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Clarion-cx-501e.33376239
8.9 out of 10

Clarion CX-501

Great Deal: $179.99

Reviews and Problems with Clarion CX-501

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Overall 10
10

Love it! Looks stock, especially at night.

R. Nierman, Amazon
29 January 2014
  • Summary: Everyone thinks it looks stock! I was able to match the dash light color of my 2003 Ford Escape perfectly with this receiver. It sounds great and hasn't missed a beat. We love it. The only thing it's missing is the ability to display radio station song titles as my cheap JVC and stock radios do. I don't know the technology used, but it seems this receiver should use it. ?
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Overall 2
2.0

I can't believe Clarion released this...

debo7debo, Amazon
8 January 2014
  • Summary: One thing I can give Clarion is that their sound quality is unmatched. They beat all the other brands I've tried including Pioneer, Sony & JVC. The last one I owned was a Clarion CZ500. It was solid and worked really well. This one is a backward step in many ways. The bluetooth on this is REALLY HORRIBLE. It constantly cuts out and I have to pause it, wait 2 seconds and play again for it to stop.
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Overall 6
6.0

still evaluating this

George M., Amazon
3 January 2014
  • Summary: The Bluetooth is 1234 because they didn't put it in the instruction book, it is once that you don't have to run a mic cord. fitted easily into my 2002 rodeo.
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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome stereo in my partner's altima - convinced me to buy the single din from clarion for my own car.

SilverSurferNHS, Amazon
11 December 2013
  • Summary: +Bluetooth autoconnect (both music and phone) -pairing wasn't very intuitive -doesn't play streamed music right away (must press play - not a big deal, i usually don't want music blasting right away anyways) +sounds amazing with stock 6 speaker altima ('06) -too many sources to sort through (there should be a way to hide sources for easy switching from tuner to BT and/ or USB) Very clear with brightness up during the day and dimming at night (ive had other receivers...
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Overall 10
10

An awesome full featured radio for people who already know where they are going.

Kaveman, Amazon
2 December 2013
  • Summary: I just love this radio. I am not one for big flashy screens and showing off, trying to watch youtube while driving to work, and if I get lost i can use my phone for directions. I just wanted a radio that is a radio, and would fill the double din hole in my dash without a big ugly adapter. Something that looked vaugely stock, had a volume KNOB, and could connect to my phone to stream music.
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Overall 4
4.0

Meh

Andy, Amazon
19 November 2013
  • Summary: Looks and sounds good, but navigating menus is clunky at best (Want to set up Bluetooth? Take an afternoon). It also skips on CDs -- even brand new ones -- especially in cold weather. I think my 1996-era Koss portable CD player does better. The CD player is *especially* worthless in sub-freezing temperatures. Also the Bluetooth between this and a Nokia Lumia 928 (Amber or initial software release) is nothing short of horrid.
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Overall 8
8.0

Best Double-DIN without a screen

Perry Rogers, Amazon
16 November 2013
  • Summary: Price= 5/5 Functionality= 4/5 Looks= 5/5 User Friendliness= 3/5 -If you dont need bluetooth or a color changer, go with the CX201 instead of this one. -If you don't like having a bright touch-screen CD-receiver glaring in your face all the time, then this is for you. -The controls are kind of limiting and hard to use compared to a touchscreen interface, but thats is to be expected.
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Overall 10
10

CX501 Made My Day. Great Sounding System

ourdecalsandmore, Ebay
18 October 2013
  • Summary: Awesome features Awesome Sound.Bluetooth was easy setup.Made my factory speakers sound great.Getting ready to up grade to bose speakers.
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Overall 2
2.0

Bluetooth function is buggy.

K K, Amazon
20 August 2013
  • Summary: Positives: - Looks great, comes with an installation shim for Nissans and Toyotas. - built in microphone for bluetooth Negatives: - Non-intuitive controls. - Bluetooth music constantly cuts out. Doesn't matter if I use an android phone or an iphone. Disappointing since this the most convenient mode for listening to music from a mobile device. Clarion has promised to release a firmware update to fix this problem, but we see nothing so far.
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Overall 10
10

great player for its value

pavel_provoker, Ebay
6 June 2013
  • Summary: It works just as I wanted and provides very good integration with the mobile. the sound quality is great. the functionality is a bit a bit complex at the beginning, but the manual provides clear guidance.
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