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      11-30-2017, 07:35 PM   #1
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Should I install Aftermarket Eonon Head Unit?

Ok, so I bought my 335d used and it doesn't have bluetooth or iDrive (which is a good thing, seeing how outdated and user-unfriendly the system is). Originally, I wanted to retrofit the bluetooth, but that's about $1,000 for that installation.

So, I came across the Eonon GA8165 head unit and it seems good from the reviews. It runs on android OS and has bluetooth, Google maps, a touchscreen and access to all apps on android phones. It's also just $319, significantly cheaper than a BT retrofit.

So here's my question: is it worth it installing this head unit? I've heard some people say that you shouldn't remove the OEM head unit because it causes electronic problems. Does the Eonon unit do the same? Do the steering wheel controls work properly. How is the quality of the unit? I'm worried about it being a cheap Chinese unit.

Any Eonon head unit owners willing to chime in?
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      11-30-2017, 09:08 PM   #2
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Dynavin is noted to be a higher quality unit that avoids
some of the problems with aftermarket compatibility.
There new model is the N7 the N6 still had some problems.
Note if you have the Logic7 amp speaker setup you will need
a Analog to fiber optic output. Dynavin makes one so does Avin
its a recent release.

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http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ight=head+unit
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I would be suspicious of any full featured head unit
that cost's 300 bucks when the quality ones are running in the 750 to 1000 range.

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      12-09-2017, 10:26 AM   #3
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I am in the same situation. My 2011 has no Bluetooth. It's the basic radio. Was interested in the Eonon unit.
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      12-09-2017, 11:22 AM   #4
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You can also install a head unit with built in BT for about $400 plus coding.
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      12-15-2017, 07:40 PM   #5
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So, I ended up buying the Eonon GA8165 and just installed it. It's decent, but not as good as i expected. The bluetooth works, and you can hear the other person well, but the microphone that Eonon included is poor quality. Also, I can't seem to be able to download my contacts from my phone to the head unit. I press the download contacts button, but it doesn't do anything. Bluetooth audio works well, and I haven't tested the navigation yet. I will post a review later (after I test all the features).
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      12-20-2017, 10:32 AM   #6
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Ok great to hear. How is the radio reception? Did the sound quality change with the new unit?
What phone do you have? May be the unit is android base it works better with a android phones?
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      01-22-2018, 11:34 PM   #7
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I too am interested. I will be having this Eonon installed in my 328i base BMW next Tuesday and would like to hear other users' opinions on it.
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      03-02-2018, 04:56 PM   #8
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Does anyone know if these eonon units still retain full functionality of the OBD port as far as passing inspections and reading and clearings codes? I've been looking at the 8165a and seems like it has good reviews on YouTube.
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      03-16-2018, 12:28 AM   #9
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I'm curious to how people have found this stereo too, was also looking at Xtrons. I realise Dynavin is the top brand but at £600 it's more than I want to spend on s stereo. Hope to hear a review soon
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      07-06-2018, 12:53 AM   #10
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I just took my eonon off, guys. I felt that my phone was still superior to it, so it was becoming uneccessary. It didnít seem stock as I wanted it to be. More importantly, the sound quality of our stock HU is way better. Just my review after having it on for 9mos.
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      07-06-2018, 08:14 AM   #11
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I've had my eonon 9165 for a month now and i have nothing bad to say about it. It transformed the whole car experience for me. I routed the microphone into the sunroof console where the factory microphone is and taking calls works good. Reception is good I would say no different then a aging professional head unit with lcd pixel issues that I had in there.

Streaming directly from YouTube and having waze in background at the same time is what I mostly use and they work great. Bluetooth phone calls are a breeze everything works as it should so far.

I did also buy a gps micro sd card for gps in case I run into a place where I have no reception and all in with a 20 percent coupon I was At 295$. Install was a breeze everything is plug and play and can revert to stock in half hour.
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I've had my eonon 9165 for a month now and i have nothing bad to say about it. It transformed the whole car experience for me. I routed the microphone into the sunroof console where the factory microphone is and taking calls works good. Reception is good I would say no different then a aging professional head unit with lcd pixel issues that I had in there.

Streaming directly from YouTube and having waze in background at the same time is what I mostly use and they work great. Bluetooth phone calls are a breeze everything works as it should so far.

I did also buy a gps micro sd card for gps in case I run into a place where I have no reception and all in with a 20 percent coupon I was At 295$. Install was a breeze everything is plug and play and can revert to stock in half hour.
Hi, I'm thinking on getting this unit too. Did you had problems with no sound during or after the installation, or any other issues? I've seen YT videos where they have to tap a few wires to get the sound working

Thanks.
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I just took my eonon off, guys. I felt that my phone was still superior to it, so it was becoming uneccessary. It didn’t seem stock as I wanted it to be. More importantly, the sound quality of our stock HU is way better. Just my review after having it on for 9mos.
Which model did you have? I'm curious about sound quality also, and it's hard to get good info because to many, "decent" sound quality is good enough, but those opinions don't tell the full story for those who may be more critical...
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2 months after install Guys I have no problems with my unit everything works as it should I was just using it on a 300 mike road trip with the family and works perfect. Waze integrated into it with ability to use YouTube is great for me sound quality is good too.
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2 months after install Guys I have no problems with my unit everything works as it should I was just using it on a 300 mike road trip with the family and works perfect. Waze integrated into it with ability to use YouTube is great for me sound quality is good too.
Do/ did you have logic 7 prior to installing the 9165?
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      08-07-2018, 11:12 AM   #16
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I have a base 328i 09 with professional radio not sure on the logic 7, dont think it had anything fancy in it as it's a base car
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Ok, so I bought my 335d used and it doesn't have bluetooth or iDrive (which is a good thing, seeing how outdated and user-unfriendly the system is).

ha ha...…

its ONLY stupid if no one told you about the shortcut menu feature !!!

press and hold the iDrive knob in the direction of the feature set you want for two seconds and it will jump from wherever to the top of the selected feature list

knowing that saves multiple nudges and clicks


and if you really care, buy a later switch off ebay and plug it in, it'll work if your car has any version of software that's remotely fit / safe for use. or if a narrow screen if you apply the 2009 software update to the mask g2
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