Disc & Playback
USB 1-Wire iPod/iPhone Control: The Sony CDX-GT710HD's front-panel
USB port allows you to connect your iPod/iPhone via the included iPod dock or
Lightning connector-to-USB cable that comes with your iPod or iPhone (not
included with the head unit). This USB 1-Wire for iPod/iPhone connection lets
you directly connect, charge, & control select iPod/iPhones via the USB jack on
the front of the unit, as well as view metadata like song title & artist name on
the front display.
- Music Playback (w/ bypass of iPod DAC): The CDX-GT710HD
supports music playback of stored music and music apps on your connected
iPod/iPhone. The USB connection allows your
iPod/iPhone's music to be loaded instantly to the head unit and sound
quality to be maximized through the head unit's 1-bit D/A converter
(bypassing iPod/iPhone DAC), allowing for a Signal-to-Noise ratio up to
- Music Navigation: You can choose to control the
iPod/iPhone from the head unit or from your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or
touchscreen. The Quick-BrowZer feature allows you to browse your
iPod/iPhone's music library by Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Playlist, or
Podcast from the head unit. You can search within a specific Quick-BrowZer
category or All tracks alphabetically (A-Z). With the head unit's Zappin
feature, you can play music tracks & albums in 6, 15, or 30-second clips
until you find the song you are looking for on your connected iPod/iPhone.
The unit also offers Repeat (Track/Album) & Shuffle (Album) playback modes
- Information Display: The head unit will display your
iPod/iPhone's music file information; including Track #, Elapsed playing
time, Song title, Artist name, and Album label.
- Charging: While connected and the ignition switch is
set to ACC or ON, the head unit's USB connection will power and charge your
iPod/iPhone. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then this
unit will not recognize it. This unit will not charge the iPad.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Sony CDX-GT710HD is
"Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of 9/19/2014):
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || iTunes Tagging || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPod || Pandora app || Artist/Song Text || Track Info |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 7.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 8.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5/5C/5S || 8.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6/6+ || 8.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 6.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 8.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th || 1.2 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 7th || 1.02 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 2 || 8.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 3 || 8.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 4/air || 8.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| mini || 8.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change
functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may
need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If
this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is
Front-Panel Auxiliary Input: A front-panel stereo 3.5mm
mini-jack is provided to allow the connection of a portable audio source. Just
connect your portable digital music player to this unit, and you can listen to
the audio from the portable player through the speakers in your mobile audio
system. The volume level of the auxiliary input is adjustable from -8 to +18 dB
to compensate for any difference between the unit and your portable device.
HD Radio: HD Radio technology, where available, offers
higher quality sound than conventional analog broadcasts and receives text data.
HD Radio provides FM broadcasts that are equal to CD sound quality and AM
broadcasts that are as good as analog FM stereo broadcasts. Right now there are
about 2,000 radio stations broadcasting using digital HD Radio technology in the
U.S. To find HD Radio stations in your area, visit the
HD Radio website.
- Metadata Information: HD Radio provides a variety of
data; including station name, song title, artist name, album name, etc.
- Multicasting: In addition to conventional broadcasts,
with HD Radio broadcasting it is possible to choose from up to 8 multicast
programs (HD1 to HD8 and analog). There are also data programs for each
- Preset Tuning: The radio features 6 memory bands to
store and receive analog and digital AM/FM stations. You can store up to 6
presets each in FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1 and AM2 (total: 18 FM/12 AM). Preset
tuning can be done manually or automatically.
- Best Tuning Memory (BTM): This feature selects
stations with the best signals within the selected band and stores them
in order of their frequency. You can select from FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1, and
- Manual Tuning: You can manually tune and find your
favorite radio stations one by one for FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1, and AM2.
- iTunes Tagging: The iTunes Tag button on this unit
allows you to tag songs (up to 50) you like that are broadcast by HD Radio
stations. Information about these tagged songs is stored by the receiver and
transferred to your USB-connected iPod/iPhone. When you connect your
iPod/iPhone to your computer, iTunes automatically presents songs in a new
"Tagged" playlist so you can preview, purchase, and download them. This
function can be operated with the following iPod/iPhone models; iPod nano
(3rd generation +), iPod classic, iPod touch, and iPhone.
Note: In addition to HD AM/FM stations, the CDX-GT700HD
can also receive conventional analog AM/FM broadcasts.
Pandora App: Pandora is the leading Internet Radio music
service in the United States, giving people music they love anytime, anywhere,
through personalized radio stations. The Sony CDX-GT710HD provides complete
access to your Pandora account using your iPhone, via the head unit's
front-panel USB port. To access Pandora you must have an Apple iPhone (iOS5 or
later) with the latest version of the
application from Apple's iTunes App Store. Your iPhone will need an active Data
Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. You will
also need a Pandora music service account. The CDX-GT710HD will provide control
over the Pandora music service & display Artist, Album, & Song information.
- Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your
Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
- QuickMix: QuickMix allows you to listen to songs played
on one or more Pandora stations in your Station List randomly. You will need
to edit your QuickMix station selections on the iPhone before connection.
- Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station.
You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips
- Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or
thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
- Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played
can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the
availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your
iPhone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada & only
available in the United States.
SiriusXM Ready: The Sony CDX-GT710HD comes ready for SiriusXM
programming with access to XM and Sirius Satellite Radio stations. Thanks to its
proprietary SiriusXM Connect port, you can add the optional
SXV200V1 SiriusXM Connect tuner and receive more than 150 channels of
exclusive programming directly from SiriusXM, via the "SiriusXM
All Access" package (subscription required). Visit
for a complete list of subscription options and channel guide. Additional features
of the SXV200 SiriusXM Connect tuner include:
- Channel list displays a list of all available channels
- Category Search searches for channels in a certain category
- Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title
can be viewed on the head unit's LCD
- Up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets
- Channels containing unsuitable content for children can be blocked
Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription
is required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this
SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio
Disc & USB Playback
Disc Compatibility: The unit features a single disc player
that will playback CD-Audio, CD-Text, and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs.
USB Port: The receiver's front-panel USB (type-A) port can
be used for plugging in a USB mass storage class (MSC) device; such as select
Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable digital audio players,
or USB thumbdrives.
MP3/WMA/AAC Playback: The Sony head unit supports playback of MP3,
WMA, and AAC music files recorded onto CD-R/RW discs and stored on compatible
USB mass storage class devices. Music files recorded onto a disc must be
formatted in ISO 9660 level 1 or 2, Joliet/Romeo, or Multi-Session. Music files
stored on a compatible USB device must be formatted in FAT.
Music File Type ||Bit Rate
||Metadata Tags ||Max
MP3 ||up to 320 kbps ||ID-3 tags ||Disc: 150 folders/300
USB: 10,000 files
WMA ||WMA-tags |
AAC ||AAC-tags |
Compressed Audio Display Information: The Sony
display the following CD-TEXT or ID3/WMA/AAC-tag information; Track number, Elapsed
Playing Time, Song Title, Artist Name, or Album Label.
Search & Playback Modes: The CDX-GT710HD offers a variety of
search & playback modes for disc and USB.
- Quick-BrowZer: The unit's Quick-BrowZer feature allow you to
search for a track on a CD or from a connected USB MSC device easily
by category (Genre, Artist, Album, or Playlist).
- Jump Mode: Jump
Mode gets you closer to the song you want by allowing you to fast forward
through a music category in 10% increments.
- Zappin: With the Zappin feature, you can play music (files
or folders) in 6, 15,
or 30-second clips until you find the song you are looking for on your CD or
connected USB device.
- Repeat: You can choose to repeats a single track/file or repeat an entire
- Random: You can choose to shuffle all tracks/files or a specific folder/album.
Off Insert/Eject: A CD disc can be inserted or ejected with
the power off. The head unit will automatically begin disc
playback, when a disc is inserted with the receiver set to a different source or
Auto Reload: The CD player will automatically reinsert the disc if it's
ejected, but not removed for 20 seconds or more.
For proper CD playback, this unit must be mounted between 0° (horizontal) and 45°.
Dynamic Reality Amp: The internal Dynamic Reality Amp delivers enough
power to your speakers, so you can crank up the volume while maintaining low
distortion, low noise levels, and smooth frequency response.
- Continuous Power Output: 17 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms,
20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
- Peak Power Output: 52 watts x 4-channels (208 total watts)
Note: The power specifications for
the Sony CDX-GT710HD are compliant with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power
Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).
These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from
model to model and between manufacturers. The power output specs for the
CDX-GT710HD are as follows:
2V/6Ch Preamp Outputs: The Sony
CDX-GT710HD is equipped with 2-volt Front, Rear, & Sub pre-amp outputs giving
you the ability to connect external amplifiers to your car stereo system.
Subwoofer Controls: The unit's subwoofer preamp output is
non-fading. The subwoofer preamp output features a low pass filter with a
selectable cut-off frequency of 50Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, or Off. You can
also adjust the slope (1/2/3) of the low-pass crossover. You can even adjust the
subwoofer preamp output's volume level independently from the head unit's volume
control from -10 to +10 in 1dB increments. In addition, you can select the phase
of the subwoofer output from Normal or Reverse.
Subwoofer Direct Connection: You can connect a subwoofer to this head
unit without the need of a separate power amplifier. Simply connect a single
subwoofer (4-8 ohm) directly to head unit's left or right rear speaker leads
(but not both). Same subwoofer controls apply.
High-Pass Filter: The front & rear speaker outputs offer a
selectable high-pass crossover frequency of 50Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, or
Off. You can also adjust the slope (1/2/3) of the high-pass crossover.
Advanced Sound Engine: Sony's Advanced Sound Engine creates
an ideal in-car sound field with digital signal processing. Advanced Sound
Engine contains the following features: EQ7, Listening Position, DM+ Advanced,
Rear Bass Enhancer, & Dynamic Loudness.
- EQ7: You can select an equalizer curve from eight music
types - Xplod, Vocal, Edge, Cruise, Space, Gravity, Custom, or Off (Flat).
The Custom EQ7 mode allows you to make your own equalizer settings. You
can adjust the level (+/-6dB) of seven different frequency bands - Band1
(63Hz), Band2 (160Hz), Band3 (400Hz), Band4 (1kHz), Band5 (2.5khz), Band6
(6.3khz), and Band7 (16.0kHz).
- Listening Position: This unit can change the
localization of sound by delaying the sound output from each speaker to suit
your position, and simulate a natural sound field with the feeling of being
in the center of it wherever you sit in the car. You can choose from Front
Right, Front Left, Front Center, or Off. You can also set the subwoofer distance of the subwoofer
to Near, Normal, or Far
- RBE (Rear Bass Enhancer): RBE enhances the bass sound
by applying the low-pass filter setting to the rear speakers. This function
allows the rear speakers to work as a subwoofer even if there is no
- Dynamic Loudness: Dynamic Loudness refers to
compensating for volume level & signal gain.
- DM+ Advanced: DM+ Advanced improves digitally
compressed sound by restoring high frequencies lost in the compression
process (works only for USB).
Automatic Level Optimizer: Automatic Level Optimizer analyzes each
track's playback level & adjusts the output level to optimize transitions
between tracks & sources.
Beep Tone: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to
confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.
Detachable Face: The CDX-GT710HD features a detachable face
for theft prevention. No face case is included with this unit. An
optional soft face case (142DFC1X,
sold separately) can be purchased for this unit.
Caution Alarm: If you turn the ignition switch to the Off
position without detaching the front-panel, the caution alarm will sound for a
few seconds. The alarm will only sound if the built-in amplifier is used.
Dynamic Color Illuminator (35,000 colors): Dynamic Color
Illuminator lets you match the head unit's LCD & button illumination to
complement your existing vehicle lighting components. With selectable Sound
Synchronization, the timing of the color change is synchronized with the audio
source. You can select from 12 preset colors
(red/amber/m-amber/yellow/white/light green/green/light blue/sky
blue/blue/purple/pink), customized color, & 5 preset patterns
(rainbow/ocean/sunset/forest/random). The unit's Dynamic Color Illuminator
offers the following advance features.
- Day/Night Color Mode: You can register a
customize color for the unit's display and buttons for day & night time
- Sound Synchronization: The color changes according to
synchronization of playing music. When you select a preset pattern sound
synchronization becomes effective.
- White Menu: You can display the menu more
clearly (White text) without concern for the unit's other color settings.
- Start White: When you power-on the head unit, the color
of the unit's display and buttons turn white and then the color changes to
your chosen customize color. You can enjoy this effect whenever the source
is turned on.
Motion Display: This feature
shows moving patterns and a spectrum analyzer on the display when turned on.
Auto Scroll: This feature
allows long displayed items to scroll automatically across the display when the
track is changed on a disc.
Display Illumination/Clock Display: Pressing the Source/Off
button once will switch sources. Pressing and holding the Source/Off button for
one second will turn off audio output, but the clock display and button
illumination remain on. To turn the unit off completely, you must press and hold
the Source/Off button for two seconds.
Dimmer: To change the brightness of the display you can set
the CDX-GT710HD to one of three dimmer modes - Dimmer Auto (dims the display
automatically when you turn your vehicle's lights on), Dimmer Off (deactivates
the dimmer), and Dimmer On (display always dim).
Auto Off: When installing in a vehicle without an accessory power wire at the
radio location, you can set the unit to turn off all lighting a
set amount of time after you turn the power off. The Auto Off feature can be set to 30 seconds, 30 minutes,
60 minutes, or No.
Demo Mode: The head unit's demo mode can be turned On or Off.
Wireless Remote Control: The
head unit comes supplied with an IR wireless remote control (RM-X151) for easy
operation. The included wireless remote allows you to control the basic
functions of the Sony head unit while keeping your eyes on the road.
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features
an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you
keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with
steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult
Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.