Soundstream VR-346B

Double DIN Bluetooth In-Dash DVD/CD/AM/FM/ Car Stereo w/ 3.4" LCD Screen, USB, and SD Card Reader


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General Features:

  • Soundstream VR-346B In-Dash Receiver
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 52 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 20 watts x 4 channels
  • 3.4" LCD Screen
  • 480x240 Widescreen Resolution
  • 400 NIT LED Brightness
  • CD text information display
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)
  • AM/FM tuner with 18FM/12AM presets
  • Remote control included
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • DVD/D±R/D±RW , CD/CD-R/RW/VCD/HDCD , MP3/MP4/WMA/CDDA/Picture-CD/JPEG Playback
  • MP3/WMA/MP4/JPEG Playback via USB
  • 2-band graphic/parametric equalizer with 5 selectable tone curves (4 Preset, 1 User)
  • 3.5mm Front Audio Auxiliary Input
  • Front Input
  • SD Card reader for audio and video playback
  • 3 Sets of 2V preamp outputs (front, rear and subwoofer)

Bluetooth Features:

  • Built-in Bluetooth technology for hands-free talking and audio streaming
  • Bluetooth Profiles Supported:
    • A2DP: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile allows high quality audio to be streamed from an audio device to the car stereo
  • Works with most Bluetooth enabled cell phones
  • Maximum communication rage: 32.8 feet (approx, line of sight)

Expandability Options:

  • Steering Wheel Control Ready: PAC ControlPRO or the Axxess ASWC-1 required and sold separately
  • Dedicated Backup Camera Input: Used for universal rear view cameras with an RCA composite input.
  • 2 Rear RCA Video Output: Used for connection to separate monitors and other devices

Check out the VR-346B User Manual

In-Dash Receiver Specifications

Receiver Size

Single DIN: 1 DIN dimensions will work with all single DIN installation kits we have to offer. Single DIN radios are the most common size for after-market stereos.

Single DIN slot with flip-out screen: The DIN stereo includes a retractable, flip-out screen. Before purchasing, make measurements to be sure there is no interference with dash accessories such as A/C vents or shift levers.

Single DIN slot with a larger face: Standard single DIN size, but the display is larger then the standard single DIN size. Due to the nature of the larger face, problems may arise when installing in particular vehicles. These stereos are great for single DIN slots where you want a larger screen.

1.5 DIN: This size is very uncommon in vehicles, however this size opening is most commonly found in Chrysler and Chevrolet vehicles.

Double DIN: Approximately 4-inches in height, this size is becoming more common every year. Prior to 2000, this size was typically only found in Japanese vehicles such as those made by Honda or Toyota. Now, it is becoming more popular for many vehicles to be fit with a Double DIN opening.

Double DIN
Faceplate Security

Detachable / Removable faceplate security: The most common anti-theft feature. It allows you to take the faceplate with you, thus disallowing operation, which deters theft.

Security Codes: Mainly a feature in high end video units which do not have a detachable face / screen. Once the unit is uninstalled (or stolen), a security code (or PIN) is required upon reinstallation. Though you no longer have your unit after the theft, the thief also does not have your security code, which makes the unit useless. The hope is the thief knows which units have security codes and he/she chooses not to steal your unit because of the security code.

Ghost technology: This is not commonly used, but can be found primarily in a select number of 2004-2005 head units. It creates an illusion that no unit is installed by appearing completely black when turned off. Potential thieves may steer clear because it appears as though no head unit is installed.

Anti-theft covers: Similar to ghost and hiding faces because they only create an illusion that the face/unit is not in place.

ESN: Stands for Electronic Serial Number. Allows the disabling of the radio and allows tracking if it is stolen.

Motorized Faceplate
Some in-dash car stereos feature a motorized faceplate that moves to expose a CD or DVD slot. This is a convenient feature that allows the front display to be larger and easier to read. The positioning of the monitor gives you control over the angle you would like to view information on the stereo.
Remote Control
Allows control of specific features and functions from a remote control. Typically they are used to prevent button wear on your radio, or to allow easier navigation of menus.
Peak Power Output
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage occurring. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent, or low bass hit.

Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison.

52 watts x 4 channels
RMS Power Output
The amount of continuous power, measured in watts, that an amplifier produces is called RMS power. The higher the RMS rating, the louder and cleaner your music sounds. The RMS output figure is much more accurate than the peak rating when comparing products.
20 watts x 4 channels
Preamp RCA Outputs
RCA outputs, commonly known as preamp outputs, allow you to connect one or sometimes multiple external amplifiers. An in-dash receiver will commonly have one, two or three sets of RCA outputs that can be used to connect external amplifiers and other components. One pair of RCA outputs will typically provide a full range signal that can be used for most subwoofer or speaker amplifiers. Two pairs of RCA outputs can typically be configured as four full range signals, or also as two full range and two subwoofer signals. Three sets of RCA outputs will almost always produce four speaker signals and two subwoofer signals for use with multiple amplifiers.
3 Pairs (Front, Rear, and Subwoofer)
Dedicated Subwoofer Preamp RCA Output
A dedicated output that has a built-in low-pass crossover for specific connection to a subwoofer amplifier that powers a low frequency driver, typically a subwoofer.
Preamp Voltage
The preamp output rating is measured in volts (V). The higher the rating, the stronger the signal. This results in less unwanted noise being picked up.
2 volts
Built-In Equalizer
The number of graphic or parametric equalizer bands the stereo receiver is equipped with. The more EQ options, the more you will be able to adjust your music to your liking.
Display Type
The type of display on your receiver refers to the monitor that is used to display the source information such as song names, radio stations, or track times.

Dot-Matrix Text Display: A simple display which uses dots in specific illuminated color(s) to light up and form letters or numbers that are displayed on the receiver.

Graphic or Motion Display: Typically found in mid to high-end receivers and give your text information and receiver more life by adding motion, backgrounds, or multiple colors to your display. There are types of graphic displays such as 3D Graphic, Motion, and OEL (Organic Electroluminescent) displays. They can range from one color to full color displays and typically allow you to select from one of many built-in animations, background images, screensavers or other graphics to enhance your experience and add an extra bit of personality to your system. Some units also come with software that allow you to load your own customizable pictures or animations.

LCD Monitor Display: Can be as small as 2" or as large as 10". Some LCD displays are motorized for angle adjustment. LCD monitors display full motion video playback as well as your standard text such as track status, radio station information and more depending on the receiver's features.

LCD Text Display
Display Color
The display color refers to the color of the text and or graphics on the receiver.

Multi-Color: When more than one color is on the display, for example one part of the text is white, while the other part is blue.

Variable-Color: The display colors can be changed by the user. If the default color of text/display is blue for example, the user can change the settings to where the color turns to red. Variable color displays are typically described in detail in the item's description.

TFT-LCD Display: In-dash receivers with a video screen that display multiple colors and often times video such as DVD, navigation or other video sources.

Full Color
CEA-2006 Compliant
Amplifiers that have been tested to meet specific standards. When a car amplifier meets these standards, you can be sure that it will be able to produce the amount of power specified by the official CEA-2006 rating. Usually, these rating consist of the following items:
  • RMS Power
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio

This rating applies to both external car amplifiers, as well as the amplifiers inside of in-dash stereos.


Playback Features

AM/FM Tuner
Most in-dash CD players have AM/FM playback allowing you listen to your favorite local radio stations.
FM Presets
The number of FM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
AM Presets
The number of AM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
Radio Data System (RDS)
Receivers with Radio Data System (RDS) tuners can receive digital broadcast information about the FM radio station including program name, time and station identification. RDS enables your receiver to display text messages that many FM stations include on a sub-carrier signal within their normal broadcast signal. Some RDS tuners can even break in with traffic alerts or emergency broadcasts when you're listening to a CD.
CD-R/RW Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play finalized CD-R discs and/or CD-RW discs.
MP3 Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play discs encoded with MP3 files. To burn a MP3 encoded disc, use the "data" mode on your CD Recorder and finalize the session and/or CD.
WMA Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play discs encoded with WMA files. To burn a WMA encoded disc, use the "data" mode on your CD Recorder and finalize the session and/or CD.
DVD / Video Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver will play DVD (or other listed) video disc formats. Unless otherwise noted, the unit is not guaranteed to play recorded DVDs.
Hi-Res Audio Compatible
This feature refers to if the product is capable of Hi-Res Audio (HRA) playback.

Audio / Video Inputs

USB Input
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver features an input to connect a USB device via standard USB or mini-USB. The USB input may be a connection on the front or rear of the unit with an extension cable for connecting devices to the receiver. Some units have an optional input that allows for a USB adapter to be purchased separately and used with the unit.
Number of Front USB Inputs
Additional Audio/Video Inputs
These inputs enable the unit to receive an audio or video signal from a separate source. There are many different types of connections and ways to accomplish this. Most common are RCA Composite cables and 3.5mm mini-jack plugs.

RCA Composite Inputs
These are your typical red, white, and yellow RCA composite cables that are common among devices with audio and video inputs. The red and white cables are dedicated for audio. The red cable is for the right channel and the white is for the left channel. The yellow cable is specifically for the video signal. Because this type of auxiliary cable contains 2 channels of audio, it will support stereo sound.

This is commonly referred to as a mini-jack or a headphone jack. It is a 3.5mm plug that transfers audio only. There is a right and left audio channel on the plug which allows for stereo sound playback.

3.5mm AV Input
These plugs look similar to the common 3.5mm mini-jack, however they carry a third channel dedicated for video.

This means that an auxiliary input is possible, but only with the use of an optional accessory. These optional adapters will sometimes use the CD Changer port or other port on the back of a unit that might restrict the use of other expandability features. These accessories are typically sold separately.

Front 3.5mm A/V Input

Monitor Screen Features

If a unit is touchscreen capable, you can control a majority of it's functions by touching the screen.
Screen Size
This is the size of the monitor on the unit. It is measured diagonally and in inches. The bigger the number the larger the screen.
MirrorLink Compatible
MirrorLink allows connectivity between a smartphone and the aftermarket car receiver. The consumer gets into the car, connects the phone with a cable, and gains access to phone applications through the car stereos controls such as navigation and steering wheel buttons. MirrorLink allows consumers to use their smartphones safely and simply, keeping eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.

Expandability Features

Built-in navigation is a convenient feature that allows the driver to receive driving directions and guidance.

Some in-dash head units are built-in with the navigation features, while others require an add on navigation box. Other navigation options include portable navigation units that you can take with you or attach to the dash of your vehicle.

Audio/Video Outputs
Audio/Video outputs are typically used to connect an overhead monitor to an aftermarket stereo. This is the number of A/V outputs that the item has. These outputs are usually RCA Composite cables.

RCA Composite Outputs
These are your typical red, white, and yellow RCA composite cables that are common among devices with audio and video inputs. The red and white cables are dedicated for audio. The red cable is for the right channel and the white is for the left channel. The yellow cable is specifically for the video signal. Because this type of auxiliary cable contains 2 channels of audio, it will support stereo sound.

2 Video RCA Outputs
Satellite Radio
This feature signifies whether or not the receiver is compatible with XM or Sirius Satellite Radio. "Optional" means while the receiver is capable of SIRIUS/XM playback and connectivity, you will still need to purchase an additional satellite tuner, adapter, and/or antenna.
HD Radio
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver is capable of receiving high-definition digital HD Radio broadcasts by either a built-in HD Radio tuner, or more commonly with the purchase of an optional HD Radio tuner box. Receivers which are HD Radio Ready generally require an additional purchase of a separate tuner.
Bluetooth Connectivity
This feature refers to whether or not the head unit is able to connect to a hands-free Bluetooth device. Head units that are Bluetooth ready typically require the purchase of an optional adapter or accessory that connects to the rear of the head unit. This optional accessory allows you to accept phone calls through your head unit and speakers. Some head units have built-in Bluetooth hands free capabilities with an included remote-mount microphone or built-in microphone.
Yes (Integrated front-panel microphone, No External Mic Included)
A2DP Music Streaming
The Advanced Audio Distribution Profile will wirelessly stream music and other audio from an A2DP compatible device.
Steering Wheel Control Compatible
In order to retain a vehicle's factory steering wheel remote controls, a wired-remote input is needed on the aftermarket stereo.

If "Yes", then the aftermarket stereo is compatible with steering wheel remote controls. If an additional accessory is required for the steering wheel controls to work properly, a compatible piece will be listed.

Rear View Camera Input
Indicates if an in-dash multimedia unit has a dedicated video input for rear view cameras. These inputs allow you to plug the camera to the back of the unit to receive the cameras video signal. Usually the camera signal is transferred through an RCA cable connection.
Yes (Universal)
Memory Card Reader
Whether or not the receiver has a built-in input for removable memory cards such as SD (Secure Digital) cards or MMC (Multimedia) cards.
SD Card

What is in the box?

Product and accessories
A detailed list of the equipment (main product and accessories) included with your in-dash car stereo receiver. If special accessories are included in the box, they will be listed and detailed below the main list of equipment.
Paperwork included with the product.
Other Accessory #1
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Other Accessory #2
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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

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Average Attribution Rating


Whitinsville, MA

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Soundstream VR-346B - hits on all points

July 7, 2015

I purchased this radio for my 2005 Subaru Forester LL Bean. The main reason to replace my existing radio was I wanted bluetooth for hands free calling while driving. I also wanted an integrated microphone. These features work great and the sound quality on calls is excellent.

Overall the radio sounds good, bluetooth pairing was easy, CD and DVD playback are good. Despite the small screen size, you could actually watch a DVD but I do not see me ever using that feature.

The only negative would be that the first unit was defective but SonicElectronix was quick to say it was defective and I had a speedy RMA process. I would rather not have had to pay for return shipping and would have probably preferred that they express shipped my replacement but I know profit margins are slim on electronics.

Overall, I am very happy with my purchase.

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dallas, TX

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soundstream vr-346b

May 8, 2015

This unit is a must. Plays cds DVDs usbs and has a a/v auxilary for under 150. Can't get a better deal than that. Soundstream all the way.

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Laurel, MS

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Solid budget head unit!

September 18, 2015

Sonic Electronix shipped it quickly, and the free install hardware included everything I needed to install it in my Ford F-250 Superduty. At this price point, it is a solid unit packed with features. The Bluetooth and DVD functionality are solid, and when combined with my 4 new NVX NSP-68 speakers, the system is very loud and clear. Overall, as long as you have realistic expectations when spending a $110 on a head unit, you'll be pleased with the Soundstream VR-346B. At this price, with free install gear, it's hard to beat.

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Coal grove, OH

Good product

March 17, 2017

Very pleased with the head unit. Very good for price

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Glenwood, IL

Cool Looking, Sounds good

July 11, 2016

Brings my old ride into the now with it's cool design. Sounds great. All functions work as expected. Aux reads not connected even when it is. Thought it was touch screen but it's not. Wish it said the names of songs on radio. Bluetooth function works great.

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Leesville, LA

Great design, mediocre execution

May 5, 2016

I bought this radio as a replacement to my stock radio in my 2010 GMC Sierra. I wanted bluetooth pairing for audio playback and this seemed to hit my need for a basic, good looking double DIN radio that looked about as stock as possible. Installation was fairly easy, but I never could find an interface that would link to my steering wheel controls, even with buying the one that Sonic recommended. I like the fact that this unit has lots of buttons, as I never could adapt to a touch screen while driving, but the twist knob to scroll/push to select is a little too sensitive. Many times, the selection will change as you are pressing in on the dial. Menu navigation can be cumbersome without using the remote.

On the other side, it does sound great and pair fast with my phone. It has a lot of good features for the price, but I think I would have paid almost double for a little better quality version of this same radio.

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Chandler, AZ

Great upgrade to factory system

April 1, 2016

I bought this unit for my son's Hyundai Sonata mainly for the Soundstream name and the Bluetooth: hands-free calling (safety first!), built-in mic, and audio streaming. The price was right, plus I had a few Sonic bucks in store credit so it was a no-brainer. Install was easy with the free wire/mounting kit provided by Sonic. I used a few washers on each screw to move the radio up flush with the opening in the dash trim, otherwise it would have been 1/8" deeper than stock. This radio sounds much better and is more powerful than the stock radio. The Bluetooth works well for playing back music but the microphone could be a little more sensitive for calls. The radio comes with a simple tutorial on how to convert videos to AVI for easy watching. The display is sharp, though my son does not care to watch DVDs on such a small screen. The preset EQ settings made the sound boomy and/or muddy with the factory speakers - we left it in the default user setting because it provided all the highs and mids you could ever want. 18 FM presets, 12 AM presets (!), and the SD card slot responds quickly if you prefer to keep your music or videos there. There are A LOT of buttons on the remote, definitely not intuitive and they are all the same shape/size so you have to look at it to know what you are pressing. The remote works well from all seats of the car, no issues there. Takes a while to figure out how to connect a phone, but once you do it's easy. Haven't used the RCA outputs for audio or video on the back of the unit yet, but we plan to add a subwoofer using the sub out RCAs. This is a great unit for my son's car, but I personally miss the HD radio and advanced EQ/crossover settings of my Alpine unit (which cost almost twice as much). So far it is durable, I will update this review if something doesn't work like it should. Great job, Soundstream!

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Atlanta, GA

Just what I needed!

January 17, 2016

Smallest DVD player in the world! But I didn't want a ddd player so it was a bonus. Everyone loves a good bonus. Bluetooth said my phone's name. Wow, what a feature.

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Good Price
Eduardo V on Nov 2, 2016
Because I read the reviews
Flor M on Oct 24, 2015
looks dope
jacob g on Nov 27, 2015
Price, variety and easy to use site.
Maleli T on Sep 27, 2015
Does this display song title and artist from bluetooth connection?
Noah M on Sep 20, 2016
Best Answer: No it doesn't. What you will see is a set of buttons that you can toggle over using the knob that also adjusts volume. The button choices are
Track back( prior song played )
Track forward.
Reply · Report · John M on Sep 20, 2016
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How does this product compare to the Boss 870dbi? Is this a better stereo?
A shopper on Aug 10, 2015
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Best Answer: I can not answer if it is better but so far I am happy with the Soundstream stereo. It has a lot of similar features so I guess I would go by reviews of both. The one thing that the Soundstream has is a better display, although it is small, it can play a DVD movie. The hands free calling with integrated mic is excellent.
Reply · Report · Stephen D on Aug 12, 2015
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does this have rear camera input? is the remote included?
A shopper on Apr 26, 2015
Best Answer: Yes, there is an input for a back-up camera there is a wire (pink I think) that needs to be connected to your bake-up light circuit. The camera and cables are not included. If you mean the remote control unit, yes it is included, although I do not know what you would use it for unless the back seat drivers are watching a DVD.
Reply · Report · Hans S on Apr 26, 2015
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When a call is received or made, does the name show or just the phone number? When connected to a back up camera, does the image automatically show when put into reverse? Does the screen dim when the car lights are turned on?
Bill S on Jan 12, 2016
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Can I get an adapter to keep my steering wheel controls for this head unit ?
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Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

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Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

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