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.
MEX-BT2500, Sony's new AM/FM CD receiver for the car with Bluetooth technology, multi-tasks as both a CD player and a wireless streaming device.
Drivers can make safe, hands-free phone calls, listen to MP3 formatted CDs or wirelessly connect to Bluetooth-compatible digital music players on the road.
The MEX-BT2500 head unit, the company's second audio-streaming AM/FM CD receiver with wireless Bluetooth technology, is easily paired with compatible Bluetooth enabled cellular phones. Up to five different phones can be linked to the receiver so the whole family can enjoy connectivity. An integrated microphone behind the faceplate eliminates the need for additional wiring, so the installation process is as quick and easy as an ordinary car stereo. Additionally, noise cancellation and echo reduction technology serve to enhance phone call clarity.
Music-storing phones with Bluetooth technology supporting A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), including some Sony Ericsson Walkman phones, will allow audio streaming from the handset to the MEX-BT2500 head unit.
For drivers who carry their music libraries on Bluetooth-enabled digital music players, the MEX-BT2500 unit supports both wired and wireless playback. Using Bluetooth technology, it's easy to play, pause, skip, fast-forward or back up songs. Key information including album, artist and track appears on the display through the wireless connection.
For non-Bluetooth digital music players, you can connect through the front auxiliary input on the front of the car stereo with an audio cable (not included). The CD player supports multiple codecs, including MP3 and WMA.
The MEX-BT2500 car stereo delivers 52 watts across four channels to help ensure rich, clear sound. Blue key illumination looks good in nearly any dashboard, while the detachable faceplate provides an added measure of security.