I bought this radio to replace the one in my car, and I must say it was well worth the cost. Not only did this radio sound much better then what was in my car originally, the display had just the right amount of lighting to compliment my interior lights (rather then over power them). The power this radio had was sufficient to make the speakers in my car thump without the need for the factory amp that was installed.
The tuner is superb and was able to pick up radio signals that were originally troublesome for some other radios where I live. Installation of the radio went without a hitch, and the manual was more then helpful... Which I must admit is rare to find.
While I didn't normally use the CD player the few times I did it worked really good, and didn't skip a whole lot when I was driving down the road. I did however use the iPod controls with an iPod and an iPhone playing as an iPod, which both worked without any problems with this radio
The unique CDXGT50UI provides you with direct iPod connectivity, allowing you to have full control of your iPod and also charge it while driving. The front USB input lets you connect a mass storage device such as a portable hard drive, or any other portable MP3 player or Walkman with the ability to control tracks on the head unit. This is truly the ultimate head unit for those with an extensive music library.