In-Car Audio

Your in-car audio options

Strange as it may seem, inside your car can be a far better listening environment than in your home, if your system is designed correctly. A typical car's defined space and fixed seating can provide a great listening environment that you can tune your system for. Space may be more limited than in the home, but you can still build your audio system to suit it.

A true audiophile who spends a lot of time commuting, for instance, will probably be drawn to the super high-quality DVD-Audio, the successor to the CD. DVD-Audio reproduces original studio or concert performances with bit-for-bit accuracy. It has multichannel capabilities for real surround sound, and also carries multimedia "extras" which can be accessed with the right equipment (eg, visual displays of lyrics, liner notes, artist photos and biographies).

Speakers

For "people movers" which often have a couple (or more) children in the rear, a split system that incorporates a DVD player and/or a game console in the back (with headphones) will let you listen to your favourite audio while driving, without getting driven around the bend by endless repeats of The Wiggles, Barney, Hi-5 or game music and special effects noises.

Or, for top quality audio the whole car can enjoy with the rich, full effect of surround sound, you might go with a system that incorporates Dolby Pro Logic II technology and a front center speaker.




Out of sight, out of danger


Your expensive sound system may not be immediately apparent to thieves, as speakers, amps and subwoofers are often hidden from casual view, but one thing that will give the game away is your fancy head unit. One look at it will say "I've got a really nice sound system installed in here!" For this reason, many head units are detachable, even on moderately priced systems. Push a button and the whole front fascia pops off to be safely hidden out of sight or taken with you (in a special case) when you leave the car.




Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

GoodGearGuide Staff

Good Gear Guide
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

David Coyle

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.

Kurt Hegetschweiler

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

It’s perfect for mobile workers. Just take it out — it’s small enough to sit anywhere — turn it on, load a sheet of paper, and start printing.

Matthew Stivala

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer is a great device that fits perfectly into my fast paced and mobile lifestyle. My first impression of the printer itself was how incredibly compact and sleek the device was.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?