Your smartphone and this Sony working together

Sony's App Remote feature turns smartphone interactivity into a two-way street. With your phone's touchscreen, you can do things like selecting sources, picking radio stations, and launching apps. On the other side of the App Remote's two-way street, you can select apps using the stereo's source button, the same way you'd choose the CD player or radio as your source. And, with your Android™ phone paired up, this receiver will read any incoming text messages out loud, so you can keep your eyes on the road.

Sony CD receiver

Your Sony receiver will access apps on your phone, and your phone acts as a very cool remote control.

The foundation of a great car audio system

Interactivity is definitely fun, but you need a high-performance car stereo to create a great-sounding audio system. Not only does the CDX-GS600BT include an impressive array of sound-shaping tools, it also features a full complement of 5-volt preamp outputs that'll send a strong, clean signal to your external amps. Tweak the tonal parameters with the 7-band EQ, set up a perfect stereo "sweet spot" with digital time alignment, and use the frequency filters to make your speaker setup shine. And, if you're not using outboard amps, Sony's powerful Digital Reality amp, noted for its solid sound output and realistic audio reproduction, will drive your speakers very capably.

Bluetooth takes your system to another level

The CDX-GS600BT's built-in Bluetooth adds a new level of convenience and capability to your car. You can pair up your mobile phone and talk hands-free when you get a call, plus you can stream the music stored on your mobile device wirelessly to this Sony receiver.

App Remote in this Sony receiver

App Remote lets you choose your source from your smartphone (smartphone screen shown).

Your tunes, your look

Pop in a CD, plug your iPhone® or iPod® into the rear USB input, or browse your favorite Pandora® Internet radio stations from the receiver's controls. And you can add on a SiriusXM tuner (subscription required), if you want to experience an unparalleled variety of news, talk, sports, and music. Even cooler, you can choose from over 35,000 colors to make this receiver look right at home in your dash. Sony backs this special receiver with an awesome 3-year warranty.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?
In most vehicles, you can use 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 receiver, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.

Note: Bluetooth compatibility of this device may vary, depending on your phone and service provider.

Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in amplifier (17 watts RMS CEA-2006/52 peak x 4 channels)
    • Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • App Remote mode for iPhone and Android
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs including discs loaded with MP3, WMA, and AAC music files
    • detachable face (face case not included) with variable illumination
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • EQ7 7-band equalizer
    • digital time alignment enhances stereo image
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • loudness
    Expandability:
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • Pandora® Internet radio control with iPhone, Android, and Blackberry smartphones
    • inputs: front auxiliary and rear USB inputs
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (5-volt front, rear, and subwoofer)
    Other features and specs:

    Why replace your factory radio?

    Two good reasons - sound quality and cool features. A new car stereo offers power that's superior to most factory radios, along with more sophisticated tone controls. And most car stereos offer built-in or optional features that add safety and fun to life in your car, including inputs for your iPod or MP3 player, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free cell phone calls, satellite radio or HD Radio reception, and connections for building an audio system in your car.

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    Great System

    Written By LM, Rochester, NY on Monday, May 26, 2014

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    Simple and easy with great sound

    Pros: Easy

    Cons: Wiring harness space small

    Top of the Line Stereo

    Written By JeffD, Canton, Oh on Sunday, May 18, 2014

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    The Tech guy that installed the stereo said this was a top of the line stereo system I know Sony is the best name in computers thats why I bought Sony

    Pros: to many to list let's put it this way it does everything

    Cons: I have none yet

    Its better

    Written By 01XJ, Oklahoma on Monday, May 05, 2014

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    This is a good stereo. It's obviously much better than my stock one. The Crutchfield service was phenomenal.

    Pros: Almost all of it

    Cons: Bluetooth cuts in and out You can't look at time while on BT Audio

    mex - gs600bt

    Written By ashley, Colorado on Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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    Excellent choice for the money. Great sound.

    Pros: Android compatible, blue tooth, I pod, Pandora, all in one.

    Cons: None

    Sony MEX-GS600BT

    Written By Randall, Ohio on Sunday, April 20, 2014

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    Very nice unit, lots of extras, choices, & settings. Very happy with product & with Crutchfield.

    Pros: Easy to install with supplied hardware.

    Cons: Learning is a bit difficult at first as is with most new electronics these days but not to bad.

    Great Unit

    Written By Eric R., Chatsworth, GA. on Monday, April 14, 2014

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    Got this for my 99 Silverado. Works great and no issues with instillation. Sounds amazing great buy and I love the Bluetooth feature and how great the music sounds from my android phone..

    Tech Deck

    Written By someone older than you!, Castle Rock, CO on Tuesday, April 08, 2014

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    Long long ago in a Galaxy 500.we use to set the presets on our am/fm radios by pulling out one of six preset buttons and then push it in to lock it onto the wire inside the deck. After installing an 8-track on the floor we were all set to go cruisin'. The Sony MEX-GS600BT is not only an excellent sounding deck, (excuse me."head unit"), with COMPLETE control of your sound field but a technological wonder compared to the days of old. Hands free Bluetooth, App Remote, voice texting (if you're set up for it), USB, Ipod control, accessory jack and a remote control to list a few things. There are many options and settings. I recommend you write down your settings once you've tweeked them to perfection before you disconnect your battery again. I installed this deck using external amplifiers and component speakers. Happy, happy, happy..

    Pros: Once you have your sound field set up, it's incredible.... I like having the USB port on a nice long cable out of the back of the deck. With it routed to the glove box my Ipod is out of sight, out of mind and I have full control from the deck.

    Cons: None

    Great Price For Great Features

    Written By Chuck, Sacramento, Ca on Saturday, April 05, 2014

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    Haven't got around to testing all the features but everything this thing has is mind blowing and for the price can't be beat Bluetooth audio streaming and receiving phone calls is flawless the settings menu can be a bit intimidating but just like anything else after playing with it it will be a breeze I recommend this unit as a main head you unit or a hub to attach other devices through bluetooth or usb.

    Pros: Tons of features, bluetooth features (audio streaming, hands free calling external microphone included) all work great.

    Cons: menu can seem intimidating at times , finding the perfect spot for the external microphone

    Mex gs600bt

    Written By Mike d., Willow grove, pa on Sunday, March 30, 2014

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    What an awesome head unit. I use the rear bass enhancer to fill out my sound. I have new speakers in the front doors and use the rbe in the back doors. The sound is great for just a couple hundred bucks.

    Pros: I made a green color to match my dash. Rear bass enhancer. high power, sound enhance functions,Bluetooth.

    Cons: Buttons are small and I am very big Nuffield said.

    Sony MEX-GS600BT

    Written By Efraín, Puerto Rico on Saturday, March 29, 2014

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    Excelent audio system

    Pros: Nace sound

    Cons: Price

    sony mex-gs600bt

    Written By danielle, fountain,co on Friday, March 28, 2014

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    My boyfriend bought me this stereo from here and its the best I have ever had! Service, shipment and quality were top notch! I will definitely recommend this to everyone I know!!

    Sony winner

    Written By JD, Danbury, CT on Thursday, March 27, 2014

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    Have bought a couple of these head units from this Sony line. All quality sets easy to use and set up. I mostly run Pandora through it and having my phone go through the car is great. The mic works great for hands free calling.

    MEX-GS600BT

    Written By Jack, Palos Verdes,CA on Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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    This Sony is so much better than the Bose-Delco that came with my 93 Camaro that it is almost unbelievable. Doing business with Crutchfield is the absolute best, especially when compared to the "uninvolved" attitude of retail stores in our area.

    Pros: Great sound . Vast ajustability of the sound with the equalizer, loudness, and position controls. Also it is a wonderful value for the cost. I would buy this Sony again without hesitastion.

    Cons: none

    Great value

    Written By Jericho.Hill, Columbia, MD on Thursday, March 20, 2014

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    Great stereo. Crutchfield included all the wiring harnesses and installation kits for free. Sounds great, blue tooth work well, the only issue I have is that it's been really cold here and the stereo won't turn on until the temp comes up inside the cabin, with in my crappy, old civic is about 10-12 mins. I assume this is a safety type feature. Other than that, it's great.

    Pros: Bluetooth, easy install with the kit Crutchfield included. Remote control. Aux and USB input. I can play music and audio books straight from a thumbdrive.

    Cons: Needs to warm up if it's extremely cold out before it powers on.

    Sony MEX-GS600BT

    Written By Hayzee, Maple Valley, Washignton on Sunday, March 16, 2014

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    I was blown away by the level of service, help, communication and exceptional follow-up from Crutchfield. These guys do it RIGHT! I have shopped on-line exclusively for years and never before have I had an experience like this one. The last time I purchased equipment from Crutchfield was in the '90's. I used to go to them for everything. After being in the car audio business for many years, I started shopping price and ease of access to the equipment. I went away from Crutchfield and shopped mnay other sites over the years. Recently though, I noticed their level of details about the products they offered and the fitment guide for vehicles is bar-none the best in the industry. Pricing? It was the best I found ANYWHERE on the internet (for the product I was purchasing)! Now, for the product: Simply, it is amazing. I hardly ever read the manuals, but i took the time to this time. Took me about 15 minutes and it all is intuitive. Sony's operating system is great, simple and easy to navigate. I simply wanted 5V pre-outs; MP3; BT audio, Pandora control; BT phone; a 7 band EQ; and a good warranty. Sony's is the best. 3 years parts and labor! Wow! For car audio, that's great! All the install parts and pieces, install guide and such that Crutchfield supplies is top notch. This works great with my Android phone! One pairing and the two remember each other and pair automatically. Pandora is one button press away. Phone calls are clear and loud. Super product!

    Pros: Crutchfield support, installation supplies, fast shipping. Sony is clear and very adjustable to my needs. I am particular about my sound and so far, I love it.

    Cons: The surrounding buttons to the display to seem to stay brighter and are a bit harsh at night. None other!

    Sony MEX-GS600BT

    Written By Anonymous, Sulphur, LA on Saturday, March 15, 2014

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    Nice compliment for my titan

    Sony MEX-GS600BT Review

    Written By Pappy, Point Pleasant, WV on Sunday, March 09, 2014

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    The head unit paired easily with my Samsung Galaxy S3 for hands free calls. The sound quality seems good and like the illumination options. It has many features and promises to meet all my audio needs but at a price. There are so many features that you have to scroll through to get to where you may want to go. I plan on keeping the manual in the vehicle for reference until I get the hang of it. Overall a good value. I caught it on special for $129 which makes it even a better deal as I thought for all the features $199 was a fair price. Crutchfield comes through again.

    Pros: Numerous features, sound quality, good build quality

    Cons: Complicated menu and no real short cuts to get to particular areas.

    Sony MEX-GS600BT

    Written By Anonymous, lake tahoe, ca on Friday, February 28, 2014

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    This stereo is awesome. Sounds great. A great unit for the price.

    Works... But not well

    Written By Anonymous, Moreno Valley, CA on Thursday, February 27, 2014

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    Like mentioned in the title, it works but not well. As for features it has it all except navigation. The audio quality is good when it doesn't skip via USB or bluetooth streaming (no problems with am/fm tuner, sat, or aux cable so I know it's not my wiring). I have stopped using the usb cable because the audio cuts in and out at random which became unbearable. I've found the bluetooth to be the best solution even though it still periodically cuts in and out but not nearly as bad as the usb. Overall a good product, but I'm sure there are better ones out there.

    Pros: Audio quality, features, and AppRemote.

    Cons: Audio cuts in and out at random (only usb and bluetooth). The anti-theft beeps when vehicle is turned off are annoying.

    Best Receiver I've Owned!

    Written By Daniel C, Rio Rancho, NM on Monday, January 20, 2014

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    This is really an amazing piece of equipment. The only things I didnt like about it was that it is quite distracting to change any sound settings while driving, and that there is no front USB port. Really, these issues are minor in comparison to the good qualities of the receiver. Every setting I could think to ask for, it has.

    P.S. The App Remote app is not all that bad, except for that it doesn't transfer the album art instantaneously, you need a 3G connection to do it. Since I'm using an iPod, that isn't an option for me. Simply browsing through music is also a hassle, so the app really never gets used.

    Pros: Very detailed sound settings, color selections are awesome, the buttons click nice, dial moves with ease, all of the components are high quality, Bluetooth and calling through the receiver is a breeze.

    Cons: The markings for the secondary functions of each of the number buttons are impossible to read at night, sometimes even during the day in weird lighting. No front USB port. Seriously though, I'm just nitpicking, this thing is the bomb.

    Good but not excellent choice for head unit

    Written By SuperDave, Chula Vista, CA on Monday, January 20, 2014

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    I have enjoyed many Sony products over the years and the brand has always provided excellent value for the price but I am bit disappointed with this head unit. The App Remote software seems a bit dated and is not available on other smart phone besides Apple iPhone. The interface to the equalizer could not be found anywhere in the application. The remote control included with the unit is functional but not much more of and improvement to the buttons located on the head unit. There a lot of options built into the setup menus and takes some time to adjust the system upon initial setup.

    I paired this unit with Kicker speakers (6 1/2" front, 6 x 9 rear), no amplifier, and the system is a definite improvement over the factory Dodge Infinity Premium Audio it replaced. Cell phone pairing via Blue Tooth works well along with the USB and Auxiliary inputs.

    Overall, I am pleased with my new system, but not thrilled.

    Pros: Good audio performance. Blue Tooth pairing with cell phone works well, LED display is visible in daylight and the color is easily customized. Installation was straight forward.

    Cons: App Remote software is a bit dated and lacks functionality; installation required bypassing the factory amp and instructions for doing so were NOT included on the Master Sheet for my car. No front USB connector. Case for detachable faceplate is not included.

    Great buy for the money

    Written By Dru610, Clarksville, TN on Saturday, January 18, 2014

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    Love everything about this unit except for the fact that there is no pause button/feature for CD or Bluetooth streaming. Great value otherwise.

    Pros: Features, sound quality, customization

    Cons: No pause function

    Nice stereo. Nice price.

    Written By DaveA, Houston, TX on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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    I bought this for my stepson's car and installed it with him. I used to be heavily into car audio. So, I'm not a noob, however head units have a lot more features than they did 10 years ago. So, I had to do some research. I decided that, for the price, this stereo was hard to beat.

    Pros: Tons of features for a good price. Bluetooth, usb, iPod compatible, handsfree, etc. Sounds great. removable faceplate

    Cons: single din (not a con if the car is older). no case for the removable faceplate.

    Sweet little unit

    Written By DanMc, Fort Worth, TX on Monday, January 06, 2014

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    Great looking radio, has all the features I needed when upgrading my daughter's Nissan Frontier. Sound quality is very good and the feature set; from Blue Tooth to customizable EQs is great. My only complaint is the hassle of navigating the settings menus to make changes, very tedious.

    Pros: Feature set Looks Sound clarity

    Cons: Multi-level settings menu

    awesome deck!

    Written By justin158, Hopkins, MN on Sunday, January 05, 2014

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    Excellent radio for not much cash, very easy to install thanks to customer service!

    Pros: The Bluetooth an app remote are great, I love not having wires show. Fully shapable soundstage, my truck sounds great!

    Cons: I haven't found any yet!

    Sony 600

    Written By glensta, Klamath Falls,Or. on Thursday, December 26, 2013

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    I have been putting good car radios in my car for a long time and this is my best set-up. Installing it took me a little longer to get what I wanted but it was worth it. Having bluethooth makes it better. I have MTX components in the front and two 12 inch woofers in the back and this unit brings everything together. the sound of this deck can be shaped to whatever you like. I like all types of music and this makes them all sound great at any volume. It did take a while to find out how to set the sound but it was worth it. There are only two kinds of music, good and bad.

    Pros: Bluethooth. USB and AUX in. any color you want including custom colors

    Cons: none yet

    very cool

    Written By tduba2, ann arbor, michigan on Sunday, December 22, 2013

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    Very nice. As advertised

    Pros: All good

    Cons: None

    Sony MEX-GS600BT

    Written By Robbie420, Cowtown, CA on Tuesday, December 03, 2013

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    Nice deck. I upgraded from an older aftermarket Sony, circa 2004. This was a big step up! I also upgraded the stock door speakers, which was also a major improvement, to say the least. The receiver is easy to use, easy to install on my 99 Civic, and looks and performs great. Great value! I have used the bluetooth only a few times so far, but it definitely works well on my end (easy to set up, use, and receive/place calls); the other end of the call says that it sounds like I stepped a couple feet away from the phone, but this is bluetooth for you. I might look into getting a different mic eventually, but it works for now.

    Pros: Good sound. Easy to install (thanks to the harness provided by Crutchfield). Good sound, good bargain.

    Cons: None yet.

    Great receiver for the price

    Written By MarkS, San Diego, CA on Wednesday, November 27, 2013

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    Bought this receiver for my son's car. It has a lot of great features. It was easy to set up and install, fitting easily into a 96 Isuzu Rodeo.

    Pros: Multiple features including Bluetooth and an app for your smartphone

    Cons: Haven't found any yet

    Sony MEX-GS600BT

    Written By JD, Denver, Colorado on Tuesday, November 05, 2013

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    Solid deck for the money.

    Pros: Good sound quality. nice eq. functions

    Cons: Too many input modes for Bluetooth. does not support windows phone

    Bought Another One

    Written By TLH, Columbus, Ohio on Sunday, October 27, 2013

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    Easy installation in 2006 Subaru WRX.

    Bought another one for my 2004 Ford F150

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    Written By vikig, Marietta, GA on Sunday, October 27, 2013

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    This was a great head unit for my miata. It's bluetooth function makes it convenient and works with all of my music apps.

    Pros: The bluetooth function is great and works with all of my devices.

    Cons: The buttons are slightly confusing but not a problem after messing around with them for a few minutes.

    Great Value

    Written By XMOJOX, Los Angeles, CA on Thursday, October 17, 2013

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    I was pleasantly surprised to see all the features that this unit provides. The sound quality is also impressive. It's one of those "bang for your buck" receivers. I

    Pros: Great value for the price. Loaded with features.

    Cons: The faceplate is a little more difficult to attach and sticks when trying to remove. This issue may fade as the unit ages.

    Performs to expectations

    Written By Willibill, Apple Valley, MN on Wednesday, October 09, 2013

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    My son and I installed the Sony MEX-GS600BT in a 1995 Mercury Gran Marquis that my two sons (18 and 16 yrs) use for travel to swimming and diving, band practice, etc. My personal car has the capabilities of hands-off phone and Bluetooth built in, and after experiencing this I made sure to get a receiver with those same capabilities so the boys can keep their hands on the wheel when I need to talk to them. Everything works just as well as in my car, so I am totally satisfied (5 stars). My wife came by as we were checking out the sound and colors for the first time. She commented to me on the side that he actually looked excited. This factored into my high "cool factor" rating. Called the Crutchfield tech twice with great response.

    Pros: No muss, no fuss.

    Cons: None.

    Sony GS600BT

    Written By Marcmann, Auburn WA on Sunday, October 06, 2013

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    This HU sounds better than the OEM radio in a 2002 CRV. Easy install after taking time to study the instructions. Had a question about the wiring harness but the Crutchfield tech answered it.

    Pros: Very good sound with stock speakers. Easy install.

    Cons: None so far

    Sony MEX GS600BT

    Written By Joe Joe, Mechanicsburg,PA on Saturday, October 05, 2013

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    A bit complicate at first, but an excellent head unit. Very high cool factor an sounds great. It's a keeper for sure.

    Pros: Too many to list.

    Cons: A bit complicated.

    Loaded with Features!

    Written By GeneM, Lawrence, KS on Monday, September 30, 2013

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    For the price, this stereo is loaded with features and is an excellent replacement for stock stereos.

    Pros: Price. Loaded with features. Easy to install. Built in future expansion.

    Cons: No dot matrix display

    Sony MEX-GS600BT

    Written By Anonymous, Philadelphia, PA on Monday, September 30, 2013

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    Great receiver. Love the wireless bluetooth connection

    Fits the bill

    Written By konz, D/FW Metroplex on Monday, September 30, 2013

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    I like the unit, but it's difficult for my wife to go through all the sources to get to the one she wants to use. Once you turn the unit on, it comes up with Tuner, and if you turn the dial to adjust the volume like you normally would, it changes the source. Simple, yes, but difficult for her to get used to. We're making progress though. It sounds way better than our OEM 2004 Honda base radio, plus the RDS and Bluetooth for phone/audio were mandatory. These are the features we wanted most. About the RDS - it's nice, but get a unit that doesn't scroll. I could see someone getting into an accident because they were waiting for a song name or artist to scroll by. Still a good solid unit.

    Pros: RDS, Bluetooth with phone/audio, USB and Aux connectors, great radio and sound.

    Cons: Waiting for RDS to scroll; (relatively) complicated menu navigation.

    Sony MEX-GS600BT

    Written By Anonymous, Hammond, IN on Monday, September 23, 2013

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    The radio is great in all respects and the sound is very good, but I thoroughly dislike the operation. The controls are very confusing and the buttons are tiny. Whatever happened to the good old two knob radios! I had a Kenwood that this radio replaced and although it had a lot of buttons it was very logical. It had a separate rocker for seek up or down. Apparently everyone likes the present light displays that seem to be prevelent with the present generation of radios. I personally would have preferred a more simple operation. I only replaced the Kenwood because it quit operating and I couldn't find anyone to repair it.

    Excellent Choice, easy install

    Written By Ken, Asheville, NC on Saturday, September 21, 2013

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    Replaced the stock radio in my 2000 Porsche Boxster. Wanted aux input and Bluetooth so I'm happy

    Pros: Easy install. Powerful sound with stock speakers. Plenty of features for the money. The mic for the phone works well even with the top down. That is huge to me.

    Cons: Small buttons. And the rear USB connection is worthless to me unless I'm willing drill an escape route for it. I'll just rely on the aux and BT for my iPhone instead.

    Sony MEX

    Written By Dan, Enfield, CT on Friday, September 20, 2013

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