View Full Version : AIWA or PANASONIC????

08-24-2005, 04:46 PM
Hi all. I'm in need of another HU. I saw these two on crutchfield, both are $99, and all the reviews say both are awesome.

Personally the Aiwa has me right now, just because it has an aux input and i've been lookin for one, but i need someone(s) to sway my decision, here's the links:

Aiwa: http://www.crutchfield.com/S-sec4PKQUMU4/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=300&I=055CDCX304

Panasonic: http://www.crutchfield.com/S-sec4PKQUMU4/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=300&I=133C1200

Please let me know your opinions, i'm really stuck.

Thanks alot!


08-24-2005, 04:47 PM
Save your money. Get something worthwile.

08-24-2005, 06:01 PM
Dude, ever heard of a budget?

Well my budget is $100.

Therefore a $99 HU is fine for me.

If you have an opinion on either, i'd like to hear it, cause im stuck, like i said.

But if you dont have an opinion on either, i dont wanna hear aimless crap

93 saturn sl2
08-24-2005, 06:07 PM
I just installed a panasonic HU in my friends car and it sounds great. i dont know the model number off hand but it has a motorized face.

08-24-2005, 06:24 PM
**** for $100 I would rather fill up my gas tank.

08-24-2005, 06:29 PM
lol, gas is a *****, aint it?

08-24-2005, 06:31 PM
well i agree with others, you should save up, but if your dead set on one of those, i would get the panasonic, I had a few buddies that had aiwa's they skip horribly bad when you go over rail road tracks, or when your on a bummpy road, or sometimes the CD will just skip because it wants too, Go for the panasonic.

08-24-2005, 09:49 PM
thanks for the input, i think i've been successfully swayed back to exactly at the middle, lol. The aux input on the aiwa really gets me though...

08-24-2005, 09:53 PM
Definitely Panasonic...

SSS 18734
08-24-2005, 09:56 PM
pioneer makes some killer budget head units.

http://cgi.ebay.com/PIONEER-DEH-P3700MP-CD-MP3-Player-2005-Model-BONUS_W0QQitemZ5799219156QQcategoryZ39752QQrdZ1QQc mdZViewItem

08-24-2005, 09:57 PM
This is true... Pioneer would be a better choice than both (better skip protection and all).

SSS 18734
08-24-2005, 10:07 PM
i have never really had a problem with my DEH-3600, pioneer's entry level head unit. well okay I did but it was more my fault than the unit's

08-24-2005, 10:18 PM

not mine

08-24-2005, 10:35 PM
so aiwa is on a comparable level to sony?


**** aux input...

08-24-2005, 10:39 PM
panasonic = good intro cd player.

08-25-2005, 09:02 AM
weel, it seems that way doesn't it.

alrighty then, thanks alot for your guy's help!

08-25-2005, 09:10 AM
Panasonic > Aiwa

but you can do better for the same price

08-26-2005, 02:29 PM
so aiwa is on a comparable level to sony?


**** aux input...

Yeah... being that it is the same company.

08-26-2005, 03:00 PM
Out of those two, the panasonic.
I had one of their touch screen ghost face things, nice low price deck. Matter of fact, its the deck my wife still has. Got them on ebay for around $150 like a year ago, probably cheaper if you can find them now.

08-28-2005, 05:01 PM
panasonic over the aiwa......but defiinitly the pioneer over both of those u listed....for sure...