Jorge Hernandez from Carlsbad New Mexico, Sonic Electronix
4 weeks ago
Conclusion: So far the deck is good. Mechless so it doesn't have a cd/dvd player. I got it for the Bluetooth and that works good. I have a 5th generation ipod and a s5 active and I tried to hook it up to both and neither one of them are supported with the included usb. It will charge both of them but wont play music or videos or anything. But I got it for the Bluetooth so the usb not recognizing it doesn't bother me. I also got the alpine 445u power pack..
Conclusion: I mostly use this for bluetooth streaming from my android phone. It works well and displays the song info and such. I haven't had much chance to use it in depth, but I would say it has been worth it.
Summary: I bought this unit to go in my 2013 Nissan Altima Coupe. It looks fantastic and it sounds incredible. Works equally great through bluetooth or usb. Very easy to install with included accessories from Crutchfield. It's really cool to watch videos from your ipod/iphone on this thing. I use it with my Samsung Galaxy S4. The graphics and ease of moving in and out of apps is what make it allot of fun to use.
Pros: delivers as advertised
Cons: a bit pricey for not having built in Navigation but the Alpine build quality probably deserves it's value
Summary: Bought the Alpine ICS-X7HD for my 93 Toyota MR2; needing an upgrade really bad, and wanting something different from the typical CD/DVD unit.
Pros: Nice 7" screen; Bluetooth for hands free calling and audio streaming; Mechless...who needs cd/dvds stacked up in the car!;HD Radio, Plays DIVX format, transfer those dvds to DIVX and save them on a USB drive. MirrorLink is adequate using Samsung's Drive Link with my Galaxy Note II.
Cons: Touchscreen is slow to respond as well for turning off the unit.
Summary: I bought this under the assumption that it included a CD/DVD player; I almost returned it, but after realizing that I have not used a CD in a car for years, that it included the largest screen size in the Alpine lineup, and that it came with a universal AVI input, I decided to try it out. I'm happy I did. Like some other reviews on here, I think Alpine's ICS line has potential, but seems half-baked.
Pros: Sound, Bluetooth, AVI input (resisting urge to hook up Playstation!)
Cons: Subtle screen freezing due to menu graphics; funky home screen logic
Summary: Overall the unit is good if you've moved beyond discs. The only function missing that could easily be added (by software) is to have the unit running with just the clock on the screen. This would mean the unit was on and ready to receive a call via bluetooth, but the screen would not be taken up with anything else (like radio, ipod functions, aux).
Pros: great non mech head unit.
Cons: No clock when off, no clock only screen when on.