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Old 1st December 2011, 10:35   #316
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How much did the Kenwood KDC-U6046 cost you & did you compare it with the 7046 or the model below (U546BT) before buying (feature wise)?
I think it was Rs.6000.
I did compare with 7046. I was not keen on Bluetooth, so 6046 met my needs.
Kenwood is really worth the money.
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Old 1st December 2011, 17:59   #317
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Only if budget is most important factor, go buy this.

I sold my X333 at half price today. Rather I would say I got rid of it within 8 months!...
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Same story for me as well................
I guess itís a universal problem with X-333 X-555 which JBL should take care of.

Thanks for sharing this piece of information here

I was about to change my Kenwood HU with X555 just because it has got 3 pre outs. Never expected such issues from a reputed brand like JBL. I thought it can perform well with my AMP and the comps better than the present HU as its got only one pre out which is being used for the Sub. My present HU doesn't have any issues currently and it really blends with the AMP without any hmm/hissing.

Now I've made up my mind to wait for some time to hear something better.
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Thanks for sharing this piece of information here

I was about to change my Kenwood HU with X555 just because it has got 3 pre outs. Never expected such issues from a reputed brand like JBL. I thought it can perform well with my AMP and the comps better than the present HU as its got only one pre out which is being used for the Sub. My present HU doesn't have any issues currently and it really blends with the AMP without any hmm/hissing.

Now I've made up my mind to wait for some time to hear something better.

You've made the right decision.One never expects such a thing from a quality maker like JBL.
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Old 1st December 2011, 22:06   #319
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You've made the right decision.One never expects such a thing from a quality maker like JBL.
This makes me to think that JBL has not done any proper trials on this product before the launch. Giving 3 pre outs are purely for the AMP interface and it simply fails just because of the distortion and noise

Sam would be the best who can say something on this. Has JBL already taken this for future pieces?
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Bought a GT-X333 yesterday, for INR 3000, including fitting. Had to replace my old Kenwood HU, as it had stopped reading MP3 CDs. Was quite happy to know there was a HU doing away with the CD drive altogether, and quite easy on the pocket too. FM reception is great, and plays from an SD card w/o any hassles.
Very pleased with the product, total VFM
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Old 28th January 2012, 11:12   #321
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Update : JBL X-333 available at Reliance Autozone for Rs.2,500/- Only.
With the current trend IMO this HU would be available under 2k before April 2012.
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Old 28th January 2012, 13:08   #322
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I too want ot upgrade from my X333. Wondering what are the other non CDPlayer options with a permanent clock display, bright readout in daylight, easy navigation features with SDCard slot, clariity with punch, power and musicality?

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Will the gurus of jbl reply what went wrong here ? Even my dealer does not recommend it . A pioneer with usb/cd player function was available at 3800 and kenwood/jvc at 4000/4200 . So jbl at 3000 looks a bad buy. Maybe at 2000 u can consider the x333.But no permenant clock display again what were they thinking ? Someone from jbl please reply .
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Will the gurus of jbl reply what went wrong here ? Even my dealer does not recommend it . A pioneer with usb/cd player function was available at 3800 and kenwood/jvc at 4000/4200 . So jbl at 3000 looks a bad buy. Maybe at 2000 u can consider the x333.But no permenant clock display again what were they thinking ? Someone from jbl please reply .

I'm no JBL guy, but my x333 refuses to read usb sticks or SD cards. Just loops for ever trying to read the memory cards then gives up after a few minutes. I succeeded only once or twice in playing music from usb.

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Will the gurus of jbl reply what went wrong here ? Even my dealer does not recommend it . A pioneer with usb/cd player function was available at 3800 and kenwood/jvc at 4000/4200 . So jbl at 3000 looks a bad buy. Maybe at 2000 u can consider the x333.But no permenant clock display again what were they thinking ? Someone from jbl please reply .
I think the low price of the HU was the only reason it was declared a hit even before it hit the market. I got one solely based on the talks on this thread but wouldn't recommend it to anyone anymore.

If one needs a cheap HU with 3 pre-outs & sub-level control and isn't bothered about the whole lot of other basic features missing then this is the HU, otherwise, look elsewhere.

I myself initially thought that 3 pre-outs & sub-level control was all I was ever going to need but it isn't so. Two biggest drawbacks of this HU is poor display in daylight and random song play within a folder.

As for the drastic price reduction, I feel like a jazz owner myself having bought it for 4500.
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I have a x555 and it never plays a song which has a track number greater than 255, whatever I try. The random feature plays a the same songs every time and only selects from a set of numbers its almost predictable as far as order is concerned. The HU is pretty ok, apart from USB/SD/AUX convenience you can't recommend it for anything other than price.
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I have a x555 and it never plays a song which has a track number greater than 255, whatever I try.
This is strange, tried different USB sticks? I've got my x33 working fine till 600+ songs
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The random feature plays a the same songs every time and only selects from a set of numbers its almost predictable as far as order is concerned.
Random = Predictable?!

I can totally relate to it by the way. If I've got a track playing between 1-100 then the next "random" track is definitely going to be between 101-200, then 201-300 and so on....you get the drift.

Another thing, tracks that have been played too often would have the maximum probability of being played as the next random song. More I listen to a track, more it is selected by the HU when playing in random mode (guess it customizes the search based on your taste just like FB/Google do with your location ), so much for the "random" feature.
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This is strange, tried different USB sticks? I've got my x33 working fine till 600+ songs

Random = Predictable?!

I can totally relate to it by the way. If I've got a track playing between 1-100 then the next "random" track is definitely going to be between 101-200, then 201-300 and so on....you get the drift.

Another thing, tracks that have been played too often would have the maximum probability of being played as the next random song. More I listen to a track, more it is selected by the HU when playing in random mode (guess it customizes the search based on your taste just like FB/Google do with your location ), so much for the "random" feature.
I haven't tried different USB sticks because I have only one, but the tracks list is predictable now. I just keep shifting folders when I need to hear something different. Maybe I should get a different stick or SD card, but for now FM is a lifesaver.

The tracks are none of my favorites, just the same numbers. 94-118-236 , 92-117-234, that is a predictable order. The 255 thing is weird, tried the next button for 20 minutes, not one track above this number was selected.
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Can anyone give me a comparison between the Pioneer MVH-1490UB and the x333? Which one should be the ideal pick for my nano?
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I have a question to everyone. Please help.

i have a JBL X555 in my Gypsy with 4 JBL speakers, 1 JBL Amp and a Blaupunkt Bass Tube.

I also have an Alpine 100 EUB in my Vtec and was thinking of switching of the headunits however the Alpine has only 1 Pre out and the JBL has 3 (not sure what that means).

Can i just change the HU from JBL to Alpine and retain the other components as it is in the Gypsy. Will there be any change to the setup or how the music will sound as honestly i feel the Alpine HU will be a better one than the X555.

Gurus, please help.
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