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Sony - Built-in Bluetooth - In-Dash CD/DM Receiver - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 188 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can't beat price.

    Posted
    BigNate
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Got this Sony unit on Black Friday sale and had free install at the store. Unit and install was flawless. I didn't even know it had a microphone for hands free until I noticed it driving home. Love how you can change the backlight color to match interior. Sound is wonderful as well as the FM and AM reception. I have read what others have posted about how you cant see the display when it's sunny out, and this is slightly true. The face of the unit is very reflective, almost like a mirror. When the interior of your vehicle is bright, you will see this in the reflection, and it impairs reading of info on the radio. I did not find this annoying enough to reduce rating from 5 stars. For the price, I could not have done better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Broken after few days

    Posted
    ExperienceByVik
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Sound quality is good, looks nice and colourful, but Bluetooth stopped working after return period. Back to FM now. Checking with Sony customer care using the website for this product is nuisance. It’s already fixed in the car, so repairing it means either remove it out of the car myself especially in cold weather or pay someone to do that. It will cost more (Time and money) than the lousy quality of this product. Also it doesn’t provide a way to remove the old paired devices. I got this product fixed through Best Buy on 15th Dec, return period ended on 30th Dec. What kind of return period is that? 15 days to experience it and decide?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple, yet powerful

    Posted
    CUTiger
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I started with a high-end Pioneer Nex, but it died in 9 months. I really think the Nex had too much technology, which caused an over-heating issue. I chose the Sony, because it didn't have a touchscreen, and all the buggy connection apps like Android Auto and Apple Carplay. They have improved, but they are buggy. I just wanted an upgraded car sound system that works with great Bluetooth features. This unit is solid, and the Sony music app is awesome. The sound is great, and phone call quality through Bluetooth is a huge improvement over the Pioneer. The customizable accent colors will allow you to match your car interior perfectly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great features for the money

    Posted
    Winetech
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    The controls on my OEM radio/CD player in my work truck died. I was sure that Having it fixed would not be cost effective. I went into Best Buy to see what putting in an aftermarket system would cost. For <$300 I got a features heavy name brand system INSTALLED (including a third party wiring harness and trim panel, which cost more than the system itself) that automatically connects with mt iPhone via Bluetooth within seconds of siarting my car. I can now listen to Pandora automatically all the time. Making and receiving calls hands free is also dead simple!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good!, but beware...

    Posted
    JimBob
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    It does all I want and more!! I have only one issue with the unit and that is that it becomes unreadable in the bright daylight. Other than that, awesome for the money!! Beware that the tech service is pretty bad. It took me 45 minutes with a mostly illiterate kid on the phone ordering this through their geek squad. And, then was told that they may end up breaking my dash installing the unit. Who wants to hear this??? Buy the unit and take it to a reputable service to install or do it yourself if able.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sound, Bluetooth, extras, phone calls all amazing!

    Posted
    MinnesotaPerson
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Sound quality is unbelievably awesome...sounds like the stereo in my home ! Bluetooth is fantastic, no wires to hook up to my phone ! Start the car, turn on my phone's music and Bluetooth starts playing it in a couple seconds ! All the bells and whistles are frosting on the cake ! When I get a phone call while driving it's a clear clean sound over the car speakers and the person calling me can understand what I'm saying as if we were both in the car = "Hands free". HUGE improvement over my old car radio !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My Wife Loves It

    Posted
    Hornman
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought this for my wife since she wished her car stereo was better than the stock one that came with the car that I got for her 10 yrs ago. She just loves it. Sounds great and easy to use. Nice large controls. It's set to constantly change duel colors, which are very well done. Looks fantastic. I highly recommend this radio and Best Buy. Their installation was fast and neat. Not a problem of any kind so far. I consider this a fantastic buy and I'm very pleased

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bluetooth stopped working after two weeks

    Posted
    Timothy
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    After the first week the bluetooth started losing sync with connected devices but pausing and then re-starting the music would fix the problem. After two weeks the unit simply stopped connecting. What's really frustrating is that the technician who installed the radio essentially said, "I'll see you in a couple of weeks when the bluetooth stops working." In other words, the store personnel knew this model radio has problems and still sells it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Okay......BUT

    Posted
    KCCustomer
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Okay if you don’t plan on driving in the daylight. Impossible to see or operate Controls. Timeout options on selecting features is too quick making you start over - that is if you can see the controls. Only saving grace is the mini- remote - Just don’t lose it. Sounds okay, and it’s feature rich with phone, Bluetooth - everything you’d expect. BUT ITS TOTALLY USELESS IN THE DAYTIME!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hi KCCustomer, thank you very much for taking the time to share your concerns with us. Sony takes the voice of our customers very seriously and hearing all feedback - good and bad is important to us. We appreciate your feedback. Regards, ^Ron sony_US

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good radio...

    Posted
    Jayday00
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    The Bluetooth is hard to connect! Auto connects when it wants, or u can spend 15/20 minutes before u pull away to try and get it to work. Also having a hard time deleting our old phones out and putting our new ones in, and it only allows you to save two phones to it. Other than that it's pretty dope, it allows my car to finally deliver on the Bose audio it came with!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good radio for the price

    Posted
    Gmont555
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Radio works good. Looks amazing with the different color schemes you can use. Easy install and a pretty reasonable price. Bluetooth works decent, but can be finicky at times. when you have a second phone In te pairing menu it starts to not connect very well sometimes. But besides that it does have an aux option and USB which work nicely. USB also charges your phone. The hands free microphone works nicely. Would buy again for another vehicle

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good but ...

    Posted
    TWithACapitalT
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Overall the unit is neat and easy to function. But my problem is with the connectivity, the unit chooses to connect to my devices Bluetooth when it wants to , and even then I have To turn on/off my devices or the units Bluetooth signal multiple times . Once it connects, it plays choppy at the beginning but then smooths out and plays wonderfully .

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great receiver for the price!

    Posted
    Robb
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Lots of features for a reasonable price. Purchased this for an older car. Installed by the Geek Squad-fast professional service and looks factory installed! Easy set up with Bluetooth and other features. Sounds much better than my previous factory installed unit. If you’re looking for a reasonably priced car audio system with plenty of features you can’t go wrong with this receiver.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Receiver

    Posted
    RobH
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Love this receiver! After almost trading in my 2006 Honda partly because of inability to listen to music and podcasts, I instead decided to spend a little over a hundred dollars to get out of the Stone Age. Couldn’t be happier! Great sound, great Bluetooth connectivity and looks like it was factory installed. Also got free installation during a BB promo. Happy customer with this buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great basic receiver!

    Posted
    MinWah
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Installs in minutes, it receives radio stations cleanly and is relatively easy to operate. Has many options for customization of the sound and the remote helps for when you don't feel like reaching over to manually operate it. Accepts satellite radio and the ability to plug in a USB stick with multiple audio file formats is a plus. Recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this stereo

    Posted
    Cedric
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This is my first bluetooth stereo and what a wonderful choice. I love the way it automatically connects to my phone and resumes what I was playing when I left, no matter what app I am using. The sound quality is great and the color selection of the display is perfect. I hate being stuck with a red display.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good radio/stereo

    Posted
    CathyAnn
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I really like my new Sony radio/cd player. The only problem is that it's not intuitive in figuring out how to operate it. I have to refer to the manual. I push the "off", but it doesn't turn off. I need to read the manual, not one of my favorite activities. However, it has great sound. I'm happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sony deck. Sounds and looks great.

    Posted
    champion1987
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I'm very satisfied with my deck. I just wish the operators manual was easier to understand. We're not all tech people. Geek squad was very friendly and very knowledgeable. Did a great pro job installing. I will use them for a couple more projects in the near future. and will recommend them to other friends.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No frills all thrills

    Posted
    TJT3
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Does everything exactly as you’d want it to. Pairs quickly, sound quality is good, tunes to stations ridiculously fast, the color changing light is unnecessary but funny, doesn’t attract attention to the point someone would break in to take it, gives your car an extra usb charging port, all for a just right price

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great sound but not happy with Blue Tooth

    Posted
    DantheMan1801
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I like the new system installed in my SUV; however, the blue tooth switching from one user to another is not as easy as it would appear to be. We've had it for over a week and I still have trouble connecting my iPhone with Spotify with Blue Tooth. Therefore I either plug in my phone or just listen to FM.

    I would recommend this to a friend