Sony is expanding its mobile audio lineup with models that include offer SiriusXM satellite radio and Pandora internet radio connectivity in the car. The Pandora integration on the DSX-S210X and the Bluetooth enabled DSX-S310BTX digital media players allows listeners to stream Pandora via the application on their smartphone, and transfers the Pandora-related controls to the head unit.
Both models allow listeners to access their personalized Pandora stations and the ability to fine-tune the listening experience by offering thumb ratings directly on the receiver. The DSX-S210X digital media player is iPhone compatible; the DSX-S310BTX is iPhone compatible and is also the first aftermarket product to offer Pandora integration with the Android and BlackBerry smartphone platforms.
The CDX-GT565UP model, also SiriusXM compatible, allows users to stream Pandora from an iPhone, customize the receiver’s illumination to complement existing lighting components with the Dynamic Color Illuminator and create a listening experience with the Advanced Sound Engine. Users can also control digital music players using the USB 1-Wire feature.
Pandora compatible receivers start at $130 SRP and up to $280 SRP on the CDX-GT565UP, CDX-GT660UP, DSX-S210X and DSX-S310BTX models.