I've just picked this up for £29.99 from Argos Clearing House. It's an absolute bargain. Sound quality is great and despite what some other users have said you can save FM presets (up to 18). The USB input only supports MP3/WAV and isn't really designed for IPods - you need a different model for that. However, you can connect your IPod easily to the rear AUX input (which is what I have done by running a short 3.5mm jack wire into the glove compartment). So now I can play MP3 CDs (more albums than I used to be able to get in my old CD changer), run my IPod using the IPod controls (much easier than the radio) and enjoy greatly enhanced sound quality. A doddle to fit also in my old Alfa Romeo.
I have had the head unit since January cost me around £75 from Argos although similar and like for like products can be found in Halfords or upland outlets. The overall quality of the head unit is real good however it does have a few drawbacks. The first drawback is that it's pretty tricky to fit into a car if you not familiar with the installation. The idea of this head unit is to link or adapt your iPod/mp3 through the usb port in the front. This is where a problem unfolds it allowed me to play my iPod for a while but it wouldn't allow me to change the songs from the iPod I had to flick through on the "random". I then had the problem of it not recognising the iPod after a week or so, having transferred my songs to a usb stick everything is working well although I can't select a specific song without having to go through my whole playlist to look for it. If listening to the radio you should expect a task as it doesn't hold or save any FM radio stations meaning you have to flick through for the station of your choice. However the sound quality does make up for these setbacks.
Well from what i've heard i've been lucky with my ipod, i can connect it to the usb port and it plays all audio files but it functions as a normal usb key...have to control music from the cd player.
Controlling music from the usb on the cd player itself is actually very inconvenient...not only is it often hard to find the right folder but somehow the folders do no seem to have any order...not ordered alphabetically or anything, plus, once you find what you think is the right folder (i sort folders by artist) it contains just a whole bunch of random songs which should be in other folders.
I have also found that it does not play all audio files, even though the format is exactly the same (vlc audio file mp3).
I thought it was would be a simpler piece of equipment but really not such an improvement from my old cd player.
Sounds great, but....bought to replace standard fitment Blaupunkt in my Fiat Doblo, problems soon mounted. As it was bought to run my iPod through the front mounted USB, first problem was the USB didn't work! No iPod was recognised, nor a USB stick with SD card. Next up, the unit fails to remember any settings inputed. Needs switching on each time car is started, and everytime CD goes back to track one...will not "hold" any FM radio presets. Guess what, it's going back....