We live in a world where your car’s audio system is now as important as the mileage or the make of the car itself. There are a number of audio systems out there competing with each other over a host of features. So why would you pick one system and not the other? Is it the design, the output, the technology or the mother brand? Well, have a look at some of the world’s best-selling car audio systems and decide what you’re going to be listening to on your next road trip!
If you drive a car worth its salt, the latest Sony CXS-GT3516F is something you simply cannot do without! It is one of the most mind-blowing car audio systems that is available with a bonus security measure of the detachable faceplate. Audiophiles should know that this system helps you dock music from your iPod, Blackberry, CD, iPad as well as a USB drive! It also comes with a conveniently located USB and auxiliary plugs. What is more is that you can also search your music according to artist, genre or playlist! A true must-have!
JVC is a company renowned for creating top-notch audio products that are known for their high quality and longevity. Now JVC KD-A615 truly delivers to that reputation. This stunning audio system allows you to listen to your favourite tunes on iPod, iPhone, MP3s, CDs and Radio. One small hitch is that it requires you to use additional accessories (KT-HD300) for Bluetooth control as well as HD radio, but the good part is that you can still play satellite radio for up to 24 stations as well as plug in your desired media source through the USB port provided. So, get ready for the experience of a lifetime!
Pioneer Electronics, true to its name, have been a pioneer in creating highly innovative and quality audio products since 1938. This model of car stereo has a user-friendly 24-station/6-button preset interface where you can choose 18 FM and 6 AM preset stations. As for music, you can plug in your MP3 player or plug in a CD. To be able to sync your Bluetooth device you need an additional CD-IU50 interface cable. Overall, a great way to enjoy your daily drive!
If you are an all-things-HD freak, Kenwood KDC-HD545U is the perfect audio system for your car. Along with heady built-in Bluetooth connectivity, it also features a built-in HD radio! While no adapter is required for you to listen to its amazing HD radio, you would require one to sync your Bluetooth device to the receiver. The system features a CD deck that play WMA, MP3 and AAC files from CD, CD-R and CD-RW formats; you can even plug in your MP3 player or iPod in to the receiver using its front auxiliary input or the USB port. All-in-all, a great product for HD lovers!
Boss Audio 840UBI
Boss will be Boss! As compared to the sea of audio sets available in the market with a maximum output power level of 50 watts per channel, the big bad Boss Audio car stereo claims to have a maximum output power level of a whopping 80 watts per channel! This jazzy system also comes power packed with two RCA preamp outputs through which you can connect your head unit to an external amplifier, which amps up the power and gives you more sound output than a regular built-in amplifier. The audio set is Bluetooth-enabled and can also play music through your iPod when used with an external cable. It also comes packed with a USB port, an SD memory card port and an auxiliary input for that additional connectivity. So if you want to hear your music load and clear, Boss is the way to go!
Established in 1978, Alpine Electronics has been specializing in mobile electronics. The Alpine CDE-102 head unit is quite impressive in the sense that it can play CDs, MP3s as well as connect to your cell phone using Bluetooth but you'll need to purchase the KCE-400BT adapter to be able to use this feature. The system also allows you to connect your iPod, iPhone or other MP3 player through the auxiliary input or the USB port. Not the most snazzy piece when it come to car audio but it gives most audio units a run for their money!