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 |  Sep 25 2010, 3:53 PM

Everyone loves some tunes while they are driving, and now Sony’s new release of affordable car stereos ensures you always get the best audio experience while stuck in traffic.

Available for purchase in the next few weeks, the new CDX-GT650UI, CDX-GT550UI, CDX-GT350MP, and CDX-GT250MP will range in price from $80 to $160.

At the top of the price spectrum, the CDX-GT650UI ($160) and CDX-GT550UI ($130) come with a host of cool features. They both boast USB ports on their faceplates so you can connect with iPods, iPhones, Sony’s Walkman, and other USB mass storage devices, as well as analog auxiliary inputs. Also included are Sony’s ZAPPIN, Quick-BrowZer, and Jump Mode search technologies so you can quickly navigating large media libraries. To make music sound awesome, they both come with Advanced Sound Engine and Digital Sound Processor technologies.

What the CDX-GT650 over the CDX-GT550UI is SenseMe, an application that automatically organizes connected music libraries into custom mood-based playlists, as well as a Dynamic Color Illuminator that lets you illumination the keys to more than 35,000 choices and a two-line LCD screen. The GT550UI only comes with green or blue illumination color choices and a single-line display.

Following these two in price is the $100 CDX-GT350MP. It comes with the faceplate mounted auxiliary input, CD playback, and AM/FM radio with RDS display that shows artist and track information. For a bit extra, you can buy the add-ons that support satellite radio, HD radio, and iPod integration. The $80 CDX-GT250MP offers the same features as the CDX-GT350MP, but you don’t have the capability to upgrade.

[Source: Cnet]