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What should you look for when choosing a car stereo?

Upgrading your car stereo's receiver is the one of the easiest ways to boost your dashboard tech. Here are the seven features we look for when making recommendations.

By 25 January 2014


Car Guy: Buying a Car

Occasionally, needs must, and a car guy has to buy a car. This can lead to much consternation.

By 16 November 2013


2014 Pioneer car audio line supports Android over USB

In a world where everything 'Works with iPhone,' it's refreshing to see someone supporting the Android media playback standards.

By 24 August 2013


Pioneer DEH-X9500BHS

The Pioneer DEH-X9500BHS packs in a remarkably wide range of audio sources for a single-DIN receiver, including some rudimentary app integration.

By 15 February 2013

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Six aftermarket car stereos for app addicts (roundup)

CNET Car Tech rounds up a few of the best car audio receivers for smartphone users who want to safely access their navigation and audio apps on the go.

By 20 April 2013


Tweak this car stereo's sound with a smartphone app

The CDE-147BT -- Alpine's latest car stereo -- lets users create and share custom sound settings via a companion app for iOS and Android smartphones.

By 9 April 2013


Scosche shows smartphone remote for car stereo

Automotive aftermarket supplier Scosche announced its ControlFreq car stereo today, which includes a smartphone app as a remote control.

By 16 March 2013


Scosche announces its first car stereo and there's an app for it

Scosche's new car stereo receiver works with a free Android and iOS app that turns your phone into a wireless remote control.

By 1 November 2012


Pioneer doubles down on MixTrax for new car stereos

The MixTrax software is able to automatically generate continuous music mixes from your media library and it's built into every new Pioneer stereo.

By 1 November 2012


Roadside Assistance: An iPod receiver and in-dash navigation

We answer your questions about cars and car tech in this, CNET Car Tech's new biweekly Q&A feature.

By 12 May 2012