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Offline BDI_S4

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Re: B7 RS4 2006 - Head unit options
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2012, 09:54:29 am »
What other advantages would the RNS-E have over the Concert if navigation wasn't a concern? I'm fairly interested in ordering one

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Re: B7 RS4 2006 - Head unit options
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2012, 12:43:11 pm »
If you have OEM bluetooth it will also show your address book, etc. - worth it for that alone.
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Re: B7 RS4 2006 - Head unit options
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2013, 08:07:45 am »
Hi guys,

Where did you get to with the aftermarket options? Has anyone bought anything yet?

I'd also be keen on replacing the head unit. I'm not worried about navigation but more an OEM style unit that has hands free for my iphone and also allows music functionality from iphone/iPod, any other functions would just be a bonus.

Maybe combine shipping to make it more efficient?

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Re: B7 RS4 2006 - Head unit options
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2013, 10:07:06 am »
i was dead keen on buying the factory one from this guy on ebay
http://stores.ebay.com/sat-nav-system-experts/Audi-navigation-systems-/_i.html?_fsub=514046319&_sid=1087920799&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322

bit confused now after seeing a slightly different model - RNS-E PU - i thought there was only 2 variants , an older one and a new one with an HD screen, this seems to be a 3rd type ....

also debating where the money should go for now .... head unit or exhaust  :P

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Re: B7 RS4 2006 - Head unit options
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2013, 05:30:35 pm »
Does it matter that there are 3 variants? Find out which is the best one and but that...

Are these pretty much plug and play? Where do you get NZ maps from?

What else is needed to get an iphone connected to them?

I'm pretty keen to get something as long as it will work as a phone hands free and play music from my iPod as well.
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Re: B7 RS4 2006 - Head unit options
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2013, 10:24:12 pm »
as far as i know (someone correct me if im wrong)

 the RNSE unit wont offer Bluetooth hands free just by it self - you need the Audi Blue tooth kit which you can also find on ebay etc for another 500$ or so

but the blue tooth kit only allows you to make calls and use the phone through the RNSE unit, you still cant play music from the iphone wthout fitting an AUX port (i think there are some kits for this as well)

if all you want to do is use hands free and get music from the phone/ipod youre better off getting one of the Denison units below and keep youre existing head unit? all the RNSE unit offers is a nicer looking head unit with a screen and you can play music off SD cards etc 


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Re: B7 RS4 2006 - Head unit options
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2013, 08:22:15 am »
i was dead keen on buying the factory one from this guy on ebay
http://stores.ebay.com/sat-nav-system-experts/Audi-navigation-systems-/_i.html?_fsub=514046319&_sid=1087920799&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322

bit confused now after seeing a slightly different model - RNS-E PU - i thought there was only 2 variants , an older one and a new one with an HD screen, this seems to be a 3rd type ....

also debating where the money should go for now .... head unit or exhaust  :P

Exhaust for sure..you'll spend your time listening to that instead of the stereo anyway if you do both (from experience).
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Re: B7 RS4 2006 - Head unit options
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2013, 03:39:58 pm »
Bumping this old thread.

As i;ve upgraded my iphone to a 5, i cant use my old tomtom car kit.
I'm already ordered a Proclip physical cradle (with charging), and are now looking to upgrade the MP3 adapter to the factory Symphony.

I'm planning to use a bluetooth unit for streaming the music.

From a quick goggle, Grom and Dension seem popular?

Does anyone have direct experience here, on the B7 (ideally RS4)?
Please share your experience and recomendations.
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Re: B7 RS4 2006 - Head unit options
« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2017, 06:57:01 am »
Bump, sorry to bring back an old thread but it's pretty apt for what I'm after.

I would like to have phone connectivity and music streaming from my android phone as well as keep the interior looking as stock as possible.

Any tjps on this? So far I think the Exeo RNS-e is the latest Audi head unit that will fit and if you add the Bluetooth module you're good.

Anything else? SatNAV isn't high on the list as I can use my phone for directions, etc
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Re: B7 RS4 2006 - Head unit options
« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2017, 09:44:26 am »
I am keen on finding out also

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Re: B7 RS4 2006 - Head unit options
« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2017, 11:54:55 am »
Bump, sorry to bring back an old thread but it's pretty apt for what I'm after.

I would like to have phone connectivity and music streaming from my android phone as well as keep the interior looking as stock as possible.

Any tjps on this? So far I think the Exeo RNS-e is the latest Audi head unit that will fit and if you add the Bluetooth module you're good.

Anything else? SatNAV isn't high on the list as I can use my phone for directions, etc

the RNS-E is a stupid unit sorry. It's slow, clumsy, poor quality.
In this instance I would recommend a Android unit over the RNS-E.
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Re: B7 RS4 2006 - Head unit options
« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2017, 04:40:41 pm »
I am keen on finding out also

Yeah me too, but I would be connecting an iPhone. Also Nav not important to me either.

What 'android' unit is good GLIDN?
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Re: B7 RS4 2006 - Head unit options
« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2017, 05:04:50 pm »
Any links to the android stuff?

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Re: B7 RS4 2006 - Head unit options
« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2017, 10:01:10 am »
I bought Beekers old Dension unit, was pretty easy to install and works pretty well off my phone streaming music. I didn't fix the microphone to take calls but that could be done too. I too prefer to keep the interior looking stock, so aftermarket units (to me) never look that good. Nice, when we meet up, you can see mine in action. And lets face it, you tend to listen to the engine and exhaust more than the music ;)
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Re: B7 RS4 2006 - Head unit options
« Reply #29 on: January 23, 2017, 01:29:39 pm »
yea Ash, the V8 noise is great....

What about the audi bluetooth unit? is that any good? im thinking that will keep me getting by with phone connectivity until i can work out where i can get the Seat Exeo RNS-E from at a reasonable price...

any ideas?
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