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Old 05-01-2012, 07:56 PM   #1
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Default Decision time... which headunit ?

After spending a month researching new radios for my Buick (and knowing nothing about car audio when I started) I've narrowed it down to these three models. What do y'all think about them? Has anyone used any of these before?

Feedback and opinion welcome. I've been leaning toward the Pioneer because of the HD radio and the large amount of customization options but I don't like how it'* not as "stock" looking at the other options and I don't like the cut off dial thingy on the left of it. Also, the radio tuner on this model seems a little harder to use. They're all around 300 dollars, give or take $40 or so.

Pioneer AVH-P3400BH

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PU...rs/AVH-P3400BH
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Kenwood DDX419

http://www.kenwoodusa.com/Car_Entert...e_Video/DDX419
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JVC KW-AV60BT

http://mobile.jvc.com/product.jsp?mo...hId=133&page=1
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I noticed I misspelled the title. There'* no way to edit posts here, is there?
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How much does satellite radio play into your decision making?
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How much does satellite radio play into your decision making?
None, I can't afford it. I plan on using Pandora a lot though.
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None of the above. Get a good single DIN headunit with a front AUX/USB input and stream audio from your phone.
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None of the above. Get a good single DIN headunit with a front AUX/USB input and stream audio from your phone.
I did want a touch screen one, just for the bragging rights at least.

I'm sticking with double din no matter what, just because I don't like the "single din in a double din hole" look.

I looked at this unit and it seemed okay, before I started looking at the touch screen models.

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That'* a nice unit.

I like my single DIN unit, the dash kit gave me a cubby hole I didn't have before so it worked out. I dunno how your interior is, so you might not need that.
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i dont think you would be disappointed with any of those.
i agree you get better features for less money. i needed the cubby too. all i use for music anymore is xm or mp3s from my phone. i have bt on my new clarion and it auto connects to my phone and it plays from my music folder its pretty cool. i have hd on my yukon and i never use it theres never anything good on the sub stations and the regular ones are nothing but commercials
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Are you just looking for a nice unit with connectivity for phone/ipod, or is this for a full system with sub and all?
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also the JVC seems to need an add on for pandora interface which would add x amount to the total cost, and my personal opinion JVC isn't very high end, some cheaply made stuff.
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