With the advent of new technology nowadays, people are listening to music differently. CD’s are a thing of the past with apps such as Spotify and Pandora; and in the case of car stereos, SiriusXM, that enable audiophiles to listen anywhere including their cars using Bluetooth. There are tons of car stereos with these capabilities which makes them very hard to compare. We at Onlinecarstereo.com have complied our best 3 Bluetooth car receivers for audiophiles in the market today in no particular order.
1. JVC KW-V830BT
First in the list is the KW-V830BT from JVC. The company has been producing consumer electronics for almost a century now which makes them a top contender in the car audio / video market today. The KW-V830BT boasts 6.8” LCD display with easy user interface and Bluetooth Version 3. You can connect 2 phones simultaneously with a secure and simple paring procedure. The 6.8” wide angle adjustable display makes it very clear and comfortable to view while driving.
The unit sports Apple CarPlay which makes it easy and safe to pair your iPhone. With this feature, you can just talk to Siri and launch Apple Maps, make phone calls, receive voicemails, send and receive text messages; and most importantly, listen to your favorite music while keeping your utmost attention on driving safe.
On the other hand, the KW-V830BT is also compatible with your Android smartphone through Android Auto. Connect using Bluetooth or a USB cable and you can access Google Maps, make and receive phone calls and text messages; and listen to music as well.
Sound quality on the KW-V830BT is next to none. It produces audio 3 times the musical information of CDs of 96 kHz/24 bit. Having this high sound quality that could replicate almost the original master recording, you can be sure you will be enjoying the music while on the road.
Lastly, the KW-V830BT is SiriusXM ready if you have a subscription with over 100 channels of music, sports, and entertainment.
Check out the JVC KW-V830BT
2. Pioneer MVH-X390BT
If you’re not a fan of CDs and LCDs and is purely a smartphone power user, then the Pioneer MVH-X390BT might turn you on. It’s a single DIN digital media receiver with Bluetooth AVRCP 1.5. This allows you to select media stored in your smartphone using the Pioneer head unit. It is also responsible for seamless integration of Spotify from your smartphone to the receiver.
Another special feature of the MVH-X390BT is the Pioneer ARC (Advanced Remote Control) App. Download the this app to your smartphone and you can control select functions on your Pioneer receiver which include presets, fast forward and rewind, and artist / album search.
The simple single DIN design makes it enjoyable to just listen to your favorite music without glancing at an LCD screen every now and then which also makes your driving experience safer; and your dashboard cleaner.
The Pioneer MVH-X390BT supports Mp3, AAC, WMA and WAV audio formats and with the easily accessible USB and Auxiliary ports on the front, makes music playing right on the go.
Check out the Pioneer MVH-X390BT
3. Kenwood DDX24BT
The last on our pick is one of the newest from Kenwood, the DDX24BT. This baby has a 6.2” wide angle VGA color display that also wirelessly connects with Bluetooth AVRCP 1.5 which allow 2 smartphones to connect at once. Easily switch between phones in answering calls using the head unit controls. The DDX24BTalso connects to your smartphone thru Android Music Playback. Simply install Kenwood Music Play app on your smartphone and connect using USB to control your smartphone music using the DDX24BT controls.
This receiver also utilizes a front USB with a 1.5 ampere rapid charge so you won’t have to worry about losing battery while streaming your music on the road.
The DDX24BT supports DVD, VCD and Mpeg playback so you can also enjoy movies. Likewise for audio, MP3 / WMA / AAC / CD-R / -RW Playback CD Text Ready are also supported.
Check out the Kenwood DDX24BT
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