Summary: Unit was easy to install. Everything was included. The controls are a bit hard to figure out. The Bluetooth doesn't work at all. Not sure why and I don't want to pull the dash apart again. But my iPhone connects with other devices, so it isn't the phone's fault. Still trying to figure out how to stop it from beeping after the car is turned off. Sound quality is good for such an inexpensive unit.
Conclusion: This stereo is an excellent value. I have it installed in a Tundra, and use all of its features. I purchased a few very tiny USB flash drives from Staples, and have tons of albums loaded. Also run XM through the front AUX input and use CDs full of MP3s. Stream Pandora from my phone and use the hands free. My state doesn't allow touching your phone while driving at all. Highly recommend.
Truman from Waterloo, ON, Canada, Sonic Electronix
24 May 2012
Conclusion: I would like to recommend this one. It has all the functions I need, especially front USB, front aux in, Bluetooth. All the functions work well as they are supposed to do. Nothing to complain. Some comments said the white button on the front panel is too bright in the evening. I did not feel that. No problem at all for me. It has no SD/microSD card support. This is not very good, but I am using a USB reader to access my microSD card. So it is still ok.
Conclusion: I've been running the Sony for about 6 months now and I couldn't be happier. This is my first BT stereo so I wouldn't call myself an expert but the audio streaming and BT calls work fantastic. I do wish I would have gotten the external mic as sometimes people say it sounds like I'm under water. I think its just because the stereo is far from me. Some have complained about the beeping when you turn your car off and I can't say it bothers me one bit.
Conclusion: Bought one of these about 6 months ago and installed quickly and easily in our old Saturn SL2, where it's also married to a Sirius tuner and Sony adapter. Worked so well that I've installed a second unit in another car and totally love it - except for occasional Bluetooth issues. Occasionally it locks up the phone's Bluetooth when streaming audio. Music simply stops playing and the phone needs to be powered down and restarted.
Conclusion: Pros: Quality of music is excellent, Versatile, Once paired to a device, It will always search for it as soon as you turn on the ignition. Examples like GPS unit and my cell phone using an android Atrix. It will also find whatever music I have on my phone and play it. I also purchased an optional microphone for it. It will automatically connect me to whatever phone call I may have. It shuts the volume off on the radio automatically. Cons: I have had this unit six months.
Conclusion: I received the unit quickly and in good condition. I also ordered the seperate mic and was able to almost hide it in my headliner. The head unit works really nice and was easy to program all the PH stuff into. Mic operation is good but not great (my Prius factory system is better). I also really like the eq section which made my system sound better than the old head.