Articles & Videos: Car Stereos

Crutchfield Car A/V writer Ken takes a trip to the Crutchfield Labs to talk about USB and iPhone 5 use with Sony Tune Tray car stereos. He examines the issues involved when you attempt to use the Tune Tray while employing the adapters necessary for use of iPods and iPhones with the Lightning connector.

Alpine's CDE-143BT CD receiver has built-in Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming, and has controls for your iPod® and iPhone®. Alpine's App Mode lets you tap into music streaming apps, too. Check out the CDE-145BT in this display and controls demo video.

The CDE-SXM145BT CD receiver gives you the great sound you expect from Alpine, plus SiriusXM satellite radio's amazing variety of music, sports, news, and entertainment.The SiriusXM programming (subscription required) comes through the SXV200 SiriusXM tuner that's included with this receiver. Take a look at some of the CDE-SXM145BT's features in this display and controls video.

The JVC Arsenal KD-A95BT CD receiver features a 4-line display that makes it easy to read song info no matter which source you choose. So you'll know what's playing at a glance. The KD-A95BT also has Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming. Check out this slick-looking receiver's moves in our Crutchfield display and control demo video.

Lots of vehicles have dashes that can accommodate double-DIN (4" tall) receivers. However, many owners of these vehicles aren't necessarily looking for a touchscreen or video receiver. Double-DIN CD receivers keep things simple, yet still take advantage of all that dash real estate. We hit the Crutchfield Labs to compare six of our most popular models.

Sony's WX-GT90BT CD receiver begins its impressive list of features with built-in Bluetooth®. You can pair up your mobile phone and talk hands-free when you get a call, plus you can stream the music stored on your mobile device wirelessly to this Sony receiver — it adds a new level of convenience and capability to your car's audio system. Even cooler, you can choose from over 35,000 colors to customize the big display on this receiver. No matter the model or make of your car, it'll lo

JVC designed their KD-X250BT digital media receiver to handle all your music devices, as well as give you a significant upgrade in power over your factory radio. Plus, the convenience of built-in Bluetooth® hands-free calling and streaming audio.

Jordan B. from Florence, SC, wasn't happy with the sound in his 2000 Chevrolet Camaro, so he took care of business with a new stereo from Pioneer, plus speakers from Kenwood and Pioneer.

Pioneer's DEH-X6600BT features built-in Bluetooth®, iPhone® and Android™ connectivity, Pandora® control and the audio/visual blast of MIXTRAX. Take a look at this sharp-looking Pioneer in this short demo video.

Pioneer's DEH-X2600UI CD receiver provides plenty of bang for the buck. It boasts iPhone® and Android™ connectivity, Pandora® control with your iPhone, plus some sophisticated sound controls. Check it out in this demo video.

Pioneer's DEH-X3600UI CD receiver stretches the color spectrum with a multi-color, dual-zone display that lets you choose from thousands of colors - you can even set up one color for the display and another for the buttons. Plus there's iPhone® and Android™ connectivity, and Pandora® control with your iPhone. Check it out in this demo video.

The Pioneer FH-X500UI has iPhone controls, plays music files from Android devices and plays Pandora. For some extra visual excitement, MIXTRAX syncs the audio from many of your sources, adding transitions between songs along with a light show. Take a look in this demo video. Check it out in this demo video.

Pioneer's DEH-X5600HD CD receiver boasts a built-in HD Radio™ tuner, along with a front-panel USB input. You can enjoy the best-sounding radio around, plus plug in your iPhone® for access to your music files and Pandora®. Check it out in this demo video.

Boss packs some pretty cool features into their 752UAB CD receiver. They included a front-panel auxiliary input and a USB port.It'll even play music files from select Android™ devices, too. Check it out in this short demo video.

Crutchfield takes a look at the 2014 Pioneer CD receivers line up, including the DEH-X2600UI, the DEH-X3600UI and DEH-X3600S, the DEH-X5600HD, and the DEH-X6600BT and DEH-X6600BS. Learn the differences between the models in this video.

Pioneer's DEH-X4600BT adds the capabilities of Bluetooth® to your car's stereo system, so you can enjoy both hands-free calling and audio streaming with compatible devices. And you'll enjoy other cool perks, like iPod®/iPhone® control and Pandora® with your iPhone or Android™. Check it out in this demo video.

If you're a local radio fan, Pioneer's DEH-X7600HD CD receiver can tune into HD Radio™ stations that offer the best sound you'll hear coming over the airwaves - FM that rivals CDs, and AM that's clear and static-free. And this receiver also sports a multi-color display, plus a suite of connectivity options. Check it out in this display and controls demo video.

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