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Customer Review Summary for Kenwood DDX418
Average Customer Rating is 3.6 out of 5 stars:
3.6
based on 7 Reviews
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4.0
Value
4.0
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4.0
Design
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Usability
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September 28, 2011 Not too shabby
Review by
corey from cridersville, ohio
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I have had this cd player for about a week now and over all its a great CD player (I would underline CD if I could). IT plays CDs perfectly, and also plays DVDs rather well, although without the remote, you can't go to any different menus on the DVD itself, you can only click play then click "next" till you get to where you want to be. Also, a huge downside is that you NEED the special, $30 ipod cable for your ipod to work properly. I didn't think it would be too bad ill I received it and its HUGE!!! no hiding that bad boy, way too thick to tuck between any panels or anything.
That brings us to the actual playback and connectivity of the ipod itself...pretty bad. You can't search through your ipod, you just have to scroll through all your artists until you find the one you want. It also throws up random artwork for random artists. (I have a brand new, 64 gig ipod touch 4th gen) It plays the ipod fine though so I guess thats really all that matters but its a real bummer that its that difficult to navigate since thats my main source of music. You can put it in to ipod manual mode so you control the ipod from the ipod itself, BUT, when you listen to music, the screen is blank! no artist info, artwork, NOTHING when in manual mode.
This also lack personal features like background customizations and whatnot. Yes you can change the background, but you can only store 1 image at a time. There is only one stock background image. You can't change how the artist info is displayed at all.
Finally, the Bluetooth. Not quite as bad as some reviews I've read, but not that great. But hey, the its only 30 bucks more than the non Bluetooth model, I'd say its worth that. I'm still trying to find the best place for the mic though.
So overall, I wouldn't really suggest getting this, I've used kenwood for years and this is the first time they have actually disappointed me. I actually wish I would have bought the pioneer avh-3300bt. My buddy has it and its way better laid out, more features, better customization. This cd player is really nothing more than a lower end kenwood head unit (which is still a great CD player) with a screen.
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