Top 5 Best Bluetooth Car Stereos

Bluetooth Car Stereos

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Shopping for an aftermarket car stereo that supports Bluetooth? These are five of the best Bluetooth car stereos on the market. If you want to upgrade your standard car stereo to something a little more high-tech, these awesome car stereo systems can make your morning commute a lot more enjoyable. Read on to see which Bluetooth-enabled car stereo systems made our list.


1. Pioneer FH-X700BT In-Dash Bluetooth Car Stereo Receiver

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(Pioneer)

As of this writing, the Pioneer FH-X700BT is the top-selling car receiver on Amazon. With thousands of happy customers, this is one online purchase you can feel good about. This Bluetooth-enabled stereo is packed with great features, and priced at a figure that won’t break the bank.

Buy it here.


Pros:
  • Great call quality for Bluetooth calls
  • Attractive design
  • Bright display
  • Intuitive navigation
  • Connects to phone Bluetooth quickly

  • Cons:
  • Made in China
  • May not appeal to those who have gone mostly digital and don’t need a CD player
  • Requires separate adapter for steering wheel controls
  • Automatically plays stored music, requires manual stop every time if you want to navigate
  • Some users find radio reception is a bit weak

  • 2. Ouku Bluetooth-Enabled Stereo/DVD Player (With Rear Camera)

    (Ouku)

    (Ouku)

    With a tile-navigation design inspired by Windows 8, this is one of the more colorful Bluetooth car stereos on the market. It also comes with a rear backup camera, which is a huge perk for cars that don’t already have one.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:
  • Big, 6.2-inch screen
  • Memory for 30 preset stations
  • Auto-mute
  • Make hands-free calls
  • Supports multiple map types

  • Cons:
  • Not satellite radio ready
  • Some users have had issues with defective displays
  • Doesn’t play video
  • May not fit alls cars
  • May be tricky to install yourself

  • 3. Boss Audio Systems 625UAB Bluetooth-Enabled Car Stereo

    (Boss Audio)

    (Boss Audio)

    While it may lack some of the bells and whistles of the more expensive Bluetooth-enabled car stereos out there, this set-up form Boss offers a basic car stereo set-up that won’t break the bank. It also comes with a handy remote, ideal for letting your back seat passengers take over control of the music selection in your car.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:
  • Front AUX access
  • SD port
  • USB port
  • Zero current draw memory
  • Also comes in a non-Bluetooth version if you prefer

  • Cons:
  • Does not work with all cars
  • Some users have reported Bluetooth calls are very quiet
  • Small buttons
  • Manual could be more detailed
  • No clock

  • 4. JVC KW-R910BT Bluetooth Car Stereo

    bluetooth car stereos

    (JVC)

    Designed to minimize energy drain and offering built-in Pandora support, this car stereo from JVC also offers great Bluetooth support. If you’re looking for a unit with a lot of personality and great sound quality, this JVC stereo will fit your needs for both music and Bluetooth calls. Plus, it just looks plain cool.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:
  • Energy Star Certified
  • Pandora
  • Nice big buttons
  • Great colors
  • Bluetooth support

  • Cons:
  • Made in China
  • Answer button for Bluetooth calls can be “finicky”
  • Pairing multiple devices is tricky
  • Some find the display distracting while driving at night
  • Interface may have too many buttons for some users

  • 5. ECLIPSE Multimedia Navigation Receiver & MP3 Player

    bluetooth car stereos

    (Eclipse)

    This is a seriously premium receiver, designed only for specific Toyota models. If you drive a Toyota, you will love this huge, 7-inch QVGA touchscreen. Tons of audio playback options are supported, along with video playback and Bluetooth support. FM/AM radio is supported as well, and this unit also has a low pass filter.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:
  • Big, bright screen
  • Supports playback of the following: CD, CD-R/RW, DVD VIDEO, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, MP3, WMA, DivX
  • Voice guidance in English, Spanish and French
  • Video output for rear camera
  • Supports direct connection for iPod

  • Cons:
  • Heavy
  • Somewhat older
  • Limited stock
  • Three-band EQ
  • Only for Toyotas
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