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Hi there i am just wondering what stereos people would recommend for the kind of oem+ look as i havent yet seen an aftermarket double din unit in an astra if people could post your stereo pics up i would be very grateful, wondering to go down the route of the eonon or to get a more known name that not specially made well tell me what you think and the kinda looks there are out there.

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thanks for the warm welcome :) and thanks for the advice its just i kinda wanted to know what a fully aftermarket unit would look like as you can get quite alot of tech for the price of the eonon units.
 

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The Eonon is far from being a perfect unit, but if you just want something that does what it says it'll do, but look OEM, then they are a great unit (Y)

I have an Eonon D5108 and pretty happy with it :)

I had a JVC KW-AVX810 in my old Astra and it was a good unit, but it looked a bit out of place. I don't like generic double DIN stereos fitted to the Astra H dash unless you have the piano black dash.

This is the D5108 fitted:



I can't find a picture of the JVC, but I'm sure I've got one somewhere so I'll dig it out when I get home later (Y)

Edit Looks like I hosted it on Imageshack and that's blocked at work. If you go to Google Images and type in "Nimraynn JVC", it's the third pic (Y)
 

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ok many thanks when you say that the eonon is good if you just want something that says it will do what it says on the tin, i suppose it works well i just dont want to spend £200-£300 on a headunit if i find that the picture is rubbish or anything like that
 

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I have also been looking at getting a better headunit. I think I will probably go for the Eonon one. Would I be able to just buy one or will I have to get tech2 to get it up and running?
 

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I have also been looking at getting a better headunit. I think I will probably go for the Eonon one. Would I be able to just buy one or will I have to get tech2 to get it up and running?
Depends. The unit itself is just plug and play, but depends what you want to do with the old head unit. If you plan on keeping it, don't worry. If you want to sell it, you'll need tech2 to divorce it first.


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I just did a quick search on google on found the eonon website. £207. I thought they were more expensive than this.
 

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They are when you put the £60 Import duty on top plus P&P .. £295 is the going rate. All I will say mind you is, you get what you pay for. Don’t expect the same quality, build reliability and consumer care you get from the main brands.
 

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The main problem with double din screens in the Astra is how low they are to be useful, specially has a sat nav. That JVC has the benefit of tilt, thus can adjust it so you can see it.

Luckily this is not a problem in the Zafiy, but that’s of little help.
 

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They are when you put the £60 Import duty on top plus P&P .. £295 is the going rate. All I will say mind you is, you get what you pay for. Don’t expect the same quality, build reliability and consumer care you get from the main brands.
Whats the sound quality like? Is it similar to the original?
 

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Sat on numerous road trips listening to one of these head unit’s. Considered one myself before I had the opportunity to get to know them a little better.

Sound quality, yes moderately better than the CD30 but what isn’t? Compare it against Pioneer, Alpine, Kenwood even budget units like JVC even Beat, it cannot hold its own. This is due to like all its other generic low quality parts, the DAC converter and internal amp is very lacking.

The Bluetooth is very basic and out dated, most branded units use Parrot. Parrot is the market leader in phone linkage and Bluetooth in the world of ICE.

The Satnav is no better than you get free on cheap mobile phones, again completely left behind by the branded units on the market. Screen quality is poor and touch response in shockingly unresponsive. Menu is a little muddled up and very out of date in its looks.
Do they match your dash? Sorry now they don’t look the same.

People like them because they offer lots of features at a low price, and fit in the dash without much fuss. But are they on par with the rest of the market in quality and sound, sorry not even close.

If you’re happy with cheap unbranded electronics out of back streets in China, then this is the unit for you. If you like to have usable, much better quality ICE with much better product support then stick with the big names.

Simply “you get what you pay for”. If you’re prepared to sacrifice the satnav (a good branded unit would set you back over £550) then for about the same price plus fitting kit, you could get a double din that performs as in car entertainment should.
 

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From my under standing here are a few points for and against Eonon units:
For:
Straight swap for OEM headunit so easyish to fit
Loads of functions
Works with steering controls
Bluetooth handsfree and audio streaming
Largish screen
Ability to adjust the time on the Astra's display
Cheapish when you consider on other headunits you need to purchase extra cables and adapters that come to around £80
Against:
Sound quality is only slightly better than the OEM units
Touchscreen is quite unresponsive
Screen quality isn't the best
Sat nav isnt amazing and your phone could do a better job

I was considering one but I think the negatives outway the positives and will try to get a decent double din headunit from a known brand
 
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