Reviews and Problems with Dual Electronics XHD6430
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Value for money 6
Not bad at all!
Stephen from tampa, FL, Sonic Electronix
27 March 2012
Conclusion: This was the first aftermarket radio I put in my car. To start everyone looks at Dual pretty poorly but I can honestly say I enjoy this HU. The iPod feature I use everyday and it works really well. USB port reads quickly and the sound quality is more than decent on all the modes. I used Bluetooth for awhile and loved the audio streaming from my phone but stopped using it because i don't know why but it just stopped connecting, so I stuck to the iPod feature.
Tonymft from Fort Lauderdale, FL, Sonic Electronix
7 November 2011
Conclusion: This is my first radio purchase. Im not sure if the quality of the radio is the problem or if it could have been installed better, but I think it's the radio. I often here double talk during talk radio shows - One person will say something and I may hear it two times, like feedback. Also, there is static that shows up, like a buzzing sound. I have to disconnect the radio and push it back in, sometimes twice to fix it.
Conclusion: To start, I had a good experience with the previous model (xhd6420), the HD radio was great and it had all the features that I could want. If the reception was not that great in an area it would switch seamlessly between standard and HD (when reception allowed) This one has been quite a different story... The first thing that became annoying is when it would switch from HD to standard radio (or the other way around) it would have a noticeable echo.
Conclusion: WOW! Nice to install, a little frustrating at times but mostly installer error! But it makes my stock speakers sound like mini subs! Wow. A little distortion, but that is thanks to my stock speakers which will be replaced soon. Overall, great radio for the buy. Takes a few seconds to read the flash drives, but the iPod works great. Cant go to a different artist tho... bummer man!
Tons of features for the price , but has a few quirks.
Paul from MO, Sonic Electronix
17 June 2011
Conclusion: I have owned this stereo for about 6 months so I have a good idea of it's strong and weak points. First the good. You can't get a better deal on a bluetooth enabled HD radio that has an aux jack, USB port and will run your IPOD (I don't have an IPOD so I can't say how well it works) The blu tooth works well, the best place for the mic is on the visor pointing directly at the driver.
Conclusion: I like this stereo, I replaced my stock stereo with this when it went out. The only complaints I have are the HD mode isn't something that can be toggled, so if you have a radio station with a weak HD signal it will fade in and out as it keeps trying to re-acquire the signal. The display is a little small, and the bright blue back light for the buttons can not be dimmed.