www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Pioneer-deh-80prs.33388252
9.2 out of 10

Pioneer DEH-80PRS

AUDIOPHILE GRADE The DEH-80PRS CD receiver features audiophile g Read more

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with Pioneer DEH-80PRS

Showing 1-10 of 10
Overall 6
6.0

Bring back the separate volume knob, bring back the ability to increase/decrease custom curve

TiVo Fan, Amazon
23 October 2014
  • Summary: Over the years I have owned 3 generations of Pioneer car models at the level designed for audiophiles. I wouldn’t keep buying them if I didn’t like the high level of sound adjustability. Each generation has improved in some areas but the DEH-80PRS has become less user-friendly in two ways that I find annoying because I utilized these two features all the time.
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

outdated and quirky

chris, Amazon
13 October 2014
  • Summary: had defective unit. steering wheel controls did not function properly. great unit and great sound but quirky interface forced return. also bluetooth firmware update needed to allow it to work with iPhone 5 and newer. flash can only be done with a windows 7 machine with bluetooth. really? come on.
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Difficult UI

John Coltrane, Amazon
23 June 2014
  • Summary: I love all the features of this device but my biggest issue is the user interface. I'm a young electrical engineer and I have difficulty navigating all the various menus and setups. I feel like it is way to complicated for use with the general public. Of course, if your're buying this you are probably of the audiophile persuasion so it probably fulfills your needs. If you need something user friendly, I would look elsewhere.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Sound quality 10
10
Build quality 8
8.0
Coolness factor 8
8.0

Excellent Sound Quality

Graywolf, Crutchfield
8 July 2013
  • Summary: This head unit replaced a high end flip screen Pioneer unit that the gears for the flip screen went out on. It also needed to mate well with my amps and other components of my existing system. The sound quality on this unit SURPASSES my previous head unit. It has the crispness and clarity of high end headphones with the addition of sub woofer that headphones lack. The hands free phone function is also exceptional.
  • Pros: Superior sound quality. Great hands free phone function.
  • Cons: Owners manual on disc. It's information can also be a little difficult to decipher.
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Sound quality 10
10
Build quality 8
8.0
Coolness factor 10
10

Excellent unit, but 3 stars for now until new firmware update

ErnestoB, Crutchfield
7 February 2013
  • Summary: This unit is great, specially the sound quality, however, after using it for almost half a year, I've found some disadvantages that are making me franticly looking for a firmware upgrade from Pioneer - Let's say you switch audio source and the new audio input is really loud and you want to lower the volume quickly, you can't.. You will notice the volume control is optic and if you turn the knob too fast, the unit is not capable of detecting the change in volume..
  • Pros: - Would make any stock setup sound way better.. The sound quality of this unit is awesome - Many audio source inputs - backlight customization matched my vehicle perfectly
  • Cons: - Volume knob not very responsive. You have to turn it slowly for it to respond - Bluetooth lacking unit control on newer iPhones - Can't trigger iPhone siri through a simple button on the unit.. come on Pioneer! - Menus are a bit distracting - mechanism that latches the unit seems fragile for daily removal of the unit - Searching FM radio stations is painful..
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Great Sound Quality - Limited Crossover Options in both Network and Normal Modes

jbsnet "these bleeds?", Amazon
2 January 2013
  • Summary: No doubt this is a great sounding deck with a plethora of media options for the money. However, being that this deck is marketed to the enthusiast, it could use a few more enthusiast tweaks here and there. First, in Normal Mode, why limit the crossover slopes to 12db steps for the front and rear channels and 18db for the Sub? Second, in Network, why limit the "tweeter" high pass to 1.5hz?
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0
Ease of use 2
2.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Build quality 6
6.0
Coolness factor 2
2.0

Problems with Ipod Touch

Bullitt, Crutchfield
28 September 2012
  • Summary: I have installed and won trophies with car systems I've installed in IASCA competition. Not a novice. Installed this in my Wife's Mach I. It is the most difficult head set to operate I've ever seen. She hates it. It also has a functionality problem. When she uses her Ipod Touch the unit always wants to bring up Pandora. Even if it's not playing Pandora when she plugs the Touch in or turns on the head unit.
  • Pros: It makes noise.
  • Cons: It has MAJOR flaws. Hard to use. Not user friendly AT ALL.
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 2
2.0
Sound quality 10
10
Build quality 8
8.0
Coolness factor 4
4.0

Bring back separate volume knob, bring back adjustable custom EQ curve

Richard C, Crutchfield
17 June 2012
  • Summary: The previous model, the DEH-P880PRS, had two separate knobs one of which was a dedicated to controlling the volume when turned. It was simple and easy to use while driving as you could do it quickly and without looking. With this model if you are not in the top menu, turning the knob doesn't change the volume. Let's face it, audiophile or not, changing the volume is the most common adjustment the driver will make; why would you make it more complicated?
  • Pros: Fantastic abilities to tweak sound
  • Cons: Should have a separate volume knob like prior model did. Pioneer also had a better custom curve years ago which had the ability to increase or decrease the intensity of your custom curve.
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Yandex
2 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Если его звук вам покажется неплохим, правильные настройки позволят выжать еще немного громкости.
  • Pros: 1. Высокое качество изготовления передней панели. 2. Есть высокоточные поканальные задержки. 3. Возможности перенаправления звуковых потоков в сочетании с полосовым фильтром. 4. Автокалибровка звука с микрофоном в комплекте (не смог заставить заработать, писала ошибку - внешний шум).
  • Cons: 1. Зажатый как в тисках звук: увеличение громкости не расширяет детальность. 2. Даже в хороших записях в звуке напрочь отсутствует "воздух". 3. Неровный тональный баланс (как и у всех отслушанных мной пионеров). 4. Шаг усиления мега-много-полосного эквалайзера слишком грубый, потому вреда от него больше, чем пользы.
  • Read full review Translate to English
Overall 6
6.0

User Review

ynerbk, Yandex
16 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Кто не читал толстую инструкцию (которая есть только в электронном виде) - обращаю ваше внимание, что для того, чтобы попасть в полное меню начальных настроек надо выключить магнитолу удерживанием кнопки "SRC", а затем нажать и держать крутилку. По умолчанию яркость подсветки при включении фар не меняется, изменить можно в этом меню.
  • Pros: Звук, настройки звука, быстрая работа с USB флэш, любой цвет подсветки, цвет подсветки можно настраивать как вместе так и раздельно для кнопок и экрана, показывает напряжение бортовой сети.
  • Cons: Качество лицевой панели не соответствует цене - пластик легко царапается, яркость подсветки кнопок не равномерна, кнопка "Поиск" люфтит больше остальных, качалка двигается как дешевая пластмасска (каковой и является), панель не моторизована, устанавливать панель не удобно. Неудачный шрифт для отображения напряжения (13 читается как 18). В меню начальных настроек кнопки работают не так как в остальных меню. Пауза глубоко в меню.
  • Read full review Translate to English