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Boss Audio DI 758DBI Review

Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it has been discontinued. You can still read our original review below, but Top Ten Reviews is no longer updating this product’s information. Click here to see our current Top Ten car stereos.

Our Verdict

The iPod docking station does not make up for the fact that you are limited in your ability to customize and expand your car audio system.

For

  • The slide-out iPod docking station on the Boss Audio 758DBI offers full iPod control.

Against

  • This head unit has only one pair of RCA outputs and no ability to create custom equalizer curves.
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Boss Audio 758DBI image: The iPod docking station pops out when you press on it, and your iPod sits in the cradle to connect.

Boss Audio 758DBI image: The iPod docking station pops out when you press on it, and your iPod sits in the cradle to connect.
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Boss Audio 758DBI image: The keypad is the detachable part of this head unit.

Boss Audio 758DBI image: The keypad is the detachable part of this head unit.
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Boss Audio 758DBI image: The remote control allows you to navigate the menus and to answer and disconnect phone calls.

Boss Audio 758DBI image: The remote control allows you to navigate the menus and to answer and disconnect phone calls.

Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it has been discontinued. You can still read our original review below, but Top Ten Reviews is no longer updating this product’s information. Click here to see our current Top Ten car stereos.

The Boss Audio DI series is made up of digital media receivers. This means that the head units are mechless and do not have CD players. The 758DBI is the flagship model of the single DIN models in the DI series. The 758DBI is also unique among the car audio head units we have reviewed in that it has a slide-out iPod docking station.

This head unit is powerful and loud. The 758DBI has the highest peak power rating at 320 watts of all the other head units we reviewed. It also has clarity, even at higher volumes, but only lacks in the fullness of the sound. The downside to this head unit is that it doesn't have much room to expand, with only one pair of RCA outputs. It also has only four preset equalizer curves, which limits how much you can customize the sound in your car.

The 758DBI digital media receivers don't have a CD player, but they do have Bluetooth capability and an iPod docking station that allows full iPod control. Along with the docking station, you also have an auxiliary port, a USB connection and an SD card slot, which are all located on the faceplate. The Boss Audio 758DBI is capable of playing MP3 and WMA files.

The detachable faceplate is easy to conceal because it is only the button portion that separates from the faceplate. Removing that portion makes the head unit incomplete and useless to thieves. This head unit also comes with a remote control that you can use to navigate the menus, mute the sound, and even answer and disconnect calls.

Boss Audio lists several telephone numbers and email addresses, along with the company's physical address. An alternative would be to contact the company through Facebook and Twitter. The Boss Audio 758DBI comes with a one-year warranty, and you can find a copy of the user manual on the support page.

The iPod docking station, while useful, does not make up for the lack of expandability or customization options with the Boss Audio 758DBI. This head unit is useful, though, in that you can connect to it in several different ways and very easily, considering that everything is accessible from the faceplate.