Cheap vs Expensive Car Stereos - TESTED

3. Lip 2020.
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The stereo in the miata is an actual piece of trash. This week on Money Pit, Zach decides to test three different 7” touchscreen head units at three very different price points. Whichever fits the bill the best gets to stay!
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  • Stole said it’s my time to escape

    InfamousDopeTvInfamousDopeTvPrije dan
  • You had the wrong model number up for the kenwood

    clayton foxclayton foxPrije dan
  • I bought my car stereo on AliExpress Bluetooth, 1usb play,2usb with more amps to charge phone,sd card,am FM radio.steering remote 23 dollars 😄

    boxz1984boxz1984Prije dan
  • Bruh make any OnlyFans then you can set up your car how you want.

    Mobile GamesMobile GamesPrije 2 dana
  • What if you want a classic looking stereo? No offense just asking.

    LILTitan 007LILTitan 007Prije 2 dana
  • You guys should show how to install a back up camera

    The Alaskan HuskyThe Alaskan HuskyPrije 2 dana
  • new ones doesnt sound good as old used alpina head units

    Willy CumstreamWilly CumstreamPrije 2 dana
  • But choosing the unit doesn’t it depend on what speaker should have and stuff? Like having an Amp in your car along with other stuff?

    Z32 TwinTurboZ32 TwinTurboPrije 2 dana
  • they are in socal, why is the ac set to max heat

    ConCept AzheConCept AzhePrije 3 dana
  • Y’all out here with touch screens meanwhile all I want is a tape deck

    The CollectorThe CollectorPrije 3 dana
  • My old car had one of those $50 ones in there and they're honestly fine 🙋‍♂️ Sounded good, felt fine, looked fine. U sure pioneers not paying you to do this video?

    Yacc FonotiYacc FonotiPrije 4 dana
  • Really disappointed you didn't go with a pop pop up and down head unit

    HamSamich9HamSamich9Prije 4 dana
  • I wasn't surprised when you guys went with the middle of the road unit. I did the same thing when I swapped out the head unit in my Corolla. I went with a Jensen VX7020 and I'm pretty happy with it, I just wish it had Android Auto but I installed it in 2017 and that wasn't huge yet. Good video for those who are looking to buy and install a new head unit in their cars.

    Derek FordDerek FordPrije 5 dana
  • Dude these almost costed as much as the car

    Jase DavenportJase DavenportPrije 5 dana
  • FYI when you crimp a harness together don't use straight butt connectors use crimp caps so the wires are at a peak like a mountain upside down V, then zip tie the wires a few inches below the caps in a bundle that way if you pull on the wires the zip tie stops any of the wires from having any pressure at all and pulling out of the crimp caps.

    SHONUFFSHONUFFPrije 5 dana
  • It depends what your use is. Is everything amped? Do you need features, are you running expensive high end amps and mids where you need quality voltage on the RCA's it depends greatly on your set up if an expensive head unit is worth it.

    SHONUFFSHONUFFPrije 5 dana
  • I got a kenwood touchscreen, it was expensive as fuck, took a while to figure out, and the Bluetooth was a pain in the ass for the longest time to connect to. But, it’s got a full equalizer and hella sound options and menus. Full control over audio subs and shit. So ehh

    Bobby EvansBobby EvansPrije 5 dana
  • 12:20-12:30 best version of pop up up and down headlights

    Jody RamsinghJody RamsinghPrije 5 dana
  • i came for the radios stayed for your humor

    Angel MonaeAngel MonaePrije 6 dana
  • brown wire must be for the mule function

    Purple ExplosionPurple ExplosionPrije 6 dana
  • wtf 300 bucks for pioneer? costs fokin 750£ in UK!!

    Sayon4raSayon4raPrije 7 dana
  • DId the Miata come with the stereo?

    Joshua LairdJoshua LairdPrije 7 dana
  • I got a 01 silverado & I wanna upgrade the speakers on it , what brand speakers are the best clear audio that also give a little bass ?

    Ryan Hollins JrRyan Hollins JrPrije 7 dana
  • I got a Pioneer 4000NEX when it launched. It's served me so well, the only reason I would replace it is for another Pioneer NEX unit but with wireless carplay.

    deedasdeedasPrije 7 dana
  • You gotta look at shit like, channels and how many watt output per channel and volt preamp output. All that shit makes a difference in sound quality, especially if you’re buying aftermarket speakers, subs, and amps. Pioneer have always been my favorite because they have higher end stereo that provide better sound quality and still maintain an easy-to-use interface.

    Oscar DominguezOscar DominguezPrije 7 dana
    • Also, you might be paying 700$ for a stereo just because it’s the newest model, in a year or two that same stereo will be priced at 200-300$. When I buy a stereo I buy a high end one but I get the 1-2 year old model, it usually will be half the price.

      Oscar DominguezOscar DominguezPrije 7 dana
  • Lol when you think the head unit is what will improve sound quality 😂

    mannyep41mannyep41Prije 8 dana
  • always have gone with pioneer. and dvd players are important to some in japan, i can't tell you how many times ive looked over in traffic and seeing people watching movies!

    GobeyGobeyPrije 9 dana
  • man I hate the little wired microphones. so annoying to route up your A-pillar

    Zach UryZach UryPrije 11 dana
  • Lol

    Octavio MorenoOctavio MorenoPrije 12 dana
  • You are not qualified to review any of these stereos and anybody that listens to ur opinion .....or decision is influenced by you is a didn't even complete the installations....nor did u complete tuning or setting up any of them.....u didn't touch the surface of what the kenwood is capable of doing u dont have the knowledge to. You have no clue what u are doing or how to setup the ur lame facts are as useful as if reviewed by a def man

    JMUNNJMUNNPrije 12 dana
  • Now you have to do a speaker swap

    owen sturmanowen sturmanPrije 12 dana
  • Gotta fix that handbrake

    filip000filip000Prije 12 dana
  • Dodge Avenger 2012 can anyone help me with the wiring please 😭 the color codes are different

    King KingitinstyleKing KingitinstylePrije 12 dana
  • I have the $50 one and they get updates and it’s way better now it’s plays and connects to yours phone as soo as you turn on your car

    HIMIKOHIMIKOPrije 13 dana
  • Kenwood makes a nice single din bluetooth with HD radio tuner for around $120

    Obe WanObe WanPrije 13 dana
  • tbh if u are not going to make ful stereo upgrade in specialized workshop just install top option for ur car in most cases u can buy best radio available for ur car for something around 20$ or even cheaper if u get to search on junkyard + on junkyard u can find not only radio but also everything needed to make it work like multi-function steering wheel or midi-displays u know that all pricy shit that normally comes in option for estimate of half of the car

    NizenNizenPrije 14 dana
    • Nizeb hih

      Mercedes Benz G-ClassMercedes Benz G-ClassPrije 14 dana
  • The new ram 12” display is absolutely amazing for these qualities. The screen reacts fast and smooth with the efficiency of an iPad, the mic for phone conversations is spot on. You can just casually chat and no one seems to even know your driving. 19 speaker Harmon kardone speakers sound like a concert, but for 19 speakers I expected better bass. It sounds good, but if you like a lot of bass it doesn’t compare to a 10 or 12” aftermarket sub. The last thing is if it actually holds up. Which I hope it does. If not, I can’t wait for aftermarket 12” displays.

    rabbit929rabbit929Prije 14 dana
  • "4:51" Yeah I've been getting paid daily with *p p l o n c a s h . x y z* I'm making over $1526 a week with them! ଏସ୍ତଙ୍କସ୍ତଙ୍କହା ସମସ୍ତଙ୍କ ପାଇଁ ଉପଯୁକ୍ତ

    Billy McEwenBilly McEwenPrije 14 dana
  • The worst offence in this comparison is the fact that only the cheapest units comes with a fucking knob. I need a knob.

    AugmentedGravityAugmentedGravityPrije 14 dana
  • I've had the best experience with Pioneer too, and the reason i first went with Pioneer was because the car stereo guy i talked to at the shop said Pioneer units are generally better than the Kenwood's even though i first looked at a Kenwood unit that was more expensive than the Pinoeer one he reccomended to me and that i ultimately went with

    AugmentedGravityAugmentedGravityPrije 14 dana
  • wireless is nice but you lose some quality its better to use aux

    Jason GJason GPrije 15 dana
  • Did anyone else see the typo on the SCORE of the radio reviews. They spelled it as “Nolan Scroe”. lol

    Andrew KirchnerAndrew KirchnerPrije 15 dana
  • you forgot to say how was the "sound quality" on the Pioneer, we guy audio equipment mainly to "hear" it. (who cares about bells and whistles if it sounds like shit) you also confused 'loudness' with sound quality, who care how loud it is if it sounds like shit.

    31acruz31acruzPrije 15 dana
  • I remember being in high school and being impressed that my kenwood headunit could change from blue to green to pink hahahah oh and cheap headunits used to scratch your CD. my how things have changed.

    whatthebleepwhatthebleepPrije 15 dana
  • 2:05 Music?

    Paweł CiasnochaPaweł CiasnochaPrije 17 dana
  • i always use Pioneer. Not expensive, always the best.

    Thomas FrielThomas FrielPrije 17 dana
  • 8:25 what's the song name

    Baba YagaBaba YagaPrije 18 dana
  • I have that exact pioneer radio. It’s perfect for all my needs. Only problem is sometimes shows an error code and doesn’t display the music info on screen (still plays music) pretty easy fix just turn off bluetooth on my phone and reconnect but it happens often enough to be annoying. Other than that, no reason to spend more money on a head unit.

    Hayden PayneHayden PaynePrije 18 dana
  • I'm a bit disappointed because it was obvious that crappy $50 device could work good enough to be used. You should try $100-150 version, that would be much more interesting.

    igronusigronusPrije 19 dana
  • asmongold reacts

    tracey obrientracey obrienPrije 20 dana
  • Pioneer is the gold standard when it comes to car audio, can't go wrong with anything you buy from them

    Niall AckroydNiall AckroydPrije 20 dana
  • i wanna do this to my 2004 mazda 6 but its whole center is one pice and doesnt allow for expansion tf am i meant to do?

    Joshua MuellerJoshua MuellerPrije 22 dana
  • Is it too late to get some Pioneer shares?

    Angello GonzalezAngello GonzalezPrije 22 dana
  • I have that Pioneer head unit, so you should have asked me and we could have split that $750 you blew

    Dan Holtzleiter Jr.Dan Holtzleiter Jr.Prije 22 dana
  • It's great to find this video. I was actually looking to get the Pioneer DMH-1500NEX specifically. It seems like it has exactly what I was looking for! My boyfriend has a Kenwood unit. Although it was quite a bit cheaper, it seems to have the same UI that your unit did, and he had a lot of trouble with it as well.

    veevyoveevyoPrije 23 dana
  • i have never had any complaints with any pioneer head units i have installed, i have used 2 in our tractors and one in our patrol, consistently user friendly and good

    William HawkinsWilliam HawkinsPrije 23 dana
  • Pioneer all the way. Always.

    Edvin MarkosEdvin MarkosPrije 23 dana
  • Can u make a review of atoto a6 pro car stereo?

    Antonio CervantesAntonio CervantesPrije 24 dana
  • Those birds that interrupted... Why TF did they sound like squabbling Cockatoos? I *know* what that sounds like, pretty sure there isn't an Australian who doesn't! (Honestly, probably even some of the deaf ones :P ). That aside - Pioneer has always been a good, reliable, 'no unnecessary frills', brand, all at a decent price. They've always been my go-to brand of choice.

    JonarusDraconiusJonarusDraconiusPrije 24 dana
  • Where does this community suggest I start if I’m barely getting into cars and mods. I wanna start saving towards a good car but for now I’d be fun to learn to take care & upgrade on my own - Jeep Patriot 15’ 🤷🏽‍♂️

    Zuri FloresZuri FloresPrije 24 dana
  • why am i watching this. I have a perfectly good working stereo... haha

    Kevin WestKevin WestPrije 25 dana
  • i spent £160 on my android radio. best one I've ever had

    D IS DOGED IS DOGEPrije 25 dana
  • I would never use a Kenwood anyways. I think Pioneer, you get far more for your dollar in quality. I have that same head unit in my Aspen and it runs great. However, overtime it will eventually start to bog down a little, but never badly.

    Cynical JudgementCynical JudgementPrije 25 dana
  • I don’t have a car tho

    TK KirklandTK KirklandPrije 25 dana
  • Just a note about the touch screen, they all use resistive touch screen, and the cheaper it is, the worse it will be, that's why the cheapest unit was so atrocious and the other two were "fine", but if you want a better experience, go for the capacitive touch screen. Anyone who used the early smartphones probably remembers the crappy touch screens that you had to apply a lot of force for it to register. The Bluetooth issues might stem from the version they use, they really don't do a good job at advertising which version the unit is using, I bet the cheap-o one was using an "old" one, like 3.0 if not older, but just generally speaking it seems like they don't want to use the more up to date versions for some reason.

    Vadim RiskinVadim RiskinPrije 26 dana
  • It’s mr beast for the car world

    Andrew CampbellAndrew CampbellPrije 26 dana
  • Anybody else new to modding your car, and watch Donut Media so you don't become t h a t Riceball your friends know?

    Howie EwaltHowie EwaltPrije 28 dana
  • If you want good sound quality use dual headsets

    Smoke8237Smoke8237Prije 29 dana
  • As a pro 12V installer of 12 years, I've seen it all, and as far as head units go...... Alpine, Pioneer, Kenwood, Sony, Eclipse, or Nak (maybe). Everything else is pretty trash.

    Chris KishChris KishPrije 29 dana
  • Cotorras chirping.

    Rodrigo GiorgiRodrigo GiorgiPrije 29 dana
  • You should NEVER leave ur car halfway in the garage with a automatic garage opener cause when u or someone else accidentally hits the close, well just take a guess at the damage ...... gre@t video by the way and new subscriber 👍

    tds russiatds russiaPrije mjesec
  • JVC makes amazing head units.

    Zach AronsonZach AronsonPrije mjesec
  • Mystery box lol

    Ihave CrabsIhave CrabsPrije mjesec
  • 14:49 when he rates the call quality it says "nolan's scroe" under call quality. It does it for all 3 of them and when he is reviewing the kenwood it showed that he was still talking about the pioneer dmh 1500nex

    Jose Brown CeballosJose Brown CeballosPrije mjesec
  • Jeep XJ owners be like 👁👄👁 none of those will even fit

    Theodore GodareTheodore GodarePrije mjesec
  • When I saw the price of things like the Pioneer I was shocked by the price. In the end I built my own Headunit with a Raspberry Pi.

    Julian LemmerichJulian LemmerichPrije mjesec
  • I thought it was mr beast presenting this video at first!!

    Sasha TomlinsonSasha TomlinsonPrije mjesec
  • How do u make it stay in place?

    j grillaj grillaPrije mjesec
    • N what are those glsses called

      j grillaj grillaPrije mjesec
  • so whats the music?

    SleuthChippersonSleuthChippersonPrije mjesec
  • We are everybody crazy for hearing our favorite song. We always want to listen that song with best subwoofer. Learn more:

    Julia WatsicaJulia WatsicaPrije mjesec
  • How does pioneer expect you to use that USB port once it’s installed?

    Tyler JohnsonTyler JohnsonPrije mjesec
  • Awww yeah. Waters of Nazareth by Justice is my jam.

    Sun Bleached YouthSun Bleached YouthPrije mjesec
  • Are these able to be installed in a 2019 Jeep Wrangler that DOESNT have the upgraded infotainment from the factory

    The Clutch MasterThe Clutch MasterPrije mjesec
  • there goes the stool

    Lars FreeburgLars FreeburgPrije mjesec
  • Emergency brakes need adjustment. That handle is almost pointing straight up.

    Oscar SosaOscar SosaPrije mjesec
  • Did you use the kenwood apple carplay or android auto wireless when calling Nolan? Or did you do it wired? Cause then its normal that there is a difference. Just asking :P

    VincentVincentPrije mjesec
  • Due a flip-out car stereo review once please. :)

    ScootieXPScootieXPPrije mjesec
  • Why do all the head units seem like they didn’t fit correctly

    J-Slip !J-Slip !Prije mjesec
  • I bought 10” unit for my Honda Accord 7 for 160$ now I have not only best audio sound on highest level but best features including CarPlay and android auto (25$ for extra) I installed it my self in less then 2 hours and I never worked on any install also before or electrical. My suggestion is for all people is to watch videos like this and then weight their options as well as how much they willing to spend, some people will say fuckit I’ll pay 2000$ for nice 10” screen in my older car and it’s cool, but hey most who buy older cars are smarter people hehehehe he We know how to keep our much needed moneys in our pockets

    Yuri TravelsYuri TravelsPrije mjesec
  • I have the first one. Best thing you can get with that one is the Bluetooth. Got it off wish. Just save more money

    juan lizarazojuan lizarazoPrije mjesec
  • I have a Pioneer head unit (single din) in my Grand Marquis, and it has been one of the easiest and favorite head units I've used in recent memory. The head units installed in family vehicles are mostly the

    Highlord Fox's GarageHighlord Fox's GaragePrije mjesec
  • It is logical, if what they sell you with a large difference in price is because it has better quality.

  • 8:00 broke my concentration and made me laugh!

    Jose CarvajalJose CarvajalPrije mjesec
  • Bruh, sound quality is the same because you didn’t change the speakers🤦🏼‍♂️

    KBS -117KBS -117Prije mjesec
  • Can someone help me? Where do I run the parking break wire to? Do I run it the the negative parking break wire?

    DemonspawnXxXxDemonspawnXxXxPrije mjesec
  • Came back to this video to see if I missed why the final stereo install turned so potato. Nope, didn't miss it.

    chooseymomschoosechooseymomschoosePrije mjesec
  • @zach being a fellow zach had to let u know the Kenwood is 100xs better there is a setting in the phone call menu to adjust the mic per car owning a stereo shop this is a great feature because every car is different also the reason it wasn't as loud as the pioner is also in the sound effect setting being that I could hear distortion from the pioneer the Kenwood has it limited out the box and u have 3 settings to adjust also the Kenwood is gonna have a higher preout its a more advance radio for a true audio guy......but love the vids keep them going just no disrespect on the Kenwood lol

    Zach GibsonZach GibsonPrije mjesec
  • How did you get the Pioneer for $300..?..

    jeffcyhojeffcyhoPrije mjesec
  • I spent 450 for a pioneer with all the features. Including a microphone, and a remote. Best money I spend.

    Josh ReyesJosh ReyesPrije mjesec
  • I still got a og stereo

    - DEV- DEVPrije mjesec