I am very disappointed at what seems like deliberate planned obsolescence
8 December 2014
Summary: This player after 1 year the bass/treble adjuster stopped working. So I was stuck with one setting. then after another year it died altogether. Never in my lifetime have I ever had a car player completely die, even after years of service. I am very disappointed at what seems like deliberate planned obsolescence.
Summary: We received the order very quickly, but after trying to install it and then comparing it to another (exact same) model, we realized the unit we received was not new. There were parts missing and the CD player would not read discs of any format (a problem with Alpine we were not aware of at the time).
Don't buy unless you have very dark tinted windows or only drive at night
29 September 2012
Summary: Horrible, horrible glare on the display. It's pretty much useless in the daylight. I'd be willing to bet my life that at least one person has gotten into an accident trying to read the display. I had to jailbreak my iPhone so I could install an app called NoAccessorySplash. When the iPhone is plugged in via Alpine's proprietary USB/30 pin adapter (another major gripe -- why not make the damn thing work without the adapter?
Summary: had the radio professionally installed blue tooth break out box, would not work with device phones droid x and i phone 4s that all would say was no device available bought a 25.00 direct alpine cable for iPod and iPhone direct connection would not see the iPhone as well the front usb connection worked fine with the Pandora and iPhone but i bought the radio for the blue tooth and the direct connect for my iPhone 4s what a waste of money
Summary: This cd player worked well for app 1 day. The volume knob started to stick and not work. then the speaker output started to get fuzzy. All at once it stopped playing. I plugged in my old player and the speakers worked great. I have been installing these players for over 10 years and know what im doing. It was terrible. It was not new like advertized it was used. The wires have been used before and the screen was scratched. This makes me so mad.
Summary: DO NOT BUY FROM, They are Cons. Bought a Alpine IDA-X305s head unit from them. 1 month after install it shut down. I bought a warranty through squaretrade warranties, but i couldnt claim it being as they scratched the Serial Number off the bottom and put a bogus sticker over it to hide it. DO NOT buy ANYTHING from these People...
Summary: Alpine iDA-X305 - Radio / digital player - Full-DIN - in-dash - 50 Watts x 4 The iDA-X305 is the worst car audio product I have ever purchased. It has a lovely display, but it is only usable if all you want to do is listen to the iPod. Sound quality was dreadful, but this may have been be a setting or installation problem. The manual and settings are in some sections largely incomprehensible.
Summary: I purchased this item together with the Bluetooth module. While the sound quality is very good I believe it provides very little value: - The iPad and Pandora user interface is extremely slow - The screen is small, has significant glare, and is away from the driver - When cycling through sources they are: ..., iPod, Pandora, BT Audio, ...