Sony DSX- A500BD Digital Car Stereo
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Sony DSX-A500BD Digital StereoThe 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 out of 5 by 15.Rated 1 out of 5 by ExProFitter from Disappointed... Sadly disappointed by this high end manufacturer, unfortunately I too experienced the not booting or turning on problem, then when it boots there is no sound. Usually resolved by turning off and on a few times but this got a little tiresome, experienced the problem with two units so not down to individual unit. I found that the preset stations were lost from dab if radio was on and subsequently the engine was turned over, seems to be a power surge causing the station memory loss. The radio works fine on dab with a standard aerial and splitter, when the unit works it's a very nice unit and has some nice features, the only other let down was the "muffled" sound quality from the hands free mic. A good unit sadly let down by poor firmware.Date published: 2018-03-23Rated 4 out of 5 by Robbie2 from Superb Sound Very pleased. Lovely sound quality and loads of features. Great product from Sony as usual.Date published: 2018-03-22Rated 1 out of 5 by Lollypop25 from DO NOT BUY I bought this for my 2001 VW Polo so I could enjoy the sound of Heart 80s and Kisstory or play my phone if I wanted to. Unfortunately at first I had issues with the unit retaining no memory whatsoever and this turned out to be the result of an incorrect installation by Halfords where the wires were the wrong way round causing a full reset every time the car was turned off. Following having this fixed I then had issues with the unit starting up with no sound and bluetooth and also the DAB channels randomly reallocating from the saved slots. I went back and had the unit replaced like for like and was told it was odd because Sony units are normally reliable. Fast forward to now and still experiencing all of the same issues including having to re-scan DAB because the channels cannot be found even when I haven't moved location. Sometimes I go days without my stereo working and can re-start the car up to 5 times trying to get the sound to come on (this is the only fix and doesn't always work). I've nearly killed the battery doing this numerous times and I'm sure it's wasted petrol. I will be going into halfords again opting for another brand with bluetooth and DAB functionality which has better reviews. After reading these reviews today I wish I had done more research before buying.Date published: 2018-03-10Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous from Disappointed I am a big fan of Sony products, phone, SmartWatch 3, GigaJuke, three other car radios, etc. However, I do not think that this system, meets up to Sony;s normal quality reputation. I used this to replace an earlier Kenwood DAB radio. The overall appearance, features and usability are great. However, the radio, has an annoying habit of not booting up properly when closed on DAB and also losing its memorised pre-sets. Having searched the Internet subsequently, I find that these are common problems that should have been rectified. The boot up problem, can be resolved by leaving the radio on FM, but I do not know how to get around the memory loss. I like the appearance and usability of the radio, since my other two cars are fitted with Sony units. I will see how, things go, but if the problems persist (and start to annoy me), I might return the unit under guarantee.Date published: 2018-01-18Rated 5 out of 5 by Bungz 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: 2017-12-06Rated 1 out of 5 by Powerslave2326 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: 2017-06-29Rated 1 out of 5 by Picanto10 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: 2017-04-14Rated 1 out of 5 by GPaudi 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
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