Summary: I use this in my 1997 Mercedes Benz E420. Fits perfectly. No need for a CD player, I just connect a USB drive with all my music and leave it inside the TUNE TRAY. I just wish there were more color options for the lighting and some for the OEL DOT matrix display itself. The white doesn't really match the amber illumination in my car, but I'm just nitpicking.
Summary: Good concept, fair execution. Has too many options in the sound settings, unless you're a engineer. The iPod feature is why I bought it but the shuffle and display suck. One would think it would be in alphabetical order but it's numerical.
Summary: I chose this unit since most of my music is in digital formats and I was tired of burning cd's I have music loaded on a 32gb flashdrive since I am not an "i" person and it handles my mp3's very well. The most important thing is to make sure your music is of good quality. My only gripe is that you need to use the remote to control most of the settings which means you can only tune your sound while parked.
Summary: $110 is short money by anybodies standard. I bought it because of the Sony name. I've owned lots of Sony products over 40 years and have never been disappointed, I figured this would be no exception. Man, am I impressed. The unit comes with everything you need: line-out RCA's for all four channels, a dedicated subwoofer out, and line-in. An iPod to USB adapter is included, an iPod Classic fits with room to spare.
Summary: I really like the idea of this product, and in general this is a great unit. Using the remote control makes it all worthwhile, but the central knob on the radio is hard to use while driving. After using this for a year, it still works, but the internal connection no longer reads the iPod, so a major function is gone, it just does not recognize the device. Now I just use the external USB port and control the iPod manually.