Summary: I've had this radio for just over a year and the sound quality is great. The display is very colorful easy to see(but not in the sun) but that is a problem with any radio. The face plate slides to the left and right when you change channels it just gets worse after about six months.
Summary: UNIT HAS GOOD SOUND AND WORKS WELL WITH IPOD. THE UNIT IS HARD TO USE WHILE DRIVING. MENUS AND SCREEN IS HARD TO READ BECAUSE OF GLARE AND NO PRESET BUTTONS. MY MAIN COMPLAINT IS THE BLUETOOTH FEATURE. I HAVE WORKED WITH KENWOOD FOR 8 MONTHS AND CAN NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM.
Summary: I didn't expect the iPod control would be this convenient. I use a GPS navigation app and listen to music while I drive as many does. Before this unit, I had to switch those apps all the time, it being a bit hazardous.
Summary: The controls on these new Kenwoods are MUCH more intuitive than the models I've owned in the past. Crossover setup is a breeze. Some have made comment about difficulty reading the display in the day time. I don't find this to be the case with my legal tinted windows.
Summary: This head unit by Kenwood is awesome! I do wish, as others have said, that a paper copy of the manual was included.. You'll definitely want to read the manual, this head unit has a ton of features, settings, & options.
Summary: i ordered the kdc-x896 car sterio by kenwood and wow did it make a differance in how my sterio speakers sound. it has everything i wanted in a car sterio. believe me this stereo cost at least 275 dollars here in oklahoma city, midwest and edmond oklahome. i got this jan-10-13.