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Sony XAMC10

Add-on microphone for compatible Bluetooth® CD receivers

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Connect the XAMC10 external microphone to your compatible Sony in-dash receiver with Bluetooth for better performance in noisy environments. The included clip allows you to attach it to your visor for perfect placement, and the cord plugs into the mic jack on your Sony receiver. Warranty: 1 year.

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  • Microphone with attached 13' cord terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector
  • Visor clip
  • Self-adhesive mounting clip
  • Two-sided tape

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Overview: The Sony XAMC10 is an external microphone which can be connected to a Sony headunit with built-in Bluetooth that features a microphone input. The XAMC10 external microphone provides better performance in noisy environments than the integrated microphone found on the front-panel of your compatible Sony Bluetooth enabled headunit. The microphone features an attached 13' cord terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector which plugs into the microphone input on the rear chassis of your compatible Sony headunit. The microphone also includes an adjustable sun-visor clip and a self-adhesive dash mount for mounting the external microphone in your vehicle.

 
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5 out of 5

Great microphone for the price

Written By ASacredCow, Madison, WI on Thursday, March 14, 2013
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Bought this to replace the mic that came with my JVC KD-A735BT receiver with hands-free calling. Audio quality on the other end sounds great -- no road noise pick up. Except that there is an echo that gets picked up, even though I have the mic level set to the lowest.
Pros:
Picks up excellent sound quality, Doesn't pick up road noise.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

GREAT Microphone!

Written By TInaBelina, Rosedale, MD on Sunday, November 11, 2012
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We purchased this Microphone for a Kenwood System in my Jetta. The previous one had broke when installing Satellite. This is a GREAT Microphone! VERY clear..much better then the previous one! Easy to install & worth the money! We ordered this product on a Monday evening & received it the very next day & shipping was FREE :) Highly recommend this retailer!
Pros:
Very clear when making calls & receiving calls.
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5 out of 5

awsome

Written By don, elkton, md on Monday, September 17, 2012
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the mic pics up ur voice easily and everyone i talk to over it can hear me very clearly and without static great product.
Pros:
small long cord easy to run it under dash
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Better Mic

Written By AL H, Cincinnati,OH on Tuesday, September 11, 2012
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I purchased this microphone to replace the mic supplied with the Kenwood 5190 GPS radio. The factory mic was totally useless.The Sony microphone cleared up all of the audible issues ( although I still cannot use the handsfree feature with the drivers'window down). I have the mic mounted as close as is possiable on the steering column with the Kenwoods' settings as follows ECHO-1, Volume15, NOISE Cancle 1. I hope that this helps others.
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5 out of 5

Sony XAMC10

Written By Vick, Sville, texas on Saturday, February 18, 2012
 
Works great. I am heard on the other side of the line much better than with the built in mic.
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5 out of 5

Sony Microphone

Written By Steve, Edmond on Tuesday, January 31, 2012
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Add on Microphone works great!
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4 out of 5

Recommend

Written By Old Ed, LA on Wednesday, January 25, 2012
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Had this mic in a previous purchase. Worked great. Unfortunately, the mic works good with this purchase but the Sony HU voice recognition stinks. Could be the HU doesn't play well with iphones.
Pros:
Most folks can't tell you are using a mic unless road noise is very bad. Good, clear pick up.
Cons:
The clip that comes with this unit leaves a lot to be desired as far as mounting and fitting on sun visor. The opening on the clip is too wide.
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5 out of 5

5 BY 5 (LOUD & CLEAR)

Written By ULTRACANIC, Dover, Delaware on Wednesday, November 02, 2011
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Excellent sound transfer to head unit. Even after I concealed the mic, I can hear my son speaking from the rear passenger seat. Easy to conceal, flexible and abundant mic cord for guaranteed overhead area mic location. It came with some stick on clamps for mounting security. When I upgrade my other vehicle, I will purchase another mic.
Pros:
Outstanding reception, small; easy to conceal. Plenty of excess mic cord.
Cons:
if it was $10 cheaper, it would be perfect.
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5 out of 5

Worth it...

Written By Brett, Roswell, GA on Wednesday, October 26, 2011
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Combined with the functionality in the head unit, I am very pleased with the hands free calling this enables.
Pros:
Great pickup - most folks say I sound more clear using this mike and bluetooth through my car stereo than I do with a headset attached directly to the phone.
Cons:
The clip for the mike does not rotate - only adjusts in one direction. It took me a few tries to find a place to put it where it was pointed in the right direction while still being out of the way of my head as I was getting in and out of the car.
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5 out of 5

Great

Written By TimT, Seattle, WA on Wednesday, August 31, 2011
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This mic works great! It was easy to hook up and run to my visor with plenty of extra wire to move it somewhere else if needed. People are happy with the sound quality when I use this so it must be good. It is worth the extra money to pick this up with a new stereo.
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5 out of 5

you can hear me even over my loud truck

Written By Casey, Laramie, WY on Saturday, August 20, 2011
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I have a ford F350 diesel with no muffler so its very loud if you can hear me over my truck its a good product I can even leave my window open driving 75 mph down the interstate and people can still hear me great product
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5 out of 5

Bluetooth Mic

Written By Larry M, Yellow Spring, WV on Sunday, July 24, 2011
 
After microphone was installed, the voice reception over the bluetooth was outstanding. This mic will make the bluetooth communications significantly better that using just the radio mic.
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5 out of 5

Super Great

Written By Milton, Maryland on Friday, May 20, 2011
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After reading some negative comments on the "Built-In" microphone on the receiver that I bought, I am very happy that I bought this External Microphone. Even with the Windows down, people don't have a problem hearing me. It's awsome!!!!
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5 out of 5

Not one Complaint from this Mic

Written By KevinM, Truckee, CA on Monday, May 02, 2011
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I'd get this puppy again for all my cars. That good.
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5 out of 5

Go Wireless

Written By TomP, Everett, WA on Wednesday, March 30, 2011
 
The extra long cord on this makes it easy to install anywhere in the vehicle.
And, thanks to reading reviews about the built in mic in the stereo, I'm glad I
ordered this with the stereo. Only took a few minutes to install in my wife's car
and she loves it. Great sound quality.
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5 out of 5

Good Mic

Written By Jules, VA on Saturday, March 05, 2011
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This item was easy to install and improved the voice quality of bluetooth calls on my
Sony DSX-S300BTX.
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5 out of 5

Works as needed

Written By KrisE, San Marcos, TX on Wednesday, February 02, 2011
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Works as advertised. I'm told the sound is good by people on the other end of
the phone call.
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5 out of 5

Sony XAMC10

Written By Anonymous, Oakland, NJ on Sunday, January 17, 2010
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It's supposed to attach to a visor. I have a convertible so that wouldn't work well. I attached it to the top of the steering column, behind the steering wheel. It works great with my sony MEX-BT3700. I do have to talk a little loud into it because of the ambient noise in a convertible at cruising speeds, but that'd be true for all microphones.
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5 out of 5

Very good sound quality

Written By Peter, Austin, tx on Thursday, January 14, 2010
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Very good sound quality without picking up a lot of background noise.

The placement of the microphone is extremely important. If you do not have the microphone pointed toward the person speaking, then the person on the other side will have a hard time hearing them.
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4 out of 5

Does the job but has a hiss and clips your sentences

Written By Steve, Madison, WI on Friday, November 20, 2009
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The mic does a good job overall and has nice sound quality. Callers like it for the most part. However, some callers tell me they get a pretty strong hiss in the background continuously when I'm using it. Also, it seems to clip off the start and end of my sentences if I don't speak loudly (which then comes across TOO loud to the caller). not sure if that is the mic or the BT3700 it is connected to. Overall though a significant improvement over the head unit mic and definitely recommend it!
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5 out of 5

Sony XAMC10

Written By Tom, San Antonio, Texas on Friday, September 25, 2009
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This is a great addition to my Sony MEX-BT3700 head unit. It cleans up
most of the ambient noise in my truck when using the hands free bluetooth
calling feature. My friends tell me they noticed a distinct difference when I
installed the mic vs. using the built in mic on my head unit.

The install was easy (male to female mini jack) and the 13' of cord was
more than enough to route from visor to head unit.
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

good product

Written By smith, cincinnati,OH on Thursday, September 24, 2009
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what a wonderful mic,
if u are looking for a good mic for your sony mex-BT3700 then u have a choice. i add this to my sony receiver and it's great and perfect clear and crystal sound.i even open my window and doing 65 mp/h and still my body still here me without complain for any noise. insullation was so easy so i will recomended this to anyone. thanks crutchfield .
19 out of 22 people found this helpful
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