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Any recommendations for best aftermarket head units? Looking for something that's touch screen and offers bluetooth. This Dynavin N7 unit is perfect for what I'm looking for but I'm not looking to spend $700 like this one cost. I've seen similar looking units from Seican and Eonon but read some terrible reviews as far as reliability and customer service. Any recommendations/feedback would be helpful!


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Have had my Eonon unit for almost 2 years (nothing else to compare to however). TBH, you get what you pay for. Everything works as it should (hands free calling/ Bluetooth/ navigation/ backup camera) but dont expect iphone level touch response times.

The navigation takes forever to load (cheap SD kit got from Ebay for extra $20). And some rare instances, the app would stop working in the middle of a drive and require a restart (as in just reopening the app again and no need to re-input address). Can't complain for the price, it works but gotta be semi-patient. The slow issue hasn't been enough for me to replace the unit entirely however since I mainly use the unit for hands free calling/ bluetooth music/ backup camera.

Other than the slow navi load and semi slow touch response, it has been working fine pretty consistently over the 2 years. No new problems have risen yet. I believe I have the generation before the latest model Eonon offers.
 

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Have had my Eonon unit for almost 2 years (nothing else to compare to however). TBH, you get what you pay for. Everything works as it should (hands free calling/ Bluetooth/ navigation/ backup camera) but dont expect iphone level touch response times.

The navigation takes forever to load (cheap SD kit got from Ebay for extra $20). And some rare instances, the app would stop working in the middle of a drive and require a restart (as in just reopening the app again and no need to re-input address). Can't complain for the price, it works but gotta be semi-patient. The slow issue hasn't been enough for me to replace the unit entirely however since I mainly use the unit for hands free calling/ bluetooth music/ backup camera.

Other than the slow navi load and semi slow touch response, it has been working fine pretty consistently over the 2 years. No new problems have risen yet. I believe I have the generation before the latest model Eonon offers.
Yup, Eonon is really decent in the price range depending on what model you get of course, but if you want a high-end head unit, you'll have to spend a little more, but not necessarily $700...
 
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I would recommend the Avin Avant 4 (avinusa.com) @ $299 currently. That price likely means they're about to release a Avant 5, but the 4 has been awesome and at that price it's a steal.

The Avant supports just about everything (e.g. wireless android/carplay, TPMS, ibus, steering wheel controls, Torque, Valentine 1, etc.). The sound is better than stock, it looks OEM, and has soft-click buttons. It's pretty quick and doesn't need much tweaking.

Any recommendations for best aftermarket head units? Looking for something that's touch screen and offers bluetooth. This Dynavin N7 unit is perfect for what I'm looking for but I'm not looking to spend $700 like this one cost. I've seen similar looking units from Seican and Eonon but read some terrible reviews as far as reliability and customer service. Any recommendations/feedback would be helpful!


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I’m leaning in the direction of the Eonon with Android 10 verison. Including all the extras like camera, OBD 2, and Apple CarPlay / Android Auto dongle it’s roughly $390.

I imagine the newer Version has much better response time. But all I really need is hands free calling and CarPlay, which runs off my phone anyway.


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I would definitely recommend the Avin Avant 4 with the PX6 chip. I had the Eonon G9450 for a week and returned it and picked up the Avin instead.
 

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I was going to recommend the Avin Avant 4 but their Customer service is absolutely terrible one of the worst I've ever dealt with.
 

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Any recommendations for best aftermarket head units? Looking for something that's touch screen and offers bluetooth. This Dynavin N7 unit is perfect for what I'm looking for but I'm not looking to spend $700 like this one cost. I've seen similar looking units from Seican and Eonon but read some terrible reviews as far as reliability and customer service. Any recommendations/feedback would be helpful!


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I’d spend the $700. I bought my first Dynavin a long time ago... the old first generation version, I want to say D99... my OE screen was pixelated, the OE tech was then 10 years old and the entire Dynavin head unit cost less than an OE screen, rebuilt or factory. So I pulled the trigger.

With the BavSound speakers and amps, it was a MASSIVE upgrade. Fast forward to CV19, the 4v preouts, EQ, CarPlay, etc, in the N7 + Jeff Bechtel’s perfect (and I really mean literally perfect) customer service in the 8 years since the first one convinced me to upgrade to the N7. Nothing else comes close if you want an OE look, in my opinion which is worth about what you paid for it (much cheaper here than in real life). I’d be tempted to bitch about having to replace the unit at all within 10 years, but top of the line Alpines in other cars lasted about the same amount of time. And I leave my car parked often with the top down, so screaming “hey look at the stereo” is even more stupidity.

At least, like those Alpine units, this was a plug and play upgrade over the old one. The amps and speakers are still the standout in this system. But the N7 plays along better than any other OE looking aftermarket unit, if you’re into sound quality. If all you want is it to play nice with your phone, then do whatever. IMO, you shouldn’t even consider a head unit upgrade until you’re doing speakers and amps.

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maw

PS. All that said, if you want to purchase my D99, still in great shape and fully functional, PM me. I can beat $300, 😂
 

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If you're not hung up on an OEM look, then kenwood, sony, and alpine units will blow the Chinese units out of the water. Wiring is nearly identical to the avin chinese units too
 

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Guys I need some help here. I am trying to install a doubledin in my 03 M3 convertible to replace the factory HK GPS/NAV unit. I have searched and searched but cannot seem to find instructions on what plugs to use. I have an aftermarket wiring harness and have tried connecting it multiple ways but cannot get power to the unit. I have tried two different units still not working. The closest thing I have found is an install in one of the non M threads but my system is slightly different from that one. If anyone has done this or knows how to do this please text me so I can ask some questions. 8039723608 Chris.

I am at my wits end here! I worked on F16 aircraft for 20 years and I have never had anything kick my butt like this lol
 

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check out Enfig Car Stereo - Factory Radio integration and Replacement Specialists - iPhone Bluetooth AUX for adapters. There are some oem setups that make an aftermarket headunit tougher to install than others. specifically if you have the HK upgraded sound system and the factory nav with buttons on both sides. if thats what youve got, think of the silver box in the trunk as your headunit. unfortunately there are no adapters for the blue and white plugs behind your headunit. I just recently put in an alpine ilx-w650. Just direct message me and i can walk you through your options
 

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I went with the Dynavin N7. By the time you add the options to the other brands the cost isn’t that far off.
Works well, great customer service.
 
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