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Pioneer MVH-X560BT - Considering New Head Unit

Advice and experience wanted on possible purchase of Pioneer MVH-X560BT

Soon to remove front fairing to install current group buy HIDs. The HK head unit sucks, especially on FM. CD and wired is better, but not great. I attached a BT dongle to the AUX, then the AUX connector in the HK became disconnected. I will reconnect when HK is out of bike.

The Pioneer 149bt has HD radio, which the 560bt does not. Both appear to have similar iPhone inter connectivity. $300 for the 149bt and $130 for the 560bt.

Perhaps in an enclosed environment of a sedan, the more expensive head unit would be a sonic improvement. But, riding 75 mph on a MC ?


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I paid $210 for my Alpine 149, but still interested to see how your Pioneer works out. Which installation kit are you going with?

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The Pioneer is a shalliwer and smaller unit. IMO its nicer than the Alpine

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Just did a Kenwood kdc-X997 which has the HD radio plus just about everything else you could need. Sounds amazing..

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On the kenwood . Does your handle bar controls from factory still work for volume channels etc??


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Personally I've been using the Pioneer DEHX8600BH which has the HD Tuner as well as Bluethooth and all kinds of other features, For about 2 Months now, I love this Headunit and have no complaints whatsoever about it. I believe I paid around $140 for it. My last Pioneer Radio I gave to my Brother and its still pumping --9 yrs. later.
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Personally I've been using the Pioneer DEHX8600BH which has the HD Tuner as well as Bluethooth and all kinds of other features, For about 2 Months now, I love this Headunit and have no complaints whatsoever about it. I believe I paid around $140 for it. My last Pioneer Radio I gave to my Brother and its still pumping --9 yrs. later.
The Pioneer DEHX8600BH looks to be a good unit. Crutchfield has it for $199. HD would have been nice, but for me I placed very little weight on its being included on the FLTR. For me, the weight of including a CD was zero. I prefer to stream from my iPhone.

I have a seven year old Alpine in my '94 sports car; I even thought of using that in my FLTR. But, the Alpine is way obsolete. No BT - OMG! So, I'm looking at the 149bt for the '94 car. Trying to stay within a reasonable budget with my toys, and spread out my expenditures to maintain cash flow.

Digital technology for audio and PDA is changing so fast that in two years, whatever I install in the FLTR will be comparatively out of date as much as my seven year old Alpine is today. The Alpine was top of the line for a single DIN seven years ago.


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Crutchfield is normally more pricey than other online retailers. However, they have a reputation for good follow up service, and telephone assistance on installation. With this purchase the total expenditure with Crutchfield was less than others.

My total cost including adapter was $154.98, shipping was $0.00, and the instructions they value at $9.99 was on check out actually $0.00.

The adapter when purchased with the head unit was offered at half price. Plus the bundle comes with instructions specific to the FLTR. I will let you know about the quality of the instructions.

Regarding the adapter, it either works or it doesn't. I know nothing about it.
The adapter Crutchfield sells for the FLTR is a Scosche. See image attachment for parts list and prices.
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