Car stereos have advanced significantly. With Bluetooth technology, you can now play your favorite songs directly from your smartphone in a car without the mess of wires and cords. For a safer trip, Bluetooth technology also supports hands-free calling to keep your focus on the road.
Get to know the top five aftermarket Bluetooth car stereos that are most in-demand among Sonic Electronix customers this year.
Durability: 4.9 | Value: 5 | Features: 4.9 | Design: 4.7 | Usability: 5
For those who want a simple Bluetooth car stereo that offers solid audio performance at a great price point, the single-DIN Jensen MPR2110 is the best match.
Although this head unit doesn’t play CDs due to its mechless design, it does its job well wirelessly and sonically. When you pair your phone, you can make hands-free calls, and an integrated microphone makes installation easier. Audio streaming allows you to listen to your favorite music and podcasts. If you have some favorite songs, you can save them to a USB drive for when you’re out of cell tower range. Four preset EQ curves make fine-tuning the sound a breeze and its built-in amplifier ups the quality of your audio system for an above ordinary listening experience on the road.
• Single DIN Bluetooth Multimedia Receiver with USB and AUX
• LCD Text Display Display
• iPhone and Android compatible
• 2 sets of 2 volts preamp outputs
• 5 Preset EQ Curves
“Awesome for the money!” – ★★★★★
I bought this for a custom install and didn’t want to spend a lot of money, back in the day Jenson was a good name so I gave it a try. This radio is awesome! Bluetooth, remote control….works great for my application! Very basic with just bass, treble and loud for sound adjustments but sounds great! I added an amp with two speakers and a sub it rocks! If you’re looking for great basic radio, you will not be disappointed!
DanSonic Electronix Customer
Durability: 5 | Value: 5 | Features: 5 | Design: 5 | Usability: 5
The Boss Audio 820BRGB Double-DIN In-Dash Mechless AM FM Receiver with Bluetooth will turn up the volume on all of your favorite tunes. Connect your smartphone or MP3 player to the aux input, select your preferred AM FM radio station, or plug in to the USB and SD Card ports for additional music options. The USB port can be used to charge USB devices as well. You can choose any hue that suits your mood with the multicolor illumination option.
• 60W x 4 Chan. Max • 17W x 4 Chan. RMS
• 2 Sets of Preamp Outputs
• Equalizer with Selectable Presets
• Bluetooth Calling and Music Streaming
• Mechless Unit
“Cheap and Excellent” – ★★★★★
For the price you really can’t beat it. Most of my friends were surprised when I mentioned how little I paid.
Anonymous ReviewerSonic Electronix Customer
Durability: 3 | Value: 4 | Features: 4 | Design: 4 | Usability: 3
The MVH-S322BT is made to fit the needs of the Smartphone lifestyle. This digital media receiver enters a new world when using Pioneer Smart Sync with Amazon Alexa. You can increase your access, whether wired or wireless, by using this application. Three RCA pre-outs at 4V each are provided, and the receiver has an integrated amplifier. It has a 13-band programmable graphic equalizer that rises to 31 bands when Pioneer Smart Sync is used. Only Standard Mode is supported by this receiver’s crossover network.
The single-DIN design of the MVH-S322BT offers plenty of room to display useful information. It also has a large Rotary Commander and easy-to-access preset buttons, so you can instantly select your favorite FM stations and more. Simply connect your iPhone or Android smartphone and safely enjoy Spotify or Pioneer Smart Sync app. Bluetooth connectivity allows for safe and convenient hands-free calling, as well as wireless music streaming from your smartphone. Thanks to Pioneer’s unique Advanced Sound Retriever technology, the sound quality will be as close to the original recording as possible. You can even connect two Bluetooth phones simultaneously. Make no mistake, the MVH-S322BT is a true high-end car audio system. It reads FLAC files, is equipped with a 13-band Graphic EQ, an on-board 4 x 50 Watts MOSFET amplifier, and when paired with Pioneer’s Smart Sync app, takes your smartphone to a whole new level.
• Single DIN Bluetooth Digital Media Receiver
• Digital LED Backlit Display
• Pandora and Spotify capable
• 3 sets of 4 volts preamp outputs
• 13-Band Equalizer
“Great radio” – ★★★★★
Perfect sound. Connects to your phone quickly. Great price as well. If you want something low key, this is it!
DeeSonic Electronix Customer
Durability: 4 | Value: 5 | Features: 4 | Design: 4.8 | Usability: 4.9
The DMH-241EX is a 6.2″ resistive touchscreen digital media receiver designed to improve in-vehicle entertainment and connectivity with your smartphone. This receiver makes hands-free phone calls simple. Pioneer’s included external microphone provides crystal clear sound. Stream music, podcasts, audiobooks, and more from your compatible phone or other Bluetooth® devices.
This double-DIN receiver includes a backup camera input that enables you to add a rear-view camera. The system automatically switches to a full-screen image of the rear view when the car is placed in reverse gear. The full-screen image returns to the source screen last in use when the vehicle is taken out of reverse gear.
Pioneer’s in-dash receivers offer playback of files encoded as high-res FLAC up to 192kHz/24 bit through USB. With Pioneer, your high-res FLAC is no longer confined to your home hi-fi system – put your music on the move.
• Double DIN Bluetooth Digital Multimedia Receiver
• 6.2″ Resistive Touchscreen Display
• Apple and Android compatible
• 3 sets of 2 volts preamp outputs
• 13-Band Graphic Equalizer
Durability: 4.5 | Value: 4.5 | Features: 3 | Design: 4.5 | Usability: 4.5
A mechless single-DIN receiver with Bluetooth connectivity, the Belva BDMRS1 enables users to make and receive calls wirelessly without endangering other road users. Additionally, the user can stream music and other media from a smartphone directly to the stereo by using Bluetooth connectivity. While keeping your eyes on the road, browse your playlist.
The BDMRS1 has front USB connections that let you to attach flash drives, media players, and charging cords to the device itself for immediate access to your media in addition to its wireless connectivity. You can access media stored on a microSD card using the front microSD slot on this receiver. The front panel of this device also has a 3.5mm auxiliary headphone jack, which can be used to connect to any media device that has a 3.5mm auxiliary cable.
This single-DIN receiver has a preamp output that is specifically designated for your car’s front, rear, and subwoofer speakers. You may customize each component of your system individually thanks to dedicated outputs for each. As a result, you may easily change the subwoofer’s bass without changing the bass of your front and rear speakers. To top it all off, the BDMRS1 boasts vibrant lighted button lighting that makes it easy to use the stereo’s capabilities, like volume, at night.
• Single DIN Bluetooth Digital Media Receiver
• LCD Text Display Display
• 2 sets of 1 volts preamp outputs
• Digital Equalizer
• Front AUX, USB, and SD Card Inputs
“Works well” – ★★★★
If you’ve got a dash kit this is an ideal stereo for its price. It has a USB port, Bluetooth, and an aux input. You might need an adapter if it doesn’t directly fit but it’ll just take some splicing and it works well.