Music lovers agree: how you experience a song is almost as important as the song itself, which is why stock car stereos—with their tinny highs and muddled lows—just don’t cut it. If you’re looking to replace your car’s factory audio system with one that can handle your high-quality musical tastes, you’ll want to stick with the brands that specialize in killer sound. At Car Stereo City, we carry them all. According to car audio pros and music enthusiasts alike, these are some of the best brands out there:
Pioneer In-Dash Audio Receivers, Subwoofers and Bridgeable Amplifiers
At the forefront of Bluetooth technology, Pioneer excels at offering great sound for every budget. Many in-dash receivers include GPS navigation, and almost all feature USB ports to play music from phones and MP3 players. And if you’re looking at an entire system overhaul, Pioneer is known to outperform every factory speaker out there and offers “intelligent design” subwoofers and bridgeable amplifiers, which means you can add more of them as your listening needs change.
JVC Speakers, Subwoofers, Amplifiers and GPS Navigation Systems
One of the most popular brands on the market, JVC is also one of the most trusted after being in business for over 80 years. Most of JVC’s in-dash stereo models come with modern features like Bluetooth for hands-free calling, music streaming, and app control. One of their stereo line’s defining qualities is slender and sleek design. JVC also offers speakers, subwoofers, amplifiers, and GPS navigation systems.
Kenwood Car Stereo Speakers and Amplifiers
Kenwood covers the whole range of car entertainment, but speakers and amplifiers are a particular specialty. And while those products tend to be on the more expensive end of the car audio price spectrum, you definitely get what you pay for. Their stereo receivers, meanwhile, are reasonably priced without forfeiting quality, and they’re known for being extremely user-friendly.
Sony Car Speakers, Amplifiers, Subwoofers and GPS Navigation Units
A giant in the world of electronics, Sony is always on the cutting edge of technology and offers a wide range of equipment for various budgets. Their car stereo and audio systems, car speakers, amplifiers, subwoofers, and GPS navigation systems typically score well on consumer reviews, and many of their units are upgradable—an essential quality considering how fast tech evolves these days.
Clarion Digital Car Stereo Systems
Clarion is a relative newcomer to the car stereo game, but it has quickly established itself among the best of the brands. Most of their products are favorably reviewed, and where they really excel is in digital car audio systems, including stereos, speakers, amplifiers and subwoofers.
JBL Car Stereo Products
JBL offers a full range of car stereo products, and their subwoofers especially are a standout, providing serious bass at a reasonable price. This is a great option if your existing system is decent and only needs a little “oomph” to do your music justice. But don’t forget: all subwoofers work best with an accompanying amplifier, and both must match the overall power output of your speakers for maximum effect.
Get a premium car stereo system from Car Stereo City
At Car Stereo City in San Diego, we supply and install the industry’s leading audio manufacturers—including all those listed above and many more. So whether you’re looking to upgrade your existing system or give your car an entire audio overhaul, we have everything you need right here in our store. Visit our location in Kearny Mesa to talk to our audio professionals, who will ensure your beloved music sounds the way it should.