Product Comparison: Kenwood DDX9703S vs Pioneer AVH-4200NEX


General Specifications
Brand
Kenwood
Pioneer
Model
DDX9703S
AVH-4200NEX
Origin
Indonesia
Thailand
About the Product
Kenwood's DDX9703S DVD receiver includes a multimedia platform that handles both iPhone® and Android™ integration using Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. You can control your smartphone, as well as all your audio and video media, from the vibrant 6.95" touchscreen display. This Kenwood also offers Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and music streaming, a built-in HD Radio™ tuner, and deep tone controls to refine your sound.
The AVH-4200NEX also features Android Auto which extends the Android platform into the car in a way that’s purpose-built for driving and automatically brings you useful information and organizes it into simple cards that appear just when they’re needed. It’s designed to minimize distraction so you can stay focused on the road ahead.
Key Specs
Nominal Power per Chanel
22 watts
22 watts
Type
2 -DIN
2 -DIN
Channels
4
4
Peak Power per Chanel
50 watts
50 watts
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Kenwood DDX9703S 2-DIN In-Dash DVD/CD/AM/FM Car Stereo
  • Without hooking up a sub or separate amp its fair audio quality with inboard MOSFET power outputs of about 50 w/ channel but that may be case for most of these types of units.
  • Sweet unit! Sounds awesome with a good put together system.
  • The sound and video quality also the speed of it cant complain.
  • I really enjoy this product. The sound quality is amazing.
  • Sweet unit! Sounds awesome with a good put together system. But I had to send my unit back in due to freezing up using apple CarPlay so I would have to stop my car and turn off car then turn back on then Itll function.
Pioneer AVH-4200NEX 2-DIN Receiver
  • Great head unit love works great love it sounds fantastic an has lost of power.......
  • After installing JBL speakers in my Ranger, I had BB install this radio and a JBL sub/amp. The sound is much improved, and the radio itself is quick to come alive, the menu setup is intuitive and the touch screen is quick and responsive.
  • Excellent head unit with Apple Car Play capability. Powerful output - great sound.
  • everything is smooth, and the musiq tunning features is awesome. i switch from a x2700bt and musiq has more power now, much cleaner.
  • The bluetooth is now solidly reliable (it never worked well in my stock HU), the sound quality and power is worlds ahead of what it replaced, and the feature set is amazing.
Size & Weight
Height
4.43 in.
6 in.
Width
7.18 in.
11 in.
Depth
6.43 in.
9.5 in.
Weight
5.1 lbs.
6.5 lbs.
Display
Brightness Control
Yes
Yes
Screen Size
6.95 in.
7 in.
Display Off Mode
Yes
Yes
Resolution
800 x 480 (WVGA)
800 x 480 (WVGA)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
16:9
Touchscreen
Clear Resistive
Clear Resistive
Anti-Glare Screen Coating
Yes
Yes
Motorized Display
Yes
Yes
Last Angle Memory
Yes
Yes
LED Backlight
Yes
Yes
Home Screen Customization
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Display"
Kenwood DDX9703S 2-DIN In-Dash DVD/CD/AM/FM Car Stereo
  • This receiver sounds great and has a very responsive touch screen. I am really enjoying it.
  • Very bright screen. Easy to figure out.
  • Screen can be difficult to read during certain driving conditions. Consider getting your windows tinted...it helped in my case.
  • The buttons displayed along the bottom of the screen in certain modes are too small. Because the unit in my car is angled up a little, you continually knock the hard buttons like 'menu' and 'camera'.
  • I really wish the screen was anti-glare, and had an auto dimming feature.
Pioneer AVH-4200NEX 2-DIN Receiver
  • The screen has better (larger) graphics which makes it easier to use than my previous unit.
  • Love the 7 inch screen. Very user friendly. Sounds great.
  • It has a great video screen boosts any system you may have drastically
  • Got this as a replacement for my OEM radio. Love the large screen Apple CarPlay makes things so much easier
  • the only negative of this product is the screen could be a little brighter.
Audio
Digital Media Playback
MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC, MPEG 1/2, MPEG-4, WMV, H.264, JPEG, mkv, BMP, PNG
WMA, WAV, MPEG 1/2, AVI, DivX, AAC, FLAC, MPEG-4, WMV, JPEG
Listening Position Selector
Yes
Yes
Subwoofer Control
Yes
Yes
Customizable Graphic Equalizer
13 -band
13 -band
Auto EQ
No
Yes
Advanced Sound Retriever
No
Yes
Crossover Network
LPF, HPF
LPF, HPF
D/A Converter
32 -bit
24 -bit
What customers say about "Audio"
Kenwood DDX9703S 2-DIN In-Dash DVD/CD/AM/FM Car Stereo
  • Outstanding, crisp sound with lots of options to tweak Equalizers, crossover, blah, blah...If you're a stereo geek, you'll love it!
  • Pathfinder sounds great again. Previous bose system failed sounded dull. But kenwood definitely improved quality.
  • This little radio has great sound. Has issues with microphone Bluetooth volume going down but if you get a call just have to turn volume back up.
  • Installation was easy. Plenty of sound/equalizer customization options. Overall good system.
  • The stereo is amazing the sound is in very good detail and easy to use. Fast connection to your phone.
  • Great retrofit. Bluetooth sound could be better but everything else works well.
Pioneer AVH-4200NEX 2-DIN Receiver
  • Sound quality is amazing and can be tuned to any type of music with the built-in equalizer and crossover.
  • Definitly worth the money sound quality and performance are awesome
  • This stereo has great sound and is very easy to use. Apple play is great.
  • This unit is awesome! The sound quality is outstanding and it has a ton features! The apple play support is okay. I fully recommend this product.
  • It was what i needed for my Jeep Wangler, sound is better than the factory radio
Tuner
AM Presets
5
6
Best Station Memory (BSM)
No
Yes
FM Presets
15
18
RDS
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Tuner"
Kenwood DDX9703S 2-DIN In-Dash DVD/CD/AM/FM Car Stereo
  • This radio provides great sound with all the bells and whistles needed for a great listening experience. The source of the music does not matter, am/fm, iPhone, Android, Bluetooth, or Sirius.
  • Love my radio, does a ton of things...Xm radio, Apple android car play, Bluetooth, hd radio, hd hook up option to stream from phone/device, and back up cam hook ups! You will love this radio !
  • Radio works as promised very very impressed with quality a little pricey but you will love it
Pioneer AVH-4200NEX 2-DIN Receiver
  • Being a Pioneer the tuner is also very good switching seamlessly from digital to analog for those fringe stations
  • It also doesn’t default to a preset station but instead goes to one that wasn’t set previously. But being able to present stations in other cities with the multiple fm options is great.
  • Great Car Radio, looks and sounds great with the HD Radio. It's nice seeing the Album Cover Art when the radio station sends the data.
  • SirisXM ready, HD FM as avaialbe in your area and of course the interface to your iPhone, bluetooth for music and phone, USB interface for the other features, messaging, Siri, maps, etc.
  • ATL has a large number of radio stations and I like having 18 FM presets.
Features
Navigation
No
Navigation Ready - AVIC-U260 Required
Built-in Bluetooth
Yes
Yes
Hands-Free Profile (HFP)
Yes
Yes
A2DP
Yes
Yes
USB Direct Control
Yes
Yes
HDMI Input
Yes
Yes
AUX Input
Yes
Yes
Composite AV Input
Yes
Yes
Dual Camera Input
Yes
Yes
Composite Video Output
Yes
Yes
Memory Card Slot
No
SD/SDHC
Extras
iDataLink Maestro, Parking Guide Lines, Apple CarPlay™ Compatible, Android Auto™ Compatible, Dual Phone Connection, Android Rapid Charge, Wireless Music Browsing (AVRCP 1.5), Graphic EQ / Time Alignment
Remote Control, Apple CarPlay™ Compatible, Android Auto™ Compatible, AppRadio® Mode for iPhone® & Android™, Pandora Link, Power of SIRI eyes Free, SXM Ready with Channel Art, built-in HD Radio™, Dual Zone Entertainment, iDataLink Maestro, MIXTRAX®
What customers say about "Features"
Kenwood DDX9703S 2-DIN In-Dash DVD/CD/AM/FM Car Stereo
  • Superb microphone for in-car calls, especially at highway speeds.
  • Android Auto works great! So far, they seem to have fixed some of the complaints on earlier/other models.
  • Boot up is fast and GPS acquisition is remarkably quick with my antenna being placed on the driver's side dash.
  • The sound quality playing spotify through android auto is massively better than through bluetooth, and Android Auto and Carplay are great and continue to improve.
  • One the original software, there is a glitch with the clock resetting to factory default EVERYTIME you power up...Very annoying! However, Kenwood issued a firmware update in August 2016 that I just applied and that seems to have solved that problem.
Pioneer AVH-4200NEX 2-DIN Receiver
  • Awesome radio that allows me to see my maps on the screen without paying for navigation. Just by connecting my phone.
  • The radio has alot of functions and is compatible with both android and apple.
  • This radio is fantastic! On screen controls, even came with a little remote. It uses my iPhone settings and Siri for music and the GPS for mPs so it's all very compact.
  • It takes some getting used to, but is very intuitive and the Apple CarPlay is the best!! Looks great too and fits perfectly in the dash!!
  • It's nice to use with carplay on my iPhone. Probably the only downfall is how long it takes to boot up when you start the car.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CEA Power Ratings
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
700 $


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