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: 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: If you get the urge to buy this product, lie down until it passes. Here are the deficiencies that I have fopund after using it for over a year: 1. The time and date are displayed in type so small that they are virtually invisible from more than a foot away. 2. The control buttons, which are frustratingly multi-purpose, are so small they are virtually invisible except when lighted.
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.
Summary: Every thing was great with it but had some trouble with insertion of the maps to the gps when i first insert it all the icons on the gps menu disapear but if i take the sd card out and then in again it works fine.
Summary: Well, I got this system to go into my new Honda since I did not like the Nav system that comes with it. Well, After spending like a full month on researching different systems, I decided to go with Kenwood since almost everyone recommends Garmin with 4 and 5 star reviews. The navigation is awesome, and will not have you in the bushes like Magellan. I have nothing bad to say.
Summary: I did extensive research on head units and the 9960 got the best reviews. I replaced a factory OEM system in my 03 Chevy Avalanche with this and if I had it to do it all over again I would not. There are some cool features of this unit and the Garmin NAV/GPS is top notch but the non-GPS user interface (all of the audio and video) is 2nd rate and poorly designed for usability while driving.