Summary: This is called a "component" system which leads me to believe it has jacks for adding additional components. It doesn't. The only way to interface with this system externally is via Bluetooth. This is a standalone system. Aesthetically, its a good looking system and the sound is good for a micro system.
Summary: This is a nice product, but I bought it for use with my iphone to stream music via bluetooth. Doesn't work. Researched it and it seems the iPhone is the problem, it doesn't have the proper/standard bluetooth protocol to stream the music (90% of cellphones with music capability do have this A2DP industry standard protocol). Not Sony's fault, but there is no fix for the iPhone and bluetooth will NOT work. Works fine docked.
Summary: I got this for my home office use streaming from my computer. After a year and a half, I simply love this compact stereo and would recommend it at a heart beat. PAIRING Pairing is easy. The very first time you have to enter the default code of 0000 but it's seamless thereafter. Now all I have to do is turn on the stereo and put it on Bluetooth mode, establish the Bluetooth connection from my computer, make sure the BT driver is the active audio output, and fire up WMP.
Summary: This is a nice little system for the price but it does have some drawbacks, mostly due to its Bluetooth implementation -- which in fairness I should say is not all Sony's fault. First of all, you must pair the receiver with whatever other B/T device you're going to be using with it; it is bidirectional, meaning it can transmit the audio it's playing to a set of Bluetooth stereo headphones (Motorokr S9, for example) or can receive audio from a music player such as an...
Summary: This product is reasonably cheap, and the sound is decent for the price. I bought a pair of cheap speaker stands ($34) from Amazon, and it has improved the sound a lot. I would suggest anyone who buys this system does the same. I also got the bluetooth adapter so I can play music from my computer's itunes, and it works perfectly, although you should avoid the drivers on the CD that comes with the product as they messed up my Microsoft Office and I had to reinstall it.
Summary: Consistent with Sony's usual high quality, this is a solid shelf stereo system. All functions work properly and very straight forward and logical in their operation. I'm a bluetooth junkie so I really like the bluetooth capability, and it was really the chief reason for purchasing this particular unit. Paired up quickly to my smartphone and laptop with no problems. Lastly, unit looks good versus some other shelf stereos that look cheap.
Summary: I wanted to play music from my laptop onto this stereo so I bought the Iogear GBU221 adapter that was showing up in the "Customers Who Bought..."section. I got the bluetooth to play, but it cut off after about 30 seconds. I called Iogear 4 times trying to get this adapter to work by uninstalling the cd loaded driver and reloading the online one several times without success.
Summary: I had a bluetooth probelm with my Macbook Tiger connecting to CMTBX5BT. But after I upgrade to Leopard, Apple somehow just fix the bluetooth problem. Its a excellent product. Nice Sound and very fancy look.
Summary: It's been a while since I got a CMT-BX5BT and there are several things I would like to point out. -It's very convenient and important to have a remote with a music system today. When I received the box, I wanted to make sure there was a remote included but couldn't find any descriptions on the box mentioning about it. I read in someone else's review here that it was included so I decided to open it anyway, and there WAS indeed a remote included in the box!