XM Onyx EZ
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The XM Onyx EZ has an easy-to-read blue display
XM's Onyx EZ Dock & Play satellite radio gives you everything SiriusXM has to offer in a compact, portable package that's ready for the road. The package includes a car kit with everything you need to enjoy SiriusXM in your vehicle.
The Onyx EZ features an easy-to-read blue display that lets you view artist name, song or program title, and channel information all at the same time. You can store up to 10 favorite channels for one-touch access. Plus, the handy One-Touch Jump™ button lets you switch back to the last channel you were listening to, or check out traffic and weather.
For best performance, use the Aux In cable that's included with the Onyx EZ kit. If your car's radio doesn't have an aux input, you can also use the included SiriusXM PowerConnect™ system to deliver clear sound through your vehicle's FM radio. You'll also get the other accessories you'll need for installation in your car — a car cradle and antenna, plus dash and vent mounts. If you have an older car, the Onyx will also work with a cassette adapter (sold separately).
Note: A subscription is required and sold separately by SiriusXM. Some channels not available in all packages. Satellite radio service is available only within Canada and the lower 48 states — not available in Hawaii or U.S. territories.
It works great.
Anonymous, Cooperstown, NY
Average Customer Review(s):
It works great.
Although I do like the Sirius service, this radio leaves a lot to be desired. I didn't buy it from Crutchfield, which, now that I own it, it wouldn't have mattered much as I didn't pay much for it. My biggest complaint is you don't get full access to all the channels regardless of subscription type. Also, going from an Onyx Plus to this, you lose the hour of playback from your programmed channels. All in all, along with SXM's horribad customer service, it makes you want to beat this thing to pieces with a bat.
Pros: Rubberized buttons.
Cons: Everythuing mentioned above and everything else but tthe buttons.
I love SiriusXM and this receiver is outstanding. Easy to install and use.
Works well, good price. I was disapointed that it only has 9 presets, and no song found capabilities. I bought this to replace my old roady 2 which I had for 10 years, thought this was an upgrade, now I'm not so sure. My old unit had 30 presets, and you could hit a button when a song was playing then after that any time that song was on any station it woul alert you. I got the onyx on sale, good deal I guess, don't think it's worth the price.
Pros: Good sale price
Cons: Only 9 presets No song found capabilities No remote with car unit
Bought it for my wife forChristmas and she loves it. Packaging was really well, definitely can tell crutchfieldreally cares for their products and customers
Great product, easy to install & easy to use.
Pros: Easy to use
Cons: Large mounting with wires hanging out
Easy to use and install. Good sound.
Pros: Clear display, easy to read.
Cons: None yet.
Works great ! easy to install.
works as advertised, easy to switch unit from car to home
Pros: easy to move from car to home base, installation instructions were clear
Cons: needed 50 foot antena extension to get reception (stereo in northeast part of house, antena needs southwest exposure.
Very easy to install and operate. My 18-year-old love's this new option for her car. Another great purchase from Crutchfield .
I'm very pleased with both the home kit and the vehicle kit .
Pros: Simple, easy, quick connection. Great reception as long as the antenna is "visible" to the satellite. Easy to use and use.
Cons: None that I've experienced in the short time I've owned it.
Easy install, great value
I bought this to us in my 2015 Kenworth T680. Being an over the road trucker, there are certain must haves. A CB radio to communicate with other drivers for road conditions (which helped me avoid a bad snow storm today). A quality GPS with commercial vehicle (semi-truck) options. And a Sirius/XM satellite radio to help pass the 600 mile days. The Onyx is a good little receiver, with a great docking feature, so you can move from truck, to car, to the house. I've used it solid for a week now, and it's been flawless. While my Kenworth has an aluminum frame and body, I just mounted the antenna to the top of a mirror with double sided tape. It's worked in every direction. The tallest part of the truck has had no masking effect on it.
Pros: Easy to use. Easy to mount. Inexpensive.
This product has been great! It was very easy to install, and easy to work!
Great product easy install. So far so good.
Pros: Easy install Does everything I need it to
Very easy to install & use.
Pros: Easy to use and affordable.
There is a defect that causes signal loss from the antenna giving you a broken or missing antenna error message. Also the reception is terrible. Don't wast your time with this garbage!
Cons: Defective item with bad receptionCrutchfield response on 7/7/2015 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our customer service or tech support teams right away. They can help you solve the problem and get this working. We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
Poor quality, very cheesy plastic screen , but it seems to work good.
works great love it
Very easy to use. Just slide it into the speaker docking unit and that's it
Pros: Easy to assemple
Cons: The writing on the keys is microscopic, so make sure you have a pair of young eyes available to help you
Works great in our rural area where fm radio stations are limited.
Pros: Love the mobility and ease of use.
I've heard of siriusxm for awhile, since when it was two different companies. It's a wonder I didn't get satellite radio sooner.
Pros: Easy to use Easy to install in a truck 200+ chanels
Cons: Not as easy on the eyes as an older onyx unit Not so easy to install in a car Slight distraction while trying to find a certain chanel 200+ chanels
simple and good
Cons: need existing system to play through
Excellent sound and easy to install. I used the AUX input and put the antenna right under the windshield.
Pros: Low cost, clear blue display, easy install, vent mount works well.
Cons: Preset buttons are too small.
Very inexpensive and convenient device for accessing SiriusXM Radio.
Pros: Simple & convenient installation.
Cons: FM connection not as good as expected.
Love it works very well
product looks appealing. have not yet installed but looks sturdy and fuctional.
Got this radio to try out XM services. Service rep at Sirius suggested this radio for what I wanted, NHL games and Howard Stern. With the All Access plan, I get nearly every channel Sirius offers. It's a light weight radio and doesn't take up a lot of room. Installation is fairly easy and quick.
Pros: Small and light weight. Can be mounted virtually anywhere. Easy navigation of stations. Colors can be changed or dimmed for comfortable driving. Red works great for night time.
Cons: The adhesive that comes with this didn't work for me, and the stand made it top heavy and kept falling off my dash. I ended up not using the stand and buying plastic velcro strip to mount directly to the dash and radio. Much sturdier.
Delivery was prompt, product works as advertised
Pros: Reasonable price, cheaper than factory installed unit with same results
Cons: Need to find a better attachment method.
I bought the Onyx EZ to replace a Roady II originally purchased in 2005 - it was easy to install in a 2006 Toyota Sienna, works extremely well through FM modulation and the black color matches the existing radio - for less than $100 I was able to quickly replace the old Roady which had developed problems (after 9 years of constant use - no complaints about that) - the "jump" button is great as it allows you to go right to traffic and weather for your city and then jump back to the station you were listening to - overall this is a great addition for a relatively low price.
Great price & easy to use.
This unit works great and has a lot of great options.
Great product, easy to install, reception comes in great.
After a full month of attempting to get this radio to play through my existing FM car radio, I give up,
Pros: Nicely packaged and designed, in appearance that is.
Cons: Can't get it to work. Pre-set buttons are rather small.Crutchfield response on 5/12/2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
Easy installation, ample antenna wire length and works great! Nice unit and it arrived quickly!
Pros: Good display, easy to understand and operate.
Cons: Had to tape down antenna wire across roof as there was no place to tuck it in. Small presets are difficult to see but are a minor drawback considering unit size and overall features.
Not what I expected, I needed to do more research so my mistake
Pros: Nice radio, way more channels than you could ever need
Cons: Not as simple to install as stated. Go with in dash unit. Monthly fees have added taxes and some so called music fee. Will go back to iPod which has its issues but still FREE to download and listen.
Since I gave the XM Onyx EZ Dock and Play to my sister for a birthday gift, I can only relay to you what she said to me after thanking me many times is that she enjoys it so much and is happy to have it. She is enjoying the great music and variety of channels offered by siriusXM.
Pros: Clear reception, variety of stations that are offered, ease of access to channels.
Cons: None so far.
Works like a champ! I love this item! Makes my car so much easier to get into know I have XM radio now!
Easy install and set up
Pros: Easily installed
Cons: Vent mounting brackets not stable enough.
THIS PRODUCT IS GREAT.!
Pros: EASY TO SET UP.
Cons: NOT THE COLOR MODEL.
Very happy with the ONYX EZ, actually this is my second one ! I have one in my wife's Expedition also Service from Crutchfield is a-1 !!!!!!! Have used them 4 or 5 times, and will definitely use them again
Pros: Everything works as it should very pleased
New to satellite radio, so I can not compare to other units. However, this unit is easy to use and set up. Antenna placement is everything. I did expect more in terms of reception, but I have come to learn that SW Oregon trees and topography are not satellite friendly!
Pros: Ease of use
Cons: Could be more functional with aftermarket head units
Have had this unit for about a week and have had no problems with it. I have an older car with no Ipod input and the cassette player will not work with these units. This unit has an FM transmitter which allows the signal to come through the radio on FM 97.3. The only problem I have had with the radio is dealing with the radio provider.
Pros: Small and works with my existing radio.
Cons: Dealing with Sirius getting everything set up for the radio. I did not read the fine print on the rebate and lost out on the cash.
Easy install. I wanted to attach to vents on dash, but difficult to establish stability. I change out cars every other year and do not want to affix to dash. When installing on vent unit shakes and antenna wire loosens enough at times to lose signal. I have had radio 2 weeks, happy when not having to push antenna wire into unit.
Pros: E-Z install and works
Cons: Need to put screw in connections to limit loosening. Great Idea there.
Products is top of the line, perfect for us. Service is #1, professional and patient. Installed home docking station, have car to do. So easy, great soud with the Bose radio.
Ok, i was skeptical when this arrived. Could something so small and easy to set up actually work? Right out of the box i was convinced that the sticky pad attachment was going to be a problem. It wasnt, I stuck it on the dash below the factory radio and its held on like a champ. The setup was super easy, the reception is great, and ive yet to find a single thing about this thats a problem. Its a good unit, buy it and find out. My next purchase is going to be the home docking reciever for this!
Pros: Small but still finger friendly. Good display. Mounting options galore. Sounds very good!
Cons: None yet
eazy to use nice display
great little radio, easy to use, easy to set up.
The Onyx EZ is a great radio. It is slim, sturdy, and easy to use. Installation in the home and car is very easy, if esthetics is not desired (unless you can hide the wires better than me). The sound is clear and I've had no problems with the antenna reception. I have been an XM subscriber for over 10 years. This unit is basic and solid.....no frills.
Pros: Solid unit. Works well.
Cons: The remote lags a little bit, even when placed right up to the unit. I had this problem with previous remotes for XM units. The auto docking station requires you to plug into your 6V cigarette lighter---not very esthetic. I had it professionally installed and they were able to tie into the car's 6V circuit and hide the wire.
Very easy to install and set-up. Literally took less than 20 minutes.
Pros: Easy install and set-up.
Cons: Display does not dim enough (distracting/bright at night).
Comes with everything .And it works great. Works with the Sirius FM Direct Adapter crutchfield Item# 607FMDA25
Pros: comes with everything
OnyX EZ Dock & Play Radio: The OnyX EZ Dock & Play Radio + Home Kit provides SiriusXM Satellite Radio programming in your home or office. The OnyX EZ Dock & Play Radio lets you pause, rewind, & replay live SiriusXM Radio. You can view the artist name, song or program title and channel info on its 3-line graphic display. And with optional accessories you can listen to the onyX EZ Dock & Play Radio in your vehicle, in another room or location, or even outdoors (optional accessories sold separately). All with just one SiriusXM subscription.
Note: The OnyX EZ Dock & Play Radio + Home Kit requires a SiriusXM subscription.
SiriusXM Satellite Radio Programming: The OnyX EZ Satellite Radio receiver supports limited SiriusXM programming only (some SiriusXM channels not available). This Satellite Radio operates on the XM Network. You can easily add this XM tuner to an existing SiriusXM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.
Large Multi-Line Display: The OnyX EZ Satellite Radio receiver features a large multi-line blue display which lets you view artist name, song title, and channel information. You can adjust the brightness and contrast of the unit's display.
Tuning Functions: The OnyX EZ offers a variety of tuning functions.
Auto Shut-Off: When the onyX EZ is in the vehicle dock, and Auto Shut Off has been enabled, the plug & play radio will automatically shut off after 8 hours of inactivity, when no buttons have pressed. This features prevents the vehicle battery from being discharged if you forget to turn the unit off.
Vehicle Dock: The OnyX EZ satellite radio receiver comes supplied with a vehicle dock which allows you to listen to SiriusXM Satellite Radio in your vehicle. The vehicle dock has color-coded connectors to assist you in connecting the cables to the correct connector. The vehicle dock also has a rear-panel wire-guide that can help you organize the cables and wires connected to the dock. The OnyX EZ satellite dadio receiver's vehicle dock provides three connection options to transfer SiriusXM Satellite Radio audio to your vehicle's audio system.
Magnetic Antenna: The unit comes supplied with a magnetic antenna that is designed to be run outside of the vehicle and placed on the roof of your vehicle. The magnetic antenna will adhere to your vehicle's sheet metal.
Mounting: The mounting location of the onyX EZ should be easily accessible for controlling the unit and provide good visibility of the unit's display, and should not be located where it will be in direct sunlight, which will affect the visibility of the display screen. The OnyX EZ satellite receiver comes with two mounting options.
Note: When mounting the onyX EZ in your vehicle, choose a location where it will not block your vision, interfere with the controls, or obstruct the air bag.
Optional Accessories: A vehicle kit, boombox, and additional home kit is available for the SiriusXM onyX EZ radio.
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I have one just like it and love it .This one is for my wife. [ Stanley Sep 08, 2017 ]
The last one I had just broke so I ordered a new one the last one I had for 10 years [ John frederick Apr 22, 2017 ]
This came with receiver. I am going to use Pandora with IPhone. I had 3 XM services. I had 2 disconnected do to XM/Sirius being soooo difficult to deal with on subscription renewals and the foreigners they use for support. [ B Apr 08, 2017 ]
birthday gift for mom, basic features that she likes, in and out of the car [ Jason Feb 24, 2017 ]
Easy installation [ Walter Oct 30, 2016 ]
Needed [ VANCE Jul 14, 2016 ]
I have ordered three automotive stereo systems from Crutchfield within the last 5 years, always what I ordered with timely delivery. [ James D. May 26, 2016 ]
tried replacing factory unit with a nice system from cruthfied , but did not work well with cars operating systems. So this is my solution for the stock radio , I can use my sirus subscription with factory unit [ EMILIO Apr 05, 2016 ]
Have one that works great but needed another for a different location. [ Robert Mar 22, 2016 ]
I have an older version (XM Snap) of this kit and have really enjoyed it over the years and it is still going strong! Purchasing this one as a gift for my retired traveling in-laws to enjoy in their motorhome, they will love it. [ Tim Dec 08, 2015 ]
Most compatible with the boombox purchased. [ MARGERY Dec 07, 2015 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy Aug 16, 2014 ] Staff
If your car's radio doesn't have an aux input, you can also use the included SiriusXM PowerConnectT system to deliver clear sound through your vehicle's FM radio. [ Jeff Dec 18, 2013 ] Staff