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albuyeh 05-23-2011 03:33 AM

Best Aftermarket Headunit
 
In my 2001 BMW 325i, I am looking to replace the current head unit with a better one. I installed an Alpine 6CD changer in the trunk a while back but this is not cutting it anymore, I want auxiliary support and a nice display.

So what would you guys recommend.. I am looking something that looks somewhat similar to the stock headunit but with Auxiliary support for my Zune. I would also like the CD player to support MP3 CD's and not just normal CD's.

Edit: My car does NOT support double dim.

MasonAlexanderR 05-23-2011 03:55 AM

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Originally Posted by albuyeh (Post 13197473)
In my 2001 BMW 325i, I am looking to replace the current head unit with a better one. I installed an Alpine 6CD changer in the trunk a while back but this is not cutting it anymore, I want auxiliary support and a nice display.

So what would you guys recommend.. I am looking something that looks somewhat similar to the stock headunit but with Auxiliary support for my Zune. I would also like the CD player to support MP3 CD's and not just normal CD's.

You should check out Dynavin bud. I'm saving money for the android one.

http://www.dynavin.com/index.php

CroVlado 05-23-2011 04:21 AM

pioneer headunits are pretty sweet if u have the money for em and the knowledge to do the vents behind the unit.. if ur not willing to modify dynavin is ur only option for double din.. i dont care for single dins so i have no help there.

certify 05-23-2011 04:35 AM

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Originally Posted by MasonAlexanderR (Post 13197487)
You should check out Dynavin bud. I'm saving money for the android one.

http://www.dynavin.com/index.php

Whats the price differences between the WinCE and Android?

younGun392 05-23-2011 04:46 AM

Go for the pioneer. If you don't have the double-din space you will have to order a relocation kit for the AC panel and a nice little bracket for the surrounding of the headunit. Only then will you realise how much of a visualise plus you have added to the interior of your car. If you have the extra cash, I would definitely suggest the pioneer. I probably don't have to mention the acoustics..

MasonAlexanderR 05-23-2011 04:49 AM

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Originally Posted by certify (Post 13197513)
Whats the price differences between the WinCE and Android?

Oh I don't know bud, I called them and asked about the android only. I think he said it was around 600 for the android.

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Tate325xi 05-23-2011 10:46 AM

Dynavin.

kpeng 05-23-2011 11:00 AM

Dynavin is good if you want something that matches your interior...and that's about it.

Poor build quality, crappy Android functionality, and poor sound quality. It's a cheap China-made unit.

www.sonicelectronix.com

Pretty much anything from Pioneer, Alpine, or Kenwood will be great.

MasonAlexanderR 05-23-2011 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by kpeng (Post 13198171)
Dynavin is good if you want something that matches your interior...and that's about it.

Poor build quality, crappy Android functionality, and poor sound quality. It's a cheap China-made unit.

www.sonicelectronix.com

Pretty much anything from Pioneer, Alpine, or Kenwood will be great.

Damn really?

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kpeng 05-23-2011 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by MasonAlexanderR (Post 13198186)
Damn really?

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Damn, really.

Rolfyto 05-23-2011 12:18 PM

Bimmian used to carry something that looked like the Dynavin, but was pricier. I can't find it on their site now though...

MasonAlexanderR 05-23-2011 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by kpeng (Post 13198187)
Damn, really.

But.. but.. but.. its android....

albuyeh 05-23-2011 12:30 PM

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Originally Posted by MasonAlexanderR (Post 13197487)
You should check out Dynavin bud. I'm saving money for the android one.

http://www.dynavin.com/index.php

I thought you need to currently have a Nav system installed to put in Dynavin (so it would fit)

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Originally Posted by CroVlado (Post 13197502)
pioneer headunits are pretty sweet if u have the money for em and the knowledge to do the vents behind the unit.. if ur not willing to modify dynavin is ur only option for double din.. i dont care for single dins so i have no help there.

What is a "din"? Edit: Oh I see now. So if it is double din then it won't install in my car if i don't currently have a nav system

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Originally Posted by MasonAlexanderR (Post 13198487)
But.. but.. but.. its android....

I know what you mean... I love my android phone :)

kpeng 05-23-2011 12:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MasonAlexanderR (Post 13198487)
But.. but.. but.. its android....

Android 1.6

WheyArea 05-23-2011 12:46 PM

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Originally Posted by kpeng (Post 13198171)

Love how it's: headunit, headunit, alarm system, headunit, amp, then......



















BAM!

http://i.seimg.net/images/676737/main/arc928s.jpg

Rice cooker :rofl::rofl::rofl:

I agree, go with a double-din as singles look somewhat 'off' and stand out like a sore thumb

choleaoum 05-23-2011 12:54 PM

I have an avic-z120bt and I'm loving every second of it!!

albuyeh 05-23-2011 01:14 PM

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Originally Posted by WheyArea (Post 13198559)
I agree, go with a double-din as singles look somewhat 'off' and stand out like a sore thumb

Well right now I do not have a Nav system in my car and my head unit looks like
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/att...chmentid=17619
Is there anyway i can make it work without losing access to my air conditioning, etc

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Originally Posted by choleaoum (Post 13198588)
I have an avic-z120bt and I'm loving every second of it!!

I don't think that will fit my car :(

Mr_325 05-23-2011 01:34 PM

im planning on an alpine iva-w505 or the 800 series double-din with 10" DD competition sub, dunno what for an amp
*apparently the alpine unit supports iphone and external hd's so id be set

kpeng 05-23-2011 01:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr_325 (Post 13198757)
im planning on an alpine iva-w505 or the 800 series double-din with 10" DD competition sub, dunno what for an amp
*apparently the alpine unit supports iphone and external hd's so id be set

Several other units do that.

I have a Pioneer in the E30 that is all digital media. iPod, iPhone, USB drive, SD card, aux input. It even has bluetooth so I can make calls.

Bimmer^Hue 05-23-2011 01:38 PM

Oem


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