Rated 5 out of 5 by Fyca Great Stereo. Small Price Tag!!
After reviewing many stereos with the same price range and features I finally settled on this stereo because of the many great reviews I had read about it. Although I did read a few negative reviews where the complaints were mostly about how hard it was to tune the stereo. Well after I installed my new stereo I tested the sound with 4 1/2" door and sill speakers. Without any tuning the stereo sounded better than any other stereo I have purchased, I used to be a Pioneer only guy. (Great work Sony you have earned my business) Then I got into the menus and found the C.AUDIO feature which really made the sound even better. Now after having this stereo for a couple months I have no major complaints. The small complaints I do have is actually about the APP REMOTE software for Android phones. The app remote should allow me to search through my songs in Play Music, but using the stereo interface and not have to go to my phone to do so. The other being Pandora, I should be able to see and search through my stations without having to look at the phone and without having to turn my source over to BT Pandora. An update to the APP REMOTE software would be really awesome. Besides that I have no other complaints. I would recommend this stereo to anyone who wants an advanced stereo in their vehicle with great sound quality and who is still on a budget. I will be purchasing another stereo of the exact same model for my truck shortly.
September 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by semicharmed1 Great value
This recent purchase has replaced my Toyota's original 'Crutchfield Upgrade Purchase' done in 1992.(stereo/speakers)
I was very happy with all its modern features, stereo power, and performance. The pricing was an acceptable bargain as well
Once again installation was a snap and tidy.
October 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by masterbejar Best receiver I have ever had at this price
This is an awesome unit. I had another unit that died after several years. I switched to this Sony head unit and love it. My favorite feature is the bluetooth. I listen to all my podcasts through it. Also, I was able to set up the hands free feature rather easily. I installed it in the B pillar of my truck and the only thing you can see is the little microphone. Works great and people say they can hear me great. I saw another review about the FM reception and I haven't noticed any difference. Overall great product. Hoping it lasts a while (got the epic warranty from Best Buy either way!)
July 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Infant Excellent Birthday Present
My husband gave me this Sony Receiver w/Bluetooth for my recent birthday. I absolutely love it! I really like the hands-free phone feature because I have a 45-60 minute commute (morning and evening). In addition, I am really enjoying that I can connect my ipod to the receiver and can play Pandora through the bluetooth feature. Very happy indeed and would highly recommend this receiver!
July 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CC119 Great radio
I love this radio. The sound is great with the speakers that came with the 2005 car. Clarity and the bluetooth was the easiest ever to pair with my phone. It's XM ready and I had it connected as well. So far I have no cons to report. Just a great sound and simple functions.
October 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JoeMamma I really liked the deck itself. However all the door speakers started cutting out randomly for minutes / days at a time. All sound would cut out except the subs. Sony handled the warranty claim exceptionally well. They didn't have this deck in stock so they refunded me my full purchase price after providing the necessary documents. After reading other reviews I think mine was a "chance" problem and not a common issue. I took the refund and ordered a new one off eBay.
September 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by HappyHarold Great sound and does what it is suppose to do.
Small screen and confusing buttons, but then again, I don't need all the bells and whistles. Just good sound and bluetooth.
September 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by theedonald Great Sound with easy to use Bells and Whistles
This is a complete media player less video with every bell and whistle available at this time. I use it daily for playing music from my mp3 player, the bluetooth for hands free use of my Iphone 5S and the radio.
Everything works great and it is fairly easy to learn to operate. As well I will listen to Audio Books on SD cards thru the usb port. Although I have not yet tried this, I expect no issues other than learning how to navigate the SD card via the player's controls The front audio jack and usb port make aux input and charging a breeze.
At this point I do not use all of the features that this unit offers and don't use the phone capabilities to full potential which I will at some point in the near future. The important thing is that learning to use the features is not a threat to me because everything I use to date is fairly intuitive. The bluetooth linking basically takes care of itself unlike previous units I have had.
I only had space for a single din radio in my vehicle and was somewhat apprehensive about buying something like this without touchscreen operation. I have very big hands and fingers and have found this unit easy to operate once I became familiar with all the buttons. I still have some learning to do after three weeks of use but to reiterate, I am anxious to learn how rather than being threatened by it.
Finally, I am very happy with the sound. I did try out all the different offerings of the equalizer but decided the Sony Factory setting to be the most pleasing to my ear. I use 4 5x7 speakers in a small pickup and am very pleased with the sound at all volume levels. I am 65 yrs old and still enjoy quality sound but I see no need for additional amplifiers or bass speakers.
September 26, 2014