View Full Version : Sony CDX-F7710 reviews?

05-26-2005, 09:08 PM
I was searching the site and didn't see if anyone owned/reviewd this headunit. If anyone has any input on this deck or anything, I would love to hear it. Right now it is a toss up between the Pioneer DEH-P8MP and this Sony deck. The sony deck seems like it has an awesome display, but I love all the options with the Pioneer.. Anyone got any suggestions???

05-27-2005, 10:17 AM
I have the 7705X which is almost exactly the same...No problems at all..Easy to use... remote easy to handle....

05-27-2005, 04:44 PM
I have the 7705X which is almost exactly the same...No problems at all..Easy to use... remote easy to handle....

great.. thanks for the input. Anyone else?

05-27-2005, 11:59 PM
Sony is garbage!

93 saturn sl2
05-28-2005, 12:06 AM
my sony HU has been very good to me so far. sounds good and has good features. dont know the model off hand but its the one with the 4v preouts.

05-28-2005, 12:16 AM
go with the pioneer. much better quality unit. ive seen to many sonys go bad, either bye the face plate not going back on, motor function broke, or some other bullshit that happened. ive seen 4 sonys go bad in teh past 3 yrs. so if u wanna go with a less quality deck go with sony, but the that pioner is a great deck. also loook into alpine and eclipse. its al about alpine for me. love feature and will never buy another sony deck. IMO

05-28-2005, 01:13 AM
The sony deck seems like it has an awesome display, but I love all the options with the Pioneer
It seems that you are more concerned on looks than in sound to me.
I'm a Pioneer fan but I've owned Sony's in the past and they came up good, and sounded awesome.
If you liked the Sony you can't go wrong with it.


05-28-2005, 12:12 PM
I've been reading that these new Sony's are pretty good especially the ones with the burr brown dacs. I don't have any personally experience with them though. do a search you should be able to find some info.

05-28-2005, 01:49 PM
Get Pioneer, and dont even think twice about it. Sony is crap when it comes to car audio.

05-28-2005, 02:00 PM
ive heard the new sonys and they arent that nice... i like alpine and pana and pioneer over them anyday

05-30-2005, 04:04 PM
Thanks for all the input.. I allready ordered the pioneer.. I was pretty set on the pioneer all along, but just wanted to see what everyone thought about the sony. I have had a Sony back in the day, and it was total crap. I just wanted to see if they have gotten any better, but it doesn't sound like it has.

thanks again

05-31-2005, 01:44 AM
I've owned both Sony's and Pioneer. I have the 7715FX now (Sony) and it sounds awesome, lots of good features, three sets of 4V preouts, bb dac, etc.

05-31-2005, 09:02 PM
BS sony is not garbage i love my sony got the same model your talking about clean install really nice reciever dont listen to them sony's are good reciever.. mines even got wet (i left my window down and it sill palays good as new..

05-31-2005, 10:22 PM
the last post speaks for itself. :)

06-09-2005, 01:47 PM
Well, this past weekend the Pioneer DEH-P8MP arrived and I installed it. I upgraded from the 7600. I really like this deck alot so far. navigating the menu's is alot easier. I didn't set it up to push the 60 watts because I have outboard amps. I can tell a difference in the high voltage pre-amp outputs. The sounds is amazingly clean. EQ adjustments seems to be more detailed, I can really dial in what ever kind of sound I want. I think the only 'minor' thing I don't like about this deck is how small the time font is when you are playing a cd or listening to the radio. With the deck off, the font is HUGE. I would say that is pretty good if that is my only complaint.

I took some before and after pics of the installation, and I also snapped a few of my existing system/setup in my truck. So hopefully when I get some free time I will upload them so everyone can check it out.

06-10-2005, 04:14 PM
Finally got around to uploaded these pics I took after my headunit install. I also included some of my system. I have a 2001 sierra extended cab. The rear seat is kinda in the way of seeing all the equipment, so taking a pic was kinda hard. I will be taking the seat out 'again' in a few weeks to re-route the wires more cleanly and to upgrade my RCA's. At that time I wll take some better pics of the entire system.

I didn't include any pics of the subs, it is a mtx thunderform with 2 10's in it. It sits under the rear seat and fires down. It sounds pretty **** good for what it is. I will probably upgrade this at some point.

The old 7600 (I guess it really isn't that old)

New 8mp

Another shot of the 8mp

Amps and 'stuff'