Re: Which Kenwood to get?
I have the x995 and I like it. Everything you've read about screen glare is true, it's tough sometimes. If you set the colors and contrast right then you should be fine. I am using red to match my dash lights and can see it pretty well outside of direct sunlight. It has a ton of options and I mean a ton. Definitely download the manual from Kenwood site and take a look before you buy. I have not had a chance to really nail down the TA settings, but they are there and seem easy enough to configure. 5 band equalizer is a little limiting, it has set frequencies, but decent enough. The menu navigation takes a little getting used to due to lack of buttons but once you get the hang of it, it is no problem. Built in HD radio is nice but not really many stations here, which I found to be odd. (DC area) If you do purchase it, I HIGHLY recommend turning off the "Supreme+" option. It's like bass and tweeter boost from hell. If you are planning on using USB flash drive keep in mind the folders are limited to 255 files. However, Kenwood has a decent little playlist creator that gets you around that limitation. That's about all that comes to mind off the top of my head.
2011 Mazda 3s
Head Unit: Kenwood Excelon KDC-X995
Front Stage: Hertz HSK165
Rear Fill: RE Audio RE57FR
Highs Amp: Eclipse XA4000
Sub: 12" IDMax D2V3 (2.5cuft @ 32hz by DC Creations)
Sub Amp: Audioque AQ1200D
Sold to: MemphisLove, ikoolguy, 2lo2flo
Bought from: pro-rabbit, littleviet