Not as wide as our OEM stereo, weak radio, good BT audio and phone
M. Prentice "Splaktar", Amazon
27 December 2012
Summary: I got this for my 2003 Toyota Highlander (without the JBL sound system upgrade). It wasn't too hard to install, but there were some confusing points. 1) The blue wires aren't useful as the vehicle has no power antennae. 2) The brown wire wasn't useful as the vehicle has no phone mute button. 3) There is a dimmer cable but the vehicle has no dimmer cord.
reasonably priced double din with bluetooth and big rotary dial
1 October 2012
Summary: I was looking for a reasonably priced double-din head unit with blue tooth. I ordered this early in the week and received it Saturday. I was able to install it myself. The one issue I had was the amp lead wasn't powerful enough. Fortunately the head unit has two leads and wiring both leads into the amp lead worked. Doesn't seem like my phone and radio automatically connect, it's like the head unit wants me to tell it to connect every time.
Great stereo, but really really crappy random function
Cassidy from Calgary, AB, Canada, Sonic Electronix
14 May 2012
Conclusion: Overall it's been really great, using the BT hands free is the biggest bonus, especially since it has a built in mic. FM reception has been good, and overall audio quality is good. However, if you want to use this for only an iPod, there are a few major issues. The biggest problem with this unit is that the random function is really crappy and highly predictable. No matter what you are listening to, it will play the same order each time even when you are in random.
Conclusion: The headunit is excellently functional and almost everything works great. My only plight with it is the extremely difficult to use and frustrating bluetooth connectivity. It refuses to connect to my phone to this day. (however has worked with several others) (HTC Inspire 4g). Other than that excellent headunit and I would highly reccomend it to a friend.
Diana from Tashkent, 0, Uzbekistan, Sonic Electronix
15 March 2012
Conclusion: Hello! In our country, banned car radios to monitor that plays video. So I bought a Clarion CX501. Clarion CX501 has the best appearance in its class, very cool looks and day and night! But the sound quality is average, very faint sound settings. Bottom line: if you're a family man, do not listen to loud music, and you need a radio without a video monitor and probably the best view in its class, then the Clarion CX501 for you!