Excerpt: I had a Kenwood before, which I forgot inside the car and was stolen. The sound quality is much better than the previous one and it is more clever when it comes to recognising when my phone is connected via cable or just Bluetooth. Only negative point is that it is not possible to customise the colour, so if you have the money, go for the next model which also supports customising the display colours.
Great iPod/iPhone/BT control, Great sound quality, Controls take some time to get use to.
D. Fox, Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: This unit is excellent as a Ipod controller, and BT audio player. I was specifically looking for a unit with a rear USB, which there are only a few. I keep my 4th Gen iPod touch in my vehicle and wanted to be able to store it out of sight, and with no cables showing. You will still want the iPod accessible, mine does not always load Pandora when selecting it via the head-unit.
Summary: Just installed and everything works great. It sounds great and the illumination options are cool. The only small gripe I have is that you have to run wires for the aux and usb inputs, but you know that when you buy it. Bluetooth connections and streaming work great. I haven't had a chance to test out calls yet. Overall it's hard to find such a nice head unit at this price point.
I bought this for my pontoon and it works great. I expected the display to be dim
the old man, Amazon
15 August 2014
Summary: I bought this for my pontoon and it works great. I expected the display to be dim, but quite honestly, it wasn't over bright, but bright enough to read in full sun. The bluetooth is perfect because anyone can control the music in the boat with their bluetooth devices. Installation was a breeze and all of the wire colors were exactly the same as the radio I removed. What I wasn't expecting was that the sound quality was vastly improved over my old radio.
Summary: Perfect radio! I needed something simple but with Bluetooth. This gives me way more then that. Cool features I like are the lack of CD player. This makes it about half of the depth which is nice because it gives me room to store and mount other things behind it. Another feature is being able to change the color to pretty much anything you want. The interface is pretty clunky and would be nice to have more freedom but it works. The Bluetooth works great and syncs up fast.
Summary: I installed mine in a 1995 BMW 530iT Wagon and with a wiring harness adaptor and antenna adaptor (inexpensive parts) I had it installed in about 20 minutes. No problems. Navigation, menus, the fact that you can pick the display color, these are all a great plus. I have an old 160GB iPod (classic) that I like to keep in the car- I opted for this unit because the USB connector is in the rear so I don't need to disconnect it every time I park. Pros: Read above.
Excerpt: This is a great little stereo if you have all your music digitally. Rear USB and aux mean you can keep iPods etc in glove box. Bluetooth and hands free work really well and iPod functionality is good. Very pleased…also the stereo salesman was really helpful with fitting advice.