Picture this: it's the middle of the summer, the sun is shining and you are cruising down the highway with your windows down and the music turned up. It's hard to resist that feeling of jamming out to your favorite tunes while you're out and about during the summer months, or really any time of year. But if you're still rocking out to the manufacturer system that came with your car, you're limiting your potential.
Why Upgrade Your Audio System?
If you think about it, you spend a lot of time in your car. You drive to work or school, run errands and travel to see family and friends. In some ways, it's kind of like your home away from home. When you're home, you want to feel comfortable and entertained, so it's safe to say the same should be true for your car, right? Your factory-installed audio system likely has some good features to it, but the truth is the sound quality just isn't great in most cases. If you want a high-quality sound, you need a high-quality system. Adding new speakers, subwoofers and amplifiers can certainly help, but at the end of the day, your experience is going to start with your audio system unit. If you don't have a good system with all the latest features, you're going to get frustrated pretty easily.
What Should I Look For?
Ready to upgrade? There are a number of features you need to consider before investing in a new car audio system, including:
Audio Performance: The first thing you need to consider is the output power. If you don't have a system that can power those fancy speakers of yours, they won't do you much good. Plus, underpowered speakers are more prone to damage than overpowered ones, so your best bet is to invest in a high-powered car audio system. Make sure the system you choose has a solid signal-to-ratio, a high pre-out voltage, and at least 10 to 13 EQ bands to give you the best control over your system.
Playback Options: The best car audio systems are going to give you multiple playback options, such as Bluetooth, USB, AUX ports and, of course, a CD player. CD players might not be as popular as they once were, but it's still nice to have, just in case. The other options are absolutely necessary as they will allow you to connect your audio player to your smartphone or MP3 player to stream music. It's not a bad idea to look for a system that also provides HD Radio services.
Smartphone Integration: Being able to play music through your smartphone is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to smartphone integration. The dangers of distracted driving are well known, and the best systems out there seek to minimize the instances of distracted driving. When browsing for a new car audio system, look to see whether the system will allow you to answer phone calls and respond to text messages without ever looking at your phone.
Display Features: It may sound vain, but it never hurts to have a system that looks good. If you've been investing a lot of time and money into upgrades for your car, you don't want to get a system that doesn't look great too. Upgrade to a system with variable color displays and you can change the color of the lights to match your car's interior.
Help and Support: Since you're buying a high-quality system, chances are you won't run into too many issues. That being said, it's still a good idea to invest in a system that comes with, at least, a one-year warranty. If you can find one with a three-year warranty, that's even better. You'll also want to make sure that the stereo system is installed properly. Soundz Good Stereo can hook you up with a great car audio system and install it for you. That way, you know it's done right.
Why Go to Soundz Good Stereo?
At Soundz Good Stereo, you will find a huge selection of brands to choose from when on the hunt for your new car audio system. We carry everything from your basic stereo system, to systems with smartphone integration and all the latest features. We can also take car of installation for you, and we offer financing to those who want to take advantage of it. Stop by the shop today and let us help you find your next car audio system.