3 Benefits to Upgrading Your Car Sound system

If you’re tired of listening to tinny, low-quality audio on your journeys, you might be thinking about finally updating the sound system in your car.  In general, most cars’ built-in systems are cheaply made, and as such are highly susceptible to a drop in sound quality over time. Fixing them may work for a while, but the most reliable way to permanently and noticeably improve your car audio is a new sound system. In fact, there are a multitude of advantages to a new car sound system aside from it massively increasing the sound and output of your speakers. Here are just a few of them. 

It May Not Be as Expensive as You Think

It’s hard not to picture a heavy-duty speaker set when picturing an upgraded car sound system, along with a hefty price tag. However, the amount of choice on the market means that today, this is far from the case. In many cases, a pair of mid to high-end full range-speakers will greatly improve the sound quality and output in your car without breaking triple figures. Even completely upgrading your car with a new audio console and speaker set can cost as little as $250-$300, including installation.

There are even effective options for if you are on a really tight budget. Just installing a set of 2 channel amplifiers will make your car sound much cleaner, and these can be purchased for as low as $30. A premium amplifier can also make your car capable of playing much higher volumes without distortion. 

You Can Do It Yourself

If you are thinking about getting a new car speaker system, you may be balking at the prospect of paying costly fitting and installation fees. And while it is likely you will need external help for custom-built or high-end models, in most cases this is not necessary. The vast majority of cars today have full-range speakers – single speakers that capture the full range of sound audible to the human ear (usually one in each car door). Therefore, if you match your aftermarket speakers to the size and specs of your car make, it is likely you can pop out your old speakers and fit the new ones without hiring an engineer to install them. With just a little know-how and a few tutorial videos, it’s thus possible to hugely improve the quality of your car sound in a matter of a couple of hours. 

You Can Customise the System to Your Liking

The number of options available on the market today mean that you can find the perfect choice for you based on your specific, needs, preferences and budget. If you are simply looking to replace a set of old or damaged speakers, this can be done easily. Alternately, if you want to optimise your car’s audio for the best sounding music possible, you may want to purchase a system with multiple different speakers to perfectly replicate all sound frequencies. 

You also don’t have to buy everything at once. If you wish, you can start off with some smaller adjustments, such as an amplifier or a pair of new full-range speakers. This can be a good way to test the waters without springing for an entirely new system. You can then opt for this later, or make any other adjustments, until the system is best-suited for your uses.

Robert Cooke
Rob is a certified mechanic and long-time automotive enthusiast who has worked on everyday passenger vehicles, race and rally cars, and derby cars.