Summary: First aftermarket head unit in over a decade, I was torn between so many options. Seeing as everything else I own is Sony, I figured why not... Install was insanely easy and straightforward, fit/finish are nice, and sound (upgraded stock speakers as well) is equally impressive.
Pros: Easy install, easy interface, plenty of power & functions for this price point.
Cons: Routing and mounting the microphone is a little goofy. If I were Sony, I'd integrate the mic into the unit if that's possible.
Summary: I've had this radio for a few weeks in my 2005 Yukon. My 2014 Sierra came with Sirius and got me hooked so, I upgraded the radio in the Yukon to get Sirius and make it easier to play my music catalog. I picked this Sony for the price, and it didn't require removal of a dash support to install.
Pros: Sounds great. Fit nicely in Yukon. My music catalog is on a Sandisk Cruzer Fit 16Gig low profile flash drive that fits in the USB port and barely protrudes. The radio plays the music flawlessly. This is the single best feature of the radio. Sirius works great. Radio seems to work well with ...
Cons: Hands down...the display. What a disappointment! So much area and so little information displayed. Display options are pathetic. It's as if the Sony engineers programmed this part in the waning minutes of a Friday afternoon. 3 Stars because of the display which should be an embarrassment to...
Summary: Only installed for a few days. Still learning how to program it. Work is getting in the way. This is my third Sony car receiver and I love the sound. Looks good also. Have installed aftermarket radios for a long time. Sony is a good choice.
Pros: Sounds great. Looks good.
Cons: Little trouble programing but I'll get there.
Summary: I bought this unit to replace the factory stereo in my 07 Colorado. I had a few basic desires: I wanted my phone to stream through bluetooth without a lot of hoops to jump through or apps to download, and I wanted it to be fairly simple to operate, and I wanted it to be easy on the eyes without...
Pros: Modern look; flawless bluetooth functionality; pretty easy to use; good price and good name
Cons: Non-removable faceplate; not waterproof for when my security system has to splash around to do his job; clock function is weird for me during playback.
Summary: This head unit has been installed for about 2 weeks in my 2004 Ford Ranger XLT. Time was taken to solder the connections and insulate with heat-shrink tubing, which was simple enough as the adapter wiring and the Sony unit's wiring were well matched color wise and the Sony unit wiring disconnected...
Pros: Excellent sound. Fairly intuitive controls for most functions. Large display letters. Installation kit is complete with wiring and component parts. Perfect wiring fit.
Cons: Not an easy install. Installation instructions incomplete and installer must be able to make adjustments "on the fly". Noticeable low static hiss in the radio at low volume settings.
Required trimming of bezel will require replacement of this part if you ever want to reinstall the original unit....
Summary: This unit is well worth the money. The installation was very simple. Everything works as it should. BT for phone works well and hands free sounds good. I didn't realize the loss in sound quality in streaming music through BT so I only use the aux input. That's not the fault of the unit.
Pros: Value. Sound Quality. Looks great in the dash. Works great with steering wheel controls and Bluetooth.
Summary: I have installed this head unit into two of my cars at this point and have to say it performs well across the board. Great sound quality with Sony's signature preference for bass-driven systems.
Quality of Sound on bluetooth