6 Car Audio Upgrades for the New Year

In the market for a new car audio system? A new year is the perfect time to update your ride with the latest technology. This list of car audio upgrades will help you improve the sound system in your current vehicle.

What should I upgrade first in car audio?

1) Car Speakers

Are old speakers better than new ones?

Your factory speakers most likely won’t match the quality of a third-party speaker installation. Speakers are often the first thing to replace when upgrading your sound system due to affordability and simplicity of installation. These 6.5” 3-way speakers feature a TRIAX design that combines a vintage aesthetic with rich, full-range sound that is sure to one-up your factory speakers.

2) 12″ Subwoofer

How do you maximize bass in a car?

If you’re all about hard-hitting bass, it may be time to invest in a subwoofer. This 12” sub was designed to produce efficient, lowsounding bass while generating 1200 Watts of Peak Power. The double-stitched rubber-injected foam surround ensures that your music stays accurate and loud via better heat resistance, internal damping, and added bass response.

3) 1200-Watt Amplifier

Can I replace factory amp with aftermarket? 

A new car amplifier will produce more power than the factory amp. This one features 1200 Watts of Peak Power, adjustable bass boost at 45Hz, and high and low level inputs. It was designed to improve sound quality and power output while reducing distortion and refining efficiency for the best sound. It connects to the Jensen DSP App, giving you full control over RGB illumination, remote bass, frequency, volume and gain.

4) Wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Receiver

Is upgrading a car stereo worth it?

Fortunately, you don’t need a new car to have the latest technology like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Upgrading to a CarPlay/Android Auto receiver will enable you to use your favorite phone apps on the road and see them directly on your dash. This 9” touchscreen receiver features wireless CarPlay/Android Auto, built-in Bluetooth, and a backup camera input for added safety while driving.

5) CD/DVD Multimedia Receiver

Can I replace my radio with a touch screen? 

If you have an older vehicle with a small dash opening, you may feel like your touchscreen receiver options are limited. This CD/DVD receiver features a 7” motorized fold-out touchscreen and was designed for single-DIN openings found in most older vehicles. You can also stream music via Bluetooth, play USB audio files, and summon your smartphone’s voice assistant with a button.

6) Media Receiver with Bluetooth

Can you put Bluetooth into a car that doesn’t have it? 

Looking for a more basic car audio upgrade? This single-DIN car stereo receiver could be a great option for an older vehicle or someone who doesn’t need a touchscreen. It features built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming and a push-to-talk voice assist button that will allow you to use Siri or Google with the sound of your voice.