Summary: It's a great looking head unit, USB works great to plug your iPhone or iPod in to charge and play music. Bluetooth also works to connect iPhone. But the downside is the HORRIFIC radio reception. It is a complete Joke! Fortunately I installed this in my Land Cruiser which is meant for long road trips, back country off-road trips where radio reception doesn't matter. But it is nice when you hop in to just go to the store to listen to the local radio.
Summary: Pros: Good quality of sound. Easy to config (user friendly). Rear usb port (not in faceplate). Good Bluetooth quality. Cons: The microphone broke down after three months (replaced it with standard laptop hands free mic and it works fine). Do not support playing music through BT.
Summary: I bought this head unit on another site. I was taking a gamble since the stereo is a few years old and I have an iphone 5 I want to use with it. I looked everywhere to find someone who could tell me if the cz500 would work with the iphone 5 or ios6 but couldn't find a single review. I took a gamble and bought the stereo anyway. I'm happy to say the unit DOES work with the iphone 5.
Summary: I have used this radio for over a year, and it has been a huge pain in the butt. 1) You constantly have to press the "D"isplay button to keep the clock showing. Even changing the volume reverts from clock to "AUX" or 89.5 or whatever. It is difficult to explain how annoying this is. 2) The clock is WAY fast. It gains at least 2 minutes per week. 3) The dimmed level is not dim enough: way too bright at night.
Summary: My brother, a proficient stereo installation/mechanic did me a huge favor and installed this sweet head unit. I was stoked and was bumpin' tunes like there was no tomorrow. The sound was amazing, the blue lights matched my car's interior lights and everything was sweet for one or two months.
Summary: this stereo does everything it says it does. It took about 30 min to install and works great. I read some reviews about the mic not working but mine works and sounds like I'm useing the phone without hands free, so i'm told. I put the mic up in the dash by the speedo where it cant be seen and is out of the wind. Couldnt ask for anything more for under $100 I would buy it again. Oh it also bluetooths my phone AND music/youtube etc from my Sprint HTC.
Summary: Ok so I feel I have had this head unit long enough(8 months) to review it appropriately. I must say and am so irritated by this head unit I was going to go office space on it. For those of you that have now clue what I mean watch the movie and you will see lol. The bluetooth is TERRIBLE! Music will sound extremely distorted from your phone and you will be hung up on by whoever you are calling due to them not hearing you.