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Kenwood - 6.75" - Android Auto/Apple® CarPlay™ - Built-in Navigation - Bluetooth - In-Dash CD/DVD/DM Receiver - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 144 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    BEEEEEEEP

    Posted
    Scott
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The head unit is very nice and offers a lot but there is one flaw that CANNOT be turned off, muted or fixed and it interrupts everything with a loud BEEEEEEEP! This unit has Traffic Congestion warnings that start when you are about 1 mile from where the 'navigation' thinks is a slow traffic situation ahead the unit BEEPS and then it continues to BEEEP at least if not more than every tenth of a mile until you pass that point. In many cases there really is no traffic at all and you still had to deal with the interruption. It can also be heard but the other person on the call if you are on a hands free phone call. Yes it interrupts phone calls also. If you live in an area like I do that means by the time you have passed one congestion point you are already getting the BEEEEPS for the next congestion point. Instead of having some great music playing to help occupy your time waiting in traffic you spend your time listening to BEEEEEPS. As stated but I really need to reiterate this point, it interrupts all sources, you cannot turn it, it happens even when you are not using navigation and it will not stop. I contacted Kenwood over 12 times and the final answer they gave me was exactly this, "He (Kenneth) has researched the issue and confirmed it is normal operation. Unfortunately the notification cannot be turned off." Please take this under considerations when you think about buying this unit or any Kenwood navigation system. If you like listening to BEEEEEEEPS about every 3 seconds than buy this you and you will be very happy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product, superb installation

    Posted
    JFS3
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    For my middle-age-crisis car I recently purchased a MINI Cooper S Roadster -- a two-seater with all of the style and soul of my previous sports cars. The major problem was the MINI radio -- it was OK but barely. There is no easy way to install an after-market radio in the MINI, which has a unique and tight center stack configuration. I picked a Kenwood DNX575S, whose 6.75-inch screen size just fit in the Roadster. The two techs at the Gainesville GA Best Buy concluded at the end of the install: "Probably the toughest one we've done." But the work was superior, beautifully done and looks great -- radio, back-up camera, steering wheel controls etc. The radio itself is everything I hoped -- all the bells and whistles plus plus. The Garmin nav is user-friendly, the controls for the radio easy. DVD and CD, Apple Play (Android also available), SiriusXM ready.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Receiver, Features, Price

    Posted
    gavilan1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This Kenwood nav/entertainment unit is packed with features - touch screen, supports two mobile phones by bluetooth, has Apple CarPlay, HD AM, FM radio, Garmin navigation with voice alerts, DVD/CD, is Sirius/XM capable with optional tuner ($50 or less), rear camera capable, front camera capable (with optional Kenwood dashcam, provides front collision alerts, delayed departure alerts, lane departure alerts (currently disabled in US), records HD traffic video and audio with time, GPS coordinates, speed, etc., for collision/insurance claims) on microSD card, offers full screen playback of recorded video and audio, connects via iDatalink maestro rr interface to vehicle Canbus data interface, provides tire pressures, door alerts, instrument cluster gauges, on supported vehicles. Did I forget anything? Tremendous value for the price. Easy on the installer, as well. BestBuy installer (Kevin) was a class act, as well. Installation was neat, clean, and unit looks like it came in the dash from the factory. My 12 year old Jeep now has a state of the art nav and entertainment system, plus 2019 new car features. Am I a happy customer? You bet!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great System, Minor Issues

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

    This is a very nice sound system, with plenty (and easy to understand) of ways to customize speaker setup, tuners, and other functions. BT connectivity has worked very smoothly so far, though recognition by built-in apps, like Spotify, is slightly slower than I expected. Though this is not the case with straight BT streaming and phone functions, which are fairly quick. Navigation has worked very well as well. Some issues with Android Auto, but I think this is a bug on the Google App, phone side. At times it causes the phone app to loop-restart. I ended up uninstalling and will wait for some updates. Weblink, though, is pointless at this point. The app fails to pair most of the time, when it does, the apps don't always initiate. I consider this a minor issue as these apps are YouTube, Yelp, Waze, and a couple other, which I can do without.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Gift

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

    Purchased for our 16 yr olds 2007 F150 to provide him a hands free phone system. Installed by Geek Squad with no problems It looks like it was original to the truck Compatible with The satellite radio subscription. We purchased the backup camera as a separate piece. I would recommend spending that little extra and have it installed at the same time. There are quite a few brackets and wires etc.. that You need to buy in addition to the radio for a complete install. The sound is amazing. The unit and all the pieces are a bit pricey but totally worth every penny. The screen display is crisp and bright. There are many options to adjust the music sound You can’t put a price on knowing you have added a level of safety with a hands free system for any driver.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Looks nice...has glitches in Jeep JK

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

    Bought this on sale to replace the OEM unit in my Jeep Wrangler. Looks good. Sounds fine - not much better than OEM but I now have CarPlay and google maps. But, I also have to reboot the unit on occasion (seems random) to activate front speakers. That’s annoying but it has worked every time so far to reset all speakers. My guess is it won’t work after awhile. Installer indicated that the problem lies with the OEM equipment (bridge and sub) having propritary obstacles for the new unit. The maestro interface must be used to ensure the unit works decently. There have to be better units out there than this for the JK. I will make this work for now.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sound a little soggy. Not enough wattage.

    Posted
    chief
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I only have a couple complaints: I had to buy an amp to bring the wattage up to drive my stock speakers. That tells me the Kenwood unit is lacking somewhat in power to the speakers. Another downfall to this unit, is it doesn't come with a remote. For the price tag, a $20.00 remote should be included. I ended up buying one myself and it's nice to have. I'd still recommend this Navigation cd/dvd receiver though. After a couple friends saw the unit that I installed, they are wanting one for themselves now too. In all, the unit features are nice, the DVD picture quality is very good, it's easy to set-up, and the garmin GPS is great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Warmly welcomes my 2003 F350 to 2019!

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

    My old radio sounded good yet, but had no hands free, no digital input options such as usb, SD or smart phone integration. This unit has all that plus HD radio included, Sirius tuner hook-up capable, and it has Garmin Navigation built-in too! I just wish the Nav system and BT phone interface had voice connect built into the phone itself, instead of the BT phone interface requiring the phone handle this communication, and Garmin having no way of using voice control at all. Voice technology is apparently not the easiest thing to control, and the price of this unit was a steal. I forgive you JVC/Kenwood. ;-)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Screen washout

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

    All in all the Kenwood sounds really good, has great features and looks great. The only issue so far is that the screen is very hard to see in sunlight with the setting all the way up. In the dark it looks great and easy to read. I wonder if Kenwood will send up an update that will increase the lighting? Best Buy, Pablo did a great job installing this and other associated items in two hours. He took the time to explain the system. I will ask for him again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great unit

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

    I put this in an older vehicle and now I’m back to state of the art with instant Bluetooth connection, Apple CarPlay, intrinsically usable navigation, backup camera, steering wheel controls and hands free phone through my speakers. The microphone for the calls sounds great and clear. You get what you pay for with this setup. These 10 year old speakers never sounded so good! Now to swap them out..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Should've stayed with my factory unit

    Posted
    Richard70
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I bought this head unit back on Black friday but have regretted it since I had it installed by the professionals at best buy (sigh). My factory unit was Nissan juke Rockford fosgate system with factory amplifier and subwoofer. After being back to best buy twice after initial installation still have no bass coming from my subwoofer. A real disappointment because if I try to get it right myself I can be sure they will void any warranty.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    lots of screen glare

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

    Good radio. Great sound. Garmin navigation is great. Sirius radio works great, too. Display is bright, but useless in a convertible. The glare from the sky renders the screen useless. The open sunroof also blocks the top half of the screen. The sky reflection from the passenger window drowns out half the view of the screen. Hopefully, an anti-glare film will make the screen more readable with the top down.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Head Unit

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

    I purchased this for my 2014 Jeep Wrangler. It has all the features you could ask for: Android Auto (and Apple Car Play for you Apple sheep out there), built in navigation, HD radio, Sirius XM, a CD player for you folks who still (actually) buy music, and many more cool features. I love this thing, and it really brought a whole new light to driving my vehicle. I can't wait to put this to work on my cross country drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Upgrade

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

    Installed this with backup cam etc. in my daughters 2005 Mustang for her graduation gift. Take your time and watch videos on YouTube for specifics on your vehicle. Or, have Best Buy install it for you. Everything works perfect and my daughter loves it. It is user friendly, but like anything, you need to learn it. She now has an updated vehicle with Handsfree etc.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

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

    This looks so good in my sons 2009 Impala. The screen is bright and controls easy to use. We bought a back up camera that is clearer than the factory one on our Suburban. Read some other reviews and I agree the music sounds better than the factory stereo. Got great service and a great tech at the Forsyth store. Overall ,we are very satisfied.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great radio, am not so good

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

    I am enjoying my new radio and navigation system. The am radio is terrible and I am told there is nothing that can be done about it. How am I to listen to the Cubs games while I am in the car!?!? I have android auto so I can stream 670 The score, but for some reason the broadcast is not the same as what is live on the station. Does anyone know why? Help is greatly appreciated.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Gift

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

    I got this for my husband for his birthday. He loves it and was super surprised! He had to go back to Best Buy to buy all the wiring needed to hook up his speakers and amp. While there, he also purchased the backup camera too. He has a Jeep Wrangler and it fit perfectly. He had no problems with the install and is really happy with all of it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great. Love all the features

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

    Installed this myself after last radio screen died. The upgraded bluetooth on this radio makes for clearer hands free phone calls. I also enjoy the fact that you can leave the navigation screen and goto the home page allowing you to goto radio or bluetooth options, and you still have an icon giving a directional heads up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great system and deal

    Posted
    cbhardy91
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    It really updated my 07 suburban, love the built in Nav, CarPlay adn SiriusXM. Sound it great Bluetooth easy to use for 2 phones. Had Geek Squad install it but have to come back for them to adjust unit to fit better and get my factory DVD system working, will update my rating once they correct the installtion. Other than that it's a great buy highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love, love, love my Kenwood

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

    My car is 19 years old. In Georgia we are not now allowed to use our phones unless we have hands free. I also had a separate Garmin which I loved but I always had to get it out and stick it to the windshield for each trip. Now I just program my Kenwood, connect in my iPhone and talk hands free as I follow directions. I am happy!

    I would recommend this to a friend