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Pioneer car stereo with Dab+, USB, Spotify & bluetooth £98.10 with code @ Halfords
Pioneer car stereo with Dab+, USB, Spotify & bluetooth £98.10 with code @ Halfords

Pioneer car stereo with Dab+, USB, Spotify & bluetooth £98.10 with code @ Halfords

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Quality pioneer car stereo.
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Price is on sale at £109 - 10% = £98.10

Plus get a £10 voucher for any spend over £50!

Don't get a £200 fine for driving and using your mobile, upgrade your car stereo instead. This has Bluetooth for hands free calling.

Also has digital dab+ radio for more national radio stations.

USB front slot so you can play your mp3 songs. You can also play mp3 songs direct from your phone wirelessly via Bluetooth.

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Original Poster

There is also a Sony unit also at halfords for £10 cheaper but after reading one if the reviews on their website I decided to go for the Pioneer.

Note this does not have a CD player but who wants one of those and the corresponding clutter of CDs anyway when you can copy them all onto 1 USB.

Reckon I could fit this in an 08 plate Pug 207?

Where does it mention spotify - I looked and couldnt see anything.

LetoKynes

Reckon I could fit this in an 08 plate Pug 207?


Yeah, with a fascia adapter from ebay.

Handles FLAC files as well apparently.

woldranger

Where does it mention spotify - I looked and couldnt see anything.



​If it's the same one as mine then you have the option of Spotify from the source button, but I always use the Bluetooth to connect.

Original Poster

woldranger

Where does it mention spotify - I looked and couldnt see anything.



​Here is the blurb from pioneer website.

pioneer-car.eu/it/…dab

Probably a stupid query, but I'm intrigued and genuinely curious, by the place of individual car stereos, like this, in modern-day cars (with their moulded dashboards and facias, hidden electronics and remote controls etc.)

Is it purely for older cars or a simple transition?

Poppydog

Probably a stupid query, but I'm intrigued and genuinely curious, by the … Probably a stupid query, but I'm intrigued and genuinely curious, by the place of individual car stereos, like this, in modern-day cars (with their moulded dashboards and facias, hidden electronics and remote controls etc.) Is it purely for older cars or a simple transition?



​depends on your car, some cars.can use a fascia adapter and perhaps other adapters to connect to the loom and steering controls.
some .. may not have this facility,
if your car has an aux in then you can still connect a Bluetooth adapter to it, also various dab solutions are also available to allow your dab audio to be retransmitted over FM. or even Bluetooth to FM devices.
so even if your car cannot use a fascia adapter, then you still have options.

LetoKynes

Reckon I could fit this in an 08 plate Pug 207?



Yes you can

Banned

"Don't get a £200 fine for driving and using your mobile"

Just in case there are any morons reading that think hands free is safer than hand held - it isn't.

So yes less risk of getting fined, just as much risk of killing yourself and/or someone else.

noblinking

"Don't get a £200 fine for driving and using your mobile"Just in case … "Don't get a £200 fine for driving and using your mobile"Just in case there are any morons reading that think hands free is safer than hand held - it isn't. So yes less risk of getting fined, just as much risk of killing yourself and/or someone else.


Although it is legal to use an integrated bluetooth hands free system, whereas it is not legal to handle your phone while the engine is running. Drives an £80k Range Rover, too stupid to work out how to link their iPhone to the in-car bluetooth.

Original Poster

​My view is if you are that incompetent that you can't speak and drive at the same time then you should not even be carrying passengers, let alone answer a call albeit hands free.

More so, for some people that are challenged by voices in the car, their radio should be removed as well.

From the statutory law point of if you are weaving all over the road or involved in an accident then you can be prosecuted if found you were on the phone. If you are scared of that then please re-read my previous 2 paragraphs.

Banned

tan159

​My view is if you are that incompetent



And the first moron chips in. Why don't you do some research instead of having a view? Start with the RoSPA web site.

Edited by: "sajtan" 5th Mar

Original Poster

sajtan

And the first moron chips in. Why don't you do some research instead of … And the first moron chips in. Why don't you do some research instead of having a view? Start with the RoSPA web site.



​I don't deny accidents can happen but seriously, if you are so distracted by talking or listening to another persons voice, you shouldn't be on the road.

tan159

​I don't deny accidents can happen but seriously, if you are so d … ​I don't deny accidents can happen but seriously, if you are so distracted by talking or listening to another persons voice, you shouldn't be on the road.


Isn't there a lot of research that says even having a hands-free conversation significantly increases the likelihood of an accident - much more so than talking to someone within the vehicle.

Although of course we all do it - you're never going to stop it happening.

Edited by: "rammy" 5th Mar

sajtan

And the first moron chips in. Why don't you do some research instead of … And the first moron chips in. Why don't you do some research instead of having a view? Start with the RoSPA web site.



Assume you joined today just to troll. haha dumb ass

Poppydog

Probably a stupid query, but I'm intrigued and genuinely curious, by the … Probably a stupid query, but I'm intrigued and genuinely curious, by the place of individual car stereos, like this, in modern-day cars (with their moulded dashboards and facias, hidden electronics and remote controls etc.) Is it purely for older cars or a simple transition?



Older cars, and some lower spec newer ones.

My 09 Clio had a normal DIN sized aperture so would have been an easy swap, and I doubt that's the last of the cheaper cars to come with similar. At worst, you'd need an adaptor lead and another for the steering wheel controls.

In comparison, my current mini (and the last one) would be an utter nightmare and probably need half the dash removing, and other stuff wiring and coding to fool the system.

Annoys me that the display technology on these cheaper end ones hasn't moved on for nigh on 20 years. Quite fancy the 8700DAB for my mr2 but it's usually around £170 at its cheapest, which is a lot more to pay over this deal, just for a three line display. Go further up and the £300 double-din full screen ones are barely better than factory-fit stuff from five years ago.


Edited by: "Bossworld" 5th Mar

noblinking

"Don't get a £200 fine for driving and using your mobile"Just in case … "Don't get a £200 fine for driving and using your mobile"Just in case there are any morons reading that think hands free is safer than hand held - it isn't. So yes less risk of getting fined, just as much risk of killing yourself and/or someone else.


rammy

Isn't there a lot of research that says even having a hands-free … Isn't there a lot of research that says even having a hands-free conversation significantly increases the likelihood of an accident - much more so than talking to someone within the vehicle.Although of course we all do it - you're never going to stop it happening.



Greatly disagree.

Hands free is not perfectly safe, agreed. It is however an improvement over using the phone in your hand.

I also deeply believe it's more dangerous to talk to passengers than it is via hands free.

Natural instinct makes you want to look at people when they spook, majority of a conversation is done by body language and physical movement and not simply audible sound.

So yes, it's not completely safe to use hands free.
Point is it's safer than not using it, it's a matter of degree.

It's safer to drive at 20mph on a residential road instead of 30 or 40 or 50. But we'll still likely go around 30 on that road, even though 20 is safer there have to be reasonable limits. Points where we stop mass safety whoring.
Edited by: "rvcshart" 5th Mar

This escalated quickly from a pioneer radio post

Banned

rvcshart

I also deeply believe it's more dangerous to talk to passengers than it … I also deeply believe it's more dangerous to talk to passengers than it is via hands free. Natural instinct makes you want to look at people when they spook, majority of a conversation is done by body language and physical movement and not simply audible sound.



So you have passengers that carry on talking to you while you look at them instead of the road? In my experience not only do they not talk to me when the driving gets 'interesting' they often stab at brake pedals they don't have.

A reason why talking to a passenger is very different to talking on a telephone. The passenger is there. They know when to shut up and they know why you shut up with no risk of them thinking you are stupid or rude. Conversation with passengers is usually more relaxed because the passenger doesn't have anything better to do.The conversation is not costing either of you time or money.

rvcshart

Point is it's safer than not using it, it's a matter of degree.



Except all research shows it isn't and being dumb enough to think it is makes it much more dangerous.

brainbug100

Assume you joined today just to troll. haha dumb ass


The dumb ass thinks you need to join to post.....

joshtbh

This escalated quickly from a pioneer radio post


Not killing yourself and others is more important than a cheap stereo.

Edited by: "sajea" 5th Mar

joshtbh

This escalated quickly from a pioneer radio post



​Couldn't read most of it. Was driving.

I`ve got music controls on the steering wheel.
Do you think it still will work after I upgrade my basic stereo to this? (its an 8 years old Suzuki)

rvcshart

I also deeply believe it's more dangerous to talk to passengers than it … I also deeply believe it's more dangerous to talk to passengers than it is via hands free. Natural instinct makes you want to look at people when they spook, majority of a conversation is done by body language and physical movement and not simply audible sound.

rvcshart

Point is it's safer than not using it, it's a matter of degree.



Those are exactly the same points I was going to make. My passengers, usually my own family, know why I have shut up and perhaps more importantly are aware enough to know when to shut up themselves. Also telephone conversations are different in my opinion, part of your brain is off in another place and because of the low fidelity of the audio it is much harder to interpret nuances of tone and vocalization, so you have to put a lot more mental effort into figuring out the subtler meanings in the other persons speech than you do with someone sitting very close to you. That's not to say some people shouldn't be allowed to drive with passengers at all. The number of drivers I see having animated conversations looking directly at the person beside them or apparently even at a back seat passenger frightens the life out of me.

Looks like a good unit, but my new stereo arriving this week will have all of the above plus native Spotify! Voted hot anyway

Just bought a couple of these to flog on flea Bay. Thanks a million.

Warmth added..

Bossworld

Older cars, and some lower spec newer ones.My 09 Clio had a normal DIN … Older cars, and some lower spec newer ones.My 09 Clio had a normal DIN sized aperture so would have been an easy swap, and I doubt that's the last of the cheaper cars to come with similar. At worst, you'd need an adaptor lead and another for the steering wheel controls. In comparison, my current mini (and the last one) would be an utter nightmare and probably need half the dash removing, and other stuff wiring and coding to fool the system.Annoys me that the display technology on these cheaper end ones hasn't moved on for nigh on 20 years. Quite fancy the 8700DAB for my mr2 but it's usually around £170 at its cheapest, which is a lot more to pay over this deal, just for a three line display. Go further up and the £300 double-din full screen ones are barely better than factory-fit stuff from five years ago.




agree aftermarket car stereos havent moved on much over 20 years or so but then again the price has dropped massively unless you go for the top stuff. A decent cheap stereo 20 years ago wouldve cost approx £500. i know.

just fitted the pioneer 840 in a friends car. bargain at about £200 as it includes DAB, Bluetooth and Phone

Biggest danger is people texting whilst driving - the amount of people I see on a daily basis who are trying to text while hiding their phone in their lap is unbelievable.

You only have to look for the one's who's eyes are flicking from windscreen to their lap every few seconds - so damn dangerous.

Would Halfords fit this if you have one of those factory fitted built in radios & connect it so you could control volume etc from steering etc?

Gollywood

Would Halfords fit this if you have one of those factory fitted built in … Would Halfords fit this if you have one of those factory fitted built in radios & connect it so you could control volume etc from steering etc?


halfords.com/adv…uch

rvcshart

.I also deeply believe it's more dangerous to talk to passengers than it … .I also deeply believe it's more dangerous to talk to passengers than it is via hands free.Natural instinct makes you want to look at people when they spook, majority of a conversation is done by body language and physical movement and not simply audible sound.So yes, it's not completely safe to use hands free.Point is it's safer than not using it, it's a matter of degree.



That's simply not true. Research shows passengers change the pace of their conversation, pause when the vehicle approaches obstacles and hazards or the driver performs a manoeuvre, and also have the ability to assist with hazards e.g. "I can see a kid on the road over there." None of this is possible over hands free where the caller assumes , well, that you're free!

does this fit in land rover freelander - 06/07 plate? thanks

.....I'm still patiently waiting for the comment "....I need hands free, so I can hold my can of lager
Safely while talking"

Please don't disappoint me HKUD, it's Monday and you keep me smiling

rvcshart

Greatly disagree.Hands free is not perfectly safe, agreed. It is however … Greatly disagree.Hands free is not perfectly safe, agreed. It is however an improvement over using the phone in your hand.I also deeply believe it's more dangerous to talk to passengers than it is via hands free.Natural instinct makes you want to look at people when they spook, majority of a conversation is done by body language and physical movement and not simply audible sound.So yes, it's not completely safe to use hands free.Point is it's safer than not using it, it's a matter of degree.It's safer to drive at 20mph on a residential road instead of 30 or 40 or 50. But we'll still likely go around 30 on that road, even though 20 is safer there have to be reasonable limits. Points where we stop mass safety whoring.



Greatly disagree.

Whislt both hands free and/or talking to passengers is considerably safer than holding a mobile phone. Out of handsfree/talking to passengers, hands free is defo going to be the least safe

I disagree that you are inclined to "look at them" thus taking your eyes off the road!. And also as another user has stated, you effectively have a second pair of eyes and ears looking out for hazards, although they are not in control, they can offer warning signs.
Edited by: "djaydearz" 6th Mar

LetoKynes

Reckon I could fit this in an 08 plate Pug 207?


Be aware fitting will cost extra if you want it connected to the steering wheel paddles. I have a Peugeot van and it was costing me an extra £100+ for fitting as I was told it needs an additional harness at £58 and would have to be connected to the ignition £50.

89quidyoucantgowrong

Although it is legal to use an integrated bluetooth hands free system, … Although it is legal to use an integrated bluetooth hands free system, whereas it is not legal to handle your phone while the engine is running. Drives an £80k Range Rover, too stupid to work out how to link their iPhone to the in-car bluetooth.



simple answer is auto stop in your car on the red lights, your engine just shuts down and you good to use your phone, wht about that?

another thing about dab do search on google "dab in uk" if you want to listen 64kbps quality than you good to go

+1 for including DAB so a good price. I think these units really need to include an SD card slot esp when there is no CD player. I'm not a fan of front USB ports, they are nice and convenient but will be annoying when you want to remove the face. With an SD slot you plug it in then forget about it.

Been buying Pioneer for the last 17 years and the unit I bought 3 years ago works with the hands-free remote I bought 15 years ago, bet it would still work with my old CD changer! I've got a DEH-X8600BT which has BT, and SD card slot behind the face (below the CD slot) so it stays in after face removal. It has an OEL screen so you get lots of info/pretty animations.

Alas this will most likely be my last Pioneer head unit, since my next car will be too modern/difficult to change anything!

LetoKynes

Reckon I could fit this in an 08 plate Pug 207?



​yes but you will need a facia adapter and ideally a professional to do the job . and to keep steering wheel control and etc

soulgod123

another thing about dab do search on google "dab in uk" if you want to … another thing about dab do search on google "dab in uk" if you want to listen 64kbps quality than you good to go



​need also DAB Antenna I think ..
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