2010 Chevrolet Malibu
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Very good sound makes my speakers really sound
Pros: Very good sound and pre amp output
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Sony built the CDX-GT570UP CD receiver around the same Digital Reality amp you'll find in their higher-priced car stereos. This unique amp design delivers surprising power combined with an accurate, deep soundstage so music sounds more natural inside your vehicle.
If you're a sonic tweaker, you'll have plenty of options. Sony includes a 7-band equalizer, digital time correction for sharp and precise stereo imaging, and DM+, which improves the sound of your compressed music. You can also activate the Rear Bass Enhancer which sends only low frequencies to your rear speakers, improving your bass and pulling the soundstage forward.
With that great sound comes plenty of ways to enjoy your music. In addition to a CD player with MP3 and WMA playback, the CDX-GT570UP comes equipped with front-panel auxiliary and USB inputs. You can plug in your iPod® or iPhone® to the USB port and enjoy control from the receiver, with nifty search tools like Quick Browzer and ZAPPIN that let you scan and find music quickly.
And if you're a Pandora® Internet radio fan, you can plug in your iPhone then browse stations or rate songs from the receiver's controls. You can add SiriusXM's compact tuner, and experience the impressive programming and coast-to-coast reception that makes satellite radio so popular.
In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.
iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.
Very good sound makes my speakers really sound
Anonymous, Staunton, VA
Average Customer Review(s):
Very good sound makes my speakers really sound
Pros: Very good sound and pre amp output
This is good radio for the $, installing was fairly simple, however I found the use of the radio especially using my iPod nano a little confusing. I don't care for the chirps the radio makes when turning off the power but it's still beats the stock radio.
Used this in my 93 jssp wrangler. So far it's pretty good. The fit was very tight in terms of depth but other than that instalation was pretty easy. I do wish the turn wheel on the front was a little firmer and that. It is very easy to accidently press it while adjusting the volume witch can be annoying.
Pros: Good Stereo for the price. Looks nice.
Cons: The volume turn wheel could be better.
It's Sony - they're known for decent customer electronics. I am non-plussed by the menu and navigation to change settings in the radio. Most radios these days can push the big round button to turn it off - Sony must have forgotten about that...as I have to push the "source" button for more than 1-2 secs to turn it off. Also there are 3 beeps that sound off when the car is shut off. Crutchfield technical help line told me how to bypass - and we successfully turned off. Now it's back - most likely user error - but why have this alarm or whatever it is for that radio - it's less than $100 - not really a theft target. That's why I rated a two.
Pros: Price, Value, Sound Quality
Cons: Ease of Use...
At this price a great stereo with superb fm reception, easy installation took me about 30 min. Highly recommend!!
The receiver works well but there are too many menus to dive in and they are not the same for every sound source, even if the manual claims otherwise occasionally. I only use the FM radio and the USB port. I have a 32GB tiny stick in the there, black color to match the faceplate. You would hardly think it's a separate item when you first look at it. Reception is pretty good, sound quality and stage can be adjusted according to taste. No sub in my car, I hate low frequencies. But if you have one this receiver will work with it, thru an amplifier of course. The blue lights stay on all the time, I don't like that. Only the engine switch turns them off. The brightness is not automatically adjusted. You have to do it manually, unless you travel only in the morning or only in the night. It is very bright in the night, so dimming is required in my opinion. The faceplate is removable but it takes some effort to take it out. It can break if too much force is applied, and it does look that it should be applied sometimes. If you leave it on all the time (as I do) then it's not a problem. Not as heavy as the older Sony it replaced. Good value for the money though.
Pros: Good value for money, good sound quality.
Cons: Too many menus sometimes, blue lights are on even if the receiver is off.
I've always loved Sony for their car stereos, and this one definitely doesn't disappoint. It is a perfect replacement for a factory stereo, and it didn't cost an arm and a leg.
Installed easily and sounds great. Really happy with purchase.
Has just enough bells a whistles and I don't need an EE degree to use it. Price to value is phenomenal. The tech that suggested it knows her stuff.
Pros: Good little simple stereo.
Great service before and after the sale!!
Pros: Easy to install and looks great!!
Have never done a review but I had to say Crutchfield is the best have been with them since the nineties they were the best then and still the best now bought the Sony CD player sound is excellent for the money excellent service from Chip who took my order also bought Polk mm8 have not hook up yet still working on my custom box good thing Crutchfield still around
Pros: Sound quality price service
Head unit came quickly and well packaged, installed easily and works just like it should. I like that it has a dimmer that really dims the display. Most aftermarket head units are very bright at night.
Cons: Only con would be you can't change the color of the display
I couldn't be happier with this stereo. It's better than any pioneer I've ever had, and you can't beat the price. I would definitely recommend it to anyone
Works well and sounds good, especially for the price.
Pros: USB port, aux input, sounds good, 7band eq
Very nice radio for the money. You can't beat it.
I guess I expected the radio to sound as good or better than the original equipment Jeep, but it doesn't. After playing with the settings, which are right between easy and difficult to locate and set, it sounds 'good'. I suppose it has a little different sound, which might be my angst, but it is decent enough. The additional inputs (Aux & USB) are a huge bonus and a (working) CD that handles MP3's as well as the standards is awesome. I like the looks of the unit, was able to dim the display, FM has 3 x 6 (18) station settings (not 3 like some claim) [plus 2 x 6 AM for what they're worth] and an oddly named array of EQ presets. Using the Crutchfield supplied adapter ring, antenna adapter and Jeep (Dodge) wiring block made the installation perfect. I pre soldered (and heat shrinked) the adapter to the radio leads prior to installation, to make total install time about 30 minutes. Add an hour for the programming (which looks more like a journey than a destination) and it's a pretty cool rig.
Pros: Many updated features over the OE radio and looks a little better too
Cons: Not quite as great sounding as I had anticipated and difficult to change sound functions while driving.
Great stereo at a great price. Easy installation and quick delivery.
This radio has just what I want. I love the aux and USB port.
Pros: Looks great. The volume knob is textured which allows the user to turn it easier.
Cons: Reading the small words when driving.
The radio hooked up and fit perfectly. The instructions were easy to follow (once I realized there was more than one pdf). I love it and I'm excited to get some new speakers to go with it.
Pros: Easy to install, set up, and use. Great quality. Good sound. Works well with my iPhone.
A mediocre offering from Sony, with thin sound lacking in "oomph". The CD player skips easily and profusely when riding over pot holes. Making adjustments is clumsy, utilizing the volume knob. The USB connection doesn't support lossless file formats such as .wav or .flac, so you're stuck with crappy .mp3. You'll also have to format that USB stick in ancient FAT32, because Sony didn't bother to keep up with modern formats like exFAT.
Pros: Cheap. Easy to hook up.
Cons: Thin sound. Clumsy interface. Lack of support for modern digital formats.
Love the radio! Very easy to install... The wiring part was a bit tedious but easy overall. ??
Perfect stereo for someone wanting a basic receiver and iPhone connectivity at the lowest cost.
Cons: Rear subwoofer combined output is not powerful enough to push a sub.
Seems like a very good product. The instructions are necessary to navigate thru the different settings, and it was a little confusing for me, but overall a very good choice for the money. The additional parts needed to install the unit were right on, too. Made the install pretty easy.
Pros: Sounds good and a very good value.
Cons: A lot of navigating thru the settings, some of which I didn't understand.
Purchased same radio 3 years ago for another truck. This unit is even better!
Pros: Great sound, easy to operate, and has SIRUS capability.
Easy to install and much better than the old and broken factory stereo.
really good radio, my daughter likes it allot! She can now listen to all her music from her phone.
Pros: Can listen to music on phone
Works like it should.
Great little unit
Pros: Love the inputs
great product for the money
I had been searching for a new radio for months. Needed an upgrade from the factory stuff, and of course the auxiliary port. When my friend showed me Crutchfield. Super cheap and easy to install, sound quality is okay. Takes some time to learn how to work it, be patient. Great buy.
Pros: Price Aux/USB Port Easy installation
Cons: Settings Okay sound quality
Great radio, good sound, great FM reception
Pros: Price reception sound
Cons: None yet
I was looking to upgrade my outdated stereo and found this deal on Crutchfield to be the best. I am very impressed with the sound improvements and it looks great in my car. I was skeptical about the single din look but it worked a lot better than I expected.
Pros: Great cost and all the features I needed Has a usb port High quality sound and look Installed easier than expected
Great product. Fit perfectly in my wifes 06 chrysler sebring. Chrutchfield always delivers quality products fast.
Cons: Takes a bit of time to fully set up. But thats how all sony radios are.
NICE SIMPLE TO USE VERY EASY INSTALL FOR THE NOVICE
Pros: SOUNDS GREAT LOTS OF EXTRAS WORKS GREAT WITH MY I PHONE 6
Nice deck that is fairly easy to use and has a good look to it. Works well with the installation kit provided with it. Has that factory installation look.
Pros: Good options. 7 preset equalizer options to choose from or create your own custom sound. Display is bright (can be dimmed, if desired). Not too difficult to figure out all the settings and options. Pretty good for the money spent. The included installation kit and wiring harness adapter made installation a breeze.
Cons: Fade and balance are a bit tedious to get too through the options menu. A second dial or specific buttons would have been nice.
My old stereo was missing the right side channels completely. This one really fills the truck with sound. The pandora feature is clear as can be through my iPhone. Even at loud volumes. The kids love the remote control feature.
Pros: Clear pandora or my music from the phone.
Cons: Great sound, but not as clear with the FM tuner. I think it's a lack of clarity of the signal, not the radio's ability to perform.
Great head unit for the price!
Pros: Very easy install! Had a troubleshooting question. Called Crutchfield had problem taken care of immediately.
Cons: I had a question about a troubleshooting item. Called Sony, no help whatsoever.
It's a Sony for a low price with most of the bells and whistles. There should be more stars available for "Value". The 7 band EQ is a nice feature. I've still got some exploring to do, but it sounds very good in my 2004' Tacoma with factory speakers.
Pros: Value! All of the cons can be remedied with money.
Cons: No Bluetooth. No color change option. (see pros!)
Great quality headunit and it looks really good in my '95 Dodge Dakota
Pros: Good Quality Looks great Lots of features
Cons: None so far
All around great purchase. Crutchfield will give you everything you need to do this install yourself. Great company, would definitely order again.
Great radio to replace my factory stock one in a 1988 pickup. Had to modify the mount a little but heck, the truck is almost 30 yrs old Pretty nice upgrade for the money.
Pros: Low price nice looking, much better reception than I was used to.
Cons: Took a little modification to mount but the truck is almost 30 yrs old. Other than that, no cons.
For the price - awesome! It covers all the basics I needed. The integrated iPod/iPhone controls aren't anything special, but it's still nice to use them without much difficulty. Thanks to Crutchfield's efforts (installation guides, wire harness kits, etc.) installation is incredibly easy.
Pros: Affordable. Great upgrade form factory unit.
Cons: If you're the type who likes to tweak your sound (or any settings) regularly, menu navigation takes a bit of time and isn't incredibly intuitive - depending on what you need to do. If you're more the "set it and forget it" type, you're good to go!
Decent value. I wish the display was not fixed colors, but switchable.
Pros: Great value
Cons: Non switchable colors on panel
Overall a very nice receiver. Although it is not compatible with my Samsung Galaxy s6 I still love the ease of use, and options. Tons of options!!!
Pros: Aesthetically pleasing, tons of options to customize sound, incredibly easy to install
Cons: usb port not compatible with my Galaxy s6
Great Stereo for the price. easy install. Love it.
Pros: Super value, Nice sound, Easy install Yes it's cool. It's Sony so I'm sure the quality is there.
I replaced the factory original equipment in my Ford Ranger Pickup. I do not consider my self to be an expert at stereo installation, however the entire process was very straight forward and it went quickly, the new sound is so much richer and fuller it makes me wonder why I waited so long to replace my system. I love it
Works well so far. It's great to be able to play rhapsody music by using my iphone coupled with my new sony radio.
Installed in a 98 Jeep Cherokee. Sounds good, picks up radio pretty well, plays MP3 CD's without issue and USB works. Made a very annoying sound when the vehicle is turned off with face plate on, eventually I got it turned off but was more difficult than it should have been since it was in a somewhat hidden menu. You have to turn the unit off and then push the menu button for a few seconds and then scroll through and find the caut alrm and turn it off. Overall i'm happy with the sound and function.
Replaced stock GM radio/nav unit that had stopped working. Never thought my old radio sounded bad, but this one sounds pretty good. Kids love that it comes with a tiny remote control. Buttons taking a bit of getting used to after many years of using my stock radio - have to learn where everything is without looking! Easy install.
Pros: Inexpensive, sounds good, connects to iPhone.
Easy to install and sounds great!!!
I really just wanted a basic receiver with cd player and front auxiliary jack - that's what this is. The installation and operation instructions are not great but not bad - it can be figured out.
Pros: front auxiliary jack
Cons: the caution alarm that beeps every time you turn the unit off without removing the face is annoying and unnecessary but at least it can be turned off.
Had to connect wire to wire but took only 40 minutes and it's all colour coded. The sound is brilliant and the multi media facility just fine so very happy
Cons: Would like more visible controls
I really love my new Sony. From ease of installation, the look and functions, it is a great choice for a new stereo.
Pros: Install went well, sounds great.
Super fast install.thanks Crutchfield for saving the trouble of finding the matching car connectors that you included for FREE...made for a real easy install
Pros: Great radio for the price..... Sony quality....
Cons: none so far..
Very easy to install and sounds great! Good upgrade from the factory stereo
I've had this reciever for a couple months now, I put in new speakers with this and my car is sounding better than ever. You can change so many settings with this amp and make it your own with the music you like.
Great sound easy to install
Pros: easy to install, nice display, great sound
Sony has always come through for me. It is a lot easier to use than the Kenwood that I had. I really enjoy my new Sony. Thanks for having good quality products at such great prices.
Pros: very good quality at great pices
Super deal and a great upgrade for my 1995 Honda Del Sol (previously stock cassette player). Easy to install and use. You'd have to be 5 years old to not be able to install and operate this.
Cons: Missing Bluetooth (but I could have paid more for the next model up, so not really a con of this product at this price).
Easy to operate, sound is perfect for me, very easy to install and the best support group. And the installation kit worked perfect.
Pros: Great install kit and stereo. The support group are the best, which will keep me coming back.
I like the head unit, good price for the features. Would of been nice to have color options.
Pros: Good quality. Great options.
Cons: Harness from head unit is very small wire
Good sounding stereo with many features found on more expensive units. Love the different equalizer settings including the ability to customize the sound the way I want. Radio works great and can pull in stations that my previous radio couldn't. Shipping was fast and the helpful instructions from Crutchfield made installation quick and easy.
Pros: Features, price, look, easy install, helpful Sony instructions, and remote.
Cons: Took a while to set up the unit due to the number of features, but Sony directions walk you through each one.
Just needed a replacement stereo for my daughter that would work with a phone. Got a great deal from Crutchfield, guaranteed fit, all the install parts and instructions I needed. With the wiring harness done, I did the install in less than 45 minutes.
Exceeds expectations for the price.
Always but Sony radios and this is the quality and sound that I expect from them.
Pros: simple to use
Cons: brightness of unit doesn't dim when the vehicle lights are turned on. i.e. at night
Great unit for the price. Lots of options, too.
Pros: Easy to install and looks good.
Typical Sony quality
Great Unit for the price.
Pros: Easy installation Great Features
Cons: None that I found
Like stereo and ease of use, ability to feed other sources (smart phone with Pandora, MP3's, iPOD, etc) into stereo through USB port, quality is good and ease of replacing a Toyota Tundra OEM radio was easy
Sony does not disappoint - Ever. This stereo is right up there with all of the other Sony car stereos I have purchased in the past.
Pros: Ease of use Ease of install
Cons: No cons
Bought for my daughters 2002 Saturn first car, and sounds amazing with the factory speakers. May upgrade speakers later, but she's pretty happy right now, and that's what counts. Radio reception is fantastic, it works great with her Iphone, and it looks good in the car. I was very happy with the price and the quick delivery and secure packaging. Will buy again from Crutchfield.
Pros: Great quality for a good price
Easy to install. Great sound!
This radio is used in all our trucks. Easy to install into the cab of trucks, pickups & equipment. These unit are XM Ready and easy to install after unit is in place. There is a USB ports so playing other music is not a problem. Our Employees use the port to charge phones. Just a good Radio!
Pros: This radio just works well, The connector on the Sony molex plug has stayed the same. so changing out a bad radio is a snap.
Cons: None that I have found?
Great radio - easy to install
Pros: Great price - Great Brand - quality product
I had just about had it with the factory unit in my 2002 ford focus. I had it fixed twice and now the radio would cut out half way to work each Day..The price on this SONY was just right. had all the features I wanted, more than I needed really. The kit to install it fits great and it looks like a factory install. The whole job only took me about 30 minutes and I took my time!!!?? Crutchfield is great..this is my first time using them, but it wont be my last.
Pros: price, sound quality and looks really cool.
Cons: menu to change bass/treble ect has a lot of steps, and you really cant do it while driving..but I'll get used to it, its not that bad, but is the only minor "con" I can find.
works great sounds good and I'm thinking about getting another one
Great Radio for the money especially being XM compatible.
Pros: Detachable face, great graphics, remote, easy install.
This radio works great for what I need it for...which is primarily listening to XM. I bought the tuner and it works seamlessly.
Pros: Great price and looks nice.
Cons: There are so many features that I think the display could be a little better. Kind of hard to figure it out without looking at the instructions.
Very good low cost radio. Good sound easy installation.
Pros: the total package came with everything needed to install this replacement radio in a 2002 Tacoma.
Cons: Only thing that could be added is the heat shrink insulation.
Good basic radio for the price. Controls are limited to a single knob that controls most everything. Sort of a pain until you figure out how to navigate thru the menus.
Pros: Perfect fit in my 1998 Ford van. Quick install & everything worked the first time
Cons: Sony's wires are extremely light, which creates a little challenge for attaching to adapter wiring kit
I use this deck for everything from AM talk radio to playin iHeart radio on my iPhone. The deck quickly goes from apps on the phone, controls them all effortlessly. Very good sound, great built in 7 band EQ. It plays perfect and easy installation into my 2007 Crown Victoria.
Pros: Ease of use. Looks Sound quality for the price point. Easy to program with instructions.
Cons: The remote doesn't work unless the remote is right in front of the unit. It appears to be a problem of where they placed the IR reader on the face plate.
I thoroughly enjoy this radio. so much better than the old Volvo factory unit. Menus are not intuitive to me but I'm not much of a tech person. Adapter faceplate and wiring harness adapter fit perfectly. Installed in 35 minutes.
Crutchfield's search factor allowed me to find exactly what I was looking for and I got everything I needed to install it. Installation was also a breeze, even in a right hand drive jeep. The unit looks great and it does take a little messing with it to get used to changing the settings but for the price and Wyatt you get for your money I won't be buying audio equipment from anyone else.
Pros: Free accessories, aesthetics, learning curve
When the radio in my 2002 Tacoma stopped working I called the Toyota dealer and learned that a replacement would cost $195 + tax. So, I turned to Crutchfield and got a much better (SONY) radio with a CD player and a remote control and all the parts needed to install it for less than a $75. And, your customer assistance team helped me to pick a radio that fit my vehicle. Keep on truckin' Crutchfield!
Pros: Cost was about 1/3 of dealer price. Good looking. All the features I was looking for. Beautiful sound. And, the CD ejector actually works, unlike the original equipment.
I'm never disappointed with a Sony product. This one didn't fail me either. I bought it for my "get around" Honda and it is perfect for the price. Only issue is it does not dim when you turn the headlights/running lights on. Another great product from Sony
Pros: Easy to use
Cons: Display doesn't dim with lights on
Replaced a factory AM/FM only unit in a 2009 GMC Canyon. Huge difference in sound quality, volume and reception ability with more features than I could use for this application. Can only imagine the improvement if used in a vehicle with more speakers and/or additional components.
Pros: Great sound, can pick up many more stations than before, looks great and lots of features.
I bought an '03 pilot, and wanted to still use my Siriusxm radio. The Sony has an auxiliary jack on the front that I plugged right into. There are more feature than I'll ever use, but the sound is fine even with my factory speakers. A great deal for the money!
Pros: Great price, performance, flexibility. The Crutchfield team made my first time install easy and painless.
great product and the help team at Crutchfield was the greatest
great price, easy to install and all the features you could ask for with a super price!
Pros: loaded with features
Great receiver at a great price.
I installed this radio in 1993 Ford Crown Victoria. I followed the instructions provided and the installation was easy. In connecting the wires on the radio plugs, I decided to twist the wires together and covered the twist with a small piece of shrink tubing. All of the functions in the radio worked properly. The sound is great! I do not plan to use the remote. I believe this is a lot of radio considering the small purchase price. I would recommend this radio to a friend.
Pros: Good sound, good functions, good price and easy to install in an older car.
Cons: Comparing this radio to my old one, this radio will take some time to learn all of the new functions and which button to push.
I really like the feature to price ratio of this unit. It is not as easy to fade and balance the one button does all menu radios, but that is not often used and not super important. The usb feature works great and labels show on folders that other stereos I have used the same thumb drive on don't.
Works great, good sound quality. Like all these things, functionality takes a few turns to get used to. Only complaint is the remote seems very limited on range/angle that it works. more so then even usual with this kind of thing.
Pros: good lighting, great sound quality, works well with usb sticks, ipod, cds and radio. have not tried bluetooth/pandora functions.
Cons: poor range on remote. mind as well just hit the buttons.
I am very pleased with this player. Installation was fairly straight-forward, and the results are amazing. Sound quality is suberb, and basic operation is easy. As with most of the units on the market today it has many functions available once you figure out the steps necessary to access them. This unit is no more complicated than the rest, but it will take some time to get used to it. I would easily recommend this unit to anyone looking for an affordable upgrade.
Pros: Great sound Low cost Easy installation
Cons: Somewaht complicated controls (just like most new units)
Great radio for the price. Installation directions were easy to understand. The radio and mounting kit just snapped into the truck without a problem. Going to buy the same radio for my son's truck.
Pros: Price, functions, USB connection
Great radio. No problems and it is easy to use.
Pros: Easy to use and it looks cool in the truck. Lots of things to do with it.
For the price, this unit rocks!! I have a simple set in my Honda Accord and it sounds good. I'm happy with my purchase.
Pros: Simple to operate, great price, tons of features
Glad I bought it, replacing the one that came in my used 2005 Toyota Scion. Install was easy with the provided kit (parts just snapped into place on the radio). Wiring was easy with the kit, too. Sounds great, controls took a little getting used to but they make sense. The only problem? Now my wife wants one.
Pros: Most of the features I wanted - accessory input, USB input, great sound, easy to use.
Cons: Not really a con - it doesn't have bluetooth, but then, it didn't say it did. If you don't have a hands free device already, you may want to go to the next one up that has this feature. Other than that, it was a GREAT buy, and Crutchfield's extras made it more than worthwhile.
This is a great budget friendly head unit. I have put this model in two different vehicles now. For the price it has a great range of features. The sound quality is excellent for the price. The DM+ really does a good job at restoring the sound quality to mp3 files. The Rear Bass Enhancer setting is great for turning the rear speakers into mids to add some bass.
Pros: Lots of features
Cons: No Bluetooth or HD Radio
XLNT radio, nice features, good sound. Small display and labeling hard to read. Good value and improved over earlier Sonys. Installation was very difficult due to cheap complicated mounting kit supplied by Crutchfields. Previously Crutchfields supplied quality accessories but now going cheap at risk of their reputation...Shame.
Pros: value, sound
Cons: small display and controls. crappy mounting kit.
This Radio has amazing sound quality and the build of it feels very sturdy and solid. I love this radio
Cons: Difficult to understand on screen settings
Great value and sound for the money. This unit has lots of features!
Pros: Plays multiple formats
This is actually a pretty good radio despite being one of the cheaper ones from Sony. It does everything I wanted, scrolls song ID, front aux input, USB, dimmer for nighttime driving. I still play CD's but also listen to internet radio, especially NPR. The install was unusual and I had to wait for the correct adaptor because the factory radio turned out to be a different one from what we thought. This Explorer has a mach system in it but you don't know that until you remove the radio from the dash since it is isn't written on the face of the radio or the speakers or the dash.
Pros: I would buy it again. The problems were taken care of by customer support and I'm a happy camper.
Cons: It would have been nice to get it right just by inistalling the supplied parts and not having to call tech support but they were a lot of help and really the install wasn't that big a deal.
Good receiver from Sony for the price. Great sound with built-in amp. Have'nt had time to try out all the features yet.
Pros: Features: usb, aux, cd, and radio
Cons: flimsy control knob
Lots of good features for $75. A little tricky to figure out, but thanks to Crutchfield tech support, I was able to figure out how to turn on the rear bass enhancement function. Some of the settings can only be changed if you turn off the radio and then press the menu button.
Easy install, great sound quality ( once you adjust the equalizer to your liking/vehicle), I got this as an open box special for $65 and feel I stole it
Pros: Sound quality, power, reception
Cons: My pickup has a rough ride and the small buttons are hard to hit sometimes while driving.
Great entry level receiver; The preset EQ settings are nice, however being able to personally tune the system would be nice. But I understand at this price point it's what it is.
Pros: Preset EQ setting options
Cons: Unable to manually set EQ settings (bass, treble, crossover, etc)
Such a great full sound in a small package. This is sor sure one of the best Sony products.
Pros: I love the remote that comes with it.
Pros: easy install great price
Cons: no cons !!
Awesome stereo for the price. Many of the features I would have thought I would have to pay more for. The built in amp has plenty of power for normal car speakers. It is very loud. The built in 7 band eq also makes customizing the sound very easy.
Pros: Sound customization, powerful built in amp, ease of operation,easy installation
Cons: No ability to change display colors.
For the money you cannot go wrong with this one. Great unit.
I just purchased the CDX-570UP. The price was so reasonable, I couldn't believe the features it has. The sound quality is just mindblowing. I'm using it in conjunction with a Clarion XM 1410, 4 channel Amplifier. The Amp is driving 4 Infinity Reference 8632 cf, speakers.
Pros: The features that is has, including Custom EQ settings, Time Alignment, Variable Hi Low Pass filters, A very sensitive FM tuner...All that for under $ 70.00.
Cons: The only fault I've found, is that the Mode/ Volume control, feels really thin, and light.
Really great unit. Does everything I need, and price was amazing. Installation was a breeze in my 1991 Silverado Extra-cab.
It's alright. If I had to do it all again, I'd spend more and get something nicer.
Pros: Looks cool at night. Aux port
Cons: It likes to "talk" a lot. Doesn't always work the way it should.
Great unit for $69
Cons: none I could find
Very small buttons, small labels, obviously not for older user. Good sound and appearance. Ok for user friendliness.
Great value, sounds really good.
Pros: Easy install, looks great. Display nice.
Cons: None at present
Put in Tundra. Wanted to play satellite radio through system without FM signal. Previously had purchased a plug in for the back of the factory radio. However, got bad feedback on the satellite radio. Opted to try a new radio. Worked great. Improved sound of existing speakers. Pulled in stations on FM that could not be reached through old radio.
Pros: Good sound. Good reception. Audio in and I-Phone plug in work terrific.
Cons: Menu and lay out of buttons is not intuitive. Have sat down with directions and it still gets confusing.
Great sound from this unit. It replaces a 4 year old Sony unit has all the features plus some the old unit didn't have for $30 less
Pros: great feature and sound.
Cons: None yet
This is a replacement for the factory radio in 2004 Honda CR-V. With the kit it is almost plug and play. Almost, because I added a SiriusXM Tuner and had to do a little splicing. With the Crutchfield kit, this was a snap to install. Sound is extraordinary and the controls are very easy to navigate and use. It is a solid buy at a great price.
Pros: Price, quality, flexibility for AUX, USB and SiriusXM tuner inputs.
Cons: Still looking...
Very nice radio for the price. Bought one for my 2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport Liked it so much bought another one for my Sons 2000 Volvo C-70.
Pros: Great sound Cool Features
Does exactly what I wanted it to do.
Cons: None so far
I like everything besides the fact of adjusting the equality of the music, it is a different set up, and takes a bit to get use to. It's great for what it does but would like more of a bass adjuster or I guess I haven't figured it out yet
Pros: Good sound quality Relatively user friendly Good price
Cons: Can't adjust the equality to easy
Excellent radio, easy to use, sounds great, and looks great. All around good purchase, I definitely do not regret choosing Crutchfield and I'll will recommend them to everyone in need of a radio.
Decent entry level stereo with good overall versatility. The buttons have a cheap feel, which is common with most of today's head units, unfortunately. I treat all my equipment well, so like other sony decks I've had in the past, I expect it to last years.
Pros: 2 sets rca outs (2v) subwoofer section with crossover, slope, phase, and sound position USB with easy to navigate folder buttons Excellent antenna sensitivity-pulls a station on nearly every single frequency (ex-107.1, 107.3, 107.5) listening position adjustment Turning beep and exit vehicle beep off option nice illumination. Clear and easy to read in the daytime.
Cons: Main volume knob is easily pushed in while adjusting volume, entering menu mode. So sometimes when youre in a hurry to turn it up or down, you enter menu mode, which holds the volume until you escape out of menu mode with the back button. Then you can turn it up or down. Can be distracting and annoying for the new user. The 7 band eq doesnt quite hit the sweet spot for me. The mids never seem quite right. All the sound presets (xplod, vocal, rock, etc) I find unusable,
Installed as part of a full factory replacement on a 2014 Nissan Sentra. Sound quality and volume are good and it has all the features I would ever need. The menu is not that difficult to navigate but it takes some "practice" to remember were are the settings you are looking for. As allways the installation kit made things easier, faster and gave that "original equipment" look.
Pros: Nice sound and set of features for the money.
Cons: Not really a con, but the installation didn,t look to me as good as those I did in the past because I had a Single-DIN unit on a Double-Din opening. So I replaced it with the Kenwood DPX300U which now looks at home and gained me some extra features.
It is good for the money
Pros: Easy to use
Cons: Nothing bad about it,
This Radio is a great deal at a great price. I love the sound it puts out.
Pros: Easy to install
Cons: Navigation of the menu could be a little easier.
I installed this radio into a 1941 Ford Pick-up, the style and design of the radio really add a new age look to the interior of a classic ride.
This receiver is a great value. I was looking for a SiriusXM ready receiver. This one has all the bells and whistles with front and rear AUX inputs, Pandora, a top-notch CD reader (it reads everything), and subwoofer inputs. Great plug and play capabilities make this a great receiver. The one downside is the menu for navigation. I've seen similar problems with other Sony products. The menu is almost too detailed. You'll have to go through an extensive sound shaping process to balance the sound appropriately if you have custom speakers and subwoofers. You'd probably be best off buying crossovers to control the sound because the menu has too many options and one slight adjustment can completely change the sound.
Pros: Great options for the price. Easy plug and play for devices.
Cons: It's easy to get lost in menu land.
Bought to replace an Alpine whose Sirius module went South and which I found difficult to operate. It was a a straightforward swap, but in process it appeared to give me better sound quality than the touted Alpine unit, plus it was infinitely easier to operate. Bonus is the understated illumination, a marked contrast to the multi colored Alpine.
Pros: Much easier to operate, more 'dignified', stops on the volume/control knob prevent inadvertent changes. Better sound quality through same speaks.
Cons: Probably not the best unit for a real audiophile due to its simplicity and fewer adjustments available. Perfect unit for me for Sirius and iPod. Would rather have the USB port on the rear than front of unit.
I installed this unit in my Daughters 1996 Rodeo as an upgrade to the factory unit. Even with the original speakers the sound was a big upgrade. The installation was a breeze wit the included Master sheets. The look, fit, and build of the Sony was very impressive at this price point. Having a front USB port and Aux audio port make connecting your device a snap. The tuner locks in on stations very well with more presets than radio stations you will ever listen to. If you are looking for a budget friendly unit with lot's of features and great sound. This Sony will not disappoint.
Pros: Looks good. Won't break the bank. Tons of features with great sound. Solid build with room for expansion.
Cons: The control are not the most intuitive. Some older people might be intimidated by the controls. The manual will come in handy while learning all the features.
An absolutely fantastic system for the low price.... it has many more features than I need or will ever use; it will do everything I want and more. My only dislike of this system is that is don't find it user friendly to operate, but given some time to use it, all should be fine. With all the wiring schematics, harnesses and adapters provided, the installation was extremely easy. I was a bit aggravated to have to go to the auto parts store for crimp connectors being they was the only thing missing to complete the installation.... would be nice if, when ordering, the sales assistant would mention needing such connectors and that Crutchfield offers same. Otherwise, from sales to technical support, Crutchfield has been outstanding!!
Pros: It's a SONY!! great value nice appearance clean, clear sound
Cons: Not user friendly to operate, at first. Everything for the installation was provided except crimp connectors.
Great sound at bargain price.
First time ever installing a car stereo and I'm 40. Must say that after watching videos and following easy directions, it was very simple to install. Saved about $250 to $300 doing it on my own and getting the accessories needed as a bundle.
Pros: Sounds insane. Looks great. Has all I need and want. CD, USB, aux, pandora, Siriusxm. Fantastic.
Cons: Need to really read directions to learn how to use perfectly.
You get what you pay for. That's how I would describe this head unit. It is just want I wanted. The cheapest name brand CD player with pandora controls, rds, and USB. I also picked it for 17w rms which was higher than the other cea compliant units. The iPod controls are a little quirky. It wants to auto shuffle even though shuffle is off. Great fm reception and sound quality. Wish the menus were simpler, but that's sony for you. I prefer Alpine but can't beat the features and price of this unit!
Pros: High pass filter, Price, FM Reception, Sound quality, Remote, RDS, USB, Pandora controls, 2 Sets of pre amps, just loaded with features
Cons: Complicated menus, iPod controls don't always work, Slow response to remote
This head unit was a great value. Had the features i was looking for, USB port and CD, at a fantastic price. Installation was easy and it is easy to use.
Pros: price, features, ease of use
Cons: can't change color scheme
It sounds pretty good and was easy to install
Pros: It looks good .
Cons: I'm having trouble figuring out to get optimum sound with EQ settings to complicated for average user .
great deck for a great price
Crutchfield is by far one of the best companies I ever dealt with!
Pros: Sounds great and installation is simple with all of the instructions and kit!
Great sound with Pandora wife loves it.
Pros: Easy install
This is a great stereo But the top line is this Crutchfield is what makes all their products the best you can get they give you the fitment for your car all the connectors and detailed instructions The stereo sounds great installs easily and its great quality I have bought from Crutchfield for years they are the lowest price sell great high quality products c c
Pros: Easy to Install Easy to use Great quality great sound and will outlast me
Cons: That other companies can sell this stereo and people have problems
It was very good. Made the sound in my truck really come out clear and perfect I bought sony speakers and it really did an awesome job making them really pop and sound awesome.
Pros: very good sound like the pandora capability and the sirus xm radio capability
Cons: adjust the sound just a little more
Way better than my stock stereo was a good buy
Pros: Good clarity
Cons: No cons good so far
I just got an 03 Toyota Carolla with a factory radio, so this was a huge upgrade. In by no means techy but it's very easy to use. I enjoy that with the USB I can control my iPod through the radio instead of hooking it up. Overall great radio
Cons: It only appears to shuffle by album, unless I'm not doing it right.
Great product, super easy to install.
Pros: Easy to use and install. Remote is nice.
After 8 years, the stock head unit in my Chevy Colorado went "Sleep with the Fishes" and it was the perfect opportunity to upgrade with some "fun" stuff. New Head Unit, four 6 1/2" for the doors and a four channel amp. I'm over forty and I haven't messed with Car Audio since my college days but I felt comfortable with the installation. Needless to say, this build was childs play in relation to what it was like back in the day. Very simple installation, great wiring harness and impressive sound. Crutchfield Customer/Technical Service is impressive Thanks for the great product and the continued support. LET'S ADD A SUBWOOFER!!!
Pros: Ease of installation
Cons: Lots of menus and submenus
I bought this to replace an older Sony aftermarket model which has been discontinued. All I needed was AM/FM radio, CD, USB and Aux in, and I didn't want to spend a lot, so this like a good solution. It has similar controls to the previous model I had, so I was somewhat familiar with how everything works, but it still can be frustrating at times if you need to do anything buried deep in the menus. Small buttons and multi-use buttons don't help, but I knew what I was getting into, so I can't really complain. Haven't used the Pandora feature yet and probably won't, but i guess it's a nice addition to have. I had hoped the rear connection for the wiring harness would be the same as my older unit's but it wasn't (I called Crutchfield before ordering and was told it should be the same), so I had to re-wire the harness. Not a huge deal, but it slowed the swap-out process a bit.
Pros: A lot of features for the money. Sony name is a plus.
Cons: Deep menus because of the number of features, and small buttons.
Works perfect in my vehicle. Couldn't ask for better features for the money!
It has been more than 20 years since I have removed a factory radio and replaced with aftermarket. I have paid big box stores to do it several times assuming it was too complicated these days. But with my son's 'new' truck, I knew I wanted a Sony radio and couldn't find one in stock in our area before Christmas. I made my first purchase from Crutchfield and it was the best decision! The radio itself is great. Sound quality you would expect from Sony, great volume, great tones and bluetooth or usb connections for his ipod. But my overwhelming take away is how Crutchfield made SURE the radio and speakers would fit his vehicle, provided detailed instructions AND all the tools needed for us to DIY. So VERY impressed!!! And it was easy with some intermediate level skills (wiring splice for adapter etc). My son is thrilled and so am I. Thank you Crutchfield! You have certainly earned a new customer!
Pros: Very good sound for the $$.
Great product for the price. Installation was easy, and the on-line assistance from Crutchfield when I was looking for a radio was terrific.
product sounds great easy to use. received it in a timely matter.
Liked the one I put in my boat so much, I bought a second on for my daughter's 03 Camry. Factory radio did not have aux or usb connections. For the price and easy installation it is a no brainer compared to an FM xmitter. Now she can keep her phone charged while listening to tunes on her phone.
Pros: Great value. Installation kit made install a snap. Good rich sound. A professional installation would have cost 2-3 times as much.
Cons: Complicated menu to get to often used adjustments. A separate loudness button would be nice.
Only wish it were more android friendly
Pros: Great value, sounds as good as the original system that came in my car
Cons: not android friendly
Great value and easy to use.
Nice radio, good sound, good reception, standard (stupid) place for a USB port, good for MP3, but difficult to browse by folders.
Pros: Inexpensive, good sound easy install
Cons: Annoying Demo mode until you read that part of the manual.
This seams to be a nice stereo for the money. I bought this for my daughters truck so I am not using it but she is realy enjoying it. Not enough use time yet to really know about the build quality but it apears okay.
Pros: Easy instalation since I already had the needed accessories like the wire harness adaptors.
Cons: Nothing really.
Good head unit with great sound quality, fairly easybtonuae, and a good look
I wanted a unit to replace the failing factory one in my sons car. Bonus if he could use his IPhone 5 to play music. This was cheap and Sony did a great job. It has a USB input that not only accepts the IPhone 5 but also charges it! The removable face plate is another nice feature I did not expect at this price point. The sound was OK. Replacing units in the past always made the factory speakers sound fantastic. This was not the case. All in all you can't go wrong with this unit.
Pros: Price IPhone 5 compatible Charging USB port Lots of programmable channels Removable face plate Easy install
Cons: Sound quality was good but not great.
This is an amazing unit and I would be happy with it if I paid a lot more. If it fits your needs (AUX, USB for Apple, Pandora, CD, and Tuner), you will love it. It does not have some of the higher end bells and whistles (Bluetooth etc.), but I was happy to pay for the unit at a much lower price point. Installation on my Toyota Sequoia, was so simple given the installation kit, instructions and phone support. I would recommend calling the phone support initially, to go over some of the very simple wiring instructions. Additional tip: if you are lucking enough to get Jenny on the chat line or Allen on the installation support line, you could not be in better hands!!!
Pros: Value and sound quality are its biggest pros. I does what it is supposed to do at does it at a high level!! Installation was simple, with the help of the installation instruction included and the phone support available.
Cons: Only con is that the numbers and letters on the unit are a touch small, although that is more of a personal problem as my kids and wife see the buttons quite well. Might need a new lens prescription. No other "cons".
For the money, this unit has it all. Hardest part of installing was the removal of the old factory unit. The removal tools were worthless at grabbing spring loaded snaps and I ended up ripping the old one out. The new mounting bracket worked slick. I liked the simple treble and bass buttons of my old one. It was easy to turn from booming bass to more treble for conversational radio. The new one has more steps to get it right. Love the new USB and auxiliary ports! Never had a Sony car stereo, and overall I really do like it
Pros: all of the above mentioned
Cons: a BIG one is the remote. You need to be right in front of the unit for it to work. Sitting in the drivers or passengers seat and pointing doesn't do it. I thought I had a bad battery. More safe to just push buttons on the unit than to be reaching over.
This is a great deck. Install was quick and straight forward and I purchased it at a very affordable price. Comes with all the nice extra stuff that you don't have to use if you don't want to. Setup is easy as well. I really like the option to adjust the subwoofer volume. You can easily adjust it on the head unit rather than having to mess with your amp.
Pros: built well Multi level adjustments Extras incl.