Hands-free calling and a cool display

Kenwood funnels Bluetooth® technology and plenty of sound-sculpting options into one affordable car stereo – the KDC-BT558U CD receiver. With this versatile car stereo, you'll enjoy hands-free calling and audio streaming from your phone, and you'll be able to adjust the variable-color display so this Kenwood looks right at home in your dash.

Bluetooth lets you concentrate on driving

Bluetooth gives you hands-free calling convenience, plus a wireless connection to the songs stored on your compatible music player. This receiver's secure simple pairing (SSP) technology gets you paired up right away, so you can talk hands-free by simply touching the dedicated "phone" button when a call comes in. If you're an iPhone® aficionado, the KDC-BT558U automatically pairs with your iPhone to give you full Siri Eyes Free control.

This receiver can alert you to incoming text messages that you can check when you're out of the car. You'll enjoy superior communication with the external Bluetooth microphone placed in a good spot in your vehicle. 

Stream radio from your phone

If you enjoy Internet radio on your iPhone or Android®, you can play music from Pandora® and iHeartRadio® Internet radio on this great-sounding receiver. You can scroll through your stations, bookmark songs, and give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down right from the receiver's face. And if you're into radio, you can add a satellite radio tuner to this Kenwood, and get into the in-depth music and entertainment programming provided by SiriusXM.

One versatile USB port

The receiver's front-panel USB port allows you to access and control the music stored on your iPhone or Android phone. And if you have MP3, WMA, or WAV music files on a thumb drive, the USB port can handle those too. Here's a cool feature from Kenwood — Drive Change allows you to connect a memory card reader or USB hub to the Kenwood's USB input and select music from up to five memory cards or USB flash drives.

Sound thinking

The 3-band equalizer lets you tweak your music to fit better in your car's acoustics, or you can choose one of the preset equalizer settings to suit your personal taste. You can use the subwoofer level, low-pass frequency filter, and phase controls to tweak the bass going to your subwoofer.

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, program the adapter for your 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.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • one-button Bluetooth pairing with iPhone
    • Pandora and iHeartRadio control with iPhone and Android
    • Siri Eyes Free control with select iPhones
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA music files
    • detachable face with 13-digit display and variable-color illumination
    • wireless remote control
    Audio features:
    • System Q (8 preset EQ curves and a 3-band equalizer)
    • Sound Reconstruction improves the sound of compressed audio files
    • 3-level bass boost
    Expandability:
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control
    • Kenwood Music Control app enables playback of music files over USB from select Android devices
    • Drive Change lets you select audio from multiple flash drives or memory cards in a connected USB hub or memory card reader
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary and USB input
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2.5-volt front, rear, and subwoofer)
    Other features and specs:
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner

    Why replace your factory radio?

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

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    great so far!!!

    Written By southkak, spartanburg,sc on Saturday, February 28, 2015

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    Haven't had it long but every thing seems to work great. Sounds terrific, looks great, love the Bluetooth.

    LOVE IT

    Written By Grego, Texas on Friday, February 20, 2015

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    Great product! Easy to use.. Radio controls are VERY intuitive. Easy to install. Bluetooth and phone features work flawlessly. Love the multiple connection ports to connect your devices.

    Pros: Value for the money, function, sound.

    Cons: If your radio mounts upward or is exposed to a lot of sunlight, display might not be quite bright enough but shouldn't be a deal breaker.

    Great Radio

    Written By BigD81, Nj on Thursday, February 19, 2015

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    Great radio looks great Bluetooth feature works great sound is good lots of neat features much more than I was expecting for the price you can't beat it

    Cons: None

    Good Product

    Written By SocioPenguin, Kansas City, MO on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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    Great product, as Kenwood always is.

    Pros: Looks great, bluetooth, and cell phone capable.

    Great Stereo!

    Written By Anonymous, Seattle, WA on Saturday, February 14, 2015

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    This is my first experience with a Bluetooth capable unit, and I am really impressed. I'd heard numerous horror stories from people regarding their experiences with Bluetooth, and I was a little anxious, but the BT558U has put to rest any concerns. Really easy to install, pairing with my iPhone 6 was remarkably easy, the stereo sound quality is fantastic, and the call quality over Bluetooth is a lot better than expected. I've seen on other reviews that sometimes the voice quality on the other end of the call could be somewhat tinny and poor, but I've heard nothing but good things from the people I've called. Great unit for a great price!

    Pros: Easy to install, very easy to set up. The settings and controls are intuitive and make sense. Stereo sounds great, call quality is pretty good.

    Cons: The only issue I had is a default factory setting that is set up for Bluetooth to only play through the front speakers, however it takes about 10 seconds to change the setting.

    Great Price-Easy to Use

    Written By Matt, Michigan on Sunday, January 25, 2015

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    Love this new stereo. Have installed it in 2004 Ford Explorer and 2005 Pontiac Montana. Will also be installing one in 2003 Pontiac Vibe soon. Very impressed with this product.

    Great for the price

    Written By paratwa, Arizona on Thursday, December 11, 2014

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    I have had this for just over a month now. I like it a lot. The bluetooth feature is the main reason I wanted a new head unit for my 2001 Dodge Dakota. That and I hated the Alpine head unit I bought back in 2005. That was my second Alpine and my last. They make the worst products. Overall this Kenwood is a great unit for the money with just a few flaws, but none I can't live with.

    Pros: Bluetooth is great. I am using it with my old Samsung T-139 flip phone and it pairs with almost no problems. I also have my Hisense Sero 7 Pro tablet paired with it. Again it works great with only one large problem. Calls using the phone are very clear over the stereo, but it took me a while to find the perfect spot for the microphone. I ended up placing it on the visor even though it looks kind of stupid there. It makes a huge difference where you place it so that people can hear your calls.

    Cons: The bluetooth feature is hit and miss for connecting with my phone and tablet. My phone will connect about 9 out of 10 times without me having to manually pair it. But my tablet will not pair unless I turn off bluetooth on the tablet and then turn it back on.each time I start the truck. That is one large pain in the rear. I do not know if this is the fault of the tablet or the head unit. All I know is that other devices I have paired with the tablet work flawlessly.

    Great receiver

    Written By PRZ576, Mcallen,TX on Monday, November 10, 2014

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    This is a great receiver for the price. It has a lot of features for the price. Installation was pretty easy the only thing I had a little trouble with was the wiring and to turn it off you have to press the "SRC" button like four times. Other than that good buy for the price

    Pros: Price, Easy installation, Lots of features, Sound is very good even with factory speakers

    Cons: None that I can think off.

    Very pleased.

    Written By Cowboy Butler, USA on Friday, November 07, 2014

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    2010 Dodge Nitro Replacement for: Stock. (No external amp or subwoofer) Use 14 gauge crimps to attach harness wires!

    Great sound! BT-Audio: Better than expected. BT-Phone: much better than expected, especially incl. microphone for voice quality. Pandora/I<3rdo: great control over BT w/Android App USB integration w/ HTC M7 & M8/Cyan4.4.4: Non-existent support under any USB profile.

    Smaller buttons as noted. But no wasted space on the face. Big display. The color-changing is a cute function to change around on occasion, but unless bright white/yellow/cyan the display can be difficult to read during daytime. I really wish the display brightness had standard wiring harness controls instead of head unit menu-driven. Pain in the rear to change brightness between day-needed and night time dimmed.

    Once all the install parts are received, this - and most any head unit - is going to be easier to install yourself than you think. Hardest part? Taking the dashboard panels off to get to the old stereo to take it out. Read the instructions.

    Wiring harness adapter (AXXESS) is easy enough to deal with, *but* a diagram would save the "uninitiated" self-questioning/heartache and the eventual call to tech support. Axxess needs to take IKEA's example of pretty pictures. Wiring colors are standard but connectors aren't labelled.

    Lastly: Adapter is solid build, generic looking.

    head unit

    Written By wilk, elkton md on Tuesday, November 04, 2014

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    very nice good price why are all good things discontinued!!

    Pros: affordable alot of features display looks great !

    Cons: discontinued why! ?

    Kenwood KDC-BT558U

    Written By Boone, Taos, NM on Monday, November 03, 2014

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    Great receiver, pairs easily with Iphone and Pandora and XM are great functions for this price point. I have never installed a receiver in a car and I was able to install without any problems.

    Pros: Iphone compatible, XM, Pandora, ease of installation

    Cons: None

    My favorite

    Written By dz57, St Joseph, Michigan on Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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    For this type of product, you won't find anything better unless you're planning to spend a lot more. It works very smooth with the bluetooth. The 6 channel output is my favorite feature. Hook up a 4 channel amp to your car speakers and another amp for a sub woofer and man oh man! Great set up right there!

    Pros: The 6 channel output is my favorite feature

    Cons: Volumen round button kinda sucks. Could be better

    Kenwood Radio

    Written By Kenwood KDC-BT558U, Torrey, Ut on Monday, October 27, 2014

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    I installed 2005 Toyota Tundra. I also installed steering wheel control, which makes volume, selection and mode easy to use. Easy to use and program IPod selections. I like the title display and color choices.

    Cons: Buttons to select are too small.

    Kenwood KDC-BT558U

    Written By sophia, merced,ca on Saturday, October 25, 2014

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    Love the usb and aux in front for easy use. I love to use my phone for pandora and music from my sd card the only thing I dont like is on my iphone if Bluetooth is connected you can only stream your music via Bluetooth and to me the sound quality is not as good. You can still listen to music with Bluetooth on if you use your usb I phone cord just not via aux. Otherwise great stereo

    Pros: Usb, aux on front panel and has Bluetooth

    Cons: If you don't have your usb iphone cord and Bluetooth connection is enabled you can only listen to your music from your phone via Bluetooth streaming if you want better sound quality you can use your aux cord but you must disable Bluetooth. At least we haven't figured out any other way

    great value

    Written By gtb, East Ridge,TN on Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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    great value, much better sound than the OEM stereo that came in my pickup, love the blue tooth feature

    Pros: sound, value, blue tooth

    Great Headunit

    Written By MoeF, Lapeer, MI on Monday, October 20, 2014

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    Here's the deal, I know when I was searching for a unit that was really well rounded and had cool features as well as working well. This unit was the one that I eventually decided on after looking and speaking to a tech advisor here on the website. The chat option is always great if you are not confident in your decision. The stereo provides everything it claims to in the description, it looks great, has great features, and installs very easily. All the necessary directions and required tools for installation come with. Honestly this is an amazing stereo and Kenwood is truly the best brand you can buy. If you're checking this out and hesitating, don't because I expect a lot whenever I purchase something like this and I am not the least bit displeased.

    Pros: - looks good - works well - sounds great - easy to install on your own - just about everything!

    Cons: - none come to mind, my only issue was that in my 99 Audi A4 Quattro the additional face plate that comes with did not fit correctly and I would have to rewire speaker wires all the way to my rear speakers in order for them to work.

    Kenwood Car Stereo

    Written By BelindaD, Sharpsburg, GA on Monday, October 20, 2014

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    Very pleased with this purchase. Would like to order this product again for my other vehicles!

    Pros: Easy to install because Crutchfield sends everything you need to complete installation!

    No more tape deck!

    Written By Terry, Rochester, MN on Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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    I just installed this in my 1994 Toyota 4Runner last weekend to swap out the factory AM/FM TAPE DECK. Yes, tape deck. Needless to say, this is a major upgrade in sound quality and flexibility. The KDC-BT558U is not a device you need a NASA background in to operate. It's very straightforward, the setup is simple, and the owners manual doesn't miss anything. After putting the dash back together I had it ready for use in about 30 minutes. The sound is great, the controls are logical, and the variety of inputs it allows you to configure covers anything I could ever try to throw at it. If you are looking for a good, solid AM/FM CD player with a few bells and whistles this one should be on your review list.

    Pros: Ease of installation, sound quality, simple controls.

    Cons: There is no single push off button. You have to push the Source button multiple times to page through the possible source options you have until you get to Standby. That is the equivalent of off. Then there is the fact that in my particular vehicle the power antenna goes up whenever the unit is in operation. It doesn't matter if you're listening to a CD an iPod or the Radio, it goes up for everything. It would be nice if it only went up for the Radio. But hey, its a 20 year old vehicle.

    Best OEM replacement

    Written By cyberstupid, San Francisco on Monday, October 13, 2014

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    With all the accessories from crutchfield. It took me about an hour to installed. It's a much better sound improvement than the OEM. Also, has BT to connection my phone.

    Pros: reasonable price (included all the necessary parts) Sound, features

    Cons: No case for the faceplate

    Excellent!

    Written By Anonymous, Hanover Park IL on Sunday, October 05, 2014

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    Easy install all the parts were as they should be, couldn't be happier with the result. Emailed one tech question and got a quick response.

    Pros: Crutchfield sent only what I needed for install and instructions were easy to read.

    Kenwood KDE - BT 558U

    Written By John S., Oxford, Pa on Saturday, October 04, 2014

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    Installed in son's 2000 Cherokee. On round trip from college, home (without) back (with) the sound difference was so good his passenger wants the same system installed in his car. Easy to install with your Mastersheet, easy Bluetooth hookup. Would recommend head unit to anyone needing a single din receiver.

    great product just what I wanted

    Written By Anonymous, Springfield Oregon on Saturday, October 04, 2014

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    Nice head unit perfect

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    Written By Anonymous, Riverside, CA on Friday, October 03, 2014

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    Great product for the money. Sounds better even with the factory speakers.

    Pros: Price. When I ordered it the wiring harness and antenna adapter were free

    Cons: I have to switch to the receiver each time on my phone when I receive a call to use the hands free

    Kenwood KDC-BT558U

    Written By Dale, Fitchburg, MA on Thursday, October 02, 2014

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    I purchased this a couple of weeks ago, I couldn't be happier with this Kenwood stereo. Still figuring things out. I've previously had 2 Pioneer super tuners before this, I liked those and was looking to buy another when I can across this and I'm glad I did.

    Pros: Excellent sound quality (with factory speakers), Excellent power, Excellent value, Couldn't be happier

    Cons: Nothing to speak of.

    Great product...

    Written By GL, Atlanta, GA on Thursday, October 02, 2014

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    Product is very well built, crystal clear sound, great bluetooth features, phone etc.

    Pros: Bluetooth

    Cons: None

    Great radio for the money

    Written By c5geek, Wauconda, IL on Thursday, October 02, 2014

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    Love the functionality does a lot of things well and is an excellent value for what you get. This is my second unit that I have installed in my 2 corvettes. Installation was relatively easy and all the parts included from Crutchfield where spot on perfect, and the Bose integration package was 70% cheaper then what my local big box store charges for same kit.

    Pros: Bluetooth integration, USB support, Android app support, color display selection to match your car's dash lighting, and remote control. Pretty good sound quality.

    Cons: Could be better: menu selection and options could be easier to understand and find. Takes a while to start the power up but that can be the BOSE integration in my 01 corvette :)

    easy to use

    Written By mstar, southport on Thursday, October 02, 2014

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    works great i like that i can change the color of the faceplate to match my dash the sound is great for the money

    Pros: very adjustable good sound

    Kenwood KDC-BT558U

    Written By Anonymous, Raleigh, NC on Thursday, October 02, 2014

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    Replaced a factory unit in a 2002 Trailblazer. The sound is much better and the ability to input through the USB works seamlessly. The tuner is also a big improvement.

    Pros: Sound quality is terrific. Easy to install with the supplied components.

    Cons: Display could be brighter. Glare on the front face makes it difficult to see during daytime.

    great radio

    Written By bamasam, Tuscaloosa, Alabama on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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    great radio with great functions at a great price and great service from Crutchfield

    Pros: great value

    Cons: none

    nice replacement receiver

    Written By sam g, oakland, ca on Friday, September 26, 2014

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    UI is easy enough to use and not overtly designed by an engineer. Buttons have a bit of a tinny feel to them, but none have fallen out... Font colors are a bit of an annoyance, constantly changing and glowing, but can be altered to display in one color and a dimmer function is available. Bass/Mids/Treble adjust is easy and works well. Wish IPod/Phone connectivity allowed control of media selection via the phone, and not the receiver, but I knew that before buying it, so no big deal.

    Pros: Sounds great, price is right. 4 channels! Easy to use.

    Cons: Buttons don't have the greatest tactility. Not a big deal, but worth noting. Probably the same on most aftermarket head units, sub-$200.

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    Written By Terry, Moreno Valley, California on Sunday, September 21, 2014

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    I purchased the radio, bcuz, my nephew chose the radio for the price.The final decision was my age and my use of the radio regarding the quality of sound.

    Great Receiver

    Written By RichardP, Sebring, Fl on Friday, September 19, 2014

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    Great radio, excellent support from Crutchfield tech. I have had a lot of success with Kenwood products.

    Pros: Excellent sound, a lot of features.

    Head unit

    Written By Audio enthusiast, Arkansas on Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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    This kenwood head unit does everything I needed for my new teenage daughter to drive safer for making call and etc.

    Pros: Everything

    Great Stereo

    Written By jv, Cranford, NJ on Sunday, September 14, 2014

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    Great Stereo, Install was relatively easy. Plenty of power, don't need an amp. Controls are confusing, especially when more than one person gets into the truck when both phones are paired to the Bluetooth. But other then that I'm very pleased with the stereo. I really like the doors over the CD player and the Aux & USB ports, keeps the insides dust free.

    Pros: Powerful, Very cool looking, Pretty easy to install

    Cons: confusing controls

    Kenwood KDC-BT558U

    Written By Anonymous, Orlando, FL on Friday, September 12, 2014

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    Easy to use, many different features, can change the color to your preference, and so much more. I love it

    Perfect!!

    Written By Randy Mc., Cypress, TX on Saturday, September 06, 2014

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    I haven't installed a car in 15 years or more. With the help from Crutchfield, I was able to put four speakers and this stereo in my Sport Trac in four hours. Sound is fantastic. Love the iPhone input. Way nicer than the stock radio.

    Pros: Install kit is a must.

    Cons: None I can think of.

    Kenwood KDC-BT558U

    Written By Dave, FWB, FL on Saturday, September 06, 2014

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    Lots of capability but very poor user interface.

    Pros: Sounds fine. Lots of capabilities ... CD and iTouch integration provided, etc.

    Cons: Glossy display may look nice at night but it is often unreadable in sunny Florida during the day. Tiny, closely spaced, featureless buttons make changing radio stations difficult. Nearly impossible to control the stereo without looking at it.

    Good radio

    Written By jrygrn, grand canyon Arizona on Saturday, September 06, 2014

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    Good radio, good value. Great fit with the adapter they sent me. Like the color selection. Love the bluetooth!

    Pros: Bluetooth

    Cons: Cheap face plate

    Bang for Your Buck!!!

    Written By Ron, Nocona, TX on Thursday, September 04, 2014

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    This is an awesome stereo, especially considering the price. Kenwood has been a favorite of mine for quite some time and this unit certainly does not disappoint. It has tons of features, is relatively easy to operate and sounds great!!! It blows away my old factory stereo and looks cool doing it. The Blue Tooth feature works great and I love having the ability to change the display colors.

    Pros: Tons of features. Blue Tooth works great. Sound is amazing even without an external amp. Display colors.

    Cons: None.

    Kenwood KDC-BT558U

    Written By JoeP, Mt. Lauel, NJ on Thursday, September 04, 2014

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    Upgraded my sound quality for a good price.

    Pros: Easy to install. Easy to use. Sounds great.

    Cons: None

    Sweet unit

    Written By Anonymous, Tyler TX on Wednesday, September 03, 2014

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    Awesome

    Pros: Everything is perfect.

    Cons: None

    Good value unit

    Written By JLMTECH, Jackson, NJ on Tuesday, September 02, 2014

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    Very good unit for the price. Sound is excellent with most of the features you would want. I have other units for more but this one has most anything you could want.

    Pros: Good value. Easily installs. Has BT, handsfree. Most of all the features and apps you could want for a unit this price.

    Cons: Takes a while to get used to all the features but not sure that is a con. Could use a white setting for variable display to more closely resemble me dash.

    Great Sound

    Written By Concreteguy, Morganton NC on Saturday, August 30, 2014

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    This is one great sound system, Always have loved having a Kenwood in the car, and this is one beautiful stereo in looks and sound.

    Pros: Easy to install. Nice to have a CD player and Mp3 all in one

    Cons: The clock display is small and to hard to read.

    Nice buy!

    Written By S.P.Morris, Louisville, ky on Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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    Great bang for your buck, also it came with everything I needed to install it in my exact vehicle. I will definitely be buying from here again.

    Pros: With all the manuals included it was really simple to install. Love it!

    Cons: Radio takes a sec to get use to.

    Pleased but not perfect

    Written By w, Nashua, NH on Monday, August 25, 2014

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    I Tend to be very picky but regardless of the cons I am pleased with this stereo. I do Courier work and rely on the Bluetooth function as well as listening to audio books from USB stick. The unit does very well at remembering where it left off in the Audiobook even if the stick was removed. if you do listen to audio books or use the auxiliary port I would recommend changing the Offset Volume of your radio to the minimum - 8 And maximizing the volume offset on your ports to +8. read your manual to determine how to do this

    Pros: one of the more simple stereos to learn and to use, Bluetooth and auxiliary USB ports are very functional.

    Cons: Display not bright enough(even with brightness all the way up and dimmer turned off), slight hesitation in changing sources(disabling unused sources helps), small clock with no options to make larger

    Sweet unit!

    Written By typervince, San Antonio, TX on Friday, August 22, 2014

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    I have always enjoyed the simplicity of owning a Kenwood product. The blue tooth feature is the main reason for purchasing this unit and it awesome.

    Pros: Low price, blue tooth, variable color display, USB connection, 3.5 mm jack, cd player, and the sound quality is amazing.

    Cons: As owner of previous models, none yet.

    Kenwood KDC-BT558U

    Written By Anonymous, Greenville SC 29609 on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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