Car Stereos: Articles & Videos

Video: Demo of the Boss Audio 752UAB CD Receiver

Video: Demo of the Boss Audio 752UAB CD Receiver

by Ken Nail

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.

 
Video: 2014 Pioneer CD Receivers

Video: 2014 Pioneer CD Receivers

by Ken Nail

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.

 
First Car, First Stereo System Installation

First Car, First Stereo System Installation

by Dave Delamere

With the help of the installation gear and guides we offer, Daniel got to work installing a Kenwood receiver and speakers in his 1993 Honda Accord.

 
Video: Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X4600BT CD Receiver

Video: Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X4600BT CD Receiver

by Ken Nail

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.

 
Video: Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X7600HD CD Receiver

Video: Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X7600HD CD Receiver

by Ken Nail

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.

 
Video: Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X7600S CD Receiver

Video: Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X7600S CD Receiver

by Ken Nail

Pioneer's DEH-X7600S CD receiver offers almost everything you could want in a car stereo - powerful sound, multi-color display, iPod®/iPhone® controls, Pandora® control with your iPhone®, and Android™ music file playback. Add an optional satellite radio tuner and you've got a great system. Check it out in this display and controls demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X8600BH CD Receiver

Video: Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X8600BH CD Receiver

by Ken Nail

Pioneer's DEH-X8600BH lets you tune into the smooth sound of HD Radio™ broadcasts, and does a lot more too. There are iPod®/iPhone® controls, Android™ music file playback via USB, plus built-in Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming with compatible devices. Check it our in action in this demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X8600BS CD Receiver

Video: Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X8600BS CD Receiver

by Ken Nail

Pioneer's DEH-X8600BS lets you tune into the wide variety of SiriusXM satellite radio with the addition of an optional tuner. But it does a lot more too. There are iPod®/iPhone® controls, Android™ music file playback via USB, plus built-in Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming with compatible devices. Check it our in action in this demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X9600BHS CD Receiver

Video: Demo of the Pioneer DEH-X9600BHS CD Receiver

by Ken Nail

Pioneer designed the impressive DEH-X9600BHS CD receiver with all the convenient features you want in a modern car stereo: Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming, an HD Radio tuner for improved AM/FM, Pandora Internet radio control, and dual USB inputs. You'll find sophisticated sound controls and a variable-color display, along with the crowd-pleasing MIXTRAX feature. Check out some of its moves in this display and controls demo.

 
Video: Demo of the Blaupunkt Helsinki 220 BT CD Receiver

Video: Demo of the Blaupunkt Helsinki 220 BT CD Receiver

by Ken Nail

Blaupunkt's Helsinki 220 BT CD receiver is a winning proposition when it comes to replacing your old radio. You'll enjoy the benefits of hands-free calling as you keep your attention on the road, while wireless audio streaming means you won't have to plug in whenever you want to listen to your music. Take a look in this demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the Pioneer MVH-X560BT Digital Media Receiver

Video: Demo of the Pioneer MVH-X560BT Digital Media Receiver

by Ken Nail

If you're done with discs and ready for an all-digital entertainment experience, Pioneer's MVH-X560BT digital media receiver (there's no CD player) lets you enjoy music from your iPhone or iPod, select Android phones, or a USB thumb drive when you're on the road. You'll also get Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming. Take a look in this demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the Pioneer MVH-X360BT digital media receiver

Video: Demo of the Pioneer MVH-X360BT digital media receiver

by Ken Nail

Pioneer's MVH-X360BT digital media receiver lets you enjoy music from your iPhone or iPod, select Android phones, or a USB thumb drive. You also get built-in Bluetooth technology and Pioneer performance — all at a surprisingly nice price. Plus, you can still check out the news or a ballgame on good old-fashioned AM/FM radio. Check it out in this demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the Blaupunkt Toronto 420 BT CD receiver

Video: Demo of the Blaupunkt Toronto 420 BT CD receiver

by Ken Nail

Blaupunkt'sToronto 420 BT CD receiver really catches the eye with its classic lines and traditional two-knob layout. But its old school looks won't keep you in the dark when you're driving - the bright white 15-digit scrolling display keeps you in the loop on song and system information, while the simple controls allow you to access an extensive list of features. Take a look at it in this demo video.

 
Testing Android™ compatibility with new car receivers

Testing Android™ compatibility with new car receivers

by Alexander Hrabe

Many receivers promise Android compatibility, but how many features you can access depends on your phone. We got hands-on with three touchscreens to get some answers. While we didn't find a one-size-fits-all solution, the hunt for the perfect fit proved more rewarding.

 
Improving her drive time

Improving her drive time

by Dave Delamere

As a busy working mom, Mendy's only alone time is when she's driving. When she'd had enough of the factory radio in her 2001 Toyota 4Runner, she turned to Crutchfield for help. She replaces her old factory radio with a new Pioneer DVD receiver.

 
Video: Demo of the Sony DSX-A40UI digital media receiver

Video: Demo of the Sony DSX-A40UI digital media receiver

by Ken Nail

Ditching the discs and going digital doesn't have to break the bank. Sony's DSX-A40UI digital media receiver offers an impressive list of features for its price range, along with USB and aux connections for your devices. Check it out in this demo video.

 
A tale of two Mustangs

A tale of two Mustangs

by Jon Paulette

A stock Ford Mustang is a beautiful thing, but for many owners, a stock model is just a starting point. A Mustang can always be made to go faster, look wilder, or, of course, sound better. Whether you own a classic or a contemporary model, we can help you build a stereo that's as legendary as the car you drive.

 
Video: Demo of the Kenwood KDC-258U CD receiver

Video: Demo of the Kenwood KDC-258U CD receiver

by Ken Nail

Kenwood's KDC-258U CD receiver delivers solid performance and plenty of features at a pretty nice price. You can adjust the variable color display so this Kenwood looks right at home in your dash, while the aux input and USB port give you plenty of options for hooking up your gear. Take a look in this demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the Kenwood KDC-358U CD receiver

Video: Demo of the Kenwood KDC-358U CD receiver

by Ken Nail

Kenwood's KDC-358U CD receiver will impress you with its looks. It boasts a bright 13-digit display, logical controls, variable color illumination, and a CD slot cover for a sleek appearance in your dash. But this budget-friendly car stereo isn't just about appearance. Check out some of its moves in this demo video.

 
Mike S's 2006 Ford Mustang

Mike S's 2006 Ford Mustang

by Robert Ferency-Viars

Mike's Mustang stands out on the local car show circuit, and it's not just because of the color! He dressed up the trunk with custom video monitors and a JBL amp and subwoofer, and commands the show with a fully loaded Pioneer stereo.