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Alpine-ida-x305.14430467
6.9 out of 10

Alpine iDA-X305

iPod 5G Video iPod Nano 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G iPod classic 1G, 2G Read more

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Overall 4
4.0

MP3 Control Drives Me NUTS!!!

Kevin Knox "SuperHappyFunBot.com", Amazon
16 April 2014
  • Summary: First off, I was a huge fan of Alpine in the late nineties. They were awesome pieces of equipment back then, and going by that.... Figured I'd buy a new one after not having a car for 10+ years. CD functionality is good. Sound quality is good but not excellent. My main gripe with this thing is the MP3 functionality, A.K.A the main function I bought it. For some odd reason it does not play files in order by file name or track number within a folder.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good MP3 but not set up to well for amp.

D.J., Amazon
9 May 2013
  • Summary: It is a good inexpensive head for all the options of blue tooth and mp3.But for setting up a good sound system it is not to hot.Has only one set of RCA outs and that is mono,only for bass amp.Used a converter for more RCA jacks for speakers,but got a poor sound quality.
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Overall 4
4.0

"Awesome while it lasted."

Thrillhouse79, CNET
17 July 2011
  • Pros: Works flawlessly with iPod Great sound quality when used in combination with the Imprint Processor Easy to navigate through iPod
  • Cons: Never worked with either of my iPhones Not many sound adjustments can be made to unit without Imprint Terrible 2V preouts if you have amps youll need Imprint just for the 4v outs Bad GUI odd it has so many buttons yet most main menu stuff requires you to
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Overall 4
4.0

Awesome tech, when it works right.

78hustla, Ebay
20 February 2011
  • Summary: I have studied and wanted this deck for almost a year now. Finally got it, and I was let down a bit. All bells and whistles work as advertized, but the 1 thing it was made to do, my particlar deck does not do: play from and Iphone. After a day of wrestling with it, plugging in my iphone, resetting, plugging in friends' Iphones, ect..I would get and "Usb Error". Plug in a regular thumb drive usb, and songs play fine.
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Overall 4
4.0

Alpine iDA-X305S

Dennis, Amazon
21 September 2010
  • Summary: This product produces excellent sound and has some nice features but there is one major problem if you want to use a USB drive. It does not sort Alphabetically. Folders are organized accoring to when you added them to the USB drive. This means it is very difficult to find the artist you are looking for. I talked to Apline tech support and there are no settings on the unit to change the way it sorts.
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Overall 4
4.0

"iPod support is good, radio support is terrible"

gablackburn, CNET
29 June 2010
  • Pros: - It works with my iPod
  • Cons: - Why give 6 presets per band when you can only view 5 at a time? - Doesn't allow customizations of radio station names. - iPod is not always recognized, it must be unplugged and/or reset - Selecting radio stations is clunky
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Overall 4
4.0

Don't buy if you don't have an Ipod

xjduality, Amazon
20 November 2009
  • Summary: While I realize that this was designed with the iPod in mind, I bought this unit for its ability to read music from a thumb drive (I don't have an iPod). If you like to listen to your music in the order of your list of files, this thing works great. However, if you're like me and wish to shuffle all of your music, this thing works horribly.
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