Best Kenwood Double DIN Car Stereos Reviews

Kenwood is one of the top-rated car stereo brands in the world. They’ve been in business for a very long time and have mastered the art of providing quality car audio components of different types.

Kenwood offers a wide range of car stereos. From Single DIN headunits to double DIN headunits to digital media receivers, Kenwood has a car stereo to meet your specific needs. In today’s post, we’ll be reviewing some of the best Kenwood double DIN car stereos.

The Japanese firm has one of the best images in the industry, so while its double DIN headunits aren’t cheap, they’re very well-engineered and could be a great investment to anyone who’s looking for a high-grade replacement to their factory-installed receiver.

Kenwood Touchscreen Car Stereos Reviews

#1- Kenwood DDX25BT Review

Kenwood DDX25BT double din radio reviewThe DDX25BT is one of the most budget-friendly touch screen car stereos that Kenwood has to offer. This headunit sports a clear resistive panel and 6.2 inch wide LCD display which provides a brighter and clearer visual experience with vivid colors and easy to read text. Additionally, this unit has electronic angle settings which allows you to adjust the display for best off axis viewing.

As with most new aftermarket headunits, Kenwood DDX25BT features a built-in Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free talking and wireless audio streaming. This unit supports dual phone connection capability, which allows you to pair up to two smartphones to the receiver and easily switch between them. It comes with an external wired microphone for clear, convenient voice commands and hands-free calling.

Kenwood DDX25BT features controls for Pandora, iHeart Radio, and Spotify apps. These and other apps can be used with the AVH-3300NEX via a Bluetooth connection.

Along with streaming, the Kenwood DDX25BT has a CD/DVD drive, an AM/FM tuner, and is SiriusXM satellite radio ready with the addition of an extra-cost tuner.

This double DIN receiver is incoporated with a built-in 22-watt-by-4 amp (RMS). It has a rear-mounted USB port that can be accessed via an extension cable, as well as a rear-mounted auxilary input. It also has AV and rearview camera inputs. It comes with three 3 sets of 2.5V preamp outputs for use with a separate amplifier, as well as high and low pass filters.

As far as sound shaping controls are concerned, this unit only has a 13-band graphic equalizer, and loudness control.

#2- Kenwood DDX574 Review

Kenwood DDX574BH double DIN radio stereo reviewIf you’ve got some extra money to spare and you’re looking for a double din touchscreen car stereo with some more features, then the DDX574 is a good option to consider.

This double DIN headunit sports powerful sound, lots of handy features, and user-friendly controls. It features a sharp 6.2″ touchscreen display, as well as an advanced display panel with high contrast ratio. The touchscreen has a relatively sharp resolution of of 800 x 480 pixels, 9 different preset background images, nine different display colors, variable color illumination, and automatic dimming.

This unit comes with built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and wireless audio streaming with dual phone connection capability allowing you to connect up to two smartphones to this receiver and quickly switch between them, without having to go through the receiver’s menus to change phones. Further, you can use Kenwood’s free remote app to control the stereo directly from a smartphone.

Kenwood DDX574 has a CD/DVD drive, and an AM/FM tuner. It features controls for Pandora®, iHeartRadio®, and Spotify® Internet radio services. This unit also has a built-in HD Radio® tuner, so you can listen to your favorite stations in high definition. And if you’re a road warrior, you’ll be happy to know that this headunit is SiriusXM satellite radio ready with the addition of an extra-cost tuner.

The Kenwood DDX574 has a rear-mounted USB port that can be accessed via an extension cable, as well as a rear-mounted AUX Input. It also has rear A/V and front- and rear-view camera inputs. It comes with three pairs of RCA preamp outputs for use with a separate amplifier, as well as a built-in 22-watt-by-4 amp (RMS).

Additionally, there’s subwoofer level, phase, and low-pass crossover controls. To further finetune sound, you get 8 EQ presets for easy adjustment, a 13-band EQ for customized tuning, and a Drive EQ mode to overcome road noise.

#3- Kenwood DDX9704S Review

Kenwood DDX9704S double DIN receiver reviewThis is what you can get if you’re willing to shell out some serious dough. This headunit will take vehicle integration and multimedia to a higher level. It’s one of the best kenwood double DIN car stereos out there, all things considered.

Kenwood DDX9704S is a multimedia marvel. It’s very well-engineered and it’s loaded with a wide array of bells and whistles. However, this headunit has a hefty price tag, but offers enough value to earn our Editors’ Choice.

Plenty of Kenwood aftermarket kenwood touch screen car stereos provide access to streaming sources, but what makes the DDX9704S stand out is its Android Auto and CarPlay capability.

Kenwood DDX9704S features a highly customizable 6.95″ capacitive touchscreen display with a sharp resolution of 800 by 480 pixels, nine preset background colors, six preset background images, automatic dimming, and front-panel controls w/ variable color illumination.

This kenwood double din headunit features controls for Apple Music, Pandora, and Spotify. These and other apps can be used with the DDX9704S via a Bluetooth connection. Speaking of Bluetooth connection, you can pair two phones simultaneously to this receiver. The unit is also compatible with Siri Eyes Free for iPhones.

Along with Bluetooth connectivity and streaming apps, the DDX9704S has a CD/DVD drive, an AM/FM tuner, built-in HD Radio tuner, and is SiriusXM satellite radio ready with the addition of an extra-cost tuner.

Kenwood DDX9704S has two rear-mounted USB inputs that can be accessed using extention cables, as well as a rear analog A/V input (mini-jack). It also has front- and rear-view camera inputs.

This Kenwood double DIN receiver is incorporated with built-in 22-watt-by-4 amp (RMS), and it comes with three pairs for RCA preamp outputs for expanding your sound system. To tone up sound, you get a 13-band graphic equalizer, 8 EQ presets, and a Drive EQ mode to overcome road noise. Combine that with the built-in digital time alignment processor, and you can put yourself right in the front row of the show.

#4- Kenwood DMX7704S Review

Kenwood DMX7704S double DIN Digital Media Receiver reviewIf you’ve ditched CDs/DVDs in favor of digital formats, then Kenwood-DMX7704S digital media receiver is for you. It’s one of the best digital media receivers out there.

In addition to its large touchscreen display, this headunit sports a big list of multimedia features, including Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.

Kenwood DMX7704S has built-in Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling and wireless music streaming. This flagship unit is also compatible with Siri Eyes Free for iPhones.

Using the controls on this receiver, you can access your favorite Pandora® or Spotify® Internet Radio stations from your smartphone. You can also add SiriusXM tuner to this Kenwood unit to enjoy satellite radio stations that won’t fade away, no matter how long the drive. Furthermore, the DMX7704S comes with built-in HD Radio tuner for crystal clear radio reception.

The DMX7704S sports plenty of inputs. It has two rear-mounted USB inputs, as well as a rear-mounted aux-in jack. It also has a rear analog A/V input, and front- and rearview camera inputs. Additionally, and with dash cameras becoming more and more popular, the DMX7704S is ready for its close-up. It has a proprietary “Dash Cam” control input for connecting Kenwood’s DRV-N520 dashboard camera.

This Kenwood double din car stereo comes with a built-in 22-watt-by-4 MOSFET amp. It has three pairs of RCA preamp outputs for further expanding your sound system. There’s also high and low pass filters, subwoofer control, and loudness/low-frequency boost.

To further finetune sound, you get 8 EQ presets for easy adjustment, a 13-band EQ for customized tuning, and a Drive EQ mode that boosts certain frequencies which become hard to hear due to engine and road noise.

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