When choosing to upgrade your head unit with a car radio CD and mp3 capable of connecting to your iPod, take into consideration the vast selection that the electronics market has to offer. An iPod stereo is the most popular way to handle your tunes while in the car, and negates the need to carry bulky CD’s that are prone to scratching.
Pioneer has been regarded as a maker of high quality audio head units that excel in durability and sound reproduction. One such example is the AVIC-Z110BT that answers the consumers need for a complete in car entertainment and information system. Although priced higher than the rest of the competition, it features iPod connectivity and GPS navigation as well, made possible by the brilliant touchscreen interface.
The Alpine iDA-X305 will fit perfectly into your dash console. The single din player features an attractive face that integrates a small digital screen, making it easy to integrate your iPod into the head unit. The controls are logical and easy to use as well. In fact, the iDA-X305 boasts of a user friendly interface that makes browsing media files a breeze.
The KDC-W5544U from Kenwood is a single din player that not only features iPod connectivity, but a front USB input port as well. The attractive design features a rotary knob encoder and control that makes it easy to sort various media files. The Bluetooth-ready head unit is also ideal for use with your iPhone.
When buying a car radio CD and mp3 player always ask for a warranty, and have the unit installed by a professional audio shop or garage.