Sony DSX- A500BD Digital Car Stereo



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Sony DSX- A500BD Digital Car Stereo


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  • Sony DSX-A500BD Digital Stereo

    The Sony DSX- A500BD Digital Stereo means you can have all of your music, any time! This smartphone friendly digital stereo is specifically made for iPhone/iPod and Android, just simply plug your device into the USB and listen to all of your favourite tracks. It has blue key illumination which make the controls easy to see at night and help keep your focus on the road!

    Sony DSX-A500BD Digital Stereo Extra Info

    • 55W x 4 high power output
    • Android and Iphone playback
    • The only playable codec for USB are MP3, WMA, FLAC
    • A sophisticated Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and ClearAudio+ function
    • 2-zone Dynamic Color Illuminator
  • Bluetooth Compatible: Yes
    Front AUX: Yes
    Made for iPod: Yes
    MP3: Yes
    Rear Aux input: No
    Type: DAB Car Stereos
    USB: Yes
    CD Player: No
    Detachable Faceplate: Yes
    DIN size: Single
    DVD Player: No
    Radio Function: DAB
    Remote Control Included: No
  • Sony DSX- A500BD Digital Car Stereo is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 11.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good stereo but does not like aerial splitters Lots of reviews here saying this radio comes on with no sound when turned off with DAB selected. I too had this issue when using a cheap aerial splitter. Although it mostly worked with some drop outs the stereo would occasionally boot with no sound requiring turning ignition on and off. I fitted a external powered DAB aerial and have not had a single issue since. In short a great radio with a decent dedicated aerial. Sounds fantastic, good functionality and Bluetooth support.
    Date published: 2017-12-06
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Avoid buying this stereo Had this fitted by Halfords in May and had problems with it after a few days.these ranged from the unit not coming on or the dab not working.took it back and it wasn't replaced as they didn't have one in stock.So had the original checked and the connections checked .All was fine for a few weeks until the volume started increasing of it's own accord and the dab no longer works.So it will have to be replaced.
    Date published: 2017-06-29
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Faulty When the radio works it's great, problem is, most of time you have to switch the engine on and off sometimes 3-4 times before you can get it start playing anything! The radio sometimes decides to turn on, sometimes it doesn't. Had it for nearly 5 months, had enough now and is going back. Won't be replacing with new unit due to other reviews having similar problems. Obviously a common fault.
    Date published: 2017-04-14
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Had 3 of these as replacements and all had problems! Avoid! Hi Had three of these Sony units fitted to my Audi A3. They all suffered from one or some of the following problems after 3-4 days of working fine. The preset DAB stations disappear, the unit can no longer receive DAB stations, on turning on there is no sound, also on turning on the bluetooth does not work. Sometimes by turning the car off and on this might fix the last two otherwise its disconnect the unit from the power and reset - this might last 3-4 days only though. Ps like a lot of these units this is also not very user friendly and is over complicated. Really disappointed as chose a Sony as I thought the product would be of a high quality. If you look at other reviews on the internet the problems are fairly well documented. Halfords were great though in Redhill particularly Martin. Halfords replaced this unit with a similar Kenwood that has so far been great.
    Date published: 2017-04-06
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Random mute problem, stay away Had this stereo fitted to my car and find the audio mutes as it should when receiving a call (bluetoothed to a Sony smart phone), however it very often will not un-mute when the call is finished, you are left pressing buttons trying to get audio back, only resolution I have found is to switch off for a few minutes and back on again. having googled this problem it seems a common complaint on this radio, sometimes it will mute itself on switch on, infuriating and I will be returning it for a replacement of a different model/brand.
    Date published: 2017-02-24
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Avoid this rubbish I've had three of these within less than a month all with the same fault. Initially bought two for both cars for Christmas, simple enough to install and use, received all the digital radio stations. Within a week one of them would not come on for a good 20 seconds after turning the ignition on, and when it eventually did, no there would be no sound at all despite being tuned into a station. Changing to a different DAB station or to the FM/AM mode made no difference, and the Bluetooth connectivity and auxiliary input wouldn't work either. The only way of getting it to work properly was to turn the engine back off and on again, turning just the unit off and on didn't do anything. Although this doesn't happen all the time, it happened more and more frequently as time went on. Took it back and it was replaced with another unit. Shortly afterwards the second one in the other car started doing exactly the same thing, then after a couple of weeks the replacement in the first car did as well. I've checked and checked everything and it can only be the units that are faulty. Not happy, I paid good money for these.
    Date published: 2017-02-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Aftermarket radio The Sony DSX-A500BD radio is marvellous. It is really simple to install and use. Would completely recommend buying. Great product great price
    Date published: 2017-01-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Easy to use and picks up radio stations well. Good sound. Very happy with it.
    Date published: 2016-10-04
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Sony Car Stereos

Sony DSX- A500BD Digital Car Stereo

£99 Sony DSX- A500BD Digital Stereo means you can have all of your music, any time