Top 10 Best Rated Car Stereos 2020

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Below are the best car stereo systems that are easy to install and designed to deliver really crisp and powerful stereo sound, They support radio, CD and audio-file playback and possess more than enough volume to spice up your driving experience.

Best Car Stereo 2020

1. PIONEER DEH-150MP

This stereo comes with the DEH-150MP stereo receiver together with 2-way JVC car audio speakers. The audio receiver also has a 5-band graphic equalizer which allows you to adjust the sound settings according to your preferences – it also has a high-pass and low-pass filter for subwoofer control and adjustment.

SPECS

  • Wireless remote control (QXE1047)
  • CR2025 Lithium battery (installed)
  • 4 Pan-head ISO-mount screws (M5 x 8mm)
  • 4 Flat-head ISO-mount screws (M5 x 9mm)

PROS

  • It’s not very expensive
  • It has an AUX port

CONS

  • Difficult to install
  • No USB port

2. Audio 656BCK

The entire system consists of the BOSS 508UAB audio receiver with Bluetooth compatibility, together with two 6.5” 2-way full-range speakers. The receiver supports Bluetooth, CD, USB, mp3 audio playbacks and also has AM/FM radio functionality.

SPECS

  • Inputs: USB Audio / USB Charging / AUX
  • Outputs: Front & Rear Pre Amp
  • 508UAB has 50 Watts x 4 Max Power and Preset built-in EQ

PROS

  • It comes with USB Audio / USB Charging / AUX
  • It’s easy to install
  • It is not too expensive

CONS

  • Frequently get frozen up
  • Bluetooth to the phone can not be used for calls

3. Kenwood Car Stereo System

The receiver has an established CD driver and plays CDs, CD-Rs and CD-RW discs including mp3, AAC and WMA music files. The entire package comes with 2 X Kenwood KFC-6965S 400 watts 3-way coaxial car speakers and 2 X Kenwood KFC-1665S 6.5” 600-watt 2-way car coaxial speaker and an AM/FM audio receiver.

SPECS

  • Speaker Wire 18GA CLEAR 50FT
  • Stereo: Established MOSFET amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels), plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RW discs including discs loaded with MP3, AAC, and WMA music files, detachable face with 13-digit LCD display and variable-color illumination, built-in Bl

PROS

  • It has a great bass and audio system
  • Great control
  • Easy to install

CONS

  • Cannot read the time on the display when playing Bluetooth devices

4. JVC KDR690S

The entire package bundle comes with the JVC KDR690S stereo receiver, together with one pair of JVC CS-DR69040 6×9” 3-way coaxial 400-watt stereo speakers and one pair of JVC CS-DR620 6.5” coaxial speakers – with a total of 4 speakers.

SPECS

  • plays CD-RW, CDs, and CD-Rs, and discs which include discs loaded with MP3 and WMA music files
  • detachable face with dual-line LCD display and variable-color illumination
  • wireless remote control
  • it compacts with USB flash drives which are loaded with MP3, WMA, WAV, and FLAC music files (FLAC files up to 16-bit/48kHz)

PROS

  • Great audio system
  • It has a USB port

CONS

  • Difficult to install

5. BOSS Audio 616UAB

It comes as a standalone receiver which can be used to set up your car audio and power your onboard car speakers. The 616UAB receiver comes with a Bluetooth head unit which allows you to play and control music directly from your smartphone including Spotify and Pandora.

SPECS

  • Bluetooth Hands-Free and Audio Streaming.
  • Max Power: 50 Watts x 4 Channels
  • Plays MP3/WMA/USB and Smartphones
  • Mech-Less – No CD or DVD Player
  • Switchable US and European Tuner
  • Inputs: USB, Aux

PROS

  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Easy to install
  • Easy User interface

CONS

  • It does not have an SD port
  • The Front is not detachable

6. Pioneer DEH-150

The receiver supports CD/CD-R/CD-RW rewrite formats with mp3, WAV, WMA car formats and also has a 3.5mm auxiliary input for connection to music players. The receiver comes with a single-line multi-segmented LCD display with LED backlighting that is much larger than conventional stereo receivers.

SPECS

  • Single-line, multi-segmented LCD display with LED backlight is 35% larger
  • CEA-2006 Compliant amplifier
  • Detachable faceplate. D/A Converter 24-bit
  • Wireless remote control included

PROS

  • Remote Control
  • Sound quality
  • Easy to install

CONS

  • Poor control
  • Poor bass management system

7. Sony MEX-XB12BT

This hi-powered car system comes with Bluetooth connectivity, CD reader, AM/FM radio tuning, Sirius XM with 180 watts (4-channel 45W amplifier). The receiver comes with easy NFC pairing which connects to your phone easily for wireless music streaming; it also supports voice commands to help you get directions, play music and communicate with others using the smartphone.

SPECS

  • The pairing made easy: NFC lets you connect your Bluetooth phone instantly.
  • Voice control features
  • Bring Siri on the road: hook up your iOS Device to control music, navigation, Messaging and more with Siri eyes-free

PROS

  • Easy to install
  • Has a voice command system
  • Sound quality

CONS

  • Difficult to install and operate using the Manuel

8. Kenwood KDC-168U

It comes essentially as a CD player with AM/FM radio support and all the necessary buttons at the front to adjust the volume and pause or skip soundtracks. The receiver comes with front auxiliary inputs and USB inputs for connectivity with non-wireless music sources.

SPECS

  • 50W x 4 Chan. MAX
  • 22W x 4 Chan. RMS
  • 1 Set of 2.5V Preamp Outputs
  • 3-band graphic equalizer with selectable tone curves
  • 3.5mm Front Audio Auxiliary Input

PROS

  • Brightness
  • Great Sound quality
  • Easy to use

CONS

  • Difficult to install

9. JVC KD-R780BT

This receiver comes with built-in Bluetooth and also supports dual phone connectivity which is a nice added touch. Furthermore, it comes with virtually all the functionality you need including CD player, mp3 player compatibility, AM/FM radio, USB and auxiliary input for smartphones or non-wireless music sources, and EQ settings.

SPECS

  • CD Receiver With AM/FM Tuner
  • Built-in Bluetooth For Hands-free Calling And Audio Streaming
  • Detachable Face With 13-digit LCD Dual-line Display

PROS

  • Comes with a 5 Amp high-rate USB port that will keep or rapidly charge a device quickly.
  • Has a Bluetooth and pandora too

CONS

  • Occasionally resets and loses stations/clock
  • Poor control

10. Soundstream 4-10BT

This receiver and music player has a sleek LCD display with RGB illumination colors which you can change to match your car interior colors. The front panel comes with an auxiliary and USB input for your to connect portable music players to the car receiver; it also supports SD card and can play music directly from your SD memory card.

PROS

  • Having a remote is nice, though it’s not the best.
  • The various connection kinds such as Aux, Bluetooth, and USB are definitely a plus.

CONS

  • It often resets
  • The clock button only displays the clock for a few moments.

 

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