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Sony DSX-S210X

Digital media receiver

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Overview

Our take on the Sony DSX-S210X

On the outside, Sony's DSX-210X looks a lot like your typical in-dash receiver. But it's what's behind the faceplate that counts on this neat design — flip the face forward, and out pops what Sony calls the "Tune Tray," a custom-made pocket for your iPod® or iPhone®. Once connected, your player stays charged and tucks neatly behind the display. You can even use the Tune Tray without an iPod, since it features a standard USB connector.

On the outside, Sony's DSX-210X looks a lot like your typical in-dash receiver. But it's what's behind the faceplate that counts on this neat design — flip the face forward, and out pops what Sony calls the "Tune Tray," a custom-made pocket for your iPod® or iPhone®. Once connected, your player stays charged and tucks neatly behind the display. You can even use the Tune Tray without an iPod, since it features a standard USB connector.

Breeze through your music library
With your iPod safely stowed, you can access your music library using the stereo's controls. You can fly through your library with Jump Mode, which lets you skip around in 10% increments. An additional USB input on the front panel lets you connect your iPhone® or another USB device. Sony's Quick-BrowZer™ also lets you search by artist, album, genre, song, or playlist.

Control PANDORA® Internet radio
With your iPhone connected, you can use the stereo's controls to dial in your PANDORA® stations, rate songs, and skip tracks just like you do online. One small caveat: you need to connect via the second USB slot located on the front panel. A small price to pay for convenience, eh? You can still plug another player (or even another iPod) into the Tune Tray's USB input.

Bright, 4-line display
Sony's Organic Electro-Luminescent (OEL) display shows you 4 lines of text, so you can stay informed whether you're making a hands-free call, streaming a PANDORA® station, or listening to your iPod. You can also choose between red and blue button illumination.

Fine-tune your sound
Sony's Advanced Sound Engine gives you some cool tools for adjusting the sound in your car. You can set the timing of your speakers for your listening position, so you're always sitting in the sweet spot. Low- and high-pass filters let you block frequencies your speakers and subs can't handle, helping them run more efficiently. Use the Rear Bass Enhancer to dial in more bottom end to fill out your sound, and tweak the overall tone with a robust, 7-band parametric equalizer.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?
In most vehicles, you can an adapter (not included) to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Sony stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the Sony, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls.

This digital media receiver will not play CDs. If you want to play CDs in your vehicle, we offer a wide selection of CD receivers.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information. Check our video for some info on use of the Tune Tray with Lighting connector equipped iPods or iPhones.

First, I'm not a stereo guy, but this thing is awesome. It is very user friendly and out preforms any stock head unit. The controls are very user friendly , and sounds great - the tune tray is great

Gabe, Alva OK

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What's in the Box:

  • AM/FM digital media receiver (with 10-amp fuse inserted into chassis)
  • Face
  • Sleeve (attached)
  • Trim ring (attached)
  • Wiring harness
  • Wireless remote control (RM-X172)
  • CR2025 Lithium battery (installed in remote)
  • USB/iPod adapter (XA-50iP)
  • 2 Radio removal tools
  • 4 Flathead ISO-mount screws
  • 2 Face-fixing screws
  • Operating Instructions (Eng/Spa)
  • Installation/Connections sheet (Eng/Spa)
  • US Limited Warranty sheet
  • Face-fixing screws note
  • Notes on the Tune Tray (inside Tune Tray)

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • digital media receiver (doesn't play CDs)
    • built-in amplifier (17 watts RMS CEA-2006/52 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays MP3, WMA, and AAC files
    • Tune Tray compartment holds your iPod, Sony Walkman MP3 player (adapter required), or USB thumb drive inside the receiver
    • fold-down detachable face with OEL (Organic Electroluminescent Light) 4-line display
    • selectable red or blue button illumination
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • PANDORA® control for iPhone when connected via front USB input
    • EQ7 (seven preset tone curves and a 7-band parametric equalizer)
    • 24-bit D/A converter
    • DM+ Advanced (Digital Music Plus Advanced) improves detail and high-frequency sound from compressed audio
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • digital time alignment
    Expandability:
    • compatible with Sony satellite radio and HD Radio tuners
    • inputs: front-panel USB input, internal USB input
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other features and specs:
    Reviews

    Sony DSX-S210X Reviews

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    89 Reviews

    DSX-S210X Has Issues

    thxyung from Garland,TX on 3/21/2014

    1985 Nissan 300ZX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Satellite radio broken out of the box. My Sony XT-XM1 sat tuner wasnt recognized. I was replacing my old Sony receiver because the volume quite working. I bought this unit, plugged it in and the receiver didnt recognize the sat tuner, also tried a Sirius tuner and same problem. I liked the ability to have my music collection on a usb stick and this sort of works. Sometimes it forgets where it left off when I turn the car off. When I return it will start playing the first album from the beginning. The rotary knob seems flimsy and isnt the easiest to use when driving. The remote luckily can be used to do most things. Dont try searching your music collection while driving. The sound adjustments are good and it sounds really good as well. ** Sony support isnt the greatest. The person on the other end obviously didnt know anything about car radios and they are having me send this almost new unit back to their repair center at my cost and said it would be 7-10 days before another unit would be sent back out. This is over Crutchfield's 60 day warranty otherwise I would send this back to them. Not very pleased with this situation.

    Pros: Good sound Having music collection accessible via USB stick is a great feature. Great Price for the features. Dont have to cart around CD collection in car.

    Cons: Satellite radio didnt work out of the box and appears the unit is defective. Receiver sometimes forgets what song its on when you turn your car off and return again. (Using usb stick). Sony Support is mediocre, No advanced exchange for defective unit in warranty. 30 Minutes on the phone for them to finally give me return authorization to repair facility at my cost.

    Great Value

    Gabe from Alva OK on 1/26/2014

    1994 Ford F Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
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    First, I'm not a stereo guy, but this thing is awesome. It is very user friendly and out preforms any stock head unit. The controls are very user friendly , and sounds great - the tune tray is great

    Pros: Inexpensive, easy to use

    Cons:

    Great price! Great receiver!

    RonF from Texas on 1/19/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    Great receiver for the price! Great sound too! Love the media tray too!

    Pros: Great sound. Cool display. Really like the longer RCA plugs.

    Cons: Going through the setup with the joystick takes a little getting use to.

    Sony DSX-S210X

    Dan P from Dover, OH on 1/13/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Great, I couldn't be happier with this receiver. Easy to use, easy installation, Very good sound quality.

    Pros: Ease of use, I don't have to take my I-pod with every time I get out of the truck because it's out of sight. Sounds great.

    Cons: Clock doesn't keep good time, loses more than a minute a day.

    Great Basic Head Unit

    HazKom from Big Island Hawaii on 12/28/2013

    1998 Nissan Frontier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    For the price can't be beat. Seriously why are people still paying for CD players? The drawer inside that holds your phone or iPod/MP3 player is awesome. Flash Drives plug right into the front of the unit easy, with an SD card adapter you can put SD cards in there or inside, great use for old smaller cards. Has a full size USB adapter inside on a small floppy cable and comes with a large iPod adapter. Interfaces is standard crap, way too many useless features and a mediocre interface. You need to push the little joystick adapter straight in a lot and that can be hard while driving sa it likes to twist or move to the side. Also the random and mute options are unintuitive. But really, you'll just install it (easy), plug in your media, and then maybe change tracks and volume. Absolutely great for daily use and as an upgrade to a sad factory stereo. For the cost of a tuner/MP3 interface to work with your crappy underpowered factory stereo you could toss in another $50 and get this. AND if you wanted to add a small amp and/or sub you're all set. This is not a high power head unit. Fine for factory speakers or minor upgrades, really i wouldn't use it for more than running your fronts if you really want to get a substantially better sound. I put it in a pickup with 2 : 6" speakers and it's fine.

    Pros: Value, media flexibilty

    Cons: silly interface, over sensitive joystick (multi-function thingie), modest power.

    Alright

    13tj from Owasso, ok on 12/19/2013

    2001 Dodge Dakota
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Works sometimes

    Pros: Cool looking

    Cons: USB worked half the time

    Sony DSX-S210X

    Chris Mc from Traverse City, Mi on 12/13/2013

    2004 Pontiac Grand Am
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Great experience and good instructions for the instilation.

    Pros: Love the iPod and iPhone options

    Cons: The door for the iPod hits the trim so it doesn't open all the way. May be an issue with the grand am opening.

    Sony DSX-S210X

    TiiTommy from Orinda, CA on 12/12/2013

    1988 Volkswagen Scirocco
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
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    For a $99.00 deck, this unit has all that I could hope for, from USB input on the front to inboard iPod connection and storage behind the removable faceplate. It even has a remote control, should one need it.

    Pros: Price and features.

    Cons:

    Sony DSX-S210X

    Jake B. from Austin, TX on 12/10/2013

    2004 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
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    • Value

    Bought this unit as a birthday present for my fiancee to replace the stock unit in her Tacoma and she absolutely loves it. I have yet to receive a single complaint from her. The controls were easy for her to pick up, the sound quality is great, and it fit perfectly within the stock bezel with the provided pocket. What really put it over the top for her though was the fact that she could get rid of all the wires and adapters she was using for her ipod and have it stored out of the way with the tune tray. And for those of you wondering, a her 120gb ipod classic fit perfectly

    Pros: Price, ease of installation, tune tray, sound quality

    Cons: Excessive 7 way eq, no front aux port, only two illumination options

    DSX-S210X

    Joel Q from Cataula GA on 12/7/2013

    1994 Ford Taurus
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    This is an excellent unit. The remote works well, which is great because the face controls suck. Looks great in old car. Works great except when it locks up . . . fortunately powering down and back up resets and thaws the unit. Sound quality is really great.

    Pros: Excellent sound and remote functionality.

    Cons: Face controls are 'right sized' for a two year old with excellent vision.

    Love it!

    Jay B from Hammond IN on 12/5/2013

    1996 Chevrolet Blazer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Put one in my sons Mustang and liked so much I bought banother for my Blazer

    Pros: Great sound, love the fact the ipod is hidden inside. No cords.

    Cons: None

    Good receiver

    Juan C from Calexico, CA on 12/2/2013

    1993 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    It's a very good design, easy to install and it included all the necessary accessories to do so. Both the internal and external USB inputs are in a perfect position to be able to connect any source with USB connections.

    Pros: The menu is easy to access and includes many options for optimal programmability.

    Cons: The faceplate is hard to hook up to the unit. Some menu options are only accessible with the remote. If you lose the remote, you will not be able to program those functions and if you want to change some audio options and you don't have it on hand, you will not be able to do so.

    Nice stereo

    MA from SLC, UT on 11/30/2013

    2003 Pontiac Grand Prix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Very nice setup and install, was pretty easy to set up the pre-sets and colors I wanted. Lots of features and I haven't even started exploring what I can do with my iPod.

    Pros: remote, blue or red display colors, loads of information shown on display, lots of adjustability for sound

    Cons: "joystick" button for all functions is a pain!

    My first custom stereo system

    JR from Ridgecrest, CA on 11/25/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Stereo was installed in a vintage Chevy Truck with a 100 wt amp & a 8" 100 wt sub. Very happy with the sound and features of the Sony stereo. Having my iPod in the unit is way cool and navigating thru my music is very easy. Great shutting it off and having it start up where it stopped. Now planning to get another one for a second car

    Pros: Concealed IPOD is way too cool, and XM radio compatible is all that I need. Very hard to beat for the price. Will be buying another one!

    Cons: Still trying to figure out all the adjustments as the instructions seemed to be focused on experienced installers

    Sony DSX-S210X

    Anonymous from Clayton, CA on 10/21/2013

    1996 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Excellent way of integrating ipod or usb drive within the unit. Overall performance is excellent although using the ipod requires some study and practice.

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    Sony DSX-S210X

    RonM from Pittsburgh on 10/15/2013

    2006 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I purchased this head unit to replace the factory installed unit. It's like night and day, both in aesthetics and sound. The hidden tune tray is a big plus. I'm still exploring everything this unit can do, but what I've found I like. Great bang for your buck.

    Pros: The tune tray, the look and sound, it can control the sub, so no need for a separate remote controller connected to the sub.

    Cons: Haven't run across any yet.

    DSX-S210X

    Anonymous from Stockton, CA on 10/8/2013

    2008 Harley Davidson Street Glide
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    Awesome unit, love that I can hide the ipod behind the faceplate, great looks, great functions as well. adjustability for sound is awesome!!!!!!

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    Sony DSX-S210X

    tom from dallas pa on 9/22/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    A GREAT PRODUCT BUT INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTILLATION WERE VERY POOR TARGETED FOR EXPERINCED PEOPLE

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    great stereo, my first aftermarket one

    matt024mjd from Medfield, MA on 9/21/2013

    1996 GMC Suburban
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    Awesome stereo and definitely gets a lot of praise from my friends when I hide my ipod away behind the faceplate. It was pretty simple to hook in, just required some soldering or butt connecting for the cable adapters but it was definitely worth it. unfortunately I already lost the remote and am not entirely sure where to get a replacement. the other issue that I have been having is during longer rides with my ipod plugged in my ipod overheats because its enclosed behind the faceplate. it may just be from my ipod being older that it heats up a lot when it charges, but when I attach my ipod the generic external usb my ipod gets enough ventilation. I also appreciate that when the ipod is attached externally it doesn't render the ipod useless like some devices. you can more easily select music directly on your device

    Pros: ipod tray, design is subtle so it looks decent in a suburban, sounds awesome, all parts included thanks to Crutchfield

    Cons: ipod overheats in tray after long rides, selector knob is very difficult to make final selection

    Sony for the Cavalier

    WildBill from Peachtree City, GA on 9/21/2013

    1999 Chevrolet Cavalier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Very nice and good value for the money. A basic stereo with some perks. I like the compartment for your music device and the blue light illumination is pretty cool! I would recommend and buy another if needed.

    Pros: Looks good, compartment for the music device, and removable face.

    Cons: None so far.

    Almost Perfect

    Citizenzen from Northern California on 9/19/2013

    1996 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    There's so much to love about this, but there are two key negatives: 1. the display is impossible to read during the day. 2. the sound options are overly complex. You are NOT going to adjust your equalizer while driving. If you try, you will die. Otherwise, if you don't mind setting your sound in the driveway and leaving it that way while you go to work, then this is a great value. I love the iPhone/iPod drawer-CDs are so 2000. For the price, it's hard to believe there's a better product out there. I would definitely recommend the product ... just wish it were easier to see and operate.

    Pros: Compartment for iPhone, great value

    Cons: Unreadable display, complicated sound adjustment

    Sony DSX-S210X

    jraccola from Fairbanks, AK on 9/12/2013

    1998 Mercury Mountaineer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Easy installation, nice sound. Would be nice if the illumination would dim when you dim the interior lights.

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    Sony for VW

    L.J.Ross from Gardena, Ca on 9/9/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Radio and harness fit perfectly. I've been dealing with Crutchfield for over 10 years and I'm always happy with the equipment and service.

    Pros: Customer service and price.

    Cons: My windows phone won't work with USB. Luckily the radio is for my daughter.

    Sweet stereo

    Tony from Brockton,Ma on 9/8/2013

    2002 Chevrolet Avalanche
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Great sound,awesome EQ.Makes stock speakers sound good.

    Pros: The rear bass enhancer is cool if you don't have a sub.the RDS is good when you want to know the name of a song.

    Cons: None that I've found

    Does everything it should with great sound

    Engineer from California on 8/28/2013

    2004 Volkswagen Beetle
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Installed in my daughter's VW bug. Unit came with wire harness, adapter face plate and radio removal tools. I pre-wired the harness and installed the unit. Hardest part was choosing which face plate to use as the kit came with two. It all went together well and had just a little trouble getting it to latch in the DIN enclosure. The sound is great, the IPOD tray is really nice and this is a big step up over the factory monsoon unit.

    Pros: Nice look, nice sound, easy wiring, easy install.

    Cons: Menu is not intuitive but thats the way they all are these days.

    Sony DSX-S210X

    Kerry from Norfolk VA on 8/17/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    This Radio was easy to install and sounds great.

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    Sony DSX-S210X

    LoganB from Atlanta, GA on 7/18/2013

    2001 Plymouth Neon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    What an amazing head unit! Where do I start?.. Hmm. Well, it's got a 52 watt peak power, which isn't only powerful, but clear and loud. The detachable face plate has a tray for any kind of device. I've got an old iPhone sitting in it which starts and stops the music along with the car, which is great. Just leave and come back from where I left off! It has 6 channels, which is great if you have an aftermarket amp for your speakers. But not only does it sound amazing.. It looks amazing as well. The Sony "OEL" display makes it look so much better than most standard 2 line head units. You can change the color of the buttons between red and blue, which is a really nice feature.

    Pros: Everything.

    Cons: Nothing

    No Brainer, Yes a winner!

    M from Detroit, MI on 7/13/2013

    2002 Chevrolet Tahoe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    It was a hard decision to go with a media only head unit, but now that I've made the switch, all I can say is that it was my best decision ever for car audio. Sony did very well with this product. I'm using a 160gb iPod classic and everyone who hears this unit seems to think I'm playing CD's because the sound quality is so great! Tuner is wonderful also. XM radio adapter coming soon to complete this fine piece of equipment! Good bye CD's!

    Pros: looks rich, sounds wonderful, and easy to use.

    Cons: Wish the volume would automatically lower after unit is powered down. No biggie though.

    Awesome

    AndrewC from Hampstead, NH on 7/8/2013

    2004 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    I can honestly tell you that this is by far the best radio that I have ever bought. The sound quality is awesome and it was so easy to install. I think that the remote is cool as an added bonus. I read the reviews before I bought the radio and the biggest complaint was with the big knob on the radio. The knob is the perfect size and I find it easy to change songs by pressing the knob to the left or right. I will say that when putting the music device in the tray, be sure to press in put get the tray to come out. You should never have to pull on the tray. I put a usb device in the tray and it works awesome. I prefer to use a usb device rather than my apple ipod for the following reasons. We get cold winters in NH and I have been told that leaving an ipod in the car can damage the battery. Also a usb device is around $10, so if someone were to break into my car I wouldn't be out a huge amount of money to replace the usb.

    Pros: Awesome device, easy to use, and install.

    Cons: No cons as of today.

    Sony DSX-S210X

    Anonymous from Yakima, Wa on 7/4/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I like that it keeps my IPod in the stereo so there's no wires. The controls are user friendly. With all the audio settings you can fine tune the sound just the way you want.

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    Pretty good

    joe from salinas ca on 6/30/2013

    1988 Chrysler New Yorker
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    For the price i find the stereo to be a great product.

    Pros: This is the first stereo i have bought so i dont know if they all come with one, but the sony stereo comes with a small controller which you can use to choose your music and control the stereo settings. Also i find the option that when you have the ipod connected externally to the stereo with your usb cable you can choose to control selecting your music through your ipod very helpful.

    Cons: I can think of no cons to speak of, but when trying to control the stereo through the knob on its faceplate it gets a bit tricky as when choosing a song or setting you want to edit you have to press down in the center exactly or it will scroll up or down. However this small inconvenience doent really mateer because yhe stereo come with a small remote controller included.

    Sony DSX-S210X GREAT

    DANNO from hartford ct on 6/21/2013

    2004 Infiniti G35
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    WORKS GREAT wish there was a aux input but oh well so happy i got it

    Pros:

    Cons: Too bright at night

    Who needs CDs anyway???

    Dan from Virginia Beach, VA on 6/20/2013

    1993 Nissan 240SX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    I was only looking for a basic in dash replacement for my 240sx. The sale price caught my eye, and not to mention it's a Sony product. My music library thru an ipod nano pretty much stays put inside most of the time. I also listen to Pandora quite a bit and being able to access it through the head unit is something now that I can't live without. This unit, coupled with my powered subwoofer, makes my 2 hour daily work commute much more liveable. And more importantly, CRUTCHFIELD SERVICE ROCKS!!!

    Pros: Tune tray works great with my iPod nano. Sound quality is superb once all the settings have been dialed in. Looks and feels like the head unit is top of the line.

    Cons: Menu navigation is a bit tedious, I you prefer designated knobs for basic functions, i. e. bass, treble, fader, balance, etc., then this is not the unit for you. Also it's hard to read with the top down in my 240SX.

    DOPE!!!

    mike r from rhode island on 6/17/2013

    2000 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    New gerneration of listening to the radio...no need for CDs. who cares...Pandora and ripped music

    Pros: easy install for a 2000 wrangler..remote is very useful

    Cons: none

    Sony DSX-S210X

    PC from Naperville,IL on 6/15/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    The best head unit I have every purchase

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    Thank you, Crutchfield!

    Tom from Inland Northwest on 6/13/2013

    1998 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Unit works great with iPod stashed inside stereo so it's out of sight. Sound quality is excellent--incredibly superior to using the audio input jack that goes through the headphone port of an iPod. Most of all I want to thank my Crutchfield advisor for guiding me to a stereo built especially for digital music. I spent a little more than I had planned on head unit, 4 speakers, and small subwoofer, but the result is a stereo system which is superior to the very fine stereos in my late model Audi and Infiniti. No one looking at my house would think my old pickup has the best stereo of the vehicles parked there. I can't say enough good things about the knowledge and service that Crutchfield provided.

    Pros: iPod interface provides excellent sound quality iPod is stored inside stereo

    Cons: Takes a little effort to learn to operate, but the payoff is a great deal of adjustability

    Sony DSX-S210X

    Dan S. Holland MI. from Holland, MI on 6/8/2013

    2004 Pontiac Vibe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    After the initial issue of which blue wire was the correct blue wire everything has been great. EQ and other features do require some patience to find and adjust, but once you get it dialed in the sound is awesome. It's super convenient to throw the iPod in, but to scroll through music does require some preplanning as it is a little cumbersome and tricky while driving. Playlists or copilot to the rescue!

    Pros: Sounds great, super handy to be able to pop the iPod into the unit. Open box special from the outlet made a good deal even better.

    Cons: Some features require an extreme amount of patience to find and adjust. It's a little tricky scrolling though 32 gb of music while driving.

    Great Value Excellent Digital Player

    cdk190 from St. Louis, MO on 6/2/2013

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    Replaced the Pioneer Receiver in my Boat with this Sony and it has never sounded so good. All the speakers and sub sound great. Love the iPod tray and being able to select and see what is playing.

    Pros: Everything is fantastic

    Cons: Nothing

    fits the bill

    Ray from NH on 5/31/2013

    2007 Mazda 3
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    exactly what I was looking for, no more CDs to fuss with. plug in the USB drive and go :)

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    sony dsx-s210x

    hagen from apollo beach fl. on 5/29/2013

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    great device ,easy to install

    Pros: easy to use ipod controls very cool.

    Cons: none

    good radio

    owen j from humble tx on 5/28/2013

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    I like the radio

    Pros: Good sound, works with biketronics for my harley

    Cons: None

    Radio

    Eric from new york new york on 5/28/2013

    2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Great product, easy to install w provided instructions.

    Pros: Like the easy to use radio, available external USB port. Im able to connect to amplifiers. The display is great. Overall excellent product for a low price.

    Cons: Some features like EQ & preset stations take time & a bit of fooling around with before you ge it..could be easier..

    Great Product

    Anonymous from St Petersburg on 5/27/2013

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    Love this unit so much in my wife's mini van that I'm buying one for my Jeep

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    Sony DSX-S210X

    Anonymous from Charlottesville, VA on 5/20/2013

    2004 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Great receiver. Many options for sound settings.

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    Cons:

    Sony DSX-S210X

    RLH from Summerton,SC on 5/16/2013

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    Great radio

    Pros: Pandora radio works great

    Cons: Does not have an adapter for an I Phone 5

    Great unit for the price but with drawbacks

    Dennis4627 from New Windsor on 5/15/2013

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    This is a great unit for the price. It is a bit complicated at first to navigate, but like every radio, you'll get used to it. The sound quality is fantastic and the EQ presets are great. The iPod Tray is pretty cool but can be a bit of a pain to keep popping in and out every time you get in and out of the car. The remote is also very good and navigates the iPod control quite nicely. The only MAJOR drawback is the big main menu control knob. When you navigate the controls with it and try to make a selection, you must make sure you press it dead center. It's way too sensitive moving left or right and when you try to make a selection, it tends to move in either direction, and puts you back on the menu, you were just navigating through, which makes it a bit unsafe while driving. I recommend using the remote to navigate the controls if your on the highway. Other than that, you can't beat it for the price.

    Pros: Nice display, iPod tray and extra USB input, great sound, price, full function remote

    Cons: Main menu knob poorly designed. Unsafe

    Sony DSX-S210X

    RandyJ from Corryton TN on 5/15/2013

    2003 Dodge Dakota
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Excellent price Excellent product Excellent service from

    Pros: Great value, works like it's supposed to.

    Cons: None

    Sony DSX-S210X

    Vince from AZ on 5/14/2013

    2004 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    easy to use and configure, but my big fingers during driving can make using the joystick clumsy. otherwise excellent item especially for off roading which makes a CD player impossible.

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    Excellent sound for a reasonable price

    Paul D. from Saratoga Springs, NY on 5/14/2013

    1999 Ford Contour
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Bought this unit to replace the stock cassette deck in a 1999 Ford Contour. Using Crutchfield's instructions the installation was relatively easy (after clearing up a minor issue with the wiring harness). Immediately decided to upgrade the factory speakers with 2 pair of Polk Audio DXi570 5"x7" Coaxial Speakers. I primarily use the unit to play a 64 gig thumb drive loaded with close to four thousand, 320 bit rate MP3's. Even though there is no ability to play lossless media, the sound is fantastic after some experimentation and research into the various Advanced Sound Settings (specifically taking advantage of the Listening position, EQ 7 Presets and DM+ Advanced). I am not a big fan of the primary control design (the "multi way encoder") but the provided remote makes the unit much easier to use. All in all I am very satisfied.

    Pros: Excellent sound, reasonable cost

    Cons: Does not playback lossless media (flac, etc.) Quirky primary controls (but the provided remote solves that problem).

    Sony DSX-S210X

    bstenson from McDonough GA on 5/11/2013

    2003 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    • Ease of Use
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    I love my new player. It is easy to use once I read the directions thoroughly and experimented a little.

    Pros: Easy to use sound is great

    Cons:

    Sony DSX-S210X

    Anonymous from Pineville,MO on 5/8/2013

    2004 GMC Envoy XUV
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Had to return because of reset problems, after a day or two had to keep resetting unit to get it to see usb or iphone or ipod. Just not very happy due to having to reset unit every other day and having to reset all settings

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    Simply Awesome!!!!!!!

    Jeff from Bloomington, IN on 5/5/2013

    1999 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    No More CD's!!!!! I only use my 16GB Flash-drive and it works great. No skipping when I hit a bump. Easy to install, easy to use, I just love it.

    Pros: Everything. Can't go wrong with this stereo.

    Cons: None what so ever. Product is simple to use and sounds great.

    Great Sound

    Chris M. from San Francisco on 5/4/2013

    2004 Honda Civic
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    Great sound quality for cheap, bypass your IPhones DAC for high signal to noise ratio, then take advantage of 4 volt preamp outputs, slightly tweak the parametric eq, adjust the high and low pass crossovers= loud ultra clean audio!!! No Brainer people!

    Pros: 3 sets 4 volt preamp outputs, plenty of sound tweaking options, pandora sounds better then ever.

    Cons: Main rotary knob takes a little practice, no CD player, 2 trivial things to me really.

    Great Unit - Just What I Needed

    Doston from Burlington, NJ on 5/3/2013

    2000 Volkswagen Passat
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    • Ease of Use
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    I bought this unit to replace another Sony head unit. I no longer needed CD playing capability, so this was perfect for me. I have had the unit installed for a few days now and it sounds great. It has plenty of outputs to control my subwoofer and other amplifier(s). The sound clarity is great. My only complaint is that it takes a while to get used to the controls and navigating through the menus. I would definitely recommend this if you don't require a CD player. However, It is definitely geared more towards the Iphone and Ipod products, so if you have an Android phone or other MP3 player, you won't enjoy some of the features. For example, you can only access the Pandora feature if you use an Iphone, it will not recognize an Android phone through the USB port (though you can use the USB port to charge the phone).

    Pros: Great build and sound quality. Cool Ipod dock.

    Cons: Controls take a little getting used to. Navigating the menus can be tricky - especially the sound (Equalizer, subwoofer, etc) menus. Not particularly friendly to "other" music players or phones.

    Awesome!

    Sir Aces from Covina, Ca on 5/2/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    This product is very cool. You connect you Ipod and you are set to go for the long ride. I having wanting something like this and I found it. Very inexpensive and easy to install. Thanks Crutchfield and Sony

    Pros: Ipod connection and controls from the deck / remote

    Cons: Control Knob to big. I was used to not having bh bottoom on my old deck.

    sony media

    kurtis from mayville, wi on 5/1/2013

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    so far so good. only been in for two weeks. sound quality is great for an inexpensive head unit

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    Alway value

    Tim A. from Saylorsburg, PA on 4/30/2013

    1993 Chevrolet C Series
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    As always, top sales help, right parts, great install instructions. Crutchfields is tops....

    Pros: The internal iPod dock is terrific.

    Cons: Display too small

    Great Player

    dillinghamte2 from South Korea U.S.Army on 4/29/2013

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    Wanted something to put in my Bat Wing Faring on the Harley. Got the fairing in Install was easier than a normal car and works great sounds good even rolling down the road and I dont have to worry about a CD skipping, Thanks guys another great product as usual!!!

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    Coolest radio

    Sterling from Defiance oh on 4/28/2013

    2004 Chevrolet Malibu
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    For anyone wanting get away from cd's being played in their car should get this digital media receiver. I have no regrets buying this product

    Pros: Able to play music from flash drives and iPods with the push of a few buttons on the faceplate or remote

    Cons: Can not think of any cons

    Sony DSX-S21oX

    Curtis from Georgia on 4/24/2013

    2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I had to send the first one back because it would stop recognizing the usb devices. They promptly sent a replacement and so far its working fine.

    Pros: Two usb inputs offer a lot of flexibility for music sources.

    Cons: Text on display is way too small.

    Great System!

    ShawnD from High Desert, CA on 4/11/2013

    1999 Ford F-350
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    This is my second Sony system in this vehicle. I don't have much use for CD's anymore so I switched it up to this unit with a hiding place for my iPod. It works great and the stock power is perfect for my application.

    Pros: Great sound Convenient location for you iPod Simple to use Remote control

    Cons: Joy stick can be challenging while driving, so use the remote

    Sony DSX-S210X

    Anonymous from Corvallis, MT on 4/9/2013

    1993 Land Rover County LWB
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    Tons of sound field adjustment, easy iPod controls make this deck a real steal. It really was the perfect answer for my classic Land Rover with its near vertical stereo mount.

    Pros: iPod interface, front, rear, sub outputs, remote.

    Cons: None so far

    Sony radio

    Stephan from Las Vegas, NV on 4/9/2013

    2002 Ford Expedition
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    Great upgrade from the factory radio

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    Great receiver

    arod7505 from sj on 4/8/2013

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    Greatm very modern up-to-date look, it has many options to customize sound. The device holder is awesome.

    Pros: Device holder, MP3 and ipod compatible, able to switch illumination colors, great display.

    Cons: Volume wheel is hard to press in.

    Great Product

    Anonymous from Altoona, PA on 4/5/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Great unit! Has a great tuner. Never could receive all the radio stations like this before. Love the fact that it plays my digital music. Truly the best unit I have ever had!

    Pros: Radio tuner is super strong! Plays my mp3's. No fuse with switching cd's like old units.

    Cons: None that I can see

    Sony DSX-S210X Media Player

    irippchainsaws from Gilroy, CA on 3/26/2013

    2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    My factory infinity stereo in my Jeep Grand Cherokee needed a little more pep to it and boy did this HU wake it up... CLARITY...I needed some help getting this thing to work and the techs from crutchfield were more than helpful...I asked....they answered...Install was quick and painless with instructions... For other WJ owners out there the front speakers like to blow out... I wanted a full sound stage and up in the dash tweeters would not suffice... I was recommended some 3.5" and a 200hz bass blocker and this system came together great...couldn't have asked for more "BANG" for my "BUCK"

    Pros: Great sound, function, easy install

    Cons: Had a small learning curve to operate...but once you learn its a very nice stereo to use...I recommend using the remote when driving

    Could Be Great But

    hhh222 from Atlanta on 3/26/2013

    2006 Dodge Caravan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Sounds great, hidden tray great but to quote another reviewer "The bad: -The combination joystick/push button/rotary is just poor design, and not very safe while driving. It is far too easy to hit left or right when attempting to push the knob in to make a selection. Amen to that. Also the blue or red (no green on this one which is what I prefer) led illumination around the controls is WAY WAY WAY too bright with no way to dim them. I'll get some black fingernail polish and cover most of them up. Other than those two things I like it a lot but those two things I dislike very much.

    Pros: Sounds Very Good, Can shape sound to your liking, Hidden tray very nice.

    Cons: Wiggly, poorly implemented, unsafe while driving joy stick and the, way way way too bright illumination lights. Also don't like the lack of green illumination option.

    Great Sound but not the best UI

    andykrow from Fort Collins, CO on 3/18/2013

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    I had high hopes for this but it really suffers from some basic useability issues and perhaps computer problems as well. The bad: -The combination joystick/push button/rotary is just poor design, and not very safe while driving. It is far too easy to hit left or right when attempting to push the knob in to make a selection. -The machine seems to be way too slow at reading the internal usb and navigating within it. The machine is often slow to react to a push from the rotary button, and often simply doesn't react. I find myself pushing it several times which will then often result in accidentally hitting left or right. -The internal USB behaves strangely. I have my tracks organized into artist then album folders but often the receiver lists everything from an artist instead of using album folders at all. After a about a month of using the internal USB it seems to be reading all my tracks alphabetically instead of in album order like it was doing at first. Very weird. I will probably clear the USB drive and reload it soon. The manual says to unplug the USB before you power down the receiver EVERY TIME or risk data corruption. I suppose that's what's happening here but who on earth would actually do that? Good: (running out of space..): Great sound and simple menu layout. Easy to get to settings. High level preamp outs. Love not having a CD player, who listens to those anymore? Bottom line: Avoid. Spend a little more and avoid these issues.

    Pros: Great sound, lots of sound control options, easy menus, no CD player, lots of preamp outs. For the price this receiver beats all others on sound and sound menu options.

    Cons: Terrible joystick rotary thing, slow USB reading, possible data corruption, plastic-y build, no dim on button backlights, no separate filters on front and rear preamp outs (that would be hard to get at this price point.)

    GOOD FOR THE PRICE, TOUCH SCREEN NEXT

    GEORGE from SAN DIEGO, CA on 3/13/2013

    2012 Nissan Frontier SV
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I can see why people buy the much more expesive touch screen type of reciever. In a few years that is my plan.

    Pros: This will play from an ipod or thumb drive. For free, i downloaded the entire audio bible on a thumb drive, it only takes up one gig. I don't miss cd's at all. The device drawer is a great idea.

    Cons: This sony and a previous kenwood reciever, both depend on too much control from the volume knob. This makes this knob ultra sensitive when traveling. You can't seem to control from your ipod when plugged into the external usb, even though the instructions say you can.

    Sounds Good

    Cindy from Liberty SC on 2/18/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Anyone with a little knowledge of electronics can install. The staff is very helpful, It takes a while to fiqure out all the stereo functions Pleased with sound execept some stations don"t come in very well but the ones that do sound great.

    Pros: Great for anyone who likes to listen to their music and have the IPOD tucked away on the inside

    Cons: Instructions for use could be simplified and installation instructions could be more detailed

    Sony DSX-S210X

    CitizenOfDreams from Orlando, FL on 2/4/2013

    1995 Lincoln Continental
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I replaced my factory sound system with the DSX-S210, an older Alpine amplifier and Pioneer speakers. It was a MAJOR improvement in sound quality. I am very happy overall, although a few things Sony could have done a bit better.

    Pros: - Multiline high resolution display that fits an entire song title - Good sound quality - Good DC power filtering (no alternator noise) - 6-channel line output (rear speakers and subwoofer) - Flexible audio processing (equalizer and delay) - Convenient folder navigation - Random play modes that make sense

    Cons: - No SD card slot, have to use an external card reader - Display is not readable on sunny days (too dim and lots of glare) - Extremely slow to read a large (500+) list of songs - No support for non-English file names or tags

    No Complaints!

    Ronny C from Rancho Cucamonga CA on 1/14/2013

    1999 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Installing this unit was a piece of cake on my '99 Mustang GT. It actualy had two more pre-outs than I needed but if I ever want to an another amp I'm set. All the wireing is labeled and color coded to match the Crutchfield supplied wiring harnesses, a baboon could do the install unless he's color blind. It's also the least expensive "quality" head unit with 4 volt pre-outs. Anything else in this price range has 2 or 2,5 volt outputs. If you've ever tweaked a jump drive sticking out of the face plate then get this baby, My 16 Gig jump drive is hidden behind the face plate in the "Tune Tray". My passengers just think It's the radio playing. Yes, a radio station that only plays my favorite music. A note to all you Ford owners, get a voltage regulator that drops the voltage on the "amp turn on" from the units 12 volts to the Ford 5 volt spec. That way you won't get a harmless, but annoying, pop when the unit turns on. (this applies to ALL aftermarket head units, not just this one,)

    Pros: Simple Install, Great Sound Quality, Mechless, Digital source hidden behind faceplate. Higher voltage pre-outs are a better match for Ford premium sound systems.

    Cons: Slight learning curve to learn functions, adjustments. Cool display steals some of my cars thunder.

    Perfect

    Keoni from Williamsburg, VA on 1/3/2013

    1998 Audi A4

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    Bought this from the Charlottesville store while passing through on a road trip two weeks ago. Came with everything I needed and the staff was very friendly, knowledgeable and quick. Installations was booked up but I Installed it surprisingly hassle free in my Audi A4 in the parking lot in 30 minutes, everything I needed was included in the purchase price. Woke the factory installed Bose System right up. Never have been to impressed with the Bose sound System in my current or the past cars that had it (2012 Maxima, 2008 G37) but this inexpensive deck made my Bose system sound more like what I think Bose intended it to sound like.

    Pros: Easy installation, My iPod is controlled by and stores nicely inside the deck and have never needed to remove it, iPhone has separate front plug and play is also controlled by the deck, great sound from a budget priced stereo, has made me realize how great Pandora is. No more CD's or satellite radio for me !!!

    Cons: about once every 5 or 6 car startups after the car is started I'll need to unplug my iPhone and replug it back in or the radio doesn't recognize it. no big deal really

    Great system

    HLHalsey from Independence, VA on 12/30/2012

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    The system was easily set up and programmed. The look of the device was much more suave than others I have seen. Navigating the controls became apparent rather quickly. Overall it's a quality system with great sound quality.

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    Excellent Stereo

    MinorD from Indiana on 12/12/2012

    1997 Lexus ES300
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Outstanding product, fast shipping, excellent service.

    Pros: All Pro!

    Cons:

    cool head unit with irritating flaws

    miky from Ely, NV on 12/11/2012

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    When I first installed this stereo i was very impressed! I loved everything about it and the Ipod tray impressed everyone that sat in my car. I have had many compliments on the look of this stereo in my dash. The only downfall was about 3 weeks to a month in having this the speakers started to randomly pop while listening to music on a normal set everyday volume, and i have done everything possible to fix this issue including running the speaker to an aftermarket amplifier. Unfortunately i still got that popping noise even after trying 3 different ipods including a brand new 4S. The Crutchfield Reps. were awesome to say the least! but unfortunately for me obviously the year warranty was through sony and they were HORRIBLE about it and was saying that the problem is on my end! So i decided to just go with a different head unit and stay away from sony. Easily been 5 stars if it wasn't for sony not helping with my problem.

    Pros: nice stereo gets alot of compliments and is very cool!

    Cons: had an issue with the head unit and sony customer service was no help!

    Great Deck, End of Story.

    Wes Allen from Everett, WA on 12/7/2012

    2001 Nissan Maxima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    I really haven't found anything not to like about this head unit. installed it the day it came in, haven't had a single problem. All around, a great piece of equipment from a great company.

    Pros: - tune tray is a great feature, useful and fun to show off. - Zap button makes it easy to find a good song without taking your attention off the road for long, if at all. - lots of equalizer options allow you to get just the right sound pretty easily.

    Cons: - interface may take some getting used to if it's your first Sony deck. - due to the fold-down front panel, might not work with a different trim from the one it comes with. But that's just an aesthetic detail, and it looks good with the stock trim anyways.

    Tune Tray

    JWT from Windermere, FL on 11/25/2012

    2010 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Took the time to install the uniit and try it out. Found the controls difficult at first, but finally figured most of the options out. The toggle was a little too sensitive for the ride in my Jeep Wrangler. Sound was OK, but once I put my iPhone in the Tune Tray, I would get distortion from time-to-time. Probably related to inbound emails or texts. Returned it to Crutchfield who handled the transaction with ease.

    Pros: Cost

    Cons: Signal distortion

    SONY DSX-S210X

    SCOTT from RIALTO,CA on 11/12/2012

    1990 Nissan Hardbody
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Great unit this is the second one i've bought put them in my kids Nissian & S-10 trucks. Ipod goes inside no extra wires no falling on the floor so hands free use.

    Pros: iPod plugs inside Great sound & power

    Cons: i don't have one yet

    SONY DSX-S210X

    rwamf from Odessa TX on 10/28/2012

    1995 Dodge Ram 1500
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    It works great, Do not understand the issues people are having, Works great with my iPhone 4s and 4th gen Ipod also works great with my Walkmans Dimmer function works in my Jeep Wrangler, and all Song shuffle function works on the Ipod and iPhone, as does for my Walkmans, When you plug in the iPod it will play in the mode you have set up in the iPod, but you can change it. Walkmans work better than the Ipod or iPhone as both of the Apple units will shut down from heat on hot days, as it gets very hot inside the dash, the Walkmans do not have a problem with the heat to the same degree and will work under same conditions that will shut down the iPod.

    Pros: Tune Tray, overall quality

    Cons: control knob a little hard to use.

    Many good features

    d from Port Washington, WI on 8/22/2012

    2011 Jeep Patriot
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    I've been using this head unit for about a month. I bought it because I have an -old- iPod touch 2G that wasn't getting much use 'cause the battery doesn't hold a charge very well. It was installed locally and the installer did a nice job! Features that I really like: - fantastic "Tune Tray" that nicely stores and hides an iPod - all of the sound control options are great - option to use rear speakers as subwoofer - overall, an understandable user interface - external USB port is great for quickly transferring files from computer to flash drive (my daily podcasts) - external USB port also charges my cheap Samsung mobile phone and connects well with iPad - I no longer have to keep an inventory of CDs in my car 'cause this unit doesn't play CDs! My wish list for this product (Mr. Sony, could this be fixed with a firmware update?) - using a microSD card with music stored on the card in my Samsung Intensity 2; this does not work consistently (but might be a phone issue) - an option to shuffle ALL SONGS on iPod - an option to play 'iTunes U' audio files on iPod/iPad (external USB) - options for the 'dimmer' (my car [2011 Jeep Patriot] has no dimmer option for a radio; this unit is TOO BRIGHT at night, and I currently have no options to dim the screen) - options to turn OFF items in the Source list; if this were available, I would use the following Source menu settings: - USB Internal/External = ON - Tuner = ON - Pandora = OFF - SensMe = OFF (worthless for Mac-users)

    Pros: because iPod is stored internally in player, it minimizes cable clutter; no more inventory of CDs in the car, yea!

    Cons: too bright at night (dimmer doesn't work)

    Buy this one.

    sw33n3y from Northern VA on 7/21/2012

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    installed in 2002 volkswagen gti (337 edition). Word of advice for MK4 people if you have those cup holders that block your stock head unit i suggest putting the unit below the space compartment you receive. Just get it. You won't be disappointed. $100 cheaper than the 310x and the only difference is you can't 'thumbs up' Pandora songs. The audio quality through the Bluetooth (reason i got this) is great. on par with AUX. AND NO CORDS!!! People need to stop giving negative reviews because they received a defective unit. Btw, I listen to loud music. metal, dubstep, and rap (when the beat is quality). I enjoy quality. I hate people that thing FM transmitters sound good.

    Pros: Bluetooth. Audio quality is great. Sound. this unit has enough power to allow me to take my time buying a sub and amp. Only powering 2 front speakers atm in my hatchback but it is definitely enough. Looks. makes you're car look a lot better than it did.

    Cons: Knob. like others have said the knob is a little crappy and takes some getting used to. Space. This might just be my car but getting the unit in was difficult. Bluetooth mic. I don't use it for calls. It doesn't seem to work that well for me.

    Great Product!

    Logan from Spring Mills, PA on 7/13/2012

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    I bought this receiver nine months ago for a 2004 Dodge Dakota and I absolutely love it. I'd give I five stars all day long. I have an iPhone 4 and I use it every day (in the tune tray) and I've never lost any music because the my phone restored. That's not the head unit. That is a faulty device and/or operator. Anyways, the ease of use while driving down the road is great - once you get the feel for the included remote, you can select a list of songs from your device without ever touching the head unit and barely ever looking at the screen. Aside from that, the options to adjust the audio coming from your speakers are undeniably phenomenal. If it doesn't sound good, you've made poor adjustments or your speakers need replaced. In another vehicle, I also own the Sony DSX100 and I really loved it too. Once I got this though, that one has become obsolete almost (much like the vehicle that it sits in mainly because of the superior sound in the Dakota). I only ever have trouble seeing the display when I have sunglasses on and it's extremely sunny, but my sunglasses are polarized. All in all, go for this; you won't be disappointed.

    Pros: Ease of use. Sound quality. Ability to personalize the sound. Adjustable custom listening position is awesome!

    Cons: Using the main control knob to adjust settings. It wiggles in order to 'click' left and right. It's supposed to do that, though I just use the controller when I can.

    Like It :-)

    Mike A... from Independence, LA on 6/20/2012

    2003 Toyota Tundra
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    Like the "Pocket" for hideaway connection of I-Phone / I-Pod... No need for exterior wires AND a place to secure device... The sound of this unit with my system is Crisp & Clear - I have Four 3-Way Speakers in my doors ( '03 Tundra ) and an Alpine KTP-445U Head Unit Power Pack 45W x 4 Car Amp - - REALLY nice Sound :-) Wish the display was color and brighter but overall acceptable... Control "Menu" could be more intuative, but also acceptable as well... Wish the Faceplate would be more "Solid"... Too much "Play" in it when pushing buttons / pulling a wire... Overall think I have made a good choice - Good Quality Sound is what it is all about and I am well Pleased in that area !!!

    Pros: Quality Sound Hideaway "Pocket" Interior / Exterior USB connectivity

    Cons: Black/White display screen Faceplate does not seem very "Solid" (could be OK)

    Solid Product

    Alex from Maryland on 6/15/2012

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