View Full Version : Kenwood kdc-448u vs Sony CDX-GT740UI

04-17-2011, 09:50 PM
Which would you go with? Sony is a little cheaper and has a better looking display and can change colors (doesnt really matter but it's kinda cool) and has 4v preouts (2v on the kenwood) but i've always had good luck with kenwood decks. Thanks in advance guys!

04-17-2011, 10:17 PM
I would go with the Kenwood, I had a 438 and it worked great... never seen the sony though so I don't now how it perfoms.

04-17-2011, 10:22 PM
Sony has some nice decks in their mid and upper units

04-17-2011, 11:15 PM
Sony has some nice decks in their mid and upper units

it's about the only thing sony (car audio wise) i'd buy.

04-18-2011, 11:15 PM

04-19-2011, 12:42 AM
They are pretty equal, have you used either one to see which interface you like better? I'd get the Sony imo... nicer looking unit, will last forever.

04-19-2011, 09:09 AM
havent played with either one, ive only ran kenwood and liked them, but the sony looks like it has a better display and 4v preouts

04-19-2011, 09:47 AM
Personally, i would go with the kenwood. i've used a couple of kenwoods and had no problems, i think they are very easy to use as well. Had a sony once and i hated it. something would always be wrong with it.
Haven't tried anything new from them so who knows, might be alot better now.

04-19-2011, 10:12 AM
Alpine CDA-105 CD receiver at Crutchfield Signature (http://www.crutchfield.com/s_500CDA105/Alpine-CDA-105.html?c=3)

Amazon.com: Kenwood Excelon KDC-X794 In-Dash CD MP3 WMA Receiver with Remote: Electronics (http://www.amazon.com/Kenwood-Excelon-KDC-X794-Receiver-Remote/dp/B00392IJ5E)

These would be my two immediate choices. I suppose Im becoming Alpine bias though. I just think they sound better without having to eq and stuff. but the x794 is a great deck, has time alignment and 5 band eq, 4volt preouts, usb/ipod control, all kinds of settings, easy to browse. Top notch deck for the price.

04-19-2011, 10:18 AM
Id take the Kenwood I have this model Kenwood - 50W x 4 MOSFET AppleŽ iPodŽ-/Satellite Radio-/HD Radio-Ready CD Deck - KDC-348U (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Kenwood+-+50W+x+4+MOSFET+Apple%26%23174%3B+iPod%26%23174%3B-/Satellite+Radio-/HD+Radio-Ready+CD+Deck/1933398.p?id=1218331217766&skuId=1933398&st=Kenwoof&cp=1&lp=5)

Love it gets the job done Although I may be selling it because im trying to get a flip out dvd never had a sony H-U but i never had a problem with any of my kenwoods