Best 5 car stereos (Updated April 22, 2013 10:44 AM PDT)
With more consumers switching to digital audio downloads over CD purchases, in-dash receivers must learn not to compete with, but to play nice with an increasing array of portable digital audio players and formats. More and more, we're seeing car audio manufacturers move away from the standard auxiliary input, instead implementing USB inputs and iPod connections. As the standards for Bluetooth begin to solidify and the technology takes hold, we're also seeing a few receivers that support A2DP stereo streaming, creating a convenient, no-wire experience for the car audio enthusiast. Below you'll find our current five overall-favorite car stereos, but check in regularly for updates as new products are released.
In one box, the Pioneer AVIC-Z130BT has all the must-have car tech features that most people could want, including hands-free calling, voice-controlled digital audio playback, and turn-by-turn directions with traffic data.
Price: $1,899.99 (check prices) 4 stars Read full review