I paid just under £200 for this head unit about 4 months ago. I went with Pioneer as I was aware of there good reputation and I was impressed with the price. As will be detailed in this review I was not disappointed and Pioneer lived up to there name. It looks great so I can't imagine it not fitting with any car.
Straight out of the box I found that this unit was fairly easy to install, but saying that I know a bit about audio and electronics so for those less technically minded it might be an idea to get somewhere like Halfords to install it (probably less than £20) I comes with a remote control which I personally find a bit pointless as you're sat right next to the unit but for those that like them it's there. It is very easy to use with the buttons being clearly marked and the menus being simple. The only downside was it didn't come with the radio presets but this takes no time to programme (plus you can choose your own instead of what the manufacturer thinks you want). A great upside for me is the connectivity with external devices via USB, that means iPod, iPhone and any other USB device.
I have found that this is a very reliable and well built bit of kit. I have had no problems with CD reading or the buttons not responding. Once set up it is easy to use and I do use it an awful lot. I will update this review if I come across any problems.
This Pioneer is very cheap for what you get, I would say the best in the class. It has all the functionality required of a car stereo and more with its USB connectivity. This come highly recommend by me.
This is an excellent stereo for not too much money. With Pioneer you know you will get superior quality and this unit will not let you down. The unit is one of the best in its class from the looks to the usability, the sleek design means it will look good in any car. Something not mentioned in the produnt description nis that you can hook your ipod up via the usb connection you would normally use for your computer, as well as being able to hook up a usb device, mp3 player and with optional extras, even able to stream your music from your phone through your car speakers. The only downside would be that initially setting your radio settings can be a bit harder than normal as you do not have the usual 1-6 pre-sets which a lower budget stereo would usually have, however this is solved by using the remote control, or just playing with the stereo for a bit to get used to it. Overall a very good stereo for the money.
Whether you want to boost your in-car audio performance or transform your car into a mobile multimedia center, the DEH-P700UB gives you both high power and high connectivity.
With three high-volt pre-outs, you can connect up to three amplifiers and speakers. By providing a strong signal, with less noise and more definition, the high-volt pre-outs reduce demands on the input circuit of the amplifiers so they can work with lower gain settings.
This results in improved sound quality and a wider dynamic range.
Your connectivity options are extensive, too. Connect your iPod directly to the tuner via an optional cable (the CD-IU50). This gives you full control via the CD tuner, which also charges your iPod when it's not in use. Convenience and simplicity in one.
You can connect your USB music player via the rear USB-in. Or, if you have another source, you can connect it via the rear aux-in as well. The point is that you can enjoy your entire music collection, whether it's on a CD, iTunes or Windows Media Library, or stored on a number of other devices.
The tuner's IP-Bus connection allows you to literally transform your car into a mobile multimedia center. Add a CD changer, DVD player or TV Tuner.