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jordanstreet
08-30-2008, 09:26 PM
Hey guys I know very little about car audio. I have a 96 accord and all it has is the original tape cassette head. I want to be able to run my ipod through the car. I don't want to use one of those cassette adapters. I was looking at FM transmitters but from what I hear they can't deliver very good quality. Am I correct regarding this?

So I am now looking at my options for a head. Basically all I really need is an aux in, extras depending on what they are might be nice. But in general I just don't really know what all to look for lol. Regarding budget <$100 is proffered and the cheaper the better.

Thanks,
Jordan

twisztdauthorit
08-30-2008, 09:32 PM
thats pretty **** cheap man
if u can bump ur budget up atleast another 100-150

jordanstreet
08-30-2008, 11:03 PM
wow i mean Ive seen all on ebay for around 100 ... whats the diff

bones22
08-30-2008, 11:08 PM
wow i mean Ive seen all on ebay for around 100 ... whats the diff

dealers on ebay sell a lot of refurbs or ones that have been sold in bulk buys that come with no warranty.
if you get a warranty it is from whoever you bought it from and there isnt really any legal backing saying they HAVE to honor it

its seriously best to spend an extra $50 or so

i hate to say this but hell in your case you may do good going to walmart
that is in NO WAY a bad thing against you. just for the budget you want to stay near you can get one there for sure

jordanstreet
08-30-2008, 11:49 PM
yeah dude no offense taken lol, I was just wondering if there were some clearly better products for the money or something. I know that's the way it is with computers, guitars, etc.

Thanks again for the help guys.

95BlackGA
08-30-2008, 11:55 PM
A Pioneer DEH-1900MP. Probably the best new unit you can get for that price, unless you don't mind Sony too much.

Mr. Opportunist
08-30-2008, 11:56 PM
Best choice...? Fat girls usually give the best head... :fyi:

bigbangtheory
08-31-2008, 12:18 PM
You can get the deck I have, which I fawking love! Is a Kenwood X-492 and has direct connect for your iPod and Aux and they are both right in the front. Has BT, Sirius and HD radio compitable and is 4 volts. Best budget deck out in my mind. I paid 170 for mine from Crutchfield because I needed the harness, dash kit and other things that came with it.

They can be had for 120 IIRC shipped from onlinestereo.com, which I have done a **** ton of business with as well.

So try to scrounge up 20 more dollars and you would have yourself a nice deck.

jordanstreet
08-31-2008, 06:06 PM
thanks again for the replies guys.

Heres what I'm looking at

Alpine iDA-X300 - $130
Pioneer DEH 3000 + iPOD cable - $120
Pioneer DEH 4000 + iPOD cable - $150

What do you guys think or are there other units you would recommend more?

Symon_say
09-01-2008, 01:23 PM
You can get the deck I have, which I fawking love! Is a Kenwood X-492 and has direct connect for your iPod and Aux and they are both right in the front. Has BT, Sirius and HD radio compitable and is 4 volts. Best budget deck out in my mind. I paid 170 for mine from Crutchfield because I needed the harness, dash kit and other things that came with it.

They can be had for 120 IIRC shipped from onlinestereo.com, which I have done a **** ton of business with as well.

So try to scrounge up 20 more dollars and you would have yourself a nice deck.

X2 for this HU.

skubasteve!
09-01-2008, 01:42 PM
Keep your eye out on the classifieds on here as well, Ive bought two decks in the past week here. Both with Aux in and nice decks, one was $75 shipped and the other was $110 shipped.

DejaWiz
09-01-2008, 02:52 PM
Spend another $30 for this HU (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_11786_Kenwood+KDC-MP438U.html). Same as the X492, just the non-eXcelon variant and $10 cheaper.

GAM3OVR
09-01-2008, 04:13 PM
thanks again for the replies guys.

Heres what I'm looking at

Alpine iDA-X300 - $130
Pioneer DEH 3000 + iPOD cable - $120
Pioneer DEH 4000 + iPOD cable - $150

What do you guys think or are there other units you would recommend more?

i'd go with the ida X200

very nice deck!

can be had on ebay for 85 bones!

Tehgregzor
09-01-2008, 04:14 PM
Keep your eye out on the classifieds on here as well, Ive bought two decks in the past week here. Both with Aux in and nice decks, one was $75 shipped and the other was $110 shipped.

The 110 was totally me! :)

GAM3OVR
09-01-2008, 04:20 PM
i'd go with the ida X200

very nice deck!

can be had on ebay for 85 bones!

and also btw, the ida x 300 only has 1 preout

the 200 has 3!

also imprint etc....

I used this deck for 2 months, ( installed in our boat)

great deck, great performance