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Product Reviews: Car Audio & Video

The Pioneer SPH-10BT smartphone receiver turns your phone into a touchscreen display. We tested a few features to see how well the stereo and Pioneer's Smart Sync app work together to create the full touchscreen stereo experience.

Behind the scenes at Kenwood
by Dave Delamere

Crutchfield had the opportunity to chat with Kenwoods General Manager of Product Research and Development, Rick Noetzli. He provided some great insight about Kenwoods philosophy in creating outstanding mobile audio gear.

Pioneer TS-A speakers are an awesome way to make music sound better in your car. They're efficient enough to run off factory power, and they can handle plenty of power when you decide to add amplifiers down the road.

Kicker CS car speakers give you a huge upgrade over your factory speakers at a great price. They are built to last and will make an instant difference in sound quality.

Sony designed their XMS400D car amplifier to fit where others won't. It's small enough to fit behind the dash in many vehicles, and powerful enough to add some serious juice to your speakers.

JL Audio's RD car amplifiers provide clean, efficient power to your speakers and subs at a nice price. RD amps make it easy to set the gain properly thanks to LED clip lights, which helps simplify initial setup.

Our expert explains how to install the Alpine KTP-445 Power Pack car amplifier. It's designed to fit behind the radio in most dashes, and connects in-line between the radio and your factory speaker wiring.

A review of the iLX-F309 Alpine Halo9 multimedia receiver with a floating 9" touchscreen display for single-DIN (2" tall) dash openings. Features include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, HD Radio, and trademark Alpine audio adjustments.

The Kicker KEY180.4 compact amplifier is more than just a tiny 4-channel amp that will fit behind the glovebox. There are plenty of those out there. It also has built-in sound tuning that will deliver the best-sounding music at the push of a button. We tried it out in two different vehicles.

Focal's Integration line of car speakers are designed to give you audiophile sound quality in your car, and also to run efficiently enough to work with your factory radio. They also sound great with an aftermarket stereo and amplifiers.

Pioneer D Series car speakers can handle lots of power, and help you get great sound in your car. We're big Pioneer fans here at Crutchfield, and these speakers are some of the best we've heard from them.

Infinity Reference car amplifiers are a great way to add power to your audio system, even if you want to keep your factory stereo. There three amps in the line: a mono sub amp, a 4-channel amp, and a 5-channel amp that can power your whole system.

Morel designed their MPS car amplifiers to have low noise and high sound quality. They're loaded with differential balanced inputs, which reject interference.

JBL Club car amplifiers give you great bang for your buck as you upgrade your audio system. They give you plenty of continuous power, and work in nearly every vehicle.

Polk's DB+ car speakers are a favorite of Crutchfield customers due to their great sound, efficient design, and outstanding durability. Watch our video to see why.

Morel Maximo car speakers let you upgrade to that sweet Morel sound at a price you can get excited about. Take a closer look at these speakers in this short video.

JBL's Club series car speakers are a great sonic upgrade for your car or truck that won't break the bank. They sound great and fit most vehicles.

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