It is cool in the fact that it plays MP3 CD's
The sound quality is excellent.
Lots of nifty features.
Takes a minute or 2 to read an mp3 CD when you first insert it. Then 10-30 seconds to start playing each time you turn the car off and back on. It resumes at the beginning of the last song, instead of right where it was shut off. These are for MP3 CD's only, regular CD's are fine
It seems to skip more than I think it should. It doesn't skip a TON, but sometimes it skips when I don't think it should. It also doesn't like strong lateral G's, ie, really hard turns, cuz it skips a lot then.
I bought mine for $300 when they first came out, so if you can get one now for $200, I think it would be worth it
Or you can buy an alpine for $200. Doesnt play MP3s, but how can you search through 200 songs on CD anyway. Alpine build and sound quality is far greater though, and the face angles (i dont know why it angles though, but looks cool)
I like the fact that it plays mp3s because then I only have to carry one cd in my car instead of a case. Besides, I hate swapping cds every few minutes. No one will steal my cds this way either. I am concerned about the skips you were talking about though. Hm...
I'm looking into an MP3 CD player right now. ANY more info ANYONE can tell me would be good. The one I'm looking at is an Alpine. The model number is CDA-7995. It's so new that Alpine doesn't have it on their site yet.
it reads the disc fairly quickly (at least not a minute or two :wink: ) and is an all around good player. it was about 300 when i bought it including the tax, but i saw it in the Crutchfield Mag on sale for cheaper than that.
The player tells you the name of the song and you can put the songs into different folders.
i dont really care for how alpines look these days, and the sound quality is the same as the pioneer. i would love to get my hands on one of the old cda-7949 cd players though... i loved how that deck looked, and it had EVERYTHING.
get the pioneer DEH P-9300. It plays MP 3's no problem. It is also way better for options. It features an auto EQ(amazing feature), time aligment, various sound effects, screen savers, and it even plays videos!!!!! You can get one for $1200 Canadian. I bought it and I wasn't sorry. It is 1 model below the P-9 which is Pioneers top unit. The P-9 is absolutely crazy. It even has a hard drive in it to store your music! Say good bye to changing cds!!! It costs a crazy $3000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!