A car can be a great place to enjoy music, but many commuters still put up with marginal sound quality that they'd never tolerate at home. Others assemble sophisticated sound systems for their cars, then make common installation mistakes that keep the system from reaching its full potential.
The "ideal" car audio system is not necessarily the loudest one, or the most expensive one. It's the one that best meets your needs. So, the first step is to figure out what your needs are. Start off by asking yourself: what is the one thing you want your new car stereo to do for you? If you don't come up with an answer right away, then start by taking a look at your current system.
The sound quality of your car stereo is a big deal. When you pick out your music for a drive—whether it’s to decompress after a long day or to relax on a cross-country road trip—you want it to sound every bit as good as it does at home and with no sacrifice to the quality. Here are a few tips to make sure that your car sound system lives up to your music’s full potential.