Best Car Stereo Head Units 2021(kind of…)

What are the best car stereo headunits for 2021. Sony XAV-AX5500 JVC KW-M865BM JVC KW-Z1000W Kenwood DDX376BT Jensen CAR68. Unfortunately Alpine sand Pioneer did not make this list because they do not Have anything available because of the chip shortage. These are the categories.

Best budget car stereo,
Best car stereo no carplay or android auto
Best car stereo carplay and android auto
Best car stereo wireless carplay and android auto
Best car radio floating panel style.

Because of the head unit shortage these are our top pick for 2021. WE KNOW THERE ARE NO PIONEER OR ALPINE RADIOS ON THIS LIST BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT AVAILABLE AND YES THE DDX376BT is an older unit but is still available. When things return to normal we will redo this video to reflect all brands and models.

50 Comments

  1. Damen Yeager on July 9, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    The corrupt leftist have intentionally destroyed these plants for their benefits financial in electric vehicles



  2. Roy Singh on July 9, 2021 at 9:03 pm

    Don’t you think you should mention which cars these stereos are compatible with??



  3. Full Mental Alchemist on July 9, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    I dont care why they are unavailable, I want to know which ones are best.



  4. Tj Taz on July 9, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    I’ma just get an Atoto S8 and an Audiocontrol Matrix EQ to clean up and boost the preamp signal



  5. cvr24 on July 9, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    The best head unit right now is one you can actually get your hands on



  6. Ed Vergara on July 9, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    Is that why Fry’s went out of business? 😂



  7. KlipschHead281 on July 9, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    I got the last Pioneer DMH-W4660NEX at Best Buy, turned out to be an open product forcing them to give me a discount. Awesome radio, Android Auto works very fast, as does the GPS.



  8. c20 np143 on July 9, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    What do you think the floating screen durability is under 30k rms of pressure 🤔? Do you recommend it in a big Basshead system?



  9. jose luis torres on July 9, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    Tanto q ablan mal de los radios chinos y ahora todas las marcas quieren copiarlos digan lo q digan los chinos siempre estan delante con la tecnologia



  10. jonathan london on July 9, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    Sony XAV-AX550 or the JVC KW-M750BT.. same price point which would you recommend??



  11. King Joshua Son on July 9, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    There’s a shortage on every damn thing.



  12. Richard Dolesh on July 9, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    Out of the blue, mutliple fires, out of the blue, more ‘random’ disasters. That’s why this is a ‘planned – dhemic’. Please pray for our country and our constitution and for the hearts of people across our world. Things will not get better until people see they NEED Jesus. He is our only hope in this deep valley of corruption and medical tryanny under the guise of ‘protecting us’.



  13. james young on July 9, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    Let’s be real here!!! It wasn’t no fire 🔥🔥🔥… Ain’t no chip shortage!!! They said, “Screw us cause of what the orange man did to them for four years!!! We screwed!!!



  14. Akira Rambo on July 9, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    Wow, i live in Japan and had no idea of any of these fire that happened…thank you for those informations…



  15. Charles Thrailkill on July 9, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    Is the price difference worth it between the floating panel jvc over the best 6.8” jvc?



  16. Pankaj Singh on July 9, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    Sabotage in Japan’s chip factorys



  17. RonyHyper on July 9, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    The Power Acoustik CPAA-70D is a good stereo by thre price it has



  18. Katomi on July 9, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    List starts at 4:25,
    Thank me later.



  19. G Davis on July 9, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    I installed the JVC KW-M855BW in my semi truck the wireless CarPlay does not work keep saying speed sensor. Which of these radios would you recommend as an upgrade?



  20. Roberto Hernandez on July 9, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    What do you think about EONON android 10” or DASAITA 10” ? I’m debating on which one i should get for my civic ‘12



  21. ricky sanchez on July 9, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    Lol factory caught fire. That sounds so stupid it’s not even funny. The truth is the companies are just creating a smoke screen to raise demand and prices. Sony did this with the PlayStation 2 and again with PS5, and now other companies are copying the idea. I hate anti-consumerism.



  22. Jeffrey K on July 9, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    I have the new JVC 10′. To me for the mega $$$$$$$$$$$$ they wan’t for it, it’s not worth it at all. Once again this is my opinion! They could have done so much more with this unit. Heck, my $600 last unit pretty much did the same that this one DOES NOW. I don’t get the rpm, tire pressure plus more that it’s "suppose to do…., right?" It’s in a 12 Jeep GC Overland that has the back up camera. If I get too close to an object, it isn’t alerting me like it SHOULD DO..? Yet, if I start it up after it’s been sitting in my garage, it’ll alert me. Yes, it was installed at a car audio place. My biggest complaints is $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$, sound, it seems pretty BASIC, so are the instruction’s.



  23. Victor Harvey on July 9, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    Theirs a shortage because of stimulus check don’t worry everyone when everyone’s gotta get a job again they’ll be back on the market



  24. BobbyDeniroX on July 9, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    Does that kenwood work with the old kenwood cd changers it had the same input?
    Please can you test it for me.
    Really want that kenwood



  25. John Nguyen on July 9, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    Android headunit is superior. Others are rubbish compared to it.



  26. Sertan Gunduz on July 9, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    None of them there is no good stereo lately, old school ones look more cool, sound better, and more quality.



  27. Mike Maha-Su on July 9, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    What ??? Where is Alpine??



  28. RaiN MWhop on July 9, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    Can you do a video of best radios of 2021 period? Meaning, even if they are on back order because of the shortage? I would like to wait for the best if there is one that catches my eye, but as of rn I’m going with that JVC!



  29. Logan Gale on July 9, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    Stereo systems will never die idk who thinks that shit but they are dumb as hell as long as music is being produced it will never go away



  30. Douglas Estes on July 9, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    China strikes again.



  31. Fuck YouTube on July 9, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    Watch out for scammers! I’m dealing with several on OfferUp. Everything that can go wrong with my build has gone wrong. 🙇‍♂️🙇‍♂️🙇‍♂️
    6:37 This is the exact model I bought via "Buy Now" on OfferUp. JVC KW-M865BW. The guy printed the shipping label and won’t ship it. I’m so frustrated I could snap.



  32. The Boo on July 9, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    The 865bw has a resistive touch screen sadly, not capacitive as stated in the video



  33. brickwal92tt on July 9, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    The actual video based on the title begins at 4:30. Before this he goes on about why there are shortages.



  34. Felipe Rivera on July 9, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    JVC 370bts 4V, time alignment for $68.



  35. Michael Herrmann on July 9, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    Kennwood touch screens are very s l o w



  36. GIE Auto on July 9, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    Halfway through the video and you finally get to the best car receivers. If it’s a rant bill it as so.



  37. Louis Whetsell on July 9, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    Can that jvc kw-z1000w fit in a 2004 Ford explorer



  38. Tuhin Kumar Mondal on July 9, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    I’m a Suzuki Celerio owner. Confused between android pioneer and Sony. Please suggest.



  39. Clem Mahabir on July 9, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    Burnt chips 😭😭😭
    No wonder everywhere I looked the popular modles afforable where mostly sold out. My stereo shop sold me an older used Pioneer head unit old school touch screen motorized CD player..It works great and the price was rite! 😂



  40. Popwarhomie on July 9, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    I was lucky and found a Pioneer 1500nex open box at Crutchfield last week. I like it so far. Just wish it had dual USB so you can run a flash drive full of music AND have your phone plugged in for apple car play.



  41. Armyoft on July 9, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    What do you think about the Kenwood DDX6706S I bought this unit at Best buy they’re going to install it I’m not sure if it’s great Can you give me your thoughts I’m just putting it in my daughter’s 2007 Honda Civic she’s going to be driving soon and I want to make sure it has Android Auto and AppleCard play for her



  42. Levi Bekkala on July 9, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    These are all way too expensive



  43. AV System on July 9, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    Some years ago I installed a Pioneer head unit in my Jeep that had the features I wanted. It did have Bluetooth and a separate mike. I don’t have any interest in pairing with a smart phone but I wanted to use a Bluetooth headset to listen to the stereo since the noise levels in the Jeep can be quite high, particularly with half-doors, etc. It wouldn’t work. Pioneer tech support told me that the unit only receives Bluetooth signals, it does not transmit audio via Bluetooth. After thinking it over I realized that this could not be true. It must transmit audio from the in-cab mike via Bluetooth to a paired smart phone to be able to use the phone hands free. So what is going on? Does it only transmit audio over Bluetooth when in phone mode and disables audio transmission when playing audio source material, e.g., from the SD card? If that is what is going on why would it be designed that way? The unit has other issues, originally I had both a front and rear camera and both worked. The front camera stopped working. I don’t know if it was the head unit or the camera itself that failed. It also displays the backup guidelines even thought that feature is disabled in settings and, originally, it did not display those guides when they were turned off.



  44. Mad Max on July 9, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    If you was to extend your list, where would the Joying head unit place?



  45. Peonpezant! on July 9, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    Time stamp 4:27 🤕



  46. Michael Herrmann on July 9, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    Pioneer 2500 $450. Wired Apple play android. Very fast touch response 13 band eq 6 4v outputs



  47. BobbyDeniroX on July 9, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    Which one had the best sound quality for real?
    I want the one with the best sound do you have an order you would put these in for their sq?



  48. Blingbling820 on July 9, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    This video starts at 4:20



  49. Jim Morris on July 9, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    Is there an upgrade/exchange for the VW RNS 850? Looking to upgrade as no apple play.



  50. Gabefc3s on July 9, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    thanks for making these videos! Maybe oneday you can make a best single DIN radio for some of the older car guys who cant really go to a double din or larger display