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Customer Review Summary for Pioneer DEH-X5500HD
Average Customer Rating is 4.6 out of 5 stars:
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April 22, 2014 The price was right & it has the features I wanted
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N from Crozet, VA
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Receiver works well for the most part, mostly does what I want it to. It has CD, radio, and 2 inputs. So i can play music from my phone and from a USB music player as well as CD and radio - these are as many choices as I have needed.
Since my speakers are fairly crappy, hard to rate its audio quality. I like that it works with my USB drive automatically BUT these days (nearly 1 year after purchase) it puts itself into some mix/DJ--mode and refuses to play the entire song - blends into the next, even though I do not want it to and have switched short playback & MixDJ to OFF. Can't find any other setting to fix it.
Come to think of it, it would be nice if it would remember the last-selected source, rather than always starting up with the USB input. Maybe there is a setting for that but I haven't come across it.

Lots of button pushing to get to the settings, dunno how that compares with other models. It is possible that if I tried a bit harder I might find ways to deal with these issues, so perhaps it is ease of use rather than features that is lacking?

Also, the lights are too bright and my car doesn't have a dimming connection. But it is ok and Sonic were great, would def. shop with them again next time.
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November 19, 2013 Bumpin' Again
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Justin from New Albany, IN
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Stereo got busted so I was looking for a replacement. Great value on this model. You get so much for $100. I'd buy it again in a heartbeat. Easy to install as well.
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September 27, 2013 DEH X5500HD
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Gary from Kingsland, GA
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The Pioneer DEH X5500HD is a great radio. It is loaded with many features and settings. Playback from USB storage device, I-phone, mp3s, and Pandora. Must of Sonic delivers on time. The only drawback on the radio it's a 1-DIN radio. Some of the controls are hard to see and feel. But guess what, It comes with a remote control.
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July 21, 2013 Nice Unit, Just Plug in Your Flash Drive!
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tdn from Seattle, WA
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The really annoying thing about this unit is that there is no "previous" button (ie, you cant get shuffle backwards), like if I'm shuffling through mp3s to listen to, I might press the next button too fast and I can't go back to the track again (without doing complicated searches)
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May 10, 2013 Great sound
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Erik from MD
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No real cons - everything sounds great. Before replacing my speakers that were blown, I installed this and it made them sound 10x better by itself.
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November 11, 2012 Radio Good. Owner's Manual Bad
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Coping from Bloomington, MN
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This is the second HD radio I've owned. HD stations work great in the Twin Cities. Some HD stations sound more digitized on this Pioneer than on my previous unit. It took a couple of days to find the EQ settings needed to remove the tinny digitized sound from the those stations.The radio provides plenty of power for my needs. The ability to change display colors is nice but it doesn't impress the wife. I choose this radio based on its features, price, Pioneer name and the fact that it has buttons for preset stations. After a couple of weeks with the radio I feel those buttons are too small. This radio charges my android phone and allows me to access the contents of the SD card. Pandora still requires an AUX jack to stream from the phone to the stereo....the usb cable will not handle streaming. The owner's manual has tiny font in light grey print which is worthless. I had to download the manual from Pioneer's website.
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