Summary: It is a good inexpensive head for all the options of blue tooth and mp3.But for setting up a good sound system it is not to hot.Has only one set of RCA outs and that is mono,only for bass amp.Used a converter for more RCA jacks for speakers,but got a poor sound quality.
Summary: I bought this to replace the head unit in my car because the factory unit did not have an auxiliary jack. It was a 6-disc changer that could play only audio CDs. Now, I've always loved the sound quality of my car's factory system. It is a 2008 Toyota Corolla LE, and I bought it with a "sound package". Spent a little extra money, but you could tell. It was lots of fun listening to CDs in that thing. Unfortunately, no aux jack.
A decent start, here's a list of the missing features...
Robert A. Cooley, Amazon
22 November 2011
Summary: I'd been looking for a car stereo that would display the artwork from the iPod screen for some time, so I was really happy to find this unit. The sound is passable. So if ok sound and a display are your basic requirements, this will do the trick. However, I find it lacking in quite a few areas: 1) The display has a clear plastic cover and is near impossible to see in bright daylight. And too small an area of the screen is dedicated to the art.
Summary: Until was installed in car on advice of salesperson. It got horrible AM reception which was really important to me as a sports fan. Purchased a Pioneer unit for $50 less that was both HD and gets great AM service. Great service from the installation staff at my local Best Buy. They were very knowledgeable and really customer focused.
Pros: Works flawlessly with iPod Great sound quality when used in combination with the Imprint Processor Easy to navigate through iPod
Cons: Never worked with either of my iPhones Not many sound adjustments can be made to unit without Imprint Terrible 2V preouts if you have amps youll need Imprint just for the 4v outs Bad GUI odd it has so many buttons yet most main menu stuff requires you to
Summary: I have studied and wanted this deck for almost a year now. Finally got it, and I was let down a bit. All bells and whistles work as advertized, but the 1 thing it was made to do, my particlar deck does not do: play from and Iphone. After a day of wrestling with it, plugging in my iphone, resetting, plugging in friends' Iphones, ect..I would get and "Usb Error". Plug in a regular thumb drive usb, and songs play fine.
Summary: There's a number of other reviews and YouTube videos regarding the iDA-X305S that focus on features. There are good things to be said about this head unit (HU) but in my experience, this is an absolutely awful product. Within two days of installation I knew it was going back. I'll focus on why I thought the unit was awful, and you can contrast my opinion with that of others around here.
Summary: This product is lots of fun when it works. WHEN. The thing has given me so many issues since I got it I really wish I didn't pay so much. Skipping, errors, compatibility issues, etc. I started out with an Iphone 3g and it worked okay until new software came along. The software completely stopped the product from reading my iphone. I then went to an iphone 4, and again it worked for a little while, but now I am getting a constant skipping. Its one big headache.
Summary: This product produces excellent sound and has some nice features but there is one major problem if you want to use a USB drive. It does not sort Alphabetically. Folders are organized accoring to when you added them to the USB drive. This means it is very difficult to find the artist you are looking for. I talked to Apline tech support and there are no settings on the unit to change the way it sorts.
Cons: - Why give 6 presets per band when you can only view 5 at a time? - Doesn't allow customizations of radio station names. - iPod is not always recognized, it must be unplugged and/or reset - Selecting radio stations is clunky