We all enjoy listening to music while driving, which is why most of us have a car stereo in our cars to begin with. Nowadays, a car stereo can have a CD player, an MP3 player, a Bluetooth device, a mobile phone, an in-car DVD player, or a simple radio. This being said, almost all car stereos depend heavily on stereo heads.
If you don’t have one already, you should know that a good double din head unit will open up a whole new galaxy of features to you, features you did not even knew were possible on a car stereo. With this in mind, here are the ten best double din head units on the market today for you to choose from.
10Boss Audio BV9364B
Equipped with Bluetooth audio streaming and Bluetooth hands-free, this double din head unit is one of the most intuitive and hands-free devices on the market. It features a steering wheel interface, an RDS tuner, switchable US & EU tuner frequencies, and a lot more. Furthermore, this device is compatible with most types of audio outputs usually featured by iPod, iPhones, smartphones, and MP3 players.
9Ouku In-Dash Double-DIN Car Dvd Player with Touch Screen LCD Monitor
This In-Dash double-DIN Card Dvd Player features advanced hands-free Bluetooth capabilities like the ability to make phone calls without ever taking your hands off the steering wheel. Furthermore, it has a built-in GPS, Bluetooth, an iPod support, and steering wheel control support along with rearview camera input via USB/TF port. It also features a free KUDOS 4gb GPS navigation map that includes the North American continent.
8Pumpkin KD-C0223+Y0801 Double Din Dash Capacitive HD Multi-touch Screen Car DVD Player
Any double din head unit that supports 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, OBD2, DVR, SD, and pretty much all modern types of input/output connection types is to be desired, which is why the KD-C0223+Y0801 from Pumpkin is so popular in the first place. It uses an Android 4.4 operating system and a Cortex A9 dual-core 1.6 GHz processing unit, a 6.2-inch WVGA touchscreen, an external mic, an 8 GB micro SD card, and a Bluetooth hands-free phone calling capacity among a variety of equally-interesting features.
7Pupug 6.2 Inch Double Din in Dash GPS Car DVD Player
Equipped with GPS navigation capabilities with the USA map pre-installed and a ready for USE rear camera, this device is worth its price just for its navigating features alone. It also has a 6.2 fixed screen-inch 16.9 widescreen HD LCD Display touchscreen, a remote control, a built-in microphone, and a car DVR. Also, it has Bluetooth support, RDS, FM AM Radio capabilities, and a USB port, SD capacity, an auxiliary impute, and a Car Logo setting.
6JVC KW-HDR81BT Double-DIN Car CD receiver with Bluetooth
Due to its sturdy build and its Electronic Shock Protection capability, the KW-HDR81BT double DIN receiver from JVC is one of the strongest such devices on the market. It can playback audio files from CDs, along with MP3, WAV, and WMA formats, yet it can also be used as a radio due to its AM/FM tuner with 18FM/6AM presets. This device features a 24-bit Digital Analog Converter designed to enhance audio playback and a 3-band parametric equalizer with 6 selectable tune curves.
5Jensen VX4022 2 DIN Multimedia Receiver
Equipped with 2.1 Amp USB charging capability for smartphones and tablets, this double din head unit does a lot more than you would expect from such a device. It has Bluetooth connectivity for iPhones, Android, and BlackBerry devices, along with a hands-free calling feature, music streaming, phone book access, and a variety of other interesting features. It also has HDMI/HML connectivity for mirroring Smartphone screen on larger unit displays while supporting media playback from USB drives and micro SD cards.
4Pioneer AVH-P2400BT DVD AV Receiver
We should point out right from the start that Pioneer’s AVH-P2400BT has Pandora in-dash control for all Pandora-related applications while being fully compatible with the Apple iOS at the same time. It has Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming capabilities, USB Direct Control for iPods and iPhones, an XM & Sirius Satelite Radio Ready capacity, and built-in bluetooth HFP. It is also navigation ready by default, but capable of being upgraded with the addition of an AVIC-U220 add-on navigation system.
Pioneer has a reputation for making some of the best car stereos in the world and their AVHX1600DVD double din head unit is definitely high-end. Equipped with Mixtrax app illumination effects, CD/CD-R/CD-RW playback, wireless remote control capabilities and much more, this particular device is perfect for anyone looking for stability and versatility at the same time. It also has a power output of 60 watts x 4 channels with RMS 14 watts x 4 channels.
The FH-X700BT 2-DIN CD receiver from Pioneer uses its state of the art MIXTRAX technology, built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming, Pandora radio ready for iPhone devices, and direct control of iPod/iPhones via USB among other equally cool features. It has a multi-line, multi-segmented LCD display with LED backlight that provides improved visibility and legibility at all times. It also features a customizable 5-band graphic equalizer, high-pass and low-pass filter settings, and subwoofer control capabilities.
This double-DIN CD receiver from Kenwood features Bluetooth connectivity, automatic iPhone pairing with Siri control capability, Pandora internet radio control with iPhones, Android, and Blackberry devices, and much more. It also has an App mode which allows you to control it via iPhone for select streaming of audio & video files, along with a SiriusXM satellite radio tuner. Last but not least, it comes with a wired Mic, the ability to switch between its over 20 presets for color themes, a very responsive screen, and a lot more.