View Full Version : 9835, 9887, or w988j

12-21-2008, 02:04 PM
Can't make up my mind for which one I should get. I love the fact that the 9835 has awesome tuning, motorized face and bunches of colors to choose from. 9887 has imprint and better ipod control. The MDA-W988J is more expensive than all of them, but its a double din and fills up my jeep better and is pretty much the 9835. My ipod broke so ipod control is not important now, but is it really that much better using a hu instead of the ipod itself? How about tuning, will the 9835 be better since I can tune a lot more than 9887, or should I just get the W998J which is probably sweeter than both of them, only problem of my concern is the radio and how well the converters work.

12-22-2008, 09:47 PM
9835 hands down, great tuning and one of the last great alpine units IMHO. Wish I kept mine...........:(

12-23-2008, 04:45 PM
you can't go wrong with any of them, really... TERRIFIC choices, you might as well add 7998 as a contender before you make a decision, which is also a lovely hu with the same tunability as 9835 and even greater SQ according to many people who reviews it...



cons are that it lacks the Ipod support the 9887 has, for example, but there was an ipod adapter a while ago that will get the job done if you need it... and faceplate is not removable...

merry Christimas!!!

12-25-2008, 10:06 PM
i know the 7998 is a great deck, i really don't like the look of it too much though.

12-28-2008, 11:43 PM
9835 without thinking twice!