Summary: Nice unit for using bluetooth streaming audio. Pandora app works well. I can't seem to get the Custom 2 EQ set, only Custom 1. My major disappointment is that the deck seems to be made with cheaper materials and I hate the back lighting. It's hard to see and very general. My previous alpine had a better LED face and was made of better materials. I only upgraded because of Bluetooth technology available for the stereo.
Summary: I have an android Samsung Note 2 and everything that I've accessed works great. Very happy and a reasonable price too at $157. If I the radio on and set to bluetooth, when I start up the truck, music from my phone plays without me even having to turn it on. Nice touch, this is my first bluetooth car stereo and I'm impressed. I picked this out from a "best of 2014" car stereo online list, it was 2nd on the list. I can see why.
My Galaxy S5 has to be in my front pocket or the connection drops so frequently you cant enjoy music. This happens if it is in m
Dan Smith, Amazon
7 July 2014
Summary: Installed this in my motor cycle fairing inside a marine housing. Bluetooth receiver is weak. My Galaxy S5 has to be in my front pocket or the connection drops so frequently you cant enjoy music. This happens if it is in my cargo pocket on my leg, my back pocket, or the inside pocket of my jacket. Also even the smallest bump will make the screen go black. The music continues and all the buttons continue to work but no feed back on the screen just black.
Summary: I have an all 2013 pioneer setup except for sub-woofer (Alpine Type-R 4th Gen.).
Pros: Arrived on time and in great packaging and condition. I installed this with no problems. The head unit mounted in an aftermarket Metra bracket with ease. After cabling everything up, the amp outs USB ports, mic, and Bluetooth functionality works as expected.
Cons: RCA labeling could have been more straight-forward. The instruction manual does show pre-out order from top to bottom, but this is not etched on the back of the head unit anywhere. Without the instruction manual, you would be left to guess which input is which (fronts, rears, sub). The front/rears are negligible with a 4-channel amp, but the sub-out (bottom) matters due to crossover.
Summary: This deck does everything that I want it to do... and it does it well... no complaints. I wish there was a way to add more graphics but this is not a deal breaker for me... the BT works flawlessly... for either phone or music... and the CD holds an amazing number of songs (usually over 100 mp3 songs per CD) and the USB also holds an amazing amount of music.... Not too thrilled about the random mix thing... again not a deal breaker for me.
Summary: Its one of the best stereos I have ever put in one of my vehicles. Every function works great. It gives me more control to my sub's then I had before. Pioneer did a great job developing this. Cudos to them!
Pioneer continues to be true to its name in car stereos!
8 March 2014
Summary: Good looking unit packed with all the features one could want at an affordable price. I bought it for the HD FM Radio and Bluetooth phone functions. The included remote actually fits in your hand, not like other brands' key fob size remotes. I have always preferred Pioneer car radios ever since their '80s "Super Tuner" came out with superior FM sensitivity.