If you have been driving a lot recently and have taken a look at the other vehicles on the road, you will notice that many of them have been externally modified. I personally have seen many cars with custom alloy wheels, paint jobs, and mufflers which make them stand out among the others. While many car enthusiasts spend most of their time and resources on external upgrades, it’s time to give some attention to the car's interior.
As a car enthusiast, I believe that the audio system in many cars is very generic and is not sophisticated enough to provide the maximum driving experience. As the time we spend driving is increasing, the urgency of having a comfortable and enjoyable ride increases as well. It’s no longer enough to have a good looking or a fast vehicle.
When you buy a new vehicle, much of what you pay for goes to features such as spoilers, wheels, and engine power. Upgrading your car’s audio system is overlooked by many car owners. Factory audio gear isn’t sophisticated enough to provide strong bass and clean sound. It’s time to get a new stereo and a more powerful set of speakers to make your driving more enjoyable and less frustrating.
What should I do to improve my car’s sound performance?
The first thing you need to replace is the head unit. Stock units are very basic and aren’t powerful enough to power your speakers to provide crisp sound production. Aftermarket receivers offer more than great sound. They are equipped with advanced features such as XM radio, Bluetooth capability, full control of your audio system, and more. Most aftermarket stereo systems are equipped with pre-amp output which can be very handy if you are planning to expand or add an external amplifier. Since the head unit is considered to be the brain of your audio/video system, making sure that you have an adequate one is vital.