So I did away with XM radio a couple months ago and I wanted to stream internet radio (Pandora, Shoutcast, Google Play, etc.) through my car stereo from my Droid2...but my factory stereo didn't have an AUX port or bluetooth.
So, I decided to replace the factory stereo in my Jeep.
I wasn't wanting to spend a lot of money for a high end stereo, I just wanted a port to stream music.
I came across this one on Cruthfield:http://www.crutchfield.com/p_105KDX50BT
It's a digital media receiver (no cd player), but I rarely use cd's anymore.
I've used Crutchfield before when I replaced the factory stereo in my previous car, and I was a huge fan of their website and how easy they make choosing a stereo that fits your car, along with conversion kits, instructions, etc...plus their prices are decent.
I received it today and just finished installing it.
It's pretty kick ass...and only $115 for everything (receiver & conversion kit).
2-USB ports, Bluetooth (phone & streaming), Aux port.
It has a feature that once when you turn the car on, it automatically connects to your phone via bluetooth and all you have to do is press one button on the receiver and it starts streaming Pandora just like that.
Very cool...works great.
Love, love, love the bluetooth in the car. No wires.
It's pretty customizable too. You can even choose from like 26 different colors for the displays, and even mix and match or have it cycle through and fade in and out.
So it's blue & yellow during Blues season, and Red & white during Cardinals season.
It's also nice to stream 590 KFNS now, since their reception on the Illinois side is total crap half of the time...and at night, forget about it. I can actually listen to 590 without tons of static now.
JVC bumped up the usb ports to 1amp, so you can keep your phone charged while you use it in the car. Some usb ports on car stereos can't keep up with the usage and fail to keep the phone charged.
I know some of you guys probably have much better setups, LCD touch screens & whatnot, but I was just very impressed with this one, especially at this price...and it looks slick. I wasn't expecting to get something this nice at this price.
So yeah, if anyone is looking for a car stereo for around $100...I recommend this one. Very nice.
Oh...and crutchfield.com rocks.
I'll take a pic & post it...once I clean my car out.
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