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Ipod Ready head units

iv been hearin alot about this and im ready to change my current setup( Aux port on pioneer now) im wantin to get a unit that can control my ipod right on the unit itself. any1 have any experiance with this? i love pioneers but have heard that they are slower then a turtle, and iv heard that alpines are just as fast as if i was goin through the ipod itself... any suggestions?
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i had the kenwood interface for my kenwood and lets just say i regreted throwing away the receipt...sound quality was still way below an actual mp3 cd and you can only go one folder deep in your ipod... so basically you make a bunch of playlists and it cycles through those...

im sticking with just using an mp3 cd because i get 200 songs on it and pefect sound as well as all my titles
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i hate cds in the truck.. the setup i have now has better sound then my cds ever did.. would just love to just toss the ipod under my sploder console and forget about it
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ive played with one on an alpine hooked up at best buy. i thought it worked pretty slick.

plus with my alpine i can control siruis sat, and the Ipod

sound was pretty good IMO.
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I love my alpine. 9856. period.
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alpine ipod is pretty good. cool that it is all built in, at lest from this installers prospective. the new JVC units are pretty decent as well, but build quality lacks
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my alpine with the ipod unit scrolls really slow and that makes it a pain to search through it but the sound quality is great and it's completely controlled through the headunit
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my alpine with the ipod unit scrolls really slow and that makes it a pain to search through it but the sound quality is great and it's completely controlled through the headunit

which alpine do you have?
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I love my alpine. 9856. period.
I got the same deck and my ipod rocks on it. I can't tell it isn't a CD and I think it is pretty quick. Go play with them at best buy they usually have a display.
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my best buy is ghey... never have any cool cool displays
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I like my Alpine 9856 and I don't even have an iPod.
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my best buy is ghey... never have any cool cool displays
Tell em you wanna see it!!
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I wouldn't get an ipod integrated unit unless it has a scrolling wheel like most alpines do.

Here's my solution to my kenwood deck.
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I just velcroed it to the dash and run the cable (not pictured) through the bottom of the head unit bezel. I can just change songs on the ipod as easily as touching the head unit.
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i have mine similar and i hate it like that now that i know of this new tech stuff.. plan is to toss the ipod under the sploder console and forget about it
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yeah i vote alpine.

9827 here love mine, paid 125 shipped for it from someone that had it 4 months.
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im lookin at the 9856 and 57.. leanin toward the 57 as i like the display better and i tend to have units for a min of 3 years or so.. had the current for about 4
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yeah i dont plan on upgrading mine till it quits. lol
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i like my Pioneer 6800......hooked an Ipod up to one at Best Buy when i was looking for one....it worked good......it wasn't slow or anything........I won't buy anything but Pioneer because of their quality and the features they have compared to other brands.....with Pioneer you can control Sirus and XM satellite radios...

in fact, i am probably going to be getting the 9800BT for the Bluetooth and all the other features....
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I got a pioneer connected to my ipod. Searching can be a pain, but you can do a little trick with the iPod so you can control the ipod while it's attached to the head unit. Personally, I make my own playlists, and it's simple to get to the playlist you want. Sound quality is perfect, wouldn't have anything else. If you're searching for that one song out of the 5000 you got on the ipod it might be a pain, but you can always just grab the ipod and do it manually. I've never tried the alpine, but anything and everything is better then those FM transmitters.
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well i was just looking into buying a new pioneer head unit and the ppl at bestbuy told me that you just buy that extra ipod thing for 130 CAD and they run the wire into your glove box and you control your ipod through your deck and it charges at the same time.. i thought that was cool but i dont have an ipod. lol
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that is the FM transmitter.......they have horrible reception with doing that.....the iPod wire that connects directly to the radio is the best way....it has the best sound quality...it is kinda like making your trucks radio a large set of headphones....
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cool man.. sorry i didnt know.. all i wanted was a nice cable to go from the aux input and have it plug into any headphone jack on the other end..
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notta problem...that is why we are all here is to teach and learn...
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that is the FM transmitter.......they have horrible reception with doing that.....the iPod wire that connects directly to the radio is the best way....it has the best sound quality...it is kinda like making your trucks radio a large set of headphones....

thats not the fm thingy.. you have to use the ipod the old fashioned way with the fm thingy.. id go back to CDs in my truck before i use FM
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I have the pioneer DEHP6800MP and the Pioneer iPodŽ Interface Adapter (CDIB100II)
and it works great. You never have to touch the ipod I have mine in the glove box, plus it sounds two times better than an actual cd.
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