dubbreak from Victoria, BC, Canada, Sonic Electronix
29 December 2014
Conclusion: Pros: tons of features for the price, audio quality seems great (limited use so far) Cons: waaay too bright(even with dimmer turned on and dark color chosen), only a manual dimmer (every deck I've ever owned.. Pioneer, clarion, Sony, alpine.. have had a dimmer line on the wiring harness) Good deck over all but the brightness is annoying. I have to play with the custom colors a bit more to see what's possible.
Douglas from Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Sonic Electronix
29 December 2014
Conclusion: I must say that I may have done everything in the reverse order but installing this head unit was the icing on the cake! I installed better door speakers, installed an amp, installed a sub but never got the quality I wanted! The vehicle was new so I was hesitant to trouble the factory head unit but it had to be done and can tell you it was a big big difference, price was reasonable, shipping was free and i'm totally satisfied with the entire transaction.
Conclusion: I installed this unit on the 24th of November 2014 and on the 6th of December I was driving along listening to some good music and the sound stopped. I am waiting to here from Pioneer, hope they honor their products! Other than that, it was a pretty good unit once I figured out how to use all the features.
Excerpt: Delighted with unit. For just over £100 it's great value. Love the colours choices now can play all my iphone 5 music which is the main reason I wanted to upgrade. Bluetooth telephone works well. Better sound than the standard unit in my Subaru Forester. Overall delighted.
Summary: I wanted the ability to play music from my phone in my car so I decided to by this stereo to replace the stock one in my 2007 Corolla. I used the Metra 70-1761 harness and the Metra 95-8204 installation kit along with a video I found on youtube to do the installation and it was pretty easy. The stereo itself is fairly basic. It does have the USB jack on the front of it for playing music and charging your phone.
Conclusion: This is a great receiver for the money. User friendly. Bluetooth works great with the speaker it comes with. Only complaint is, it does not have a dimmer when you turn on your headlights which makes it to bright at night. It does have a hi and low dimmer, but it does not change at night. Other that minor issue, its awesome !!
Excerpt: This is a great system and loaded with features. Fitting by the Halfords team was a little problematic, but that was more to do with the cables I supplied and the fitting into the car, nothing to do with their knowledge. My only gripe would be that the radio signal is poor, now that could be the car aerial, but the one that came out worked on all frequencies! That said the Halfords fitter has ordered a boaster to see if that helps?