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Pioneer or Kenwood?

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So, I had pretty much made up my mind on my next HU purchase and had chosen the Pioneer DMH-1500NEX:

https://www.crutchfield.com/S-krCwoNyGb2h/p_130DM1500/Pioneer-DMH-1500NEX.html

The main deciding factors were price point (since I also have to purchase a $400 kit to install it), Android Auto, and the ability to run active components via network mode.

But, I'm seeing that Crutchfield has some pretty good deals on some Kenwood units and I'm starting to rethink my decision.  I've read quite a few reviews and it seems to be a concensus that the Kenwoods offer better SQ and better looking screens.  These are the two that I'm looking at.  Both have wireless Android Auto, which is appealing.  But, I'm unsure whether the built in crossovers have the same functionality as Pioneer's network mode.  One is an open box deal, the other is just on sale.

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_113DMX905S/Kenwood-Excelon-DMX905S.html?cc=02&tp=5684

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_113DDX9705/Kenwood-DDX9705S.html?avf=Y

What would y'all do?

 

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Take a look at the Alpine iLx-W650. It’s less than the Pioneer.

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2 hours ago, tweaked said:

Take a look at the Alpine iLx-W650. It’s less than the Pioneer.

Do you have this HU? If so how do you like it? I was thinking of going with that one. I use discs rarely, but still unsure of going mechless 

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