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JVC KD-X250BT

Digital media receiver

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Item #: 105KDX250B

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Original Price: $94.99

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Overview

Our take on the JVC KD-X250BT

Have you decided that your days of digging around in your car for a CD are over? JVC designed their KD-X250BT digital media receiver to handle all your music devices, as well as giving you a significant upgrade in power over your factory radio. Plus, built-in Bluetooth® lets you enjoy hands-free calling and wireless streaming audio.

All the best in digital music

Have you decided that your days of digging around in your car for a CD are over? JVC designed their KD-X250BT digital media receiver to handle all your music devices, as well as giving you a significant upgrade in power over your factory radio. Plus, built-in Bluetooth® lets you enjoy hands-free calling and wireless streaming audio.

Go wireless with your Android™ or Blackberry™

Android™ and Blackberry™ users can control PANDORA® right from the stereo through the Bluetooth connection — no wires needed. JVC's Smart Music Control app lets you use your compatible Android phone's touchscreen to control the action using finger swipes and gestures — for example, make an upside-down "V" to change the source. With your Android phone safely attached to a mount, you can reach down and skip a track without taking your eyes off the road.

If you want to plug in a USB thumb drive and hit the road, you can put together a custom road mix using JVC Playlist Creator software on your Windows® PC.

Ready for for iPods and iPhones

The KD-X250 is made to work seamlessly with your iPhone or iPod. You can talk to Siri, of course, and the built-in iPod® controls let you access your playlists when you plug your iPod into the USB port on the front panel. If you're a Pandora® Internet Radio fan, you can connect your iPhone® and access basic controls like "play," "pause," "thumbs-up," and "thumbs-down" on the onscreen display. For added convenience, the 2-way control feature lets you pick your music using the head unit or the phone itself.

Do more with your USB connection

The powerful 1A USB port lets you keep a smartphone charged while it's performing many battery-draining tasks at once. And with your smartphone connected, you can listen to your phone's internal memory as one source and access the little microSD card as another. You can even pair two phones at once, so you'll never have to decide between the personal phone and the work phone again.

Expand your system

The KD-X250 offers the connections you'll need if you're planning to build a complete car audio system sometime in the future. When it's time to add a powered sub, you can switch the 2.5-volt preamp outputs over to subwoofer mode to control your bass from the receiver. A front aux input lets you hook up other gear, like a Dock & Play satellite radio.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

In most vehicles, you can use an adapter (not included) to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this JVC stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the JVC, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.

This digital media receiver will not play CDs. If you want to play CDs in your vehicle, we offer a wide selection of CD receivers.

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.

Great for the price.

Anonymous, Florida

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What's in the Box:

  • Digital media receiver (with 10-amp ATC fuse inserted into chassis)
  • Face (attached)
  • Sleeve (installed)
  • Trim ring (installed)
  • Wiring harness
  • Microphone with integrated bracketed (attached 12' cable terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector)
  • Wireless remote control (RM-RK52)
  • CR2025 3V Lithium battery (installed)
  • 2 Radio removal tools
  • Face-fixing screw
  • Instructions (En/Fr/Sp)
  • US Warranty Sheet
  • Canadian Warranty Card
  • "Caution!" note (attached to wiring harness)
  • Face-fixing screw note

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • digital media receiver with AM/FM tuner (does not play CDs)
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • detachable face with single-line display
    • USB 1A connection charges devices quicker
    • built-in iPod control, 2-way iPod/iPhone control
    • control PANDORA® from your iPhone, Android, or Blackberry smartphone
    • Android app for gesture control over playback
    • MP3/WMA/WAV compatible
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (20 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • Separated Brightness Control for display and controls
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • 24-bit digital-to-analog converter
    • low-pass filters
    • 3-band parametric equalizer
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front USB 1A port, front auxiliary input
    • outputs: 2-channel preamp outputs (2.5-volt rear/sub)
    Other features and specs:
    Reviews

    JVC KD-X250BT Reviews

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    100 Reviews

    Awesome Head Unit

    Written by: ChrisD from Gaithersburgm MD on February 3, 2014

    2007 Dodge Charger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I originally had a different head unit installed, but then i came across this JVC unit and was sold. I had it installed and i been in love with it from the start. The display is crisp and bright, the buttons feel good to press and doesn't feel cheap. The bluetooth syncs with my HTC One on Android 4.3 without any issues. The flash drive reader works well also. I also like the nifty feature that you can use the MENU button on the head unit to pause and play music if your streaming from your phone. Also the mic and calling feature work well. Make sure you mount the microphone is a good place. The price was very good for this unit. I would definitely get this one again.

    Pros: Good build, nice dispay, great price, sounds great

    Cons: None

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    Written by: Anonymous from Florida on January 26, 2014

    2004 Mitsubishi Galant
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Great for the price.

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    Written by: Marty from Norman, OK on January 21, 2014

    2003 Volkswagen Beetle
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    My factory head unit was getting tired, with poor reception and skipping CDs. I didn't really want to deal with CDs anymore, so I went for a Digital Media Receiver. Installation was straight forward and reasonably quick. It pairs nicely with my Galaxy S4 and plays Pandora and MP3s from Google Music. I haven't found a good place to install the included microphone yet, so I haven't tried the hands-free feature. And the menu system is a bit unwieldy, but manageable. I haven't upgraded my speakers yet, so I can't tell if I'm really happy with the EQ presets or not. I would have liked to have a few more bands available (3-band EQ) but for a sub-$100 receiver, I can't really complain. The reception and output is WAY better than the stock headunit. It works well with the factory amp. The USB connection to my phone didn't function well and the app from JVC was pretty much pointless (I never got audio to work with it installed). I ended up using Bluetooth Auto Connect from Google Play and I haven't had any more problems that I didn't cause messing with other Bluetooth apps and advanced settings.

    Pros: Looks nice Pandora! Quick Bluetooth pairing Good value

    Cons: Menu buries some feature too deeply JVC app is pointless

    Nice for Android... but issues with iOS7

    Written by: Dave from WA State on January 13, 2014

    2003 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    I purchased two of these, one for my 2003 Wrangler (Android user), and another for my wife's 2010 Honda CRV (iPhone user). Installation was fine, the topic has been covered. Bluetooth pairing for both a iPhone 5S and a Motorola Droid Maxx were quick and easy. No issues there. The overall android experience is super. I run Pandora a lot, along with Google Play Music and i Heart Radio. The dedicated Pandora input channel can be a little slow to connect, but it does so almost 100% of the time when i switch the stereo on. The only complaints I have it that if i make/take a phone call, the Pandora mode on the deck says "PAUSED" and there seems to be no good way to make work again without shutting down and starting over. Otherwise, it seems pretty flawless. My wife's iPhone 5S, on the other hand, does not play well with Pandora. The Pandora input channel never connects... endlessly says it is checking for device. I've tried both stereos, mine and hers. She has to use the "BT Audio" input to stream Pandora. The Android version of Pandora has a check box under settings/advanced to allow/disallow Pandora to be controlled via a BT device, but the Apple version of the app has no such setting. From my snooping around the Web, I am starting to form a theory that Apple may have "forgotten" to assure Pandora compatibility with car stereos because they were so focused on iTunes Radio. It could also be that Pandora needs to update their app for iOS also. Either way... it's broken.

    Pros: Android Bluetooth Friendly

    Cons: iPhone 5 / iOS 7 Challenging

    Great for the price

    Written by: Jeff from Petersburg, IL on January 9, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I bought this for my son's 2000 Toyota Tacoma and we installed it together over Christmas break. The price was good and the reviews were high. Installation was fairly straight forward, and the instructions were very detailed and perfect for our truck. I had to bend/break a few of the tabs on the metal mounting bracket to get it to fit correctly in the truck, but that was no big deal. The unit looks great, sounds pretty good, and has all of the features we need. The functions are confusing to get used to. I guess that's what you get with so much in one unit. Bluetooth syncing works, but took a while to figure out, even after following instructions exactly. When leaving the car after playing music over Bluetooth and return later, the unit remembers you are on Bluetooth (good) but doesn't automatically start playing music. It says "paused". You have to press the Menu button a few times to get the music to start playing. This wasn't explained anywhere that I could find. The volume button serves as a mute if you push it, but it's sensitive and while reaching to change the volume I sometimes accidentally mute the stereo, and unmuting sometimes returns to 0 volume. I thought the remote would be useless, but actually enjoy having it right next to me so I can reach it and make adjustments without leaning forward or taking my eyes off the road. Overall a good unit for the price. I have made several handsfree calls and am happy with the quality.

    Pros: Lots of features, looks cool. Remote is useful. Sound quality pretty good. Good price.

    Cons: Confusing menus, unexpected behavior at times (maybe because I'm not familiar with it). Will take some time getting used to it. Took a while to get Bluetooth the work correctly.

    So far so good

    Written by: Anonymous from Indiana on January 6, 2014

    2002 Toyota Camry
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    Installation went well except or the dash kit. Took a while to figure that out.

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    Nice Product, Easy to Install

    Written by: kenmikk from West Chester, OH on January 2, 2014

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

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    Purchased this for my daughters '05 Ford 500. Installed easily and allows her to use her iPhone for music.

    Pros: Relatively inexpensive and easy to install.

    Cons: None

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    Written by: Anonymous from Anchorage,Alaska on January 2, 2014

    1993 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Great stereo, definitely need to read the manual. Otherwise easy to use.

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    Great

    Written by: Jennifer from Spanish Fort, Al on December 26, 2013

    2005 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Great

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    just what i was looking for.

    Written by: Ironman from Wy on December 19, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Bluetooth is a little touchy but once you get it set it's kickin'. It's everything you will need and nothing you don't.

    Pros: Price, features, performance.

    Cons: none

    Good value

    Written by: MikeD from Cleveland, OH on December 12, 2013

    2000 Acura Integra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Nice unit. Easy to use and like the Pandora and phone BT options. My first attempt to install a radio and it took a few times to get wiring and installation correct but worth the time.

    Pros: Bluetooth Pandora with my Samsung S4 phone works great.

    Cons: Display a little weak.

    Great stereo

    Written by: Anonymous from Las Vegas, Nevada on December 10, 2013

    1989 Ford Bronco
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    This performs exactly as advertised. I love have hands free and bluetooth in my 89 Ford Bronco.

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    Pretty nice for the money

    Written by: Smiley from Central NY on December 5, 2013

    2002 Honda Civic LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    I was looking for something simple and easy to use and found it. For the price I can't imagine much more in terms of sound and build quality. Not much more to say.

    Pros: Good sound, nice and simple looking and operating compared to many other options I considered.

    Cons: None

    Great value, easy install (2000 Nissan Frontier)

    Written by: Mark F from Erie, PA on November 30, 2013

    2000 Nissan Frontier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    I just installed this in my 2000 Nissan Frontier. It's very straightforward, and that's from someone who never did any electrical work before. However, while the wiring harness made everything very easy (and I used the crimp method rather than solder), the install kit is not needed for a 2000 frontier. I used the OEM hardware with not problem, and it looks flawless. Trying to use the install kit would actually have made doing the install harder. I will say detailed vehicle specific instructions for removing the old radio, and installing the new radio were not included, but a quick google search turned up excellent detailed instructions on www.installdr.com. The instructions included for the wiring was phenomenal. The radio works great, and while it's a little more complicated and will take some time to learn all the details, it's a lot more user friendly than the OEM radio in my other car a 2013 Toyota. You won't have the coolest system out there, but it's very functional at a low cost.

    Pros: Easy install, nice features for a low cost radio. Pairing with Bluetooth on my Android phone (Droid RAZR MAXX - 907T) was a little complicated, but once it's paired it's easy to use. Customer service was great when I called for two minor questions.

    Cons: Will not allow streaming audio (music or Audible books) from my iPhone 4S, and pairing it just for phone use was a pain. No detailed removal and replacement instructions for my vehicle, but as I said that's a minor issue that was easily fixed. The dash install kit was not necessary for my vehicle, and luckily I did some searching for additional info rather than try to use it.

    Great Receiver

    Written by: Michael from Albuquerque, NM on November 27, 2013

    2013 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I bought this radio to replace the stock radio in my Wrangler and knew I didn't want to have a CD player. I've had my Jeep for over a year and used my CD player once. This seemed like a good choice and for the money, it couldn't be beat. I'm not very technically inclined, so I ended up paying a local shop to install the radio. As such, I can't speak to the ease of installation. Even with my stock speakers, I can hear a difference in the sound, and anticipate more improvement once I upgrade the speakers. I was able to retain my steering wheel controls and they work as they did with the prior radio. Finally, the bluetooth works well. I've had no complaints about ability to be heard. I've had some trouble connecting my iPod to play music through the unit, but this is not much of an issue, as I always have it connected through the USB to keep it charged while in use.

    Pros: Inexpensive, bluetooth works well, good sound quality

    Cons: Steering wheel controls can be laggy, but I don't know if that is due to the radio or the interface, streaming music through bluetooth, when I connect my iPod, it will begin playing a track immediately, either a song or a podcast and it may not be what I want to listen to.

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    Written by: Rafael S from Savannah Ga on November 20, 2013

    1980 Fiat Spider 124
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    Is over all very good radio

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    Written by: Duane from ouray, colorado on November 19, 2013

    2001 Toyota Celica GT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    It does everything I was wanting my stereo to do. I have an older vehicle, the functions of thus stereo, makes my care feel complete, with functions I want.

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    Written by: Dave from Loganville, GA on November 8, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very confusing to operate. Instruction manual is poor. Install instructions are terrible. Still can not even figure out how to adjust the base. If it wasn't so much trouble I would take out and send back.

    Pros: Looks good

    Cons: Bad instructions, Confusing operation controls.

    Crutchfield response on November 11, 2013 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    AWESOME unit for the price

    Written by: Munchkin from San Diego, CA on November 2, 2013

    1994 Toyota Pickup
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I was looking for something to replace my stock radio because the lights in it didn't work. I just wanted cheap because I just listen to the radio. I found this and LOVE it. I can play Pandora or music from my phone bluetooth AND I can answer my phone through my stereo. This this thing come with a microphone and verything. I can even change which Pandora station and thumbs up or down the song if I want. I haven't even used the USB on it yet. For the price this is a great unit. The only down side I found is that it doesn't have a CD player, but in todays smart phone world, who needs one. you could even load them onto a flashdrive and use this unit. I'm Happy!!

    Pros: see the review

    Cons: no CD player.

    Perfect Fit?

    Written by: Handychef from Wisconsin Rapids, WI on October 28, 2013

    1989 Chevrolet C Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Overall, the unit is as advertised. Due to where it is installed, there is a limited amount of space available. One of the determining factors to purchasing this unit was it supposed to fit. I found I needed to do some creative routing of the wiring harness to make it fit. The security tabs didn't engage with the trim installed so it took a little work to get the unit in place.

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    WOW!

    Written by: TeB from Kamuela, HI on October 22, 2013

    2009 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Ok so first off...I?ve never installed a deck before SO EASILY. The master sheet and the wiring harness instructions were easy to follow, and although there were a couple of wires that threw me off for a sec, it was only because the deck wires were orange/white, and the harness wire was all orange. But if you READ...it?ll tell you what the wires are, and it worked out easily. It?s got USB, Aux in, it?s Pandora ready, AND Bluetooth! No CD player on this deck, but tha?s what I wanted. The bluetooth sound quality from my phone is crystal clear, once I got the EQ settings just right. The hands-free phone feature is awesome. I can scroll thru my recent call list and my phone book right on the scree of this deck. For the money, this is an awesome deck. Incredibly easy to install and set-up. I?d recommend this for anyone wanting to use their iPod or phone to hold all their music. I haven?t used the USB input yet, but I am sure it?s just as great sounding. I?m planning to upgrade my speakers, which should also increase the sound quality, and possibly add a small powered sub under the seat. OVERALL I?M EXTREMELY HAPPY WITH THIS PURCHASE.

    Pros: Easy to install Great sounding deck (bluetooth and AUX inputs are clear sounding) Decent power. (More than my OEM deck ) Excellent buy for the money!

    Cons: The remote is pretty useless. It?s so small, and in the time it takes me to do something with the remote, I can easily just push the buttons on the deck or my phone. But it?s a nice added feature that really isn?t a "con" but just something that I probably won?t use much.

    Great bang for the buck!

    Written by: JayK from Troy, MI on October 18, 2013

    2005 Honda Accord LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    This is a great aftermarket radio. I replaced it for the factory radio in my 05 Accord. Installation was breeze and wow the sound quality just drastically improved, without replacing the speakers. The radio doesn't play CDs but that didn't matter to me because never use them. Bluetooth connected easily and listening to music is so much better this way. The Pandora works great on the receiver, once I click on it automatically Pandora on my phone starts. I can skip, thumps up and down from the receiver it self. I would highly recommend it everyone as long as they don't need CD player

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    Pleasantly Surprised, Great Radio

    Written by: Frank R from Howell, NJ on October 17, 2013

    1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I was looking for replacement for my radio in my 1990 MBZ 500SL that would give me the ability to use my iPhone and Apps to listen to my created playlist and Pandora radio broadcast. The JVC radio gave me everything I wanted an more, I've since replaced the radio's in my son and daughters vehicles and they are happy as well with the product.

    Pros: Very easy to install , having the necessary diagrams and wiring harness required to facilitate the swap made the project very easy. I was able to replaced the radio within an hour right in my driveway.

    Cons: None to report

    Great Radio - Just what I needed

    Written by: Jay from Spring Hill, FL on October 5, 2013

    1980 MG MGB
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    This is a very nice unit and the size is perfect to fit in my MG. Immediately after install, i took a 2000 mile road trip and the radio functioned perfectly the entire time. Only 3 stars for "ease of use" as it has a LOT of features which are a bit complicated to use.

    Pros: Faceplate easy to detach and re-attach. Display is easy to read, even with the top down in bright sunlight. Great sound - loud enough to be heard at speed with the top down. AUX input works well with my Smartphone. Perfect size for retrofit to 30 year old car.

    Cons: None so far.

    Great head unit for a great price.

    Written by: TheMadMike from Georgia on October 1, 2013

    1994 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Vary happy with this JVC. Great unit and great price. easy to use and works perfectly. I've never paired a bluethooth device before and it was super easy and only took a min. had it paired and playing music on the first try and it work pandora on my phone threw the bluetooth. !00% satisfied with this Media player.

    Pros: easy to set up, great price.

    Cons: none

    Great upgrade for a great price.

    Written by: Anonymous from LI, NY on September 23, 2013

    2001 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    An excellent simple upgrade at a great price. Bluetooth works great with iPhone.

    Pros: Easy installation. Bluetooth function works well for music and speakerphone.

    Cons: Wiring kit a must but Crutchfield has the right one.

    BlueTooth with iPhone 5

    Written by: Lynn from Harrisonburg, VA on September 17, 2013

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    The unit works well in the bluetooth mode with the iPhone 5. When the iPhone 5 is direct connected to the USB the performance is spotty; sometimes it works as it should, other time it freezes up and requires a reboot. The unit takes fairly long to hook up and begin playing, about 15 - 20 seconds, which seems a bit long. Once it is sync'd with your unit, it works fine and with sufficient speed for all other settings.

    Pros: Rock solid with iPhone 5 in Bluetooth mode. Hooks up automatically as you enter the car, which is very convenient. No need to plug anything in to make it link via bluetooth, just hop in and go and the device finds and links to your iPhone and starts playing.

    Cons: The unit has problems with inconsistent linking to the iPhone in USB mode, occasionally it freezes up and will never start playing (in USB mode) until the USB cable is unplugged and re-plugged, or the iPhone, JVC unit, or both, are rebooted.

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    Written by: S B from Dayton, Oh on September 14, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Haven't had a JVC car receiver since the 80's. Good unit for the money. Works and sounds great.

    Pros: Good unit for the money. Easy to use once the controls are learned

    Cons: Needs to be shorter in depth to allow for flush install, a rear USB, and main volume knob seems cheap.

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    Written by: Anonymous from Texas on September 7, 2013

    1986 Toyota MR2
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Connects to my galaxy3 by Bluetooth easy. Reads my 16gig flash drive just fine. Won't pick up a radio station from a town 40 miles away when stock radios in my other cars will. I really like it other than that.

    Pros: Bluetooth USB Cost

    Cons: Does not pick up radio stations real well.

    Good value

    Written by: CL from Simi Valley, CA on September 4, 2013

    2000 Honda Civic
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    This is a great value for the money. I compared this with other receivers in $200-$250 range and they are not giving me anything more than offered by this receiver. This receiver supports dual phone, bluetooth audio streaming is great, i am not a pro but felt audio playback is better when connecting thru USB (like a flash drive)

    Pros: Great price, dual phone support, front USB and aux inputs, good audio playback

    Cons: It is not an issue with the receiver, but the new android Jelly Bean OS, does not support USB, instead the audio (or data) transfer is using MTP interface that is not supported by this receiver. Bottom line, you can only connect any Android phone with latest jelly bean OS thru bluetooth and cannot connect for audio play back, worst Nexus 4 could not even charge using the front USB. I tried Samsung Galaxy S4, i could charge using USB port but could not play audio.

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    Written by: JohnA from Palm Desert, CA on September 3, 2013

    2005 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS
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    Can't beat the quality for the price. Initially had a little trouble getting the unit to pair with my iPhone 4 but once I figured it out it worked flawlessly.

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    Great stereo

    Written by: Joe K from Nameless, TN on August 27, 2013

    1994 Chevrolet C Series
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    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I own an earlier version of this unit and I liked it so much that when I bought another vehicle I chose this JVC to install in the second vehicle. There were a few things I didn't like about the older unit but the 250 fixes those minor issues with a different control layout and an improved display. It is relatively easy to operate, it answers and places phone calls, it keeps my phone charged and it just sounds good. It does all this at a very competitive price. I am very pleased with the unit.

    Pros: Great sound, Bluetooth, pandora control, inexpensive

    Cons: A little bit of a learning curve to operate

    Fantastic, everything worked first try

    Written by: EricM from Champaign, Il on August 27, 2013

    1999 Chevrolet Suburban
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I was impressed with this units ability to connect to my phone on the first try. It also made calls via bluetooth on it's first try.

    Pros: Everything worked, first try.

    Cons: None!

    Less than 1 hour install!

    Written by: JF from Boerne, Tx on August 24, 2013

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

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

    I had not tried a DIY car stereo install since the 80's when I almost set my truck on fire :) I was apprehensive about trying this one...but it was far easier than I imagined. Thanks Crutchfield!!

    Pros: Simple install with custom kit Perfect fit Great Sound quality Easy to operate Hands free phone sound is excellent

    Cons: Buttons seems a tad sensitive... easy to double tap

    Great receiver!

    Written by: Mike from Greenville, SC on August 23, 2013

    2000 BMW Z3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I have enjoyed everything about this receiver. The Bluetooth is crystal clear and over all unit sound quality is great! Super easy install with the supplied kit. Thanks, Crutchfield!

    Pros: Sound quality and Bluetooth; very easy to use

    Cons: None

    Great

    Written by: TomP from Rockford,IL on August 15, 2013

    2001 Honda Civic LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I love my new toy. Sounds great. I did the install myself in two hours. I'm still trying to figure out how everything works. If I have a problem I look at the instructions. I watched a video on YouTube that showed a guy removing his factory stereo from his Honda Civic. I t really made things easier for me. Ive been using my Ipod thru both the USB and the Bluetooth. Also playing music with a flash drive and my Android phone. I can use my phone hands free after connecting the supplied microphone. Which i install near the bottom of my dash. What more could I want? This item is Great.

    Pros: USB port. Bluetooth connectivity. Many equalizer settings.

    Cons:

    Basic car radio

    Written by: JackL from Hartsdale, NY on August 12, 2013

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

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

    I needed something in my 2003 CRV to replace the broken factory radio head unit. I hadn't explored these products for about ten years, so I was very pleased to see how thoroughly manufacturers have incorporated digital media into their most basic units. I selected the JVC because of the price and reputation of the company. I'm not disappointed at all. Installing it was simple, and once I figured out how to connect my Bluetooth devices, the whole setup was painless. If you are looking for a no frills head unit to replace your factory unit, this is the one to get.

    Pros: Inexpensive, easy to install, good looking.

    Cons: A little slow to respond sometimes.

    Great Radio with a low price

    Written by: Brian S from Charlottesville, VA on August 8, 2013

    2000 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I got this mainly for Bluetooth streaming and hands free calling . This works great for both using a nokia 928

    Pros: Great price, great sound.

    Cons: none

    Excellent!

    Written by: MKEGreg from MKE on August 6, 2013

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

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

    Had this installed for about a week and a half and it a great deal for the price. Hands free calling...check! Google Play Music control....check! Pandora control....check! Flash drive support.....check! No CDs to mess with....check! Plus, this about doubled the storage space in my S197 Mustang (you fellow 'Stangers know) with the leftover compartment from the double din factory space. It was a cinch to install thanks to Crutchfield's excellent instructions and kit. Sound quality is an improvement over the old Shaker 500, but still, I think the factory speakers need replacing to really get the sound where I want it.

    Pros: Everything! Overall adds much to the enjoyment of the vehicle, especially if you use a service like Google Play Music, it's like having a million CDs at your disposal in your car.

    Cons: I give the build quality a 4, it feels a bit cheap over some other aftermarket stereos I've had in the past, but time will tell.

    JvC radio

    Written by: Matthew from Anchorage, AK on August 3, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This is a great radio for a great price. I'm not sure why any one would pay over 100$ for a radio with a CD player and all the cool features this one has. Or you could not get the CD player and get all the great features and cool looks for a fraction of the price. Overall great head unit and the features are amazing. Work flawlessly. Cool flat black face that is detachable. Would buy this is an instant if you are unsure.

    Pros: Easy to install. Good looks. Easy to use. USB plug. Aux cord. Bluetooth. Pandora.

    Cons: Nothing at all.

    JVC KD-X250BT

    Written by: Douglas from Bellingham, WA on July 24, 2013

    1996 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Crutchfield Reputation lives on. We experienced a stolen car and recovery where by the factory radio/cassette was damaged. Ordering this unit from Crutchfield not only sounds better than factory, but the price of the JVC KD-X250BT is less than the labor alone for the dealer to replace with a factory unit. Really a no-brainer.

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    Perfect!

    Written by: Ckwalli from St. Petersburg, Fl on July 24, 2013

    2008 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    VERY Easy to operate, great phone sound quality, bluetooth connects seamlessly. Would buy it again in a heartbeat!

    Pros: phone bluetooth, pandora thumbs-up/down, hands free calling

    Cons: none found yet

    good value basic car stereo

    Written by: gfc from Heart of Dixie on July 23, 2013

    1999 Chevrolet S10
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I would recommend this unit. It is a good basic unit. Also has bluetooth and usb which adds to the coolness factor. I put this in my 16yo daughters car and she loves it.

    Pros: bluetooth and usb

    Cons: buttons could be a little larger

    Pleased

    Written by: Dioko from Charlotte, NC on July 20, 2013

    1996 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Wanted a cheap radio that would play music from my smartphone and maybe give me hands-free phone call access. I've had it for a week now and I am happy. Got what I wanted at a decent price. Bluetooth connects fine to my Droid. Music plays fine. Audio quality is good 'nuff for me. Of course, I am sure the speakers in my Ranger are nothing special. The receiver automatically sucks in my phone directory and allows favorite numbers to be programmed to the buttons, making placing a phone call a snap. Phone call audio is good on my end; the party on the other end of the call say my audio is good, too, even when my truck is rolling down the road at 60mph. I placed the included microphone on top of the steering column and snaked the wire up through the dash.

    Pros: Good quality and function, good value for the money. Installation was easy with the mounting and wiring kits available from Crutchfield.

    Cons:

    Fantatstic Head Unit

    Written by: Michael from N. Babylon, NY on July 13, 2013

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

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

    Hands down one of the best units I have bought in some time. Sure there are many products that are superior in many ways, but different radios are for different sorts of people. I purchased and installed this head unit for a customer of mine who is in her sixties. She is technology literate but did not need anything to complicated. This JVC device was exactly what I wanted it to be. Made by a reliable manufacturer, user friendly, a great price, and of coarse, sold to me by Crutchfield. The only place I go to for anything involving sound systems. Thank you Crutchfield. Your service and product prices cannot be matched.

    Pros: Rotary Knob control, simplistic design, plug & play iPod controls, and a great price for the value of the product

    Cons: Would've liked it to have had one more set of pre-outs

    awesome radio

    Written by: Andy from AZ on July 12, 2013

    2005 Dodge Neon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Love this radio. The Pandora and Bluetooth work flawlessly and that was my primary reason for choosing this model. The sound quality is way better than the factory stereo. I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to upgrade their current setup.

    Pros: Piece of cake to hook up with the included wiring kit, Easy controls, looks great, sounds great

    Cons:

    I agree with ALL of the other reviews!

    Written by: Steve D from Providence, Rhode Island on July 10, 2013

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

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

    This radio is the BEST for the money.

    Pros: Bluetooth integration is exceptional. Sound is GREAT and my iPhone Integrated seamlessly.

    Cons: Not having a second vehicle to buy another one for.

    JVC KD-X250BT review

    Written by: NicB from Ashburn, Virginia on July 10, 2013

    2001 Land Rover Discovery
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This radio is definitely a beast. The sound quality is crisp, installation is a breeze, and it does a lot of things automatically for you. Automatically connects you to your Bluetooth device, automatically switches to USB if you plug n your phone, automatically switches to AUX if you connect an iPod, and so forth. My only complaints about this radio is I wish it was easier to use while driving, so maybe a better navigation throughout the system but don't let that stop you from buying this.

    Pros: ease of use, sleek

    Cons: navigation

    JVC has it (mostly) right

    Written by: talford from Geneva, IL on July 9, 2013

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

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

    Great value for the money. Sound power is excellent. The interface is generally easy to use and the display is clear and easily read without being overly complicated. The only negative is that you only get six presets for the radio on the front interface. To access any or the others, you have to step through the menus. Fortunately, you can use the remote as an alternative.

    Pros: Power output. Value for the money.

    Cons: Accessing radio presets beyond the first six is too complex.

    JVC KD-X250BT

    Written by: Steve W from Decatur, Al on July 8, 2013

    1997 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I purchased the JVC KD X250BT after my other radio was stolen out of my Jeep, Wow, I really like this radio. Simple to use, great sound and loaded with features. The Bluetooth works flawlessly and streams music from my iPhone seamlessly. The radio was a very good price And speedy delivery. Crutchfield is great to work with.

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    JVC KD-X250 BT

    Written by: Johnd from AC NJ on July 6, 2013

    1999 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Cruthfield was great as always

    Pros: Easy to instll diection

    Cons: 2 wire leads between connector & rca jack could have been longer,I had to take off jacks to wire to radio wires only about 2 1/2 " of wire on adapter left

    Great value

    Written by: M from Boise on July 1, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great product for less than $100. Mainly got it for bluetooth capabilities.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Great for my needs

    Written by: dave174 from danville va on June 27, 2013

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

    Great media player. Had no issues playing media from usb or Bluetooth. Hands free calling is great.

    Pros: Great price and features

    Cons: Pandora from blutooth works great but when trying to connect by pandora input on receiver phone will not sync up. Could be a pandora issue

    No CD's

    Written by: Bill from Tucson, AZ on June 26, 2013

    2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    No more CD's needed in my truck. Navigating through it's functions takes a bit getting used too. I immediately synced my Android HTC Rezound w/ no issues and it works great. Was easy to install, the bluetooth works great - streaming Pandora or Sirius XM.

    Pros: Bluetooth, easy install/setup

    Cons: Only 1 color for display- also a bit on bright side for night time driving. Sound for streaming is muffled at times... could be station - haven't figured out why yet... Sound for hands free is very low almost inaudible - works fine using the display menu in radio.

    Lots of features. High Value.

    Written by: Rover Ohio from Ohio on June 25, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This is my first aftermarket radio purchase since 2006. It is amazing what you get for the price. This radio replaced a 1995 vintage Pioneer. The sound is comparably outstanding. The BT is easy to pair. I've ran through the menus and adjustments are easy. This is a great product that exceeds expectations.

    Pros: Fit and finish. Sound quality. Blue Tooth functionality. High value. Pro Eq feature.

    Cons: I would prefer selectable LCD and button colors to match the vehicle's instrument back-lighting.

    Nice addition

    Written by: Gauge from Florida on June 24, 2013

    1995 Jeep Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I bought this on the cheap, praying that I wouldn't get what I paid for. Well, I had to get mounting screws from elsewhere because they were not in the box. But, I am VERY pleased w/ my purchase. Navigating through it's functions took a little work but it isn't difficult to get around. I immediately synced my Android to it w/ no issues whatsoever and it works great.

    Pros: Bluetooth

    Cons: None yet

    Works as Intended

    Written by: TwinShadow from Texas on June 21, 2013

    2002 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This radio unit is working just as intended and as advertised. Works perfectly through my phone with the sound quality just perfect. Its also nice that aftermarket radios have a detachable face plate to prevent some theft as I live in an area that isn't quite the best. The menu system is also easy to use once you've learned it. Though it would be nice if the equalizer had more preset options available than just standard "high bass" or "high treble" or something. But customizing it was easy enough, so I don't fault it for that. On top of the EQ from my phone as well, so it gives out a good bass even through my factory speakers as well. All-in-all, its a pretty good unit that fit my truck just right.

    Pros: Detachable face plate, easy to use menu system, easy bluetooth setup, 18 different programmable stations

    Cons: Can't change LED colors

    Don't waste your time or money

    Written by: Austen from Downstate, NY on June 20, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The FM volume is so low I can not even hear it in my Jeep, and I just replaced all four speakers.

    Pros: It seems to be built well

    Cons: The FM volume is too low while all the way up at 30, and it is not very easy to use

    Crutchfield response on June 24, 2013 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    Great vaule

    Written by: Anonymous from Brooklyn ,Ny on June 20, 2013

    2002 Honda Civic LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I am not very good with car tech but this was more simple enough then i thought. At first when you open the package it looks intimidating but its more easy then i thought and plus with the crutch field support team that picks up almost immediately am very pleased with my purchase

    Pros: Low in cost , easy to set up , and easy to use

    Cons:

    Bye bye CD's

    Written by: Don V from Vermont on June 20, 2013

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

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

    Who needs Cds anymore - even mp3 cds when you can have a digital receiver like this with so many functions. Installation was a breeze with a little help from the Crutchfield guys who were very knowledgeable and helpful before and after the purchase. The thing I like the most is having a thumb drive full of my favorite music and just letting it rip. One caveat is that you can only have 255 files per folder and 255 folders. That means you can't put 1000 files in the root of a thumb drive and just plug it in. Stick them in folders though and you're good to go. The sound quality is great though, the bluetooth works perfectly as does Pandora. More important than all of that is the support you can get - it made the difference between a successful installation and a frustrating Saturday afternoon. Thanks guys!@

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    JVC KD-X250BT

    Written by: LochO from Fresno, CA on June 18, 2013

    2001 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Installed in my sons 2001 jeep wrangler. easy installation. Great sound and easy to use. looks great and my son loves the extra bass. He loves that he can plug in his iphone and control it from the stereo.

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    Radio

    Written by: Anonymous from Madison, AL on June 17, 2013

    2003 GMC Sonoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great radio, works well with my iPod and bluetooth thru my phone.

    Pros: All

    Cons: None

    Works well in my 2004 Jeep Wrangler

    Written by: Ennuienthusiast from Fairfax VA on June 14, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy install into my Jeep. No problems pairing the BT for phone or audio with my Samsung Galaxy Note (running Cyanogenmod 10.0.0 ROM). The unit setup is pretty simple, the display and menu options are pretty straightforward. I have a couple of minor quibbles: 1) When I plug my phone into the USB port it immediately changes the source to USB and stops Bluetooth streaming. Not such a big deal if it only happens once, but kind of a pain if the USB port comes loose from the phone. 2) I can't figure out how to get the faceplate eject button to work. I didn't install the locking screw, but maybe I forgot an installation step. I'm still working on the best location for the Bluetooth mic and will update the review when I find the best spot.

    Pros: Simple setup, good feature set for the money.

    Cons: Faceplate ejection not intuitive.

    Works as intended

    Written by: Anonymous from Lutz, FL on June 13, 2013

    2011 Ford F-150 XL
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Love the blue tooth, USB interface. All my music is digital now, I don't own any CD's. This fit the bill, great price, features I wanted, easy operation.

    Pros: all

    Cons: none

    Great stereo!

    Written by: Steven B from Bakersfield, CA on June 12, 2013

    2000 Chevrolet Malibu
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This stereo is a great stereo, I was looking for about two weeks for one, researching everything, I figured this one was the best one for the price, and it exceeded what I thought it was going to be. The sound is great, and the Bluetooth is great. Great all around product!

    Pros: Sound Bluetooth Ease of use

    Cons: None

    Great Radio

    Written by: RE from Minnesota on June 7, 2013

    2002 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great product. Easy installation into Jeep Wrangler. Works great with my I-phone for listening to music and charging the phone.

    Pros: Pandora radio, Bluetooth connectivity.

    Cons: Microphone works ok

    Great product!!

    Written by: Joe from Queensk, NY on June 7, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great product! I have two cars and have the alpine bluetooth and CD headunit on my other car, when it came to upgrading this one it was no brainer to get a headunit with no CD player and this one got better reviews than the Alpine and I gave it a shot. I'm very happy with it, connectivity of bluetooth is stronger than the alpine and so is the mic sound when you use the handsfree option. It takes a few times to get familiar with all the features but overall great quality, I have this installed in my Porsche Boxster with JL amp and Infinity Link bass subwoofer and sounds phenomenal. Chicks dig it and so do I !!

    Pros: Bluetooth is better than Alpine all around, love the one touch mute function and ability to have two phone connected at once

    Cons: Can't think of any at this price

    JVC KD-X250BT

    Written by: Anonymous from Boerne, TX on June 6, 2013

    2004 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Works great, great product.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    As advertised

    Written by: Willie C from Hollywood FL on June 5, 2013

    2006 Kia Sorento EX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Fit in perfect on my 06 Kia Sorento. Looks good and sounds good. Much better now that I have bluetooth and a USB port to connect the iPod. Kudo's to Crutchfield tech support team. I asked some pretty detailed questions and had one issue which they immediately resolved.

    Pros: Looks and sounds good, especially for the price.

    Cons: No ability to change the blue color.

    Big Bang for your bucks!

    Written by: Craig from Austin, Texas on June 1, 2013

    2003 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I never imagined that you could get this good a radio for such a good price! Perfect for my truck.

    Pros: Simple and intuitive to operate.

    Cons: None

    Excellent All-Around!

    Written by: Nick Rez from Milwaukee, WI on May 31, 2013

    1999 Volkswagen Cabrio
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This radio has really brought me into the new age: I've synced it with my smartphone and am now fully on-the-go. It is very simple to use and I learned very easily how to navigate through the interface.

    Pros: Interface usage. Sound output. Style.

    Cons: None found yet.

    JVC KD-X250BT

    Written by: dmonte from Bucks Co, PA on May 23, 2013

    2007 Honda Accord SE
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Went in easy with the attached directions for my model car. Sounds good but would be better if I had higher quality speakers

    Pros: Serves my needs

    Cons: clock seems to be losing time but as I am always late it doesn't matter

    Great Unit!!!

    Written by: DRod from Corydon, IN on May 20, 2013

    2004 Chrysler Sebring
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Was looking for a unit that would go beyond plugging in my phone or tablet. Even though this unit has Bluetooth, the USB Connector is much better, as this unit has a remote control, I can go through my songs, albums, or playlist with ease. No CD Drive means not skipping when you hit a bump. And, even though you have Bluetooth, no more interference from outside signals. Installation was a breeze for my vehicle. I have a 2004 Chrysler Sebring Convertible, and the instruction that were provided for install made the overall experience a snap! I soldered the harness wires together to ensure I had not loose wire, later, and covered them with shrink tubing. That was the longest part. But, when I was finished with that, it only too me 15 minutes to get the old stereo unit removed and the new one installed. The sound out of the six speakers in the car is great! Debating whether I need an amp or not. Overall, this was a fun project, and Crutchfield provided all the necessary documents and instructions so it was no big hassle.

    Pros: Great Documentation by Crutchfield JVC unit I selected is exactly what I was needing, and the installation was a breeze. No more messy wires in front of the dash. No more CD's flying around the floorboard. And nor more external FM Transmitter.

    Cons: Better documentation on explaning that you need to download software from JVC to scan the USB Drive so it can generate a database. Without doing that, you can't just plug your USB, or any USB, with music to the unit. You have to run that scan on the USB on your computer, first, and when you add more music to the USB stick, so that the JVC unit can play your music. It would help to provide a sheet with the URL/Interet Address to the JVC site to download that software. That would've helped.

    Good deal!

    Written by: Rick from Chicago, IL on May 18, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Good deal for bluetooth in your car. Fit perfectly with the kit provided by Crutchfield. I put the mic for the bluetooth on the steering column. I was looking for bluetooth phone integration, but it also streams music as well. A nice suprise.

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    Just what I needed

    Written by: Andrew from Muskegon, MI on May 12, 2013

    2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5i
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Just what I needed to replace the single DIN head unit that came with the car. Unfortunately the tuner is no better than the stock unit, which was horrible to begin with.

    Pros: Easy install, Bluetooth works great, Pandor function is nice

    Cons: Average radio reciever

    great stereo

    Written by: Anonymous from Marana AZ on May 11, 2013

    2000 Chrysler Town and Country
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    For the price this is a awsome stereo

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    jvc kd-x250bt

    Written by: Anonymous from Deltona Florida on May 10, 2013

    2002 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Jvc has a great product, easy to install, easy to use, and a all around good buy...

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    Cons:

    Great Product!

    Written by: Liskrig from Mass on May 8, 2013

    2009 Nissan Versa
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I really like this unit. I really wanted something without a CD player, and I was concerned that I would have to pay over $300 for something like that. This unit is incredibly cheap and very capable of pushing out some impressive sounds. The one con is that I can't change the LED color from blue, it doesn't match my car interior at all and really stands out. Other than that though, it is the best upgrade from stock I have ever made. The USB port (Rated at 1A output) seems to be heating up my phone a little beyond my comfort levels, it's the same output as the official Apple charger for home, but the JVC unit seems to heat up the phone a lot more.

    Pros: Great sound Nice display (Track, time+day, artist) Pandora integrated controls (Up-Vote, Down-Vote) Charges my iPhone at 1 Amp

    Cons: Single color LED NO Additional hardware supplied (screws for mounting the unit to the bracket) iPhone 4S gets HOT when plugged in via USB

    I LOVE my new JVC unit!

    Written by: Georgia Angel from Georgia on May 7, 2013

    2007 Saturn ION 2
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I love this system! I wanted to replace the factory system in my 2007 Saturn ION and this one was perfect. BT pairing was super easy and I love the hands free calling. The USB port on the front is awesome and switching from USB, to radio to Pandora is incredibly easy. I plan to buy another of these for my Honda Civic! Sooo happy with this purchase.

    Pros: Every single thing!

    Cons: None

    JVC KD-X250BT

    Written by: ebans from Las Vegas,NV on May 6, 2013

    1992 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Coolness of having Bluetooth, USB, Aux and Pandora all together. Installed in a 92 Honda Civic Hatchback.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Reinforces the KISS Mentality

    Written by: Stu from Harker Heights, TX on May 6, 2013

    2002 Chevrolet Avalanche
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I purchased this receiver and installed it over the weekend. Super easy installation and Man, I was shocked at the sound quality. Menus are easy to use and super intuitive.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    JVC never fails

    Written by: Adam from Fort Collins, Co on May 5, 2013

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

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

    JVC has never failed me. I have probably owned most every major manufacturer of head units and the sound quality of a JVC - right out of he box- has never failed. I was glad to spend a very little amount of money. My factory speakers sound twice as good. The only problems I am having is he menu is a little complicated. Occasionally, when I get in the car with my phone the radio will say "Talking" even though I am not using the phone bluetooth. I have to disconnect the blue tooth on m hone. This could easily be a phone issues (Android-older OS). And bluetooth music will only work if you unplug whatever is in the USB slot. A little annoying since I can't charge my phone while listening to my Ipod music.

    Pros: Price, functionality, ooks

    Cons: see review-some errors.

    Great Value for Bluetooth Features

    Written by: Michael from Charleston, SC on May 4, 2013

    1991 Mazda RX7
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Excellent integration of Bluetooth calling and streaming technology. Provided strong highs and mids to replacement speakers in an OEM configuration.

    Pros: Ease of Bluetooth integration. Profession levels of sound field adjustment. Control dead simple and intuitive for audiophiles.

    Cons: Complexity of sound field adjustment.

    Simple but Great!!

    Written by: JR from Ralegih, NC on May 3, 2013

    2005 Nissan Titan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This little monster does everything I need it to do. Super simple to pair phone and setup so truly hands free in the car.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Good HU

    Written by: Alex A from Houston on May 1, 2013

    1998 Jeep Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Very Nice HU! Nice clean look that doesnt look to cheap. Very EASY to use and controls are simple and little controller is decent but very easy to lose. But the sound i get from this head unit is great as i have paire it with (2) 6 1/2 Inch Polk Audios in the Doors and (2) 5 1/4 Inch Polk audios for the rear in my Jeep cherokee. They really power up these speakers and make them sound great. Easy install and Crutchfield sent everything i needed to make it happen. Bluetooth works great and automatically connects when i get into my Jeep. You can even control pandora by pressing the Right arrow on your controller or the face and not having to mess with phone. The BT mic is a little cheesy and you really have to place it in the correct place as close as possible or you will get complaints of sounding FAR AWAY. But for me, Digital media recievers are the way to go i have even sparked interest at work and some are talking about getting something similar to what i have. Great Product and it arrived on time. took about 30 mins to install and was very easy. Thanks Crutchfield.

    Pros: Look, Sound, and Simplicity BT works great for Audio and Phone Calls Great Price

    Cons: None

    Awexome price/ performance

    Written by: rolie from Chino Hills, CA on April 27, 2013

    1997 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Wow first time ever upgrading car stereo in my 1997 civic sedan and am very happy with this purchase. The biggest goal of mine was being able to use bluetooth to stream music from my iphone 5 gen and ipod touch 5th gen devices. The streaming music works flawlessly! The range is about 7 feet. I don't really use the bluetooth for phone calls but there is a microphone included, which i installed in the glove box, cord is really long so you probably install it anywhere. For those that previously couldn't get an iphone 5 working, there is an USB firmware update v300 on the JVC website. My firmware version is v200 and it still worked. Was really surprised how much the (20W RMS per channel) internal amp can power my four speakers. I also upgraded the speakers, a pair of 6x9s and 6x1/2s. I am a student on the budget and I am happy because I can put off getting a sub and amplifier until I get a decent job. Only bad thing is that it only has 2 preamp outs, so when I do upgrade I might have to upgrade head unit. Not really an expert so I could be wrong cheers.

    Pros: Bluetooth streaming audio on iphone 5 USB Aux 1/8 inch EQ works nicely alot of settings to tweak Can adjust EQ "on the fly" presets quickly with remote control. Awesome price

    Cons: Only 2 preamp outs would have been golden with 2 more. No CD player, but who stills uses those anyways?

    Great replacement unit

    Written by: MikeR from Baton Rouge, LA on April 25, 2013

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

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

    Bought this as a replacement unit for my Wife's VW beetle (old unit had blown). Great to add the USB connector which frees up the 12V power supply in the car and also lets us play music through an iPod.

    Pros: Great value for money, fairly simple to use

    Cons: Slightly annoying demo mode when out of the box - but easily turned off!

    Great media receiver..

    Written by: Alan from Illinois on April 18, 2013

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