Tips for the best sound quality in your car

What do you mean by that?

Have you ever listened to music while driving? ? and thought: "That doesn't sound good" or "This system doesn't sound loud enough"? Worse, you may be wearing headphones, which is illegal in many states and provinces. If you have any thought other than "I love my car stereo", you need to visit your local car stereo dealer. Before you go,
make sure you know why you're going.

Has part of your system crashed? Would you like a radio with a new function? Want better sound quality? more overall volume? a little more bass?

much more serious? Knowing what to order can help you find the perfect audio solution quickly and efficiently.

Shopping for Car Stereos If you have friends who have aftermarket car stereos, ask if you can listen to them. Write down what you like about your systems and what you would do differently. If you enjoy your music out loud, make notes about a system that you think sounds loud enough: make and model of speakers, amplifiers, and subwoofers.

If you liked something, e.g. B. Speakers or a radio, write down the model numbers. Do the same for your existing system. By providing clear goals, your retailer can accurately and efficiently narrow down upgrade suggestions.

A request from your retailer: be honest about your goals and expectations. If you tell your dealer that you just want a small subwoofer but like the sound of two 12s in the back of your friend's truck, you'll be disappointed and likely push the system beyond its limits or to the point of error.

Ask what you really want and you'll get something you enjoy.

The Latest

In the last five years, the number of people who have decided to add some sort of Bluetooth hands-free kit to their vehicles has been considerable. If the solution was a new head unit, they also get USB to play music from their phones or memory sticks. If you want something new, let your dealer know. Popular upgrades include a new source device with CarPlay
or Android Auto interfaces, cellular voice dialing, SiriusXM satellite radio, a backup camera or parking sensor system, or a source device with a Pandora radio interface or mount for high-resolution audio files such as FLAC.

Your local dealer will be happy to show you some of the features and products available for the mobile electronics industry.

Try it

Once you've narrowed down why you're visiting a retailer, you should have a plan for trying the product you've chosen. When it comes to a radio, using it on a display panel can often tell you pretty much anything you want to know. Make sure the user interface is easy to use and understand. If you have Bluetooth, make sure your phone is paired with it and reconnects automatically every time you turn on the radio. If you're looking for a multimedia source device, make sure you know how long it takes to boot up when you start your car.

This is important when adding a rear-view camera to the vehicle. It's frustrating waiting for the radio to turn on so you can go back with the camera. If you're looking for speakers or a subwoofer system, listening to them in a vehicle is a good idea. Once you've established how the products sound, you can listen to different speakers or subwoofers on a display in the store and see how different they are from the product you heard in the car.

What taste?

Buy a car radio Do you need an audio system with everything from one manufacturer? Absolutely not. While there's nothing wrong with having amplifiers and speakers from the same company that makes your radio, different companies have different areas of expertise. The business you are dealing with carries certain brands for a variety of reasons. A retailer typically selects brands based on their performance, reliability, and the ease with which business owners can work with the manufacturer or supplier.

When a store has a good relationship with a supplier, it often results in better prices and service for products for the store and later for you.

Some consumers are skeptical why a brand is suggested to them. That's not unreasonable, as many large retailers tend to promote products that are profitable for them. Research and try the products yourself. If you like something else, then go with it.

Just make sure your comparisons are "apples to apples" to the best of your ability and based on fact, not reputation.

Connect me!

The vehicles Modern systems present many challenges when it comes to installing audio equipment. On many newer vehicles, it is not possible to remove the factory radio because other vehicle functions have been built into it. For these vehicles, you should ensure that the workshop you are working with has the tools and knowledge to properly test the
's factory audio equipment for signal connection points and handle any integration issues that may arise. .

There are many products on the market designed to integrate with factory audio systems; Ask your dealer which one you use and why.

Do it yourself?

Over the years, people have learned a lot about how their systems work through do-it-yourself car audio installations. As the quality of factory systems improves by the day, the challenge of installing something "better" becomes more and more difficult. Understanding polarity, phase, summation, equalization and time alignment is critical to a successful installation. From a physical point of view, working with
or aluminum chassis vehicles with adhesive plate bonding and datacom buses presents unique challenges.