Boss Audio BV9986BI Review 2018
With the BOSS Audio BV9986BI, you can discover all the audio options to get your vehicle entertaining and rocking. What you have to do is just tune into your beloved radio station, pop in a DVD or CD, or hook up your MP3 player or Smartphone to the Auxiliary input.
In order to play your personal favorite playlists, you can also plug into the SD and USB ports. The Bluetooth technology will help you to stream audio apps such as Spotify and Pandora. You can also make hands-free calls. There are multi-Color Illumination Options so that you can choose what you like. You can also choose the sound style of this music device with the built-in Preset EQ.
Make easy adjustments with the touchscreen, wireless remote, and your steering wheel controls (Note: The interface is required, not included with it). When you leave the vehicle the front panel swiftly detaches for the peace of mind. With the Boss Audio BV9986BI, you can make your journey very enjoyable and full of fun.
- Bluetooth Audio Streaming to control and play music and apps like Pandora/ Spotify wirelessly.
- Bluetooth Hands-Free to Make and receive calls,
- Boss Audio BV9986BI is compatible with Audio out from MP3 Players and Smartphones.
- Plays Bluetooth / DVD / USB /CD / MP3 / SD / WMA, AM/FM, Digital Media from Smart Phones
- Outputs such as Video / Front, Sub Pre & Rear Amp. Bluetooth Support: AVRCP, A2DP, HFP
- Inputs: USB / SD / AUX / AV / Rear Camera, Steering Wheel Control Input (Interface Sold Separately)
- 85 Watts x 4 Max Power, RDS Tuner, Balance / Bass / Fader / Treble and Preset built-in EQ
- Wireless Remote, Detachable Front Panel, Working power 12 V
- 3 Year Platinum Online Dealer Warranty
Bluetooth and audio transmission
Bluetooth enabled for wireless hands-free calling and listening to speakers when combined with a Smartphone. Wirelessly transmit audio via Bluetooth from compatible devices so you can listen to music streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora through the system.
USB port and SD memory card slot
Supports USB flash drive files up to 32GB to play music on monitors without monitors and play music, photos and videos on monitor units. Supports SD memory cards up to 32 GB to play music on units without monitors and play music, photos, and videos on monitor units.
Auxiliary input and AV input
The auxiliary input helps to connect the audio output of an external device, such as a Smartphone or MP3 player so that you can easily listen to music through the system. The AV input helps to connect to the audio or video output of an external device so you can enjoy the audio and video content through the system.
Video output and rear camera input
Conveniently connect the RCA inputs of an external monitor directly to this unit. We recommend a video signal amplifier when connected to multiple video monitors. This input automatically feeds the rear view camera when the vehicle moves backward and displays the image on the unit’s screen. The rear camera is sold separately.
Built-in Preset EQ and Electronic Skip Protection
The built-in preset equalizer allows you to choose between pre-set EQ curves for a variety of music styles such as Rock or Pop. ESP is a function that stores the disc during playback, storing 5 seconds of music. If the disk is interrupted, the stored data is filled for continuous performance.
Pre-amplified outputs and RDS tuner
The preamp outputs of this unit allow you to expand the system by adding up to 3 amps and/or signal processors for the front, rear and subwoofer channels. Again it displays up to 64 characters of messages with a station, track, artist, genre, traffic, news and more when an FM station transmits using RDS technology.
Multi-colored lighting options and removable front panel
Choose from over 16 million lighting options for custom backlighting. The removable front panel makes the unit unusable and prevents theft when it is removed.
Touch screen control
TFT digital touch screen panoramic panel with an innovative graphical interface for touch control of many of the features and functions of this unit.
1. It doesn’t get much better than this for under 50 bucks.
For only 50 bucks, you will get Bluetooth connectivity, USB, SD card, decent power output AUX inputs, and neat looks which is enough to drive a typical 4 speaker stereo system. Bluetooth pairing was a breeze and I was instantly streaming my music files and streaming services.
Loaded up an SD card and I now have music for weeks. The USB port is useful if you have an old iPod full of music, but it doesn’t charge your device. Bluetooth streaming is very clear. Hands-free talking is not bad. Overall you do get a whole lot for such low price.
2. So far this has been a great unit for my truck
It is an easy wiring install. I had to use my old aftermarket wiring harness to plug into the factory harness, I still have to finish the wiring to parking brake so I can watch DVD’s, other than that I’m very pleased and happy with Boss product.
3. Absolutely fantastic product.
This device is inexpensive and does what it is supposed to do perfectly. Great value for your money. I purchased it because I had to upgrade original installation in my Toyota Land Cruiser 105. Bluetooth connection was the main reason behind the decision. First things first – product comes with accessories to make sure your installation is easy and straightforward.
4. Everything fits and works perfectly.
The Bluetooth connection works flawlessly phone connection is very easy and you can move through your playlist with forwarding and backward buttons on the front panel of the device. By the way, I have Windows 10 phone, no glitches. When you return to the car system detects your phone and restarts playlist where you left it. Receiving phone calls using Bluetooth connection also was of very good quality. Sound quality is very acceptable for the device of this price range. I am a happy customer.
Question: Does this come with a wiring harness?
Answer: It comes with a wiring harness for the RADIO, not for your vehicle. You need two harnesses, one that connects to the radio, one that connects to your vehicle. The vehicle harness is always vehicle specific and they’re super cheap.
Question: Can I stream music from iPhone using Bluetooth?
Answer: The unit supports A2DP, available on all but the oldest iPhone. You can stream any audio, including voice navigation, Siri, music, etc. You can also make phone calls and speak to Siri through the unit.
Question: Can I play my music on my iPhone using the USB slot and will it charge my iPhone 6 if it’s plugged in as well?
Answer: It does not supply enough power to charge a phone. You can only use a USB flash drive for the port. You can only use the audio jack to play on your phone.
Question: Do I need to add a mic or is there a built-in mic to make and receive calls?
Answer: With built-in working perfectly 🙂
Question: Does it come with a wiring harness or do I need to purchase separately?
Question: Will it fit on a 2003(2004 model) land rover discovery 2? If it does, what else do I need?
Answer: It will fit; you’ll need a wire harness and dash kit to complete the installation.
Question: I’d like to know if this radio comes with a microphone or microphone port to answer the cell phone.
Answer: The microphone is built into the radio faceplate. I am surprised at how well it works and I have had people tell me how clear I sound when they are talking to me.
Question: Will it work for a Jeep Wrangler TJ
Answer: The 632UAB may fit your vehicle. You will need a vehicle specific dash kit and wire harness to complete the installation. I would recommend taking your vehicle to a local car audio shop to inquire about the installation of this stereo and any parts that may be needed.