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Sony MEX-N6000BH

CD receiver

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Overview

Our take on the Sony MEX-N6000BH

Sony's MEX-N6000BH CD receiver cuts a bold figure in your dash, with carbon-fiber style accents and variable color illumination. And it works with your smartphone, offering plenty of ways to use it in your car. Sony's App Remote feature lets you take charge of selecting sources, picking radio stations, and launching apps from your phone's touchscreen, while on the other side you can select apps using this radio's source button, the same way you'd choose the CD player or radio as your source. Best of all, App Remote lets your phone work as a display for the receiver, so you can see album art, track info, caller information, and more on your phone, rather than reading it off the receiver's single line display.

Smart styling, smartphone ready

Sony's MEX-N6000BH CD receiver cuts a bold figure in your dash, with carbon-fiber style accents and variable color illumination. And it works with your smartphone, offering plenty of ways to use it in your car. Sony's App Remote feature lets you take charge of selecting sources, picking radio stations, and launching apps from your phone's touchscreen, while on the other side you can select apps using this radio's source button, the same way you'd choose the CD player or radio as your source. Best of all, App Remote lets your phone work as a display for the receiver, so you can see album art, track info, caller information, and more on your phone, rather than reading it off the receiver's single line display.

Connect to a compatible iPhone® through Bluetooth®, and you can talk with Siri, activating voice commands and inquiries from the receiver. Speak your commands and you'll hear your iPhone response through your car's speakers. And this receiver will notify you of any incoming text messages, so you can keep your eyes on the road.

Impressive sound from HD Radio™

HD Radio

The MEX-N6000BH includes a built-in HD Radio tuner — HD Radio stations offer near CD-quality FM broadcasts and great-sounding AM too. Plus, you can use iTunes® Tagging to save info on songs you hear for later purchase when your iPhone® is connected.

More options for entertainment

Check out your latest CD, or browse your favorite Pandora® Internet radio stations from the receiver's controls. You can plug your iPhone® or iPod® into the USB input — Sony's Quick-BrowZer® makes it easy to search for songs by artist, album, song, genre, or playlist. And you can add on a SiriusXM tuner (subscription required), if you want to experience an unparalleled variety of news, talk, sports, and music wherever you drive.

Sonic adustments

Sony's impressive Advanced Sound Engine, featuring a 10-band EQ to adjust your tone, digital time alignment to set up a perfect stereo "sweet spot," and frequency filters to make your speaker setup shine. Sony's powerful Digital Reality amp offers strong output and realistic audio reproduction. If you're looking to expand your system with external amps, you'll find three sets of preamp outputs to make the job a little easier.

Sony MEX-N6000BH CD Receiver

With the MEX-N6000BH's HD Radio tuner, you can enjoy crystal clear radio broadcasts.

Bluetooth convenience

Built-in Bluetooth adds a new level of convenience and capability to your car. You can pair up your mobile phone and talk hands-free when you get a call, plus you can stream the music stored on your mobile device wirelessly to this Sony receiver. Pairing is easy with Sony's Simple Secure Pairing system, and if your phone supports NFC, you can simply touch it to the receiver to pair the device.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with a new car stereo. If you're not sure if you need an adapter, call, chat, or email an Advisor for help determining what you'll need for your vehicle.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

This is an amazing receiver for the price. It has blutooth, HD radio, USB, mini RCA plug, Ipod, and Android wireless connectivity, microphone, remote control, and multi color display. I have owned other manufacturer's receivers, but I always go back to SONY.

Michael Y, Charleston, WV

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What's in the Box:

  • CD receiver (10A fuse)
  • Face
  • Sleeve (installed)
  • Trim ring (installed)
  • Wiring harness
  • Wireless remote control (RM-X231)
  • CR2025 Lithium battery (installed in remote)
  • Microphone w/ visor clip (attached 11' cord terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector)
  • Two-sided tape
  • 2 Radio removal tools
  • 4 Flathead ISO-mount screws
  • Face fixing screw
  • Operating Instructions (En/Fr)
  • Installation/Connections sheet (En/Fr)
  • Limited Warranty Sheet
  • Face fixing screw note
  • Important Notice

Product Highlights:

    General Features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (17 watts RMS CEA-2006/55 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, including discs loaded with MP3, WMA, and WAV files
    • Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • built-in HD Radio tuner
    • NFC offers instant Bluetooth pairing with compatible phones
    • detachable face with variable color illumination
    • Sound Synchronization displays color changes timed to your music
    • remote control
    Smartphone Features (see Details for info on compatibility with specific smartphones and apps):
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control
    • App Remote 2 mode for iPhone and Android
    • Pandora Internet radio control with iPhone, Android, and Blackberry smartphones
    • Quick-BrowZer and Jump Mode search features
    Audio Features:
    • EQ10 10-band equalizer
    • Digital Sound Enhancement Engine improves digital file sound quality
    • Listening Position time alignment
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • loudness
    Expandability:
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: front panel auxiliary input; front USB input
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other Info:
    Reviews

    Sony MEX-N6000BH Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (77 Reviews)

    Nobody will read this, but this unit stinks

    Mike H from Springfield, IL on 5/18/2016

    2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I don't care what the official review says, it DOES NOT play CD-Rs with .mp3s and won't play flash drives with .mp3s. To switch between sources (say, CD and the radio) you have to hit the source button 8+ times since it goes through EVERY possible source. I took a flash drive that wouldn't work on this unit into a major retailer and plugged the same flash drive into a JVC, a Kenwood, and a Pioneer, all of them immediately recognized the .mp3s and started playing them. I doubt anybody reads this, this unit hasn't been listed for sale for several months now, but if you do and do decide to buy it... I'd advise against it. Good luck.

    Pros: The HD radio works nicely, as does the bluetooth for phone calls. The next head unit I buy will have HD Radio, and bluetooth, and will NOT be a Sony. Oh, this unit also has nice display and you can read it during the daytime. Really, if it would recognize .mp3s I'd be happy with it but at the end of the day it is just a flashy radio.

    Cons: Doesn't recognize .mp3s on flash drives. Doesn't recognize .mp3s on CD-Rs. And these are not issues with my flash drives or discs, it is Sony. To switch between sources you have to hit the source button 8+ times, and be looking at the screen because there is a delay between switching to a source (say, tuner) and for the music to start. Really, really annoying.

    Crutchfield response on May 18, 2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our tech support team right away. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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    Michael Y from Charleston, WV on 4/22/2016

    2010 Volkswagen Beetle
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is an amazing receiver for the price. It has blutooth, HD radio, USB, mini RCA plug, Ipod, and Android wireless connectivity, microphone, remote control, and multi color display. I have owned other manufacturer's receivers, but I always go back to SONY.

    Pros: Great receiver for the price

    Cons: None

    Feature-rich product

    Brian from tucson, AZ on 2/29/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Everything about this product works great. The EQ is the most advanced I have seen in a car stereo. Having the rear speakers function as woofers is a very innovative option. Interacting with phone is fantastic, however I would advise not to use the radio app on the phone. Just standard bluetooth allows my S4 to be utilized, and the google voice recognition can do the heavy lifting. The app effectively disables this (as far as I could figure).

    Pros: Works fantastic. Lots of great features that should be standard (firmware only!). Wonderful bluetooth integration.

    Cons: Difficult menus (not bad during standard use, just during setup)

    Great Unit!!!

    Angela/Jeff from Mebane, NC on 2/1/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This stereo was a great choice. I found it easy to install and easy to operate. I love all the different color settings as well as different features it has. Glad I was able to get my hands on it while it was still available.

    Pros: Color choices, ease of use, lots of different sound features

    Cons:

    Great value

    Anonymous from Arkansas on 1/16/2016

    2003 Porsche Boxster
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great value and solid product for me. I installed the unit myself and I've been using this unit for about a month. This unit replaced the stock CDR-23 in the car. I was looking for a unit that basically supported hands-free Bluetooth for audio and the phone for a Samsung Galaxy S4 phone. The MEX-N6000BH fits these requirements perfectly for me and has performed wonderfully for this. I was a little concerned about how effective the mic and hands-free operation would work in a convertible (my daily driver, 2003 Porsche Boxster). I placed the mic just to the right of the dash cluster in my line of sight. I've had no complaints about wind noise or excessive background noise during calls with the top down. AT this time I have the unit driving 4" Polk audio speakers in the dash and 6.5" Polk Audio speakers in the door. This is working well for me as I don't have any issues with being able to turn the volume to a reasonable level and hearing music or calls with the top down on the car I use this radio with the Sony AppRemote most of the time with no problems and don 't have any issues or quirks to speak of. I'm very pleased with the unit, have no complaints and could recommend this unit for those that have an Andriod phone/tablet and don't need the latest, greatest, most-up-to-datest features. Thanks to the Crutchfield crew for their recommending this unit.

    Pros: Good value, good sound for my purpose, nice creature feature set, it fit my car! Works great with my Android phone. Mic works well (even in a convertible). Nice options for shaping the sound to most tastes.

    Cons: Would be nice if it saved your settings for when the battery for the car is disconnected. If it has this I've not seen or found it yet. Other than that, no cons to speak of so far.

    Great Buy

    John from Pennsylvania on 1/4/2016

    2000 Pontiac Grand Prix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great piece of equipment. Lots of extras that may take some time learning, but works flawlessly and sounds great!

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    SteveH from Tennessee on 12/30/2015

    2008 Ford Escape
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed the head unit in 2008 Ford Escape. Installation was a hassle only because there were no installation directions from the manufacturer. Installed this in a Scosche double din panel. The headunit was too wide with the din harness and the front bezel on. Called Crutchfield and they walked me through how to get everything off - it was easy - just why Sony couldn't have included some basic info is beyond me. The unit sounds great. Instructions on pairing phone are a little sketchy - daughter had trouble getting her phone to remain paired but she finally got the right sequence in and works great. Sound is good. BT phone through mic is good. Its all good.

    Pros: Crutchfield Support. Sound is good. Has a good feature set.

    Cons: Instructions. Get a grip Sony!

    Good Value - hands free calling works great

    Phunkdeefied from Texas on 12/29/2015

    2006 Ford Expedition
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice unit, works great in my 2006 Ford Expedition.

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    Great Bang For the Buck

    Driver from Oklahoma on 12/28/2015

    2002 Jeep Liberty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product. The install went seamless and very quick and easy thanks to the included kit from Crutchfield. Stereo sounds great in my wifes 02 Liberty.

    Pros: Has a ton of features, bluetooth sounds and works great for both music and calls. Overall, very happy with the product.

    Cons: The eq is very in depth and can be very confusing, Wired mic for bluetooth is an eye sore,

    Great Product for a low price

    Coredawg from Utah on 12/24/2015

    2002 Audi TT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Besides having more settings than I have even figured out yet, this is a great unit. The sound quality is much better than the previous unit in my 2002 Audi TT, much better than the factory system. The integration with the smart phone is fantastic; I haven't even figured out everything I can do with it yet. Since my wife is so in touch with her smartphone, I thought this would be a great step up over the SoundStream DVD unit I previously installed; the Sony has much more usability and features for what she does with her music and smartphone. Now I am thinking about getting one for my 95 Miata.

    Pros: Quality unit, great sound, easy installation with all the right gear.

    Cons: A lot of controls that take a little time to figure out.

    Great sound Easy to Use

    Just Dad from Rio Rancho, NM on 12/20/2015

    2002 Ford Escape
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I replaced a Pioneer after the face plate was stolen. The install was easy and took about 30 minutes. The sound is great even with factory speakers. If you have the option to get the installation kit from Crutchfield you should do it. The old kit never quite fit and the one that came with the radio was almost perfect. I had a little trouble snapping the upper right side into the opening. I put it in without the radio and there is really no hand hold on the kit. Perhaps having the radio locked in place would make it easier.

    Pros: Works with Apple and Andriod OS. The Sony app works very well from a Samsung Galaxy.

    Cons: None really. The clock does not seem to display but perhaps I just need to read the manual again.

    Great deck

    Steve M. from New York on 12/14/2015

    1997 GMC Suburban
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Works great in my suburban syncs seamlessly with the Bluetooth on my Sony Xperia Z3v phone and sounds great for the price. Crutchfield always delivers with the harness and instructions I love this company

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    Craig from Palo Aloto, CA on 12/14/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great radio for the price. Easy install.

    Pros: Good engineering by Sony. Performs as advertised.

    Cons: None

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    Rs727 from Idaho on 12/9/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love the product with 2 exceptions. In the details of the product it claims to be able to connect 2 phones while only one being able to operate at a time. Which was the reason I chose this model. Upon receipt of the product the manuel specifically says one Bluetooth device at a time. The wording has since changed on this unit, but the MEX-GS610BT and MEX-GS810BH still make that claim. Sony owner manuel of each specifically say only 1 Bluetooth device at a time. Other fault of the unit is without the remote it is frustrating to display the time. Love everything else so far. Have decided to keep product in lue of only phone connection due to ease of operation over brand that does offer duel phone connection.

    Pros: Ease of operation love most of the features.

    Cons: Time display frustrating get to. Only 1 Bluetooth device at a time.

    good fit, excellent audio

    MichaelD from central louisiana on 11/30/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Audio is excellent. Very complex setup menus. Some menu choices only a:cessable via the remote control which i don't care for. Bluetooth features work great on Android OS.

    Pros: Insane smart phone interface. phone bluetooth is clear. Audio is great.

    Cons: No on/off switch. Difficult setup menu navigation.

    Great Product

    Mark from Georgia on 11/24/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall, this is an outstanding value. The unit is well made and works perfectly. The HD tuner is excellent and provides quality sound even 30 miles north of Atlanta. The Preset Sound EQ is great however, one must carefully read the Owner's Manual to get to each menu and each option. The unit accepts USB and mini plug inputs. I am very pleased !

    Pros: Outstanding value for the money

    Cons: Complex menus to navigate

    Nice features but some flaws

    Brian W. from Pennsylvania on 11/24/2015

    2007 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this unit for my 2007 Camry to replace the factory stereo. I chose this unit over others because of the price and features. I love that it has Bluetooth and I use that often with my iPhone music. I wish the Bluetooth worked with iOS for Pandora, but instead you have to download an app and use Pandora through that. I haven't had much luck getting that to work so I just use the Aux. input when I want to play Pandora. Like others have mentioned, it can be difficult to read the display during the day. At night, the button for the phone is much brighter than any other button, and unfortunately, I could not connect my unit up to the cars dimmer control, so that button can be very distracting. I plan on covering it with electrical tape. I also agree with others that switching between sources can be quite cumbersome. It would be nice if you could delete the sources you never use, or if there were a couple more buttons dedicated to favourite sources. Overall, I'm happy with the unit, but after experiencing it in my car, I would not likely but it again.

    Pros: Great sound, Bluetooth, customize colours, easy to install, good looking.

    Cons: Display to dim during the day, the phone button is way to bright at night, having to use an app to use Pandora on an iOS device.

    Wow, how to I give this a star rating??

    Dandy D from Virginia on 11/23/2015

    This is by far one of the Best sounding car receivers I've ever owned (or listened to) But it is one of the most convoluted radios to control I have ever dealt with And I have been a "techy" since I was a young teenager in the early 70's (I started out my love of audio listening to reel-to-reel..... you see??). The Smartphone APP is one of the stupidest things I've ever dealt with...... When the APP is running it disables All the controls on the head unit....And while it is running some of the features of the radio will not work (ie....there is no controller to turn on Bluetooth Audio, Bluetooth Pandora and others..... Additionally while the APP is running it disables the keyboard function on your Smartphone and you have to turn off the APP to be able to input anything to your phone (ie....send a text) The phone will read out texts/emails while you are driving but it's inconsistent...... last week it read out one text, while the phone was laying on the pass. seat.....then the next 2 texts I got it did not read out the texts and I had not touched the phone........ so trying to figure out what is going on with it is like passing a bill in congress. BTW..... I gave it a 3 because it's not bad but I could not give it a 5 because it's not easy to use......Learn it before you put the car in gear!!

    Pros: One of the greatest sounds I've ever heard in a car receiver......

    Cons: The Most convoluted receivers to figure out I've ever dealt with and I'm a 'techy'....... This is Not for the faint of heart And if you still have your VCR/DVD player flashing the 12:00...... Whatever you do Do Not get this unit!!

    I simply like it...

    db from Maryland on 11/23/2015

    2006 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Once you get past the Learning Curve you're good to go. It's definitely different from the "back in the day" receivers. All I bought were Kenwood receivers. Guess what, returned the Kenwood KDC-BT362U for this sony. I simply like it.

    Pros: With these new receivers tailored around todays music technology and the aide of "the smart phones", you can be more versatile with the way you want to play your audio. NICE...

    Cons: None

    Tremendous Value + Cutting EdgeTechnology

    Jim from Texas on 11/22/2015

    2007 Subaru Forester
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Product has all the 'whistles and bells' you would expect from Sony. I had to replace my busted stock - factory radio but the sound from this product Sony (HD) was a huge improvement over what I had. Very competitive price and value for the money. Plus - Crutchfield is an awesome retailer. They provide the parts and instructions to guide you through the install process. Any questions - just call them!

    Pros: All the whistles and bells you would expect from Sony - surpassed my expectations! Great tech support from Crutchfield.

    Cons: Bit of a learning curve to get comfortable with all the features / controls but worth it.

    Good value for money

    MAK from Oregon on 11/21/2015

    2000 Land Rover Discovery
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I had read the negative reviews before I took a decision to buy this unit. I had it installed on my Land. Rover Discovery II MODEL '2000 which had a factory fitted Harmon Kardon system. Just replaced the tuner and am using the original speakers which sound fine. It meets all my requirements like HD radio and connects to my iPod and my iPad. That gives me a lot of choices in terms of music that I can listen to. There is also a single CD changer and the Bluetooth function for connecting the phone is really quite good. All in all it is really good value for the price

    Pros: Gives a lot of options

    Cons: A bit difficult to navigate through the options

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    Anonymous from Texas on 11/11/2015

    1998 BMW M3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this for my 1998 M3 and I'm very pleased with the unit. I retained the stock Alpine/HK amp and speakers and used the included adapter to splice it into my stock harness. The BT audio works great and people have told me that then included BT microphone sounds better than any of my cars with stock bluetooth. Lastly, I like that I can adjust the hue of the backlighting to match the BMW orange exactly, both in normal and dimmer modes. I had to order a separate antenna adapter to fit my car since neither the one Crutchfield included, nor the one sent to later, fit properly. I ended up finding the Metra 40-EU10 to be the right adapter for my car.

    Pros: Sound, color adjustments, included microphone, style

    Cons: had to read a few pages of the manual.

    Great purchase

    Brian from Oregon on 11/8/2015

    1999 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For the money, this is a perfect stereo. The sound is great, the colors are cool, and the bluetooth works seamlessly for music and calls.

    Pros: Sound, colors, bluetooth audio

    Cons: Be aware that some bluetooth features only work with Android. I have an iphone and everything works great, it just works different with android.

    Outstanding

    BillyQ from Wallace SC on 11/6/2015

    2009 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great sound and easy to operate

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    One word => Awesome.

    MazdaMan from New York on 11/1/2015

    2003 Mazda 6
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Review title says it all. I shopped around for a new aftermarket stereo for my Mazda6s. There were quite a few options out there. Single DIN. Double DIN with touchscreen. Yadda, yadda, yadda. Crutchfield had the best price and made it REALLY easy to purchase all necessary accessories to complete the install myself. (Note to the first-time installers out there: I was nervous about tackling this project on my own. So, I had gotten prices from 2 professional installers to replace my factory unit with this SONY system. However, for the price they charge for labor alone, I said 'fuhgetaboutit' and took the plunge. to install myself And boy am I glad I did!) Crutchfield's customer service lives up to the hype, man. The on-line representatives - and yes, I spoke with multiple - were VERY helpful. The guy put a list of everything I needed to install my new stereo. During the install, I spoke to 2 representatives who helped guide and troubleshoot. MANY thanks to them! 4 hours of total install time later...my car stereo was upgraded to the next level! Only disappointment was the dash kit (purchased by separate dealer). Doesn't exactly fit flush with the car surface at the top. But, eh, not too worried about it. SONY stereo sounds amazing. And I $aved me lots of money too. Thanks to Crutchfield for instilling the confidence in me to do this job myself (with their help!). You guys ROCK!

    Pros: Incredible sound; Easy to use; Great options, HD radio is AWESOME!

    Cons: Didn't fit my dash kit as well as I would've liked.

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    JDUB from MI on 11/1/2015

    1996 Chevrolet Tahoe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall very good head unit. Has everything you could need; bluetooth, hd radio, usb conectivity. Crutchfield provided the instructions, wiring harness and enclosure at 1/2 price or included. The only downsides are the Crutchfield technical support could not pinpoint my sound problem w/ confidence. Took me a few calls and trips to a local retailer to figure out a ground issue in speaker. It caused amp in headunit to shutoff to avoid damage. A good thing, but Crutchfield lifetime support could not pinpoint the problem. Other than that it works like should. Little reading of the manual to use some of the features, nothing complicated.

    Pros: BT, Hd radio, usb, android friendly, sony quality

    Cons: Usb will not play itunes media on flashdrive

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    Gshoe2006 from Cedar Rapids, IA on 10/11/2015

    1998 Ford Contour
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This stereo looks amazing. It has an almost infinite choice of colors to choose from. Easy to install thanks to the Master sheet.

    Pros: Great sound, easy install, and great design

    Cons: I didn't get it on sale.

    Typical Sony Head Unit

    VP Johnson from Denver, North Carolina on 10/11/2015

    2007 Ford Focus ZX4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall features and function are good. Had to get first one replaced because of random power problems including: 1). Shutdown...needed reset. 2). Reset on it's own. 3). Kept going into demo mode. Either this was an anomaly or Sony quality has gone down...I don't know (???). I do know that I have been buying Sony CD head units for 20+ years and this is the first time I have ever had a problem. The replacement has worked great for one week, so-far. Neither unit fit squarely in the dash (using chassis mounting screw holes & Metra Ford kit). On both units, the left side was set back about 2 MM from the right. The second is also positioned upward about 2MM more than the first unit, causing quite a gap under the head unit, in the fit-kit. My guess is loose frame stamping/forming QC. As for the function, this unit uses the same Sony menu system as just about any other Sony head unit from the past 15 years...but with more features. Yes, the menus can be confusing, so be sure to keep the owner's manual in the car at all times. Bluetooth works good, as does the 10 band EQ. Can't get the App Remote to work with Android 5.0(???). Yes, I would buy this unit again.

    Pros: Bluetooth. Remote Mic. RCA outs. Low & High Pass filter controls.

    Cons: Fitment in dash. Sony menu system.

    Good Bluetooth

    John from Peoria, AZ on 10/8/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great Bluetooth but has issues when listening to voicemails. Adjusting bass and treble levels is more difficult than it should be. Would like to see constant clock display. Instead you have to go through a bunch of menus to get the clock to display

    Pros: Cool displays and design. Nice Bluetooth. Good sound. Decent price.

    Cons: No constant clock display. Issues with iPhone 6 and listening to voicemails. Difficult to just bass and treble.

    easy

    JC from Arkansas on 10/1/2015

    1999 Nissan Maxima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy install with Crutchfield extras, 1999 nissian maxima with Bose system.

    Pros: Remembers phone for easy pairing, Features bring whole car up-to-date. Day/night display settings are handy

    Cons: waited too long to do this

    reasonable for the price

    MG from Alabama on 9/30/2015

    2002 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall a very good unit for the price. My biggest issue is with the FM reception. Farther HD stations walk over local non-HD stations when I get 10 to 12 miles away from the source. The unit has many features and the bluetooth works well with decent sound from the external microphone.

    Pros: Many features at a reasonable price

    Cons: FM reception is less than what I would expect

    good value

    Daniel S from Oregon on 9/22/2015

    2002 Volkswagen Eurovan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    as advertised. Nice system, easy bluetooth pairing and the supplied mic works quite well. Awesome radio. Documentation stinks.

    Pros: looks cool, easy to pair w/ phone and great sound. Basic features are intuitive and easy to use. The Crutchfield install kit was perfect fit and made install really easy.

    Cons: As other users said, the manual is worthless.....if you want to turn off or change any defaults like color / dimmer, etc, you're on your own to figure it out. You have to play around with it for a long while to understand the menu system. At least the manual should have a 'map' of the menus? whoever programmed it at the factory had one.

    Good...but not...Great...

    Grocery Boy Jr. from North Carolina on 9/21/2015

    2000 Honda Insight
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The Sony MEX-N6000BH is a single-DIN CD/AM/FM/HD deck with media (USB), Bluetooth and Audio-In source capabilities I purchased to install in a 2000 Honda Insight Hybrid. I'm pleased with the build quality of the unit - the chassis is strong, well designed, well-made. The sound quality of the audio amplifier, CD and tuner are clearly head-and-shoulders above the OEM radio it replaced. The controls are very well laid out and very refined in design. Scan buttons are large and the "selector dial", which doubles as volume control, is easy to use yet not in the way. The alphanumeric digital display is easy to read and understand. There are some quirks about the deck you should be looking out for. I've outlined those in pro/con form:

    Pros: Great build quality, excellent quality amplifier stage, sensitive turner, great value for the price. This deck has all the important features (CD/AM/FM/HD deck with media (USB), Bluetooth and Audio-In source) with none of the problems one might expect to see in a car deck at this price.

    Cons: Pairing with Android phone over Bluetooth is problematic. It seems to work, but stubbornly. The manual does not say, but you MUST install the App on your phone in order for it to work via bluetooth. I have not been successful getting the phone to connect to the unit via USB as a Media Device. The phone seems to be misbehaving with the app installed, and the app seems to be "stuck on" in the background and will not shut off. The phone is a Moto X on the Sprint network sold by Republic Wireless.

    second unit

    dacus from Maine on 9/13/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product, many useful features, must read manual

    Pros: many features

    Cons: difficult to figure speaker hookup, RCA vs speaker wires

    Great system

    Matt from Toronto, Ontario on 9/7/2015

    2000 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
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    Works just at advertised, was a great deal when on sale. Only issue I had is that the 2000 SL500 did not have any points to attach an aftermarket radio to (uses two clips on the top), only solution was press fitting. All in all, would recommend and buy for future vehicles.

    Pros: Well built, looks good, feels solid

    Cons: Possible fitment issues on R129.

    Very happy

    driver from Florida on 9/4/2015

    2006 Toyota Highlander
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice radio. This is our second of this type (also have 810 model). Radio is excellent as are the accessory connections (USB and Bluetooth). The Bluetooth phone links right up and works great. The panel light options are very accommodating and we like a bright display for daytime and dark red at night.

    Pros: (As mentioned above)

    Cons: The operating manual is almost useless for deep menu items like setting the panel colors for day and night. Took a lot of hacking to get it figured out.

    Good receiver for the money

    TerryR from Idaho on 8/31/2015

    2006 Dodge Ram 2500
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    The product is great, but the Crutchfield service is even better. Had some questions on installation the support staff walked me through my problem in a couple of minutes. I'll buy here again.

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    Sony wins me over again

    daynot from Pennsylvania on 8/27/2015

    1999 Ford Econoline
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this unit to replace an older Sony Receiver that did not have USB, Blue tooth, and Aux. inputs. I was happy with the performance of the older Sony, but wanted the input options. HD radio is also a good option. I checked other brands, but couldn't find any that came close to this unit's options and price. I have always had good luck with Sony in the past, so I decided to stick with them. This unit was more than I expected. The sound quality was much better than the older unit. The display colors make it very customizable. The sound program also males it more versatile. Getting used to the operations take a little time, but no different than any other device today. Take time to read manual carefully to understand options. The remote is easier to use than unit buttons. I do have some trouble getting the unit to receive signals from driver position(I have radio installed in a Full size Ford Van). I think the sensor is to close to the control knob.

    Pros: Good appearance and sound. Custom colors to match dashboard display. Many options in sound program. Good value and price.

    Cons: Button operations take some time to fully understand. Infrared sensor could be located in better position.

    Sony MEX-N6000BH

    KenW from Denver on 7/13/2015

    2013 Jeep Compass
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It was an easy install, especially with the suggested kit. I wish there was an easy way to show the time when using the tuner. The other thing that would make more sense to me is to have the menu button be a short press to switch between display modes and a long press to bring up the menu. I spend a lot more time switching to find the time than I do making changes in the setup. Overall, great sound with the factory speakers, plenty of options to get the display how you want it, very nice features for the price.

    Pros: Great sound, very customizable

    Cons: No easy way to show the time when using the tuner

    Source.... so many....

    JC from California on 6/28/2015

    2005 Mazda Miata
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    This deck sounds great in my opinion in my little 2005 Miata. The installation was easy as well. Although if I ever have to take it out again it may require a bit more work to get it out. I have 3 problems with this deck which could be easily resolved in their next deck. #1. It doesn't show the time when it is playing music, I think it shows the time if you are on certain type of music source. #2. Too many sources, its great to have so many options, but couldn't they at least dedicated one button to Tuner? I have to scroll through 10 options to get to Tuner. #3. Whenever the volume is changed, it makes a noise. Is that really necessary and can I turn it off? If you can get past those three things, this is a great little deck because it does sound good and the display is bright enough even under severe daylight like in a miata with the top down.

    Pros: Great sound and viewable display.

    Cons: No clock.. Need a dedicated Tuner button.. Silly source button have to be used to scroll through 10 different sources.. Makes useless sounds when changing the volume..

    Total piece of cake

    LMB from Washington on 6/21/2015

    2001 Volkswagen Golf
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    Install was a total piece of cake. Old factory radio out and new unit up and running took about 5 minutes.

    Pros: Easy install, great sound, features are plenty. Bluetooth is very clear.

    Cons: Takes too much time to learn all the functions. A better set of instructions for all the functions would help. Perhaps use the old Airline style graphics. in the manual or provide an online tutorial. Learning the different functions takes too long to be safe while driving.

    Sony MEX-N6000BH

    Anonymous from Hialeah, Florida. on 6/14/2015

    2000 Nissan Frontier
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    Well no easy use. And the Crutchfield. Technical they don't have idea how work it.

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    Sony MEX-N6000BH

    Anonymous from Chicago il on 6/6/2015

    2011 Lincoln Town Car
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    Good product

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    Great for the price

    SpencerS from Pennsylvania on 6/5/2015

    2004 Toyota Prius
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It's a great radio. Great sound. The call quality appears to be good. It's great on my side. The six "channel favorite" buttons on the bottom can also be used to rapid dial your six favorite phone numbers. Most of the buttons on the face do more than one thing, which means that the device has twice the functionality, but it also means that you have to remember more and sometimes you have to wait for function A to time out before you can use function B. For example, the volume dial can be used to roll through selections or as volume. If your hand slips while you're driving and operating at the same time, you could find yourself with really loud volume that you can't turn down because it's in scroll function. This isn't unique to this device or the Sony brand. Many have this issue. There is some discussion of whether this can play USB files. Yes, it can. But it can't read, NTFS, can't read 64gig drives, (not sure if it can read 32 gig, but it can read 16gig). That being said, I don't think thumb drives are the best way to play music on this. The manual says that when it's reading mp3 files from a CD, that it has a limitation of 150 folders, and a combination of 300 files and folders. I don't know if the same is true of thumb drives. With a CD, it might load the file names into the radio's ROM, while the thumb has index files. So I don't know, but it is a concern. Hold down the Magnifying glass button and it will show you the folder names, but only one layer up.

    Pros: (continued) The volume dial allows you to scroll through your folders or tracks. Hitting the Search forward button seems to make it go to the first file in the first folder. I found navigating in general with USB to be not so great - especially since the screen can only show a small number of characters at a time. I think hooking up your phone or other mp3 player and using those controls would probably be better. This thing does a great job of autoconnecting bluetooth audio so you're all set

    Cons: (continued) every time you sit in the car. The Sony App Remote (get in the Play Store for free) allows greater functionality of the radio, but it also auto turns on when you get in the car. So if you're sitting on your phone, you could be accidentally pushing buttons on your radio. Also, on my phone, when the App is on, my keyboard won't pop up, so I can't type in an address into the phone's GPS, or anything else. The only way around this is to manually turn off app every time or un-insall.

    Excellent

    Frank from Milwaukee on 6/3/2015

    1997 Dodge Caravan
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    Works great. Recommending

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    Quality

    Bubbles from Michigan on 5/31/2015

    1999 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall a good factory replacement.

    Pros: Easy to use

    Cons: Only issue is don't really know how to set the EQ settings correctly. the highs, treble, and bass.

    Mostly great!

    Malibu01 from Michigan on 5/21/2015

    2001 Chevrolet Malibu
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I'm loving almost everything about this stereo. The sound quality is great. I love the HD radio -- fantastic. This Sony tuner does a very nice job of pulling in difficult stations. I've been very impressed with the bluetooth. After the initial pairing it has worked perfectly with my phone (Android 4.4) every time. Phone calls are very easy/intuitive to receive and the sound quality is great -- much better than the speakerphone on my phone itself. You can also make phone calls & control the phone using voice commands. This doesn't really work well, but that is my phone's fault, not the receiver's. When using the phone the stereo pauses/mutes and then restarts completely seamlessly. Bluetooth streaming is also trivially easy; just play music on the phone and it works. The one major exception is the AppRemote application on the phone. I uninstalled it and my life is much better. The AppRemote does do a few neat things, like allowing you to control the source, the balance/fade, and set the equalizer. If I need it, I will just reinstall the app for a few minutes and take it off again. The menu system is a bit of a pain to wade through, but it is manageable. I think that the AppRemote tool is actually the only way to adjust the EQ and the balance/fade, which is a bummer because the app itself is lousy (see below). Oh and tons of colors for the display is fun/nice (including white if you are boring, but like things easy to see).

    Pros: Sound quality, HD radio, and Bluetooth are wonderful! All of the things that are the most important are fantastic.

    Cons: AppRemote is pretty bad. When AppRemote is running on your phone, you cannot stream audio. And AppRemote starts automatically every time you get into your car, so I end up having to wait 10 seconds for it to launch, then I have to close it. Pain. It is also buggy and tends to lock up the phone. If it locks the phone, then the receiver itself also locks. For instance, my phone locked up yesterday and then I could not change source on the Sony unit itself until I restarted the phone.

    Great android integration

    PaulH from Minnesota on 5/14/2015

    2004 Ford Focus
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    This is a fantastic radio, especially if you own an Android phone and enjoy the extra stations available on HD FM. The bluetooth pairing with my phone was remarkably fast, and integration with Android is extremely well done. I was able to quickly tailor the sound using the 10 band equalizer to suit my taste and the audio characteristics of my car and speakers. The "position" audio configuration was especially nice, and set the speaker volume and delay to make the sound perfect in my driving position. The single-din size and limited display area are a bit of a drawback. I set the radio to just display the source and clock, and I use my phone to pull up the artist, album, and song title when I want to know. The flexible color configuration more than make up for this. I found the access to options to be very intuitive once I went through the manual. all in all a terrific head unit for the price. Hint: If you have a Samsung phone, disable "S Voice" and you will be connected to the (in my opinion) superior "Google Voice" app for voice recognition. For example, all you need to do is long-press the volume button, say "Navigate to 1234 Main Street, Anytown Mass" and navigation will display on your phone. driving directions will come through the head unit whenever a turn is coming up, but your music will continue to play. Fantastic!

    Pros: Android integration, Sound configuration, Color configuration, HD FM

    Cons: limited display

    What More Do You Need?

    Snipefarmer from New Hampshire on 5/11/2015

    2005 Toyota Tundra
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    I really hate to give Five Star reviews, but I really can't think of any reason to give this receiver fewer. It's got the features I wanted (Bluetooth and HD radio), integrates nicely with my Android phone (be sure to download the app from the Sony website) and sounds great with the OEM speakers in my '05 Tundra. My only complaint is that it's difficult to switch between sources, but that's because there are so many options (tuner, CD, Aux, USB, Bluetooth audio, etc.). And all at a very reasonable price.

    Pros: Sound quality, Android integration, value

    Cons: Fussy front panel and user interface

    Sony MEX-N6000BH

    John F from Reading,Pennsylvania on 4/28/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easier to use than my Sony 4100 and Pioneer, a breeze to install using the Crutchfield instructions and supplied kits. Both rear channels on the Sony 4100 crapped out after 2 years, thanks for the extened warrenty.

    Pros: Price, Sony quality, ease of use.

    Cons: Rear mounting bracket shakey, didn't use

    Sony MEX-N6000BH

    JayF from California on 4/21/2015

    2002 Honda Civic EX
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    Made my daughters 2002 Honda civic come alive...

    Pros: Great value for the money. Easy install thanks to the help of Crutchfield folks

    Cons: instruction manual could use a bit more work.

    Sony MEX N6000BH Stereo Review

    Anonymous from Sacramento, CA on 4/20/2015

    2005 Toyota Tacoma
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    Good stereo. This is what I was looking for and it meets the manufacturers description. Very happy with it.

    Pros: Great functions, easy to use, easy to install.

    Cons: Plastic face plate is kinda cheap. I'm worried that taking it off and off a lot will eventually break something.

    Sony radio

    Jim O from Denver, CO on 4/17/2015

    2002 Mercury Grand Marquis
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    Good sound quality

    Pros: Good sound quality

    Cons: Faulty app always defaults to start on music from usb.

    lots of great features

    Jerry from Texas on 3/29/2015

    2005 Dodge Neon
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    Bought it to get Bluetooth in my son's car. Voice command dialing is great! Was waiting.for Bluetooth with HD radio--both work well and sound great through JBL component speakers and a bazooka BTA 6100! Plenty of power and the selectable sound field is also great! Now I've ordered one for me!

    Pros: Excellent features, solid Sony quality, great price!

    Cons: None yet! Maybe they should make a double DIN version.

    Good Radio

    Frankie from Texas on 3/29/2015

    2006 Subaru Baja
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    Really high quality radio for price and brand. Well beyond what I originally expected. I enjoy using it with my phone's blue tooth or the auxiliary chord especially, and find it easy to switch between modes. Highly recommended, Sony delivers.

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    Not Bad at All

    Landon from Farmington, Utah on 3/22/2015

    2005 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this stereo to put in my dad's F150. To start, it is definitely a fantastic option for the casual "I want something better than the factory stereo" user. I personally have a double din Pioneer receiver in my own car, and I didn't understand the ease of use until I tried this Sony receiver. It's a great receiver, and it works better than advertised, it's just a bit more complicated than I would like, and a bit hard to figure out without reading the instructions.

    Pros: Mic quality is Outstanding (better than my own) Sound quality is great. Looks great.

    Cons: A bit hard to navigate through the interface. The consistency is weird - sometimes it connects Bluetooth, but when playing audio through Bluetooth, it plays through the phone rather than the car. Interface seems unnatural.

    Overall Quite Good

    Audio Phil from Ohio on 3/18/2015

    2002 Chevrolet Prizm
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    Had to replace the factory radio on my daily commuter (2002 Prizm) and was looking for an HD tuner with bluetooth for phone and audio. This unit fit the budget, had all the features I wanted and the lighting display coolness factor is just gravy. Functionally everything works well and the unit feels pretty solid by today's standards. The controls are pretty intuitive if you've used a head unit made in the last few years (particularly a Sony), but the few controls with deep menus will take some getting used to and probably require some reference to the user manual if you're used to using an older radio. Display is very legible, even in full daylight with the sunroof open. Sound is clear and customizable. My only real complaint is the tuner is not as sensitive as I would like (as in I can't pick up stations in places that I could with the factory radio). And, as always, with Crutchfield's instructions and adapters, installation is a breeze.

    Pros: Cool lighting, good sound, controls fairly intuitive, built-in HD radio, good call quality using bluetooth

    Cons: Tuner sensitivity is inferior to factory radio (don't pick up stations as far out), Bluetooth Pandora function doesn't seem to work with the Pandora app on my Galaxy S4.

    Amazing In-dash Receiver

    Anonymous from Delaware on 3/18/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I love this stereo! It has everything I was searching for and more. It is really easy to navigate the menus and the sound quality and power is better than acceptable. The built-in Pandora Radio control is a nice feature. I highly recommend this stereo.

    Pros: Changeable illumination color, plenty of power, attractive styling

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    Awesome Product!

    Kevin310 from California on 3/16/2015

    2001 Chevrolet Tahoe
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    I am extremely impressed with my new stereo in my car. It has given my car new life! It is so easy to use and has many features available to fine tune your music. The automatic connection to my phone every time I get into the car is impressive. I just turn on my Bluetooth and as soon as I start the car, its connected. The carbon fiber design on the stereo is very cool and gets me many compliments.

    Pros: Stylish, Easy to use, Good looking, Many sound customizations available

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    Sony MEX-N6000BH

    Chuck from The "D" on 3/14/2015

    2000 Mazda Miata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    installed in my 2000 Miata, and my girlfriends Dodge Stratus. Both of us are pleased with the system. Still in the learning process how all works.

    Pros: great sound, good features

    Cons: Bummed I received an email yesterday saying they are now cheaper.

    No regrets

    Scott CA from California on 3/12/2015

    2003 Audi TT
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    I replaced my 2003 Audi's factory Bose stereo because of the lack of features and inputs. I am very pleases with the features and input options on this Sony, but even more satisfied with the HD FM sound. I actually enjoy listening to FM again! I live about 40 miles east of Los Angeles and am surrounded by hills and mountains that caused FM interference with my standard FM reception. I now receive dozens of HD FM stations with sound quality rivaling my cd's and iPhone. This is a very good product with power and quality exceeding my Bose system.

    Pros: HD FM reception. Color options to match any car including my Audi red dash lights. Best option for a single height car install (Audi TT doesn't have space for a double height Stereo).

    Cons: None

    Not bad but needs improvement

    Anonymous from Orlando, FL on 3/8/2015

    2005 Honda Civic Hybrid
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    The display needs to be much brighter - very hard to see in daylight, especially with sunglasses. Lots of Features but the menu tree is very complicated, even when using the app. Syncs with iPhone and android but works better with android. This would be a much better unit if it was simplified but it's not a bad unit for the money.

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    Great Product

    MS from Michigan on 2/24/2015

    2005 Ford Escape
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have been using this product for a couple of months now as a replacement in an Escape. Recommend getting the installation kit to make installaion and function with the existing sub woofer a breeze. sound is great but you will want to use the build in equalizer to match your sound preferences. easily mates with phone and has good phone conversation qualitys. Microphone placement is Key. The controls could be a bit more intuitive but I have never had an aftermarket stereo that has intuitive controls. Definately fits the need and would but this item again.

    Pros: Ease of install with kit. connects and works well with phone. sound is very good

    Cons: needs more intuitive controls.

    great stereo but hard to fit in my car

    Tom from California on 2/7/2015

    2001 BMW 3 Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This seems to be a good receiver with lots of features and good sound quality. Biggest problem is that due to the depth of the unit, it is a tight fit in my 2001 BMW 325., A simple install has turned into a fairly major project. I hope to resolve by removing more dash panels to find room for plugs and wires. (Crutchfield recommended using a Line Output converter - which I did not use- which would have made the installation even harder. The user manual is in small print and you'll need to review it MANY times to understand how to use all the features and navigate all the settings.

    Pros: Tuner seems pretty sensitive and selects between adjacent channels well. USB, CD and bluetooth inputs all work well. Many settings to customize look and color of the display and sound character.

    Cons: tight fit in my car and styling is slightly glitzy compared to restrained BMW styling. Wiring harness wires are very thin gauge. Disconnecting from power (e.g. disconnect car battery) loses ALL settings.. No connection to dash dimming in my car.

    Awesome Customer Service & Delivery

    GreggR from Wilmington, DE on 1/29/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I spoke to Max yesterday to place my order for the Sony MEX-N6000BH and some accessories. He was very professional and yet at the same personal and friendly. Max promised me a 2 business day delivery...so I should receive everything by Friday afternoon. A little over 2 hours ago, there was a knock on the front door and it was UPS with my order from Crutchfield!! I was so surprised that I already received everything in just 24 hours!! What an incredible 1 business day turnaround from this awesome company. The box was well packed and hopefully this weekend I'll be able to install my stereo. More to follow after the stereo is in the car. Thanks again Crutchfield and thank you Max!!

    Pros: Super fast delivery, box packed well, great Customer Service!!

    Cons: None

    Simple, Loaded, Powerful

    Steve V from Omaha, NE on 1/24/2015

    1998 Ford Taurus
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    After much research, it was between this and the Kenwood KDC-X898 (3 line display) or Kenwood KDC-BT758HD (2-line display). I'm glad I chose the Sony, even with it's single line display. All the reviews I read on Crutchfield and other sites had one common thread.... CAN'T SEE THE KENWOOD DISPLAY in daylight. There were no such complaints on this one. I drive a 98 Taurus. I wasn't looking for much, but a little more than the factory cassette player. I play in 2 bands, and we are always recording our practice sessions and emailing them to each other. It's nice to be able to connect via Bluetooth and this rig connects with great ease. When I get back in the car, it's already connected (LG optimus G phone). The menu functions are not overly-complicated. You will not find yourself ten-deep in sub folders to set this thing up. Simple "press to store" your favorite FM channels just like a factory radio. Sound is amazing- and for anyone on the fence about spending the extra money for HD radio- DO IT. It is a NOTICEABLE difference. I've found myself wanting to drive around in my car for no apparent reason for the first time since high school- the factory speakers sound that much different. I also installed the XM. Piece of cake. Although my particular install isn't what I'd call a "breeze" (19 ft harness from rear to front) Crutchfield's kit made it happen with no issues. This unit has more than I will ever use. I'm very pleased. Buy it. You won't be disappointed!

    Pros: Intuitive menu options and set-up. You will need the instructions, but it's pretty straightforward. I have NO PROBLEM seeing the display, even in bright sunlight. The Bluetooth functions auto-connect very well. Plenty of excess audio controls for those with amps, subs, etc. You will find you spend very little "heads down" time with this unit while driving. It seems you are never more than 2 deep in any menu- form follows function- I need to drive. Not program the next moon rocket.

    Cons: The only real complaint I have- and I knew this may be an issue going in- is the single line display. It does auto-scroll, but only for what you have selected ( via a simple push of a button) . So if you want station, artist, and song- you will have to toggle between them... but then again, it's a button push. No navigating through menus.

    Great sound quality, love the HD radio

    Jpearson from Palm harbor on 1/20/2015

    2006 Dodge Durango
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    Brought new life to my Durango, great sound, HD radio is awesome and the ease of use on the Bluetooth make taking calls super easy.

    Pros: Bluetooth, power, HD radio

    Cons: No directions, very hard to figure out all of the functionality

    Sony MEX-N6000BH

    DwayneH from Pierpont, Ohio on 1/10/2015

    1999 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great sound, easy to use and install

    Pros: Ease of use and installation

    Cons: None

    Sounds great!

    Stephen H from Morgan Hill, CA on 1/9/2015

    I am really impressed with the sound quality. The buttons take a little getting used to, but I suppose that's the same with any head unit. All parts and wiring required for installation were included (thank you Crutchfield!), so it went in easily. I like that the Bluetooth re-connects upon re-entering the car almost immediately with no input from me. I just have to hit play!

    Pros: Sounds great! Good Bluetooth connectivity

    Cons: Pretty button heavy, I wish it was a little sleaker and simpler.

    Highly Impressed

    JeremyC from Utah on 1/7/2015

    2005 Subaru Legacy
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    Purchased due to the amount of features it came with and I couldn't be happier with the purchase. I really like to dial in how my audio sounds and this deck comes with a lot of settings that can really help with it. The 10 band EQ tuning is awesome and the subwoofer settings are nice. It looks clean in the car, especially with the different color options available. I haven't had trouble seeing it in the daylight and the dimming feature for night is a lot better than any other deck that I've owned. The bluetooth works and sounds great. It's simple to use and feels like a quality product.

    Pros: Good Bluetooth connectivity, Sounds great, Looks great, has a lot of options.

    Cons: Single data line can make navigating menus harder

    Good Unit!

    RTG from Oak RIdge, Tn on 1/6/2015

    2002 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is my third Sony unit in 3 different cars. Its very easy to use, sound quality is sufficient I don't need an external amp. Light patterns are cool effect.

    Pros: user friendly

    Cons: none

    Car Stereo

    Kenneth B from Langsville OH on 1/1/2015

    2001 Chevrolet Blazer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I like this stereo and would recommend it to any else who is looking for a good stereo system for there vehicle.

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    Driving is a pleasure again!

    Toughtoy4x4 from Montrose, CO on 12/30/2014

    2001 Dodge Ram
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The Sony MEX-N6000-BH is a versatile CD receiver with all the bells and whistles although it can be a bit overwhelming to someone replacing a factory head unit. True customization of all features and full access to Bluetooth features are this unit's strengths. The ability to control this receiver in multiple ways with multiple devices is cool but you'll probably find yourself choosing one and sticking with it. The sound quality is fantastic and super adjustable with the 10-band EQ and genre presets. If you have factory speakers, you're gonna want to upgrade to really enjoy the sound of which this unit is capable. Dodge delivered my truck with Infinity speakers but I upgraded and WOW!, what a difference! This unit is truly feature-packed so take your time and read the manual. Pick a feature, learn to use it, then move on to the next. It may be a bit frustrating but it'll be worth it!

    Pros: Ultra-customizable, feature-packed, great sound presets and 10-band EQ, multiple control options: voice, smartphone, iOs devices, and included remote, 18-watts RMS provides plenty of power without an amp.

    Cons: Single data display line, clock not displayed as default, no case for removable faceplate.

    Great Unit

    Anonymous from Westminster, MD on 12/13/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great unit but takes some time to get used to.

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    Great Radio

    TimH from Kearney, NE on 12/10/2014

    2000 Nissan Frontier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great deck. When I started searching for a replacement radio the Sony's really stood out to me. I knew I wanted something with Bluetooth, and HD radio. This unit fit all my selling points to a T and Crutchfield had the best price, hands down!

    Pros: HD Radio Bluetooth External mic for Bluetooth connection Front facing USB connection

    Cons: HD Radio option seems to be stuck in "Linking" mode a lot No mute option (other than turning the unit off, that I have found) Android app to control unit can be temperamental at times No option to rotate through the "Artist", "Song", and "Album" info automatically. Unit just displays which ever one is currently set.

    Solid

    Lance from Boulder, CO on 12/4/2014

    2006 Nissan Xterra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great deck. i really wanted one that had both built in bluetooth and HD Radio as well as front facing USB and AUX and this fit the bill perfectly. The bluetooth works as it should. NFC pairing works great with my phone (a Verizon LG G3). Lots of control over the sound you want. 10 band equalizer works great. High/low pass filters, loudness setting, digital clarity algorithm, good sub controls (though I don't currently run a sub). Has everything you'd need to fine tune an expensive sound system. For a single DIN, it's a pleasure to use.

    Pros: - Lets you choose the backlight color (awesome for matching it to your car's dash coloring) - Search feature that makes use of the scroll knob works quite well.

    Cons: - Won't display clock and radio station setting at the same time, but that's pretty standard for most single DIN decks - Haven't gotten the bluetooth Pandora control to work with my phone as yet, but that could very well be a simple compatibility issue with my phone. I can still stream audo over the general bluetooth setting perfectly fine and it sounds great.

    Sony MEX-N6000BH

    Anonymous from utah on 8/30/2014

    2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Over all the is great, Only link my iphone 4s one time and it work since then. ***You need the Amp to make it sound a little better or you can play with an EQ to get the sound you want*** The installation was good, With the Crutchfield people, They know what's take. Thanks

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    Features and Specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control Bluetooth
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio Built-in
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch 5/4/3/2/1
    iPhone 6+/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
    RMS Power Output 17 watts
    Peak Output 55 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Display Color Variable
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 10
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 8 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No

    Product Research

    Built-in Bluetooth
    Disc & USB Playback
    iPod/Aux Integration
    HD+Pandora+SiriusXM Radio
    Audio Section
    Display Features
    Remote Control

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Sony MEX-N6000BH is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (version 3.0), allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.6 (Hands Free Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.3 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.5 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Sony MEX-N6000BH. Please visit Sony eSupport for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled phones.

    Simple Pairing: With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Sony MEX-N6000BH without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. You can register up to nine Bluetooth enabled devices with the Sony head unit, but only one can be used at a time). Once paired, the MEX-N6000BH will automatically re-connect to your device when in close proximity. The head unit also offers unique pairing for Android and iPhone smartphone to make Bluetooth pairing even easier.

    • Near Field Communication (for Android): Android (OS 4.0+) smartphones that have Near Field Communication (NFC) pair simply by touching the Android device's NFC tag to the head unit's NFC tag on it rotary-knob. For older Android smartphones with OS 4.0 or lower, download the NFC Easy Connect app from Google Play to use the head unit's NFC pairing function.
    • USB Pairing (for iPhone): You can pair your Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+) by simply connecting it to the Sony head unit via USB and activating the Bluetooth function on your Apple device.

    Hands-Free Communication w/ External Mic: The Sony MEX-N6000BH supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone (such as your iPhone or Android smartphone). Bluetooth hands-free communication helps to minimize distraction while driving by allowing you to control your mobile phone from the head unit, so you don't have to touch your mobile phone. The controls of the MEX-N6000BH can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also features an external microphone (featuring adjustable gain), so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers. And thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with wideband speech capability, the MEX-N600BH provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.

    • Answering Calls: Incoming calls can be answered manually or automatically (between 3-10 seconds) through the Sony head unit, while the ring tone is output from your car speakers and the caller's name or phone number is displayed on the head unit's LCD. Incoming calls can also be rejected if desired.
    • Dialing a Number: Using the MEX-N6000BH, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways.
      • Entering Phone #: Allows you to manually dial a phone number using the unit's control dial.
      • Preset Dial: You can store up to 6 contacts in the preset dial for quick dialing.
      • Phone Book: You can store up to 1,000 contacts in the unit's phone book. Up to a 40 character name can be input for each contact.
      • Call History: The unit will store the last 20 calls, allowing you to select a previous phone number quickly from the list.
      • Voice Dial: You can make a call using the voice tags stored on your connected cellular phone.
      • Redial: Use to easily redial the last number you called.
    Note: The external wired microphone offers improved audio quality versus an integrated microphone, so you can be heard easier over noisy traffic and road noise. You can adjust the level of the microphone without affecting the other sources. The external microphone features an attached 11' cable terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector which plugs into the mic input on the rear-panel of the head unit. The microphone comes with a mounting bracket which can be clipped to your vehicle's sun-visor or taped to your dash. The external microphone measures 0.525" (diameter) x 1.515" (depth).

    Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ Advanced Music Navigation): The Sony MEX-N6000BH can stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP mobile device (such as your iPhone or Android smartphone). In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat) for both stored music and music apps, the MEX-N6000BH provides a Search List of your stored music by Category or Playlist (AVRCP 1.4 phones only; which includes Android 4.0+ and iPhone 5.0+). The head unit will also display device's stored music and music app song information; such as Artist name & Song/Album title.

    Note: When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    Siri Eyes Free Control: When paired and connected to an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth (not USB), the Sony MEX-N6000BH has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel control and external microphone. Simply activate the "voice dial" function on the MEX-N6000BH to engage Siri and use the included microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will heard through your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be done through the head unit and its microphone. You can even ask Siri to get directions to a destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone with Siri. The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.

    Note: The head unit will only display hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the MEX-N6000BH ; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    Disc & USB Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The unit features a single disc player that will playback CD-Audio and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs. The unit supports the playback of MP3/WMA music files on a CD-R or CD-RW disc.

    USB Port: The receiver's front-panel USB (type-A) port can be used for plugging in a (MSC) Mass Storage Class USB device; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable digital audio players, or USB thumbdrives. The head unit can play MP3, WMA, and WAV music files stored on compatible USB device. USB portable devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port (max. 1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    MP3/WMA/WAV Playback: The Sony MEX-N6000BH supports the following types of MP3, WMA, WAV files recorded onto CD-R/RW disc or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.

    Media Type CD-R/RW USB MSC Device
    File System ISO9660 Level 1/2, Romeo, or Joliet, FAT 12/16/32
    Playable File Types  MP3: bit rate up to 320kbps
     WMA:
    bit rate up to 320kbps
    WAV (USB only): bit rate of 8-/16-bit
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 150 folders/300 files 10,000 files
    Tags ID3 tag (version 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA tag

    Compressed Audio Display Information: The CD receiver can display the following ID3/WMA-tag information; Track number, Elapsed Playing Time, Song Title, Artist Name, or Album Label.

    Playback & Search Functions: The Sony CD receiver offers a variety of unique playback & search functions.

    • Track/Folder List: The head unit can display a list of MP3/WMA/WAV folders and tracks on a loaded CD or USB device, so you can easily access your music.
    • Jump Mode: Jump Mode gets you closer to the song you want by allowing you to fast forward through a music folder in 10% increments.
    • Repeat/Random: Repeat a single track or repeat an entire folder. Shuffle all tracks or a specific folder.

    Off Insert/Eject + Auto Reload: 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 powered off. The CD player will automatically reinsert the disc if it's ejected, but not removed for 20 seconds or more.

    Mounting Angle: For proper CD playback, this unit must be mounted between 0 (horizontal) and 45-degrees.

    iPod/Aux Integration

    iPod/iPhone Audio Playback w/ DAC Bypass: The MEX-N6000BH's front-panel USB port allows you to connect your iPod/iPhone via the 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. The USB connection bypasses the iPod/iPhone's DAC and uses the head unit's 24-bit DAC to maximize sound quality. You can choose to control the your iPod/iPhone from the head unit (Head Unit Control Mode) or from the Apple device's clickwheel/touchscreen (Passenger App Control).

    • Head Unit Control + Song/Artist Info: The MEX-N6000BH's 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's front-panel control; content in each category will be listed alphabetically. The unit also offers basic playback controls; such as Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, and Repeat/Random. During Head Unit Control mode, the MEX-N6000BH will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information; including track #, elapsed playing time, song title, artist name, and album label. Newer Apple devices with iOS 6.0+ allow you to continue to use your Apple device's touchscreen to navigate your stored music and access music apps; older iPod/iPhone devices will be locked during connection.
    • Passenger App Control: In Passenger App Control mode, you can navigate the stored music on your iPod/iPhone device through its clickwheel or touchscreen; as well as music apps on an iPhone (iOS 3.0+). Basic playback functions, such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track are still available from the head unit. The Passenger App Control mode does not offer song/artist information display. Not all apps will be compatible with this mode.
    Note: 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 (not iPad). If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then this unit will not recognize it.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Sony MEX-N6000BH is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 9/12/2014):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/App App Remote Pandora App Artist/Song Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y N Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4 7.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4S 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+ 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
    5th 8.0 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    7th 1.02PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    2 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    3 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    4/air 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N
    mini 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N 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 available.

    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. The aux input can be deactivated in the menu, so it does not appear as an available source.

    HD+Pandora+SiriusXM Radio

    Built-in HD Radio Tuner: The integrated HD Radio tuner receives compatible AM and FM radio stations signals in digital format for improved sound quality while providing metadata information and iTunes Music Tagging so that you can find the songs you like later. 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 (www.hdradio.com).

    • Station Text: 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 program.
    • 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 AM2.
      • 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 connected iPod/iPhone. When you connect your iPod to your computer, iTunes automatically presents songs in a new "Tagged" playlist so you can preview, purchase, and download them.
    Note: In addition to HD AM/FM stations, the MEX-N6000BH can also receive conventional analog AM/FM broadcasts.

    Pandora Internet Radio: The Sony MEX-N6000BH CD receiver lets you playback and control the Pandora Internet Radio music service that is being streamed to your Apple iPhone, Android smartphone, or BlackBerry. The Sony MEX-N6000BH will also display Artist, Album, & Song information provided by the Pandora app on your iPhone, Android, or BlackBerry smartphone. Your iPhone (iOS 5.0 or later) will need to be connected to the head unit's front-panel USB port with the latest version of the Pandora App from Apple's App Store. Your Android or BlackBerry smartphone must be connected via Bluetooth to the Sony MEX-N6000BH (no hard-wired connection required); your Bluetooth-enabled Android or BlackBerry smartphone must have the latest version of the Pandora App from the Android Market or the BlackBerry App World. Your Android or BlackBerry smartphone must also support A2DP, AVRCP, and SPP Bluetooth profiles. Your iPhone, Android, or BlackBerry smartphone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. In addition, you will need an active Pandora music service account. The Sony MEX-N6000BH provides the following control over the Pandora music service streamed to your USB-connected iPhone or Bluetooth-enabled Android or BlackBerry smartphone.

    • Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
    • Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station. You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips allowed.
    • 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 or smartphone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    SiriusXM Ready: The Sony MEX-N6000BH 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 SiriusXM.com 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
    • iTunes Tagging feature lets you Tag songs (up to 50) you hear on SiriusXM and stores the info on your iPod/iPhone; the next time you connect your iPod/iPhone to iTunes, you will be able to preview your selections and then purchase and download them directly from iTunes

    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 Discount Plan.

    Audio Section

    Dynamic Reality Amp: The redesigned, internal Dynamic Reality Amp circuitry boasts 47% lower internal resistance compared to conventional in-dash receiver, delivering 55 watts x 4 channels of Peak power to your vehicle's speakers. This allows you to crank up the volume while maintaining low distortion, low noise levels, and smooth frequency response. The power output specs for the MEX-N6000BH are as follows:

    • Continuous Power Output: 17 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Peak Power Output: 55 watts x 4-channels (220 total watts)

    Note: The power specifications for the Sony MEX-N6000BH 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.

    6ch/2V Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The Sony MEX-N6000BH is equipped with 2-volt Front, Rear, & Sub pre-amp outputs giving you the ability to connect external amplifiers to your car stereo system. 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.

    Note: 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: EQ10, ClearAudio+, Listening Position, Rear Bass Enhancer (RBE), Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE), Advanced Auto Volume (AAV), and Loudness.

    • EQ10 w/ ClearAudio+: R&B, Rock, Pop, Dance, Hip-Hop, Electronic, Jazz, Soul, Country, Custom, or Off (Flat). The Custom mode allows you to make your own equalizer settings. You can adjust the level (+/-6dB) of 10 different frequency bands - Band1 (32Hz), Band2 (63Hz), Band3 (125Hz), Band4 (250Hz), Band5 (500Hz), Band6 (1khz), Band7 (2khz), Band8 (4kHz), Band9 (8kHz), and Band10 (16kHz).
    • 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
    • Rear Bass Enhancer (RBE): 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 subwoofer connected.
    • Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE): DSEE improves digitally compressed music files by restoring high frequencies lost in the compression process.
    • Advanced Auto Volume (AAV) + Loudness: This feature adjusts the playback volume level of all playback sources to the optimum level. Loudness reinforces bass and treble for clear sound at low volume levels.

    Beep Tone: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.

    Display Features

    Detachable Face w/ Caution Alarm: The Sony MEX-N6000BH features a detachable face for theft prevention. If you turn the ignition switch to the Off position without detaching the head unit's front-panel, the caution alarm will sound for a few seconds. The alarm will only sound if the unit's built-in amplifier is used. No face case is included with this unit. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face non-detachable, if desired.

    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 (R-G-B), & 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 driving.
    • 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.
    Note: To change the brightness of the display you can set the MEX-N6000BH 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 Scroll: The Auto Scroll 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.

    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.

    Remote Control

    App Remote Technology: Sony's App Remote Technology offers two-way communication between the Sony MEX-N6000BH and your USB-connected iPhone (iOS 5+) or Bluetooth-paired Android smartphone (2.1-2.3 Froyo/Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0-4.2). You will need to download the free Sony App Remote application from the Apple App Store or the Google Play App Store. This application integrates compatible Apple iOS and Android apps into the selectable source list of the Sony CD receiver and lets you launch apps from the head unit. You can operate basic functionality of compatible audio apps directly from the receiver (operation differs depending on the app). Movie and navigation apps will continue to be controlled from your smartphone. In addition, you can control the receiver's sources directly from the application on your smartphone using simple finger gestures and see detailed source information on the phone's touchscreen.

    • Receiver Sources: The App Remote lets you access the head unit's Tuner (AM/FM), CD, iPhone, Bluetooth, and Aux sources from your phone's touchscreen. You can use finger gestures to tap, flick left/right, or flick up/down on the phone's touchscreen in order to change AM/FM Band, Play/Pause a track, Seek Up/Down a track or station, select a Preset, or access an Album. You will also be able to see song/artist information from MP3/WMA and smartphone sources, as well as station identification numbers from AM/FM radio.
    • Compatible Apps (as of 2/19/2014): The App Remote also provides various music, movie, and navigation apps which can be accesses from the Sony MEX-N6000BH's source list. Available operation differs depending on the application.
      • Music Apps: Music apps include; Pandora, AUPEO!, iHeartRadio, MOG, and TuneIn. The head unit only provides basic Play/Pause functions and no song/artist information for these music apps.
      • Movie Apps: Movie apps include Netflix and YouTube. Video will be displayed on your smartphone's screen, while the audio plays through your vehicle's speakers. You can control Play/Pause from the MEX-N6000BH. Other playback functions will need to done on your smartphone. Subscription may be required. You should not watch videos while your vehicle is in motion.
      • Navigation Apps: Supported navigation apps include Apple Maps, Google Maps, Waze, and MotionX GPS Drive. The map screen will display on your smartphone's touchscreen, while audible directions can be heard through your vehicle's speakers. You can continue to listen to music streamed from your smartphone while navigating; the unit will attenuate your music during a navigation voice-prompt. Control of the navigation apps will still be done through your smartphone's touchscreen. Fees may apply for some navigation apps & functions.
    • Voice Communication + Notification Readout (Android only): Exclusive to Android devices, App Remote technology for the MEX-N6000BH head unit adds a voice user interface for voice control of apps and functions such as navigation and music playback, notification readouts including RSS feeds, Twitter, and text message reply. Through voice operation, you can safely and comfortably operate your smartphone in the car from the Sony MEX-N6000BH CD receiver. Incoming SMS/E-mail and Twitter/Facebook/Calendar notifications are automatically read aloud through the MEX-N6000BH and your vehicle's speakers to keep you in touch.
    • Custom Sound Settings: From your Android smartphone remote screen, you get access to audio & DSP settings (Equalizer, Volume Control, Fader/Balance/Subwoofer, and Listening Position).
    Note: Access to the music, movie, and navigation apps will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.

    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 an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.

    Wireless Remote Control: The head unit comes supplied with an IR wireless remote control (RM-X231) for easy operation. The included wireless remote allows you to control the basic functions (not Bluetooth) of the Sony head unit while keeping your eyes on the road.

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    Why did you buy this?

    I love Sony products and for the price and features this was a good fit for me. [ Roman  Dec 29, 2015 ]
    FM sensitivity [ Joseph  Dec 21, 2015 ]
    Lots of features, helpful phone tech support, and fast shipping. [ Jason  Dec 19, 2015 ]
    It had the Bluetooth features I was looking for as well as an HD Radio receiver. Visually it looked better, I wasn't searching for an LED lightshow in my dash!! [ Andrew  Dec 16, 2015 ]
    Features and price drove me to this headunit. Also, I have been buying Sony cd headunits for over 20 years. The radios usually outlast the cars I installed them in. [ VINCENT  Dec 16, 2015 ]
    I love the sound and build quality of Sony head units. Never had a bad one yet. [ Brian  Dec 11, 2015 ]
    Exceeded expectations, great sound! [ HOTLIPS Pizza  Dec 09, 2015 ]
    HD Radio AND Bluetooth, PLUS a GREAT price!? SOLD! [ Scott  Dec 08, 2015 ]
    Have purchased (2) similar Sony units previously from Crutchfield and have had NO issues at all. (knocking on wood) [ C. Albert  Dec 07, 2015 ]
    Quality features that met my requirements for a replacement receiver/CD player with bluetooth. At same price as retailer. [ Rudi B.  Dec 06, 2015 ]
    this radio had good reviews and the options i needed [ Keith  Dec 03, 2015 ]

    14 questions already asked

    The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Kenny  Dec 26, 2015 ]  Staff
    Excellent! [ Frank  Nov 18, 2015 ]
    Sorry I never tried it If I had to guess I would say yes [ William  Nov 18, 2015 ]
    No caller ID on this stereo. I have it set to auto answer in my car. I will say that they audio quality went WAY up when I installed this over the stock stereo in my 2006 BMW Z4. It was a great purchase. [ Matthew  Nov 15, 2015 ]
    Caller ID displays the number if caller is unknown (not in my contacts); if it's one of my mobile contacts, however, that contact info shows up. Mic quality - I've not had any complaints so far, people tell me they can hear me just fine. Sound quality of the stereo is pretty sweet. Would make the same purchase again if I had it to do over. [ Matthew  Nov 13, 2015 ]
    I don't know about the Caller-ID, I bought this as a gift for someone else. I do know that the mic works pretty good, since it hangs right there on the sun visor instead of using the car speakers. [ DAVID  Nov 13, 2015 ]
    The display does show the phone number on an incoming call. I find it to be sporadic though. It might be a setup step that I overlooked. The mic and sound quality is good. I drive an older vehicle with older stereo speakers and I hear the call clearly. I've been told that my voice sounds good to the person on the other end. Very happy with the purchase of this stereo, it has performed very well and has met my needs. [ John  Nov 13, 2015 ]
    Yes it shows who is calling and the mic does a great job. I have mine in a Jeep Wrangler with a soft top so the cabin isn't the quietest and no one has ever complained about not being able to hear me. [ MICHAEL B  Nov 13, 2015 ]
    It does but I believe it's just with people in your phone list. Seems like it shows the number that is calling. Mic quality seems fine. [ Eric  Nov 13, 2015 ]
    IT does have caller I'D as long as you have contacts synced to the radio. You can also make calls from the radio using various methods. [ JAMES S  Nov 17, 2015 ]
    Whatever's programmed or normally displayed on phone will also display on stereo display. [ Juan  Nov 14, 2015 ]
    Yea it does [ John  Nov 13, 2015 ]
    Yes it does have called ID, it may pull from your contact list though. [ William  Nov 13, 2015 ]
    IF you sinc your adress book via Bluetooth it can. I did not set it up that way initially. [ Randolph  Nov 13, 2015 ]
    If you want the clock displayed all the time you can but you have to select it out of your display options. But there will always be an option for clock. Just hold the menu button for display options fyi [ JAMES S  Nov 17, 2015 ]
    My clock displays all of the time my radio is on. When I listen to my music from my USB it displays the artist name. I believe you can setup the display for each source. [ Scott  Nov 03, 2015 ]
    No the clock does not display continuously. The radio had to be turned "Off" in order for the clock to display the time. [ David  Nov 03, 2015 ]
    The clock will display continually if you want [ Michael  Nov 03, 2015 ]
    If it has a clock display I can't find it... [ Thomas  Nov 03, 2015 ]
    It still works fine as far as connectivity but if you want file play/charge thru the usb that's a iPhone thing. But you can still play all your music [ JAMES S  Nov 17, 2015 ]
    I am a customer/owner but i have an Iphone. i can see no reason that this unit would not work with any Android phone. Iti s feature packed I do suggest you put a powered sub with the unit to really enjoy. 200w is enough to make you smile. [ Milton  Sep 03, 2015 ]
    Not sure. It works with my iPhone 6Plus. Has Bluetooth and USB port, so you can plug in charger cable and play through the USB source. [ Dwayne  Sep 03, 2015 ]
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Aug 21, 2015 ]  Staff
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The advance auto volume keeps and adjusts the playback volume level of all playback sources to the optimum level. In other words if you switch sources from a CD to the radio they both are played at the same volume level. Ex: If you were playing a cd at a loud volume then you switch to the radio and you have set the AAV to a certain volume then when you switch it won't blast the sound but adjust it to the preset level. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Aug 10, 2015 ]  Staff
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Jeff  Jul 20, 2015 ]  Staff
    FOr any phone connected via Bluetooth you have the option to use the voice control thru the radio. Varies from phones but for iPhone press the center of the dial [ JAMES S  Nov 17, 2015 ]
    While I have an Iphone, I am not a fan of Siri. I however think that since it has great bluetooth communication, I expect that yes would be the answer based upon voice phone book operation.I am really pleased with the unit and would buy again. RM [ Milton  May 18, 2015 ]
    I Cannot speak for Apple products, but it works fine with Google/Android software. [ Robert  May 18, 2015 ]
    I have done couple of these installs and they are really pretty straight forward. The instructions are clear. About the only issue might be connecting the wires - I solder but crimp connectors will work as well. Water is not a problem and the connectors are sturdy and not apt to come loose. Maybe a couple of hours to save $70 [ David  Aug 02, 2015 ]
    My husband installed mine. Had to buy a wiring harness for my car and he had no problems. [ Erwin  Feb 08, 2015 ]
    Crutchfield's info on installation is dead-on. If you are at all handy with cars, you should be able to handle it. You need some basic tools and skills to do that. Knowing how to use and correctly attach electrical wires (soldering or crimp type wire connectors) is a must. Knowing basics of how to remove and reinstall interior trim panels is a must, but Crutchfield can help with that. Basic skill with a DVM (digital volt meter) or VOM (analog volt-ohm meter) is helpful, too, but probably not essential. If any of the above scares you, then hiring someone might be best, but guidance from a friend with these skills might work too. Good Luck [ Daniel  Feb 07, 2015 ]
    I've put in a dozen or so radios and this one was easy. The install kit was good and I called in for tech support. Be sure to get all the necessary install parts; if in doubt, discuss with Crutch advisor. Good luck! [ Gene  Feb 04, 2015 ]
    Tony, The Sony MEX-N6000BH was easy to install myself in my Nissan Xterra. Instructions were included showing how to take the old unit out of my dash. All wiring, new molding/frame, etc. were provided free by Crutchfield . I used wire crimps to connect the harnesses, you can solder if you want. The best part was a qualified Crutchfield rep. was a phone call away if I needed! Piece of cake! [ DENNIS P  Feb 04, 2015 ]
    My thought would be that if you have to ask that question you should probably have a pro install it. With basic automotive mechanical knowledge its pretty easy. The hardest part is removing the dash shroud to be able to access the OEM radio. If your able to do that the rest is easy. [ David  Feb 04, 2015 ]
    Thanks I have a 1992 bronco. I'm going to try it myself. [ tony  Feb 04, 2015 ]
    Thanks William ?? [ tony  Feb 04, 2015 ]
    The answer depends on your skills and your priorities. If you feel competent to attempt it and would like to save the cost of someone else doing it then install it yourself. I didn't know how to do it so I read the installation manual and watched some youtube videos of other people doing the installation in my model of car. I installed it in a 2005 Honda Civic and it took me a couple of hours to do. If I did it again it would take an hour or less. the local big box store told me that they would do the installation of a car radio that I bought elsewhere for $70 plus parts. You should get all of the parts you need with the radio free of charge, which is the wiring harness and install kit. I'm glad I installed it myself since I saved money and I also had a sense of success in doing something I'd never done before. By the way, I found the Crutchfield installation instruction (the Mastersheet) accurate and helpful. You will need to get a panel trim tool ($6) and wire connecters ($3), which I would get from Crutchfield. Hope this helps. [ THEODORE  Feb 04, 2015 ]
    I thought this was the smoothest easiest install I'd ever done by myself. Every car is different I suppose. It came with a free install kit for the wiring. Only thing I needed to buy was some crimp connections, although you could use wing nuts. Took me about 45 mins to an hour including everything. You could save a lot of time by prewiring the wiring adapter beforehand in the house. If you know a little bit about tools, and are somewhat handy, it's pretty straightforward. Everything matched perfectly and worked the first time. So far this Sony unit kicks butt! I thought I would have to replace the speakers, too, but sounds perfect as is. Good Luck. [ Todd  Feb 04, 2015 ]
    2002 GMC Sierra. head unit pigtail and supplied adapter could not have lined up better color for color. you basically put two pigtails end to end, plug one end into the dash and one in to the head unit and put the head unit in the dash. I soldered my connections and recommend it. I also needed a couple of small metric sockets. my dash came right off no problem following the provided instructions. [ Linda  Feb 04, 2015 ]
    I suppose it depends on your car and your ability and tools. I have a kinda exotic setup (bmw) and I got a quote of "a couple hundred dollars" for a local shop to install my stereo, etc. I figured I'd try it myself. There have been some obstacles, (space is tight in my radio compartment, what to do with an extra antenna wire, etc.) but reading the manuals CAREFULLY and help from tech support will probably be adequate to get the job done. I needed a soldering gun, heat shrink tubing and a few basic tools. That's pretty much it. so far everything is working, except the steering wheel controls and I just need to connect to the right wire and I should be good to go. [ TOM  Feb 04, 2015 ]
    Do it yourself , super easy with very detailed instructions. It took me less then 2 hours and looks like a factory install.!! [ John  Feb 04, 2015 ]
    Hi tony, initially I would have answered this question with hire it out. But after my experience with Crutchfield, I niw say do it yourself. I read all of the installation instructions and then laid everything out. Just to look at al of the wires and speakers was a bit overwhelming so I called tech support and asked for help. The person on the other end explained the process to me and then stayed on the phone during the entire installation of the head unit and the amplifier. My tech support person even have me some pointers that are not in the book since he also has installed many systems in vehicles and was able to walk me through wire by wire until everything powered up. It took me about 1.5 hours. Make sure your phone is charged up and you use a wireless mic so you can use both hands. The next morning I tackled the speakers, sub woofer and again called tech support for help. Same thing, the tech support person stayed on the phone the entire install as if they were in my garage coaching me through. My wife's Jeep Wrangler sounds awesome, and you can't tell a pro didn't install it. Next on my list, home surround sound for the house.good luck. [ RUBEN  Feb 04, 2015 ]
    The install was very easy. I ran across one issue and a quick call to the tech department quickly resolved it. [ David  Feb 04, 2015 ]
    it was easy to install but the set-up takes some serious time, unit sounds great [ Stephen  Feb 04, 2015 ]
    Do it yourself! The instructions were super easy to follow and there is plenty of support from Crutchfield in case you run into a snag. They provide you with a color chart so you cannot go wrong In wiring the receiver and all the accessories they suggested were a perfect fit. [ William  Feb 04, 2015 ]
    I did it myself , I am a handy person, but I believe it to be very do able. I installed it in a Toyota and it turned out great [ Timothy  Feb 04, 2015 ]
    Depending on the car your putting in, it can be slightly complicated but with basic mechanical skills it can done And is slightly more rewarding then paying someone to do it [ Jeffrey  Feb 04, 2015 ]
    I installed this stereo in a 2010 Harley Ultra Limited. I used the Biketronics install kit that works seamlessly with this unit and it was a piece of cake. Everything fit like it was supposed to and worked perfect the first time. I can't answer for an install into a car, but for a motorcycle ... no problem doing it yourself. [ Mark  Feb 04, 2015 ]
    It does but you have to put the music into a folder called music otherwise the radio can't find the files. Also if you have other files on the usb it might not work [ JAMES S  Nov 17, 2015 ]
    Yes, it works for me. Also it is easy to browse or change folders using the numbered button keys on the front or the remote. If your phone has a usb cable, then it plays mp3 from there too. [ Atul  Feb 01, 2015 ]
    USB with MP3 works just fine for me on my Sony MEX-6000 [ George  Jan 28, 2015 ]
    Yes it does play mp3s directly from a usb memory stick using the front usb port [ JAMES S  Jan 27, 2015 ]
    No it doesn't. Sorry. [ GARY  Jan 27, 2015 ]
    Yes this unit does play mp3's from the front usb port I have done it and had no problem with it at all. [ Kenneth  Jan 27, 2015 ]
    It will play MP3s, have had no trouble with it. [ Richard  Jan 27, 2015 ]
    I have not tried it with simply a USB memory stick, but I am pretty sure it will. The only thing I use the USB port for is my old iPod that doesn't have Bluetooth or to charge my phone or something. Sorry I don't have the exact answer for you. [ Randolph  Jan 27, 2015 ]
    Also if you have a subwoofer and want to just use the eq for all your sound just set the HPF for the speakers and the subs at the same level. For instance, my subs go up to 120hz so I set the reg speakers to not go below that [ JAMES S  Nov 17, 2015 ]
    Push Menu, then Set Sound. In those sub menus you can adjust the base level by either selecting one of the preset sound schemes or by setting up your own custom configuration with the equalizer. [ MICHAEL L  Jan 06, 2015 ]
    Push the "Menu" button, under sound, there are several settings for the Bass, depending on how you have connected and set-up the bass speaker/s. [ Randall  Jan 05, 2015 ]
    Honestly, if I told you I'd be lying. I'm not quite sure since I really haven't played with it that much. I adjust the base through the amp I have it connected to. I THINK that there is a way through the menu. If you scroll through there should be a selection for sound or EQ, or something of the sort. I believe it can be adjusted there as well. Sorry if I wasn't much help! [ Dwayne  Jan 05, 2015 ]
    I am not sure. I have never tried. [ Robert  Jan 05, 2015 ]
    Press the sound button on the remote and scroll to the EQ Preset and pick a setting that you like. [ Gary  Jan 05, 2015 ]
    Hit menu and then turn the knob to "set sound" . Press the know in and then turn it to "eq". It will then let you select each frequency to boost. [ michael  Jan 05, 2015 ]
    Hit menu and then turn the knob to "set sound" . Press the know in and then turn it to "eq". It will then let you select each frequency to boost. [ michael  Jan 05, 2015 ]
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