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    Need some advice on Sony vs. Pioneer

    Last Christmas (2010) I got a Kenwood something or another. Frankly I'm sick of it. The screen sucks, the controls suck, bluetooth never works, etc. I paid a good chunk of change for this thing too.

    Fast forward 10 months.

    I went to walmart today. The have a Sony bluetooth and a pioneer bluetooth both sitting at 100 bucks.

    Is one better than the other? Or are they about equal? I liked both of them so I'm up in the air.

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    i have found that pioneer usually has more 'usable" features such as in depth eq for instance....gives you bettter control of your sound..even in the cheaper models..not to mention they have sufficient output voltage if you decide to add an amplifier. Also, all the pioneer decks ive had have lasted longer than the sony, clarion, kenwood, jvc...whatever....(ive had a lot of car stereos)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiveass:2711075
    i have found that pioneer usually has more 'usable" features such as in depth eq for instance....gives you bettter control of your sound..even in the cheaper models..not to mention they have sufficient output voltage if you decide to add an amplifier. Also, all the pioneer decks ive had have lasted longer than the sony, clarion, kenwood, jvc...whatever....(ive had a lot of car stereos)
    Thanks Mike. Yeah I have a sub and amp hooked up already, and to get to that menu on my kenwood is hell. Ive always had Kenwoods. Not no more! Lol

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    IMO Sony Head units BLOW! iv never seen a good one unless you spend $$$ which i think it would still suck.... as for Pioneer they are great head units iv never had a complaint besides the ones iv been looking at wont turn red its either blue or green or something not red as for walmart...walk away... iv never bought any stereo equipment from them and probably never will no matter what the brand is...

    JVC units are great IMO iv had one for 4 years and its been in 3 vehicles my 97 Mustang Gt, 83 lifted K10, and now my 96 winter beater Bonneville and still works Perfect and looks perfect and paid $115 for it... my GF also has a $180 JVC in her jimmy i got her for x-mas and the thing works great looks great and is very easy to get around in!

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    You cannot go wrong with Pioneer products.
    Even today, My ELite plasma blows my friends away when they come over to see a movie or sports.
    And this Elite model is over 5 years old, they stopped making them forever.
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    +1 for pioneer. Only Sony head unit I had... Couldn't stand it and returned it a week later for a pioneer.

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    what kenwood unit is it? do you want to sell it?

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    Pioneer is used is competitions, Sony makes explode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 98maro View Post
    what kenwood unit is it? do you want to sell it?
    Yeah I'm willing to sell it. PM me and ill give you the details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by My00Z28 View Post
    IMO Sony Head units BLOW! iv never seen a good one unless you spend $$$ which i think it would still suck.... as for Pioneer they are great head units iv never had a complaint besides the ones iv been looking at wont turn red its either blue or green or something not red as for walmart...walk away... iv never bought any stereo equipment from them and probably never will no matter what the brand is...

    JVC units are great IMO iv had one for 4 years and its been in 3 vehicles my 97 Mustang Gt, 83 lifted K10, and now my 96 winter beater Bonneville and still works Perfect and looks perfect and paid $115 for it... my GF also has a $180 JVC in her jimmy i got her for x-mas and the thing works great looks great and is very easy to get around in!
    The pioneer at walmart changes to red. Maybe a new thing?

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    I'm biased, I'm a clarion man lol, the one I have in my car now was 499.99 brand new, I got it off Craigslist NIB for 175 with the hd radio module NIB, its a 3.5 inch LCD screen, Bluetooth hd radio DVD mp3 player has USB plugin, check Craigslist for a head unit you may get lucky like me

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrbonds View Post
    The pioneer at walmart changes to red. Maybe a new thing?
    Must be because my friend got about 2 years ago pretty high end one that only went blue green and white I think... I know there was no red... lol

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