First off I'd like to say this is my first post, and if I'm in the wrong sub-forum i apologize. Now, to my question: I am soon to get my first car, and am looking to buy a system also at the same time. My budget is the same as title and I was previously looking at the Kicker 10DCVR122, which are around $400 for the matching subwoofers & enclosure. Adding an amp would go a little over my budget but I could make it happen somehow. But just a few minutes ago i started reading how kickers are the mainstream rip off (similiar to an apple vs mobile market setting) and i could get subs, an amp, and an aftermarket head unit all for around my budget that was higher quality. I came here for a confirmation to that and maybe some ideas. i also have never hooked up a system but i have many friends that have set up systems around me, and that would volunteer to help so "user-friendliness" could help if that's a real variable.
Thank you for all your help