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BY DOMINIC DEVITO Boasting 40 watts RMS per channel, the Sony MEX-XB100BT CD receiver can really juice up your music. This stereos advanced Bluetooth plays well with Siri voice commands and pairs instantly with most phones. #158XB100BT $229.99 $199.99 after $30 instant rebate Rebate offer ends 7/30/16. PHONE The Sony WX-900BT CD receiver with Bluetooth works in most 4" tall dash openings. For iPhone users, it offers one-button engagement with Siri. Android fans can take advantage of Sonys SongPal app for music control and hands-free inter- action with apps like Google Maps and your social media feeds. #158WX900BT $159.99 Price Break $149.99 IN YOUR VEHICLE 1. Simplicity and convenience with Bluetooth A hands-free Bluetooth connection is one of the easiest ways to get music from your phone to your stereo. Bluetooth is constantly evolving, and the sonic fidelity has improved greatly over the years (see page 12 for more about great-sounding aptX technology). Most aftermarket stereos pair auto matically with your phone (or phones) after the first time, so you can stream music or make calls as soon as you turn the key. 2. Music stored on your phone Got a bunch of songs stored on your phone? Plugging into a USB input gives you maximum sound fidelity and song metadata such as track titles, artist names, and sometimes album art. Many stereos can play songs from iPhones using a Lightning -to-USB connection. For Android users, Bluetooth may be the only option for some stereos, but more receivers now feature an HDMI input or Android Open Accessory (AOA) compatibility to allow direct transmission and control of music from phones. P hone integration in the car can mean dierent things to dierent drivers, from hands-free calling through the stereo to full-on app utility on a big touchscreen display. To us, its all about the music Rrst. Here are three ways a stereo and phone can work together to make your summer travels more memorable. fun 8 Find the stereos and other products that work with your car at crutchReld.com/whatRts

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