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Kenwood KMM-BT315U

Digital media receiver (does not play CDs)

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Overview

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Kenwood designed their KMM-BT315U digital media receiver to play the music you've stored on your smartphone, thumb drive, or other portable players, so you can enjoy your entire collection when you're on the road. Without the need for a bulky CD player, this compact receiver is ideal for boats, ATVs, golf carts, and other vehicles where no radio dared to go before. Built-in aptX Bluetooth® connectivity gives you outstanding sound reproduction and crystal-clear hands free calls.

No discs required

Kenwood designed their KMM-BT315U digital media receiver to play the music you've stored on your smartphone, thumb drive, or other portable players, so you can enjoy your entire collection when you're on the road. Without the need for a bulky CD player, this compact receiver is ideal for boats, ATVs, golf carts, and other vehicles where no radio dared to go before. Built-in aptX Bluetooth® connectivity gives you outstanding sound reproduction and crystal-clear hands free calls.

Kenwood KMM-BT315U digital media receiver

Who needs discs when you have all this?

Ideal for Apple® or Android™

If you store your music on an Android device, the KMM-BT315U is the receiver you've been looking for. Android Open Accessory protocol (AOA) lets you connect your phone either to the front USB port or through Bluetooth, then control all the music you've stored there. You'll be able to run the apps you like and take advantage of a variety of search and playback features.

Got an iPod® or iPhone®? You can plug your player into the KMM-BT315U's front-panel USB input to access your playlists. Dedicated "search" and "return" buttons, plus handy tools like AppMode, Alphabet, Percentage Skip, and Related Search, help you find your music fast. With a compatible iPhone, you can also enjoy the convenience of full Siri® Eyes Free control.

Other sound sources

You don't have to rely on your phone for entertainment, however. You can liven up your travels by plugging in a thumb drive or jacking another device into the front-panel aux input. The KMM-BT315U can play MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, and even lossless FLAC music files, so you'll be able to enjoy your entire music library. The variable-color 1.5-line LCD display makes it easy to see song titles and channel information with just a glance.

The center of your new system

In addition to being the perfect host for all your digital devices, the KMM-BT315U gives you lots of options for expanding. You can add a satellite radio tuner (subscription also required) to enjoy SiriusXM's remarkably varied range of music, entertainment, news, and sports programming, wherever your travels take you. If you're planning to build a really rockin' system, this high-performance receiver offers three sets of preamp outputs, so you'll be in good shape when you add amplifiers and subwoofers.

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.

This car stereo initially had a problem with Bluetooth, an issue that's mentioned in some reviews. Kenwood has solved this problem with a software update on all units in our warehouse, effective 3/09/2016.

Product Highlights:

    General Features:
    • digital media receiver (does not play CDs)
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • Bluetooth with aptX for superior sound quality
    • plays MP3, WAV, AAC, WMA, and FLAC music files
    • 1.5 line LCD display with variable-color illumination
    • microphone included
    Smartphone Features:
    • iPod/iPhone direct connection with optional cable
    • control and charging of select Android devices (Android version 4.1 and higher) using the USB connection
    • Android Open Accessory protocol (AOA) lets you control phone-based content
    • Siri Eyes Free control with select iPhones
    • connect two phones at once
    • Pandora and iHeartRadio Internet radio control with iPhone and Android
    Audio Features:
    • Drive EQ improves sound to compensate for exterior noise
    • Sound Reconstruction restores fullness to compressed digital files
    • 6 EQ curves and 13-band equalizer
    • System Q Sound Control (6 EQ curves and a 3-band equalizer)
    • low-pass filter and sub level control
    • Speaker Setting function for different sizes and types of speakers
    Expandability:
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: front USB and AUX inputs
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2.5-volt front, rear, sub)
    Other Features and Specs:
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • removable theft-deterrent faceplate
    • multi-language display (English, Spanish)
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

    This is a good radio for the price. Bluetooth connection is a bit slow to start

    Anonymous, Orangeville, PA

    What's in the Box:

    • Digital media receiver (10A fuse)
    • Face (attached)
    • Trim ring (attached)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • Remote control (RC-406)
    • CR2025 3V lithium-battery (installed in remote)
    • Microphone w/ bracket (attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector)
    • 2 Removal tools
    • Instruction Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Warranty Card

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    Kenwood KMM-BT315U Reviews

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    (101 Reviews)

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    scott from Savannah, GA on 3/28/2017

    2000 Jeep Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Heard about Crutchfield from guys at work. Got great advice and bought car stereo. Equipment was just what Hunter, my adviser, said it would be. Jeep sounds great. In a time when many companies seem to pride themselves on lousy customer service you guys were a cut above! Most pleased with how every aspect of sale and shipping handled. All the extra connectors and stuff thrown in. Even a return/exchange was zero hassle. Now If you could just take over for my cable/internet provider!!! Thanks

    Pros: all good no complaints

    Cons: zero

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    Anonymous from Orangeville, PA on 3/10/2017

    2006 Subaru Impreza 2.5i
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a good radio for the price. Bluetooth connection is a bit slow to start

    Pros: Price. Sounds good

    Cons: Slow connection

    Easy install! Perfect fit!

    Megan from Lewisville, Texas on 3/6/2017

    1991 Mazda Miata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It fits perfectly in my 1991 Mazda Miata. The wiring harness and my stock harness were super easy to figure out which wires went together. The instruction manual was very thorough and easy to understand. I already had the double din bracket in my car so all I had to do was screw the new radio in and plug it all in. I did have to screw in the ground wire to a different spot than it was at on my old radio, but it wasn't a problem at all. Overall, I'm so pleased with this radio and super easy to install and figure out! Highly recommend.

    Pros: Installation, fit, easy to figure out.

    Cons: Nothing I can think of!

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    Brian J from Adel, ga on 3/1/2017

    1997 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This receiver rocks. Fully customizable display, Bluetooth has excellent range, sound eq has all the options and of course kenwood legendary reliability. Can't go wrong with this. On a side note, I've bought relievers from other online stores, but Crutchfield outshines them all. Won't buy audio anywhere else.

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    Anonymous from Binghamton, NY on 3/1/2017

    2004 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I'm pleased with this unit, but not terribly happy that one week after I received it, it's been discontinued. I wish my Crutchfield advisor had mentioned to me that this was happening as I would have spent a little more to get the newer model.

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    Solid replacement head

    Bill from Veazie, ME on 2/24/2017

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

    All-around decent head unit. I have had good luck with Kenwood in previous cars and used this to replace the Toyota Prius factory radio. I enjoy the Blutooth capabilities as well as the USB function. I do wish the EQ section was a bit more intuitive, but I almost have it where I want it. Overall, I am quite happy with this purchase.

    Pros: Sound quality, price and connectivity.

    Cons: Overly complex EQ interface.

    Display not bright enough

    Rene from Saraland, Al on 2/20/2017

    2000 Chevrolet Blazer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall, the radio works well. My single complaint would be that during day light hours the display isn't bright enough (max brightness, all zones). This makes the display difficult to read.

    Pros: Easy installation; easy phone pairing.

    Cons: Screen not bright enough during daylight hours.

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    Gus from Helotes, TX on 2/20/2017

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

    I had some trouble figuring out the connections at first but I called crutchfield and they were able to explain what I needed to do. So far it works great and has surpassed my expectations

    Pros: Quality sounds and looks great

    Cons: None so far

    Great unit

    Chris from Mebane,NC on 2/19/2017

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

    This is the second one If these head units that u have installed in my cars (I still have the other one in my wife's car). It is a great unit with good features. The only reason I don't give it five stars is that occasionally you have to reset the Bluetooth on the unit(very rarely). This does not reset the settings only the Bluetooth and the date and time. The real issue with it is the process to reset(you have to detach the faceplate and press the reset button multiple time all within 5 seconds).

    Pros: Great features Great sound

    Cons: Pricess to reset Bluetooth.

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    Anonymous from Ludington, mi on 2/19/2017

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

    Great raido. Sounds way better than stock. Only thing is the Bluetooth sometimes takes a while to connect.

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    Great unit!!

    Todd from Mentor, OH on 2/19/2017

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

    Great unit!!! Everything I could ask for, not having to carry cds and clutter my car is great!

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    Mike from Rohnert Park, CA on 2/16/2017

    1998 BMW M3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy install, does what its supposed to (play my tunes via BT or ipod), I'm happy with it. If I had one complaint, it would be that all the controls are in a tiny area near the volume knob- it's easy to hit the wrong button while trying to adjust the volume and change sources, or settings by accident. But as long as you don't hit a bump in the road, not a big problem.

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    not bad for the price

    nunya from nm on 2/12/2017

    just got it and love it. lots of options actually it sounded like crap until I made alot of adjustment . im not use to not having bass treble as the only source of adjustments and alot of menus within menus. over time I will learn them. the call quality is fantastic. I'm still figuring out the pandora thing it streems from my phone but can't just switch pandora stations unless I completely exit feom my phone then choose station then stereo takes over again on a stuck screen. like I said probably user error. install was simple. looks great in my o4 wrangler. I still don't understand why they include a remote. who uses these things and why?..save cost and ditch the remote. I never met anyone that has ever used theirs and everyone has an aftermarket stereo. overall for the price I am happy.

    Pros: lots of features. call quality is great

    Cons: unnecessary remote could keep cost down even more..menus within menus take getting use to. took awhile to get sound quality to sound good.

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    Anonymous from Williamsburg, Va on 2/12/2017

    1992 Ford F Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great radio , installed in minutes ,and the sound that it makes is excellent !

    Pros: Great price quick install easily hooked up the blue tooth

    Cons: None I can think of

    Very Nice

    Shawn from Seminole, FL on 2/10/2017

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

    Great stereo for the money. Love the digital inputs rather than the old cd method. So much better to carry a small USB stick rather than a stack of CDS. A huge improvement over the stock radio for my 04 Jeep Wrangler. Bluetooth phone operation provides a better sounding call than most I have heard.

    Pros: Great Price, many options for digital input.

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    Geeky, tweaky and purdy

    Pete from Chicago, IL on 2/8/2017

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

    Installed quickly in a Subaru Forester after consulting a service manual on how to remove dashboard trim. As other reviews noted, the glare from display in sunlight was unbearable. A quick tip: I removed the faceplate and cut clear screen protector film from my dollar store to fit. That made it easier to see in direct sunlight. While there are many tweaks to improve the sound it seems like you havery to constantly adjust unit based on the source and song. I still get frustrated with the miniscule poorly labeled buttons. The adjustable display back lights matched the blue/green AND aqua factory and look coool. I haven't used phone functions yet, no opinion yet.

    Pros: 13 band eq, display color adjustability, inputs / outputs, price. Includes remote.

    Cons: Clock display tiny, clunky to tweak sound curve. No automatic muting you can get blasted out between inputs. Display glare. Tiny faceplate buttons are difficult to use

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    Anonymous from Oyster Bay, NY on 2/5/2017

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

    This unit did everything I expected it do very well. * Hands-off phone works better than expected * Pairing was simple * Crutchfield installation guide made swapping out the factory unit for this one a snap. * Easy-to-use interface * The ability to make match the display colors to those in my Jetta was an unexpected bonus. Looks like a factory installation.

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    Nice Unit for the price

    Wes from Destin, FL on 2/3/2017

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

    Not worth spending more on an expensive unit because this has everything I want for less than $100.

    Pros: Hands free works better than expected. Easy to match dashboard light color. Good sound and controls.

    Cons: The preset buttons feel cheap.

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    Beosker from Kalamazoo, MI on 1/29/2017

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

    Decent radio, I got it because my stock radio wouldn't keep in the station that I listen to. It didn't improve it as much as I thought it would but it's better. However, I occasionally have trouble pulling in a different station that wasn't a problem on the radio it replaced. The radio in my wife's car doesn't have trouble with any station. Maybe it's my antenna, in which case I don't know how fix that. The other reason I bought it was to listen to flack music files off a flash drive which was nice for a while until that piece of plastic inside the USB port came off. I didn't pull hard on the flash drive or anything. I only noticed it because of trying to insert another flash drive it was loose and not working. I found the piece still in the other flash drive. I can still use Bluetooth but it sound as good. It's thinner less detailed and I also get audio dropouts. Other than those couple of hiccups it's an decent unit.

    Pros: Decent quality sound, plenty of features, cost

    Cons: USB port broke really easy, Bluetooth dropouts.

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    Anonymous from Knoxville, TN on 1/18/2017

    1976 Fiat 128
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice, small sized unit that will be perfect for a clean installation in the vintage car I purchased it for.

    Pros: ideal when you use electronic media mostly, good size, good price

    Cons: none I can think of.

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    Anonymous from Albuquerque, NM on 1/16/2017

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

    Very happy with it. Works great.

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    Great product

    ThatDude from Raleigh, NC on 1/12/2017

    2005 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Alright I have had this for about a year now and can submit a solid review. I have not missed having a cd player once as there is rarely a situation these days i will use this For the money, this product is fantastic. The sound is as expected, I mainly bought this for streaming and bluetooth calls which work perfectly. The mutliple color sets are good for matching many factory displays (my interior lights are orange and the radio orange matches quite well) If you are on the fence about getting this just do it. It will be a breeze to install and the crew at crutchfield is there to help. I had a slight issue with install and I called them on a Saturday afternoon and he had me taken care of in minutes.

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    Cons: The only thing i dont like(and it may be an issue with my phone) is that if i change songs and have the volume up loud over bluetooth the volume automatically turns down

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    Anonymous from Arlington, WA on 1/1/2017

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

    This is a great car stereo especially for the price. I use it for its bluetooth capability mainly and I am not disappointed in the least. Easy to read display, MANY options but not too complicated to use. Kenwood has been a great name in car stereos and still is.

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    Anonymous from Independence, KS on 12/31/2016

    2000 GMC Sierra 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great stereo for the price

    Pros: Cost

    Cons: None

    Display horrible

    Micah from Southaven, MS on 12/27/2016

    The display cannot be seen during the day. It's great at night. I would not have purchased this radio if I knew this. Too much trouble to un-install and return....

    Pros: Everything but the display

    Cons: Display

    Great stereo

    Rob from Collierville, TN on 12/19/2016

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

    Great sound and easy to install with the dash kit from Crutchfield. This stereo has all the features you want at a bargain price. I would recommend to others.

    Pros: Easy to use and control.

    Cons: None

    Pretty good!

    Paul from Sanford, FL on 12/17/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It is pretty good, syncs to my phone quickly and easily. Takes a bit of getting used to controls but not rocket science. Only weird thing is the remote, back seat drivers are bad enough, I dont need back seat radio control!!!! Love the way Crutchfield makes it easy by sending all the bits with the unit to install.

    Pros: Syncs easily

    Cons: Remote a waste of time

    Never stays on source i choose when starting car

    Nik from Lewistown, Mt on 12/17/2016

    2006 MINI Cooper
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Wanted a simple radio. After two weeks, i am still searching the owners manual to set custom settings to simply get it to do what i want. When i shut the car off then restart, the Kenwood comes on and b changes sources every time. I cant just get in the car and start it and have the music come on that i had playing when i turned car off. SO FRUSTRATING. The dual color backlighting is nice. Want to adjust the bass a little when a new song comes on? FORGET IT! When will stereo manufacturers realize burying these controld three layers deep in menu folders is riduculously unsafe?? New factory jeeps and rams have it one button away? Why is this so hard for Kenwood? I wanted to use the speakers feature, but once i tell the Kenwood that i have tweeters and it asks the size, it doesnt tell me what changing the selections does to the sound. Getting this thing to sound good is frustrating but not impossible. If Crutchfield wants my business again, they need to find a manufacturer that sells a radio with two knobs, volume and balance on one, bass, treble, and tuning on the other. I used to brag up Kenwood products, but if this is all the better they can do, Ill never own another. Price was great, 20 dolars less that i saw t at other places. People, i researched and researched before buying this piece of junk, so i wouldnt end up with something as complicated as this. Id rate it higher if the darn thing would just come on and not skip to the next surce every time.

    Pros: Crutchfield, install kits and parts, instructions provided

    Cons: Kenwoods inability to make a radio that stays on the source i choose, fussy fussy fussy equalizer

    Crutchfield response on 12/20/2016 Nik, we're sorry you're having issues with your receiver. If the problem continues, please just reach back out to our tech support team. They can help either help get the radio working the way it should, or possibly return it for an exchange or refund

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    Anonymous from Normal, IL on 12/11/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I plan on getting a replacement due to the side tabs that interlock into the receiver will not lock and allows the unit to be pushed all the way through. I also noticed the chassis case is very thin metal compared to me 3 yr old Kenwood unit. I have tried bending the tabs many times and still will not lock into position. Very frustrating. I did power it up and scroll through a couple menus and found the EQ to be confusing to operate.

    Pros: Not enough time to tell.

    Cons: Sending back, chassis will not lock to receiver.

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    Ramiro from Fallon, NV on 12/11/2016

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

    This stereo receiver brought a load of features that are typically seen in newer cars today. Now my 97 Mustang has Bluetooth, Iheart radio, Serius XM, and hands free calling!

    Pros: Pleanty of features with quality sound, and easy to use controls.

    Cons: None really!

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    mike from Marlborough, MA on 11/29/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    very nice unit with lots of features

    Pros: lots of feature's

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    Sound good.

    Tony from Waterbury, CT on 11/28/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great little receiver. East setup, works well with phone.

    Pros: easy to install, easy to use.

    Cons: None yet.

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    Ben from Bainbridge, PA on 11/6/2016

    2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    If your looking for a baseline simple head unit to plug your phone into to play music this is for you, it's a pretty basic unit nothing fancy but it's worth the money.

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    The bluetooth is bad in my unit, Kenwood won't admit an issue

    Steve from Somewhere, NC on 11/5/2016

    2010 Nissan Titan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this stereo primarily for the Bluetooth. I have tons of issues with the bluetooth and there is no firmware updates for this model, I have contacted Kenwood a couple times and they are no help at all other than telling me to remove the paired devices and act like it is an issue with the device. I have tried 4 different devices and all have the same issue eventually. So everything will start off great for a little while using the Pandora app on stereo, it automatically picks up your phone when you start the vehicle, but after a while the Pandora app on the stereo messes up and just starts displaying "Reading" over and over again, even though the music is playing, skips and etc. all continue to work normally, you just can't see any data on what song is playing or anything else. If you flip to standard bluetooth input, it displays correctly, I would simply use just the generic bluetooth app on the stereo, but it lacks some of the features of the Pandora app. You can get the stereo to display correctly for a little while by removing all paired devices and re-pair, but this only works for a little while. Once it messes up, it stays messed up until you do that procedure. If Kenwood would have acknowledged the issue is theirs and would have said something like, we will replace the unit or there is firmware coming out soon to resolve the issue, I would have been happy, but they are shrugging this issue off. I love Kenwood stereo's but this one might have done me in.

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    Crutchfield response on 11/21/2016 Our Tech Support guru, Jason, apologized and reached out to Steve to provide him the latest firmware update for this specific Kenwood receiver. He also let him know that Steve's purchase was also within the warranty of the receiver, so if the problems persist, Steve can contact us for the next steps in resolving the issue.

    Fantastic audio reciever

    Alexander from Discovery Bay, CA on 10/26/2016

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

    Excellent quality audio receiver. The aptX Bluetooth feature works well for limiting lossy-ness, and in my opinion, comes VERY close, if not identical, to AUX mp3 quality. Less than 2 hours installation time! The 13-band EQ allows me to get the precise sound I want. TIPS: In order to get the FULL sound every audiophile dreams of, you gotta turn on overdrive. I did lots of research on this product and some reviews claimed that the device was very mid-heavy (the mids overpowered the lows & highs). It took me a while to find the right combination of settings, but when I turned ON the overdrive setting and the.. shoot... there's another setting directly after the overdrive setting, I think it's called room space... those two settings both turned on made the product reach its full potential. Fantastic for my 4 door camry and overall a great single din. Great, easy to read, neat two line display screen. Settings easy to navigate through. Very compatible with my Galaxy 6. A friend of mine had a kenwood product similar to mine and said they had problems pairing with their apple phone... PROBLEM: screen at maximum brightness is dim in direct sunlight, but honestly, that shouldn't be a huge problem because you shouldn't really be looking at the screen a lot when driving. Screen has a dimmer that helps when driving at night. The dimmer is an easy to use hard key button that's on the lower left half of the product. Helpful for those late night trips to the

    Pros: Easy installation Screen is appealing and pretty to look at *** I would recommend setting the color scheme to a user-created color. Choose R=9 B=9 G=9 for the easiest color to see during daytime Settings pretty easy to navigate through 13 Band EQ is awesome Comes with remote control & mic Buttons are a great size: they don't take up the majority of the surface area and are not too small to press (even with my large fingers) Great value for $99

    Cons: Display screen too dim to read in direct sunlight. Finding the sound you want from the product may take some time to polish, but the product is capable of producing high quality audio

    Amazing Radio!

    Anonymous from Gillett, WI on 10/16/2016

    2000 Chevrolet Cavalier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this to go in my 2000 Cavalier to replace the broken tape deck. I went with the installation products that Crutchfield suggested. Everything fit and works perfectly. It drives my stock speakers extremely well once I changed the sizes. I currently don't have any subs, but I do have a much better low end with this vs my stock radio. I used to never answer calls while driving, but the hands free system works extremely well.

    Pros: Lots of expandability, bluetooth, tons of control, looks amazing, able to drive my stock speakers without overpowering them, able to choose any color, and the hands free calling is a HUGE plus.

    Cons: The only problem I have is that it can take longer than a minute to start pandora on my phone.

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    Garry from Owensboro, Ky on 10/13/2016

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

    Terrific sound, easy to install with the kit provided, the hardest part was removing the factory unit. I did, however, found the settings to be complicated at first but otherwise no complaints. I'm very happy with this unit.

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    Anonymous from Wichita, KS on 10/12/2016

    1991 Chevrolet C Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Purchased this for my son who is rebuilding his truck. He loves it. Nice easy radio for a teen to use. Great sound and has Bluetooth which helps with him not being on his phone. Very easy set-up. Crutchfield is the only place I shop electronics. Only place.

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    Great feature set, Good sound. Unit needs a few things revised.

    Donald from Oneonta, AL on 9/29/2016

    2002 Buick LeSabre
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Radio works great, My only complaints are the low daylight visibility, the lack of an illumination sense wire, and the horrible metal sleeve that is supposed to hold the radio in the adapter for the car. My radio kept sliding back through it ( yes, the unit was orientated properly, and other directions were attempted ) I resolved this by using an older jvc sleeve and drilling holes in that sleeve and using the proper screws for the radios pre tapped holes. The radio also uses the same wire harness that comes with many jvc radios minus some missing/added wires for other features like SWC or headlight ILL sense.

    Pros: The integrated amp has a good rms watts capability to power stock speakers in many vehicles for someone on a budget Seamless Bluetooth paring via app over usb Great color selection via the custom RGB or by one of many presets separate HPF for front and rear speakers.

    Cons: Included metal sleeve did not hold radio in place, unit would slide back and required the wiring removed to re-seat it, where it would promptly fall through again... Daylight makes the screen hard to read hard to read the small numbers for the clock in the day or night

    Display to dim

    jaime from FL on 9/24/2016

    2001 Toyota Camry

    Is a very good receiver but the display is to dim! I cant see the screen title!!

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    Anonymous from Atlanta, Ga. on 9/16/2016

    1978 Jeep CJ7
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is the 3rd kKenwood unit I have bought in the past 12 mos. I got this one to replace one of the previous units that I installed in my Jeep CJ7. The previous unit got damaged by water. was easy to install and website is easy and very helpful.

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    Feature loaded

    steven l from Tallahassee, FL on 8/30/2016

    1998 BMW Z3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I had been wanting to replace the stock HU in im 98 BMW Z3M roadster for some time. This looked like it would fit the bill. Did not need a CD player but liked the idea of the Pandora and bluetooth option. Fitment was easy, simple to configure using the supplied wiring loom adapter. Sounds great, loving the Pandora option. Even the BT hands free works well, that's saying something in a roadster. Did not use the sub output but plan to in the near future. Only real issue is the fit. It slides around in the cage, the drivers side edge has popped back further into the dash, almost like the cage does not hold it securely. Hope to investigate further this weekend.

    Pros: Lots of features and input modes. Good sound reproduction, color matched to interior lights.

    Cons: Mounting system is very flimsy, one side keeps moving into the dash. Overly complicated, but I assume that's to be expected with all the features.

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    Anonymous from Columbus, OH on 8/21/2016

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

    I got this radio to replace the stock unit in a 2005 Jeep LJ because I wanted something I could use with my phone, primarily to get Pandora. Unfortunately I had trouble right from the start with Pandora on my S3, which skipped badly during playback. Mind you I have a bluetooth adapter that I'm using with another a radio in another vehicle that works just fine. Well, I was due for a new phone anyway, so I purchased a Nexus 6P with hopes that the it would work better. Unfortunately, it skips even worse with the Nexus, which also works fine with my other setup. On the plus side, the hands free dialing feature does work. There is also an Android App from Kenwood that is supposed to support USB to the phone, but it doesn't work with either phone. Very buggy. Otherwise sound is OK, but I'm very disappointed to say the least.

    Pros: Audio is good. Hands free dialing works.

    Cons: Bluetooth skips badly. Scratch using Pandora.

    Crutchfield response on 8/23/2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our Technical Support team right away. We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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    Anonymous from Seattle, WA on 8/17/2016

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

    Great sound, lots of features and it works great. Minus one star because of the display. It is terribly dim and unusable during daylight hours. The other reviewers are not exaggerating that it's impossible to view the display. I'm using a Nexus 5X to connect and it handles Spotify transitioning to Voice and then back to music without issue.

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    Otto from Johnson City, TN on 8/17/2016

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

    This is a great unit I love it very quick and easy to install

    Pros: I love not having a CD player just seem to get in the way

    Cons: Na

    great head unit

    travis from richmond va on 8/8/2016

    2009 Harley Davidson Road Glide
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    outstanding head unit love the color change functions. by far one of the best equalizers for motorcycls

    Pros: color change, equalizer

    Cons:

    Vast Improvement Over The Original Factory Radio.

    K. L from Reno, NV on 8/7/2016

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

    This was a difficult installation because of the location of the antenna jack of this Kenwood KMM BT315U (on the driver's side) and I had to put in a considerable amount of time and effort to free up enough antenna cable slack to connect to this radio. But after the installation was completed, I was immediately met with more powerful, cleaner, clearer, deeper, more detailed sound over the factory radio. It didn't take long to learn the controls and connections. Bluetooth connects quickly and reliably. Everything is much better. The Kenwood KMM BT 315U is powerful, versatile, and easy to learn the controls. Overall, I am glad I went through with this upgrade. This was not the easiest installation but it paid off quite well. I went on a long, 3-1/2 day, out-of-town drive. This new system was a great road companion! Crutchfield customer/tech support is excellent. I recommend Crutchfield and shall do business with them again.

    Pros: Inexpensive, Powerful, Versatile, Changing display light colors.

    Cons: Location of Radio Antenna connector made installation difficult.

    Really Bad Bluetooth

    Mart from USA on 8/1/2016

    2003 Nissan Maxima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I got this because it's a "media receiver" - using latest iPhone 6S, bluetooth doesn't work - it always pairs, and sometimes actually plays music like it's designed to do, but never ever reconnects, gets HF error 68. No firmware updates available, disabled contact sync etc. USB into iPhone is just as bad, gets stuck on "Reading" forever. I could go back to 1980 and connect an audio cable between phone and receiver - somehow i think it will also manage to fail at that. Only thing that works as designed is FM radio.

    Pros: none

    Cons: too many

    Crutchfield response on 8/2/2016 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to help the customer. We'll either help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase.

    Works great

    Colin C from Tucson, AZ on 7/31/2016

    2010 Hyundai Elantra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to install, overall works well. The sound isn't as rich and deep as the original stereo (the car also has Bose speakers), but I may have to mess around with the settings more, otherwise works great.

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    Great Value

    Walt L from Huntsville, AL on 7/26/2016

    2000 Nissan Maxima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great unit. It took a day or so for the Bluetooth audio to sort itself out with 2 phones, but it's doing well. It had lots of clean power and the phone quality is excellent. I can drive and talk with it sounding like the phone is at my ear. This was a good buy.

    Pros: Clean loud sound Great phone call quality

    Cons: Not a lot of buttons and a lot of features. It takes a bit of time to learn, but it's worth it.

    Quick & Easy Install - great unit

    Jim from Pacific, MO on 7/25/2016

    2004 Dodge Sprinter
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    simple installation w/ included accessory kit. Great sound from a great price point.

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    Excellent Buy!

    Brian from Hackettstown, NJ on 7/23/2016

    2000 GMC Sierra 2500/3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    great but and great product. the controls take some getting used to. but once you have wit down its easy and user friendly

    Pros: great look,bright display ( adjustable color and vividness) great sound and fantastic features for its price

    Cons: the controls take.some getting used too and once in a while you need to restart your Bluetooth device for it to connect properly. other than that. no cons

    Excellent product for a good price.

    Roberto C from Barranquitas, PR on 7/21/2016

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

    I bought this radio because I love Spotify and my before doesn't accept it. With this radio, I only connect my iPhone and automatic change to iPod to sound my music. The radio is not beautiful for me but for the price is perfect. Always, I bought radio Pioneer, but with support here they recommended me this brand and now, I love it. It is easy to install, the bluetooth is good, and the car looks different. So, I recommended to buy this radio and buy it in Crutchfield.

    Pros: Easy to install. Sound is perfect for me. When I use the bluetooth, the other person hear me perfect. Excellent price.

    Cons: I can't see well the letters in the screen of the radio, because the colors available are very slight. In the night is perfect, the problem is for the day (for me).

    Great Bluetooth stereo.

    Lou from Coraopolis, PA on 7/20/2016

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

    Bluetooth pairing was a breeze. The mic for hands free talking works well. The stereo sounds good through the factory speakers.

    Pros: Installation ease & Bluetooth use. Sound.

    Cons: None

    Surprised Kenwood couldn't get daylight screen visibility right

    MC from Brewster, NY on 7/17/2016

    2000 Porsche 911 Carrera
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I like the radio and really appreciated the tech support provided during my installation. Everything went quick and smooth. Very disappointed in the poor visibility of he screen display during daylight. I wish that was highlighted by the sales rep who helped on my call and that I read the reviews before I confirmed the purchase.Some buyers remorse!

    Pros: Excellent radio, easy to install, all the features I was looking for - Bluetooth, USB.

    Cons: Disappointingly and surprisingly poor screen visibility in daylight for a manufacturer such as Kenwood.

    Kenwood KMM-BT315U

    Jacob from Rochester, MN on 6/28/2016

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

    Overall I am really enjoying the product. The only issue I had installing the product was that it did not come with a female wiring harness, so I had to order that seperately. I did not order the bundle that Crutchfield suggested at checkout, but I don't think it included a female wiring harness. If it does I highly recommend buying it because it's a hassle if you don't. At least that was the case with my 2004 Aztek. I'm not a big fan of the 1-6 buttons on the product, not a big issue since it comes with a remote. The interface is really user friendly and easily customizable to your liking.

    Pros: -User friendly interface and customization -great sound quality -good bang for your buck -easily connects to iPhone, I love being able to talk and drive hands free

    Cons: -hotbar 1-6 buttons are not as nice as I would like

    Best Radio Great Price!!!

    Chris from Tennessee on 6/28/2016

    2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit is simply amazing...Great sound quality, Radio EQ settings

    Pros: Sound Quality Functionality Ease of use

    Cons: Absolutely nothing

    Unsurpassed customer service!!

    Dave G from New Market, MD on 6/28/2016

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

    As always, everything in one fast shipment, great instructions and customer support on the phone for that "one wire!" took two seconds and we were all good. Thanks Crutchfield!

    Pros: Cust service, ease of install, great value!

    Cons: None.

    Great stereo

    Craigtxb from West,TX on 6/25/2016

    2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great stereo. The best part is that you can set a custom equalizer and set all 10 bands where you want. Worst part is that it is advertised to be compatible for the new galaxy 7 but I could not connect it with the USB connection. I have to connect it by Blue tooth. I still recommend this stereo because the sound quality is better then their less expensive units.

    Pros: Sound quality

    Cons: Unable to connect to new galaxy phone.

    Great system for the price.

    Rick K from Fayetteville, NC on 6/25/2016

    2013 Honda Fit Sport
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This system appears and operates just like the description described. Sounds as good or better than the Monsoon system that came in the car. VW New Beetle 2007.

    Pros: Hands free BT quality

    Cons: Controls that some getting used to.

    Great buy

    Drew from Muskegon, MI on 6/23/2016

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

    Love this product ever since I bought it. I have never installed a stereo in a car before and the instructions included were super easy to follow and I had it in my car working within an hour!

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    Could be better

    Matt from Arizona on 6/23/2016

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

    Some settings are not intuitive but after playing with it you get use to it. The screen is difficult to read at the angle it is installed in a Tundea. I can only read it at night or in shade. The brightness doesn't get bright enough to over power the glair on the screen. Buttons are small which makes the remote easier to use. When used with XM It doesn't show the artist and song at the same time. You have to choose which you what to see. You also can't see the channel number and name at the same time. When using Bluetooth or USB it's great except you have to scroll through all the inputs and there are a lot. I know my review sounds bad but I do like it and those are the only bad parts about it. Everything else is great although I only use it with my phone or XM.

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    An otherwise excellent stereo ruined by a terrible display

    Mark from Addison, IL on 6/22/2016

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

    If you never drive during the day, or anywhere near the sun, then this is a great stereo. The sound is great, the number of features is excellent, the menu system is OK. But... the display reflects everything, so during the day parts of the display are not readable due to the reflections. To make it worse, the display has brightness level settings from 0 - 31, but that works out to dark to dim. If they do any testing of units prior to releasing it, how did this pass? I returned it and an trying a Pioneer.

    Pros: Great feature set

    Cons: Absolutely horrible display

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    Might be okay at night from Allison, IA on 6/20/2016

    1995 Ford F Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    bought to put in old work truck. You will Not be able to see any display. Every color you can think of but cant see it in daylight. The fact that you can't see anything makes it very hard to navigate controls. What are they thinking?

    Pros: it fit in the hole it was suppose to

    Cons: 7 months out of the year might be good in Alaska. In a Ford truck you will not see display in the daylight.

    Crutchfield response on 6/21/2016 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.

    Great Unit at a Great Price

    Kp from Harrison,oh on 6/16/2016

    2000 Acura Integra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Everything works great on this unit. I have found that my Android device has intermittent Bluetooth hiccups and after reading up flashing a different kernel seems to have fixed the issue. (Nexus 6p)

    Pros: Slick design, smaller form factor,

    Cons: Usb drives take a long time to load.

    Kenwood very happy with it!!

    Aaronw from Salem, oregon on 6/13/2016

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

    It was very cheap! It sounds decent! It plugged right in with the kit they sent at nonextra charge!! Couldnt be happier! Thanks Crutchfield!

    Pros: Price quality easy

    Cons: No soildstate drive on board thatd be cool!

    Kenwood KMM-BT315U Review

    David J from Tulsa, OK on 6/9/2016

    2006 Mazda 5
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The Kenwood KMM-BT315U was a good choice as a replacement for my Mazda 5's original CD player. I ordered it with a dash kit, of course, as well as the device to maintain my steering wheel controls. It was fairly easy to install and the Crutchfield technical support was amazing. I called three different times with questions, and all their associates were kind and very helpful. I really like the AOA feature, and the music from my Android sounds great over Bluetooth. One thing is that when I'm connected via Bluetooth, if I'm switching between modes on the receiver itself, when I pass the Pandora option, it automatically opens Pandora on my phone, which I don't care for. There might be a way to disable this, but I'm unsure. The sound quality is good, and I like the equalizer presets for the most part, though they seem to lack the higher frequencies that make for a "crisper" sound in my ears. However, there are certainly other factors that influence this. There are also several other sound enhancing features, and though I've played with them a bit, they don't seem to affect it all that much, or maybe I just don't know what I'm doing, which is possible :). However, the most disappointing feature is the display brightness (or lack thereof), which I knew from other reviews. At night it's fine, of course, but during the day it's barely visible even when set to max, and you pretty much have to be in shade to see it, and even then it's poor.

    Pros: Lots of options Ease of use

    Cons: Extremely poor display lighting.

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    Anonymous from Commerce Township, Mi. on 6/6/2016

    1969 Chevrolet Corvette
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product. Easy install. Excellent value

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    james from Fredericksburg, VA on 5/27/2016

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

    Fit perfect excellent service from crutchfield I read complaints about how dim the display was I can read it even with the top down on my Jeep

    Pros: Simple

    Cons: None

    Great value

    Gotcha from Greencastle, PA on 5/26/2016

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

    Great value for the money, easy to install and excellent customer service.

    Pros: Customer service, easy to use, great price

    Cons: None

    Want a really great media player? Check this out

    bolderfaster from Middleburg, FL on 5/22/2016

    2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This was the easiest install ever because of it's short depth. It is a crisp looking unit that has more controls than the Space Shuttle but so easy a child could get in 5 minutes.

    Pros: Clean easy to read face. Multiple lighting options. Great sub-woofer control, with control for even your tweeters.

    Cons: The dial is on the wrong side. Your hand covers your view of the display.

    Son's First Car

    Joe M. - Castle Rock, CO from Castle Rock, CO on 5/16/2016

    2002 Mazda 626
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    As reward for the grades my son brought home from his first year of out of state college, I bought him a used vehicle. After the initial purchase price it needed $2500 in repairs to make it road worthy. Being "handy", I performed most and had a reputable local shop do the rest. The vehicle came standard with a Bose factory stereo that sounded remarkably great for its age, however it lacked bluetooth and an aux plug, which is an absolute must these days. I called CF, provided a few minimal details and was given several options to choose from. The price was more than reasonable, it came with directions, a factory wiring harness and all the components needed to install it. It took less than an hour from start to finish to complete the installation with basic tools. The unit works with the factory Bose amp and sounds crisp and clear, at least with "my music from the 70's-80's". The only "cons" are a slippery volume knob and of course small buttons with labels I cant read at my age without reading glasses. As an offset to the ease of use, the remote is just large enough to be useful for folks with bigger hands and fingers.

    Pros: Sound quality

    Cons: Slippery volume knob, small buttons / labels

    I love my Kenwood Stereo

    Jesse from Gilbert, AZ on 5/10/2016

    2000 Chevrolet Malibu
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I love everything about it! I stream everything and Bluetooth makes everything much easier

    Pros: Bluetooth

    Cons: Nothing

    Easy to install, very affordable, packed with features

    Jeff from Pensacola, FL on 5/8/2016

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

    This digital media player does it all. And with the free Crutchfield install kit, installation was super easy. Bluetooth connection was a breeze. This is a great unit.

    Pros: Ease of installation. Lots of features. Bluetooth.

    Cons: none

    Pleased overall with functionality

    JRLow from Clarksville, MD on 5/8/2016

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

    I bought this price point head unit, and I knew what I was getting into. I needed Bluetooth in my vehicle, and this was the cheapest and easiest path to do so. What's amazing to me is that besides the addition of technologies like Bluetooth, this is essentially the same head unit that I would have put in my car 15 years ago. It's like the industry just stopped developing. The tiny buttons and somewhat confusing menus lend to a horrible user experience.

    Pros: Inexpensive, solid Bluetooth functionality for streaming and hands-free phone use, decent sound quality

    Cons: Ridiculous user interface, tiny buttons, confusing menu, why is it still 1999 in the car stereo world?

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    Anonymous from Tulsa, OK on 5/2/2016

    2007 Honda Accord EX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I LOVE this ! Been using this for a week and I have no complaints. The sound quality is amazing.

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    Awesome!

    Mel B from La Grange, TX on 5/1/2016

    1991 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I've been shopping for a new head unit for a while now. Had Kenwoods when I was a much younger man. I remembered the quality of them back then and decided to go with them again. I am not disappointed! All the features I was looking for plus a whole lot more. The hands free easily connects and the sound quality can't be beat. So many different settings to adjust the music sound to your taste. It's pretty cool that it has Pandora as I listen to it a lot. It also has I heart radio but haven't signed up for it yet. Easy to install and it just has that cool look to it. Since this model doesn't have the cd, it has a much smaller footprint than a unit that does. It's a perfect fit for my 91 Mustang as I have a compact amp that sits behind I t. I couldn't be more pleased!

    Pros: Ease of installation, small form factor, looks awesome.

    Cons: Hard to read display in bright sunlight.

    Very impressed!

    VG from Canton, OH on 4/29/2016

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

    Was very impressed with the sound quality and functions of this unit! I was tired of the MACH 460 head unit not returning my CD's and did not want to pay FORD $350 for a refurbished unit. The only fault I have so far it is not playing my FLAC files from a thumb drive very well.

    Pros: Price, sound quality, and functions.

    Cons: It has not been able to play my FLAC files.

    Pretty good

    AJ from Oregon on 4/29/2016

    2004 Subaru Forester
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    My only major disappointment is it doesn't integrate with the factory dash fader. And the arc button is a bit impatient so switching can be hard.

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    Amazing Value

    Dave from Richmond, VA on 4/27/2016

    1995 Mercury Grand Marquis
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I recently began driving an older car (1995 Mercury Grand Marquis), and found myself in the market for a new car stereo for the first time in 20 years. That a product like this is available for only $99 is simply amazing. The unit has more than ample power and clarity, before installing it I figured I would also need to replace the speakers, but the old factory speakers actually sound decent now that they're driven by adequate power. The blue tooth works flawlessly, and with the included microphone installed you can tell Siri what to play while leaving your phone in your pocket untouched. I also sprang for the Sirius adapter and it sounds great as well. Quite frankly, you simply can't go wrong with this unit, especially for the price.

    Pros: Sound quality, well written owners manual makes it easy to use advanced features, adjustable display color to match your car's dash illumination, well built.

    Cons: Display is hard to read in full sunlight even with display at maximum brightness.

    Wonderfull

    Gustavo from Tulsa, OK on 4/26/2016

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

    Great productos, I used to be only Alpine costumer but I did decide try this unit and I'm so happy. I love the design, does'nt loks like a transformer unit.

    Pros: Great sound. Very low distortion. 13 band equalizer... woow.

    Cons: No dimming illum.

    Sound style

    Michael from Overland Park, KS on 4/18/2016

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

    I really like Kenwood and what the offer. Every model I get it just keeps getting better. This model it a bit more technical in a lot of way but still easy to navigate and set the way I want. I love the 13 band EQ, it's solid and really helps pinpoint want sound you want. Great overall product.

    Pros: Easy to install, great software, great sound, cool colors.

    Cons: I wish that this model had a USB port in the back.

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    Paul from Pittsfield, MA on 4/14/2016

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

    Purchased for my 16 year old son and he's happy , Has all the connections my son wants for his phone and being young he likes the fact that he can change the color .

    Pros: Paired very easy and can change to many colors

    Cons: Buttons small but I new that before from other reviews

    You can't go wrong with a Kenwood...

    KLG from Tyler, TX on 4/13/2016

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

    If you ever had or used a Kenwood then you'll appreciate this unit. I use the USB port to play my iPod Classic stored music. I have over 80gb stored. I really like the display layout and functionality of a Kenwood. I did install the microphone for hands free conversations when I use my cell phone. I like this feature since I can keep my attention on the road. Great price and great service from Crutchfields. Thx...

    Pros: Buy it.... you'll like it!

    Cons: None I can find...

    Kenwood KMM-BT315U

    Jimmy D. from Georgetown, TX on 4/10/2016

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

    Great system with the Kenwood quality I expected. Crutchfield as always hit a homerun with all of the supplies I needed being included with the order for a professional installation.

    Pros: Value for your money, Sound quality, Crutchfield support....

    Cons: Takes some time to learn to use some of the Bluetooth functions and audio functions. Speaker for phone could be a little better. After you get thru that, awesome system!

    Great stereo for the price. Great quality and sound!

    LKB from Centennial, CO on 4/10/2016

    2006 Hyundai Sonata

    Wasn't sure what kind of quality I would get for such a low price. I was pleasantly surprised. Installation was fairly straight forward. After getting everything hooked up it was time to test out the tunes. The sound quality is amazing. Even with it being turned up loud you can still hear the music crystal-clear. Don't let the low price fool you, Kenwood puts out a great product and this is just another example. It was a plus to have Crutchfield put in extra instructions and have pros on hand to contact in case there are any issues with installation and beyond.

    Pros: Great quality, easy install, awesome sound, awesome price. Highly recommended product.

    Cons: It isn't real flashy in terms of looks but it is sleek and clean looking.

    Ok unit

    L'Barouf from Ottawa, ON on 4/6/2016

    2015 Nissan Versa Note

    I had to wait almost 2 months because this unit was being updated by Kenwood. Personally, I feel they should have warned customers that a firware update was required. Nothing complicated to update. Anyhow, I received the unit and no huge surprises. As others have pointed out, the display is *VERY* dim. Unless it's night or perhaps overcast, all color option are very DIM. The maximum brightness level is 31, and far from enough for my liking. Build is very plastic-y. The unit is very light. Which is nice, but the plastic used feels very flimsy and frail. Luckily, inside my car, it won't be abused or knocked. the buttons are very sensitive. It's easy to scroll to the next option, you need to be careful before you press the button to select the option. That said, the features I wanted which were bluetooth and using the USB port to read my iPhone/iPad/iPod music. All work ok. I am playing with the mic location, it seems that some calls are not great at all. I'm not sure if it's the iPhone which is struggling, or the mic should not be over the rearview mirror. I will try locating it in front of the cluster. I tried playing some high res FLAC files, which worked...sort of. It skipped alot. It works better with 44.1k/16bits, 96/24 or higher does not get decoded fast enough it seems. Unless the bus speed is too slow. My speakers and the whole car accoustics are bad anyhow, hi-res is not a viable option. Overall, I would say Crutchfield has a great price, and in most cases it's a

    Pros: Short radio, giving enough space in the back for an amplifier. Love the fact it does not have a CD player.Easy to use remote. Quick power-on. Microphone provided, and easy to pair Bluetooth.

    Cons: The display.... small and dim lit. It's abysmal. It's my biggest beef and may be a reason to soon return it or sell it. It's barely usable. Sound quality is fair. When paired with factory speaker, you can't hear the difference. Paired with high end speakers... well... why would you use a low end head unit in the first place?

    Great Inexpensive Head Unit

    Dan from Simi Valley, CA on 3/16/2016

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

    This is the perfect unit to install in a Jeep Wrangler. I had just bought the vehicle a couple days before & the Factory Radio wasn't Satellite compatible. Got a Sirius XM Radio on the same order. Easy to install and pretty intuitive to use. I have always like the Pioneer radios up until I bought this unit. The Pioneer's have gotten harder to use in the last few years in my opinion. The detachable face is perfect for a soft top Jeep if you want to leave the top down & you don't have to worry about the stereo. Coolness Factor Rating? Really?

    Pros: Low Price. Easy to install.

    Cons: None that I can think of.

    Great stereo for the price

    wcjeep from Tacoma, Wa on 2/15/2016

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

    We have not used CD's in some time. We only stream from our phones or use Nanousb for mp3's. This stereo does both. BT music has no lag. While in BT or in Pandora mode the music information scrolls on the screen. While scrolling music info the time is also available. This stereo can match many different dash colors in various shades. BT talking seems to be ok. Bought the stereo for it's streaming ability.

    Pros: Great music/Youtube streaming from Galaxy S5. Lots of screen color adjustment. Easy to use volume adjustment knob.

    Cons: Normal Kenwood menu problems. Once setup the Kenwood sub menu problems go away.

    Nice receiver

    David from Moses Lake, WA on 2/15/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Thanks to Crutchfield, this unit was extremely easy to install. I love the way it sounds in my truck (I've even picked up parts of songs I hadn't heard before.) I coupled this with a Kenwood powered sub, and I am very happy with the results.

    Pros: Lots of color options, great sound. Easy to operate, and many customization possibilities. Paired with my iPhone easily. I liked being able to identify the sizes of my speakers in the setup.

    Cons: Bluetooth audio doesn't start playing automatically when truck is started (not sure if that's something I've missed in the settings). And it takes a few more seconds to recognize the phone than I would like it to. But those are pretty minor problems. I just have to hit play once a few seconds have gone by, and it's off and running.

    Not impressed

    Stan from Schuylerville, NY on 2/14/2016

    2001 Volkswagen Jetta
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    AM does not work. Not worth the hassle to return it.

    Pros: Can not think of any..

    Cons: No AM. Difficult to operate.

    Great Bargain

    Jeff B from bloomington, IN on 2/9/2016

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

    Great stereo! No CD player means it fits without modifications and it compensates with USB, 3.5mm, and Bluetooth connectivity. The internal amp is clean and has plenty of power, but the unit has preamp outputs if you need to add an amp or two. There are also some really nice effects and a separate sub control. An offset volume feature allows you to adjust the input level of your digital media player to get optimal volume during playback.

    Pros: Lots of sound options, selectable colors (two zones), adequate internal amp power, excellent tuner.

    Cons: No CD player, but that's probably why you'd buy this in the first place!

    Poor design

    GW from DFW, TX on 2/8/2016

    2001 Volkswagen Jetta
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The radio is NOT user friendly. It has a very stupid feature. The volume knob also controls the function settings which is activated by pressing the knob. it is very easy to accidentally press the knob activating the functions. If you do this you then have to find the backup button to get back where you were which can be several steps. It can be hazardous when driving trying to undo the functions (i.e. balance, treble, bass, clock, etc.) you did not intend to mess with. The buttons are also so tiny they cannot be seen while driving and it's very easy to push the wrong button. Phone mic has already quit working and not sure where the problem is, may have pushed the button. You need to keep the manual with you in your car.

    Pros: Bluetooth Colors

    Cons: Button size Multiple function volume knob

    Ex Pro

    ProCar from rice lake, WI on 2/7/2016

    Since when is "coolness Factor" a noteworthy attribute? Hey I'm old school (pre 2000) at any rate this deck handles my demanding needs= 6 pre-outs, 13 band EQ on board, adjustable X-over for all 6 channels. Easy to set up and use. I don't understand what others are complaining about! This is a well laid out unit.

    Pros: 6 channel pre- out == onboard 13 band EQ

    Cons: It comes with a users manual - READ IT -

    Good product

    Anonymous from overland park, KS on 2/6/2016

    Good stereo with plenty of options for custom sound. Only drawback is no CD player. I'd expect to have more power available with the extra room inside the unit. Something around 80wx4 instead of the typical 50wx4.

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    New Head Unit

    Rob from seattle, WA on 2/3/2016

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

    Replaced my old CD head unit for this Media Player. What a difference have a dedicated sub output has on the bass quality. WIsh I had installed this sooner

    Pros: Shallow depth, great looking display, built in blue tooth. Great Sound quality and tuning.

    Cons: Does not display song info when using Bluetooth from my android.

    Good Unit. Not Bright Enough

    KatyMan from Katy, TX on 2/1/2016

    1981 DeLorean DMC-12
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The unit is overall good, but I do have several major complaints. My biggest complaint is the abysmal brightness level of the display. Even at the highest setting (31), it is nearly impossible to see when driving during the day. I have tried almost all the display colors and none really help (some actually make it worse). The display needs to be at least twice as bright for daytime driving. It has a dimmer feature, so having it be very bright should not be a problem, since I would just dim it for nighttime driving. My other complaint is the method of tuning and saving channels for SiriusXM. You have to search for a channel and once found and selected you can store it to one of the buttons (1-6), but if you want to add another channel, you have to go all the way back through the entire search process. It would have been much more intuitive if once you got to the desired category of channels (including all channels) that you could just select a channel, store it a button, press the "return" button and go back to list of already found channels from your previous search and select a different channel, store it and continue in the manner until you had stored all the channels you wished to store. Fortunately, I only had to go through the time-consuming process once. On a positive note, the unit does allow customization of speaker sizes and crossover frequencies and this was immensely helpful in making sure I did not overdrive my rather small 3.5" frontspeaker

    Pros: Price, Sound Quality, SiriusXM Ready, Speaker Configuration, remote, excellent Bluetooth detection and connectivity (phone & audio), Footprint (small and lightweight)

    Cons: Small control buttons. The single "volume/function/tuning" knob. Adding a 2nd knob to handle just "tuning/function" actions I think would simplify interaction with the unit

    Great Kenwood upgrade from factory unit

    Chris from minneapolis, MN on 2/1/2016

    2011 GMC Acadia
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This was installed in a 2011 GMC Acadia replacing factory head unit. Main goals with this purchase were to: 1. Add integrated bluetooth with two Bluetooth device connections (ditch the adapters) 2. Achieve louder volume than factory unit without switching factory speakers 3. Add pandora AND iheartradio controls 4. Get rid of CD player All goals were achieved with this deck. Bluetooth was easy to setup and sounds great. The included external mic works well for answering quick calls. I don't think it's made for long conversations. The mic could probably be upgraded since it plugs in 1/8" stereo jack in the back. It meets my expectations for a quick hands free call. Volume of radio and bluetooth music/podcast output far exceeds what I could do with the factory unit. I no longer use CD's so lack of CD player should be noted. I was strictly looking for something that didn't have it. Using with Samsung Galaxy S4 phone with Android OS 5.0.1 Streaming integration has been great. I use iheartradio on my commute every day. Nice to have integrated controls of this on the head unit. WIsh the search integration with iheartradio was different. Can't search through your existing account favorites. (See cons). Not a big deal since I usually only listen to 2 or 3 of the same stations. Calling: Hands free call function works as advertised. No issues dialing or answering. Radio sets a little deep inside the Single Din adapter that Crutchfield included with th

    Pros: Integrated Iheartradio and Pandora control. Has been flawless using the newer "Iheartradio Auto" app from the Android Play Store. Very quick auto connection to bluetooth when car starts Lots of options for changing colors of unit,

    Cons: Small buttons for presets Wish the volume control was on the right side. Allows only 3 presets for iheartradio (preset buttons 3, 4, 5) Iheartradio search integration does not have option to search existing "favorite stations" from existing iheartradio account. Only search options are "recent", "local", and "podcasts". Kind of a strange set of search options. Pandora search integration does allow one to toggle through "saved/favorites".

    Great Product

    JohnD from tucson, AZ on 1/28/2016

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

    This is a nice product, provides me with the best technology to date and excludes features that I will never use (play CDs). Better yet, I did a bunch of stupid things along the way and the Crutchfield people were so helpful in fixing my mistakes. I didnt entirely realize what I was getting myself into when I decided to do it myself, and it is only overwhelming because I have never even considered the procedures or the logical order that is necessary, but they found a way to resolve every obstacle I created and now I have my setup ready to go!

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    Great stereo

    Win from Battle Creek, MI on 1/28/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The stereo works well and was easy to install. A little brighter for day lift would be nice. A wired dimmer control would also be nice.

    Pros: Works well

    Cons: Daytime brightness a little low

    Bargain of the year!

    rjh from Virginia on 1/16/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I can't believe all the capabilities of this unit for the price. Excellent Bluetooth pairing (I just held my iPhone 6s near the radio and it paired), nice set of pre-set equalizations, 13-band equalizer, ability to set the size of speakers (tweeter, front, rear, sub), play lossless music files, etc. The unit sounds good out of the box, and the preset equalizations are not overdone. The unit should work well for those who are used to only bass and treble adjustments (just pick an equalization that you like) and those like me who will use a pink noise file and a real-time analyzer on the iPhone with the 13-band equalizer.

    Pros: Value for price, capabilities, sound, quality.

    Cons: Setting up the unit could be confusing for those used to tone controls instead of equalization settings. However, I'm sure Crutchfield can walk you through any issues. Other than that, no cons (unless you like to brag about how much you paid and not how little)

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    Features and Specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Front
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control Bluetooth
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio No
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3
    Touch 6/5/4/3/2
    iPhone 6S+/6S/6+/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant No
    RMS Power Output 22 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 2.5 volts
    Display Color Variable
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 13
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 8.2 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes

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

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Kenwood KMM-BT315U is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (ver. 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 1.5 (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 1.3 (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 Kenwood KMM-BT315U. Visit Kenwood's Support Site for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled phones.

    Secure Simple Pairing (SSP) + Auto Pairing (via USB): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Kenwood KMM-BT315U without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. You can even pair your Apple iPhone (iOS 5+) or Android smartphone (running Kenwood Music Play App) by simply connecting it to the Kenwood 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 Kenwood head unit, with a maximum of two Bluetooth phones and one Bluetooth audio device connected at one time, making it easier to switch between devices.

    Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication: The head unit supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The controls of the KMM-BT315U can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also includes an external microphone (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 KMM-BT315U 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 KMM-BT315U, 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 control knob or remote control.
      • Preset Dial: Allows you to register up to 6 phone numbers for quick dialing. The preset numbers can be accessed from the head unit's front-panel controls.
      • Phone Book: You can download phone book data from your mobile phone to the KMM-BT315U. You can then dial a contact within the phonebook from the head unit's front-panel controls. Contacts are categorized as Home, Office, Mobile, Other, or General.
      • 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 (w/ aptX): The Kenwood KMM-BT315U supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or audio player, plus song/artist information display and support for aptX lossless 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 Kenwood KMM-BT315U for playback.
    • AAC & aptX Codecs: In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the KMM-BT315U offers support for AAC and aptX codecs for higher quality audio streaming from select Apple & Android devices. By supporting AAC, the KMM-BT315U offers better audio performance of the music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad. aptX audio coding technology provides even better sound quality with lossless, CD-quality streaming for compatible aptX-compatible smartphones, like many Android smartphones with OS 4.0+.
    • Advanced Music Playback: In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the KMM-BT315U 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 and connected to an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth, the Kenwood KMM-BT315U has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone. Simply press-and-hold down on the head unit's Answer Button 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 KMM-BT315U and its microphone. You even can 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 Siri. The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.

    Note: The head unit's display will only indicate hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Kenwood KMM-BT315U; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    Android & iPhone Integration

    Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0) Connectivity: The Kenwood KMM-BT315U's front-panel USB port lets you connect select Android smartphones that support AOA 2.0 for music playback. Kenwood 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 Kenwood KMM-BT315U supports Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0), which lets  you connect your Android smartphone (OS 4.1+) to the KMM-BT315U's front-panel USB port and listen to stored music and music apps from your Android device through the Kenwood 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 "Hand 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.
    • Kenwood Music Play: Downloading the Kenwood Music Play app onto your Android (OS 4.1+) smartphone with AOA 2.0 support not only allows you to listen to stored music from your Android device through the Kenwood 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 Kenwood 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 Kenwood KMM-BT315U'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 KMM-BT315U 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 Kenwood's Lightning connector-to-USB cable (113KCIP103 sold separately) or the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the KMM-BT315U.
    • 30-Pin Dock Connector: If you have an older iPod/iPhone with a 30-pin dock connector, you can use Kenwood's dock connector-to-USB cable (113KCIP102, sold separately) or the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the KMM-BT315U.

    iPhone Audio Playback w/ DAC Bypass: 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 16-bit D/A converter, allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 105dB. The Kenwood head unit supports audio playback of stored music, music apps, and podcasts on your iPod or iPhone. The KMM-BT315U 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; you can even skip through the stored music files in specific increments (0.5/1/5/10%). The KMM-BT315U 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 KMM-BT315U 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".

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

    Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Kenwood KMM-BT315U is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 1/4/2016):

    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 Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th 6.1.6 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th/6th 9.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y 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 1.02PC 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: The Kenwood KMM-BT315U allows you to access Pandora and iHeartRadio online music services through your USB-connected iPhone or Bluetooth-connected Android y smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the KMM-BT315U via the Kenwood KCA-iP103 cable (sold separately), Kenwood KCA-iP102 cable (sold separately), or the cable supplied with your iPhone. Your Android smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired with the Kenwood KMM-BT315U. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi.

    • Pandora App: The free Pandora App (either from Apple's App Store or Google Play) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Kenwood KMM-BT315U using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 7.0+) or Bluetooth paired Android smartphone. The Kenwood KMM-BT315U provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information. You can select Pandora stations from your station list and sort them by date or alphabetically. New stations can be created based on the current songs or artists playing. You can also skip song tracks within a station. You can even give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down, as well as bookmark song information. An active Pandora account is required.
    • iHeartRadio Link: The free iHeartRadio Link app for Kenwood (either from Apple's App Store or Google Play) lets you play music from the iHeartRadio music service through the Kenwood KMM-BT315U 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 KMM-BT315U 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. An active iHeartRadio account is required.
    Note: Access to these Internet Radio services will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or Android smartphone to connect to the Internet. Not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    SiriusXM-Ready: The Kenwood KMM-BT315U 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 Kenwood KMM-BT315U features a built-in AM/FM tuner with RDS. You can choose one of four tuning methods: Auto 1 (seek tuning), Auto 2 (cycles through and tunes the selected band's preset stations only with each button press), Manual, or Direct (via remote).

    • Presets: The KMM-BT315U's tuner features 3 FM banks (1, 2, 3) and 1 AM bank for storing presets. Not only does the digital media receiver's tuner allow you manually enter your desired presets you can choose to have the unit automatically put stations with good reception in the memory banks automatically; this is a handy feature when traveling. The Kenwood KMM-BT315U offers two preset modes.
      • Normal: You can store 6 presets for each AM/FM bank giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 6 AM presets (total of 24).
      • Mix: A total of 6 preset stations can be assigned to the head unit's 6 preset buttons, regardless of AM/FM band. This lets you recall a preset station without switching between bands.
    • RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist & track information when listening to compatible AM/FM stations.

    USB/Aux Playback

    USB Mass Storage Devices: The Kenwood KMM-BT315U 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, USB hubs, and USB card readers; as well as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only). 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 (up to 5) in a USB multi-card reader or multiple USB thumbdrives (up to 5) connected to a USB hub. When a mass storage class (MSC) compatible smartphone (like Android with Froyo/Gingerbread OS) 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.

    Compatible Music Files: The Kenwood KMM-BT315U supports the following types of MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, and WAV files loaded onto a USB thumbdrive or other USB mass storage class devices.

    Media Type USB
    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 32-192 kbps w/ sampling rate of 8-48 kHz
    WAV:
    bit depth of 16-bit w/ sampling frequency of 44.1kHz
    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, AAC tag, FLAC tag

    Playback & Search Functions: The Kenwood KMM-BT315U offers a variety of playback and search functions to help you find and enjoy your music on a USB memory device.

    • Music Search: The Kenwood digital media receiver features a Music Search feature which allows you to scroll through and select your MP3/WMA/AAC music folders and files on a USB memory device with Kenwood's Music Editor Lite software, using the head unit's rotary knob.
    • Direct Search: The supplied IR wireless remote control (RC-406) allows you to search for music directly by entering the track number for USB.
    • Repeat & Random: You can repeat the playback of a music file or folder on a USB device. You can also randomly play back all files within in a folder of a USB device.
    • Last Position Memory: If the unit is shut off or switched to the tuner mode while a USB is playing, the next time USB is selected as the source, playback will resume from the point where it left off.

    Aux In: The unit is equipped with a front panel 3.5mm minijack auxiliary input that can be used to input audio from a portable audio source, such as a portable MP3 player. The Aux input must be turned on to function. The KMM-BT315U allows you to select the source type displayed when using the auxiliary input. You can choose from AUX, DVD, Portable, Game, Video, or TV.

    Audio Section

    16 Bit D/A Converter: The Kenwood KMM-BT315U utilizes a 16-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Kenwood KMM-BT315U 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 KMM-BT315U 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

    6Ch/2.5V Pre-Outs + Sub Control: The KMM-BT315U is fitted with front, rear and subwoofer 2.5-volt pre-outs. The front and rear speaker preamp outputs are balance and fade adjustable. The subwoofer preamp output is non-fading and features independent level control (-50 to +10).

    Speaker Size: You can 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), and Sub (6.5", 8", 10", 12", 15" or greater, None).

    High Pass & Low Pass Crossovers: You are able to select independent high pass crossovers for your tweeters, front speakers, and rear speakers; as well as a low pass crossover for the head unit's sub output.

    • Tweeter: Set high pass filter (HPF) for tweeters.
      • Frequency: 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 5kHz, 6.3kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, 12.5kHz
      • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
    • Front & Rear: Independently set high pass filter (HPF) for front & rear speakers.
      • 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: Set low pass filter (LPF) for the sub output.
      • 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

    Equalizer: The Kenwood KMM-BT315U offers 8 EQ Presets for east adjustment, a 13-band EQ for customized tuning, a Drive EQ mode to overcome road noise, and a Stage EQ for better imaging. Separate EQ settings and EQ presets can be stored for each source or you can apply one EQ preset or curve to all sources.

    • Preset EQ: The integrated equalizer offers 8 preset sound modes (Rock, Pops, Easy, Top 40, Jazz, Natural, Drive EQ, or User) suitable for the music genre of your choice.
    • 13-Band EQ: The User mode allows you to manually adjust the head unit's 13-band EQ (62.5Hz, 100Hz, 160Hz, 250Hz, 400Hz, 630Hz, 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 6.3kHz, 10kHz, & 16kHz). Each frequency's gain level can be adjusted from -9dB to +9 dB, while the Q-factor can be adjusted to 1.35, 1.5, or 2.0
    • Drive EQ: The Drive EQ mode helps you hear your music over road noise. It boosts certain frequencies ranges that becomes hard to hear due to road noise.
    • Stage EQ: Stage EQ virtually lifts the sound up to ear-level for better imaging inside your vehicle.

    Audio Settings: The Kenwood KMM-BT315U offers a variety of audio settings to further enhance your music listening experience.

    • Sound Reconstruction: When MP3, WMA, AAC files encoded at a low bit rate (less than 96 kbps, 44.1k, 48kHz) are played, the Sound Reconstruction function restores their high frequencies so the sound quality is closer to files encoded at a high bit rate. The processing is optimized for the compression format and the bit rate used. When Sound Reconstruction is Off, the unit plays the original sound stored in the audio file.
    • Space Enhancer & Sound Realizer: The Spacer Enhancer widens the soundstage inside your vehicle, while the Sound Realizer makes your music sound more realistic.
    • 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 at extremely low frequencies.
    • Volume Offset: The level of each source may be independently adjusted to prevent radical leaps in output volume when switching from one source to another. The available settings range from -15 to +6.

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

    Display Features

    Detachable Face: The Kenwood KMM-BT315U features a front-panel that detaches from the chassis to deter theft. There is no protective face case included. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X, sold separately) can be purchased for this unit.

    Variable Color Illumination: The Kenwood KMM-BT315U features variable color display and button illumination. You can choose from one of 24 preset colors, have the unit scan through all 24 preset colors continuously, or customize your own color (RGB; 0-9). The custom setting allows you to individually adjust the intensity of Red, Green, and Blue (from 0-9) to better match your vehicle's interior lights. The same color setting is applied to both the display and buttons. The Kenwood logo remains red.

    Text Scroll: The KMM-BT315U will display song/artist information text from Bluetooth, USB, iPod, and Android. You can set the text scrolling feature to three different modes (Auto, Once, or Off) to scroll longer titles across the screen.

    Brightness & Dimmer: You can adjust the brightness of the LCD from 0-31. You can also dim (on or off) the display. These setting only affect the LCD and do not affect the button illumination.

    12Hr/24Hr Clock: The head unit can be set to display a 12hr or 24hr clock. The unit also displays the day (Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, or Sat). The clock is only displayed when selected and does not display simultaneously with song/artist or station information. 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).

    Demo Mode: This unit features a Demo mode which can be turned On or Off within the menu.

    Remote Control

    Wireless Remote Control: The KMM-BT315U comes with an IR remote control (RC-406) for wireless operation of the head unit. The remote will control Audio, USB, iPod, Android, Bluetooth, and Tuner functions. It is powered by a single CR2025 3V lithium-cell battery (supplied).

    • Numeric Keypad: The wireless remote control features a numeric keypad (0-9) which allows direct track access of your music tracks & files (from USB), as well as AM/FM presets.
    • Attenuator: The digital media receiver features an Attenuator button on the supplied remote control that turns the volume down very quickly with one touch of the button.

    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). Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.

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