Summary: Bought this for my truck with my iPod. Word of advice: not all people are nice, so if you plug in your iPod device to the front of this stereo, take it out or it will get ripped off. As far as the stereo goes, it is great. The menus are difficult to maneuver, but once your have your settings just right, it works perfect. If I had to purchase again I would get a Bluetooth one so you could have hands free.
Summary: For the price this radio is awesome. I love using the USB to plug in my iPod. The iPod charges while playing the music through the radio. It is great being able to use the buttons on the radio to pick the next song too.
Summary: i use the sound retriever on mode 2 and i can tell the difference. this was on of the reason i purchased pioneer. also, the menu if fairly simple once you get used to it. however, i don't like how it organize music... no folder name display for mp3s. I would buy it again. also, important... the amazon description is wrong. it only has two 2 volt RCA outputs and not three 4 volt RCA outputs like the description says.