Pioneer Mvh-1400nex Review - Car Music Lab
Pioneer Mvh-1400nex Review

Pioneer Mvh-1400nex Review

Car radio receivers these days are designedto do much more than merely connecting to your favorite FM stations. Car ownerswith terrible, outdated head units can now install a car-play enabled radioreceiver to enjoy navigation, better audio, and messaging experience while onthe go.

The Pioneer MVH-1400NEX was brought on as an extension of the Pioneer’s NEX platform. It complements the driver’s lifestyle with its double din digital media receiver and the integration of smartphone interfaces.

This article will reveal more to you aboutwhat this relatively cheap in-dash receiver from the famous brand is capableof.

 A big LCD screen double din in-dash receiver, the Pioneer MVH-1400NEX is equipped with a CD-free design to conform to the new trend of streaming music content. One would expect it to cost a fortune considering its array of luxurious features, but surprisingly, the Pioneer MVH-1400NEX comes at an affordable price.



The absence of a hardware button or CD slotadds to its excellent design.

The double-din fascia around the head unitis carefully molded to align with the car’s dashboard.

It has a 6.2-inch glossy touch screen to complement the design. The capacitive touch screen is very responsive, easy to use, and offers multi-touch gestures that are similar to smartphone touchscreens. The screen allows controlling the head unit as well as the device that is being paired. The Pioneer MVH-1400NEX advanced design meets the current tablet and smartphone-specific lifestyle.

Some Smartphone Integration

Apple CarPlay


This feature the receiver to allows asmarter and safer way to make use of your iPhone in the car. You can connectthe iPhone to the rear panel of the head unit through a USB cable and enjoymusic, read messages, use maps, make calls, and Siri voice control feature viathe Pioneer MVH-1400NEX receiver’s controls.

AppRadio Mode

With AppRadio Mode+ the receiver gives youcontrol of apps on your car’s dash. The receiver allows you to enjoy completeon-screen access to your contacts, calendar, maps, and some of the most popularin-vehicle apps by connecting to iPhone or compatible Android smartphones.

Android MTPPlayback

The Pioneer MVH-1400NEX supports MTP tocontrol and play stored music files in different formats from the phone throughthe receiver.

All the necessary controls are on thescreen of the head unit.


With a USB connection, you can chargeiPhone/iPod and Android phones through the head unit.

Variety of Music Options


Pandora InternetRadio

The receiver allows you to play music fromthe Pandora service utilizing a USB or Bluetooth connection to the smartphone.With the screen displaying essential information, you can get complete controlover the playback.


Pioneer head unit allows you to playbackand control music from Spotify on a connected Android or iPhone.

You can play, pause, skip tracks, andbrowse albums and stations with the receiver’s controls. Information about thesong and the artist are also displayed on the screen.

Apple Music Radio

The Pioneer head unit allows you to playApple Music Radio on the connected Apple device. You can select the stationsand control the playback using the touch screen controls. 


This receiver is SiriusXM ready for you tolisten to free music, sports, news, traffic, weather, and entertainment, bymerely connecting the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner.


The Pioneer MVH-1400NEX is equipped with aBluetooth to let you stream music and take phone calls wirelessly from thesmartphone through the head unit. The receiver has a restriction of connectingfive Bluetooth-compatible devices concurrently.

It also enables hands-free communicationfor the smartphone. You can carry out a conversation while driving using theexternal microphone and the car’s audio speakers.

The Pioneer MVH-1400NEX equally allowswireless audio playback and control for a Bluetooth equipped phone or audioplayer. You can stream music from the device as well as music apps and evenbrowse the collection through the screen with the head unit.

You can also access Siri through the headunit’s touchscreen and microphone for eyes-free functionality to make phone calls,navigate and access music.

USB & AVPlayback

 Pioneer head unit’s rear panel supportsconnecting a USB mass storage device to enable playback and control of music,video and photo files saved on the device. It supports almost all common typesof file formats including JPEG, PNG, MKV, BMP, MP3, AAC, WMA, FLAC, MOV, WAV,MPEG4, FLV, and more. Dual AV inputs support connecting two concurrent videoand audio sources externally.

Audio Quality

The Pioneer MVH-1400NEX comes with aconverter for a 24-bit digital to analog. This delivers excellent sound qualitywhen playing from the iPhone, iPod, Bluetooth, and Android.

MOSFET amplifier makes it play cleaner andlouder music at higher volumes without distortion or noise. Low and High passcrossovers tailor the head unit to the speaker setup.

It doesn’t end there. The head unitsupports further settings to the car sound system; these include loudness,position, speaker level, time alignment, bass boost, and so forth.


The head unit features a rear-view camera input to support adding another camera. The unit changes to rear camera image automatically with Auto View. It also has a Camera View mode that allows you to manually get the rearview image on the screen to have a check on what is behind.

You can as well connect an add-onnavigation unit to the head unit to change to navigation mode by merely touchinga button.

The media receiver is compatible withiDataLink Maestro and supports choosing the factory functions to retain.

Steering WheelControl

The Pioneer receiver comes with an OEMsteering wheel remote control input to keep the factory radio steering wheelcontrols.

The Box’s Content

  • USB extension cable
  • Digital media receiver withfixed touch screen
  • Wiring harness
  • Microphone with mountingbracket
  • Two-sided tape
  • Warranty information
  • Installation manual
  • ISO screws


For those who want to make use of CarPlay while on-the-go, the Pioneer MVH-1400NEX is an excellent choice for a head unit. It provides an affordable way to bring CarPlay to vehicles which do not have such features built-in.

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