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Kenwood - In-Dash Digital Media Receiver - Built-in Bluetooth - Satellite Radio-ready with Detachable Faceplate - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 154 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great radio for an upgrade

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    asmith2721
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    I bought this after the stock radio in my Accord finally reached a point where it worked less time than was functional. I wasn't looking for anything crazy, mainly just wanted Bluetooth for my iPhone. I figured if I ended up wanting SiriusXM I could just use the app with my phone and Bluetooth it. I also was okay with skipping on CarPlay since I don't use my phone a ton in the car anyway. Installed myself (with YouTube help) which was easy enough. The only tip I'd give is to strip down the wires on the harness more if you're not going to solder connections, as there isn't a lot of room for a twist-and-tape job. I think my favorite thing with this radio is that my phone automatically connects each time I get in the car. Just a warning though, the music will automatically start playing. Overall this unit is exactly what I was looking for. I didn't want to spend too much money as I hope to not have my car for more than another year, and I feel for the price I got great value with this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Budget radio

    Posted
    Dredd
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    Very happy with this unit!! Sounds amazing, setup was a breeze. Bluetooth works perfectly. Ease to setup, sound is clear and callers can hear me clearly. Love the color choices for display, altho the red is hard to see in the sun. There is an option to have 2 different colors on the display, but wish white was an option. Function menu is the only thing that uses white. White is very easy to see in bright sun. At times I wish I had gotten a unit with a remote, but that's not a big enough con to take away from such a nice budget head unit!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great replacement stereo

    Posted
    PCfees
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    Installing the stereo was pretty straightforward. Once I actually got the time to do it only took me about half an hour to wire it to the adapter harness and just plug it in. The cables that come with the stereo in the adapter were color-coded and matched so that made it a lot easier. I really like the Bluetooth functionality and the fact that it has Pandora and I heart radio built-in. If you’re looking for a decent stereo that has a lot of bills and whistles or not too much money this is the one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great digital media receiver

    Posted
    Ippy
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    This is my first non-cd, digital-only in-dash car stereo, and I wish I had swapped it out years ago. Super easy to install, looks fantastic with many variable color lighting options to fit any car interior. Pairs instantly with my Samsung Galaxy phone to play wirelessly from my audiobook app, and comes with Pandora and Spotify pre-programmed. Also features a phone answer/end button in the upper left and a dashboard microphone for hands-free communications through the car speakers! So awesome!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice basic radio with some extras!

    Posted
    John
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    Was just looking for a basic radio with Bluetooth. Didn’t need a CD player. This had what I was looking for, plus hands free phone capable. Ability to change display color seemed a little corny at first, but allowed matching with console display. Decent sound. Cons—clock display very small, set up instructions not clear, but I eventually figured it out. Summary—If you are looking to upgrade your old radio to Bluetooth technology with hands free phone for under $75, this will do the trick!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    3.5 stars for the unit but,,,

    Posted
    Kross
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    Dash mounted in a Volvo Semi truck with 2 Kicker 6 1/2 & 2 stock Volvo 3 1/2 speakers. Connects to the phone and the microphone works awesomely while driving in a noisy Truck. But while playing music via USB the unit gets extremely hot and so does the usb stick. But I'm probably pushing it to the limit jamming to 5FDP & other Metal music. So many audio sound effect options that it could take awhile to get that perfect sound for your vehicle. I plan on getting a couple amplifiers and sub woofer then see if the unit heats up still. Shouldn't!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Radio for My Dodge Ram

    Posted
    Lexacocca
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    I needed a new radio replace the stock radio, but I also wanted the illumination to match. This unit Kenwood came through in fine style. Best Buy came through with a great price and fast shipping. Will be ordering another for my wife's Chrysler Bluetooth Music Clean Looks Great Sound 24 hr. Clock Display Perfect Illumination to match my truck

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I like it

    Posted
    kingzo
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    I actually bought a different model but it would not fit into my car so I settled for this one. The sound quality is great and it’s really easy to use. The USB port has oddly not worked for one day out of an entire month since I had it. Other than that, I still think it’s worth the buy. Also, Best Buy offered free installation with the purchase but the technician did crack the manifold during installation

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Awful.......nothing but a headache

    Posted
    MaxRandom

    Installed easy enough, and that about all good I have to say. Nothing but problems, impossible to read the display during the day, randomly blacks out for long periods of time, disconnects bluetooth and requires face to be detached from body to reboot, and now it not turn off.. Just a waste and seriously regret buying it and im more upset that I can no longer return this pile. Not sure if this is a Kenwood issue of if this is specific to this head unit, wither way save your money and got a different route.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Teens have decent music and Bluetooth

    Posted
    Teens
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    Had one installed in son’ s starter car, other son bought one and installed it himself in his starter car. They absolutely love the modern features over the FM, cassette and cd radios in their vehicles. USB charges as it plays music off of their phone and now they have hand free capabilities for phone calls. Apparently teens never use the phone call feature on their phones, who knew?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Hit or Miss with Connecting

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    Appleseed
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    I bought this stereo so I can play Spotify or Pandora from my iPhone via Bluetooth. Once connected to my iPhone, the display shows title of song along with date and time. After hanging up from a phone call, the display says "Connecting" (time is no longer displayed) even though it is still playing music from my iPhone. It does not reconnect unless I power off the radio or restart the app on my iPhone. Another option I wish the radio has is mute.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fixed my exhaust problem

    Posted
    Nocandyinthisvan

    Bought this to replace my 2000 e350 toucher work van radio I could hardly hear the stock radio over my loud exhaust that has more holes in it than the Detroit lions defense. This radio fixed my exhaust problem. Now all I hear is music! Paid $90 with free install bb had it installed in 15 minutes plus the radio probably doubled the value of this old rusty Ford van

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use receiver

    Posted
    SNESGUY92
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    I used this receiver with my 1999 Acura Integra when the tape deck failed (I was using a bluetooth cassette receiver). Installation wasn't too bad to do myself (the layout of the Acura is what made it difficult). Would recommend this receiver and having it installed professionally if you're not feeling capable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Buy it

    Posted
    Suby

    This unit was highly recommended by Best Buy install shop manager. Easy install, even for me! Great BT. Connects easily, and consistently, with android smart phone. If you don't need a cd player, this is a great unit, light weight and small. Replaced a Samsung MEX-N5100BT that died shortly after 12 month warranty expired. Highly recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Quality

    Posted
    Milfjeeper
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    Bought this deck for my '94 YJ. Easy to install, interface was user friendly. I love that it automatically connects via Bluetooth to my spotify app to play my music. I love that I can receive phone calls as well. The multiple color options for the deck is an added benefit! Overall great product! Very pleased with this Deck.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Quality

    Posted
    DJChris
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    Love this new addition. Installed this into my 1970 Nova. Easy to put in and setup. Synced with my phone very easy. No issues at all. I would recommend this to anyone that is a music lover. So many options to choose from. I especially love that I can plug in a thumb drive and play my music. Well worth the money!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love love love it!

    Posted
    AjayandDev
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    I needed a car stereo pretty fast and I went on Black Friday Not only was it super affordable the sound quality is amazing and the colors and everything are awesome to admire while driving and it creates an ambience in the car so no complaints whatsoever about this radio it is awesome

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Transformed our old minivan

    Posted
    Minivanmom
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    Our minivan is 14 years old and we put this unit in as a bit of an upgradeas we are keeping the van for a while longer. It is great sound, easy to use has Bluetooth and usb, speaker phone and microphone. My car has a new lease of life as we are all up to date with tech for teens!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound and good radio

    Posted
    Spock
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    I do like this car media receiver. Only thing about this unit is it does not work with Pandora or Spotify. I did find a work around and was able to use Pandora, but you cannot control the app from the media receiver to the phone. I do like the unit and the 13 band EQ and other control features to enhance the sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really like my stereo system so far it's loud like

    Posted
    Youngblood
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    My Kenwood stereo seems to be doing the trick I haven't yet to put my speakers in with it yet but they're sending to be put in enjoy everything about it also like to think that stereo guy that took the time to put my stereo in for me you did awesome job

    I would recommend this to a friend