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sureshot1234
05-17-2013, 07:53 PM
i am looking to upgrade my current radio to something with bluetooth, rear usb, pandora app control for iphone, its the best possible sound quality for money and plenty of sound tuning functions to get the best sound for my car and setup. have amped speakers and a sub.

the ones i am looking at are

JVC KD-X80BT JVC KD-X80BT Digital media receiver at Crutchfield.com (http://www.crutchfield.com/p_105KDX80BT/JVC-KD-X80BT.html?tp=5684#details-tab)

Pioneer DEH-X9500BHS http://www.crutchfield.com/p_130X950BHS/Pioneer-DEH-X9500BHS.html?tp=5684

Kenwood KDC-BT955HD http://www.crutchfield.com/p_113BT955HD/Kenwood-KDC-BT955HD.html?tp=5684#details-tab

Alpine CDE-147BT Alpine CDE-147BT CD receiver at Crutchfield.com (http://www.crutchfield.com/p_500CDE147B/Alpine-CDE-147BT.html?tp=5684#details-tab)

and i am also interested in this i can get it for 150 so cheaper than the others just throwing it in :D
Pioneer DEH-P8400BH Pioneer DEH-P8400BH CD receiver at Crutchfield.com (http://www.crutchfield.com/p_130P8400BH/Pioneer-DEH-P8400BH.html?tp=5684)

thanks for your help and time :D

VWGolfMKVI
05-17-2013, 07:59 PM
Out of those, the Pioneer DEH-X9500 hands down. I would try and find a good used Pioneer DEH-80PRS

http://www.caraudio.com/forums/head-unit-classifieds/576660-pioneer-deh-80prs.html

sureshot1234
05-17-2013, 08:35 PM
Out of those, the Pioneer DEH-X9500 hands down. I would try and find a good used Pioneer DEH-80PRS

http://www.caraudio.com/forums/head-unit-classifieds/576660-pioneer-deh-80prs.html

why do you say the pioneer over the others just curious for the reasons and how much better is it than the Pioneer DEH-P8400BH?

sureshot1234
05-18-2013, 10:47 AM
any other suggestions? or anyone else agree for the pioneer?

sureshot1234
05-18-2013, 03:50 PM
no one else? ok :/

Silverado SS
05-18-2013, 04:08 PM
Clarion cz702 for 160 on fleebay, well worth the 10$ over the others

sureshot1234
05-18-2013, 04:32 PM
Clarion cz702 for 160 on fleebay, well worth the 10$ over the others


It doesn't come with a Bluetooth microphone and I don't really like the look and its cheaper than all but that bottom mentioned pioneer the others are all about $200

PocketRocket
05-18-2013, 04:33 PM
The pioneer is really nice, also check the excelon of that Kenwood KDC-x997

I carry both and its a flip of the coin. The Kenwood has a better factory warranty, while the pioneer has parrot Bluetooth which the best.

BoomBoxStereo
05-18-2013, 04:37 PM
Out of those, the Pioneer DEH-X9500 hands down. I would try and find a good used Pioneer DEH-80PRS

http://www.caraudio.com/forums/head-unit-classifieds/576660-pioneer-deh-80prs.html

^^ what this man said. i'd take a Pioneer headunit over anything any day

sureshot1234
05-18-2013, 05:08 PM
The pioneer is really nice, also check the excelon of that Kenwood KDC-x997

I carry both and its a flip of the coin. The Kenwood has a better factory warranty, while the pioneer has parrot Bluetooth which the best.


^^ what this man said. i'd take a Pioneer headunit over anything any day

i have looked at the excelon and it is at least 60 more than any of the others, also i dont like to buy used and the cheapest deh-80prs is about $285 so thats out. so just curious how much better is the deh-80prs vs the deh-x9500bhs? and how does the deh-x9500bhs compare to that deh-p8400bh?

thanks for the help guys :D

sureshot1234
05-18-2013, 05:13 PM
also i just had a though i got to mess with the new version of the pioneer 8400bh and the little flicky thing (>.< couldnt think of what to call it ) around the main control knob was terribly cheap and plastic feeling is the one on the 9500 metal? or just a better feeling plastic?

PocketRocket
05-18-2013, 05:18 PM
i have looked at the excelon and it is 60 at least 60 more than any of the others, also i dont like to buy used and the cheapest deh-80prs is about $285 so thats out. so just curious how much better is the deh-80prs vs the deh-x9500bhs? and how does the deh-x9500bhs compare to that deh-p8400bh?

thanks for the help guys :D

On crutchfield there the same price, sonic has the pioneer a little cheaper but not much

winkychevelle
05-18-2013, 05:19 PM
also i just had a though i got to mess with the new version of the pioneer 8400bh and the little flicky thing (>.< couldnt think of what to call it ) around the main control knob was terribly cheap and plastic feeling is the one on the 9500 metal? or just a better feeling plastic?

Just about all the radios now days feel cheap most of us chose pioneer for there vast amount of features.

An the 80prs has everything the 9500 has except the hd radio and Mixtrax which I don't use. On the other hand the 80prs add time alignment dual l-r 16band eqs flexible crossovers, good pandora control aux in in the back two USB slot in the rear. An sd slot behind the face Bluetooth with standard mic Andre auto eq mic comes with the radio all the others have it sold seperate

So unless u need hd radio or Mixtrax the 80prs is much much better

VWGolfMKVI
05-18-2013, 05:24 PM
Sorry I work nights and just got up. I chose the Pioneer from first hand experience. I have a friend that has that Kenwood, its a nice unit, just not as many features as my DEH-80PRS. And this is just my opinion, but JVC is gone to ****. I won't speak on Alpine, cause I have nothing good to say.

PocketRocket
05-18-2013, 05:25 PM
also i just had a though i got to mess with the new version of the pioneer 8400bh and the little flicky thing (>.< couldnt think of what to call it ) around the main control knob was terribly cheap and plastic feeling is the one on the 9500 metal? or just a better feeling plastic?

That's the first thing I thought as well, but I haven't had one come back with that piece broken

VWGolfMKVI
05-18-2013, 05:26 PM
Just about all the radios now days feel cheap most of us chose pioneer for there vast amount of features.

An the 80prs has everything the 9500 has except the hd radio and Mixtrax which I don't use. On the other hand the 80prs add time alignment dual l-r 16band eqs flexible crossovers, good pandora control aux in in the back two USB slot in the rear. An sd slot behind the face Bluetooth with standard mic Andre auto eq mic comes with the radio all the others have it sold seperate

So unless u need hd radio or Mixtrax the 80prs is much much better

Agree 100%

sureshot1234
05-18-2013, 05:38 PM
Sorry I work nights and just got up. I chose the Pioneer from first hand experience. I have a friend that has that Kenwood, its a nice unit, just not as many features as my DEH-80PRS. And this is just my opinion, but JVC is gone to ****. I won't speak on Alpine, cause I have nothing good to say.

if i had the extra money to spend on the deh-80prs i would get that one but its at least $85 more than the deh-x9500bhs and for me right now i cant justify spending almost 300 on the radio having a hard enough time doing 200 >.< but thank you for filling in your reasons for me :D i appreciate it . i only put jvc in there cuz i liked the look honestly never heard or touched anything by them before.

winkychevelle
05-18-2013, 06:13 PM
Well I won't push anymore if I were you out of those choices I'd get the pioneer

sureshot1234
05-18-2013, 06:18 PM
Well I won't push anymore if I were you out of those choices I'd get the pioneer

i guess i will go for the Pioneer DEH-X9500BHS since i cant do the 80prs thanks for the help everyone:)