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Clarion NX404

Navigation receiver

Item #: 020NX404

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Original Price: $399.99

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Your in-dash multimedia and smartphone command center

Whether you rock an iPhone® or Android™ smartphone, you want a receiver that gives you the most control. Clarion's NX404 navigation receiver not only delivers accurate guidance and a wealth of entertainment options, but it gives you safe ways to integrate your phone so you and your passengers can stay connected on the go.

It all starts with the gorgeous 6.2" touch display

The NX404's 6.2" screen gives you a great view of the receiver's built-in maps of all 50 states, plus Puerto Rico and Canada. You'll have access to over 11 million points of interest, along with 3D mapping that allows realistic views of terrain, buildings, and landmarks in select metropolitan areas. The display also supports "flick" operation, just like your smartphone. Animated menu icons that can be dragged and dropped give your dash a little personality, while allowing you to prioritize functions and A/V sources.

Clarion NX404 navigation receiver

Bluetooth® for hands-free calls and streaming music

Built-in Bluetooth lets you talk hands-free on your compatible phone so you can keep your hands on the wheel. When a call comes in, you can tap the screen to answer the call and hear your caller over the speakers. And you can even stream tunes if your phone or other device supports it. The NX404 features a built-in microphone, or you can add an optional external mic for added clarity during calls in problem vehicles.

Android smartphone integration

Connect a compatible Android smartphone to the NX404 with an HDMI cable to enjoy the receiver's Android compatibility, which allows you to see the display of your smartphone right on the receiver's screen. You can do a lot of cool stuff when you're parked, like check out photos and high-definition video, surf the web, and view smartphone apps on the 6.2" display.

Clarion caters to the iPhone, too

Apple users can enjoy direct iPod® and iPhone audio control with a simple USB connection or via Bluetooth. iPhone 5/5c/5s users will need to add a couple of more adapters, including an HDMI cable and an Apple Lightning™ Digital AV Adapter to get full access to audio and video content from their device.

Clarion NX404 navigation receiver

Pandora® Internet radio as you roam

Take your Pandora stations with you — run the free Pandora app on your phone and control it from the NX404's touchscreen. You can skip tracks, change stations, and thumbs up/thumbs down songs just like you do online. For the iPhone, you'll need a USB or Bluetooth connection; Android phones control Pandora via Bluetooth.

A sound choice

Into full-resolution audio files? The NX404 will play lossless FLAC audio files from your flash drive, so you can enjoy up to 24-bit/192 kHz clarity behind the wheel. Clarion's powerful built-in amp does a great job driving your speaker system. You can choose from four preset tone settings, or make your own using the 3-band parametric equalizer. The subwoofer volume control lets you dial in just the right amount of bass if you've got a sub hooked up, and you've got high- and low-pass filters for further sound customization. Clarion includes a handy remote for additional tweaking.

Get connected

The NX404 boasts myriad connection points beyond the HDMI input. You'll find a pair of USB inputs on the receiver's back panel, useful for plugging in a dedicated MP3 player plus a flash drive, and you can use the front 3.5mm A/V input and rear RCA A/V inputs for hooking up external sources. A dedicated rear-view camera input allows you to add a layer of safety to your travels. Three sets of 2-volt preamp outputs let you add amplifiers and subwoofers to the mix.

Fun for the cinematically inclined

Enjoy watching DVDs up front while you're parked, or hook up a video screen in the back so the kids can watch movies as you drive — thanks to Clarion's "2-Zone" operation, your backseat gang can watch a video while you and your co-pilot enjoy music up front.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?

In most vehicles, you can use an adapter 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 Clarion, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

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.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with 6.2" touchscreen and AM/FM tuner
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    • internal amp (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 watts peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in Parrot Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control (see Details tab for model compatibility)
      • HDMI cable and Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter required for viewing video content from Lightning devices
      • Clarion CCA750 cable required for viewing video content from older Apple devices
    • HDMI compatibility for select Android devices when parked — requires optional HDMI adapter
    • Pandora control through iPhone and Android
    • plays lossless FLAC audio files from your flash drive
    • remote control
    Navigation features:
    • maps of United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, plus 11 million points of interest
    • lane guidance and junction view
    • 3D representations of select buildings, landmarks, and terrain
    Audio/video features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, and USB drives (see Details for full capabilities)
    • 3-band parametric EQ with 4 presets
    • low- and high-pass filters
    • bass boost
    • dual-zone A/V output
    • inputs: dual rear USB inputs; front 3.5mm input; rear RCA A/V input; rear-view camera input
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, subwoofer); video output
    Other information:

    Why install a car stereo with built-in GPS?

    Imagine taking a trip as your car's receiver gives you directions, finds the best restaurant for dinner, and plays movies for your back seat denizens. Navigation receivers cover all the bases, with GPS guidance, DVD playback, and a host of other useful features. You can search through millions of points of interest to locate gas stations, restaurants, museums, and other interesting spots, wherever you are. Most receivers offer Bluetooth capability for hands-free calling, along with the ability to search through your iPod playlists with touchscreen controls.

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    Glad I made this purchase

    Written By Scott, Georgia on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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    Great product. I researched different systems for 2 days before purchasing this one. My main focus was that it came with a great GPS system and this was is amazing! I also use the audio bluetooth to listen to my music daily and am loving the phone calls coming through to my radio. I would definitely reccomend this to a friend and am glad this is the product I ended up purchasing. Crutchfield also had the best price on it by far!

    Pros: GPS

    Great All-In-One Unit!

    Written By Syque, Michigan on Thursday, April 16, 2015

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    Received this unit to replace the stock radio in my 2011 Honda Accord SE and it is awesome! The user interface is super easy to use and it adds an overall sexy look to my dash now. The stereo has GPS, HDMI, double rear USB ports, support for rear-view camera, Bluetooth, Pandora (via smartphone Bluetooth), and basically all of the other basic features you'd find in an aftermarket stereo. The remote that comes with it is also super handy. I have an iPhone 6 Plus and the Bluetooth works perfectly for me. For those who aren't very patient, it does take up to around 7-8 seconds to boot up, but you can basically skip over the initial GPS load time by clicking on the menu button and go straight into the other functions. It can take a little bit of time switching Bluetooth devices. It also does take about 3 seconds for the rear-view camera to kick in when going in reverse. Lastly, it can take a few too many finger clicks to navigate through the menus, but after using it a lot, you can get really quick at it - just like texting. But that's being super critical. Otherwise, this stereo is sweet and a total steal for the price point. I love it!

    Pros: So many different functions, great GPS, awesome user interface, Bluetooth works perfect, cool, sleek, and sexy

    Cons: Initial and rear-view camera boot time, no satellite radio

    Great navi unit

    Written By Ben, Roanoke, Va on Monday, April 13, 2015

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    Product was great and was easy to install. Love the USB video feature and the dual zone. Exceptional price for all of the features!

    Pros: USB video, navigation, Bluetooth

    Cons: Software not Mac compatible

    Great Unit for Great Price

    Written By Jemlnlx, New York on Sunday, April 12, 2015

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    I was searching for a replacement for my stock 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander Radio. I wanted navigation and an upgrade to the stereo. In looking for the options under $600, this stood out. Clarion has been around for a while with consistently good reviews. This double DIN unit has built in bluetooth, navigation, front and rear AUX ports and two rear USB cords with extensions, amongst other features. The reviews were also very good, and for the money, seemed too good to be true. Unit was installed very easily. Using the Metra branded wire harness and dash kit, everything was installed from beginning to end, following the instructions from Metra and Clarion in under two hours. Harness wire splicing was straight forward. I ended up placing the navigation antenna under the dash, even though the manual states to place it on the dash. I saw many general navigation installation videos which shows professional installation below the dash without much difference in signal strength. So far, I have not noticed any drop in navigation signal. In fact, the signal picks up very quickly and a lot quicker (within seconds usually) than any portable GPS units I have used. Upon powering up for the first time, there are a few initial steps such as language and navigation options and you are good to go. The 2 USB rear ports have 2-foot (or so) cords that you can extend into your glove compartment or other dash openings for easy access. The interface itself is great. Bluetooth connected quickly and wor

    Pros: Easy Installation, great features, User friendly

    Cons: None so Far

    I wanted to like this unit

    Written By R, Maryland on Thursday, April 09, 2015

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    First, I want to say that Crutchfield tech support is the best in the business. That being said I tried very hard to be able to keep this unit but finally had to give it up. The deciding factor was the poor bluetooth connection with my Iphone 6 plus and the Clarion unit. The quality of bluetooth telephone communication was so poor, callers could not understand me when I was using the speaker phone. Crutchfield tech support thought it could be a defective unit and sent me a replacement unit which I received the very next day. They provided a label for free return shipping of the original unit after I installed the new one. Unfortunately the problem existed with the second unit so they replaced the unit with the Pioneer AVIC 5000NEX. The Pioneer has excellent bluetooth sound quality. I did like the Navigation and menu setup on the Clarion. Had it not been for the Bluetooth problems I would have been happy with the unit. A nice feature of the unit is the ability to arrange the menu icons in the order most convenient for you. Some adjustments, however, require a number of touches to get to where you need to be, and an equal number to back out.

    The telephone screen was missing one major feature: a screen for frequently called numbers. I solved that problem by putting my most frequently called numbers in my contact list with the letter A in front of them. That way they show up at the top of the contact list.

    Pros: Good Navigation, excellent screen, nice main menus, good sound quality (other than bluetooth telephone connection). The support of Crutchfield tech support is essential in installing these complicated high tech head units.

    Cons: Bluetooth telephone conversations were so garbled as to be useless with my Iphone 6 Plus No speed dialer

    Great Product

    Written By Jon, Massachusetts on Monday, April 06, 2015

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    Great navigation unit for the price. Install was simple and quick.

    Altima radio

    Written By Coty, Westmisnter md on Sunday, April 05, 2015

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    So far so good. Still learning all the stuff. I don't like the static sound on Bluetooth at low low volume turn it up normal it's fine.

    Pros: Nice GPS radio and settings

    Quality and service

    Written By Chris, Texas on Thursday, April 02, 2015

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    Very satisfied with both quality of the NX404, installation accessories and product support. The level of service from Crutchfield was second to none. Very fast shipping and when I needed minor assistance I felt as though I was their number one customer! Great job and thanks again!

    Pros: Too many to list. Just love it. For the price hard to beat.

    Cons: So far really none I can think of. Just a truly pleasant experience and a new customer for life.

    Clarion NX404

    Written By BC, Scranton, PA on Thursday, April 02, 2015

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    After purchasing my Jeep Wrangler Unlimited I missed having Bluetooth and navigation in dash. My Ford truck had the factory system which was flawless, so I wanted something with the same functions. After doing a lot of research and reading reviews like these, I choose the NX404 for the functions and price. I was not disappointed. Great Navigation thats easy to use( with some really cool features), Bluetooth for phone and audio streaming is great ( iphone 5 ). Radio sounds great( I used the factory amp) and I also installed the Crux backup camera. If your looking for an in dash unit, this is the one to get. Also Crutchfield support is spot on. Thanks again, for another great experience.

    Pros: Easy to use with all the right features of more expensive units

    Cons: None so far

    Great Product!!!

    Written By Q, Texas on Wednesday, April 01, 2015

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    Great Product!!! Cant beat the price!!!

    Clarion NX404

    Written By ScubaPilot, Florida on Wednesday, April 01, 2015

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    Clarion made a really nice system with the NX404. Love it

    Pros: I like it a lot.

    Cons: Would like to have a XM input and a XM screen icon. I have to use Aux 2 on this unit.

    great unit

    Written By michael, New York on Wednesday, April 01, 2015

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    i have had my nx404 installed in my hummer h3 for about 3 weeks now and let me say its a lot of fun playing with it because you find different things you can do with it all of the time.i was going to buy the higher end pioneer but a knowledgeable Crutchfield product anylyst pointed me in this direction. he listened to my wants and needs and saved me about 400 dollars and im glad i went with clarion because the pioneer seems more iphone friendly and i have an android. i had it professionally installed but the gps, blutooth and stereo sound is great compared to factory stereo. looks great indash and touch screen is spot on just dont be impatient. im not one to read instructions but the more i use it, the more i am pleased and impressed. great Crutchfield support for all of your stupid common sense quaestions . the only minor con i have is trying to match the color of the unit to the color of the dash. im sure it can be done with a bit more tweaking. time will tell but all in all very pleased with purchase and functions of this unit. thanks again.

    Pros: excellent gps, bluetooth and video screen. great sound over factory radio with the stock speakers. very adjustable to owners preference and very user friendly.

    Cons: adjusting dial color takes some time but getting very close

    Clarion nx404

    Written By Anonymous, Boynton beach,Florida on Monday, March 30, 2015

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    Excellent product

    Awesome System

    Written By Mgroff, Newton, NC on Sunday, March 29, 2015

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    Awesome stereo system!! Absolutely love it and thrilled with my purchase! Highly recommend this product!!

    Clarion NX404, nice unit

    Written By Steve, Pennsylvania on Sunday, March 29, 2015

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    Thanks to the folks at Crutchfield this was another easy radio purchase and install, the sales rep set me up with a complete install kit for my 04 Mach 1 Mustang, I took some time on my bench with the wire harness and plugged it in to the car placed the phone mic and GPS antenna before you know it I was setting up preferences, paired my phone and ready to hit the road. Thanks guys this was another easy sale and install.

    Pros: Easy to install, great features, GPS etc.

    Cons: no cons from me for the money

    Outstanding product

    Written By Joe, Winter Haven, Fl on Thursday, March 26, 2015

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    Easy installation, the information provided by Crutchfield was spot on. The looks, quality, sound and performance is great.

    Cons: None at this time.

    Advanced features, easy to use

    Written By DrJan, New Mexico on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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    This is a very affordable way to integrate navigation, iPhone pairing and rearview camera in one very good sounding sound system. It has a touch screen, which makes operations a lot easier than my wife's Acura's setup, which has to be controlled with a knob. The picture is sharp, icons make sense and stuff just works. Warning: the speed limit nag is on by default, you can turn the fiend off in Settings. Also, download the manuals from their website, one a general one, the other strictly for navigation, as they are more complete than the printed version that comes with the unit.

    I have a beloved 2002 Honda CRV, with low miles, and I feel now that I can keep it for quite a while longer without any 'electronic envy' for newer cars with all their bells and whistles.

    Pros: You get: GPS navigation, hands-free calling on your blue-tooth enabled phone, the ability to add a rearview camera, and a fine stereo with CD/DVD playback. The touchscreen makes working the thing a breeze. What's there not to like?

    Cons: None yet discovered.

    Terrific product!

    Written By John R, Virginia on Sunday, March 22, 2015

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    I have only had it installed for a week, and as a 79-year old, am still reading the 168 page manual. However, everything I have tried, I have liked! The GPS seems to work well. I love being able to use Bluetooth to make my telephone calls. And having suffered with no MP3 capability for the first 12 years of owning my 2003 Toyota Matrix, it is a joy to plug in flash drive with my favorite music and hear the music through the original equipment 6-speaker sound system. I thought I might miss my 6-CD changer, but this product plays CD's and DVD's and with the USD ports, I don't really need to play CD's much anymore. Glad the Crutchfield advisor (Jackson) recommended this one after I told him my desires.

    Pros: See above

    Cons: Well, I miss my "info" button on my radio where I can learn what was playing at the moment, but it is a tradeoff I was very happy to make!

    Awesome so far

    Written By ShiroMiller, Washington, DC on Saturday, March 21, 2015

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    I've had my unit installed for about a week now and I have minimum complaints. I only say minimum because I haven't have any major problems but minor quirks. One would be the music information not showing up when I hook my iPhone to the music. That's only happened twice and I know it sounds petty to talk about but I like to view my artwork etc. Another would be not being able to view step by step directions on the nav. Now really it could just be me being slow and not looking hard enough but I have not found this feature. Other than that I LOVE this head unit. It's unique and perfect in everyday and I've gotten a lot of compliments on it. The mirroring feature is really cool and is easy to use. Back up camera hooked easily and the picture is crisp. Bluetooth connected easily and the unit came with an external mic. Haven't had any complaints about others being able to hear me. I will post another review in a month or so if there are any changes, but as of right now I would recommend this head unit to anyone!

    Pros: Unique display, easy Bluetooth connection, mirroring, built in nav

    Cons: No step by step direction in nav (apparently but again that could be me)

    Great Reciever!!

    Written By Kyle, New York on Saturday, March 21, 2015

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    Great receiver, easy to use and VERY smart! I put this in my wife's Jeep and liked it enough to put one in my Ram!

    Pros: Very clear picture and sound, easy to hook up.

    Cons: None

    Great upgrade for the price!

    Written By Minesh, California on Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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    This unit was a huge improvement than the stock head unit that came with the H3. The price point for what you get was pretty much spot on what I was hoping for! The sound quality improved and I couldn't be happier with the Bluetooth audio streaming.

    Pros: Pros: -Looks slick and easy to navigate -Great audio performance, keep in mind I'm not an audiophile but know when stuff sounds like cr*p. -Navigation is spot on. People complain about the start of time of the Nav functions, and I didn't find any problems with it. I turn the car on and by the time I get my belt on and check the mirrors the thing was up and running, so people who complain about that likely hit the gas the moment they turn the key. -BT Audio streaming sounds great!

    Cons: Cons -The phone sounds like crap from time to time. It's crackles more than anything I've ever experienced so I'm not sure what the issue is. The Bluetooth audio sounds great but for some reason Bluetooth phone audio sounds like something from the 70's with heavy cracking noises -I wish there was more EQ controls but the presets are OK.

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    Written By Kevin, Alaska on Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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    This was a very nice upgrade for my base 2010 Camry. The GPS on this unit is the reason I upgraded. The maps are very detailed and the maping software is working great for me.

    Pros: GPS, playback support, price.

    Cons: Bluetooth seem a little weak at times. It works best with the phone closer to the unit.

    nice system

    Written By PattieCake, Virginia on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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    It is a nice system for the money

    Pros: Nice system for money

    iPhone 6 works with our new Clarion NX404

    Written By RickyBobby, South Carolina on Monday, March 16, 2015

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    So far so good. Took 4hrs to install this Clarion unit on the Saturday and another 4 hrs on the Sunday to install the backup camera. Crutchfield service was great. I had to call them 6 times with questions on the wiring and install. (4 wires was not a color to color match.. not sure why..) I also installed 2 USP permenant inputs whcih came out really nice. Radio itself is awesome. It synced right away with my iPhone 6 and then my wifes 5S. No issues so far. When one is connected you can go through the whole phones music playlist right on the Unit so phone stays untouched.

    Guess only gripe so far is turning the unit off, havnt figured it out yet on how to do that quickly when you suddenly need quiet time to listen or talk..

    Pros: iPhone 6, All inclusive unit (GPS, Bluetooth, DVD and Backup Camera

    Cons: So far just quick off button is missed, may be a setting for it someplace..

    Cheap for a reason

    Written By Taylor, Florida on Sunday, March 15, 2015

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    Alright, for the cost it is indeed a steal. Very hard to get into the in-dash gps head units from Pioneer or Kenwood for the same price, near impossible. However, is it really worth it? My decision to buy this is starting to waiver. Horrible touch sensitivity, crappy UI and I mean just garbage ui. Trying to rearrange the tiles on the 3 home pages is a feat, it took me nearly half an hour.

    Pros: The navigation is not bad. I think it is nice to be able to get a choice of routes if you elect to deviate what was provided by the search. Its search is pretty good too. Overall the unit is easy to setup and the cost.

    Cons: Color matching is the stupidest ordeal I have ever experienced colors are off. The UI sucks along with touch sensitivity and so does the sound features and menu. You would think, if you have a song title longer than the maximum allowed characters it will scroll so you can see the entire name, not the case unless the song is playing. No radio station naming makes for a very boring radio interface. Poor radio reception on some channels, much worse than my factory radio. There are better options.

    Excellent unit for the cost

    Written By A Holt, Wisconsin on Thursday, March 12, 2015

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    I put this radio/navigation unit in a 2012 RAM 1500. My truck originally had the low dollar CD player/radio. This was a great addition to the truck. I was able to get rid of my Garmin and add Bluetooth for the phone and music. I loaded a 32GB USB flash drive with music and will never miss satalite radio. I even put some cartoon videos on the flash drive so my kids can have entertainment while my wife is shopping. I also replaced all six speakers with Kicker. This radio drives them well without an amplifier.

    Pros: Featues, features, features.

    Cons: Some delay in menu navigation. The next unit up has voice control.

    Great Value

    Written By Dan, Connecticut on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

    Been using the NX404 in a 2001 F-350 for approximately 8 months now and it's a great value. The sound and funtionality is good via Pandora, Bluetooth and FM Radio and the HDMI video is great for streaming Netflix from the iPhone. Navigation works very well once spending time toggling preferences and turning off the annoying speed warning. Backup cam functionality is good, the display switches quickly and interrupts all other functions. GPS works well running Nav in background of any App, a small bar drops down to que your next course change. Fairly quick boot time and boots in single digit ambient temperatures.

    Pros: Good Nav and GPS reception. Full Pandora functionality over BT. Mechanical volume knob works well in bumpy vehicles. Customizable shortcut menu. Good speakerphone when used with remote mic, listeners receive clear Mic sound even in a loud Deisel truck.

    Cons: Stock software; Bluetooth speakerphone was unusable. Padora would not work via Bluetooth. iPhone needed to be paired every few days. After software update; Sometimes need to reboot to get Pandora BT to link to iPhone. Auto backup cam switching during multiple FW/Reverse maneuvers loses signal. General: Micro SD card slot in awkward location and difficult to remove card. Nav screen can get very busy at times and hard to understand. Speaker phone audio through one speaker only.


    Written By David, weston on Sunday, March 08, 2015

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    very happy with it good sound great gps good video

    Great Unit

    Written By Dicky, dracut ma on Monday, March 02, 2015

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    Do not be fooled by the bad reviews on this website. First off one of the reviews i read said the user manual and diagrams are useless. False. They may be referring to the quick start up guide. The user manual is on a CD not a booklet. The maps are also very easy to update and you can update for free if you do so within the first 30 days of owning it. There is an internet site you can use to make it happen and it is very very simple process to follow but does require some downloading to your pc or laptop. Also it was mentioned a sticker leaves residue on the screen well that sticker is attached to a protective film that covers the entire acre for protection and peels right off.

    Pros: Great sound, easy to use, can't beat the price.customizable

    Cons: Crutchfield offers the wiring harness and installation kit for free that you need to install in your vehicle but will not send it unless you tell them you need it which i didnt know from online ordering and if i hadent called customer support instantly to confirm my suspicions i would have been disappointed when i received the unit and could not install it.

    Crutchfield response on Wednesday, March 04, 2015 Dicky, thanks for the great review of the NX404. I'm sure your comments will help reassure a lot of other people considering this receiver. We wanted to comment on your experience regarding the installation accessories. Normally, when you enter your vehicle info and add a stereo to your shopping cart, our website shows you the installation accessories you need and lets you add them to the cart. Since these accessories are not always free, we don't want to force them on anyone, so we also give you the option of not receiving the accessories. It looks like you accidentally clicked on that option instead of adding them to your order. Thank you for calling Customer Support to check on this.the last thing we want is for you to not get the hardware you need to install your new receiver!

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    Written By Edward, San Antonio TX on Monday, March 02, 2015

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    I purchased everything I needed to put Navigation and a DVD in my vehicle. Very impressed with the device and support to help install the device.

    Pros: Provided great assistance picking the right unit for me needs. Great support with installation as well.

    Great product

    Written By Adrian, Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday, February 26, 2015

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    Great product, never bought a Clarion head unit but this one works great!

    Clarion NX404

    Written By Nick, Gurnee, IL on Sunday, February 22, 2015

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    Great head unit

    Pros: Easy installation

    Cons: None, so far

    This is a great multimedia system

    Written By Steve, Michigan on Saturday, February 21, 2015

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    This is my first system like this for my 2010 Camaro. This unit does it all. The GPS is pretty accurate but a much steeper learning curve than say a Garmin GPS. Plenty of tweaks available to get the system sounding and looking like you want it.

    Pros: Everything so far with one small exception (see cons)

    Cons: The speed warnings on the GPS. Go even a couple miles over the speed limit and you are reminded of it every time. Can't figure out how to turn this feature off.


    Written By Donald, Fairborn Ohio on Thursday, February 19, 2015

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    Sounds pretty good, over Nissan stock Clarion. Wanted for the Nav function mostly. I do like the UBS and IPOD connections. Don't really listen to CDs, might use DVD. Dash install kit was not very impressive, cheap plastic. Wiring kit was a bonus. Overall, satisfied with purchase.

    great product

    Written By Anonymous, Monroe ny on Thursday, February 19, 2015

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    Great product

    Buyer beware. Gps has very old maps. Only 30 days to update. Then 69.0

    Written By Charles, Livingston, TN on Friday, February 13, 2015

    This unit works fine has some nice features. Don't be fooled by the one year warranty, or the statement that the maps are easily updated. The maps it comes loaded with are several years old. You have 30 days from the time you power it on to update them, otherwise they want you to pay 69.00 for them! Navieextra customer support is non existent. For the amount this cost, I expected more service than that. There is a single small statement in the manual on page 61 I think about the map updates. Who is going to find that? I would not purchase the unit again after finding out what kind of customer loyalty they have..

    Pros: Has nice features. Overall value is not worth the price of the head unit.

    Cons: Clarion naviextras support is a joke. Only 30 days to update maps from the time the device is powered on. 2014 model maps are 5 years old

    Clarion NX404

    Written By Anonymous, enid ok on Thursday, February 12, 2015

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    This is a awesome stereo has everything u need

    Pros: Easy to install

    Cons: Too tipe of fit

    Life saver

    Written By Jeff, Little current Ontario Canada on Sunday, February 08, 2015

    While in Myrtle Beach in january thieves broke the back window of my new car . They took my gps and my sirius radio. I always wanted an indash unit but could not afford it. When i went shopping i saw the clarion nx404 at a price way below Pioneer and Kenwood. I was lost for directions as i am from Canada. I decided to give it a try. What an awsome unit.

    Pros: My car is complete with the 404 , just input a phone number and the clarion takes you there. Quick and accurate. My samsung phone links up to the clarion quickly and flawlessly. I can play my memory stick , cds , dvds , stream from my phone , its unlimited. I got back to Canada without a hitch.

    Cons: If i had one complaint it would be the reception on fm , it seems weak. Could be the install but the gps is fine , i will look into it. Small price to pay for this awsome machine. Would i recommend this yes its fantastic.

    clarion nx404

    Written By perry, Charlottesville va on Wednesday, February 04, 2015

    Great product. was install by Crutchfield couldn't be happier it has everything I wanted plus more.

    Pros: Bluetooth works great with my phone

    Cons: None


    Written By Megan, Naperville, IL on Monday, January 26, 2015

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    I really enjoy it. Great touch screen, works fine. Only problem is the sticker that was on the front left goo on it, and the navigation app will not open.

    Pros: Works great, connects easily through Bluetooth.

    Cons: Has sticker on screen that is hard to take off.


    Written By Ejr, San Antonio, TX on Saturday, January 24, 2015

    I had done my research and decided on this head unit in the end on price. I wish I hadn't. This unit would forget my Bluetooth connected phone nearly daily. Nav was shotty too. Clarion should really be ashamed of producing this unit.

    Great Product

    Written By Sandra, Columbus, GA on Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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    Exactly what my son without directional skills needs. He is confident and will drive without someone else in the car. He loves all of the features on this Radio/CD/GPS features.. Easy to install and use..

    Pros: Easy to install Easy to use Let's him update maps

    Awesome Radio

    Written By Clarion NX404, Eagle Michigan on Saturday, January 17, 2015

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    Very easy to install, radio functions are very user friendly.

    Pros: Bright screen, very colorful. Navigation system is very easy to use and gives clear direction.

    Great value

    Written By Anonymous, 98375 on Monday, January 12, 2015

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    Pros: Simple to use

    Clarion NX404

    Written By ROGER, California on Thursday, January 01, 2015

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    This radio has some nice features and a very clear screen. I installed a rear view camera to this radio and the picture is very clear to see while backing up. The options on this radio are great. Synchronizing your cellular phone with the hands free works terrific. Very clear on both ends of the phone call. I would recommend this radio to anyone. The installation kit was exactly what we needed to install the unit. The hardest part of the installation for me was running the wire for the rear camera to the radio.

    Pros: Everything at your finger tips and easy to jump from one screen to another.

    Cons: GPS takes some getting used to. You really need to read the book to us this part of the radio. It is always telling you the speed when you go over the speed limit. It has a way of turning this function off, but you need to read the book to accomplish this.

    Clarion NX404

    Written By Jimmy, Annandale, NJ on Monday, December 29, 2014

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    Very nice stereo for the price. Easy to install. The Crutchfield team was available to help every step of the way. My tech support was fast and thorough, with US based technicians. Great job Crutchfield. Thanks.

    Pros: Crystal clear, and sounds great. Fit perfect and Crutchfield said.

    Cons: Mostly touch screen. I do prefer more buttons.

    Clarion NX404 is a Good Deal

    Written By wavslide, SoCal on Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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    Great stereo/navigation and lots of options. All the wiring diagrams were wrong and my third call to support got me the Honda Schematic. Colors did not match up, but the pin numbers worked. I also got all the wiring adapters available, but my rear DVD player was disconnected and no simple fix was available. I had to send it back.

    Pros: Once installed it works great. Easy to learn icons and features. I really liked the touchscreen.

    Cons: It was a whole day project to get the wiring right, but I lost the use of my rear DVD player. The Nav system has a woman named Susan who wouldn't shut from telling me when I exceeded the speed limit. I turned off the volume in the Nav settings, but it would turn back on when the vehicle was restarted.

    Good System, Terrible Bluetooth Support

    Written By RichK, Pittsburgh, PA on Monday, November 17, 2014

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    This system is very nice, but has bluetooth issues (even with the latest firmware installed). I've tested it with two Droid DNA's and an LG G3, all running Android 4.4.2 (latest), all with media+phone audio enabled. The phones pair correctly, but then have issues streaming music (from any app) and will not play phone audio. All of these phones work perfectly paired to our OEM 8.4" 2014 Durango Uconnect / Bluetooth Speakers, etc. I'm hoping Android 5.0 (which is yet to be released and won't be available for Droid DNA's) resolves this issue. Please note Clarion has Bluetooth compatibility pages that show the DNA and other Droid phones as compatible, but no one seems to be able to get them to fully work.

    Pros: Nice screen, love the GPS, sounds better than OEM unit, steering wheel integration is fantastic, nice that you can color match the controls to your interior, Crutchfield was very helpful with install and suggested all the correct parts.

    Cons: Poor Android bluetooth compatibility

    A very solid unit that hits all the right marks.

    Written By Derek, Phoenix, AZ on Sunday, November 16, 2014

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    I installed this receiver in my 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac and added both the PAC MS-FRDS interface so I could still use the Ford Sync and the Clarion backup camera (CC510). My original thinking was that I wanted a backup camera - but that was a slippery slope and led to the whole new system replacing the original Ford head unit (which did not have navigation). Boy am I happy with the upgrade. The Clarion is a very nice system with a large display and easy to navigate controls. Since I prefer the Ford Sync phone controls I simply setup the Bluetooth on my phone so that Sync is exclusive to the phone functions and Clarion has access to the media and Pandora. I routed the usb cables for iPhone and Android phone hookups to the glovebox so they are out of sight and out of the way. The touch screen is very easy to use and only creates a minimal distraction. Being able to still use Ford Sync and steering wheel controls really ties everything together and makes it all "feel" factory. I would strongly recommend adding the additional accessories to allow for the steering wheel control integration and the Ford Sync - even if you have no plan to use them, just having that as another option is very nice.

    Pros: Adding the right accessories recommended by Crutchfield complete the system and make for a more enjoyable experience. Clarion has a very solid interface that is easy to navigate and the Pandora integration is a very nice option if you use that service. The large screen is a plus especially with the navigation. The voice reminders that you are exceeding the speed limit might be annoying to some people but can be turned off, I actually appreciate the reminder and don't think they are obtrusive.

    Cons: The CD player does seem a little slow to start playing. Since this is a fresh install and I havent lived with it too long I don't have many CONS to list. Overall, for the price point I think this is an excellent unit. I would certainly recommend including Crutchfield's recommended accessories to fully integrate the system to your vehicle.

    Poor engineering

    Written By Jeremy, Georgia on Thursday, November 13, 2014

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    I have gone through 3 of these in the past 6 months. The engineering is obviously shoddy. First one- cd/dvd player wouldnt read. No problem, it happens. Returned it for replacement. Second one, after a few months, the navigation crashed. Brought a windows based error dialog box and then was never able to load. Customer service said if that windows box shows up, the hard drive is damaged. Fine, return it for a third unit. Third unit, upon initial installation: navigation doesnt work, touch screen barely works, Settings menu is unreachable. This thing as obviously garbage. Dont waste you time or money. Get a better unit.

    Cons: Prone to constant failure and crashing

    so far so good

    Written By timk, United States on Friday, November 07, 2014

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    So far so good, I only had this product for about a week now. I wish it had a display with clock while radio is off. The navigation display I thought would be better. The radio, CD, DVD player all work good. Love the fact it can be used with android with Pandora.

    Pros: Pandora with android phones SD card easy to access to update maps Remote comes in handy Sounds great in jeep

    Cons: No clock display when radio is off. GPS display could be better

    Poor Sound System

    Written By Lexusry, Newport Beach on Thursday, October 30, 2014

    not that great

    Pros: mirror feature with Samsung s4 phone was great. sd card and usb read very fast.

    Cons: sound system is awful and it does not have sound retriever feature like pioneer radio. it does not offer picture slide feature, ,no hd fm radio,no artist display on fm stations, i have to return it and got a pioneer 6000nex .