Top Best 10 Sony Car Audio: Sony Car Stereo in December 2021

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Sony - 6-1/2" 2-Way Coaxial Car/Marine Speakers with Dual Cones (Pair) - Black
Description

Keep your music rocking with these Sony XSMP1611B speakers that features a UV-, weather- and saltwater-resistant design for use in marine applications. The 140W max power and 65W RMS help ensure rich, dynamic sound.

6 Features
  • Geek Squad® installation: is strongly recommended for this product. Please visit your local Best Buy store for details.
  • Handles up to 140W maximum power: For robust, controlled audio that is crisp and clear.
  • 45Hz - 20kHz frequency response: Offers faithful sound reproduction.
  • 6-1/2" dual-cone design: Provides an optimal audio experience.
  • 4 ohms impedance: Conducts power evenly to keep the speaker at an appropriate level.
  • Weather-, UV- and saltwater-resistant design: Offers the durability needed for marine applications.
  • 7 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by kimboheath, 10 out of 10
    Great Speakers

    We bought these speakers for our boat to replace the old ones. The speakers sound crisp and clear and the price was great!

    May 30, 2017 08:58
  • Review by Doug, 10 out of 10
    In my Jeep and just great

    I put these in the sound bar of my older Jeep Wrangler. They sound great and I won't have to worry if the top is off and it starts raining. They are plenty loud and sound just great. They fit perfectly.

    Feb 26, 2019 12:41
  • Review by Kimberly, 10 out of 10
    New Boat Speakers

    The speakers are great. They bring extra powerful sound on my boat and are a great price. They are also easy to install.

    Nov 28, 2018 20:27
  • Review by JanK, 10 out of 10
    Perfect for the job!

    Remodeling a pontoon boat and these speakers were the perfect size, color, waterproof, and fit. Didn't need anything fancy, for the purpose but the sound is far better than I expected for the price.

    Sep 11, 2020 18:08
  • Review by Johnsmith, 10 out of 10
    Worth the money

    Easy install with the adapter cable that I needed. They literally just snap in to the factory adapter. Best Buy website has a handy tool to tell which one you need to get. For the price I paid on these I was not disappointed.

    Aug 04, 2019 11:06
  • Review by Leopeople, 10 out of 10
    Music

    These speakers sound great, waterproof for motorcycles.

    Nov 01, 2020 07:49
  • Review by Gxgx, 10 out of 10
    Great for the price

    Great for the price. You’ll be happy!

    I installed them on my boat!!!

    May 23, 2020 22:27
  • 10score
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    Sony - MARINE In-Dash Digital Media Receiver with Bluetooth - Satellite Radio - Black
    Description

    This mobile-friendly receiver gives you multiple ways to enjoy your music on your next adventure. Added water-resistance features make sure you have your music in almost any weather.Geek Squad® installation is strongly recommended for this product. Please visit your local Best Buy store for details.

    10 Features
  • WAV, WMA, AAC, and more playback formats: Offer versatile listening options.
  • Tap into your device's music library: Bluetooth connectivity and USB port allow you to connect your device and play music.
  • You're ready for Satellite Radio: Features the control and display functionality to support SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Tuner and subscription required for activation (not included).
  • Tune in to your favorite radio stations: The AM/FM tuner can be preset to 30 different stations (12 AM, 18 FM).
  • Digital graphic equalizer with active crossover: For custom sound.
  • Control your favorite music apps: Once you've connected your phone, you can control the Pandora radio app right from your receiver.
  • Apple iPhone- and iPod-ready: Features direct control for iPod, Siri Eyes Free compatibility for iPhone.
  • Manage music, settings and functions using the LCD display: Clearly displays information. Faceplate detaches for enhanced security.
  • 55W peak power x 4 channels:
  • Connect your receiver to devices and speakers: Use the 3.5mm auxiliary input or the USB port to connect your device. It also has subwoofer output.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Israel, 10 out of 10
    Looks good

    Excellent for my golf cart. Didn’t want to spend a fortune on a radio that wasn’t going to get used. This one worked perfectly. Came with plugs to waterproof the back of the unit. Matched marine Sony speaker 6.5in. Very loud with decent midrange.

    Feb 12, 2021 16:09
  • Review by MrEmpyrean, 10 out of 10
    Great for Harley Davidson

    Bought this for my Harley. Weather proof and good sound without an additional amp.

    May 21, 2021 17:00
  • Review by rgambino, 10 out of 10
    Perfect upgrade

    I installed this in my new to me Bayliner Trophy Cabin Boat. With my new Marine Speakers, paired with the Bluetooth signal from my iPhone, this radio is exactly what I’ve been looking for. If you’re installing this for Marine Use, make sure you properly have a good ground and Antenna if you plan on have clear audio while using the FM radio. It’s 2019 so I pretty much use Bluetooth and the remote comes in handy as I keep that near the cockpit area. Highly recommended.

    Jan 16, 2019 17:45
  • Review by Yesmen, 10 out of 10
    Nice Power

    This radio sound nice and have nice power. However, it came without a radio ID which you need to connect the SiriusXM Station. I'm trying to get it from Sony. Other than that it has everything you need.

    Aug 05, 2018 11:56
  • Review by mehaha, 10 out of 10
    Great stereo

    Great buy! Was excellent for a boat not so much for a vehicle though!

    Dec 18, 2020 15:52
  • Review by Tony, 10 out of 10
    Bad @$

    The secret is to match the head unit with the speakers!

    Dec 01, 2017 21:00
  • Review by Abcd, 10 out of 10
    Good buy

    Happy with a new stereo. Great job as a replacement for my Old one. A lot more technology and also Bluetooth

    Jul 15, 2017 17:47
  • Review by Meli, 10 out of 10
    Gifted to son

    Guess it was what he wanted so was great.

    He was happy

    Sep 18, 2020 16:47
  • 9.8score
    3
    Sony
    Sony - In-Dash Receiver - Built-in Bluetooth with Detachable Faceplate - Black
    Description

    Enjoy music and connectivity wherever you go with this Sony MEX Bluetooth receiver featuring voice control and 4x55W amps. The graphic equalizer and extra bass boost let you adjust audio, while the high-power amplifier delivers clear, natural sounding audio. Connect two smartphones with the dual Bluetooth feature, using the second exclusively for hands-free calls.Questions on upgrading your car? We can help.Connect with an expert to find tech that works for you.Learn more about car upgrades

    8 Features
  • WMA, AAC, MP3 and other playback formats: Offer versatile listening options.
  • Tap into your device's music library: Bluetooth connectivity and USB port allow you to connect your device and play music.
  • Tune in to your favorite radio stations: The AM/FM tuner can be preset to 30 different stations (12 AM, 18 FM).
  • 10-band digital graphic equalizer with active crossover: For custom sound.
  • Control your favorite music apps: Once you've connected your phone, you can control the Pandora radio app right from your receiver.
  • Apple® iPhone®- and iPod®-ready: Features direct control for iPod, Siri Eyes Free compatibility for iPhone.
  • Manage music, settings and functions using the LCD display: Clearly displays information. Faceplate detaches for enhanced security.
  • Connect your receiver to devices and speakers: Use the 3.5mm auxiliary input or the USB port to connect your device.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by baysue, 10 out of 10
    Great but beware . . .

    I just installed in this in my 2002 F-150. Fit well with little modification. Had wanted a double DIN but too much modification was needed to the dash. Love everything about this radio - sound quality, Bluetooth, hands free calling, etc. Can be a little tricky to operate at first. The only disappointment is that the specs say it has "selectable color illumination". This model does not. Now I have blue illumination on the stereo with green everywhere else. Not a huge deal but it is is disappointing when specs are incorrect, so beware.

    Aug 24, 2019 19:19
  • Review by Reno, 10 out of 10
    Works as intended

    Radio is very expensive-looking works great in my car I will post a couple of pictures

    Mar 12, 2021 18:07
  • Review by Smith, 10 out of 10
    Easy install

    We bought this to replace the old non-working radio in our 1993 Ford Ranger. It was an easy install and sounds great. We plan to purchase another one for our 1995 Nissan pickup.

    Aug 08, 2020 21:10
  • Review by Crystle, 10 out of 10
    Extremely happy with my purchase and experience

    The radio works excellent The geek squad I would recommend having them install it they do a great job it looks great in the car I had no issues with it it was exactly what I was looking for when I asked them and told them they directed me to this radio and I have no problems I also recommend getting the extended warranty and when The geek squad installs it you get a lifetime warranty on installation I'm very happy with my experience

    Oct 30, 2020 14:31
  • Review by mike, 10 out of 10
    great radio

    meets all my needs for what I need am,FM bluetooth has everything u need plus more features u wont even use

    Nov 07, 2019 12:08
  • Review by rdj252, 8 out of 10
    Fantastic addition/replacement player for my truck

    Great player that allows for hands free calls in the vehicle. Has both FM & AM with the ability to program lots of channels, and the CD player works great. There are lots of features, and I'm still working through those because all I really wanted was anew CD player in my truck- the rest have been bonuses. The only thing that keeps me from giving this 5 stars is that it goes into demo or ad mode (showing what it does on the screen) after it plays for a while. It might be me and I haven't figured out how to get that to stop (besides pushing the display button on the remote).

    Aug 02, 2021 08:25
  • Review by BSho, 10 out of 10
    Great addition to any car

    Excellent Sony deck. Fairly easy to operate . Comes with an owners manual. You cant go wrong with Sony electronics

    Mar 05, 2021 20:28
  • Review by Ivan, 10 out of 10
    Really great quality, extremely affordable.

    This stereo looks great and is packed full of amenities with a super low price I would definitely buy another for my other cars.

    May 29, 2020 18:35
  • 9.2score
    Sony - 6.2" - Apple® CarPlay™ - Built-in Bluetooth - In-Dash Digital Media Receiver - Black
    Description

    Navigate your smartphone without taking your hands off the wheel with this Sony 6.2-inch media receiver. Compatible with Apple CarPlay, this media center allows for smartphone integration with voice control. Drive up to four 55W outputs with the Dynamic Reality Amp, and simulate a dashboard speaker source by calibrating output frequencies with the Dynamic Sound Organizer. This Sony 6.2-inch media receiver connects easily to your phone to access traffic information, check emails or make calls.Questions on upgrading your car? We can help.Connect with an expert to find tech that works for you.Learn more about car upgrades

    8 Features
  • XviD, MPEG-4, WAV, WMA, AAC and other playback formats: Offer versatile listening options.
  • Tap into your device's music library: Bluetooth connectivity and USB port allow you to connect your device and play music.
  • You're ready for Satellite Radio: Features the control and display functionality to support SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Tuner and subscription required for activation (not included). *Additional fees may apply
  • Tune in to your favorite radio stations: The AM/FM tuner can be preset to 30 different stations (12 AM, 18 FM).
  • 10-band digital graphic equalizer: For custom sound.
  • Manage music, settings and functions using the touch screen: Clearly displays information.
  • 55W peak power x 4 channels:
  • Connect your receiver to devices and speakers: Use the 3.5mm auxiliary input or the USB port to connect your device. It also has camera connector.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Antor, 10 out of 10
    Good looking stereo!

    I purchased this stereo because of the look and the volume knob. I am overall very satisfied with it but I have faced/facing two issues. The mount bracket that is recommended for this stereo is not quite compatible with it, especially in SN95 Mustangs. However, the geek squad employee who installed the stereo on my car did a custom work on it to make it fit better in my car. The second issue is that the radio goes off and on by itself (not a lot, maybe once a month). The stereo may itself not be responsible for this problem, it may have something to do with my car's battery. But let's see if I can make it go away by doing something with the battery cables and terminals.

    May 24, 2021 19:27
  • Review by NapMan, 10 out of 10
    Great, full-featured CarPlay Stereo

    This is really quite a nice unit. The display is very sharp and clear and having the USB port right on the front is very convenient for using CarPlay. I'm happy that Geek Squad was able to retain my steering wheel controls and backup camera in my 2015 Toyota Corolla. One thing to note, if some of your steering wheel controls don't work like you want you can customize them within the settings of the stereo.

    Apr 14, 2021 09:15
  • Review by nabuwines, 10 out of 10
    Love this Sony Car Stereo!

    Really love the ease of use of this unit. Plug in your iPhone in and it only boots up as Apple Car Play. The Sony interface is legit and I'm very happy. All I can say is if you are planning on replacing your factory stereo with a Smart upgrade this is the one

    Jan 24, 2020 16:08
  • Review by yung1, 10 out of 10
    AMAZING

    I bought this stereo to replace my 1999 stock stereo and i love it. I mostly use it for CarPlay, so i have maps/navigation, spotify, and hands free calling/messaging. I have a 1999 camry and installed/wired it myself using a harness connector off amazon. Would definitely recommend

    Nov 09, 2021 03:03
  • Review by Awesome, 10 out of 10
    Great sound improvement and functionality

    Works great. Improved the stereo sound quality tenfold in my 2009 4runner. Apple CarPlay works great.

    Oct 29, 2021 12:57
  • Review by Lissa, 10 out of 10
    Sony

    They did an awesome job installing it and setting everything up. As a female I love that I can use my nails for the touch screen.

    Nov 05, 2021 15:55
  • Review by DonCruise, 10 out of 10
    Excellent basic car stereo

    I’ve seen other reviews on slow and responsive the unit is, but it wasn’t that bad. In fact, it was better than expected.

    It fits perfect in my vehicle, and the display looks pretty good. I’m definitely satisfied.

    Jul 08, 2019 09:32
  • Review by Paul, 10 out of 10
    Way better then the stock.

    Had it installed into my daughters car. Because she got a ticket. Supposedly touching her phone in the car with it moving. Now she can plug the phone into the head unit hands free driving.

    Jul 06, 2019 04:29
  • 9.0score
    Sony - 6.95" Andriod Auto and Apple CarPlay Bluetooth Digitial Media Receiver - Black
    Description

    Take control seamlessly while driving with this Sony high-power media receiver. Support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto gives you hands-free control over navigation, audio playback and voice calls. The large touchscreen on this Sony high-power media receiver connects to your phone to display important information in an easy-to-read format.

    4 Features
  • Apple CarPlay: Connect your compatible Apple smartphone to get directions, stream music and more via Apple CarPlay.
  • Android Auto: Connect your compatible Android smartphone to get directions, stream music and more via Android Auto.
  • Weblink Cast: Connect your compatible Apple or Android smartphone to mirror and control it directly from the car audio screen
  • Clear and Responsive, Anti-glare 6.95-inch Touchscreen: The anti-glare 6.95" touchscreen gives you intuitive control over music playback, making phone calls and more.
  • 4 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Soco808, 6 out of 10
    WIRED AA/CP With Simple UI/Settings

    This head unit is NOT wireless AA or CP and while searching online for product support, what I got instead was that this deck is apparently a European model.

    Now that stuff is out of the way, the XAVAX3250 does not suck. It is far superior than the paperweights Boss is putting out and the sound quality is just a little better than a comparably priced JVC. Which is crazy to me since JVC is Kenwood and Kenwood is about as good as it gets.

    Crazier still is that Sony has achieved this with about 4% of the audio tweeks offered by JVC, with a rudimentary graphic 10 band equalizer (+-6db with Sub +-10db), bass improvement settings of off, 1 or 2 and that's it.

    I'm in the, "give me as many knobs and settings or curves but preferably all of the above," camp so my first thought when I saw the anemic amount of settings, was if I had saved the packaging for the mounting screws because I was going to return yet another deck to Best Buy.

    All things considered, I think I'm keeping this slimmed down and straight to the point deck with better than average sound quality. Though there's no "appropriation of stage acoustics", the Android Auto works exactly as intended: quick to start up, plays music and provides the geographically handicapped lines to follow when lost. Again.

    The XAVAX3250's simplicity is kinda endearing and it's nice not having so many menu's of settings upon settings and a settings menu that takes you to the place that tells you how to get to the settings.

    I miss the settings and it's only been twelve hours but I think a quick meeting and perhaps coffee with my sponsor, I'll be back in a sans settings state of mind. A serene, happy place where I will have all but forgotten the subdued nuance of changing the mid frequency by tenths.

    Oct 30, 2021 02:35
  • Review by EricB, 10 out of 10
    Great unit for the $

    I just installed this myself last night. I am pleased in the sound quality. This unit made my JL audio c2 650’s come to life! Dont ever settle for less by keeping your stock head unit! The backup camera actually LOST quality conpared to my stock headunit. That doesnt make sense to me since the backup camera is the same. The sony headunit has a much higher resolution screen. My camera looks grainy with this new head unit. I bought my wiring harness from crutchfield. Maybe thats the culprit to bad image quality.

    Nov 10, 2021 09:30
  • Review by BenH, 10 out of 10
    Installed on 2017 Subaru - Works good

    Installed this on my 17 Forester XT. Able to retain factory camera and steering wheel controls. Android Auto/Carplay/Note 9 mirroring all work flawlessly. Sound is definitely an upgrade from the stock head unit.

    One note is the screen is resistive and not capacitive as noted in the description. However, the screen is still responsive and fast.

    May not have all the bells and whistles of a more expensive unit, but I just wanted AA/Carplay at a decent price. Limited to 18 preset saved stations though. Overall, this is a good value, especially given the shortages with head units.

    Nov 02, 2021 09:24
  • Review by Ayxb, 10 out of 10
    Good price

    Existing ax7000 opener. Bought this unit for my wife’s 86. Everything works as good as expected. We are very happy about this purchase especially in this days that almost nothing are available. We just want something simple and a decent screen with CarPlay so she can use Google map and for phone calls.

    Nov 11, 2021 22:45
  • 9.0score
    Sony - Built-in Bluetooth - In-Dash Digital Media Receiver - Black
    Description

    Use voice controls to pick calls or change the music when driving with this Sony car stereo. Dual Bluetooth connectivity lets you pair two smartphones simultaneously for limitless functionality, while EXTRA BASS and amplification enhances the beats for a dynamic low-end boost. This Sony car stereo features a built-in amplifier that delivers loud and natural sound.Questions on upgrading your car? We can help.Connect with an expert to find tech that works for you.Learn more about car upgrades

    9 Features
  • FLAC playback: So you can enjoy your music collection.
  • Tap into your device's music library: Bluetooth connectivity and USB port allow you to connect your device and play music.
  • You're ready for Satellite Radio: Features the control and display functionality to support SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Tuner and subscription required for activation (not included).
  • 10-band digital graphic equalizer: For custom sound.
  • Control your favorite music apps: Once you've connected your phone, you can control the Pandora radio app right from your receiver.
  • Apple® iPhone®- and iPod®-ready: Features direct control for iPod, Siri Eyes Free compatibility for iPhone.
  • Manage music, settings and functions using the LCD display: Clearly displays information.
  • 55W peak power x 4 channels:
  • Connect your receiver to devices and speakers: Use the USB port to connect your device.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Adventureseeker, 10 out of 10
    Great radio

    This radio is definitely an upgrade from my previous radio. I like that I can pair more than one device to the Bluetooth at a time, whereas my previous radio would only store one. I also like that it has a bass boost for the Bluetooth device. The radio looks good and sounds good and installation wasn’t too hard. I put it in a 1994 Mazda Miata and it fit ok with a few modifications to the installation kit. There is also a small gap at the bottom of the radio because the Miata was a ant designed for a double den radio but overall I’m satisfied with the look and overall quality of the radio. I would highly recommend it.

    Dec 28, 2019 10:11
  • Review by BhamK, 10 out of 10
    Very good unit

    Great head unit! The other reviews I read about the display being a little dim in the daytime are correct though. It can be a little hard to see when it's light out. However, this is the only thing about this stereo that isn't great. It produces good sound and connects quickly to my phone. I also like that it has a wireless remote.

    Jun 20, 2021 23:39
  • Review by Upgrade, 10 out of 10
    2005 Nissan Altima

    Big Bang for your buck. Looks and sounds great. Bluetooth is crystal clear.

    Apr 30, 2021 17:26
  • Review by UberRN, 10 out of 10
    Great Sound for the Price.

    My daughter has a 2000 Honda Accord with a factory deck and speakers that sounded ok at best, plus no Bluetooth. She wanted to keep it under $250 for the deck and speakers and this Sony unit fit the job perfectly. Great power and sound for the price. No CD player, but I can't remember the last time I used a CD in any of my vehicles. The deck include a mic that I just mounted on the dash right above the clock, and it picks up hers voice perfectly. So now she can do hands free calls

    Jun 12, 2020 20:55
  • Review by Jls1727, 10 out of 10
    Much better than most at the same price range!

    I originally ordered a panasonic that i really like but during the day it was IMPOSSIBLE to see the display. This receiver has MUCH BETTER display visibility during the day. I was surprised that so many people reviewing this unit said that the display brightness didn’t adjust. It definitely adjusts and though it may not be perfect its much better than most. You can tell when you check the receivers they have at the store. Also, when i had the panasonic I realized that i didnt need a cd player, plus it was so complicated with all these crazy equalizer settings. Not this sony though, very easy to understand, the app is basic and the options are few. Most importantly, it sounds amazing!!! You can see in my picture that it’s pretty easy to see the display during the day in sunshiny florida.

    Nov 25, 2020 12:03
  • Review by Frank, 10 out of 10
    Great sound and features.

    For $120 you can't beat this stereo. Of course it cost me quite a bit more for all of the installation hardware (mounting kit, wiring harness, steering wheel control adapter, satellite tuner and a new bezel for my truck. Obviously everyone won't have all of these expenses. The sound is much improved over the factory stereo it replaced considering I didn't replace any speakers. All in all, I'm very happy with the choice and it looks awesome.

    Jul 07, 2020 12:16
  • Review by madden24sj, 8 out of 10
    wish it fit

    like Sony products was glad to find that this would fit my car. Went to have it installed at Best Buy and the installer called me back to show me how it fit and if I wanted to keep it. The problem was the knob only one on the bottom was keeping him from putting the dash cover back because it was in contact with the knob. He said he tried manipulating the radio up over but it still wouldn’t allow the cover for the car to be attached. He did his very best and called his manager to see if they had a radio to fit but they didn’t. Anyway I ordered a touchscreen from Sony and it with new speakers are getting installed tomorrow.

    Jul 10, 2021 14:55
  • Review by Chadius76, 10 out of 10
    Love it great sounding stereo

    Installed in a 2009 Ford escape looks good sound is awesome I already had aftermarket speakers in doors this stereo brought them to life

    Apr 18, 2020 06:32
  • 9.0score
    Sony - In-Dash Digital Media Receiver - Built-in Bluetooth - Satellite Radio-ready - Black
    Description

    Stay focused and entertained on the road with this Sony Bluetooth media receiver. Its 4 x 55W amplification enhances your listening experience, and its Bluetooth technology enables pairing with two devices for simultaneous music playback and hands-free phone communication. This voice-controlled Sony Bluetooth media receiver lets you access Siri or Google Assistant.Questions on upgrading your car? We can help.Connect with an expert to find tech that works for you.Learn more about car upgrades

    9 Features
  • WMA, MP3 and FLAC playback formats: Offer versatile listening options.
  • Tap into your device's music library: Bluetooth connectivity and USB port allow you to connect your device and play music.
  • You're ready for Satellite Radio: Features the control and display functionality to support SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Tuner and subscription required for activation (not included).
  • Tune in to your favorite radio stations: The AM/FM tuner can be preset to 30 different stations (12 AM, 18 FM).
  • 10-band digital graphic equalizer with active crossover: For custom sound.
  • Apple® iPhone®- and iPod®-ready: Features direct control for iPod, Siri Eyes Free compatibility for iPhone.
  • Manage music, settings and functions using the LCD display: Clearly displays information.
  • 55W peak power x 4 channels:
  • Connect your receiver to devices and speakers: Use the 3.5mm auxiliary input or the USB port to connect your device.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by bgandpg, 10 out of 10
    Worth the money

    It took a little while to figure out, but I think I have the hang of it now. It isn't the most intuitive setup.

    I replaced the original stereo in my 1989 vehicle and this is so much better. I now get much better sound and volume. It automatically reconnects to my cellphone, and looks very nice. I would definitely buy again.

    Oct 23, 2021 16:56
  • Review by Radio, 10 out of 10
    Installation

    This my second car that I had radio installed very poilte ask me question when he finished job customer service was awesome help me Bluetooth my phone to my radio help me out

    Nov 13, 2020 20:12
  • Review by MrPhil, 8 out of 10
    Car Audio

    It’s a great Car audio and easy to use. The reason I gave 4 stars is it’s not easy to use as for making sitting changes, overall it a great price. I had it installed by the Bestbuy in my state and it doesn’t work off of the steering controls. I goggled it has to the right wiring harness. I would recommend this car audio.

    Sep 10, 2021 18:55
  • Review by Yaruq, 2 out of 10
    Pathetic unit

    Messed up sound, disconnects BT & sounds horrible ,

    I have used them in the past but unfortunately it didn’t work ,

    Nov 21, 2019 17:11
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Fun upgrade if you enjoy a lil tinkering.

    Install on a '99 Rav4, install process was easy, as a female, I would recommend. Required no extra trim, fit right in the original stereo brackets, looks perfect, boosted the power to my original speakers, which sound wonderful. Definitely be prepared to buy a wire harness and crimpers to attach your new harness with butt connectors! I love it and am kinda proud of doing it myself!

    Jul 24, 2021 11:45
  • Review by Tahiti16, 8 out of 10
    Great lower priced stereo, bluetooth, xm ready

    Great little stereo for the money, very happy, no issues!

    Dec 13, 2019 15:41
  • Review by Customer, 8 out of 10
    Hope it's good

    Haven't had installed yet so can't really say. Would of been installed but arrived arrived to find out that they didn't have the correct mount so had to reschedule a month away.

    Oct 15, 2021 15:45
  • Review by Sinful, 10 out of 10
    Sony doesn't disappoint

    Really nice unit and good value. Its sounds great coupled with my Kenwood concert series speakers. Only complaint is equalizer settings are not user friendly.

    Oct 15, 2021 16:21
  • 9.0score
    Sony - 7" - Android Auto/Apple® CarPlay™ - Built-in Bluetooth - In-Dash Digital Media Receiver - Black
    Description

    Enhance your vehicle's infotainment system with this Sony media receiver. Its 7-inch colorful touch screen displays clear navigation maps and intuitive menus, and it works with Apple Car Play and Android Auto for full integration of your smartphone, so you can send texts or receive calls hands-free. This Sony media receiver has two USB ports for charging devices simultaneously.*Apple, the Apple logo and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPod is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.

    7 Features
  • Tap into your device's music library: Bluetooth connectivity and USB port allow you to connect your device and play music.
  • You're ready for Satellite Radio: Features the control and display functionality to support SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Tuner and subscription required for activation (not included). *additional fees may apply
  • Tune in to your favorite radio stations: The AM/FM tuner can be preset to 30 different stations (12 AM, 18 FM).
  • 10-band digital graphic equalizer: For custom sound.
  • Manage music, settings and functions using the touch screen: Clearly displays information.
  • 55W peak power x 4 channels:
  • Connect your receiver to devices and speakers: Use the USB port to connect your device. It also has camera connector.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by sam1, 10 out of 10
    Car audio installation

    Chris and Stefan were friendly, accommodating and did an excellent job of installing the Pioneer Apple CarPlay unit in my 2014 Camry. Chris took all the time I needed to go over the functions of my new unit. Great job, guys!!

    Feb 12, 2021 16:38
  • Review by Turtle411, 8 out of 10
    Very Good stereo replacement

    I have an older large SUV and wanted to replace the existing radio with something more modern. I decided on this unit because of the price and the fact that it works both with Android and Apple phones. It also can be connected to a backup camera, which is another item I had installed on my SUV.

    It fits perfectly in my SUV.

    It works great but there is one flaw that drives me nuts. The mute button doesn't actually mute the radio receiver. I have to manually set the volume to zero. The unit does mute the radio if I get a call on my phone but if someone else wants to use their phone, the mute button lowers the volume but doesn't actually mute it.

    It is for this reason I gave it 4 stars and not 5.

    Apr 17, 2020 17:01
  • Review by Buysafemoon, 10 out of 10
    Great radio!

    My radio went out and decided to get a new one with apple CarPlay. They were out of the one I original wanted but suggested the Sony, and I couldn’t be happier. I love that it’s simple and easy to use. I don’t have any unnecessary features and so far I haven’t had any issues with this product. I would highly recommend this radio if you’re looking for CarPlay or android auto. Backup camera works great as well. This one was less expensive than what I was going to go with, so it’s a win win!

    Jun 18, 2021 16:50
  • Review by Kev711, 8 out of 10
    I like it

    Screen is beautiful. Fast start up time. Although the screen is capacitive, it does not support 2 finger gestures. That would have been a great feature for maps

    Oct 07, 2018 17:28
  • Review by TJFlynn6, 10 out of 10
    Great upgrade for my 15 year old f150

    Coming from a stock 2005 f150 radio to this is night and day. It sounds great, looks great, and adds too many features to mention. I really like the screen, I played around with some other cheaper units and did not like their plastic resistive touch screen, this one has a glass (or maybe rigid plastic? not sure) capacitive touch screen that works flawlessly.

    Sep 24, 2020 07:07
  • Review by AfflictedNation, 10 out of 10
    Yea

    this thing has some flaws, mostly it bothers me that it doesn't auto dim. it's pretty bright at night, and the only way to dim it is to go through several menu options to the dimmer page.

    Sounds great, with lots of customizations for your preferences.

    display is crisp-ish. does support movie file play back, but only at lower resolutions. Tried to play some HD content, but only got 5 or 6 frames per second on it. making the movie very choppy and totally unwatchable.

    Apr 09, 2021 15:56
  • Review by danielmc, 10 out of 10
    Capacitive Screen makes a huge difference!

    Capacitive screen is the way to go. Good audio quality. Great look. Easy to navigate menu. Very happy with my purchase. If you're considering this over the 3000, don't hesitate to get this one. The screen difference is a big deal.

    Aug 16, 2021 09:36
  • Review by Will, 10 out of 10
    Better than expected - excellent, in fact

    First, I am grateful for the polite and caring Geek Squad guys in the mobile department of the Cumming, Georgia store. This is my first aftermarket radio (at least in modern times), and was impressed about the systematic way it was installed - a great job! I thought this item would be a good idea for safety (and legal) reasons - in Georgia it is illegal to be grasping a phone while driving, and I am a long time Spotify, Pandora, Podcast client, etc user. A good idea, but was also expecting for this to be a compromise, because first of all, I thought it would not look that good. I thought there would be a big bezel appearance to fill up the dash hole, and that would scream AFTERMARKET, and I like the original look in my cars; however, that did not happen, it looks very much like it belongs, and it takes up most of the space formerly occupied by the Ford Shaker 500 double din stereo in my 2007 Mustang. Another reason for apprehension was some reports of glitchy operation. I have had virtually all smooth operation, This may be because I am benefiting from the fact I acquired a new iPhone right before the radio, and perhaps the Sony plays nicer with the more recent handset. Third, I thought the sound quality may not be as good. I always liked the stock radio’s sound. Happy again, because the Sony is just as good, to say the least, and I think it sounds better when playing loud material. I highly recommend this item.

    Jan 24, 2020 16:18
  • 8.8score
    Sony - 8.95" Digital Media Receiver with Built-in Bluetooth - Black
    Description

    Upgrade your car audio system with this 8.95-inch Sony digital media receiver. A three-way adjustable mount offers flexible installation options for a comfortable viewing angle, and intelligent voice control lets you give voice commands for effortless operation. This Bluetooth-compatible Sony digital media receiver features Dynamic Reality Amp 2 that reduces audio interference for clear sound.Questions on upgrading your car? We can help.Connect with an expert to find tech that works for you.Learn more about car upgrades

    6 Features
  • XviD, WMV, WMA, AAC, PCM and other playback formats: Offer versatile listening options.
  • Tap into your device's music library: Bluetooth connectivity and USB port allow you to connect your device and play music.
  • Tune in to your favorite radio stations: The AM/FM tuner can be preset to 30 different stations (12 AM, 18 FM).
  • 10-band digital graphic equalizer: For custom sound.
  • Manage music, settings and functions using the touch screen: Clearly displays information.
  • Connect your receiver to devices and speakers: Use the USB port to connect your device. It also has camera connector.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Robsquatch, 8 out of 10
    Beautiful display and giant screen

    Beautiful display and responsive touchscreen. Looks great in my 2014 Ford Fusion. Allows you to upload custom wallpaper and watch videos via WebLink app. Gave it four stars instead of five because attaching the monitor to the base after installing in the dash takes a very steady hand and magnetic screwdriver to line up the screws.

    Oct 01, 2021 15:48
  • Review by SonyXav8000, 10 out of 10
    Great budget Sony receiver.

    This Sony receiver is pretty good for its price. Bought a vehicle that didn’t have CarPlay so I invested in this receiver and I’m pretty happy with the outcome. Pretty smooth and easy to use. Only thing I wish it had was HD Radio, but I mostly use Apple Music on CarPlay anyway.

    Jul 24, 2021 21:46
  • Review by Alexander, 2 out of 10
    I do not recommend it

    It is not a good product, I think that a similar one that costs 300 dollars less would do the same job, a large screen if it is good, but during the day the reflection of the light does not allow you to see the screen, frequent connection problems, precuently failures, I would not recommend this product or the installation service very cost and poor quality

    Feb 05, 2021 15:10
  • Review by Jayman, 10 out of 10
    Great Stereo Unit

    I was looking for a stereo unit that would give my C5 up to date technology like Apple car play and a nice interior touch. This unit didn’t disappoint! Well built with simple instructions on how to make it come to life. The screen is big but it was the look I was going for. I have gotten so many compliments on it especially with how smooth it transitions as you toggle through each option. This unit has changed my daily driving experience. Highly recommend it!

    Mar 04, 2021 00:04
  • Review by Ladybug14, 8 out of 10
    Inc. and additional amplifier for your speakers

    I seen a lot of mixed reviews. I did a little Research and it’s a pretty awesome deck for a cheap price. It has everything you need.I just wanted to add you may want to Inc. and additional amplifier for your speakers to give your system added sound. Which I’m sure obviously all you guys know.

    Aug 08, 2021 18:37
  • Review by 2002toyotacamry, 10 out of 10
    2002 Toyota camry

    Great apple play gps WebLink easy to use looks awesome on the Camry

    Jul 09, 2021 16:07
  • Review by lg498, 6 out of 10
    sony XAV-AX800 review

    radio is nice but it was missing a few parts when i got it, and they forgot to hook up the mic during the installation.

    Jul 02, 2021 19:12
  • Review by Love, 10 out of 10
    Loove

    I love thr purchasr. I would recommend it to anyone!

    Oct 04, 2021 21:28
  • 7.8score
    Sony - 7" - Android Auto/Apple® CarPlay™ - Built-in Bluetooth - In-Dash Digital Media Receiver - Black
    Description

    Upgrade your vehicle's sound system with this Sony stereo receiver. It supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto systems for seamless smartphone integration, and the 7-inch touch screen lets you adjust audio options and navigation settings through an intuitive user interface. This Sony stereo receiver has built-in Bluetooth for taking calls hands-free.Questions on upgrading your car? We can help.Connect with an expert to find tech that works for you.Learn more about car upgrades

    8 Features
  • XviD, MPEG-4, WAV, WMA, AAC and other playback formats: Offer versatile listening options.
  • Tap into your device's music library: Bluetooth connectivity and USB port allow you to connect your device and play music.
  • You're ready for Satellite Radio: Features the control and display functionality to support SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Tuner and subscription required for activation (not included). *additional fees may apply
  • Tune in to your favorite radio stations: The AM/FM tuner can be preset to 30 different stations (12 AM, 18 FM).
  • 10-band digital graphic equalizer: For custom sound.
  • Manage music, settings and functions using the touch screen: Clearly displays information.
  • 55W peak power x 4 channels:
  • Connect your receiver to devices and speakers: Use the USB port to connect your device. It also has camera connector.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by AriHound14, 10 out of 10
    Great choice for basic Apple CarPlay upgrade

    Great head unit. Updated stock radio to this and it’s a nice upgrade. BB tech was awesome, explained everything clearly, added a part I asked for that I didn’t know I needed (relay for steering wheel controls), and got it done fast (same day). It’s a basic unit but all I run is Apple CarPlay and it’s perfect for that. Runs ACP and stock local radio simultaneously which is nice. No complaints.

    Sep 24, 2021 15:51
  • Review by ConnieF, 10 out of 10
    Radiofor2014Mustang

    I could not be happier! This radio has absolutely everything: CD, satellite radio, Bluetooth connected to my iPhone showing whatever you have (Pandora, maps, e-mails, text msgs…), also the tires status, gas, GPM, back camera…and an extra below pocket to place your phone or to charge it!

    Joshua was the best! He was assertive, knowledgeable, and patient when showing all features! He did a great job! It’s not for free that this Geek Squad is the #1 in Florida! Kudos for Josh!!!

    Jun 19, 2021 19:30
  • Review by Cj1982, 10 out of 10
    Good

    It looks good it works as it should had Best Buy install it and I don’t have an installation manual or any sort of manual with the car radio still trying to figure out how to use it kind of sucks but you know whatever it works really well it did what I needed I wanted to be able to use my phone in my car and I can

    Aug 02, 2021 08:40
  • Review by Jaime, 10 out of 10
    Sony

    Love the Sony radio easy to use and it sounds great.

    Nov 12, 2021 15:57
  • Review by strick, 8 out of 10
    Great starter touch screen

    I'm impressed great for my first touch screen very easy to use

    Apr 17, 2020 16:44
  • Review by Oldcarnewstereo, 10 out of 10
    Easy installation

    Fast delivery. Beat delivery date. Sony is a great stereo. This is my second Sony car stereo

    Oct 15, 2021 16:06
  • Review by Lugo, 8 out of 10
    Lugo's feedback

    Love the radio. Thought i was able to put other apps on it but couldn't. Still a great buy.

    Aug 20, 2021 15:57
  • Review by Jimbone13, 10 out of 10
    Sony Plus Apple Car Play Equals Happy Camper!

    Great device! I wish I would have purchased the panel controls and the rear camera all together.

    Oct 02, 2021 23:08
  • 9.8score