The exact opposite of the thread below this
Picking up a 2013 DCSB. From all the reading on here the best first step to upping the sound quality is replacing the stock HU. However I haven't found many suggestions on what to replace it with... Most of the upgrades listed here are the high-end nav + dvd models around $1k... I'm looking to spend around $3-500.
My criteria? Needs to be a touchscreen, to keep the similar "look" of the stock HU. Doesn't need nav- the iPhone5 covers that. The HU also needs to be compatible with said iPhone 5. I'd like to retain the steering wheel controls as well. I do listen to the radio, but would most often be playing music off the iPhone (pandora, mp3) via BT or aux connection.
Replacing the HU is the first step. Down the line I'm planning on replacing the stock speakers, adding a small amp, and a single 8" or 10" sub (don't need window-rattling sound, just want to have a great sound quality!).
I'm not a car audio guy- I'll be paying a shop to install this, just because I don't have the time or electrical experience to go through all of it. But I'd like to hear some HU's that have worked well for people in their 2013's. Thanks for any info!