I like alpines because they're good decks with decent features for the price. If I'm going to buy a nice deck, I'm going to spend the coin on a Pioneer.
Get taken down to funky town on MobileAudioForum.com.
Probably has the best sq of all the major brands...
The problem may not be that people prefer compressed music, the problem is that with people's budget systems that they can't hear a difference between mp3 vs wav or flac.
Believe it or not some of the newer Sony HU's are actually really nice. I recently had the chance to mess around with Sony double din and a Alpine double din and the Sony beat it in every department.
But I'm not talking about the Xplod line...
you know i actually have a pair of them klipsch.. they are good for sure, better then my bose, and WAY BETTER than any beats!