Pioneer AVH-1300NEX Review

Pioneer AVH-1300NEX ReviewPioneer’s NEX (networked entertainment experience) introduces Pioneer Avh-1300nex- a powerful and innovative new user interface which is customizable and responsive. The NEX models are explicitly designed to suit today’s smartphone-driven lifestyle. Here we have a look at its impressive features.

Pioneer AVH-1300NEX Features 

Apple Carplay:

The Pioneer AVH-1300NEX is equipped with Apple CarPlay, the safer, smarter way to use iPhone cars. It provides iPhone users an incredibly intuitive way to listen to music, use Maps, access messages, and make calls with just a touch or a word.

App Radio Mode:

With AppRadio Mode + connected to a compatible Android smartphone or iPhone 5 or newer, with CD-IU52 Lightning to USB cable (sold separately) and equipped with Pioneer’s free AppRadio app, you can have full on-screen access and control of your maps, calendar, contacts, and so on.

Pioneer has worked with app providers to give compatibility with some of the recent most used in-vehicle apps; it also develops a catalogue of compatible apps to suit future features and functions.


AppRadioLIVE makes your driving experience more comfortable, it combines the information you need during your drive into a single and easy to use interface. It was explicitly designed to meet the feedback from current AppRadio customers, and it offers easy access to information needed in the in-vehicle environment, such as Media, Maps, Calendar, and News.

AppRadioLIVE draws content from various services and sources which you may already have an account with. You have to download the FREE AppRadioLIVE app and sync your services. All your information saved on those accounts will be pulled into the AppRadioLIVE interface.


You can pair a Bluetooth equipped phone to the Pioneer AVH-1300NEX without having to go through complicated settings. When a registered Bluetooth device is close to the receiver, the two units get paired automatically. This way, you can enjoy hands-Free Calling, wireless audio streaming(A2DP) with the album, artist, song search, and control audio(AVRCP). It also allows you to access music libraries on smartphones wirelessly.

The pioneer AVH-1300NEX with Bluetooth also offers better call quality reception using the new wideband Speech Hands-free Profile 1.6. Almost doubling the capacity of the frequency helps improve call quality like the FM reception.


Pandora is a personalized internet radio designed to help you find new music that you will love to mix with music that you knew already. By downloading the free Pandora Radio app to your iPhone or Android devices that support the Bluetooth Serial Port Profile (SPP), and connecting to the Pioneer AVH-1300NEX, you can enjoy the improved audio quality as well as full control of the Pandora experience in your car from the touchscreen display of the receiver. You can rate tracks, bookmark a song to purchase it later, switch easily between your personalized radio stations, and view complete album art and track data.

Power of SIRI eyes Free:

iPhone users with Siri can enjoy the Siri Eyes Free functionality. With a touch of the NEX touchscreen, Siri listens through the NEX unit’s external microphone answering your requests and questions over the vehicle’s speakers. This ensures you keep your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.


The Pioneer AVH-1300NEX is SiriusXM-Ready to give you access to more than140 channels, including free music plus the live events, best sports, comedy, news, entertainment and exclusive talk. SiriusXM programming is gotten through the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (sold separately, and requires SiriusXM subscription).

By Connecting the SiriusXM SXV300 tuner to the Pioneer receiver, you get access to additional features like SportsFlash, TuneMix, WeatherNow, and Traffic.

iDataLink Maestro

When the Pioneer AVH-1300NEX receiver installed into a compatible vehicle using the iDatalink Maestro RR (sold separately), you will enjoy the performance and features plus touchscreen control over key factory sound features.

The Pioneer AVH-1300NEX supports factory functions through the iDatalink Maestro RR including Media Player (including the factory AUX-in and USB ports), Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Commands, Hands-Free Telephone, Secondary Display Support, and Satellite Radio.

Keep the Party Going!

Be your DJ and Keep the party going with MIXTRAX, an innovative Pioneer invention that produces a non-stop mix of your music library. MIXTRAX offers a unique DJ infused listening pleasure to those in the car. It takes the music from an iPod, iPhone, USB device, or specific Android devices and plays it back with added transitions and effects.

MIXTRAX makes automatic remixing of tracks fast and easy. By connecting your USB enabled device you can listen as tracks get joined by different sound effects in non-stop-mix play.

MIXTRAX also gives club-style lightning similar to the dance club-like lighting effect. As MIXTRAX starts, lights start syncing to the beat of the song to keep the groove going.

USB Direct Control for iPod/iPhone

The Pioneer’s AVH-1300NEX is connected to your iPod or iPhone for video and music using an optional USB cable (sold separately) based on your iOS device. Song, time, artist, and album information gets displayed on the touchscreen. With powerful search tools like Alphabet Search and Link Play to help you find content quicker.

The system’s wired USB connection offers direct digital signal transfer from the device for a bright, clean sound and provides 1 amp of current to keep your iPhone or iPod charged.

Enhanced User Interface:

NEX features are powerful, responsive, and intuitive touchscreen user interface that is simple to use and highly customizable. NEX is specifically designed to meet tablet and smartphone-driven lifestyle.

Stay Connected

Connect your compatible Android or iOS smartphone with NEX for a genuinely connected experience.  It brings lots of your favorite apps into the dashboard, and the high-quality Bluetooth connectivity lets you carry out conversations.

Sound Quality for All

Pioneer NEX in-dash receiver offers you audio quality features such as 13-Band Graphic Equalizer with touch panel swipe settings, built-in high/low pass crossover with adjustable points and slopes and built-in Auto EQ and Time Alignment, provide you with the controls for your listening experience and listening preferences. For Auto EQ features, the CD-MC20 microphone (sold separately) is required.

Leave a Comment