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JVC - Built-in Bluetooth - In-Dash CD/DM Receiver - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 310 reviews

94%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Throwing away $400

    Posted
    Jeff90125
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The factory stereo in my car was dying. It was time to replace it. I thought this unit would be a great replacement. I bought it for $119. I had to get several kits to install it. BestBuy didn't have them all so I had to buy them elsewhere. BestBuy couldn't install it for me for over two weeks so I found somebody to install it for me. That was another $80. Now I'm into this for over $400. It sounded horrible. After learning how to use the menus, I spent an exorbitant amount of time turning off all the "features". Although that improved the sound it was still lacking. Sometimes I like to crank it up. While I could get a little volume out of it, I didn't come close to what I was looking for. Even the factory stereo was much better. The EQ settings sounded bad. Nothing useful there. Most songs sounded like the vocals were in the background with way too much reverb. The midrange sounded harsh and the low end was either muffled and boomy or non existent. I made the decision to replace it. I bought another receiver elsewhere. The receiver was only $70 and the install kit was about the same, Total of about $150. The place even wired the special cable for me and I was able to install it myself.Sounds Great! I tried to return the JVC to BestBuy but it was beyond the return period. They wouldn't even give me store credit. I asked them to throw it away for me since I wouldn't sell such junk to anybody. If I have to say something nice about this it would be that the lights are pretty and the clock keeps good time. I would have been better off to just throw $400 in the street.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice upgrade

    Posted
    cblair516
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I have a 15 year old vehicle...needless to say, It lacked SXM and BLUETOOTH capabilities. It's an awesome upgrade. The price is great if you don't want to spend too much, but remember each vehicle is different. You have to buy lots of extras (cables and dash kits, the SXM antenae to make it work, etc). So for 119.00 with Free Install, you are walking out around 300 bucks! I do like it though. It's not the easiest to scroll through the XM channels (but If I bought another 150 dollars for a cable and install I could have used my steering wheel controls)...couldn't afford all that. I plug in my iphone and use the maps, but it refuses to give directions through the radio/speakers. Maybe a setting issue? Love the colors, Love the Bluetooth, CD player, having my XM back, and it looks/sounds great. Good upgrade, but I would love to have "more" of a user friendly unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Versatility on a budget

    Posted
    Twcheezer
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I purchased and Installed this head unit because the old one couldn't stream audio. The bluetooth functionality was easy to setup. I'm really impressed with everything else it does, especially the FLAC capability. First, I just had the head umit to my new speakers. Sounded good. I added a powered subwoofer using the preout. Very nice. Maybe I got carried away when I added a 1200 watt amp. I have 6.5s and tweeters with a crossover then 3.5s in parallel. So Im only using 2 channels of the amp. For a $300ish system I'm very pleased. Cons: some of the menu controls don't seem to have a way to get out once you're in other than exiting completely. It makes dialing everything in take a bit longer than it would otherwise take. Pros: Lots of features and very customizable to taste.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Annoying

    Posted
    Rachel
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This speaker looks much nicer than the stock one that came with my 2001 Subaru forester. Has more features, everything works as it says. However, I didn’t realize from anything in the product description that whenever you’re playing through Spotify (and probs Pandora too), the radio disables you from using your phone. The spotify logo is all that appears on your phone and you’re supposed to navigate the entire app through the receiver, which is much more difficult. Also, when I try to play music off Youtube, the receiver keeps defaulting to the music downloaded on my phone instead. I turn off the downloaded music, go back to Youtube, then if I turn the receiver’s volume up it goes back to the downloaded music. It seems like this radio is too advanced for its own good. I just want to plug in and play something without it controlling my phone for me. If anyone knows how to fix these issues, please let me know. I was so excited about this at first but now I’m considering exchanging it

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good replacement radio

    Posted
    DRockedU2
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    The stock radio in our fusion went out and we were looking for a basic replacement that added aux input without going complete high end and expensive. 4 star rating is only because we've had it for a month so longevity is still a question mark. The radio has been fairly easy to use and does everything we were looking for, so no complaints there. Sounds quality is as good or better than stock. If you're not a technical person, pay the money or take advantage of the free install as mating the radio harness to the vehicle adapter harness is not the easiest task. Also, for a clean fit in the dash the spacers (included in the kit) were required but then the mounting screws were too short and I had to find longer screws. Looks great now though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great stereo and Easy to Use

    Posted
    yahsyahs24
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I needed a simple but easy to use car stereo. Regular radio has been a constant disappointment and changing cds became too problematic on the road. This stereo easily fit that need. It looks sleek and has fun changing colored lights. What is great is that it syncs immediately to my phone each time I start the car, so there will always be music to enjoy. The Bluetooth also allows for the ease of changing tracks on the display versus trying to pick up the phone and make the needed change. I would highly recommend this item to someone looking for a great starter stereo. Downside is, you need to read the manual if you want to do more than just the basic functions.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic stereo!

    Posted
    Kitsu
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I must admit, the thing that attracted me most was the color changing lights... I was also drawn in by the larger buttons to change tracks for the CD because it’s easier to find them while driving, which is safer. It took me a bit of time to get the stereo settings the way I wanted, my prior stereo was the standard manufacturer stereo. But once I had things set up, I was very impressed! Great sound quality and it even reads my scratched CDs! Awesome product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!!

    Posted
    Chris
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Bought it with geek squad and LOVE IT!!! We love the light changing ability and how easy it is to use. I don't recommend changing anything but the radio channels while driving as you need to be able to look down too long. The source has a lot to scroll through. I am not tech savvy was able to be taught by geek squad on how to use it. I was surprised on how easy it is as it looks complicated. The only down fall if any is it is only a single disc CD player and not multiple. We keep it so the lights cycles through all the colors consistently. Please do yourself a favor and purchase geek squad. we're very glad we did!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good system

    Posted
    Bill
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    After having lots of problems with my original radio, I decided it was time to upgrade. My son suggested this JVC model because he was pleased with the one that he’s had for a few years. So after comparing prices & stores, I decided to try this one. Well, now I too am sold on JVC. The quality of sound, many music options, built in accessories, Bluetooth capability, CD player & USB port makes this a tremendous upgrade for me. I am very pleased with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not bad

    Posted
    Mariecandacelaya
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    DThe stereo sounds actually really Excellent, I just wished I went with a remote.... But I do have to say, I almost returned everything and was gonna be done with u guys because of the installer WAS NOT VERY GOOD... I was actually very disappointed of how he installed it... He ended up breaking my clip to my ac, to my button, didn't mount or set the stereo into anything, so someone can just rip that puppy right out., so, if I would of paid $ for that install, I would threw a fit... I did talk to a manger, and she was very nice and,I can't

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Terrific choice!

    Posted
    TinaVer57
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Got this to replace the SiriusXM radio hubby lost in his old truck. He is over the moon with it ( nice to get into the 21st century) He loves that when playing CD's it names track. But what he loves more than getting his Sirius back, is the Bluetooth ...he can talk handsfree. He is so excited he says I have to get one for me!!! Isn't that a great deal? This one sure was. Price was right..got everything we wanted and more!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Basic But Wonderful

    Posted
    JMayeux
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I was torn between this unit and a touch screen. I went the Best Buy and played with the display units and found the touch screen units to be slow responding and buggy. I went with this unit because it seemed to have easy to read buttons and I just really needed the phone connectivity. It is very easy to use and sounds great. I can't complain at all. My Second JVC and I'll keep buying at Best Buy. I got good service.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Experiencing shortages

    Posted
    Dillon
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I bought this stereo for my son as a Christmas gift but was not able to get it installed until late January. Once our appointment came, the bracket for the stereo did not match the car frame. We had to wait for another appointment days later. Now, just three months later, the stereo turns off and on whenever it wants. Now we have to wait for two weeks to get the situation looked at. This from a brand new car stereo.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great upgrade from JVC 910 bts

    Posted
    pleasantlysurprised
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I had the model that came two generations prior to this one. I thought it would be very little change, but it has an eq feature that adjusts to the volume level. The other feature is optimization for the particular speaker size for all pairs in your car. The only complaint I have is compared to the 910 or 920 the colors are not as customizable. The sound improvement I found was worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Dud

    Posted
    Sarah
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I ended up returning the stereo. It was constantly erroring out whenever my phone was plugged in and I received a call. I would have to shut the radio off and restart it. It errored out so much and the only way to make it work was to shut it down and let it reboot to get the Bluetooth or iPod to play. It wasn't worth the trouble. It had a nice display, the controls were easy enough to operate. If it errored out it wouldn't charge my iPhone either. It just errored out way too much.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this radio

    Posted
    Livewire
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Bought this radio because stock radio didn't have bluetooth. It paired great with my cellphone and works wonderful. I also like the color choices for the display. This radio sounds great with my Infinity sound system. I would very much recommend this system. The price was right and the free installation was very professional and quick. That is what brought me to Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Car Stereo

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

    I had only had this in my car for about 3 weeks when my car got totaled. Best Buy was great they took this one out and put my factory one back in. While I had it in my car the only issue I had was the screen was not very clear, I think it was the glare from the sun. Other than that the stereo worked great. Hopefully, I can have it reinstalled into the next vehicle I buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The stereo improved the sound quality in the car

    Posted
    NM19
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I bought this stereo for my daughters car and when she brought it home from Best Buy installers, it actually sounded better than the premium factory radio in the car. The sound was crisp and clear. The main reason I replaced the stereo was Bluetooth wasn't on the factory stereo. The installation done by the installer at that Best Buy was also the best. Very clean fit and trim on the installation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Stereo For The Low Price

    Posted
    Shaggy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I bought this stereo for my new used Jeep Liberty Sport. I'm only going to have this vehicle for the summer, 2018 so I wanted a low cost blue tooth stereo. The 50 Watts works perfectly for me since I like loud levels without any any subs and 50 watts works out great. Additionally the stereo has good cd play back and good radio reception.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great JVC for under $200

    Posted
    Bigcohiba
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I bought this over the Sony as recommended to me by the installer it looks good in my Honda and sounds good I found the instructions not user friendly and I was having issues with streaming music I found that on set up you need to unlock your phone contacts or it won’t let use your music library on your phone I have not have had any issues since then

    I would recommend this to a friend