Tag: In-Dash Car Stereos

Try out HD Radio with the Jensen HD5313IR

Jensen HD5313IR

There’s a time and a place for standard AM/FM radio, and that time has passed. A newer, more convenient radio experience has arrived. Introducing HD Radio, which is capable of playing back your favorite AM/FM stations with unmatched quality. With HD Radio FM stations will sound like CD quality, and AM stations will sound like FM quality. This crystal-clear transmission can even have absolutely no audio distortion in areas with perfect reception.

HD Radio is capable of much more than adding a more pleasant listening experience when you’re browsing through AM/FM radio. In fact, more stations are available when using HD Radio so you can experience new music, new artists, and even new genres while browsing through your familiar AM/FM selection. HD Radio is also capable of transmitting data as well, so if you have a stereo that has a display on it you may be able to see artist, album, and song title information depending on the station that is broadcasting. This service can even be used to allow for traffic data updates and stock information while you’re on the go! The JVC KW-NT3HDT is a perfect example of a radio that integrates HD Radio for not only some great sound on AM/FM bands, but also updates all of the traffic using this service as well!

If you’re wondering how you can integrate this cool new radio system into your car, you may want to consider an In-Dash Car Stereo with HD Radio. These stereo’s will already have the HD radio feature built-in so you can use it right out of the box. In fact, with HD Radio there are no subscription fees just like radio should be. This means, all you need is an HD Radio receiver and you’re ready to go! For the most affordable solution to adding HD Radio to your vehicle, consider the Jensen HD5313IR car stereo. This stereo not only has HD radio built into its cost, but also a USB input for listening to your iPod, and an SD input for even more listening options. Adding HD Radio to your vehicle is now affordable, easy and more beneficial than ever. HD Radio stations continue growing, and in time you’ll see even more available programming!


Exciting New Car Stereo Technologies from 2010

Pioneer AVIC-X920BT

Media is a big part of everyone’s life. Car Stereo manufacturers are constantly looking for the best way to blend the rest of your media along with your in-dash receiver, which at times can be a tough task. With so many different methods of media storage and different preferences, manufacturers are certainly challenged every day to think of creative solutions so we can enjoy our in-dash car stereos even more. In 2010, some awesome features were ground-breaking enough for recognition as some of the best technologies introduced in 2010 for the car stereo.

Listening to radio is great, but what about Internet Radio that reworks the way we truly think of radio? Pandora is an internet radio service that plays music of any genre based on your genre taste, other artists, and feedback from the user. These self-tailored radio’s are a great way to ensure the music in your car is kept fresh and keeps your guessing, and will constantly play something that you would personally like. Pioneer and Alpine recognized this awesome service would be perfect for a car stereo environment and integrated a Pandora Link from an iPhone to allow you to playback your favorite Internet Radio station. This re-enhanced playback sounds better than streaming directly through the Auxiliary jack as it enhances the music specifically for Pandora, allowing for stunning clarity, and a user-friendly interface right on your stereo.

Another fascinating technology would be EcoRouting. This has been integrated into many Garmin GPS Devices, Kenwood In-Dash GPS Units, and Pioneer In-Dash GPS Units. This clever feature was released to help you, the driver, drive more economically sound and stable. EcoRouting monitors how quickly you’re accelerating and braking to see if you’re stop-and-go driving too sporadically. It also will occasionally update you with how economically sound your driving is, and lets you know if there is room for improvement (There usually is, believe it or not).

Another exciting car stereo technology was assistance with playlists. Car Stereos by Sony that have the SensMe feature can now have their car stereo create iPod playlists for them. This actually breaks down each song in your library based on the musical progression, and will categorize them by different moods. Pioneer’s MusicSphere technology is similar in this aspect and will also play music based on your mood! This Holiday Season find yourself a stereo with one of these breakthroughs to truly experience the diverse media that 2010 allowed us to take advantage of, right from your car!