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JVC KD-X40

Digital media receiver (New Stock)

Item #: 105KDX40

104 Reviews

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Original Price: $79.99

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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.

CDs — who needs 'em?

Got all your tunes on an iPod®, iPhone®, or another player? JVC designed the KD-X40 digital media receiver to get the most out of your digital music collection. It doesn't play CDs, but in your car, it doesn't need to.

Do more with your USB connection

JVC upped the power in their USB port, which 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.

Of course, you can still play your iPod like before. Just connect your player to a USB slot and you're good to go. You can dive into your music library using the KD-X40's controls, and enjoy better sound quality than you get with an auxiliary input connection. With your iPhone connected, you can also stream PANDORA® Internet Radio through a free iPhone app.

Separated Variable Color display

The KD-X40 features a super cool display that lets you change the colors on the controls independent from those on the screen — with over 30,000 possible shades per side. You can match your receiver to your dash, support your favorite team, or just make a statement.

Expansion possibilities

It's always good to keep your options open, and this JVC is ready when you want to expand your system. You can talk hands-free on your compatible phone with the help of JVC's Bluetooth® adapter (not included). You'll find that the two sets of preamp outputs make it easier to add and control amps and subs, plus you can switch one set over to subwoofer mode and adjust your bass on the fly. You'll also get two auxiliary inputs for hooking up more gear, like a Dock & Play satellite radio.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

In most vehicles, you can use an adapter 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.

iPod note:

If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver or its optional iPod adapter.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • digital media receiver with AM/FM tuner (does not play CDs)
    • USB 1A connection charges devices faster
    • built-in iPod control
    • control PANDORA® via an iPhone app
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (20 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • Separated Variable Color display (set different colors for display and controls)
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • 24-bit digital-to-analog converter
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • 3-band parametric equalizer
    Expandability:
    • compatible with JVC's Bluetooth adapter
    • inputs: front USB port, front and rear auxiliary inputs
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (2.5-volt front, rear/subwoofer)
    Other features and specs:

    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.

    JVC KD-X40 Reviews

    Average Customer Review:

    104 Reviews

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    Written by: wilbrrr from atlanta ga on November 18, 2013

    1991 Pontiac Bonneville
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This item replaces a 20 year old delco system that had a "performance sound system with factory sub amp. THERE IS NO COMPARISON! This item has totally eclipsed the old one.

    Pros: SOUND QUALITY!

    Cons: Takes a minute to figure out the menus. Does everything and cures yur asthma too ! :]

    Great

    Written by: Jack from Milford on November 16, 2013

    2003 Dodge Dakota
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great replacement for stock sounds great

    Pros: Connectivity to my iPhone. Sound

    Cons: Little difficult to get used to without reading the manual

    does the job

    Written by: Mike from South Florida on June 3, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I put one in my 2000 Ranger. Came back to Crutchfield to get one for my 2001 just to find out that it's discontinued and out of stock. I used it with my iPod, until the iPod died. Still have the USB as a source though. The iPod navigation controls were a little time consuming, which is bad while driving. The worst thing about it is the crap adapter unit to mount it in the dash, but that's not the unit.

    Pros: Reliable, good looking unit.

    Cons: iPod controls aren't the best.

    Excelent head unit. nothing wrong yet!

    Written by: mattintc from boyne city on March 14, 2013

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

    Well to start off the people that got mad because it was to complex for them or the lights where to flashy apparently has never owned a JVC before. This is a unit that is hard to get used to but after you get past that its amazing! i cant imagine screwing with a USB stick. Id much rather stick to an ancient ipod since it still works. But with this head unit i noticed that it is much like my other JVC head unit which i absolutely love!

    Pros: It has many many features and sounds pretty good for such a cheap head unit

    Cons: Maybe the complexity of it.

    sounds good

    Written by: Jadd from Sparks, NV on December 13, 2012

    1993 Ford Bronco
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Replaced an old Clarion deck in my off road truck. Thing I like about it is, one its inexpensive for what you get, second, I like there is no CD player. Who uses CD's anymore, and this is an off road truck, I dont want the cd skipping every time I hit something on the trail.

    Pros: Sound great matched with after market speakers, even made stock speakers sound better. There is no faceplate. sounds like it should be a con right? I say no, for one who takes their faceplate off after the first few weeks, the other reason I say its a pro: when off-roading, the one on my Clarion would vibrate its way open and eventually it broke off. It would fall off unless I was on smooth pavement.

    Cons: The capacity of the thumb drive you can use could be higher. The remote is tiny, i can see losing it easy. Its about the size of your key fob. but not practical to use on a key ring. Another line on the display would be nice too.

    Best radio for the price

    Written by: Mandinga925 from Miami, FL on December 10, 2012

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

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

    Excellent radio for the price. The operation can get a bit tricky with the usb aux connection. Overall an excellent system for the price. Very pleased with the purchase

    Pros: Great sound, built in amp sounds like it's very well built.

    Cons:

    Affordable, but disappointing iPhone integration

    Written by: JAG from Fairfax, VA on November 28, 2012

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

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

    Bought this as a replacement to my factory radio after my last iphone adapter broke. The display is OK, although the interface leaves something to be desired. The menu options aren't very intuitive, nor is the ability to switch between various sources. The look is fine, and it's nice to be able to change the color scheme to match my car, both for day and night views.

    My biggest gripe is the iphone integration. It's extremely disappointing. When you plug in your iPhone, it immediately starts playing the first song (alphabetically) on your device. Even if you were listening to something else recently (or listening to music from another app), it instantly starts playing when you plug it in. I contacted JVC and they say there's no way to change this, so you're stuck with the stereo blasting out whatever is at the top of your itunes. Really a shame.

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    Written by: John from Boston, MA. on November 13, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Just what I wanted, No CD, No tape, just a radios, a USB and a front and back auxillary ports (there is more in the back). The sound is good, the signals are strong, much better than the factory unit. Just what I was looking for and at a good price. The special came with the installation kit at no extra cost. This unit was not listed as a fit for my car as it did not meet the clearance criteria of the Crutchfield engineers, An advisor suggested it when I said that the fit units were above my price points or were not getting good ratings, This lengthened my search.

    Pros: Just what I was looking for with an installation kit to boot.

    Cons: None with this unit.

    Nice Unit

    Written by: Billybob from Ohio on November 7, 2012

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

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

    Nice unit easy install no issues

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Jve Kd-X40

    Written by: kristen from Avon, NY on November 1, 2012

    2007 Ford Escape
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Since I so not have a vehicle with a sync system this is the best thing. I love having the remote too. So easy to just push the buttons and keep my eyes on the road.

    Pros:

    Cons: Only con is that you really can not just select the artist you want using the usb but if you have the ipod hooked up that is taken care of.

    works with some setup

    Written by: pmt from Wisconsin on October 31, 2012

    1997 Infiniti I30
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Not Rated
      Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I bought a 32gb usb stick to use with this unit. The unit can only see 255 songs in a directory, so I had to create about 25 subdirectories on my usb stick and divide my library between them all. That was a bit of a chore.

    Pros: Works great w/ my Ipod.

    Cons: Needed to use an interface box to make it work w/ my steering wheel controls

    So So

    Written by: Dave from Florida on October 25, 2012

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

    Was purchased to replace an aging eight year old Pioneer unit.

    When using a thumb drive the folder up down buttons work in reverse - pressing the down arrow button goes up in the folder tree, while pressing the up arrow button goes down in the folder tree. A reset of the unit did not change this behavior.

    Scroll feature - when placed in Scroll Auto mode - the ID3 tags are supposed to scroll every five seconds - well they do and they don't. They will scroll if you have the Display set to show a tag, but if you have the display to show either the clock or the elasped time of the track - it only scrolls once and then goes to the time display.

    ID3 Tags - It only shows the Album, Artist and song title, no other tags. I would have liked it to have a menu and allow me to pick and choose what tags to display along with file and folder names as well. The old Pioneer showed more.

    Since it is a digital media player I would have thought it should behave like most personal MP3 players when using a thumb drive. But it doesn't.

    Will not allow you to pick a genre, playlist, artist, albums, or songs. Yes you can scroll through the folders on the thumb drive - attempting to find what you want - but if you are using a 16gig thumb drive it will take some time. Though you really should be watching the road.

    Only supports WMA and MP3 formats on the thumb drive. If you like WAV, FLAC or OGG format - sorry they won't play.

    (continued in pros and cons)

    Pros: I understand it takes time to build the database (my mp3 players anyway) and that may be why JVC chose not to have this unit behave like an mp3 player. Though they could have set the unit to begin playing a song from the thumb drive while the database was being created. If you only intend to use it with your mp3 player then it will probably be OK for you. Otherwise pay closer attention to what the manual has to say.

    Cons:

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    Written by: p@ from columbvia, sc on October 24, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    a great value for the price.

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    Awesome Unit!!

    Written by: Anonymous from Delano, TN on October 15, 2012

    2005 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This unit was just what i was looking for. I needed a stereo that would play my Ipod and charge it at the same time and I found it. I have been using it for about 3 weeks now and no problems. If you are looking for an inexpensive upgrade to your factory stereo this is the one, it works great and installed easy. I installed it into my F-150 in about 45 minutes and my next upgrade will be my door speakers, cant wait for that. Thank you Crutchfield for throwing in the mounting kit and wiring harness.

    Pros: Easy to Install, Great Sound, Love the Ipod controls

    Cons: none

    JVC KD-X40 is a great product!

    Written by: StevenJC from El Cajon, CA. on October 14, 2012

    2003 Saturn ION 2
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    The JVC KD-X40 is an all-in-one media center with everything you need to keep the party moving down the road. The usb feature alone was the factor that sold me on this unit but when I discovered that it had rca outputs, sound EQ, ipod display and controls, and a light price tag I just knew that this unit was the one for me. Look no further....Buy the JVC KD-X40. You will not be disappointed.

    Pros: IPOD display and controls, RCA output connections for adding additional amps, sound EQ, plenty of power, various color display configurations, and lots lots more.

    Cons: none.

    Awesome

    Written by: Anonymous from Pine Prairie, LA on October 6, 2012

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great replacement stero for old factory system. It was a easy install since everthing was with it. The iphone port is what is the best part, besides the sound quality this radio.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    OK...should have spent $20 more

    Written by: Andrew from GA on October 3, 2012

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

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

    For the price its not too bad but you get what you pay for. The EQ isnt very easy to use, you can set a custome preset EQ but you cant just adjust it on the fly...you have to go adjust your custom preset EQ or use one of the build in EQ settings like "Base", "vocal" "flat" etc.. You also cant adjust the speaker output from Left to right or front to back which I need for my kids (in our van). The USB input is good for ipods and iphones but it doesnt work with my Android phone so I need to connect it to the Auxiliary input. If you use Pandora it is ok but you cant thumbs up or thumbs down a song, just skip and pause/play. The install was easy in my 2000 Honda Odyssey, took about 1hr with the install kit from crutchfield. I do wish I spent about $20 or $30 more for a little better deck...this deck is sleek but sacrifices some functionality.

    Pros: Cheap, sleek, basic

    Cons: Too basic, too sleek with a sacrifice of needed buttons and

    Attnetion Getter

    Written by: SilentThunder from El Paso, Texas on October 1, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I was so memorized with the variety of custom colors that I did not notice the unit was not CD compatible. But decided to install it regardless ... Looks great and sounds great. Came with everything I needed. My first time installing anything audio, and couldnt have been easier.

    Pros: MP3 and Aux compatible. Plenty of color choices to choose from for customization.

    Cons: Does not have specific buttons for radio stations

    great radio

    Written by: cbc9596 from pembroke ma on September 26, 2012

    1994 Buick Century
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This radio is very good and well worth the money. The radio is a bit long doesn't fit all the way in to car but fits enough. The sound that comes out is amazing a really noticible improvement from my old radio.

    Pros: Controls ipod so you don't need to fumble with ur ipod to change a song

    Cons: A bit too long

    When is the last time you bought a CD?

    Written by: DTP from Dallas, TX on September 24, 2012

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

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

    I honestly cant remember the last time I purchased a CD. The deck was a perfect replacement from the factory deck in my Jeep. Easy instalation. A little disappointed in the remote. Doesnt give you full control. I did have to read the owners manual once to figure it all out, but that's why it came with one! Plenty of imputs. Built in high/low pass filter if you add a sub. If only the face detached!!! Then again, if someone steals it, I'm only out this much.

    Pros: inexspensive

    Cons: Remote is lacking, face doesnt detach

    Nice digital media receiver for the money!

    Written by: DrunkenIronOx from WA on September 23, 2012

    2003 Infiniti G35
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Plays all my mp3s on a usb drive. No more cds! Variable colors that can be adjusted for day and night use. I just let the colors change by themselves instead of setting it to one color. It's like having a nightclub in my car lol. Read the manual so you know how to preset the radio stations. You'll be confused if you don't. Other than that I recommend this digital media receiver.

    Pros: Variable colors. Plays mp3s instantly. Easy to use.

    Cons: Face plate is not removable.

    Great deal!

    Written by: Lewis from High Springs on September 22, 2012

    1999 Subaru Forester
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great deal for a versatile stereo using modern media.

    Pros: Price features Adjustability

    Cons: Unusual setting control

    Worth every penny

    Written by: Levi from Oho on September 21, 2012

    1998 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I really enjoy this radio I have it for my 93 honda accord ex. It was hard finally figuring out what my issue was by first taking out my stock radio but after that it was great. I hooked this up to my two 12' dual subs and 3000 watt amp. The color changing gets everyone's attention in the car first and then when you set your ipod on with some subs on. Just amazing, I get a lot of compliments with this. It came with installing guide and kit for free so that was a BIG bonus. Crutchfield is where to go I had an issue with my order (ship me wrong install guide kit) No big deal it only took 2 days to get here and since then I've been jamming out. I love having a eye turner, I recommend it unless your going for 3 aux plug ins (red and white ports) Other then that its overall a good radio my money well spent and coming to Crutchfield if I am in need of anything else. A+++++++++++

    Pros: Loaded with controls, view of it is just solid without it hooked up. Ability to have a solid color or a flow of all the colors is great. (About 40 different colors so your set) Easy hook up and the remote comes with so defeats anybody touching the radio or avoid switching channels while driving.

    Cons: A better menu display kinda gets annoying going back and forth after changing something just to experiment it. Not a big issue!

    perfect

    Written by: Paul from Webster,NY on September 14, 2012

    2003 Hyundai Elantra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    great price, easy to install, good value

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    Written by: Anonymous from honolulu on September 14, 2012

    1990 Toyota Supra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    The JVC X40 is working great. sounds great in my 1990 supra. I needed help with the connection b/c i had a non working amplifier, and it works great after bypassing the amplifier.

    Pros: sounds great plenty of sound without an amplifier.

    Cons:

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    Written by: Anonymous from Vail co. on September 12, 2012

    1999 Subaru Outback
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Went in like a dream. I was worried going from double DIN to single. It's super clean the supplied harness was great. Oh; I have. '99 Subaru outback. Get the the harness, and the cubby hole thing.

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    Looks great!

    Written by: Pauli from MT on September 12, 2012

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

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

    Installed in '89 K2500 using factory speakers. Needed something inexpensive to replace stock. Sounds better and the million color choices are cool.

    Pros: Infinite color and dimming settings. Pretty intuitive menus.

    Cons: Maybe a tad expensive for the stereo, but with the install kit it was worth it. Wish the bluetooth adapter was about half price or built-in for $40 more. But I can add it later.

    Annoying

    Written by: Robert L. Mayo from Ashburn, VA on September 12, 2012

    1994 Mazda Miata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    The JCV KD-X40 is a great disappointment. It does produce half-decent sound, but its design is so bad that I am seriously considering taking it out and tossing it in the garbage can. You need to understand the purpose behind the design choices; JVC (or whoever manufactured it) made it as flashy and cool looking as possible, regardless of how impractical that made it to use. Doing the simplest things, like setting a pre-set station, is so bizarre and non-intuitive that it simply can't be done without the most amazing stroke of luck or having the instruction manual permanently mounted to the dash.

    Pros: It has flashing disco lights in a hundred colors and looks like it's from the 22nd century

    Cons: It will make you want to become Amish ...because using anything with electricity will remind you of this car stereo.

    Great Multimedia Unit for those wanting to get rid of CDs, but keep th

    Written by: MikeS from Fort Worth, Texas on September 10, 2012

    2006 Subaru Impreza WRX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I wanted to replace the cheap factory unit in my 2006 Subaru WRX and get rid of all those CDs, I found this unit and it had some great reviews. I don't have an iPhone because work makes me carry a Blackberry (not carrying two phones!). The Pandora works on the Blackberry, but not through the USB. I knew it was a long shot, so no surprise there. I am able to play my phone through the Front Aux though. My phone doesn't work as a USB drive either, but I knew that was a possibility - One plus though is that the port does charge my phone, so I am happy with that. The sound quality is much better than the stock radio (even with stock speakers) and the ability to have an Aux/USB and BlueTooth are a HUGE upgrade. I can keep all my music on an 8 GB flash drive and never have to mess with CDs again! It isn't too difficult to learn how to use it and program buttons. The Directions were easy to follow The only items I wish it had are: HD Radio, support for more devices than just the iPhone, removable faceplate and the pocket that came with it didn't work right.

    Pros: All of the color options are cool! USB, AUX, (optional BT), Expandable Subwoofer and AMP options

    Cons: Took off points for it not working with devices other than Apple (iPhone) - that would have made it really cool! And it doesn't have a removable face plate.

    Good/Easy Upgrade

    Written by: BDB from Longview, TX on September 5, 2012

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

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

    Easy upgrade in my '97 Jeep. Big improvement.

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    Amazing Head for Next to Nothing $$

    Written by: GailK from Wheeling, WV on September 4, 2012

    2004 Subaru Legacy
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Wow this is a super system for the price. Sold the factory Subaru CD player online, so system really only put me back less than $50! I am not a mechanic and have never replaced a car stereo before, nevertheless total installation (including soldering of wire harness) was less than 2 hours.

    Pros: Control your ipod through head. Who needs CDs?

    Cons: Now I have to buy new speakers.

    Great product, great price

    Written by: David from Ohio on September 3, 2012

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

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

    I finally got tired of the static with the FM converter I was using to play my iPod in my car. I was looking at one of the wired adapters, but then I saw this unit. At least for my vehicle, installation of this vs one of the adapter was only a few screws. (The dash panel had to be removed for both). Installation was a snap with the supplied harness adapter. Great price combined with free shipping and wiring harness makes this an easy choice.

    Pros: A great product a much better way to upgrade than keeping the factory system and installing an adapter. This unit sounds much better than the factory, even while keeping the factory speakers.

    Cons: A little bit of a learning curve to master the controls, but had it down in a day or two.

    JVC KD-X40

    Written by: RacePrincess from Baltimore, MD on September 3, 2012

    2004 Chevrolet Cavalier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Finally, I can listen to my Ipod in the car!! Been looking to upgrade so i could play me Ipod, bought this one because of the price. Have purchase JVC items before with no problems. Super user friendly, easy to use, would recommend for anyone looking to play Ipod in their car. Who wants to carry CDs around anyway? I love that it comes with a remote so I don't have take my eyes off the road to change the song. Great product expecially for the price. f.y.i-I never give 5 stars as there is alway room for improvement.

    Pros: great price, easy to install, sound is great.

    Cons: none so far

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    Written by: Yuji from San Diego, CA on August 29, 2012

    2001 Chevrolet Malibu
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great product, have installed 2 of these, one in a Nissan Pickup and another in a 01' Chevy Malibu. Simple install, up and running within 20 minutes. Would suggest this for anyone with a simple but powerful deck in mind.

    Pros: Sounds good.

    Cons: No cons.

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    Written by: Vico from St. Paul, MN on August 29, 2012

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

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

    I love this device, though I did spend a whole day and a half to figure out how to install it properly.

    Pros: Easy to manipulate. Good looking.

    Cons: 1. Fail to control from wheel - basically volume - in my 2004 Jeep Liberty Ltd. 2. Bass sound out from speakers is too strong - I can always hear murmur. This never happened with the factory stereo, so I figured this JVC stereo could improve somehow in this area - add some controls of bass and other sound effects.

    JVC KD-X40

    Written by: Anonymous from Manassas VA on August 27, 2012

    2003 Honda Civic Hybrid
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Easy install and great value.

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    Cons:

    JVC receiver

    Written by: MattJ from Colorado Springs, CO on August 25, 2012

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

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

    I love this receiver! it was farely difficult to get into my car specifically but once i finally got it in and working my factory speakers had much more power and much better sound quality! some reviews said it wasnt that easy to use but i completely disagree! the controls were done so well!

    Pros: everything

    Cons: none

    JVC KDX40 Digital Media receiver.

    Written by: M.King670 from Tinian, MP on August 25, 2012

    1991 Nissan Hardbody
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    It's not the best. But if your looking for a quick temporary replacement. This is it.

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    KD-X40

    Written by: Sundevil81 from Scottsdale on August 24, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    A great replacement unit for a 3rd car 'beater' vehicle.

    Pros: Great price and very easy to put in

    Cons: The crazy display colors

    Stunning

    Written by: TDub from Pittsburgh, PA on August 20, 2012

    2005 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I traditionally only stick with a few of the top most popular brands of head units out there but I saw this JVC on sale and figured I would give it a shot. First off, it is a digital media receiver only so if you need to play CD's look elsewhere; for me this was a plus. As soon as I finished installation into my vehicle the first thing I noticed was that this is a very nice looking unit. I am very picky about car stereos and a lot of the other models available are really gaudy and look like a carnival ride in your car. This JVC has very clean lines and is quite simple which was to my liking. I plugged in my iPhone to get an initial listen of this head unit and I must say I was quite impressed. Blown away would be a better term for how shocked I was at the quality of sound that this unit put out. I have owned head units 4 times the price of this one before and I really think this one sounds just as good. As I dove more into the menus to customize it I became even more impressed. The color display options are fantastic and I have mine setup to show white in the day and then a cool purple at night. I will admit that the menus can be quite cumbersome to navigate initially but once you get the hang of them it isn't so bad. All in all I will say this JVC represents one of the best values I have ever seen in a car stereo. I have had numerous friends who were floored when I told them how much I paid for it. JVC, you have a hit!

    Pros: Value Good Looks Sound Quality Versatility with connectivity options (front and rear aux inputs)

    Cons: Menus can be sort of confusing initially Remote control is TINY

    Cheap! Easy! Quality!

    Written by: Charlie from New York on August 18, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I bought this Head Unit a few weeks ago because of the price, done and shipped. I was slightly worried, as I have heard not so great things about JVC, but after seeing this head unit as rated the "best buy" and "great quality for price" I had to buy it. I bought it, installed it in less than an hour, and have loved it since. The only thing I'm not very fond of, is that the menu options are a little hard to get too if you didn't know what you were doing. I'm a guy, who almost NEVER looks at manuals and instruction books. So when I was trying to figure out how to change colors and turn the demo off, I was having slight trouble. Then dropped the act and read the book ;)

    Pros: Can control music on iphone from either HEAD UNIT or the IPHONE. Cheap, Nice sound quality, Looks great, Can change colors however I want. Connects to Ipod/Iphone/Ipad. And the remote is a cool feature I would have NEVER thought I would use or even like.

    Cons: Menu system is difficult to use while on the go.. Easy if you have time to stop and play around though. Just a learning curve.

    Amazing!!

    Written by: J.r. from P.A. on August 16, 2012

    2005 Scion tC
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Ok so i ordered this b/c i was on a budget but needed an aux input for phone, ipod, zune etc...so after i recieved and installed couldnt be happier w/ this unit and the amazing value from crutchfield!! Between the fast shipping and free install gear crutchfield will def get my business again real soon...

    Pros: 2 headphone auxs, usb input which is amazing...hooked ipod touch 3rd gen to start off w/ and it completely controls this from remote and headunit w/ ease...displays song title band and album all from unit...then 8gb thumb drive through usb is great...small no wires and displays and controls through unit!! Charges through usb as well!!

    Cons: Not android friendly...hooked phone through usb and not supported...so cant charge and listen like ipod...

    Nice Stereo, Practical

    Written by: DerekH from Stockton,Ca on August 16, 2012

    1993 Chevrolet C Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This is a nice stereo that does just about everything I was wanting and expecting to do, and the wiring of the installation was very easy. My first radio install ever. I have a small issue now and again if my battery dies on my truck the stereo reports "miswiring," I simply disconnect my stereo and wait a minute to plug it back in and it is fine as long as the battery does not die.

    Pros: Loud and Crisp sound, recognizes most of my music files no problem. The amp is amazing in it

    Cons: The finicky nature of "miswiring" report is a little annoying.

    Inexpensive in-dash radio.

    Written by: GRM from Ocala, FL on August 16, 2012

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

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

    Inexpensive, attractive and does what I wanted it to do. Needed a radio to accept thumb drives with Mp3 music for my ol' truck. Works well and sounds just fine. Lack of "preset buttons" was a little confusing (OK a lot confusing) but once I got the hang of it the set up went fine. I did have to default it and start over once but the light did finally come on and now all is good. "Ease of use" rating is above average but if there was an "Ease of set up" attribute it would have been "lower than average".

    Pros: USB port, easy fit - even in older truck like mine, adequate equalizer and personalization abilities.

    Cons: Set up instructions a little sparce for an old guy like me but after I finally whipped the drop down menus and figured out how to set the "presets" it works well.

    jvc

    Written by: dom from Chicago on August 13, 2012

    1992 GMC Typhoon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Excellent value. Even further worth it with free install package

    Pros: Price &excellent service

    Cons: Missed where it said not CD equipped

    Works great with my iPod

    Written by: Sims from Northwest AR on August 12, 2012

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

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

    I am very happy with this unit.

    Pros: iPod friendly, easy to use.

    Cons: No CD player

    JVC KD-X40

    Written by: Mark M from Moravian Falls NC on August 6, 2012

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

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

    couldn't be happier other than i had to read the manual to figure out how to turn it off

    Pros: super simple install 20-30 minutes to solder the wires about 5 minutes removing the factory unit and 5 minutes more installing this one

    Cons: i had to read parts of the manual

    A Great Receiver at a Great Price

    Written by: JoeB from Trumbull, CT on August 5, 2012

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

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

    This unit seems to be well made. I have had it installed only one week and so far it works fine. Controlling the iphone from the head unit is cool and useful. Take to time to read the manual and it's pretty easy to use.

    Pros: Good sound quality; helpful to be able to control the iphone/ipod from the head unit.

    Cons: Not quite sure why one would need a remote (maybe for backseat passenger to have control).

    Great sound

    Written by: Anonymous from Mars pa on August 5, 2012

    1995 Dodge Intrepid
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great sound quality even with stock speakers. Huge improvement

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    In a 1990 Miata

    Written by: Phil from Long Island, NY on July 30, 2012

    1990 Mazda Miata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Love it, I installed it in my 1990 Mazda Miata, it fit like a dream. Only 2 speakers in the door.

    Pros: Clean, Simple, I love the color match lighting system

    Cons: none

    great for the price

    Written by: tg from billings, mt on July 29, 2012

    1998 Honda CRV
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This media receiver was bought so I could more easily interface my iPod. It works great, charges the iPod while I drive and listen. Never had to touch the manual, super intuitive. Ipod control can be via the iPod or via the head. Equalizer button was much nicer than something in the menu. Also tried a flash key with 16gb of music in the USB port and that worked great. Super light weight without all the mechanics. Who needs a CD, DVD, Cassette or 8-track these days?

    Pros: easy to use

    Cons:

    Can't beat the price

    Written by: Jeeper2000 from Dickinson, ND on July 28, 2012

    2000 Jeep Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Can't beat the bang for the buck with this unit. I originally wanted Bluetooth but am fine plugging my phone into the unit because the phone would be plugged into car charger anyway.

    Install took only a few minutes and the radio looks and sounds great! Controls are not super intuitive but a quick look through the manual helped.

    The only complaint I have is that the mounting carriage wiggles in the car kit. Not much, about half a millimeter, but enough that I notice the unit move when pressing buttons. Nobody else notices.

    I would recommend this unit to anyone.

    Pros: Value. Charges iPhone. Pandora controls on head unit.

    Cons: No preset buttons. Initially awkward controls.

    Great media player

    Written by: Eric from Columbia, MO on July 27, 2012

    2007 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I got this unit to replace an FM radio in my truck. I never play CDs anymore, so I just wanted something to play music from my phone/iPod/media player. So far, it fits the bill perfectly. I plays anything I hook up to it, and the USB port will charge any device I try.

    Pros: Easy to install and use. Nifty display colors.

    Cons: It's feels a little cheaply made, but this likely because there just isn't much to the unit (there doesn't need to be).

    works great as advertised

    Written by: Billy from TN on July 26, 2012

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

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

    I love this radio especially for the price. I already had an amp in my Xterra so I just tapped into that. the wiring was a bit difficult but only because i needed to get another set to help ground out the rca outputs. Other than that everything worked great and I am thrilled to be able to use my phone or ipod at anytime, and charge them!

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    Excellent Product

    Written by: grungedude from Bel Air, MD on July 24, 2012

    1990 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This is the perfect receiver for you if you want to eliminate the need for having CDs. It is very easy to use as you only have to insert your USB flash drive loaded with all of your favorite music. It also has auxiliary jacks in the front and rear to accept other devices such as your iPod. The KD-X40 is very easy to use and the illumination color is adjustable to match the interior lighting of your vehicle. It was easy to install and very affordable. I love it.

    Pros: Very easy to use and functional. Has USB front panel input.

    Cons: None yet.

    Huge wow factor!

    Written by: sheryt from Absecon, NJ on July 20, 2012

    2002 Volkswagen Cabrio
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Not only is this unit super easy to install it is also extremely user friendly! Looks awesome in my 2002 VW Cabrio. As for Cruthfields service... Unbelievable, I thought I would receive my package by mid next week... I had it the next day! So now my husband and son will be ordering their new toys soon. Thanks for an excellent product, price and service. You have made a lifetime customers out of my family.

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    JVC KD-X40

    Written by: Joe from Bakersfield, Ca. on July 19, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Exactly what i wanted, an excellent product, easy to install with all the hardware needed at an very good price!

    Pros: Excellent product for that vehicle that doesn't have a lot of room for c.d cases, USB & Pandora features makes this unit the perfect system.

    Cons:

    Well worth it

    Written by: Bach007 from Lakeview,Ar on July 18, 2012

    1998 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Very easy to wire and insall.

    Pros: Simple

    Cons:

    Works Great

    Written by: Micah from Atlanta, GA on July 18, 2012

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

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

    Great head unit at a low price. It installed with minimal effort, thanks to the vehicle specific wiring harness that Crutchfield sent along.

    Pros: * Price * USB Front Input * Works well (enough) with Pandora on the iPhone * Colors are nifty

    Cons:

    JVC KD-X40

    Written by: Paul R from Sun City Center, FL on July 17, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    JVC KD-X40 was delivered Yesterday, I ordered over the phone with Eli in sales, could of ordered over the net but wanted to make sure I was ordering the right items. Eli was great, walked me through each step. The stereo arived in little time with free shipping. I was a little unsure of installing it myself but with a little effort and the install guide I could not go wrong. The mastersheet is the only way to install any car audio it makes it easy. The unit it self has great sound for it's size and price, JVC has hit a homerun with this product, this is a must buy.

    Pros: great graphic color, large easy to read, great sound, USB plug at this price point is a must buy

    Cons: none as of yet

    Get one. NOW!

    Written by: Dano from Hays KS on July 16, 2012

    1994 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    The Crutchfield team has hit a home run with this product. Easy installation, free harness, free removal tools, high tech upgrade and good quality all for a decent price.

    Pros: Does much more than I need for it to.

    Cons: need to click up or down for stored stations instead of single click buttons

    Nice stereo

    Written by: jesi from falmouth, va on July 15, 2012

    2002 Nissan Pathfinder
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Nice basic stereo. I didn't want to be bothered with CDs and cassettes anymore. Get a small usb thumb and it doesen't stick out like a sore thumb. The only thing missing on this unit is an SC slot. A few buttons for the presets would be nice but there aren't many stations I listen to so if my favorite stations are the first five or seven it ok-- Iwouldn't use any more anyway.

    Pros: Good sound. Its not a powerfull stereo but has enough power for me. You can set the sound flat or however you want it so you can get the sound you like.

    Cons: If you have a lot of music on the USB it might command a little attention to get from one selection to another. It is not bad thought just don't let it distract you from driving.

    so far its great

    Written by: Dalton from North Carolina on July 13, 2012

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

    I love this radio I just got it hooked up today and i could tell that their was a difference in the sound quality. ( my old headunit was a sony xplode) unlike before it sounded very clear my mids do not distort when i cranked it up to turn the bass all the way up on my subs which is great. i love the fact that it has so many colors to choose from it looks great. this is a great buy especially since it is a little cheaper than most of the radios with USB and AUX ports.

    Pros: looks great, get a better signal on some channels, charges ipod/ phone verry well.

    Cons: i looks like its built well but it is very lite, but im sure that just because it has no CD player.

    Great unit, Super value

    Written by: John G from south Louisiana on July 13, 2012

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

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

    Replaced the dead factory unit in my Explorer. The included kit and adapters made it easy, and sounds really good, even with the 1996 factory speakers and amp. USB playability is a big factor for me. Who needs CDs anymore? No moving parts to fail, and as long as you aren't a cro-magnon with the buttons, it works great, even on these bumpy Louisiana roads. Vibration has been the downfall of most of the stereos I've owned, so having no CD or cassette mechanism is great. Look up the Sandisk Fit line of USB storage, and you won't even have to worry about an extension cord. I've now got 32GB (something like 5500 songs) of music and the thing barely sticks out of the USB port. Once you play around with the menus a bit, it can be configured for almost anything. Minor learning curve.

    Pros: Value - Cant beat options and looks for the price.

    Cons: Minor learning curve for menus, there are almost too many options.

    Fantastic especially for the price!

    Written by: Kirsten from Sturgis, MI on July 12, 2012

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

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

    Absolutely fantastic unit, everyone can't get over the color changing. I knocked off 1 star because the menus are a bit difficult to navigate through. Not a huge hassle though. Overall, I am in love with my new radio. Very simple to install

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    Great product!

    Written by: Don S from Southern California on July 11, 2012

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

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

    Replaced a 2002 Honda Civic cassette system. Didn't want a CD player but wanted a system that would play songs from my iPhone via the USB port in front. Great value because you are not paying for the CD player. Nice features built in and the flexibility to upgrade to Bluetooth if desired. You can play your music through the AUX port but you can connect your iPhone through the USB port and charge your phone battery at the same time. Using Apples 4S system, Siri you can request songs from your iPhone Library by voice which is a nice feature. If you have your songs on a USB flash drive (MP3) this is a great way to play them. The sound is great and looks good. The install kit and wiring made a nice clean install and with the detailed instructions ( and Crutchfield phone support) I was comfortable with the process. As suggested, make sure you have the right wiring harness before you start the project. As for the unit itself the instructions for operation are a little complicated but the learning curve is quick and with the different lighting controls colors you can match your system to dash gauge colors if you wish. With the color flow options you can have your own light show if you wish. 18 FM and 6 AM button presets make the unit easy enough for my wife to use the receiver with ease. With the included remote key fob you can control the unit without touching the receiver itself. All in all this is a great receiver for those who want to move up to digital music.

    Pros: Many features for a great value and the ability to expand later as needed. Great sound with factory speakers but I bet a new set of speakers will make it sound even better. With user option settings you can make it look and sound just the way you want. Included remote allows control of unit without removing your eyes from the road. USB front port charges iPhones, iPods with ease with or without their use at the time. A simple flash drive can hold and play your music with this receiver.

    Cons: None (but in the bright California sun the unit's readout display can be hard to see at times)

    JVC KD-X40

    Written by: AZ from Virginia beach,VA on July 9, 2012

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

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

    Great stereo in my VW

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    Awesome Reciever

    Written by: Robert from Nashville, Tennessee on July 7, 2012

    2003 Ford Escape
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Easy install, quick and convenient use no matter who is controlling the music. I love the variable Audio settings either by a custom "user" setting or the preset ones such as Dynamic, Bass Boost, Natural or Vocal Boost, each gives different genres a little extra. This is a great product and for the price maybe an unbeatable value. I would recommend this to my friends and family.

    Pros: Value, Style, Quality. and Easy Use

    Cons:

    JVC KD-X40

    Written by: Anonymous from ft. myers, FL on July 3, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    great unit. sounds great. Artie was great !!!

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    Great radio

    Written by: Dan M from Austin, TX on July 2, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great radio. Replaced the factory radio in my Xterra. The EQ presets help make my crappy factory speaks come to life. With the whole kit from Crutchfield, I was able to install this radio within 10min (after wiring up harness). I like the front and back AUX inputs. The only thing I'd note, is this does not have a CD player. Those who are looking for a radio with one, this isn't the one you want. If you're looking for an inexpensive radio to play your MP3 players, get this one.

    Pros: Great radio. Lots of colors. Easy menus. iPod controls

    Cons: none

    Great stereo, looks good in the VW.

    Written by: NismoZ from Savannah, GA on June 30, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great stereo to replace the jetta's dying monsoon stereo. The color change feature is nice, and the simple clean face match the interior.

    Pros: Easy install. Clean design. Trim plate matches interior. Ipod interface. Lots of EQ control.

    Cons: Menu a little weird to navigate at first. I had to buy the extra harness because I have a vw (60.00 if you buy through crutchfield!).

    Great stereo

    Written by: Joshua from South dakota on June 29, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Loved it so much that i bought a second one today.

    Pros: Full ipod control, tons of colors, easy to use, and it sounds great.

    Cons:

    JVC KD-X40

    Written by: KeithF from Wellington, OH on June 29, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great head unit! It was easy to install, and works perfectly.

    Pros: Colorful, easy to use, ipod controls

    Cons: No CD player

    great product

    Written by: Toxicx15 from Bland, VA on June 29, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This unit noticeably improved the sound quality in my 01 cavalier. I love being able to adjust the colors of the display. Playing music off of a 16gb usb is exceptionally fast and easy, and having an auxiliary in was a big deal for me. This unit went beyond my expectations for the price.

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    JVC KDX40 Digital Media Receiver

    Written by: Thrilled! from Connecticut on June 26, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This reciever is unbelievably capable for the price. More features than could be imagined were available in a low cost device. It is very well made and brings in channels I could never get before! I put it in my kids 1996 Dodge Stratus to replace the factory clunker that had died. It is ten times better! Installation was extremely easy with great guides. - Shout out to Clarence at Crutchfield who was incredibly helpful in assisting in selection of this reciever. He helped zero in on what was most important to have. Just a note on installation - the mounting adapter had to be cut out and they recommend using an Exacto or other razor cutter. Too tedious. I used a fine toothed hacksaw blade (just the blade) and filed smoothly through the material and had the whole thing done in about a minute. Also the use of the Crutchfield supplied wire harness made this nearly foolproof!

    Pros: - Excellent features - rich in capabilities - Excellent price - Very straightforward installation - Looks INCREDIBLY cool compared to the dinosaur that was in there - Crutchfield adapters and wire harnesses were PERFECT and made the install job a snap

    Cons: - None. I recommend this product without reservation!

    JVC KD-X40

    Written by: Bruce from Mathews, VA on June 24, 2012

    1994 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great Price for a nice unit.

    Pros: Ipod interaction is great! Really good sound with decent power. The color changing display options are over the top.

    Cons: Can be difficult to navigate the menus. Preset radio stations have to be toggled thru, rather than hitting a single preset button.

    JVC KD-X40

    Written by: Randy from Mountain Top on June 22, 2012

    2006 Honda Pilot
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Had product 2 months now and works flawlessly

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    love it~

    Written by: Anonymous from Tampa, Florida on June 20, 2012

    2004 Chevrolet Cavalier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    It's very nice for the price.

    Pros: USB port and Aux port

    Cons: No CD and buttons could be hard to navigate at first

    JVC KD-X40

    Written by: cosswald from Chicago, IL on June 19, 2012

    2007 Ford Escape
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    For the price, this stereo is fantastic. Has all the features I need/want from a higher-end model. Installation was straight-forward (Ford Escape 2007).

    Pros: Few moving parts Highly customizeable Simple and intuitive 1A USB power supply

    Cons: Subwoofer pops every time I turn on the stereo (Ford Escape, factory sub). Due to a 12V output, however Ford's sub is 5V. No radio station preset buttons. Have to scroll through all your presets to get to the one you want Have to use "Head Mode" to control 5th Gen iPod Video (cannot use iPod itself)

    Good stereo

    Written by: Nathan from Salem, OR on June 13, 2012

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

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

    Replaced the factory radio in my 1995 Ford Ranger with this last weekend before a road trip to Eastern Washington. Even with stock speakers, the improvement in sound quality is very noticeable. The stereo itself is very easy to use, and even though it has plenty of options and features, the interface is still very simple and easy to use even when driving. Installation was fairly simple, but you do need either a soldering iron and electricians tape or a wire-stripper and wire-caps (a good thing to buy before you disconnect the battery from your truck). The only confusion came with the (free with the stereo, albiet) double to single DIN adapter. It feels like it is very cheaply made, and the stereo is slightly loose. If you have an option to shell out a couple extra dollars for a more secure adapter, I would go for it. Otherwise, it seems to hold up fine.

    Pros: Good sound quality Ease of use

    Cons: Front USB connection does not play andriod smartphones; must use aux connection to play music off my HTC phone. Usb still charges the phone however.

    awesome

    Written by: loganL from Hillsdale, MI on June 12, 2012

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

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    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    cant say enough good things about it! awesome product and crutchfield does a great job! thanks

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    Awesome Head Unit for the Price!!!!!

    Written by: Laveen Z34 from Laveen, AZ on June 11, 2012

    1993 Chevrolet Lumina
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Easy install w/ all the gadgets provided by Crutchfield. I have a feeling that they re-wired either the wiring kit or the ones from the unit since they are both matched with the colors and fit like a glove!!!! Thanks guys. Definitely going to buy, if needed, from you again. For this price, you get cool and colorful features, IPhone controls, etc.

    Pros: Nice color changing sequence

    Cons: None so far

    Great Digital Receiver

    Written by: Ric from Cedar Creek, TX. on June 5, 2012

    2001 Pontiac Grand Am
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This unit would have been perfect for me if it had a knob to scan thru radio stations instead of push buttons.

    Pros: almost every thing

    Cons: I prefer knobs instead of push buttons to change radio stations.

    Very good head unit

    Written by: Jeff from Illinois on May 30, 2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This is a great unit for the price, Sounds good looks good!

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Nothing

    Great buy

    Written by: Matt from CA on May 26, 2012

    2006 Lotus Elise
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great price point for a Made for iPod/iPhone head unit that sounds very good. Audio is significantly better than the Blaupunkt MP54 it replaced. The dynamic EQ often overcompensates, but the other presets are decent.

    Most importantly, the unit lets you control iPhone playback from either the unit controls or the touchscreen when plugged in via USB. Other MFI units may force you to use their controls, which was a dealbreaker for me. The port even charges my GoPro camera at the track. This is exactly what I was looking for, and the cheapest to boot.

    Pros: Great price, clean install, strong sound output, flexible iPod controls

    Cons: No detachable face, dynamic EQ isn't great, radio presets not obvious, vario screen is a bit distracting at times.

    Great value, but bluetooth requires additional part.

    Written by: WSPMatt from Driggs, ID on May 15, 2012

    2007 Dodge Ram 2500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I highly recommend this unit. Just know that if you want bluetooth capability, you'll need to purchase the KS-BTA100 separately.

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    Alot of Bang for the Buck

    Written by: ChrisH fr