View Full Version : jvc kd-r900 vs kenwood kdc-x794

08-20-2010, 05:39 PM
which one of these two units are better? which would you choose.

08-25-2010, 02:27 PM

08-26-2010, 02:11 AM
it depends on what your looking for. Both are Great units on paper.

08-26-2010, 01:31 PM
well i dont really need the bluetooth on the 900 but what else is the difference between them.

08-26-2010, 01:55 PM
The 794 is a good unit. for the extra cash though i'd get the 994, and get the full color set up. I ran the 794 for about a week and loved it, i just prefer more color and display options.

08-26-2010, 02:56 PM
I too like more color options with the r900, but the ipod interface seems to be easier with the on the x794.

08-26-2010, 03:13 PM
That JVC is a NICE unit. Get it!

08-26-2010, 03:28 PM
the kenwood screen seems nicer than the jvc but i have had a jvc before and I loved it. as far as the difference in the 794 and the 994 is the bluetooth and the ability to change it a few colors. im not really interested in the blue tooth so much. is there a pioneer unit that will compare with these two

08-26-2010, 04:02 PM
ive ran jvc in the past with good results. i personally want the kenwood 794, just dont have the money. Plus its just a great looking unit...

08-26-2010, 10:48 PM
kenwood by a long shot

08-27-2010, 01:24 AM
I believe I am going with the x994 for my Tacoma, but its a little pricey but I must have the ability to change the color on the HU. I mite get the x794 for my s2000.

08-27-2010, 01:18 PM
what about the alpine cda-9886 vs the other two

08-28-2010, 05:30 PM
Alpines **** with the upgraded sound processor which cost more $$$$ !

08-28-2010, 05:46 PM
alright here is another thing i would like to no about, could people who have used either of these units tell me how well the usb works. I have read many reviews on how great ipod controls are but i dont not have an ipod nor do i plan on ever owning one, i will be using a thumb drive. so does anyone have any experience with using a thumb drive on these units?

08-29-2010, 08:28 AM
Go to youtube & LOOK .

09-03-2010, 04:56 PM
now im looking at the kenwood x994 or the alpine cda-117. the alpine is 20 dollars more. which unit is better

09-05-2010, 02:21 PM
I'm about to buy the X994.

Cell phone distraction laws are popping up everywhere. I cannot see buying a HU without Bluetooth.

I have not looked at the X794. But the X994 has both a remote and allows an iPod to function in "passenger mode" whereby the passenger gets to control the music. These are must have features for me.

Online stereo shops are selling the X994 for $269. Pretty reasonable as far as I am concerned. They are selling the KIV700 for the same price, but it doesn't have a CD player nor Bluetooth.