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. ?
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.
Awesome stereo in my partner's altima - convinced me to buy the single din from clarion for my own car.
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...
An awesome full featured radio for people who already know where they are going.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.