All I used up till now are clarion and alpine products, and considered everything else inferior. The new alpine x001 model was what I planned on getting today, but guess what.... It has NO CD!!
so I looked around and the guy talked me into getting a pioneer 6900usb. Greeat deck with ipod controll built in for $275. It is the best sounding deck I have ever heard. With the clarion dz775usb that crapped out me 2days ago i would need a external eq because it doesnt have the customability that i like. In my daily driver there is an alpine and its good with the MX and bass engine, but the controll and crossover on the pioneer are awsome
I used to think Pioneer was a little crappy, but after using it, i must admit that I'm soooo glad I was open minded enough to try the 6900usb model.