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michaellane
03-27-2014, 01:29 PM
So im debating getting rid of my older radio...and everywhere I look I see these kenwood dirt cheap with tons of features. ...anyone use any of them? The 898 or 997 or is 987 idk but I will be getting one of the higher end models so offer up what you know. I personally have never owned anything kenwood and have made sure of that my entire life...so fill me in on how all these jew radiis will stack up against my older middle level eclipse.

nismos14
03-27-2014, 01:56 PM
I liked the kenwoods over the Eclipses, comparing a 993 to a 7000.

michaellane
03-27-2014, 03:02 PM
I liked the kenwoods over the Eclipses, comparing a 993 to a 7000.

What about the kenwoods did you like? I hate my alpine that im using now

macsdad
03-27-2014, 03:16 PM
I have the lower spec x397, and I enjoy everything about it, 4v pre-outs, several diff ways to adjust eq, just a decent all around cd player. I am currently learning about using the usb port to play songs off the ol cell phone. Yeah, I'm a dinosuar.

nismos14
03-27-2014, 03:16 PM
Can't remember now, but most of it was how it sounded.

michaellane
03-27-2014, 03:28 PM
Can't remember now, but most of it was how it sounded.

so they realy do sound good? I mean the 898 is only like $229 even at my local shop...so I figured on ebay it has to be pretty cheap. at the store it didn't sound too great but I wasn't sure if that was the board or the radio soo who has one that wants to sell

nismos14
03-27-2014, 03:37 PM
Never messed with the 898, so not sure, but I liked the 993/994

nismos14
03-27-2014, 03:42 PM
Don't cheap out get the 998

michaellane
03-27-2014, 04:20 PM
Don't cheap out get the 998

Lol I dont know what all the differences are. I found the 997 cheap but they supposedly have bluetooth issues. Idk man 998 is 250 the 898 is 229...call me cheap but I just dont want to spend that on a freaking kenwood lol. I probably will buy one but I got to take more time and figure out the real differences between the 898 and 998

nismos14
03-27-2014, 04:24 PM
What's your hatred for pioneer for again?

michaellane
03-27-2014, 04:30 PM
What's your hatred for pioneer for again?

Just never liked them. One of those brands from when I was younger that I just never wanted to own. I know they have a few good units bit overall never cared for the company I guess

nismos14
03-27-2014, 04:34 PM
The 80PRS basically shits on anything out right now.

Jes 42
03-27-2014, 04:41 PM
I used the x996 for over a year (personal record) and i'm going back to it.Ease of tuning and the sq are top notch to me.I've tried ALOT of other hu's but come back to the 996.Just my personal opinion.Good luck

michaellane
03-27-2014, 04:52 PM
The 80PRS basically shits on anything out right now.

Ya I see thats what everyone seems to be running. What are they cost wise and are they really that awesome