We all come to that point at one time or another. The point where you have to upgrade your car’s stereo system. It may be because it is no longer working, or you just need to improve the sound quality and the look of your dash. It is a rite of passage for most every car owner.
If you are at that point today, you are in the right place at the right time. Why do I say that? Because I’m doing a Boss Audio BV9384NV review today, just for you. Coincidence, karma, or whatever you may want to call it, just sit back and enjoy the ride.
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When it comes to investing in your car, you need to invest in the best. Before I continue with our Boss Audio BV9384NV review, I just want to give you 3 reasons as to why you should consider the Boss Audio line of car stereos.
Reliable and Trustworthy
Boss Audio has been in the business of providing cars and marine vehicles with stereo systems for over 30 years. To last so long in such a volatile business can mean only one thing – they are reliable and people know it. Because they build stereo systems that you can depend on, they have a big fan base and a very good reputation. This means you can trust Boss Audio, especially the Boss Audio BV9384NV to give you good sounds from your car for many years to come.
Boss Audio stereo systems have always impressed on 2 levels – quality and affordability. With a mission to equip the masses with affordable stereo systems without compromising on quality, Boss Audio are truly making headway in the car stereo market.
You can trust your Boss Audio car stereo to accompany you on your trips for a very long time because Boss Audio uses high-quality materials that will give you a unit you will be proud of for a long time. That, coupled with the affordability factor, makes for a very good radio. This alone should be reason enough for you to go with Boss Audio.
Easy to Install
Boss Audio car stereo systems are very easy to maintain, even for a beginner. This reduces your total expenses as you will not need to pay extra for installation. The installation process is so simple it will only take you a maximum of 90 minutes (if you are a complete newbie to stereo head unit installation) and a few simple tools that you probably have on hand.
Why go for Boss Audio? Because you can install it yourself and enjoy your stereo for a long time. Now that you trust Boss Audio, let me introduce you to the Boss Audio BV9384NV, one of the best value for money in-dash Double DIN units on the market.
The Boss Audio BV9384NV Review
The purpose of this review is not to confuse you with a lot of technical and industry related jargon as other reviews do. My aim is to show you exactly what the Boss Audio BV9384NV is and what it is capable of doing (or not) so that at the end of the day you may be able to make your own informed decision concerning this amazing unit.
Overview of the Boss Audio BV9384NV
Here is an overview of the specs and features of the Boss Audio BV9384NV so that you may be able to see at a glance what you will be getting. The Boss Audio BV9384NV is a 6.2” touchscreen Double DIN DVD player and stereo receiver. And it’s yours to own for an affordable price of $$. I told you Boss Audio equipment is affordable (you’ll agree with me once you see what this baby is capable of).
For those not familiar with what a Double DIN is, it simply means a head unit which measures 7” x 4”, with a Single DIN measuring 7” x 2”. Double DINs have more screen real estate and thus are able to offer you more functionality that single DIN head units.
So what does our Boss Audio BV9384NV receiver come packed with? Let’s take a look.
Boss Audio BV9384NV Specifications
- Double-DIN in-dash AM/FM receiver
- 6.2" touchscreen monitor
- Bluetooth hands-free and Bluetooth audio streaming
- 80 watts x 4 max power
- RDS tuner
- Plays DVD/CD/USB/SD/MP3/WMA, FM/AM and smartphones
- Compatible with audio out from smartphones and MP3 players
- USB, SD card, and front AUX input
- Rear camera input
- Steering wheel control input
- Wireless remote
- Built-in subwoofer control
- Navigation: maps of the USA and Puerto Rico
Let’s get on with our Boss Audio BV9384NV review so that you can see in clear terms what all this means, after all, I did promise clarity and simplicity.
Today’s world runs on screens. Well what I mean to say is that our interaction with most things in this technologically driven world of ours is done through screens – touch screens to be exact. And this means if you are to get anything with a touch screen, the screen has to be good, if not great.
The Boss Audio’s 6.2” TFT screen does not disappoint. With a resolution of 800 x 480, it is capable of giving you clear, crisp, and bright pictures that are more than satisfactory for all your visual needs.
And if you are a night driver, the display can be dimmed to afford you better vision of the road without the brightness of the display interfering with your sight.
For the price of the unit, this is a very good screen. You can’t get better for the price. And for that reason, I will give the Boss Audio BV9384NV’s display a noble 4/5.
The Boss audio BV9384NV comes with inbuilt navigation to help you get to your destination safely and on time. The onboard navigation system features maps of all 50 states in the US and Puerto Rico. It also has a nice, clean, and easy to use graphical user interface (GUI) and text to speech functionality that helps you keep your eyes on the road as it will read out the directions for you.
Because of its ease of use, the navigation system gets a perfect score of 5/5. Good job on the integrated navigation Boss Audio.
Sound and Multi-Media
The reason you are looking for an in-dash stereo is probably that you are looking for good on-road entertainment, isn’t it? Well the Boss Audio BV9384NV has you well covered here.
When it comes to sound quality, the Boss Audio BV9384NV throbs with 80 Watts X 4 Max Power output. More than enough to get your head bobbing to your favorite beats as you wait for the traffic light to turn green. The crisp sound that comes out of this humble unit is quite amazing, to say the least.
As for video quality, the 6.2” 800 x 480 resolution screen is adequate enough to keep the kids entertained as they watch their favorite cartoon, or better yet, connect rear monitors for them through the Boss Audio BV9384NV’s AV input. Whatever you do, this unit will give you some serious entertainment to keep you sane on long road trips. And that warrants it a score of 5/5.
The Boss Audio BV9384NV comes equipped with Bluetooth connectivity to help you stay connected to your phone without removing your hands from the steering wheel. The Bluetooth connection allows you to make and take calls through your stereo system, making it safer for you to use your phone while you are behind the steering wheel. A plus for the Bluetooth is the fact that it connects very fast.
The Bluetooth connectivity goes beyond phone calls though. You can use it to stream music from Pandora, Spotify, and any other music streaming app you like – and all that from your phone directly to the BV9384NV.
Talking about favorite streaming apps, you can also tune in to your favorite radio station via the Boss Audio BV9384NV’s AM/FM tuner. It will keep you connected to your favorite music, news, or sports station so that you don’t miss anything just because you are on your commute. The BV9384NV features a switchable tuner to enable you to select frequencies from either US Band or Europe Band and comes with 18 FM presets and 12 AM presets, offering you more convenience when it comes to selecting which station you want to listen to at a particular moment.
For keeping you connected to the world around you, I give the Boss Audio BV9384NV a good 5/5.
Reverse Camera Option
The Boss Audio BV9384NV comes with AV inputs that allow you to connect your reverse camera to the unit. No more guesswork and praying when you are backing into a tight spot because the reverse cameras will have you covered. Connecting reverse and side cameras to your Boss Audio BV9384NV is a very easy and it is highly recommended for your safety and the safety of your passengers.
The Boss BV9384NV Review – Is it Worth It?
One question many people like to ask about any product is, “is it worth it?” is the Boss Audio BV9384NV worth it? Absolutely! I mean, this is one of the best in-dash Double DIN head units that have integrated navigation you can get on the market (especially if you compare it to the likes of the Kenwood DDX372BT).
Adding to that a feature like ease of installation that will save you more money, this is a deal not to pass. And on that note, our Boss Audio BV9384NV review has come to an end. As an aside note, do yourself a favor and get yourself this unit. It will save you a lot of money and heart-ache.