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Digital media receiver (does not play CDs)

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Overview

Our take on the JVC KD-X330BTS

If you get your music from a device instead of a disc, you need a receiver that's designed to get the most out of your digital music collection. JVC's KD-X330BTS digital media receiver handles all your devices, plus it gives you the power and sound-shaping tools you need to make your music sound fantastic.

Get the most from your digital music

If you get your music from a device instead of a disc, you need a receiver that's designed to get the most out of your digital music collection. JVC's KD-X330BTS digital media receiver handles all your devices, plus it gives you the power and sound-shaping tools you need to make your music sound fantastic.

Ready for your Android™ phone

Android® users can control Pandora® right from the stereo through the Bluetooth connection — no wires needed. JVC's Smart Music Control app lets you use your compatible Android phone's touchscreen to control the action using finger swipes and gestures. With your Android phone safely attached to a mount, you can reach down and skip a track without taking your eyes off the road. You can also control your Pandora and iHeartRadio stations with this receiver.

JVC KD-X330BTS with remote

Remote control included

It's great with your iPhone®, too

If you're an iPhone® aficionado, this receiver gives you more than wireless control — you get voice control, too. Talk to Siri® Eyes Free technology to make calls, choose music, get directions, and more. Anything you can do with Siri can be done with this receiver.

App control is everything these days, and this JVC is ready to rock. You can check out Pandora, iHeartRadio, or Apple Music through this receiver and access basic controls on the screen display. For added convenience, the 2-way control feature lets you pick music using the receiver's controls, or you can use the phone itself.

Hear your music the way you like it

The KD-X330BTS plays MP3, WMA, WAV, and FLAC files, so you'll be able to enjoy all your tunes when you travel. You'll find a wide array of sound-shaping tools, including Sound Response to boost frequencies in digital files, Space Enhancement to match the sound to the size of your car, and a 13-band graphic equalizer. The 24-bit DAC brings the best out of your tunes, and the Volume Link EQ boosts specific frequencies in the audio signal to compensate for road noise.

Automatic pairing makes it a lot easier to enjoy hands-free calling and wireless audio streaming, no matter what kind of phone you're using.

Make a USB connection

With your smartphone connected to the KD-X330BTS, you can listen to your phone's internal memory as one source and access its microSD card as another. You can also pair two phones at once, so you don't have to choose between the personal phone and the work phone when you're driving.

The Drive Change feature allows you to connect a memory card reader or USB hub to the JVC's USB input and select music from up to five memory cards or USB flash drives. You'll also appreciate the port's powerful 1.5-amp high-current charging capability.

Tune in to satellite radio

If you're a satellite radio fan, you can connect a SiriusXM® tuner and start enjoying the wide variety of music, sports, news, and entertainment available. If you haven't experienced satellite radio, you'll be blown away by the incredible selection of music and more that comes with your subscription. Plus, you can drive all the way across the USA without losing your favorite channels.

Expand your system for better sound

The KD-X330BTS gives you two sets of preamp outputs, convenient if you plan to add amplifiers to your system. When it's time to add a powered sub, you can switch the rear preamp outputs over to subwoofer mode to control your bass from the receiver.

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:
    • digital media receiver with AM/FM tuner (does not play CDs)
    • built-in Bluetooth for audio streaming and hands-free calling (mic included)
    • detachable face with single-line display
    • USB 1.5A connection charges devices quickly
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays MP3, WMA, WAV, and FLAC files through USB
    • menus can be displayed in English and Spanish
    • remote control
    Smartphone Features:
    • built-in iPod control, 2-way iPod/iPhone control
    • Siri Eyes-Free-Mode for iPhone
    • control PANDORA® and iHeartRadio from select smartphones (plus Apple Music through iPhone)
    • Android Open Accessory (AOA) 2.0 enables control and charging of select Android devices (Android version 4.1 and higher) using the USB connection
    • Android app for gesture control over playback
    Audio Features:
    • 24-bit digital-to-analog converter
    • high-and low-pass filters
    • sound-shaping tools get more out of your digital music library
    • 13-band graphic EQ
    • Volume Link EQ boosts specific frequencies to compensate for road noise
    • K2 technology improves the digital sound for all music sources
    Expandability:
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner (sold separately, subscription required)
    • Drive Change lets you select audio from multiple flash drives or memory cards in a connected USB hub or memory card reader
    • inputs: front USB 1.5A port, front auxiliary input
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear/sub)
    Other Features and Specs:

    What's in the Box:

    • Digital media receiver (10A fuse)
    • Face (attached)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim ring (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • Wireless remote control (RM-RK52)
    • CR2025 3V Lithium battery (installed)
    • Microphone w/ bracket (attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector)
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • Instruction Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Warranty Information
    • "Caution!" note (attached to wiring harness)

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    Install was straightforward, programming takes some time but follow the directions and should be no problem. The station preset buttons are a little small (the reason I docked one star). Sound is very high quality and BT syncs easy to smartphone.

    Anonymous, Lincoln, NE

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    JVC KD-X330BTS Reviews

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    (208 Reviews)

    Nice for the Price, needs a little tweaking to be great.

    Anonymous from Davidson, NC on 7/11/2017

    I'd give it four starts, but there are stability issues and the shuffle/random problem (that others mention) where is plays the same 'random' playlist from the start each time you turn the unit off (after finishing playing the current song). I fix might be to select a random starting point on the playlist each time the unit powers back on. USB play is the key feature for me. Firmware update helped some of the USB stability problems. If you have one of these, check for firmware updates.

    Pros: Good Sound Bluetooth features work nicely Simple to install with kit Reads a large USB fairly quickly.

    Cons: USB Shuffle playlist repeats same songs Occasionally 'freezes' when playing USB. (had to do a reset) Displays folder name, but not Albums title on USB when playing song, Can't see much of folder name when scrolling through to select a folder, a "folder number " is displayed, which takes up unneeded space.

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    Anonymous from Lincoln, NE on 4/28/2017

    2001 Chevrolet Venture
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Install was straightforward, programming takes some time but follow the directions and should be no problem. The station preset buttons are a little small (the reason I docked one star). Sound is very high quality and BT syncs easy to smartphone.

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    Good, but Bluetooth Issues

    Robert from Henderson, TX on 2/13/2017

    2006 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For a budget stereo, it is good. I only installed it last week, but have been pleased so far. I bought an "open box" and the Bluetooth mic was missing, so I just installed it yesterday. I had some issues with the Bluetooth connectivity, so the jury is still out on that. By the way, Crutchfield was very quick to send me a new mic.

    Pros: Price, features

    Cons: Bluetooth connectivity issues

    Great Unit

    Alan from Longmont, CO on 2/8/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great unit for the price. It was easy to install thanks to the kit and instructions Crutchfield sent me. It sounds great, even through my old factory speakers (soon to be upgraded.) The controls are friendly and easy to use. I appreciate the wireless Bluetooth connectivity to my phone.

    Pros: Bluetooth, slim design, smart controls

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    You get what you pay for

    Anonymous from Satellite Beach, FL on 1/30/2017

    2011 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The aux input is so noisy that I can't use it. Even the USB input is noisy, although it's quiet enough to be covered up once music is playing. Despite setting the HPF settings to pass through, I'm still not getting the bass response out of this unit that I get when plugging my phone straight into my amp. Even the DAC itself on this thing just doesn't sound as clean as that on my phone. When my phone is plugged in via the USB jack, the JVC app automatically starts playing a random song from the music files on my phone until I switch the USB mode out of auto. I'll be returning this.

    Pros: Bluetooth works reasonably well with my phone.

    Cons: Poor sound quality, noisy, interaction with my phone over USB is ridiculously annoying.

    Crutchfield response on 2/1/2017 We're sorry you're disappointed with your new receiver. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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    Mitch from Vicksburg, MS on 1/16/2017

    1996 Ford Bronco
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit does everything I expected it to do. Bluetooth works flawlessly with my iPhone. (If you go by the instructions in the manual, and not just going through Bluetooth test mode.) Sound is nice and works great with my factory replacement Kicker speakers!! My only complaint, if I had to have one, is it just looks cheap to me. Why can't it function like it does, but look more like a factory unit? Less chrome and flashing lights?

    Pros: Works great

    Cons: Kind of cheap looking. Most are though...

    Great Unit at a Great Price

    Matthew from Columbus, OH on 1/6/2017

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

    I installed this in my 2003 Toyota Camry. I used the standard wiring harness and bypassed the JBL amp. It sounds just fine to me. (I am not an audiophile). Make sure you read the installation instructions provided by Crutchfield. I mainly use the Bluetooth functionality for listening to podcasts. It paired easily. The Bluetooth volume can be adjusted so the volume doesn't blare when switching from Bluetooth to radio. I like that the display dims with the headlights and the amount of display brightness is adjustable for both day and night settings.

    Pros: Easy Bluetooth use Display brightness controllable Good sound quality for average listeners

    Cons: None so far

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    Anonymous from Easthampton, MA on 1/4/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    We bought the system for our son for Christmas and he loves it.

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    Anonymous from Pottstown, PA on 1/3/2017

    2002 Jeep Liberty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Purchased this head unit for my daughter for a Christmas gift. We spent the morning installing it together ( great bonding time by the way). Easy installation. Great functions on this radio,she really loves the Bluetooth function so she can play her own music. For the price of this radio you can't beat it!

    Pros: Easy install. All the functions you need for a radio under for a modest price.

    Cons: Have not found any yet

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    Don from Uniontown, PA on 1/3/2017

    2006 Kia Sorento LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love the features. Used as a replacement radio for factory system. The reception is 10 times better than stock. Crutchfield advisor Buzz helped pic this and I believe he hit it out of the park for what I was looking for.

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    Anonymous from Dallas, Texas on 1/2/2017

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

    The radio is a dream. Was having trouble with oem radio in work truck. Crutchfield made it too inviting. For the minimal cost able to get. And what a major difference, Bluetooth connectivity - easy. Pandora -easy. I heart radio -easy. Phone calls... no more wires, headset,chargers. Thanks Crutchfield!

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    Anonymous from Painesville, OH on 1/1/2017

    1998 Chevrolet Blazer
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    Great product and great price! It work wonderful and easy to install

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    Payne from Pearland, TX on 1/1/2017

    2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    my son loves his new radio. It was easy to install and we have had no problems in performance and sound.

    Pros: looks good, lots of features

    Cons: so far none

    Awesome Radio for the price.

    Rod from Bunnell, FL on 12/31/2016

    2006 Honda Civic LX

    Bought and installed this for my teenage sons 2006 Honda Civic. Fantastic stereo for the price. It was easy to install and works great. You really need to read the operators manual to learn all the features or it's not easy to use. Once you read it you're fine. If you don't use CDs and you use your phone, get this stereo. You'll love it. On the down side, the installation kit for installing into 2006-2011 Honda Civics is bad. I rated it a 2. Read the reviews on the Scosche install kit. Look at the lower ratings and you'll see the issues. That did not affect this radio review though. I still give this radio a 5.

    Pros: Everything.

    Cons: None.

    Updated my Jeep

    Anonymous from Plymouth, MN on 12/31/2016

    2004 Jeep Liberty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great technology upgrade to my older car system. Bluetooth, hands-free calling, etc. Install was easy and fit is perfect. Sounds great with 4 kicker door speakers. Excellent value!

    Pros: Crutchfield was awesome!

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    Happy customer

    Anonymous from Warminster, PA on 12/29/2016

    1999 Volkswagen Jetta
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice unit, good sound and price. So easy to install and set up. All adapters needed to connect to original connectors were included at no extra cost. Very happy with the purchase.

    Pros: All good!!

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    Anonymous from Kennesaw, GA on 12/28/2016

    2000 Lincoln Town Car
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to install. Makes Stock alpine speakers much more crisp.

    Pros: Easy to install.

    Cons: None

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    Miles from Atlantic City NJ on 12/26/2016

    2000 Pontiac Grand Am
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome head unit Buying another one for my other truck

    Pros: All good

    Cons: I can't find Nothing bad

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    Anonymous from Bowie, MD on 12/20/2016

    1997 Nissan Hardbody
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great entry level head unit.

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    Anonymous from Jacksonville, FL on 12/19/2016

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

    I got this radio and absolutely love it! It was easy to install once I figured out how to do the wiring because this was my first time installing a new car radio. Features are great, bluetooth works great and radio reception is great.

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    Cory from East Wenatchee, WA on 12/18/2016

    1996 Ford Bronco
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good unit, easy install and looks great.

    Pros: Easy to use Bluetooth Good price

    Cons: None so far

    Good radio for the price

    Eric from Cary, NC on 12/17/2016

    2000 Buick LeSabre
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good replacement for the stock system in a 2000 Lesabre, although the EQ needs some tweaking after install. (I probably should watch that how to video! haha!) I'm not sure on this version, but I know my only complaint from this JVC digital receiver series is that the only feature of the phone that works when not in bluetooth or USB mode is a phone call. The sound for Siri (GPS dictation , etc) just goes into silence. A little annoying that you can't hear GPS directions when listening to the radio.

    Pros: Quality Sound, good FM Reception, fairly easy to use

    Cons: iPhone features while in FM/AM mode aren't fully functional

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    Anonymous from Hawaii on 12/14/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a good unit. However, I did a firmware update and now it won't play files from a USB drive. I sent it back to JVC for repair and it came back with the same problem. It seems like nothing was done and they did not test the unit before sending it back. I would give it 5 stars if not for the firmware problem.

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    love it so far

    Chris from Milwaukee, WI on 12/13/2016

    2007 Hyundai Accent
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great value and easy to install all parts and instructions came with the receiver for free. Sounds great without and amp.

    Pros: easy install. has hands free wifi and a USB port and AUX port

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    Superb value

    Brian from Parker, CO on 12/12/2016

    1994 Mazda Miata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    All this for the money, WOW - great so far. Worth every penny

    Pros: Good looking, Great value.

    Cons: menu not as easy as I would like to get to audio adjustments bluetooth took time to pair.

    Great deal / worth buying.

    Kevin from Goshen, KY on 12/11/2016

    2005 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Pretty nice unit and great for the price. It arrived a little beat up (looked like a refurb or open box) - but it is going in a Jeep - so it fits the theme. I would buy it again. Thanks Crutchfield

    Pros: Price Inputs

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    Anonymous from Hudson, NH on 12/9/2016

    1999 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great sounding unit! Love the features!

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    1999 XJ

    Jon from Evansville, IN on 12/7/2016

    1999 Jeep Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to install Easy to use and connect via bluetooth Good sound Good value.

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    Anonymous from Charlotte, NC on 12/4/2016

    1998 Dodge Ram
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to install. Great sound for me without amp. Parts to install that were included worked great.

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    Great receiver

    Jacques from Milford, MA on 11/21/2016

    1994 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent receiver at a great price. Replacing original equipment in older vehicle, adding hands-free BT connectivity in kid's car for parents' peace of mind. Easy to install, easier to operate. Phone calls are clear.

    Pros: Exact fit in the console, easy installation, iPhone pairing, equalizer has options for easy set up;

    Cons: Grounding wire

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    Anonymous from Canton, OH on 11/20/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    So easy to install, I thought I'd done something wrong haha works well but I have to get a different amp adapter because the stock one they sent doesn't allow for the original full bass sound of my Infiniti's stock system. But great system overall if you're in a bind and need a new radio quickly!

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    Easy to set up!! great sound!

    carlos g from San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico on 11/14/2016

    2005 Suzuki Grand Vitara
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Totally love it! , love the bluethooth audio feature,great sound, even with the factory speakers, easy to set up, nice display. totally worth it!!

    Pros: easy to set up, Ships free and fast, came with all need it to install

    Cons: not yet

    Good value product

    Tim from Warner Robins, GA on 11/14/2016

    2002 Pontiac Grand Am
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product. Would have given 5 stars if it has full IOS functionality. Only a minor issue really as it works well with Siri, which is great for hands free use.

    Pros: Good all round functionality

    Cons: Does not have full IOS integration

    Great for the price with one painful caveat

    Ian from Goodland, KS on 11/13/2016

    2007 Mazda B Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is an excellent unit for the price, with a painful caveat every time I use it. First, the good stuff: Device integration, via either Bluetooth or USB, seems to work quite well. Once my phone is paired via Bluetooth, it will pause the music playing from the USB thumb drive when I get a call. This was unexpected usability for the price. Also, the steering wheel mic that comes with the unit seems to work quite well for phone calls even in my noisy small pickup. I've taken a few phone calls this way and the other person always seems to be able to hear me fine. I am using FLAC files on a low profile USB thumb drive. The specs say FLAC files must be encoded at 48 kHz, but I am using 44,100 with no noticeable issues. The unit does seem to take awhile to initialize in this configuration; I have not tried with other file formats. I have found that the folder structure on the drive can make a difference. I used to have the drive setup like this: USB Drive > FLAC folder > Artist Folder > Album Folder > Song.flac. I have since removed the FLAC folder, leaving all the artist folders in the main directory of the device, and this significantly speeds up initialization when I start the vehicle. The problem: I prefer to randomize my entire library by hitting the random button three times for "all random." This works until I turn the vehicle off and back on, at which point the unit reverts to "folder random" or something. I have to change back to "all random" w

    Pros: Inexpensive Supports FLAC! Good Bluetooth functionality iPod/iPhone and Android compatible Surprisingly good microphone

    Cons: "All Random" setting is not persistent on restart Startup is a bit slow (at least with FLAC files)

    Works well, small complaints

    Dave from Hill City, SD on 11/13/2016

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

    Good value, sounds good. I mostly play a collection on a USB drive so I took a star off because the random playback feature is only random once--it plays the songs back in the same order every time even after pulling the drive or cycling between the playback modes. The phonebook feature is only partly functional--I can see my contacts but can't retrieve the numbers--admittedly this could be my phone (Kyocera Brigadier) even though it says it's compatible with PBAP. Bottom controls for presets and such are tiny and can be fussy to use if your dash adapter has a little shelf under and in front of the unit which is the case for my Tacoma.

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    Optimistic Purchase, Only To Be Disappointed :~{

    Stan from Long Beach, CA on 11/10/2016

    1996 Jeep Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Seemed like a feature-packed unit. Bought it with specific intention of using USB flash drive to play MP3s. Trouble right away. Support blamed it on Flash Drive brand, then formatting, then file size, etc. I tried Several top-tier flash drives, formatted according to JVC spec, and I get Sporadic play, at best. It'll play Terrifically for a few days, then It gives a "NOT SUPPORT" display on faceplate. Works, then doesn't. Works, then doesn't. What A Mess. Look for another unit, or find better "Support"

    Pros: Feature-Packed [on paper]. Good power output & Line Level Output.

    Cons: Tedious Menu in unit, Terrible "Support", limited remote function, lacking Faceplate Case to protect [WHY have detachable face, only to get it all scratched up ?], convoluted button layout, Inconsistent Operation, Especially USB & FM Reception Would Never Buy Again ... and pretty disappointed w/ Crutchfield, too.

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    George from gainesville, GA on 11/9/2016

    2001 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    quality player the JVC is. got a kenwood player for my son last year with speakers and still works perfectly. Very happy with your products. Shipping was very fast and free! who can beat that. looking forward to ordering speakers again for the JVC. I really like Crutchfield!

    Pros: Ships fast and free. Quality and prices are great

    Cons: None

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    JAKE from San Antonio on 11/7/2016

    2006 Chrysler Town and Country
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very nice for the price. Plenty of features/options. Have it running 4 speakers and a sub through pre-amp output.

    Pros: Tons of features / power for the price.

    Cons: Seems very fragile - but no problems yet.

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    Anonymous from Wilmington, DE on 11/6/2016

    1999 Dodge Ram
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great head unit at a great price! Does everything you need and nothing you don't!

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    Should have spent more!

    Ed from Maine on 11/4/2016

    Not bad, I suppose, for the price but the buttons are way too small and have too many functions. It is extremely difficult to tune and the menu system is far too complicated to do things like adjust the fader. The Bluetooth allows pairing to only one audio device at a time which is common, I guess, but annoying. Pairing can be problematic but maybe that too is common. A minor annoyance is that the remote cannot turn the unit off/on, really now how difficult would that be? All in all I will probably upgrade to a higher priced Kenwood which I should have done in the first place.

    Pros: Ok audio quality

    Cons: Small buttons make simple things very difficult

    Poor Control layout

    Michael from Bay Shore, NY on 11/4/2016

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

    I ordered this for my 2000 malibu to add bluetooth calling , I had just installed a similar Alpine unit in my Work van for the same reason. the Alpine was not available when I went to reorder so i chose the JVC for the price. While it works well , the buttons and the menu are very difficult to use - the settings menu is difficult to navigate, The phone settings such as mic gain can only be made in phone mode. Just not intuitive at all. The Alpine for the same price is so much easier to use. If I had saved the box I would have returned the JVC & waited for the Alpine. Fortunately car is not my main mode of transport , So i'll deal with it.

    Pros: Sound is good, Bluetooth works well - Inexpensive. a

    Cons: Poor Control layout , hard to use menus - Mic Gain defaults to LOW volume & can only be adjusted in Phone mode, not from main menu - I dont want to carry an instruction manual to use my Radio , it should be intuitive. Labels on buttons so small you need a magnifying glass to identify. and functions are hard to figure while driving ( shouldnt have to look at radio ) There are better options at this price point ( ALpine )

    Value on a budget

    Jon from So cal on 10/31/2016

    2000 Dodge Dakota
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great value for the money. Plenty of options. Will need to custom tune to sound good. Easy to install.

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    1 hour install

    joe from Lake Forest, CA on 10/30/2016

    2003 Ford Focus ZX3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to install. Good sound quality. Has the functions I was looking for. Awesome wiring design which made the install so easy. Time from opening box to listening to tunes = 1 hour.

    Pros: color coded wiring matched my car's colored wiring

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    Anonymous from Hampton, VA on 10/27/2016

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

    great value and quality

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    Anonymous from Dover, DE on 10/26/2016

    2007 Dodge Durango
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The stereo was easy to install and the directions were very easy to understand. Bluetooth has a slight lag during phone calls, but other than that, it works great. When using Bluetooth for Pandora, sometimes it takes a couple times to connect, but that could be on the phone side. I would like to be able to dim the stereo at night, but it's not that big of an issue. I saw others had a problem with visibility during the day, I have no problems. Great stereo and I would recommend!

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    Anonymous from Davenport,IA on 10/25/2016

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

    It has been working wonderfully since it was installed. I love the Bluetooth, & the way that I don't need an extra radio for Sirius!! Only downside that I don't like is the remote. Good buy for the price!

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    Nice upgrade to my old truck

    Anonymous from Hereford, AZ on 10/24/2016

    1998 Dodge Dakota
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice update to my old truck. Sounds so much better than factory radio. Easy install w/ wiring harness and dash kit. Love the Bluetooth.

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    Easy Install

    Anonymous from Pekin, IL on 10/22/2016

    1997 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Was an easy installation and the radio works well. My only complaint is the volume knob is shallow and sensitive, making it annoying to use while driving. Just a little annoying, but nothing that can't be gotten use to. Happy with the product features and easy install.

    Pros: bluetooth easy install price usb

    Cons: volume knob

    JVC KD-X330BTS

    Anonymous from Paragould, AR on 10/18/2016

    2006 Pontiac Torrent
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very shallow stereo mounted perfectly and looks great in my Sons 2006 Torrent

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    Anonymous from Brenham, TX on 10/17/2016

    1995 Chrysler New Yorker
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Exactly as described. Plus more features than expected.

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    Anonymous from Truckee, CA on 10/17/2016

    2011 Nissan Frontier SV
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installation was a breeze. Unit works great. Too many lights for my tastes but a great value with good sound

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    Lucas from Columbus, IN on 10/17/2016

    1994 Chevrolet C Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    5 stars for the price. I've had it installed for just over a week now and I'm really impressed with the functionality and performance of this receiver. The sound is decent and I have more adjustment/control over the sound then I expected for the price. The Bluetooth functionality is great too, both for calling and for audio. I'm not super impressed with the microphone for hands-free calling, but it works well enough in my old noisy truck. The remote is nice to have but a bit minimalistic and you have to have it pointed directly at the unit for it to work. Again you can't beat it for the price.

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    Anonymous from Weare, NH on 10/16/2016

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

    Better than a factory radio any day... Works well, easy to use

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    George from El Paso, TX on 10/16/2016

    2003 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great looking radio all you need came with the unit, easy to install, great sound, lots of cool features.

    Pros: Great radio

    Cons: None

    JVC KD-X330BTS

    Anonymous from Colorado on 10/15/2016

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

    Replaced stock head unit, but kept original speakers. This simple change made a world of difference in sound. I haven't heard in excellent car sound in years. This one does that. There are two features I don't like. #1 Plugging in the USB and listening to Pandora off my phone. Instead of controlling via the phone, the head unit takes over. In order to change Pandora stations, you need to rotate the dial. This is cumbersome. I just want to quickly look at the phone and change songs/stations. It's very annoying. #2 When disconnecting the USB, the head unit defaults back to a list of all possible audio sources. In order to find FM radio, which is likely what most of us would do, you have to rotate the dial or press source several times until FM radio appears. This is annoying! It should default back to FM automatically. So, despite great sound, good features, these two characteristics really aggravate me!

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    Anonymous from Milford, MA on 10/13/2016

    2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very happy with this purchase. Great sound and all the features I needed.

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    Excellent sound quality with Spotify

    Jason from Wellington, CO on 10/12/2016

    1999 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very pleased with this unit. Very easy install in my '99 4Runner. The sound quality is excellent vs. the stock stereo, even with the old stock speakers.

    Pros: Easy install Great sound Easy to read display

    Cons: Some menu controls can be tough to find

    JVC KD-X330BTS

    Anonymous from Southern Illinois on 10/11/2016

    2002 Dodge Ram 2500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy install with included connectors in a 2002 Dodge 2500. Does all that's advertised.

    Pros: iPhone connects easily to play my music.

    Cons: Buttons sort of small for my big fingers and aging eyes.

    JVC X330BTS

    Anonymous from Elkton, MD on 10/9/2016

    1999 Saturn SL1
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very nice, looks good, fits good, sounds good.

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    D rusch from Sonora, CA on 10/7/2016

    1996 GMC Suburban
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed very easily, instructions were clear. Sounds and works great. Purchased and installed two more, 1 for my daughter and one for my niece. They love'em.

    Pros: Hands free!

    Cons: None

    Great System for great Price!

    Jeff H from Annapolis , MD on 10/3/2016

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

    Easy to use and install. great looking receiver and solid sound quality. Crutchfield as usual is great to do business with!

    Pros: Value and functionality are tops!

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    Good Value

    Raymond from Hasbrouck Heights, NJ on 10/3/2016

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

    Great system! Does everything I expected.

    Pros: Good price. Light weight, great upgrade.

    Cons: Display to busy, but with use I am learning more.

    User Friendly

    Greg from Wahpeton, ND on 10/3/2016

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

    I have now installed three of these in three different vehicles. I LOVE it. I don't really have need for it, but if it had three sets of pre-outs, I think that's the only way it would be better. For this price point, having bluetooth music streaming/calling is well worth it. Very user friendly. I wish the screen was a tiny bit brighter, but it's not as bad as some reviews I've read of other products.

    Pros: Bluetooth USB input Aux input

    Cons: Screen could be slightly brighter

    Excellent Support and Great Stereo for Factory Replacement

    Marc from Maynard, MA on 10/2/2016

    2001 Chevrolet Impala
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I probably would give the stereo 4 stars and Crutchfield support 6! We just wanted to replace the factory stereo for my son's Chevy without breaking the bank but allowing him to use handsfree for calling and bluetooth for streaming music. This was not the cheapest option, but certainly not the most expensive. It sounds great - but what's even better is the group of individuals supporting us through the install process. We are not exactly wrench turners, but enjoyed the challenge. The one big thing about this is that the factory amplifier needed to be rewired in the trunk - take your time if you need to do it that way, but much better than running new speaker cable to each new speaker.

    Pros: Affordable and allows for handsfree phone usage.

    Cons: No HD radio - but seems few models in the price range offer that.

    Not impressed

    Drsmooth from Washington on 9/29/2016

    1992 Toyota Pickup

    I'm not an audiophile, I just wanted Bluetooth and USB which I got, kinda. Actually the Bluetooth works well and the radio gets excellent reception bit the USB leaves A LOT to be desired. It takes about 5 minutes to index a 32GB USB stick (1gb happens on about 10 seconds) and it has to index it every time you turn the far on or even switch inputs (FM radio to USB for example). Annoyingly it won't play antisocial whole indexing so if you're running errands you basically have music about half of the time. The navigation on the USB is also painful as it only displays folder numbers, not names and there's no search so just put it on random and hope for the best! Also the JVC Android app doesn't seem to do anything, it just insists I don't have it plugged in, meanwhile continually scanning my phone but not playing music nor allowing me to choose any other input... The display is disappointing, using a busy LCD with low resolution. This makes it hard to see track names etc. If I cared more, I'd send it back

    Pros: USB port FOR CHARGING. Great FM reception

    Cons: USB integration is terrible

    JVC KD-X330BTS

    Anonymous from Harrisonburg, VA on 9/26/2016

    So far this radio has been great. It works great, sounds great, and was pretty easy to install.

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    Anonymous from El Paso, TX on 9/22/2016

    1998 GMC Sonoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent Sound and features for the price, bluetooth works great and is very clear. Installation was simple with the items Crutchfield provided.

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    Anonymous from Edmonds, WA on 9/19/2016

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

    For the price, this is a great receiver. Good sound with lots of variable options. Needs better UI for Pandora.

    Pros: Price, sound, options

    Cons: The user interface for Pandora lacks... I can't change Pandora stations via receiver, and the Pandora app is locked when plugged in.

    Awesome

    Francisco from Rio Rico, AZ on 9/13/2016

    2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The stereo fits perfectly in my car. Nice product.

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    Joe from Bloomington il on 9/12/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This sounds great while out ride n nothing better than riden ur harley crank n on some tunes

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    Sebastian from Benton, AR on 9/11/2016

    1997 Ford Escort
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Does everything it says it will do, and sounds good doing it. Very much satisfied. Only gripe is the screen is unreadable in direct sunlight, but that's a problem with almost all LCD display's.

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    Anonymous from Groton, MA on 9/5/2016

    2008 Hyundai Accent
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easily installed in 2008 Hyundai Accent... a few clarifications needed, but Crutchfield support was readily available and resolved in a minute or two of conversation. Worked great, sounds great... easily paired to iphone6... Great feature set for the price!

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    great product for the price

    Markham from Ritzville WA on 8/31/2016

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

    Very happy with my purchase, the deck is easy to operate and sounds great

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    Solid stereo for the price

    Tom from East New Market, MD on 8/30/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Solid radio good functionality does what you need it to do. Only problem I have found is with the Bluetooth when accepting calls, the mic it comes with doesn't seem to work all that well and people can either not hear you at all or are barely able to.

    Pros: Easy to install, easy to use interface, solid all around

    Cons: Bluetooth mic that it comes with is garbage Playing from USB can be finicky if your unfamiliar with drive formatting.

    JVC KD-X330BTS

    Richie from Colorado on 8/30/2016

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

    Easy to setup and use.

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    What a Bargain!

    Tom from Bowling Green, OH on 8/29/2016

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

    This little ( that's a literal "little") unit works well, is easy to pair with Bluetooth, and sounds good on phone use. It's small and lightweight which makes a dash mount simple. The wiring and outputs are well marked, and the owner's guide is great.

    Pros: Incredibly flexible, and sounds great!

    Cons: Very complex, and can be hard to re-navigate at times.

    Great Head Unit!

    Mark from Columbus, OH on 8/29/2016

    2006 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Just a great value for a feature packed head unit. This thing looks cool, sounds great, and works like a champ. Very glad I upgraded the factory unit.

    Pros: - XM Tuner capable. - Pandora control is very cool and easy to use. - Looks slick and much better than the old one

    Cons: None yet

    Power to spare

    Ken from Daytoni, OH on 8/22/2016

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

    Sounds fantastic. Plenty of power

    Pros: Plenty of power, great sound, 13 band EQ

    Cons: None

    JVC KD-X330BTS

    Anonymous from Racine, WI on 8/22/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The install was very easy. Very user friendly and easy to change any setting. Great value!

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    Great, simple radio

    Austin from Texas on 8/21/2016

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

    I put this in my girlfriends and she loves it so far. I messed around with it on a few trips and it is a great, simple radio. It is very easy to use, the microphone sounds great for phone calls, the Bluetooth is easy to connect and it looks very clean. The price is the icing on the cake.

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    got what i wanted

    Anonymous from Star Lake, NY on 8/21/2016

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

    I wanted Bluetooth to my phone, an aux cord for my friends, and a simple-enough interface. That's what I got.

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    Good product for the money, iPod controls different than dock

    Andras from MASSACHUSETTS on 8/20/2016

    1999 Toyota RAV4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Just installed it, was pretty straight forward using the Crutchfield instructions and Posi connectors. All the features work pretty well. My biggest complaint is that the "iPod" controls are a bit different from a USB dock in that you can't make or receive phone calls when using the USB audio. Phone calls can only be made when paired in bluetooth (or in Aux mode I suppose). If you try and make a call on your iPhone when plugged into USB audio only the call will go through but the audio won't be piped through the radio. Just a little warning

    Pros: Straightforward installation Good features Bluetooth, USB, and Aux

    Cons: USB audio mode is not fully featured - can't make phone calls through USB

    Awesome features

    Gil from Attleboro, MA on 8/19/2016

    2010 MINI Cooper
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great sound, works great with Bluetooth and Pandora. Appreciate that you modify the menu so you don't have to toggle through those features you are not using.

    Pros: Lots of options

    Cons: Small buttons for those of us with fat fingers

    Great Unit for less than $100

    Tyler from Rio Rancho, NM on 8/16/2016

    2000 Ford F-350
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product at a great price. The install was a snap with the included gear from Crutchfield in my 2000 F350 Powerstroke. This is the 4th unit I have purchased from Crutchfield and am happy, as always.

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    brew from Creston, NC on 8/15/2016

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

    Great radio for the price. Fit my needs exactly!

    Pros: Price, Bluetooth, easy install

    Cons: none

    JVC KD-X330BTS

    Anonymous from Rochester, IN on 8/11/2016

    1999 Chevrolet Tracker
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    HE LOVES IT!!!! Perfect for his car and very easy to install! I recommend this product to anyone with a TEENAGER! Thanks Kristin

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    Anonymous from Abilene, TX on 8/7/2016

    2001 Dodge Grand Caravan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Simple to install with hardware. Works and looks great.

    Pros: Bluetooth

    Cons: Lower buttons are small.

    Great stereo

    Agey K from Jacksonville, NC on 8/6/2016

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

    This was a great buy for the price! Didn't need the CD player so it didn't bother me that this was just a receiver. The only issue I have with the stereo is that I can not figure out how to adjust the volume on the mic. All my callers tell me that they can barely hear me. Other than that, I am happy with this purchase and I recommend the product! installation took about 30 minutes. (I am a first time stereo installer that was just looking to save a couple bucks.)

    Pros: shows caller info (name/phone number) easy to use and navigate pandora bluetooth handsfree option

    Cons: mic volume too low

    Car Stereo

    Deb from Lancaster, Ky. on 8/4/2016

    1999 Plymouth Neon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good value. Nothing fancy. Works exactly as promised. My son bought one and after hearing his I bought one as well, now my boyfriend is getting one. No CD player but who really needs one anymore, right? Great bang for your buck! Highly recommend.

    Pros: Great value. Sounds good. Easy to install.

    Cons: No CD player.

    Great Unit

    Andrew from Harrison, AR on 8/2/2016

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

    Real simple to install and Crutchfield helps out when you add this to your cart if you have your car set it automatically tells you what wiring harness and mount you need. The unit is great, bluetooth connects real fast and it's pretty straight forward to operate.

    Pros: Easy to install, easy to operate

    Cons: N/A

    Great stereo

    drvillines from Plano, TX on 8/2/2016

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

    Easy install (thanks to Crutchfield) and good product that was very well priced.

    Pros: Bluetooth, extra inputs

    Cons: My son said something he thought could be better but he only mentioned it once and has not bugged me about it, so it cant be too bad.

    Installation in 2003 BMW M-3 Convertible

    Ross M from Walpole, ME on 8/1/2016

    2002 BMW 3 Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    JVC Package, instruction's and peripheral equipment arrived well packaged. Instructions were easy to follow. Installation was completed in 4 hours. If I wasn't 75 it could have been done in two. I called the service hotline to get some particulars on the SCOSCHE interface between the radio and the 800 watt amplifier that came with the car. This wasn't my first dance with with Crutchfield though as I have been purchasing their radios and associated equipment for over 20 years. I have never been unsatisfied by their products or service technical assistance.

    Pros: Everything you need (Cept) tools come with your order all interfaces are easy use. I installed the latest in a BMW M3 and all connectors clicked into place, the face plates that come with the package fit perfectly and matched the rest of my dash. This was a tight squeeze as BMW cramm's a lot into small spaces. Best of all, if you save your original equipment, it is easy to re-install when you sell , because connectors provided by Crutchfield match perfectly with the manufacturer's equipment

    Cons: Really didn't have any Con's. Crutchfield has thought of everything for all the makes and models. I have used their products in Buick, Ford Truck and Auto's, Chevy, Toyota and now BMW.

    Bad internal DAC, myriads of other issues

    Benjamin from Grand Rapids, MI on 8/1/2016

    1997 Ford Taurus GL
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Well, got this and was at first impressed with it. Then I noticed that when I wiggled it a tiny bit, the +12V on the supplied wiring harness would come loose, causing the unit to shut off and reset. Yes, I am sure it is the fault of the wiring harness. I solder all my connections so they aren't loose. Once I got used to the new sound my system was putting out, I noticed some bad things.. There was a lot of distortion in the sound, and the amp would severely clip in some songs, particularly bassy ones. The song I noticed it the most on was Def Leppard's Pour Some Sugar On Me, 2012 remastered. The lower register sounded terrible and was virtually all clipped. Mind you, this was with the volume set to 26/35 and my iPhone plugged into the unit so I could use the onboard DAC. I know it's not my speakers, I'm running 2 sets of JL C2-570x. They're great. I'm glad the onboard amp didnt damage them. I plugged my phone in via the AUX connector and voilà, audio is 10x cleaner and I can turn the volume up to 28/35 before distortion. I connect my phone via Bluetooth, and the exact same distortion happens as when I was connecting the phone via USB. When I ran sine sweeps over USB, there were distortion harmonics generated once I reached 10kHz, no matter the volume level. Unacceptable. TL;DR: Onboard DAC is terrible. Awful. Worse than my iPhone's. Will distort audio at all volume levels. Distorts test tones (!!)

    Pros: Looks cool... Works via AUX.

    Cons: DAC is bad. If you want to hook your phone up digitally, this is not the head unit for you.

    Awesome

    Ethan from Elizabethtown, KY on 7/31/2016

    2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very easy to use and no problems

    Pros: Bluetooth Simple

    Cons: No CD receiver but that is why I got it.

    Great budget unit

    Anthony from Mississippi on 7/29/2016

    2005 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great media player for the money. Bluetooth works great. Links up automatically every time. Sound is as good or better than the factory radio it replaced.

    Pros: Low price. Bluetooth. Hands free calling. USB.

    Cons: Call quality is lacking. Not horrible, but could be better. May be the mic. Doesn't like to be plugged up to USB and connected with Bluetooth at the same time. Seems to get a lil confused. Not a deal breaker either.

    Nice stereo

    Anonymous from Salem, NH on 7/24/2016

    2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Fantastic little unit. The Bluetooth and auxiliary port are exactly what I wanted. Sounds great and looks great. Lots of options.

    Pros: All of them

    Cons: None

    As good as I had hoped

    Breezy Barn from Helena, MT on 7/23/2016

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

    REALLY appreciate Crutchfield's installation instructions and having the install template for my older Buick. This unit is a huge improvement over the worn out stock unit. There are a ton of options to listen to streaming stations, FM, Aux; settings for the unit itself are wide; more than I understand, but I was able to make audio setting edits so my speakers stood out a bit more. The unit made the stock speakers sound MUCH better. I can get a lot of FM stations but I find AM station pick up weak. I'm not too sure that is the unit's situation or the in-window antenna of the car. It was easy to install; we soldered the harness to the stock wiring and applied heat sink sleeves vs using twist connectors. I am super pleased. Thank you Crutchfield for making this super easy for me. I have never changed a system out before. I'm a 50+ yr old female, so I needed the ABC, step by step help. You guys rock!

    Pros: Crutchfield makes it super easy to pick a stereo for any make and model vehicle. this was a 96 Buick, so I wasn't even sure I could get new tunes. Install was easy; the template was perfect; Crutchfield sends the correct wiring harness. It couldn't be more convenient; especially for a 1st-timer like me. kid is ordering next out of my experience. Thank you!!!

    Cons: unit has so many features, I cannot recall all the steps I read in the manual; (handy to have a physical manual!); most of the options I will not have to access often tho. If you want to know the unit, read the manual. Yes, there is a learning curve but it isn't beyond anyone's ability who is willing to read. I am very happy with my experience. :)

    Great stereo common sense features

    Anonymous from Nashville on 7/19/2016

    2002 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great stereo. Blue tooth works great. Fairly intuitive to operate. A little tricky to install in the jeep but good videos on line to help with this. Wiring is simple and straightforward

    Pros: Good look intuitive to use plenty of options and sound eq choices

    Cons: Tricky to install in jeep but don't let that stop you. Also the face plate and mounting are cheap plastic. All holds together ok but feels a bit rickety. Pretty minor cons overall. Drives the amp very well and would buy again

    Great radio

    Dave from Lake Saint Louis, MO on 7/18/2016

    1999 BMW 323I
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This radio is far more than I expected to get for the money. I needed a little help on the install but Crutchfield Tech took care of it quickly

    Pros: Great sound, perfect fit, great price. Clarity of the Bluetooth was pleasant bonus. I honestly couldn't be happier.

    Cons: When matching the wires it was confusing on two based on the instructions.

    JVC KD-X330BTS is a great choice!

    Larry from Dallas, TX on 7/17/2016

    2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I love music so listening to my favorite tunes with my JVC KD-X330BTS takes my listening enjoyment to a whole new level. The different effects recorded in the songs are emphasized with the receiver. As for the features of the receiver; Impressive List! My purchase decision is one the best I've made. If you're looking to enjoy your music on the road, this receiver WILL enable you to do that.

    Pros: There are many 'pros' with this unit.

    Cons: No 'cons' known at this time.

    Meets my needs, smooth installation

    Mike S. from Oak Ridge, TN on 7/13/2016

    1999 Mazda Miata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I needed to replace the original Mazda radio/single CD player to add bluetooth capability for coupling to my iPhone , thus providing hands free phone and voice control of navigation, music etc. This unit provided this , with the added bonus of a USB connection for charging etc. Sound quality was OK - limited mostly by the base factory speakers. Installation was easy. The provided tools, instructions, and wiring adapters allowed the hard stuff to be done before the physical installation. I was also adding a power antenna which was easily accommodated by the unit. The range of capabilities of the unit is more than I need, and I switched some of them off to limit the choices and complexity of use. In this respect I HIGHLY recommend reading the Users Manual to get this all sorted out. I downloaded a copy from the JVC website rather than try to read the tiny, faint text in the one provided by JVC! I now find the unit easy to use. The unit faceplate design is not as subdued as the original Mazda stereo, but not too garish. Some of the button icon are not well illuminated, but one learns which is which fairly quickly. Overall I am very pleased with the purchase, and would recommend it to others. I cannot comment on build quality as I have not used it for long, but it looks reasonable.

    Pros: Easily fits in the Miata. Good installation instructions from Crutchfield, the added free hardware is excellent. Meets all my needs.

    Cons: I could wish the power antenna control only operated when the FM or AM source was selected, rather than when the unit was on.

    Excellent!

    Francisco from Baton Rouge, LA on 7/13/2016

    2002 BMW 3 Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Absolutely love this head unit. The 13 band equalizer really makes it easy to manipulate your system to sound exactly how you want it. I like the 2 channel output, which made wiring easy to separate sub and speaker signals at the amp. Overall awesome head unit!

    Pros: Great sound 13 band equalizer Sub level control 2 channel output easy bluetooth functions

    Cons: Slightly hard to understand controls at first, nothing that can't be solved by spending some time reading the manual.

    Great So Far

    jarodc from Waterloo, IL on 7/13/2016

    1994 GMC Sierra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I've only had it installed about a week, but so far it's working and sounding great. It is very easy to navigate through the menus, and choosing from the preset EQ's is simple. I love that it has the 13-band EQ for specific tweaking, too. Syncing with my Bluetooth phone was easy. I only have four 4x6-inch speakers hooked up, so it isn't going to sound as good as it might through larger speakers or into an amp and sub. But it sounds fine for me...my only complaint is that the FM radio sounds significantly lower quality than streaming audio from my phone...I know that radio always sounds were than quality digital music, but this seemed like more of a difference than I am used to hearing. I wish the display had more appealing letters and numbers to read, but at this price it's fine. The Build Quality is good, and all of the buttons have a nice feel to them. Overall, I recommend this head unit.

    Pros: Lots of features...Bluetooth, external microphone, multiple EQ presets, adjustable 13-band EQ, good button placement, the main knob functions as Play/Pause button in addition to menu selection and volume. Build quality seems good. Sound quality is fine for a lower-priced head unit. Two sets of preamp outputs is a plus.

    Cons: I think the FM radio sound quality is quieter and less full sounding than I would have expected, compared to streaming audio from my phone. I do the same thing in my other car and there is much less of a difference. Maybe it's the antenna, given that this is in a 1994 truck. I wish the display was easier to read, as far as the font.

    Good for the Price

    The Tree from Kalispell, MT on 7/12/2016

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

    I really like the radio, it worked so much better than my old one. It does take a little time to get used to the setup. But is pretty easy once you do. The bluetooth automatically connects to your phone which is really nice. But it is a little bit finnicky as the radio plays the audio quickly until it catches back up with the phone. this only occurs when you first connect. It is a small price to pay for an excellent setup for such a low price. and the microphone works really good, i was only using as a joke but it actually works really well.

    Pros: bluetooth, fairly loud, microphone works really well,

    Cons: Bass adjustment is a little difficult to find, audio speeds up when connect bluetooth until catches up to phone

    Awesome Radio!!!

    paureyna from National City, CA on 7/12/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought the radio after a lot of research. I didn't want a CD player cuz who really uses cd's anymore?! The Pandora Bluetooth setup is really easy! Great sounds, colors and display. Highly recommended.

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    snake from Erlanger, KY on 7/11/2016

    2005 Honda Accord LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this radio for my son's car. It works perfectly. The fact that all the installation pieces were included with the radio made this an outstanding value. My son loves the radio and everything installed with no problems. I have been buying from Crutchfield for 30 years and will continue. Would recommend to anyone.

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    Bill from Tampa, FL on 7/11/2016

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

    Great value upgrade over the original factory system. All of the included wiring harnesses and instructions made the installation a breeze.

    Pros: Having the Bluetooth connectivity in an older vehicle is the best feature with this upgrade.

    Cons: None thus far

    JVC KD-X330BTS

    Aditya from Baltimore, MD on 7/8/2016

    2003 Mitsubishi Lancer

    Works well in general with some flaws. Good quality unit.

    Pros: -Easy to install. -Bluetooth streaming works well with my phone.

    Cons: -Radio preset buttons are too small and hard to push. -It's disappointing that a modern unit such as this one is worse than a fifteen year old stock radio on a frequently used feature. -USB playback is only supported on flash drives or phones formatted as FAT32, which kind of sucks but you can obviously work around it.

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    Eric W from Killbuck, ny on 7/5/2016

    2001 Harley Davidson Road Glide
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Purchased the unit for my 2001 road king with after market fairing. 4th of July weekend made a quick trip to Detroit and back. Bluetooth worked flawlessly. Was on road for 15 hours in 2 days. No problems at all. Buttons are small but had no problems even with gloves on. Very happy.

    Pros: Easy install. Easy to follow instructions

    Cons: None

    Too Many MultiFunction Buttons

    Mark K from Riverhead, NY on 6/28/2016

    1999 Chrysler Cirrus
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The radio has a lot of features, but unfortunately not many buttons, so it's hard to navigate, I guess in this day and age of touch screens on almost everything, ir is difficult to go backwards.

    Pros: good sound price

    Cons: hard do navigate through so many SMALL multifunction buttons, especially while driving.

    Great customer service

    Danny from Phoenix, AZ on 6/28/2016

    1994 Saab 900S
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Having had a unit that worked great, but developed a problem, I know this radio sounds great, and the connectivity is great also. When dealing with the problem the customer service people stuck with us until it was resolved in a fair and professional manner. Thanks allot Lola!

    Pros: Good power, good sound, good connectivity with Iphone.

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    Anonymous from Swedesboro, NJ on 6/26/2016

    1994 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Turned out to be a great radio

    Pros: Good value

    Cons: None

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    Ken from Suwanee, GA on 6/25/2016

    1999 Honda CRV
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This stereo has a lot of cool features. It looks great in the dash and sounds good as well. There is a learning curve associated with all the features but once you figure it out, it's easy to use

    Pros: price, looks good, sounds good

    Cons: May be a little complicated to learn because of all the features

    Great radio

    LLOYD from FL on 6/20/2016

    2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product. Easy installation. Very user friendly

    Pros: Exactly what I was looking for

    Cons: No CD player

    Pretty good

    Scott from Canastota, NY on 6/20/2016

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

    We are overall pleased with this player. It sounds good, and has lots of features. Buttons are small.

    Pros: Good sound, Bluetooth

    Cons: Buttons are too small, and some of the menu settings are confusing

    Solid Radio at great price point

    Griff from Wendell, NC on 6/19/2016

    1994 Dodge Dakota
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I just completed install and the radio makes my worn out original factory speakers sound good. Can't wait to get my new speakers in. Being Fathers Day, I ran out of time so hoping for next week-end. In addition to a great radio, Crutchfield technical support was a pleasure to work with. (After verifying I was getting power via red wire, and not being able to power up the radio, I called support) Within a minute they pointed me to a second fuse for radio and I was up and running. I have never been disappointed with Crutchfield products and service.

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    Works great and wasn't difficult to install... Thanks to Crutchfield!

    Brian L from Purcellville, VA on 6/19/2016

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

    This was an excellent replacement for the stock radio in our car. It was not difficult to install thanks to Crutchfield's directions and car specific adapters and wiring harness ... This radio includes Bluetooth synchronization with the iPhone which works very well and is easy to use... No more AUX wires !!! Crutchfield is the greatest when it comes to providing your car-specific wiring harness adapters and easy to follow directions The installation of this radio and all four speakers took less than two hours This radio was purchased together as a promotion with deep discounts on JVC speakers ... Excellent value And huge savings Sound quality is very good. The improvement over the stock radio and speakers was significant If I was to rate the sound quality from a 1 to 10... I would give this system a 7

    Pros: Excellent price / value Bluetooth enabled. NO MORE AUX WIRES The face is comes off as a theft deterrent Easy installation Great sound for the price

    Cons: Considering the price... None.

    Upgrade from OE Base AM/FM/CD

    Bill from San Antonio, TX on 6/19/2016

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

    The plan was to add Bluetooth to the existing radio. Ultimately, that turned out to be as labor intensive as replacing the radio and didn't do anything for the quality of the sound system. The JVC KD-X330BTS wasn't much more expensive than a bluetooth adapter and has more features. So, if I have to take apart the dash, it's going to be to install an upgrade not just add bluetooth.

    Pros: Connectivity - Bluetooth, USB and an auxiliary port Satellite ready

    Cons: I haven't noticed any

    Can't complain too much.

    Oilslick from PA on 6/16/2016

    2008 Subaru Outback
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This JVC has a lot of features for the inexpensive price, although it's not the most user friendly radio out there. It takes awhile to get it set up and get used to the controls. Once you have it figured out it's not too bad for the price. I haven't tried the bluetooth so I can't give a review on that.

    Pros: SiriusXM compatable, USB and AUX ports, detatchable face plate, remote control and bluetooth features.

    Cons: Not too user friendly. It takes a lot of reading of the instructions to figure out the controls and set up. The radio tuner doesn't get reception as well as the OE factory radio.

    Decent replacement receiver

    j clifton from Belgrade, MT on 6/16/2016

    2003 Ford Expedition
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    i needed a new receiver because the CD in my stock 2003 Expedition radio died, and I wanted Bluetooth for streaming. This JVC seemed like a good balance of features at a great price -- especially with Crutchfield's epic support. The unit is extraordinarily light. The sound (keep in mind that sound is more a measure of speakers than the unit itself) is very good, but requires using the EQ PRO settings to get a decent balance, and even then seems heavily weighted toward bass - I had to turn off all subwoofer, push down low end, tame mid-range, and punch up the high freqs to get any kind of balance. With the same speakers, my stock system produced much better, more balanced tone range. Volume is great. Has low gain/high gain options. Menu structure is a bit obscure and overly branched, but ultimately functional. BT is, as with many receivers, tweaky -- I MAY have figured it out -- we'll see. The Crutchfield wiring kit isn't exactly right for my Expedition, but customer service is working to get it resolved. We'll see.

    Pros: Nice looking, great volume, deep menu

    Cons: Bass-heavy (muddy) sound, menu structure obscure, manual doesn't describe the use of the unit very well (but it can be figured out), BT tweaky

    Nice and compact

    GB from Canandaigua, NY on 6/9/2016

    1998 Saab 900SE
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice little unit.

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    Tough to Beat

    Tim from Douglasville, GA on 6/8/2016

    1996 Ford F Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy install thanks to the FREE harness. Total install with 4 speakers, 1 hour. Great sound for the price.

    Pros: Easy install, Bluetooth connectivity

    Cons: None

    Overall, Pretty Great

    C T from Yuma, AZ on 6/7/2016

    1999 Pontiac Grand Prix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Everything works great in this model. My only problem is that it only has blue LEDs and therefore the color cannot be changed. Though I'll admit it's a pretty minor problem.

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    Great value - Easiest installation

    George T. from North Miami Beach, FL on 6/6/2016

    1999 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Before I decided to purchase the radio I checked with a mechanic who would charge me more for the installation than I paid for the unit. When I received it and read the instructions, I felt animated to try it by myself. I must admit it was one of the easiest things I ever did. The only hardware I needed was a crimp tool and 12 crimps and the harness was connected in 10 minutes. I did not have to touch any cable of my car. Just plugged it in and it worked perfectly on the first try. Maybe I will go for a more sophisticated one in a near future, for sure from Crutchfield.

    Pros: All you may expect in this price range

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    Exactly what I wanted

    Jordan from Woodlawn, IL on 6/5/2016

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

    This head unit is great. I love being able to play music on Bluetooth, aux, or USB(charging my phone at the same time). It makes a very noticeable difference to my factory speakers. This head unit is a great first step to a whole new sound system in my car.

    Pros: Looks cool Sounds nice and clean Plenty of equalizers

    Cons: Took me a little bit to learn all of the controls.

    Install for Chevy Express Van E2500

    Joe B from Louisiana on 6/5/2016

    2010 Chevrolet Express

    Great blue tooth radio with Ipod USB interface that navigates the Ipod and cell phone directly through the radio. Phone calls come through the radio & speakers with no problems. Making and ending phone calls and music listening resumes no problem. For sure match this radio with better speakers then the cheap factory installs that came with Chevy Express Van.

    Pros: Great features for the price - USB Ipod interface, blue tooth for the phone, great sound when upgrading to the Crutchfield recommended JVC speakers. Speakers were 1/2 price at time of radio purchase, glad I upgraded. . Easy pairing via blue tooth for the phone. Easy to make/receive calls. Barely read instruction manual for these tasks, very simple to figure out. Reading the manual later reinforced radio usage and features. FM tuner picked up more stations than even my new Nissan Rouge did.

    Cons: Busy buttons because of the single DIN footprint. Wanted a double DIN JVC with CD player, which has a larger footprint, but none in stock that would fit the Chevy Express Van, so I chose the smaller single DIN radio only.. I have a heavy touch and bad eyesite without bifocals on, so smaller buttons on single DIN footprint are more difficult to locate and manipulate. I don't use the bifocals to drive. Kind of learn and memorize button placement. Other than that, no Cons.

    Great sound, lousy features

    Steve from Colorado on 6/5/2016

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

    This unit has great sound, the equalizer options are fantastic. The buttons are very, very small however, so anything other than the source and the volume takes a little while to find, hard to do while driving. My main complaint is the shuffle feature is awful. I use a USB drive for the most part and so I use the shuffle feature extensively, and this unit is terrible for that. The shuffle randomized the Playlist one time, when you first select the option. Then when you turn the vehicle off, it finishes the song you were last on, but then goes back to the very first song on the randomized list, so you listen to all the same songs again. Very annoying especially if you are on short trips because you will only hear the same 2 or 3 songs.

    Pros: Great sound customization.

    Cons: Terrible shuffle feature. Small buttons.

    Crutchfield response on 6/6/2016 Whenever you are disappointed with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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    VISHNU from Tobyhanna, PA on 6/2/2016

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

    Excellent radio for the price!!! Buy it, you won't regret it. I have JVC 80W RMS front speakers and JVC 110W RMS rear. My Camry stock radio did not bring out the highs and lows as this HU does. I suggest you access USER EQ settings and tweak it to your listening preferences to really appreciate this unit because the preset EQ's do not have enough bass. A separate amp and sub reaallly makes every "thump" come alive.

    Pros: Great sound. BT streaming works great. Streamed music from Youtube flawlessly!

    Cons: Remote leaves a lot to be desired. You literally need to have it directly in front of the HU for it to work.

    Better than expected

    Martin from Tacoma, WA on 6/1/2016

    1999 Chevrolet Blazer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For the price its a steal. Installation was a breeze and it works perfectly.

    Pros: Pandora and Bluetooth

    Cons: none

    JVC KD-X330BTS

    Great product for my truck from Burkburnett, TX on 6/1/2016

    2002 GMC Sierra 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Just what I was looking for to replace the standard unit in my 2002 GMC Sierra. Got really tired of messing with FM transmitters after replacing my third or fourth and not being fully satisfied with any of them. This unit works great with my iPod touch, was easy to install and set up. It immediately recognized my iPod and connects automatically to it every time it get in the car and start it up. Great sound and value for the money.

    Pros: Great value Great sound Ease of use Easy set up Works great with iPod touch

    Cons: None that I can see so far

    Great radio

    Eddie S. from Goldsboro, NC on 6/1/2016

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

    Radio is small compact and full of options. Great sound made my factory speakers sound great.

    Pros: Hands free Phone, Bluetooth and usb.

    Cons: None

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    George from Lorton, VA on 6/1/2016

    2001 Honda Civic EX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Stereo mounted well, looks good and sounds amazing.

    Pros: Great features

    Cons: None

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    R.B from Cali on 6/1/2016

    2001 Volvo S60
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome reciever

    Pros: Easy to use,great settings,easy install

    Cons: None

    Very nice

    Jessie from Augusta, GA on 5/31/2016

    2003 Ford Excursion
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I think this radio is good for the money it's easy to install and set up

    Pros: Looks and sounds great

    Cons: None

    Great sound with Bluetooth for an old Land Rover

    Hank from Amarillo, TX on 5/29/2016

    2002 Land Rover Discovery
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent receiver for the money. It was easy to install and the sound is great when connected to my phone with the Bluetooth. People say it's a little hard to hear me when I use the telephone function, but no other complaints.

    Pros: Good sound. Bluetooth capable. Easy installation. Looks good.

    Cons: Microphone sensitivity on the phone.

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    Chris from Casselberry, FL on 5/29/2016

    2004 Isuzu Rodeo
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Replaced an old Sony I've had for years. I wanted a stereo with Bluetooth and I'm very happy with this JVC. Sounds better than the Sony I had.

    Pros: Bluetooth, easy to use, sound and look good.

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    decent product

    Travis from Clinton Township, MI on 5/29/2016

    1981 Pontiac Firebird
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Seems ok so far. Wish it changed colors

    Pros: Like most other radios today it plays music

    Cons: Doesn't change colors

    Absolute Junk

    Robert from Delray Beach, FL on 5/27/2016

    2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    What a waste of money. You can't shut off repeat at all even though the manual says it's possible. Each folder starts back at the beginning of the folder after the last song in the folder finishes, and it will not change folders without the user doing it manually after each folder is finished. In addition, the USB drive disconnects itself about about every 8 shutoffs, and the user has to unplug the USB drive and plug it back in for the unit to play the songs on the USB. It show the song is playing, but no sound comes out even if you turn the volume all the way up.

    Pros: -Sound quality is okay -Handsfree Bluetooth

    Cons: -It doesn't work right

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    Paul from Charlotte, NC on 5/27/2016

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

    I bought this unit for my daughters car. The fit with the install kit was perfect as always. The wiring harness was very easy to connect and fit perfect, making install very easy. It only took 30 minutes start to finish.

    Pros: fit, function and finish

    Cons: n/a

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    John from Marathon, FL on 5/25/2016

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

    A awesome unit for the price it sounds like a more expensive one put it in my work truck and it hoohs right up to my android .no problem

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    Nice unit for price happy

    D from Greenville, SC on 5/25/2016

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

    Purchased this unit for my daughters'07 Jeep Liberty Sport(first car) to replace original factory head unit. I desired blue toothed operation where phone can be used as communication device or music player works great! Installation was a breeze with kit purchased would recommend to anyone looking to upgrade existing unit.

    Pros: Installation was a breeze with kit and blue tooth works great even nice little remote!

    Cons: A little busy to navigate but not too bad.

    Very nice, easy installation

    Tom Mc from Seattle, WA on 5/25/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Fast shipment, very easy to install, great instructions

    Pros: Ease of use, great looking, remote, blue tooth

    Cons: None

    Remarkable improvement for an old F150

    Peter from Austin, TX on 5/23/2016

    1998 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very pleased. I purchased the KD-X330BTS to replace the factory radio on a 1998 F150. Installation was very straightforward; I chose to solder the harness kit together, so that took bit longer than using crimp connections. The trim panel fit perfectly, and the documentation was complete. I had one question that Crutchfield support answered quickly. Bluetooth audio works easy and well; and hands-free phone operation works well. Nice to have a USB port. My biggest surprise was how much this unit improved the sound in the vehicle without changing the factory speakers. Radio sounds much better than before. Menu system takes a bit of learning, but nothing that will stop you dead in your tracks.

    Pros: Ipod connectivity, either via usb or Bluetooth, microphone for hands-free calling, great sound, easy install, removable faceplate

    Cons: No option to change illumination color.

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    Anonymous from Scranton, pa on 5/23/2016

    2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue
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    Easy to install, easy to setup, great product for price

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    JVC has it all

    Rob from Eugene Oregon on 5/23/2016

    2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Is amazing stereo with perfect sound the amplifier is not overrated and it's a perfect aftermarket stereo to upgrade any vehicle

    Pros: amazing sound tons of features including built in crossover function and adjustable power output for people who don't have upgraded speakers

    Cons: Could possibly intimidate someone with all of its features but even a basic stereo loving person would enjoy this deck

    Perfect Head Unit

    Anonymous from Nashville, TN on 5/22/2016

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

    This unit was perfect for my needs. Easy install, easy to use and looks great!

    Pros: Ease of install Ease of use Looks amazing

    Cons: None

    JVC KD-X330BTS

    Mark from Cambridge, MN on 5/16/2016

    1999 Saturn SL2
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Radio gets much better reception then the other brand I had. Bluetooth works fine. Don't use Pandora, or Satellite features. Use the usb port and comes through loud and clear. A great radio at even a better price!!

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    Cons: The order I put things on jump drive on computer isn't the order it shows up on the radio.

    Houseboat

    keith from Idaho on 5/16/2016

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

    Love the deck and it's easy to use features. The Bluetooth is crystal clear and the factory speakers sound much better

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    So Far, So Amazing

    Benjamin from Columbia, SC on 5/16/2016

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

    This radio looks great, sounds great, and offers plenty of features to make your car ride the best it can be. I upgraded from my factory unit and decided to go with this JVC unit since Crutchfield was running a special. I primarily use the Bluetooth feature which connects to my phone automatically once I get into my car. The equalizer settings are plentiful while also offering basic settings for beginners. Definitely recommend thus far after using it for two weeks.

    Pros: Features are Plentiful Equalizer Settings are plentiful Sounds great with factory or aftermarket speakers

    Cons: A little bit of a learning curve for navigating through the menus

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    Anonymous from Anchorage, AK on 5/15/2016

    1985 Ford F Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I wanted something simple and easy for an older vehicle that had the radio hacked out by the previous owner. I don't own any CDs anymore so all I needed was a USB port. The sound is amazing w just the two 6 1/2" speakers in the door. I have a second vehicle I use for making parts run in and will probably put another one of these in that too

    Pros: Small but strong unit, good sound and is compatible w ITunes.

    Cons: None that I've seen so far

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    Willie from Champaign, IL on 5/11/2016

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

    Great audio player for the price. Fast use of Bluetooth and great sound quality.

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    Nice radio for the price!

    Marko from Rochester, NY on 5/8/2016

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

    Needed to replace my factory radio which had developed problems. Saw this unit witj 50% of 2 sets of JVC speakers so I took the plunge. My truck did not have bluetooth so I love being able to make and receive phonecalls handsfree. Also nice as most of the music I listen to is on my phone. This radio has the ability to search for music on your phone several different ways. Don't use pandora or the other stuff so can not comment on that. Only draw back is the tiny buttons, but I'm sure I'll get used to those in no time. If you're looking to replace your factory radio, this is a deal!

    Pros: Hands free calling, music from phone to radio without a cord!

    Cons: Little buttons.

    Awesome little Deck

    Nicholas from Hanford, CA on 5/6/2016

    1994 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome little Deck Bluetooth work with out any problems love how it auto plays pandora when i start the car right where i left off. I have a older model in another car and its been amazing decided to try a new model in my second car.

    Pros: Easy to install easy to operate.

    Cons: with the EQ was alittle different but still a good Unit.

    JVC KD-X330BTS

    Anonymous from Bellingham, WA on 5/6/2016

    2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    the blue tooth and aux plugs work great. This is the main reason I changed decks. The station buttons are small, adjusting speaker balance and functions are a set back from the factory deck that had large buttons and dials that adjusted all the features without going through a menu as on this deck.

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    Just What I Needed

    Frank from Rome, GA on 5/5/2016

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

    With the instructions provided, it went exactly like planned. Radio came out and new one put in with the most ease. Ready to tackle the one in my truck now. Will need to get new speakers next. Thanks Crutchfield.

    Pros: Good sound. Ease of installing. Phone microphone worked great and sound through the radio was clear.

    Cons: Kinda hard to get use to the new buttons on the radio. Other than that, none.

    This is the best stereo by far!!

    maurice from baldwin city ks on 5/3/2016

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

    This stereo was quick and easy to set up! Great features, bluetooth works awesome and sound quality excellent!!

    Pros: too many to list!!

    Cons: not too bad just alot to understand

    Great little deck

    Old Man Roberts from Spokane, WA on 5/3/2016

    1998 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It was a good price. Navigating folders is a bit of a hassle. Pandora, iHeart and Bluetooth all work well.

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    Great head unit

    Kelmfo from Huntsville, AL on 5/3/2016

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

    The installation instructions were flawless and the install kit worked perfect. The Bluetooth link between my phone and stereo was simple to establish, and the hands free ability while driving was just what I was looking for. The sound quality while playing music is great and the unit is very user friendly once you learn the menu system.

    Pros: Hands free communication, Bluetooth connectivity

    Cons: None yet

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    Al from Lusby, MD on 5/3/2016

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

    All in All very happy with this unit. Receives radio stations that were unable to get before. Good sound, easy to do the initial set up. Enough power to drive the speakers. If I need a new radio in another car I will buy this unit again.

    Pros: Iphone and android compatible, enough power, good FM tuner. Looks good in the dash.

    Cons: not easy to adjust bass and treble on the fly.

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    Aaron from Newport News, VA on 5/1/2016

    2001 Isuzu Rodeo
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Quick install. I love the bluetooth capability to listen to music streamed from my phone. If you get it setup on your phone and don't start the music when the unit is on FM or Aux, it starts playing as soon as you switch to Bluetooth. I'm happy with it. Works well and sounds goood.

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    Great stero

    Mike from Hermitage, PA on 5/1/2016

    2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Sounds great took a little time to figure out all easy if you read the book

    Pros: Great sound

    Cons: Remote is small wish there's here was a quicker way to get from one source to the other

    Brought me back

    pharmboy35 from Duluth, MN on 4/30/2016

    2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    My boy is turning 16 and I wanted to install his first aftermarket radio for him. It really brought me back. The unit doesn't have a CD player so I can continue to through all of my scratched ones away, thank goodness. This unit was very easy to install. I priced this unit from a major retailer and the unit itself was $15 cheaper. BUT.....Crutchfield will send you the antenna adapter and wiring harness. They will also send the kit to fit it into the dash. The retailer will charge over $50 for all of that stuff. I consider myself o.k. with wiring and car repair stuff. From when we started splicing the wires together to running down the road talking to my wife over the microphone through the stereo was about 2 hours. I needed my by to hook up his phone to show me how it worked. Anyway, it fit the bill and everything worked when we plugged it in. The sound was very good. My jeep has an amplifier built into it and the music could be easily heard from the outside with the windows shut. That is a requirement for a teenager. I appreciated the quick ship and the decent instructions. I had to view youtube once or twice to gain the confidence that I could do it myself and that helped. I now want to buy one for my Toyota and let the good times roll. And, for under $100, you can't go wrong.

    Pros: Decent quality, good performance, easy menu, nice display, easy install, adapters included

    Cons: Not high performance power, buttons a bit small but manageable.

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    Dylan J. from Columbus, NE on 4/29/2016

    1996 Chevrolet S10
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It is a great easy to use stereo and it helped immensely that it came with the free wiring harness. Definitely recommending to others!

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    I absolutely love it!

    jymmiphreak from Hamilton, OH on 4/29/2016

    1998 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is the first "new" car stereo I have ever bought. I've had tons in tons of different cars, but they were all used. This whole experience was as good as it could be! Crutchfield is awesome! The radio looks better than I expected and everything I needed to install it came in the box! Well, except for some wire caps, but that's not a big deal. I opted for a cd-less stereo because I have a small car and cd's tend to take up a bit of space that I really don't have to give up. Not to mention all the music I listen to is on my phone anyway... The one complaint that I had about this stereo is the same one I have for all the other similar ones on here, at least at this price point, they lack sd card slots. a couple of the less reputable brands had one, but I wanted a known, trusted brand since I've had better experience with them. A coworker of mine mentioned that JVC is cheap, but I whole-heartedly disagree! Nothing about this radio feels or looks cheap. It felt more solid than I expected and nothing moves or rattles or flexes. It has a million features that I'll probably be figuring out for the rest of my life, ha, ha! Best of all, it sounds incredible! The control it gives you over your sound is very in depth. Overall, I really have no complaints about this at all, really. it's exactly what I wanted and more! Thanks!

    Pros: looks sound tailoring options more than one pre-out built in customizable crossover blue lights go with the rest of my interior lights more power than I expected

    Cons: no sd card slot too much power for the kenwood 6x9's in the back (not really a con for the radio, just my application)

    JVC KD-X330BTS - Blue Tooth JVC headset

    Jerry B from San Jose, CA on 4/25/2016

    2003 BMW 3 Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The unit is OK quality. Maybe on par or better than a OEM unit. But the interface is far to complicated and the buttoms are to small to be of any use. What happened to the old days when you were able to adjust the balance, treble, and fade the speakers front to back without going 3 layers deep into a complicated user interface. The manuals seem to be of little help. These radio companies would do well to take a lesson from the Cell phone makers like Apple of android. They are inexpensive though compared to the old days of spending hundreds for such a full featured stereo.

    Pros: Price and features

    Cons: Complicated to use and buttons are way to small to be of use

    Good product at a good price

    SM from East Weymouth, MA on 4/24/2016

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

    So far I am pleased and happy. Easy to use and delivered all options I needed. Crutchfield tech support is second to none.

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    For the price, its a steal

    Hal from Arvada, CO on 4/24/2016

    1999 Hyundai Tiburon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    My car is old and will most likely die soon. The stereo was recently stolen out of it (Good luck getting any money for that Mr Thief. That thing was 15 years old). Since the car is on its last legs I didn't want to invest a ton of money into replacing the head unit, but I wanted my tunes back. And that is where this head unit came into my life. If this stereo offers the features you want, its a steal. Super great unit for the price. Any complaints I could think of making would just be nitpicking.

    Pros: Price. Features.

    Cons: None.

    Great replacement car stereo

    Harry V from Swedesboro, NJ on 4/24/2016

    2000 Dodge Dakota
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great Stereo, Sounds terrific, easy use, many options. Installation was a breeze, shipping was fast and the price was right. Thanks Crutchfield.

    Pros: Great Sound, Easy Installation

    Cons: None So Far

    It wonderful

    Heavy from Joliet, IL on 4/12/2016

    1998 Pontiac Grand Prix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I love it I can listen to my music and talk on the phone

    Pros: It came with the mic and I didn't have to buy one

    Cons: N/a

    JVC KD-X330BTS

    Roman from Birmingham, AL on 4/8/2016

    1993 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice stereo, easy installation and at the right price

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    great bang for the buck

    tim from Sissonville , WV on 4/6/2016

    2008 Saturn Astra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Radio was simple to install and loaded with features. Bought for daughter in college and she lives it.

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    JVC KD-X330BTS

    Dan C from Raymore, MO on 4/5/2016

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

    Replacement stereo for previous purchase from crutchfield. Needed Bluetooth for phone that is easier for me to operate, still learning. I've had it less than a week now. Technology is beyond me but, if I can do it, you can too also. Very happy with purchase.

    Pros: Easy install, Awesome sound,

    Cons: Screen display somewhat small, display not bright enough for daylight use

    Seemed to be great, but returned for Pioneer unit

    Jake from Knoxville, TN on 4/5/2016

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

    I installed this in my 03 civic sedan. Installation was very simple and took no time with Crutchfield's awesome dash kit, wiring harness, and other installation tools they provide. I bought this because like others, all my music is on my phone now, and this had 4v preouts which isn't typical at this low price point. The bluetooth would not connect to my iPhone 6S. The tech advisor i called said there was an issue with iPhone and bluetooth with this unit. After searching on the internet I found a suggestion to turn off Siri, and that worked. I could use the unit but didn't want to give up siri functionality because i use it multiple times daily for setting reminders for myself. The unit has reset itself 3 times in the week I have had installed, back to factory options and I have had to reprogram it each time to my liking. I checked the wiring on it all and wiggled all my connections to the power and they were firm and the unit never powered off when i was fidgeting with them so I don't believe it to be my installation. Call quality from people I have asked about on the bluetooth said I sounded very echo-y or like was on speakerphone. I wish this unit had worked out for me, it looks very clean installed and I was sad to send this one back. Thank you Crutchfield for your amazing customer service and support.

    Pros: bluetooth, usb, auxiliary, 4v pre-outs, good price point, sounded fantastic with the JVC Speakers I installed with it.

    Cons: BT would not connect to my iPhone 6s without disabling siri, no color customization on the display, unit it reset the time constantly and all factory settings once every couple of day.s

    Super easy install and set up

    Paul from Syracuse,NY on 4/4/2016

    2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
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    Great unit, and better accessories/support. Very simple straight forward install. Very happy with the sound improvement.

    Pros: Ease of install. Great instructions. Awesome sound.

    Cons: None

    Nice!

    Mike from Redwood City on 4/3/2016

    1982 Mercedes-Benz 300D-T
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    Great unit. Easy install.

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    archie from gardnerville,nv on 4/2/2016

    2000 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Jvc unit came as advertised. Works very well and the extra pieces from Crutchfield (free) made unit work easily. Very pleased

    Pros: Very good sounding unit

    Cons: None

    Awesome

    Robert from Lawrenceville, Va on 3/31/2016

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

    Love this unit. Sound quality is perfect.

    Pros: Excellent sound quality and loads of features.

    Cons: Not an HD Radio tuner

    good product in this price range

    whynot from La Center, WA on 3/30/2016

    2004 Ford F-350
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Has a good sound and good volume output on OEM speakers. buttons are small and skips in pandora but have not figured out how to do thumbs yet.

    Pros: good quality for the price

    Cons: small buttons some operations hard to access

    Has the feature I wanted

    Mark from buford, GA on 3/30/2016

    2003 Pontiac Vibe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Once you realize that the car's OEM amp is turned on by the blue wire on the 70-2003 harness and that wire is hooked up to the blue/white from the new JVC radio's wiring harness, you're good to go. Not the most user friendly, but it works well and had the features I was looking for a reasonable price.

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    Anonymous from romulus, MI on 3/28/2016

    2000 Honda Odyssey
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I love my JVC however the volume knob has up and down play and side to side play that gives it a flimsy feel, I wish it was more sturdy.

    Pros: It has more features than you will probably use in your life time.

    Cons: Buttons or so small, it's hard for an old man to see.

    Great bleutooth

    Mike L from Cherry hill, NJ on 3/25/2016

    2001 Ford Excursion

    This took longer to unpackage than it did to install The bluetooth works great for both the phone and music

    Pros: Install ease, u Easy to use. GreaT bluetooth.

    Cons: Buttons are small to the touc that it

    JVC KD-X330BTS in 2004 Silverado

    JR from WI on 3/23/2016

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

    The installation instructions were awesome! There was one step I didn't need to follow relating to the adaptor plate to fit into my dash. It wanted me to cut off a tab, but that wasn't necessary in my case. It fits like a glove! I ended up needing to replace three of my four speakers, and they had included the instructions for that as well. The tech told me that according to the description of my sound problem, he could tell it was the head unit, but after replacing it, I still had the same problem, so I changed out the speakers , and everything worked as it should. I am pondering sending back the stereo because I spent $180 on the unit, and the installation kits, and didn't need to because the speakers were the problem. But, I really like the options this stereo has that my stock one did not, so I haven't decided yet. I really do like this unit, but am having a little trouble with Bluetooth talking to my Android phone, other wise, the Ease of Use category would have been higher. The only issue I am having is accessing my "Phonebook" from the stereo. It worked once, but I can't seem to get it to find it again.

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    Peter from syracuse, NY on 3/23/2016

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

    So far its been a great - sounds great

    Pros: for the cost it does everything I wanted and more

    Cons: buttons are a little small

    The replacement

    Kevin from clayton, NC on 3/22/2016

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

    replacing an older JVC head unit that aged out, fit in the dash perfectly using the OEM mounts and cover. The Bluetooth features work pretty well, wife it adjusting to then pretty quickly, she likes the ability to stream her iTunes on the ride to work with out having to fuss with a cord unless she choses too.

    Pros: Easy bluetooth connectivity with iPhone 5s ( 2 iPhones at one time even ) Pandora works reasonably well

    Cons: hands free mic needs a bit better gain, currently have mounted to dash aimed at drive, sound like drive it speaking from back seat. will be moving mike around to get better placement.

    I'm Back in the 21st Century!

    Jim M from Raleigh, NC on 3/21/2016

    2005 Saab 9-2X
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am the 2nd and 4th owner of a 2005 Saab 9-2x (long story) commonly called a "Saabaru" since it was built for Saab by Subaru. The original owner replaced the factory Clarion AM/FM/CD player with a JVC KD-HDR50 with AM/FM/CD AND iPod/iPhone Head End control (oh, and Hi-Def radio). Bluetooth was an optional component and he didn't install it. While I had an iPhone 3GS and 4S, life was good. When I entered the realm of the iPhone 5c then the current 6S, the iPhone functionality was rendered useless. At first it didn't bum out that much. But when I upgraded to an iPhone 6S with 64GB of storage, I wanted it to work (I have currently 4,411 songs o the iPhone). Since it wouldn't I turned to Crutchfield to see what was available. Since the current JVC KD-HDR50 worked really well, I wanted another. I didn't care about a CD player since even if I buy a CD I immediately "rip" it and really don't use the CD again. So looking at the reviews I purchased the JVC KD-X330BTS. Have you seen the features on this puppy? An astonishing amount. Within 45 minutes I had the old unit out, the new JVC in and was "iPhoning" and "Bluetoothing" away. The FM radio is a tad weak but not too bad. Price/performer and "bang for the buck" come to mind.

    Pros: - Features - iPhone head end control

    Cons: - Too many features (basically getting to the features).

    Excellent value

    Colin from Levittown, PA on 3/20/2016

    2012 Mazda 3
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    I've been using it for about 2 weeks now. Sound quality is good, features are easy to use, and it doesn't look like ugly or gaudy in a newer car. It detects my phone's Bluetooth signal without issue. So far I have been extremely pleased with this unit, especially considering how cheap the price is for it.

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    Light, easy to install, east to sync, easy to everything.

    Bill G from Montgomery, AL on 3/16/2016

    1997 Ford Ranger
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    Bought this because my last aftermarket radio is nearly 9 years old and needed a replacement. I liked this unit's ipod touch playback ability (says 3rd to 5th gen Touches are supported) , its Bluetooth sync ability is great, helps keep my eyes on the road, and compatible with some SiriusXM tuners, giving your car the ability to play Satellite radio. While I could get an Amp for this, I didn't see the need since my truck is a single-cab '97 Ranger and no 'woofer. I installed the mic through the installation bracket kit that Crutchfield gave me by drilling a hole in the back of the cubby-slot and bundling the wire together and taping it to the back of the cubby. Great radio, love it.

    Pros: Easy, light, bluetooth, ipod playback

    Cons: Doesn't come with a SiriusXM tuner

    Love it!

    Bruce from san antonio, TX on 3/16/2016

    1997 Jeep Wrangler
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    Finally decided to replace the stock unit in my Jeep. I couldn't be happier. Install was a breeze with the furnished wiring harness and dash kit. It looks and sounds great. I was happily surprised to find out it has a detachable front which is great for a soft top Jeep. Also nice to be able to talk hands free on the phone. Thanks

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    Great little unit

    D from Vincennes, IN on 3/13/2016

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

    This is a great little unit! Easy to set up with the harness adapter Crutchfield sent for free plus the instructions! Sound quality is great with good customization settings. I love how it adjusts the subwoofer level with the volume knob, so everything stays balanced no matter how loud or soft. Bluetooth feature is a little buggy, but for the price, I can live with it. I have a car with a factory unit with Bluetooth and it does the same thing sometimes.

    Pros: Easy operation, sound quality, charging via USB

    Cons: As far as I see, it only comes with blue lights. Wish it had red, but I may be just overlooking it.

    my sons 1st car and new stereo

    ranchero64 from dickinson, TX on 3/9/2016

    2000 Dodge Dakota
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this unit to install in my twin sons 1st car. I was looking for something inexpensive yet with features to aide in safety while driving. Hands free calling and streaming were on the top of my list. I have paired my Samsung Galaxy s6 active and 1 of my sons have paired his Iphone 6s.

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    Randy from deland, FL on 3/9/2016

    2003 Honda Accord LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a solid radio with no cd player. Blue tooth, aux and usb inputs work flawless so far. Remote control is a little flaky at times, but functional with patience. The buttons on the radio and remote are pretty small though

    Pros: Solid radio with good value

    Cons: Small buttons

    Great for the price

    VEN0Mcatharsis from albany, NY on 3/3/2016

    2002 Kia Optima
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    For an investment at this price, you can't beat this head unit. The Bluetooth works well (which is what i bought it for), and calls seem to go through fairly clearly (7-8/10) so I can't really say much negative about this deck other than the 'source' button seems sort of cheap and sticks slightly depending on the angle your finger hits it. But other than that small complaint, this is a very good unit.*Also got a set of JVC speakers at 1/2 price w/ purchase!*

    Pros: value for the money, audio is clear, decent Bluetooth calls, 1/2 price speakers w/ purchase

    Cons: Buttons are small-ish and stick a little bit sometimes.

    what i was looking for

    Ramiro from waco, TX on 2/29/2016

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

    The stereo was everything i was looking for and more.

    Pros: Ease of use,

    Cons: Nothing bad

    JVC KD-X330BTS

    John from decatur, GA on 2/28/2016

    2000 Dodge Ram
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit is just plain packed with everything a music lover could ask for. Love that you have complete control in changing how you want your music to sound!

    Pros: Everything about this unit is awesome.

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    Worth the $

    Jessie from Moore, OK on 2/26/2016

    1996 Chevrolet Blazer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very glad I spent the money to upgrade from factory. Install was a breeze in my blazer and as for the fitment, it looks like it came standard in my vehicle. It definitely sounds better than what I had before. Also I got a set of jvc speakers 50% off for buying this unit. Heck yeah.

    Pros: Full range of sound, easy to install, lots of adjustments for audio nuts.

    Cons: Tiny buttons, call quality

    Great value

    Anonymous from Seattle, WA on 2/26/2016

    1994 Volvo 940
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    I installed this in my 1994 Volvo 940 and it has worked great. The smaller depth of the head unit without the CD player made it easy to tuck away the wiring harness adapter and run the Bluetooth microphone wiring. I've been pleased with the sound quality, paired immediately with my Samsung Galaxy S5, and it is nice to have the USB port and Aux in for when my daughter plays DJ in the car from her phone!

    Pros: Easy to install, easy to use, good sound On full brightness, it has good illumination even in the day.

    Cons: Buttons are a little small, but you get the feel of it in not too long.

    2000 Porsche Boxster

    Dale from ft mill, SC on 2/24/2016

    2000 Porsche Boxster
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this to replace the stock receiver in my Porsche. The receiver is very nice. The best part was the wiring configuration provided by Crutchfield. The wiring in this car is a bit unique and the Crutchfield team nailed this one. They made it so easy.

    Pros: The Crutchfield Team Great Sound.

    Cons: None

    Great Head Unit!

    Justin from boise, ID on 2/22/2016

    2002 Ford Explorer
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    Great Unit so far. I have had it installed for about a week with no complaints. Easy to use and figure out. Great information display on the panel.

    Pros: Easy to use Good Value Lots of options

    Cons: Only con is it seems to take a while to reconnect to bluetooth once its on. Sometimes i have to turn it off and back on for it to connect. Now that being said it could just be my phone. I have the note 4.

    Great Player

    Rich from Fishers, IN on 2/22/2016

    1994 Chevrolet G Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Found this to be a Great media player and the phone sync functions work perfectly. LOVE IT !!!

    Pros: Ease of install

    Cons: none

    Thumbs Up x3 Best Stereo!!

    Chris G. from Amityville, NY on 2/21/2016

    2000 Honda Accord
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    From start to finish this experience was amazing! I stumbled upon Crutchfield so randomly but I'm glad I did. Ok so I ordered this stereo with a pair of JVC speakers (JVC CS-VS608 6-1/2" Component Speakers) (JVC CS-V6938 6" x 9" 3-Way Speakers) for a bomb deal! Be sure to grab the Axxess ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter when ordering so you can still control the steering wheel after radio install. Wiring was a breeze and the directions were clear as day. After making my connections (Posi-Products Connector Kit 16 pieces for Car Stereos) it was time to install. I was a little confused with making the kit stay connected to the stereo itself but I just used some black tape to hold it in place. The bluetooth was mainly what i ordered this stereo for and it does its job. As soon as i start my car my iphone 6s+ is already connected. You can tell the difference in audio quality with the factory speakers and what a difference my music sounded so much clearer. After tweaking the equalizer my car was thumping. The mic is perfect for audio calling i mounted it right in the kit. I would recommend this a thousand times. Whenever i make a purchase i always read other customers reviews and i just had to make mine. Thanks Crutchfield and all the other reviewers!!

    Pros: Bluetooth, Equalizer, Pre Amp, Mic, USB ipod connection, Aux

    Cons: Nothing! Buy this now!

    Whew! What a difference from factory!

    David D. from jacksonville, FL on 2/18/2016

    2003 Volkswagen Jetta
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Talk about a difference of night/day. Unit itself is squat (being digital only, no need for that CD form factor) and installation was a breeze. Almost every function under the sun...just be sure to tweak the phone/mic before 'locking everything down tight'. Reads FLAC!

    Pros: Slim/squat...easy fit into the old dash location Functions, functions, functions Sirius/XM capability Small remote Nice visualizations/info display scroll Auto clock setup is nice Nice to be able to by-pass unused inputs (AUX, AM, etc.) After pairing, using with Pandora and iHeart were a BREEZE

    Cons: SMALL remote w/ little functionality (no answer/drop call. No 1-6 button. No...) TINY thing. Buttons ARE easy to feel/remember. Buttons on unit are small. Sausage fingers make hitting things cleanly while driving....difficult (see remote above) Setup/functionality can be BURIED in the options at times. You need to almost memorize the manual to get anywhere. No HD option/built-in (thing of the past already??) No voice recognition for calls. The process to get to some features i

    Excellent head unit!!

    CJ from Fulton,Mo on 2/10/2016

    1997 Chevrolet S10
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great unit, lots of customizable user features. Can even set speaker sizes for front and rear and subwoofer! Wish the screen display and buttons could change colors like my old jvc to match my interior vehicle light theme. But the white is nice.

    Pros: Small. Fits into the dash with ease. Old unit pinched the wires due to cd deck. Would buy again, excellent for those who are beyond cds.

    Cons: Remote is kinda pointless due to lack of function overall but it works. Its so small, its awkward in the hand and is constantly lost in the truck.

    JVC KD-X330BTS

    johnc from albuquerque, NM on 2/9/2016

    1994 Toyota Pickup
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product, easy installation. Fantastic replacement for factory radio.

    Pros: Easy installation

    Cons:

    Best feature per dollar

    Ric from Black Forest, CO on 2/7/2016

    1999 Mazda Miata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Best bang for your buck. This unit is easy to use, feels high end for the price and works as expected.

    Pros: Apple Music integration Quality Bluetooth connection

    Cons: None to speak of

    2011F-150 STX

    Dan from Sheldon,il on 2/6/2016

    The installation was a breeze the light weight of the unit made it easy to hook up the wire loom. The buttons are a little small and the functions take a bit of getting used to but once you do , the wide range of functions makes getting great sound easy, even with the wide range of music I listen to. Great looking unit ,excellent sound and plenty of power, awesome.

    Pros: Looks, power, and adjustability .

    Cons: could use some bigger buttons and the Android app just doesn't work.

    Very nice

    John from Quartzsite Arizona on 1/26/2016

    1990 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL
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    Installed easily, though with a W126 it's a bit tricky.

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    David C from Gonzales, LA on 1/25/2016

    2001 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installation was removal of stock radio and replace with the JVC, very easy with excellent instructions. Total time was less than 30 minutes and it sounds great

    Pros: price, ease of installation, sound quality, looks great

    Cons: the conversion kit, the plastic enclosure is not very sturdy and very flimsy. It doesn't hold the radio very tight, it's fine just not what I would prefer. All in all it's fine and easy to install.

    Amazing Stereo

    Aziz from aurora, CO on 1/20/2016

    2009 Volkswagen Jetta
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This stereo has everything you will ever need, bluetooth, radio, aux, and usb. After using bluetooth it is impossible to go back to old aux or usb trust me. The kit that crutchfield provided worked flawlessly. My 2009 jetta has 10 speakers and this stereo has only 4 speaker outputs but guess what? With the kit provided all of the 10 speakers including the woofer are screaming like a champ! Only problem I faced is I had trouble aligning the front of the head unit with the front of the adapter but its almost not visible. Even though my car had "premium" 6 disc changer head unit, this stereo just sounds much better and eliminates all of the clipping and distortions. Lastly other benefits of this stereo is that it has subwoofer rca outputs and amp remote wire which makes it a piece of cake to throw a subwoofer or two in future :) In general if you're looking for something that sounds great and has all of the above listed features, you can't go wrong with this HU.

    Pros: Has bluetooth for smartphone music streaming. Looks great. Very powerful built in amplifier. Way better than stock VW premium head unit. Has RCA and remote outputs for amp and subs.

    Cons: If you have big fingers like I do then you might sometimes rarely mix up the seek and previous buttons but other than that everything is top notch.

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    Features and Specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front
    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 Classic
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3
    Touch 5/4/3/2
    iPhone 6S+/6S/6+/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) N/A
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 4-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs Yes
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 4 volts
    Display Color White
    Key Button Color Blue
    EQ Bands 13
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 8.2 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes

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    iPhone & Android Integration
    Internet+SiriusXM+AM/FM Radio
    USB/Aux Connectivity
    Audio Section
    Display & Remote Features

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The JVC KD-X330BTS is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (version 2.1+EDR/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), OPP 1.1 (Object Push 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 KD-X330BTS. Check here for the latest Bluetooth compatibility information.

    Secure Simple Pairing (SSP) + Auto Pairing (via USB): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the JVC KD-X330BTS 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. When an already paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units. You can pair up to ten Bluetooth-enabled devices to the JVC head unit, with a maximum of two Bluetooth phones and one Bluetooth audio device connected at one time.

    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 KD-X330BTS provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. The controls of the KD-X330BTS 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 KD-X330BTS 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 KD-X330BTS, 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 digital media receiver. You can then dial a contact within the phonebook from the head unit's front-panel controls.
      • 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. 
    External Mic: The external wired microphone offers improved audio quality versus an integrated microphone, so you can be heard easier over noisy traffic and road noise. You can adjust the volume level, noise cancellation, and echo cancellation of the microphone without affecting the other sources. The external microphone features an attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector which plugs into the mic input on the rear-panel of the head unit. The microphone offers an integrated mounting bracket which can be clipped to your vehicle's sun-visor or taped to your dash.

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The JVC KD-X330BTS supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or audio player, plus song/artist information display and support for AAC music streaming.

    • Stored Music & Music Apps: 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 KD-X330BTS for playback.
    • SBC + AAC Codecs: In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the KD-X330BTS offers support of AAC.  By supporting AAC, the KD-X330BTS offers better audio performance of the music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
    • Advanced Music Playback: In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the KD-X330BTS lets you browse your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc. (AVRCP 1.4+ phones only).
    • 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 KD-X330BTS has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel control and external microphone. Simply press the "phone command" button on the KD-X330BTS 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 KD-X330BTS; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    iPhone & Android Integration

    Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0) Connectivity:  The JVC KD-X330BTS's front-panel USB port lets you connect your AOA 2.0 compatible Android smartphone for music playback. JVC does not guarantee operation with all Android devices. 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.

    • Hand Mode: The JVC KD-X330BTS supports Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0), which lets  you connect your Android  (OS 4.1+) smartphone to the KD-X330BTS's front-panel 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+) smartphone not only allows you to listen to stored music from your Android device through the JVC digital media 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. 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.

    iPhone Direct Connection: The JVC KD-X330BTS's front-panel USB port can be used to connect your Lightning-connector or 30-pin dock connector iPod/iPhone to the head unit. The KD-X330BTS supports audio playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of your compatible Apple device.

    • Lightning Connector: 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 KD-X330BTS.
    • 30-Pin Dock Connector: 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 KD-X330BTS.

    iPhone Audio Playback: The USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's stored music and music apps to be loaded instantly to the head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter, allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 105dB. The JVC head unit supports audio playback of stored music, music apps, and podcasts on your iPod or iPhone. The KD-X330BTS provides music control and song/artist information display. You can choose between two operating modes.

    • Head Unit Mode + Song/Artist Info: 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 KD-X330BTS 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 iPhone. During Head Unit Mode, the KD-X330BTS will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information such as Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album title. Newer iPod/iPhones with iOS 6.0+ allow you to continue to access your Apple device's touchscreen in this mode in order to access other applications; older iPod/iPhone devices will be locked during connection.
    • iPod/iPhone Mode: The iPod/iPhone Mode lets you control your older iPod/iPhone (iOS 5.1.1 and earlier) from its clickwheel or touchscreen. You'll still have access to basic playback controls (like Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track) from the head unit, but advanced navigation functions will be locked. No song/artist information is displayed in this mode. The unit will simply display "App & iPod Mode".

    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 KD-X330BTS is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 1/5/2016):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Specific Apps Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Pandora iHeart Radio Artist/Song Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y N Y
    3GS 6.1.6 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4 7.1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4S 9.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 9.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+/6S/6S+ 9.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    4th 6.1.6 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    5th/6th 9.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N Y
    nano
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y N Y N N
    2 9.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    3/4 9.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y   Y  N
    Air 1/2 9.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y  Y N
    mini 1/2/3/4 9.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y  Y 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 (for iPhone/Android): The JVC KD-X330BTS allows you to access Pandora and iHeartRadio online music services through your USB-connected iPhone or Bluetooth-connected Android smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the KD-X330BTS via the Lightning or 30-pin cable supplied with your iPhone, or JVC's Lightning connector-to-USB cable (105KSU62, sold separately). Your Android smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired with the JVC KD-X330BTS. Your iPhone or Android smartphone device 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 (either from Apple's App Store or Google Play) lets you play music from your Pandora music service account through the JVC KD-X330BTS using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 7.0+) or Bluetooth-paired Android smartphone. The JVC KD-X330BTS 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/thumbs down and bookmark them on your Pandora account.
    • iHeartRadio Link: The free iHeartRadio Link app for JVC (either from Apple's App Store or Google Play) lets you play music from your iHeartRadio music service account through the JVC KD-X330BTS using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+), or Bluetooth paired Android smartphone (2.2+). 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 KD-X330BTS will provide control over the iHeartRadio Link 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.
    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 KD-X330BTS 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 TuneStart & TuneScan (see below).
    • TuneStart & TuneScan: TuneStart allows you to rewind and replay up to 30 minutes of any of the missed news, talk, sports, or music content on any of your SmartFavorite Presets. 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 KD-X330BTS 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).

    USB/Aux Connectivity

    USB Mass Storage Devices: The JVC KD-X330BTS features a front-panel USB (type-A) port that is hidden behind a flip-out cover. The USB port enables connection of USB mass storage class (MSC) devices; like USB thumbdrives and USB card readers, as well as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only) or Blackberry. You can insert a compatible USB MSC device into 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 (like Android with Froyo/Gingerbread OS or Blackberry) 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 digital media receiver's USB port (max. 1.5A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Note: Not compatible with USB hubs.

    Compressed Music Files: The JVC KD-X330BTS supports the following types of music files loaded onto a compatible USB mass storage class device.

    Media Type Description
    File System FAT 12/16/32
    Playable File Types MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    WMA:
    bit rate of 32-192kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    AAC:
    bit rate of 8-320 kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48 kHz
    WAV:
    bit depth of 16-bit w/ sampling frequency of 48kHz
    FLAC:
    bit depth of 16-bit w/ sampling frequency of 48kHz
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 999 folders/20,480 files (999 files per folder)
    Tags ID3 tag (version 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA tag

    Playback & Search Functions: The JVC KD-X330BTS offers a variety of playback and search functions to help you find and enjoy your music a USB memory device.

    • Track/Folder List: The Track/Folder List displays a list of music folders and tracks on a connected 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 USB device at random), Off (cancels random function)
    • Resume: If you change the source, playback also stops (without ejecting the USB device). Next time you 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 KD-X330BTS utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The JVC KD-X330BTS 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 KD-X330BTS 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 KD-X330BTS 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.

    4V/4CH Preamp Output + Sub Control: The KD-X330BTS is equipped with two pair of 4V preamp outputs (Front, Rear/SW). You can set the Rear/SW preamp outputs for connecting a pair of full-range rear speakers (through an external amplifier) or for connecting a subwoofer (through an external amplifier). When set for rear speakers, the rear outputs operate with the unit's fader control. When the unit's Rear/SW preamp output is set to Subwoofer, you can set the cutoff frequency of the low-pass filter at 55Hz, 85Hz, or 120Hz. You can also adjust the head unit's subwoofer level between -8 and +8 (separate from the main volume level).

    Crossover Network: The JVC KD-X330BTS 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 KD-X330BTS 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 KD-X330BTS employs K2 technology which dramatically improves the sound quality of compressed music files during USB and Bluetooth playback. When the K2 feature is activated, the sound becomes wider, smoother, and more natural.

    Sound Effects: The KD-X330BTS 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 & Remote Features

    Detachable Face: The JVC KD-X330BTS features a detachable face to deter theft. No face-case is provided. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit.

    Single-Line LCD: The head unit features a 14-segment, one-line LCD with white back-lit text and blue button illumination. You can select between English or Spanish text. Adjustable brightness and dimmer settings are available for the LCD and button illumination.

    • 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).

    Smart Music Control App (for Android): JVC's Smart Music Control App lets you view the current status and perform simple gesture or voice control of the JVC head unit from your Bluetooth-paired Android smartphone (2.3+). The Smart Music Control App uses Bluetooth to communicate between your Android smartphone and the digital media receiver. The head unit will auto connect to the Smart Music Control app when your Smartphone is in range. The Smart Music Control app is specifically designed for easy gesture control or voice command operation while driving, so driver and passenger can access information with ease from the Android Smartphone. With the Smart Music Control App, passenger and driver can check current playing song details or other car stereo information.

    • Information Display: The JVC Smart Music Control App will display the head unit's source information, such as song/artist information and station identification. In addition, it provides EQ info.
    • Gesture Control: The JVC Smart Music Control App lets you use finger gesture commands on your Android smartphone to control the playback of the JVC head unit. This type of gesture control is designed to operate the JVC head unit from your smartphone without having to look at your smartphone. Gesture control operations include Finger tap, Finger hold, Finger click, Finger swipe (right/left/up/down), and Finger curve (right/left/up/down).
    • Voice Command: The JVC Smart Music Control App also lets you operate certain head unit function by voice commands. Voice commands include - Change Source, Search for Song/Artist/Album, Previous/Next Track, Repeat/Random, or Preset Select.

    Wireless Remote Control: The KD-X330BTS comes supplied with a wireless remote control (RM-RK52). The remote contains Power, Attenuator, Sound, Source, Tracking, and Volume functions. The remote does not operate Bluetooth hands-free phone functions. The remote operates off of a single CR2025 3V Lithium-cell battery (included).

    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).

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