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Clarion-fz-709.33278208
7.1 out of 10

Clarion FZ-709

Built-in Bluetooth® Hands-free (HFP & OPP) and Audio Streaming Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Clarion FZ-709

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Overall 4
4.0

ahhhhhh no good

paul Vidaic, Amazon
30 June 2014
Overall 4
4.0

Product was returned...

Jay "My opinion doesn't have to be yours...", Amazon
21 December 2013
  • Summary: Flaky Bluetooth connections and reliability. Some of the controls on the face of the refurb were very unresponsive. Overall this was an interesting idea from Clarion but poorly implemented.
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Overall 2
2.0

Very dissapointed

David Triana Rios "Say something about yourself!", Amazon
8 March 2012
  • Summary: At first I was very happy, it worked well, then Apple lunched IOS 5 and goodbye bluetooth connectivity, no calls, no music, nothing. The forum at apple only shows angry post and clarion, well, doesn't have a forum, twitter account, online customer service or anything similar. Finally last week it broke completely (less than a year of using it), it pulls up the volume to the top as if someone was pushing the button, if I lower it with the remote it goes up again.
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Overall 2
2.0

Bluetooth doesn't work with Apple iOS 5!!!

David Sedovic, Amazon
5 December 2011
  • Summary: A warning to anyone looking to buy this product and has an iPhone 4 or 4S on iOS 5, the bluetooth will not work!!! Many Clarion FZ709 owners like me were happy using their iPhones via bluetooth, until they upgraded their iPhones to iOS 5 (or bought a new iPhone 4S). Now bluetooth will not stay connected for more than a second or two. Apple says the new iOS is following bluetooth standards, and Clarion needs to fix it. Clarion says they cannot fix it.
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Overall 4
4.0

broken from arrival :(

krystopher brown, Amazon
14 April 2011
  • Summary: So after reading up on this head unit it sounded like it was going to be amazing... it was inexpensive and everything i wanted. the day i got it i installed it (which was very easy everythings color coordinated blah blah) after installing it all and being happy with it all i turned it on and it worked for about 5 minutes then froze and wouldnt even turn off i had to unplug it from the back.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not quite out of the park

John, Amazon
1 December 2010
  • Summary: The FZ709 does a few things amazingly well, but stumbles so hard in some areas it's hard to forgive it. ***Update at Bottom*** What it does well: A2DP Bluetooth - Flawless. Pandora from my Android phone has never sounded better. Hands-Free - Also perfect, pairing is a cinch, the remote microphone works really well - callers sound great and say I am as clear as if I had the phone up to my face.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great audio addition

Martin Leduc, Amazon
22 November 2010
  • Summary: Hi , I had this radio for 3 days only but I just love it , it is exactely what I was looking for. No Cd player , I don't use CD's anymore and especially in the car. This unit paired perfecty with the iphone 4 for telephone and audio using bluetooth connection , no issue , the sound is clear with very good quality.
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Overall 4
4.0

Bluetooth is great, that's about it

Thomas J. Hennen III, Amazon
24 October 2010
  • Summary: The Bluetooth support on the FZ709 is great. I was easily able to stream audio from my Droid Incredible. It worked great for phone calls too. It sounds like you've got the phone up to your face, i.e. not like you're talking on a speakerphone. The touch screen is a bit hard to use. One of my biggest issues is that the buttons are a bit slow to respond or don't register your first few presses.
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Overall 10
10

Great A2DP Bluetooth Head Unit

Lexi Electro, Amazon
13 September 2010
  • Summary: I have had this head unit now for two days now and I could not be happier with it. Synced right up with my HTC EVO and was streaming music from my Xiia radio app right away. The microphone seems to work very well. My caller had no problem hearing me with my inside voice. The buttons work wonderfully and the slide up and down the blue bars also works flawlessly. She sound quality of the A2DP is wonderful (no analog headphone connection required, YAY!
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Overall 6
6.0

Great looking with great features.

Brian Jagielski, Amazon
11 September 2010
  • Summary: UPDATE 2: If you own an Apple product, iOS 5 breaks bluetooth compatibility with this unit. Apple hasn't fixed it and the unit is not firmware upgradable. UPDATE: After using this for a week I had to lower my review by a star. The lack of physical buttons has really made this receiver difficult to use while driving. With no station preset buttons you have to fumble around with the controls in multiple steps just to change the station.
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