Re: What double din to get
Originally Posted by speedyo40
Go with the brand you feel most comfortable with.. That's generally always the best choice,.. If you go with Kenwood and WANT the Pioneer.. don't let us talk you into it.. I was just giving my 2 cents.
As for the Bluetooth connectivity -- The Kenwood DDX470 (with my Iphone 4) connects immediately without any input from me.. and has no issues on that front. I will say it needs a separate "Kenwood" USB to Ipod (to 3.5mm jack) plug you have to buy separately in order to operate the video from your phone through the headunit.. which is a bit annoying and should have been included with the unit.
Pioneers are great.. I just had a bad experience with mine dieing on me with some "lovetaps" to the console at the end of my installation of my system recently. Then read other people on the net having the same issue with Pioneer units hitting potholes and such.. But I'm sure out of every 25,000 units sold only one person has this issue.
The DDX470 most certainly doesn't have a detachable face,.. That's never been something important to me, or even something I wanted.. I like a unit with less moving parts to be honest. Even back in the day when most all the headunits had removable faces by default.. I never took mine off. I understand theft is an issue -- But if someone is going to break into my car to get the headunit they would do it with or with face because my window tint is so dark you can't see what's in it anyways.
I do like that the DDX470 has an "alarm" light that blinks when you are out of your car.. So now I have two red blinking lights of "you mess with this car it's going to be loud" .. Bottom line if someone is going to steal something they generally try to pick the "Easy" fruit first.. unlocked cars,.. cars with subs, amps and other high end speakers VERY much displayed, etc.
Also, the Kenwood has Pandora connectivity built in -- and it is not working as it should with my unit through bluetooth.. not sure what that is all about,.. but it has a button on the face you touch for "bluetooth" from the phone and anything you have going on your phone comes through your system immediately.
Sounds like the AVH-X5600BHS is exactly what you are after, go for it!
Vehicle: 2008 350Z
Headunit: Kenwood DDX-470 - Front Stage: JBL 6.5" MS62C Components - Rear: (1998 German) MB Quart 6.5" QM-160-KX - Sub: SRQ Custom Enclosure with JL Audio 10" W0v3-4 @ 300w RMS - Amp: 5-Channel PPI 900.5 - Wiring: KnuKonceptz 4g Power/Ground + 3 Sets Twisted Pair RCA's - 14g Speaker wire - NVX + Rattletrap Extreme Sound Dampner (30Sq ft.) Throughout - Extras: Rear/Reverse Camera - KCA-iP-202 w/ Garmin Navigation Integrated with Touchscreen.