Pioneer AVH X4700BS 2-DIN Head Unit Review

AVH-X4700BS_angle-2_largeAs far as Double DIN sets go, you’ve got a couple of options. The first option is a simple upgrade of all that makes your stock stereo great, usually things like simple mobile device connectivity, a few stereo connectors, and a touch screen interface.

Some of these are going to have some streaming radio support, IE, the ability to run internet radio through your stereo head, usually through an external device. While it’s all great for improving on what you already know and love about your car’s stereo head, it’s just that; an improvement that doesn’t really break much new ground.

If you really want to break new ground, you want the second option; integrated video support that essentially turns your car into a mobile media center. With on-board support for popular music and video apps, as well as DVD playback capability, this kind of stereo head gives you a wide array of options that you wouldn’t have even considered on your old stereo setup.

If this sounds like something you’d like, you should definitely consider the Pioneer AVH-X4700BS Double DIN Stereo Head, a 2-DIN unit that shows you the absolute best of what a DVD capable stereo head is capable of. Pioneer is a leader in head unit technology and continues their stranglehold at the top of the market with this stereo unit.

Check out our homepage to see this unit listed as 1 of our 5 recommended overall 2.0 din’s as well as one of our favorite Pioneer models.

Features of the Stereo Head by Pioneer

Let’s start with the basics on this Pioneer head unit. In addition to everything your stock stereo head can already do (scan for AM/FM radio, save presets, and play CDs), your interface is going to be pretty easy to understand, thanks to a 7 inch WVGA resolution touchscreen control setup with an added (and adjustable) backlight.

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Rather than your traditional push-button system, you’re going to know how to navigate menus, adjust features, and anything else without any guesswork. If you’re trying to get the best possible sound quality out of your stereo head, the touch screen makes equalizing, fading, and even the power to each of your speakers incredibly intuitive.

In much the same way, the video setup just makes a lot of sense. Simply press the DVD button on your touch screen and your stereo head will fold down, revealing the disk drive. Slide a DVD in, and you can control everything else through touch-screen menus. Whether your pleasure is music or video, the X4700BS Pioneer head unit has you covered.pioneer

Just taking it a few step further, you’re also getting USB connectivity and a Mirrorlink setup. The USB is pretty straightforward; simply plug in any USB device and this stereo head can easily read off audio files in MP3, WMA, AAC, and WAV, organized just like they were designed for this system.

The Mirrorlink setup allows you to extend this feature to your Iphone and Android devices as well, giving you real two-way control over music and video selection.

It’s not just your own music and video, either; the X4700BS comes loaded with support for streaming music services like Pandora and IheartRadio, as well as streaming video like Youtube and Netflix.

For the driver who likes to use their phone’s traffic apps, this Mirrorlink setup also supports a handful of navigation, parking, and traffic apps that, once again, run right through your stereo head. You’ve already got the smartphone and the apps; with the X4700BS, you can use them, as well as the rest of your phone, to their full potential.

Other Benefits of the Pioneer X4700BS

Speaking of using your phone to its full potential, the X4700BS also gives you the ability to connect without even plugging your phone in, thanks to Pioneer double DIN Bluetooth connectivity. Not only does this give you the ability to access all of your media (or the media of anyone else in your car with a Bluetooth connection), but you can also make calls hands-free, eyes-free and, most importantly, hassle-free.

All of your relevant information will show up on your stereo head when you’re receiving a call; all you need to do is confirm and talk into the external microphone, simple as that, with perfect receiving and transmitting quality.

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Whether you’re using your phone, your passenger’s phone, or your passenger’s tablet, you’ll have no problem running all of them right through the stereo head, all while keeping your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road.

Whether you’re a businessman with a hideous commute, a parent who needs to keep kids entertained on long car trips, or just somebody who wants to get a little more use out of their smartphones in the one place it can do a lot of good, this Pioneer double DIN car stereo should be your stereo head of choice.

If you can find just one feature on it you really like, it’s worth picking up one of these sweet double DIN units and falling in love with the other options you didn’t even know you needed.

Other high quality Pioneer head units include the FHX-720BT and the AVHX1600DVD.

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