Car stereos direct from the factory just aren’t very good. Think about it; car manufacturers make cars, not stereos. Factory systems are typically designed poorly and made with cheap materials. Yes, technically, you can still listen to your music, but it probably doesn’t sound too great.
There are tons of aftermarket products that are made specifically for improving a car stereo. (Hey, we’ve made a business out of it!) Not every vehicle needs to replace all of its factory components, but there are common pieces that more than likely need upgraded.
What to Upgrade
Replace Your Head Unit: It’s what allows you to play music, make phone calls, navigate and more. You can start by replacing the heart of your car’s sound system. Factory head units are very basic and aren’t powerful enough to give you crisp quality sound. Aftermarket head units are equipped with advanced features like built in navigation, Apple CarPlay, SiriusXM and more!
Upgrade Your Speakers: It’s your door speakers and tweeters that dictate how clear and full your car’s sound is. Factory speakers typically can’t deliver good sound quality due to poor manufacturing. Aftermarket speakers are built with the highest quality materials for better sound performance. Take some time to listen to different car audio brands’ speakers and then choose the size that fits your vehicle.
Get a Subwoofer: These speakers are meant to cover the lower end frequencies in your music. Subwoofers are available in different sizes depending on how you want your music to sound. If you want a full-bodied sound from your music, then adding a subwoofer is key.
Add an Amplifier: Without sufficient power, subwoofers and speakers are pretty worthless. Adding an external amp to your system can give you the power you need to get the most of out your speakers and subs and get a sound that your factory head unit won’t be able to produce.
Sure, you may have heard of all the things listed above that could improve your sound, but maybe you don’t know how to shop for them? That’s where we can definitely help. Not only do we sell the best bands in car audio, but we know what we’re talking about and how to install them. Visit us with your vehicle and we can discuss what you want your music to sound like and come up with a plan so you can get the most out of your car stereo.