Summary: I had purchased and have been very happy with the older version of this unit. This one has a larger display, which is nice, but the old ones had a volume knob, to more or less instantly lower or raise the volume to match the traffic noise or whatever without really even having to think about it or...
Summary: I've had the DNX9980HD for almost two years now. It is one of the most ill-advised purchases I've made at this cost. As noted by others, it has more options than anyone could possibly require. That's fine, but navigating the options while driving (switching from radio to Sirius to CD) is dangerous.
Kenwood DNX9980HD eXcelon In-Dash Multimedia Navigation System
Merlyn Neel, Amazon
7 March 2013
Summary: This radio is not easy to use. It works ok but is the most difficult thing I have ever tried to operate. If I had known how hard it would be to operate it, I would not have bought it. Kenwood's design of this radio makes me to not ever want to buy another Kenwood product.
Summary: I love it. I have had a couple issues though. The first is my mobile phone doesnt allow me to always see or hear the txt msg and my phonebook doesn't download to the stereo. I manually input my favorite. other than those minor issues I love this head unit.
Summary: WELL LET ME START OFF BY SAYING I ALWAYS BUY KENWOOD I HAD A KVT516 ANND THEN DDX512 THIS UNIT BLOWS BOTH OF THEM OUT THE WATER IM HAVE RESEARCHED THIS RADIO FOR WEEKS BEFORE BUYING AND I DID READ A LOT OF NOT SO GOOD REVIEWS,, BUT I LOVED THE IDEA OF VOICE COMMANDS AND NO IT DOES NOT WORK PERFECT...
Summary: I would like to give my .02 on this unit by Kenwood. I will start by throwing out the negative: The options you might want to add to it will cost extra money. For me it was sirius sat radio, IPOD controls, and a backup camera. Lets face it here, all of the competition makes you pay for add-ons too.
Summary: My son owns a custom audio installation business and I am familiar with many brands of receivers and this is by far the most advanced unit I have seen to date. If this radio doesn't have what you want, then you don't need it.