Having trouble with your car stereo? Than perhaps you need to make some changes. A car’s audio system has considerably increased in power and, apparently, importance as well, therefore audio companies and manufacturers have begun to race each other in launching some of the best stereos and audio systems. So if you want to get a car stereo that’s more than a match for your pumped up speakers, than you need to get one of these.
Currently leading the Pioneer’s AVIC series, the AVIC–Z110BT currently has integrated in itself some of the best whistle and whizbangs that Pioneer has to offer every car. Starting with the GPS navigation that can be modified to scan and receive traffic data and finishing with the IPod plug-in that comes fully equipped and featuring voice command. No matter what audio feat is on the market, you will find it integrated in the Pioneer AVC-Z11. IT has a strong core feature set that contains multimedia and DVD playback and it’s integrated with Bluetooth hands-free. Yet its secondary feats that make places it above other stereos like the possibility to import contacts, most functions are voice controlled and the MSN Direct upgrading capability. The only downside to it is voice tagging the IPod which can be frustrating since it takes a lot of time.
Another stereo that spells “must have” is the Alpine iDA–X305. Based on the theory “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it” Alpine Electronics have designed the new generation of Alpine iDA. Remaining true to the already successful technology used in the iDA-X100, the X305 keeps the single-Din Size encoder interface, and its incredible performance in browsing through songs, while making some improvements in IPhone support and an increase in watts. The quick search option and neat control scheme makes it better than most players. A big drawback is the absence of a CD player.
If you want an elegant player full of features than you should head for the JVC KD-AVX77 El Kameleon. This elegant fully touch-screen stereo comes with a ton of customizable interfaces. It’s IPod and USB browsing is very easy to use and understand. The Built in Bluetooth hands-free and the incorporated audio streaming enables the driver to speak and also pay attention to the road. And finally, it has a wide array of inputs and outputs that provide a whole lot of plug and play connectible devices. The only drawback is related to the wide touchscreen which is too little for a DVD playback. Because of this the majority of played films will be either stretched or shrunken.
Sony Xplod CDX-GT920U
Coming from one of the major players on the multimedia market the Sony Xplod CDX-GT920U is the current leader of Sony’s single DIN head units section. And it’s not only about the “face”. The Xplod is packet to “explosion” with input options. It has a front auxiliary input, a rear USB input, three more amp outputs, and the HD or satellite radio control capability. That means a lot of options for you to choose from and expand its functionality. The smart search engine and user friendly interface makes song finding as easy clicking. The only drawback to it is that in spite of the equipped USB input, the Sony Xplod does not come with a dedicated input for Apple IPods.
And finally the Eclipse AVN 726e that brings to the table nicely rendered maps with 3d buildings. The animated touch screen is very bright and perfectly saturated. It has integrated a fantastic number of features like USP/IPod input, Bluetooth Handsfree and Audio Streaming.