I have a Retro Sound "Model 1" and I hate
I find it not "user friendly" enough and the menu is too complicated to access while driving. Maybe it's me
who doesn't understand how it works, I dunno, but I'm seriously thinking of getting rid of it and get something else.
I would say this, it probably IS you that doesn't understand it, BUT, it probably isn't ONLY you. They look
like an old 2 knob radio, they work
like a new 13 button head unit
. When I use mine after not touching it in a while I do get confused. It is very
unintuitive, but fairly powerful in choices and options. If you want to play random MP3s off a USB, and listen to the radio, it isn't bad. When you want to do something more advanced like iPod playlists, or Bluetooth phone calls, unless you do it every day, you need the book.
If you want to find a specific artist or song on a USB drive, not gonna happen, sequential or random, that's it.
I forget what my actual model is, they changed naming about when I got it. But if it let out the magic blue smoke, and I needed to replace it, I would consider another one, or I would try to modify an old original AM radio instead with new guts, and get one of the expensive modified factory looking radios as my 3rd choice.