Pioneer AVH-3500NEX Review – Single Din Dream!

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Verdict

The Pioneer AVH-3500NEX will seamlessly integrate with your smartphone and give you an elevated user experience on the flip-out touchscreen through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It can’t get better than this in a single din apartment!

Pros

  • Feature a flip-out 7’’ touchscreen display
  • Only single DIN head unit to support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • High-quality equalizer with Auto EG settings and high-power amplifier outputs
  • Support for different inputs, outputs, and media sources

Cons

  • USB ports don’t work with some types of cables
  • The touchscreen could experience some lags

Overview

The Pioneer AVH-3500NEX is a high-end stereo with its 7’’ flip-out touchscreen display and support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It gives you the capabilities of your smartphone right in your dashboard and you can control it all by using just your voice.

Review

The Pioneer AVH-3500NEX offers you the capabilities of a double-DIN receiver in a single DIN size. It’s equipped with a motorized flip-out touchscreen display to give you the ability to interact with your dashboard in the most user-friendly and intuitive way.

Being the only single DIN head unit to provide Apple CarPlay and Android auto, this receiver provides high integration with your smartphone to let you access all its functionalities from your car’s dashboard.

The Apple CarPlay will turn your receiver’s touchscreen into the same iOS UI interface, where you can access all your favorite apps like music, messages, podcasts, maps, calendars, and other third-party apps.

Likewise, the Android Auto will give you full control over your smartphone by installing the app on your phone and providing you with a simple interface on the receiver to control your navigation apps, phone, and media files.

Both technologies support voice control commands. You can also control your smartphone using the touchscreen through Pioneer’s AppRadio One.

Siri Eyes Free voice commands for iPhone allows you to make calls, control your music library, add reminders, and compose messages. You can easily access your music library on both Android and Apple devices with the help of Android Music Support and USB Direct Control, respectively.

With the Pandora Internet Radio and Spotify control, you can access your accounts and listen to your favorite playlists and stations through USB and Bluetooth connections.

You also have the ability to play media files with the DVD player or through the USB port. They support playback for MP3, WMA, AAC, MP4, MPEG, Divx, and FLAC files.

Using the video output port, you can stream videos to your rear-seat screens for your passengers. You can also connect a rear-view mirror or camera through the backup camera input to offer parking support.

To conclude, this receiver offers great support for smartphone integration using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that you can make full use of using the motorized flip-out touchscreen.

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Features & Specifications

  • Single DIN Receiver with CD audio and DVD video playback
  • 7″ flip-out clear resistive touchscreen display
  • RMS Power: 17 Watts x 4 Channels
  • Peak Power: 50 Watts x 4 Channels
  • Preamp Outputs: 6-channel 4V outputs (Front, Rear, Subwoofer)
  • Built-in Bluetooth technology for hands-free calling and audio streaming
  • Supported Profiles: HFP, A2DP, AVRCP, SPP, SSP
  • 1 Rear USB Port
  • 1 Rear Audio Auxiliary Input
  • Mini-jack AV Cable
  • Backup Camera Input
  • Composite Video Output
  • iPod, iPhone and Android devices compatibility
  • Pandora Internet Radio and Spotify control for iPhone and Android
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • USB Direct Control for iPhone
  • Siri Eyes Free, AppRadio, and Android Music Support
  • SiriusXM satellite radio ready

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