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Pioneer AVH-X5600BHS

In-Dash 7" Touchscreen Bluetooth DVD Receiver w/ iPod Control, Pandora & MIXTRAX


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Pioneer AVH-X5700BHS

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Key Benefits:

  • Smartphone Integration:
    • Made for / Works with iPod and iPhone
    • Pandora control from iPhone and Android
    • Enjoy Advanced App Mode, you'll need Pioneer's CD-IU201S cable for iPhone 4 or 4S, or the CD-IU203S cable for iPhone 5
    • AppRadio LIVE app compatibility
      • Condenses your favorite apps into a single user interface
      • Eliminates the need to open different apps individually
      • Access your navigation, music and weather apps from a single screen
      • Accesses Facebook and calendar events
      • Requires iPhone 4 or newer
    • Make and receive phone calls without taking your hands off the wheel
    • Stream music from your Smartphone to your car's speakers
    • MirrorLink ready: Mirror your smartphone directly to the stereo (requires CD-ML100 MirrorLink adapter and works)
  • Bluetooth:
    • Handsfree Calling (HFP), Bluetooth Audio Streaming (A2DP / AVRCP), Bluetooth Advanced Sound Retriever, Bluetooth Guest Mode, Bluetooth Pairing via USB for iPhone
  • Built-in HD Radio
    • Enjoy CD-like clarity on your favorite stations
    • Exclusive HD radio channels
    • It's free! No subscription required!
  • GPS Navigation Ready:
    • Easily Add Navigation to Your DVD Receiver with the optional Pioneer AVIC-U250
    • NAVTEQ Map Database and Updated User Interface
    • MIXTRAX app Illumination Effects
  • 3 Sets of 4V preamp outputs:
    • Expand your sound system with front, rear and subwoofer channel outputs.

General Features:

  • Pioneer AVH-X5600BHS In-Dash Receiver
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 50 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 14 watts x 4 channels
  • Full-color 7" WVGA touchscreen LCD display
    • Anti-glare screen coating
    • Resolution: 800 x 480
    • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • 2-way iPod control allows control from the iPod or the stereo
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix Warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • CD/CD-R/RW, DVD, MP3/WMA Playback
  • Playback of DVD discs
  • AM/FM tuner with 24FM/6AM presets
  • Dolby Digital decoder
  • Built-in LPF/HPF
  • Subwoofer control
  • Dynamic Soundstage Organizer
  • Electronic Shock Protection (ESP)
  • 24-bit DAC enhances MP3/WMA playback
  • CD text information display
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)

Inputs and Outputs:

  • 3 Sets of 4V preamp outputs (front, rear and subwoofer)
  • 3.5mm Front Aux Input
  • Front and Rear USB Inputs
  • Rear RCA Video Outputs
  • Rear RCA Audio/Video Inputs

Expandability Options:

Bluetooth Features:

  • Built-in Bluetooth technology for hands-free talking and audio streaming
  • Supports A2DP audio streaming
  • Works with most Bluetooth enabled cell phones
  • Includes a external wired microphone for clear, convenient talking

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Pioneer AVH-X5800BHS)
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(previous model, replaced by Pioneer AVH-X5700BHS)
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(previous model, replaced by Pioneer AVH-X5600BHS)
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(previous model, replaced by Pioneer AVH-X5500BHS)
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(previous model, replaced by Pioneer AVH-P4400BH)
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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
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.
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.
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 4 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.
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.
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.
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.


Playback Features

AM/FM Tuner
Most in-dash CD players have AM/FM playback allowing you listen to your favorite local radio stations.
FM Presets
The number of FM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
AM Presets
The number of AM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
Radio Data System (RDS)
Receivers with Radio Data System (RDS) tuners can receive digital broadcast information about the FM radio station including program name, time and station identification. RDS enables your receiver to display text messages that many FM stations include on a sub-carrier signal within their normal broadcast signal. Some RDS tuners can even break in with traffic alerts or emergency broadcasts when you're listening to a CD.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.
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.

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.

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

Monitor Screen Features

If a unit is touchscreen capable, you can control a majority of it's functions by touching the screen.
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.
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.

Navigation Features

Map Database
This is the map database that the system uses. The map database provider supplies the digital map, as well as the Points-of-Interests, map updates, fastest routes, and many other features.
Traffic Lane Guidance
Traffic Lane guidance is a convenient feature among navigation units. It enabled the navigation unit to tell the driver which lane that they should be in at any given time. This becomes quite useful when a particular lane is needed to exit the freeway or make a necessary turn.
Navigation During Audio Playback
This feature allows the driver to listen to music while the unit is still navigating them to their destination.
Navigation During Video Playback
The feature allow the head unit to play videos while the navigation unit is still guiding them to their destination. This is ideal for those that use overhead or headrest monitors that receive a video signal from the in-dash navigation unit.
Speed Display
Speed display is a feature that allows the unit to display the speed of the vehicle. Using GPS technology, this feature also assisting in determining the estimated time of arrival on compatible units.
Map Source
Maps are typically built into the navigation unit or they can be uploaded from a disc or memory card. They usually cover the United States and all or parts of Canada. Built-in flash memory maps typically respond faster than disc loaded maps.
Text-to-Speech (TTS) converts normal text into speech. Mostly used in navigation units, text-to-speech allow the audible playback of street names, driving directions, and any other text that the driver needs to hear.
Traffic Tuner
In-dash navigation units with satellite radio have the option for a traffic tuner, also called a Traffic Message Channel. A Traffic Message Channel (TMC) is used to deliver traffic and travel information directly to the driver. When the TMC is built-in a navigation unit, it can help direct the driver to take alternative routes when traffic is bad.

Expandability Features

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)
Compatible Smartphones
Some stereos work with iOS (Apple) or Android smartphone operating systems, while some stereos work with both or neither. Find out here which operating systems this stereo is compatible with.
iPhone (iOS)
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/or Microphone Included])
A2DP Music Streaming
The Advanced Audio Distribution Profile will wirelessly stream music and other audio from an A2DP compatible device.
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.

Universal (Accessory required and sold separately)
  • PAC ControlPro: PAC ControlPRO Universal Steering Wheel Control Interface
  • Axxess ASWC-1: Axxess ASWC-1 Universal Steering Wheel Control Interface
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

iPhone/iPod Features
Head units are equipped with different technology that allows a variety of smartphone integration features. Some stereos are equipped with more features than others, here you will find which iPod/iPhone features this head unit has.
iPhone 5 Compatible
Siri Control
Pandora Control
MirrorLink Control
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.
Yes (via iPod USB Cable or Accessory required)
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.

4G iPod Color & Photo (20, 30, 40, & 60GB)
5G iPod Video (30, 60, & 80GB)
iPod Classic (120GB)
iPod Classic (80 &160GB)
iPod Nano 1st Generation (1, 2, & 4GB)
iPod Nano 2nd Generation (4 & 8GB)
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 Nano 7th Generation (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)
iPod Touch 5th Generation (16, 32 & 64GB)
iPhone 3G
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 4
iPhone 4S
iPhone 5
iPhone 5C
iPhone 5S
iPad 2
iPad 3
iPad 4th Generation
Android Features
Head units are equipped with different technology that allows a variety of smartphone integration features. Some stereos are equipped with more features than others, here you will find which Android features this head unit has.
App Compatible
Pandora Control
MirrorLink Control
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

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Average Attribution Rating


Burbank, CA

Put this in your Porsche

March 6, 2014

I highly reccomend this product I did a lot of research before pulling the trigger on this and I am glad I did. It made my stock sound system ( non Bose with standard Plus package with 7 speakers. It has a great eq I love the app radio and wish there were more apps. I did have to buy a bunch of adapters to make it work with my iPhone 5S over $100. But now I charge my phone and I can use google maps, Spotify sounds awesome. I use hands free siri for listening to message play back ,phone calls and text messages. I am very pleased with the mounting kit as well so if you have a Porsche Boxster Non Bose system it is an inexpensive huge upgrade as well as having all the cool features and I also put the Porsche emblem on the wallpaper of the 7" screen..Looks and sounds great

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Simi Valley, CA

Great double din

June 7, 2014

Best bang for the buck. Offers so much versatility. Looks good. Sounds good. Android and apple work perfectly. Highly recommend this unit.

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conyers, GA

Almost all that I could ask for.

June 4, 2014

I have been using this headunit for about a month now. I'm very satisfied with it. Installation was easy, sound is clear, screen is perfect. Only complaint I could say is the menus can be a little confusing, but not too bad. I definitely recommend.

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Senatobia, MS

great item

April 12, 2014

Great brand and easy to install. Everything that was recommended to buy for installation made it that much easier. And the price wasn't bad. With the product you will definitely get your money's worth

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Good Unit !

April 17, 2014

Good product doing what it's suppose to do . Come with instalation kit for my corolla 2006 worked like a charm and nice look . Bluetooth Mic could be upgraded for a better one ... DVD playback should have a full screen settings otherwise the unit works well . Nice unit !

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Trinidad and Tobago


March 8, 2014

i;ve 2 drivers both r overly excited bout dis product.

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Baton Rouge, LA


June 1, 2014

I had the Pioneer avh-p4200 and upgraded to the avh-x5600bhs and I love it

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albuquerque, NM

awesome radio

April 21, 2014

The radios great I love all the features. It's a must product for all those delivery drivers out there especially the satellite radio part of it.

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Portland, OR

Very Pleased

November 4, 2014

Bought this unit for my wife's car and she is very happy with the purchase. Strengths for her include the quality of bluetooth phone calls and Pandora. She does complain about Pandora repeatedly asking for registration on unit. She probably just needs to spend some time on this issue. Easy installation. Sonic price was great for this unit and I am impressed with their customer service.

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Mesa, AZ

Seems great so far

May 2, 2014

Everything works as expected so far. There are WAY more features on this deck than I was aware of. Not the worst problem to have.

Installation was pretty simple. The Metra harness that Sonic included with the deck matched up perfectly with my Altima's factory harness. Running backup camera wires from the trunk was the most time-consuming part.

The touch screen interface responds pretty quickly. But it lags significantly when scrolling through long lists of settings or Artists/Albums on the connected USB drive.

HD Radio sounds great and picks up strong signals in the Phoenix area for most major stations. It will also include album art for many songs, which I found surprising and cool.

Pandora and Bluetooth audio playback work pretty flawlessly. Connecting my iPod is also a breeze.

Sound quality is great. I was surprised with how much it improved even though it is still pushing the factory speakers with no amp. The video resolution is pretty low. But considering that it's a screen in my frikking dash, I'm very pleased. Especially at this price.

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Northglenn, CO


April 1, 2014

I had the app radio 3 from September 2013 until the end of Feb 2014. I hated that thing. I had to swipe this and unlock the phone and allow that... just to play music. It was an annoying pos and I almost gave up on Pioneer it was so bad.

This deck however is great. I plug in my iPhone and it goes directly to the iPod player. I can stick my phone in a compartment and not look at it again. There are more outputs, an aux input, HD Radio, more eq bands, direct connect for iPhone 5 (no special adapters other than the usb to lightning or additional software required), 4 volt outputs, and these are just a few of the options that the 5600 has that the Appradio 3 did not. The overall interface has a much better layout and responds much faster as well. There is also a clock visible when listening to the iPod where as on the Appradio, it did not have a visible clock. Since the deck is my only clock in my truck, this is nice when driving to work. I also like that I do not have to hit ok every time I turn on the deck to see the user interface like I had to with the Appradio 3, I know that watching videos while driving is dangerous, I do not need to hit ok several times a day.

I do not like the auto eq. and I thought I would. It sets the highs way to bright and almost no lows and once they are set, you cannot adjust. Other than that, the sound quality is great especially on lossless files. I can really hear the difference between 192 k and below mp3's vs. lossless with this deck and the Polk mm's I am running. I also like how I can adjust the colors to match my factory lighting colors.

I am getting ready to install a rear view camera so I have not used that functionality yet. The only thing that I can think of that I wish it could do is provide me the ability to rate songs on my iPhone, just a quick touch of the screen like the thumbs up or down on the Pandora player.

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Windsor, MA

installed in a 2008 tundra

March 23, 2014

i've owned this unit since early feb 2014. i'm going to break down each rating and why i rated it so.
OVERALL, this is a great unit. the display is huge, video is beautiful and it's easy to navigate which is a plus. i like that the buttons are located on along the bottom, it keeps the unit looking clean. ipod functionality is great, although, i haven't had much time to play around with app radio, but it seems ok for now. android interface (i'll touch more on this later) through bluetooth works almost perfect. i'm loving the 4v preamp outs and the 8 band para equalizer.

VALUE, although this is a great unit pioneer gives you NOTHING, you're lucky they give you a remote with this. audio through ipod works fine with a standard ipod usb cable, but if you want to play video, you must buy the pioneer ipod video cable for $75 (hint, buy a generic one on ebay for like $15). Extra nav unit is expensive, not sure on the exact price, i didnt buy it, but i think you can use a nav app with app radio from your iphone, not positive. if you want mirrorlink, throw in another $100. when all is said and done you can be looking at spending a few hundred extra bucks on extras, so value ranked pretty low in my eyes, but i knew that going into this unit anyway, so it wasnt too big a deal for me.

LOOK/DESIGN, like i said before, beautiful!

DURABILITY, seems pretty solid to me so far.

FEATURES, ok, so this is where i'll express a little frustration with this unit. i bought this because of it's android interface capabilities, which, without mirrorlink, seems to only be compatible through bluetooth. i've tried to connect through usb but it will not recognize my phone. i have a galaxy s4, running android 4.1, so it's not like im using some out dated phone. so it looks as if in the fututr, i will indeed be needing mirrorlink, which i did not count on previous to buying the unit, hence my low rating on value. also like i said, i can't really comment to much on app radio as i don't have an iphone so i haven't been able to really try it out yet. pandora is a cool idea in a sense, but i dont use it too much because i dont want to go over my data, i wish they would have integrated more online music choices such as spotify or google play, both let you download music for offline use.

EASE OF USE, as i stated earlier, this unit is easy to navigate and you won't get lost in a mess of menus and sub menus. pretty straight forward.

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Chillicothe, OH

Awesome Stereo

April 4, 2014

This stereo is absolutely awesome! It has everything I was looking for in an after market head unit. The HD Radio,IPOD ready, Sirius XM ready (I purchased separately), Pandora, DVD, CD player, hands free phone (I purchased steering wheel controls) and everything else is fantastic. I am very impressed with this unit. It can also have a separate navigation and rear camera installed. I just didn't want to spend the extra money for those items at this time. I would highly recommend this product.

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West Chester, OH

Great Head unit

March 17, 2014

I purchased this unit primarily for the iPod feature. Pioneer's have the best interface for the iPod. What's also great about this unit that it didn't require an expensive cable to connect the iPod like previous models. Also look at all the add on equipment you can put on this unit.

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Swansea, MA

great radio

January 8, 2015

This radio is the best ive owned pioneer always makes great products but they definitely hit it out the park with this one the looks and the customization is great also i recommend this radio to anyone looking for a dvd radio and at a great price and fit very well in my 05 Acura TL

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Mcallen, TX

great sound

September 1, 2014

I like it very much, now I know there's no comparison between quality sound of a car factory head unit and an after market head unit, the only thing i can think that don't please me that much it's the quality image of the screen, in this times we're use to watch all in HD (laptops,cellphones, tablets), after all... great choice!

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Valley Springs, Ca.

Great Service, Great Head Unit!

February 6, 2014

This went into a 2006 Ford F250 Super Duty Pick up.First of all, Thank You SONIC! I placed an order for this Stereo Unit on line, Bought 2nd day delivery and got it when they said I would! The unit arrived in fine shape, Could use a few more packing peanuts though. Slightly dinged corners on the outer box. The unit is a heck of a lot better than the Kenwood DDX770 that I installed a week ago. Much better sound and a better selection of mix options. The Siriusxm stations are displayed along with the tune name and artist. I can plug into my ipod 5 with the AUX Usb and the unit will pick it up. The KW would not do this.Blue tooth works great, quick to mate up with the iphone. Display has just enough bling to be nice and not stupid looking. The install was easy with the soldering of the harness taking more time than the install its self. Steering wheel interface matched up with the unit after a reset of the steering wheel interface. Everything worked and worked fast! This Pioneer unit has more bang for your money than the Kenwood DDX770. I am a real fussy dude about this stuff and I am more than happy with the Pioneer. Also everyone should know that BEST BUY "WILL NOT PRICE MATCH" SONIC'S price. So be patient and order from "SONIC" and save yourself a butt load of money! Use the money you save and donate to my Maui condo fund! All I need to do now is pack up the KW pos and return it to Best Buy.

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harvest, AL

Great Big

January 10, 2015

Great Head unit for the price. The sound on this stereo is amazing and very easy to use.

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Clermont, FL


April 9, 2014

Very Happy with this purchase. Does everything it says it will do.
Very user friendly. If you own ( know how to use) a smart phone, setting up and using this head unit will be a breeze. Very pleased with purchase and Sonic Electronics!

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Cranston, RI

Great stereo!

June 6, 2014

This head unite is nice and does what it supposed to do. My favorite thing is the Pandora app, it works great with my galaxy s4. Phone calls sound good too, and no complaints. I am happy!

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Really love this Stereo!

February 18, 2015

Good quality, a bit on the expensive side but you won't be dissapointed. I really like the iPod control from the touchscreen and Bluetooth calling from the car speakers. Sounds so much better than my stock stereo for sure. The only thing I didn't like was that the unit doesn't dim at night and it's really bright so I always have to turn off the display. And I wish I could remove the face plate for anti-theft reasons. Overall I'm satisfied with this purchase.

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St. Cloud, MN

Great product!!!!

April 22, 2014

Installed this in a 2003 Ford Explorer with factory speakers sounds great!!!

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portsmouth, NH

be careful

March 26, 2015

The radio nicely does almost everything I need it to. The mirror link add on is only 1.0 Please take note of your phones ability to mirror link. My droid is 1.1 and will not mirror with this radio. Otherwise I love everything else about the radio, 3 sets of RCA (front,rear,sub). They are 4v output so sound quality is fairly good. HD radio is neat, but slips in and out of HD and analog so I usually keep it shut off

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Grand Forks, ND

Best head unit I've ever owned!

July 21, 2014

This head unit is simply awesome! I've had it for a good month now and no problems so far, absolutely love the ease of use and the quick response to touch. I love the style of this stereo with the basic glossy black and the nicely set buttons. I wish the buttons responded to everything push, but if I turn the volume up or down in a fairly quick fashion it may skip a press, as in I pushed the volume button 10 times and it only went up 8 or 9. I like the colors you can use for button illumination and background/theme, but it needs more. And maybe where the colors are constantly changing. You should be able to make a custom colored background and not just the button lights. Overall its a great product and it was better than anything else in the same price range!

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Great deck! No problems!

September 6, 2016

This deck has been being used in my jeep for a while. I have no real complaints, although it could have a more handy auxillary jack, usb ports, and some more updated functionality - there's nothing wrong with the quality of this unit. The bluetooth works great, the usb works great (though I would like access on the front of the deck somehow instead of through a cable)

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This fits my vehicle, I've had a Pioneer DVD/entertainment system in a past car and really enjoyed it, and the specs are great considering all the features this unit has.
I returned a 5700BHS due to the inability to connect Bluetooth devices and USB devices concurrently.
Jason A. B on Oct 19, 2015
It is one sweet H/U. Always had the best luck with pioneer.
Lee C on Jul 18, 2015
features, brand, RCA voltage
adam n on Aug 26, 2015
All the features I wanted. Nice sized screen. I've been very happy with it.
Joel S on May 21, 2015
Do I need any additional cables to connect my galaxy s3 to this unit? Will it work via blue tooth?
mike r on Oct 16, 2014
Best Answer: No, its all installed in the unit itself. You just use your bluetooth options to scan for your phone on the unit and it usually hooks up automatically. Its a very good head unit, i would recomend it to anyone looking for a double din unit.
Reply · Report · Daniel W on Oct 17, 2014
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Is there a way to pre set the volume level so when you first start the car its not to loud?
mike r on Oct 18, 2014
Best Answer: Mine always starts off where the volume left off at. So if my volume was at level 14 before I turned off my vehicle, it will still be at 14 when I turn it back on so I don't know what's going on with your was unit.
Reply · Report · Branden H on Oct 19, 2014
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Does this model suppose Iphone 6 software?
Shaun T on Oct 15, 2014
Best Answer: I know this unit has apple software and is upgradable, but I am an android user. I would probably check pioneers website and double check. Or send them an email
Reply · Report · matthew b on Oct 15, 2014
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does this unit have mirror link?
saun R on Aug 11, 2014
Best Answer: Hello,

The headunit is Mirrorlink "READY". Implying that you must also use the Pioneer CD-ML100 in conjunction with the headunit to access the feature. Before doing so, PLEASE contact the manufacture to establish compatibility with your phone, as there has not been a list provided.
Reply · Report · Customer SStaff on Aug 12, 2014
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is this compatible with the factory reverse (back-up) camera work? if so, are there any additional "modifacations" needed or is this a "plug and play" relating to the reverse camera safety feature? thanks.
brad m on Apr 1, 2015
Best Answer: Hello Brad,

The headunit does NOT determine compatibility with OEM cameras. The HARNESS available for your vehicle is what will determine compatibility. Please give our sales team a call to assist with determining if such a harness exists, or feel free to do your own search:
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Apr 1, 2015
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Can this Boyo camera be install with a Pioneer AVH-X5600BHS so that the camera view is on while driving forward? (i.e. running down the highway?)

I want to put a camera on a "slide in" truck bed camper and also pull a boat. I want to be able to see what I'm towing while going down the highway--if I want to toggle to camera view.

Also, does the camera get power from the RCA jacks shown in the pictures.

Thanks in advance for your help.
Keith P on Mar 17, 2015
Pioneer AVH-X5600BHS
Pioneer AVH-X5600BHS
BOYO Vision VTB16B
BOYO Vision VTB16B
Best Answer: Hi Keith,
I have a different head unit than you but just like with any other in-dash dvd player you can bypass it and have the camera functioning at all times. Its pretty clear too though i use it as an add on for my sports car. I like the idea of what you wish to use it for and it is doable. You can wire a switch or get a bypass for your model headunit and yes there is a power connection attached to the RCA for install.
I hope i have answered your questions and enjoy your camera i do.
Reply · Report · D. G on Mar 18, 2015
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does this will connect to my existing gps and i want to know if i need wiring harness for my x5?
A shopper on Dec 17, 2014
Best Answer: Hello,

If you are implying OEM/BMW GPS, then NO aftermarket headunit will retain that. If, however, you are implying an aftermarket External GPS unit, then said unit MUST have an A/V Output of some sort to potentially make this work. Please get with a Pioneer Technician for details BEFORE considering the headunit.
Reply · Report · Sonic Electronix SStaff on Dec 19, 2014
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i already have bluetooth in my truck will i still need the mic ?
A shopper on Oct 10, 2014
Best Answer: Hello,

Seldom can the vehicle specific Harness retain OEM Bluetooth, and will obligate the use of the aftermarket bluetooth & mic. We often use METRA for wiring harnesses, and you are free to pick which ever works best for your application. Below is their fit guide to view options, if available.
Reply · Report · Customer SStaff on Oct 12, 2014
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Which DVD region this unit reads ? Only region 1 or multi region ?
Alberto Lee N on Oct 9, 2014
Best Answer: If i refer to the manual it says region 1 . But it play divx to !

DVD video, Video CD, CD,
WMA, MP3, AAC, DivX,
MPEG player
Usable discs DVD
video, Video CD, CD, CD-
Reply · Report · Robert A on Oct 10, 2014
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If I buy this deck and GPS unit together am I able to get maps for Australia?
vkturbo on Oct 2, 2014
Best Answer: Hello Rob,

Out of the box, it is preloaded with Only maps of US, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, & Puerto Rico. To update the maps for Your geographical location, you must purchase the update(s) from the following site;
Reply · Report · Customer SStaff on Oct 4, 2014
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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-X5600BHS

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