Originally Posted by MaddMax
I can confirm that this is a true statement. I just installed the same $179 eBay headunit and I'm blown away by the improvement in sound quality, especially after turning off Loudness and the preset EQ. I left SRS on, set Treble to 5, Bass to 1, and Midrange at 0. The unit is definitely pushing more power and is heavier than the OEM unit by about 7 ounces.
It's exactly what I was looking for. More robust, deeper sound; easy install and OEM fitment; and cheap.
Glad it all worked out for you. I assume you are Dave_B I was in contact with over on KCSubaru?