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# 255719 25-Aug-2019 22:08
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Hi folks

 

 

 

looking at replacing the stock radio in my car and was wondering if anyone had any android auto recommendations?

 

 

 

cheers

 

Rango

 

 

 

EDIT: Pressed Enter by mistake before typing anything


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  # 2308638 30-Aug-2019 20:56
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bump??

 

 

 

Before anyone asks my requirements are:

 

  • Double Din (or single din tho haven't seen any that are)
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Steering Wheel Control Support for Mitsibushi

 

 

Cheers
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  # 2308648 30-Aug-2019 21:43
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My partner has this one: https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-stereos/dvd-video/listing-2293535117.htm?rsqid=f443ebb69f9344219262d7fbe0ea1450-002

 

https://www.techcrazy.co.nz/domain-dm-ap8702nbt

 

It works fine, not really a recommendation, my car has one built in and that works fine as well. your requirement to work with in car steering wheel controls is not easy, I had the Domain put into my partners Suzuki Celerio and they didn't even connect the built in USB port let alone the answer and reject phone controls on the steering wheel, apparently according to them it's a special connection to make the USB work, to me it just means they were lazy to make it work.

 

 

 

If I did have to recommend something when buying aftermarket Android stereo, it's to get it from a place you will be able to take it back if there are issues and that will honour the warranty and still be around in a year or 2.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2317959 14-Sep-2019 22:59
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I've been looking for one too, but it seems that we're right about at the beginning of wireless android auto and apple car play, but that then comes at a premium.

 

I'm leaning towards getting a Sony AX3000 and getting used to the fact I'll need to plug my phone in if I need navigation.


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  # 2317968 14-Sep-2019 23:47
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insane:

 

I've been looking for one too, but it seems that we're right about at the beginning of wireless android auto and apple car play, but that then comes at a premium.

 

I'm leaning towards getting a Sony AX3000 and getting used to the fact I'll need to plug my phone in if I need navigation.

 

 

Wow the XAV-AX3000 is actually going for a reasonable price, solid brand also.


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  # 2317970 15-Sep-2019 00:12
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Are there any that will take audio over the USB, charge quickly with USB C and still leave all the phone UI on the phone operating normally?





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  # 2317971 15-Sep-2019 00:15
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lNomNoml:

 

insane:

 

I've been looking for one too, but it seems that we're right about at the beginning of wireless android auto and apple car play, but that then comes at a premium.

 

I'm leaning towards getting a Sony AX3000 and getting used to the fact I'll need to plug my phone in if I need navigation.

 

 

Wow the XAV-AX3000 is actually going for a reasonable price, solid brand also.

 

 

Think it's down to $524 at supercheap. Apparently the main issue is that the screen can get washed out in direct sunlight, and it only has a single USB port. The AX5000 has a better capacitive touch screen and two USB ports, but is another $150


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  # 2317981 15-Sep-2019 01:02
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richms:

 

Are there any that will take audio over the USB, charge quickly with USB C and still leave all the phone UI on the phone operating normally?

 

 

 

 

Not sure about the first two, but there have been improvements to Android Auto recently that now allow you to use your mobile screen while it is connected.

 

 

 

insane:

 

lNomNoml:

 

insane:

 

I've been looking for one too, but it seems that we're right about at the beginning of wireless android auto and apple car play, but that then comes at a premium.

 

I'm leaning towards getting a Sony AX3000 and getting used to the fact I'll need to plug my phone in if I need navigation.

 

 

Wow the XAV-AX3000 is actually going for a reasonable price, solid brand also.

 

 

Think it's down to $524 at supercheap. Apparently the main issue is that the screen can get washed out in direct sunlight, and it only has a single USB port. The AX5000 has a better capacitive touch screen and two USB ports, but is another $150

 

 

 

 

Bah, I would just go for the AX3000, really depends if you can justify the $150 extra, like if you park your car outside a lot then the screen issue would be a concern, bit I don't so wouldn't be an issue in my situation.


 
 
 
 




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  # 2318210 15-Sep-2019 19:35
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So I've been doing some research and found the below choices (so far) available in New Zealand:

 

Haven't found many Reviews but Kenwood is a well-known brand for High Quality Gear

 

Has some alright reviews but isn't too popular on the Sony's Review Website or Amazon

 

Is anyone able to tell me what is different (except price) between this one and the AX5000?

 

  • DRIVEPRO UNIVERSAL 7" APPLE CARPLAY, ANDROID AUTO, BLUETOOTH, USB,NZ TUNER RADIO ($379 @ CrazySystems)

Never heard of this brand before.... so very cautious however is a NZ own brand....

 

Have heard of JVC and had some experience (both good & bad)

 

Some others I found while browsing

 

 

 

Any thoughts on any of the above? Would be nice to add a Reversing Camera incorporated into the Stereo as well!


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  # 2318213 15-Sep-2019 19:39
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OpenAuto Pro on a Pi 4...





CPU: Intel 3770k| RAM: F3-2400C10D-16GTX G.Skill Trident X |MB:  Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H-WB | GFX: GV-N660OC-2GD gv-n660oc-2gd GeForce GTX 660 | Monitor: Qnix 27" 2560x1440

 

 


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  # 2318216 15-Sep-2019 19:50
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Just pulled the trigger on the XA-VAX3000 from Supercheap for $529 delivered. Been looking at an option to replace the one that died in my car for the last few months. Seems cheapest option for Android Auto from a named brand. Will report back success. Hopefully install next weekend.


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  # 2318233 15-Sep-2019 21:17
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k14:

 

Just pulled the trigger on the XA-VAX3000 from Supercheap for $529 delivered. Been looking at an option to replace the one that died in my car for the last few months. Seems cheapest option for Android Auto from a named brand. Will report back success. Hopefully install next weekend.

 

 

Are you going to install it yourself? if so could you post back feedback on this, my understanding is if you can build a computer you should be able to install a car stereo, thing is up until now I have always paid someone to do it at $79 a pop.

 

 

 

rangosouthnz:

 

So I've been doing some research and found the below choices (so far) available in New Zealand:

 

Is anyone able to tell me what is different (except price) between this one and the AX5000?

 

Any thoughts on any of the above? Would be nice to add a Reversing Camera incorporated into the Stereo as well!

 

 

It was already pointed out above what the difference is, basically 1 extra USB port and better screen in terms of fading out due to the sun, personally I would just get the XAV-AX3000, also a really good deal at Supercheap was pointed out that undercuts DrivingSound by $40, ask them to price match if the price is still available online and then you can get a reverse camera as well, usually car stereo installers offer 3 options for a camera, 1. First one is usually around the $69 mark and this is your usual standard definition quality cam, next one up is usually for $79 and includes higher quality video, and lastly you get one around the $99 mark that is high definition and comes with night vision capability, my partner has this one and wow the night vision is better than my factory Suzuki Swift 2017, she got this camera at https://soundsolution.co.nz/, so you could phone them up and maybe ask which model it is to look on their website and them ask DrivingSound to get the same one, I can provide a video showing the quality if interested. 


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  # 2318329 16-Sep-2019 06:36
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lNomNoml:

 

Are you going to install it yourself? if so could you post back feedback on this, my understanding is if you can build a computer you should be able to install a car stereo, thing is up until now I have always paid someone to do it at $79 a pop.

 

 

Yes, I have installed about 15 stereos in my time so it is pretty rudimentary for me now. It all depends on what car you have and how hard it is to remove the dash. Some take 10 mins, some take 2 hours. Look up your car on youtube and see if there are any how to's for installing a stereo in it.


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  # 2318351 16-Sep-2019 08:09
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I've got a couple of JVC-kwm740bt's. The new Android auto has really improved things. Both great head units. I used a Sony with a volume knob which was very handy but am happy with the JVC's.

Keep an eye on Super Cheap and Repco as they regularly discount them down to wait the price of Driving Sound

Cheers, Matt




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  # 2318841 16-Sep-2019 22:56
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I too picked up the AX3000 from Supercheap. Then got a CAN integrated harness for my steering wheel controls, ISO harness, and Sony patch lead so it'll work with my existing Bose amplifier. Think I might still need to get an aerial adapter and possibly mounting brackets to work with a Japanese import - job for this coming weekend :)

 

I suspect with all the adapters I'll still be dusting off my gas soldering iron or crimper. 


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  # 2318910 17-Sep-2019 08:46
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If anyone who is still following this thread Repco have a great special today until midday.

 

You can get 30% off the JVC KW-M750BT with the code AUCKLANDWIN. It comes down to $398 which is a steal.

 

Cheers, Matt





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