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fawd06
03-12-2007, 09:01 AM
what would u pick? any other alpine hu that u suggest?

Civic96Lx
03-12-2007, 09:15 AM
9835 : ) heard the touch glide *****

iceteebone
03-12-2007, 10:39 AM
9835.

about the best deck alpine has made in recent years

fawd06
03-12-2007, 01:29 PM
i heard it takes a while to load a mp3 is that true?

Chevyaudio
03-12-2007, 01:32 PM
MP3 loading on my 9855 is quick. But I do despise glidetouch. I have gotten used to it, but I still hate it.

fawd06
03-12-2007, 01:33 PM
what is this glide touch ? what makes it so bad

nickk678
03-12-2007, 01:35 PM
Glide touch is kinda a rip off of the Ipod wheel, but a lot harder to use. I ended up going with a 9855 for the sole fact that it is a newer head unit and had less play time than any 9835 I could find. I use the remote for almost everything, so don't really have to use the glide touch anyway.

JimJ
03-12-2007, 01:36 PM
'35, no question.

helix66
03-12-2007, 01:38 PM
I just ordered the 9885 and should have it by the end of the week, it's replacing an old clarion 5760 cassette deck and cd changer. I do like good SQ but I'm not as much of an audiophile as most here I guess, my main concern being ipod interface and decent SQ.

Sorry, just saw the title was 9855!

Chevyaudio
03-12-2007, 01:39 PM
They are the same unit...55' just has the glidtouch. So thats what its going to come down to.

mattmcss
03-12-2007, 01:39 PM
I'd do the 35 for sure, load times initially on the MP3 CD are kind of slow but scroling between songs aren't.

fawd06
03-12-2007, 01:44 PM
guess ill have to go with the 35, since i been hearing so many bad things about this glidetouch

LBC99
03-12-2007, 01:48 PM
I have a 9855, the main reason I bought it over a 9835 was because it was compatible with my factory steering wheel controls in my Altima.

The glidetouch is kinda annoying at first, but once you have all your setting done, you don't really need to use it much. I use my remote and steering wheel controls anyways. The 9855 is a really good HU. Before the 9855, I owned a 9813, which was my alltime fav deck.

I think the 9855 looks sharper than the 9835 too. As far as specs, I'm pretty sure they are exatcly the same.

bjboertje
03-12-2007, 01:51 PM
i like my 55. i like the glidetouch.

jakesford
03-12-2007, 02:40 PM
I've got a 9835 right now, its kinda a s1ut since its on its third vehicle with me...:laugh: But Its a fantastic HU

I scrambled to find one right after the glide touch POS's came out, but I'm seriously thinking about selling it now for a new alpine. I use my iPod with it and the interface is so F***ing slow! You can forget about trying to navigate to a specific song when you have 30gigs unless it starts with A or Z, it just takes forever to scroll:crying: Mp3 CD's are fine, but they also have a lot less music.

Some of the new units with the full speed interface, and the new blue tooth adapter have caught my attention...:greedy:

fawd06
03-12-2007, 08:41 PM
yeh think im going with the 9835:)

tankertoad
03-12-2007, 08:56 PM
Aside from the GlideTouch, there is one other difference - while both units use a Biolite display, the -55 is a little nicer to look at (the way the info is displayed).

That being said, I'll be picking up my 9835 later this week (just can't wait around for the 9887...).

tankertoad
03-12-2007, 09:28 PM
If it matters, there IS a physical difference on the back of the unit as well. Check out these pics (the -55 has the three pairs of RCAs):

fawd06
03-12-2007, 09:30 PM
If it matters, there IS a physical difference on the back of the unit as well. Check out these pics (the -55 has the three pairs of RCAs):

well thanks for the pics... just need to find a hu now lol

Ctminime
03-12-2007, 10:11 PM
i would take a 35 over a 55, i like mine.... the glide touch was ****** for a while but once i got used to it i actually like it alot.... but the 35 is what i consider one of, if not the best, deck alpine has ever made.... if u cant find a 35 go with the 55 u wont be dissapointed

supa_c
03-12-2007, 10:12 PM
MP3 loading on my 9855 is quick. But I do despise glidetouch. I have gotten used to it, but I still hate it.
I told you it ***** ;)

mokedaddy
03-12-2007, 10:20 PM
If it matters, there IS a physical difference on the back of the unit as well. Check out these pics (the -55 has the three pairs of RCAs):

The 9835 also has three pairs of rca outputs. I believe it is the sub out that is the teal wires coming from the back of the unit.

Civic96Lx
03-12-2007, 10:22 PM
I've got a 9835 right now, its kinda a s1ut since its on its third vehicle with me...:laugh: But Its a fantastic HU

I scrambled to find one right after the glide touch POS's came out, but I'm seriously thinking about selling it now for a new alpine. I use my iPod with it and the interface is so F***ing slow! You can forget about trying to navigate to a specific song when you have 30gigs unless it starts with A or Z, it just takes forever to scroll:crying: Mp3 CD's are fine, but they also have a lot less music.

Some of the new units with the full speed interface, and the new blue tooth adapter have caught my attention...:greedy:

aux input FTW!!:D

mazdakid
03-12-2007, 11:13 PM
55, glidetouch isnt that bad, and like they already said, you really only set it up and you dont have to use it again after that for much

fawd06
03-12-2007, 11:26 PM
hmm might consider the 9855 too.. just gonna come what i can get cheaper

whitemax
03-13-2007, 12:33 AM
I had the CDA-9835, really liked it. I prefer to have buttons.....

supa_c
03-13-2007, 01:21 AM
55, glidetouch isnt that bad, and like they already said, you really only set it up and you dont have to use it again after that for much
Unless you have an ipod, then you have to use it

fawd06
03-13-2007, 01:27 AM
is the glide touch really that hard to use?

Skip01
03-13-2007, 10:24 AM
Unless you have an ipod, then you have to use it

What about with remote?

Or is there some functions that reguire you to use the glidetouch

lslugz
03-13-2007, 10:36 AM
is the glide touch really that hard to use?

No, some people cant get use to using it tho. I personally like the glide touch, i got use to in a couple of days.

mazdakid
03-13-2007, 07:22 PM
Unless you have an ipod, then you have to use it

for what? i set mine up once and havent had to touch the glide again?

Ignatowski
03-13-2007, 07:33 PM
9835>9855

supa_c
03-13-2007, 07:55 PM
for what? i set mine up once and havent had to touch the glide again?
9855, you have to use it to change folders or shuffle through songs.

mazdakid
03-13-2007, 08:28 PM
9855, you have to use it to change folders or shuffle through songs.

i use the 9855 and dont use the glide touch to change songs

ngsm13
03-13-2007, 08:31 PM
If it matters, there IS a physical difference on the back of the unit as well. Check out these pics (the -55 has the three pairs of RCAs):

9835 has three pairs of Pre-outs as well.

:fyi:

Also. I have both units... which one would you like! :up2somet: :eek: :naughty: ?

nG

supa_c
03-13-2007, 08:36 PM
i use the 9855 and dont use the glide touch to change songs
Notice where i didnt type change songs ;)

onilink67
03-15-2007, 07:25 PM
Ok so I lied here is my second post since ive yet to get banned or heavily flammed. This one is more serious. I prefer the 55 mainly for the glide touch. While it is just another bell and whistle you prefere it in time. Its more of an aquired taste. I originally had the hard choice a year and a half ago where i went with the 55. Was stolen about 6 months ago and instead of buying a different model I bought it again. Make sure to get one of the later ones since the first ones had serious issues where after a week or so it would not work. I have had no problems with the headunit. I believe that it was the initial bad batch that was the downfall of the glidetouch.

whitemax
03-15-2007, 08:04 PM
I think it was the whole glidetouch thing...

onilink67
03-16-2007, 12:54 AM
The glidetouch is great sadly too many defective units went out where the glidetouch did not even operate properly. Sometimes companies like to jump the gun on something that truly was not done in the engineering process and im sad to see such a great idea be thrown away. Like I said I was in the same situation and I feel I made the correct choice the only upgrade I would make is to the 9965 and thats because it has glidetouch as well.

supa_c
03-16-2007, 12:56 AM
9965 is to pricey for me