View Full Version : Pioneer AVH4100 or Alpine IVA-W505?

07-24-2009, 07:19 PM
Out of these two which would be better if I was just interested in sound quality when it comes to playing cd and maybe down the road an ipod? I noticed the Pioneer is much cheaper than the Alpine brand new any specific reason why? Thank you for any help in advance

07-24-2009, 07:23 PM
idk why but i'll sell you my w505 when i get it back from the repair shop.

750 shipped. it will be basically BNIB. new screen and everything.

07-24-2009, 07:30 PM
Thanks for the offer but im still not sold on getting the IVA-W505 Id like to know the differences between the two and what makes the Alpine better besides I believe Ipod control.

07-25-2009, 07:02 PM
Pioneer is cheaper because it's not on the same level as Alpine. Alpine is a quality unit. I don't think that Pioneer has a BACK BUTTON for the ipod control. You have to go back to Artist again to select another album, then select another song. I could be wrong? I might not be explaining it right, but there's a review on Crutchfield or Sonicelectronix I think? There's no option to upgrade to Navi with the Pioneer. The Pioneer is pretty fast and has clear album art, but the Alpine will sound better IMO! I also think Alpine's bluetooth is better.