Product Comparison: Pioneer AVH-4200NEX vs Pioneer AVH-4100NEX


General Specifications
Brand
Pioneer
Pioneer
Model
AVH-4200NEX
AVH-4100NEX
Origin
Thailand
Thailand
About the Product
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.
Pioneer's NEX or networked entertainment experience line of receivers feature an innovative and powerful new user interface which is responsive and highly customizable. The NEX models are designed especially for today's smart phone driven lifestyle.
Key Specs
Nominal Power per Chanel
22 watts
14 watts
Type
2 -DIN
2 -DIN
Channels
4
4
Peak Power per Chanel
50 watts
45 watts
What customers say about "Key Specs"
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.
Pioneer AVH-4100NEX In-Dash Multimedia DVD Receiver
  • This is a great head unit with many features I am still learning about. I have to save up more money for amps and such, but can't wait to hear how it sounds when I finally get them. This unit has already improved the sound in the car over the old stock system
  • Made my already nice speakers sound even more amazing. Very easy to use, relatively easy to install
  • Great sound quality and features galore. Easily upgraded and add additional device connections to it as finances allow.
  • Sound quality is great, as is the method of attaching speakers to unit. The use of pigtails on the rca speaker ports allows for them to be out of the way making install easier if attaching multiple other accessories such as an hdmi or multiple usb cables.
  • The nex 4100 in my opinion is the smart choice the upper models may have GPS built in but the 4100 has android auto and uses Google GPS witch is way better I has mine a year now works perfectly sounds and looks and preforms great I will always own pioneer units
Size & Weight
Height
6 in.
3.9 in.
Width
11 in.
7 in.
Depth
9.5 in.
6.5 in.
Weight
6.5 lbs.
4.9 lbs.
Display
Brightness Control
Yes
Yes
Screen Size
7 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"
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.
Pioneer AVH-4100NEX In-Dash Multimedia DVD Receiver
  • Another cool feature is that it allows you to install a new splash screen, so you can throw your cars brand logo onto the radio to make it feel more OEM.
  • I love having a great touch screen that replaces my old stereo and fits naturally in my dash.
  • The screen tilts allowing a better viewing angle since the radio is pretty low on the TrailBlazer's dashboard.
  • The screen is nice and shiny, the touch screen is responsive as are most of the menus.
  • Nice touch screen interface that is very responsive. Easy to configure with great speaker settings for full surround sound in the car.
Audio
Digital Media Playback
WMA, WAV, MPEG 1/2, AVI, DivX, AAC, FLAC, MPEG-4, WMV, JPEG
WMA, WAV, MPEG 1/2, MPEG-4, JPEG, AVI, DivX, AAC, FLAC, MP3, WMV
Listening Position Selector
Yes
Yes
Subwoofer Control
Yes
Yes
Customizable Graphic Equalizer
13 -band
13 -band
Auto EQ
Yes
Yes
Advanced Sound Retriever
Yes
Yes
Crossover Network
LPF, HPF
LPF, HPF
D/A Converter
24 -bit
24 -bit
What customers say about "Audio"
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
Pioneer AVH-4100NEX In-Dash Multimedia DVD Receiver
  • I love this radio! The sound improvement compared to the factory Toyota radio is immense! No need to replace speakers, putting in this radio is perfect.
  • Works perfectly in my Toyota 2004 SE. Nice touch screen interface that is very responsive. Easy to configure with great speaker settings for full surround sound in the car.
  • I love this stereo. I don't have a phone for the Android AUto yet but I will as soon as the Note 5 comes out.. but so far I am loving the sound and screen and Pandora on this unit... my sound has increased amazingly just by putting this unit in and I love the GE on it..
  • Out side of that annoyance I'm please with the unit. I installed it in my 2014 ram w/relative ease and the sound quality is great.
  • I got my phone to work with the Android Auto and the sound quality is quite a bit better than the older Pioneer unit this replaced.
Tuner
AM Presets
6
6
Best Station Memory (BSM)
Yes
Yes
FM Presets
18
18
RDS
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Tuner"
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.
Pioneer AVH-4100NEX In-Dash Multimedia DVD Receiver
  • Love the HD radio tuner (when near HD radio channel) and the RDS functionality. Fairly easy install into 2015 Jeep Wrangler.
  • The HD radio had good sound quality and you'll find some hidden sub-stations if you play around with the tuner.
  • I installed this on my 2008 Toyota Sienna. I also installed the Pioneer ND-BC8 Universal rear-view camera and SiriusXM SXV300V1 Satellite Radio Tuner. Installation was fairly straightforward.
  • I mostly listen to Pandora and HD radio stations. I like the album cover art that is displayed while the current song plays.
  • Favorites are the HD Radio, built-in Pandora App (requires Pandora on your mobile device) and Android Auto (will say Android Auto has been a bit touchy but I think that is a function of the App on the phone rather than the unit as it is just acting as a display for the Android Auto interface).
Features
Navigation
Navigation Ready - AVIC-U260 Required
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
SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Extras
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®
Apple CarPlay™ Compatible, Android Auto™ Compatible, AppRadio® Mode for iPhone® & Android™, MirrorLink™ Compatible, 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"
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.
Pioneer AVH-4100NEX In-Dash Multimedia DVD Receiver
  • Amazing head unit. Has tons of features and capabilities. Apple car play works perfectly. The amount of customization is great. Movies play clearly. The audio settings you can control is amazing and makes you audio system sound fantastic.
  • This is a great head unit with many features I am still learning about. I have to save up more money for amps and such, but can't wait to hear how it sounds when I finally get them.
  • This is such a great head unit. Unfortunately the android auto is not working with my phone but that's not the units issue. Bluetooth connects fast, sound is good, screen resolution is great for the application.
  • Hands free calling: this is something that has exceeded my expectations. I didn't have hands free calling before in my car. It really sounds like the person is in the seat next to me. Very clear and easy to use.
  • I love this HU, and Pioneer in general. Although I'm a little disappointed with their support for Maestro iDatalink, which does not include OBDII displays. Oh well. Love the sound, display looks great, easy to use, and Android Auto is the best!
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CEA Power Ratings
CEA Power Ratings
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
700 $
700 $


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