Summary: Sound is very good. it's a user friendly device, but not so much in the USB section - it takes forever to find my desired songs. the radio frequency does not work in western Europe format!!! I can't understand why that with all the technology the device is not programmable... overall, it's a nice device...
Dave M. Installed in a 2003 Toyota Tacoma Dbl Cab, Crutchfield
2 April 2014
Summary: Awesome HU! Very easy to install. Sounds really nice with my sub. Took some time setting it all up but pretty simple to figure it all out. I added a rear view camera and I love it! I highly recommend this unit if you want a simple HU that sounds really good at a great price.
Pros: Simple install Easy to use Great price Pretty good instruction booklet
Summary: Concept is great, follow through needs work; I was sold on the fact that this one of pioneers best app enabled radios out there. In order to get the full functionality of the head units capabillities the iphone must be plugged in. That means a lightning cord and a vga cord with a combiner which is not so great looking to have all these cords plugged in. You also have to download apps to make it work correctly which all are very clunky to use.
Pros: Sounds is good, customizable factor, the bare necessities have all been met for a receiver
Cons: Clunky, needs updates that are not available to fix bugs, needs more apps to be compatible ie tunein radio, soundcloud etc, waze needs help to be able to control music while in app mode, should be able to use cars preexisting microphone, usb/aux ports, resolution could be better, bluetooth auto connect is 50/50.
Summary: I am mostly happy with this unit, but a few things bother me... 1. The lights on the buttons on the left side do not dim when the car lights are turned on 2. The volume seems to jump in large increments 3. The radio memory buttons scroll through the name of the last song played (last time you listened to the station), instead of showing the station number. It is hard to tell which station is which by the presets 4.
Summary: This unit surprised me. I bought what I thought was a low end upgrade for the factory unit in my Subaru Forester. I was blown away. I installed the unit with the Metra ASWC-1 steering wheel control adapter kit. Both integrated seemlessly. The reception on the radio is amazing and living in a rural area that is a must. The Bluetooth is easy automatically connects and handles Pandora perfectly. The included microphone is amazing and the calls are crystal clear.
Pros: Ease of use, great reception, lots of options, Bluetooth is actually usable, the sound quality is amazing, and it looks really cool.
Summary: fairly easy to install. i only had 2 issues. 1- the wire color on the harness were off a bit. the red was orange. 2- the instructions in the face-plate were confusing. I needed to cut the tabs off but in one section it said don't cut this tab then in the next it said cut this tab. Sound is great even with stock speakers.
Pros: Hands free calling and Siri.
Cons: I still dont know what adapter i need for my iphone 5. iphone adapters are pricey and no dedicated lighting cable.