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Best (and cheapest) Bluetooth Headunit

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by ShaneHD, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. Mar 23, 2011 at 7:46 PM
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    ShaneHD

    ShaneHD [OP] Taco Tuesday

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    I recently used a new set of Tacotunes mounts (pictures and such will come soon) to upgrade my stock speakers to all four Rockford Foscates. Although I am happy with the stock headunit and it's power, I believe that a better headunit will help with my speakers, plus I want Bluetooth capability.

    Which headunit do you guys recommend? I am looking to spend no more than $175, but would like to keep it below $150. Of course, I will be getting my headunit mounting kit from Tacotunes because I believe in their product and the speaker mounts were very easy to install with.
     
  2. Mar 23, 2011 at 11:26 PM
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    amthree

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    I found one with built in BT and an external mic.
    Clarion CZ500
    Ive had it for a week and still trying to figure it out but the few calls i made on it seemed to be fine....plays over the speakers and you mount the mic(usually in the visor or where ever you like.

    1 concern is that my phone always has to be connected with it when i get in the car. It is paired but i need to connect it(i am fairly certain that it is user error just haven't sat down and tried to figure it out)

    Also it streams music via Bluetooth. I was streaming pandora the other day.:D

    I haven't had it long enough to say you should deff go get it, but i like it so far...all the comments i read were pretty positive.;
    http://www.crutchfield.com/p_020CZ500/Clarion-CZ500.html?c=3&tp=5684&avf=Y&nvpair=FFBluetooth|Built-in

    actually here is the search on crutchfield.
    some will come with a Metra dash kit and wiring harness.

    might be a good starting point.

    http://www.crutchfield.com/g_300/Car-Receivers.html?c=3&tp=5684&avf=N&nvpair=FFBluetooth|Built-in&avf=Y#&empty&price=120-200
     
  3. Mar 24, 2011 at 5:53 AM
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    ShaneHD

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  4. Mar 24, 2011 at 8:43 AM
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    mattg43

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    While I am not a big fan, my truck came with a Sony BT head unit, similar to the one in your link above. I swapped it out a week later for my Alpine DD, but my buddy is using it now, and says he is quite pleased, and the BT works great.

    I do not have any other feedback on any of the units...

    With that said, I would probably go refurb and get this one:
    http://outlet.crutchfield.com/p_613...ml?cc=01&tp=13566&nvpair=FFBluetooth|Built-in
     
  5. Mar 25, 2011 at 9:33 PM
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    ShaneHD

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    Anyone else have an opinion on which unit I should get?
     
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