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Our take on the JVC KW-R935BTS

JVC's KW-R935BTS CD receiver combines today's latest audio technologies with simple controls to deliver an immersive sonic experience while you're on the road. Highlights include Bluetooth® wireless capabilities for multiple phones, control over Internet radio stations using a linked smartphone, and versatile audio processing options to zero in on the right sound. And JVC backs up this receiver with a 2-year warranty.

In-dash music haven

JVC's KW-R935BTS CD receiver combines today's latest audio technologies with simple controls to deliver an immersive sonic experience while you're on the road. Highlights include Bluetooth® wireless capabilities for multiple phones, control over Internet radio stations using a linked smartphone, and versatile audio processing options to zero in on the right sound. And JVC backs up this receiver with a 2-year warranty.

Bluetooth for multiple phones

For the times when you're sharing the ride, the KW-R935BTS enables you to pair two Bluetooth-equipped phones and quickly switch between them for hands-free calling. And when you're streaming audio, JVC's Streaming DJ feature lets you pair five phones so everybody can pick their tunes for the ultimate road trip playlist. You can also control this car stereo directly from your iPhone® or Android™ phone using JVC's free Remote app. 

Select your music

Connect your Android or iPhone to this JVC's front- or rear-panel USB inputs, and you can control your music and charge your phone. Using your connected iPhone, you can even control and enjoy the playlists you've created on Pandora®, iHeartRadio®, or Spotify®. Don't worry Android users, you can control these Internet radio stations using Bluetooth. The USB port also enables you to connect a flash drive filled with MP3, WMA, WAV, and high-res FLAC music files for hours of listening pleasure.

Even more music at your fingertips

Into radio? You can also connect a SiriusXM tuner for deep satellite radio programming that won't fade away when you head out of town. The front auxiliary input also provides a handy connection if you want to hook up a portable high-res audio player or another device. And, of course, you can also pop in a CD or tune in your favorite local AM and FM stations. 

JVC KW-R935BTS CD receiver

Shake things up with variable color settings in two zones on this JVC receiver.

Tweak the sights and sounds

Once you've got the music going, you can shape your sound with this stereo's 13-band graphic equalizer and time alignment. JVC's K2 technology spruces up the sound of any digital music by expanding the compressed bit rate. If you're adding amplifiers or a powered subwoofer, the three sets of 4-volt preamp outputs provide you the clean signal you need for added output. To rev up or tone down the look in your dash, you can assign different colors to two separate areas of the display for just the right look in your dash, or keep them all the same color for a unified look.

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

In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

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 receiver with AM/FM RDS tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays USB drives loaded with MP3, WMA, WAV, and FLAC music files (FLAC files up to 24-bit/96kHz)
    • 13-digit LCD dual-line display with 2-zone variable color display
    Smartphone Features:
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • includes dual phone connection and automatic pairing for iPhone and Android
    • JVC Streaming DJ lets you stream music from up to five Bluetooth-enabled devices
    • Android music control and charging of select Android devices (Android version 4.1 and higher) using the USB connection
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control and charging capability
    • Pandora, Spotify, and iHeartRadio Internet radio control with iPhone and Android
    Audio Features:
    • 13-band graphic equalizer with 11 EQ presets
    • time alignment
    • 3-step loudness control
    • low- and high-pass filters and subwoofer level control
    • K2 technology improves the digital sound for all music sources
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary input, front and rear USB ports
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, sub)
    Other Features and Specs:

    What's in the Box:

    • CD receiver (10A fuse)
    • Wiring harness
    • Microphone w/ bracket (attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle mono 3.5mm connector)
    • 8 Pan-head ISO-mount screws (M5 x 8mm)
    • 8 Counter-sunk ISO-mount screws (M5 x 6mm)
    • Instruction Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Warranty Information

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    well engineered unit.easy to view for a guy with bad eyes like me. easy to navigate.thank you crutchfield for your suggestion

    Terry, Long Beach, CA


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    (55 Reviews)

    great receiver

    Terry from Long Beach, CA on 2/14/2019

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

    well engineered unit.easy to view for a guy with bad eyes like me. easy to navigate.thank you crutchfield for your suggestion

    Pros: endless

    Cons: none so far

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    Crutchfield customer from Rigby, ID on 2/13/2019

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

    Works and sounds good. I'm very happy with my purchase.



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    George from Lehighton, PA on 2/12/2019

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

    Very nice radio. Easy to set up, easy to use. Bluetooth works great. And of course, Crutchfield makes it very easy to install.



    Nice stereo/ price is right

    Dave from Murrieta, CA on 2/3/2019

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

    Beautiful device. Pretty easy to program. Sounds great but feels like it misses the high highs and low lows a bit. Also some distortion at the highest volume but I assume that's because I am pushing sound through stock speakers?

    Pros: Aesthetics, ease of use, mid range and mid volume sound. Price

    Cons: Missing high highs and low lows

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    John from Ocala, FL on 1/22/2019

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

    excellent instructions, very easy to install

    Pros: Great service

    Cons: none

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    Steven from Huntsville , AR on 1/22/2019

    2006 Lincoln Navigator
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I love this product!



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    Crutchfield customer from Fpo, AE on 1/21/2019

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

    Very nice product. Along with the adapter kit for my car, the system looks factory installed.



    Great Value Stereo

    Kendra from San Diego on 1/5/2019

    2008 Toyota RAV4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent stereo especially considering the price. Great features, easy to install and wonderful support from Crutchfield. The value and support before, during, and after purchase is phenomenal.



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    Crutchfield customer from Harker Heights, TX on 12/30/2018

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

    Working great



    Good value

    Glen from Sahuarita, AZ on 12/27/2018

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

    For the money this receiver is pretty nice. Lots of features and not that hard to navigate the menus, in my opinion. I'm not sure I needed the 935 model over other KW's but for the small price increase, I figured why not. I'm still working on getting the equalizer settings tuned for the "User" settings but I'm happy with several of the other presets and frequently will try them out on different music. Overall, this was an easy upgrade and it's fun to learn how to get the most out of it.

    Pros: Lots of features, great price.

    Cons: Haven't really found any yet.

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    PATRICIA from Pocomoke City, MD on 12/15/2018

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

    I wrote a review a few days ago; it was THE BEST review I have ever written. I know I won't remember it but I am so pleased with my new system and very grateful to the person who recommended Crutchfield. I talked with Peyton and he helped so much by speaking to me in laymen's terms. :) I will recommend and use Crutchfield myself again.



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    John from Midland, TX on 12/6/2018

    2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice stereo, I have actually had JVC car stereos since I can remember (which is a really long time). I Lots of features, very adjustable, the car phone works great, sounds great to the person I am talking to and the incoming audio is great too. A few years ago I installed 2 stereos in 2 cars, a JVC for me and another top brand someone picked for the other car, several years later and the other brand broke so I installed this JVC as a replacement, I made a good choice.



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    Crutchfield customer from Saint Louis, MO on 12/4/2018

    2000 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Low cost unit and has all of the needed components/outputs of more expensive units!



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    Crutchfield customer from Elizabethtown, IN on 11/29/2018

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

    So far, so good. Lots of features. Still exploring all of them.



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    Crutchfield customer from Bland, MO on 11/24/2018

    2009 Jeep Patriot
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed in a 2009 Jeep Patriot. Fantastic improvement over the stock radio and I no longer have a hands free device clipped to my visor. The only adjustments that had to be done was to the installation package, but a hack saw and file took care of it just fine.



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    Crutchfield customer from Beaumont, TX on 11/13/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy install. Sounds great!



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    Crutchfield customer from Fitchburg, WI on 11/8/2018

    2005 Toyota RAV4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent device, has all I need and want. Thanks!



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    Phelan from Kingsport, TN on 11/4/2018

    2013 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Looks great, easy to use.


    Cons: Bluetooth a little slow to sync

    Excellent Sound Quality and Value

    Michael from Fairfax, CA on 10/24/2018

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

    Fantastic head unit - tons of features and excellent sound for the price. I like that it looks a little more professional than some of the gaudy looking units other companies make, especially in this price range. JVC really got it right! It's been years since I've used a JVC, though the one in my mom's old car is still going strong after like... 10 years of service, so I expect it to hold up well. My only complaint is that while it does have a lot of options in terms of settings and EQ, the way the menus are laid out it's a little difficult to manage and set up. I like Pioneer's approach a lot better. In comparison JVC gives you slightly more control but it's far less intuitive. Bluetooth on the JVC works flawlessly, unlike the Kenwood head unit in my other vehicle that requires retrying the connection each time I start up the vehicle. On par with Pioneer's Bluetooth functionality.

    Pros: Unbeatable features and sound quality for the price. Looks professional. Bluetooth connectivity works well. Large volume knob that you press for pause/play so no hunting for little buttons.

    Cons: Hard to set up, configuration menus are very complicated and not intuitive at all.

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    Crutchfield customer from Canton, KS on 10/14/2018

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

    Exactly what I was looking for.



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    Edward from Little River, SC on 10/9/2018

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

    it is Awesome



    Great quality

    Ken from Gretna, VA on 10/5/2018

    2010 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product for the money. Sounds a lot better than my stock radio.



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    Kevin from Fuquay Varina, NC on 10/2/2018

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

    Bluetooth works great on this.



    Good Upgrade Over Factory Receiver!

    Mike from Beaverton, OR on 9/30/2018

    2009 Subaru Forester
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Finally decided to get rid of the OEM unit in my 2009 Forester. After 10 years, I couldn't take it any more. Got this JVC unit on sale. Great price for all of the outstanding features. Installed it all myself in one morning using Crutchfield's Master Sheet Installation Instructions. Wired the harness myself, which was easy with the supplied instructions for the harness and the steering wheel control adapter. The finished install looks and works like it was done at the factory. The Bluetooth Audio sounds great and the USB connection works well with my Android phone and the JVC Music Play App. The JVC KW-R935BTS has a multitude of audio settings which allow you to tailor the sound to your cars acoustics. Paired this unit with four JVC CS-DR620 speakers and a Kenwood KSC-SW11 compact subwoofer. I am very happy with my purchase!

    Pros: Inexpensive, lots of features, good sound quality.

    Cons: Face plate is too glossy and shows finger prints too easily.

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    Peter from Turlock, CA on 9/26/2018

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

    Looks nice sounds nice mostly easy to navigate. The clock doesnt keep time not too big of a deal



    So many options! Sound & Visual

    Wallace from Victoria, TX on 9/24/2018

    2007 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great upgrade for any stock radio and has very clear sound with many option to personalize! The price point will get you booming in no time and has plenty off options! You get more than what you pay for.

    Pros: Too many too list

    Cons: none yet for price

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    Crutchfield customer from Atlanta, GA on 9/12/2018

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

    Works well enough. The product is cheapish plastic on the face but functionality wise, it is great. Easy install.



    Should have done this LONG AGO!

    Dave from Columbus, OH on 8/30/2018

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

    Just EASILY installed my JVC-R935 radio and it is GREAT! More than replaces the factory unit in my 2001 Toyota Sequoia. My JBL system never sounded this good. Terrific sound and ease tuning stations, instantly Bluetooth synced with my iPhone for hands-free phone and alignment with my music library. Pandora, Spotify and iHeart stations as well. Looking forward to trying SIRIUS too! Working with Crutchfield support staff was a fine experience as well. THANKS!

    Pros: The money for the READY HARNESS was money WELL spent. My mechanic/installer thanked me for getting that. Made installation a breeze.

    Cons: NONE

    2008 Smart ForTwo

    John from Kennedale, TX on 8/29/2018

    2008 Smart fortwo
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great head unit for the price. Bracket and harness from Crutchfield were perfect. Had a hand written note on the wire harness papers that the dimmer (orange) wire had to be tapped to the cars blue/grey wire. It made me a little nervous as I saw a few blue/grey wires in different wire bundles, but I tapped the closest one in hazard button wire bundle and it worked like a champ. Our 2008 SmartCar ForTwo has music again, and now my kids have hands free phone with usb and blue tooth connection.

    Pros: Crutchfield install stuff, the Price, and Sound Quality suited for my vehicle.

    Cons: Display is a little hokie, scrolling thru settings is hard when you are used to touch screen.

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    Crutchfield customer from Lexington, KY on 8/24/2018

    2004 Honda CRV LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love the radio, was a breeze to install. The trim kit not so much, three days after install Got in car and the trim ring had cracked in three places. It went in dash fine with no problems, don't know..........



    Great sound!

    Pappy from Henderson, NV on 7/30/2018

    2002 Ford F-350
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great, Great sound!!! Love the radio, and appreciate the help your team gave me. Once I killed the gremlins under the dash, it was a snap! Now ordering all new speakers.

    Pros: Original radio/CD player was dying and eating my Dave Stamey CD's. This and new speakers are the last part of my 2002 F-350, crew cab, turbo rebuild, and the best part! Love this radio!

    Cons: Waited to long to do this!

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    Damian from Kapaau, HI on 7/8/2018

    2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this stereo to replace my stock stereo in my 2010 jeep wrangler. Shipping was super fast and installation was a breeze due to purchase the wires so that it's just plug an play. The stereo surely brought my jeeps sound system back to life an I couldn't be an happier with it. Thanks crutchfield i will surely do business with you again

    Pros: Perfect

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Rancho Cordova, CA on 7/3/2018

    2013 Subaru Impreza WRX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Have to cycle through all sources multiple time to connect phone, connection randomly dropped, display is so dim I can't read anything when there is a sun glare. Returning this and never buying a JVC again. Should have bought a Kenwood Excelon like I always do but they didn't have a double din with a rear usb like I wanted.



    can't read display in day light.

    jerry from Altoona, PA on 6/24/2018

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

    can not see display in day light. the reason i went with the 4 inch was so i'd get a bigger display. it is bigger, just can't see it. i had thought about asking tech, before i bought, the pros and cons of a 4 inch. i didn't. my bad. found out too late, a 4 inch is not the way to go for display or brightness. this review is no reflection on Crutchfield. i've lost count of the cd players i've bought from them over the years. tech support is always great.

    Pros: blue tooth.

    Cons: display

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    Crutchfield customer from Largo, FL on 6/18/2018

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

    Awesome stereo



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    Matthew from Avoca, MI on 6/17/2018

    1999 GMC Sierra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall good unit.

    Pros: Good sound Simple setup with lots of options Very customizable with a nice display

    Cons: Attracts a lot of dust No speed compensated volume Music cuts out for a sec every time you adjust the equalizer

    Outstanding Radio Unit and Great Support from Crutchfield

    Juan from Abingdon, MD on 6/17/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this radio to replace the factory unit that came with the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited with the Infinity system. Ordered the unit with Crutchfield's Advanced Ready Harness. Installation was quite easy and the Ready Harness made connecting the new unit a cinch. The bluetooth connection works perfect and the entire unit looks very good in the car and has improved the sound tremendously (I did not replace the factory speakers). The part that took the longest was the initial removal of the Infinity grill/cover (covering a speaker) on the top dash, but I should note that the instructions provided by Crutchfield indicated that this grill was quite tight from the factory. Other than that, everything went very smooth. Strongly recommend this JVC unit and most of all, Crutchfield service and technical support. Special kudos to Joey for his great assistance in ordering and for recommending the Ready Harness--that was money well spent

    Pros: Sounds great, two usb outlets, and bluetooth works very well with iPhone 6.

    Cons: None that I've found so far.

    Looks great in vehicle

    Mark from Peoria, AZ on 6/15/2018

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

    Great looking in vehicle, nice features

    Pros: Awesome features, real deal for the price.

    Cons: None

    Awesome radio

    Vince from La Follette, TN on 6/12/2018

    2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very good radio. Fits and looks great in my silverado. Sounds very good thru the stock speakers and has plenty of display options.




    James from Sanford, NC on 6/6/2018

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

    This unit was a great choice for me because of the price verses QUALITY of the system. I did not realize what was void in my sound quality. The Installation was easy-per-instructions.



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    Crutchfield customer from Stafford, VA on 5/29/2018

    2017 Nissan NV200
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excelente easy to install I'll recommend



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    Crutchfield customer from Pueblo, CO on 5/23/2018

    2008 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great Product and easy installation



    Very good for the price.

    Donnie from Nesbit, MS on 5/20/2018

    2014 Hyundai Elantra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I replaced my daughter's factory unit in a 2014 Hyundai Elantra, mainly to get better sound out of her sub (had to tap into the rear speakers with the factory unit and the sound just wasn't where it needed to be). My daughter gives it 5 stars because she LOVES it (more on my opinion later). We were planning on replacing the factory speakers as part of the upgrade but decided not to. The factory speakers' sound with this unit was a significantly noticeable improvement. Overall, it is a pretty good radio for the price. Menus are easy to figure out (installed it, navigated through the menu options, tweaked it the way I/she wanted it, and never had to touch the manual). Sound quality is pretty good especially compared to the factory unit. Available options/settings are about par with this class of radio although would like to have a 3-line display since it should have plenty of room for it considering it is double DIN. My only real complaint is that I have noticed that picking up FM stations is a bit weak compared my Kenwood and her factory unit. She hasn't said anything to me, so I guess it is ok, but it would bother me. If I were rating it for my daily use, I would probably drop it a star for that. Overall, pretty dang good unit. I would consider buying it again but probably would go with the comparable Kenwood next go around. While they are almost the same unit, just seem to get more "mileage" out of the Kenwood.

    Pros: Great price Great sound Easy to use

    Cons: Tuner seems a bit weak

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    Crutchfield customer from Stuart, FL on 4/18/2018

    2008 Harley-Davidson Road Glide
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Got this to replace the original receiver in my old Toyota 4Runner mostly to have Bluetooth and phone hands free capability. Installation was very easy and Crutchfield's instructions were great. Sound was much improved over the original radio. Had a problem pairing to my phone but Crutchfield's support technician stuck with me and all is good! Would definitely recommend and buy again!

    Pros: Looks great, much improved sound and EQ controls over stock, Bluetooth and phone hands free rocks!

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Keene, NH on 4/2/2018

    2012 Honda Fit Sport
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    2012 Honda Fit GE8. Nice radio. Logical layout for an older (50's) guy. Good sound. More EQ options than I need, but no complaints. Rear USB and Bluetooth work great. I yanked on the microphone cable in a really bad way while routing it under my steering wheel and dash, and then after that for some reason the bt mic for phone calls didn't work right. Duh. I bought a new aftermarket mic online (no comment where...) and now the bt mic works great. Typical glare from an aftermarket shiny display. You must mount this so that you are looking down or straight at it as the LCD display is optimized for this. If your dash is angled so you are looking up at it you will see very little in bright sunlight. I made my own glare shield visor cause the Fit is like a freaking fishbowl, the windshield is so huge. I am happy with it now and might add a compact sub in the future. If I had to do it again I would probably buy this again, or the next unit down without the rear USB (did I mention Bluetooth streaming rocks?).

    Pros: Nice unit, logical, does everything I wanted, Bluetooth works great.

    Cons: Be aware of the viewing angle for the display, it is optimized for looking down at it or straight at it.

    Great features

    Robert from Hartley, IA on 3/18/2018

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

    Really like everything about the unit, huge upgrade from factory. Like the double DIN chassis for the look in the dash and the extra display size. Only thing I don't care for, is that when the vehicle is cold (I live in NW Iowa), the unit sometimes is slow to come on and link to my phone or even turn on. Would recommend the unit though, really like the features.

    Pros: Great sound, easy to use, 2 usb outlets, bluetooth works good.

    Cons: It dosent like cold weather, some features dont work until the truck warms up.

    excellent sound

    erik from Boca Raton, FL on 3/15/2018

    2010 Mazda 3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Glad I picked this head unit. Why I love it-It's got buttons. Easy to read, easy to navigate and understand the menu. Set up was fun, I've never had a stereo that had so much customization and technology, like the ability to change the color of the unit, manipulation of the sound and how the color of the head unit turns blue when a phone call is coming in and speaking of phone calls, I sound a lot clearer than I did on the OE set up. The sound quality of the JVC surpassed my expectations. I have 2 sets of Kicker 6x8's in the front and rear doors. The front speakers are component style and a powered sub in the hatch. The metal gods are happy! The rear USB cable is super convenient. I drilled a hole in a panel just to the right of the JVC (while it was not installed) and slipped it into the glove box. Works great and the USB is out of the way.The detailed instructions were very helpful and face kit was a perfect fit. A big thanks to the Crutchfield team for making this an informative and fun experience.



    Totally satisfied

    Joel from Sparks, NV on 2/11/2018

    2007 Kia Rondo
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy installation. Good instructions on how to take the dash apart. I love it that Crutchfield gives you the exact wiring harness that you need. When other companies charge extra for this. I did try a cheaper brand of radio that did not work out. Crutchfield had an easy return policy. That's why I purchased from them again.

    Pros: Quality radio. Good user interface. I found it easy to navigate without reading instructions. Easy install.

    Cons: Now that I found so far

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    Kerry from Moses Lake, WA on 1/7/2018

    2001 Mazda Tribute
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    One of the best car stereos I've ever had!

    Pros: Better sound than the original radio

    Cons: Menu could be a little easier to use, but not really that bad once you get used to it.

    Great unit

    matt from Colorado on 1/1/2018

    2006 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product my son loves it was a nice upgrade on my 2011 Nissan Frontier. Also very easy to install and Crutchfield team was awesome



    Great Radio

    Samuel from bloomington, IN on 12/6/2017

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

    Its a great radio and definitely a major upgrade from my stock radio. It has a lot of options to give you a much better sound quality. My only complaint is that it doesn't come with a remote and the app to control it is by far the worst i have ever seen

    Pros: Great power and sound, can tell it what size speakers you have. So many way to optimize the sound quality

    Cons: No remote control App to control it is terrible

    Easy install in 2004 F150

    Jacob from Chesapeake, VA on 11/21/2017

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

    Simple install with the Readyharness from Crutchfield. Great upgrade to replace older factory head units like the one in my 2004 F-150. Links up quickly via bluetooth to my samsung galaxy S7 and allows me to either change music via my phone or on the head unit. Hands free calling works well with the included wired mic mounted on the dash. I had upraded my factory door speakers some time ago but this unit beings them to life.



    Great sterio

    Tom from Rogue River, OR on 11/20/2017

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

    I love this sterio. Since we have a jvc bluetooth sterio in our 78 F150. I wanted one as close to that as possible as far as programming goes. Works great, auto pairs every time. Easy install.

    Pros: Easy install an programming.

    Cons: Wish face wasnt so shiny.

    Finally! Simple, intuitive, large buttons, full-range brightness

    Crutchfield customer from Novato, CA on 11/19/2017

    2009 Mazda 5
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I really like this unit for several reasons: -- It has 31 levels of brightness for both day and night modes. Both are excellent -- bright enough during the day and not at all intrusive at night -- something that appears to be a real problem for many other upper end models in one mode or the other. -- This particular model includes pre-amp RCA outputs for a subwoofer. Lower level JVC units only offer 4 channels. -- The face is presented cleanly but not overly flashy. Most-used buttons like memories, tuning, phone, power, and equalizer presets are all large and easy to read. -- Both front and rear USB ports. -- 4V pre-amp -- FM sensitivity is better than my stock radio -- You can turn off unused sources. -- Has about 20 different levels of mic gain for the phone. -- Bluetooth functions work great. Things you may want to consider, but were in no way showstoppers for me: -- The main text portion of the display is white only. -- No HD tuner. -- Wireless remote not incl. My only real complaint would have to be the LED light bars running vertically and along the bottom. Others may like them, but I like the classic look without all the pizazz. I knew this going in and already had a plan. I taped them over with black electrical tape and trimmed the outside edges with a razor blade. The light bars are very thin and you won't even notice the incredibly small amount of tape at a distance of more than 10 inches --



    Sleek / Simple / Satisfied

    Mike from Leeds, NY on 11/12/2017

    2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    First, I ran into a few problems with my install and crutchfield was quite helpful helping everything get squared away. So I looked up many of the double din recievers and was sick of reading all the reviews over and over, so I went with this unit because it had no reviews. I took a shot in the dark. It appeared to be sleek and simple, and thats exactly what it is. I'm not a huge fan of the spaceship feel to many of the other units. User friendly. Sounds great. I had a bose sound system installed already in my 2006 chevy silverado 2500 and it has complimented it perfect. You can turn on/off the different sources as well which is nice so you don't have to cycle through unncessary or unused sources. For instance I would rather control spotify through my phone rather than the reciever so I can just turn the rear source off and run it bluetooth, but still charge my phone from the rear usb at the same time. It does take about 12-14 seconds for bluetooth to pick up and play from where you last started if you shut your car on and off. Thats probably my only semi-complaint but it doesn't bother me. Menu is easy and friendly. Buttons feel good. Not a gaudy look at all. Steering wheel controls all still work perfect. Overall I am a happy camper with this JVC unit. I

    Pros: Easy menu / navigation Turn sources on/off as you please Bluetooth Phone works well with external mic USB charging to phone from rear (all cords nice and hidden) Good looking and simple

    Cons: Takes about 12-14 seconds for bluetooth music to return after car is turned on/off


    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front/Rear
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control Yes
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano 7
    Touch 6/5
    iPhone 7+/7/6S+/6S/6+/6/5S/5C/5/SE/4S
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) N/A
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 22 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 4 volts
    Screen Size ---
    Display Color White/Black
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 13
    Wireless Remote Optional
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
    FM Sensitivity 8.2 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    High-res Playback FLAC (96kHz)

    Product Research

    Built-in Bluetooth
    Android & iPhone Integration
    Internet+SiriusXM+AM/FM Radio
    Disc/USB/Aux Playback
    Audio Section
    Display Features
    Remote Control

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The JVC KW-R935BTS is equipped with built-in Bluetooth 3.0, allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.6 (Hands Free Profile) & PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) & AVRCP 1.5 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the JVC KW-R935BTS. Check here for the latest Bluetooth compatibility information.

    SSP & USB Pairing: With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the JVC KW-R935BTS without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. You can even pair your Apple iPhone (iOS 5+) or Android smartphone (running JVC Music Play App) by simply connecting it to the JVC head unit via USB and following a single prompt on the head unit's display.

    • Dual Phone Connection: Thanks to the Dual Phone Connection feature, two Bluetooth-enabled phones can remain connected to the JVC receiver. This means you can an answer an incoming call from either phone from the head unit. Also, both of your phone's contact lists are downloaded to the receiver. To make a call from one of the phones using the JVC receiver, you simply have to select Phone 1 or Phone 2 on the head unit's front-panel.
    • Streaming DJ: The new Streaming DJ feature allows five Bluetooth audio source devices to be connected to the JVC receiver at one time, so you can switch between Bluetooth playback sources a lot easier and quicker. While "BT Audio" source is selected on the head unit, you can simply press the music playback button on your connected Bluetooth source devices to switch between devices and begin music playback. However, you cannot stream audio from two different Bluetooth audio source devices at the same time or combine music libraries or playlists from two different connected devices.
    Note: You can pair up to five Bluetooth-enabled devices to the JVC head unit. When an already paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units.

    Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The head unit supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. And thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with wideband speech capability, the KW-R935BTS provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. The controls of the KW-R935BTS can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also includes an external microphone (with mounting bracket) featuring adjustable gain, so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers. During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.

    • Answering A Call: When a call comes in, a ring-tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker and the caller's name or phone number will be displayed. You can answer the call from the head unit's front-panel controls, or setup the head unit to automatically answer the incoming call immediately or after 1-30 seconds. The KW-R935BTS also supports the Call Waiting function, so you can answer another incoming call while suspending the current call you are on. Your compatible cell-phone must also support this feature.
    • Dialing A Number: Using the KW-R935BTS, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:
      • Enter Phone #: Allows you to directly dial a phone number up to 32 digits from the head unit's front-panel rotary dial.
      • Preset Dialing: You can store up to 6 contacts in the memory of this unit for speed dialing.
      • Phone Book: You can download phone book data from your mobile phone to the CD receiver. You can then dial a contact within the phonebook from the head unit's front-panel controls. Your phonebook can be searched alphabetically or numerically.
      • Call History: The Call History is a list of calls that have originated from and were received by this unit that you can dial. You can select Outgoing, Incoming, or Missed calls.
      • Voice Dialing: If your mobile phone supports voice recognition, then you can dial out by voice command. Simply speak into the included microphone once you have activated the voice dialing function from the head unit's front-panel. 

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The JVC KW-R935BTS supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or audio player, plus song/artist information display. You are able to stream your stored music library on your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, as well as music apps downloaded on your smartphone to the JVC KW-R935BTS for playback.

    • SBC + AAC Codecs: In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the KW-R935BTS offers support of AAC.  By supporting AAC, the KW-R935BTS offers better audio performance of the music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
    • Advanced Music Browsing: In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the KW-R935BTS lets you browse your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc. (AVRCP 1.4 phones only; which includes Android 4.0+ and iPhone 5.0+).
    • Song/Artist Information: The head unit will also display your stored music and music app's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title (not compatible with all apps).
    Note: When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    Siri Eyes Free Control: When paired to an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth, the JVC KW-R935BTS has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel control and external microphone. Simply press the "phone command" button on the KW-R935BTS to engage Siri and use the included microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will heard through your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be done through the head unit and its microphone. You can even ask Siri to get directions to a destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone with Bluetooth; the head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.

    Note: The head unit will only display hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the KW-R935BTS; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    Android & iPhone Integration

    Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0) Connectivity:  The JVC KW-R935BTS's front- or rear-panel USB port lets you connect your AOA 2.0 compatible Android (OS 4.1-7.1.2) smartphone for music playback. JVC does not guarantee operation with all Android devices, regardless of operating system. Click here for the most current list of compatible Android smartphones. There are two Android AOA 2.0 modes to choose from based on what content you want to listen to and how you want to control it.

    • Auto Mode: The JVC KW-R935BTS supports Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0), which lets  you connect your Android  (OS 4.1-7.1.2) smartphone to the KW-R935BTS's USB port and listen to stored music and music apps from your Android device through the JVC head unit. You'll be able to control basic playback functions such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track. Other advanced music navigation will still be done from your Android smartphone's touchscreen. In this mode, the head unit will not display song/artist information; only "Audio Mode" will show up on display. You'll continue to view song/artist information from the Android device's touchscreen. You'll also still be able to access other functions and applications from your Android smartphone's touchscreen, while listening to music through the head unit. If you make a call or answer a call from your smartphone while listening to music in this mode, the music will pause until you are finished with the call and then start back up again.
    • JVC Music Play App: Downloading the JVC Music Play app onto your Android (OS 4.1-7.1.2) smartphone not only allows you to listen to stored music from your Android device through the JVC CD receiver connected via USB, but it also lets you browse your Android smartphone's music library from the head unit's front-panel controls. You can browse your store music library by Playlist, Artist, Song, Album, or Genre. The contents of a Playlist or Category can be searched alphabetically or numerically. You can also control Play/Pause and Previous/Next track from the head unit. In addition, the head unit will display song/artist information. You can exit the JVC Music Play app to access other functions and applications of your Android smartphone, while your stored music library is still playing through your head unit. If you make a call or answer a call from your smartphone while listening to music in this mode, the music will pause until you are finished with the call and then start back up again.
    Note: JVC does not guarantee operation with all Android devices.

    iPhone Direct Connection: The JVC KW-R935BTS's front- or rear-panel USB port can be used to connect a Lightning-connector or 30-pin dock connector iPod/iPhone to the head unit (see chart below for compatibility). The KW-R935BTS supports audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of your compatible Apple device. If you have a newer iPod/iPhone with the Lightning-connector, you can use JVC's Lightning connector-to-USB cable (105KSU62, sold separately) or the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the KW-R935BTS. If you have an older iPod/iPhone with a 30-pin dock connector, you can will need to use the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your Apple device or a "Made For iPod/iPhone" 30-pin-to-USB cable (sold separately) to connect your iPod/iPhone to the KW-R935BTS.

    • Head Unit Control: From the head unit's front-panel controls you can search for stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, and Composer. The contents of a Playlist or Category can be searched alphabetically or numerically. The KW-R935BTS also supports Repeat (file/all) and Random (album/all) playback functions of stored music on your iPod/iPhone. In addition, you'll be able to control basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) from stored music and select music apps streamed to your Apple iPod/iPhone. You can also choose to control your Apple device from its own touchscreen, instead of the head unit.
    • Song/Artist Info: The KW-R935BTS will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information such as Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album title.
    Note: See chart below for compatible Apple iPod, iPhone, & iPad models.

    USB Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1.5A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone or Android smartphone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position (if your iPod/iPhone or Android smartphone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it).

    Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The JVC KW-R935BTS is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 11/3/2017):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Music Apps Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Remote App Pandora Spotify iHeartRadio Artist/Song Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    4S 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C 10.3.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S 11.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    SE 11.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6/+6S/6S+ 11.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7/7+ 11.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5th 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 11.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    7th 1.02PC Y N Y N N N N N Y Y N Y N Y
    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    Internet+SiriusXM+AM/FM Radio

    Internet Radio Apps: The JVC KW-R935BTS allows you to access Pandora, Spotify, and iHeartRadio online music services through your USB-connected or Bluetooth-connected iPhone, or Bluetooth-connected Android smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the KW-R935BTS via the Lightning or 30-pin cable supplied with your iPhone, JVC's Lightning connector-to-USB cable (105KSU62, sold separately), or paired via Bluetooth. Your Android smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired with the JVC KW-R935BTS. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi.

    • Pandora App: The free Pandora App (or Apple iOS 9.0+ or Android 4.0+) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the JVC KW-R935BTS using your USB or Bluetooth connected Apple iPhone, or Bluetooth connected Android smartphone. The JVC KW-R935BTS provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information. You can select Pandora stations from your station list and sort them by date or alphabetically. New stations can be created based on the current songs or artists playing. You can also skip song tracks within a station. You can even give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down, as well as bookmark song information. An active Pandora account is required.
    • Spotify: The KW-R935BTS has the ability to playback & control content from the Spotify music app (for Apple iOS 8.0+ or Android OS 4.0+) on your USB or Bluetooth connected iPhone, or Bluetooth connected Android smartphone. You can play, pause and skip tracks, browse playlists, albums and radio stations through the JVC receiver's front-panel controls. You can even create your stations by entering a track, artist,  or playlist. You also get song/artist information on the unit's LCD touchscreen. If you are a Spotify Premium user (requires a monthly paid subscription), you can enjoy ad-free, high quality music even when there is no internet connection.
    • iHeartAuto: The free iHeartAuto app for JVC (for Apple iOS 8.0+ or Android OS 4.0+) lets you play music from the iHeartRadio music service through the JVC KW-R935BTS using your USB or Bluetooth connected Apple iPhone, or Bluetooth connected Android smartphone. The iHeartRadio music service provides access to more than 1,500 live radio stations from coast-to-coast (including pop, country, urban, rock, talk, and sports). The KW-R935BTS will provide control over the iHeartRadio Auto app, as well as display station identification and song/artist information. From the head unit's front-panel controls, iHeartRadio stations can be searched by the following categories (Local, Genre, City, or My Stations). The Local selection provides a list of radio stations in your local listening area. The unit also provides over 22 Genres to choose from (including pop, country, hip-hop, jazz, etc.) to help you find the right radio station for you. In addition, you can search for radio stations by City. Cities can be searched alphabetically. You can even store your favorite stations (My Stations) for easier, quicker access. An active iHeartRadio account is required.
    Note: Access to these Internet Radio services will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or Android smartphone to connect to the Internet. Not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    SiriusXM-Ready: The JVC KW-R935BTS is SiriusXM-Ready and compatible with the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV300 sold separately). The SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner supports SiriusXM programming with access to 175+ SiriusXM channels via subscription; check out the most popular SiriusXM subscription packages here. Additional features of the SiriusXM Connect tuner include:

    • Channel List w/ Category Search: The Channel list displays a list of all available channels. You can also search and list channels in specific categories.
    • Song/Artist Info:  Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's LCD.
    • SmartFavorite Presets: Up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets can be saved. These 18 SiriusXM presets are automatically identified as SmartFavorites for advanced features such as Replay, TuneStart & TuneScan (see below).
      • Replay: When you select a SmartFavorite preset you can rewind and replay up to 30 minutes of any of the missed news, talk, sports or music content.
      • TuneStart: With the TuneStart enabled, playback will automatically start from the beginning of a song when you tune to a SmartFavorite preset channel.
      • TuneScan: TuneScan gives you a short preview of the songs that you have missed on each of your Smart Favorite Preset music channels or currently tuned music channel.
    • Parental Control: Channels containing unsuitable content for children can be blocked. When enabled, The Parental Control feature requires you to enter a 4-digit passcode to tune to the locked channels.
    Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.

    RDS AM/FM Tuner: The JVC KW-R935BTS features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. You can store a total of 18 FM stations presets and 6 AM station presets. The radio allows you to set your AM/FM stations manually or automatically. You can also switch the tuner's IF filter to Wide or Auto to increase/decrease the sensitivity. If an analog FM stereo broadcast is hard to receive, you can manually switch the tuner to Mono operation.

    • US or European Tuning: You can set the built-in AM/FM tuner between US standard and European tuning spacing.
    • RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible AM/FM stations.
    • Radio Timer: The head unit's Radio Timer features lets you tune into a preset station at a specific time regardless of the head unit's current source (you can activate the Radio Timer once, daily, or turn it completely off).

    Disc/USB/Aux Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The unit features a single disc player that will playback CD-Audio and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs. The unit also supports playback of MP3, WMA, & AAC music files loaded onto CD-R/RW discs.

    • Off Insert/Eject: A CD disc can be inserted or ejected with the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will automatically power up and begin playback.
    • Auto Reload: If the ejected disc is not removed within 20 seconds, the disc is automatically inserted again into the loading slot to protect it from dust. The source will change to CD, and the disc will begin playback, even if you have another source selected at the time.
    Note: For proper disc playback you must install the unit within 30-degrees of horizontal.

    Dual USB Ports (MSC Compliant): The JVC KW-R935BTS features front-panel & rear-panel USB (type-A) ports; the front-panel USB port is hidden by a flip-out cover, while the rear USB port is attached to the head unit's rear-chassis by a 39" pigtail. The USB ports enable connection of USB mass storage class (MSC) devices; like USB thumbdrives and USB card readers, and digital portable music players. You can insert a compatible USB MSC device into either of the head unit's USB port for playback, control, and song/artist display of a variety of music files.

    • Music Drive: The Music Drive feature lets you switch between multiple memory cards in a USB multi-card reader. When a mass storage class (MSC) compatible smartphone is connected to the head unit's USB input, the unit's Music Drive features lets you select its internal memory or external memory (such as an SD card) for stored music playback.
    • USB Charging: USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB ports (max. 1.5A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
    Note: Not compatible with USB hubs.

    Compatible Music Files: The JVC KW-R935BTS supports the following types of music files recorded onto CD-R/RW discs or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.

    Media Type CD (-R/RW) USB  (MSC)
    File System ISO9660 Level 1 or 2, Romeo, Joliet, or Windows long file name FAT 12/16/32
    Playable File Types MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    bit rate of 32-192kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    bit rate of 8-320 kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48 kHz
    MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    bit rate of 32-192kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    bit rate of 8-320 kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48 kHz
    bit depth of 16-bit w/ sampling frequency of 44.1kHz
    bit depth of 24-bit w/ sampling frequency of 96kHz
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 999 folders/20,480 files (999 files per folder)
    Tags ID3 (version 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA, AAC, &  FLAC tags

    Playback & Search Functions: The JVC KW-R935BTS offers a variety of playback and search functions to help you find and enjoy your music on disc and USB.

    • Track/Folder List: The Track/Folder List displays a list of music folders and tracks on an inserted CD or USB device, so you can easily access your music.
    • Repeat: Track Repeat (plays the current track repeatedly), Folder Repeat (plays all tracks of the current folder repeatedly), Off (cancels repeat function)
    • Random: Folder Random (plays all tracks of the current folder, then the tracks of the next folder in random), All Random (plays all tracks of the current disc at random), Off (cancels random function)
    • Resume: If you change the source, playback also stops (without ejecting the disc or USB device). Next time you select CD or USB for the playback source, the player will start from where it has been stopped previously.

    Front-Panel Auxiliary Input: A front-panel stereo minijack is provided to allow the connection of almost any portable audio source with a 3.5mm headphone output. Simply connect your portable digital music player to the unit's front-panel auxiliary input, and you can listen to the audio from the portable player through the speakers in your mobile audio system.

    Audio Section

    24 Bit D/A Converter: The JVC KW-R935BTS in-dash CD receiver utilizes a 24-bit (DAC (digital-to-analog converter) for superior sound quality.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The JVC KW-R935BTS is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not pushing the limits of the amplification circuit. The power output specs for the KW-R935BTS are as follows:

    • Full Bandwidth Power: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
    • Maximum Output Power: 50 watts x 4 channels (200 total watts)

    Amp Gain: When you are using the KW-R935BTS with factory speakers (or those rated to less than 50 watts peak), the Amplifier Gain Control can limit the amount of power being sent to those speakers. When the Amp Gain Control is set to "low," the volume control ranges from 0 (minimum) to 25 (maximum). When using speakers rated higher than 50 watts peak, you can set the Amp Gain Control to "high," and the volume control will range from 0 to 35.

    6ch/4V Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The KW-R935BTS features front, rear and subwoofer 4-volt preamp outputs. The front and rear speaker preamp outputs are balance and fade adjustable. The subwoofer preamp output is non-fading and offers independent level control (-50 to +10).

    Crossover Network: The JVC KW-R935BTS lets you choose between a 2-way or 3-way crossover network for your car audio application.

    • 2-Way Crossover: Allows you to set high-pass and low-pass crossovers for a standard Tweeter, Front, Rear, and Subwoofer speaker setup.
      • Speaker Size: select which size speakers are in your vehicle.
        • Tweeter: Small, Medium, Large, or None
        • Front & Rear: 3.5", 4", 4.75", 5", 6.5", 6.75", 7", 4x6", 5x7", 6x8", 6x9", 7x10" or None
        • Subwoofer: 6.5", 8", 10", 12", 15" or greater, None
      • X'Over: Select the high pass or low pass crossover settings for your speakers.
        • Tweeter: high pass filter (HPF)
          • Frequency: 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 5kHz, 6.3kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, 12.5kHz
          • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
        • Front & Rear: high pass filter (HPF)
          • Frequency: 30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz, 90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, 250Hz, Through (Full-Range)
          • Slope: -6dB, -12dB, -18dB, -24dB
          • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
        • Sub: low pass filter (LPF)
          • Frequency: 30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz, 90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, 250Hz, Through (Full-Range)
          • Slope: -6dB, -12dB, -18dB, -24dB
          • Phase: Reverse (180°), Normal (0°)
          • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
    • 3-Way Crossover: Allows you to set high-pass and low-pass crossovers for a complex 3-way speaker system with Highs, Mids, and Sub.
      • Speaker Size: select which size speakers are in your vehicle.
        • Tweeter: Small, Medium, Large, or None
        • Midrange: 3.5", 4", 4.75", 5", 6.5", 6.75", 7", 4x6", 5x7", 6x8", or 6x9"
        • Woofer: 6.5", 8", 10", 12", 15" or greater, None
      • X'Over: Select the high pass or low pass crossover settings for your speakers.
        • Tweeter: high pass filter (HPF)
          • HPF Frequency: 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 5kHz, 6.3kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, 12.5kHz
          • Slope: -6dB, -12dB
          • Phase: Reverse (180°), Normal (0°)
          • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
        • Midrange: high pass filter (HPF) & low pass filter (LPF)
          • HPF Frequency:  30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz, 90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, 250Hz, Through (Full-Range)
          • LPF Frequency: 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 5kHz, 6.3kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, 12.5kHz
          • Slope: -6dB, -12dB
          • Phase: Reverse (180°), Normal (0°)
          • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
        • Woofer: low pass filter (LPF)
          • LPF Frequency:  30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz, 90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, 250Hz, Through (Full-Range)
          • Slope: -6dB, -12dB
          • Phase: Reverse (180°), Normal (0°)
          • Gain: -8 to 0 dB

    Equalizer: The JVC KW-R935BTS is equipped with 8 EQ presets, an Easy EQ (3-band), a Pro EQ (13-band), and a Vol Link EQ. Choose the one that best fits your type of music listening.

    • EQ Preset: You can choose between the following EQ presets - Flat, Hard Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, R&B, Jazz, Classical, & User. The User mode allows you to select either the 3-band Easy EQ or 13-Band Pro EQ.
    • Easy EQ: The head unit's Easy EQ consists of a 3-band equalizer (Treble, Mid, & Bass). You can adjust the Treble, Mid, & Bass from -9 to +9.
    • Pro EQ: The units Pro EQ consists of a 13-band equalizer (100Hz, 160Hz, 250Hz, 400Hz, 630Hz, 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 6.3kHz, 10kHz, & 16kHz). Each frequency can be adjusted from -9 to +9. You can also adjust the Q-Factor of each frequency to 1.35, 1.50, or 2.0.
    • Vol Link EQ: The Vol Link EQ features  boosts certain frequencies ranges that becomes hard to hear due to road noise.

    K2 Technology: The KW-R935BTS employs K2 technology which dramatically improves the sound quality of compressed music files during CD, USB, and Bluetooth playback. When the K2 feature is activated, the sound becomes wider, smoother, and more natural.

    Sound Effects: The KW-R935BTS offers adjustable Sound Effects to provide a better listening experience inside your vehicle. Use the "Enhance" feature to virtually broaden the soundstage inside your vehicle. Use the "Sound Lift" feature to virtually lift the sound to ear level. And use the "Response" feature to virtually make the sound more realistic and live inside your car.

    Loudness, Bass Boost & Bass Extension: The Loudness feature boosts low and high frequencies to produce a well-balanced sound at a low volume level. The unit's Bass Boost enhances low bass frequencies at any volume level. There is also a Bass Extension feature which further enhances the unit's bass output.

    Volume Adjust: The input level of each source (other than FM) is adjustable relative to the FM radio volume, so there isn't a significant volume difference when changing sources. Each source is individually adjustable from -15 to +6.

    Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.

    Display Features

    2-Line VA (Vertical Alignment) LCD: The JVC KW-R935BTS is equipped with a 2-line VA (Vertical Alignment) LCD screen that offers high contrast, sharp images, and a wide viewing angle for better visibility. The LCD screen provides information for audio settings, song/artist/album info, and station identification. You can even select between English or Spanish text.

    Variable Color Button Illumination: The KW-R935BTS features variable color button illumination. You can choose from one of 49 preset colors, have the unit scan through all 49 preset colors continuously, or customize your own color (RGB; 0-9). The custom setting allows you to individually adjust the intensity of Red, Green, and Blue (from 0-9) to better match your vehicle's interior lights.

    Note: The display illumination is not variable and fixed with a white text and black background.

    Brightness & Dimmer Control: The JVC KW-R935BTS offers a brightness & dimmer control to suit day- and night-time driving.

    • Brightness: The unit offers a daytime and nighttime brightness settings for the LCD and button illumination. You can adjust the brightness level of each manually from 0-31.
    • Dimmer: The unit's dimmer control can be set automatically, manually, or via timer. Manually select "Off" for daytime brightness setting or "On" for nighttime brightness setting. Choose "Auto" which switches between day and nighttime brightness setting automatically when you turn off/on the headlights (orange/white wire of harness must be connected to headlamp circuit). You can even set a specific time for the "Off" and "On" dimmer setting to be activated.

    Day & Time: The unit displays a 12-or 24-hour clock, as well as the day (Sun/Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat). The day & time can be selected to remain on, even if the head unit is switched off (as long as the vehicle's key is in the accessory or start position).

    Remote Control

    Remote App (for iOS & Android): The JVC Remote App is an application for Apple iOS 8.0+ and Android OS 4.4+ that controls the JVC receiver like a wireless remote control from your compatible Apple iOS device (via Bluetooth or USB) or Android device (via Bluetooth only). The JVC Remote App provides traditional touchscreen control, as well as directional and freeform gesture control.

    • Source Information & Control: The JVC Remote App provides a Source Control screen with a list of the receiver's built-in sources and connected sources to choose from, so you can change the head unit's source from your mobile device. Once an input is selected, the app displays source information such as station number, track number & playback time, as well as song/artist information (when applicable). From the app, you can also seek stations and tracks, as well as Play and Pause your music.
    • Audio Settings: From the application on your mobile device, you can adjust the receiver's volume up or down. In addition, audio settings such as EQ, Crossover, DTA, and other audio adjustments can be easily set using the JVC Remote Application.
    • Media Player: The application's Media Player screen lets you playback your device's stored music library through the JVC receiver. From the app on your Apple iOS or Android device, you can control basic playback functions like Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track and Repeat/Random. The Android version of the app even lets you browse your music library by category (Song/Album/Artist/Playlist/Mood). Song, artist, and album information (along with Album Art) will displayed on your Apple iOS or Android device's touchscreen. 
    • App Launcher (Android only): The App Launcher feature of the Android version of the JVC Remote app lets you access 3rd party applications within the JVC Remote app's user interface. The App Launcher can contain up to 24 of your favorite apps for quick access.
    • You will need to indicate within the head unit's menu what type of device (Apple iOS or Android) you'll be using the JVC Remote App on before the application will connect and function with the receiver.
    • When using the JVC Remote App with your compatible Apple iOS device, the application and device must be connected to the receiver via Bluetooth (not USB) for playback of Bluetooth audio. For playback of a USB-direct connection from an Apple iOS device, the device and application must be connected to the head unit via USB (not Bluetooth).

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input wire (blue/yellow) within the included wiring harness that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately).

    Optional Wireless Remote: The KW-R935BTS can be controlled wirelessly from JVC's RM-RK52 IR remote control (sold separately; not available at Crutchfield).

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    Q & A

    Customer Q&A

    Crutchfield asked  
    Why did you buy this?

    Liked what I was reading about it. JVC has been around a long time. [ Brian  Feb 14, 2019 ]
    Awesome looking, easy user interface and excellent power and expandable capability [ Jason  Dec 31, 2018 ]
    want to Bluetooth to radio [ John & Sandi  Dec 16, 2018 ]
    Fit our requirments [ Rayne  Nov 16, 2018 ]
    never had a radio like this. wanted something different. needed to upgrade stock radio. [ micha  Oct 27, 2018 ]
    SiriusXM ready, USB, aux (wish it had a rear AUX too!), display size, information shown, price, etc. etc. This is the one that best met my requirements. [ perfesser  Oct 27, 2018 ]
    Bluetooth, Rear USB, and decent reviews. [ Cody  Oct 23, 2018 ]
    6 pre amp outs. 4 volt pre amps and double din [ Nathaniel  Sep 08, 2018 ]
    I like JVC. I've had great luck with their head units. I put a JVC Arsenal deck, (hmmmm, from Crutch actually!) in my other vehicle, about 9-10 yrs ago and it's still rocking strong. Hopefully that trend continues... [ Vernon  Aug 15, 2018 ]
    I got this item based on iHeart and Pandora controls and other features when paired with my cell phone. Main reason I chose this radio over the other ones with similar features was the location and size of buttons for phone and source controls. Also, the station buttons will be easy to select. [ F  Jul 14, 2018 ]
    Recommended by a friend [ Todd  May 23, 2018 ]
    It had the specs I was looking for and liked the look. [ Donnie  Apr 22, 2018 ]
    I liked this unit because it's not quite as busy or flashy as some, with actual buttons to push. I liked the fact that it has a rear USB port for flexibility, plus it has a longer warranty than some units I looked at. Of course it has to fit my car, but Crutchfield says it will! [ Jay  Apr 07, 2018 ]
    This will be my second one. I have an older model in the Nissan that I will put in my Honda. [ Mark  Apr 01, 2018 ]
    Looking for quality audio, had good reviews, and the customer service is great in case I run into trouble installing it. [ David  Mar 28, 2018 ]
    I did a lot of searching, and ultimately it came down to whether or not I wanted a rear camera and GPS navigation, and I did not. This was the best receiver with CD and digital music, android control - and super importantly - it plays 24 bit FLAC files! So I can have hi-res music in my truck without connecting a player, just using the back USB. I am pretty excited I will follow up when it all shows up - I got the Sirius XM adapter, steering wheel adapter, dash conversion kit, and pre-wiring. [ Michael  Feb 16, 2018 ]
    Yule present for my wife. [ Edward  Dec 20, 2017 ]
    I looked at several other brands on other websites, crutchfield had the best choices and reviews, prices very good. This jvc got my attention it was what I was looking for, priced right. [ Donna  Dec 13, 2017 ]
    After comparing the other receivers in the $100.00 to $200.00 price range, I believe the JVC KW-R935BTS offered the cleanest appearance and best feature for the money. Even though it might not have an included wireless remote or HD radio, in my past experience, I barely use a wireless remote with my car receiver and any other feature that might not be present is not necessary. It is more of a preference or convenience for the people that might need it or for those that like to have everything. [ SAMUEL  Nov 24, 2017 ]

    5 questions already asked

    no idea [ Blue Canary  Jan 02, 2019 ]
    I don't think it does have back up camera capabilities [ Gordo  Jan 01, 2019 ]
    The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Aug 28, 2018 ]  Staff
    The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Aug 22, 2018 ]  Staff
    It should ask you to pair it Then did you try to push the volume button in instead of turning it? Hope that helps.Enter [ Gordo  Apr 28, 2018 ]
    1) In the settings of the radio you have to tell it if you have an Android or iOS 2) I've only been able to control mine when it's actually connected to the radio via usb [ Samuel  Apr 28, 2018 ]
    Dont turn the volume knob, push it once for yes. We have this sterio in 2 vehicles. It works best if you have some read the direction and the other person do them. As you have to move fairly quickly. Be patient it will work. I have Lg G5 and my husband had a samsung galaxy S5, now he has galaxy S8+. All three are paired and work great. Good luck. Crutchfield chat is amazing too if all else fails. We have had zero issues. I do wish the volume went above 25 though. [ Maureen  Apr 28, 2018 ]
    They can be set to the same color. [ Sam  Feb 16, 2018 ]
    There are 2 zones. Zone1 is shown in blue and zone 2 is shown in green. This thing is amazing! The colors may be adjusted to almost any color and to zones may match to be the same color. Brightness is adjustable via a day and night setting. Im liking this more and more. [ JEFFREY  Feb 01, 2018 ]
    Im sorry JW. My truck is in the deep freeze right now and it is virtually iced shut and I have not had enough time to try it out. As soon as I can find out I will let u know. Sounds very nice with the kicker speakers I bought. However, I am wishing I had space for a powered subwoofer. I think that would help it with a little more base from the already crisp clean and full sound. [ JEFFREY  Jan 31, 2018 ]
    I have this sterio i vehicles. Yes you can program for it all to be one color. In our truck its bluegreen to match the gauges. In our car its red to match those gauges. It has settings for day and night. Been running JVC for years. [ Maureen  Jan 30, 2018 ]
    Im not sure I had bought the stereo as a Christmas gift so I haven't used the unit sorry Enter [ Gordo  Jan 30, 2018 ]