Summary: I have wanted to put a Bluetooth system in my 2005 Subaru outback for 5 years and have generally been frustrate with my options. To put an entirely new stereo in was so expensive it hardly seemed worth it. But then the folks at Crutchfield told me about this and I can't be happier! The soy d is excellent and since most of my music resides on my iPhone it has opened up my library so I can listen in the car.
Summary: This system does exactly what I need - provides great Bluetooth functionality. I have always installed aftermarket stereos in my vehicles and while all have provided great audio, some of the Bluetooth functionality has been marginal. I finally decided to try a dedicated unit and ordered an open-box Parrot MKi9100 from Crutchfield along with the recommended harness for my Ford Escape. My wife can actually hear me now when talking on my cell phone!
Pros: Excellent Bluetooth performance Good audio from iPod / MP3 USB (for a 20W/ch RMS amp) Intuitive user interface - controls logical and easy to use The "open-box" item was indistinguishable from a new boxed product except for some Crutchfield tape on the box. Item was pristine and functions flawlessly.
Summary: I decided to purchase the Parrot MKi9100 for our Mazda 6 from Crutchfield because of the great help I got on the phone before I purchased. When I called to ask some questions about DIY installation the reps on the phone were very knowledgeable and gave not even a hint of pressure to buy from Crutchfield. They steered me in the direction of quick connect who provided a custom cable that allowed direct plug and play to my factory Bose system, couldn't have been easier!
Summary: I'm very pleased. Looked a bit overwhelming when I first looked at, but its easy once you lay it all out. Connected to the stock stereo in a 2004 Ford F350. I installed it 3 weeks ago, and it's worked flawlessly.
Pros: Easy installation
Cons: Would be nice if it was as loud as the stereo
Summary: If your looking to integrate a bluetooth unit with your factory OR aftermarket deck - this parrot MKI9100 unit is amazing. The volume is clear, the sound cancelling is on par with the best of anything I have ever used. The built in sound recognition also works as well as anything I have ever tried - AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS. My callers hear me clearly even at 100+ (KM/H) with windy/rainy conditions. Negatives?
Summary: Product works great. Has better microphone reception than the factory installed Uconnect . Very happy with the product. It was installed in a 2004 Taurus. I was very disappointed in the tech support for installing since the amp was in the trunk for the speaker connections. I was given clear instruction on the in or out for the speaker mute. Had to have a local Parrot dealer install at get expense.
Summary: The Parrot MKi9100 did everything that I needed and then more. I ordered the T-harness from Crutchfield that matched the radio in my car ... looking at the diagrams puzzeled me. After talking to John in Crutchfield Customer Support he said that everything is "plug and play" and that the plugs are made so that you cannot plug into the wrong jack .
Summary: The MKi9000 has proven to be better than advertised. I installed this myself in a 2007 Honda Accord. It was more fun to install this myself. The install directions from Parrot are limited, Crutchfield sent a install guide specific to my vehicle which made the process much easier. Call quality and Bluetooth acoustics are very good .
Pros: Flexible set up and use options The sound through the Parrot is surprisingly good - Better than the factory radio
Cons: The remote installed on the steering wheel can be a little quirky. It leads To accidental recall of Your last call. The voice command is a little hard to understand.
Summary: The Parrot MKi9100 is everything it was stated to be. Once power up, it paired with my iPhone5 immediately. Controls are easy to operate and move thru menus are easy too. System works as advertised.
Pros: Easy install, easy operation once paired to iPhone5.
Summary: I bought the Parrot MKi9100 for my wife's 2008 Honda Odyssey. It is hands down the best Bluetooth device we've used. Installation wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be. Once the dash was apart it was plug and play with the wiring harness (also ordered through Crutchfield). The only issue I ran into was limited documentation that came with the device.
Pros: Call clarity. Easy to use. Can control and charge an iPod.