Sony DSXA50BT Car Radio : Feature packed but feels cheap

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This head unit turned out to be even far better than i might expected. The clarity when employing bluetooth is so much far better than the parrot i was applying in advance of, even the constructed in microphone appears to be to carry out truly nicely. General an remarkable piece of package.

Inbound links to my sub well fantastic and quick to travel and handle.

Bought to switch an older sony unit that obtained nicked from the car. Was fed up with cds in the car – too couple of alternatives and as well many scratches – so made the decision usb selection with a respectable sizing memory adhere was the way ahead for me. Was also eager on the built-in palms cost-free for the cell cellular phone. Simple to set up with clear recommendations – even for a finish beginner like me. Good reception on the radio – fm, mw and lw – i wanted mw to be able to get the footie – not often obtainable on very similar models. Usb player is amazing – i have a substantial chunk of the cd selection on a 16gb adhere – audio is wonderful – in all probability restricted by standard speakers in my wee polo. The file system on the sony is confined to 128 folders, so a little bit of artistic organisation is expected to get a much larger selection of albums onto the playlist – not a big deal, but took some added time to get it into a useable structure for me. Hands free operates excellent – superior good quality seem and simple ample to navigate by way of contacts with a bit of practise. I have not used the aux in nevertheless, but i visualize this would be yet another way to get new music performed via ipod etc.Here are the specifications for the Sony DSXA50BT Car Radio:

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  • In-car digital radio and media player with Bluetooth, hands-free set-up and front USB input
  • Digital Clarity Tuner
  • Front USB/AUX port for MP3 player
  • 4x 50W output

Get rid of people silly cd’s their time is around. As i understood they would be, lower profile usb flash memory equipment are now pretty preferred and low-cost. So you can cram hundreds of albums on to one particular and pop it in the entrance of this device. Then you can banish all those foolish cd’s for great. Just received this and slotted into the mx5. It is really short and extremely light-weight and undoubtedly will save a several pounds body weight over the manufacturing facility unit i pulled out. Will come with the metal din cage you slip this into the sprint aperture and bend the tabs to lock it in place. I purchased a wiring adaptor for about £11 on the web which related this to the mazda in 10 seconds. You get a difficult plastic case for the removeable fascia panel, a modest distant regulate unit and two unit removal keys (strip steel the common goods). Thick instruction ebook needless to say i have not browse it nonetheless.

Exceptional seem, labored quickly, terrific worth for cash. Only down side is no much more cd player. And the usb would not output cost.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Outstanding bit of kit
  • Great head unit,but lights up blue and is FAR too bright.
  • just what I wanted

Get rid of people silly cd’s their time is around. As i understood they would be, lower profile usb flash memory equipment are now pretty preferred and low-cost. So you can cram hundreds of albums on to one particular and pop it in the entrance of this device. Then you can banish all those foolish cd’s for great. Just received this and slotted into the mx5. It is really short and extremely light-weight and undoubtedly will save a several pounds body weight over the manufacturing facility unit i pulled out. Will come with the metal din cage you slip this into the sprint aperture and bend the tabs to lock it in place. I purchased a wiring adaptor for about £11 on the web which related this to the mazda in 10 seconds. You get a difficult plastic case for the removeable fascia panel, a modest distant regulate unit and two unit removal keys (strip steel the common goods). Thick instruction ebook needless to say i have not browse it nonetheless.

Sony dsxa50bt car radio with mp3 player / bluetooth. I like it’s versatility, usb, bluetooth audio, bluetooth hands no cost for your cell phone, and of program radio. Some may perhaps skip the cd player purpose, but most persons now have electronic media. If i had any destructive points, it would be that the physical dimension is really little (no optical drive), and as a consequence you want a extended aerial direct to join to the back again of the device. The radio tuner is superb, with quite very good sensitivity and lovely audio high quality. Nevertheless when enjoying mp3 documents, make certain they are great excellent, as low bit amount data files will seem pretty inadequate without a doubt. All round yet another major high quality sony products.

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. Only allows you to pair one phone at a time (which is annoying if you share a car with your wife) and the unit feels (and looks) considerably cheaper than the previous budget sony model i replaced it with (which was ~5 years old). It also has a narrower screen than my previous unit, which is annoying when the screen’s primary purpose now (for me anyway) is to display song names as text (cue lots of scrolling). Also, the usb flap is pointless since you can’t close it with a usb stick inserted (even one of the micro varietly) and it doesn’t add anything to the asthetics apart from make the whole thing look even more plasticky. If using for hands-free calls, you will have to talk loudly and/or directly at the unit for your caller to hear you. Thankfully sound quality is reasonable and for the low price i paid, i would still recommend it despite the above flaws if you specifically want a cheap but reasonable sounding unit to which you can stream bluetooth audio and make/receive hands-free calls.
. Only allows you to pair one phone at a time (which is annoying if you share a car with your wife) and the unit feels (and looks) considerably cheaper than the previous budget sony model i replaced it with (which was ~5 years old). It also has a narrower screen than my previous unit, which is annoying when the screen’s primary purpose now (for me anyway) is to display song names as text (cue lots of scrolling). Also, the usb flap is pointless since you can’t close it with a usb stick inserted (even one of the micro varietly) and it doesn’t add anything to the asthetics apart from make the whole thing look even more plasticky. If using for hands-free calls, you will have to talk loudly and/or directly at the unit for your caller to hear you. Thankfully sound quality is reasonable and for the low price i paid, i would still recommend it despite the above flaws if you specifically want a cheap but reasonable sounding unit to which you can stream bluetooth audio and make/receive hands-free calls.
Sony dsxa50bt car radio with mp3 player / bluetooth. I like it’s versatility, usb, bluetooth audio, bluetooth hands free for your phone, and of course radio. Some may miss the cd player function, but most people now have digital media. If i had any negative points, it would be that the physical size is quite small (no optical drive), and as a consequence you need a longer aerial lead to connect to the back of the unit. The radio tuner is excellent, with very good sensitivity and lovely sound quality. Though when playing mp3 files, make sure they are good quality, as low bit rate files will sound very poor indeed. Overall another top quality sony product.

This review is from : Sony DSXA50BT Car Radio with MP3 Player / Bluetooth

Sony dsxa50bt car radio with mp3 player / bluetooth. I like it’s versatility, usb, bluetooth audio, bluetooth hands free for your phone, and of course radio. Some may miss the cd player function, but most people now have digital media. If i had any negative points, it would be that the physical size is quite small (no optical drive), and as a consequence you need a longer aerial lead to connect to the back of the unit. The radio tuner is excellent, with very good sensitivity and lovely sound quality. Though when playing mp3 files, make sure they are good quality, as low bit rate files will sound very poor indeed. Overall another top quality sony product.
Excellent sound, worked instantly, great value for money. Only down side is no more cd player. And the usb doesn’t output charge.
Excellent sound, worked instantly, great value for money. Only down side is no more cd player. And the usb doesn’t output charge.
Will not work with or charge your iphone through the usb slot. Fine stereo for the price but worth spending extra for iphone usb connectivity if you have one. I can notice the difference in sound quality from bluetooth to usb as my wife has a sony unit that she can use usb with her iphone, usb being much fuller.

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Will not work with or charge your iphone through the usb slot. Fine stereo for the price but worth spending extra for iphone usb connectivity if you have one. I can notice the difference in sound quality from bluetooth to usb as my wife has a sony unit that she can use usb with her iphone, usb being much fuller.

This review is from : Sony DSXA50BT Car Radio with MP3 Player / Bluetooth

My built in (tape) car stereo packed so needed a new one. Cds a bit old now, so decided i didn’t need a cd drive. With an adaptor kit this stereo went straight in. Be good if it would do playlists from windows media – it does folders instead so you can skip up and down albums easilly. The bluetooth player sounds ok – i’d probably transfer music to a usb stick for stuff i really liked – but it means i can listen to streamed radio on the move. Really must get round to setting the phone answering up.
My built in (tape) car stereo packed so needed a new one. Cds a bit old now, so decided i didn’t need a cd drive. With an adaptor kit this stereo went straight in. Be good if it would do playlists from windows media – it does folders instead so you can skip up and down albums easilly. The bluetooth player sounds ok – i’d probably transfer music to a usb stick for stuff i really liked – but it means i can listen to streamed radio on the move. Really must get round to setting the phone answering up.
Feature packed but feels cheap. The amount of features this unit has make it very good value for money (i bought this when it was £65), the usb menu is easier to navigate the pioneer unit i have fitted to my other car. It also gives a good sound for this price range. The half depth of the unit compared to traditional units is very useful if room in the dash is tight and made fitment very easy as i didn’t have to worry about crushing wires behind the unit. Although i don’t remove my face plate i can imagine its half size will be useful to people who do remove it, as it would be easily slipped into the pocket and you can leave your usb plugged/aux in. It isn’t too flashy and blinged up like other units so it looks a lot more oem then most units out there which i prefer. The cover that goes over the usb port and aux in is very tight so even with a tiny usb attached it won’t close, not really a fault but it would have been nice to cover a usb once plugged in given the size of the smaller usb sticks on the market. My biggest gripe is the feel of the unit the buttons and the control knob in particular feel very “plasticy” and dont have a nice feel, the knob is very light and feels very cheaply made compared to my pioneer unit and my previous jvc unit. I guess this is really just a case of you get what you pay for, though a decent control knob isnt to much ask given how many features are used through the knob. If you don’t need bluetooth then i would choose a different unit because of the build quality, otherwise it ticks all the boxes.

This review is from : Sony DSXA50BT Car Radio with MP3 Player / Bluetooth

Feature packed but feels cheap. The amount of features this unit has make it very good value for money (i bought this when it was £65), the usb menu is easier to navigate the pioneer unit i have fitted to my other car. It also gives a good sound for this price range. The half depth of the unit compared to traditional units is very useful if room in the dash is tight and made fitment very easy as i didn’t have to worry about crushing wires behind the unit. Although i don’t remove my face plate i can imagine its half size will be useful to people who do remove it, as it would be easily slipped into the pocket and you can leave your usb plugged/aux in. It isn’t too flashy and blinged up like other units so it looks a lot more oem then most units out there which i prefer. The cover that goes over the usb port and aux in is very tight so even with a tiny usb attached it won’t close, not really a fault but it would have been nice to cover a usb once plugged in given the size of the smaller usb sticks on the market. My biggest gripe is the feel of the unit the buttons and the control knob in particular feel very “plasticy” and dont have a nice feel, the knob is very light and feels very cheaply made compared to my pioneer unit and my previous jvc unit. I guess this is really just a case of you get what you pay for, though a decent control knob isnt to much ask given how many features are used through the knob. If you don’t need bluetooth then i would choose a different unit because of the build quality, otherwise it ticks all the boxes.
This head unit turned out to be even better than i’d expected. The clarity when using bluetooth is so much better than the parrot i was using before, even the built in microphone seems to perform really well. Overall an outstanding piece of kit.
This head unit turned out to be even better than i’d expected. The clarity when using bluetooth is so much better than the parrot i was using before, even the built in microphone seems to perform really well. Overall an outstanding piece of kit.
Despatched and received quickly. Easily installed and paired with devices. Slightly ‘cheap’ feel to it, but to be fair, it was very reasonably priced. Others complained of over bright illumination, but mine is set quite low in the car, out of derect eyeline, and i just do not notice it.
Despatched and received quickly. Easily installed and paired with devices. Slightly ‘cheap’ feel to it, but to be fair, it was very reasonably priced. Others complained of over bright illumination, but mine is set quite low in the car, out of derect eyeline, and i just do not notice it.
Bought to replace an older sony unit that got nicked from the car. Was fed up with cds in the car – too few options and too many scratches – so decided usb option with a decent size memory stick was the way forward for me. Was also keen on the integrated hands free for the mobile phone. Easy to install with clear instructions – even for a complete novice like me. Good reception on the radio – fm, mw and lw – i wanted mw to be able to get the footie – not always available on similar units. Usb player is awesome – i have a large chunk of the cd collection on a 16gb stick – sound is great – probably limited by standard speakers in my wee polo. The file system on the sony is limited to 128 folders, so a bit of creative organisation is required to get a larger number of albums onto the playlist – not a big deal, but took some extra time to get it into a useable format for me. Hands free works great – good quality sound and easy enough to navigate through contacts with a bit of practise. I have not used the aux in yet, but i imagine this would be another way to get music played via ipod etc.
Bought to replace an older sony unit that got nicked from the car. Was fed up with cds in the car – too few options and too many scratches – so decided usb option with a decent size memory stick was the way forward for me. Was also keen on the integrated hands free for the mobile phone. Easy to install with clear instructions – even for a complete novice like me. Good reception on the radio – fm, mw and lw – i wanted mw to be able to get the footie – not always available on similar units. Usb player is awesome – i have a large chunk of the cd collection on a 16gb stick – sound is great – probably limited by standard speakers in my wee polo. The file system on the sony is limited to 128 folders, so a bit of creative organisation is required to get a larger number of albums onto the playlist – not a big deal, but took some extra time to get it into a useable format for me. Hands free works great – good quality sound and easy enough to navigate through contacts with a bit of practise. I have not used the aux in yet, but i imagine this would be another way to get music played via ipod etc.
Great head unit,but lights up blue and is far too bright. . Good stereo, connects to iphone5 perfectly – takes about 4 seconds to reconnect on start which is fine, plays well, nice removable facia which is only 2/3rd the size of a standard one. Works well with the tiny usb keys for plenty of music. I hate any electrical items that light up blue. This lights up the whole interior of the car. Dimmer mode only dims the display, not the vivid blue buttons. Dims slightly when you switch on the headlights if you wire it in perfectly but it is still far too bright. Great unit, ruined by blue lights unless you like that sort of thing.
Great head unit,but lights up blue and is far too bright. . Good stereo, connects to iphone5 perfectly – takes about 4 seconds to reconnect on start which is fine, plays well, nice removable facia which is only 2/3rd the size of a standard one. Works well with the tiny usb keys for plenty of music. I hate any electrical items that light up blue. This lights up the whole interior of the car. Dimmer mode only dims the display, not the vivid blue buttons. Dims slightly when you switch on the headlights if you wire it in perfectly but it is still far too bright. Great unit, ruined by blue lights unless you like that sort of thing.
I fitted this myself with the aid of a fitting kit brought from ebay for about £5. Excellent to have a bluetooth car audio unit for around £70.

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I fitted this myself with the aid of a fitting kit brought from ebay for about £5. Excellent to have a bluetooth car audio unit for around £70.

This review is from : Sony DSXA50BT Car Radio with MP3 Player / Bluetooth

Get rid of those silly cd’s their time is over. As i knew they would be, low profile usb flash memory devices are now very popular and cheap. So you can cram hundreds of albums onto one and pop it in the front of this machine. Then you can banish all those silly cd’s for good. Just got this and slotted into the mx5. It’s short and very light and definitely saves a few pounds weight over the factory unit i pulled out. Comes with the metal din cage you slip this into the dash aperture and bend the tabs to lock it in place. I bought a wiring adaptor for about £11 online which connected this to the mazda in 10 seconds. You get a hard plastic case for the removeable fascia panel, a small remote control unit and two unit removal keys (strip metal the usual items). Thick instruction book needless to say i’ve not read it yet.

This review is from : Sony DSXA50BT Car Radio with MP3 Player / Bluetooth

Get rid of those silly cd’s their time is over. As i knew they would be, low profile usb flash memory devices are now very popular and cheap. So you can cram hundreds of albums onto one and pop it in the front of this machine. Then you can banish all those silly cd’s for good. Just got this and slotted into the mx5. It’s short and very light and definitely saves a few pounds weight over the factory unit i pulled out. Comes with the metal din cage you slip this into the dash aperture and bend the tabs to lock it in place. I bought a wiring adaptor for about £11 online which connected this to the mazda in 10 seconds. You get a hard plastic case for the removeable fascia panel, a small remote control unit and two unit removal keys (strip metal the usual items). Thick instruction book needless to say i’ve not read it yet.
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