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Kenwood - CD - Built-In Bluetooth - Apple® iPod®- and Satellite Radio-Ready - In-Dash Deck - Black

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Kenwood In-Dash CD Deck: Install this receiver in your vehicle for customizable audio and simple music playback from your favorite CDs or your MP3 player. Built-in Bluetooth quickly pairs with your compatible devices for wireless music streaming.
Geek Squad® installation is strongly recommended for this product. Please visit your local Best Buy store for details.
$159.99
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    Overview

    What's Included


    • CD - Built-In Bluetooth - Apple iPod- and Satellite Radio-Ready - In-Dash Deck
    • Wireless remote with battery, wire harness, trim ring, external microphone
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (683 out of 740)

    Included Free


    Car Deck Installation (Hardware Not Included)
    Car Deck Installation (Hardware Not Included)
    Have your new car deck installed neatly, reliably and professionally by a Geek Squad Autotech. Our Autotechs are MECP-certified, and their workmanship is warrantied for life. Plus, if you ever sell your vehicle, we'll reinstall your factory stereo for free. Additional materials fees apply.

    Features


    Listen to CD and MP3 formats

    In-dash receiver makes it easy to enjoy your favorite tunes.

    Tap into your device's music library

    Bluetooth connectivity and a USB port allow you to connect your device and play music.

    You're ready for Satellite Radio

    Features the control and display functionality to support SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Tuner and subscription required for activation (not included).

    Jam out to your favorite radio stations with the push of a button

    The AM/FM tuner can be preset to 24 different stations (6 AM, 18 FM).

    Customize how your audio sounds

    Use the customizable EQ and EQ presets to get the perfect audio quality for your music.

    Choose your desired settings on the color display

    LCD display with simple menu navigation enables easy music management.

    50W peak power x 4 channels (22W RMS)

    Connect your receiver to devices and speakers

    Auxiliary and USB inputs allow you to stream music from wired devices. Connect to audio equipment via the front, rear and sub preouts.

    Apple, the Apple logo and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPod is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.

    Additional fees may apply.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 740 reviews

    93%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Too Many Bugs and No Support From Kenwood

      Posted
      KS80537
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I installed this stereo in a 2002 Subaru WRX sedan. The fit is a thing of beauty; it looks like it came from the factory, but is much cooler visually than the stock stereo. Connecting to the separately-purchased installation kit's wiring harness was easy; the Kenwood wires' colors matched the colors of the harness wires. Soldering connections is something I recommend because it's the best electrically and avoids future problems. I left the factory speakers and subwoofer in place because they sound good. I loved the radio at first, but things went downhill as I got to know it better. These are the main problems: 1) With "PANDORA" painted on the face of the radio, you would expect Pandora to work well, but it doesn't. It worked fine at first, but soon got stuck in a mode where it only shows "READING", "CONNECT ERROR", or "CHECK DEVICE". I contacted Kenwood about the issue and they pointed the finger at Pandora. I contacted Pandora and they pointed the finger at Kenwood. Since doing a paperclip-assisted hard reset on the stereo temporarily fixes the problem, I blame Kenwood. 2) Audio sourced from Bluetooth has frequent loud pops and clicks. In Kenwood's defense, Bluetooth is fundamentally flawed. Although it claims to be a cable-replacement technology, it is anything but. Imagine if you had to have a different type of USB cable for each different type of device. That's what Bluetooth profiles are. 3) Scrolling through audio sources is annoyingly slow. For several sources, (USB, iHeartRadio, etc.), the stereo has to stop and see if something is connected before it will let you scroll past it. Most sources cannot be hidden or disabled. So you can't scroll nearly as fast as you want, and sources you will never use (i.e. Rear USB) must be scrolled past each time, forever. 4) The hands-free phone feature sounds so bad that it's unusable. 5) The HD Radio is loud when in HD mode and quiet in regular-old-FM mode. You'll be listening, and your radio is going quiet-LOUD-quiet-LOUD all the time. I disabled HD and now just listen to regular FM. 6) WIth sunglasses on, I can't read the display during the day, and my car has every window tinted as dark as the law allows.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Tired of Sony "quality"

      Posted
      RandomStereoGuy

      I bought 2 Sony single din CD receivers 14 months ago (model MEX-N5100BT). One for my truck and one for my wife's car. Best Buy installed them both. The receivers in both vehicles just ran the factory speakers, plus we both used Bluetooth for streaming and phone calls. Nothing crazy. After having the Sony head units for 13 months (which was last month), the receiver in my wife's car reset itself to the factory settings. All by itself. I pulled the deck out myself and checked the wiring, and everything was fine. The connections on the faceplate were clean and still shiny. I put the colors and presets back to the way my wife had them, and 2 days later, the receiver reset itself again. And it continues to do so every 2-4 days. 2 days ago, the same thing happened to the receiver in my truck (at the 14 month mark). This isn't a coincidence. This is bad quality. 1 and 2 months out of warranty, the head units are failing....so I am switching back to Kenwood. I have purchased Kenwood head units several times since I was a teenager (I am now 43). I have never had a problem with Kenwood products....I just like to upgrade every few years. I bought the 2 Sony receivers because, at the time, Kenwood didn't offer 5+ band equalizers in their head units in the price range I was looking to stay within. Today, I bought this double din Kenwood and installed it in my truck. This Kenwood receiver has a 13 band equalizer plus a few other sound enhancements....and very flexible crossover points that are separate for front, rear, and subs. I drove around for an hour and a half and made things sound just right. The overall sound seems a tad warmer, because the mid-range is more in control due to the extra few equalizer bands. I have always had an ear for SQ, so the more frequencies to adjust....the better. As far as reliability for the 2 new Kenwood head units....it's to early to tell. But from past experience, I can't say that I have any worries....unless Sony decides to buy out Kenwood. I have been in manufacturing for 25 years, and electronics production for the last 2 years....so I thought it would be good to share my experience with fairly recent Sony car stereos. Last and not least....when I called Sony to tell them that their products were failing just outside of their warranty period (1 year)....I was told to send them both MEX-N5100BT head units back to them on my own dime, and they would repair them on my dime, and I'd have them back in about 4 weeks. I simply said "no thanks" and hung up.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great head unit

      Posted
      Whatshegonnado
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I bought this stereo for my 2004 Chevy Silverado. It fits perfectly into the dash and looks great. I was hesitant to replace the stock unit and was concerned that it would look out of place, but the color scheme is adjustable to the other color lights in the dash. iPhone and Bluetooth work perfect. The remote microphone wires hid nicely in the “A” post cover and clips onto the visor. The microphone volume is adjustable on the head unit, and there is a noise reduction feature included as well. This truck is a little bit older, but even with the road noise the people I am talking to on the phone can hear me perfectly and say that there isn’t any background noise. The head unit sounded good and is way better than the stock unit. I also installed one of the $80 10” Dual integrated subwoofers that has the built in amp to fill out the bass that is missing from the 4 six and a half inch Polk speakers I installed a couple of years ago. Also have two 4x6 speakers mounted behind the plastic vents in the back doors. The radio controls are great and easy to learn. There are different settings for the scan and search features that are explained simply in the instructions. In the end, I would definitely buy this head unit again, especially considering the price. Worth every penny!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great stereo!

      Posted
      Hoppy

      I drive a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado and my factory stereo lost its ability to eject CDs. I was in the market for a new stereo and decided to check out the selection of my local Best Buy in Conway, Arkansas. I really liked the look and functionality of this Kenwood and the price was great! I checked the reviews and they were pretty good. I bought the stereo from my local Best Buy and had them do the install for me. Cody H. was the installation technician and he did a wonderful job on it. The stereo looks great in my dash and I did not have the issue that some people mentioned about it not being readable in the sunlight. That could be because in my truck the location of the stereo is turned slightly towards the driver's side and perpendicular to the floor instead of angled upward like many cars. At any rate, I can't say enough about this unit. I love the hands-free calling, Bluetooth, USB access, and all the other bells and whistles that comes with it for such a great price. It beats the pants off my factory stereo from 2003. The only functionality I lost was the ability to play cassette tapes. I suppose I'll manage to cope. ;)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      OK but could use some improvements

      Posted
      Lars
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Had this installed about 2 months ago on my 2012 Ram Truck. Likes are many functions, love the phone calling and being able to stream music from my phone over the system via blue tooth. Sound quality is good for calling. I live in a rural area and once the proper antenna cable was put on distance reception is great. Dislikes are that the display is virtually unreadable when the sun is out, even after trying all the display brightness adjustments. I also can't use the steering wheel mounted controls because the volume runs away when you touch the button. Had it back twice for that and they can't correct it. Kenwood says it's the install, not the radio. So I don't use the steering wheel volume controls. One more thing that's puzzling is that a radio with this many features did not come with a printed manual... its not convenient to look at it online on a phone so I had to print out 65 pages at home to be able to set things up and use as a reference. Minor dislike is having to scroll through all the features to change function. My "plain" factory radio (AM/FM/Satellite/CD) went out and this system was about half the cost of replacing that radio and I got a LOT more features. I would say I like it but all the bugs are annoying, they advertise a lot of features but they don't all work so well. I'll "recommend this to a friend" but would say be aware the final result is not as glamorous as the box advertises.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing unit

      Posted
      Bigwheel
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I gave this 5 stars based on value and quality. I wanted a budget unit because I didn't feel like investing in a fancy touch screen. All indicators pointed in the direction of this unit. I expected a lot based on other reviews. And I can say that I got it. The sound is absolutely amazing. I also bought budget kicker speakers with it. That only added to the experience. I am not sure how the sound could be better. Now granted I am discerning, but definitely not an audiophile. This was completely worth the investment. Other reviews said that people had trouble reading the display on a sunny day. I am not experiencing that. The display is crystal clear for me. Not sure what is different. I had it professionally installed. They adjusted a couple of my settings for me. Maybe they did something. I know they set the color to match the current color of the lights in my dash. I am only having one difficulty. when I use the Pandora app, the music plays, but the display only says "Reading". I think it has something to do with my Samsung Note 8. I don't remember it happening with my Note 4 which I was only using for a couple days. And it doesn't happen when I switch to the Blue Tooth source setting. The Pandora app is overrated anyway. When it did work, it would completely take over my phone. The blue tooth source setting is much more manageable and I like it better anyway. Sounds the same as the Pandora source setting. If your thinking about this unit, I'd say go for it!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Time to give up on best buy

      Posted
      Jaydanny18
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I've been very patient with this company and its employees. But this is more then likely the last time I'm dealing with them. I've had issues with their in store "experts" not knowing products well enough to sell the wrong lens with a camera to selling my kid a wifi blueray player without wifi... I had high hopes to install this deck into my truck. I picked the open box item because, well it was guaranteed to work and have all of the parts with it. Well guess what. It came without the dam wire harness that you HAVE TO HAVE in order for the deck to work. I call customer service and the best thing that i can do is either drive 15 miles to my nearest store and return it and wait 5 days for them to ship it again or send it back by mail and again wait 5 days for it. Some guarantee and great solutions to fix my issue. Again not the first time that I've had issues with Best Buy. But I guess it is my fault for thinking all the parts would be included too...

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Poorly lit screen & Finicky bluetooth

      Posted
      AngieN
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Went with Kenwood for it's reputation as well as the price point. We also had Best buy install the radio in our '03 Camry for our son to have the hands free feature. I was extremely disappointed with the screen brightness. It doesn't matter if you have the brightness level to the max or tried changing the color, it still doesn't allow you to properly see the screen while day driving. At night or during a (very) cloudy day you don't have this problem. Unfortunately, I live in FL and most of the time it's very sunny out. You can see from the pic that the screen is barely visible if at all. That's an obvious problem while driving. The other problem is the radio was constantly connecting/ disconnecting repeatedly while driving which is annoying. This is obviously a radio problem because our other vehicle's bluetooth radio does not do this with my phone. Hopefully my geek squad protection will help with these problems or I'm exchanging this radio.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend




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