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Selecting A Cheap Car Audio System: What You Should Consider When Shopping For A Cheap Car Stereo System

Nowadays, most vehicles come equipped with a compact disk player and radio combination.  As a matter of fact, some car stereo systems even come MP3 player ready, meaning that you can hook your Apple iPod or other player right into your stereo and listen to your music selections that way and never have to carry another CD again.  If you do not want to spend a lot of money though, and are considering a cheap car audio system, there are some things to watch out for so that you get the best deal for your money.

You already have a set amount you want to spend.  That’s half the battle.  Now you have to decide exactly where to purchase the unit from.  If you’re lucky enough to have a store around you that specializes in electronics, you may want to check out what they have available.  This way, if you have any questions about the unit you are interested in, the customer service staff can answer you.  If you are conversant in car stereos already, then you’ll be comfortable purchasing a cheap car audio system from the Internet.

The next thing you need to consider is exactly what type of unit you want – CD or IPOD/MP3 compliant – and if it will fit in your dashboard.  If you are planning on installing it yourself, you will need to make sure you purchase the right parts kit to fill the space that your old stereo –  or factory face plate if there was no stereo there in the first place – came from.  This is one of the nice services that electronics shops sometimes offer.  Many of them will install cheap car sound systems you purchase from them for free or a small installation charge.

You can purchase inexpensive car stereos with CD players if that is what you prefer.  To find one that sounds good, it is best that you sample as many as possible.  Do not, however, compare them to a high-priced model.  The more expensive care stereo is going to sound better, hands down.  Compare cheap car stereo system models in the same price range.  For example, try comparing Pioneer DEH-P2900MP CD Receiver /AM/FM/MP3/ CD Player to the Sony CDX-GT710 CD Player.  Both are Sirius and XM radio ready, both support MP3 and .WMA audio files, and built-in equalizers for that great sound.  Each of them come with detachable face plate anti-theft systems and price between $100.00 and $200.00.  So, which one do you buy?  That comes down to your personal preference.  It all depends on which one sounds the best to you and the type of cheap car stereo equipment you desire.

Of course, you also have to take into consideration your speakers.  If they are in good condition then you have nothing to worry about.  But if your speakers are crackling and popping, you may want to look into getting a new set of them as well. A cheap car audio system can even sound better if you choose a good set of speakers  Some places carry speaker/radio combination packages for one price.  While not the highest quality on the market by a long shot, it may suit your immediate needs.

Most brand name manufacturers sell cheap car audio systems.  These are usually your best bet because they come with a set warranty and the company’s stand up to their name.  Try and stay away from off brands unless you’re really looking for something extremely cheap to throw in the old clunker you haul things in.  Off brands will give you no end of trouble.

Cheap car audio systems are available for anywhere between $50.00 to about $250.00.  As technology continues to improve, so will sound systems.  They will also continue to drop in price as they become in more demand.  Always listen to the system if possible before purchasing so you know exactly what you are buying.
 

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