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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 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 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 2
2.0

Major Bluetooth Problems

Amazon
2 October 2012
  • Summary: I've installed this stereo in my wife's 1998 Camry. The sound quality is great, with a major Bluetooth caveat. Pairing a phone for the first time is easy enough, and goes pretty well. However, with an iPhone 4 or 4S (not tried with any other models), the stereo will NOT auto-pair on power up, which is just MADDENING. You have to go into Bluetooth settings on your iPhone EVERY time, and click on the stereo name to re-connect.
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Overall 2
2.0

Display problem

immortel, Amazon
23 August 2012
  • Summary: ***NEW REVIEW**** After nearly 1 year using, I am quite disappointed on this unit. The display is very of bad quality. First of all under sun, it's really hard to read. Secondly, I started to see display problems...missing letter. Clarion really has to improve the display...compared to Pionneer, it is way too far. ***OLD REVIEW***** OK, I now tested the product. The quality of the sound is great, lot of options on the equalizers.
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