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Default Pioneer DEH-7200SD or Blaupunkt San Francisco 310 : CONFUSED!

Hello everyone,

I am confused about which of the system i should buy. The budget is not a problem so long as i get some basic features in the system which should be -

1). Play MP3 format cd's
2). USB compatible
3). Removable front face
4). Remote (optional)
5). Should look sleek

Now with the little knowledge on music systems that i have, i did some research and short listed the following.

Pioneer DEH-7200SD

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Max. Power Output MOSFET 50W x 4
Tuner AM/FM (24 pre-set stations)
Plays your CD collection (including CD-R, CD-RW)
Plays MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC compressed audio files on CD, USB and SD card
Plays your iPod, iPhone via optional CD-IU50 cable (see below)
Plays your USB device via a front USB input
Plays other portable music devices via a front auxiliary input
Front Panel - Flap type, removable
Display Blue OEL (showing 3 lines with 192x48 dots)
Button Illumination Blue
Rotary Commander
Remote Control (optional CD-R320 remote available)
Multi-Language Display - English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and Russian
Cellular telephone auto muting
Connectivity features

Aux-in Front
Direct Sub Drive
Hard-wired Remote Input
High Voltage Output 4V
iPod Direct Control
RCA Preout 3 (F + R + SW)
USB Input Front
iPod Compatibility

iPod ready via optional CD-IU50 cable (see below)
Works with iPhone
Compatible Generations - From September 2005 onwards
Supported Functions - Battery charging, List browsing, Music playback (track up/down, fast foward, rewind, pause, repeat and shuffle)
Tuner features

Radio Data System (RDS)
Traffic Announcement
Best Stations Memory (BSM)
Auto Alternative Frequency Search
Auto/Manual Frequency Search
PTY Search
CD player features

CD Text
MP3 Text Display
USB Text Display
Track Search/Scan/Repeat
Last Position Memory
Random Play
Audio features

Advanced Sound Retriever
ASL (Automatic Sound Leveliser)
D/A Converter Digital - direct signal transmission
Graphic Equaliser - 5-band with 7 pre-set EQ curves
High Pass Filter
Low Pass Filter
Source Level Adjuster (SLA)

Blaupunkt San Francisco 310

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Data medium

Type disk-drive: Automatic loading
USB-removable storage: USB 2.0
Formatting USB: FAT 32, FAT 16
Memory cards: SDHC, SD, MMC
specified for the use by SD and SDHC, i.e. the device supports memory maps dimensions to max. 32GB
Formatting memory cards: FAT 32, FAT 16
Media player

Playback format: MP3, WMA
Title display: ID3-tag (version 2), file names, folder names
MP3 folder/file browsing: Yes, without interruption of playing track
MP3 file search: Yes, by name
Criteria browsing (ID3-tag): Yes, for iPod/iPhone
Fast list browsing via encoder: Yes
Bitrate (kBit/s): 32 320
Variable bitrates: Yes

Type of tuner: CODEM receiver
World tuner: Yes, switchable via menu (Europe/Americas/Thailand)
Wave bands: FM, MW (AM), LW
Radio Data System (RDS): Alternative Frequencies (AF), Enhanced Other Networks (EON), Traffic Announcement (TA), Traffic Program (TP), Program Types (PTY)
Travelstore: Yes
Station memory: 25
Search analogue (Scan): Yes
Interference suppression: Yes
Frequency response (Hz) -3 dB: 30 15.000

Number of bands: 3
Model: Semi-parametric
Type: Analogue
X-bass: Yes
Sound presets: Classic, pop, rock

Number of channels: 4
Max. power (Watt): 4 x 50
Sinus power at 14.4 V (Watt): 4 x 22

Type: DOT (1-line)
Character: 15
Colour: Negative black and white
Brightness: Adjustable
Clock display: 24 / 12 hrs

Shock proof memory: Yes
CD-mix: Yes
CD-repeat: Yes
Frequency response (Hz) -1 dB: 20 20.000

Antenna (number of): 1
USB (number of, type): 1 front (standard A-type)
USB (features): Mass storage device (MSD)
iPod: Direct control via USB
iPhone: Direct control via USB
Memory cards: SDHC/SD/MMC
Aux-in (number of, type): 1 front (3.5 mm jack)
Aux-in (features): Audio mix (music & navigation)
Telephone mute: Yes
Telephone/Navigation Line-In: Yes (ISO)
Back connector for optional remote control: Yes (ISO)

Loud speaker (number of): 4
Pre-amplifier (channels, voltage): 4-channel (2 V)
Subwoofer: Sub-out (variable gain/freq.)

Weight (kg): 1.65
Installation location: 1DIN-slot
Front panel: Detachable
Colour: Black, dark chrome
Key illumination: Red
Permanent storage after car battery disconnect: Yes
Demo mode: Yes
Demo mode activation: MENU + 2 + On Key
Height x Width x Depth (mm): 50 x 178 x 160
Accessories included in delivery

Case for front panel: Yes
Instruction book: Yes (15 languages)
Mounting material: Yes
Antenna adapter: Yes

Blaupunkt Madrid 210

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Playback format - MP3, WMA
Front USB input
Radio tuner - Analogue Receiver
Amplifier Max. Power (Watt) - 4 x 50 RMS power at 14.4V (watts): 4 x 22
Front Aux-In
Display - 1 line, 15 characters, Negative black and white
Pre-amplifier - 4-Channel (2V)
Detachable front panel
Blaupunkt Madrid 210 specification

Data carrier features

Type disk-drive - Automatic loading
Shock proof memory
USB-removable storage - USB 2.0
Formatting USB - FAT 32, FAT 16
Audio-Player features

Playback format MP3, WMA
Title display File names, Folder names, ID3-tag (Version 2)
MP3 folder/file browsing without interruption of playing track
MP3 file search by name
Fast list browsing via encoder
Bitrate (kBit/s): 32 320
Variable bit rates
Radio features

Type of tuner - CODEM Receiver
World tuner, switchable via menu (Europe/Americas/Thailand)
Wave bands -FM, MW (AM), LW
Radio Data System (RDS) - Alternative Frequencies (AF), Enhanced Other Networks (EON), Traffic Announcement (TA), Traffic Program (TP), Program Type 31 (PTY31)
Station memory - 25
Search analogue (Scan)
Interference suppression
Frequency response (Hz) -3 dB: 30 15.000
Equaliser features

Number of bands - 3
Model - Semi parametric
Type - Analogue
Sound presets - Classic, Pop, Rock
Amplifier features

Number of channels - 4 Channel
Max. Power (Watt) - 4 x 50
RMS power at 14.4V (watts) - 4 x 22
Display features

Type - DOT (1-line)
Characters - 15
Colour - Negative black and white
Brightness - Adjustable
Clock display - 24 / 12 hours
CD-Player features

Shock Proof Memory
Frequency response (Hz) -1dB 20 - 20000

Antenna input
USB - front
USB (features) - Mass storage device (MSD)
Aux-in - front (3.5 mm jack)
Aux-in (features) - Audio mix (music & navigation)
Telephone mute
Telephone/Navigation Line-In
Remote control input - Rear (optional accessory required)

Loud speaker - 4
Pre-amplifier (channels, voltage) - 4-Channel (2V)
Subwoofer - Sub-out (variable gain/freq.)
General features

Weight (kg) - 1.65
Installation location - 1-DIN-slot
Front panel - detachable
Colour - black, dark silver
Key illumination - red
Permanent storage after car battery disconnect
Demo mode
Height x Width x Depth (mm) - 50 x 178 x 160
Accessories included in delivery

Case for front panel
Instruction book
Releasing bracket
Mounting material
Antenna adapter

The idea is to buy the system now and then at a later stage buy a good amp, components and a sub or a pair of subs.

Guru's please advice on the above and also suggest if you have some other good system in mind.

Thank you
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