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    Icon32 The current state of Sony headunits?

    I am looking for buy a HU for my cr-v soon and have been lurking around here for info. my budget is below 130-140 and have narrowed my search down to Pioneer deh-2200ub, Kenwood KDC-MP345U (MP342U replacement), JVC KD-HDR50 and the Sony CDX-GT640UI. I plan on using the stock speakers and my only requirement is USB to use with a thumb stick. It seems that pioneer and kenwood are fairly well respected but i am not sure about sony. any insight and suggestions would be awesome.


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    Re: The current state of Sony headunits?

    Of what you have listed, my vote goes to Kenwood. Ive had horrible experiences with pioneer, and never heard a single good thing about sony car audio.




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    Re: The current state of Sony headunits?

    Sony Headunits are amazing if you are on a super tight budget but since you have others on that list, id go with the Kenwood.




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    Re: The current state of Sony headunits?

    Though everything in car audio is equally important, I tend to try and find the best HU I can afford. With that being said, a Sony HU will never find it's way in none of my rides.



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    Re: The current state of Sony headunits?

    Wouldn't touch one with a ten foot pole. I worked at Circuit City for a while and pretty much every head unit return was a Sony.




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    Re: The current state of Sony headunits?

    Quote Originally Posted by jmanpc View Post
    Wouldn't touch one with a ten foot pole. I worked at Circuit City for a while and pretty much every head unit return was a Sony.
    I noticed that too and I didn't even work in car audio. I was in TVs there.



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    Re: The current state of Sony headunits?

    Ive used sony HU's for about 3 years now. Never had an issue with mine. Their not the greatest, but seem to do the job.

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    Re: The current state of Sony headunits?

    Quote Originally Posted by mythyone View Post
    Ive used sony HU's for about 3 years now. Never had an issue with mine. There not the greatest, but seem to do the job.
    Are you going to trust the opinion of someone who doesn't know the difference between there and their?




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    Quote Originally Posted by 94Mazda626 View Post
    Are you going to trust the opinion of someone who doesn't know the difference between there and their?
    My bad, lack of sleep catches up to you i guess. Fixed it for ya.



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    Re: The current state of Sony headunits?

    thanks for all the responses guys. so i guess kenwood it will be. btw how are JVCs?




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    Re: The current state of Sony headunits?

    Quote Originally Posted by 94Mazda626 View Post
    Are you going to trust the opinion of someone who doesn't know the difference between there and their?
    they're/they are?






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    Quote Originally Posted by 94Mazda626 View Post
    Are you going to trust the opinion of someone who doesn't know the difference between there and their?
    if you are going to correct someone at least be correct when correcting



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    Re: The current state of Sony headunits?

    JVC is about the same as Sony, id stay away from both.

    Go with the Kenwood or Pioneer.




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    Re: The current state of Sony headunits?

    I think Pioneer has the strongest amp to run those stock speakers. Panasonic is gone I think, but they pushed speakers just as good as the Pioneer. Alpine pushes pretty good too. I've used all of those brands and some don't put out what they say. I guess it doesn't matter that much since you're only running stock?




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    Re: The current state of Sony headunits?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bass911 View Post
    I think Pioneer has the strongest amp to run those stock speakers. Panasonic is gone I think, but they pushed speakers just as good as the Pioneer. Alpine pushes pretty good too. I've used all of those brands and some don't put out what they say. I guess it doesn't matter that much since you're only running stock?
    yes, i'll be running stock. comparing between pioneer and kenwood, their amps should only be marginally different, correct?




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