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Kenwood KDC-BT555U

CD receiver (New Stock)

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Original Price: $149.99

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Overview

Our take on the Kenwood KDC-BT555U

Kenwood's KDC-BT555U CD receiver gives you more choices in streaming music. Once you plug your iPhone® into the front USB input or connect your Android™ or Blackberry via Bluetooth®, you'll enjoy easy access to the musical resources of Pandora® Internet radio and iHeart Radio. You'll also be able to tap into Aha Radio, with its personalized on-demand stations that run the gamut from news to talk to music.

More choices and control of streaming media

Kenwood's KDC-BT555U CD receiver gives you more choices in streaming music. Once you plug your iPhone® into the front USB input or connect your Android™ or Blackberry via Bluetooth®, you'll enjoy easy access to the musical resources of Pandora® Internet radio and iHeart Radio. You'll also be able to tap into Aha Radio, with its personalized on-demand stations that run the gamut from news to talk to music.

Kenwood KDC-BT555U

The KDC-BT555U works with your iPhone or Android for Internet radio access.

The advantage of Bluetooth

This Kenwood's built-in Bluetooth also frees up your hands and attention when you take a call — and pairing your phone is easier and faster than ever, thanks to Simple Secure Pairing. Connect an iPhone equipped with Siri to the receiver, and you can use voice commands to look up and dial numbers without lifting a finger. Plus, you can stream audio from any smartphone source to the receiver without the clutter of wires.

Command your digital music libraries

If you're replacing your factory radio, you'll notice a big improvement in sound quality, courtesy of this Kenwood's 24-bit digital-to-analog converter and its robust built-in amplifier. You'll also be impressed by the user-friendly controls — plug your iPod® into the receiver's front-panel USB input, and you'll be flicking through your albums, artists, and playlists in a few seconds. If you've got lots of music on your iPod, you'll love the dedicated "Search" and "Return" keys that simplify your search when you want to hear a particular song or album.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?

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

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.

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.

And then the radio is so loud it scares me half to death! My family got this for me to listen to podcasts, presentations, books, etc. during commute but I struggle with the volume level from any of my devices.

wendy, Kansas

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What's in the Box:

  • CD receiver (with 10-amp fuse inserted into the chassis)
  • Face (attached)
  • Trim ring (attached)
  • Sleeve (installed)
  • Wiring harness
  • Wireless remote control (RC-406)
  • CR2025 3V lithium-battery (installed in remote)
  • Microphone with integrated bracket (attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector)
  • 2 Removal tools
  • 4 Panhead ISO-mount screws
  • 4 Flathead ISO-mount screws
  • Face-fixing screw
  • Instruction Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
  • Warranty Card

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD player with built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • Pandora Internet radio control with iPhone, Android, and Blackberry
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs, including discs loaded with MP3, WMA, and AAC files
    • detachable face with with 11-character display
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • 3-band equalizer with 7 preset EQ curves
    • Supreme Setting function restores high frequencies in music files
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • subwoofer level control
    Expandability:
    • iPod direct control via USB input — no adapter necessary, but adding Kenwood's optional connecting cable lets you leave your iPod cable at home
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: front auxiliary and USB inputs
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs ( 2.5-volt front, rear, and sub)
    Other features and specs:
    Reviews

    Kenwood KDC-BT555U Reviews

    Average Customer Review:

    130 Reviews

    Just can't get my ipod loud enough

    Written by: wendy from Kansas on December 2, 2014

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    And then the radio is so loud it scares me half to death! My family got this for me to listen to podcasts, presentations, books, etc. during commute but I struggle with the volume level from any of my devices.

    Pros: Changing colors is fun and can be a giant mood ring! Hands free works well. Bluetooth has paired easily with multiple devices. We have bought multiple radios/players from Crutchfield and they always are easy to choose by catalog or website are a great value, and arrive promptly.

    Cons: As others have said not very intuitive. I still have to cycle thru a few settings each time because I can't remember how to set channels. Nothing I can't live with if I could just get the whole sound thing figured out.

    Kyle

    Written by: Kyle from Craig, co on February 25, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Nice deck works and sounds good.

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    Written by: Pam from Alma, Ne on January 20, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Great receiver for $. Only down is radio reception not quite as good as OPM radio

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    Kenwood Nice!

    Written by: Matt B from Powder Springs, GA on January 7, 2014

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

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    Great radio. Needed the bluetooth to keep up with the Jones.

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    Written by: H F from Athens, TN on January 7, 2014

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

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    I've always been a fan of Kenwood products and the features of this model along with the great price are hard to beat. I purchased this for my 16 year old son who was using a very poor excuse for an FM transmitter to listen to music from his iPHONE. The Bluetooth capabilities along with the ability for him to control his iPHONE from the radio makes me more comfortable with him talking on his phone since its now virtually hands free. Great radio and Crutchfields installation kit with instructions made the swap easy.

    Pros: Bluetooth, iPHONE controler, Pandora controler. Hands free operation.

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    Great Unit

    Written by: Phil from Rochester, NY on January 5, 2014

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

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    Great little unit. Replaced factory radio in a 2006 Ford Escape. Dropped right in (I used the ISO Din option with the supplied mounting kit) and had tunes in no time. Menus are easy to navigate, though I did have the manual open for the initial set-up. Bluetooth works great, I located the microphone in the center of the dash above the radio and it picks up my voice with no problems. With BT Audio on and my phone on music player I can skip forward and back tracks in my library and the unit even controls Pandora. Both work better than I expected. There is an app you can install on your Android phone (I have a Galaxy S4) from Kenwood, and it did a great job finding all the music on my phone. I hangs on songs during playback. I stick with the Android music player and everything is fine, including the unit displaying the track info. Pandora works great, but I have not figured out how to change stations. I can skip tracks fine, thumbs-up or thumbs-down a track and scroll through song info just fine. I highly recommend this unit to anyone looking for a nice upgrade to a factory system. I don't think it is something I would compete in IASCA with, but for a decent upgrade with ease of use, decent power and great features this thing is a bargain indeed!

    Pros: Great looking Easy to use / easy to set-up Pandora control through BT Music library control though BT Mic for phone works great and everyone says it does a good job at noise cancelling

    Cons: Kenwood Android app doesn't seem to work (though Android music player works great) Can't change stations on Pandora, but does everything else on Pandora just fine

    Good sounding unit

    Written by: Richard from Bealeton, VA on January 4, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Unit sounds good with OEM speakers. Controls are a bit complex and takes some getting used to. Bluetooth connectionwwith IPhone 5 was flawless and easy.

    Pros: Good sound and functions perfectly.

    Cons: A bit complex to use at first... A simple button for the common function would make this a great unit right out of the box!

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    Written by: Jeff W from Charleston, WV on January 4, 2014

    2007 Hyundai Tiburon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    For the first time with my purchases with you, Crutchfield had limited information about installation in a 2007 Hyundai Sonata. They were very honest about this but were quite sure it would fit. And they were right. Did not even have to re-do the wiring. The Hyundai came with a Kenwood from the factory and the plug matched. Wanted this unit for the hands free bluetooth. No problems. easy install and works great!

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    Excellent stereo

    Written by: Anonymous from Harvard il on January 4, 2014

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

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    Excellent stereo

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    Car Stereo

    Written by: Mark from Novato, California on January 3, 2014

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

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    Nice quality

    Pros: Easy install

    Cons: None

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    Written by: Joe from Cocoa Beach, Fl on January 3, 2014

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

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    Installed easy with wiring harness and Metra 30-6229 In-dash Receiver Kit provided by Crutchfield . Bluetooth works great.. Connected easily with our Iphone 5 and Pantechs phone. Answered calls and retrieve numbers from both phone books . External microphone works well on steering column. USB port can be used to charge phone.

    Pros: Bluetooth works great.

    Cons: none

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    Written by: Anonymous from Piedmont, SC on January 2, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    INSTALLATION WAS SIMPLE , following your instrctions and the manufacturer's mafe this so easy and the time to innstall was minutes. The unit performance to-date is excellant. The accessories you sent to complete the installation were perfect fit and so easy to install.

    Pros: excellant value, and quality

    Cons: non at this time

    Great product! Bluetooth is the ticket.

    Written by: DavidG from Franklinton, NC on January 1, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I drive about 40k miles a year. When the existing Sony stereo in my Toyota Matrix started to fail, I started to research stereos that had Bluetooth capability for phone use. Using Crutchfield was a no-brainer, they have great prices and outstanding customer service. As to the Kenwood stereo, installation was a breeze, including hiding the mic just above the rearview mirror. Great features and sound, and the bluetooth feature for phone use is fantastic. It was easy to setup for the primary phone. Still haven't figured out how to set my wife's phone up as the secondary. Listening to music or lectures from my iPod touch via the bluetooth is also a big plus. I am loving this stereo. You can get a headache researching all the different stereo options, but I kept coming back to the KDC-BT555U. It had an affordable price, great features, fewer complaints, and fewer issues than other stereos with the features that were of interest to me. The fit and finish were perfect and, with the kit that Crutchfield sent, it looks like a professional install.

    Pros: Bluetooth features! Ease of installation. Sound quality.

    Cons: The radio reception is fine, but not quite as strong as the stereo it replaced.

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    Written by: AJ B from Manahawkin, NJ on December 31, 2013

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

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    awesome product, Definitely worth the investment!!

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    Nice Christmas Present!

    Written by: Peter from Los Angeles, CA on December 30, 2013

    1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Received as a gift from my wife and installed in our '98 Mercedes. Very happy with the upgrade!

    Pros: Easy to install, with great support from the Crutchfield folks. Nice sound and excellent Bluetooth connectivity.

    Cons: Numbers on the preset buttons are a little difficult to read at a glance, but I am getting used to the feel of them, so this won't be an issue for long I don't think.

    BT555U

    Written by: Vic from Prescott, AZ on December 30, 2013

    2001 Dodge Ram
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Easy install in my 2001 Dodge Ram. The Crutchfield instructions eliminated any concerns. Their support team is outstanding.

    Pros: Bluetooth, Sirius, USB.

    Cons: None

    Great Upgrade

    Written by: JimD from Orlando, FL on December 28, 2013

    2005 Honda Civic Hybrid
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I bought this receiver for my daughter's 2005 Honda. The original factory stereo was ok but did not have Bluetooth or USB like the Kenwood. In her state, hands free is required for telephone use by the driver and this completely fits the bill.

    Pros: Bluetooth, USB, easy installation, plenty of power output.

    Cons: None yet!

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    Written by: Anonymous from Manchester nh on December 27, 2013

    2003 Ford Escort ZX2
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    The support team was outstanding in helping me get all the right parts to put this stereo in my sons car. I was very happy with the service

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    Written by: Anonymous from Triadelphia, WV on December 25, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    bluetooth works great.. answer calls or retrieve numbers from your phone book. connected easily with our galaxy s4 s. usb port can be used to charge phone. external microphone works well on steering column.

    Pros: good bluetooth, radio is ok for the price its a great deal. I bought a second unit for my Dakota.

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    Nice unit

    Written by: Dad from Fairhope AL on December 24, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Nice unit paired with efficient ken wood 5 1/4 speakers makes a nice upgrade in my daughters 2001 Cherokee. Been dealing with crutch field since the eighties and they still rock for value and quality products and support. A+++++

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    Written by: Naranja48 from San Diego, CA on December 22, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I needed an inexpensive, but decent quality head unit to replace the dinosaur unit that came with my RV. Installation was a piece of cake and the unit fired right up. Controls are straightforward, display is awesome and 2 Bluetooth devices can connect at once. Awesome!

    Pros: Hands free in the RV. Crazy colored display. 2 devices via Bluetooth simultaneously. USB and aux input on the front of the unit.

    Cons: None yet.

    Great Value

    Written by: BillT from Cumming, Ga. on December 14, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Great radio! Easy to use features and easy to install on my 2005 Jeep Wrangler. Although the first radio sent to me had problems, Crutchfield was very fast to respond with a replacement. Not total sure of mproblem, Crutchfield sent me a new radio and satillite receiver. Sparky at Crutchfield was great in helping me with what I wanted.

    Pros: Easy to use, easy installation

    Cons: Could have a better bass

    Love this radio

    Written by: David H from Coventry, RI on December 13, 2013

    2003 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Very good sounding unit with a lot of great features for the money. I love the blue tooth audio with on radio controls. I also love the blue tooth phone. It mutes the audio so you can answer calls hands free. The supplied microphone works well and has good sound quality. You won't be disappointed.

    Pros: Great features for the money

    Cons: Can't think of any

    Best full featured unit for the money

    Written by: Jim E from Plymouth, Ma on December 8, 2013

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

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    This was more than I expected. I like the hands free calling, the siriusXM is sweet also (with seperate adapter). And with Pandora controls I find myself constantly switching between all of them, so much variety to listen to. I also like that I can choose a color to match my dash or just let the colors scroll through and enjoy the light show. Crutchfield makes it a great experience to install by throwing in all the items and tools to get the job done with little effort. I didn't have to call them but it's a good feeling knowing they are on standby if I needed them.

    Pros: So many features for such a small price!

    Cons: Absolutely none, C'mon, it's a Kenwood.

    Cool stuff

    Written by: JAG from Reno, NV on December 5, 2013

    1993 Honda Del Sol
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    For the price and what it does its a good unit.

    Pros: its easy to connect to my i-phone and use the hands free calling.

    Cons: I would have liked to be able to choose the color of the lighting.

    Best Deck for the price!

    Written by: Kevin S from 73145 on December 4, 2013

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

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    Best deck for the price...clear sound, easy use and navigation through settings!

    Pros: If you get this you will not be sorry!

    Cons: Not getting this is the only Con.....nothing bad to say!

    Don't Shop @ those other places.

    Written by: Jed Mc from Marana, AZ on December 2, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I am extremely pleased with the product, price, and service. Outstanding value! This product took 2 hrs to install and I needed to remove a bracket in the dash. All the staff and instructions made this install simple.

    Pros: Easy to install. Excellent value. Great service.

    Cons: 2 hrs on a weekend

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    Written by: Frank from Fortine Mt on December 2, 2013

    1997 Ford F-250 Heavy Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Great Value, Install was simple Hardest part was removing stock radio,

    Pros: bluetooth

    Cons: none

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    Written by: Jc2203 from California on November 29, 2013

    1998 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I think this is a very good deck for the price I love the Bluetooth so I don't have to buy an aux cable!

    Pros: Bluetooth

    Cons: Nothing

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    Written by: Keith B from Bozeman, MT on November 25, 2013

    1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Great head unit, love the bluetooth

    Pros: Easy to install thanks to Crutchfield. Everything you need to install they send with the unit.

    Cons: None

    Highly Recommended

    Written by: JEEPSTER from Charlotte NC on November 22, 2013

    2006 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Not only are we thrilled with the receiver, but the Crutchfield team made the purchase that much better. I will only buy from Crutchfield on all future purchases.

    Pros: Look, sound, installation

    Cons: None

    Bt555u

    Written by: Jam from Eagle pass, tx on November 19, 2013

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

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    Very nice have ordered and installed on 6 of my friends vehicles.

    Pros: Has everything, xm, bt, USB, aux!

    Cons: Have to buy xm module separate

    Easy to program and use.

    Written by: RayBee from Fort Worth, TX on November 18, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I have been buying from Crutchfield for 20 years and I have never been disappointed with the service and support. I just returned an Axxera AXD 530 because of several things: I didn't like the quality of sound from the hands free phone; The unit was complicated to setup and use; The lighting was too bright and not adjustable. In contrast, the Kenwood KDC BT555U is phenomenal. I couldn't be happier with my purchase. It is very good looking, easy to use and sounds great. Thank you Crutchfield and Kenwood!!!

    Pros: Great sound from hands free phone mic; Shows radio station song names; Easy to program and use; The lighting is adjustable.

    Cons: The only con is that I have an older vehicle to install it in.

    great product

    Written by: Michael from Seymour, Tn on November 17, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Great product but the instructions on BT are hard to understand for some who has never us never used one before.

    Pros: great fit and great functions

    Cons: Bluetooth will not pair as instructions show.

    Good Value

    Written by: Brian M. from NE Texas on November 16, 2013

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

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    Just finished installing and programming the new unit in a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer. Crutchfield provided the adapters needed for the steering wheel controls and OnStar. It's been about 20 years since I've installed a car stereo, and much has changed since then. Still, the installation was much easier than a feared. The sound quality from this Kenwood unit is fantastic. I anticipate that this will be enjoyed for quite a while.

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    Great Value

    Written by: Anonymous from Augusta, GA on November 13, 2013

    2001 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Easy to install, especially with the installation kit and wiring harness. Great sound and the changing lights make my step son very happy. He loved in his truck he got for his 16th birthday. Made for a great project for the two of us to do together.

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    Kenwood KDC-BT555U Great Purchase

    Written by: Kenneth H from Decatur AL on November 13, 2013

    2005 Suzuki Forenza
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    This has easily been the best audio system I have ever purchased for a vehicle. This is a replacement for the stock radio in my 2005 Suzuki Forenza S. It has a great sound and plenty of power. I was concerned about attempting to install an aftermarket into my Suzuki Forenza, but this was done in less than two hours (the time was due to dash disassemble of the car, nothing to do with stereo installation).

    Pros: Great Bluetooth...Pandora, phone calls, and music from any Bluetooth enabled device. My family has all Android systems, and this radio connects without any issues at all. Great Sound. Beautiful Display. No regrets at all.

    Cons: Took a little work to install, but that was due to the car not the radio or installation kit.

    Works

    Written by: Ron from Forest Lake, MN on November 10, 2013

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

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    Works with my IPhone and steering wheel controls (with adapter) Sounds good. What more could I want for the money

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    LOVE this product

    Written by: Sue S. from Virginia Beach, VA on November 9, 2013

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

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    I am so happy with this product. It sounds great...even in my 2000 Toyota Echo!! It cost me half of what i was going to pay elsewhere. Crutchfield is the only place to buy any type of electronics.

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    Great stereo for the money

    Written by: Amy from Eagle River AK on November 8, 2013

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

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    Awesome quality for the money! No problems what so ever! installed in an hour!! So happy with this stereo! Blue tooth and pandora work flawlessly!

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    Well worth the money

    Written by: Chris from Great Bend, KS on November 4, 2013

    1999 Dodge Durango
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Wonderful reciever loaded with features easy to install and use. Love the Bluetooth excellent value for the money

    Pros: Lots of features sounds great

    Cons: None

    Great deal!

    Written by: Stan from Washington, D.C. on October 31, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Best Buy sells for the same price but doesn't include harness, antenna and adapter.

    Pros: Great deal

    Cons: Should tell you that you need the satellite tuner.

    Kenwood is the best

    Written by: Suede from Danville, PA on October 28, 2013

    1997 Audi A4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    This unit replaced the factory unit in my Audi A4. Kenwood has always been my top choice and this one has everything i needed at a great price. Crutchfield has always been the greatest place to buy anything electronic. They have pros that you can call and they know what they are talking about.

    Pros: Great sound enough amp outputs looks good

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    excellent entry level unit

    Written by: Andre K from NJ on October 25, 2013

    1996 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    This is an excellent basic unit. It was a replacement of the factory radio in 1996 Mercedes. Crutchfield help was essential during the installation process. Great help by the company over telephone on how wiring was to be done.

    Pros: Great Service Awesome radio Easy installation with help

    Cons: None

    Nice and easy!

    Written by: CR from Signal Mountain, TN on October 20, 2013

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

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

    Nice unit with tons of features and intuitive controls. Clear, consistent sound at any volume level. The handsfree connection is very clear with no echo, "tunnel" or background noise and is actually superior to the factory unit in my new vehicle. All Bluetooth pairing is simple and provides extremely clear audio. Sub output and controls are a huge plus. Installed in Jeep Wrangler with speaker upgrade, provides clear sound at interstate speeds with top removed. Great bang for the buck in this unit.

    Pros: Simple install (thanks Crutchfield) and easy initial setup. Sound is great.

    Cons: Some features are quirky (multiple devices paired via Bluetooth) and require some time to get set right. Faceplate doesn't always want to snap into place like it should. "Color" change for unit does not change the display so no matter what color you match to your vehicle's interior lights, the display is bright blue.

    KDC-BT555U

    Written by: Bart from Minneapolis, MN on October 15, 2013

    2002 Infiniti QX4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great looking system and fit perfectly into my dash with accompanying cover plate. Has a ton of functions. Definitely need to sound/power hook-ups for your vehicle. I cant quite figure out why the sound isnt booming at this point.

    Pros: Looks cool.

    Cons: Sound volume isn't great but that may be a wiring issue.

    Great Sound

    Written by: Ray from Lemoore,CA on October 11, 2013

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

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

    Great deck. The sound is so much better than my stock deck. I love the usb iphone hook up.

    Pros: Usb, Sirius, Great sound, easy to use

    Cons: None

    Kenwood KDC-BT555U

    Written by: Chet from Minneapolis, MN on October 11, 2013

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

    Advisor Andy recommended this Kenwood and since I'm an Alpine fan, I was back and forth on the two. Well, after much deliberation I purchased the Kenwood only because of the color adjustment to match my dash lights and the bluetooth. Andy made a good call and I'm tickled after installation and setup. Adjustments are user friendly and sounds excellent.

    Pros: Ease of adjustments. Sound can be tailored to your satisfaction. Bluetooth for hands free phone and music

    Cons: Not one !!!

    Great find!

    Written by: Dan from Roseville, CA on October 11, 2013

    2002 GMC Sierra 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I was searching for a Bluetooth receiver on a limited budget and this one does not disappoint! Easy to install, easy to set up, great sound, and didn't break the bank! Well worth the money.

    Pros: Easy to install, easy to set up, great sound, good value

    Cons:

    Awesome Unit, Extremely High Value

    Written by: Dj from Pittsburgh, PA on September 29, 2013

    2005 Volkswagen Golf
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Note: the remote control broke on the second day, but I was going to discard it anyways and so that fact is disregarded when I review this item. I bought this head unit as the central piece to installing a new sound system in my 05 mk4 Vw Golf. Before I installed the subwoofer I had this unit powering 4 new aftermarket speakers alone and it was a significant improvement over the factory system (which was already good quality, to put it into perspective). Once the sub was added, my expectations were exceeded. This unit can do it all (highly recommended for iPhone5 and up integration), Bluetooth for audio stream and calls (I custom installed mine behind the dash and mounted it coming out of the empty "accessory" button next the hazard button, works great),detailed equalizer and sub output adjustment (virtually eliminating the need to adjust amp settings), still plays CDs (dying feature in modern head units), has convenient buttons to control pandora when connected via USB, but most importantly - the display ambient colors are what sets this unit apart from other units that don't have screens/play DVDs. The color changing of the head units "ambient" colors is absolutely stunning.

    Pros: Tech-savy unit Cost Effectiveness High power output Color changing faceplate

    Cons: Remote broke next day out of box (I don't use these personally so did not make a difference to me)

    Kenwood KDC-BT555U

    Written by: Anonymous from Roseville,ca on September 26, 2013

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

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

    Love it, easy to install

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Kenwood BT555U

    Written by: Randy from Chesapeake, VA on September 23, 2013

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

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

    Very nice receiver for the price. I did not install with an amp, but this head unit sounds very good in a mid-size car. The Bluetooth synchs very easily, just plan ahead for locating the wired microphone. Microphone has excellent reception. Colors on face change frequently and looks good.

    Pros: Sounds good, looks good. Bluetooth synches quickly. Face colors looks cool at night.

    Cons: no equalizer, small buttons, hard to do the basic setup (bass, treble, balance, fade, etc).

    AWESOME RADI, Great Price

    Written by: kris from shobonier, il on September 19, 2013

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

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

    Awesome radio, great price, sound quality is good.

    Pros: Audio controls, sounds good

    Cons:

    Kenwood KDC-BT555U

    Written by: TomK from Pittsburgh, PA on September 18, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    My wife and I are very pleased with our new radio. The features and sound are amazing. It installed in 45 minutes without a hitch.

    Pros: Great sound, great features, awesome

    Cons: None

    Kenwood KDC-BT555U

    Written by: Anonymous from Henderson NV on September 17, 2013

    2006 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Very nice reciever. Still trying to figure out all the bells and whistles. Sounds awesome.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Great Deck

    Written by: Tyler from California on September 16, 2013

    2001 GMC Sierra 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great deck that has lots of features and sounds great. Compliments my aftermarket speakers and sub.

    Pros: Easy to use and great sound

    Cons: None

    kdc-bt555u

    Written by: Anonymous from Lakeland, FL on September 13, 2013

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

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

    Great deck lots of features

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Kenwood rocks

    Written by: Juan Z from Colorado springs on September 10, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Crutchfield was great as usual. This is my 3rd stereo I've ordered in the past 2 years. They gave me everything I needed to install my stereos and speakers without any problems.

    Pros: Bluetooth, pandora, wireless, Kenwood

    Cons: None

    Super little thing

    Written by: Dominic L from Long Island NY on September 6, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I installed this in my 93 Civic Jalopy after the factory radio burnt out. One great little radio, it serves my purpose, it was easy to set up and work and sounds great for the money. Plus having a CD and Bluetooth Pandora etc etc in a 20 year old car isn't too bad either.

    Pros: All the features you can ever need in one package

    Cons: none

    Love this Radio

    Written by: Anonymous from Pottstown, pa on September 2, 2013

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

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

    This radio is everything is advertised to be. I love the connectivety to to Pandora and iheart radio as well as the instant blue tooth & USB connection. The hands free is better than any after market product and most factory systems.

    Pros: Blue tooth Pandora Android/ipod Sound quality User friendly

    Cons: None so far

    Kenwood KDC-BT555U

    Written by: Rich B from Saratoga Springs, NY on August 31, 2013

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

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

    Got this for my '99 Corvette that I don't drive much. But with a new truck with Bluetooth it became very awkward to use the phone in the vette w/o Bluetooth. The install items that came with the unit are great and whole process, including soldering all the connections took about an hour. The unit that hooks into the original Bose system worked great right out of the box, no adjustments needed. My Ipod works best when I plug it in even though this unit has bt for the ipod. I think having my android phone and the ipod at the same time confuses the unit. Pandora thru the phone works great and the ipod wired does too. Only thing I don't like is that it sometimes takes about 10-15 seconds to come on after you start the car. Seems it has to boot up a bit. Have to make sure you turn volume down before exit or you will be backing out of the garage when it comes BLASTING on.

    Pros: Bluetooth, Pandora, ipod

    Cons: boot up time

    Kenwood KDC-BT555U

    Written by: Mike from Princeton , indiana on August 29, 2013

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

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

    Great sound, pretty easy to install, takes a little time.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    kenwood kdc-bt555u

    Written by: ryan from texarkana tx on August 29, 2013

    2000 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    love it and nice features

    Pros: blue tooth

    Cons:

    Kenwood KDC-BT555U

    Written by: Anonymous from Iowa on August 28, 2013

    2000 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This is an awesome stereo. My son absolutely loves it! Loves the blue tooth, and that you can play your ipod with it! Great product for the money. Easy to install.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    KDC-BT555U

    Written by: Larry from Angier, NC on August 27, 2013

    1995 Ford F Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Works great, alot of functions too learn but easy to understand and use once getting used to it.

    Pros: For the cost outstanding unit

    Cons: somewhat complicated if not radio savy

    Kenwood Always Delivers

    Written by: Glenn from Cincinnati on August 24, 2013

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

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

    I installed one of these in my '75 Eldorado and it took some creativity to create an opening in the dash, but it was worth the effort. Connected it to a power amp with two Polk 6*9 speakers , Sound Ordinance powered sub under the front seat and a Magnum amp with 2 10's in the trunk. The car thumps and the HU is very agile and pushes out great signal. The Bluetooth connectivity is a great feature and the quality of the phone is very good. I can talk while driving with the top down and people say it's very clear. This is a great value, so good I bought another one for my son's Grand Cherokee, with four JBL's and a Sound Ordinance sub and it fills the car with great sound with full bass and crisp highs.

    Pros: Configuration, Bluetooth, quality sound and overall value.

    Cons: None.

    Sounds Great! No better for the money

    Written by: gxpman2008 from MN on August 23, 2013

    1993 Chrysler Lebaron
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great sound quality and volume. I wanted great sound, bluetooth and Iphone compatibility and I got it all for a great value. It has a cool look, but don't expect it to have all the features as their higher units. I have this installed in a convertible, so I didn't want to have anything too fancy, but not generic either, because I like to keep the top down and don't want to attract too much attention. This unit was perfect for my needs! As other reviewers have noted, the interface is quirky and not intutive, so be ready for that. I don't like the fact that it seems to fight Siri when I try to request a song by name, which I like to do to keep my eyes on the road. It would be perfect if I could hit the bluetooth button and give my request, but I'm not sure if that's possible. Overall, you're still getting much more than you're paying for, but don't expect it to be flawless at this pricepoint.

    Pros: Crisp. Clear, and Loud enough for my convertible.

    Cons: Interface is quirky and not intutive, as others have reported, but at this pricepoint it's still worth it, it just takes time to learn.

    Kenwood BT555U

    Written by: Don H from Arizona on August 20, 2013

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

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

    Everything works, install direction were good.

    Pros: Easy to install

    Cons: none at this time

    real nice unit

    Written by: jp from central ,ne on August 20, 2013

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

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

    First i must say glad i went back to Kenwood the sound this sends to my kicker speakers is awesome clear as a bell i love the hands free calling i like that it "sorta" recognizes my android for Pandora my only warning is you better read the user instructions for this one there is a lot going on in this unit seperate sound settings for every input etc... over all i would buy this unit again

    Pros: bang for my buck

    Cons: gotta be smarter than a instruction manuel

    great unit

    Written by: Sebring from Ottumwa, ia on August 16, 2013

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

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

    kenwood deck is a great improvement over the stock unit in my 04 Sebring Convertible. Easy to install and Crutchfield was helpful when the Bluetooth got miss set to front speakers. audio streaming is great

    Pros: more power than stock unit. great options for input

    Cons: wish the display was brighter and bigger. Would be cool if could change the color to match the deck lighting. But a very minor issue

    excellent receiver

    Written by: Anthony G from Greene Va on August 16, 2013

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

    love kenwood products exp. the receivers you can pull 1 out and use the same harness then put the new one right in

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    Cons:

    Kenwood KDC-BT555U

    Written by: james g from tulsa ok on August 8, 2013

    1999 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    The deck is nice. I was worried about the quality of the handsfree blue tooth. So far the handsfree has been great.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Kdc-bt55u reception

    Written by: Jason from Crestview, Fl on August 7, 2013

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

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

    Overall I like the stereo, the tuner reception isn't great. My ld alpine stereo from 10 years ago, the one I replaced it with had much better reception.

    Pros: Overall good

    Cons: Bad reception

    Very Satisfied!

    Written by: BrianT from Windsor Locks, Ct. on August 1, 2013

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

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

    This is a great deck. It installed very easily and looks great. The deck is laid out great and the buttons are easy to use, even for someone with big fingers. The rotary design of the volume button makes it easy to operate even when driving.

    Pros: Quality, Ease of Use, Design, Layout.

    Cons: None

    Handsfree Calling!

    Written by: Ben from San Luis Obispo, CA on July 29, 2013

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

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

    Usually works as advertised. Handsfree calling works good. Some obscure setting had to be changed to bluetooth audio streaming played from the rear speakers. When using my iPhone to play music while plugged in and also navigating the unit acts funny sometimes. If I pause the music, but then google maps speaks some directions (which come from the iPhone, not the speakers), then the music resumes playing but from the phone, not the speakers. The only way I've found to fix this is to unplug the phone, play the music, then plug it back in while it's playing. Also, sometimes it will try to speak the directions over bluetooth and play music over the cable and then it just gets all confused and starts playing music from my phone and not my speakers. If I get a call, and then press play/pause to switch to private call (on the phone, not to speakers), that works but when I am done talking, the music resumes on my phone, not over the speakers. Had to disable bluetooth and unplug phone, start music, and plug back in to get it working again.

    Pros:

    Cons: Very Bright! I wish I could use a simple shortcut (hold display button?) to dim both the keys and the display instead of having to navigate the menu.

    Awesome

    Written by: Devin from Dallas, TX on July 29, 2013

    1999 Toyota Avalon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This receiver exceeded my expectations! The install was fairly straightforward. Make sure you select the right wiring harness for your car (I thought mine was a 6-speaker when it was really a non-amplified 4-speaker system so I had to go buy a new harness from another retailer which Crutchfield reimbursed me for!). As far as the actual unit, I'm really pleased. It is easy to navigate around the menus, the Bluetooth quality is superb (and it even includes a little microphone to mount in your car), and I could really tell a difference in sound quality. I definitely recommend this unit; Bluetooth is worth the little extra money in my opinion (HD radio is nice but I'd rather have Bluetooth like with this model).

    Pros: Great Bluetooth quality, attractive design, easy install

    Cons: Costs a bit more than non-Bluetooth Kenwood units; the face has to be wedged in tightly due to my panels (this can change for everyone's car though).

    Good receiver and good installation

    Written by: Tom T from Charlottesville, VA on July 25, 2013

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

    I bought this receiver to replace the factory unit in my F-150, and there is no contest between the two. I can hardly believe the difference between the two. It makes me realize what crap the average factory radio is. Also, Crutchfield installed this unit for me, quickly and for a reasonable price.

    Pros: Good sound, reasonable price

    Cons: Somewhat complicated controls

    Better than expected!

    Written by: Grg from Sacto, Ca on July 18, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Very nice deck. Way better sound than I thought possible from simple deck upgrade.

    Pros: Easy install, great sound, tons of features.

    Cons: Kinda slow shipping, tech info didn't apply to my car but it is 20 yrs old, so I cant complain too much. Just to be clear, tech did solve an antenna adapter issue I had, but again, kinda slow shipping. Not a good shopping choice for instant gratification, thankfully I am patient and the outcome was excellent!

    KDC-BT555U

    Written by: Bayshark from Onancock, VA on July 15, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Product does the job well. No problems at all yet. A few add ons which aren't really necessary however are kewl anyway. The lights displayed change about 5 different colors while the unit is in operation. Once you learn the layout it gets better, many operating items that can mess with a novice's head, however once learned they'll be OK.

    Pros: Design, layout, clarity, sound quality, ease of adjustment.

    Cons: None noted so far.

    Great upgrade!

    Written by: Len A from Lawrence KS on July 15, 2013

    2004 Hyundai Elantra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I installed this in my 2004 Hyundai Elantra after the factory CD player failed. It was easy to install, and worked perfectly. The quality of the sound is much better than the original, plus it is great to be able to plug in my iPod and wirelessly stream from my phone ---- plus answer calls through the system hands-free. I also appreciate that the face plate pops off to discourage theft.

    Pros: Ease of installation Sound quality Extensive settings

    Cons: Buttons are quite small

    Good overall

    Written by: Sam G from S Hackensack, NJ on July 14, 2013

    1995 Toyota Tercel
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Overall good package and value.

    Pros: Bluetooth call quality, front USB and Aux

    Cons: Only one. Quality of audio when streaming is far (too far) from the wired USB or even standard radio audio quality.

    Awesome stereo !!!!

    Written by: DJ from NJ on July 12, 2013

    1997 Chevrolet Tahoe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    An absolutely amazing system, everything I could have asked for and more! The stereo was pretty easy to put in my 97 Tahoe but I had to go out to a auto parts store to buy an attena adapter so the attena cable would fit into the new stereo. But other than that it was pretty easy to figure out the controlles of it, easy installation just cut the old wires and connected it to the new ones. It was easy for me but if your a new to this stuff I would call the crutchfield people for help. All in all a 10 out of 10 :)

    Pros: Great system, love the Bluetooth, easy installation, great look, pretty easy to use and figure out. AWESOME!

    Cons: None so far

    A Good Product and Value; A Painless Selection, Ordering, and Installa

    Written by: James D from Saint Paul, MN on July 12, 2013

    2000 Mazda Protege
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I was looking for a replacement receiver/CD for my 2000 Mazda Protege after the OE CD player broke down. The only "upgrade" I needed was Bluetooth and an auxiliary input; Pandora ready was nice but not necessary. I did not want to pay for what I didn't need, and I wanted ease of installation. At the Crutchfield site, I entered make, model and year of my car and got a list of compatible units. I read the reviews, and made a purchase. Painless. I got the receiver at a very competitive price with all the features I wanted (and more, such as Sirius Sat Radio, and a detachable control/face plate) , but also got free shipping, free installation tools, free adapters, and a free Bluetooth microphone, all extra elsewhere. Although I didn't need it, it was nice to know "tech support" was just an email or phone call away. For the mechanically inclined, installation is a snap, and not so difficult for those who can read and follow directions and use imagination to fill in the gaps. Installation happens in 3 parts: connect KDC-BT55U plug wires to matching color-coded wires on adapter plugs (I used "crimp" connectors because I had them and the tool handy), remove old receiver from car with tools provided, install mounting adapter, if necessary, in opening in car by bending tabs, and connect wiring plugs and slide and "click" into place the KDC. Sounds and looks great. The controls are small because a lot of features are packed into a small space. So much better than OE.

    Pros: value features ease of installation quality of sound and receiver/cd detachable face/control plate for anti-theft)

    Cons: small controls controls not intuitive to use (but unit has a lot of features packed into a small space) light-weight plastic face/control plate (will it stand the test of time?)

    Meh

    Written by: dgetty from Davison, MI on July 9, 2013

    2007 Jeep Patriot
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    The stereo is good quality. It is fairly strait forward and easy to use. I would have liked it to have a more refined digital display for the price. The interface is very primitive to todays standards. There are less expensive models that give a much better digital display. Other than that I am happy with the head unit.

    Pros: Functional, Crisp sound, multiple input sources, 3 rca output jacks, separate control for Subs.

    Cons: digital display looks outdated like my 20 year old alarm clock.

    Perfect no-frills Bluetooth receiver

    Written by: Trent from Newport MI on July 8, 2013

    2004 Mercury Mountaineer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    My wife wanted a cheap Bluetooth receiver for her 2004 Mountaineer and this was the right fit. The install was very easy and it works perfectly with her Galaxy S4. The default setting does not show the clock so that may take a little time to figure out. Overall, perfect receiver for someone who doesn't care about a big display and just enjoys functionality.

    Pros: Microphone and Bluetooth connection work great.

    Cons: Kenwood's settings take a little getting used to.

    Kenwood KDC-BT555U

    Written by: Anonymous from Bloomfield, NJ on July 4, 2013

    2004 Hyundai Elantra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great sounding receiver!! Excellent Crutchfield support and clear car-specific instructions.

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    Great stereo with handsfree bluetooth!

    Written by: LeroyF from Oregon on July 2, 2013

    2000 Volvo S40
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality