Summary: I have installed about a dozen car stereos and built/installed around a half dozen subwoofers and amps over the past 20 years and I continually read up on how to create efficient, low cost ways to get decent sound in the cars my friends and I drive so I have a reasonable amount of experience. This review is the result of acquiring a 1990 Miata convertible that came with this brand new sony stereo and sony 6.5 front door speakers all nicely installed.
Summary: This product really impressed me. I wanted to get a car CD player that's inexpensive but made by a trusted manufacturer and stumbled upon this model. I bought a slightly used one for $43 and installed it on my own with no hassle, thanks to it sticking to the universal color-coding for the wires. The CD player is great. It's reading all my burned CD-Rs so far. What impressed me most is the USB player. It's reading my USB music players as well as plain flash drives!
Summary: I went through all ths trouble of installing this piece of garbage in my car and hooked my ipod up to it and found it's not supported. Called Sony, and they told me that this model is meant for thumb drives. W.T.F. Sony! What year is this?!?
Summary: This radio works very well and I love the preset EQ because it is so easy to change it to get the right sound. The display is easy to read. Setting the clock could not be figured out without the manual, but all the other features where easy to understand. The main reason I chose this car radio was for the USB so that I could plug in my iPhone listen to music and have it charge at the same time.
Summary: In a nutshell it's GREAT & I love it!! I got it for less than I paid for my ol' Pioneer I bought over 10 years ago. It powers up my subwoofers like I never heard them before! I mainly bought it for the auxiliary inputs on the front like the Pioneer never had any. Now I can hear my ol'XM radio clearly without that nasty modulator! And I don't need to keep that ol' aux. CD player anymore with the USB 2.0 input.