Pioneer MVH-330DAB in the car radio test
“Equipment” rating: 26 out of 45 points
Score “Installation”: 28 out of 50 points
Service: Operation is the great strength of the Pioneer MVH-330DAB. Even if the combined installation and operating instructions seem a bit cumbersome, the operation of the radio is very intuitive and you can find your way around after just a few minutes. The control panel is clearly laid out and offers large buttons whose functions are immediately recognizable. The initialization of the radio works quickly and easily. The same applies to establishing a Bluetooth connection, which the radio also saves.
Playing music files stored on a USB stick also works without any problems. Here you can either jump from song to song or from folder to folder at the push of a button. Switching between music sources is also easy. Both DAB+ reception and FM reception are stable with minor dropouts in the tunnel. The channel search is easy both manually and automatically, the channels can be easily saved. The hands-free system transmits the phone call clearly both in the car and at the other end of the line.
Score “Service”: 138 out of 150 points
Quality: The workmanship of the Pioneer MVH-330DAB looks very high quality. The buttons feel very pleasant and they react very quickly. The radio itself also works quickly and reliably. The supplied accessories also appear to be of very high quality. A bit of a pity: In order to dim the lighting of the radio, you have to call up the dimming function in the radio menu – a dimming function via the car’s light switch is not possible. But at least it can be dimmed and therefore does not dazzle in the dark.
“Quality” score: 50 out of 55 points.
Conclusion: The Pioneer MVH-330DAB may not have as extensive equipment as other radios, but it actually offers everything your heart desires. In addition, there is the compact design, which should fit in almost every car, and the intuitive operation. Coupled with the low price of 119 euros (RRP), it is definitely worth recommending.
Facts about the Pioneer MVH-330DAB:
Furnishing: Bluetooth, USB, AUX, Android, DAB+
Playback formats: MP3, WMA, WAV, FLAC
Perfomance: 4 x 50 watts
Price: 119.00 euros (RRP)