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35 people found this helpful
on April 19, 2012
I just put this into my wife's car the other day. So far it is doing awesome.
The guy complaining about poor/low sound clearly did not connect it properly, mine will very easily get louder than you want to be in the car with, running stock speakers. I haven't checked everything on it out, but the radio and SD Card players work excellent. It reads ID3 tags better than most radios in this price range (it actually displays album, artist, track name, etc). Looks nice, a really good blue that's not too bright or too dim. The faceplate feels pretty solid to me but the volume control does feel like something you could snap off if you had a good grip on it and hit a big bump. The obvious solution to that is to not mess with the knob on a bumpy road (there is a remote anyway).
They sell these at my local auto parts store for $80.
I have no complaints at all so far, and I'll update this if anything goes wrong. I'm tentatively calling this the best stereo you can get for under $60, and I'm buying another one for my truck.
Also, a very cool feature that makes this stand out from other "cheap" stereos is that it remembers where you were in a track when you turn the car off. So instead of it restarting whatever track you were listening to back at the beginning (as most cheap stereos do), this picks up where you left off. Absolutely vital if you listen to long tracks like audio books. It will also fast-forward and rewind within tracks.