, i would have recommended it to anyone, until the last few weeks it started giving me problems. It skips and freezes when i play CD's. it cuts out and when i went to just check the connections for the heck of it to make sure nothing was loose, i burned myself on the radio... it is now overheating and becomming unresponsive... this is surely strange ive never had problems like this from pioneer and i am planning to continue using pioneer but mabye i just got a bad unit. but honestly i would still recommend this if it wasnt discontinued. And to add on its only about 9 months old



    Factory Replacement

    Bryan from Savannah, GA on 11/13/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed this radio in my wife's Honda Accord to replace the factory radio that quit working completely. Install was simple using the provided installation kit from Crutchfield. Sounds better than the factory radio, Bluetooth feature works great. Not as feature packed as I would like, but my wife loves the radio. Yesterday someone broke into her car and stole the radio, ripped it out of the dash. Now I'll be ordering the newer version 6600BT because this model is no longer available.

    Pros: Improves sound compared to factory head unit. Color customization. Bluetooth works flawlessly.


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    AliceB from Roanoke, IL on 9/16/2013

    2003 Ford Focus
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this product to replace the factory radio in a ten year old car. I really like the sound and the way the display changes colors. The controls are fairly easy to operate. I do not have a Bluetooth phone, so I cannot review that function. My only complaint is that the USB adapter sticks in the port, and is difficult to remove. You really have to hold the faceplate down, or it will come off.

    Pros: Great sound. Sporty display.

    Cons: Difficult to remove USB adapter. Some buttons are very small. It is hard to see the function imprinting on the buttons.

    great replacement

    paul las vegas from henderson nv on 9/7/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    great unit so easy to install ... made the factory speakers sound a lot better . great service through crutch field as always . only place to buy for sure

    Pros: great sound easy to install and setup blu tooth works great

    Cons: none

    Pioneer replacement for my 1998 Saturn

    Bill in Chatt from Chattanooga, TN on 9/3/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    THE VERY BEST Quality for a very CHEAP PRICE! Bought 4 new Kenwood speakers. Thanks Sparky! Your fine Company always has the answers! Great friendly personable expert advices & follow-thru way beyond any competetion! I saved almost $200.00 over another retalier!

    Pros: Affords Me everything & more for a GREAT PRICE! BEST PRICE ! Used the very reasonable (cheap) Crutchfield install service card! Saved almost $ 200.

    Cons: Buttons on bottom row are TOO SMALL for a man's fingers!

    Good value repalcemtn receiver

    John M from Southborough, MA on 9/3/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good receiver for the price. Bluetooth works great for music and sound. Buttons on unit are small, but remote helps. Manual could be better for instructions, but this was a great replacement for an original (2001) Acura MDX radio

    Pros: Features, price, display, sound

    Cons: Instructions, buttons

    None better

    EC from georgia on 9/2/2013

    1990 Chevrolet Corvette
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    A what a great stereo. Easy to install, easy to set up and use

    Pros: Great quality sound/display can be as simple as time and color if you desire

    Cons: None

    Decent for the money

    Missourileo from St. louis, Mo on 9/1/2013

    2008 Ford Crown Victoria
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This isn't a bad head unit for the money. I would prefer something a bit more user friendly and way more adjustment. But seeing as this was a gift for someone, it works fine.

    Pros: It works

    Cons: Buttons are too small and hard to see

    The best I have installed to date

    Adolfo T from Trumbull C.T. on 9/1/2013

    2003 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    You won't be disappointed with this radio . Must have every bell and whistle under the sun . I gave it 4 stars on ease of use because it has more settings than I could actually use . Read the manual if your using it for 4 speakers, mine was per set for 2 and sub . Settings are when the radio is off to set it . I am using 2 amps , one for 4 speakers and a sub . The sound at max is better than my home system . A++++++ LOVE IT !!!!



    Worth Every Penny!

    Jessee J from Hixson,TN on 8/30/2013

    2005 Chevrolet Impala
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    THis C D player is what pioneer is known for. Building quality products with killer sound. This thing is awesome! I really like the MIXXTRAX. Everyone should have one of these. Love it!

    Pros: Looks awesome, sounds great ,works complaints from me.

    Cons: Have to buy special adapter for my vehicle chimes. They should integrate it in the radio.

    Great stereo

    Linda from Wauseon, OH on 8/28/2013

    2000 Dodge Ram
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to install & looks great!



    Glad I made this purchase

    Jeff S from Foothill Ranch, Ca on 8/27/2013

    2004 Dodge Dakota
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This stereo far exceeded my expectations, especially in this price range. I now have many more options available for listening to music than I did before. The Bluetooth feature is very handy for listening to music from my iPhone while also being able to send and receive calls hands free. Also, the color-changing feature is pretty cool!

    Pros: Everything about it is a "pro" as far as I'm concerned

    Cons: Would have been nice if they included a case of some kind for the detachable faceplate, but that is just nitpicking on my part. I doubt that I will remove the faceplate very often anyway.

    Great radio

    DirtyDonkey from Lapeer, mi on 8/26/2013

    2005 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice radio for the price! All the features I wanted plus some! My kids dig the mixtrax light show, and I enjoy how much it brought my music to life. Cleaner crisper bass from sub, and hpf is nice so I don't destroy my components.

    Pros: Sub control, hpf cutoff. Blue tooth, easy as pie to navigate and use.

    Cons: Bluetooth doesn't always connect but simply open setting on my phone and resync in seconds.

    Good choice

    Aw from Gaithersburg on 8/24/2013

    2000 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    A good choice - easy to install.



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    John w from Egg harbor city nj 08215 on 8/23/2013

    2000 Mercury Grand Marquis
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great, works perfectly in my 2000 mercury

    Pros: Colors are adjustable and USB mode aux mode, and Bluetooth mode all come in handy

    Cons: Could be a bit easier to use if it had larger buttons and easier to see lettering, the mix setting should finish the song before it mixes with another, and the pandora mode needs some work bc it won't let u change stations. One last thing is when u turn the key one click and the radio comes on but not the engine, then u start the car from that positioning it resets the radio to factory settings

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    Anonymous from Northern NM on 8/22/2013

    1989 Subaru Justy
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    great stereo, sounds great, bluetooth works great!



    What the Bug needed!

    Anonymous from Parkesburg, Pa. on 8/19/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    My husband bought this stereo for my 2003 Volkeswagon Bug. The sound/clarity of the stations is awesome & the changing of colors is a must for any Bug!



    Nice car stereo

    Pebadger from Minnesota on 8/17/2013

    2003 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice car stereo. Installation was a bit of a challenge (2003 Honda Civic). Many of the brackets were not necessary and the included directions were not helpful. Eventually went on youtube to find out how to install. Stereo is easy to use - I was able to set up my iPhone to use with the stereo's Bluetooth in under a minute. My only complaint about the stereo is when I'm wearing my sunglasses, I cannot easily view what is on the screen. There are quite a few color options (which I don't care for) but none of them work well when I have sunglasses on. Buttons to change stations are also very small. Sound is what I expected. I'm sure this stereo would sound great with better speakers. Bottom line, price is great for the features this stereo offers. I'm going to buy this same stereo for my 2003 Toyota Sienna.

    Pros: Price and features.

    Cons: Screen difficult to view with sunglasses on (not bright enough).

    Great Radio

    GeoG from Texas City on 8/16/2013

    1995 GMC Sierra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product and easy to install, however for an old man some of the features are difficult to understand and implement.



    Excellent replacement for stock unit.

    Sean from Monona, WI on 8/13/2013

    2010 Honda Civic LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I received this unit yesterday and replaced the stock unit in my 2010 Civic coupe. Huge improvement over stock! Pretty easy to use and adjust the sound settings. Even with stock speakers this sounds great!

    Pros: Value! Ease of use Price

    Cons: None.


    Bryan from Hawaii on 8/9/2013

    1999 Jeep Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Made my old factory speakers sound great. A 1999 Jeep Cherokee has to be the easiest vehicle to replace a stereo in. Not sure why some find this unit difficult to learn/operate. Took about 15 minutes to install and 10 more to set up. Easy to dial in the sound I wanted. Picks up stations from other islands. Free shipping to Hawaii is great too.

    Pros: Great sound, easy to use

    Cons: None

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    Anonymous from Seattle, WA on 8/8/2013

    1996 Dodge Caravan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Directions were clear and concise. Took me maybe 45 minutes to remove the old radio, connect all the wire harnesses to the unit, plug harnesses into connectors in car, connect antenna, install unit and face plate. The unit meets all of my expectations and then some. The 18 preset stations are great as we have a second home and can fit all of our local stations from both areas. I can plug my Droid in via the USB port and control it from the panel. My wife found the remote to be very handy.

    Pros: Ease of installation

    Cons: None that I can find.

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    Tony S from Sacramento, CA on 8/8/2013

    2002 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great sound at a good price. I replaced my factory stereo and kept my stock speakers and what a difference, it sounds so much better, I should have done this long ago. The blue tooth works great, now I can legally talk on the phone while driving. The biggest surprise was the MIXTRAX I didn't expect it to be this cool, you can make it have any color, or just let it cycle through all of them, (almost to many to pick from ) my favorite feature.



    Decent receiver for the money

    Anonymous from MA on 8/7/2013

    2005 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice receiver for money. Good sound quality. Somewhat of a pain to install.

    Pros: Blue tooth, screen colors, sound

    Cons: Buttons are way too small. Thought it would be more of a plug and play as opposed to re-wiring.

    Pioneer radio

    Cliff from Fremont Ca on 8/5/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to install meets all my needs


    Cons: None

    Great Reciever

    Cody J from Tucson on 8/4/2013

    1999 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent receiver. I bought it mainly for the bluetooth functionality, and it pairs flawlessly with my iPod nano (7thGen). Installation was straightforward on my Tacoma, although I didn't see the rear wiring harness at first and had to redo the whole thing. Just pay attention and don't be dumb like me.

    Pros: Bluetooth, display, colors, ease of use.

    Cons: It is so damn bright. The dimmest color is 'orangered' and even at night it's a little distracting. My truck has a dimmer knob, although the wiring does not support this for the receiver. There is definitely a wire for this, so I hope you have more luck than me.

    Awesome deal! 5 stars for Crutchfield.

    Chris from Springfield, Illinois on 8/3/2013

    2005 Volkswagen Passat
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this for my girlfriend's car and installed it for her birthday. Crutchfield supplies you with everything you need to take out the stock deck and install the new one. Having not done this before, I wasn't sure of everything I may need (especially to keep steering wheel controls) but all the info was there and for a great price!! I was able to install the deck with confidence and ease.

    Pros: Great sound! Lots of cool features! Works great and is easy to use.

    Cons: I noticed people mention that the menus were hard to navigate, which is true, things are inside folders inside folders inside folders but its fairly straight forward.

    It's Pioneer...nuff said!

    RichM from Rahway, NJ on 8/1/2013

    2000 Ford Expedition
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    You really get quality and all the best features with Pioneer products AND at a great price. Looks and functions very well and yes it does look cool in my old Expedition.

    Pros: Easy install thanks to Crutchfield and it sounds great even with the stock speakers!

    Cons: None

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    JohnD from Glennallen, AK on 7/31/2013

    1999 Chevrolet Silverado
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This product has been awesome!! Easy to install and sounds great!



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    Thomas from Scotts Hill, TN on 7/30/2013

    2010 Ford F-150 XL
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Works great and lots better than my factory radio. It has all the features I was looking for plus others. Easy install. I was a little concerned about the brightness of the lights at night based on other reviews I had read but it was not a problem for me at all.

    Pros: Bluetooth to iPhone 4 works great. Great sound and easy to make adjustments.

    Cons: None so far

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    Anonymous from Acton ,Ma on 7/27/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    better than I thought thanks




    thankfull from brodhead,wi on 7/27/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    sound is great install went very well only thing I called on was install kit faceplate was taken care of in seconds Bluetooth mic not sure at time left just behind dash used it calls were just fine 5yr old grandson says its cool with changing colors

    Pros: looks factory

    Cons: none

    I Love it!

    Mark E from Mayer, MN on 7/26/2013

    1996 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This stereo looks amazing in my car! I love the way it looks and the ability you have to change the display colors! As far as sound goes, I still have stock speakers in my car, but just by adding this deck I can't believe how much the sound quality changed, not so much that I don't want new speakers, but enough that I'll be able to tolerate not having a higher quality system in my car. This system is extraordinary! Especially for the price! I would recommend this to anyone!

    Pros: Awesome looks Color customization Bluetooth aux input and usb input really everything

    Cons: None have arisen yet.

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    Anonymous from 79015 on 7/26/2013

    2001 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)




    Fantastic Product from Pioneer

    Avi from LIttle Elm, TX on 7/26/2013

    2007 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great stereo. Has all the features required for today's devices and connectivity. Bluetooth works like a charm. USB and Aux work great no issues. I connected this myself on my 2007 Toyota Corolla with the instructions provided by Crutchfield and was very very simple. It took me about ~2 hours to install and work it!

    Pros: -Has all the features of a $200+ stereo and a low price. -Audio clarity is crystal -Bluetooth audio streaming and call quality is superb -Very very easy to use -Remote control has wide range. I have stuck it to my streering wheel on side ways and it works!!!

    Cons: - none so far!

    Highly Recommend

    John from Smyrna, TN on 7/26/2013

    2000 Honda CRV
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent unit

    Pros: Easy to navigate, Bluetooth.

    Cons: None

    Great Unit

    BenI from Cleveland, OH on 7/25/2013

    2010 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great unit. Looks great and sounds great. Easy installation and I love the Bluetooth functionality. Highly recommend. Make sure you buy this unit from Crutchfield. Bought from Crutchfield and it came with everything needed to install it myself and I saved over $100.

    Pros: Good Looking and has color options to match your car's lighting. Great sound.

    Cons: Remote is a little limited. No voice commands for hands free calling.

    Upgraded 2008 Toyota Matrix

    JonF from Barrington, IL on 7/25/2013

    2008 Toyota Matrix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall, this is a very feature rich in-dash reciever. This is the first time I have replaced a head unit and it was suprissingly simple (for the most part). I like that you can change the radio and display color to whatever you want. Overall the radio met my expectations with a few exceptions: MIXTRAX worked horrible... the songs did not blend together remotely close Unit power output... the unit has more power output thatn the stock radio, but not by much. Not as loud and clear as I would like.

    Pros: Looks cool, built-in-blutooth, ipod/iphone compatible

    Cons: MIXTRAX doesn't work that great, small buttons, does have a learning curve

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    dana from coshocton,ohio on 7/25/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Was a gift for my daughter and she loves it, hands free phone calls is what I liked best. Looks great !



    Upgrading a 2003 Toyota Corolla Stereo

    JamieS from Nokesville on 7/24/2013

    2003 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Install this unit in my daughters car with the help of a friend who is a mechanic. I agree with others review that the installation instructions needs to be more precise and thorough. Once I learned how remove the old radio sleeve and install it on the unit, things went smoothly. The installation in the car is not hard but does take prying and pulling to get the vents, the shifter console, and old unit out. The unit itself does have very VERY small buttons, but it's features and sound for the price really can not be beat. My mechanic friend and his buddies all like it so much they are thinking of getting a unit! Defiantly a nice upgrade, that is practical and makes driving safer and fun.

    Pros: Features for Dollars.

    Cons: Really small buttons but that is minor.


    Mike from Floresville, Tx on 7/24/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This product far exceeds my expectations. It offers all of the features of more expensive radios. Truly, the difference in the product is Crutchfield. They offer so much in terms of savings and support. Most electronics are very good, but without support, they can be very frustrating to use and enjoy.

    Pros: Quality product, service and support.

    Cons: Don't know.

    just all around great

    t from il on 7/23/2013

    everything work prefect. Bluetooth sounds like you are using your phone next to your ear. I can nothing bad about it!



    Good Product for the Money

    Toni Q from Havre de Grace, MD on 7/20/2013

    2007 Toyota Highlander
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The system sounds great and it's inexpensive.The fact that my 2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid has the JBL amplifier and speakers does help. It is not the best sound especially in the high frequencies but for the money it is worth it. The only small issue is that when I get a text message on my Android Samsung, the Bluetooth streamed music from Pandora disconnects and instead of connecting back up automatically I have to restart the phone which is annoying. To be fair I am not sure if it's a phone issue. Nonetheless, I am happy with the purchase.

    Pros: Economical, good sound, easy to use.

    Cons: Phone needs rebooting when text message is received.

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    Don from Vancouver, wa on 7/19/2013

    1995 Dodge Ram 2500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I'm no mechanic, nor am I a high tech type, but even I was able to install and use this cd/iPod/blue tooth stereo system, with help from the instructions and accessories that Crutchfield supplies. It is a huge improvement over the archaic 1995 stereo/cassette player that was standard for this vehicle in both features and sound quality. I'm really pleased with the look and functionality of the unit, and I saved a lot of money over buying a unit and having it installed by a shop.

    Pros: I really like the options with blue tooth; music, hands free phone use, etc. Sound quality is much better than the factory unit I replaced.

    Cons: I'm still learning how to access all the features and options. It's not as intuitive for me as it seems to be for my kids.


    Roc from Houston TX on 7/18/2013

    I can't believe all the positive Reviews On this radio. I hate this radio. The sound is good And it does everything they claim it will do... But it takes control of your phone, If listening to the radio And a phone call comes in After you hang up It might go back to the radio it might start playing playlist It might play Pandora it just dose what it wants. And as far as I know there's no way to change this. Oh and it won't come back on the same volume level. I've never tested the radio with a phone call because I use a headset. But I hate having a radio come on Sky high after I hang up the phone call. Oh and the buttons are too small to actually use while driving. Thank God it came with a remote. I didn't get it from Crutchfield so I'm stuck with it. I can't wait until it breaks like a replacement it.



    Good bang for your buck

    Ty from Philadelphia, PA on 7/16/2013

    2003 Mitsubishi Lancer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this radio on sale to replace a double din alpine. Nice features and iPod control Bluetooth is clear. My only complaint is buttons don't light up. Numbers above buttons do but pause and shuffle is in button. It does come with a remote but I use the stereo remote.

    Pros: Cheap price very nice features and easy hook up

    Cons: Only two sets of RCA output. Front and selectable rear. I am a big audio nut running multiple amps should have front, rear and subwoofer outputs.

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    Auldbkr from Mansfield, ct on 7/14/2013

    2003 Mazda Miata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent sound reproduction.

    Pros: Easy installation in tight location. Color variations makes it easier to see in the dark.

    Cons: Not easy to adjust settings, instructions on how to use not very good. Not much compatibility with android. Not too easy to read during the day. Radio reception could be improved.


    Alan from Lakewood, Co. on 7/14/2013

    1987 Volkswagen Scirocco
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    great !!!!!!

    Pros: love it works great BT is great for hand free Iphone

    Cons: I have noise on the AM side from the car when it runs the old radio did not ?????

    Crutchfield response on 7/15/2013 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.


    BiggTexan from San Antonio on 7/13/2013

    2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love this Radio & the wifey loves it more than me:) Have paid much more for less previously!

    Pros: Easy to use Blue tooth works Great!

    Cons: None yet

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    JohnW from Vestavia, AL. on 7/11/2013

    1998 Jeep Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Upgraded 1998 Cherokee OEM Inifinity system with Pioneer receiver from Crutchfield; not only does it sound 10-fold better, but in addition I now have USB, Bluetooth and the capability to play MP3s

    Pros: Ease of installation

    Cons: None


    BIG MIKE from Orangeburg SC on 7/9/2013

    1996 Ford Bronco
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome . i put it in my 1996 Ford Bronco and it is great the unit easily powers my 2 dual ds series subs and produces great sound the illumination and mixtrax are also very cool

    Pros: cool, great sound , cool features

    Cons: none

    good radio

    Curt from Carson,CA on 7/6/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    excellent product I will consider another soon

    Pros: easy install

    Cons: non

    awesome radio

    zack j from andalusia al on 7/5/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    awesome radio wasn't sure at first to get it but im glad I did easy install all around great radio

    Pros: Bluetooth calling

    Cons: no satellite radio on this mode


    Dave from Bethlehem, PA on 7/4/2013

    2005 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent head set for my dodge ram. My old stock radio's cd player went, so I wanted something that had bluetooth for my phone, and accepted a USB stick. Sound is great, though I am going to replace my factory speakers soon.

    Pros: Good stereo with lots of features for the money. Sound is quality is excellent



    Jake D from Evansville IN on 7/3/2013

    1996 Chevrolet Blazer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome stereo! Really added something special to my blazer! Went in easy and has awesome Bluetooth

    Pros: Bluetooth is great!

    Cons: Takes some getting use to with the functions

    Outstanding Head Unit

    Angel from Hamilton, NJ on 7/2/2013

    2005 BMW 3 Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Highly recommend this radio, you will love it; no questions about it...

    Pros: Bluetooth works great and the sound is absolutely amazing!!!

    Cons: None

    Great Deck So Far - 2006 Subaru Legacy

    NW Explorer from Seattle, WA on 6/29/2013

    2006 Subaru Legacy
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    2006 Subaru Legacy (manual climate controls, no amp) 1. Crutchfield instructions , for manual control do not remove the foot panel 2. Step 8 need more detail: I had to disconnect the hazard cables, Unscrew the hazard switch, after I took the head unit out. I also had to disconnect the climate control wires, before taking the climate controls out. 3. Antena- Some videos on tube might tell you to cut the antenna wire - DON'T Follow the antenna wire, and it will lead you to plug, which you can unplug. 4. KiT Assembly You only have the option of the DIN HEAD UNIT PROVISION ( page 3). ISO DIN HEAD UNIT PROVISION (Page 4)- DOES NOT WORK FOR this head unit 5. Take the trim plate of the head unit out, You will have to use the DIN Plate provided by the Trim . I am still debating this decision (it is very difficult to eject the face plate with the Kit provided Trim. 6. Mic installation. I installed it on the steering column next to parking lights. Steps: a. Take the screw out next to the Steering wheel adjustment lever. b. take out two screws( you wil see them after removing the bottom cover of steering panel) which hold the upper part of the steering column conver) c. run the cable

    Pros: 1. Great Bluetooth Phone and Audio Streaming ( with Galaxy S3) 2. Amazing Sound 3 Great Radio

    Cons: 1. Very small buttons at the bottom for tuner 2. Very small button to eject face plate. 3. No cover to store face plate


    JustinK from ORANGE, CA on 6/28/2013

    2003 Nissan 350Z
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    Cons: NONE

    Pioneer Replacement Unit

    Jim A from Atlanta, GA on 6/24/2013

    2003 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I talked to a sales tech and explained what I wanted to do and how i needed the unit to work. He suggested this unit and I an more than satisfied with it. It plays my CD's, my XM Roady II receiver, wireless connection to my I-phone through Bluetooth and streams Pandora from my I pnone. It's great

    Pros: Custom selection of unit keys and display color to match my interior lights. Bass Booster gives god back beat. It comes with a remote which i didn't think i would use, but I set it up and use it exclusively. It's o easy to use the remote and not have to look at the radio to change selections. Install kit for my truck and instructions made it an easy install and it looks great in the dash.

    Cons: None.

    love this stereo, pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    Doug from springfield vt on 6/23/2013

    2000 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great unit for the price, I would recommend this unit to anyone

    Pros: The coolness factor, love the color changing features

    Cons: none really

    Great value for the money

    Anonymous from Longmont, CO on 6/20/2013

    2002 Saturn SL2
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I wanted to upgrade the old radio/cassette player in my Subaru Forester in order to have hands-free calling and to be able to listen to different audio sources. I thought I would give this system a try, and was so pleased with the ease of install, and the performance, that I bought the same system for my Saturn. The kits and install guides from Crutchfield were spot-on, and the swap out was rather painless. the only issues I had were removing the faceplate. If you don't remove it completely when you press the release, it can get in a weird state, whereby you can't get it out, and you can't get it back in. This is due to the way the left side slips into the recess. Be careful if removing it. I decided I never needed to remove it anyways, so it wasn't an issue for me. I like all the features and integration with iPhone, Samsung S3, etc. The hands-free calling has good audio quality and allows you to sync several phones to the unit, and setup 6 speed dials per phone. I didn't hook up any subwoofer or extra speakers, so I don't know how well that works.

    Pros: Easy install. Flexible audio sources. Good phone quality and ability to save 6 speed dials. Also has ability to do autoanswer and integration with Siri or Svoice for voice activated dialing.

    Cons: Faceplate removal/reattachment can be tricky. Presets and forward/backward buttons are small and the displays for the buttons are small as well, so if you have bad eyesight or fat fingers you may have some issues there.

    Pioneer head unit

    John F. from Layton, Ut. on 6/19/2013

    2003 Volkswagen Beetle
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very nice and of high quality head unit. Sounds great and also looks great. Very fast install. Great value.

    Pros: Great quality with a lot of features. Very well priced.

    Cons: NONE

    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT Install 2004 Ford F250

    BillB from Birmingham, AL on 6/18/2013

    2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The X6500BT install was pretty straightforward. My mechanical and electrical skills are average or maybe a bit above. I recommend studying the instructions for the receiver and install kit prior to the install. I took a bit of time before hand to test fit the receiver into the mounting kit and this prevented some mistakes. As I've never trusted aftermarket wire bugs (connectors), I soldered the two harnesses and used 3mm heat shrink for insulation on advice from Dolly at Crutchfield. That was spot on save the ground leads which involved three wires instead of two. Fortunately, I had some larger heat shrink stock for that one connection. After that, the install was pretty much plug and play. I do recommend double checking everything before the final insertion "push" as the assembly will not easily come out of the dash once fully inserted. The receiver itself worked as expected. The sound is comparable to the factory system, indicating that my speakers likely need attention at some point. The USB/IPOD function was as expected. I did note that the system failed to identify the ipod occasionally, but this seems related to the older ipod not "waking up" when the receiver is activated. I don't consider this a product defect, but just a behavior associated with technologies of different ages. By the way, to get 5 stars from me, a product has to do prepare breakfast and fold the laundry. The receiver does its job like any 4 star device should do.

    Pros: Simple install. Simple controls. Works as advertised.

    Cons: Display brightness at night is too high, even on dim setting. This is a design defect in my opinion. Pioneer should have given us more degrees of freedom setting brightness with lowest being "off". Optionally, a separate circuit to control lighting from the vehicle interior "dimmer" would be satisfactory. I find this to be consistent with other reviews on the receiver.

    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    Freddy from Greensboro, NC on 6/17/2013

    1995 Toyota Pickup
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For the money you just can't beat this radio

    Pros: Everything included

    Cons: None

    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    chinasun69 from Los Angeles, CA on 6/15/2013

    1999 Subaru Forester
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product. Easy to install. Love the front USB/iPod and aux access.


    Cons: Display is sometimes hard to read during the day.

    Great replacement for my '02 Sonata

    RSava from Deltona, FL on 6/15/2013

    2002 Hyundai Sonata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Got this to replace my '02 Sonata radio. This thing is great. The sound quality is very good, MUCH better than the original. My Sonata has an amp and when I crank this guy up it sound very good to me. The old radio was not nearly as clean or loud. It was a fairly easy to install, had a minor issue with getting the radio to fit in the In-Dash kit. They do not tell you you need to remove the trim off the front of the radio and use the kit trim piece. In addition, it took my son and I both to squeeze the radio and In-Dash kit into the trim panel on the Sonata. VERY tight fit. This one was a little frustrating to put in. But now? It looks great and sounds great. I would highly recommend this radio if you are look for a decent replacement with BT/USB/Hands-Free. It even supports my iPad, both BT and USB. Sweet!

    Pros: Bluetooth (EVERYTHING is better w/BT), Pandora, USB, sound quality, looks, feature set, hands free phone, works with all 4 of our phones (2 iPhones, 2 Droids) and my iPad.

    Cons: Cannot dim the unit very much, as others have said it is a little bright at night.

    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    KevinMc from Houston, TX on 6/15/2013

    2003 Honda Civic Hybrid
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Generally a very nice unit. I've been using it for about 2 weeks in a 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid with stock speakers. Decent sound quality, and plenty loud. Bluetooth phone works nicely, though there is significant background noise with the mic mounted in the head liner next to mirror. Even though much of the manual is dedicated to customizing the display, it falls short in the, well, display department. Unit doesn't tie in to car's dimmer circuit, so it stays too bright at night. In daytime, all colors are hard to see and polarized sunglasses render it invisible. The manual dimmer on/off control doesn't fix these issues. Android BT media control is limited to the stock music player's next/previous track and resume-play after phone call functions. It also lacks some features I'd like (rear USB), but you get what you pay for, I suppose. Sadly, neither the Crutchfield nor the HON-K09 receiver kit instruction sheet met my expectations. The Crutchfield instructions were also silent as to how to mount the bluetooth microphone. YouTube made the install possible.

    Pros: - Decent sound, even with stock speakers - Full range of input options (Bluetooth, USB, 3.5mm aux) - Bluetooth phone works well

    Cons: - Dim/unsynchronized display - Android BT support very limited - No rear USB - Controls somewhat confusing at first - Install instructions (2003 Civic Hybrid) required supplementation

    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    JimM from Charlottesville, VA on 6/14/2013

    Works great and is easy to use. Hands-free is very nice. Only problem is light from unit is too bright at night. There is a dimmer but it only dims the info display, not the other lights around the unit. I cover the unit with a cloth at night to avoid distraction,



    Great for young drivers

    EV from Olathe, KS on 6/10/2013

    2003 Mitsubishi Galant
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Got this replacement head unit for my 2003 GTZ Galant with a factory installed Infinity sound system. The factory system had excellent sound, but I was looking for a unit that had Bluetooth and iPhone/iPod sound integration. This Pioneer unit had the features I was looking for and priced just right. The cable harness that came from Crutchfield made installation pretty simple. I did use the customer service just to clarify the amplifier power connection. Once installed, the sound was not as loud as the original Infinity system, but to the common ear, it sounds great. The added features trump the small loss in volume.

    Pros: Bluetooth works great for both phone conversations and audio streaming. Pandora interaction via unit is excellent.

    Cons: Audio not as load with factory installed AMP. Head unit a bit loose with original bracket.

    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    JGB from Williamsburg Va on 6/10/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice piece of equipment for kids car. Works with the IPOD and has hands free bluetooth for the phone. Cant say the couldn't hear the pone ring because radio was to loud. When I call the radio plays my ringtone..... Priceless

    Pros: easy of install with adapters


    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    Gerry from Denver, CO on 6/8/2013

    2007 Chevrolet Uplander
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit was a huge improvement over the stock radio. The Bluetooth seems to work well, although I have experienced some cutting in and out especially when both parties try to talk at the same time. I have owned several Pioneer products so I am familiar with their software so learning the workings of the radio was fairly easy. Sound quality is very good when compared to the stock radio.



    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    Anonymous from Buckeye AZ on 6/6/2013

    2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    easy to install and sounds good



    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    Bill from Meriden, Ct on 6/5/2013

    2001 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this radio so I could use my phone hands free, works great!

    Pros: Sounds good many features

    Cons: Non-dimming lights, too bright at night.

    Great so far, but...

    Maximilian from Ohio on 6/4/2013

    2008 Subaru Impreza WRX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    What I love about this HU: Lots of custom colors to match my interior, Pre-amp outputs, front facing USB & audio jack, Bluetooth audio streaming, 5 band EQ, price. To be honest, I doubt if I'll ever use the disc player. Dislikes: Coming from previously owning a Eclipse CD4000, this to me is a major flaw in design - the illumination dimmer barely, and I mean BARELY, dims the radio. At night, its quite bright. Enough to be an issue t cause me to return the HU? No, I like the benefits of BT streaming more than I dislike the super-nova level of brightness. This seems to be a problem shared by many different brands in the same price range. The other dislike I have is that the front channel preset buttons feel super cheap and flimsy. We'll see what a few years of daily commuting will do and if they stand the test of time (the buttons on my old CD4000 lasted well over 7 years).



    Great purchase.

    Anonymous from Lexington, KY on 6/4/2013

    2004 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Such a great radio. Delivers everything it promised. Also the support I received during installation was awesome.



    Pioneer DEH-X6500 BT

    Anonymous from Greer, SC on 6/3/2013

    2004 BMW 3 Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome Product exceeded all of my expectations

    Pros: Lots of optrions

    Cons: A little hard to navigate and they need to make the manual with a larger font.

    Looks great & sounds good but too bright

    Winston from Concord, Ca on 6/1/2013

    1995 Volvo 850 GLT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a nice head unit for the price. It sounds great, the external mic works well, and the Bluetooth and iPod integration are easy to use. My one complaint with the unit is that it is too bright at night and the dimmer doesn't dim it enough.

    Pros: Good sound, good iPod/iPhone integration, inexpensive

    Cons: Too bright

    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    Mike A. from Fort Hood, TX on 6/1/2013

    2004 Honda CRV EX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit is a great deal! Great sound quality, The bluetooth works great even with my outdated LG revolution.... The band EQ is nice. It make it a lot easier to tune for those of us are picky. The ONLY downfall as of now is the fact that there is no auto dimmer for the display. As anyone knows, Pioneer units are always very bright and the fact that it doesnt auto dim make it REALLY bright at night. Yes I know you can manually set the dim but thats one more thing to have to do. All in all i definatly would recomend this unit regardless of the dimming situation.

    Pros: All features advertised work very well. Drastically improves the sound even with stock speakers.

    Cons: Does not auto dim when the headlights are turned on.

    Pioneer stereo

    Arw from Indian trail on 5/30/2013

    2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is the first radio I've had that wasn't a Sony. I'm thoroughly impressed with all the features this radio has to offer. Awesome deal!

    Pros: Tons of features Good cost Over all, an awesome addition to any vehicle

    Cons: Somewhat tricky to navigate


    wreking from CT on 5/28/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    After much reading reading about different receivers and reviews i was considering a JVC head unit , when i spoke to a Crutchfield rep. he also mentioned the Pioneer X6500BT ,so chose this receiver and i am very happy with it. The Bluetooth and USB feature was a selling point, because i put all my ITunes music on a flash drive and leave it in the unit, no hooking up wires or turning on my IPod/IPhone. The Bluetooth works great, i made a CD with MP3 music to play in my motorcycle and tested it in the receiver, that work great too. The Mixtrax feature is cool but not important to me. I installed this unit in my 2005 Silverado with ease with the included dash kit and antenna adapter, i also got 50% off the price for the (CRUX) necessary module to keep the GM chimes.



    Very enjoyable

    Hayes from Ligonier, PA on 5/27/2013

    2011 Mazda 3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have had other pioneer head units in the past and this one is just beautiful. The LEDs are great. The sound quality in stock speakers increase significantly. It's a bit confusing to figure out if you don't already have a sound base to understanding wavelengths. I had to play around with it a lot in order to tweak the sub-woofer. It's a fantastic buy nonetheless.

    Pros: Display properties Looks/cool factor Sound quality Bluetooth speed in changing tracks from phone

    Cons: Can be confusing Voice quality over the phone using Bluetooth.

    Rocking Radio

    macgeek from Charleston, SC on 5/24/2013

    2005 Mazda Tribute
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I love almost everything about this CD receiver. The sound is greatly improved over my factory system. Bluetooth integration with my Android phone is flawless. And the price cannot be beat. Especially since Crutchfield included everything needed for the install. My daughter loves leaving the display color set to scan so it scans through all the colors.

    Pros: Great Bluetooth integration with Android. Great sound. Easy installation. Display color choices.

    Cons: Some of the menus are a bit difficult at first, but after playing with it for a while they are easy. The manual from Pioneer could use a better wiring diagram, perhaps one in color or just a bit more logical than the diagram that was included. The way the receiver traverses the music on a USB stick is a bit odd, but is also easy once you get used to it.

    Good receiver

    masintenn from knoxville, tn on 5/24/2013

    1996 Chevrolet Tahoe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great receiver, but it's too bright! I installed it in a 96 Tahoe, so it's mounted high in the dash. It really is just too bright and the dimmer is barely noticeable.

    Pros: Bluetooth sound quality is superb. Voice quality is also very good.

    Cons: Way too bright! Buttons could be larger.

    Very nice Stereo

    Sammy from Alexandria, KY on 5/23/2013

    2001 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I didn't have too much trouble with figuring this out,, had it down in a couple of days. The install instruction were straight and accurate. I didn't have tor read through a lot of non-sense to get to what I needed. It is well worth the money and sounds great. Crutchfield's customer service is top notch, the best on the internet.

    Pros: Sound quality is superb! I recommend using the custom setting for the EQ. Straight forward menu's. Easy to use remote control. Front USB slot.

    Cons: The radio reception is not as good as my factory unit, especially AM. You will have to limit yourself to strong stations.


    ScottJ from Liberty, MO on 5/23/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For all the features and quality of this unit, it's a great deal. I bought this mainly for hands-free calling and playing CD's. The other features feel like gifts I got for free. I've already used it to accept and receive calls and it works just as easily as the SYNC system in Fords. Press the phone button to accept, press it again to hang up. I've plugged in a mobile device and it pulled up and played all the songs flawlessly. The display looks even better than I thought. My kids are obsessed with all the color options and yes, you can even make it pink. The only thing I can think of as a negative is the small preset buttons. All the other controls are great and easy to use.

    Pros: Quality deck, lots of features, high value

    Cons: Small preset buttons

    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    Ron from Baltimore Maryland on 5/22/2013

    2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installation and operation are easy. Couldn't be happier!



    Good Radio

    Ryan from Tampa,FL on 5/20/2013

    1998 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought a pioneer for the name and past products that I liked. It's a amazing radio for the price. I wanted a Bluetooth unit that was iPhone friendly. It's better then expected. Crutchfield was great w shipping and install kit. Easy to install using factory brackets. Hands free calling is very good. Calls sound clear and I ran the mic up to the visor hiding the wire pretty easy. Mic is very clear. Pandora works great. Using iPhone 4 and iPod classic. The newer iPod would be better but I realized the phone is the easiest to control.

    Pros: Features. Quality. Bluetooth very good. Works well w apple products.

    Cons: The crazy display options. But you can turn that off and set to interior color. Trying to find music on old iPod is crazy and not worth it. Use iPhone or newer iPod.

    Good Product

    Music Lover from Tampa, Florida on 5/20/2013

    2002 Nissan Xterra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The good on this product is that it has a cool factor with the display, the blue tooth works great and phone connection is very clear. I like that I can play my itunes thru streaming and don't have to connect my phone and I can even keep it in my pocket. It connects great with pandora and slacker and again can keep my phone in my pocket and if I was on anyone of the three listed earlier, it reconnects when I return to my car quickly and don't have to do anything except enjoy the music. Perhaps I need to tweek it a little but I find that i have to raise the volume almost all the way to get some good sound. The other issue is that I own a Nissan Xterra and apparently you need noise cancellation adaptors otherwise the system will pop as you turn it on or changes stations, etc. I was told this is common on Nissans. It would have been nice to know this ahead of time and sent with my initial purchase. However, tech support was very helpful and they sent that to me free the next day.

    Pros: good radio, nice features blue tooth is fantastic

    Cons: popping due to my vehicle apparently but corrected with help from tech support

    Awesome Buy

    Da Bear from Live Oak, Texas on 5/19/2013

    2000 Saturn LS1
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Feature packed unit at a great price. Installed in wife's car with pioneer TS-A1305C speakers (4 2ways + 4 tweeters) made for a killer system. Kudos to Crutchfield on free install gear, prompt delivery etc. Breeze to install-great gear + great friend + great beer = cool weekend & cool stereo + 1 very happy wife.

    Pros: Quality gear, Great Price, Ease to install

    Cons: None with the unit-ran out of beer at end of install LOL


    I don't know from Dover, DE on 5/15/2013

    2009 Volkswagen GTI
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am mixed with this head unit right now. When I plug my phone in it is hit or miss if it is going to work or not. I have tried different cables and it does it with all of them. I love the colors that it displays they are very neat.

    Pros: Colors

    Cons: Does not work half the time

    Great Product

    Dan H from Ogden, UT on 5/15/2013

    2006 Ford Taurus SEL
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This product is great. I love the bluetooth capability and the overall sound quality.

    Pros: Great Sound, bluetooth, vibrant colors on the display, easy to see the difference between phone and radio.

    Cons: Wiring to 2006 Ford Taurus was complicated.

    Great receiver, high quality

    Eric from Tallahassee, Fl on 5/15/2013

    1995 Chevrolet C Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Purchased this to update factory head unit in a 95 GMC Sierra truck. I had heard good things about Crutchfield from other people. The fitment and ease of use of the wiring harness adapter and installation kit made this intall super easy and fun. No troubles at all. I will be ordering speakers and amp soon.



    Pioneer: Great Buy!

    Anonymous from Buhl, Idaho on 5/15/2013

    2000 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The Pioneer system is a very good buy. You will get a great bang for your buck! Great sound, easy to navigate and installation was easy to do.

    Pros: Can improve sound on stock speakers. Has different color settings. Easy to navigate: setting time, base, and speakers is easy to do.

    Cons: The face plate is not removable for a safety feature.

    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    Tim S. from Landover, MD on 5/14/2013

    2001 Dodge Intrepid
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I've installed and used this product for a few weeks now and it certainly was worth every penny. It was simple to install and sounds great.

    Pros: Everything


    Too complicated

    C from Colorado on 5/13/2013

    1990 Chevrolet C Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Too much emphasis on "cool factor" and not enough on making the operation user friendly. Hard to read display.



    awesome head unit

    bill c. from flushing mi on 5/13/2013

    2004 Pontiac Grand Prix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    this is the 3rd radio i had installed.1 in my truck and 2 in friends cars who liked mine..they are happy as heck and the quality for the price is great.

    Pros: bluetooth easily syncs just the unit itself is a pro!

    Cons: none yet

    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    kmenth from Colorado Springs, CO on 5/13/2013

    1997 Chevrolet C Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It appears to be a great product.

    Pros: Great product.

    Cons: No cons.

    great upgrade

    Tom P. from Cincinnati, Ohio on 5/12/2013

    This is an awesome radio for the money. Easy to install with crutchfields help, took me about a hour and a half. This was easy to set up sound quality is awesome both radio and tunes.

    Pros: Everything is awesome

    Cons: Doesn't have hd

    Great Receiver

    Will C from Perry ga. on 5/12/2013

    2003 Volkswagen GTI
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great reciever and has a lot of features packaged for the price. I especially purchased the unit for the bluetooth feature. I would definitely reccomend this product to others. Easy installation and easy to use.

    Pros: Features Price Easy to install

    Cons: none

    Outstanding value

    Josh from Port Washington WI on 5/10/2013

    2002 Mitsubishi Montero
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Solid deck offering a tremendous amount for the money. Pioneer has managed to continued to produce feature rich decks that do not sacrifice quality.

    Pros: 4 pre amp outs, silly amount of display colors, usb and aux inputs in front. BT compatibility seems universal as I was able to sync a wp7 nokia 900 and a BB Z10.

    Cons: Only complaint is the ability to dim the display at night is limited to a single "dimmer" on and off option that leaves the display fairly bright at night.

    Works as advertised and easy to install

    jsurfers from Chandler, AZ on 5/9/2013

    2003 Honda Odyssey
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is an awesome radio for the price. My main drivers for getting an after market radio was the hands free calling features. Everything else is a bonus.

    Pros: Very easy to install with the free components sent by Crutchfield, many additional features that I'm not sure I will ever use, and great sound quality.

    Cons: Buttons are small - had to try and think of something. :)

    Nice unit but the display is too bright at night!

    elguapo from la mirada, ca. on 5/9/2013

    2006 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought a Pioneer 6400 for one of my vehicles, was very satisfied with it, and finally decided to upgrade 3 other non-bluetooth non-USB factory stereos to the newer Pioneer 6500, the 6400 spoiled me...I wanted the IPod and hands-free phone support. The sound is very good, even in my vehicles with lower end speakers, the setup and menus are fairly easy and in general, for the price, it would be hard to find a better unit. My only complaint, and the reason for 4 stars and not 5, is the brightness of the display at night! I read the review about a dim display in the daytime, which is also true, at least the text with the info you need to read. You can also separately adjust the intensity of the buttons and backlight on the surrounding panel, but you only have 'dimmer off' and 'dimmer on', and at night, with dimmer off, the brightness of that display is severely annoying....way too bright to not be distracting, no matter what color you's like you have a glaring flashlight shining from the dash, and as the lens in your eye reacts to this light by closing a bit, this is not something you want to happen when driving at's almost like driving with sunglasses. Overall, still a good buy and is a features-rich unit, but not sure why anyone needs a floodlight in their dash. The 6400 has a much more subdued and pleasant level of light, not sure why Pioneer had to add more candlepower to the display in the newer unit.

    Pros: Sound quality and controls over subwoofer audio

    Cons: The display is too bright at night!!!!

    Sweet Head unit

    Anthony C from Miami, Fl on 5/8/2013

    2007 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I replaced my older Pioneer unit with this one for my '07 Ford F150. Boy, it is NIGHT and DAY!! This is a really nice unit, doesn't look cheap. I like the fact that you can customize the unit to your color preference. Sounds are amazing. The Bluetooth and Phone feature is amazing. Like that fact that once paired to your phone (I have Android Galaxy S III), you are able to control it with the units remote (a PLUS in my book). The only gripe I have with this unit is setting up the subwoofer. It might just be me and not understanding it as well. Overall, GREAT unit and for the price, you CAN'T beat it. I couldn't be happier.

    Pros: Price, Easy Install, Easy to navigate and FEATURES!!

    Cons: Setting of the custom EQ and figuring out the subwoofer part of it.


    Vgio from Cibolo, tx on 5/7/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This stereo is the best I found at a good price and has everything you need. I like the Bluetooth able to stream my pandora from iPhone without having to connect and cables to the phone. Makes my system sound good.

    Pros: Easy to use.

    Cons: Can't change the audio options with control.


    JoshP from Wayne, MI on 5/7/2013

    2005 Dodge Dakota
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Haven't purchased an aftermarket radio in almost 10 years and I'm extremely impressed with this one! Amazing sound quality even on my stock speakers (for now). Also, all the color combinations are nice if you're like me and like to have your radio match your interior lights.

    Pros: Sound quality

    Cons: None yet.

    97 F150

    Travis from Corryton, TN 37721 on 5/6/2013

    1997 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    These deck worked great in my truck. I have never installed a system myself before, but this was easy with the step by step instructions. I was worried at first about how hard it would be to use this system, but it is very easy to get used to. In other reviews I read that the lights were to bright, but I found that they are fine in my truck.

    Pros: Great functions, easy installation

    Cons: None

    Very Good Unit

    Luke R. from Raleigh, NC on 5/5/2013

    2006 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This Pioneer is feature rich and well worth the price. I gave it 4 stars, but really wanted to give it 4.5. There is a lot of functionality in this unit, but you have to take a couple of hours to master the many different menus in order to take advantage of it. The audio adjustment features are extremely useful for tailoring your sound. Bluetooth is handy especially if you want to stream music from your iPad or phone. Speaking of phones, you can have the unit automatically link to your cell phone and enjoy hands-free use. It'll even automatically answer your phone for you, muting your music if you happen to be listening to it. The selection of display and button colors is nice if you want to match the lighting in your dash or with other components. It even has a custom mode, allowing one to set the RGB color levels independently, but I found it incapable to match the lighting in my equalizer.

    Pros: Features for the money = great value. Sound quality is great. Audio tailoring options are plentiful. Bluetooth capability. Color choices for display and buttons.

    Cons: Has one of the worst user manuals ever! The instructions are in no particular order. There are no major headings in the manual, so if you want to access a particular section, forget it. The other con is that they put the microphone jack in the rear of the unit. It would have been nice to have it up front so that the mic can be removed if desired.

    Nice Reciever...Good Price

    Happy Customer from Cleveland TN on 5/4/2013

    2000 Land Rover Discovery
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This option packed receiver was easy ro install and the faceplate fit my Discovery 2 perfect. Big upgrade from the factory Alpine unit.

    Pros: Fit...price...functions..Crutchfield is great!

    Cons: Buttons and fonts are very small even for someone with perfect vision.


    george a from boynton beach,fl on 5/3/2013

    1993 Nissan 240SX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a real nice radio with a lot of features to play with.

    Pros: the tel connection.

    Cons: none

    Great Sound

    haleb001 from TN on 5/3/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great value and sound. Put in my son's car and he loves them.



    Excellent Deck, Sounds great, Well worth it!

    MPVOwner from Raleigh, NC on 5/2/2013

    2004 Mazda MPV
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Replace the stock deck in 04 Mazda MPV. Install took about 2 hours total. Had to call CS only once to confirm there would be extra couple of wires after fitting the harness. The plastic cage fits great but the instructions were a bit lacking on how to fit the deck onto the cage. This pioneer system is pretty good for the price. The speakers sound much better compared to the stock deck. BT Phone pairing is pretty quick, and USB port works as expected for mp3s. The mic sounded pretty clear when mounted on the steering (brought the wire up through the steering well).My main need was to get the BT Phone and USB features which were not there in the Mazda deck. Cructchfield CS is top notch, will definitely come back for future car audio needs!!!

    Pros: Excellent sound USB port Quick Bluetooth Phone Pairing Compact

    Cons: Bright display, especially at night.. Buttons could have been bigger, and could have better feel

    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT- excellent value for the money

    SteveC from Miami, FL on 5/2/2013

    2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse
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    This unit was a replacement in my Eclipse to a stock Rockford Fosgate head. The only thing I lost was the multi-disc changer. But what I gained far outweighed it. I had the unit professionally installed and was surprised to find that it came with a separate mike for the phone. That was a nice bonus. The unit itself looks exceptionally cool as it cycles through its colors. It sounds phenomenal as well. For the first time, I can actually hear the separation in my speakers and feel the bass. I'm unable to turn the volume up more than halfway without it being wayyyy too loud. The phone generally works fine and sounds great. Be aware that the mike is directional and designed for one user. I've had people tell me that it sounds like a speaker or that it sometimes cuts out. Generally however, the phone/bluetooth is a plus, especially since the unit sees it automatically and I don't have to sync up every time. Another great feature is the ability to play directly off a flashdrive. I can't seem to isolate a specific folder, however. It either plays through all of them or randomly through all of them. The Mixtrax only works through the USB port, not through the radio or CD. But it does look cool. Its set up for iPhones, not any other phone. It is a little dicey to program and a little confusing, and I'm pretty tech-savvy. But once you play around with it, you'll discover the nuances of the system. For the money, this is far more than I expected. And worth it.

    Pros: *sounds great *looks great *phone easy to receive & dial calls *phone calls sound good

    Cons: *CD player doesn't always identify track info even on commercial discs *Mixtrax only works through USB port *phone mike is very directional *unable to define individual MP3 folders to play randomly

    Quality replacement

    Gary C. from Stuarts Draft, Va. on 5/1/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent product for the price!



    pioneer bt reciever bt6500

    joe c from dickson city pa 18519 on 5/1/2013

    awesome deck, lots of eq settings and sounds great! cant beat the price for the quality.

    Pros: too many to list!

    Cons: none!!!

    Big fingers

    Rick from Myrtle Beach, SC on 4/30/2013

    2002 GMC Yukon XL
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    So far so good. Love the Bluetooth and the connection to my music library on my Android devices.

    Pros: Nice radio with good value.

    Cons: The on off switch is small and it is easy to hit the wrong button. Maybe with time I will get used to it.


    Kirk O. from San Francisco on 4/29/2013

    1997 Dodge Laramie
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For dollar valve you can't beat it!

    Pros: So much for so little

    Cons: None

    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    Anonymous from Highland, OH on 4/28/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The head unit works well. I like the Bluetooth

    Pros: Bluetooth, usb, colors of display

    Cons: Not enough outputs

    Awesome replacement.

    Circus Freak from San Diego, Ca on 4/28/2013

    2000 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have a 2000 Ford F-150 and replaced a 7 year old Alpine deck. I love this. Easy install with all of the Crutchfield install parts. You won't be disappointed at all. Sound quality to me is better than Alpine. Easy to use. I like that I can customize the keys/lights. All around a great sounding unit. Love the handsfree phone feature with Bluetooth. That was easy to setup as well.

    Pros: sound, light customization, hands free phone, bluetooth music playing from my phone, USB thumb drive connectability.

    Cons: none ......seriously...NONE!!!

    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    Dickmac from Sarasota, fl on 4/27/2013

    1995 GMC Sierra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great stereo, and great value. Bluetooth works great, install was easy because I already had a Pioneer. Crutchfield is great to deal with and the instructions provided are easy to understand.

    Pros: Good value, good sound, good color options and sound options.

    Cons: Almost too many options

    Great features

    Anonymous from Cape Coral on 4/27/2013

    1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome radio for the price. Great features. Easy to set up Bluetooth.




    G.S. from Akron, OH on 4/27/2013

    2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bluetooth streaming from phone is perfect. Sound quality is brilliant. Light show is stunning, although the reports about the dimmer are somewhat accurate: It dims the brightness, but not much. The good part in a PT Cruiser is that the radio is mounted low enough it's not a distraction at night.

    Pros: Features, sound, price

    Cons: Display is a little bright, even when dimmed.

    My .02

    Bishop from Asheville on 4/26/2013

    1984 Volkswagen Scirocco
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I like this unit so much that I put it in my other car too. The features are easy to use and understand. The control panel isn't cluttered and with the color changing feature it now matches the other lighting in the car. In my opinion this was the best option within a reasonable budget.

    Pros: Color changing Design Easy to use Price

    Cons: Haven't found any yet

    Good Product. Good Value.

    Jerryp58 from Colonial Heights, VA on 4/23/2013

    1999 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good fit. Easy install. Nice upgrade.



    works great

    Debashis from San Jose, CA on 4/22/2013

    2005 Audi A4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Works great on my 2005 Audi A4 1.8T with Bose System. The only hitch was after install, I did not get sound in the rear speakers. Took me a while to figure out that I had to go to the "SP-P/O Mode" menu and change it to "Rear/Rear".

    Pros: variable color display, BT audio streaming


    Great deal for the price

    Tim C from Henrico, VA on 4/22/2013

    2003 Dodge Stratus
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is my second stereo from Crutchfield, so I have had experience installing head units. This one was no different. Took about 40 minutes total in my 03 dodge stratus coupe. Crutchfield's reputation is solid, and they answer calls quickly and help you for as long as you need if you get stuck. As far as the actual product, I like it. The bluetooth function works flawlessly and people have told me they can tell I was outside/in a car, but it was still clear and I didnt need to yell lol. Reviews have been complaining about the lights being too bright, and I can understand that if you use mixtrax and have it flashing random colors. Yes, then it will be too bright. But if you have the display set to one, constant color it's not distracting at all. One problem I have with this is I use a usb to play all my music. Out of the 300 songs, it seems only ~200 are actually being read and played. It just skips over the others. I'm in the process of trying to figure out what's going on, and I will update my review if I figure it out. One more minor convenience is that when using Mixtrax, I was completely certain I had the cutoff time set to "off " (meaning it would play songs all the way through instead of switching after a designated time) and it would still cut off before the end of the song. I also wish you could choose the flashing colors. Again, those are very minor complaints, & irrelevant if you don't plan on using a usb to play music or mixtrax. Everything else was great!

    Pros: Bluetooth hands free, Easy to install, Looks great, Mixtrax is cool

    Cons: I wish there were more options in mixtrax flash colors. Presets are are combo of either red/blue, orange/green, blue/white, and thats about it.

    samsung g3 compatible

    JimV from Seattle, WA on 4/19/2013

    1998 Honda CRV
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installation was easy. It took a lot longer tearing apart the dash. The unit comes with a install sleeve which perplexed me as the Honda install mounts could not be used with the Crutchfield housing be but I called Crutchfield tech and they explained that mounting using the sleeve did away with the need for the Honda install mounts. Best part is that the unit is easy to use. Without reading the Pioneer book I was able to get google play to stream via blue tooth from Samsung g3 phone and I phone, playing mp 3 files. I have to figure out how to adjust the sound quality next. Its good but I want to tweak it. Enjoy



    All this for only $130? Amazing!

    Charlie from Bucks County, Pennsylvania on 4/16/2013

    2010 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    A whole lot of stereo for not a whole lot of money! I ordered this unit along with the Pioneer TS-A1305C component speaker system for my 2010 Toyota Tacoma regular cab, and what an approvement over the factory system. The factory radio actually wasn't all that bad, but the stock speakers were crap and I decided to just replace the whole system. I love having a USB port in addition to a 3.5mm jack. The difference in sound quality between them is night and day, and the USB port produces much better sound. If you want a head unit that really gives you what you pay for, this is it!

    Pros: Built well, packed with features I would normally expect to pay much more for, and just looks cool. In some cases, iPod with USB seems to sound better than a CD, which is perfect because I mostly listen to my iPod. Even though I have found a few cons/flaws with this unit, I would buy it again to install in another vehicle and recommend it to my friends and family!

    Cons: The Bluetooth works great and allows me to play music wirelessly from iPhone, but the system does not appear to have an external mic for talking to people on other line. I can hear the other person loud and clear through speakers, but they are unable to hear me. Color display very bright, but dimmer works well enough for me. As with most aftermarket head units, buttons are kind of small. Sometimes the settings (EQ, Bass, loudness, etc) can be a bit difficult to adjust.

    Quality receiver and convenient specs

    MikeS from East Rutherford, NJ on 4/13/2013

    2004 Jeep Liberty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I just did my first after-market radio install with this unit, and I am already very impressed. Installation was a bit of a challenge at times until I figured out what I was doing. Crutchfield's tech support was also stellar, as I did have to call them to be informed of certain cosmetic elements of the unit to remove when attaching to the mounting kit. But I'm thoroughly impressed with this. Bluetooth pairing with my iPhone was a breeze and the sound quality is excellent, though it did seem to cut out occasionally for half a second. I'll have to look into that more, it could be an error on my end. Bluetooth calling is excellent as well and I was able to keep the microphone pretty discreet. I would definitely recommend this system.

    Pros: Relatively easy install even for first timers, great sound quality, easy Bluetooth pairing, hands free calling.

    Cons: Bluetooth seems to cut out occasionally when streaming music from iPhone.

    Great Product

    RobertP from Clemmons, NC on 4/12/2013

    2007 Toyota Matrix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The Pioneer DEH-X6500BT is remarkable, due of its capabilities. I purchased it for that reason. While there is a learning curve (although not steep), once you are familiar with its basic functions, and learn which buttons to push, and in what sequence, the rest is "intuitively obvious." It has provided me with the flexibility the factory installed radio/CD in my car couldn't even dream of, I highly recommend this unit to others.

    Pros: Wide selection of features in such a compact unit. (Half the size of the factory installed radio it replaced.)

    Cons: The face plate that came with the adapter kit does not fit properly. I wish it did. I could not use it. But since it doesn't affect the operation of the unit, nor take away from the attractiveness of the unit, it's not a real problem.

    Just right

    Anonymous from Lancaster, PA on 4/11/2013

    2007 Toyota Highlander
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Exactly what I needed. Aux jack is great.



    Nice upgrade

    Patrick from Hawaii on 4/11/2013

    1988 BMW 325IS
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This upgraded an old Pioneer unit that worked well, except for a skipping CD player. The new 6500BT was relatively easy to install, wiring wasn't a problem- A major problem is the face light- even on the dimmest setting it overpowers all other lights inside the car. This is a serious design flaw in my opinion- the face light should be fully adjustable from bright to dark. As I am long past being a teen, 'Coolness' is no longer of interest- good quality and usability of a product IS what gets my attention (and my dollars).

    Pros: Good sound quality- relatively easy to install- instructions are adequate-

    Cons: Major: face light WAY too bright- even on dimmest setting. Instructions could be more clearly written- particularly wiring diagrams and Blue Tooth set up and operations.

    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    RichardK from Enon, Ohio on 4/9/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This CD/Radio with Bluetooth and USB has been very enjoyable to use. The Instruction manual, however, is terrible. There isn't even an index to find various subjects when you have problems, such as how to pair a Bluetooth phone. You have to scan through page after page to find what you're looking for. Also, the buttons are quite small, so it's best to use the remote control if you can. Finally, the display gets easiiy washed out in bright day-time conditions so you can't read the display information. At night, the displau and buttons do not dim with the car's inside lights dimming switch; you have to dim it separately.



    New replacement radio for the Jeep Liberty.

    Amagineer from Palmer,MA on 4/9/2013

    2005 Jeep Liberty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This radio is so much better than the stock radio that went to the electronic junk pile. The sound has a lot of options to customize to suit anyone's taste in music. The Bluetooth is great to have. You can sync you cellphone to the radio, than make hands free calls. I am a novice to electronics', but the installation was very easy. I also learned how to silver solder. I would recommend this radio/CD player. Also, the Clutchfield service techs are great!

    Pros: Cost, ease of installation, good sound quality, Bluetooth, Colorful Illumination

    Cons: The radio instructions could have been written better.

    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    AmadoG from Waldorf, MD on 4/9/2013

    2001 Dodge Ram
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This Pioneer DEH-X6500BT has it all for the price, Bluetooth for phone and audio are the best, easy to set up, I bought 1 for my wife van and i recommend to my brother and install it to his van and also recommend to my other brother for his SUV. Love the sound of Pioneer. This stereo are awesome.

    Pros: Bluetooth for phone and audio are the best

    Cons: Lights are to bright, wish able to control the illuminations.

    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    caveman from Iowa on 4/8/2013

    2000 Dodge Dakota
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    good radio great price and perfect for someone looking for a simple to use radio.

    Pros: good features and good quality

    Cons: none

    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    AFDan52 from North Ogden , Utah on 4/8/2013

    2006 Dodge Ram 2500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great unit, the sounds are clear and crisp. The multiple color selections are a cool touch. I'm very happy with this piece and would recommend it to others.



    DEH-X6500BT Fit my Fit

    JAS from Syracuse, NY on 4/7/2013

    2007 Honda Fit
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought the Pioneer DEH-X6500BT to replace the factor radio in our 2007 Fit Base. Options we wanted were USB and Bluetooth. For the price this unit was perfect. I did not replace the factor speakers, but the sound is so much better I don't think I will. On normal volume level I can shake the mirrors. One big problem with the factory radio was I would lose my favorite FM channels as I get closer to Syracuse; this unit picks up the all the channels all the way to work and back. Installation was easy; I did purchase the adapters and new face plate for the Honda Fit. This is the second system I have purchased from Crutchfield. I will never buy from the local "Installation" shop again. I paid them much $$$ to install a Pioneer head unit with Klips speakers in a 91 pickup. It never did sound right, when I took it back they told me "it was a pickup truck what did I expect." For more $$$ they could make it sound better. 10 years later when I sold the truck I went to take the speakers out and found they were cheap speakers and not the speakers I purchased. The information provided by Crutchfield allows you to install the products with ease. I have never had to call for help but it is nice to know it is there if you need it. Save the money and do it yourself.

    Pros: Sound quality, ease of installation, and options.

    Cons: Color on Keys is too bright, and color on Display is too lite. If they would reverse the brightness it would be perfect.

    awesome head unit !!!!!

    Jdiaz from Highland, CA on 4/5/2013

    2000 GMC Safari
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great stereo for the price. I bought it for the Bluetooth and Ipod connections. It is very versatile with many ways to set it up. I also wanted a unit that had at least 2 sets of preamp outputs. This has one set for the front and a second set for the rear or for subwoofers, very ease to hook up the amp. I would have given this unit 5 stars except for one flaw. There is no way to dim the front buttons and screen. There is a dimmer but it only has two settings - On and Off. With the dimmer On, the unit is still too bright at night. I had to find a front color that was not too bright, so far I think that either red or dark blue to be the least annoying at night.

    Pros: just I need it more driving time to enjoy my PIONNER UNIT

    Cons: none

    Great Value! IMO Best Bang for your Buck!

    Michael M from Havre de Grace, MD on 4/4/2013

    2000 Suzuki Esteem
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Fantastic radio! It The bluetooth is easy to set up and works great with both phone and streaming audio. It sounds great! Slightly cumbersome to set audio tones and what not, but once it's set up, you're good! The only thing I can say I don't like about it is that it is BRIGHT at night. There is no wire to hook to your dimmer. It does have a manual dimmer, but it doesn't do much. I've found most Pioneers are this way though. Buy it! You'll be happy! Best Bang for your Buck, in my opinion!

    Pros: Works great, easy set up!

    Cons: It's BRIGHT at night...a bit distracting while driving. The dimmer only works marginally.

    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT...Highly Recommened!

    Kenneth L. from Bakersfield,Ca. on 4/2/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    When I decided to replace my factory stereo in my Grand Am,I checked out Crutchfield's site and narrowed my choices to the Pioneer and the Alpine CDE-143BT.After going back and forth for a couple of weeks,I decided on the Pioneer,mainly because of the larger display and variable illumination.I'm glad I made the right choice.I have an entry level Alpine in my work car,so I know how clean they sound,but I wished they had a nicer display.The Pioneer sounds pretty awesome itself,pushing Polk 6 1/2s and 6x9s.The bluetooth works flawlessly.Callers say I sound like I'm on a house phone,and the receiver never fails to automatically pair with my Iphone.Bluetooth streaming is also perfect,whether playing songs from my music folder or Pandora.The display is kinda bright,but blue seems to be a little less so.I don't play cds very often,but i do wish the headunit had a pause button on it,instead of having to use the remote.Overall,this is a near perfect stereo.I highly recommend it.

    Pros: Large display,awesome bluetooth,variable illumination,looks great.

    Cons: Bright display,could have included a case for the faceplate.


    markn from Utah on 4/2/2013

    2005 Subaru Legacy
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    bought 2 of these. one for my 04 F150 and the other for my 05 legacy. the bluetooth works perfect. calls sound great. love streaming music with bluetooth from my GS3. i feel like this was worth every penny.

    Pros: bluetooth! sounds quality, easy to use.

    Cons: wish the dimmer on the display dimmed more.


    Meliss7697 from Klamath Falls, OR on 4/1/2013

    2004 Ford Focus
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I cannot say how cool this stereo is! Oh my gosh! The bluetooth is awesome & the microphone quality, and sound quality, are beyond awesome! I love love love the color-changingness. My only small tiny complaint is the brightness & I haven't quite figured out how and even if I can dull the brightness any. But overall this is a very user-friendly and super cool system. It has all the bells & whistles as well as all the necessary stuff you could possibly want. Crutchfield is a pretty great company. I couldn't believe what a great deal I got! All my parts to install with a stereo with free shipping!!! Such a great deal!!! :)



    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT Great deck for Wrangler TJ

    Rob C from Cave Creek, AZ on 4/1/2013

    1998 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a very good deck for the price. It has all of the features I wanted and was priced lower than I expected. It's also fairly easy to use and looks great. Based on some of the reviews, I was expecting the brightness to be an issue, but it wasn't at all.

    Pros: Ease of use and install


    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    MLB from Temple Hills, MD on 3/31/2013

    2000 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    To sum it all up, I love everything about it especially the Bluetooth capability in my 2000 Honda Accord.



    Great fit, easy install

    bcrosby from Woodbridge, VA on 1/9/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Radio sounds great. Installation was painless. Install guide was very useful. Apart from putting the wiring harness together (The manual was a little confusing) the install took 20-30 minutes. Bluetooth works well with my phone and mp3 player. Chutchfield will always be my car audio company of choice! 2000 Chevy Silverado 3 door

    Pros: Easy install


    Good stereo for the money

    Brett T from Phoenix, AZ on 3/29/2013

    2000 Pontiac Firebird
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a very good stereo for the money. It has all of the features I was looking for and was priced lower than I expected. It's also fairly easy to use and sounds great.

    Pros: Features

    Cons: None

    DEH-6500BT installed in a 2002 Avalanche

    Steve from Warren, OH on 3/28/2013

    2002 Chevrolet Avalanche
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I love this radio, bluetooth works great, external microphone is clear and multi color display if a great feature

    Pros: Ease of installation Ease of setup Bluetooth functionality Bright display Great Sound Quality

    Cons: None so far

    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    Fritz from Slatington, PA on 3/27/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed in a 2002 Ford Escape. Hardest thing was getting the old unit out. My daughter loves the multi color display.

    Pros: Great Bluetooth sound, plug & Play for easy installation.


    Great sound with minor issues

    buzz66boy from NY on 3/26/2013

    2006 Pontiac Vibe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed this in my '06 Pontiac Vibe. Installation took a little longer than I would have like but it is my fault because I like to solder and heat shrink everything. The bracket and antenna adapter worked fine with no difficulty installing. Considering I have factory speakers, I was impressed with the sound and how I was able to use the EQ to tweak it a to my liking. I would recommend this to a friend without hesitation.

    Pros: -Great feature set for the price -Great sound -Using it for hands free, everyone says it sounds like I am using the phone

    Cons: - Bluetooth sometimes gets confused (may be my Droid4 though). Doesn't always start playing after I hang up - Display is challenging to read during the day and lights up the whole car at night even with the dimmer on (strictly an on/off setting) - Reception is about 60- 70% of what I got with the factory radio and my backup camera makes it even worse (did not have an impact on the factory radio) -Buttons for presets are small and very challenging to read for bluetooth functions

    so far so good!

    HN from Austin, TX on 3/24/2013

    1997 Toyota Camry LE
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    My first time to install a stereo on my own Camry 1997. I had used an after-market Kenwood for nearly 16 years on this car, and now decided to use Pioneer for a change. I like the bluetooth; it works well with my iPhone 4S; the external microphone sounds great from the other person on the phone! I have the microphone right below the stereo unit; The voice of the other person is quite clear on the speakers (16 year old speakers; original ones that came with the car). I have no problem figuring out all the features (audio, system, illumination, etc); the sound quality is very good.

    Pros: see above

    Cons: at night, the color can be quite bright; "Red" can keep it dimmer, but other colors can be so bright. The dimming feature does not help much at all.

    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    phillip from paducah kentucky on 3/23/2013

    bought for me as a gift. i was going to use it in my boat but decided to install in my beater 94 dodge dakota. sounds great! i was really surprised. got carried away and installed 6 1/2 pioneer door speakers and a set of carbon fiber 6x9s in the back

    Pros: easy to install,easy to use and cool colored lights

    Cons: needed a dedicated sub rca

    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    Wyatt from North Dakota on 3/23/2013

    2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this unit originaly to get rid of the double din factory stereo. I liked the price and funtions available. Once I got it installed I was greatly surprised on the quality. I had not noticed that it was blue tooth compatible when purchasing, but love to use it.


    Cons: I do wish the display would work with the vehicle light switch.


    Tom from Hemet California on 3/21/2013

    1998 Volkswagen Beetle
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Hard to use bluetooth



    Pioneer Head Unit

    Qmarque from Houston, TX on 3/20/2013

    2002 Mitsubishi Galant
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The reason I made this purchase was for the blue tooth integration. I was skeptical that it would perform as I wanted. To my pleasant surprise, it exceeded all my expectations. Secondly, I was intimidated by the users manual. However; the system was very easy to figure out how to use. I love it.

    Pros: Easy install, easy to use and the blue tooth integration is great.

    Cons: None so far.

    Nice unit

    Anonymous from Fort Worth, TX on 3/19/2013

    2003 Toyota Sequoia
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good sound. Awesome features!

    Pros: Blue tooth. Sound.

    Cons: None.

    Great unit

    hokihigh from Bluefield on 3/18/2013

    2003 Honda Civic
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    Installed this unit yesterday in my son's car, wow what a difference. I had a Sony explod head unit installed a few years back, and it was nothing but trouble since day one. This unit is very easy to use and sounds great pushing the new JBL speakers I also installed. The install instructions that came from Crutchfield were great.

    Pros: The Bluetooth sounds very good, easy to use features.

    Cons: None so far.

    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    ChrisK from Colorado Springs on 3/17/2013

    2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    What can i say this is the third one of these i have installed now. the install is a breeze and syncing with our iPhone's was just as easy. the call quality is excellent comapred to my stock system and the music streaming is awesome.

    Pros: easy to use, sounds great, lots of settings to tweak sound quality.

    Cons: none

    Very nice stereo at an affordable price

    Ben from Portland, Oregon on 3/17/2013

    2001 Chevrolet Suburban
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great stereo for the price. Bought it for my wife's 2001 Suburban to replace the stock stereo. She loves the blue tooth for phone calls on the go. The USB port on the front also makes it easy to listen to the Ipod a breeze. The sound quality and power over the stock stereo is amazing. Navigating through the numerous menus for set up is the only thing that could use improvement, but overall this was a great buy and easy to install.

    Pros: Great sound quality and blue tooth capability for the price.

    Cons: would be nice it wire harness adapter came with connectors.

    Glad I got this stereo!

    Conrad from Raleigh, NC on 3/16/2013

    Installed in a '96 Chev Tahoe- was a gift I love it Installation was a breeze and relatively quick, but there's great tech support if there are any issues from what I've read. I never bothered with the manual, I just played with it for a while until I got controls down. Bluetooth works flawlessly with Blackberry, during phone calls and Pandora radio streaming on the phone. Quality of sound and bass are great. I can see how the lights can bother people, and I do agree they should dim more or simply have an off setting. But you can dim it slightly, customize the colors, stop if from blinking or changing colors on it's own, or the lights can flash to the sound. I just set it to dark green and it doesn't bother me at all, even at night.

    Pros: Bluetooth, Sound Quality, Radio, USB, Aux,

    Cons: Lighting - Doesn't bother me, but I'd like the option to turn it off or at least dim is more (not a deal breaker for me)

    Not too happy

    Steve from Kansas City, MO on 3/16/2013

    2007 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Perhaps I should have forked out a little more dough. The player is nearly no use at all when I can't get any music to play from a thumbdrive. That was my main purpose for selecting this car stereo.

    Pros: Easy setup.

    Cons: No matter what format and/or bitrate I use, I get the Error 23 (unsupported format) message.

    Pioneer DEH-X6500BT

    Michael from Kershaw, SC on 3/14/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I like it a lot easy to use



    Amazing unit, but super bight!!!

    ben from Buffalo, NY on 3/13/2013

    2010 Volkswagen Beetle
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This reciever is a 10 right out of the box!!! easy use quick set up highly recomended!!! Only down fall is it is super bright!! lights up the whole car and can be seen from outside even with limo tint all around!!! also lighting doesn't turn off when reciever is off. but east blutooth with iPhone and ipod!! love it!! going to guy a second for other vehicle!!!

    Pros: easy to use love the bluetooth phone and music

    Cons: wayyyyy to bright!!!

    Great Stereo

    Jbiz from Houston, TX on 3/11/2013

    1997 Honda Accord EX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great stereo with all of the functions you need for today's ever changing electronic market. I would buy this stereo again.

    Pros: Audio streaming Bluetooth, usb, aux, remote, very clear sound

    Cons: non

    2001 grand cherokee

    tim from las cruces, nm on 3/10/2013

    2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    great product, easy to uinstall and tech. support was excellant................

    Pros: so far so good, great price....

    Cons: having problems changing chanels, have to use remote control

    Good reciever

    Anonymous from Ashland Va on 3/10/2013

    2000 Honda Accord
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