Difference Between Sony Dab And Standard Strero
Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:36 PM
I've just brought a nearly new Fiesta Metal but it doesn't have the Sony DAB radio, just the standard Ford mobile-inspired one with Bluetooth. To be honest I dont like the look of the Sony interface, the buttons are way too small. What's the sound difference between them and can I still play music wirelessly from an iPhone with the Ford original?
Posted 31 July 2012 - 01:04 PM
The Ford one can also play music from an iPhone yes.
Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:40 PM
I can confirm it sounds as bad as the non DAB version!
The Sony badged unit is supposed to sound better, but if its anything like the Sony fitted to the Mondeo, the difference is marginal.
Posted 31 July 2012 - 05:55 PM
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:28 AM
My car I've put a deposit down on has the stereo in the top picture. I haven't actually viewed the car, but it was only £12,290 for a black '11 plate Fiesta Metal with 4,800 miles with keyless start and "DAB Bluetooth" but without the Sony badge. Had to snap it up because it's a steal, although I didn't realise the Stereo was non-Sony. The dealer thinks it's a DAB although can this true being a Ford stereo? This is a little confusing - anyone know any more about the various stereo options? And would the speakers be the same "Premium" ones as the Sony option? I'm guessing it would be relatively easy to upgrade the front end panel but I don't want to be ripping out speakers!
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:39 AM
The best sound upgrade you can make is to get better speakers.
Posted 01 August 2012 - 12:35 PM
Stormin, do you know if the Ford unit with Bluetooth has USB for iPod playback? I'm not to concerned with radio sound quality but I want the best sound from the other sources i.e. CD and iPhone.
USB is an optional extra so some will have it, others won't.
Posted 01 August 2012 - 01:45 PM
PM me if anyone's interested.
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