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Pioneer DEH-X8700BH

Single DIN Bluetooth In-Dash CD/AM/FM Car Stereo w/ Dual Phone Pairing & HD Radio


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General Features:

  • Pioneer DEH-X8700BH In-Dash Receiver
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 50 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 22 watts x 4 channels
  • Full dot LCD display with LED backlight
  • 10-level brightness control
  • MIXTRAX app Illumination Effects
  • Dual-zone variable color customization
  • Detachable face plate
  • Remote control included
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix Warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • AM/FM tuner with 18FM/6AM presets
    • Best station memory
    Built-in HD radio
    • HD radio multicasting
  • Pandora station creation
  • Siri Eyes Free mode
  • iPod and iPhone Ready: Standard USB-to-iPod Cable and USB-to-Lightning Cable compatible
  • Android music support
  • Customizable 5-band graphic equalizer
  • Subwoofer Level Adjustable
  • Built-in LPF/HPF
  • Advanced Sound Retriever
  • 24-bit D/A converter
  • 3.5mm Rear Audio Auxiliary Input
  • Rear USB Input
  • CD text information display
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)

Bluetooth Features:

  • Built-in Bluetooth technology for hands-free talking and audio streaming
  • Dual pairing allows for 2 phones to be connected simultaneously
  • Supports:
    • A2DP audio streaming
    • Hands Free Profile 1.6
    • AVRCP remote control 1.5
  • Secure Simple Profile
  • Serial Port Profile
  • Guest Mode
  • Works with most Bluetooth enabled cell phones
  • Includes an external wired microphone for clear, convenient talking

Expandability Options:

  • 3 Sets of 4V preamp outputs (front, rear and subwoofer)
  • Steering Wheel Control Ready: PAC ControlPRO or Axxess ASWC-1 are required and sold separately
  • CD changer controls

Product History:

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Pioneer DEH-X8600BH thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Pioneer DEH-X8700BH)
Pioneer DEH-X8500BH thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Pioneer DEH-X8600BH)
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(previous model, replaced by Pioneer DEH-X8500BH)

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.

Single 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.

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.
22 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)
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.

Digital LED Backlit LCD Display
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.

Variable Colors
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.
Hi-Res Audio Compatible
This feature refers to if the product is capable of Hi-Res Audio (HRA) playback.

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.
Number of Rear USB Inputs
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 Audio Input

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.

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.
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

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
App Compatible
Audio Playback
Siri Control
Pandora 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)
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 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
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.
Pandora Control
Audio Playback
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
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star

Average Attribution Rating


Urbana, IL

Great head unit!

January 3, 2015

Tons of features, everything works flawlessly. I've always had the best luck with Pioneer stereos, and this new model doesn't disappoint. HD radio is nice to have, and the equalizer has several bands. The only thing I haven't used is the Mixtrax. Pretty sure it doesn't work with a Bluetooth connection. Overall this is the best (single din) head unit I've owned to date.

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Des Moines, IA


December 28, 2014

All around great stereo! Great sound quality, and lots of tuning options to fine tune the sound! As posted above there is a play pause on the front it is also the band button.

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Orlando, FL


February 27, 2015

Well I got this amp thinking, Ok it's got HD Radio, surely it's got a good clean sound that it produces and thats what I was after, not looks or features so much.... Well, it's phenomenally clear. This head unit is able to reproduce music on such a clear level that the background noise in a song, like pianos, bass guitar, little tiny things you never noticed before, actually stand out and littleraly make you smile, cause you're hearing music like you're supposed to. Just like it was meant to be heard in the studio.

The thing is with this head-unit, is, it's like a grown-up head unit. No, it doesn't look flashy, or have a tv attached to it, but mo-money-mo-problems. Besides, I think it looks rather; classy, modern, and adult. And the more stuff you have.... the more that can break, and the more SH-TUFF you have in it the less time and energy can be focused on the sound, like this one. This unit mainly THRIVES in one area. MAKING THE CLEANEST PUREST SIGNAL POSSIBLE. With a THD of 0.02 at the CD player, I knew it would be good start, but it not only doesn't distort the sound... but It picks up on all the subtle ones too, especially the lower end frequencies. You wanna have good clean bass? Thats a subtle sound (it's supposed to be anyway), that usually tries to have a big impact!! It's gotta come from somewhere. And the thing with stereo systems is that it's only as good as it's weakest link. If you have a high quality amp but crappy sound going to it, it's still gonna sound bad when it gets to the subs. This head-unit has added the lower range bass in the vocals that I was so DESPERATELY looking for. I was thinking about getting 15"s to make the same tone difference this head-unit creates. It's SUCH A FULL-ER SOUND. I can't wait to hook up the crescendo amps!!!!!!!!! I'm sure I'll be screaming about this amp then.

I mean, even if you want to do a competition build this thing has 6 pre-outs!!! They're even 4+ volts too (So this not only does it put out a good clean signal. But that signal is nice and clean, and STRONG) There's nothing more than what you need here. And it does what it's supposed to do, to perfection.... And I can even answer my phone calls through this thing and talk right through the stereo!!!??? I paid around 130 at a pawn shop for that last head-unit, and I couldn't do that then. But it had a dvd player, 7 inch screen, 16 different things you change with the eq.... It also claimed to have a working USB in the front. Never worked for me just charged my phone. (But the DEH-X8700BH worked flawlessly, and it's in the back so it can/has to be professionally installed by pro/you. lol and it looks so much cleaner. Even if you just make that usb cord go in the glove box. you can completely control your phone once it's playing through the head-unit) the "OLD DVD player" head-unit I had, also had a front and rear pre-out, but only 1 single output for my sub. And it was always tuned so G-D HIGH. Now, NONE, and I mean NOTHING hits the vocal lows like this thing does (i thought I had to put in 15" pro-audio mids to reach the lows in the vocals to the likes that this unit already creates) I never heard anything from a head unit under 180 bucks sound this well rounded. (I have changed out 4 head units in my truck, and listened to countless others.) This one sounds the most well rounded, and I the eq adjusted maybe 1 up on one frequency and 1 down on the bass and thats it. You really don't have to adjust the EQ too much cause it already sounds so good. I know I said that twice but I was about to waste 300 bucks on that. (I might still do it anyway lol :-P)

Yes this sound is obtainable elsewhere but pioneer has done very well here, and the price is tough to beat. But from someone who wants a super clear media center/source, and have plenty of expansion room to work with, or not just the head-unit and a sub, might be good for some people, cause it does get a little loud too. (But again thats not this things purpose. It purpose is to give you a super clear signal to your amps in the back.) With good quality components behind the uint like high end amps and speakers and subs, it will be a thing of beauty. Not only that but it is a classy looking head-unit too. This is not a kids radio by any means... "welcome to the big boys"

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Fort Worth, TX


December 23, 2014

I bought this for my wife and installed myself in her Jeep Liberty. So far we both really like the unit. I originally was looking at the Pioneer 6700, but figured she may like the USB on the back so it can go through the glovebox, and also the display is much better. Since it doesn't have as many buttons on the front like a traditional single DIN receiver, there is a little bit of a learning curve. It only took me about a half an hour to figure everything out, but i had to show her how to do a few things like select preset stations on the HD radio. The interface is pretty intuitive. The ONLY thing i dont like, is that there is no play/pause button the unit. There is a silly mixtrax button, which we will never use, and it would have been perfect if they replaced that button with a play/pause button, or included it somewhere else. Overall we're very happy. Install was a breeze, and the sound quality and features are perfect. Bluetooth audio and phone functions are excellent

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Pioneer Car Stereo User Guy

Sandy Springs, GA

a GREAT sounding car stereo and upgrade

February 21, 2015

I bought this unit to replace the stock stereo in my '99 Ford Taurus. The good part is that I was able to remove my underdash ashtray/storage and mount it in that space and it was easy to run the harness kit I got from you from the trunk to the front of the car and hook it up. I got this model mainly for its features (Bluetooth, HD Radio, remote device, etc). TIP: this unit did not sound so great until I turned on the "Loudness" controls (which is apparently a "pre-amp" circuit in the unit). ...then it really sounded good. After tweaking everything to my liking (EQ, etc) I find I can turn this deck up past 3/4 volume without distortion, so at this point I don't really need to add an external amp.
PROS: sounds great at low or high volume. Easy to hook up. Phone feature is very clear w/ both parties without feedback or echo.
CONS: The interface for the controls is not that user-friendly. Be prepared to sort & search thru menus. But....the remote control makes things much easier (I have it mounted on my center console).

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Brooklyn, NY

good unit

February 16, 2015

picked this unit over a similarly priced Nakamichi for a few reasons - simple faceplate, HD Radio, and the reviews. have to say I'm super pleased so far. I love the convenience of Bluetooth both for music and phone, the endlessly customizable lights to match my car's dash, and the sound quality. the CD player does not skip even on rough roads and the fit and finish feel good (the knob could be better but it's totally acceptable).

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Burrton, KS


March 29, 2015

Sounds great in my wrangler. Gets above road noise well. Bluetooth was a breeze to set up. I do miss the channel buttons but its a great unit!

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Trenton florida

Very nice

March 16, 2015

Very good stereo couldn't ask for a better one to push my system

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Grand Junction, CO

Verified Purchase
Nice unit.

May 31, 2015

We upgraded our jeep with this unit, it works and sounds great, Bluetooth features work well, and it can communicate with both driver and passengers phones, plus has adjustable led colors to match any vehicle.

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St Petersburg, FL

Verified Purchase
Nice unit

August 20, 2015

This is a very good unit with plenty of features for the buck. It sounds good & does more than I need it to do. Doesn't take long to learn how to navigate the menus. It's a unit that I highly recommend if you're looking to upgrade.

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Nicholson, PA

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Know what you want!

November 2, 2016

Almost always you will notice a great deal of improvement in your vehicles sound system by upgrading to an aftermarket stereo. I am a big Pioneer fan across the board. I like their stereos, subs, speakers, and even their Dj controllers. The DEH8700BH is no exception. Its simple, clean, and produces a great sound. These are some things to think about alongside some things that I personally think Pioneer could have done better with this product.
1) the USB hookup is located in the back of the stereo. They give you a cable that you can run from the back of the stereo to the interior of your vehicle. But I personally like it located in the front. And I don't think it has an AUX hook up.
2) The look is clean and simple which I like, but I think it lacks because of simplicity. There is no pause/play button or on/off button. You have to press pause/play on your device to stop and start a song. And you have to pop the faceplate or turn off your vehicle in order to turn off the stereo. Also to skip or go back you have to twist a dial located around the volume knob, which isn't bad a bad thing, just good to know.
3) The EQ is only 5 band. Meaning you can adjust the low, mid low, mid, mid high, and high in the stereo. Being a musician and aspiring producer, I always like more. Because it allows for more clarity and the ability to better adjust your system to your preference.
4) The bluetooth works well but can be a little tricky to hookup to at times.

All things considered, I am pleased with the product and if it has the components you're looking for then yes, I would recommend it for purchase.

Honestly. James.L.Johnson

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My review of Pioneer DEH-X8700BH

April 4, 2016

I loved this product. After it got shipped to me from Sonicelectronix, it was easy to install. It got and cool interface. And What I most liked about it is how well it work with my Apple products.

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glasgow, MT

what... my old radio is better

March 2, 2016

i own an older deh p8400bh.

it has 3.5mm audio on the front...
usb on the rear

which is where thows connectors should be...

my old deck sounds great... this one probably sounds the same....

but what mine doesnt do is all the advanced phone stuff.

when i went from a galaxy s to an s6... i can no longer use the "bar" to change songs on pandora.

i would give this a 3 just because... my old stereo, at the end of the day, plays the same signal to the amps....

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Hadley ny

very good pioneer deck

November 11, 2015

Works good love the Bluetooth HD radio is ok not the best don't come in that good but USB music works good and plays cds good. And cd deck sounds really good

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new york

good cd deck for the price

November 6, 2015

Well just installed this new pioneer. Deck sounds. Pretty good still need 2 tune it more but definitely need 2 buy the alpine 4ch mini amp for best sound might also need 2 get better speakers my kicker cs are ok but definitely need 2 upgrade 2 better speakers

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Hiram, GA


October 5, 2015


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My existing radio just died and this one has all the features I want with a sleek interface. Tired of Sony and a million buttons to push
Aaron A on Jun 22, 2016
Will play music from an external hard drive, unlike many competitors who can only read <32GB thumb/flash drives. This, combined with rear USB, makes for an excellent, secure, no-fuss stereo.
Matthew S on Jun 16, 2016
Had pioneer in the past and loved it.
AUBIN P on Jun 19, 2016
Because of customer reviews and I've ordered other Pioneer units from Sonic in the past. The wiring kits and other hardware has always worked out perfect.
Donald P on Feb 24, 2016
what color is display ?
A shopper on May 1, 2016
Best Answer: You can change the color of the display to various different kinds. I have bought this deck 3 times because I love it so much. I have it in all three of my cars. In one car I have it turquoise like on the picture, in my scion I have the display in red, in my last car I have it like white kinda it's hard to explain. Really clean though.
Reply · Report · Juan G on May 2, 2016
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Why do I need an antenna adapter?
A shopper on Aug 2, 2015
Best Answer: Wether you need one or not is dependent on the car. Some have have the standard plug head units are equipped with, but many cars(especially new ones) use plugs specific to the manufacturer. Many cars are so compact they use smaller plugs or they incorporate it into the harness. If sonic thinks you need it, you likely do.
Reply · Report · Nicole F on Aug 3, 2015
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Will the wiring harness that comes with the new unit match the wiring harness in my vehicle?
Joe F on May 16, 2016
Best Answer: Every time (3x with different cars) I've ordered a receiver through sonicelectronix, I have received a wiring harness that fit my car perfectly. Just make sure you fill out the make & model correctly.
Reply · Report · Cody Bassler on May 16, 2016
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how to get the stero to get the artist and song thats it playing?
A shopper on May 10, 2015
Best Answer: Push the center knob. Then turn knob until it reads Entertainment, Press knob and it will show different displays that you can chose from. Simple is what you want. This is my favorite also, because it shows the artist and song. At the bottom of the display it shows how far along in the song you are. Good Luck.
Reply · Report · Terrell L on May 21, 2015
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It confirmed that this unit would fit in my 87 Olds Cutlass Supreme Brougham I am curious as to how all the voice control and other newer options that normally all the controls for them would already be on steering wheel of a newer car How or what Will I have to do to be able to use those options ?
Lori B on Jul 3, 2016
Best Answer: Hi,

The 'voice control' features you are referring to are handled through the Bluetooth features. Nothing else is needed for that.

As for Steering Wheel Control (SWC) features, in a vehicle that doesn't have SWC, an add-on is available , link below.
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Jul 3, 2016
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do I need a cable to hook up ipod to pioneer unit deh x 8700bh ? and how much is this cable and what is the stock # for this cable if I need to order it ? Thanks Bobby
Bobby D on Nov 7, 2015
Best Answer: Hello Bobby,

Simply, the cable that came with your iPod - whatever model/generation it may be - is what you are to use. This cable is connected to REAR USB port. So, simply find an aftermarket cable compatible with your iPod, or buy an OEM one from the Apple store, and that will suffice.
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Nov 7, 2015
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Does this radio support Sirius?
A shopper on Jun 1, 2015
Best Answer: Hello,

As specified in the feats/specs: Satellite Radio - No
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Jun 1, 2015
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Does this fit in a 2001 Audi TT, allowing the stereo fold-down door to close?
Jonathan on Dec 22, 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 DEH-X8700BH

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