View Full Version : Kenwood Excelon 890-990

11-21-2006, 01:13 PM
Im lookin at getting one of the two...Is there a big difference between the 2, and what are they..which would you recommend.?

11-21-2006, 06:25 PM
Yes there is a big difference. The x990 is better in every way except it doesn't have a usb input.

11-21-2006, 07:14 PM
I'm very happy with my x889, so I'm sure you'd be happy with either choice.

11-21-2006, 09:46 PM
I have an x889, last years model of the 890. I really had no reason to go to the 990. The 889 does everything I need it to and then some and sounds excellent. The only complaint I have is that the manual is lacking and that it doesnt hold settings when disconnected from power, but those arent a big deal.

11-21-2006, 10:21 PM
Okay...well whats so different abotu the 990 to 890 I mean what woudl jsutify me to spend the extra 70 bucks to get it?

11-21-2006, 10:42 PM
i miss Kenwoods flip around units. you don't have to worry about taking off the faceplate everytime you get in and out your car

12-20-2006, 11:34 PM
Can you set an Ipod up on the 889? I found a few for sale and am thinking about buying it as an alternative to the PRS880