Summary: Everyone thinks it looks stock! I was able to match the dash light color of my 2003 Ford Escape perfectly with this receiver. It sounds great and hasn't missed a beat. We love it. The only thing it's missing is the ability to display radio station song titles as my cheap JVC and stock radios do. I don't know the technology used, but it seems this receiver should use it. ?
Summary: One thing I can give Clarion is that their sound quality is unmatched. They beat all the other brands I've tried including Pioneer, Sony & JVC. The last one I owned was a Clarion CZ500. It was solid and worked really well. This one is a backward step in many ways. The bluetooth on this is REALLY HORRIBLE. It constantly cuts out and I have to pause it, wait 2 seconds and play again for it to stop.
Summary: This is GREAT stereo, the bluetooth works wonderfully and the color choices look amazing, the instructions are pretty simple, you just need to get your car's wiring codes that you can find easily on the internet. Now I can listen to whatever I want whenever I want, no more dreadful radio stations.
Awesome stereo in my partner's altima - convinced me to buy the single din from clarion for my own car.
11 December 2013
Summary: +Bluetooth autoconnect (both music and phone) -pairing wasn't very intuitive -doesn't play streamed music right away (must press play - not a big deal, i usually don't want music blasting right away anyways) +sounds amazing with stock 6 speaker altima ('06) -too many sources to sort through (there should be a way to hide sources for easy switching from tuner to BT and/ or USB) Very clear with brightness up during the day and dimming at night (ive had other receivers...
An awesome full featured radio for people who already know where they are going.
2 December 2013
Summary: I just love this radio. I am not one for big flashy screens and showing off, trying to watch youtube while driving to work, and if I get lost i can use my phone for directions. I just wanted a radio that is a radio, and would fill the double din hole in my dash without a big ugly adapter. Something that looked vaugely stock, had a volume KNOB, and could connect to my phone to stream music.
Summary: Looks and sounds good, but navigating menus is clunky at best (Want to set up Bluetooth? Take an afternoon). It also skips on CDs -- even brand new ones -- especially in cold weather. I think my 1996-era Koss portable CD player does better. The CD player is *especially* worthless in sub-freezing temperatures. Also the Bluetooth between this and a Nokia Lumia 928 (Amber or initial software release) is nothing short of horrid.
Summary: Price= 5/5 Functionality= 4/5 Looks= 5/5 User Friendliness= 3/5 -If you dont need bluetooth or a color changer, go with the CX201 instead of this one. -If you don't like having a bright touch-screen CD-receiver glaring in your face all the time, then this is for you. -The controls are kind of limiting and hard to use compared to a touchscreen interface, but thats is to be expected.
Summary: Positives: - Looks great, comes with an installation shim for Nissans and Toyotas. - built in microphone for bluetooth Negatives: - Non-intuitive controls. - Bluetooth music constantly cuts out. Doesn't matter if I use an android phone or an iphone. Disappointing since this the most convenient mode for listening to music from a mobile device. Clarion has promised to release a firmware update to fix this problem, but we see nothing so far.