Summary: The Bluetooth is worth it alone! I've had it for a few years now and the navigation went out do to the heather in my truck over heating the unit. Over all a great unit and recommend getting one with all the options. The upgrade can be a pain with the card!
Summary: I've had the 9960 installed for 18 months. After applying update after update, and e-mailing Kenwood for support help they are unable to help, and unwilling to take responsibility for what is well known in the car stereo community as a lemon product. There is a reason this product did not last on the market.
Summary: Great display. It has a very large manual which tells you it is not easy to operate. For example, it took a long time to figure out how to blank the display as I do not need it running all the time. The Garmin GPS is very good. The NAVTEQ has to be turned off to stop the advertisement popups which were a pain. It has many nice features but is awkward to operate. My main complaint is the audio quality. It seems a little off somehow. I cannot figure it out yet.
Summary: I've had this unit for 4 months now, not a single issue, love the unit. Sound quality is amazing, when enabling the SRS WOW feature I get sub-woofer-like sound. Screen resolution is very good, and the 5.1 surround sound is great with movies. I custom cut a Bodyguardz screen protector and applied it to the unit, this improved the touch responsiveness.
Summary: I first went with Pioneer's new Z120BT. The interface was cool looking, but just didn't work well at all. The sound was poor. The EQ/Crossover capabilities are weak. The NAV was not impressive at all. Sooo... I returned it and bought the 9960. I love this HU. Update all firmware first. It will fix the reset and other issues. I get some intermittent lag in the interface, but overall it smokes the Pioneer in pretty much every aspect.
Summary: I have been racing imports for 13 years and 6 years now for competition stereo. I am not easily impressed, but this unit is pretty damn good. It manages my subs and components well. The unit itself was easily installed, and the options and the way the screen is presented is pretty simple. I am using this as my new unit for competition this year, so for me, only the best. So with all that said, my back window blew out from the subs and 4 amps.
Summary: While I like the iPod integration, as it can be easy to use, this unit has been incredibly problematic. It resets about every fifth on operation, for no apparent reason. When it resets, you have to repogram the radio station presets, settings, etc. It often freezes the connected iPod, which requires it to have battery run down to be reset. Also the unit is slow to respond when touching on screen buttons.
Alexander Macdonald "hotdogphilanthropist", Amazon
26 September 2011
Summary: I love the deck but I'm afraid that after owning this for a year, I really wish it had a volume knob. If for nothing else when I arrive somewhere my music is much louder than when I start to go somewhere and it blares. It also doesnt remember if the music was attenuated or not either. Great functions as well but it is also hampered by slow UI. To add another point, the handsfree bluetooth telephone option is absolutely horrible.