I used to be Kenwood Excelon in the early 00's until they made major design changes. Then to Alpine until the volume button crapped out, so I decided to go "cheaper" and went with Sony. I honestly had the lowest expectations since I've never been high up on Sony car audio, for obvious reasons....but my last two have been off the charts good.
I only replaced my last one with a new one, not because of wear, but because I wanted to go bluetooth audio instead of hardwire. I'll never go back and I'll prob never switch from Sony.
My current model is on its third or fourth year and works perfectly, never any connection issues, power is great, and it's has all the things u would expect.