Great looks and plenty of music for you to enjoy

Kenwood's KDC-358U CD receiver will impress you with its looks. It boasts a bright 13-digit display, logical controls, variable color illumination, and a CD slot cover for a sleek appearance in your dash. But this budget-friendly car stereo isn't just about appearance.

You can tune in your favorite stations, check out all your CDs, listen to your iPod® or iPhone® through the convenient front-panel USB input, or rock out to Pandora® or iHeartRadio Internet radio. And you can control the music on your Android phone with the help of Kenwood's Music Control app, or add a SiriusXM tuner to enjoy satellite radio's exceptional programming and coast-to-coast reception.

Kenwood's legendary sound quality

The KDC-358U receiver sends digital data from your iPod or CD through its 24-bit digital-to-analog converter, so you'll notice exceptional detail and depth in your music. You'll hear the additional power that this receiver offers, and you'll also enjoy more control over your sound with this Kenwood's 3-band EQ, high- and low-pass filters, and selectable bass boost.

Kenwood KDC-358U

The KDC-358U offers sharp looks and great performance.

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

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

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD player with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA music files
    • Pandora and iHeart Radio control with iPhone
    • compatible with Music Control App for select Android devices
    • detachable face with 13-digit display and variable-color illumination
    • wireless remote
    Audio features:
    • System Q Sound Control (8 preset EQ curves and a 3-band equalizer)
    • speaker size settings
    • Supreme Setting improves the sound of files encoded at low bit rates
    • bass boost
    • low-pass filter, subwoofer level control, and phase switch
    Expandability:
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary and USB input
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2.5-volt front, rear, and subwoofer)
    Other features and specs:

    Why replace your factory radio?

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

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    Kenwood KDC-358U

    Written By Scott W, Tehachapi, CA on Thursday, October 09, 2014

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    I have had several Kenwood products and been happy with the sound quality. One big disappointment with this unit was the first time I wanted to load a CD the CD door broke off!

    Pros: Easy to install, great upgrade from old factory unit.

    Cons: CD door broke off.

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    Written By Marine One, Toledo, Ohio 43560 on Monday, September 29, 2014

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    Great look and functionality

    Pros: Functions and easy installation

    Small fingers and good eyes required

    Written By Popal, Staten Island, NY on Sunday, September 28, 2014

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    Like others say, its difficult to see lighted display in daytime. Impossible with sunglasses on. If you use reading glasses the clock display takes a moment too long to come into focus because it is too small. Too much time looking away from the road. Same with the pre set buttons. They are just too small for my normal size fingers and the back light not bright enough to see for a quick selection. The band selection button is located too close to the volume dial so when pressing it I sometimes move volume. One more thing I am not happy with is something I never thought to check. My factory radio has a feature that lowers the volume upon turning off until. So I could shut it down at high volume then when i start car back up, the sound is at a low volume. With this unit the sound when turned off is the same when turning on. Not a major problem after getting used to dialing it down before shutting down.

    The CD door would be better if it swung in. instead you need to open it from a small tab on right side. Same with USB door. It has a small tab to pull open to access. So considering most units in this price range probably have similar functions and sound quality.. I would pay attention to design for my next selection.

    Pros: Looks cool

    Cons: Bad display design. Backlight useless in sunlight. Pre set buttons way too small.

    great deck

    Written By Anonymous, tn on Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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    Great deck so far no problems

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    Written By Anonymous, Cape Neddick, ME on Sunday, September 14, 2014

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    Great stereo, perfect fit once I removed factory bracket for oem stereo. A lot of bells and whistles, still learning but great sound and my iPhone 5c works seamlessly, plug and play.

    Pros: Great stereo for the price. Removable faceplate, great paired with iPhone 5c.

    Cons: None

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    Written By Kevin, Hillsborough, NC on Friday, September 12, 2014

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    Very Easy to install. Very easy to set up. Buying this same radio to put in my sons truck.

    Perfect for the price.

    Written By Erica, Fort Worth, Tx on Monday, September 08, 2014

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    Coming from an factory radio that id kept since 2002 this was seriously an upgrade. It's easy to go from one app to the next. Tuning is simple and the fact that it get siriusxm is an added bonus. There is so much variety! I can listen to my iphone, USB, pandora, iheartradio, and siriusxm. Hands down there is no way you'll be bored with this radio at all! Definitely recommend. Oh and the detachable face is certainly some peace of mind.

    Pros: Easy access to all apps. Detachablr face. Tons of ways to listen to music.

    Cons: Had to buy a case for my detachablr face.

    Good product

    Written By Zach, Idaho on Thursday, September 04, 2014

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    Good quality unit. Impressed with the sound quality and easy to use controls. Little bit of a challenge to install, but I think that was just me and my Pontiac. Enjoying most features of it and trying to work out if USB will work with newer Android devices. So far having trouble with Samsung Galaxy S5. Other than that, I'm loving it.

    Pros: Sound quality is great. Look and feel of the device is great.

    Cons: Antenna cable did not match the prior unit. Crossing my fingers the cable doesn't fall out halfway down the road. So far so good.

    Fantastic stereo

    Written By Chet, Reno, NV on Wednesday, September 03, 2014

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    Awesome stereo for the price. Easy to use IPod controls, cool looks and great sounding!

    Pros: Function and sound quality.

    Cons: None

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    Written By Steve, Wellington, Florida on Thursday, August 28, 2014

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    Replaced 97 Celica OEM. The sound is great, USB, Aux, and CD definitely a big plus. Price was great, delivery as promised and the install instructions were right on.

    Pros: Price, Quality and ease of operation.

    Great Radio for the money

    Written By Josh, Utica,Ky on Thursday, August 28, 2014

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    Radio looks good and is easy to use. Paired it up with some newer speakers in my eclipse and it sounds great. Good product so far that was definitely worth the money.

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    Written By Anonymous, Harrisonburg, VA on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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    Definitely excellent affordability. Easy to install, and looks like its more expensive than it is if you worry about that. My biggest issues are mechanical, sometimes buttons stick or the remote feature doesn't work very well. Other than that, the sound quality is amazing, and the bass is surprisingly good considering that I don't even have subs.

    Pros: Price, sound quality, looks

    Cons: remote feature doesn't work well, buttons stick sometimes

    Great Radio

    Written By CS, Colorado on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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    I bought this because i needed a new radio to plug my RCA wires into for my sub and because it looked very nice. I've had it for about three weeks and its works great. There's tons of settings that actually work and it makes my sub sound fantastic. Overall very happy so far.

    Pros: -Looks good -Many color options -Many settings

    Cons: -No bluetooth -Price

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    Written By M=ZONE, P=TOWN on Monday, August 25, 2014

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    Very nice unit. Plus the team at Crutchfield goes out of there way to help you understand everything about the product. As with anything new, it takes some time to acquaint yourself with it. Overall very pleased!

    Excellent upgrade

    Written By Tom N, Dillsburg PA on Monday, August 25, 2014

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    Excellent upgrade over my factory stereo. The installation was quick and easy even with the interface adapter.

    Pros: Excellent value for the stereo

    Cons: Kenwood instructions could be a little clearer

    car radio

    Written By Wayne, Sheridan, Wy on Sunday, August 24, 2014

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    Nice features and cool looking

    Pros: Radio has many options and is very usable for our needs

    Cons: So many features that take time to learn how to comfortably use them.

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    Written By autohausal, Helena, Alabama on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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    features & style excellent for price point, liked the ability to tailor the radio lighting to suit factory dashboard illumination, easy to install and sounds great. Everything in box from Crutchfield came as described and was perfect, definitely would do a project like this again from Crutchfield, good job !

    new car radio

    Written By mozzie, Ann Arbor, MI on Monday, August 18, 2014

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    should have had someone in the car with me while driving to figure it out - instructions that were given by the installer, along with the explanation in the manual was confusing and not able to retain enough to make it work as i know it can!

    Pros: ease of installation general looks

    Cons: did not come complete with screws necessary to complete am 'IZO' install. Fortunately, the installation shop had extra parts for this purpose.

    Very pleased

    Written By Gsimpson, Portland, OR on Monday, August 18, 2014

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    So far so good, just installed last weekend.

    Pros: Easy to install, lots of features.

    Cons: The display needs to be brighter during the day time.

    Great upgrade

    Written By Anonymous, Columbus oh on Sunday, August 17, 2014

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    I love the radio. Great upgrade from the stock unit. My only complaint is the horrible glare when there is the slightest sunlight, impossible to see it

    Pros: 6 RCA output Easy to use

    Cons: Horrible glare makes it impossible to see in the daytime

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    Written By J Martin, Pgh Pa on Friday, August 15, 2014

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    My only complaint about this unit is the glare in daylight makes it impossible to read the display. Possible mate finish on the display would help. as it is it is usless except at night. Also it would be nice to have a larger clock display.

    Pros: great sound and value for the money

    Cons: display unreadable in daylight. clock display is small

    Great Stereo...

    Written By Justin, Verona VA on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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    Bought this for my moms Cavalier and it sounds awesome even on the stock speakers. She is very pleased and likes the colors...:)

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    Written By Ken Kuhn, Kingsville Texas on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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    easy installation, looks good, and sounds good

    Cons: conflicting wiring diagrams

    Happy

    Written By JD, Lake city Fl on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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    Did not use any of brackets that came with the radio all ready had aftermarket stereo installed

    Cons: need book for wiring up radio it would have been nice if it had the little stickers like some products do

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    Written By Silas, asheville,nc on Sunday, August 10, 2014

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    Love this unit. Great sound...features...Great buy for the money. I gotta say Crutchfield Rocks !!! I have ordered many products from them over the years...the best....Tech Service is the best I have ever encountered. Always so helpful...

    Pros: Many features....UBS port is nice to have.

    Cons: none really...

    solid stereo

    Written By Phil, lansing, mi on Sunday, August 10, 2014

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    I had a factory stereo still in my car and this stereo makes a world of difference. I can push my speakers pretty hard even without another amp. The color choices and menu screens are a little challenging to grasp at first but not too bad.

    Pros: Good power output Color options

    Cons: Menu and buttons are tricky at first

    Love it

    Written By CJB, Langhorne, PA on Monday, August 04, 2014

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