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Basic radio vs. Upgraded

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Tshadow6, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Jul 17, 2017 at 5:30 AM
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    Tshadow6

    Tshadow6 [OP] New Member

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    I'm ordering my Tundra to my specs. Is the $500 premium audio system worth it? I want GPS and unlimited music choices. I've read some threads about issues with the audio system.
     
  2. Jul 17, 2017 at 11:59 AM
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    MTwiford

    MTwiford The second mouse always gets the cheese

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    Mine had the JBL premium package. I was not very impressed with it in the Tundra. I had a 2012 Tacoma with the jbl package and it sounded much better. Aftermarket HUs will give you better options (Carplay, Android Auto, better NAV, more Apps, etc). I removed my stock HU and replaced it with the Pioneer AVIC-8201NEX. For the options you are looking for, this HU should meet your criteria but there are others that are cheaper. All depends on the detailed options you are looking for (Capacative screen, Audio tuning, etc).
     
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  3. Jul 17, 2017 at 8:33 PM
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    Teriks

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    I have the full JBL upgrade on my 2008 limited and it's terrible. I've replaced the head unit with a Kenwood and it's way better, although I'd love to replace the speakers at some point too. Toyota took the cheap route on Tundra audio.
     
  4. Jul 17, 2017 at 9:08 PM
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    big_jarv

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    I agree with others.
    I have the standard audio package and it seems like a downgrade from the audio in my Tacoma.

    I would recommend you get the standard audio and just upgrade with aftermarket.
     
  5. Jul 17, 2017 at 9:08 PM
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    treihing

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    I have a 2017 Platinum and Howard Stern sounds great on the JBL Premium setup. The head unit is fine. Upgrade the speakers and you will be good to go
     
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  6. Jul 17, 2017 at 9:15 PM
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    Jsena

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    Best stereo I've heard in trucks on Bose.. by far best hands down..
     
  7. Jul 18, 2017 at 6:27 AM
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    RowdyRon

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    I have the Entune Plus package in my Tundra. The sound is ok for my tired, old, ears. Better speakers would probably make it sound better. I also recommend getting a Garmin GPS with lifetime free map updates since the updates to the Entune Premium can be expensive. The few times each year I need a GPS makes the inconvenience of sticking it to the windshield and plugging it in ok by me and the Garmin works great.
     
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