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Pioneer AVH-X5500BHS

In-Dash 7" LCD Touchscreen DVD/MP3/USB Car Stereo Receiver w/ Bluetooth, HD Radio & Camera Input

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General Features:

  • In-Dash AM/FM, CD, DVD, MP3, USB Receiver with Remote
  • Full-color 7" motorized LCD touchscreen display with advanced touch slide operation
  • Bluetooth technology supports hands-free calling and music streaming
  • Built-in HD Radio Tuner allows the reception of high quality HD Radio signals for clean and clear reception with no subscription fee or additional tuner purchase required
  • Pandora Link integrates your car stereo with your iPhone and Pandora Internet Radio
  • Advanced App Mode allows viewing and listening of content from downloaded App Store applications
  • Color customization with 5 display colors and 112 color key illumination options
  • Motorized anti-glare screen has 5 selectable viewing angles and automatic display positioning
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • MOSFET Power Output:
    • Peak: 50 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 14 watts x 4 channels
  • Wireless remote control included
  • CD text information display
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix Warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • Playback of DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, WMV, DivX, AAC, MPEG-4, MP3 and WMA
  • Playback of region #1 DVD discs
  • AM/FM tuner with 24FM/6AM presets
  • iTunes Tagging marks your favorite songs on HD Radio and loads them in iTunes
  • MIXTRAX creates a non-stop mix of your music library with a range of DJ effects
  • Radio Data System (RDS) displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title and album
  • Electronic Shock Protection (ESP)
  • Easy EQ 8-band graphic equalizer with 7 selectable tone curves (5 Preset, 2 User)
  • 24bit Digital Analog Converter (DAC) to enhance your MP3/WMA playback
  • Advanced Sound Retrieval restores lost frequencies that come with digital music compression
  • Sonic Center Control allows the user to assign a center point for the music, resulting in more accurate music replication
  • Built-in High-Pass and Low-Pass filters with separate subwoofer control
  • Source level adjustment allows the user to change the volume settings of different audio sources

Expandability Options:

  • 3 Sets of 4V preamp outputs (front, rear and subwoofer)
  • GPS Navigation Ready: Pioneer AVIC-U220 required and sold separately
  • Compatible with Auto Equalizer System: Pioneer CD-MC20 required and sold separately
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio Ready: SiriusXM Radio Package and subscription required and sold separately
  • Built-in Bluetooth technology supports hands-free calling with a compatible Bluetooth phone
  • iPod and iPhone Ready: Standard USB-to-iPod Cable compatible, however the Pioneer CD-IU201S is required for Audio/Video playback and is sold separately
  • Rear Audio/Video Auxiliary Input: 3.5mm jack used for connecting accessories such as game consoles, MP3 players, etc.
  • Rear USB Input: USB port allows connection to digital devices such as flash drives, portable media players, etc.
  • Dedicated Backup Camera Input: Used for universal rear view cameras with an RCA composite input. The Pioneer NDBC5 is recommended and sold separately
  • Steering Wheel Control Ready: PAC SWI-PSv1 or the Axxess ASWC required and sold separately
  • Rear RCA Video Output: Used for connection to separate monitors and devices
  • Rear RCA Audio/Video Input: Used for connecting video accessories such as game consoles, video cameras, etc.

Bluetooth Features:

  • Built-in Bluetooth technology for hands-free talking and audio streaming
  • Bluetooth version 3.0 +HS certified
  • Bluetooth range up to 32.8 ft.
  • Bluetooth Profiles Supported:
    • HFP: Hands Free Profile allows a hands-free car kit to connect to a compatible mobile phone
    • HSP: Headset Profile enables a Bluetooth headset to connect to a compatible mobile phone
    • PBAP: Phone Book Access Profile allows the car stereo to display the name of the incoming caller, as well as access the contact list of the mobile phone directly from the car stereo
    • A2DP: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile allows high quality audio to be streamed from an audio device to the car stereo
    • AVRCP: Audio/Video Remote Control Profile supports basic remote control functions (play, pause, etc) via Bluetooth
    • OPP: Object Push Profile for sending basic "objects" such as pictures and other virtual material
    • SPP: Serial Port Profile provides a wireless replacement for RS-232 based serial communications
    • SDP: Generic Access Profile
    • GAP: Service Discovery Protocol
  • Works with most Bluetooth enabled cell phones
  • Includes a wired microphone for clear, distortion-free talking

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Pioneer AVH-X5500BHS)
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(previous model, replaced by Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD)
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In-Dash Receiver Specifications

Receiver Size

Single DIN: 1 DIN dimensions will work with all single DIN installation kits we have to offer. Single DIN radios are the most common size for after-market stereos.

Single DIN slot with flip-out screen: The DIN stereo includes a retractable, flip-out screen. Before purchasing, make measurements to be sure there is no interference with dash accessories such as A/C vents or shift levers.

Single DIN slot with a larger face: Standard single DIN size, but the display is larger then the standard single DIN size. Due to the nature of the larger face, problems may arise when installing in particular vehicles. These stereos are great for single DIN slots where you want a larger screen.

1.5 DIN: This size is very uncommon in vehicles, however this size opening is most commonly found in Chrysler and Chevrolet vehicles.

Double DIN: Approximately 4-inches in height, this size is becoming more common every year. Prior to 2000, this size was typically only found in Japanese vehicles such as those made by Honda or Toyota. Now, it is becoming more popular for many vehicles to be fit with a Double DIN opening.

Double DIN
Faceplate Security

Detachable / Removable faceplate security: The most common anti-theft feature. It allows you to take the faceplate with you, thus disallowing operation, which deters theft.

Security Codes: Mainly a feature in high end video units which do not have a detachable face / screen. Once the unit is uninstalled (or stolen), a security code (or PIN) is required upon reinstallation. Though you no longer have your unit after the theft, the thief also does not have your security code, which makes the unit useless. The hope is the thief knows which units have security codes and he/she chooses not to steal your unit because of the security code.

Ghost technology: This is not commonly used, but can be found primarily in a select number of 2004-2005 head units. It creates an illusion that no unit is installed by appearing completely black when turned off. Potential thieves may steer clear because it appears as though no head unit is installed.

Anti-theft covers: Similar to ghost and hiding faces because they only create an illusion that the face/unit is not in place.

ESN: Stands for Electronic Serial Number. Allows the disabling of the radio and allows tracking if it is stolen.

None
Motorized Faceplate
Some in-dash car stereos feature a motorized faceplate that moves to expose a CD or DVD slot. This is a convenient feature that allows the front display to be larger and easier to read. The positioning of the monitor gives you control over the angle you would like to view information on the stereo.
Yes
Remote Control
Allows control of specific features and functions from a remote control. Typically they are used to prevent button wear on your radio, or to allow easier navigation of menus.
Yes
Peak Power Output
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage occurring. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent, or low bass hit.

Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison.

50 watts x 14 channels
RMS Power Output
The amount of continuous power, measured in watts, that an amplifier produces is called RMS power. The higher the RMS rating, the louder and cleaner your music sounds. The RMS output figure is much more accurate than the peak rating when comparing products.
14 watts x 4 channels
Preamp RCA Outputs
RCA outputs, commonly known as preamp outputs, allow you to connect one or sometimes multiple external amplifiers. An in-dash receiver will commonly have one, two or three sets of RCA outputs that can be used to connect external amplifiers and other components. One pair of RCA outputs will typically provide a full range signal that can be used for most subwoofer or speaker amplifiers. Two pairs of RCA outputs can typically be configured as four full range signals, or also as two full range and two subwoofer signals. Three sets of RCA outputs will almost always produce four speaker signals and two subwoofer signals for use with multiple amplifiers.
3 Pairs (Front, Rear, and Subwoofer)
Dedicated Subwoofer Preamp RCA Output
A dedicated output that has a built-in low-pass crossover for specific connection to a subwoofer amplifier that powers a low frequency driver, typically a subwoofer.
Yes
Preamp Voltage
The preamp output rating is measured in volts (V). The higher the rating, the stronger the signal. This results in less unwanted noise being picked up.
4 volts
Built-In Equalizer
The number of graphic or parametric equalizer bands the stereo receiver is equipped with. The more EQ options, the more you will be able to adjust your music to your liking.
Easy EQ 8-band graphic equalizer
Display Type
The type of display on your receiver refers to the monitor that is used to display the source information such as song names, radio stations, or track times.

Dot-Matrix Text Display: A simple display which uses dots in specific illuminated color(s) to light up and form letters or numbers that are displayed on the receiver.

Graphic or Motion Display: Typically found in mid to high-end receivers and give your text information and receiver more life by adding motion, backgrounds, or multiple colors to your display. There are types of graphic displays such as 3D Graphic, Motion, and OEL (Organic Electroluminescent) displays. They can range from one color to full color displays and typically allow you to select from one of many built-in animations, background images, screensavers or other graphics to enhance your experience and add an extra bit of personality to your system. Some units also come with software that allow you to load your own customizable pictures or animations.

LCD Monitor Display: Can be as small as 2" or as large as 10". Some LCD displays are motorized for angle adjustment. LCD monitors display full motion video playback as well as your standard text such as track status, radio station information and more depending on the receiver's features.

TFT-LCD Monitor
Display Color
The display color refers to the color of the text and or graphics on the receiver.

Multi-Color: When more than one color is on the display, for example one part of the text is white, while the other part is blue.

Variable-Color: The display colors can be changed by the user. If the default color of text/display is blue for example, the user can change the settings to where the color turns to red. Variable color displays are typically described in detail in the item's description.

TFT-LCD Display: In-dash receivers with a video screen that display multiple colors and often times video such as DVD, navigation or other video sources.

Full Color
Button Color
Refers to the color of the physical buttons on the unit.
112 Variable Color Illumination
CD Signal-to-Noise
CD Signal-to-Noise Ratio is a key specification that is often overlooked by newbies. The CD S/N Ratio measures how well the CD player silences background noise. Higher ratings in decibels (dB) indicates less noise, and generally a cleaner signal.
91 dB
CEA-2006 Compliant
Amplifiers that have been tested to meet specific standards. When a car amplifier meets these standards, you can be sure that it will be able to produce the amount of power specified by the official CEA-2006 rating. Usually, these rating consist of the following items:
  • RMS Power
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio

This rating applies to both external car amplifiers, as well as the amplifiers inside of in-dash stereos.

Yes

Playback Features

AM/FM Tuner
Most in-dash CD players have AM/FM playback allowing you listen to your favorite local radio stations.
Yes
FM Presets
The number of FM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
24
AM Presets
The number of AM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
6
CD-R/RW Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play finalized CD-R discs and/or CD-RW discs.
Yes
MP3 Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play discs encoded with MP3 files. To burn a MP3 encoded disc, use the "data" mode on your CD Recorder and finalize the session and/or CD.
Yes
WMA Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play discs encoded with WMA files. To burn a WMA encoded disc, use the "data" mode on your CD Recorder and finalize the session and/or CD.
Yes
DVD / Video Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver will play DVD (or other listed) video disc formats. Unless otherwise noted, the unit is not guaranteed to play recorded DVDs.
DVD
DVD+R
DVD+RW
DivX
MPEG-4
SVCD (MPEG-2)
VCD (MPEG-1)
DVD Region Number
This is the region number that the DVD receiver is compatible with. Almost any device that has the ability to play a DVD disk has a region number. DVD region codes restrict playback of movies that come from geographical locations outside of your residing place.
1
Dual Zone
Dual zone means the stereo is capable of playing multiple audio or video sources between two separate locations.

Please refer to the item description for more details on how dual zone works specifically to the unit you are viewing.

No

Audio / Video Inputs

USB Input
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver features an input to connect a USB device via standard USB or mini-USB. The USB input may be a connection on the front or rear of the unit with an extension cable for connecting devices to the receiver. Some units have an optional input that allows for a USB adapter to be purchased separately and used with the unit.
Rear
Additional Audio/Video Inputs
These inputs enable the unit to receive an audio or video signal from a separate source. There are many different types of connections and ways to accomplish this. Most common are RCA Composite cables and 3.5mm mini-jack plugs.

RCA Composite Inputs
These are your typical red, white, and yellow RCA composite cables that are common among devices with audio and video inputs. The red and white cables are dedicated for audio. The red cable is for the right channel and the white is for the left channel. The yellow cable is specifically for the video signal. Because this type of auxiliary cable contains 2 channels of audio, it will support stereo sound.

3.5mm
This is commonly referred to as a mini-jack or a headphone jack. It is a 3.5mm plug that transfers audio only. There is a right and left audio channel on the plug which allows for stereo sound playback.

3.5mm AV Input
These plugs look similar to the common 3.5mm mini-jack, however they carry a third channel dedicated for video.

Optional
This means that an auxiliary input is possible, but only with the use of an optional accessory. These optional adapters will sometimes use the CD Changer port or other port on the back of a unit that might restrict the use of other expandability features. These accessories are typically sold separately.

Rear 3.5mm A/V Input
1 Set of Rear RCA A/V Inputs

Monitor Screen Features

Touchscreen
If a unit is touchscreen capable, you can control a majority of it's functions by touching the screen.
Yes
Screen Size
This is the size of the monitor on the unit. It is measured diagonally and in inches. The bigger the number the larger the screen.
7"
Monitor Angle Adjustment

Backward:
This means that the unit is able to tilt backwards so that the proper viewing angle can be achieved. On single DIN flip out monitors, this type of pivot means that the bottom of the screen stays stationary while the top of the screen retracts. On Double DIN units this means that the bottom of the screen slides forward while the top of the screen moves down, resulting in a backwards angle tilt.

Forward:
This means that the unit is able to tilt forward so that the proper viewing angle can be achieved. On single DIN flip out monitors, a forward pivot keeps the bottom of the screen stationary while the top of the screen moves forward. On select Double DIN units, a forward tilt is sometimes referred to as a reverse tilt. The bottom of the screen remains in the same position while the top of the screen moves forward.

Left/Right Angle (Horizontal):
Some monitors allow the display to be rotated to the left or right in order to have the best viewing angle possible.

Slide In/Out:
A feature mainly found in select Kenwood units. It allows the entire screen to slide in and out. This is different from a forward/backward tilt in that the entire screen moves forward or backwards as opposed to just the top or bottom.

Backward
Forward
Display Adjustment
This refers to the many ways that a units display can be adjusted.
Black Level
Brightness
Color
Contrast
Dimmer
Hue
RGB Dot Adjust
Temperature
MirrorLink Compatible
MirrorLink allows connectivity between a smartphone and the aftermarket car receiver. The consumer gets into the car, connects the phone with a cable, and gains access to phone applications through the car stereos controls such as navigation and steering wheel buttons. MirrorLink allows consumers to use their smartphones safely and simply, keeping eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.
No

Expandability Features

Navigation
Built-in navigation is a convenient feature that allows the driver to receive driving directions and guidance.

Some in-dash head units are built-in with the navigation features, while others require an add on navigation box. Other navigation options include portable navigation units that you can take with you or attach to the dash of your vehicle.

Optional (Accessory Required and Sold Separately)
Audio/Video Outputs
Audio/Video outputs are typically used to connect an overhead monitor to an aftermarket stereo. This is the number of A/V outputs that the item has. These outputs are usually RCA Composite cables.

RCA Composite Outputs
These are your typical red, white, and yellow RCA composite cables that are common among devices with audio and video inputs. The red and white cables are dedicated for audio. The red cable is for the right channel and the white is for the left channel. The yellow cable is specifically for the video signal. Because this type of auxiliary cable contains 2 channels of audio, it will support stereo sound.

1 Video RCA Output
Satellite Radio
This feature signifies whether or not the receiver is compatible with XM or Sirius Satellite Radio. "Optional" means while the receiver is capable of SIRIUS/XM playback and connectivity, you will still need to purchase an additional satellite tuner, adapter, and/or antenna.
Optional - SiriusXM (Accessory required and sold separately)
HD Radio
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver is capable of receiving high-definition digital HD Radio broadcasts by either a built-in HD Radio tuner, or more commonly with the purchase of an optional HD Radio tuner box. Receivers which are HD Radio Ready generally require an additional purchase of a separate tuner.
Yes (Built-In/Included HD Radio Tuner)
Bluetooth Connectivity
This feature refers to whether or not the head unit is able to connect to a hands-free Bluetooth device. Head units that are Bluetooth ready typically require the purchase of an optional adapter or accessory that connects to the rear of the head unit. This optional accessory allows you to accept phone calls through your head unit and speakers. Some head units have built-in Bluetooth hands free capabilities with an included remote-mount microphone or built-in microphone.
Yes (Built-in/Included Bluetooth Controls, Adapter and Microphone Included)
A2DP Music Streaming
The Advanced Audio Distribution Profile will wirelessly stream music and other audio from an A2DP compatible device.
Yes
Steering Wheel Control Compatible
In order to retain a vehicle's factory steering wheel remote controls, a wired-remote input is needed on the aftermarket stereo.

If "Yes", then the aftermarket stereo is compatible with steering wheel remote controls. If an additional accessory is required for the steering wheel controls to work properly, a compatible piece will be listed.

Yes (Accessory required and sold separately)
CD Changer Controls
This feature signifies whether or not the receiver has the ability to control a CD Changer. If a receiver supports this function, it is usually compatible with a same-brand CD changer without the need for an extra adapter.
No
Rear View Camera Input
Indicates if an in-dash multimedia unit has a dedicated video input for rear view cameras. These inputs allow you to plug the camera to the back of the unit to receive the cameras video signal. Usually the camera signal is transferred through an RCA cable connection.
Yes (Accessory recommended and sold separately)

Smartphone Integration

iPod Audio Integration
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an iPod and allow for audio control and playback of the iPod through the head unit. Head units that have iPod connectivity allow your iPod to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard iPod-to-USB charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own iPod-to-USB cable.
Yes (via iPod USB Cable or Accessory Cable Below)
iPod Video Connection
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an iPod and allow for video control and playback of the iPod through the head unit. Head units that have iPod connectivity allow your iPod to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard iPod-to-USB charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own iPod-to-USB cable.
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)
iPod Charging Adapter Required
Some Apple iPods require a charging adapter be used for the unit to fully function with the iPod.
No
Compatible Apple Devices
This list refers to the Apple devices that the product is compatible with.

Some Car stereos are compatible with iPods and/or iPhones. If the headunit can connect to an iPod or iPhone via USB or iPod connection cable, these listed iPods are compatible. This list does not apply if the iPod is being connected through the 3.5mm mini-jack plug. Newer iPods are usually compatible if the appropriate adapters are purchased and used.

Any iPods/iPhones released after the release date of this product have not been checked by the manufacturer and/or Sonic Electronix for compatibility. We therefore cannot guarantee their compatibilities or incompatibilities, including, but not limited to: playback, video, charging, and response time.

5G iPod Video (30, 60, & 80GB)
iPod Classic (120GB)
iPod Classic (80 &160GB)
iPod Nano 3rd Generation (4 & 8GB)
iPod Nano 4th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Nano 5th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Nano 6th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Touch 1st Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 2nd Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 3nd Generation (8, 32 & 64GB)
iPod Touch 4th Generation (8, 32 & 64GB)
iPhone
iPhone 3G
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 4
iPhone 4S
Android Audio Integration
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an Android and allow for audio control and playback of the Android through the head unit. Head units that have Android connectivity allow your device to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard charging and connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own Android charging and connection cable.
Yes (via Bluetooth Connection)

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
75%
4 Star
19%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
6%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.6
Value
4.6
Features
4.6
Design
4.8
Usability
4.6

Bill Mack

West Columbia, SC

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All you could ask for...

September 17, 2013

This is the most versatile, easy to use head unit I've ever used. It was easy to install and after getting used to it, it is easy to use. I love the rear view camera monitor function. I use the Bluetooth audio feed most often to listen to Pandora Radio. I also use the USB feed that I extended to the dash of my Nissan Titan truck. Another supplier told me this unit would not fit, they were wrong...I'm glad I didn't use that "crutch" and relied on better advice. I would strongly recommend this head unit.

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These other reviews must be fake.

January 2, 2014

Not happy at all with the unit. Mixtrax doesnt work right at all. You will never use this feature once you test it. I thought it would be nice to have it but its lame. Can barely see the screen during the day. Better have limo tint. App mode will not work out of the box. Fought with it all night long to find out i was wasting my time. You have to have a special cable that wasn't mentioned on the ad. Album art wont show on half my tracks. The screen quality is horrable. The album art that does show up looks very poor. Loading videos from a flash drive takes forever. I wanted to use pandora and waze. No you cant unless you order that special wire from ebay.

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Dslayer121

Gering, NE

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Love it, when it works.

September 23, 2013

I'm on my second unit now. The first one worked very well until it just wouldn't eject the disk form the cd/dvd slot. The App radio is nice, while still a little limited. The sound is good, but I am using a JL Audio amp to push my speakers, so the built in amplifier is not doing a thing. I live in a rural area, so the HD radio is limited, but what stations are available in HD sound decidedly better than the analog stations. And I am quite pleased with the satellite radio integration. It is seamless. Overall, this unit works very well and has an impressive feature set. I just hope this second one lasts longer than the 7 months the first one did. I've owned a number of different brands of Head Unit from Eclipse to Panasonic, and everything else always lasted. Hopefully Pioneer will do the same.

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carlos

farmington, MN

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Great buy!

September 19, 2013

Amazing deck it does whatever you need, yeah there are some out there with more eq options but this is worth the buy if your having a full loaded system, it's easy to work with and has lots of convenient auxiliary ports. Definitely would recommend.

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Peter

Canada

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Good value

September 18, 2013

This is a very nice and easy to used head unit.

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Mark

Canada

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Nice sound

September 17, 2013

You can't go wrong with Pioneer. The Bluetooth could have a few more features like auto connect on incoming calls. USB sometimes doesn't recognize video files. More Android support would be nice too. Not everyone owns an I phone... Has lots of audio settings to suit anyone's taste. The GPS add on is way overpriced :(

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Sunny G

Jersey City , New Jersey

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I love my pioneer BHS X-5500

September 17, 2013

I couldn't have made a better choice in my selection of radios, the x-5500 does everything I need it to do and performs excellently

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Jeff

Murfreesboro, TN

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Awesome New 2013 Head Unit

September 17, 2013

This unit has EXCELLENT stereo/sound separation. Listening to your regular music library will sound like a brand new experience. Guitars from the left and right sides are more emphasized and the lead singer is clearly in the middle along with the drums. Only reason I took 2 points away is because the graphic equalizer in my opinion has a pretty large flaw/gap in it. I was hoping that Pioneer would fix this from last year. There are no eq adjustments above 10 khz. Really? Come on Pioneer! This is software now, you could easily make this a 30 band graphic eq if you wanted to! For sound adjustment you really need adjustments above 10khz because by just adjusting the 10 khz band for treble you increase the dreaded sibilance (when you get ear piercing high notes that are harsh and bad sounding). This unit needs a minimum of 2 more bands...16 khz and 20 khz and preferably an extra 3rd band at 12 khz. Like I said above though...it's all software now....very VERY easy to really make the graphic eq be a 30 band if they wanted to. They have one on their higher end single din PRS80 model. Let's see something be added to the firmware of the double din units. The unit comes packed with a lot of features. Could it have more? Yes. But for the price point it is at, it comes well optioned. Bluetooth, HD Radio (that works very well I will add) and Sirius ready. I would love to see a little more from the time correction they have added to this model. The built in crossover/features is nice for the subwoofer but this should be across the board. The front and rear channels should have their own dedicated crossover/adjustments as well. Pioneer really has stepped up the game with this unit as well as the others in the 2013 lineup. With some minors tweaks (as noted above), this could be a home run of a head unit. Very well built...feels solid. Very easy to use. I didn't even have to review the manual.

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Trailblazer SS

McKinney,Tx

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Great Head Unit

September 17, 2013

This is a great head unit. It cleans up your MP3's nicely. Great headroom. Better sound quality than the 4yr old Alpine it replaced. Very good screen that is easy to view in direct sunlight. I didn't think my Alpine door speakers and subs could sound any better until I installed this unit. I have this unit running to my Audio Control Matrix, then to my HiFonics Mid/High & Sub amps. Could not be happier.

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David

Milford, MA

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June 28, 2013

Bought this head unit to replace a kenwood excelen in-dash dvd player. i liked it so much i purchased another one for my truck. Very easy to use and has a great display. Works with xm tuner great and allows for dvd type recording for your 6 preset stations

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Mark

Nottingham, MD

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April 2, 2013

I would definitely recommend this head unit. Easy to install, screen is fantastic and the sound quality and features are awesome. This is well worth the money and it looks like a $900 unit.

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Jason

Great Falls, MT

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4th Gen RAM 1500....

February 27, 2013

Got it wired up and turned it on and it is a great monitor. Sounds good, linked right up to blue tooth, looks great. I am totally happy with the purchase. I don't want to discourage anyone from buying this product, as I think it is great, but wither be prepared to give an audio shop permission to cut on your truck, or be prepared to break out some tin snips and a firm grip. Can't really speak on the durability, but I can bet it will be a 5, so that's what it gets.

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kevin

grand island, NE

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worth it by far

February 19, 2013

Okay this unit is by far better than its close rivals, easy to use also easy to understand, probly the best thing i have changed in my honda. If i didnt know the price and had to guess i would say 700 easy i would pay, it looks like a million bucks, very durable and easy to clean .... all the features is very nice.

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enrique

San Antonio, TX

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Worth Every Penny

January 27, 2013

This radio is by far the best head unit i have ever owned it exceeded my expectations by far it is a radio unlike any other it has so many features that i would have totally payed $800 for it the quality and style of the radio is gorgeous fits flawlessly in my 2004 trailblazer and if your a true audio fanatic your amps will love the 4v pre outs as much as i do the resolution of the screen is amazing everything loads quick i got a flash drive with 9gigs of music and it has the music playing with in seconds the way it slides down to insert disc into it is very cool Bluetooth is down right perfect for calls and audio streaming i could go on for hours on this radio but overall this radio WILL exceed your expectations too some it may be a bit pricey but believe me it is more than worth every single penny.

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buzz11699

Birmingham, Alabama

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AWESOME

January 27, 2013

I have had several of pioneer's radio options in my vehicle's and this one is the best by far. I also install car stereo equipment and must say I recommend this radio whenever I can. It links up perfectly with android phones and allows complete control with Pandora thru Bluetooth, even shows album artwork and title tracks. Great job for finally putting everything you need in one radio. Thanks pioneer. Also thanks Sonic Electronic for always having the cheapest prices in town.

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Donnie E.

Santa Clarita, CA

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Superb multimedia deck with a great price.

January 18, 2013

This unit is one of the best additions I've made to my complete rebuild. Full Bluetooth for phone and streaming. A beautiful GUI which has been updated and simplified from previous models amd gorgeous display capable of full DVD quality playback. The tuning and expandibility features make for audiophile reproduction it's closet competition alpine can match its features but surely costs more. Trust me, don't be fooled by off brand multimedia receivers that cost less. Your deck is the heart of your system and will last you for countlless years if you make the right purchase. Get a 2013 model with 2009 pricing and 2015 features.

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Product Summary

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Model Number

AVH-X5500BHS

UPC

884938188111

Weight

5.75lbs

Internal SKU

avhx5500bhs

Internal Product ID

63977

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Pioneer AVH-X5500BHS