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  1. Chris B.
    32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great sound and features with easy to use interface, October 5, 2012
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    Chris B. (St. Paul, MN USA) –

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    This review is from: Pioneer FH-X700BT In-Dash Double DIN CD/MP3/USB Car Stereo Receiver w/ Bluetooth, Pandora Link, MIXTRAX & iPod Support (Electronics)

    I ordered this head unit (HU) two days before going on a 10-hour road trip with my wife and kids. I have a 2005 Honda Odyssey Touring (without nav system) and my factory HU would skip on CDs a lot and didn’t have bluetooth or any iPod interface – no way I was going to drive that long with just a couple CDs. So I got this HU, a Metra wiring harness, a PAC SOEM-4 converter (Honda Odyssey has the factory HU output to an amp in a funky way), a Metra antenna adapter, an Axxess steering wheel control adapter, and a Scoche double-DIN dash kit. End result – a big bundle of wires and adapters hanging off the back of the HU. And I’m happy to say there was plenty of room in the dash cavity to fit it all.

    On to this HU. I literally got it hooked-up just before we threw our bags in the van and started driving. With no time to read the manual, I just started using it and it was actually quite easy to figure out. The menu for setting up options was straightforward (and the first thing I changed was the crazy light show – more on that later). Pairing it with my iPhone 4s was easy. My wife also paired it with her iPod Touch. I was playing music from my iPhone while also using it for GPS voice nav – no problem. Then we switched to my wife playing music while I was using my iPhone for nav – the HU would play her music and my iPhone would cut in for voice nav as-needed. Pretty slick.

    I have a factory 7 speaker system – 4 speakers, 2 dash tweeters and a sub. Sound quality is as good as with my factory HU. I was really concerned I’d notice a difference, especially given the amount of junk that I had to wire between the factory harness and the HU harness, but no problems whatsoever.

    About the lights, the HU can independently set the lighting color for the display and the controls/trim. And there are quite a few colors you can choose from including a setting where you can let the colors rotate on their own. At first it seemed kinda gimmicky – besides yellow, do I really need gold and pear? – it was actually nice to be able to select colors that were comfortable to look at for hours of night driving. I wound up liking blue and red the best.

    The display is also worth mentioning – decent amount of information is shown, it’s easy to read, and there’s some useful configuration options like whether to always show the clock, a level meter, etc.

    I’ve also used the USB port to hook-up my iPhone 4S and it worked like a charm. Played music, voice nav, and also charged the phone.

    I haven’t tried the remote control yet. And I really don’t know if I’ll ever really use it – my primary uses will be the FM radio and Bluetooth streaming my iPhone, and the HU is within arms reach.

    I also haven’t completely tried the Bluetooth for calls yet. I forgot to hook-up the mic (included with the HU) so when I answered an incoming call on our trip I could hear the caller really well and quickly discovered he couldn’t hear me at all. Then the light bulb went on – yep, I left the mic back in my garage. Oh well – that’ll be easy to fix when we get back from this trip.

    All in all, I’m really happy with it. And for the price, it’s performs better than I expected and with all the features I was looking for.

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  2. Dino Kat "KATMAN"
    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Poor Bluetooth Connectivity, December 13, 2012
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    This review is from: Pioneer FH-X700BT In-Dash Double DIN CD/MP3/USB Car Stereo Receiver w/ Bluetooth, Pandora Link, MIXTRAX & iPod Support (Electronics)

    I purchased this player mainly for the bluetooth feature. The big problem is getting my cell phone to connect automatically each time I get back into the car. Sometimes that works great and the phone connects and I can just drive away. However, about one third of the time, the is no automatic connection and I have to pull out my cell phone and reestablish the connection. Going to the connection menu and selection the device for connecting does not work. The only way to reconnect is to pick up the phone and connect. Also the microphone sound is fuzzy and people on the other end complain about the poor sound quality. But the caller voice quality over the car speakers is good.
    Overall the player is good and has cool lights. And the price is excellent for the quality.

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  3. A. Alves
    12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great unit for a great price, October 24, 2012
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    A. Alves (Colorado) –
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    This review is from: Pioneer FH-X700BT In-Dash Double DIN CD/MP3/USB Car Stereo Receiver w/ Bluetooth, Pandora Link, MIXTRAX & iPod Support (Electronics)

    This brand new unit out from Pioneer is awesome and does everything that I wanted my new stereo to do. Bluetooth streaming, hands free calling, front usb for ipod control, easy to use menu, and good sound. I didn’t even have to read the menu to figure how to set up everything-it’s extremely easy. Bluetooth is great and connects automatically when i enter the car so i can just leave my iphone in my pocket and play the music from it. The sound quality is definitely better through the usb port though. The whole unit is a little bright because of the light bars on the side but I think that’s what makes the unit look really cool at night and unique. All the different colors for the display and keys are great so you can match anything. This unit does have a dimmer its just not automatic when you turn your headlights on…you have to hold the lower right button for about 3 seconds to activate the dimmer. Makes it a lot better for night driving if you choose a bright color like white. Also what is really nice is this unit has RDS(radio data system) so when you’re on a FM channel it shows the artist name and song name right on the display if that station supports it(most do). Another cool thing is the MIXTRAX which makes a dance mix with all your songs, and if you want it to can give off a crazy light show that bounces to the music. For a unit that is much cheaper than all the other double dins I thought it would be lacking features, but that is the exact opposite..it has everything I want! I highly recommend.

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