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72 people found this helpful
on March 13, 2012
I've used Pioneer car stereos for YEARS, as has most of my family. I was specifically looking for a unit that could read from an SD card, but that is very difficult to find.
I'd had a unit about $160 more than this one (also a Pioneer) picked out, but because it was not in stock, I chose to go with this one HOPING that it would work the way I wanted.
What I wanted:
1. A unit that could read MP3s
2. Has to read organization of files on whatever media
3. Auxiliary port
4. SD card Reader
5. USB (wasn't sure about this)
I wasn't too sure about buying the unit with the USB drive considering I'd been told by multiple people that regardless of what unit I bought it would only play songs in the order that they are stored on the drive.
Before I even tried to use the USB drive, I made sure all of my music I wanted on the drive was in folders and separated either by genre (my choice, not tags), Artist, or Artist/Album.
Just to see, I stuck the USB stick in the drive, and viola, it played beautifully.
Not only did it read the tracks, it read the folders (not sure about subfolders yet), it also allows for repeat of one song, one folder, or all songs, as well as the random feature we all should love.
When I tried the USB drive, I was terrified I was going to have to deal with not being able to have it on random, which is my absolute favorite way to listen to music, but since it allows it, I was STOKED!!!
I LOVE this unit!