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: 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: 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.
Xueping from Richmond, BC, Canada, Sonic Electronix
19 February 2012
Conclusion: Like all Sony products, this unit produces great sound quality, better than the previous "premium audio system" on my Ford Escape 2003 Limited. My kid also loves the remote control. There are only some less than ideal features that I like to mention. When you turn on the RDS system, the tuner shows the additional info of the songs being played on the radio, but the clock will not show up.
Conclusion: This was a good purchase for the money. The Bluetooth connectivity provides good audio quality. I haven't been able to figure out how to get the system to continue to display the clock when streaming with Bluetooth.
Yufei from Richmond Hill, ON, Canada, Sonic Electronix
12 October 2011
Conclusion: Very happy with it. Easy to install. Bluetooth works fine, and the integrated mic is very good, and it is not necessary to add the external mic. The sound from Radio/Disc/USB Sticker is much better than the original one even with the stock speakers. I strongly recommend it.
Conclusion: I am very happy with this Sony! I put it in a small truck and after I made some adjustments it sounded great with just the stock speakers! There are many options and settings. The built in Bluetooth phone works well although I would buy the accessory mic. The internal mike works with the windows up and the fan off but it picks up lots of noise if not. Overall for the price I have been very happy.
Conclusion: Just got the radio working. Anyways radio works great Bluetooth works great with iPhone, Streams music easily sounds great. Things I don't like is built in mic on unit isn't very good sounds like a echo chamber I will buy a external mic should solve problem. Other thing is too much Bass I haven't yet figured out how to dial it in yet hopefully I can . Other then that Id Buy this unit again for the price.