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Car Head unit for Sony Ericsson Satio


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Posted by DarkKrypt
im after a car head unit that will work with the satio
preferably in this order of brand - alpine > pioneer > sony (though it doesnt matter)
and that it has built in bluetooth (not 'bluetooth ready' as it need a transceiver then)
plus it comes with a front facing usb too.

any recommendations are fine too

im looking at max_wedge to answer this lol, seems to reply to my questions alot these days
or even >500 as you two are both in australia, but it dont matter where your from
thanks and lataz all.


Posted by >500
Alpine are definitely one of the better head unit makers!

If you want A2DP as well (stereo bluetooth) Sony is your only option.

Alpine will only work for phone calls. I personally have an Alpine bluetooth (built-in) unit. Has all the ports I need!

Posted by Rookwise
I've got a Sony BT3600U. It does A2DP and handles voice calls. Good headunit but the units built in mic is behine the removable front pannel and picks up the heater blower noise,road noise as well as your voice. Kida sounds like your in a fishbowl on the revieveng end of the call. I believe the Sony 5xxx series have an external mic which would be better. I've also seen some JVC headunits which support music streaming and also have an external mic for calling starting from 179.99 which i'm considering as i've had the Sony one for nearly 2 years now.

Posted by max_wedge
Most BT Car Stereo's these days do both A2DP as well as handsfree. I personally have a JVC unit, which works flawlessly and has worked with all phones I've thrown at it including but not limited to SE W910, C905, N95 8GB, Samsung i8910 and Satio and even the dirt cheap Telstra F156.

However the ergonomics of the JVC are woeful, and for that reason the next unit I buy probably won't be JVC.

I wouldn't be too concerned with A2DP compatibility. Most head units should work fine. That said, if you go into a store such as JB HiFi or WOW or whoever you have down there, I don't see why they won't let you test pair your phone to one of their display units - I did so with the JVC.
[ This Message was edited by: max_wedge on 2010-09-05 14:34 ]


Posted by max_wedge

On 2010-09-05 15:10:00, Rookwise wrote:
I've got a Sony BT3600U. It does A2DP and handles voice calls. Good headunit but the units built in mic is behine the removable front pannel and picks up the heater blower noise,road noise as well as your voice. Kida sounds like your in a fishbowl on the revieveng end of the call. I believe the Sony 5xxx series have an external mic which would be better. I've also seen some JVC headunits which support music streaming and also have an external mic for calling starting from 179.99 which i'm considering as i've had the Sony one for nearly 2 years now.


I have this problem with the JVC also. I highly recommend anyone wishing to use bt handsfree via their car stereo look at an option with an external mike.

Posted by DarkKrypt
thanks for the info guys. i will be gathering a lot of into around from other sites/forums and offering my experience too..just a matter of time and hopefully it will. help with future phones..
*fingers crossed for it to be stickied*

Posted by carkitter
I like the look of this Sony, this Alpine and this JVC

My priorites for a head unit would be Bluetooth A2DP and Front USB, and 2 or 3 RCA outputs for expandablity. Sony and Alpine are my favourite Car Audio brands.

Are you installing it yourself or getting it professionally done?


On 2010-09-20 13:14:25, DarkKrypt wrote:
*fingers crossed for it to be stickied*


Stickys don't just happen. You'll need to make a request to Masseur and provide some good reasons such as popularity or important/useful information. If you could detail the installation and provide a review then you'd be well on your way. I have two stickys - my 2008 Esato Award winning phone review and my info for NZ visitors thread.
[ This Message was edited by: carkitter on 2010-09-21 00:59 ]


Posted by DarkKrypt

On 2010-09-21 01:41:42, carkitter wrote:
I like the look of this Sony, this Alpine and this JVC

My priorites for a head unit would be Bluetooth A2DP and Front USB, and 2 or 3 RCA outputs for expandablity. Sony and Alpine are my favourite Car Audio brands.

Are you installing it yourself or getting it professionally done?


On 2010-09-20 13:14:25, DarkKrypt wrote:
*fingers crossed for it to be stickied*


Stickys don't just happen. You'll need to make a request to Masseur and provide some good reasons such as popularity or important/useful information. If you could detail the installation and provide a review then you'd be well on your way. I have two stickys - my 2008 Esato Award winning phone review and my info for NZ visitors thread.
[ This Message was edited by: carkitter on 2010-09-21 00:59 ]


ditto carkitter i love sony and alpine and also pioneer it just depends on the day
priorites for me is the same -Bluetooth A2DP and Front USB, and 3 RCA outputs for expandablity.
professional i wont fuss with it and i want new speakers and a sub..(kicker speaker+sub)


it will be usefull info and detailed. i will give as much review as i can of what i will be using in my car and what i have tried+plus i will find other mini reviews of peoples experience too..as i cant buy every head unit and test them out.
congrats on the stickys carkitter

Posted by carkitter
Another phone-to-BT headunit thread here.

Posted by DarkKrypt
cheeers carkitter ive found that one before and i found one of yours so when the time comes i will get your permission and po0p permission to add them to the guide im making.

Posted by DarkKrypt
getting along slowly with the guide. Another question. How bout fm transmitters? Like SEs fm music transmitter mmr-60 and 70 (i cant remember if theyre compatible with satio; no matter if theyre not), universal fm transmitters, or any other se(i know there is another fm transmitter forgot what its called)/mobile phone manufacturer fm transmitters.


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