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Kenwood DPX300U

CD receiver

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Overview

Our take on the Kenwood DPX300U

Perfect for a family vehicle, Kenwood's great-looking DPX300U CD receiver gives you variable illumination colors, plenty of entertainment options, and user-friendly controls. And you can plug your iPod®, iPhone®, or other devices into the handy USB port and auxilliary input located on the front panel. System info shows up in extremely large font size on the display, so you'll know what's up with a glance.

Everyone gets something they like

Perfect for a family vehicle, Kenwood's great-looking DPX300U CD receiver gives you variable illumination colors, plenty of entertainment options, and user-friendly controls. And you can plug your iPod®, iPhone®, or other devices into the handy USB port and auxilliary input located on the front panel. System info shows up in extremely large font size on the display, so you'll know what's up with a glance.

How do you like your music?

Whether you plug in your iPod® or iPhone® to the front USB, load a CD, or listen to Internet radio stations, you can choose from a variety of easily accessible musical options. iPhone users, you can access and control your iHeartRadio and Pandora stations with the Kenwood's controls. You can also add a SiriusXM tuner to access the impressive selection of sports, talk, news, and commercial-free music offered on satellite radio. And the included wireless means your passengers can control the entertainment while you worry about the driving.

Variable color options

The DPX300U will give your dash a face lift, with sleek styling, a glossy exterior, and a prominent control knob that give it way more style than your average factory stereo. When you set the variable display and button colors to match your car's interior, you'll give it extra oomph. Amd here's good news for you Toyota owners out there — this receiver comes with Toyota trim pieces that make it look right at home in your ride.

Sound quality to rock your ride

This Kenwood's built-in MOSFET amp will impress you with its clean power, so turn it up if you want. You can use the 3-band equalizer for precise adjustment of the highs, mids, and lows, while eight EQ presets allow quick shifts to a tone curve that matches your music. The Speaker Settings function tailors the output of the receiver to match the size and type of speakers you've got installed in your vehicle.

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 the Kenwood, 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.

Got this for my work van and all the guys love it. More sound options than just an am/fm radio, with access and control of Pandora, iPhone, and Android.

Albert, Louisiana

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What's in the Box:

  • Double-DIN CD receiver (with 10A fuse inserted in chassis)
  • Sleeve (installed)
  • Universal trim ring
  • Toyota trim ring
  • Wiring harness
  • Wireless remote control (RC-406)
  • CR2025 3V lithium battery (installed in remote)
  • 2 Removal tools
  • Quick Start Guide (En/Fr/Sp)
  • Warranty Card

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, including discs loaded with MP3, WMA, AAC and WAV files
    • 13-digit variable-color display
    • Pandora and iHeartRadio control with iPhone
    • wireless remote control
    Audio features:
    • 3-band parametric equalizer with 8 preset EQ curves
    • low-pass filter (sub preamp output)
    • 24-bit digital-to-analog converter
    Expandability:
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • iPod direct control via USB input — no adapter necessary, but adding Kenwood's optional cable lets you leave your iPod cable at home
    • inputs: front panel auxiliary and USB inputs
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, sub)
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    Reviews

    Kenwood DPX300U

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (187 Reviews)

    Documentation lacking

    KB from Charleston, SC on 5/26/2015

    2007 Chevrolet HHR
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Beautiful unit, well built, and easy to install. However, the speed of the read (particularly for MP3/WMA CDs) and reliability of the read is questionable. The documentation for all the whistles and bells is lacking.

    Pros: Well built, attractive.

    Cons: Read reliability and speed.

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    Albert from Louisiana on 4/10/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Got this for my work van and all the guys love it. More sound options than just an am/fm radio, with access and control of Pandora, iPhone, and Android.

    Pros: Variable display color to match your dash lights, cd, usb, auxilary inputs, and Pandora, iHeartRadio, and Sirius/XM control.

    Cons: When using Pandora, you have to wait for the unit to connect to the iPhone, and press "allow" on your iPhone screen to complete the connection. Once that's done, you now have control from the unit.

    Good basic stereo

    Tobi from South Texas on 4/9/2015

    2011 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this to have Sirius satellite radio without having to have plug and play unit. Wiring was easy, fit dash adapter fine. Simple design, but controls can be tricky. Haven't figured out how to control color display on unit. It rotates through all colors, red, blue, green, and orange. Wish I could figure out how to keep it set up on blue or green to match dash lighting.

    Pros: Easy wiring, decent sound. Would be better with quality speakers. Currently running Pioneer 6x8s on doors and stock speakers on rear deck. Will eventually upgrade to a powered sub and maybe some component speakers.

    Cons: Controls can be tricky to figure out. I'm sure I'll get used to them with repeated use,.

    Easy install, great sound

    Glenn Z. from Dover, PA on 4/1/2015

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

    Great radio for a reasonable price.

    Pros: easy installation and includes everything that is needed, user friendly, great sound even with factory speakers,price is reasonable

    Cons: display is a little hard to see in bright sunlight

    Good Receiver

    sjCohen from Wisconsin on 4/1/2015

    1995 Cadillac Seville
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good unit and easy to install. Only issue I have with the unit is there is no way to display the clock when the unit is off. The clock is only visible when the unit is turned on.

    Pros: easy install, great clear sound, looks cool

    Cons: clock cannot be displayed when unit is turned off

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    Bruce from Texas on 3/31/2015

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

    This is a great low priced radio that fit the car exactly as indicated. Has a little trouble with the wiring, but after installed worked great.

    Pros: Arrived fast, great instructions and was easy to install. GREAT PRICE FOR RADIO AND 4 SPEAKERS

    Cons: Wiring a little hard due to color change in original wiring. Took time to decipher correct wire connection

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    Gunrunner from Hawaii on 3/30/2015

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

    This unit is a good value sounds great is built solid but it is hard to navigate through all the features. Setting up the mids highs and lows was a bit of a task and it took some time getting used to how the controls work. Also the unit has different colors that change and I am still not sure if I can set it to one color or not. Other than that this this unit works great.

    Pros: works good ,lots of features

    Cons: Hard to set up tones/ features

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    2006 gmc sierra from Virginia on 3/19/2015

    2006 GMC Sierra 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great unit if your looking for a good factory replacement as i was. Good base model don't expect a lot of features. I like the option to be able to play Iheart radio or pandora but if you want to use hands free i would suggest the 500u model

    Pros: looks good and sounds good with a set of kenwood speakers.

    Cons: The display is not real bright in the daylight

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    Anonymous from Myrtle Beach SC on 3/11/2015

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

    Good unit for price

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    Kenwood head unit

    EricL from Theresa, NY on 3/3/2015

    2007 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Replaced son's 2007 Toyota Corolla head unit. Factory (6) speakers still. Super easy to install. Use a wired ipod and iPhone for music. Read both very well.

    Pros: Ease of use, installed quickly, looks great in dash, large volume knob, plenty of power so it's louder than stock.

    Cons: Display is not bright enough.

    great buy

    j22 from iowa on 2/20/2015

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

    i have over 10 years of car audio experience and this is a nice stereo it was a great price and it looks great I installed it in a gmc envoy I recommend going with the axxess wire harness if needed

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    Better than expected!

    Anonymous from South Hutchinson on 2/16/2015

    2007 Chevrolet Cobalt
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love the look and quality. Excellent value.

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    Anonymous from Wetunpka Alabama on 1/27/2015

    2005 Acura RSX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great unit I love it goes well with my car. Mounting gear could of been a little better.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: None

    Nice stereo

    mark from hickory, nc on 1/6/2015

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

    Got this for son. Going to get one for me.

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    Great Stereo

    Troy D from Maine on 1/5/2015

    2006 Chevrolet Impala
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great stereo with after market speakers it sounds great.

    Pros: Great sound and a variety of colors.

    Cons: nothing

    Nice Replacement for 10 year old CD player

    Shawn from Utah on 1/1/2015

    2004 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Replaced 10 year old stock unit with this fantastic Kenwood

    Pros: Easy Ito install

    Cons: No so far

    Richard Yarger

    Rich from West Decatur, P.A. on 12/30/2014

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

    This unit looks like it belongs here, fits great and looks a lot better than factory.

    Pros: easy to install looks great

    Cons: nothing that I can think of.

    Excellent head unit

    Anonymous from Ohio on 12/8/2014

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

    I've had this deck a few weeks and love it. I drive a Scion with the standard Pioneer system. This unit really pounds the speakers. Honestly, it sounds like I installed new speakers along with the deck! Sound quality is awesome. I love the ipod and USB ports on the driver side, right in the front. Makes them so easy to use. Also, this unit gives you tons of color options to personalize the way your deck looks. Not a functional necessity, but it is a very cool feature. All the necessary wiring harnesses came free of charge, and made installation very quick and easy.

    Pros: -Sound quality/display color options -Ease of installation -Fit and finish once installed -Supplied wiring harness and trim finish kits -Good value compared to similar head units

    Cons: -The unit literature tells very little about how to set the deck up once installed. It takes a lot of trial and error to figure out how to set the sound profile up.

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    JC from California on 11/21/2014

    2014 Nissan Versa SV
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Fit was good on my 2014 Nissan Versa SV, the kit sent with it did not fit well....I ended up using the brackets from the factory HU.....later I found that the Best Kits BKNDK786 is the best fit for my Versa....the harness was simple to install. Sound was good with factory speakers but now that I installed Polk speakers it really brings the Kenwood HU to life ....so far very happy......

    Pros: Easy installation of the HU. The wiring harness was easy to install and connect. And the fact that you can change the screen color to match your vehicles illumination is a plus for me.

    Cons: Installation kit sent did not fit my 2014 Nissan Versa SV with fatory single CD HU. See my above review.

    Too early to tell much, but ...

    Ken from Sedona, AZ on 11/18/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    the sound is great. I drive a convertible Miata and the screen is VERY hard to read in any color and impossible to read w shades on.

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    Perfect

    Anonymous from Schnecksville, PA on 11/13/2014

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

    Fit perfectly. Great sound.

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    TG from Burley,ID on 11/13/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It is just what I have been wanting, looks very good after installed fits just like it said it would. Very good sound with original speakers, I had the deluxe speakers already in the car. I would recommend this product very good price.

    Pros: I love the Sirius XM, I like how you can see who is singing and the title also. Installs well in Toyota 4runner. Like how you can have any color you want in it.

    Cons: Nothing

    '06 F-150

    60DRB from Alabama on 11/5/2014

    2006 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Seems to be a good sounding unit. Installation was made confusing by the packer; 1- Included were two different rectangular trim pieces and neither was needed (or fit). 2- The two plactic side mount pieces had to be cut off (4x inner-most tabs) in order for the unit to fit into the dash area. 3- Lots of extra screws?. 4- There was an antenna extension cable that was not needed...good thing since it was for a Chrysler fitment, not Ford.

    Pros: Sounds very good

    Cons: Unecessarily complicated settings operations, and the factory only offers view/print option? No download?

    kenwood

    Stefanie from Ashtabula, OH on 10/30/2014

    2005 Mazda 3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    As expected. Great sound, easy install, great customer support

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    Great Head Unit

    Calocial from San Diego, CA on 10/28/2014

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

    Modified fit into a 2000 Ford Explorer, was pretty simple to install myself. Was only able to afford a new head unit with no speakers yet, but I can say this has brought new life into my stock speakers (four 6x8s).

    Pros: Great look with custom colors, fine tuning audio controls plus preset EQs settings,

    Cons: Major screen glare during the day, plan on buying anti glare stereo screen protector and see if that helps

    How kool is this

    bry from batesville ar on 10/10/2014

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

    great product and a vast improvement over the factory items.

    Pros: Came with adapter kit at no charge.

    Cons: It went in my daughters car and not mine.

    Great value and nice features

    JulioI from Cabo Rojo, PR on 10/5/2014

    2014 Nissan Sentra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed as part of a full factory replacement on a 2014 Nissan Sentra. Bought this unit to replace a new receiver I installed a few months back because it didn't look quite right in the Double-Din opening. This receiver looks good, sounds great, and it has all the settings and media playing capabilities I would ever need. Navigating the menu takes little time to learn and being able to change the colors to match those of your car is a nice touch.

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    Cons: So far the only complaint I have is how dim the display appears on a bright sunny day

    Kenwood Kolors are Kool

    Gerald from Holly Springs, MS on 9/29/2014

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

    Nice looking CD receiver with flowing colors and displays.

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    JamesMC from Tulsa,OK on 9/17/2014

    2004 GMC Sierra 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good sounding unit installed in 2004 GMC Sierra 1500 using CRUX SOCGM-17 wiring interface. Manual online and I did need it to figure out some functions as I am sixty nine years old and not a young techie. I really like this unit.

    Pros: Sound, looks, double din filled up dash and great price. Crrutchfield shipped fast and answered all questions.

    Cons: None for me.

    Nice Replacement

    Allen from Millington, TN on 9/13/2014

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

    Price will often tell you alot about a device. If you are looking at the cheaper range you can't expect to be wowed, which is the case here. This is a good sounding head unit that does all the basics. It does have a few pluses like the usb jack in the front and iphone/ipod control. This unit does not support Bluetooth but the model above this one for a few dollars more does. I was replaceing an aftermarket JVC unit that I had hated ever since I bought the vehicle. This unit looked much better mounted in the dash. It looks like it actually belongs there. The ability to change colors of the display independently from the key colors was a plus that I didn't think i would have liked as much as I do. You can set them to match your dash lights or contrast them. I actually have the display match while my key colors constantly slowly cycle through the spectrum.It's really quite cool. I have no amp connected and it still does a decent job pushing 4 speakers. For the money it is a nice little head unit.

    Pros: All the colors you can change the display and the keys too. Looked very good for a cheaper unit sitting in my dash.

    Cons: Display can be hard to see in direct sunlight, but the unit it replaced had the same problem.

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    Alan W from Spring, Texas on 9/8/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The salesman knew exactly what I would need for my application, and advised me very professionaly. Fast shipping and delivery. Piece of cake to install, just read the instructions....guys

    Pros: Very easy installation, easy adjustments,

    Cons: None

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    Monk from Nashville , TN on 9/4/2014

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

    Great radio for the price easy install in 2004 Trailblazer

    Pros: Colors , fit , ease of setup

    Cons: non

    My second Kenwood and love it!

    Alvin from Mayaguez Puerto Rico on 9/3/2014

    2008 Suzuki SX4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed this unit in my 2008 Suzuky SX4 Sport and am very happy with it , simple instalation with the free supplied gear ,Colors match the factory and the sound is great with my factory speakers , reccomend it for anyone!

    Pros: USB input, adjustable color display, excellent sound quality ,easy to install

    Cons: no rear usb l

    great radio

    Ken from Hazel Park, Michigan on 9/3/2014

    1996 Buick Skylark
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to use and install, I had no problems with install. The radio is wonderful with the satellite radio built-in I am very happy.

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    Easy to install!

    nevis guy from Nevis Island on 8/22/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The Kenwood in-dash unit went in very easily with the supplied mounting brackets and wiring connectors. The controls are much more user friendly than previous units I have owned. I would definitly recomment to friends.

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    great sound

    Doug E from Salina Ks on 8/18/2014

    2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this as a replacement for my factory head unit..mine stopped ejecting cds and i wanted to add xm radio. I wasn't looking for all the bells and whistles .. just a solid upgrade of my gm unit. this is perfect upgrade for me at a value price. Was easy to install and matches my dash fairly well. This one has easy to use menu buttons and a remote..lol..although i have no idea why. This unit has all the outs for amps and also inputs on the face for usb and aux jack. I'll probably buy another one for my s10 project

    Pros: value..kenwood double din for the price sounds so much better than my gm radio ease of use..switching between radio and xm color for display easy to match different dash colors

    Cons: mine was missing the owner..user manual doesn't have bluetooth if you want that

    Crutchfield response on August 20, 2014 These days, many car stereos don't include an owner's manual in the box. Manufacturers either include it on a disc or send you to their website to download it. You can also find it on our website. On the stereo's web page, click on the "Details" tab. At the top of that tab, click on "What's in the box?" or just scroll down below the chart. The first item appearing in the "What's in the box?" box is a link to the owner's manual. You can view it in your browser or download it to your computer.

    radio is great for what I need it for

    knenwood from las vegas nv on 8/16/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I like how it fits, and the different colors that it has, sound is very good, and ease of using the stereo is great.

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    Perfect Upgrade

    Anonymous from IL on 8/15/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit is a perfect OEM upgrade nice display not too bright at night a little dim in direct sunlight looks really clean in factory location sound quality is very good, does not have the muddy sounding low end of the pioneer that this is replacing. The menu is a little tricky at first but once you figure it out it is pretty straight forward. Great receiver so far and matches dash lights perfectly in my SUV paired with 2 sets of kicker 6.5 sounds very nice.

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    Disapointed Now

    Carlyle from Peoria AZ on 8/13/2014

    I installed this unit in my F250 about a year ago. I bought because the CD player was a feature I really wanted. The Cd player died about a month after the warranty ran out. I am not happy it died so soon with such little use. I did review this unit after I installed it. I still stand by most of what I said. All I am saying now is the unit has proved over a short period of time to lack in quality. I won't buy another one. Another sad part is that I had to modify the dash to put the unit in. I will never do that again either. Now I am stuck. I would leave the dash alone so I could easily install a different unit if needed. Live and learn I guess. If you don't need a CD player you will probably love this unit.

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    Cons: CD player is junk. Had to modify dash for installation.

    Nice Stereo

    tom from pleasanton, ca on 8/12/2014

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

    This is a definite upgrade over the factory stereo, it sounds noticeably better. It was easy to install and the wiring kit makes that part easy. My daughter likes the way the display changes color. The instructions don't explain a lot of the settings but if you sit there and play around with it you can make a good sound combination.

    Pros: sounds good, easy to install

    Cons: settings/features not explained very well in the instructions

    Very Flexable The DPX300U

    shadetree from Iowa on 7/28/2014

    2003 Oldsmobile Alero
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    As I titled, this unit is very flexible to install in most all environments from standalone factory to a full amped system. New or limited budged users can build from the fully functional head unit without the worry of replacing it or purchasing expensive adapters and such. The operation is strait forward affording the user more direct function buttons without the need to look at the screen using a navigation control as other brands, especially important while driving. The Android App has performed flawless so far. One note, If it wasn't for the USB drive option I know I would need to up my data package. All in all this is a nice unit that offers users mostly what they will ever want or grow to.

    Pros: 1.Flexible installation. 2.Beautiful finish and control layout. 3.USB works with Android APP. 4.Tuner is very sensitive. 5.Settings will allow almost any thing a user prefers. 6.USB Drive capable is very fast to access.

    Cons: #1. Biggest complaint is the USB file browsing does not list the folder/s name/s. Very difficult to navigate large collections, especially using the common folder format: Artist/Album/ or worse, Artist/Album (with more than one album). 2.Tuner head unit not capable to manual set stations or traveling weak stations, it's a car! Users will need to use the remote. 4.As others have mentioned, the included Start Manual is limited, suggest to download the full manual first to familiarize your needs.

    Great alternative to factory stereo

    Bev and Jim from Keyser, WV on 7/27/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Brooke @ Crutchfield recommended the Kenwood DPX300U to us to enable installation of a "hidden" SiriusXM receiver that we wanted to install. Everything necessary to facilitate installation was included in the shipment. And the installation was simple as could be after reviewing the included instructions. Brooke also added some really neat 'crimpless' wiring connectors that gave this installation professional quality without the need for soldering. Removal of factory stereo and installation of Kenwood and SiriusXM receiver was just over two hours and it looks better than the factory stereo.

    Pros: Great sound using existing factory speakers. Easy installation with the install gear that was provided. Great looking multi-colored display. Seamless installation of SiriusXM receiver. Lighter than factory radio being replaced.

    Cons: None so far.

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    Mike from Raleigh, NC on 7/24/2014

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

    I dinged the value here only because the DPX 500 BT, which is bluteooth enabled, is only $40 more. I don't feel like switching the system. but I wish I had known that when I ordered the DPX 300 U.

    Pros: Easy to use - my previous system had an interface where one knob tilted and turned to control all features - that was not usable when I was driving. The DPX 300 U is considerably simpler.

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    Rick H from Tahoe City, Ca on 7/21/2014

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

    Sounds great, easy to use, looks cool, and I love the I-pod connection. Hard to judge the quality after a couple of weeks.

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    Excellent Choice

    Maddogg from Jacksonville , FL on 7/21/2014

    2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The Kenwood unit was an excellent choice for the Sliverado. The fit was perfect. Sound quality is above the OEM unit that was in the dash. As far as pricing the value was very good. The display on the unit puts to shame the original unit. Add in Crutchfields outstanding service and you can't go wrong.

    Pros: Price, fit, sound, Crutchfield

    Cons: None

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    robert from arkansas on 7/20/2014

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

    everything is great so far the gear that was promised was on point the install went great nice upgrade

    Pros: install quality of sound

    Cons: illumination is not great in the day but that is okay cannot have everything

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    George from Columbus, oh on 7/17/2014

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

    Great unit or the money. Would definitely recommend. Only problem I've found is when scrolling through my pandora stations it takes a minute to read the station name. Not a big problem, works great and sounds great.

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    Anonymous from Richmond, VA on 7/15/2014

    2011 Hyundai Sonata SE
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice starter radio. If you want a radio that has a nice sound, add on capabilities, pandora, iheart radio, and sirius radio then this is the one for you.

    Pros: Cost, nice looking, and features

    Cons: Hard to view during a sunny day

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    Herb from Science Hill, KY on 7/9/2014

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

    Looks good, easy to operate, and sounds great. I bought this and the speakers for less money here locally. A perfect fit in my 2004 Silverado and my billfold.

    Pros: Perfect fit//Easy Install//Excellent instructions for the stereo installation.

    Cons: The little box GM installed in their vehicles that you must have in order for the stereo to work.

    Great product

    Gerald from California on 6/29/2014

    2006 Acura RSX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This system is awesome!!! Many ways to tweak the sound and pre-set them

    Pros: Price, cool looking, sounds great!

    Cons: The illumination colors. I can't seem to fix it to one color

    AWESOME DEAL

    townie28 from East Providence, RI on 6/27/2014

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

    Really easy to install, and for the price it can't be beat. I just wanted to replace the factory stereo in my '05 Explorer so that I could plug in my iPod or iPhone. Looks like factory unit when installed. LEDs can be changed to match the interior dash lighting. Searching for music can be a little slow, but i use my phone anyways.

    Pros: Looks great. easy to install sounds great

    Cons: Search is a little diffcult, but it is what it is for $159

    Worth Every Penny

    ShadeH from Saint Helens on 6/24/2014

    2003 Mazda Protege
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This stereo really surprised me. It's iPod/iphone makes listening to my music so much easier. I have not messed with the pandora feature much yet, so I am unable to say much about it. But I can say that if it's works as efficiently as everything else on the stereo, then it should handle fine. It looks incredible at night and in low light settings. Definitely worth the buy. Highly recommend it for a 2003 mazda protege. (;

    Pros: -User friendly -Easy to install -USB iPod and iPhone controls -Charges your phone while listening to music

    Cons: Likely to get stolen because it looks so darn cool.

    Great!

    Jeremy from Fond du Lac, Wi on 6/22/2014

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

    Perfect fit for double din opening and looks great. Install in 05 F150 only took about an hour.

    Pros: Easy to install Controls easy to figure out Looks great

    Cons: Colors constantly changing Hard to see display in sunlight

    A Great System

    Kent from Livonia,NY on 6/10/2014

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

    So far so good. After having the factory unit fail twice I decided it was time for an aftermarket unit. Having dealt with Crutchfield before they were my first choice. The Kenwood DPX 300U is a great unit. The quality of sound over the factory unit with just the head change is outstanding. I wish I hadn't wasted my money having the original factory unit repaired at the first failure.

    Pros: Ease of installation, overall quality, everything required for a neat install included and awesome sound quality. My car sound system never sounded better.

    Cons: The direction to set the clock were wrong. However a one minute call to Crutchfield's tech line resolved that problem. Thanks to Carl on the tech team!

    Nice replacement radio

    RandyD from Arlington, TN on 6/10/2014

    2004 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I got this radio to replace the factory one after my XM tuner went dead. Install was simple with the wiring harness that Crutchfield supplied. I added a SiriusXM tuner. The lighting is a bit dim in bright daylight but not overly problematic.

    Pros: Nice features

    Cons: Radio is a little hard to see in bright daylight

    Great Value

    Peter V from Houston, TX on 6/8/2014

    2006 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great upgrade over factory HU. Easy to use and sounds great

    Pros: Great price and sound. Colors can be adjusted to match the dash, Easy to use

    Cons: Instructions for the unit are crummy at best but the unit is easy to figure out.

    Kenwood DPX300U

    chichi3 from Mount Carmel,Pa on 6/2/2014

    2013 Ford Transit Connect
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I just had this installed and for the most part I'm satisfied with the unit. It's attractve, sound is fine but I had to download the owner's manual, and print some pages to be able to set some of the functions. Not being very tech saavy I found it a bit difficult initially . Now I've gotten more used to it. What I REALLY don't like is the difficulty to see the display in daylight. I tried various colors to no avail. It's really almost impossible to see in any kind of light.Even with the dimmer off. Sure does detract from the overall rating. BE SURE to order the optional tuner if you want satellite radio. It's optional( I missed that and didn't order it)

    Pros: Most everything,nice looks,price,sound.

    Cons: Display nearly impossible to see in daylight. A bit difficult to use AT FIRST.

    Radio

    RandyB from Coos Bay, oregon on 5/31/2014

    2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this for my son, very easy to install and came with everything needed.

    Pros: Cheap, easy

    Cons:

    Kenwood DPX300U

    QZOCK from Renton WA on 5/26/2014

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

    Very nice unit... very affordable. Easy to install. Sounds good enough. It's cheap!

    Pros: Cheap

    Cons: Hard to read text in sunlight

    1st Keenwood

    Jason S from Boomer NC on 5/24/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is my first Kenwood always had Pioneers, so far so good. The sound is great, also gets good reception. Colors match the factory, I also like the attenuator feature. In the day time it is a bit hard to see because of the glair, but I work 3rd shift so no big deal.

    Pros: Double din, great reception and sound. Price

    Cons: Daytime glair, the owners manual lacks details!!

    Kenwood DPX300U

    Anonymous from Prescott, Az on 5/21/2014

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

    Good product. Fits well in truck.

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    Anonymous from Dahlonega,Ga on 5/14/2014

    2006 Chevrolet Equinox
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I really like getting used to using my new radio.It is so cool to be able to see were to set the channels and the bug volume knob.

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    Kenwood DPX300U

    Anonymous from amarillo,tx on 5/11/2014

    2012 Nissan Frontier SV
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very good stereo, simple installation done in 20 mins

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    Perfect Fit

    Steve L from Clearwater, FL on 5/8/2014

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

    I ordered the Kenwood radio to replace the factory radio in my 06 Mustang Gt. The installation was a breeze since the instructions provided where clear and easy to follow. The stereo looks great and the sound is unbelievable even with the factory speakers. The improved performance did find a flaw in one of my sub-woofers that was loose. This is an excellent upgrade.

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    Excellent stereo

    Shawn from Laurel Hill, NC on 5/5/2014

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

    This is a great stereo and well worth the money. The only thing is that the instructions don't tell you everything it does but you can play with it to find out that. I love this setup with SiriusXM this is great

    Pros: color change and easy to install

    Cons:

    excellent

    Adam from Louisiana on 5/1/2014

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

    Easy install, Jeep jku with infinity system

    Pros: Easy install, looks clean

    Cons: None

    the other side of the coin

    ? from Illinois on 4/24/2014

    2003 Mazda Protege
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nightmare installation....30% Kenwood/70% Crutchfield. Still might send back.....unit is worthless on a sunny day....glare makes face completely illegible. I added a sun shield and back light shield.....no help.

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    Kenwood DPX300U

    Chris from Mesa, AZ on 4/21/2014

    1990 Chevrolet Corvette
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Pretty nice unit so far.

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    eric from newtown, ct on 4/11/2014

    2001 Subaru Legacy
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I finally got around to replacing the factory unit in my '01 Subaru Legacy. This is my first Double-Din unit, but it's the fourth Kenwood that I've owned, and I am VERY happy with it. Very clean sound, great controls and user interface, and tons of options for customizing the sound, and every other aspect of the unit.

    Pros: Excellent value. Beautiful design. Simple and elegant, doesn't stick out like a sore thumb; actually looks like it belongs in the car! Front USB Port. MORE AMPLIFICATION than most other aftermarket head units(88 watts RMS). If you don't want to spend the $ on a dedicated amplifier for your speakers, Kenwood is the only way to go; and if you ever do decide to add an amp for a subwoofer, or speakers, or both, all the preamp outputs you'd ever need are there.

    Cons: None.

    Eddie

    Edward from Bala Cynwyd Pa 19004 on 4/9/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Not a good vuie. Could not see in daytime . No matter what color . Not at all satesfide with raido at all.

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    evette from phoenix, az on 4/6/2014

    2007 Chevrolet Impala
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I like my stereo. Still learning how to work it.

    Pros: Im not sure about all of the pros yet. Im still learning how to use it

    Cons: The Bluetooth is not being detected through my phone

    Kenwood DPX300U

    Milano from VA on 4/3/2014

    2006 Mercury Milan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great double din at a fair price. Installed in a Mercury Milan to replace factory head unit and add Sirius XM. The unit works great with Sirius, IPod and Iphone. The tuner pulls in distant stations with no problems. Sound is great with factory speakers. The only negative is the display washes out in bright sun light. Overall I'm very pleased and would buy it again.

    Pros: Great sound and controls

    Cons: Display washes out in bright sunlight.

    Great sound, cluttered front panel, difficult manual

    Mark S. from Crossville, TN on 4/2/2014

    2008 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The Unit has great sound, sourcing can be CD, AM/FM, MP3, USB drive. If you are into "Cool", it offers multiple colors to select from for the display, none of which do well in direct sunlight which means in my Convertible I can see the display at night or with the top up. I tend to use a Flash drive as my input with my choice of music so the display is just a little aggravation versus a substantial problem.

    Pros: Great Sound, Outputs for: Subwoofer, Rear entertainment systems, Amp. All kinds of Source inputs. It has a very modern appearance. I'd say for someone with a major Amp/Subwoofer system this would be a good choice

    Cons: The front is really cluttered. The On/Off/ Source button is miniscule and located right above the USB port. With the exception of the Volume Knob every control is small to tiny. The display is large, no trouble seeing Artist, Title, etc as they go scrolling across (unless the top is down and the sun is shining) I am probably going to apply a layer of 2" clear tape to the Display area as to is very high gloss and will show the smallest of abrasions from the most careful cleaning.

    Kenwood DPX300U

    Dragon2003 from Summerville, SC on 4/1/2014

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

    I installed this stereo into my 2009 Toyota Corolla. The face places included in the box did not cover the entire opening but the face places provided by Crutchfeild did the job. The installation of the stereo unit was very simple; three factory screws on each bracket directly into the unit, no converter installation kit needed. Then factory brackets directly into factory position. Many people of have commented that they stereo does not give the appearance of an after market stereo...Looks like the one that the car rolled off the assembly line with. Using the stock, 6 speakers within the car, I am able to just about rattle the windows, at half volume.

    Pros: Easy to install Easy to follow directions Super fast shipping

    Cons: ummmm...I cannot think of any

    Kenwood DPX300

    Rob from Chicago, IL on 3/19/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    the kenwood DPX300 is an amazing device for any vehicle that needs a new stereo! its multi- colored and has amazing sound quality! It fit perfectly in my car even with the origonal mounting brackets for a Double Din unit! Great Producs reccomend it for anyone!

    Pros: Awesome color, Not too hard to navigate, sweet sound, Great bass, looks good in any car!

    Cons: Glitches rarely and will only let you change the song on your phone, only picks up a few radio stations uless there is a way to program it.

    Easy to use

    Clint from Lawrence KS on 3/19/2014

    2004 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy features but a little "hidden", good power and great value

    Pros: Lots of power, great price, looks good

    Cons: While the some of the features are easy to use, getting to the settings it's as easy. Really not a huge issue once you get familiar

    Kenwood DPX300U Receiver

    SoundManWNY from Buffalo New York on 3/9/2014

    2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Found this to be a very high quality receiver for the price. It has all the features of the high end models at a much lower out of pocket cost. This one is also user friendly, very easy to set up for display and sound shape.

    Pros: As long as your not trying to blow out an ear drum! this has just the right amount of output power. The color choice and being able to modify colors on keys as well as the display is a very nice feature. The single touch ATT that in an instant lowers the volume to next to nothing and then allows you to return right back is one great feature. The ease of use is also a very nice feature, the remote is just the right size so you dont have to fumble for the buttons.

    Cons: Down loading and PDF printing of the actual operators manual was a con but if you have a lazer printer and a three ring binder your all set. The receiver has a Gloss Black finish and matches poorly to most vehicle dash boards that have more of a Matt Finish. It also has a glossy and very smooth face, this is very reflective and likes to colect dust on it. I find myseld carrying a small micro fiber towel now to give the front of the unit a fast wipe every couple of days.

    Great Product

    Mike A from Washington, NJ on 3/5/2014

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

    For the price of this unit you can't beat it! With the help of 2 quick phone calls to customer service the installation was a piece of cake. Clyde and Joe walked me through two minor issues do to my inexperience and had the unit installed in about 20 min. The unit fits perfectly! Only issue at this point is setting the display color.

    Pros: Great Price, easy install, perfect fit and great customer service!

    Cons: none

    Nice Deck, Great Price!

    Russ from AR on 3/4/2014

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

    Need to upgrade my factory Silverado head unit and wanted a double din to match the factory look. Called Mike at Crutchfield with a couple quick questions about fit and made my decision. Fit is excellent and installation wasn't hard at all. Hardest part was trying to fit the Alpine add-on amp and all the wiring behind the dash!

    Pros: Very good sound and fairly easy to use once you give the user guide a quick look. Was able to match the factory instrument colors with all the choice on the new deck. Iphone works perfectly and Pandora is easy to control from the deck as well.

    Cons: A bit hard to see with sunglasses on in very bright light but not terrible.

    Great product

    James from Great falls mt 59405 on 3/1/2014

    2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very easy to install. I had questions before buying and was helped out with professionalism and had all my questions answered

    Pros: Great price Great product Great customer service

    Cons: None

    Kenwood DPX300U

    Fred O from Scottsdale, AZ on 2/27/2014

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

    I wanted something that was at least fairly easy to use and sounded good. This seems to fit the bill. Now, if it is reliable, it will be close to perfect. Time will tell.

    Pros: Easier to operate than most. Great sound.

    Cons: None so far.

    Good Sound, Poor Layout

    J from Midwest on 2/9/2014

    1995 Buick Roadmaster
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this stereo as a replacement for the JVC KW-XR610 head unit that was previously installed in my 1995 Buick Roadmaster. I liked the JVC. It looked good in the car, delivered excellent sound quality and was easy to use. Unfortunately, the buttons intermittently stopped working before it finally died after only three years of use. I was very disappointed on two levels. First, when I purchase an expensive stereo from a supposedly good brand, I expect it to last. Second, the JVC's failure forced me to disassemble and reassemble the dashboard on an almost-twenty year old car that you cannot get interior parts for anymore. Not wanting to relive the JVC debacle, I decided to go with Kenwood on the advice of a coworker who is knowledgeable about electronics. It was also the most stock-looking double din stereo available for the application. Almost all the other stereos I looked at were grotesque looking. The Good: Installation was reasonably quick and painless, taking less than a couple of hours. The Crutchfield website indicated that this stereo would not fit my in car. However, it fits seamlessly into the dashboard stereo bezel with no need for spacers and actually looks (more or less) like it's supposed to be there. The customizable display is nice because you can set it to match the rest of the dashboard lights exactly. Nothing looks more out of place than a bright blue/red/orange radio surrounded mellow green lights everywhere else. The sound quality is at least as good as the stock GM and the JVC units were (although not noticeably better). It is highly customizable, so you have to tinker with the audio controls a lot to make it sound right. The Pandora compatibility is a nice touch.

    Pros: Installation was reasonably quick and painless, taking less than a couple of hours. The Crutchfield website indicated that this stereo would not fit my in car. However, it fits seamlessly into the dashboard stereo bezel with no need for spacers and actually looks (more or less) like it's supposed to be there. The customizable display is nice because you can set it to match the rest of the dashboard lights exactly. Nothing looks more out of place than a bright blue/red/orange radio surrounded mel

    Cons: The Bad: Both the placement of the controls and the layout of the user interface lack dramatically. The buttons are all too small (with the exception of the six presets) and are not easy to operate while driving. Larger, more pronounced buttons would allow the driver to concentrate more on the road and less on operating the stereo. The seek buttons and volume dial should be positioned on the left side of the unit to accommodate the driver. The USB port should be placed on the right side so the i

    For a cheaper item it is awesome...

    Natalie from United States on 2/6/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This radio is amazing for the price. Wow. I am so surprised.

    Pros: Great sound, easy installation.

    Cons: Some of the features are chincy. Like the Blue tooth phone attachment. It is a little tough to use.

    Kenwood DPX300U CD receiver

    David from Lafayette, CO on 2/5/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I drive a 1997 Honda CR-V and have been using the original OEM receiver for the 14 years I've owned the vehicle. I wanted the ability to listen to my extensive mp3 collection while driving and this was the perfect upgrade! Very reasonably priced and this does just about everything you would want for a CD receiver. This was easy to install on my own- took me about 4 hours from start to finish with one call to Crutchfield tech support, but if you've ever done this sort of thing before it would probably take just a couple of hours. The variable color display is great- with 24 options, I found an exact match to my vehicle's dash color display. The sound is outstanding even with stock speakers, so I can't wait to hear what it sounds like when I upgrade the speakers. The preset EQ options all make noticeable improvements to different styles of music. I bought a Kingston Digital 32 GB micro USB drive, which is just the right size to store the maximum 255 folders/255 files per folder that this receiver can read. I leave it connected all the time and now I have around 500 hours of music constantly at my fingertips. It's kind of slow to advance through that many folders (no iPod-style spinning through the list, you just have to press buttons to go forward or back), but that's a nice problem to have. This receiver has a clock, which I definitely need and most other double-DIN receivers did not have. All in all, an excellent purchase and I am very pleased with this receiver!

    Pros: Easy to install, USB input, adjustable color display, excellent sound quality.

    Cons: The display is hard to read in bright daylight (looks great at night, though).

    Sounds good and looks great

    Eddie from Roanoke, VA on 1/30/2014

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

    Put it in a 05 carola. Really sets of the console.

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    Matthew from Duluth, GA on 1/24/2014

    2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Kenwood DPX300U is a killer sound system!

    Pros: Easy to install, it gives a perfect sound and more bass boost than my old sony system. Really love it alot!

    Cons: None

    Excellent

    Ak from Ny on 1/23/2014

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

    Great buy

    Pros: Amazing sound for a reasonable price

    Cons: Installation involves cutting wires (at least in my car) so not DIY for me

    Great Fit

    NilesL from Long Beach CA on 1/21/2014

    Bought this head unit to replace the OEM unit in my 2004 Ford Explorer. Couldn't be happier. The look is fantastic and it fits perfectly in the double din factory spot without any kind of trim rings. Had it done professionally here in Long Beach. Great shop, took less than 45 minutes to install head unit and rockford-fosgate 6X8's in all four doors. Keep my factory 8" sub and the sound is truly fantastic. Took a minute to learn all the bells and whistles, but this unit and my setup has me in audio heavin every time I step into my truck. Love the color display at night. You can set it to one color or let it change intermitently. You also have control of all speakers and subwoofer to set to your liking. Great price for a very good head unit.

    Pros: Great price. Ease of use. Remote control. Love the color display.

    Cons: No owners manual with purchase. (have to download). Had to download upgraded software to repair a glitch.

    good radio

    Anonymous from zanesville, ohio on 1/8/2014

    2007 Chevrolet Silverado (New Body Style
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    good radio for the buck

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    What a nice purchase

    SUMBUDDIE from Lucerne, Lake County, California on 1/2/2014

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

    Easy install, only cost $65 for a professional to do it, plug in the GM adaptor and get it going. I purchased the Kenwood DPX300U over the DPX500BT as I did not want bluetooth, phones, or even Sirus Radio, ONSTAR and GM getting my GPS, starting or stopping my vehicle if they liked, or some hacker hijacking the car/truck while I am in it or not. The Kenwood really pulls in FM stations, and puts down a very clean signal to the speakers. If you are upgrading your Factory system as I was (2008 Avalanche) then put in new speakers as the factory speakers are really poor quality and can not even handle factory sound. The free antenna adaptor is necessary as the factory antenna has three holes to bolt it down and one center hole for the antenna wire, to upgrade the antenna on the fender is an expensive bit of labor. so go to a window antenna if you can. Fender antenna like the ones they put on boats are cheap at $11 but three hours of body work to put them in despite being the equivalent of 40 feet long (the wire is coiled inside the rubber) so they work really good. The GM adaptor integrator so that the steering wheel paddles and buttons work, well they all work better but slightly differently then the factory setup. I am very happy with the radio and how it works in the Avalanche.

    Pros: It looks great, easy to use with the big buttons on the Kenwood, and color at night is spot on correct to factory dash lights if you want to set it for that. I am very happy with the purchase and the package Crutchfield put together with their Tech Team. Take your time on what you want to purchase, and talk on the phone or use the chat room. Then get all you need in one go especially the free stuff in package sales. Well worth the effort.

    Cons: Nothing negative to say ... all good.

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    IowaReino from Muscatine IA on 1/2/2014

    2007 Pontiac Grand Prix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good radio, easy to install with Crutchfield tech support. Lots of wires but all easily identified. Sucks having to buy 2 different cable packages to make it work with your car, but Crutchfield help is awesome. They knew the wiring like they were holding it in their hand.

    Pros: looks good, fits OK

    Cons: So amny wires it was tough to pack them all in behind the radio.

    Kenwood DPX300U

    jeff from utah on 12/19/2013

    1999 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    very nice stereo

    Pros: install was ok

    Cons: none I have found so far

    Sweet deck

    Anonymous from North Dakota on 12/16/2013

    2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The variable color display is awesome, easy control of pre-amps. Easy to use the ipod through the deck, and it looks great in my 2006 Ford SuperDuty.

    Pros: Easy to use

    Cons: have to read instructions closely to set detailed settings.

    Great Double Din!

    Joe Bob from N. Idaho on 12/8/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great value for a great product! Easy install for Subaru. Sound is great using Kenwood 6" speakers.

    Pros: Multi colored lights, great sound, amp hookups make it easy to add amps, good EQ.

    Cons: Can't set front and rear frequencies separately like the Elexon.

    Just Right

    WillieG61 from Canton, OH on 12/5/2013

    2007 Nissan Frontier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I wanted something to replace my factory radio/CD player, but didn't want more than I needed. This Kenwood unit filled the bill. Perfect fit where my original radio was, double din. Plenty of features without going overboard. It was an easy install, and even with the original speakers sounds far better than the original. Will replace the speakers eventually but for now they'll do. . It's a nice unit, download the user manual and familiarize yourself with it. It's pretty straight forward to operate. .I was even able to adjust the display color to fit the dash display. . Nice..

    Pros: Ipod, and auxiliary connections, great FM reception, looks good and sounds even better.. Easy to install, just familiarize yourself with the instructions.

    Cons: None so far

    Good unit for the price

    JTE from State of Confusion on 12/1/2013

    1999 Mercury Mountaineer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent replacement for the factory Mach stereo in my older Mountaineer. Lower price than having the OEM one repaired and puts out much better sound. Also able to get rid of the "portable" satellite receiver which was always in the way of the console.

    Pros: Better sound, remote, price, Satellite radio integration

    Cons: Unable to use factory six disc CD changer anymore

    Kenwood DPX300U

    BobF from Aiken, South Carolina on 11/27/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This radio looks great in my Toyota Tacoma. I am very impressed so far.

    Pros: Great look and feel. Loaded with features.

    Cons: None.

    Kenwood DPX300U

    Di from Salisbury, NC on 11/23/2013

    2007 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This model has amazing, crisp sound. Great value for the price!

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    Great unit

    Paul from Brook park on 11/21/2013

    2004 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great unit! I like the colors and the USB port and aux. looks great in my truck. I like that you can use either the iPod/iPhone to select music or at a buttons touch use the unit to control the pod/phone.

    Pros: Fun, colorful, easy use of pandora and your music library. Plays great loud! I like a range of classical to metal so I do mean plays all things loud very well

    Cons: Sometimes the kenwood direct control gets to be a pain in the but. Once you learn to shut it off it's ok so you'll hate that for a few weeks till it's your instinct to switch it around for easier use

    Great stereo

    JulianL from Avondale,AZ on 11/18/2013

    2007 Chevrolet HHR
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome stereo, has a great LED display, its pre amp output is great too. Really a great item for the price. With the stock car speakers its given great sound quality, the only thing that would make it better is buying better subwoofers together with it.

    Pros: Looks nice Easy to install makes a boring dash or console look great.

    Cons: None whatsoever

    Another great Kenwood Product

    AFMedic542 from Oklahoma on 11/15/2013

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

    This is the 4th Kenwood product I've purchased for Car Audio over the years and not a single complaint to be had about the quality, ease of installation (Crutchfield made it easy with their installation tips and package deal). The only point I would like to make is that the 300U is NOT compatible with any of the services they advertise, such as Pandora, UNLESS you have a iPhone. They state it's Android compatible.. yep it has an mini-stereo plug input for your headphone input and it will charge your Android with the USB... but that's it! You have to use both cables and the radio will not pair with your Android Phone. Just a small surprise I got after purchasing and installing. When Kenwood Customer Service was contacted to inquire why it didn't pair with my Android - they suggested I upgrade to the 500U... nice huh? Other than that - no complaints - a great replacement for the OEM GM Stereo that went kaput on me after 8 years.

    Pros: Easy Install, Good Quality, Outstanding Sound Output

    Cons: Is NOT Android Compatible. Do not expect to plug your Android in with the USB and have compatibility with Pandora or even the Kenwood Mobile App they ask you to download... it is ONLY compatible with iPhone

    Kenwood DP300U

    RickC from Miami on 11/15/2013

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

    Needed a Double DIN CD player to replace my aging 2000 Toyota Avalon stereo who's CD player no longer played most CDs. I didn't want to spend a lot of money but my one must-have was a preamp sub output and this head unit was the one I choose. Love the fact that Crutchfield included the Metra Wiring Harness and Metra In-dash Receiver kit for free. Plus no tax and free shipping! I told myself I wouldn't regret it but now I regret I didn't spend $40 more to get the Kenwood DPX500U that has built-in Bluetooth. Oh well. I'm still very happy.

    Pros: Large easy to read display and a multitude of display colors. Great sound using only the DPX300U to power my 4 door speakers with a Kenwood Amp powering a Sub in the rear.

    Cons: No built in Bluetooth. Wish now I spent the extra $40 to get the DPX500U unit which has it. Nowhere in the Kenwood instructions/manual what some of the settings terminology means like - "Throughput" although I finally found it here on Crutchfield's Product Research.

    Kenwood DPX300U

    Anonymous from Carolina Beach, NC on 11/13/2013

    it fits nice where the stock radio ways

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    great value

    shannon from texas on 11/10/2013

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

    Very easy to use, good quality and great price. Would highly recommend and would buy again if needed. Crutchfield's master sheet made installation a breeze as well

    Pros: Good quality, great price, easy to use

    Cons:

    Nice receiver

    Anonymous from Miami, Fl. on 11/9/2013

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

    Nice double din receiver. Was an easy install for me as I already had a Kenwood receiver. Looks really nice too.

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    Kenwood DPX300U

    Downtown from Decatur, GA on 10/31/2013

    2008 Nissan Frontier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great radio with excellent sound quality. Not real intuitive to learn; need the instructions for sure; station selection tabs are hard to see and distinguish which is which. Haven't had time to experiment with all the features available. Very satisfied with this purchase.

    Pros: Great sound quality; like the usb and aux connection that my factory radio did not have; great instructions from Crutchfield with directions and pictures.

    Cons: manual could be written a bit better. Station selection buttons are not separated enough; find myself touching the wrong one.

    Amazing buy!

    Connor123 from New Lebanon,Ohio on 10/22/2013

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

    Bought this for my 2002 jetta. Amazing purchase! Would tell anyone to buy it.

    Pros: Great quality. Solid. Does everything your wanting it to do

    Cons: Nothing

    Kenwood DPX300U

    Bob H from Gales Ferry, CT on 10/7/2013

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

    I had this professionally installed in my 2006 Mustang, replacing the factory Shaker 500 system. This sounds an performs 100% better than the Shaker. With the Sirius/XM, I am never without my favorite music, Aiko-Aiko! CD player does not insert blank spaces between tracks where none should exist such as during a concert recording, the Shaker was infamous for this malady. The graphics are pretty cool too, information is their at a glance. Great value.

    Pros: Ease of use and features.

    Cons: It was not free.

    Awesome unit!

    Kyle from Seattle, WA on 10/5/2013

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

    Without breaking the budget this unit offers everything that you would want for your car audio system. Easily installed in my 2002 jetta, especially with the Crutchfield supporting documents. Highly recommend this unit for the person looking to upgrade with a limited budget.

    Pros: Value, sound quality, number of ports for add on media

    Cons: No complaints!

    Very Happy

    Anonymous from Warner Robins, GA on 10/2/2013

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

    Very happy with this purchase. Easy installation with the included kit. Sound quality is excellent and operation of this unit is easy once you become familiar with the controls. Installed in '05 Toyota Tundra and love the way it looks with included Kenwood trim plate.

    Pros: Sound and build quality, ease of installation

    Cons: Not really a con but wish it had a rear USB port

    Fabulous Radio, Fabulous Price

    AH from Milwaukee, WI on 10/1/2013

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

    I should be a nun ... I went without a radio for at least three years and finally broke down, shopped at Crutchfield and purchased the Kenwood DPX300U. A friend around the corner from me installed it and he couldn't get over how easy it was with the color pdfs Crutchfield sends along with the diagrams and the connectors. It's so versatile: ipod, Pandora, Radio - I can listen to any of my favorites. It even has a remote. Plus when I finally decided to read the instructions, it took me all of about 5 minutes to learn how to use it.

    Pros: Lots of great lights (hey, I'm a girl), fantastic sound, easy to use, lots of sound options.

    Cons: No removable face plate (but in this day, I don't know if that's a con or not).

    Amazing

    Andre from College Parm, MD on 9/24/2013

    2007 Pontiac Grand Prix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is exactly what they said it will be and its amazing

    Pros: Sound quality, controls.... everything

    Cons: none

    Great radio

    Tex from texas on 9/15/2013

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

    This was a great radio easy to use . Installed in a chevy truck looks great and sounds great

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    Excellent value head unit

    Shock Hazard from Fort Wayne, IN on 9/15/2013

    2004 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This replaced a factory Pioneer head unit made for Ford that had random issues with CDs. I am a long-time Sony and Clarion/Alpine fan, and was considering those brands for the double-DIN application. The Kenwood unit exceeded the competition in nearly every way and was among the lowest cost. Despite the great value, this unit delivers on every expectation. Unit is easy to use, has far greater headroom than the factory head unit, and has a mile long list of features. Multi-color programmable backlit display is clear and crisp. USB interface is thus far flawless. I am now a Kenwood fan as a result. This head unit will not disappoint.

    Pros: Great sound, ease of use, remote, display, file compatibility, great Crutchfield customer service.

    Cons: none yet

    Great sounding unit

    Jim W from Tennessee on 9/9/2013

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

    Had this installed this morning in a Tacoma. Installation went fine until the trim plate was to be installed...it kept popping out. Finally had to shim the radio to keep it in place. Finished product looks very good. Controls are hard to use, instructions are very basic and not inclusive. There is an owner's manual available on the Kenwood website, exept I couldn't get it to load either for viewing or for download. Ended up calling the factory for help on a few things. Was told no manual available as yet for mailing.

    Pros: Great sounds for the $$$. Good looking unit.

    Cons: No owner's manual available. Controls small and not very user friendly.

    Great Sounding but Terrible Controls and Display

    Anonymous from Salem, Oregon on 9/2/2013

    2009 Hyundai Sonata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I actually ended up returning this to Crutchfield and going back to my factory receiver. It sounded really great, and had a lot of great features, but the controls and menu system were not intuitive at all. My factory receiver was much easier to use, especially during driving (which is very important). Also, the display is only one line even though there is a lot of real estate on a double DIN receiver. My factory unit actually was easier to read because the display is back lit and uses two lines of text instead of Kenwood's one. The Kenwood reciever also has very small buttons which are difficult to push while driving, my factory receiver uses nice large ones that I don't have to think about when I am driving. Overall I am pretty disappointed in this Kenwood receiver. They put styling before function.

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    Kenwood DPX300U

    Anonymous from fort wayne, in on 9/2/2013

    2006 Chevrolet Cobalt
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It's a nice looking, for the most part, solid performing unit. Sometimes the sound doesn't come on when the car starts and I have to turn it off and on to get it to work. Idk if it's the harness or the radio

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    Crutchfield response on September 2, 2013 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    Kenwood rocks!!!

    Kevin from Attleboro,Ma on 8/31/2013

    2003 Chevrolet Avalanche
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Replacing a factory stereo can be expensive,even used. That's why I came here and bought this. Just installed it today in about an hour,including soldering. Crutchfield gives you everything you need. Just read everything front to back and you will have no problems. So far I love this and it sounds and looks so much better then any Delco.

    Pros: Cool features,awesome sound and great look.

    Cons: None so far.

    Kenwood DPX300U

    max t from Anderson, Indiana on 8/31/2013

    2010 Ford E Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I received the dpx300u from Crutchfield in only a couple of days after placing the order. It came with all of the necessary hardware and wiring for installation, as well as a set of instructions. It took about three hours to install, with one hitch. I wasted an hour trying to remove the four bolts that were specified on the instruction sheet only to find out that it was incorrect and only two bolts had to be remove in order to drop the steering wheel. Aside from that, the remainder of the instructions were strait foreward and complete. The dpx300 fit very nicely in the space available and looked like it belonged there. It worked the first time. The sound quality was much better and clearer than the factory unit. It is worth the time to download the manual from the web site, and takes some study in order to get familiar with the settings and operation. One drawback to this radio is that the display is difficult to read in bright sunlight, and impossible to read with sunglasses on. Color adjustment of the display will help, but does not fix the problem. Overall I am quite happy with the dpx300u.

    Pros: Great sound, even with the factory door speakers

    Cons: Difficult to see the display in bright light conditions.

    Kenwood DPX 300U Nice Unit

    TPStatic from Catskill Mountains New York on 8/28/2013

    2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The Kenwood DPX300U is a great basic CD car receiver. I soldered all connections to insure reliability. The audio sounds wonderful and is several steps above OEM.

    Pros: Nice Receiver Good features. Service of Crutchfield, Excellent!! Frankly I bought the unit because of the service. Very knowledgeable staff.

    Cons: Manufacturer misstep on the wiring harness which had a missing wire for the left front speaker wire which was replaced quickly by Crutchfield.

    Great stereo. AMAZING Customer Service!

    tim from Ottawa, ON, Canada on 8/28/2013

    First, Crutchfield.ca and Crutchfield.com have amazing customer service! I think it is some of the best customer service I've ever received. I installed the Kenwood DPX300U deck in a 2006 Nissan Xterra Offroad with a stock Rockford Fosgate stereo. I'm not sure if it's a design difference with the Canadian version of the Xterra but there is a duct behind the radio. This duct prevented installation of the DPX300U using the Metra wiring harness Crutchfield sent with the deck. The RCA jacks on the Metra harness that plug into the deck were pushing up against this duct and I wasn't able to get the factory mounting brackets flush with the dash. As a result, I had to make a few calls to Crutchfield to get help. First they immediately sent out a Schosche OEM Amplifier adapter and I got it a few days later in the mail. Installation was pretty straightforward but I did need to rely quite a bit on the tech support staff. I've never installed a car stereo before and add to that I'm colour blind made it even more challenging. The Crutchfield staff is a very knowledgeable, friendly and patient group of people. They were a huge help and easily available. As for the DPX300U, it's a pretty nice deck. The iPod adapter available with the Kenwood was the main reasons I replaced the factory stereo. The price was very affordable and with the Schosche amp adapter it produces pretty nice sound from the OEM speakers. The Schosche requires a few extra minutes to calibrate but it's pretty easy to do

    Pros: Nice deck. Very good sound quality and seems considerably better than the factory stereo. Lots of ability to fine tune the sound quality.

    Cons: None in terms of the stereo. The Kenwood manual that is included is pretty useless for anything other than understanding basic functions of the stereo. You'll need to go to the Kenwood website to get the more detailed manual for setting up the deck.

    Best Move Ever Made

    Carlyle from Peoria AZ on 8/25/2013

    2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed this receiver in my 2003 F250. Took about 3 hours because this was my first time so I took it slow. Tech support was awesome. Only had to call once to get all my questions answered. I did have to modify the dash to make the receiver fit, but I knew that from the start because Crutchfield was clear about that when I ordered. I also found that the tools they suggest for the install is all I needed. That is a rear thing. I like that I got everything I needed from one place and they do the homework to do the install for me. "Coolness Factor" should be 6 stars. Great receiver. Great service. Thanks Crutchfield.

    Pros: Great Look, Easy Install

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    Great Step One!

    Craig from NC on 8/17/2013

    2004 Pontiac Vibe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Arrived on time and properly packaged. The recommended harness and attached wiring sheets worked perfectly, took my untrained hands about 2 hours to get everything connected properly. Install took an additional 2 hours (again, first timer), and went fairly smoothly. I only had to make a small modification to the bracket to allow some A/C wires to fit properly on my 2004 Pontiac Vibe. Glad I went with the double DIN, the display is easy to read and all buttons are easily accessed with minimal distraction. Display can be a little hard to read in the daytime, but I also chose a low-brightness blue color, since I drive a lot at night. iPod controls work really well, can't wait to hide some wires and just leave it plugged in and hidden all the time. I do wish there was a rear USB port, but I'm sure most people prefer the front. Sound quality is marginally better, but I think that's more an indication of the rest of my system. This unit does offer a lot of EQ options, and I can't wait to really start tinkering when I get new speakers and an amp. Great step one to my whole system!

    Pros: Cost, variable display, intuitive iPod controls, plenty of EQ options

    Cons: (All minor) No rear USB for wiring hiding, lacking display brightness, beeps for too many functions.

    Kenwood

    Birddogstowing from Carnesville, GA on 8/17/2013

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

    Very good fit for my Xterra. Like the controls and looks of the radio.

    Pros: Doesn't distort like my old radio, control the iPod from the radio. Easy to operate.

    Cons: None. I really like this one.

    Poor illumination

    Melville from Omaha on 8/7/2013

    2004 Oldsmobile Alero
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this double din receiver to replace the factory unit in my Olds Alero in order to have a receiver with a USB input.

    Pros: Good looking appearance in a double din application.

    Cons: The worst issue with this receiver is the illumination of the display. During the day, under normal daytime driving conditions, you can not see the display. It's almost as though the display was turned off. These second issue is the quality of the audio. I was dismayed to discover that the unit actually sounds worse than the receiver installed at the factory. I returned this received particularly because of the illumination problem which made the receiver unusable.

    Great Unit

    David from Mt. Pleasant, IA on 8/2/2013

    2009 Kia Optima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great receiver if you want something with more options than a factory unit can provide. It was a perfect fit and being able to pick a display color was an added bonus. Looks great while not being over done. Not the easiest head unit to adjust at times but, has enough features to plug most anything into it and sounds great.

    Pros: Hard to beat in this price range

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    Great addition to the ride

    Sheff from Granite falls NC on 7/27/2013

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

    Keep in mind that this is a $150 double din, but on the flip side you get a lot of boom for your buck. It looks good, sounds great, and was fairly easy to install. I was able set the display to match my interior lights, so it looks like it could have been a factory unit. I have no really big complaints other than the functions, and EQ's...There are SO MANY, which is a great problem to have but I'm no audiophile and trying to dial in great sound, which I know its more than capable of doing is really, really daunting.

    Pros: Great price, looks good, easy install.

    Cons: overkill EQ's.

    Replacement for Subaru Forester stock head unit.

    Peter from Bay Area, CA on 7/23/2013

    2002 Subaru Forester
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I've only had this unit in for about a week, but so far am very happy with it. Installation was very easy. I soldered the supplied wiring harness adapter in about 30 mins. And installation in the car itself took a little over an hour, including 'help' from a two year old and five year old. A lot of people talk about the ever-changing display colors. This is not permanent and is easy* to set to a specific constant color value. *Easy once you go online and find the appropriate page of the online manual, that is. My biggest complaint thus far is the combination of navigating through settings using only the center knob. Some of the settings menus are many-layers deep and it seems that with a number of buttons at your disposal, navigation could be simplified. Second complaint is the lack of paper manual. If nothing else, there should be documentation included on how to set the display colors. And yes, viewing the display in bright light can be quite difficult. But these Cons aside, I'm very happy with the purchase and look forward to years of use.

    Pros: Seamless integration with iPhone/iPod. Both USB and 3.5mm audio plugs on front face. Easy installation.

    Cons: As others have said, display can be hard to see. Default looping colors on display. Lack of included user manual. Additionally, no PDF version, just a downloadable html version.

    I love this radio!

    Renthorin from Dexter, MI on 7/21/2013

    2009 Chevrolet Express
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I'm replacing another radio that just died and this one is even better than the previous (JVC). Installation was a breeze and the fit/finish looks great. Customizing the colors and options is very simple but I had to look at the Kenwood site to find the users's manual. Either mine didn't ship with one or I lost it when unpacking. Either way, it's very simple to set up. Sound quality with the crappy stock speakers is much improved over the JVC and the stock radio that replaced.

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    The best stereo i have ever had and i have had about 80 different ster

    Kevin from 29657 on 7/21/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love it

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Non

    Replacement for G35 Factory Bose

    Chaz from Burbank on 7/18/2013

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

    Bought this to replace the Bose Unit on my 2003 G35. Also picked up the Metra adaptor trim piece. Sounds great and looks great. Just wish the diplay was easier to read with polarized sunglasses on. Really good sound and I was worried that when I added the adaptor to let it run through the Bose amp, it would get a little wonky. Not the case. Works great!

    Pros: Value/Sound/Features

    Cons: Display could be brighter

    Kenwood DPX300U

    JonP from edmond, ok on 7/17/2013

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

    great product.

    Pros: full pandora control thumb up down skip

    Cons: glare

    Kenwood DPXU

    Anonymous from mississippi gulf coast on 7/13/2013

    2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    great product for the price. very pleased with the quality of the radio and all the features it has for the price. Very speedy delivery from Cructhfield. Easy to install . looks great in my Silverado.

    Pros: very nice, affordable, quality radio , love the fact of the color change display, and the radio info feature

    Cons: No manual for operation of radio had to take laptop outside to truck with the downloaded manual . just to set up the unit.

    Bang for the Buck

    Sbry from Kansas City, MO on 7/11/2013

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

    I've always had great luck with Kenwood and this stereo keeps it going. I'm not a fan of touch screen stereos so the buttons are a plus, the build quality is good, and the sound is great through my factory speakers. There is plenty of control over the treble, mid and bass and it sounds great even without the factory sub. My only 2 issues are even with the supplied accessories I still had the subwoofer thump when it is powered on. I skipped the sub but it still sounds great without it. My other issue is the constantly rotating color scheme. The darker colors are not bright enough to see in the sunlight of the day. If one of the colors could be set as default it would be a perfect unit. Even though the dimmer is not user adjustable, it's not bright enough to be annoying or dangerous. All around I'm very satisfied.

    Pros: Great sound, easy to use, installation made Crutchfield easy, great bang for the buck

    Cons: Not user definable color scheme

    Kenwood DPX300U

    Donna from Coatesville, P on 7/10/2013

    2001 Subaru Legacy
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am very pleased with my purchase. I am able to play my ipod in the care which before I had to use the tape player adapter. I am happy I can do this with ease. I like that my title of my music selection can be seen on the radio. I like that I can use the radio to change a song rather then messing with the ipod. I like that I can use an Aux cord or the USB cord then my ipod can charge while I'm using. I wish that it would have come with some kind of bracket to put the ipod in. I don't like the buttons for the radio. For some reason the placement along the side are confusing for me and because I have wires coming from my ipod down to the radio the buttons are in the wrong place for me. I would have preferred the buttons along the bottom as opposed to the sides. I love all the different colors that the screen lights up although that isn't why I bought it. Sometimes I have difficulty seeing the screen because of the sun.. but at night it is perfectly clear. My husband was able to hook up the radio/receiver relatively quickly so that wasn't an issue. I love the sound quality no complaints there. It was shipped to me very quickly as well. Also when I picked it out the fellow that was helping me via chat was very helpful.. I would tell him what exactly I was looking for and he was easily able to direct me to different products. He was very helpful and very knowledgeable. Customer service gets an A++. This is the 2nd radio/receiver I have purchased and I will again

    Pros: Good Sound, Very Attractive, I like the ipod choices of Auxillary and USB attachment..although I wish that an auxillary wire would have been sent along. I like that you can have 9 FM channels programmed in automatically. I like the colors of the display. I think it changes colors like five times: red, pink, purple, green and blue..It is relatively easy to operate. It was relatively easy to hook up, my husband wasn't upset after putting it in.. It has a remote but I don't use it. Nice price.

    Cons: I wish the buttons for changing stations were along the bottom. I have my USB and auxillary wire coming down from my ipod and it is along the side where the radio buttons are. wish they were at the bottom. I wish it would have come with an aux wire for the ipod. I also wish it would have come with an attachment for the ipod. ..during the day the display is difficult to read. The manual could have had a little more detail of how to operate things. Remote useless not safe to use while driving

    Kenwood DPX300U

    David from Dandridge, Tn on 7/9/2013

    2004 GMC Yukon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice radio with good features. Install was pretty straight forward with the adapters that was purchased for the install. Installed it in a GM vehicle with steering wheel controls and Bose system, sound was as good if not better then the factory. Only complaint was that I had to Google to find out how to lock the vari-color to one color. There was not a manual to show how to do all of the custom features that the radio offers. But still a nice radio with good features. Would buy another!

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    Great

    John from Chicago il on 7/5/2013

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

    Install was easy works great looks cool and highly tuneable

    Pros: Good sound fair price

    Cons: This is a little picky but the instruction booklet needs more to it I had to keep looking up how to tune the radio

    Great radio, display hard to read in sunlight

    - Steve from New Brunswick, NJ on 7/5/2013

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

    Radio has a ton of good features, and works great with my iPhone, Pandora, and IheardRadio. The screen is very hard to read in bright sunlight, and the navigation with the buttons on the radio (menus, options, etc.) is not intuitive. After a week I was used to it, and now my wife drives my car just to use the radio. :-)

    Pros: Great integration with iPhone and apps.

    Cons: Can't read display in bright light.

    Kenwood DPX300U

    Dave from Brentwood, TN on 7/2/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Reasonably easy install, thanks to Crutchfields incredible support staff! I installed it in a 2010 Tacoma...not real impresssed with the in dash kit, but thats another review. Once it's wired, it's a breeze

    Pros: Great Sound, reasonably priced

    Cons: Not inutive at all! Main display dim in sunlight, no instructions to speak of

    Kenwood DPX300U - Good value for the money

    Aj from Virginia on 7/2/2013

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

    2005 Blazer. I wanted an inexpensive CD, USB (Ipod) and RDS capable device to replace the faulty OEM radio. I wanted larger buttons similar to the OEM radio. This fir the bill Ordered on a Friday, delivered on a Monday. Also purchased speakers and the required GM onstar adapter. Issue with extra wires on the onstar adapter - called the mfr, on hold 15 mins. hung up, called crutchfield support answered on 1st ring, answered the question in less than 1 minute. 5 starts for Crutchfield support. No issues with fit/finish. Install is straightforward. Audio quality/clarity is good with the OEM speakers. (Have not yet installed the kenwood speakers I got with this system) Other reviewers have said the bass is weak - I don't think so. No, it will not rattle the windows, but it will vibrate the seats. for that, it does have additional output ports to feed an external amp.

    Pros: Fits without adapters. audio clarity is good. Ipod classic works through both the usb and aux jacks. usb port charges your device. does not require separate amp. Larger buttons - east to find/adjust by feel.

    Cons: setup manual is skimpy - had to goto the web to figure out how to make some functions work. Some functions are not intuitive - for example you don't (re)set the clock from the Clock settings screen. Still haven't figured out how to make it display CD track names.

    Kenwood Receiver

    Mike M from Austin, TX on 7/2/2013

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

    This stereo unit is a great deal for the price. Audio inputs for MP3 and iPone/iPod are a must. The unit is easy to use and has a remote as well.

    Pros: Great price and easy to install. Great sound quality with built in EQ for customizing the sound to your liking. Excellent value for this unit.

    Cons: The preferred faceplate did not fit with the adapter assembly kit.

    Kenwood DPX300U

    GenoD from Glendale Hts., Il. on 6/26/2013

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

    So easy to install in my 2002 Ford Explorer, I probably could have just threw it in from across the driveway. With all of the included wiring harnesses, I think it took longer to solder all of the connections than it took to install the unit in the truck. At this price, you can't beat it. Sounds GREAT!

    Pros: Sound quality, ease of installation, value.

    Cons: No included owners manual. Tough to read the display in the sunlight.

    Kenwood DPX300U

    Kris from Matthews, NC (Charflotte) on 6/25/2013

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

    Great unit with lots of quality features. So many, in fact, it can be difficult (at times) to find and use them all. Since this unit "remembers" the settings used for each input source you can set-and-forget most of them after your initial setup.

    Pros: Great value, lots of features

    Cons: Hard to quickly get to the most common adjustments without practice

    best bang for buck

    slow balt man from clevland ohio on 6/21/2013

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

    super sweet sound

    Pros: value and ease of instal

    Cons: hard to figure out what buttons to push

    Awesome Bargain

    GregV from Atlanta, GA on 6/18/2013

    1999 Nissan Maxima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great receiver, plenty of options for a starter car stereo. Very nice finish and overall fit was great.

    Pros: Great price, plenty of options, pre-amp outs! great radio reception

    Cons: Some colors of the random display can be difficult to see in bright sunshine. Only way to manually tune is with the remote (only seeks)

    What he Doctor Ordered

    gg31352 from Whitehall,PA on 6/14/2013

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

    This radio provides every needed feature you could want minus Bluetooth. My daughter picked up it's operation almost instantly. Installation was somewhat a little more frustrating. Thr head unit does not fit in the supplies bezels with out some massaging and the brackets sent by Crutchfield DO NOT work in an 04 Tiburon. Sound is good. Price was Great. and the display is very pleasing to the eye

    Pros: Great price, good sound

    Cons: install was frustrating

    So easy to install!!!

    Juan from Corozal, PR on 6/9/2013

    2007 Honda CRV LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought to replace OE stereo for my Honda CRV. I must say that this is the very firs time that I install a car stereo and the experience was great. With the included hardware and adapters it was so easy that I was impressed. I could not believed how easy and fast was the installation. Sound quality is far superior than the factory stereo. Controls are easy to learn and navigate. Overall, a great product and better support. Thanks.

    Pros: Installation hardware and detailed instructions. Sound quality.

    Cons: None yet

    Great turnaround

    RandyA from Middletown, MD on 6/8/2013

    2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Ok so I looked at your site on Wednesday, ordered Thursday morning, product was shipped same day. Received everything on Friday morning. Unit was installed in driveway with speaker by noon. Helps to live close by though I know. Manual is a little vague, but its an easy enough unit to figure out. Great display with lots of personal settings available. Very happy so far. That's two vehicles I have outfitted from you and both have been quick and easy. Thank you. Will definitely return for the amps and subs at a later date. The only reason the whole process is not five stars is I never give anything a perfect score, but your darn close.

    Pros: Speaker harness included as well as easy to connect wiring harness to match up with unit.

    Cons: None yet but if there is I will let you know.

    Excellent Fit

    cdunk4 from Lititz. PA on 6/6/2013

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

    Installed in a 2008 Chevy Equionx looks like it was installed at factory. Sound is good price was exdellent

    Pros: ease of installation, price, and fit

    Cons: No user manuel included, had to download one and print 70 some pages

    Great head unit!

    Anonymous from Oak Harbor, WA on 6/3/2013

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

    I thought this would be difficult to install, but with the helpful instructions and wiring harness made for my car; installation was a snap! I never installed a stereo before. Great look and easy navigation. I suggest this stereo!

    Pros: Easy to navigate Great look Fits perfectly

    Cons: I wish I could control the color and keep it on one color

    Kenwood DPX300U

    Ringo360 from Grand Rapids, MI on 6/3/2013

    2002 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The Unit itself is great but VERY disappointed in the Android app. It is basically useless. I we had known this we would have spent the extra money and bought the bluetooth compatible radio. Knocking a star off because had we known how bad the Kenwood Android App was we would not have purchased this model. The radio is great be we were specifically bought this model because it said it could use the App.

    Pros: Good Value for the money. Very cool looking and sounds good too.

    Cons: If you are buying because it says you can use the Kenwood android app to control the radio forget it. The app is useless. If this is important to you then get the next model up that allows for bluetooth connections to your phone.

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    Anonymous from San Diego, CA on 6/3/2013

    2007 Chevrolet Cobalt
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    really lit up the very reasonably priced MTX TN653 speakers that I installed first. So much better than the stock unit and I suspect many other units due to the 22-23 watts per channel of RMS power. Very clean sound. Lots of adjustments for setting color, bass boost, and subwoofer cut offs and frequency. I bought a scratch and dent from Crutchfield, no scratches/no dents, just a returned item. Only issue is mine came only with the quick start guide, not the full manual, which I had to access on line. Unit looks better than factory, especially with the various display colors and brightness that you can adjust. FM reception much better than factory, just sitting on my driveway which is a tough reception area.

    Pros: very clean 22-23 watts RMS power which made the moderate priced speakers sing, lots of subwoofer customizations that you can tweak,

    Cons: no bluetooth on this model. If I needed that, I would chose the 500BT unit .

    Very nice unit

    Jim from West Jordan, UT on 6/2/2013

    2010 Chevrolet Impala
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome unit for the money. Had it installed, too lazy to do it. Sounds great, has nice features. Got the XM tuner with it.

    Pros: Easy to setup and use. Has more power than I thought it would. Love the sat radio.

    Cons: No BT or HD on this unit.

    Great receiver

    Russ from Altoona, PA on 5/29/2013

    2006 Chevrolet Impala
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Got this receiver after a got polk speakers in the whole car makes the speakers and the sub sound so much better love being able to tune each thing myself something the factory unit could not do.the color mach it's nice to go with the rest of the dash the service from you guys was great only two days to wait to get everything I will order for you guys for the next car to

    Pros: Great service great products great prices

    Cons: None

    very happy

    billy from auxvasse mo on 5/25/2013

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

    really cool head unit, the coolest ive had yet. its kinda complicated to set up i found, the colors are usually one shade off from something i could settle with. but the sound quality through my bose system is excellent. very full sound and crystal clear. i had thought of adding some small subs but i was blown away as is. would definitely reccommend.

    Pros: sound quality, looks, eq.

    Cons: initial set up, vague instructions.

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    Anthony F from Pottstown, PA on 5/25/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great unit for the money, not a lot of features, but what it does have work fine.

    Pros: Easy installation with Crutchfields installation kit

    Cons: None

    Kenwood DPX300U

    Deke from PA on 5/21/2013

    2003 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Stereo is great, far surpasses the factory stereo. I wish I had made the switch sooner. The customer service at Crutchfield is unsurpassed. I wish more companies would follow their lead.

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    Up to you!

    Nick from FT. Benning, GA on 5/20/2013

    1997 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Put it in when I first received it, sounded and looked great and liked the features. Very next day, unit would not power on, pulled it out of the dash and made sure wiring was good and replugged harnesses. That evening it would not power on yet again. Pulled it out and did the same thing and it turned on. 3rd day, would not power on again. Sent it back and still have not received my refund and its been a week since its been processed. Wth Crutchfield. I find reading these reviews very useful before I spend my hard earned cash to avoid headaches and its been a migraine so far. Can't a human being in the 21st century with ample amounts of technology in this day in age just listen to his favorite Katy Perry songs while driving?

    Pros: Looks cool Liked the buttons Sounded decent

    Cons: Would not power on after 1 day. Garbage.

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    Mr 37x from Inver Grove Minn on 5/18/2013

    2002 Chevrolet S10
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Buy this today!

    Pros: Great sound and a great price and it looks cool even in a pile of junk!

    Cons: Lots of buttons and lots of things to screw around with that sometimes get you confused.

    Kenwood DPX300U

    SteveD from Florida on 5/17/2013

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

    Nice cd head unit one of the few that supports wav files

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    Cons:

    Works great

    E B from Kansas City, MO on 5/14/2013

    2011 Chevrolet Impala
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy installation, sounds great, and looks good. Especially for the price!

    Pros: Good quality overall

    Cons: None found so far

    Kenwood DPX300U

    Anonymous from JACKSONVILE, FL on 5/13/2013

    2004 Ford Escape
    Crutchfield Customer Review (