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Blaupunkt New Jersey 220 BT

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Blaupunkt New Jersey 220 BT

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Need a break from all that bridge traffic? Blaupunkt's New Jersey 220 CD receiver offers multiple entertainment options, including a USB port for your digital music files, an old-school CD player, and Bluetooth® audio streaming. Blaupunkt wraps all that up into a double-DIN (4" tall) radio with subtle styling that looks great in your dash.

­­­­­Sleek functionality

Need a break from all that bridge traffic? Blaupunkt's New Jersey 220 CD receiver offers multiple entertainment options, including a USB port for your digital music files, an old-school CD player, and Bluetooth® audio streaming. Blaupunkt wraps all that up into a double-DIN (4" tall) radio with subtle styling that looks great in your dash.

Built-in Bluetooth

You can answer a call from a Bluetooth-enabled phone with the push of a button, and your end of the conversation is picked up by the microphone that's built into faceplate. The New Jersey 220 supports Bluetooth audio streaming too, so you can stream music wirelessly from compatible devices to the receiver, plus control basic functions like track up or down.

Your choice of music

In addition to audio streaming, the New Jersey 220 also offers crystal-clear CD playback, a sensitive AM/FM tuner for radio broadcasts, a convenient front aux input for your portable audio player, and a USB port for iPod, iPhone® or a thumb drive full of MP3 or WMA music.

This Blaupunkt helps you get the most out of your music with a beefy built-in amp that'll make your speakers sound more dynamic. You can tailor the sound to your preferences with the 3-band parametric equalizer, and you'll find the two sets of preamp outputs handy for adding an amp or powered subwoofer.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

Great head unit for the money, easy to install and looks great.

Dave W, Fairview, WV

What's in the Box:

  • CD receiver (10A fuse installed)
  • Sleeve (installed w/ 4 screws)
  • Trim-ring
  • Power/ground harness
  • Speaker harness
  • SWC harness
  • Remote (CR2025 battery installed)
  • Rear-support bolt
  • Rubber boot
  • Operating/Installation Instructions
  • FCC Statement

Product Highlights:

    General Features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM RDS tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA files
    • fits double-DIN (4"-tall) dash openings
    • remote control
    Audio Features:
    • 3-band parametric EQ
    • loudness control
    Expandability:
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control (see Details tab for model compatibility)
    • inputs: front panel auxiliary and USB inputs
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear/subwoofer)
    Other Features and Specs:
    Reviews

    Blaupunkt New Jersey 220 BT Reviews

    Average Customer Review:

    106 Reviews

    Excellent Value

    Written by: Gregg N from Guilford, NY on July 14, 2016

    2010 Dodge Grand Caravan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This is the second Crutchfield product I have installed in my wife's 2010 Caravan. We both wore out our last JVC units (loved them), because they are constantly being used. This one fits nicely in the existing stock radio slot, and provides my wife with all of the necessary features she likes, ESPECIALLY Bluetooth hands-free. This was particularly important, because my wife needed the feature to act as a tour guide for her out of town cousins in NYC this past weekend. The hands-free gave her and the other driver the ability to communicate hands-free, while chauffeuring their cousins through Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan. I ordered the radio on a time crunch, because her old radio needed to be replaced on rather short notice, and Crutchfield didn't disappoint. Keep up the great job!

    Pros: Great value, easy to use and operate.

    Cons:

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    Written by: Dave W from Fairview, WV on July 11, 2016

    2003 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great head unit for the money, easy to install and looks great.

    Pros: looks like a factory installed unit, sounds great

    Cons: radio is not the default display and cannot be set as default

    Bluetooth issues

    Written by: Barry from Andover, MA on July 10, 2016

    2009 Honda Civic LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    My biggest issue with this unit was the bluetooth functionality. I had a great deal of trouble getting it to connect to my Google Nexus 5X Android phone. And after it paired and connected, the next time I started the car it would display "UNPAIR" and refused to work until I unpaired and reconnected. Obviously this is a pretty big shortcoming given that bluetooth is the reason I bought the unit. It's probably a problem unique to my phone model (Android 6.0.1, aka Marshmallow), but I didn't test any other phones so I can't say for sure. I will say that my phone has connected via bluetooth with two other units (Honda stock and Kia stock) without issue. I also had problems with AM sensitivity, but that turned out to be an installation issue (I had neglected to connect the blue Antenna Power wire in the antenna adapter harness to the blue wire on the radio harness). Lastly, I found the user interface a bit awkward. For example, having to hit the band button 3 times to go from FM1 back to AM was pretty annoying. When installing using the Scosche dashboard mounting kit I had to sand the trim piece because the corners of the Blaupunkt were sharp and the trim piece assumed a small radius. I don't know if the radius of the corners is standardized or not, so it may not be either company's fault, but it did add a good half hour to the installation process I ended up returning the unit and moving up to the Kenwood DDX373BT, which I am very happy with.

    Pros: Price. Build quality. Sound quality.

    Cons: Bluetooth was unreliable. User interface confusing and cumbersome. Internal MIC a little weak (I had to talk fairly loudly)

    Liked it so much i installed it in my other vehicle.

    Written by: Richard from North Port, FL on July 10, 2016

    2006 Saturn VUE
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I liked this head unit so well I not only installed it last year in my 05 Mustang I installed it in my 06 Saturn Vue. Both were fairly simple install's Look so much like factory that unless you tell someone they never know. Great sound even from factory speakers! Works great with my iphone 6s ! Best bang for the buck!

    Pros: Great sound, ease of install, looks great in the dash. Looks like stock. If your not into all the glitz and bells and whistles of some of these head units this is the one for you. All the features one would want for todays technology.

    Cons: Learning curve on reading the manual and understanding what does what. Time display does not stay on. Both of these Con's are far from a dealbreaker!

    Nice Product For the Price

    Written by: Dan from Post Falls, ID on July 3, 2016

    2004 Ford F-350
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Nice unit with great sound. Makes my factory speakers sound much better than the factory unit. Menu is a little cumbersome. I wish it had an automatic dimmer.

    Pros: Price, Features, Sound Quality

    Cons: No Automatic Dimmer

    It's like getting a new car

    Written by: MAG from Woodbridge, VA on June 26, 2016

    2004 Toyota Highlander
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    We've tolerated the factory radio for 12 years in our Toyota Highlander, but finally decided to splurge and get an upgrade for 2 main factors: wanted Bluetooth connectivity, and wanted an AUX input jack as well as a USB connector. Installation was straight forward, but if you are not comfortable soldering wires together, don't try this on your own. Crutchfield provided everything needed, and instructions were clear (although they never explicitly stated to mesh the Blaupunkt harness with the adaptor harness). Both were clearly labeled. The adapter plates that finish out the installation look really good. Total job took just less than 2 hours. You definitely want to have a workbench or kitchen table to mount the new radio to the trucks mounting frame you pull from the vehicle. Don't try doing this while in the car. Alright, now why did I not give 5 stars on 2 of the criteria: as for coolness factor, I specifically went with what was a rather plain interface, vice all the flashing patterns some radios now come with. We use about 10% of the radios capabilities, so just wanted something that turned on and worked. As for build quality, this is not Crutchfield's fault, but Blaupunkt. The actual radio unit sticks out a couple of millimeters past the face place. This is purely a function of the screw holes they built into the radio frame. There are a million holes (to probably be able to fit into a million vehicles). After installation, system worked perfectly.

    Pros: Clean lines, ease of use, all parts included, everything labelled clearly

    Cons: Blaupunkt mounting holes slightly off

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    Written by: Anonymous from San Benito,Tex. on June 26, 2016

    2010 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Sound is great, the install instructions could be more comprehensive though.

    Pros: Not flashy as to attract theives,good sound,factory looking unit.

    Cons: Display to needs to read back titles at a faster rate, the install portion of the manual is a bit lacking.

    Good All Around Unit

    Written by: EO from Chapel Hill, NC on June 26, 2016

    2006 Mazda MX5
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This was my first install of a head unit and I was cautious about cutting wires and taking things apart so it took me several hours to install and work this out. There were a lot of undocumented steps required, like removing screws and brackets to make the unit fit correctly. The wiring instructions from Crutchfield were wonderful. The wiring instructions from Axcess (steering wheel controls) were little scary and not as clear as they could have been. The installation instructions from Blaupunkt (what installation instructions?) were not so good--for that reason alone they lose one star. I called Crutchfield support three times and their customer support is amazing. I called Axcess support once and they were helpful, but not nearly as confidence-building as Crutchfield. NOTE: On this Blaupunkt unit (and probably others) the steering wheel controls are set up within the unit, that is, buried in the setup menus there is a place to designate which steering wheel button does what. There is no auto-detect as Axcess claims.

    Pros: It sounds great. It looks great. It fits great.

    Cons: The buttons are a little hard to figure out and you can get lost in the set up menus. Blaupunkt's installation documentation is poor though their operating instructions are tolerable. There were a lot of unneeded/leftover parts. I know this is probably necessary to cover all installation possibilities, but very little if anything was mentioned in the documentation about this and it seems a shame to have to just throw so much away.

    Pretty good

    Written by: Jim from Lynnwood, WA on June 25, 2016

    2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    My factory Bose system's CD changer never did work right and I finally decided I'd had enough and might as well get a Bluetooth setup. Like many, I bought this unit because I thought it would look good in the older vehicle and didn't want all the modern, flashy interfaces. Just a nice, old-school, black-button interface. It is that. And Blaupunkt has a very good rep. Or at least that's what I remember from years ago. All in all, it's about what I expected, though it does a have a few quirks: * The user interface software is wonky. For example, RDS info is generally broken up badly, even in "scroll" mode. Several words are misspelled. * The user EQ settings are oddly labeled, using pro-audio abbreviations with things like G for Gain and Q for bandwidth. Also, the Treble-F setting doesn't show frequency, it shows Q values. Bug. * The Bluetooth streaming and phone levels require much higher volume settings, nearly maximum sometimes. Though it does remember volume settings per mode, so it's not much of a problem. * Bluetooth streaming never shows any song info. * Programming the steering wheel control wasn't quite clear to me from reading the manual. I finally figured out that the unit has to be "taught" what each button does, one at a time, by pressing the buttons until the display says OK for each one in the SWC menu(s). Overall, I'm happy with the unit, for this vehicle. It

    Pros: * It sounds good, even better than the factory Bose stereo. * It installed just fine. * It has all the features I wanted, mainly. * The main things work well.

    Cons: * Weirdnesses noted above. * Built-in phone mic can be problematic for sound quality. But people do seem to be able to hear and understand me.

    Great product, even better company

    Written by: Chris B. from Baltimore, MD on June 23, 2016

    2002 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Bought this stereo because it had a nice sleek classic look without all of the ridiculous flashy lights. Crutchfield's vehicle compatibility system was spot-on. I've never done any kind of audio installation work before, but Crutchfield's custom instructions we easy to understand and very user-friendly. I had two issues during installation and got in touch with customer service. Both service reps were prompt, friendly, and knowledgable. Both issues were remedied immediately. I will be purchasing all of my audio supplies from Crutchfield from here on out. I'd buy from them for the customer service alone.

    Pros: Intuitive instructions, user-friendly, sleek and classy look, customer service was A+++++

    Cons: I didn't find out about Crutchfield sooner. Other than that, none.

    OEM Style, Aftermarket Features

    Written by: Roy from Jacksonville, FL on June 15, 2016

    2006 Buick LaCrosse
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I picked this stereo because it would not look out of place in my dash. If not for the different color of the LCD readout, one could have sworn that GM offered a Blaupunkt head unit as an option. With all the features this unit has, it inexpensively turned my 2006 practically to a 2016. Okay, maybe not a 2016 (it isn't a touch screen) but at least a 2012. The Bluetooth connection works great with my iPhone 5s, and as far as I can tell having the microphone built into the unit has no detriment on the mic's effectiveness. I have put a number of my CDs on a large 32 GB thumb drive, and now I can easily carry my entire music collection with me. I remember the old CD changers in the trunk, ha ha. This is like having a 300-CD changer. Through Bluetooth I can listen to Pandora. It's great; I'm having a lot of fun with it. Some reviews talk about this being out of date, but I don't know what's outdated about it, other than it doesn't have a touch screen. Any possible way you want to deliver your music to the head unit is possible: aux, USB, CD, or FM Radio. It doesn't have HD radio, but in my area, that would just be PBS/NPR anyways. The FM radio has excellent reception, which was a concern for me, because one of the radio stations I enjoy has a weak signal. People talk about the CD player having a "slow" load. Yeah, it isn't the fastest CD loader in the West, but I have no complaints about how it scrolls through folders with my USB stick.

    Pros: OEM appearance Plenty of features for most users Good FM reception Straightforward ergonomic layout of buttons Clearly marked wires for installation Strong amp

    Cons: Inability to change LCD color to match factory LCD color. Mediocre manual, but who writes a decent instruction booklet anymore? (I've read worse.)

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    Written by: William from Tacoma, WA on June 15, 2016

    2000 Honda Odyssey
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Overall I am happy with the results of this stereo. It sounds good, it looks like it should, the controls and ports work like they should. The only major problem I had was with the install kit. I tried for an hour to install the plastic brackets on the side to mount it to the dash but could not get them to work. No matter which holes I tried none seemed to line up. So I just ended up using the metal brackets from the OE unit and they bolted right on. I did figure out pretty quick that I needed to remove the metal sleeve from the receiver though. The other issue was the vehicle wiring but that is all working now. I did not realize that Honda uses what is labeled as "Tuner B+" as the key on engine off power, not ACC. B+ just goes to B+ on the receiver.

    Pros: Looks like a factory install. Sound is good. No flashy lights, just what you need to see the controls and display. The wires on the pigtail were clearly labeled. Works well with my iphone. Bluetooth calling works better than expected.

    Cons: The big center button is too sensitive. This button is used to navigate the menu options and can be difficult to operate. Install kit did not work well (See review) Bluetooth streaming drops out at times. Using the AUX ports or Bluetooth can be glitchy when playing a CD. It keeps trying to reload the CD.

    Looks stock

    Written by: Erik from Minneapolis, MN on June 14, 2016

    2002 Subaru Outback
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Purchased this model because it was the least-flashy option. I wanted something that looks stock. The unit fits flush, has a very similar plastic color to the surrounding HVAC controls and storage pocket. The display color doesn't match the dash, but the dim setting keeps it from standing out too much at night. The sound quality is better than the factory deck, even through the terrible stock Subaru speakers. The bluetooth streaming, CD, and aux input features work great. The radio reception is fantastic. The playback of MP3 files from a USB thumb drive has been a bit wacky. Sometimes it won't change folders or tracks, sometimes it freezes up completely. In either instance, it can be fixed by power cycling the deck. It's annoying. However, I haven't ruled out the possibility that my file names and folder structure doesn't fall within the very specific parameters listed in the manual. I should also probably try a different thumb drive. Another minor annoyance is that the adjustment increments for the balance controls are too coarse. One click to the passenger side results in the driver side speaker being way too quiet. Makes it hard to get things dialed in. Regardless, this deck is a very nice option for the money.

    Pros: -Looks stock -Sounds good -Nice features

    Cons: -MP3 playback from USB drive has some issues -Needs finer adjustments for the balance.

    Good Quality Product

    Written by: MC from St Louis, MO on June 14, 2016

    2003 Mazda Miata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great product if you're looking for something that looks OEM without all the disco lights flashing. I wanted something as close as possible to OEM and with decent sound quality. The New Jersey 220 is perfect for this. I scored "Ease of Use" three stars. There's a learning curve on how to access items but once you get it set up the way you want, it's fairly easy to navigate through. Only wish the clock displayed as a default instead of me always having to hit the display button.

    Pros: OEM Look Sound Quality

    Cons: Lack of permanent clock display.

    Nissan Xterra

    Written by: Alex from Anthem, AZ on June 13, 2016

    2008 Nissan Xterra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great unit, no issues. Looks like a factory installed unit but with better sound and features. Installing was very easy with the kit and made the wiring very simple. All the wiring can be done on the kitchen table except the final plug into the cars wiring harness. Took about an hour. Make sure you wrap or put a wire nut on wires not used before installing. For the price I should have replaced factory unit many years ago.

    Pros: Easy install, great sound .

    Cons: No issues.

    Easy Install, Looks Great

    Written by: Glenn from Wilmington, NC on June 10, 2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Ordering this radio was easy and the the sales tech Maverick was very knowledgeable. He knew just what additional accessories were needed to make the install easy. Came in two days...but didn't have a lot of instructions. Used YouTube to see how to remove the dash plate and the radio...that went smoothly. All of the wires were clearly marked and the connections of the harnesses went easy. One call to the tech support (no wait) and he instructed me that I had to remove four screws and then four more screws to remove bracket sleeves that were attached to the radio...after that the install went without a hitch. Total time was about an hour and a half. Unfortunately this program does not allow for me to attach a pic but this particular model looks very OEM which is what I wanted. The radio reception is excellent and the Bluetooth paired quickly to my Samsung phone. Overall I am very pleased and would recommend this to anyone.

    Pros: Looks, price, not a lot of extra bells and whistles that my wife will never use, OEM looks. Bluetooth clarity (to people who you call) was good...didn't sound like you were talking in a tunnel.

    Cons: Finding phone contacts by scrolling through the phone book on the radio was cumbersome...simply select your contact from your phone when paired, hit dial on your phone and the rest will be hands free and you can easily disconnect the call with a radio button.

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    Written by: Scott from MA on June 5, 2016

    2012 Ford F-250

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Love everything about this unit. My only negative word would be the remote doesn't work great.

    Pros:

    Cons: Remote doesn't work well.

    Sounds greay

    Written by: Anonymous from Lafayette, CO on June 5, 2016

    2003 Nissan Frontier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I prefer the simple controls of my factory stereo, but I'm getting used to it. It does not have a ton of bells and whistles, which is why I chose this one. Definitely happy with this product.

    Pros: Sounds good looks good.

    Cons: None, just getting familiar with controls.

    Excellent Choice

    Written by: Danny T. from Bristol, VA on June 2, 2016

    2003 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This is really a great unit. Didn't take long to figure out the controls and the sound is amazing even with the stock speakers! Looks very elegant in my dash and can be seen pretty well in the daylight. It has factory presets for the tone control and also user changeable functions. One impressive feature is that on the user adjustable controls, it basically has a 9 band eq whereas you can change 3 different levels on the bass, mids, and highs. the onboard tuner works great as well pulling in several more stations than the factory radio and with great clarity as well. Bluetooth pairs up nicely with my iphone and the wireless remote is a plus. I have never owned any Blaupunkt equipment in the past but it is now my favorite! And with the great low price I got from Crutchfield...this sealed the deal! Sales staff was excellent and the installation was a breeze thanks to the detailed instructions, free wiring harness and spot on help from the folks at Crutchfield. During my installation I had a few questions and great and courteous help was just a phone call away. You can't go wrong with this unit and the great staff from Crutchfiekd. I am a very happy and satisfied customer and will reccomend you and your products to all my friends. Kudo to Crutchfield!

    Pros: Great sound A lot of useful features Easy bluetooth pairing Looks nicer than a factory unit

    Cons: None

    Not Android Friendly

    Written by: Carl R. from Sacramento, CA on March 20, 2016

    2003 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Nice looking unit, works well with Apple products.

    Pros: looks goods. It has nice features for Iphones

    Cons: Useless for Android phones other than Bluetooth and maybe AUX port (not tested)

    Solid performer, looks like stock, install note would save MUCH time..

    Written by: Ken from chicago, IL on March 17, 2016

    2003 Toyota Highlander
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This receiver has been in the car now about a week, and it's performing very well - sound quality is great, getting around the menu is pretty straightforward, and the unit looks almost like it's made for the car. The one thing that should be done is for Crutchfield to add a note to their install instructions about the necessity to remove the two metal covers from the sides of the unit, depending on the particular install. The mounting brackets did not line up with more than 1 hole on the radio UNTIL those plates were removed. Talking with customer support did not give the answer - I finally decided to try removing the covers before returning the radio for a refund. Once removed, the install went flawlessly. A frustrating 40 minutes, but the result is a great-looking unit matched by excellent features and sound. I'd recommend it.

    Pros: OEM-looking unit, quality build and excellent features & sound.

    Cons: Crutchfield's lack of a note to be aware of the possibility of having to remove a couple side covers before install.

    Nice, Clean Factory Look

    Written by: Gary from Chillicothe, OH on March 13, 2016

    2010 Ford F-150 XL
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Installed this into a 2010 F150 along with the included dash kit and it looks great. I love the simplicity of the design, and the sound improvement over stock is very noticeable even when using the factory speakers. The Bluetooth paired right up with my phone and the call quality is better than I expected for the money. I can see where the phone book may be a bit cumbersome if you have many contacts, but I dont so its not an issue for me. Some mentioned the time not being on screen by default, but it does in my case when playing music from my USB drive.

    Pros: Simple, clean, factory-like appearance. Great sound, easy to use Bluetooth.

    Cons: Not sure how to set this up to play my USB music in alphabetical order, did not see it in the manual.

    Inexpensive with Conservative Design

    Written by: Bruce from Branford, CT on March 10, 2016

    2000 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I prefer the design of factory car stereos with the big raised buttons, knobs for volume treble, bass. Seems none of the aftermarket guys want to do that, they want to load up on gimmicks, touch screens and as many buttons and menus as possible. This Blaupunkt is not quite there but was as close as i could find to simple OEM stereo I could find. It looks and acts a lot more stock like than most of the space ships with light shows the others manufacture.

    Pros: Simple and conservative design. Very good value for the money. Intuitive controls.

    Cons: Not really a con, but it would have been great if the preset buttons had been raised up so you could know by touch which one you were on rather than having to look at them.

    Wish I'd done this years ago!

    Written by: Rick from Pleasant Hill, Ca. on February 28, 2016

    2006 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I had a bit of trouble with the installation. Out of the box there is a steal sleeve on the radio that I properly guessed had to be removed. I called tech support to ask a question about wiring and confirmed this. What tech support didn't tell me, and had ample opportunity, was that there are more pieces of steel screwed to the outside of the unit that need to be removed. For my installation in a Ford Ranger all of the steel pieces have to be removed. Also, there is an extra wire on the wiring harness, it's a mustard color that does not get used. ( that is why I called Tech support ) A few days after my install, I was trying to set the clock and likely accidentally puched on the power button, my radio locked up, it wouldn't turn off, even with the ignition key removed, I couldn't adjust volume, change source, nothing. Then it powered off and I couldn't turn it on again. I assumed that it had a short. I called tech support again to ask how to get the unit back out of the dash ( it is a very tight fit, good luck getting it out! ) Anyway, the tech guy was fantastic ( better than the guy that I talked to during install ) He directed me to push the "reset" button. All is well, no need to remove the radio. The Blaupunkt sounds great, bluetooth hooks up to my I-Phone automatically when I get into the truck. Radio and CD's sound good too. It does only hold 1 C.D. at a time. I like that this unit looks pretty stock. I didn't want it to stand out visually.

    Pros: Sounds great, works great and looks stock

    Cons: Holds 1 C.D., I wish I'd known to remove all of the extra metal parts before installation.

    Perfect for a 2002 Tacoma!

    Written by: Keith from Albany, NY on February 16, 2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I bought this receiver because my 2002 Toyota Tacoma doesn't have any hands free phone capability. I wanted a radio/CD player/Aux/Bluetooth receiver with no extra frills, and I wanted it to look as close to the OEM head unit as possible. This has completely met my expectations. I enjoy how it looks in the truck because it is not bright, it doesn't have a lot of buttons, it has a big knob, and is very easy to use. I did not want a lot of expand ability, or a TV screen, etc. I did not replace the factory speakers and the sound quality is the same as before which is a compliment to Blaupunkt. The pre-programmed equalizer settings work well enough with the OEM speakers, but I'm sure would be better suited for after market speakers. The low/mid/high settings are easy enough to change if you choose. Switching functions, tuning, and general navigation are all pretty easy once you get the initial setup complete. I used the instruction manual for initial setup but I haven't needed it since. The bluetooth paired with my Samsung Galaxy phone immediately with no problems and it has paired well every time. Everyone I have talked to through this unit agrees that the onboard mic is clear and it is easy to hear me, even in a somewhat windy truck at highway speeds. If you aren't looking for a fancy unit, and want something that isn't flashy, this is a great option. I highly recommend it.

    Pros: OEM Look and feel! Bluetooth pairing is fast, simple, and reliable. Bitstream works great. Good quality onboard mic. Easy to navigate. Good sound quality. Answering and hanging up calls is easy.

    Cons: Using the phone book through the head unit to dial is basically pointless unless you are calling the very last person you called (recent calls list). I recommend just dialing on the phone and going from there. That is my only complaint.

    The Perfect Radio

    Written by: Paul from tallahassee, FL on February 16, 2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    The first thing that drew me to this radio was that it had a classy look to it. Most other double-din units have a lot of gloss and lights, which was not what I was looking for. In fact, this radio looks as if it is from the factory of my truck manufacturer. Aside from the looks, it sounds great and has all the features I was seeking (USB Bluetooth, CD.) and, speaking of USB, I like how it is horizontal on the unit. There's a good selection of options in the setup, and I especially liked the user-select EQ choices. I'm very particular when it comes to sound in my vehicles, so when I found how incredible this unit was, I was very pleased. I've got other new systems in my other cars, but am seriously considering replacement of all of them with Blaupunkt units.

    Pros: Great look, great sound, great features...great.

    Cons: None.

    Blaupunkt New Jersey 220

    Written by: Mark R. from williamsburg, VA on February 8, 2016

    2004 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I like the receiver, as it does what it was advertised as doing, and reasonably matches the interior dash look of my '04 Dodge Ram. Controls are reasonably easy to operate with minimal multi-functions that need to be remembered.

    Pros:

    Cons: Blaupunkt could add a couple of features that would enhance the user's experience. 1) For the BT phone calling; add a calling "favorites" to the 3 phone # folders, received, called and missed. The phone book #s are virtually useless for anyone who has more than just a few contacts in their phone, with each person having multiple #s (home, work, etc.). And/or add a 25 # speed dial feature. 2) Add the ability to keep the phone on in a standby mode with the Clock display being the default

    Basic AM/FM/CD player with external input options.

    Written by: John D. from Pasadena, CA on February 2, 2016

    2003 Lexus IS300
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This was a relatively easy radio to install in place of the factory Lexus IS300 radio and it's appearance is quite good. This radio offers updated inputs to use an iPad, MP3 player and/or other peripheral accessory. there is a front panel USB port and the rear has low-level RCA outputs to add on any additional amplifiers.

    Pros: Straight forward access to all adjustments and options. Covers most bases while offering very good sound. Quick installation and hook -up. Easy to use.

    Cons: Adjustable front panel illumination options would have been nice in place of the blue illumination. Unit will turn on without having a signal from ignition, but without sound. Strange?

    Crutchfield response on February 3, 2016 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    Might be my favorite radio ever bought

    Written by: JohnT from Colorado on January 11, 2016

    2000 Subaru Outback
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I've been driving for almost 33 years, and have had decent stereos in my cars all that time. I am not a hardcore audiophile, but I want my tunes to sound good. I also dislike flashing lights and spinning animations on my stereos. This unit has none of that nonsense, which suits me just fine. I like the fact that the display is simple and uncluttered. I don't watch the stereo when I drive, all I want to see is what station I'm on. The sound is fantastic! Like I said, it may be my favorite car stereo ever. Yes, I know I can get "better" stereos for a lot more money, but this radio gives me everything I want at a very good price. I know some people dislike that the clock does not display all the time, but since my car already has a stand-alone clock, I never even bothered to set this one, so it's not an issue for me. I also like that the controls, like the display, are simple and uncluttered as well. This unit pairs easily with my bluetooth phone. No problems there. Plays my CDs and flash drives. No problems there. And, it looks better than the OEM unit it replaced. Now, I know some people have mentioned fit issues in various cars, but just be aware, that totally depends on the car you're putting this in. In my car, it fit perfectly with zero issues and looks like it's always been there. Crutchfield's installation instructions were excellent.

    Pros: Looks great. Sounds great. Simple, uncluttered interface is a plus for me. Easy bluetooth operation. Perfect double-din fit in my car.

    Cons: If I had to be nit-picky, the various menus take a little getting used to, but honestly, they are no more difficult than the last three or four stereos I've had.

    Looks Good Resonable Functionality

    Written by: Paul from Tulsa, OK on January 4, 2016

    2002 Toyota Camry Solara
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Replaced the factory unit in my 2002 Toyota Solara Convertible. I chose this unit mostly because it had a simple design that looked more "factory" than anything else I could find. The installation went pretty smoothly---with only one call to tech support. The unit is fairly easy to operate and has reasonable functionality. My power antennae works with the unit, but it goes up even when playing a cd. Decent value overall. The tech support was very good.

    Pros: Good, clean look---and good functionality.

    Cons: Wish the power antennae would go up only when playing radio

    Great Radio for Price

    Written by: wylie70 from Alabama on December 28, 2015

    1996 Nissan Maxima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This is a feature packed double-DIN radio with excellent sound quality at an economical price.

    Pros: It even comes with a small remote control. With the Crutchfield supplied faceplate adapter, this is a great looking radio that totally changed the appearance of my car in a positive way. Very impressed with the final results.

    Cons: I wish the great instructions from Crutchfield would have mentioned removing the shipping screws. Yes, it is written on a red sticker on top of the chassis, but because I was following the Crutchfield instructions step-by-step I did not catch this until after installing the radio.

    Solid Product

    Written by: RaleighNC from North Carolina on December 10, 2015

    2008 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Overall a great product for the money. We purchased it partly because it looks like a "stock" OEM unit and blends perfectly with the dashboard. Variable LED colors would have been nice but the white lighting looks clean and keeps with the design's simple theme. Sounds quality is excellent. With the stock speakers the sound difference was amazing. With the kicker components up front and the co-axials upgraded in the back, it blew us away. Not a lot of features but it's a solid, quality design, good power for an in dash unit, and good value.

    Pros: Power. Looks/Design. Value. RCA outputs for future sub-woofer addition. Bluetooth works great! Extremely easy to pair the phones. You can pair up to 6. Streaming audio works very well. Phone calls sound clear in the car and the from the other end, you can't tell the people in the car are on an open Bluetooth connection. It's VERY clear.

    Cons: Main features are easy to access / answer & reject calls quickly but many controls are not intuitive. You have to learn to hold a button for a few seconds to get into some menus and access some features. Fortunately it's for functions you wouldn't use regularly mostly set and forget things. Disappointed that there is no voice recognition even for phone calls. Dialing using the rotary knob is cumbersome. Best off initiating the call on the phone -not ideal but voice control can be used.

    Blaupunkt New Jersey 220 BT

    Written by: LouisP from Pennsylvania on November 24, 2015

    1997 Nissan Maxima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Very Happy with purchase-good value. I was looking for updated technology with excellent quality. There are better units out there and receivers with more functions, but not with Blaupunkt clean sound at this price point.

    Pros: Quality, Sound, standard installation.

    Cons: none so far

    Sounds good but bluetooth lacking

    Written by: Delbert M from Minneapolis on November 23, 2015

    2003 Volkswagen Jetta
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    The main reason I bought this was for the integrated bluetooth and I liked the uncluttered design. Unfortunately, there's no way to access my phones voice recognition with the bluetooth, meaning no voice dialing. The phonebook menu is a joke and even more so is dialing a number from the display. Callers say they can hear me ok but somewhat weak, much better if I lean in toward the stereo. The plus of not having to wire an external mic is also a negative because external's can be positioned better. Also, when a call comes in the ringer is ridiculously loud and out of sync with the volume of whatever you're listening too. Fortunately my phone rings twice before the stereo does, maybe that's a Blaupunkt designed in "feature". Also, there's a fair amount of hiss from the amp, though road noise covers it up when you're driving. On the plus side, the radio sounds decent, but then again, so did my old one. Back to using the Motorola bluetooth speakerphone clipped to my visor...

    Pros: Sorta works, looks good

    Cons: No bluetooth voice recognition, weak mic, amp too much hiss

    Basic Head Unit

    Written by: Ben from North Carolina on November 18, 2015

    2012 Buick Enclave
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Overall I am a bit disappointed in the Blaupunkt NJ220. The sound and build quality is high, but the functionality and features compared to today's tech is weak. The only reason for buying this receiver is the fact the bluetooth used a built-in microphone. My wife put her foot down on any weird wires hanging out of the receiver, so we went with this unit. Other manufacturers should follow suit and integrate the microphone into the head-unit.

    Pros: Sound quality and build quality is good. Built-in Bluetooth microphone. Phone call quality is good (not great) Bluetooth works well...

    Cons: CD player is wonky. Takes forever to load up mp3 disc. I basically gave up using mp3 disc. Even playing a regular CD is difficult. It's like the last 20 years escaped CD development at Blaupunkt. The back button doesn't restart a track. The delay is terrible. No Android usb connection functionality. Haven't tried iPhone... Display doesn't show current song when bluetooth is connected. Other receivers have already added this years ago. Looks very basic...

    Great stereo

    Written by: Terry S from Chattanooga tn on November 11, 2015

    2006 Scion xB
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Easy installation. Great stero. Super sound.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: I want one for the scion xb now.

    Installed in 2010 Jeep Wrangler 4-door

    Written by: Jay from North Carolina on November 9, 2015

    2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I chose this receiver because it does not have a lot of colored lights. It is simple and clean, yet has all the tech I need, beyond the cheap stock model. Two observations, after using it for a month - the USB port does not allow charging, and the display cannot be set to show the time as a default. In a Jeep installation, there were several hard modifications I needed to do, which were not detailed in the Crutchfield instructions. The stock metal bracket inside the dash had to be removed. There is not a lot of room to do this. I did not want to use a power tool, for fear of sawing the dash. It took about an hour to finesse the bracket out with a hack saw and pliers. In addition to the metal bracket, a sharp knife is needed to trim off some plastic flanges that are not visible on the front of the dash. There are a few on the top of the dash enclosure and on the front, where the receiver is visible. None of this is documented. I also received a plastic in my installation kit that confused me, because it is not needed for my install. I struggled with it for 30 minutes, until I experimented, and took it off. Again, not documented. My kit came with bare wires that needed to be soldered or crimped together. Not documented. There is an accessory cable and module that allows the radio to understand when to turn off. Without it, the radio will stay on, even when the ignition is off. I had to call Crutchfield to figure this out. Again - no documentation.

    Pros: Great sound. Good power. Simple design. Good EQ options. Lots of inputs and outputs for future proofing.

    Cons: Must push DISPLAY to show the clock, then it switches back to FM frequency. USB does not support charging.

    Easy Installation

    Written by: IPurk from Massachusetts on November 4, 2015

    2009 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    2009 Toyota Camry. Instructions were pretty comprehensive. Taking the factory battery out and replacing with the New Jersey took a couple of hours. Have a soldering iron handy to make the 12 connections to make them secure. Radio, Bluetooth and CD works very well. Cranked up the sound quality even using the existing factory speakers. Some people have complained about the clock being the default display. For this car, the clock is displayed elsewhere, so wasn't an issue. The blue color does match with the Camry's background color at night. Should have changed the radio couple of years ago.

    Pros: Superior sound. Bluetooth works pretty well. Very clean easy to use controls.

    Cons: The FM antenna connection was flaky. When I inserted it all the way, the reception was poor. Had to pull it half way up, and leave it there. Unclear why I had to do it.

    Simple Clean interface. Works great. Improved the sound from the stock

    Written by: Jim from Maryland on November 3, 2015

    1998 Subaru Forester
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I chose this unit because of the feature set and the understated design of the interface. (i.e., no orange or red slashes of color on the head unit..) I replaced the old and worn out head unit and CD player in a 99 Subaru Forester. Did the install with my son one afternoon and had to call tech support twice during the install process and the team at Crutchfield were very helpful each time. The Blaupunkt unit sounds great, works well for hands free calling and music playback via bluetooth. All the documentation for the wireharness was clear and the process was straightforward. Found a video on youtube someone posted showing how to do the entire install in our exact model year Forester which was also helpful.

    Pros: great sound, low cost. Simple uncluttered design

    Cons: Would be nice if you could make the clock display

    Simple layout

    Written by: Anonymous from California on October 18, 2015

    2006 Ford Escape
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I purchased because of the simple layout and easy of use

    Pros: This was a replacement of the original radio in SUV, so I did not want a flashy radio. it has a simple layout and is easy to use. It has intuitive operation and setup. The screen is easy to read. The radio reception is good, certainly better than the original manufacture's radio.

    Cons: The buttons do not have a lot of movement and don't have a professional feel. You can't change the blue light for the knob. The audio controls are course, so in my case the bass is either a little too loud or a little too soft. The subwoofer does not have its own volume control. An audio CD is slow to load, perhaps because it is reading what type of CD it is. It also inserts a short mute between CD tracks which you can notice if the songs blend together.

    Filled my expectations

    Written by: Ruben R from Puerto Rico on October 16, 2015

    2006 Toyota Highlander
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This radio works great and looks great in my 2006 Toyota Highlander. Easy to use and now I got the convenience of a bluetooth and USB port to listen all my favorite music. Its the best I can buy for the price. 100% Recommended!!

    Pros: Great look, crisp and clear sound on music and phone utilites, USB works great too!!

    Cons: Nothing at this time

    Great buy- excellent bluetooth

    Written by: F150 from California on October 13, 2015

    2006 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Easy installation. Great fit and sound. The Bluetooth connected easily to my IPhone. Love it

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Blaupunkt New Jersey 220

    Written by: BretA from Iowa on October 12, 2015

    2009 GMC Canyon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great sound, very easy to use and install.It's everything i was looking for in a car stereo. Perfect fit in my GMC Canyon.

    Pros: ease of use and affordable price.

    Cons: none

    220 unit

    Written by: brb from Virginia on September 2, 2015

    2003 Subaru Outback
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Very good unit for the money. Fit perfectly!

    Pros: Fit well and easy to install

    Cons:

    Blaupunkt New Jersey 220 BT

    Written by: Anonymous from North Carolina on August 30, 2015

    2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    not a bad unit just was not to happy with preset eq and the way certain functions worked

    Pros: 22 watts rms

    Cons: functions were odd

    Looks great

    Written by: Sawyer SUP from California on August 24, 2015

    2001 Subaru Legacy
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I read all the reviews and considered several different stereos prior to purchasing this one. One aspect that I didn't find information on is the quality of the microphone for bluetooth telephone conversations. I have found it to be excellent and my hands free conversations are very easy, including the buttons to answer and end calls. The NJ220 works great with my iPod with wired connection and with my iPhone 6. It pairs automatically once it is set up initially and recognizes my iPod when it is plugged in.

    Pros: looks, connectivity to devices, hands free telephone, buttons, usb connector. easy to install and fits perfectly in my Subaru

    Cons: none

    Good but...

    Written by: Vinnie from California on August 20, 2015

    2006 Audi A4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    The Blaupunkt New Jersey 220 looks great in my 2006 Audi A4 Avant. I bought it so I can have the factory look and hopefully to replace the non-Bose system. I took it to a local audi store to have this unit "Professionally" installed. This is where this unit falls short, the sound is just marginally better. Still lacking tight bass and the high is too bright. The speakers on the rear doors are now not working, The Sub in the back is okay. No one wants to take responsibility so far. And since the bracket is Metra, that means I can't check it out without removing the whole dash. I don't understand whether if this is the only bracket available or not. But Crutchfield should really figure out this issue, so that the customer can easily remove the unit for maintenance or repair. The local shop blames the PAC harness is probably not good for the sound problem. I should have figure out a way to remove the factory head unit, (For some reason I could not remove the factory unit) and hook up the NY220 myself. Oh well, I guess I will be looking for a set of speakers next to see if I could get some improvement in the sound.

    Pros: Reasonable price, Factory look, Quality.

    Cons: Sound improvement marginal over factory unit.

    NJ 220

    Written by: Brent from Montana on August 19, 2015

    2002 Lexus IS300
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Simple and clean. Doesn't look out of place in my '02 IS300, and sounds great. Easy to use

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Great radio

    Written by: Paul from Washington on August 13, 2015

    2002 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I wanted a double din radio but have never liked all the flashy lights and million different settings that most radios have. This one has all the sound settings needed to customize the sound, looks good, has a factory look so it doesn't draw any attention and is very user friendly. Most of the reviews list the radio not returning to the clock by default as an annoyance and I agree, but it is a simple press of a button. I also wish it would dim automatically as well as have more settings for dim since I like my dash lights in a low setting. But it's a minor thing.

    Pros: Clean look Great clean sound Factory look Phone comes thru clear Bright blue/white controls at night User setting of EQ has every option needed to customize.

    Cons: Clock return No auto dim Tuner setup is a little confusing by including European and asian settings.

    Clean Classic look

    Written by: TwJ from Baltimore, MD on August 10, 2015

    1996 Toyota Land Cruiser
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Good quality product and clean look. Super easy install. Crutchfield provided the exact kit I needed.

    Pros: Clean look and styling Easy to use

    Cons: Bluetooth seems to disconnect a few times before settling in each trip

    OEM Look, Great Sound, Some Flaws

    Written by: HattHa from Milwaukee on July 27, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Installed in my '99 F-150, which is not a double-din vehicle, but can be with some creative dremel work. The head unit sounds great, all of the features work well. Menu navigation is typical German: everything is nested in different menus and not overly intuitive. Love the look of the unit and the large volume knob. A very solid performer all around. Major cons: No way to make the clock the default setting (as others have mentioned) and the system does not dim automatically when you use your car's dimmer.

    Pros: Great looks Amazing sound Everything works well

    Cons: Clock does not display as a default setting Brightness does not dim when you dim your car (you can dim the brightness manually within the head unit)

    No frills, just works

    Written by: mdelgado from Washington on July 21, 2015

    2001 Lexus IS300
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I absolutely love the look and feel of this unit. My 2001 IS300 had an aftermarket stereo from a previous owner that was covered in gaudy lights and cheap buttons, which didn't really match the interior. This is much more discreet, and is a cost-effective alternative for people that don't need features like GPS/navigation or satellite radio. I primarily use this for streaming audio from my Android smartphone, and couldn't justify the extra expense of a full Android Auto capable unit.

    Pros: Stock/OEM style that won't draw attention away from the road. Buttons have a solid clicky feel, and the overall enclosure feels sturdy. Play/pause/skip functions for Bluetooth audio are built into the volume knob and the forward/back buttons. Great sound quality on mids/highs, at least compared to my old unit.

    Cons: White and blue LEDs might not match the interior on older cars. No color changing options. Bluetooth audio quality is hit or miss, with some distortion likely due to the compression. Some smartphones are better than others in this regard, so your mileage may vary. No apt-X. I recommend using the AUX port instead if sound quality is your primary concern.

    radio

    Written by: Carlos g from Illinois on July 19, 2015

    2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Love everything about this stereo, simple and does,make the factory speakers pop.

    Pros: Bluetooth connectivity.

    Cons: I didn't by it sooner.

    New Jersery 220

    Written by: Jim from New York on July 13, 2015

    2004 Pontiac Vibe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great radio, 100 tomes better than factory radio.

    Pros: Bluetooth, caller id,

    Cons: None

    A Particularly Serious Flaw

    Written by: Joe from Maryland on July 2, 2015

    2005 Ford Freestar
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    The serious flaw occurs in the operation of the USB input. It is not possible to browse the folders contained on the USB drive. In order to switch folders, you must press DISPLAY repeatedly until the FOLDER symbol is displayed and then hit the right or left arrow to skip to the next folder (pg. 28 of user manual). The problem is that after advancing to the next folder, the folder name does not display. The next title that you will see is the first track of the next folder; you will not know in which folder you have landed unless you know in advance what your library looks like. This continues through every folder change. You cannot scroll through your folder names. Therefore, you may need to keep a paper cheat sheet listing the contents of your USB drives. Even then it is a semi-guessing game trying to figure out where you are in your library. The next negative is the clock display. Other reviews on this site mentioned this but, I had no idea just how inconvenient this is. ANY change that you make, you must hit the DISPLAY button to get the clock back. If you change inputs, you lose the clock display. Skip a CD track, change a radio station, adjust the volume, lose the clock. Sound quality is quite good in CD or USB mode. FM radio is good given the limitations of over the air broadcast. I haven't had this long enough to comment on radio reception while driving. Hands free call quality is good on both ends. Scrolling through phone contacts is tedious and slow

    Pros: Pairs well with Focal Integration ISC 570 speakers given the Focals' high sensitivity spec and modest power requirements.

    Cons: - Cannot browse USB folders. - Constant manual clock display reset.

    Great product!

    Written by: Scotty from Charlotte, North Carolina on June 20, 2015

    2004 Nissan Xterra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    The NJ 220 is a a great product! It's the only aftermarket radio that has the look of a stock radio. The install was super easy and the quality is fantastic. I love being able to use Bluetooth for hands free calling on my iPhone. The USB works great for playing music with Spotify. I like the amount of control offered. Essentially the cons that I list below are just mild annoyances that could be solved with a better display. Once you figure out how to use this radio you'll love it.

    Pros: "Stock radio look", sound quality, Bluetooth and USB hookups work perfectly. Brightness is great in the day.

    Cons: Control options aren't intuitive, and in some cases difficult to use (ie: scanning for a new station). You'll definitely want to keep the manual in the glove box. The volume button and display don't change color (always blue), and the clock displays with "CLK" which is annoying. It would be great if the display brightness would automatically dim at night.

    Awesome!

    Written by: Anonymous from Boston, MA on June 15, 2015

    2004 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Looks factory, not like something aftermarket and flashy. More classy. Sound is excellent as is Bluetooth connectivity

    Pros:

    Cons:

    NIce OEM Look!

    Written by: KevinM from Tennessee on June 14, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This is the simple, sleek, minimalist style that has been missing in aftermarket head units. I won't overly elaborate on the quality of Blaupunkt. It sounds great! The New Jersey has just the right amount of power without needing to push a sub, which I don't use. Frankly, there were other good options for a double-din unit, but the design of the New Jersey 220 made the decision easy for me. Thank you Blaupunkt!

    Pros: Almost everything! Clean OEM Appearance. Sound quality. FM reception is excellent, even though I was prepared for it not to be, based on some reviews. Maybe their setting were for "local" instead of "distant".

    Cons: No setting to default the display to the clock after temporarily displaying the station, volume, source, etc. Minor, but a huge annoyance. Needs auto nighttime brightness dimmer or at least a "one click" button to toggle between day and night.

    Great features and appearance

    Written by: Will A. from Trubull, Connecticut on June 7, 2015

    2008 Lincoln Town Car
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I bought the Blaupunkt New Jersey to replace the factory radio in my Town Car. Besides the quality reputation of the brand, the radio had a factory appearance and didn't have all flashing, colored disco lighting that many aftermarket radios have now.

    Pros: Stock radio appearance, built-in mic for Bluetooth phone, USB port and Aux input on front panel

    Cons: It doesn't make coffee(?)

    Simple yet amazing

    Written by: Dwayne B from North Dakota on June 6, 2015

    2006 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I chose this radio to replace the previous owner's cheesy looking after market stereo with flashing lights and rolling display that never stopped. The 220 blends very well with the dash and fools almost everybody who rides in my truck because they think its factory. Easy to use and the Bluetooth connection is phenomenal. Great value and strongly recommend as a way to disguise an aftermarket stereo.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    For my 2003 CR-V

    Written by: mike from California on June 2, 2015

    2003 Honda CRV EX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    While I like the way this unit displays just very simple and clean with out all the dancing lights the need to push the display to get the clock back is kind of weak. I would be nice if it just rolled back to Time after a minute or two. The information on the install was also weak along with the mounting screws being wrong. When I contacted tec support about this they said I was right the screws were wrong I told him I did not have this problem with Pioneer the tech guy said the support on that manufacture was better. Over all I can live with it all.

    Pros: Easy of use and the simple clean display

    Cons: display does not roll back to time and the install instructions weak.

    Blaupunkt 220

    Written by: TS1955 from Long Island on June 1, 2015

    2007 Volkswagen Passat
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I wanted a radio to replace the original in my 2007 Passat. Plastic on the original bubbled up and flaked off. Chose the Blaupunkt because of its conservative styling, bluetooth and bitstream capabilities. The radio performs well. FM sensitivity improved somewhat (car has antennae in the rear side windows). The only negative I've found is the buttons feel flimsy and the main volume/control wheel could be better dampered. It is difficult to position it accurately.

    Pros: Built in microphone

    Cons: Flimsy-feeling controls

    Blaupunkt New Jersey 220 BT

    Written by: Roger from Texas on May 27, 2015

    2008 Nissan Frontier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Very happy with this purchase.

    Pros: Great value

    Cons: Menus not very intuitive

    Little Letdown

    Written by: PhillipC from Kentucky on May 26, 2015

    2007 Chevrolet Silverado (New Body Style
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Very nice sound and works well but for the life of me I cannot understand why, when you finish adjusting the volume, the display does not return to clock. Also, a couple of Apps associated with it would be nice.

    Pros: Looks factory Great sound

    Cons: Does not return to clock when moving any of the controls, including the sound level

    Blaupunkt New Jersey 220 BT

    Written by: mike from Wyoming on May 25, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great for a factory look, Does not have tje lights that you just want to turn off, bluetooth section great.

    Pros: The look,bluetooth stream seems to be stronger than my alpine,and kenwood, no mic needed as it is built in

    Cons: Tuner good be slightly weaker for my rural area.

    Yup

    Written by: Maxximius from Texas on May 18, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Worth the money. I would buy it again for my older vehicles.

    Pros: Pound for dollars, well worth the money paid. Great Value.

    Cons: More money would bring more in-depth features and controls.

    Perfect Fit

    Written by: Anonymous from Saunderstown, RI on May 17, 2015

    2002 Ford Thunderbird
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great upgrade to my factory stereo. Easy to install, clean sound great features.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: None

    Pretty Nice

    Written by: JBS from Texas on May 15, 2015

    2008 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Overall pretty nice. For the money - very nice. One large tuner dial is a little klunky functional wise. They do their best making it multi-functional. Blue-tooth phone functionality is pretty good. Sometimes it gets lost re-tuning to radio station when I hang up. Instructions for my vehicle were less than complete but I eventually figured it out.

    Pros: Good sound quality, good blue-tooth, good value.

    Cons: Metra adapter was a bit on the cheesy side but hey - it came with for free.

    I love this radio

    Written by: Anonymous from rockville md on May 10, 2015

    2001 Ford Focus
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I love this radio so much. I had it in my 2002 saturn sl2. It was so functional and easy to use. I loved that my phone would automatically connect. A couple months after having it installed I was in a pretty bad car accident and my car way totalled. I wasn't able to get the radio out :(. When I purchased a 2001 ford Focus it had a crappy radio so I went ahead and repurchased the radio. I could not be more pleased with the product

    Pros: Big buttons that look like a factory radio Bluetooth compatible

    Cons: Doesn't desolate the current song playing on the radio on bluetooth device

    NJ-220

    Written by: My new radio! from California on May 7, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Aftermarket replacement for ford mustang 2007- overall no regrets , a good fit.

    Pros: Good factory look, Bluetooth ,USB, aux inputs a plus.

    Cons: Clock can not be kept on display at all times, could use more options under user eq settings to fine tune the sound even more.

    2007 Sporttrc Install

    Written by: CT Chicago from Illinois on May 7, 2015

    2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Liked the look of the unit. Always went with pioneer units but wanted the traditional factory look. Paired it with Pioneer 3 ways. .Install was easy with Crutchfield help.. I could tell that Blaupunkt put all their money in the Amp as it was incredible! Very easy to program and customize the EQ. AM and FM reception was poor to fair. As stated the Amp is where the money is. CDs Sound AWESOME! Even low fi music through my phone sounds good.

    Pros: Excellent sound and power

    Cons: Need to work on the tuner as reception even in a big city is poor to fair.

    2012 Tundra Install

    Written by: Jeffro from New York on May 4, 2015

    2012 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Purchased the New Jersey as an upgrade for my 2012 Tundra.....Wanted an upgraded system but did not want the cheesey look of an obvious upgraded stereo. The double din size and conservative look of this radio fit my needs and the install was incredibly easy! I had 1 question regarding an extra plug when installing and I called Crutchfield - my question was answered in about 10 seconds - seriously - 10 seconds and I was done. Also customer service was awesome - Reid helped me out when my stereo was delivered without a remote in the box.....in about 5 minutes he had one prepared and it was shipped out the following day....Onto the radio - sounds great and after reading the manual and playing around it's pretty simple to navigate. It's not a tech savvy unit, but it does have plenty of sound adjustments that allowed me to tailor the speakers to sound richer,, fuller and deeper then the factory unit allowed. The Bluetooth is super simple - my wife jumped in the truck today and when she got home commented on how easy it was to sync up her phone. My only negative is that the unit has a volume knob but you have to use buttons to tune - I would prefer a 2nd knob to tune but I did choose this unit for it's conservative looks and it has more than met what I had expected. I did read all the prior reviews before I ordered this unit - any negative comments regarding navigation, clock display or Bluetooth issues are false - read the manual it's all there!

    Pros: Sound quality of music, Bluetooth sync and sound quality when talking, factory look of an after market radio

    Cons: I think this radio is more than worth what I paid for it - it's better than expected.

    Awesome!

    Written by: AdamZ from Washington on May 1, 2015

    2006 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I'm not a fan of the stereos that are all flashy and colorful and obviously not stock. This one is clean and simple. Looks factory in my 06 Mustang! Blaupunkt has the right idea for sure.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Love this radio

    Written by: Jeff from Texas on May 1, 2015

    2004 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Love the radio, it has large buttons that you don't have to squint to find, and you don't ever push two at a time or the wrong one. It's easy to set up and use and it looks great. I didn't change the speakers but what a difference the Blaupunkt made from the factory radio. I highly recommend this radio.

    Pros: Easy to install, and use. Looks great in my Dodge Ram, the install kit from Crutchfield was a breeze to use and makes the radio look like a factory install. The double DIN radio gives it a great look. Can turn off and on with out the key feature, clean lighting, easy mute, front USB plug, works great with Ipod and Iphone..

    Cons: No Cons

    Great clean-looking receiver

    Written by: VA from Richmond, VA on April 28, 2015

    2009 Honda CRV LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    The NJ220BT is a great value for aesthetics and sound quality. I wanted an upgraded stereo with BT, but also wanted to keep the stock look of the dash intact. Using a standard LCD screen instead of a touch screen display reduces the ease of use that I have become accustomed to with new products, but the price of the unit reflects the lower-cost interface. Android phone syncs up fine, hands-free calls have been clear on both sides of the connection.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Nice Radio

    Written by: Pete from Wisconsin on April 25, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I bought the Blaupunkt New Jersey as a replacement for my factory radio. I liked the clean look and simple lighting that didn't turn my vehicle into a rolling disco. The instructions provided by Crutchfield were pretty easy to follow. The installation took less than an hour including the removal of my old radio. I spent more time than necessary getting this thing programmed correctly. I think Blaupunkt could make the menu easier to use. One thing that bothers me about this radio is the clock doesn't automatically display. I have to reset the display to show the time after switching radio stations. Kind of trivial, I know, but it is annoying. The sound from this unit is really nice. The radio comes with preset equalizer settings which cover a lot of different styles. I was surprised at how clear the sound is on my factory speakers. Overall, I'm happy with my purchase. The controls aren't all that intuitive, but now that I understand the function of each button, I can find my way through the programming menu. I think the only coolness factor associated with this is the name Blaupunkt.

    Pros: Clean, not flashy

    Cons: Confusing programming menu

    Nice unit, but ...

    Written by: Alex from Illinois on April 20, 2015

    2005 Hyundai Santa Fe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Ordered this to update the factory double-DIN in my 2005 Santa Fe. Liked the clean styling and had previous experience with Blaupunkt years ago. Looked great in the dash, sounded fine, but... main reasons for swapping radio were to add Bluetooth and a USB drive. Pairing the phone was easy but making calls was a bit cumbersome, particularly searching the phone book (although part of that may be my old phone). Call quality was just OK, limited by the internal mic and the lack of volume & NR adjustments. The major issue I had with the unit was the way it handled files on the USB drive. On my Clarion and Kenwood units the folders come up in alphabetical order and changing between folders is direct. On this unit, the order seems somewhat random and whether you change folders or tracks depends on what is being displayed - if the information is set to scroll you need to time your button push precisely in order to get what you want, watching for the (tiny) indicator light to change. If you try to go back or forward to the folder you were just in - too bad, random jump each time. Definite deal breaker, unfortunate because I really liked the styling, simple and elegant. One other minor point, the RDS data in the display often lags significantly or hangs up on either artist or title. Returned it for a Kenwood DPX-791BH, a little bit more but proper file handling, separate mic with adjustments, and adds an HD tuner and Pandora control. All better? Well, not quite - but that's my next review!

    Pros: Great styling, good sound, built in mic

    Cons: Poor handling of USB folders, menu selection sometimes cumbersome, RDS info lags

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    Written by: Bad Andy from SF, CA on March 31, 2015

    2002 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great price, easy installation, user interface is not the most intuitive, looks good if you like symmetry. Not the coolest head unit on the market but perfect for the clean budget look. I put this in my 13-year old commuter car simply for a head unit replacement that won't break my bank.

    Pros: The price is right and won't break your bank. The sound quality is decent for a no-amplifier/upgraded speakers type of system. Went in very easily in about 30 minutes thanks to the wiring harness adapter provided by Crutchfield. Sound is decent but needs to be cranked up in order for fuller sound. Lower volumes sounds flatter (again, this is a no-amplifier setup).

    Cons: User interface is not very intuitive.

    New Jersey

    Written by: Mike from Montpelier , ohio on March 24, 2015

    2001 Ford Econoline
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Put the blaupunkt New Jersey in my Mercedes Benz , best choice I've made , sounds amazing !

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Blaupunct Jersey

    Written by: Anonymous from Acworth, GA on March 21, 2015

    2006 Hummer H3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I was looking for something that would have a factory stereo look however perform better. Specifically Bluetooth and USB.

    Pros: Interface with the factory wiring harness was a breeze with the instructions that were provided top-notch

    Cons: None

    Classy Addition

    Written by: Michael from Knoxville, TN on March 4, 2015

    2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Looks amazing in my Chevy Silverado, controls are easy and bluetooth works great.... Love it !

    Pros: Appearance, easy to operate

    Cons: none