Summary: I love Kenwood products. The one star is for DiscountJungle. Every Kenwood product I've purchased I've been very happy with, including the predecessor to this dec. Discount Jungle is not a Kenwood authorized dealer. You will have NO manufacturer's warranty if you purchase from them, and they will not help you beyond 30days. This is from personal experience. Buyer be ware.
Summary: After reading TC's comments it made both my radios better. I'm glad i was able to still find this one as the New Stereos are Really hard to find with the A2DP BT protocol for streaming Audio. i found that this Head unit has everything to offer. from BT HF/Audio, AUX input Front/Rear/Sub Outputs and full control, and more. one of the other main reasons i came back to this unit, for a second time, was the USB input was in the back not the front.
Summary: I bought this unit just for the BT audio streaming function and steering wheel remote control capability. I've been a long time buyer/user of Kenwood decks, so I knew from the start how user unfriendly the interface was, but then again, those that know Kenwood units should know this going into the purchase. It's been two years now since I bought this unit, and it's seen several cars and trucks in that time.
Summary: Pros: I had no problems with the initial install into my 03 Liberty. The blue tooth sync worked flawlessly with my HTC thunderbolt. Had to buy an adapter for the Antenna connection, though. Had no issues with the Mic or residual feedback and echo from the speakers. The unit has an anti-echo function but I haven't needed it. iPod hook up works great and I love that the USB connection is in the rear, allowing me to easily hide it in the glovebox.
Summary: Ive had mine about a year and love it. THE BAD: the sound on the microphone is terrible; no matter what adjustments I try, no one can understand me. And the menus are deep and confusing. THE GOOD: once you get things set up, the iPod and bluetooth interfaces are great, and the sound quality is fantastic. Plus, with its minimalist face and cables behind the HU, it looks good too.
Summary: Totally knarly,this radio will blow you away.And they try to tell us that we don't belong But that's alright, we're millions strong You are my people, you are my crowd This is our music, we love it loud
Summary: This radio unit was to replace a cassette deck in an older Jeep vehicle that I purchased over the winter. I have had Kenwood units in the past, but this one really has many of the techie features that I tend to go for. For instance; I run music from my phone, and I really like that I don't have to get tangled in a web of wires anymore. The external phone mic works so well that nobody can tell that I am driving.