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You can't avoid it, sometimes an important call comes in while you're on the road. Clarion's CZ302 CD receiver puts Parrot's class-leading Bluetooth® in your dash, so you can field those calls and hear your caller over your speakers. Pairing your phone with this Clarion receiver's incredibly easy, and a driver's-side built-in microphone ensures the person on the other end will hear you loud and clear. And you can also stream music from your phone or another compatible device.
Take your Pandora stations along with the CZ302 — with your iPhone connected, you can run the free Pandora app on your phone and control it from the dash. You can skip tracks, change stations, and rate songs just like you do online.
Your music library's extensive, but you're in the mood for that one perfect song. Connect your iPod or iPhone to the convenient front-panel USB input, and you can dive into that massive collection. Clarion's ABC Search lets you quickly zero in on a tune, or you can search more generally by artist, playlist, genre, and more. You can also switch control from the receiver to the player itself, so you can put a passenger in charge of the music.
Clarion's built-in amplifier gives you the clean power you need to overcome road noise, while the versatile Magna Bass EX bass boost will add depth to your sound without getting muddy. The 3-band parametric equalizer gives you pinpoint control over the highs, mids, and lows — that's a big jump over the simple bass and treble controls found on most factory radios. A built-in low-pass filter lets you control the character of your bass, while a high-pass filter trims the extreme low bass out of your front and rear speakers so they play more efficiently.
Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?
In most vehicles, you can use an adapter (not included) to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Clarion stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the CZ302, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.
Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.
Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver.
Two good reasons - sound quality and cool features. A new car stereo offers power that's superior to most factory radios, along with more sophisticated tone controls. And most car stereos offer built-in or optional features that add safety and fun to life in your car, including inputs for your iPod or MP3 player, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free cell phone calls, satellite radio or HD Radio reception, and connections for building an audio system in your car.
Just wanted a basic CD player and to connect to my Android via Bluetooth as my music collection stored there. Bluetooth connects quickly and after a few set-up adjustments, is what I'm looking for. Replaced the factory speakers and all is what I expect from a very basic, good sounding, system to upgrade the factory system. Only wish there was a 'play/pause' button on the head unit.
Pros: Bluetooth quick.
Cons: Setting bass/mid/high a bit more complicated than it should be.
Awesome radio. I've tried other brand Radios over the past 20 years but always go back to Clarion. I have 5 installed in all my Vehicles and so it was a no brainer when my daughter asked for one for her birthday for her car. This radio Has all the features she wanted and the Bluetooth works awesome. So shes Happy.
Pros: easy installation Sound is awesome Bluetooth and usb works great
Cons: Modes and features took a little getting use to. Not really a con, happens with every new model radio
Awesome radio, easy installation with the wiring harness and instructions. Easy to set up everything including Bluetooth. Great sound
Pros: Wiring harness, face plate, instructions
Basic car stereo with sound quality which is not as rich as the factory double din clarion unit that came with my Subaru. Crutchfield says this unit fits in my Subaru, which it did, but it was not a match for the stock unit. I bought Clarion because the stock unit was a Clarion and I was expecting to be able to plug right into the car's existing wiring, which was not the case. Plastic mounting bracket is flimsy and has to be liked by thieves. Would have preferred to use the steel bracket off the stock unit, but that would require a double din unit. I learned not to go by Crutchfield's advice on what "fits" and next time I will look further.
Pros: Good basic unit.
Cons: Not a good choice for replacing a quality stock unit as the sound is not as rich.
This Clarion CZ302 is an awesome little radio. I found it simple to set up. The bluetooth connection is great. It automatically connects, and the sound quality and mic pickup is excellent. I also like how easy it easy to adjust the audio settings. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles of more expensive units. You can't display both frequency and time at once, can't change the color of the display, and the scroll does not work on some streaming music sites. But for the price, it can't be beat.
Pros: Great sound, easy blue tooth connect, great sound and mic with bluetooth phone, easy to set up
Cons: You can't change color display. It won't display both clock and frequency. Scroll doesn't function with some music sites (ei: tune in radio.)
Very well put together unit very simple operation and sound combination along with style. Thank you Clarion.
Bought this radio for my 01 mustang gt with the mach sound system and it sounds great!!! was very easy to install and with the metra wiring harness I was able to keep the factory amps.
Pros: easy install, easy to use, sounds great!!!
Cons: no cons at all
Easy install and everything came as described.
good radio always been a fan of this brand decided to go back to Clarion after having a Pioneer for the last few years only replacing the head unit in my truck because the radio's faceplate in my van broke so i figured if i have to buy a new radio i'll get it for my truck and take the old radio from my truck and put it in my van but anyway good radio i like the features and it will go well with my amp and sub
Great product. Easy install with Crutchfield's specific install sheet. Fast shipping and great quality
I don't normally review products, but I'm so pleased with Crutchfield's service I wanted to pass this along.
Bought this for my daughter's car. I'm sure there are better one's out there, but this unit looks and sounds good.
More importantly, while making the install, it was great to be able to talk with someone knowledgeable about my particular vehicle. There was also a problem with the remote that came with the unit. All it took was an email, and another remote was delivered. And this one worked.
I will definitely buy from Crutchfield again.
I bought this radio to replace one that quit working. Great radio. I like the Sirius feature on the radio. Installation was a breeze and looks great. I will refer this to my friends.
Pros: Easy installation, user friendly. Looks great. Sound great.
Has everything you need. Easy to use and control.
Simple and great value.
The manual for the install was OK, Helped to have the Crutchfield cheat sheet. The main issues are, when installed in the sloping Honda Civic (2003) dash enclosure its glossy finish creates a bunch of glare that makes reading the display hard. Add to that the dimness of the display lighting and the way it gets dimmer still when you have on headlights (which I do during the day) it takes longer to read than it should. Offering a different, hooded bezel might help but deglossing the whole thing would be best IMHO. Still a good radio.
Cons: Too glossy for the dash environment. Not enough control on the display. Would be good to have the clock just take over the display after a while.
My first clarion, so far so good. Huge improvement over the stock unit. Bluetooth works well, but I still need to make some adjustments for call quality. Pleased so far!
Pros: Bluetooth connectivity
Cons: Non so far.
The Clarion CZ302 was uncomplicated to install. The Mastersheet easy to follow.
Pros: The radio is easy to operate and the sound quality is better then I expected.
Cons: The buttons are a little small but once you get it programmed its fine.
Bought for my wife awesome easy to use cd player... bluetooth is a must have. Nice look!
Pros: Bluetooth, usb, and aux. easy fuctions....sound is excellent.
Cons: Some stations are alittle scratchy
Sound quality is excellent with factory speakers. Bluetooth implementation could be better. Call quality is terrible with optional microphone in my 2004 Nissan Xterra turbo diesel. I expected decent noise reduction / DSP since the unit was labelled "parrot bluetooth". Do any aftermarket units compare with factory units for call quality? USB operation is temperamental, often gets read errors. Using galaxy S4 calls come in over USB mode but GPS notifications do not. Not sure if this is a configuration on the phone?
Pros: great audio quality
Cons: poor call quality with external mic, didn't notice any noise reduction or DSP circuitry to improve call quality terrible fit with mounting kit provided by Crutchfield - faceplate doesn't remove
Super awesome radio it was very easy to install, I didn't have a problems so far.
Cons: Doesn't charge your phone while hooked up to the head unit
As always, service and product is great.
I like the stereo. It was easy to install. Crutchfield supplied me with everything I needed to do the install. The radio sounds great. There is a learning curve to it though. You need to read the instructions pretty thoroughly to get the hang of it. Some of the features can seem a little hidden. Other than that I am happy with the purchase and would definitely recommend this head unit.
Pros: Great sound. Bluetooth. Remote Control.
Cons: Learning Curve.
It's a great, easy to use radio. I have it hooked up to a 15in subwoofer and it does the job.
Pros: It's easy to use.
Great! It has Bluetooth auxiliary and USB hook up
Great sound and packed with features. The internal BT mic works well. Highly recommended!
Pros: Sound & BT quality
Cons: Wish it was easier to install.
Greetings, I used to own a Kenwood CD Receiver, but felt overwhelmed and frustrated because it had TOO many features. For example, on the remote control, I would be driving and wanted to switch stations it would THINK I wanted to store that artist when in fact, I didn't.. Long story short, it would BEEP whenever I had an artist stored accidently. Plus, the color choices schemes, and the central knob was more of a mouse or a joystick, and....well, I think you get the picture. It flat out sucked having too many options when all you really want is simplicity. Sort of like ordering a cheeseburger, you don't care how many kinds of cheeses in the world there are you only want a slice of cheese on your burger. The Clarion CZ-302 unit is superb. My wife got into my F150 with me after I hooked it up and her reaction was, Whoa! Clarion....really, I am impressed" I love the volume control knob. It his sturdy and even has a rubber ring around it for gripping. Which, is just a nice added touch of quality. Second, I like programming features on it as well as using the remote. Very simple, no nonsense, B.S. about it. It is as if Clarion constantly asked itself the question, "What is the quickest means to reach point B from point A" and Clarion took that path, unlike some of the other manufacturers such as Kenwood. On the other hand, this unit also packs a punch is sound quality. It has better bass than my former radio, and programming sound quality is a breeze.
Pros: Efficiency in design and operation
Cons: I wish I had become a Clarion fan years ago. No cons associate with this unit.
This is a very good product. I just bought it for my fiance so she could have a blue tooth connection that would allow her to stop holding her phone or using the abysmal speaker phone. I bought this specific unit for the ipod connection, the clock, and the pre-outs for upgrades later if she wants. I couldn't be happier with this purchase.
Pros: blue tooth works great! Ipod connector also charges! "It's so Pretty!"
Cons: "screen saver" which is just retail mode, took me longer than I want to admit to figure out how to turn off. There are no other cons to this unit. If I wanted more features, I could have purchased the next up model.
Great inexpensive way to bring an older ride up to date in technology. Install kit was a breeze.
Pros: Works great, sounds great, bluetooth connects easily
Cons: Could use a better fader/equalizer
I bought this for my husband for his birthday. He installed it and really likes it. He still hasn't figured out all the new uses. We did get the wrong wiring adaptor, but that is probably my fault. He was able to install with the current radio adaptor, because he has installed other radios, and at one time was a mechanic.
Pros: He can use all his other electronic gagets with it.
This is a great sounding stereo for the price. I am especially impressed with Crutchfield's detailed installation instructions and tech support. I would recommend Crutchfield and plan to purchase from them again.
Pros: Quality products, Good prices & excellent support services
I picked this set because I wanted the least plastic-looking stereo I could find at this price range. Other stereos also tend to have lots of strangely shaped buttons, so I appreciated the minimalist look of this one. And indeed it looks quite nice, and has a good feel. I especially like the rubber ring around the volume knob. In general, the technology in this stereo is quite good. Bluetooth works perfectly, sound quality is good, the microphone quality is just okay, but that's fairly standard in cars; I'm not aware of any sets that have solved this.
There's one problem, however, that's a real nuisance and clearly indicates a poorly thought out user experience. What's the most commonly used button on a car stereo? Pause/Play. When you want to pause it's usually with some level of urgency. So it stands to reason that the button that would do this for you is the big round thing in the middle of the unit, no? In fact it isn't. The way to pause/play is via the microscopic button #4, somewhere at the bottom of the unit. I actually had to look this up in the user manual because I missed the tiny label. But even if you know this a priori, try pressing that tiny button while driving, even at low speed. I'll save you the suspense; it's incredibly difficult! It seems like a small thing, but again, given that pausing is usually done with some urgency, its really annoying every time!
Pros: Looks quite nice, with a minimalist design Bluetooth works almost flawlessly Good sound quality Standard installation
Cons: Frustrating usage with the pause/play button Microphone quality is just okay
Great radio with all the modern features you need. Installation was a breeze and it looks great in my car. Happy little surprises were seeing how my iPhone automatically pairs when I start the car. Also its great to have Pandora, though the controls are a bit confusing.
Pros: great affordable radio with all the features you need.
Cons: not the most intuitive interface. some of the controls and menus are confusing at first (or second, or third...)
I gave the radio 5 stars because of all the quality's that the radio come with. The sound is great and it looks great in my dash, but i did only have one problem with it. After about a week I developed a short and the radio fried. It might have been due to the way the radio was wired up, or it could have been a defect. At any rate i am trying another one. I think i will have better success with the second one. The sound is awesome, the price was great, it ease of use i gave 4 stars, it is cool, and i gave it 4 stars on build quality for the fact that it blew on me once. So far the new one works better than the first one did.
this is a good product
This head unit seems to be a fairly good quality for the price. I bought it primarily to add hands free capability to my vehicle, and it connected to my iPhone 4 very easily. Installation was a breeze with the built in mic. Not as user friendly as it could be, as there is no dedicated phone button and the controls and setup are a little confusing
Pros: Easy installation, good quality
Cons: Confusing phone controls
Love the design of this unit, looks great, sounds good, general functions are a breeze, and bluetooth is nice and clear. Had a couple of issues upon first install, not sure if it was operator error, miss-labled wires on unit, or bad instructions on the adapter harness where the remote and power antenna wires had to be switched, and then customized to keep the aftermarket amp and stock amp on at the same time. reception was crystal clear on the toner and there is some great functions to fine tune this unit to your liking.
Pros: 1. Basic functions are easy and well placed on the radio. 2. sound quality is great and multi-adjustible to your liking. 3. Has a nice look to it.
Cons: 1. Setup functions are a little hard to get through 2. Dimmer leaves accent light still pretty bright for night driving 3. Doesn't allow for separate sound setting for each function (Radio, CD, AUX, Bluetooth, ect.) 4. preset EQ sound profiles are a waste.
Pros: EASY INSTALL
This player is amazing because of it's ease if use and the great sound. Also the Bluetooth works great
Had some initial installation issues because the instructions didn't mention removing the 'DIN sleeve.' Upon calling Crutchfield service and talking with 'Lefty' he told me to remove the sleeve and then the unit went in just fine.
Between this better quality stereo and the 7 speakers in my car, I am hearing my music like I never have.
One thing I found out was that a flash drive used in the USB port is best set up without subfolders in it. Although the music in them will play, once the randomization algorithm gets into a subfolder, it will rarely come out. I just restructured the drive and now it randomizes as it should.
Pros: Sounds great. Easy to install, once the DIN sleeve was removed. Easy to operate; I like having a pause for the USB and CD. The volume knob is easy to find and manipulate.
Cons: The display is a little dim during the daytime. See comment about randomization of flash drive.
I really like this stereo. I bought it to replace a stereo that didn't have Pandora or hands-free calling. I had purchased a Sony stereo from Crutchfield and installed it in my truck that has integrated Pandora for iPhone as well as hands-free calling. That stereo (the Sony) came with a microphone that I could mount on my dash. This one has the hands-free feature BUT DOES NOT COME WITH A MICROPHONE FOR HANDS-FREE CALLING. Sorry to shout, there, but I hope anyone reading this realizes it and buys the microphone at the same time as the stereo. I wish I hand known. I ended up installing it, ordering the mic, opening the dash back up and installing the mic. That was a bit of a pain in the butt. That's the only reason it gets 4 instead of 5 stars. The remote works well. I especially like the feature that lets you give thumbs up or down in Pandora using the remote (the Sony stereo I have doesn't do that). It also has sufficient RCA outputs to go with a decent pre-amp/crossover and amp. That's the next step with this. It's a good enough head unit that I will amplify it and add more speakers. For the price, you can't go wrong with this unit.
Pros: integrated Pandora and hands-free calling, thumbs up or down in Pandora with remote control, cool blue lighting, easy install, good sound, 4 pre-amp outputs (one pair can be switched to subwoofer with internal crossover)
Cons: hands-free mic is NOT INCLUDED and it doesn't really state this clearly and prominently
Very nice unit for the cost, Does everything I want it to and more
Cons: took a while to get used to the programing
radio is easy to operate, blue light on controls is cool, has a lot of options to play music - mp3, cd, flash drive
Excellent product at the right price
bought this radio to replace the boring am/fm radio in my car. works great and easy to use, not to mention great sound quality
First of all, Kudo's to Crutchfield for being around all these years. Amazing, I was buying radio's from them in the 80's and now buying them for my kids' cars today. Very easy to use website. Upon entering the vehicle type('98 Honda civic), a perfect list of options were offered. Great pricing and exact installation kits made my install a great success. Amazingly, in the Crutchfield install notes, it stated, "in order for the dome light to work a green wire in the factory harness needs to be spliced together after removing the factory radio". There is very good chance I would not have known to do this if I had purchased a radio somewhere else!
Pros: Easy to use for a 16yr girl using her iphone5(plugs right in). Amazed with the options available at this price level(Bluetooth, iphone controls, etc.)
Cons: Stumbled trying to turn off the "screensaver" or demo mode.
Overall it's a good product, Bluetooth, aux and USB are all nice to have.
Pros: Bluetooth, aux, USB
Cons: I know nothing about custom settings but it had 3 presets.
Nice Radio however....A Word of caution. There is are lot of cables hanging out the back of radio. 4channel pre amp outputs (4 cables) and Serius Satellite (one good size connector and cable.) If you don't need these features, possibly look at another radio. I installed this in a 2000 VW Beetle and the room for a radio is very limited. It was like trying to fit a size 16 woman into a size 10 dress. Not an easy venture. (Sorry ladies for the analogy.) So after multiple scratches on my hands and arms and a few muttered not -so- nice words, the radio was installed. Do check out how much extra room you have behind the radio. Another thing ....The buttons are somewhat small. A pencil sharpener applied to your fingers may help if you have chubby fingers. Otherwise you may be hitting two buttons at once.
I have added this to a 2005 grand cherokee in place of a broken 6 disk changer. First off this is a great head deck. Sound is great and everything works as expected. Thanks to Crutchfield pre sales advisers this was a quick and easy install and all functionality including steering wheels controls and Bluetooth were retained.
Great stereo. Just what I was looking for.
Good unit that was easy to install
Pros: price and quality
Cons: Controls take some time/effort to learn
I love this unit especially after having to return a Boss unit that sounded like crap. This Clarion us built nicely, sounds very good, and looks pretty cool. The Bluetooth connection links super quickly. The only thing I found that could use some improvement is the speed that it recognizes and starts playing a CD track. Overall a great buy.
Pros: Good sound quality, doesn't have a "cheap feel" (bitin clicks, etc), remote
Cons: Slow to play CD tracks when first going to that function or after inserting a CD
Chose the unit 80% on price and 20% on name, been a Kenwood guy forever. With that being said I'm not dissapointed in my decision in the least! Fit and finish on the Clarion seems to be spot on, buttons and volume knob have a solid feel, not what I was expecting in this price range. As far as features it has everything I want and more, almost too many for an old guy like me lol, but the more I use it ( have only had it about a week) the more I appreciate every one of them, sync with my iphone was a snap. I paired the unit with some 6.5 Rockford Fosgate 165x3 speakers for the front doors of a 98 silverado ext cab and they work great with this radio, have a pair of 6x9 RF punches on the way along with the Clarion xc 1410 amp as we speak and can't wait to get rid of the stock 4x6's in the back, should really wake the ol' chevy up and let this head unit scream.(will take some doing to fit the 6x9's but hey, its an old truck and it'll be worth it!) Long story short its a great radio and packed with a lot more features than I expected for this price, not to mention the good folks at Crutchfield threw in everything needed for a super easy install, you guys are awesome!!! Would recomend this unit and Crutchfield to anyone looking for a good product and a top notch company to deal with.
Pros: Looks great Ton of features for not a ton of money Lots of options for really fine tuning the bass,mids and highs Easy set up and straight forward to operate once there
Cons: None to speak of yet
Another great purchase from Crutchfield! Affordable, fast delivery, plus all the parts for easy installation! Not to mention a great unit from clarion! Keep it up!
First purchase from Crutchfield, and I doubt I will ever purchase from anywhere else. Very pleased with the clarion CD player. Easy to install in my 06 F-150. Great upgrade from stock.
Pros: Crutchfield customer service and just about Everything about the CD player
Cons: I would hardly call it a con but has a few more features than I need
Awesome stereo, I have really enjoyed this great upgrade to my stock system. The advanced functions with a small price tag was very nice
Pros: Great bluetooth connectivity with my windows phone. Sound quality with my stock speakers was great and the ipod controls are easy to use
Cons: Only reason I did not rate 5 stars was my am and fm range seemed to go down. I love listening to my sports talk in the am and the stations I listen to are not nearly as clear as they were with my stock stereo
great radio, simple to use
I reviewed a number of different radios before making my final decision. I am familiar with the Clarion name, and this did have a factor in my choice. I bought this primarily for the Bluetooth function. Just love the "hands free" speaker phone, with auto answer, and voice dial features. Very few radios I looked at had the "built in" microphone. I had no desire to have to run wiring and mount an external mic somewhere on my dash. Doubt I will ever use the Pandora or XM features, but is nice to know I do have those options. Sound quality is great, with more than enough power to drive my speakers. Can't turn up the volume much past half way without rattling my windows. The included dash adapter and wiring harness fit like a glove, and made installation a snap. NO cutting and/or splicing wires needed. IF I ever want to reinstall my stock radio, everything is still OEM intact.
Pros: Great radio for the price. Way more functions and options that I'll ever use.
Cons: Too many options. Will take a dummy like me to learn all the functions available some time.
I researched quite a bit before buying the Clarion CZ302 for my 2007 Honda Accord LX.
These were my requirements: CD(MP3), USB, Bluetooth
All requirements were met, and the sound from the stock car speakers is SO much better, using this receiver. Crutchfield also supplied (free of charge) the "HOND ACCORD 03- MS", the mounting kit for the vehicle. I took the receiver and the mounting kit to a professional installer and got it installed. (I know, I'm not a DIY-er!)
For a receiver this size, all buttons are small, as expected, but they are fairly intuitive. I haven't yet opened up the user manual but I configured the FM favourites, used the CD, played songs from the USB stick with folders and files system, configured and used the Bluetooth to play songs and make calls.
I am absolutely delighted with the product and the service from Crutchfield!
Pros: - Small - USB - Bluetooth - Awesome sound from the stock speakers
Cons: - Small - The ambient blue light cannot be dimmed (I think, not yet looked at the manual) - Non of the cons should be any where close to a deal-breaker!
Very cool stereo everything works great and is of high quality. Its a little complicated to figure out the menus/ equalizer but all in all it looks and sounds great! You simply can't beat Crutchfield service super fast and super nice to work with. thanks again Crutchfield
Pros: Good display, lots of power, very clear phone connection, cool look
Cons: menu is complicated
Very nice unit it has all I wanted and work great with my IPhone and I also have a Blackberry for music only and work great as well
Pros: Very nice looking and functional
Good buy works well and looks nice
This is a great receiver at a really good price. I had initially installed a Kenwood Excelon that just would not work with the steering wheel controls of my Chrysler Pacifica. The problem is not that the Kenwood was bad it's just the way that Kenwood allows you to seek and scan just didn't let my controls work as they previously had. I called Crutchfield, they were great and swapped the Kenwood out for the Clarion. The Clarion is very straight forward. It reminds me of my old Alpine. Not flashy, not distracting, just works really well. The controls are simple and if you read the instructions, you won't have any problems with the set-up. The built-in Bluetooth microphone works great and doesn't need the added external mic. Calls are crisp and clear, music apps work great. I'll continue to look at Clarion in the future. One last thing, the Clarion display can be seen in direct sunlight and dims automatically when the headlights go on which is nice as well.
Pros: - Great Bluetooth connectivity and Streaming - Great Radio Reception - Non Pandora Apps like Spotify work great - Phone calls are crisp and clear
nice, great looking radio with very useful features.
Very easy to use and install. The Bluetooth is flawless. Works great. Great sound. No cos so far.
I bought this stereo to replace my dying factory unit. I've had Clarions in the past and loved them, this one did not disappoint! It looks great, sounds great, and fairly simple to use. The multiple available audio sources it a great feature, and something that up until this point had not experienced.
Pros: Lots of input options, great sound, easy install, being able to answer calls hands-free is a huge bonus for someone who spends a lot of time in their vehicle.
Cons: A lot of features means a lot of multi-function buttons. It takes a little bit to get used to pushing the right button, but becomes second nature after you get used to it.
Easy to install. The quality sound through bluetooth is incredible. For the price you can't beat it.
Pros: Great value for your money. Sound quality is superb. Cool looking blue light design.
Cons: Can't get the display to stay on the clock. It might be me.
This is a fantastic unit and an especially great value. This system has it all: hands-free Bluetooth calling, Bluetooth audio, USB audio and iPhone/iPod control, Pandora direct control, etc., etc. The hands-free phone solution works extremely well and I'm told by people I talk to that it sounds as good or better than when I wear a headset. Audio quality is great, especially when using an iPhone/iPod via USB. (The connection also charges your iPhone/iPod, another plus.) Volume can go exceptionally loud.
My biggest complaint is with the controls, which are far from intuitive. Although basic functions are easy enough (skipping tracks, using radio presets, etc.), setup and more advanced functions are more difficult to locate and use. The buttons are also all fairly small.
Installation was quick and easy, taking about an hour, give or take. (And I'm not an experienced installer.)
Pros: Feature set is fantastic. iPhone/iPod support is excellent. Sound quality is great.
Cons: Some controls are not intuitive. Buttons are small.
Great iPhone/iPod integration and operation. Love the Pandora app. Exceeded my expectations!
Pros: Pandora/.iPhone/iPod integration, sounds really nice. USB/AUX front interface.
Cons: I have a very large phonebook on my iPhone (1,200+) and the search function should be also available for the phonebook dialing, as it does for the iPod music/albums search.
Excellent radio for the money. Great sound.
This unit was just what I needed. My iPhone automatically hooks up without fail when I turn my car on and has great sound quality considering I am streaming or playing music from mp3 files.
Pros: Super easy installation with the kit from Crutchfield Sound quality Simple interface, not over thought or too flashy
Cons: The buttons and their labels are very small so there is a bit of a learning curve until you memorize where they are.
Second clarion radio in 5 years great quality great sound
The radio plays and sounds great. The buttons are a bit small but that's because it does so many things. It's best to keep the manual with it in the glove box to refer to instead of trying to read the button labels. I bought an earlier version for my Jeep Wrangler but it didn't have Blue Tooth which makes it even a better value.
Pros: .input jack, USB port, BlueTooth inputs. Plays CD's including MP3's. I can fit 400 songs on an 8Gb USB stick.
Cons: Buttons very small. Hard to find while driving.
Worked well but difficult to navigate.
Great deck for the money. Sound quality is awesome, and I love being able to play my iphone music and pandora over a blue tooth connection. I don't have to take my phone out of my pocket, just hit play on the reciever. It is a little completcated to set up, but GREAT BUY for the money.
Pros: Great Value, Bluetooth phone works great, love being able to play music over blue tooth connection.
Cons: Setup is not exactly simple
Bought this for my son's car,he loves it! I hear coming literally a half mile from home!
Pros: Easy install,easy to use,he really likes all the features,and the ease of use with his ipod.
Cons: none so far
I bought this radio for my 2002 Jeep Wrangler which had a stock radio in it that was increasingly getting worse static on certain stations. I was living in he dark ages as far as a radio goes so take that into consideration when reading this but I am really pleased with this radio. It has all of the features I was looking for Bluetooth, Pandora, USB, Auxillary Input, Siriux XM, removable face, and etc. Everything works great. I connect my iPhone 4.0 using Bluetooth and play music this way. I don't use it for the hands free although that is an option is well. I just find people can never hear me on the hands free anyway so I don't like using it. I would highly recommend this radio. I was a little hisitant to purchase it as I have typically gone with more name brand radios in the past like Sony, Kenwood, Pioneer, etc. but Clarion makes a really nice product that is very comparable and less expensive.
Pros: Bluetooth that connects to iPhone 4.0, Pandora, Removable Face, Siruis XM, Auxillary Input, USB on the front of the radio, remote control to play iPhone music when connected with bluetooth, and mutiple preset options for FM, SiriusXM, and etc. Very easy to use and a nice display.
Cons: The only con is that some of the features like setting the clock require you to use the same button that is used for other features and it can be confusing to navigate to the right place to change the options you need to. This is typically of most radios though given their size.
It's a great single din radio, great sound, the amount of features make the easiness of use rating not great but good, for the money, great product
Very easy and quick install in the interior of my boat.
Had a clarion in 1981 in my 1967 impala. So now I have a 1969 impala, and I remember how good my clarion was back in the day so I tried the new one and it is wonderful.
Cons: took me a while to learn the settings but once I learn, it was okay
Deck was easy to install and it looks great. For the money it is hard to beat. I would have given it 5 stars but the hands free functionality with my Iphone via the usb hook up is just not there. Still messing with it to see if I can get it to work but so far no luck. The setting for the highs, mids and lows is awesome and you can easily fine tune whatever you are listening to with easy and adjust it so that you can feel the bass and still hear the words. Overall I am very satisfied with this deck.
Pros: Lots of eq options for highs, mids and lows. easy to switch between the sources expandability of hook ups on the back of the deck makes it easy to add new components in the future
Cons: Hands free calling not cooperating with my iphone Can't change the color or dim it, sucker is BRIGHT with the lights out in a car.
Great unit. The bluetooth is very easy to pair and the sound quality is great.
Little complicated to set up.
Pros: Had an issue with something and Customer service was great!!!
Cons: Little complicated settings
Works good with the SWC.
Pros: FM seems a little better than Kenwood X696 for farther away stations.
Cons: Doesn't display title/artist on CD, but does with the USB.
Pretty good receiver overall. I switched over to this one after a similarly priced bluetooth Alpine model wouldn't work well with my phone. My main goal was to get a working bluetooth receiver. Seems to be hit or miss with pairing phones to receivers. The Alpine had a better matte finish and easier controls, but wouldn't stay connected with my phone. It worked with my wife's phone, but still always had a buzzing sound through bluetooth.
This one has a glossy finish that makes it look kind of cheap. The controls are harder to use and the buttons are smaller, but manageable. Could be a problem for someone with bigger hands or bad eye sight.
Sound quality is on par with the Alpine, but the Alpine was much easier to adjust. Alpine also has an adjustable source volume control, which this one lacks.
The Clarion has a built in mic, so you don't need to run a wired mic, but if your radio isn't located near the top of your dash you will have to run a mic anyways.
It paired easily with my phone. Sometimes it doesn't reconnect after turning off the car, but I can reconnect it easily through my phone. With the Alpine I had to turn off the radio and reset it.
The biggest advantage with this is the satellite radio option. It was the only one in this price range with Bluetooth and Satellite radio.
If I could have this receiver with the Alpine face plate, it would be a perfect 5 stars.
Pros: Bluetooth works (probably depends on phone - I have Droid X2 and Razr Maxx) Satellite radio Sound quality Built in mic
Cons: Controls Gloss finish
Overall a good unit but the bluetooth is terrible. I had issues with it from day 1, not being able to download my phonebook from my iphone, disconnecting my iphone randomly and not showing the id3 tag info.
I updated the software from the Clarion Website which was meant to fix bluetooth issues but the only thing it fixed was the phonebook issues. Iphone would still disconnect randomly and it still wouldn't show id3 tag info. Randomly one day while listening to streaming over bluetooth it began to show the id3 tag info for a few songs but then the info for the last song I played was frozen into the unit and that was the only song and album it would show despite switching to other songs/artists.
Everything else seemed to work fine and using the unit itself was simple but based on the poor bluetooth I would not recommend. I ended up returning the Clarion and getting the Sony MEX-BT4000P which I have had no problems with, works great and has more features for the same price.
Pros: Ease of Use Good Price Front USB
Cons: Bluetooth Connectivity is not reliable. Output wires in the back are not detachable, which adds unneccesary wires in the back that you may not use. Unit lighting is not selectable.
Overall a good receiver, the menus and controls are less than user friendly. This is the third Clarion I have owned over the years and just setting the clock requires a user manual.
Pros: Front panel USB, remote control
Cons: Setup menus are clumsy and less than user friendly.