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.

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)
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    Why replace your factory radio?

    Two good reasons - sound quality and cool features. A new car stereo offers power that's superior to most factory radios, along with more sophisticated tone controls. And most car stereos offer built-in or optional features that add safety and fun to life in your car, including inputs for your iPod or MP3 player, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free cell phone calls, satellite radio or HD Radio reception, and connections for building an audio system in your car.

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    Awesome Head Unit

    Written By ChrisD, Gaithersburgm MD on Monday, February 03, 2014

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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, Florida on Sunday, January 26, 2014

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    Great for the price.

    JVC KD-X250BT

    Written By Marty, Norman, OK on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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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, WA State on Monday, January 13, 2014

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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, Petersburg, IL on Thursday, January 09, 2014

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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, Indiana on Monday, January 06, 2014

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

    Nice Product, Easy to Install

    Written By kenmikk, West Chester, OH on Thursday, January 02, 2014

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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

    JVC KD-X250BT

    Written By Anonymous, Anchorage,Alaska on Thursday, January 02, 2014

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

    Great

    Written By Jennifer, Spanish Fort, Al on Thursday, December 26, 2013

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    Great

    just what i was looking for.

    Written By Ironman, Wy on Thursday, December 19, 2013

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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, Cleveland, OH on Thursday, December 12, 2013

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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, Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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

    Pretty nice for the money

    Written By Smiley, Central NY on Thursday, December 05, 2013

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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, Erie, PA on Saturday, November 30, 2013

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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, Albuquerque, NM on Wednesday, November 27, 2013

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    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, Savannah Ga on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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    Is over all very good radio

    JVC KD-X250BT

    Written By Duane, ouray, colorado on Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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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.

    JVC KD-X250BT

    Written By Dave, Loganville, GA on Friday, November 08, 2013

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    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 Monday, 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, San Diego, CA on Saturday, November 02, 2013

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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, Wisconsin Rapids, WI on Monday, October 28, 2013

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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.

    WOW!

    Written By TeB, Kamuela, HI on Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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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, Troy, MI on Friday, October 18, 2013

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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

    Pleasantly Surprised, Great Radio

    Written By Frank R, Howell, NJ on Thursday, October 17, 2013

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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, Spring Hill, FL on Saturday, October 05, 2013

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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, Georgia on Tuesday, October 01, 2013

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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, LI, NY on Monday, September 23, 2013

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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, Harrisonburg, VA on Tuesday, 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, Dayton, Oh on Saturday, September 14, 2013

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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.

    JVC KD-X250BT

    Written By Anonymous, Texas on Saturday, September 07, 2013

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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, Simi Valley, CA on Wednesday, September 04, 2013

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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.

    JVC KD-X250BT

    Written By JohnA, Palm Desert, CA on Tuesday, September 03, 2013

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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.

    Great stereo

    Written By Joe K, Nameless, TN on Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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    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, Champaign, Il on Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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    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, Boerne, Tx on Saturday, August 24, 2013

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    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, Greenville, SC on Friday, August 23, 2013

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    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, Rockford,IL on Thursday, August 15, 2013

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    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.

    Basic car radio

    Written By JackL, Hartsdale, NY on Monday, August 12, 2013

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