Product Type: Pioneer in Car Audio
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Still going strong and looking just as good.....
Pioneer DEH 3000MP
Member Name: sparkymarky1973
Pioneer DEH 3000MP
Advantages: Looks good, sounds great
Disadvantages: Maybe not as top-of-the-range as some younger buyers may want!
This is the Car Stereo/ CD player that I bought for my last car and, not liking the music system in my new vehicle, have finally gotten around to transferring this over to my latest pride and joy. The reason that I like this so much? Simply because it looks good and sounds just as amazing now as when I bought it and is just about simple enough to navigate that even I can use it! All this whilst still having a few little features that enable me to have a little play around and personalise my listening experience should I so desire to.... okay, so it's not as high-tech as some of the systems around you can buy and could be accused of being a little bit old-school in today's generation, but then Pioneer have always seemed to me to be a faultless brand and there is a lot to be said for good old-fashioned reliability!
I'm the first to admit that I tend to be a tad shallow and that simple little things often impress me so please, don't judge me when I say that one of the things that first attracted me to this unit was the look. I've had it a couple of years now and one of the first things I thought upon purchasing this was "Wow, it looks quite space-age!" This is mainly because the volume blue glows a cool soothing shade of blue whilst other buttons on the unit glow a more vivid red and in the dark, this often looks like something that wouldn't be admiss on some kind of futuristic Battlestar or Space Freighter! I know they say you shouldn't judge by appearances but I always like to like the look of things especially if I am going to be seeing a lot of them ~ and truthfully, if you spend a lot of time in your car, you want something that looks a bit cool!
But it's not just that. By using a simple cable, I can connect my Ipod to my Car Stereo now thus eliminating the need for those often annoying F.M Transmitters that are never all that they claim they can be, lets's be honest!
The sound is great and the ability to alter the bass or increase volume on the vocals etc is easy to use though I tend not to play around with this too much once I have found a balance I like that fits the majority of my music. I find this to be one of the better Car Stereo systems around as far as sound quality goes and even with my bog standard speakers, rather than the fancier ones I had in my last car, I find that this provides one of the crispest, smoothest sounds that you can get from any Car Stereo system.
It looks good without being showy and is a classy addition to your car without making you look like too much of a Boy-Racer or Chav. Also, on the Radio display, the lettering is a bright white and very clear making it very easy to read. And, after two years of service and the transition from one car to another, this Stereo has never failed to impress for me and comes highly reccomended!
I paid around £75 for it originally but have seen it since on Amazon used for £60! Personally, I think this is a bargain for a great bit of kit and it is very easy to install ~ the only reason I haven't done so until now in my new car is more because I am lazy than because it would take too much time!
If you like your music and you are looking for something stylish and reliable, you could do worse than picking up either this or one of Pioneer's related models. Certainly this comes with no complaints from me!
Summary: A great looking Car Stereo that I didn't want to part from!
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