Summary: I researched quite a bit before buying the Clarion CZ302 for my 2007 Honda Accord LX. These were my requirements: CD(MP3), USB, Bluetooth All requirements were met, and the sound from the stock car speakers is SO much better, using this receiver. Crutchfield also supplied (free of charge) the "HOND ACCORD 03- MS", the mounting kit for the vehicle. I took the receiver and the mounting kit to a professional installer and got it installed. (I know, I'm not a DIY-er!
Pros: - Small - USB - Bluetooth - Awesome sound from the stock speakers
Cons: - Small - The ambient blue light cannot be dimmed (I think, not yet looked at the manual) - Non of the cons should be any where close to a deal-breaker!
Summary: Very cool stereo everything works great and is of high quality. Its a little complicated to figure out the menus/ equalizer but all in all it looks and sounds great! You simply can't beat Crutchfield service super fast and super nice to work with.
Pros: Good display, lots of power, very clear phone connection, cool look
Summary: I reviewed a number of different radios before making my final decision. I am familiar with the Clarion name, and this did have a factor in my choice. I bought this primarily for the Bluetooth function. Just love the "hands free" speaker phone, with auto answer, and voice dial features. Very few radios I looked at had the "built in" microphone. I had no desire to have to run wiring and mount an external mic somewhere on my dash.
Pros: Great radio for the price. Way more functions and options that I'll ever use.
Cons: Too many options. Will take a dummy like me to learn all the functions available some time.
Summary: This is a great receiver at a really good price. I had initially installed a Kenwood Excelon that just would not work with the steering wheel controls of my Chrysler Pacifica. The problem is not that the Kenwood was bad it's just the way that Kenwood allows you to seek and scan just didn't let my controls work as they previously had. I called Crutchfield, they were great and swapped the Kenwood out for the Clarion. The Clarion is very straight forward.
Pros: - Great Bluetooth connectivity and Streaming - Great Radio Reception - Non Pandora Apps like Spotify work great - Phone calls are crisp and clear
Summary: Chose the unit 80% on price and 20% on name, been a Kenwood guy forever. With that being said I'm not dissapointed in my decision in the least! Fit and finish on the Clarion seems to be spot on, buttons and volume knob have a solid feel, not what I was expecting in this price range.
Pros: Looks great Ton of features for not a ton of money Lots of options for really fine tuning the bass,mids and highs Easy set up and straight forward to operate once there