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Sony MEX-N5300BT

CD receiver

MFR # MEXN5300BT

Sony MEX-N5300BT

Sony MEX-N5300BT

CD receiver

MFR # MEXN5300BT

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Excellent Upgrade!

Robert from Pittsburg, KS on 7/1/2021

1998 Dodge Ram 1500

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Super happy with this Sony in my pickup. Instillation instructions were very helpful and the sound and convenience are great. Just be sure to plug the microphone in the back before you close up the dash if you are going to use the hands-free calling feature! EQ options are great, but a little tricky for a non-techy to figure out at first. I love having a volume knob. I also like the constantly changing colors. And the tuner picks up way more stations than any radio I've had in 18 years of living here!

Pros: Sound Plays CDs EQ options

Cons: A little tricky to get to some of the menu options at first

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Great radio.

Crutchfield customer from Martin, MI on 6/14/2021

2014 Dodge Grand Caravan

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very sensitive receiver in all the right ways. Picks up stations far better than the OEM and ultimately cost less.

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Crutchfield customer from Surprise, AZ on 6/12/2021

2001 Chevrolet Tahoe

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Love this stereo unit. Great sound and quality for a great price.

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Sony cd-radio

Crutchfield customer from Milton, DE on 5/31/2021

1999 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

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A great radio/cd player!

Pros: support staff was great

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What a headunit!

Crutchfield customer from Dallas, TX on 5/17/2021

1989 Toyota Corolla

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Installed in my '89Corolla wagon. Love the BT! Sounds great! Display is easy to read and illumination has soooo many color combos! USB and AUX connection on the front. The battery voltage display is also a plus!

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Its a SONY, so yes, it works!

Crutchfield customer from Spring Creek, NV on 5/12/2021

2005 Dodge Ram 2500

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It is a Sony, which means it works and works well, and most likely will work into the near future and beyond. This is the third Sony I have purchased and installed in place of the OEM decks in my vehicles in the last 10 years. I am pleased with the addition of the wiring adapter and the faceplate adapter that truly made it an easy install. I can be honest and say that I bought it for the CD player since I have a few hundred of those shiny discs. It has 10 preset equalizers with one being adjustable, including ranges for high, mid, and low frequencies. However, I am not pleased with the bass ranges that are available or the maximum bass pushed from this system because I also added good quality speakers to my upgrade. The stereo is doing its job but is unable to emphasize the bass and now, I must add subwoofers to get back the base. The OEM speakers sounded good with the system as we (most, but not all) are accustomed to a muddied base, but after all four new speakers were installed, the bass was lost. This stereo has inadequate base adjustment except through a subwoofer system. Even with the base maximized is it vaguely there. A previous SONY called the bass x-plod could push more bass with better amplification, however-- this stereo truly works. I just wished that it were better at adding more base, besides forcing the subwoofer system. As a BIG plus - it does have separate functionality in the set-up to add subwoofers (RCAs) and adjust their volume.

Pros: CD Player, with outputs for standard speakers, whether OEM or upgraded. It also has RCAs for both front, rear, and subwoofers. Just a Heads-up - These RCAs will not work without a specialized amp, as this is NORMAL. Easy install with faceplate and wiring adapter. It also comes with a remote.

Cons: The bass output is limited and will require an additional subwoofer IF you upgrade to better quality speakers. I install this on a 2005 Dodge Diesel 4 door truck and the OEM speakers sounded fine. After adding POLK Audio, the muddied base was gone, and so were the boom-boom sounds. Limited adjustment for amplifying the bass sounds (lower frequencies).

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Crutchfield customer from Brighton, MI on 5/3/2021

2002 Dodge Ram 1500

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Better than expected

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Crutchfield customer from Hilo, HI on 5/2/2021

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Yessah It's Awesome ????

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Crutchfield customer from Ocala, FL on 5/1/2021

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer

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I only gave four stars cause crutchfield said it fit my car which it deff didn't other then that great radio.

Pros: Good radio good sound

Cons: Didn't fit right in my car

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good purchase

Crutchfield customer from Greensboro, NC on 4/29/2021

1999 Jeep Wrangler

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exactly as advertised, solid product

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Crutchfield customer from Rixford, PA on 4/29/2021

2001 Toyota Tacoma

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good place to buy from very helpful fast shipping

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CAN'T HAVEE YOUR CAKE...

Crutchfield customer from Lohrville, IA on 4/28/2021

2002 Chrysler Town and Country

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Although the unit is quite rugged and classy looking it still is quite complex to program and not at all user friendly for those of us that are not tech savy.

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Crutchfield customer from San Jose, CA on 4/28/2021

1996 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

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I am extremely pleased with the Sony radio and especially with the documentation and support provided. I retired from Hewlett Packard co from manufacturing and was so pleased in the excellent documentation provided to wire up the cable harness and to remove and install the new radio. I love all my new blue tooth features and it has given my 1996 Mercedes SL500 a whole new dimension of sound like a new car purchase. I purchased two surround home entertainment systems and speakers in the past and again this time I am totally pleased to have Crutchfield as my place to go for my needs.

Pros: Great radio, excellent installation documentation, fast delivery, great purchasing support to help me in my selection, great long term technical support

Cons: absolutely none except I wish we had a Crutchfield store in San Jose Ca. that I could shop at.

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Crutchfield customer from Fernley, NV on 4/28/2021

1997 Jeep Wrangler

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Good sound in Jeep Wrangler TJ. Bluetooth phone works great! Will be adding powered sub soon.

Pros: Bluetooth phone

Cons: None yet

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Terrible slaes plan

Crutchfield customer from San Rafael, CA on 4/28/2021

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Your service is very poor. My salesman said dont worry at all about the wiring harness- that you would make it a perfect connection for my car, But you apparently did not connect the blue window antenna wire to the radio blue/white wire. So now I have todo the job again. Great business model!

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We were sorry to hear about this customer's experience with our Advisor team. He contacted our Tech Support team and they sent our a replacement right away. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Tech Support team. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Crutchfield customer from Buffalo, NY on 4/28/2021

2001 Ford Mustang

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I am exceptionally pleased with this stereo. It was purchased to replace a factory change / receiver for a 2001 Ford Mustang, Mach 460 System. It does 99 percent of what I need it to do. Only minor ripple is it wont do bluetooth from my phone (google maps) while I listen to a cd or tuner. I can live with it. Not a big deal. Really drives the factory radio amps and subs very well. And Shout out to Crutchfield's Tech support team. 3 phone calls, (two were only for quick little questions) really helped me to do this. Once I had the radio in my hands during the install it all made sense. Very pleased.

Pros: nice sound with old car speaker system, ease of installation, powerful

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Crutchfield customer from Quincy, MI on 4/27/2021

1994 Chevrolet C Series

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Works as intended, can't really complain about that.

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Crutchfield customer from Covington, KY on 4/27/2021

2002 Toyota Tacoma

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Easy to install. Came with everything that was needed.

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Crutchfield customer from Oconomowoc, WI on 4/27/2021

2006 Ford Explorer

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Great product, wish I got a double din for a Ford just to fill the space, also wish it screwed into the mounting plate, because the tab bending didnt get it tight enough

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Crutchfield customer from Lansing, MI on 4/27/2021

2004 Subaru Forester

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Everything works well and fit into my 2004 Forester with minimal trouble.

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Crutchfield customer from Sarasota, FL on 4/26/2021

2001 Dodge Ram

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Love the sound quality! And SO MANY features, I'm totally satisfied!!

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Great option for bang for buck!

Crutchfield customer from Brandon, FL on 4/26/2021

2007 Honda Civic LX

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Excellent unit to update an old factory unit with no modern tech. Sony as usual delivers with this inexpensive model that has all the tech needed to bring my car into the 21st century..!

Pros: Ease of operation, sound quality, power, and tech needed for todays music options.

Cons: None

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Jeep ready

Crutchfield customer from Charlottesville, VA on 4/25/2021

1999 Hyundai Sonata

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Perfect for my Jeep!!! Takes lots of vibrations and noise and turns into sonic bliss!

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Crutchfield customer from Lockeford, CA on 4/25/2021

2004 Ford Ranger

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Its very nice

Pros: Its good

Cons: Couldnt figure out the custom eq settings for a while

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Terrific Sony

Crutchfield customer from Canton, GA on 4/24/2021

2000 Porsche Boxster

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Grest unit does it all with my cell phone. Sounds great looks great

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Beautiful Colors

Crutchfield customer from Madison, GA on 4/22/2021

2005 Ford Taurus SE

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I love all the features this device has rainbow colors, bluetooth, and more.. the sound quality is excellent now I need to upgrade my speakers.

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Nice Head Unit

Crutchfield customer from Bradford, PA on 4/22/2021

2008 Dodge Ram 1500

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Have been happy with my purchase, has been working great and was a nice upgrade to my older vehicle to give me some features of the newer cars.

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Crutchfield customer from Gaylordsville, CT on 4/21/2021

2005 Jeep Liberty

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Price and quality were excellent. Very easy to use and as many features. I installed this into my daugthers Jeep in less then 30 minutes thanks to Crutchfield!

Pros: value for money

Cons: nothing

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Simple setup

Crutchfield customer from Reno, NV on 4/21/2021

1998 Jeep Wrangler

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Great stereo, the harness made it very simple to hook up!

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Quality

Crutchfield customer from Mooreton, ND on 4/20/2021

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Sony always has good products!

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: None

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Clean, Simple Style + Many Great Features = Great Value

Mike from Salt Lake City, UT on 4/19/2021

1990 Volvo 240 Series

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Purchased this unit for a '90 Volvo 240 DL to replace the failing stock unit. I chose it based on its appearance (clean, unfussy, simply styled, all black) and features (Bluetooth, USB, changeable colors, CD player, etc.), and I've had several Sonys in the past I've been pleased with. Installation was relatively straightforward, although figuring out the Volvo wiring was a little challenging. The included wiring harness and mounting kit work well, but I had to cut and splice wires for the rear speakers (Volvo issue, unrelated to the stereo). Once it was all in place and powered on, it worked well and sounded good, bringing the 31 year old speakers back to life in a way I didn't expect. There are numerous options for features, sound, etc., and the manual was pretty helpful to figure them out. I was able to find a color in the palette which matched fairly closely to the stock Volvo dash lights, and I was able to dial in the sound pretty well, although I do plan on upgrading speakers at some point to get more clarity. Bluetooth was easy to set up, and works well, both playing music and for phone calls. I don't plan to install amplifiers, so I can't speak to the expandability of the system. Overall, I'm happy with this unit, and feel like it meets my needs, and is a solid value.

Pros: Sony quality, clean design, lighting options, Bluetooth, USB, CD player, many features and adjustments

Cons: Front black trim piece is a little fussy, and doesn't like to stay snapped-in all the time

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Crutchfield made this an easy install for a first timer

Eric from Missoula, MT on 4/18/2021

2005 BMW Z4

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Only alteration I had to make was to bind the illumination wire to the accessory wire, as the harness didn't have a direct one-one replacement, and without that modification, no display. Overall, it made an older car somewhat more modern again. I didn't test out the CD player, but was just happy that the BT, radio, and steering wheel controls worked with no fuss.

Pros: Easy install USB and Bluetooth

Cons: Not 100% flush with the included mounting kit, but still pretty nice. The faceplate is super glossy, but that seems to be a trademark of Sony.

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Great hands free, even with the top down.

Asa from GLENDALE, AZ on 3/9/2021

1993 Ford Mustang

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Excellent head unit and the external microphone works very well, even in my convertible. The factory unit in my BMW 323i had completely given out and a manual transmission means hands free is a must. The Sony was an obvious choice because is had both Android + Apple support and was relatively affordable. 90% of the time I utilize the Bluetooth connection, which has never faltered; but I do have a few CDs that are my go-to on the road. The RGB display was a nice addition as well and enabled me to get a good match for the amber/orange hue in the BMW display, so it blends in nicely. The only downside that I've found is that the amber color washes out greatly in daylight (with the top down).

Pros: Good price point, solid construction, RGB display, external mic for hands free connection.

Cons: RGB washes out in daylight.

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Crutchfield customer from Nipomo, CA on 2/23/2021

2010 Toyota RAV4

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I purchased this unit because it can play cd's AND the USB/ 3.5MM jack are both on the face. Easy access for music media, especially on an older car that didn't come with those inputs built in. Easy to install!

Pros: Lots of multi-functional options for equalizer and display color.

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Crutchfield customer from Memphis, TN on 2/17/2021

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you guys got right on my order. couldn't believe it was here in just a few days. super nice people. they give a hundred dollar order the same attention as a thousand dollar order. you don't see that these days. Thanks.

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What i would expect from Sony

Crutchfield customer from Florence, AL on 2/17/2021

1994 Ford F Series

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Great stereo, easy install, easy control with great features. Great sound, looks good, choice of light colors, easy to see an operate.

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Crutchfield customer from Whitefield, ME on 2/13/2021

2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen

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Very nice, sounds much better than the failed OEM unit and more versatile for 1/6 of the price for an OEM replacement!

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Crutchfield customer from Eldon, MO on 2/11/2021

2001 Jeep Wrangler

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Quick easy install. Everything was included, and it works great!

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Great sound. Good interface

Crutchfield customer from Denver, CO on 2/11/2021

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Sound is great. Interface works well with iPhone. Good features like extra bass switch. Remote control. Haven't tried the mic and phone. But I turned in a comparable Kenwood unit for this one. And although it doesn't have Spotify or other apps built in it has what I need. I can play the apps through the phone. Very happy with the sound compared to the Kenwood.

Pros: Sound. Eq. Remote. CD player Extra bass button

Cons: No Spotify or other apps besides Pandora

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Crutchfield customer from Leoma, TN on 2/7/2021

2000 GMC Yukon Denali

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Fantastic double din! Comes with all the desirable features!

Pros: Hands free access

Cons: Sometimes when using bluetooth, the song will seem to speed up momentarily.

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Great product

Crutchfield customer from Sikeston, MO on 1/25/2021

2005 Volkswagen Beetle

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Contains all of the features that I was wanting, for a very good price

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Crutchfield customer from Ocala, FL on 1/24/2021

2004 Jeep Liberty

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Quick shipping easy install

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Crutchfield customer from Rogers, AR on 1/23/2021

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This unit works well in a vintage car.

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Crutchfield customer from Houston, TX on 1/23/2021

2000 BMW 3 Series

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Perfect fit! Quick shipping. Looks great!

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Sony and Crutchfield - Two Thumbs Up

Crutchfield customer from North Attleboro, MA on 1/22/2021

2004 Toyota 4Runner

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Once again, Crutchfield comes through with just another awesome setup. We had such a good experience with the system we installed in our vintage Miata, that going back to Crutchfield for our next system was a no-brainer. We bought this system for my 16-year-old's first truck, and he wired it up and installed it himself. Super-clear instructions and perfect harnesses made installation a snap. This Sony is responsive and the LEDs are bright and easy to read. Not sure if anyone needs removeable faces anymore, but it's good to have, I guess. The remote will be nice for tailgating, and the DIN plate with the cubby pocket is a bonus. Thanks again, Crutchfield!

Pros: Clear sound, responsive controls, adjustable colors, CD, Aux port in face, Bluetooth with mic, removeable face, remote, DIN plate with pocket, easy to install

Cons: None!

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Crutchfield customer from Ellijay, GA on 1/21/2021

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Great Cd Player

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Great replacement deck

Joseph from OLD BRIDGE, NJ on 1/3/2021

2002 Nissan Sentra

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Great replacement deck. Paired with infinity reference 6.5s, sounds fantastic. Love the 10 band EQ and variety of presets, which gives me the ability to tweak the sound how I want it, while easy of use makes it a great easy to use deck for my daughters car.

Pros: 10 band eq with presets 2 phones for Bluetooth. Free install gear from crutchfield Ease of use Intuitive set up

Cons: None so far. Adjusting eq and sound/color settings can be a little tricky, though initial setup was easy.

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Crutchfield customer from Meridian, ID on 12/28/2020

2000 Dodge Durango

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Functional, easy to navigate between menu's and settings.

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Crutchfield customer from Hastings, NE on 12/28/2020

2006 GMC Sierra 1500

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Works great, easy to install, and good price. Had no issues replacing an OE stereo.

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Crutchfield customer from Lander, WY on 12/27/2020

2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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I don't normally review products, but I am so pleased with Crutchfield's price, timely delivery, and available installation assistance that I had to jump on and give them 5 stars. The radio itself is just what I expected from Sony. Great value for the price. But, again I am super happy with the service from Crutchfield and would absolutely recommend them and will use them in the future.

Pros: Value, timely delivery, available assistance.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from El Cajon, CA on 12/23/2020

2006 Nissan Sentra

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very good stereo. easy to install. I loved that you can adjust the lights on the screen

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Sterling from Lavon, TX on 12/16/2020

1994 Ford F Series

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Looks good, works great.

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Crutchfield customer from Ellicott City, MD on 12/10/2020

1998 BMW 3 Series

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Great product just as advertised I love it

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Crutchfield customer from Etna, NY on 12/5/2020

2000 Mazda Miata

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Nice radio / amp / CD / etc. Easy to set up bluetooth. Like having one actual knob. Plenty of color options. Slightly odd control configuration ("source" button for 2 sec to turn off, and a short press changes source, forcing a cycle through options to get back to e.g. tuner). Radio automatic extending antenna stays up when source changes to CD, unlike factory.

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Crutchfield customer from Phoenix, AZ on 12/3/2020

1996 Chevrolet K Series

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Love it works really Great

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Excellent Factory Head Replacement

Crutchfield customer from Fayetteville, NY on 11/30/2020

2004 Land Rover Discovery

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I used the SONY MEX-N5300BT to replace the factory Visteon in my 2004 Land Rover Discovery 2. My goal was adding Bluetooth streaming and handsfree calling. This unit more than met and exceeded those goals. The great surprise was the noticeable improvement in the sound quality of the factory Harman/Kardon speakers. All aspects of the unit exceeded my expectations; e.g., the endless color configuration to match the existing dash, an 'extra bass' function that doesn't washout the midrange, easy installation and configuration.

Pros: +Clear Directions +Easy Installation +Noticeable Sound Improvement with existing speakers +Ability to configure an exact look to fit the dash +Great price to quality ratio

Cons: -I now need to upgrade my speakers to match the quality of this head unit -no current 'cons' noted

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Great product for price

nathan from OR on 11/21/2020

1991 Honda Civic

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I haven't had this stereo for too long but so far it is incredible for the price. My car speakers sounded underpowered before and this has made so much difference. I will also note that the extra bass button provides a significant amount of bass over regular audio. Overall super happy with my purchase and I am so pleased with this website. Installed in a 1991 Honda civic hatchback, fit perfectly and looks great!

Pros: simple bluetooth connectivity multiple outputs remote more minimal then competitors simple settings and use multiple bluetooth connections can play music through bluetooth, aux, usb, and cd

Cons: I don't love how the volume knob looks

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Crutchfield customer from Esperance, NY on 11/9/2020

1993 Chevrolet Suburban

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For the money it packs LOTS of features in this unit.

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Real Nice Product

Crutchfield customer from San Antonio, TX on 11/9/2020

1996 Dodge Ram 2500

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Works great, fairly easy to setup, good instructions, fast install.

Pros: Easy to install, good instructions

Cons: Haven't found any yet.

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Crutchfield customer from Emmett, ID on 11/8/2020

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Sound is great. connected easily to my iPhone.

Pros: The steering wheel control from the old stereo worked great.

Cons: I had an older Sony stereo that a different (smaller) rear connector so I had to rewire it.

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Crutchfield customer from Wichita, KS on 11/8/2020

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This is a great system. It's installed in my hot tub!!!!

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Crutchfield customer from Lacombe, LA on 11/7/2020

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Crutchfield always comes through with quality and service.

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Crutchfield customer from Richmond, KY on 11/4/2020

1996 Nissan Hardbody

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straight forward menu, ease of use, paired with phones easily. the sound to great.

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Crutchfield customer from Eugene, OR on 11/2/2020

2004 Subaru Impreza WRX

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Relatively easy to install and I love how the Bluetooth Audio connects to my phone and plays automatically now. In my Subaru, there was an extra faceplate around the receiver that needed to be removed in order for the full piece to fit.

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Crutchfield customer from Honolulu, HI on 11/1/2020

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Like all the features I get with this deck. From color changing to eq opposition. The added bass booster really adds kick to the music. Plan to add some amps later and with the rca outputs that should make it really easy with out adding a sound processor.

Pros: Bass booster. 13 band eq 3 rca outputs

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Roswell, GA on 10/26/2020

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I put this stereo in my '05 miata and it fit pretty well. After spending a bit of time learning the controls, it is a pretty straight forward interface. As expected, this stereo has the ability to put a lot of power through my 15 yr old factory speakers (Not a Bose system). Sound starts to distort between volumes of 40-45, anything above 45 feels like you are in a microwave, and depending on the song, it can be hard to hear with the top down. Thats nothing on the stereo, though, I just need some aftermarket speakers! The EQ presets are pretty solid, and I like the custom option. Display is super customizable- I found that White/Cyan are the easiest to see during the day. I also love the Bass-Booster button; its pretty convenient to just press it as opposed to adjusting the bass for different songs while driving. I put the microphone behind my dash cover- in front of the tach and speedometer and its crystal clear, even with the top down. The install kit that came with the stereo was not great- the nub that supports the stereo from the back was missing a specific screw so I went and found a screw (M4) with the same length and put a nylon cover over it to replace the nub.

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Crutchfield customer from Fort Collins, CO on 10/24/2020

1992 Chevrolet C Series

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Overall its a great radio. Very easy to navigate and has great rms output

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Reza from COCONUT CREEK, FL on 10/19/2020

1991 Mazda Miata

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Great aftermarket receiver that brought some nice Quality of Life improvements to my 91 Miata. Installation help and documentation was very easy to follow. Thank you,

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Doug from GALESBURG, MI on 10/17/2020

2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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Not as nice as it should be for the price it should have better bass

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Doug contacted our Customer Support team and set up a return. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days.

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Crutchfield customer from Flushing, NY on 10/11/2020

1978 Chevrolet Corvette

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Enjoying this unit

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Crutchfield customer from Seattle, WA on 9/30/2020

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great product and easy to install

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Rance from Spokane, WA on 9/27/2020

1979 Pontiac Firebird

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I must say I really like this stereo have had no issues installing this in my 79 transam came up with a kit and made it work myself with a little cutting here and there, played cd's no problem hands free calling was tested and I definitely like that, played with it a bit and figured the rest out using the manual, Now I have an upgraded system in this car that was very much needed, and I couldn't find anything with the (right mounting option and the bluetooth etc. options for the price I was looking for) in my area, until I found your website. Thank You Crutchfield

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Crutchfield customer from Walnut Creek, CA on 9/27/2020

1995 GMC Sierra

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Fairly easy to install. Does have better upper tone quality than factory AM/FM/Cassette unit but worse bass. Too many features and hidden controls.

Pros: Looks good, easy to install.

Cons: WIsh it had more bass.

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Sony for my van .

Crutchfield customer from Thibodaux, LA on 9/26/2020

1998 Plymouth Voyager

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More features than expected and easy to install .Would buy again .

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Crutchfield customer from Washington, NJ on 9/23/2020

2005 Toyota Highlander

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Installation was simple. Receiver looks and fits great! Like the features. Still learning all of the features. Very satisfied so far. Only wish is that it had an internal microphone.

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Easy peasy

Crutchfield customer from Frankfort, KY on 9/22/2020

2008 Honda Element LX

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If you want a basic 2din with xm, this one does the job. Easy to install and use.

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Crutchfield customer from Seguin, TX on 9/22/2020

1993 Ford Mustang

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Lots of features for the price. Would've gotten five stars for me, except bass and treble cannot be individually adjusted, you have preset equalizer settings.

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Crutchfield customer from Farmington, NY on 9/21/2020

2012 Chrysler 200

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Orig car stereo died after changing battery, a Chrysler uConnect thing, I guess. This still has the CD player, hooked up XM Satellite, phone, and kept steering wheel controls, took a bit to sort out all the wiring (xm satellite, steering controls, radio to each other, then to car harness) the Crutchfield wiring chart made the difference, able to install all in a Saturday afternoon, all works, wife's happy, all good ! (Sounds really good too !)

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Low cost, easy installation, major expansion of capabilities

Crutchfield customer from Oak Ridge, TN on 9/21/2020

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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Installation with free Crutchfield-supplied dash parts and wiring connectors was much easier than I had expected. Dash panel exactly matches original. CD sound and radio sounds much better than the original using the factory installed speakers (small and large each front door and one in each rear door. Using this receiver for hands-free phone conversations and using with other Bluetooth devices is a major upgrade. Should have done this years ago.

Pros: Supplied panels match truck interior exactly and supplied wiring connectors made connecting wiring pretty straight forward.

Cons: Because the panel kit fits two sizes of receivers it takes a little sorting of parts to figure it out. But, that it can fit either is a great thing really.

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Crutchfield customer from Nicholasville, KY on 9/21/2020

2004 BMW X3

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Excellent sound. Easy to navigate. Only one small hiccup on instalation, but with a quick phone call to the help desk issue was resolved in a matter of moments.

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Crutchfield customer from San Antonio, TX on 9/21/2020

2004 Ford Ranger

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Worked like a charm! Install was easy and the sound quality is excellent. Was definitely the right pick for me.

Pros: Easy install Sleek look Remote is awesome

Cons: Doesn't show the time when playing tunes

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Crutchfield customer from Boise, ID on 9/20/2020

2006 Ford F-150

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Great product at a great price.

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Zachary from WV on 8/30/2020

2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Sounds great and looks really nice. The user interface is horrible though. Skip buttons are far away from driver, no mute button, and the pause is a little number button. Pushing the volume should mute or pause instead it brings up menus.

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Great Upgrade From OEM

Crutchfield customer from Killeen, TX on 8/5/2020

2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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This radio sounds and looks great. It brings my audio system in my vehicle into the 21 century. Using the Bluetooth, App, phone, adds something to my vehicle that I did not even realize I was missing. This is a good radio with lots of options at an extremely affordable price. Installation was a breeze with everything you need.

Pros: Exceptional sound, easy to use features, practical functionality, extremely easy to install

Cons: There does not seen to be as much Base as I would like at higher volume.

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great stereo

Crutchfield customer from Koloa, HI on 7/30/2020

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easy to install and works a advertised

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Good work Crutchfield

Crutchfield customer from Gulf Breeze, FL on 7/28/2020

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I purchased this unit from the S & D section of Crutchfield and am NOT disappointed. It arrived well packaged with everything a "brand new" unit should have. The only way to tell it was not new it the Owners Manual was a copy.

Pros: Works just as advertised.

Cons: None

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Great service Great Support Great product

Crutchfield customer from Taylor, MS on 7/16/2020

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Great product. The wrong screws were shipped with it and had to go and purchase the right size. Company did credit account for this. Called Support, answered right away. We talked though problem and discovered wrong size screws. Excellent support staff. Very easy install. Well worth the money I spent. Will order from Crutchfield again and will recommend.

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Douglas from NEWTON, IA on 7/5/2020

2000 Ford Ranger

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does not play my wave files on my usb stick my old pioneer does kind of a crappy deal not happy

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Great radio but major issue with CD player

David from Buena Park, CA on 7/3/2020

2006 Volkswagen Beetle

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Great radio but major issue with CD player. The CD player will not take discs. I try to insert them but does not work. Very disappointed since I installed it in January 2020 and never tried to use the CD functionality until now. Hopefully Crutchfield's support will be able to resolve.

Pros: Bluetooth and Android/Apple Play works great.

Cons: CD player is not working and will not take discs.

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Crutchfield customer from Knox City, TX on 6/29/2020

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Love the stereo, was easy-to-install, arrived a day early in the mail. thank you

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Great Radio! But a few things to know..

Tiam from Cold Spring, NY on 6/29/2020

1992 Volvo 240 Series

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Bought this radio as a replacement for the original radio in my 1992 Volvo 240. It works great and I am very happy with the audio quality and performance. My only complaints are about the bluetooth and the volume dial. The bluetooth can be frustrating, sometimes not connecting, and when you have both phones in the car that are connected to the radio it sometimes doesn't work. I usually just use the USB input which always works and charges the phone too, much more simple. The volume dial is also a button and is fairly sensitive. I find myself pressing the button when I want to turn up the volume a lot. Besides these two things (which are pretty minor honestly) I love this product and would recommend it!

Pros: Looks great, good sound.

Cons: Bluetooth is finicky, volume dial as a button is too sensitive.

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Crutchfield customer from Glen Allen, VA on 6/20/2020

2002 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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Works great in my 2002 E320!!! The install looks like original, picked colors to match the other instruments. Steering wheel controls still work too! Buy the wiring harness! Even though it was almost as expensive as the unit, the wiring harness made install a snap!

Pros: Easy install Easy functions, Bluetooth and phone Sounds great!!

Cons: Takes concentration to change settings or pair a phone, not something to do while driving!!!

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Happy I chose Crutchfield !

Crutchfield customer from Key West, FL on 6/11/2020

1995 Ford F Series

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Works great ! I have no complaints.

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Solid bang for buck

Guest from Boyce, VA on 6/11/2020

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Stock 05 Volvo receiver was pretty good (when it didn't cut out) and I was concerned I'd lose audio quality with an inexpensive replacement. But Sony N5300BT sounds significantly better than stock while retaining original speakers. Plus face design is simple so the fix looks Volvo-esque. Great Crutchfield advice and service.

Pros: Excellent performance for price. Good selection of EQ settings, plus customizable option. Installation looks close to stock. Lighting can be adjusted for color and brightness.

Cons: Can't find solution to turn off annoying anti-theft beep at power shutdown.

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Sony makes Great Products

Crutchfield customer from Lakeside, CA on 6/9/2020

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Great stereo all around. You just cant beat it for the price and quality

Pros: sounds great easy to install, blue tooth ready

Cons: none

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Juan from Chicago, IL on 6/8/2020

1999 Ford Explorer

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To reconnect to Bluetooth/ Sony app just press 6 on play/pause bottom, instead of having to do all that reconnecting

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Crutchfield customer from Orefield, PA on 6/4/2020

2000 Jeep Wrangler

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Perfect for the 2000 Jeep Wrangler. All the additional kit items made this an easy install and it sounds great.

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Crutchfield customer from Dallas, GA on 6/3/2020

2004 Ford Ranger

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This is the best head unit I have found for my 2004 Ford Ranger. The bluetooth adds functionality for my Iphone and tuner sensitivity is best I have found.

Pros: Tuner and bluetooth.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Altoona, PA on 5/31/2020

1989 Lincoln Town Car

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the unit fit like a glove. The sound is great. Great product, Great company.

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Great Value

Crutchfield customer from Willoughby, OH on 5/31/2020

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Multiple functions and a good sound at a value price. The removeable face an be annoying.

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Crutchfield customer from Hines, OR on 5/31/2020

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Easy install and directions were simple to follow.

Pros: Super easy to navigate. Color choices are fantastic options.

Cons: The buttons are close together.

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Sony Quality, Simple Unlcluttered look

Sherri from Litchfield ,CT on 5/22/2020

1994 Ford Mustang

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So far so good !! This looks like the more expensive model non cd one . I almost bought that but I didn't want to run a power cord from the battery . This one looks classic, simple , and perfect in my 94 mustang . Almost looks like it could be stock ! Great service and shipping , installation was a breeze. I didn't need the CD player or want it, but the price was right . Sound is better than Stock was !!!

Pros: Cheap, features , 55 watts , good sound , simple use and layout , Good customization

Cons: I didn't need the CD but I can't say it's a con other than the look. No cons yet . We did have an issue with the deck sliding into the space and staying on the left side . We had to fiddle around and use some adhesive to help secure it . It wasn't the fault of the unit but a defect or imperfection in my cars dash. Looks clean and almost stock in my 1994 mustang

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I recommend!

Crutchfield customer from Sartell, MN on 5/21/2020

2007 Toyota RAV4

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I thoroughly enjoy this product. The only thing about it is when I connect my phone to play my own music if I turn the volume up past 40 (50 is highest), the music becomes badly distorted. It isn't an issue with my speakers however, because when I have a CD in, the volume can be at 100% and have zero distortion. I originally bought it to upgrade from my factory stereo and because I was going to install a subwoofer and amplifier and it is a great upgrade. I had installed four new speakers before installing this and it improved the power sent to the speakers because of the built-in amplifier. This is also great because it has RCA outputs for all four speakers and for subwoofers which allow for seamless connections to an amplifier. Great product

Pros: RCA outputs for all speakers and separate ones for subwoofers

Cons: When connected to the phone at a loud volume, the sound distorts

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Crutchfield customer from Florence, SC on 5/21/2020

1996 GMC Sierra

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Put this in my 96 Sierra and it looks great, easy install.

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Satisfied and safe driver

Crutchfield customer from Ridgefield, WA on 5/11/2020

2005 Saturn VUE

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This Sony MEX-N5300BT was super easy to install and sounds great. I had replaced my stock stereo in a 2005 Saturn Vue about 10 years ago. That Sony sounded good but didn't have bluetooth, and ultimately I got tired of "jerry-rigging" cords and different external devices to play music from my phone. Could never find anything that made phone conversations tolerable. All I did after purchasing this Sony is pull out the older head unit, detach the old harness and attach the new, slide the new head unit into the old chassis and waa-lah. Bluetooth works perfectly and the few calls I've made thus far have sounded way better than anything I've had before, thanks in large part to the external mic that comes with the unit. Very pleased! May have to look into replacing the speakers as those have some mileage on them as well.

Pros: Bluetooth connectivity, sound quality for calls

Cons: Haven't found any noticeable ones yet

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I love sony phones but hate their audio equipment.

Cat from Alaska on 5/2/2020

2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Went from an awesome pioneer deck (now discontinued) to this Sony deck. Disappointed with it as I have to re-pair my device to this deck everytime I get in my vehicle. User interface is a cluster fudge. Trying to return this product but waiting on hold with customer care forever isn't getting me anywhere. I will sell this item myself and buy the newer version of my old pioneer deck.

Pros: Illumination is nice and bright even in broad daylight.

Cons: Constantly repairing my device via Bluetooth. Terrible user interface.

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Cat, if you purchased this receiver from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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Nice unit.

Crutchfield customer from Okeechobee, FL on 4/25/2020

1995 Jeep Wrangler

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Fit perfect. EZPZ to wire up. My old unit was a Sony so the functionality was fairly easy to figure out. Purchased it to be provided with the Bluetooth. Works great!

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Sony steals the show!

Crutchfield customer from Prairie Village, KS on 4/20/2020

1997 BMW Z3

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The Sony MEX-N5300BT is an awesome head unit, that solves all you modern needs for multiple file formats, as well mobile phone connectivity via Bluetooth. The multi color display on the face looks amazing, and when set on the red shade, makes the unit look virtually OEM! It was a breeze to install, even for the tight space provided in a BMW Z3!

Pros: Great options for the price, classic styling the will never fade away!

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Crutchfield customer from Poland, OH on 4/19/2020

2010 Ford Fusion

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Has great features and many customization options. Gives a lot of power to sub woofers and sounds great with stock speakers. Easy to install

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Crutchfield customer from White Cloud, MI on 4/13/2020

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like it

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Crutchfield customer from Neptune, NJ on 4/5/2020

2001 Toyota Echo

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Sound is super. Controls a bit confusing. Delivery time as promised and undamaged

Pros: Sound quality. Physical controls ( not touch screen)

Cons: Controls confusing.

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Crutchfield customer from West Blocton, AL on 3/30/2020

1992 Ford F Series

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Has everything I was looking for

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Crutchfield customer from Brainerd, MN on 3/29/2020

1999 Volkswagen Beetle

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does the job

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Sony MEX-N5300 is great!

Crutchfield customer from Spring, TX on 3/29/2020

2007 Dodge Ram 2500

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I love the new Sony radio, so much better than the stock radio in my 2007 Dodge Ram.

Pros: Easy install, the parts supplied by Crutchfield were exactly what was needed.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Portage, MI on 3/29/2020

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Straight forward unit with good power and features for the price!

Pros: Features. Price. Removable faceplate

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great stereo

Crutchfield customer from Moore, OK on 3/29/2020

1996 Chevrolet Tahoe

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sounds great. better than the factory radio

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Superb Sony

Crutchfield customer from Danbury, CT on 3/25/2020

2008 Porsche Cayman

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Inexpensive unit that sounds great!! Hard to beat the sound, both power and tone! Great radio!

Pros: Powerful, easy to install, very high quality!

Cons: The controller interface takes effort to use easily but once you understand it, it becomes 2 nd nature.

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Crutchfield customer from Louisville, KY on 3/24/2020

2012 Kia Soul

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Good radio and CD player. This is what needed to go hands free.

Pros: Easy to use.

Cons: None.

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Crutchfield customer from Brownsburg, IN on 3/24/2020

2000 GMC Sierra 1500

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Radio????. The support I received from Corey and Casey was exceptional

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Sony App really helps

mark from White lake on 3/20/2020

2004 Toyota Sienna

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2005 Camry with factory amp. This stereo has great sound. Easy install. The Sony app is very intuitive for controlling source, the tone, and lighting. Had it for a 2 months now. Easy to use . I wondered why the bluetooth wasnt connecting correctly. Finally found the only time it doesnt connect is when i use the remote start from inside the house.

Pros: Great sound. Great features. Good dimming at night. (has orange wire)

Cons: Dim display in bright lighting.

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Good unit

Crutchfield customer from Chambersburg, PA on 3/19/2020

2007 Ford Ranger

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Very nice radio, with more features than I will use. I'm still learning how to use most of these features. Overall the sound is good and the installation looks almost factory.

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Crutchfield customer from Mount Horeb, WI on 3/15/2020

2010 Toyota Corolla

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This made a definite improvement in the sound using the original speakers. I could actually hear the intended sound from the radio over the road noise. I will have to see how much better it gets with new speakers eventually.

Pros: Sounds much better than the stock version in the car.

Cons: Could do without the changing LED colors as they do nothing for the sound. I have to study the manual when I get a chance to see if I can set it to stay at one color.

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So far so good

Crutchfield customer from Van Horn, TX on 3/2/2020

1998 Ford Taurus

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Great sound and easy to install.

Pros: Easy installation. Good sound and paired with my iPhone easily. Display colors are easy to match to existing dash lights.

Cons: Display is not as bright as I would like. Display is hard to see if sun is shining on it.

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Means men's.

Crutchfield customer from Cochranville, PA on 2/16/2020

2005 Chrysler Crossfire

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Not a bad stereo I just find all newer stuff not user friendly. It's very difficult to make simple adjustments to sound or balance due to the multi function controls. Too hard to scroll thru and find stuff then to switch and make the actual adjustment once you find it. I miss the separate balance bass and treble controls we used to have.

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Crutchfield customer from Staunton, VA on 2/10/2020

2010 Hyundai Elantra

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Great stereo for the price. I haven't gotten replacement speakers yet but sounds good even with factory speakers. The bluetooth phone feature sounds great and is easy to use. The only thing I wish it had is speed dialing. I can't get the Pandora source to connect to my samsung S8, but I haven't had time to try and figure it out yet

Pros: Affordable Lots of features

Cons: Needs speed dial feature

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Crutchfield customer from Carbondale, CO on 2/3/2020

1998 Toyota 4Runner

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Bought this unit as a gift for my son who's in collage out of state Also purchased the ready harness since he dosn't have the resources to splice,solder and heat shrink wires. The install was on a 98 4runner. He said it took him about an hour to install with no problem. He is very happy with the unit.I have been a Crutchfields custemer for a long time,they have never let me down.

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Crutchfield customer from Pahrump, NV on 2/2/2020

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Very clear sound for a low price unit. CD Works smoothly and quietly. Save the owners because there is lots of different features you can set up if wanted. Kurt

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Crutchfield customer from Hertford, NC on 1/27/2020

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Excellent radio.

Pros: bluetooth

Cons: n/a

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Crutchfield customer from Knoxville, TN on 1/26/2020

2003 Ford F-150

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Sony delivered an excellent product; Crutchfield made it a breeze to install! This radio was just what the doctor ordered. The fit and install in my '03 F-150 couldn't have gone better and looks nearly factory. One of the highlights is the ability to change the LED colors for both the screen and the buttons to match the factory dash colors. This radio has the right features at the right price for any vehicle. I opted for the Crutchfield radio adapter, for the price it likely saved me an hour and several busted knuckles.

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Basic radio

Crutchfield customer from Browns Mills, NJ on 1/26/2020

1997 Ford Expedition

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It's a basic car radio. Not as much control as some other Sony radios.

Pros: I only use Sony radios

Cons: Not much control.

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Crutchfield customer from Pinson, AL on 1/24/2020

1990 Ford F Series

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Fantasic product (if you can learn to operate it) - but thanks to crutchfield, I'm learning

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Crutchfield customer from Wenatchee, WA on 1/15/2020

1998 Nissan Pathfinder

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Great unit! Great features and wonderful sound quality.

Pros: Easy installation.

Cons: No provision to balance speakers

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Tune driving

Crutchfield customer from Yucca Valley, CA on 1/11/2020

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Enjoying the new receiver. Makes my commute so much better.

Pros: Many usable features

Cons: Instruction from company a little vague on settings.

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Great choice, great price

Crutchfield customer from Sacramento, CA on 1/10/2020

1996 Ford F Series

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I'm fairly old-school in preferring physical controls to touch screens, especially in the things on the dash of my vehicles. My factory radio in my truck died, so I took a good hard look at all of the units Crutchfield offered, looking for receivers that are easy to operate by feel without the need to take my eyes off of the road. The Sony MEX-N5300BT came the closest to what I was looking for and included more than enough power to make my four new Polk Audio speakers sound great. To be honest, even this Sony requires you to look at the unit unless all you are doing is turning it off or on, or selecting one of the preset radio station buttons. But this has been working well for me, as I listen almost exclusively to my local public classical music station, and when it isn't what I want to hear the blue tooth feature picks up my stored music on my smart phone, so I'm never without music if I don't want to be. This Sony has so many more capabilities than I will ever use it makes the price simply an excellent buy. Most importantly, the unit sounds wonderful. For a pick up cab it simply has more power than you can really use. The music sounds well balanced at the default settings, but you can change how it sounds if you want to take the time to go into the controls and contour the sound to your liking. There's even a button right on the front of the unit to select among three levels of bass boost if you want more in the low end. I am very happy with this Sony. Highly recommended.

Pros: Reasonably easy to operate without a lot of distraction while driving. Great sound. Plenty of power. Radio reception is excellent. Fits in a relatively small space without giving up anything a car receiver should offer. I can even listen to the CD's I still own. This may be old school, but they sound great on this Sony, and there are no interruptions or monthly fees! Also, the Bluetooth feature lets me take and place phone calls without distraction; my calls sound good in both directions.

Cons: In Fords from the 80's on up, the radio has a bracket on the back that "hangs" it from a rail so the unit is supported at the dash and the rear. The instructions said not to use the rear bracket. The factory bracket won't fit the Sony, but one's included in the Metra kit and I recommend you use it. It's very difficult to use the bracket due to how the Sony is held in the dash. I had to remove the speedo/gauges to get my hand behind the radio to attach the bracket. It's difficult, but doable.

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Great head unit

Crutchfield customer from Harrisonburg, VA on 1/4/2020

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I was looking for a simple upgrade from my factory head unit so I could have Bluetooth capabilities. While there are fancier head units that have Android Auto or Apple Car play and would give me more features this little thing works fine and didn't break the bank. My stereo sounds better and the Sony app made connecting my podcast and music apps to the head unit as well as customizing the display and button colors effortless.

Pros: Inexpensive, sounds good, easy to use.

Cons: Doesn't have the fanciest display.

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Fantastic Sound With Bluetooth, USB Phone Charging & CD Player

Mike from Huntsville, AL on 12/29/2019

2000 Ford F-150

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I decided to replace a 15 year old Pioneer stereo in my 2000 F150. The main features I was after were Bluetooth phone calls, XM radio ready, USB phone charging capability, and CD player. I first considered Pioneer and Kenwood, but finally settled on the Sony MEX-N5300BT due to positive reviews and $20 off special. I'm very impressed with this unit. The Sony also has a much better FM Sensitivity than comparable Kenwood and Pioneer models and there is a noticeable difference in the FM reception compared to the old Pioneer. Having driven rental cars with HD radio, I feel the standard FM transmission on this Sony sounds like it's HD! Bluetooth phone calls are very clear and USB charges iPhone 7 quickly (goes up tens of percent during 20 min drive). Remote included and is nice to have for switching between XM radio presets. I added an XM SXV300V1 tuner behind the Sony stereo.

Pros: Simple yet stylish layout, remote included, fantastic sound without amplifier, best FM reception I've ever had in a vehicle, fast USB charging of phone, clear Bluetooth phone calls, super fast scanning on FM, XM ready, and CD player

Cons: When song/artist information extends beyond main display screen, the stereo only scrolls through the info once (have to manually advance to see the remaining info a 2nd time). There isn't an auto scan while in XM mode (have to manually advance through XM channels). Crutchfield Master Sheet and American International mounting kit had conflicting instructions. Install was ultimately accomplished with DIN sleeve and main American International bracket with cubby hole on the bottom (not on the top as pictured in Crutchfield Master Sheet).

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This is the one.

Crutchfield customer from Sheffield, AL on 12/25/2019

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I thought about getting a new car stereo, because the radio that was in my 1997 Isuzu Trooper was from a 90's era mustang?? I had done tons of research, and ended up messaging Aaron for some help. Not only did he recommend this radio, but he also paired it up with a whole system. This is by far the best stereo ive ever had. 10/10 would recommend. BUY IT. DO IT.

Pros: BLUETOOTH, hands-free calling, color chamging screen, PREMIUM SOUND

Cons: None

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Always good stuff

Crutchfield customer from Iron Station, NC on 12/23/2019

2012 Nissan Maxima

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Great stereo, excellent quality, only use Crutchfield.

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Crutchfield customer from Miami, FL on 12/21/2019

2008 Ford Mustang

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Sounds great, love all the available options.

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Crutchfield customer from Buffalo, NY on 12/20/2019

1997 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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Very nice with outstanding performance, installed recently with no issues everything included in the well packed kit was utilized. Could not be more happier with this purchase. Very fast shipping.

Pros: Essential items you would have to purchase separately are included. The downloaded instructions for your specific application is exceptional. Overall a great experience and trust factor when conducting business with Crutchfield.

Cons: None.

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Great Experience

Crutchfield customer from Richmond, VA on 12/17/2019

1993 GMC Sierra

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Great product, great price, great service. Delivery was bit late but crutchfield service rep corrected the error and made it worth my while. Great company!

Pros: Easy

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Crutchfield customer from Cartersville, GA on 12/15/2019

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Better reception than original unit. Bluetooth works well for receiving calls. If Your thinking of using various programs while driving forget this radio. Programming is so difficult that you need to be parked to be able to switch between programs. Crutchfield's installation instructions are a waste of paper.

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Worth the money

Crutchfield customer from Hudson Oaks, TX on 12/12/2019

2001 Dodge Ram

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So far I'm very pleased with both the products and the service of Crutchfield. I will say this about the Sony units,it has individual station buttons that are much easier to feel and push vs.others (Kenwood/Pioneer etc.) while bouncing down the road. The installation kit and wiring adapter that came with it fit well and was an easy upgrade. Initial setup was fairly simple even though there is a lot of info that did not pertain to my circumstances/needs/devices. I did have to re-sync my iPhone once, but hasn't given me any problems since

Pros: good value

Cons: I wish there was an option for matte or satin finish instead of gloss.

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Crutchfield customer from Monroe, GA on 12/10/2019

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Great tuner. A lot of good features. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a affordable tuner.

Pros: Great features clear sound.

Cons: No so far

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Crutchfield customer from N Las Vegas, NV on 12/7/2019

1996 Ford F Series

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Good sound, good features

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Great Simple and Inexpensive Head Unit

Crutchfield customer from Arlington, TX on 11/17/2019

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Nice Stereo with just about anything you would need...put it in 2008 Boxster Get the harness made for really simple installation

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Crutchfield customer from El Paso, TX on 11/17/2019

2011 Toyota RAV4

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Looks fancy, sounds clean.

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New WIFI Capable CD Receiver from Sony

Crutchfield customer from San Jose, CA on 11/10/2019

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This receiver is replacing a kenwood that recently started blowing fuses for overcurrent protection for the output to the speakers. This sony receiver has built in bluetooth and wifi where I can now control it with either the supplied remote control or a smartphone! I'm installing it into a moisture proof location in a jacuzzi spa to drive the factory 4 inch speakers and another set of external ones that I installed for my backyard use. I use the fader function to operate the 3-way external JBL speakers attached to my house for backyard music!

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Crutchfield customer from Tulare, CA on 10/30/2019

2005 Jeep Wrangler

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nice choice

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Crutchfield customer from Clinton, IN on 10/22/2019

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great unit with lots of features for the price.

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Perfect

Crutchfield customer from El Paso, TX on 10/14/2019

2010 Chevrolet Cobalt

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I was looking for quality on a budget...I found it! Perfect fit and a great boost from my oem radio. I love the colors and the extra bass boost.

Pros: Bass boost Affordable quality Color changing display

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Madison, AL on 10/6/2019

2003 Ford Ranger

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Nice upgrade for a 2003 Ford Ranger Extended Cab FX4 Level II without emptying the wallet. The unit has all the features offering current technology.

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Perfect for my purpose

David from Athens, GA on 10/5/2019

2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

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Very happy with this replacement for the dead factory Pioneer 6-disc changer in my 2001 Sportrac. With Crutchfield installation package fit perfectly and the sound quality is good through the original speakers and sub. Add BlueTooth and everything is good.

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Has it all...

Crutchfield customer from La Fayette, IL on 9/26/2019

2011 GMC Sierra

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I was going to buy the MEX-N5200BT and happened to see this. I am so glad I stalled. The clean front panel and buttons are great for the fat fingered. Very logically laid out compared to others I looked at. Setup was very simple and it sounds great out of the box with my factory speakers. Can't wait until I get the new Rockford Fosgate speakers installed. The tuner on this stereo is incredible. The reception is great and clean. Very little static unless you get way out of range of the station. The colors are not a big deal, but kind of fun to play with. I went boring and matched the lighting in the truck. BT connected right away and does so whenever I get in the truck. I haven't had any troubles with drops at all. Phone calls sound clear. Being able to call and text without touching my phone is very nice. I am very happy with this purchase. I would recommend it highly.

Pros: Looks and sounds great Clean interface and nice button spacing BT works very well Tuner is very good Does everything I hoped it would do at a nice price

Cons: None at this time

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Decent Head Unit

Mike from Thornton, CO on 9/20/2019

1999 Toyota 4Runner

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Installed in a 99 4Runner that still had the stock double DIN cassette & CD player. I love how Crutchfield ships an install package, including the wiring harness and cubby hole adapter to fill the double DIN hole fully with this single DIN head unit. Sound is a bit better than stock unit. Bluetooth connections to iPhone 6 and 6s is pretty slow and I had a hard time pairing The instructions that Crutchfield includes are just so-so and they left out a huge detail for a 4Runner. The wiring harness adapter they sent had 2 plug-ins, but the stock head unit only had 1. What? Darn it, they sent the wrong wiring harness. It was after hours and I wanted to make progress, so I did some Googling and some experimentation and found that my 4Runner had an external amp (factory) that was bolted-in right below the head unit. I removed this and lo and behold, there were 2 plugs on the input side to the amp that the new wiring harness adapter plugged right into! They should mention this in the instructions! Next problem. The 4Runner has a power antenna mast and used to only raise when you selected the AM/FM radio function, but not the CD or cassette. The Sony head unit does not support this, so the power antenna would raise every time the unit is on, which is basically every time your start the car. This is unacceptable since the antenna is ultra-slow and noisy. Since the 4Runner has 2 antennas, I disabled the mast and bought an adapter to hook the rear antenna

Pros: Good price point Supports two Bluetooth devices More subdued front panel and lights Good fitment Crutchfield ships a wiring harness and cubby adapter for converting double DIN to single.

Cons: Slow Bluetooth connection. Power antenna connectivity is poor.

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a great little radio

Crutchfield customer from Pennington, NJ on 9/20/2019

2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

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I am very happy with this car radio. It does everything it was advertised to do plus has more features that I hadnt even noticed it could do in its description. It works perfectly, it has a beautiful colorful lighted display. It was so easy to install, even for a person who has never installed a radio. It fits in the dash even though its a different shape than the original radio. I wish I had gotten it sooner. I waited until the original radio gave up, but I would have enjoyed the additional features like hands free calling and Pandora and blue tooth and USB and front AUX, even Sirius if one wanted to subscribe and other stuff I havent tried. For me it was important to be able to play CDs since I have many.

Pros: colorful lighted display easy to install many, many features and capabilities

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Crutchfield customer from Astoria, OR on 9/16/2019

1993 Dodge D Series

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Simple enough to install. Still learning operation of stereo im pretty happy with it.

Pros: Remote is a nice accessory i dont have to lean forward to opererate.

Cons: Havent found one

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nice upgrade from OEM, single din do it all

Crutchfield customer from Grafton, MA on 9/14/2019

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I purchased this sony after literally 5 minutes of google searches online with all positive reviews hoping to cure 1 problem I had - FM radio reception, and it did, bit it lead to.another problem - the realization that I had crappy speakers in the car :( So, dont buy this unless.you want to spend more on upgrading your existing speakers... One nit pick however, my old sony had a hard.case for the detachable faceplate and this one doesn't ship with one so, if your cautious and remove the faceplate because of crime, go buy a 3rd party case or you'll risk scratching up the front of this popping it out and transporting it (and dont leave it in the glovebox as that's the first place they look!)

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Cons: Mp3 handling limited to 255 per folder, must all be in folders to play beyond that limit No hard case from faceplate

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Great Device...a little tight in an e46 BMW

Crutchfield customer from Charlottesville, VA on 8/29/2019

2004 BMW 3 Series

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I am pleased with the performance of this stereo. I installed it in a 2005 BMW 325i to replace the standard business CD/radio. The Sony is a bit of a tight fit with the BMW wiring harness. After a few attempts, I was able to get it to fit.

Pros: Sounds great, compatible with various devices both Android and IOS. USB, CD, Aux, and Bluetooth work well.

Cons: The length of the stereo makes it difficult to install in an e46 BMW...but possible

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Crutchfield customer from Virginia Beach, VA on 8/22/2019

1996 Ford Econoline

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Intuitive display, easy to navigate, hooks up to bluetooth easily.

Pros: easy to navigate

Cons: thin letters

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Crutchfield customer from Skokie, IL on 8/21/2019

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Works as expected went in with no problem and Crutchfield helped all the way through.

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SATISFIED CUSTOMER

Crutchfield customer from Knoxville, TN on 8/15/2019

2002 Ford F-150

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Perfect for my needs. Plenty of power to get great sound out of a pair of Rockford Fosgate P1683 speakers. Great FM reception. Love the AUX jack on the front. Installed in my 2002 F150. I recommend the READY HARNESS. It made installation a breeze.

Pros: Great fit and finish! Custom look!

Cons: None so far.

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Great value

Crutchfield customer from Bartlesville, OK on 8/11/2019

2002 Jeep Wrangler

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Works and looks great in my sons 02 wrangler. Has all the features you could want and sounds great.

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Looks good, sounds good

Cameron from Syracuse, UT on 7/25/2019

2003 Ford Focus

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I am happy with this unit. I love the auto dim feature. This is by far the best looking Sony single din available right now. Easy to setup our Google Pixel 3s with NFC. The sound is better than my Sony from 2011 which was of a similar price point. It is really good at picking up the Bluetooth handsfree as soon as I start the car, but the Bluetooth audio takes a bit. Occasionally it never finds the audio player, maybe 1 in every 25 startups. I have to turn the unit off then back on and then it will connect.

Pros: Good sound. Clean look. Pairs well. Auto dim feature

Cons: Slow to pick up audio device

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Crutchfield customer from Marysville, KS on 7/9/2019

1987 Porsche 924S

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As usual the service from Crutchfield is stellar! As for this head unit I only one complaint....no mute function! I have not had it long enough to review entirely but the sound is good, better FM reception than the JVC it replaced. The phone audio was good on each end of a call but do need to up the volume in moderately noisy conditions. Overall I am pleased in exception for the inability to mute, hence 4 stars.

Pros: Good phone audio. Function to select genre/category on FM is a plus.

Cons: No mute

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Walt from Colleyville, TX on 7/1/2019

2002 Toyota 4Runner

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overall it is a good replacement for the factory radio in my 2002 4Runner

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Why didn't I get this sooner?

Crutchfield customer from Springfield, MO on 6/26/2019

2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Does everything I need it to do. Great replacement for my 1.5 din in my older Silverado. Sounds great, lots of features and engineered well. Staff at Crutchfield was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.

Pros: Great features for the price. Styling fits with my truck

Cons: None

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Incredible bang for the buck.

Crutchfield customer from Tallahassee, FL on 6/26/2019

2006 Toyota Prius

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Just needed something that worked and had all the options I wanted. This was it.

Pros: Pros: Incredible bang for the buck. Options are staggering. Reasonably intuitive user interface given the number or parameters/options.

Cons: Cons: Screws provided were not suitable for installation kit provided by Crutchfield.

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Crutchfield customer from Glenshaw, PA on 6/25/2019

2007 Pontiac Vibe

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Nice product, great sound quality, and more features than expected at this price.

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Awesome radio

Crutchfield customer from Plainview, NY on 6/10/2019

2000 Porsche Boxster

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Fantastic radio! There was an issue with the wire interface. After fixing the wire mash' the radio sounded great!

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Crutchfield customer from Lansdale, PA on 6/10/2019

2002 Chevrolet Corvette

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This is an amazing receiver, especially for the price. It's one of the few head units out there that doesn't look like a UFO parked in your dash. I liked it so much I purchased two of these for updating my cars to bluetooth.

Pros: Range of colors matches factory car illumination. Very clean design. Minimal logo spam all over the faceplate. Very good button placement for options. EQ and audio options allow you to finely tune levels to taste.

Cons: Don't plan on reading the faceplate text with any sunlight present.

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Crutchfield customer from Jesup, GA on 6/2/2019

1996 Dodge Dakota

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Great radio even with old speakers,Bluetooth was easy to setup .Installation was easy and very quick with your instructions,and wiring kits.

Pros: Good price and great instructions

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from San Lorenzo, CA on 5/31/2019

2016 Hyundai Genesis

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Perfect fit!

Crutchfield customer from Portland, OR on 5/28/2019

1994 Lincoln Town Car

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This stereo sounds great, and has every feature I could want! I like how well the included microphone works to pick up my voice for voice commands. The NFC tap-to-pair is really great, too. Aesthetically, this is one of the cleanest looking units available, to my eyes. I really like how it's not so flashy and ostentatious. A lot of these products look like they were designed by Razer, but this is understated. Feels right at home in my '94 Town Car. I was having trouble picturing most of the competing products in that car. Also had a minor issue with the Metra wiring harness, and though it was no fault of Crutchfield's, they promptly replaced it for free, and when the same issue occurred, their tech support was able to give me a workaround to get everything wired properly. Really impressed with the service aspect of this experience.

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Great Unit for a Good Price

Crutchfield customer from Baltimore, MD on 5/28/2019

2007 Honda Accord EX

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The quality and functionality of this unit is outstanding. There are a lot of options available and the unit has surprised me in terms of how well it links with apps via BT on my older phone. The sound quality is crisp at high volume. Very happy.

Pros: Does everything advertised, Sound Quality, Ease of integration

Cons: You must get used to going through the menu to get to things. It's like getting used to the MS Excel Ribbon back in '07...

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My old work van just received a upgrade!

Vaughn from Murrells Inlet, SC on 5/25/2019

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First, I'm not much of a aftermarket car stereo person, I am however a pro audio tech and a high end home audio snob so it takes a lot to impress me when it comes to audio, gadgets in general. With that said, I found myself in the need of a replacement for my stock radio in my old Ford work van. My requirements were simple. I wanted a step above stock , the best radio with CD I could find for the money that would allow me to connect my phone via bluetooth. I had lots of choices at this price point but decided on this Sony for a few reasons... #1 Its a Sony, #2 It's a newer model than most. #3 At this price point it gives good built in power and great Bluetooth connectivity. #4 Not that I will ever use it in a work van, but me being a pro audio guy I like having all the pre-outs. Some other units at this price point or almost this price point limit the pre outs. #5 The main reason I purchased this Sony is the look. I think it has a kinda close to stock, clean look that others simply do not have. The install was simple and the operation is fantastic with no issues at all. My Android phone connected great and the sound is much better than stock! lots more clean built in power than the stock radio and the FM reception is simply superb! I had no idea I had so many FM stations! With Crutchfield including the wiring harness and the tool to remove the stock Ford radio and the dash kit why would I buy anyplace else! Fantastic Sony and a fantastic company to buy f

Pros: Its a Sony, Has a classy look!

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Excellent customer service

Crutchfield customer from Lake Forest, CA on 5/24/2019

2007 Mazda 3

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Ordered a Sony MEX-N5300BT single din CD player/radio receiver , ready harness and bezel kit. I had an issue with the CD player skipping tracks and the ready harness was mis-wired. Customer service was excellent. They identified the wiring problem and replaced the CD player. The wiring problem was a simple fix and the return and replacement of the CD player was easy. I do recommend ordering a ready harness. It simplifies the installation process. I'd definitely use Crutchfield for my car audio needs again.

Pros: Customer service

Cons: none

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Crutchfield customer from North Wales, PA on 5/19/2019

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Good unit and affordable

Pros: Bluetooth audio streaming

Cons: Needs a dedicated on off button

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Great little radio

Crutchfield customer from Eaton Rapids, MI on 5/19/2019

2004 Volkswagen Jetta

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Great radio with a ton of features. Was pretty easy to install with a general understanding of radio installation process. I really like the Sony app that the radio pairs with and the NFC bluetooth connection worked great! Only negative thing I have to say is the volume button when pressed opens up the menu options so sometimes you think you're turning up the radio when you're actually switching to something else. That said the remote that comes with it alleviates that issue if you want to use it!

Pros: Easy install. Good sound. NFC bluetooth connection makes it easy! Sony app works seamlessly with the radio for easy phone controls.

Cons: Volume button when pressed opens a menu and is easily pushed when changing volume.

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Crutchfield customer from Greensboro, NC on 5/12/2019

2004 Toyota Tacoma

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Great head unit if you're wanting something that looks as oem as possible. Only chrome is the Sony logo, and the ability to match any color dash illumination made it blend in to my truck like it was meant to be. The bluetooth automatically pairs to my Android as soon as I turn on the truck, and will pick up the last song right where it left off when using google play music. Everything I wanted in a stereo from the price range.

Pros: Really easy to follow the setup guide

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Sony Still Kicking

Crutchfield customer from West Hartford, CT on 5/12/2019

2009 Mazda RX8

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System operates great and the color display is awesome. The easy connect to Bluetooth and storage of the deck when not in use is convenient. Sony still kicking.

Pros: Great Head Unit

Cons: Not suitable for all vehicles.

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Close to OEM look,great upgrade in sound quality,

Crutchfield customer from Dallas, TX on 5/6/2019

1991 Mazda Miata

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This is a great receiver in both sound quality and subdue-ness, with an appearance close to many OEM units and not odd appearing in an otherwise 1990's interior design. The fine color adjustment allowed for a very close match to factory green illumination. And it paired easily with two galaxy S-series phones of two different generations and switched between the two effortlessly, overall I consider this a pretty good upgrade to many factory receivers while keeping the interior largely stock appearing. Highly recommended.

Pros: Close to OEM receiver appearance, especially when flush-mounted Great sound quality Bluetooth paired effortlessly and functions great

Cons: Somewhat pricey

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Crutchfield customer from Peralta, NM on 4/30/2019

2001 Nissan Frontier

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Great stereo

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Phenomenal Head Unit + Linked video of install

James from Glendale, CA on 4/27/2019

1995 GMC Suburban

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Installed in my 1995 GMC Suburban and am astonished at how good this thing is. The look of it alone is fantastic but the sound... Holy moly! Gets so loud while staying crystal clear. LOVE the Bluetooth connectivity AND NFC. Just touch phone to volume knob and it connects. Easy. The installation was great. Crutchfield gave me everything I needed and more to install. Oh, and all that stuff, like the wiring harness, single din bracket, antenna cable and new lower pocket... all free. How they turn a profit is beyond me. Below is a link to the install on YouTube. Thanks Crutchfield! https://youtu.be/5uiXNsijFAA

Pros: Gets loud and stays crystal clear. The Bluetooth connectivity is super easy with NFC. The faceplate is very sleek and good looking without all the Trademarks printed all over it. The most 'factory' looking unit I could find. Brand New 2919 model. Price point is great. Get a lot for the money.

Cons: While carefully taking the one sticker off the faceplate... It left a pretty good scratch.

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Crutchfield customer from Kandiyohi, MN on 4/23/2019

2009 Pontiac Vibe

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Love it. I am a simple guy who wanted a stereo to replace the manufacturer's original in my 2009 vehicle that would allow me to hook up my android phone via Bluetooth and play the occasional CD if needed. this does that no problem. 2 things that bug me about the stereo though, (1) I cannot figure out how to a manual search up and down the FM dial and (2) I have to cycle through multiple options to switch between the radio and Bluetooth. Perhaps there is a simpler way that I just have not discovered yet but if there is it is not intuitive. Other than those 2 small things, I love the stereo. It does what I need it to at the right price.

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A Great Stereo

Crutchfield customer from Cottonwd Hts, UT on 4/22/2019

1999 Honda CRV

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A great head unit. The Bluetooth is seamless and pairs easily and automatically every-time I get into the car. I listen to a lot of radio, and this is a HUGE improvement over my stock head unit. The ability to pick up stations has increased dramatically. Stoked!

Pros: Affordable Easy to install Easy Setup

Cons: glossy screen can make it hard to view sometimes (when sunny and at a specific angle).

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Crutchfield customer from Mesa, AZ on 4/18/2019

2005 BMW 3 Series

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Crutchfield customer from Hope Mills, NC on 4/17/2019

1997 Toyota Corolla

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Great product. Sound is awesome!! Setting can be a little difficult to use but I'm also a newbie when it comes to stereos. But I would recommend this product to anyone. The colors are also awesome and installation was a breaze!

Pros: Sound quality, multiple colors to choose from, easy install.

Cons: Setting can be a little aggravating dor someone who hasent used stereos much.

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