how cheap can i go if i just want pretty much a cd player and aux input. I dont want it to be a piece of crap, because im spending enough money everywhere else where i dont want the HU to mess it up, but how cheap can i get with a semi-decent HU with just aux and cd player....(trying to cut back costs)
you get what ya pay for. and if you're spending a lot on the rest of the audio system, a chain is only as strong as it's weakest link, so skimping anywhere from the charging system to the head unit, to the amps and speakers, it's going to affect performance of the entire system.
don't make the mistake of going cheap on your head unit. I did that and it has terribly brought down the rest of my system.. I guess if you can, try to find something on ebay atleast, don't buy from a retail store atleast..
now i'm in the process of saving up to get a 300~ head unit.