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May 15, 2014 Pioneer 8600 bh head unit
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cary from Novato, CA
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This head unit is awesome, when coming from a basic mp3 3 band equilateral that was outdated.

The good: clean and easy to use setup, change color/contrast of HU, sound control from loudness, 5 band eq, bass boost, hpf ect! Bluetooth sounds good, just mount the mic correctly for your vehicle. He radio sounds good.

The bad: the deck has a brightness of 1-5. It's too bright at night at 5 but then can't see the deck during the day at 3. I wish it had an auto exposure setting :) also, when taking the face plate off, after hitting the corner button and pulling out, the faceplate still always gets stuck a little bit which is kind of annoying so I guess that takes practice.

I would reccomened this deck for the price
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May 11, 2014 Great Deck
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Dan from Chilliwack, BC, Canada
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I have always enjoyed Pioneer products, this one continues the legacy of greatness. The freedom to control every aspect of the deck is amazing, as well as phone, ipod control.
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March 12, 2014 A lot going on in this single DIN Pioneer! Great bang for the buck.
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Alex from Greenwood, IN
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I like this single DIN Pioneer DEH-X8600BH!

Some background, I installed the Pioneer 2600BT touchscreen DVD in my wife's car and this smaller, hceaper unit seems a bit easier to use in bright daylight due to better display visibility.

The only thing I feel I sacrificed is the touchscreen itself. The touchscreen units do offer a better Pandora experience without needing to remember what button does what etc.. but for general listening I find this unit sufficient. I don't plan on building stations or doing much thumbs up while driving my truck anyway.
I will say that a big touchscreen is annoying at night and this single DIN DEH-X8600BH is easy on the eyes at night since you can tailor the colors and brightness to your tastes.

Also, this unit adds HD radio (Clear FM!!) and a removable front panel, and that makes parking at the mall a bit easier to me since nobody is scoping out whats in my truck.

I am an android user and I wanted Blue tooth for phone calls and Pandora, this head unit works well for that and I found the controls to be logical and somewhat intuitive.It offers all of the functionality you need to control Pandora, but I doubt I will bother remembering how to use all of the multifunction buttons. Calls are clear and set-up was easy.

Once you play with it for an hour it all of the controls make more sense.
I have not had much success using the USB cable to play music from my HTC phone, but to be honest I just use a big thumb drive and when the stereo is turned on it's nearly instant. I prefer BT for Pandora,I dont like plugging in. The thumb drive just stays stashed away and has no real value to a would be thief.
Scrolling through the artists list and songs while looking at the display is fairly straight forward.Just scroll with the volume button and then press it to make a song start. While playing one set of buttons skips to next/previous track, another skips to next/previous folder/artist. Between the 8 gig thumb drive, HD radio and Pandora I have not even had a chance to use the CD player, go figure.

It has a good amp inside it also, it really has made me rethink adding an amp for the main channels, even in my noisy 7.3 powerstroke SD truck I don't think I will bother.

The display itself has many color options and brightness settings, that's a big deal to me. I set it to green so it is legible at night without being overbearing, but many color choices are available.

I have already recommended this unit to people, for the money its kinda awesome!
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March 7, 2014 Best Radio Made So Far from 2014 Line and $$ Friendly :)
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Manny from Elizabeth, NJ
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Everything about this unit is beyond great.. crystal clear sound coming from the amps due to the 4v Pre-Out this unique unit has to offer.. Super USER FRIENDLY ... love the little antenna extension its built with.. there are some cars out there where the antenna may run a little too short and just this having having that extension helps it a lot.. also like that it has full control of Pandora and Music thats stored into my phone very detailed Info comes through. the real only thing that lacks is just that it only has memory for upto 3 devices :\ .. it can be used with apple,android or tablets as well but other then that i really dont care too much about being limited to 3 its not a big deal for me . other then that SUPERB HEADUNIT!
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March 6, 2014 Good sounding product, lacks useful buttons
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SCOTT from BENTON, KY
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It's a great sounding unit and seems to do it's job. However, it would be nice to have a few extra options, like a mute, pause and play button. All three and some are found on the remote which to me doesn't make sense why they would put on the remote and not the unit. A lot of times the remote isn't the most convenient to use. I have hard enough time looking for my TV remote. The last thing I need is to have to search for my head unit remote while driving just to pause the music.
Another thing that bothers me is the instructions provided. It's like reading an engine repair manual. They give you every little detail but it's hard to understand. It would be nice if they would send a quick start guide that gives you all the basics like most electronic manufacturers do now days.
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