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3.8 based on 8 customer reviews

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Sound Quality

Good

Features

Good

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Good

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Most Helpful Positive
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The Highest Sound Quality Head Unit in Production

RSX-GS9 06 August 2018 by RSXGS9 user (USA)

The RSX-GS9 is The Highest Sound Quality Head Unit Currently in Production ! It is NOT for people who looks for "gimmicks" or "ease of use", Although I found it simplicity refreshing and very easy to use ! If you look for the Best of the Best Sound Quality (at this moment), then Sony RSX-GS9 will be PERFECT for you. I owned many high end head unit before like Nakamichi CD-700 Mk2, Nakamichi TD-1200 Limited etc., and this Sony have similar analog audio quality but with much better digital audio capability! One last thing, also like the touch, feel and design, it feel high end, unlike the "light in Tokyo" design of other head unit out there!

Sound Quality

Excellent

Features

Excellent

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Excellent

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Most Helpful Critical
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I'm not seeing the greatness

RSX-GS9 29 May 2020 by King82 (USA)

I purchased this a month ago and I feel like I wasted a lot of money. I used optical out instead of aux. When doing this I lost all features to 8nclude volume control, steering wheel controls, equalizers etc. Luckily I also purchased the perfect 8 channel amp to save the day. The downfall is i have to now use a bass knob to control the volume. The remote that comes with the device isn't even Bluetooth, it has to be pointed directly at the radio for it to function ( so if you hide your radio you have no other option but to use your phone or tablet). With that being said I had to upgrade my phone and when I did I had to tear the dash back apart to ge to the radio just to push the Bluetooth pairing button. The same rules apply if you change the battery or even disconnect it to add speakers or subs. Before I continue let me state this" This radio looks awesome, good job product design. Let's get back to it. You can only tell the optical difference when the car is not running meaning no wind noise, engine noise or AC. It was at the u is point that I realized that wasted a lot of money. I can't really judge the sound because I upgraded to 8 jl audio c7 speakers and vxi amplifiers, and in use tidal for hi res audio. This all adds to the listening experience, so I can't say just the radio sounds good. I can however say I love they way my overall SYSTEM sounds though. I just feel that I could have gotten a very comparable sound for an 1/8 of the price. Would I recommend this? No: Do I feel as if I just wasted money? Yes: in this case I feel like I would have been better off with the normal $400 radios. Lastly whats the point in bragging about how one could hide their radio and control it from their mobile device whe using the highest resolution cable (optical)when all of the options are grayed out. Needless to say this will on ebay soon as some comes out with the next flagship radio.

Sound Quality

Average

Features

Poor

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Average

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Display ehh

RSX-GS9 09 July 2020 by MikeCU (USA)

This unit came in the car I purchased to I cannot complain to much but, the screen is so small and difficult to read. During the day, forget it. Bluetooth does not connect that well.

Sound Quality

Good

Features

Average

Design

Average

Ease of Use

Fair

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I'm not seeing the greatness

RSX-GS9 29 May 2020 by King82 (USA)

I purchased this a month ago and I feel like I wasted a lot of money. I used optical out instead of aux. When doing this I lost all features to 8nclude volume control, steering wheel controls, equalizers etc. Luckily I also purchased the perfect 8 channel amp to save the day. The downfall is i have to now use a bass knob to control the volume. The remote that comes with the device isn't even Bluetooth, it has to be pointed directly at the radio for it to function ( so if you hide your radio you have no other option but to use your phone or tablet). With that being said I had to upgrade my phone and when I did I had to tear the dash back apart to ge to the radio just to push the Bluetooth pairing button. The same rules apply if you change the battery or even disconnect it to add speakers or subs. Before I continue let me state this" This radio looks awesome, good job product design. Let's get back to it. You can only tell the optical difference when the car is not running meaning no wind noise, engine noise or AC. It was at the u is point that I realized that wasted a lot of money. I can't really judge the sound because I upgraded to 8 jl audio c7 speakers and vxi amplifiers, and in use tidal for hi res audio. This all adds to the listening experience, so I can't say just the radio sounds good. I can however say I love they way my overall SYSTEM sounds though. I just feel that I could have gotten a very comparable sound for an 1/8 of the price. Would I recommend this? No: Do I feel as if I just wasted money? Yes: in this case I feel like I would have been better off with the normal $400 radios. Lastly whats the point in bragging about how one could hide their radio and control it from their mobile device whe using the highest resolution cable (optical)when all of the options are grayed out. Needless to say this will on ebay soon as some comes out with the next flagship radio.

Sound Quality

Average

Features

Poor

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Average

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This is good as it gets!

RSX-GS9 31 August 2019 by Mobile Mike (USA)

Hi-Res for sure, pure digital and very definite sound quality. Install one last week and everyone that heard it was overwhelmed with the emotion of the sound. Could not find anything that offered digital out.

Sound Quality

Excellent

Features

Good

Design

Good

Ease of Use

Excellent

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4

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Awesome

RSX-GS9 02 April 2019 by M1rza (USA)

What a powerfull Head Unit On this planet.. True Hi-Res..

Sound Quality

Excellent

Features

Excellent

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Excellent

5

3

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Great sq.

RSX-GS9 31 August 2018 by Saleh (USA)

Very good sound quality..sony always creating good products.

Sound Quality

Excellent

Features

Good

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Good

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4

0

The Highest Sound Quality Head Unit in Production

RSX-GS9 06 August 2018 by RSXGS9 user (USA)

The RSX-GS9 is The Highest Sound Quality Head Unit Currently in Production ! It is NOT for people who looks for "gimmicks" or "ease of use", Although I found it simplicity refreshing and very easy to use ! If you look for the Best of the Best Sound Quality (at this moment), then Sony RSX-GS9 will be PERFECT for you. I owned many high end head unit before like Nakamichi CD-700 Mk2, Nakamichi TD-1200 Limited etc., and this Sony have similar analog audio quality but with much better digital audio capability! One last thing, also like the touch, feel and design, it feel high end, unlike the "light in Tokyo" design of other head unit out there!

Sound Quality

Excellent

Features

Excellent

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Excellent

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3

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Big waste of money

RSX-GS9 12 December 2017 by RPollen (United Kingdom)

Fails to have treble mid and base adjustment and will not tune in to existing setup.. Also while playing tracks on USB if you turn engine off it restart the track from the beginning

Sound Quality

Poor

Features

Average

Design

Good

Ease of Use

Average

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Brilliant design and beautiful sound

RSX-GS9 16 September 2016 by rdmdavies (United Kingdom)

I've been looking for a head unit to match my beloved Nakamichi CD700 and finally found it. God bless you Sony!

Sound Quality

Excellent

Features

Average

Design

Excellent

Ease of Use

Good

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