Some brand new cars that come directly from the factory have a flawless stereo system that you can’t even tell a single fault in it, even after hours of brainstorming. However, there is always a need for improvement, especially if you have that old school car.
Now, if you are under the impression that upgrading your audio system will make you pay through your nose, then don’t worry. In this article, we have shared a few cost-effective ways to turn your old stereo system into a new one. These no-brainer upgrades will not only save you hundreds of bucks, but also improve the sound quality vastly.
1. Add a decent speaker
This step is actually a no-brainer unless the value of your car is written in six figures. In most of the cars, speakers are made out of paper, which simply and clearly reduces the quality of the sound. So, if that is the case, get some decent speakers that are not only a beautiful addition to the car’s interior, but also make you enjoy music more than ever.
2. Upgrade the in-dash radio
If your car is old and has that in-dash radio, then it’s high time that you get them replaced. And yes, don’t forget to get one that matches with the style of the car as well as supports headphones, so that you can enjoy music directly from your phone.
3. Add an amplifier
Amplifiers are not just an addition that help you increase the volume of your music. In fact, good quality amps add clarity to the sound and make it more crisp by sending more signals to the speakers. Now, if you are thinking of the importance of crispness in music, you will understand it yourself once you hear the sound of each instrument individually in the music.
4. Transform radio into Bluetooth compatible receiver
By adding a small gizmo, you can not only use the radio of your car as a speaker, but also play music through it. The device transmits via FM frequencies so that it can be used in any type of car no matter how old it is.
5. Do not use crappy music files
No matter whether you have a quality stereo system or an ordinary one, you cannot enjoy listening to good music until the file itself is of poor quality. If you are thinking that super compressed mp3 files that you have got from your friends will work fine in the stereo system, then you are mistaken.
These compressed music files do not have the necessary data to fill in the nuanced lows and highs to give the singer their original depth.
6. Adjust sound settings to play music through the phone
If you have an iPhone, then you can simply kick the music up by another notch by selecting certain options in it. You have to adjust the equalizer on the phone according to what kind of music you love to listen to. Just go in the Settings and Music and EQ, and hear what sounds best. But make sure you are using an iPhone.
For other phones like iOS, there are handsful of apps like Car Vitalizer that enables you to adjust the timing of your audio channel. This will ensure that the music is played exactly when you sit on your driver’s seat.
7. Use a thumb drive
Obviously, you will like to have as few as possible disturbance while listening to your favourite song. But did you know that these disturbances are a result of interferences between the speakers and sound file? Your mobile consists of a built-in audio converter, which is also called as DAC.
The DAC of your car is much better than that of a mobile, if it’s pretty good to start. It means you will be hearing a better quality of music without least or no interferences, if you connect it via USB and play music directly using the thumb drive.
We hope these tips will help you enjoy music more with a better quality and clarity. To find out more about how to increase the value of your old car and enhance its look and features, feel free to get in touch with us.