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Kenwood DNX9980HD or Pioneer Avic-Z130BT

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by BlueSteel, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Jul 26, 2011 at 3:06 PM
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    BlueSteel

    BlueSteel [OP] Well-Known Member

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    What are y'alls thoughts on these 2 Indash Navigation head units? I am interested in replacing my crappy radio with something with good sound and user friendliness.
     
  2. Jul 26, 2011 at 3:07 PM
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    stmpjmpr

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    I love my Kenwood, cant beat the Garmin for navigation. heard a few complain aboout their Pioneers freezing on em etc...but no experience like that on mine. good luck.
     
  3. Jul 26, 2011 at 3:17 PM
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    kristonex

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    kenwood all the way. Garmin nav is great.
     
  4. Jul 26, 2011 at 3:25 PM
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    BlueSteel

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    Are y'alls units the Kenwood DNX9980HD or something else? I was leaning towards the Kenwood because of the Garmin and some of the other features like the Pandora plugin and HD radio, but didn't know if the $1500.00 price tag was worth it. I know I can get the DNX8120 or even the DNX9960 for a lot less.
     
  5. Jul 27, 2011 at 8:03 PM
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    shaneckc

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    Kenwood > Pioneer.
     
  6. Jul 27, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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    Pioneer ftw! I love mine a lot,id recommend to others. Avic x930BT pictured.

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  7. Jul 31, 2011 at 8:03 PM
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    GoatFiddyone

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    I've got a Z3 in my Tacoma and the Nav is horrible!! The sound quality is great but the Pioneer Nav is among the worst in car audio.

    I have been eyeing the 9980 but there are a ton of complaints on the Kenwood Forum that keep me from pulling the trigger. A lot of these complaints come from the Kenwood faithful also.

    Check out real feedback on the 9980 here,

    http://www.kenwoodforums.com/
     
  8. Aug 1, 2011 at 11:27 AM
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    lbridges

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    My $0.02...

    Navigation: Kenwood (Garmin) > Pioneer (TeleAtlas)

    Everything else: Pioneer > Kenwood
     
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