Is it time to upgrade the factory stereo system in your car? Of course, you will want to replace the head unit and purchase the right amps and power supply. However, one of the most critical elements of your new sound system will be the speakers, and that is what we want to focus on today. Here are a few tips to help you get the best speakers.
- Choosing an authorized distributor – The reason for this is the warranty. You maybe be able to get your speakers slightly cheaper somewhere else, but a few dollars in savings is not worth it to lose out on the manufacturer warranty. Plus, there is no way for you to know if the item is legitimate or if it is a knockoff/stolen product unless you shop with an authorized reseller.
- Consider the frequency response – The human ear hears sounds between 20Hz and 20,000Hz. However, you may also choose to shop for speakers that overlap that range to make sure you hear every last tone. Plus, on the low end of the spectrum, you may feel bass that you can’t even hear.
- Wattage – Wattage is all about how much power the speakers draw to produce sound. It seems then that higher wattage automatically means louder music. Just be sure of two things: (1) You have enough power for the wattage, and (2) you want speakers that are clear, not just loud.