Product Comparison: Kenwood DDX9903S vs Pioneer AVH-4200NEX


General Specifications
Brand
Kenwood
Pioneer
Model
DDX9903S
AVH-4200NEX
Origin
Indonesia
Thailand
About the Product
You can access apps easily from your smartphone using Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™, and enjoy all kinds of radio, including HD Radio™, satellite radio, Pandora®, and iHeartRadio®. You can also bring your high-res music for incredible sonic detail on your travels.
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 DDX9903S Double-DIN with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • I have it hooked up to a Rockford Fosgate P1000S5 five channel amp. The install was simple and you can virtually turn this radio all the way to max volume without clipping.
  • So, amazing sound, great UI, love the display, tons of options, (almost) hands free phone, text, limited surfing questions, radio options, music, along with a CD and DVD player.
  • The sound is excellent and installation straightforward.
  • It sounds nice. Especially the high res output, since most of my music collection is made up of high res FLAC files.
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 DDX9903S Double-DIN with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Capacitive screen is smooth. nice feature.
  • Sound is great, touch screen is easy to read and make selections. Love Apple CarPlay!
  • Enjoy crisp sound and a clear display with this Kenwood 2-DIN monitor receiver. The 6.95-inch VGA color LCD has a clear, resistive panel and an LED backlight for vivid display.
  • This receiver sounds great and has a very responsive touch screen. I am really enjoying it.
  • The screen sometimes is difficult to see because of glare.
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, mkv, BMP, JPEG, PNG
WMA, WAV, MPEG 1/2, AVI, DivX, AAC, FLAC, MPEG-4, WMV, JPEG
Listening Position Selector
No
Yes
Subwoofer Control
Yes
Yes
Customizable Graphic Equalizer
13 -band
13 -band
Auto EQ
No
Yes
Advanced Sound Retriever
Yes
Yes
Crossover Network
LPF, HPF
LPF, HPF
D/A Converter
32 -bit
24 -bit
What customers say about "Audio"
Kenwood DDX9903S Double-DIN with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 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.
  • If you have an iPhone then you need to get this radio. it sounds amazing and the Apple CarPlay feature is so cool its like buying an iPhone for your car.
  • This stereo has everything I was looking for to replace the broken one in my car.
  • Excellent radio, we purchased two, and the sound quality, functions, and connectabliliy are superb.
  • Sound quality is okay but not great. I haven't spent an hour tweaking the settings but my NEX4100 sounded better with just 1 minute of tweaking the settings than this radio does after messing with it for 20 minutes.
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 DDX9903S Double-DIN with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • The radio is great the young man who put it in was awesome gave me a great overview of the product and how to operate the Radio.
  • Love the deck. All the radio presets aren't displayed at the same time. You need to scroll to find your stations.
  • Great radio with a lot of features. It has HD radio, Apple Car Play, DVD, rear camera ability, large screen and many more options. It definitely was a good purchase.
  • No remote, switching stations or tuning in the radio not as easy.
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
Parking Guide Lines, Dual Phone Connection, Android Rapid Charge, Wireless Music Browsing (AVRCP 1.5), Graphic EQ / Time Alignment, Apple CarPlay™ Compatible, Android Auto™ Compatible
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 DDX9903S Double-DIN with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • You can use your rear-view camera as soon as you turn on the car, without waiting for the headunit to start up.
  • Charged my Android phone pretty quickly.
  • Ability to do Android Auto or Carplay with a single cable and without restarting the unit.
  • Works great with iPhone. Once plugged in to radio you can do everything without touching the phone. Voice commands for phone ,getting directions. Sound is great.
  • Haven't had the chance to play around too much yet, but once tried plugging in my Android phone as soon as the car started, and the headunit failed to recognize the Android device. Had to disconnect and reconnect.
  • Android Auto does not start automatically (unlike Pioneer's new headunits).
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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