Best Touch Screen Car Stereo

Top 5 Best Touch Screen Car Stereo and Things You Need To Consider

Touch screen car stereos have been making their own mark in the customers’ music experience. If you are planning to buy one, I’m sure you are confused by the tons of brands available in the market. Read through, as you will be provided with helpful things about this equipment and our top 5 best picks.

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Rank

Product Name

Our Rating

Price

Pioneer AVH-X2800BS

2

Pioneer AVH-X3800BHS

3

Kidcia 7" Double-Din

4

Jensen VX7020

5

BOSS Audio BV9364B

Touch Screen Car Stereo

Touch screen car stereos have made music experience more convenient for they are very easy to operate. Aside from it has a built-in phone, it can be a source of other entertainment too. You can use it for wireless communication, play movie, or play VCD, all with just a touch of your fingertips.

The Benefits you get when using a Touch Screen Car Stereo/Receiver:

  • You can have a huge selection of music.
  • It gives various entertainment because it can connect with your smartphone and access apps
  • It provides a High Definition radio decoding making the sound clearer compare to the traditional receiver.
  • It is wireless and more convenient especially when driving.

6 Things you need to look for:

1. The audio source you often use

Audio sources can be many, make sure the device has the kind of sources you often use and are comfortable and convenient for you. Ask yourself if you want a VCD player, or do you need a DVD player and want to play movies in your vehicle. It all depends on what you want.

You need to decide if you want to choose the traditional CD-receiver which provides slots for your discs, or a bigger A/V one with a colored screen. However, you should be aware that even if you like CDs and have any in your vehicle, the most possible scenario is that you would always want to plug your phone or your media player in your car’s stereo.

2. Apps integration

One thing that makes stereos so cool and resilient is that most of them are capable in connecting with your smart phones. For instance, aside from wireless communication purposes, you also want to have internet interaction through your car’s stereo.

touch screen car stereo app

For a better experience, make sure to look for a “made with iPhone” badge whenever you pick your choice. This is to make sure that the device has a USB port that supports full speed access to your device’s media. Make sure that all can be fit and that the equipment is fully interactive to your smartphones.

Aside from this, make sure that the one you choose can access and play the apps you need. I am sure you want a more integrated app experience. To achieve this, you need to look for app mirroring devices like Pinoeer’s AppRadio Series and others such as MirrorLink compatible for Alpine, JVC, and Sony. Remember, quantity is important. This means that the more apps the stereo is compatible with, the better.

3. Power

To look for a good power, there are two ways which this is stated: RMS and peak power. RMS shows you the amount of power that the amplifier produces in a regular use. Its power rating includes a number of channels that the amp is able to output. This can be showed like this way: “52Wx4 RMS” and such.

On the other hand, the peak power is the maximum amount of power that the amplifier can produce, and is measured by Watts.

4. GPS and Satellite Radio

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GPS navigation is also important. This can be sourced from your smartphone’s google map or any other sources. There in no better experience than seeing the map on the screen while driving, and be alble to control and operate it with just you fingertips.

Aside from providing you a good and wider view of the map, this also provides you other helpful information such as traffic report which is very beneficial as a driver.

Another good feature to look for is that your stereo’s capability to look for both local and national stations in an HD-radio decoding. This makes your radio experience smoother and less irritable. You don’t want to listen for news when you are provided a not-clear radio output.

5. Easy installation

You need to consider factors such as the stereo’s model, the year of manufacture, your car, and others. All of these can affect your installation procedures. Good thing is, most of the stereos use standard wiring harness to make connections easy.

It is advisable to seek professional assistance or guide when installing the equipment especially when it is your first time or if you are not sure about what you are doing.

6. Dimensions and controls

The dimensions, size, controls need to be considered too. Firstly, you need to decide if you need a single-DIN or a double-DIN stereo. Generally, the single-DIN occupies lesser space than the double-DIN stereo. However, double-DIN stereos provides wider touch screen board than the former.

Controls mean how the screen is able to recognize your finger touches in a quickest way possible. Even if you have a wider screen, you need to make sure it is interactive and not sluggish. A bad interface could make you feel irritated while driving on the road. This might cause unnecessary accidents too.

Top 5 Best Touch Screen Car Stereo

Rank

Product Name

Our Rating

Price

Pioneer AVH-X2800BS

2

Pioneer AVH-X3800BHS

3

Kidcia 7" Double-Din

4

Jensen VX7020

5

BOSS Audio BV9364B

What is the best? You should know that it is you who knows what you want – the features that you prefer and the prize that you can afford. However, we made a list of the we consider the best five touch screen car stereos in the market and have provided you their features, pros and cons.

1. Pioneer AVH-X2800BS Touch screen Car Stereo

Pioneer AVH-X2800BS one good feature is its screen dimension – 6.2 inch WGVA backlit screen display. Its screen provides a higher and clearer resolution and Is provided with a built-in 13 channel graphic equalizer that makes you decide to suit your acoustic preferences when listening to a music.

It has a 14 Watts RMS and 2006/50 peak x4 channels. It also has a built-in Bluetooth that makes your audio experience more profound and convenient. You can also call with loud speakers by connecting your phone and the device through Bluetooth.

Another good feature of this product is that it is compatible with many devices and has a built-in iPhone, iPad, and iPod control that provides more options in playing your music. It also comes with an adapter that you can use whenever you want to view and watch some video content from these sources.

PROS

  • Good quality WVGA monitor
  • Good resolution
  • Good monitor’s interface
  • You can easily install external camera
  • Very good voice recognition
  • Has Bluetooth connectivity
  • Goodly prized

CONS

  • When we played different kinds of videos, some video contents couldn’t be played.
  • The timer is difficult to turn on

Note: These drawbacks might caused by other factors. They do not necessarily apply to all this brand’s products.

2. Pioneer AVH-X3800BHS Touch screen Car Stereo

Pioneer AVH- X3800BHS is one of the expensive and best products you can choose in the market. When is comes to the display, it gives you a highly customizable interface through Pioneer’s NEX user interface. The colors are bright and the resolution is good too. The screen, which is a 6.2 inch-size, provides a wider view.

You can also stream music through numerous sources. The device has a Srir Eyes Free Functionality when using your IPhone and others. You can also add reminders, compose and listen to a text message.It also has a built-in Bluetooth connectivity system that allows you to call and stream audio hands-free. It has a “Blueotooth Wideband Speech” feature that makes your voice clearer when having a call. Aside from this, you are able to support two phones simultaneously.

PROS

  • Good interface
  • Good resolution with brighter colors
  • Has built-in Bluetooth and speaker perfect for hands-free calling
  • Good and clearer voice recognition
  • You can send text messages and let the unit read it for you
  • Compatible to many devices such as iPad, any Android devices, etc. (see the product info for specific units)

CONS

  • We find its “Pioneer App Radio” software a bit non-effective and useless.
  • The brake safety switch drags everything as it requires you to turn it on before connecting to devices

3. Kidcia 7" Double-Din Touch Screen Car Stereo

Kidcia 7" Double-Din Touch Screen offers a wide screen which has a size of 7 inches. It also has a good and clear view having a 1080 video format and 440 x 240 screen resolution. It also has a built-in Bluetooth connectivity system like most best products have. This allows for a more convenient hands-free use of the product’s features. It also comes with a rear view camera and IR remote control.

It also supports FM radio, clock, and Video input as well as has a backlight adjustment to suit your lighting preferences.

PROS

  • Has Bluetooth, you can stream music through any devices
  • Capable in connecting with your phone and making calls
  • Good sized monitor

CONS

  • Doesn’t support GPS
  • Does not have any built-in SD slot
  • No CD room is provided
  • Doesn’t support CD/DVD player

4. Jensen VX7020 Touch Screen Car Stereo

Unlike other brands, this product is exceptionally affordable considering the features it provides to the users. It has a navigation unit (GPS feature) as well as Bluetooth connectivity. The monitor is also good which has a size of 6.2 inches, wide enough compare to older and cheaper brands. It can also play CDs and DVDs like most brands.

PROS

  • Has Bluetooth, perfect for streaming music and making calls
  • Supports CD and DVD player
  • Has GPS feature
  • Good sized monitor

CONS

  • Does not recognize HDMI mirroring
  • The maps are built-in, meaning the maps provided limit to a specific number

5. BOSS Audio BV9364B Touch screen Car Stereo

The Boss Audio BV9364B is a double-DIN receiver. This means that compare to a single-DIN receiver, it is wider and therefore gives you a good monitor to view. It is also equipped with DVD and CD RDs to help improve the vehicle’s video and audio system. You can play with your CDs for songs as well as play movies in your car. Since it is double-DIN, the monitor is wider having a size of 6.2 inches with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. It is also one of the best monitors we have tried, so far.

The device is also compatible with many formats such as DVDR, VCD, MP4, DVD, DVDRW, MP3 and many more. What we like about it is that for security purposes, it also has a rear-view video camera RCA input that allows you to observe when the lights are turned off.

PROS

  • Has a large mouth bass and treble adjustment
  • Compatible with devices and units we usually use such as mp3 and others
  • Has Bluetooth, good for streaming music through any device and making calls
  • Comes with a remote control
  • Has a three-year platinum dealer guarantee

CONS

  • It is a bit expensive compare to other brands with the same features
  • Some customers say that it does not provide an excellent quality for its prize.

Our Best Pick

Pioneer AVH-X2800BS

best touch screen car stereo

The brand provides a good quality and size monitor and screen. The resolution is high with brighter colors reflected from the monitor. it also has a channel graphic equalizer that makes you adjust the music’s acoustics.

It has a good Bluetooth connectivity and makes your voice recognition clearer, providing a good communication for calls. Both audio and video contents are provided with quality. You can stream music from different sources and you can also watch and view video content using the adapter. It has a 14 Watts RMS and 2006/50 peak x 4 channels

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