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Alpine-cde-w235bt.33564805
9.7 out of 10

Alpine CDE-W235BT

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Reviews and Problems with Alpine CDE-W235BT

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Overall 6
6.0

Great unit but...

John R. Simpson "NukeDude", Amazon
28 March 2014
  • Summary: I love Alpine and most of this head unit but, one of the reasons s I got this was for the USB input to listen to audio books. For whatever reason it will not start playing Folder 1, Track 1 as I set it up on my Windows 7 file manager. In fact, I never have a clue where it will start playing. It "says" F1-T1 but it will actually be somewhere in the middle of the file/folder tree. I have set the shuttle up to NOT shuttle but that has no effect on it.
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Sound quality 10
10
Build quality 10
10
Coolness factor 6
6.0

Good sound, bad menu structure.

G R, Crutchfield
20 March 2014
  • Summary: Replaced stock unit in my Toyota. Nice features, good sound, but bad menu structure. My iPod holds a huge variety of music. It takes forever to scroll to the artist/song you want. They should have adopted the functionality of the iPod classic which allows you to do a fast or slow scroll. Finding an artist/song that starts with an "m" takes minutes worth of scrolling.
  • Pros: Sound quality, easy to install, great features.
  • Cons: Menu structure, scrolling to find the songs you want takes forever.
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Build quality 6
6.0
Coolness factor 4
4.0

Expected More

LCL1966, Crutchfield
24 February 2014
  • Summary: This is a good system, especially for those looking for a system that doesn't look like a disco-tech! (Shows you my generation! LOL) There are some short-falls I like to tell you about. First, despite what the review video says about this radio, the blue light color cannot be changed. Called Alpine and they informed only European models the user can change the color. USA models stay blue.
  • Pros: Look at my review.
  • Cons: Look at my review.
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Build quality 6
6.0
Coolness factor 4
4.0

Expected More

LCL1966, Crutchfield
24 February 2014
  • Summary: This is a good system, especially for those looking for a system that doesn't look like a disco-tech! (Shows you my generation! LOL) There are some short-falls I like to tell you about. First, despite what the review video says about this radio, the blue light color cannot be changed. Called Alpine and they informed only European models the user can change the color. USA models stay blue.
  • Pros: Look at my review.
  • Cons: Look at my review.
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Overall 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Sound quality 10
10
Build quality 10
10
Coolness factor 4
4.0

Great, Not Awesome

SuperSecretAgentMan, Crutchfield
9 December 2013
  • Summary: First off let me say that this Radio has two HUGE Pros going for it. First, the sound quality on this is awesome! The level of detail from high's, and mid's is incredible. Secondly, its super easy to to connect to BlueTooth. Connection was simple, and easier then anything out there. I have this in a 2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 with MTX 6.5" inch door speakers and it sounds wonderful with the Alpine 45x4 inline amplifier. Adding an MTX subwoofer next!
  • Pros: Sound Quality is top notch! Super Easy BlueTooth setup.
  • Cons: Display is boring and very plain looking, almost like a factory radio. Also there is no HD Radio support. HD Radio should be standard in all car radios as of now. Alpine is known for sound quality over there years but this thing only has a 3 band equalizer, come on man! Even the cheaper Pioneer radios (Price wise) have 8 band equalizers standard.
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 2
2.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Build quality 6
6.0
Coolness factor 6
6.0

Dissapointed in this unit

Anonymous, Crutchfield
15 July 2013
  • Summary: This is my 2nd Alpine head unit, and while the generall functions of the radio are all excellent, I am EXTREMLY dissapointed in the structure of the display backlighting. The major issue is that you can't read the dispaly during daylight hours. The backlight for the display is always "on" and the strength of the digit and letter display is not much brighter than the backlight. So no matter how good or "bling" the radio is what good is it if you can't read the display ?
  • Pros: Excellent overall sound quality, great tunability
  • Cons: Poor backlight and display illumination design !!
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 4
4.0
Sound quality 6
6.0
Build quality 6
6.0
Coolness factor 4
4.0

Like it, dont love it..

Gbailey, Crutchfield
8 June 2013
  • Summary: I regret not upgrading and getting a touch screen double din stereo. I went with this Alpine for money savings and the name..I honestly hate the display. I can see myself upgrading this unit in the near future.
  • Pros: Alpine
  • Cons: display..is terrible
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 4
4.0
Sound quality 6
6.0
Build quality 6
6.0
Coolness factor 4
4.0

Like it, dont love it..

Gbailey, Crutchfield
8 June 2013
  • Summary: I regret not upgrading and getting a touch screen double din stereo. I went with this Alpine for money savings and the name..I honestly hate the display. I can see myself upgrading this unit in the near future.
  • Pros: Alpine
  • Cons: display..is terrible
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Overall 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Sound quality 2
2.0
Build quality 8
8.0
Coolness factor 8
8.0

Disappointed

ScottB, Crutchfield
15 February 2013
  • Summary: After speaking with a Crutchfield adviser, I purchased the Alpine CDE-W235BT. I've also got 4 Infinity Kappa 682.9cf hooked up with this unit. I was very specific about what I was looking for in sound quality. I made it clear that I play my Classic Rock at a high level and wanted crisp, clear sound. Unfortunately, this Alpine does not deliver that. Don't get me wrong, this unit played at around mid level, sounds pretty good.
  • Pros: Looks good and fits well in the dash. But, that's not why I buy a quality stereo. I don't care if it's hidden out of view, it just has to sound good.
  • Cons: Distortion
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Overall 4
4.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Sound quality 6
6.0
Build quality 6
6.0
Coolness factor 4
4.0

Undecided

RKFord, Crutchfield
5 February 2013
  • Summary: I have very little knowledge and/or experience with car stereos. I just wanted something with reasonably good sound to make hands free cell phone use possible in my 2003 Odyssey. I was assured by the folks at Crutchfield that my Droid should pair up via bluetooth with this Alpine with no problem. Well, apparently they aren't aware that the Razr Maxx (which I told them I had) is THE phone that won't maintain pairing with the Alpine.
  • Pros: It only cost $ to have it installed.
  • Cons: Reception not as good as factory radio. Won't stay paired with Droid. Bright blue lights. Have to button through all audio sources to get to the one you want.
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