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I bought this stereo for my old car about 5 years ago for around £80. It was a relatively cheap costing car stereo at the time compared to the displayed alternatives. I bought it from Halfords and they kindly installed it for me for free which was really nice of them. Im not a massive sound enthusiast or really into my audio equipment but I definately wanted a good quality, reliable system that looked nice and was easy to use. This system took around 10 minutes to install and was very easy to set up. It came with a well written, clearly understandable and easy to follow set of instructions which I used to tube it in.
It plays CD/MP3 tracks and it has bluetooth which allows you to easily play songs from you phone etc through the unit. It comes with a built in microphone and hands free talking which makes things a lot easier.
The unit looks really nice and has quite a modern, sleek design. It has a nice central display unit with blue illuminating LED. It clearly displays the CD/track number, minutes played etc. The bluetooth function is great and I was really surprised how quickly it will connect to your ipod or phone. The sound quality of this system is really good and even at high volumes there is very little distortion of the sound.
For the money, bearing in mind this is a lower priced range stereo system then for me it represents very good value for money.
What we have here is a low/mid range in car stereo cd system. Whats that I hear you saying..?-Only low/mid range? WAIT- don't let my initial wording deceive you, Of course I wasn't lying when I made my judgement , but I wasn't exactly telling you the whole truth either. Let me explain...
What in fact we do have here with the Sony BT2500 is the Ford Focus of car stereos. The everyday, workhorse that does what it says on the tin- no messing-no ifs or buts- just plain old fashioned-put the disc in and go- car stereo.
No, it's never going to be your top end of the market Bose sound system but what do you want for your money....let's face it, if your already reading this review - it's highly unlikely you're going to own an Astin Martin or similar to stick this sound system in- but this is where my negativity ends.
Would I own this product? Of course I would- I do actually own one and have it fitted (quite easily by myself with little knowledge) in my ford focus.
I can't mention every feature without going into paragraph after paragraph rambling on and quoting technical specs- but I will mention a few of my favourite features.
1. Mp3 playback- make your own Mp3 disc on your home computer and have around 100 songs or more all on 1 disc, No more fiddling around trying to find the disc you want or having to fiddle around under seats or in the boot to change a cd.
2. Bluetooth- connects easily to my mobile phone for hands free phone calls with the built in microphone on the front of the unit and also comes through the car speakers.
3. Wireless mp3 connectivity- I connect my iphone to the unit via Bluetooth and can wirelessly stream music from my phone to the Sony unit for playback in the car
All in all great value for money, great sound quality for its class, and a great reliable name that won't look out of place whether in an old mini or a mid range sports car.
Very good hifi for the car. I was very suprised at its quality and the sound is awsome.The bluetooth feature is superb and the music streaming with the sony fm transmitter is top qualityOnly one problem, Make sure you got the r type alpine door speaker which are 100 watts each and the stereo will really blow you away and for even better sound quality use the sony mp3 player 8gb cant remember the model now and wind the graphic pure bass up and you have got a superb sound systemK Jones. Ludlow. Shropshire.