Christmas Gift Guide

Best Car Stereos of 2017

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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 9 Performance
    Pioneer AVIC Z130BT

    Pioneer AVIC Z130BT

    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.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 9 Performance
    Sony MEX-GS600BT Bluetooth audio receiver

    Great car stereo adds a questionable new...

    Sony's MEX-series of car stereos pack a lot of tech into a small package, but the Sony MEX-GS600BT's new App Remote mode is a weird addition.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 7 Design
    • 5 Features
    • 9 Performance
    Alpine CDE-141 CD/MP3 receiver

    This CD receiver sticks to the car audio...

    The Alpine CDE-141 won't blow you away with bells and whistles, but this entry-level car stereo gets the basics right at a competitive price.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 9 Performance
    Pioneer DEH-X9500BHS

    An annoying DJ lives inside this great c...

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

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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 6 Features
    • 7 Performance
    Parrot Asteroid

    This app-powered car stereo just needs m...

    The Parrot Asteroid Smart is a smartly designed and flexible multimedia receiver that hangs its hat on an app market that, for now, doesn't offer much choice.

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