Decent Sound - HORRIBLE Bluetooth
2009 Suzuki SX4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
Purchased based on the Alpine name and the price. Terrible mistake. This unit replaced the stock unit in my SX4. I use the phone a lot and need hands free calling. Install was easy. Setup was not hard at all. Sounds better than the stock system. This is where the good parts end....... Radio reception is just plain bad. Tuning in to local stations produces static and garbled noise. Distant stations that used to work fine are nowhere to be found. Stock system worked fine so it's not the antenna. In all fairness, I don't really listen to the radio so this was not a big deal as much as an observation. Bluetooth - HORRIBLE. Some days it won't even connect at all when I get in the car in the morning. For reasons unknown, it will often disconnect at random while driving and will not reconnect until the ignition is switched off first. The power button is completely useless as it does not power the unit down, it just seems to blank the display. This purchase has been a tremendous disappointment. If you are looking for a solid unit with Bluetooth, look elsewhere because this isn't it.
Pros: Sounds Good
Cons: Bluetooth is total garbage. Radio reception is almost non-existent.Crutchfield response on July 27, 2016 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to help the customer. We'll either help him get the receiver working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.