Summary: The only real downside, is that pandora will take precedence over everything. I love having the USB to charge my phone but even on USB mode pandora will still play. For the first time plugging in to with USB deny it access to pandora and it will solve your problems. Also, in USB mode you can not answer call from your phone only place them, you can only use the taking and making calls feature from Bluetooth. Which USB takes precedence over Bluetooth.
Summary: I bought this as an upgrade to the previous model. I can't say there was anything "wrong" with the old model except that it took too long to pair with my phone. The new model pairs much more quickly. Same as the old model, though, the screen is hard to read in sunlight (not bright enough). I wish manufacturers would make the screen covers on car radios slightly concave rather than convex- this would all but completely eliminate reflections and glare.
Summary: Easy to install, easy to pair with my phone(Razr Maxx) and works great. The microphone picks up my voice and cancels out background noise better than the factory system in my wife's new Optima. I withhold the 5th star because it won't work with the voice activation system on my phone. Otherwise a great system.
Not too bad, but I'd probably choose a different one
8 March 2014
Summary: After owning this stereo for a little while, I feel pretty confident that I can give it a proper review. While it is a good stereo, I would probably suggest getting a different one. It's powerful enough that it doesn't sound too bad, but it could also sound better. I've considered buying an amp to get it to sound a little better. My biggest complaint is that the bluetooth doesn't connect to my Android automatically.