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

Clarion CX-501

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Reviews and Problems with Clarion CX-501

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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 8
8.0

Best Double-DIN without a screen

Perry M. 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 8
8.0

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.
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Overall 8
8.0

reasonably priced double din with bluetooth and big rotary dial

jtschei, Ebay
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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good quality & nice all around stereo!

501jake0586, Ebay
8 January 2012
  • Summary: Radio is a easy to work, and looks really nice! ;) very good product so far! Colors are great, lots of style, and very happy with the quality!
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice sound and integrates well with iPhone

Ian Funk "FunkDaddy", Amazon
5 January 2012
  • Summary: I bought this for my wife for Christmas and installed it myself in our 2008 4Runner. The installation was very easy with the Metra 95-8202 dash kit and Metra 70-1761 wiring harness. The phone support from Metra was good when I called with several questions - the Toyota wiring harness was not a color match (which does not matter) and had a 3rd plug that would go to steering wheel controls if the vehicle had them.
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Overall 8
8.0

Perfectly Pleased!!

rolo3fan88, Ebay
4 January 2012
  • Summary: I bought this HU to go into my 2003 GMC 1500HD Crew Cab. I looked at a "ton" of different models by different manufacturers. I kept coming back to this one for the price and feature combination. It's finally in my truck and the factory Bose system is in a box. This unit is awesome and looks great. I wanted a "stock" look and it is just that, but a lot more. The ONLY reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars, is because the Owner's Manual is absolute junk.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent replacement, better than the original.

indus49, Amazon
14 November 2011
  • Summary: Pros: Excellent "better than stock" look ... fits perfectly in my Nissan Versa (2007) and even looks like the OEM radio. Customizable Colors! Bluetooth phone + audio streaming! USB, MP3, Aux and CD player for those who still use that "old" technology. Meh: Built-in bluetooth mic is right on the face of the radio, and voice quality is so-so. Even boosted to level 5, I still have to talk loudly for all of my conversation to carry. Even worse on the highway.
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Overall 8
8.0

clarion for a Pontiace Vibe

brownj, Amazon
16 August 2011
  • Summary: Over all I think this is a good head unit stereo. It has many features and sound quality makes the stock stereo speakers sound new. Great base and good highs. switching to adjustments takes several pushes and clicks and takes some getting used two but I do like the center large turn knob. the diforent face display color selections help when using polerised sunglasses wich was the big issue I changed out the stereo.The usb input is a great feature and works well.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Черкасов Евгений, Yandex
17 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Отличный аппарат. Стоит достаточно недорого, но при этом качественное исполнение - дорогие материалы, приятные кнопки с четким нажатием и приятная удобная прорезиненная "крутилка" :)
  • Pros: Качественное изготовление, дорогая пластмасса, отличный внешний вид, удобное управление, наличие встроенного микрофона.
  • Cons: Не поддерживает кириллицу
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