Summary: I am mostly happy with this unit, but a few things bother me... 1. The lights on the buttons on the left side do not dim when the car lights are turned on 2. The volume seems to jump in large increments 3. The radio memory buttons scroll through the name of the last song played (last time you listened to the station), instead of showing the station number. It is hard to tell which station is which by the presets 4.
Dave M. Installed in a 2003 Toyota Tacoma Dbl Cab, Crutchfield
11 April 2014
Summary: Awesome HU! Very easy to install. Sounds really nice with my sub. Took some time setting it all up but pretty simple to figure it all out. I added a rear view camera and I love it! I highly recommend this unit if you want a simple HU that sounds really good at a great price.
Pros: Simple install Easy to use Great price Pretty good instruction booklet
Summary: First of all I would like to say that "Yes, I could have gotten this same model cheaper elsewhere", but by the time you add in the installation gear and recommended installation elsewhere, you are right back to the same price. Buying a car stereo from Crutchfield not only gives you the installation gear for free, they also give you vehicle specific instructions that even a trained monkey could understand.
Pros: Easy to install. Intuitive controls make it easy to adjust the panel lighting and background to match my car's dash lighting. Intuitive controls make it easy to use all the features of the unit. Has all the features I needed it to have, and many other features that were not part of my requirements.
Cons: Not very easy to see the display in a convertible on a sunny day, but then there is no stereo display that would be easy to see in a convertible on a sunny day.
Summary: Sound is very good. it's a user friendly device, but not so much in the USB section - it takes forever to find my desired songs. the radio frequency does not work in western Europe format!!! I can't understand why that with all the technology the device is not programmable... overall, it's a nice device...
Summary: fairly easy to install. i only had 2 issues. 1- the wire color on the harness were off a bit. the red was orange. 2- the instructions in the face-plate were confusing. I needed to cut the tabs off but in one section it said don't cut this tab then in the next it said cut this tab. Sound is great even with stock speakers.
Pros: Hands free calling and Siri.
Cons: I still dont know what adapter i need for my iphone 5. iphone adapters are pricey and no dedicated lighting cable.