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
  • Sony DSX- A500BD Digital Car Stereo is rated 2.6 out of 5 by 17.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Loses stored radio stations so often that I don't bother storing them anymore. Sometimes there is no sound until it has been switched off and on or the engine restarted.
    Date published: 2018-06-26
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok OK but doesn't store radio and setting like sound.
    Date published: 2018-06-06
    Rated 1 out of 5 by 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: 2018-03-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Superb Sound Very pleased. Lovely sound quality and loads of features. Great product from Sony as usual.
    Date published: 2018-03-22
    Rated 1 out of 5 by 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: 2018-03-10
    Rated 1 out of 5 by 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: 2018-01-18
    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
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Sony DSX- A500BD Digital Car Stereo

£110 Sony DSX- A500BD Digital Stereo means you can have all of your music, any time