How To Get The Best Sound Quality For Your Vehicle

February 1, 2019

Almost everyone looks forward to enjoying good music while driving. However, some common mistakes made while installing sound systems can cause poor sound quality in your vehicle.

You don't have to put up with inferior sound quality while driving. Various simple improvements to your system can go a long way to improve the quality of the sound in your car. The following tips will yield noticeable results to simple factory systems as well as those with more sophisticated setups.


Add an Equalizer

The materials used in the interior of your car might be affecting the quality of sound. Plastic and glass surfaces reflect sound. On the other hand, seat covers and carpets are absorbent materials that soak up the sound.

Use an equalizer to kill the peaks caused by these materials and probably your poorly located speakers. You might be subjected to lots of tweaking and listening to set your EQ (equalization) properly. Tweak every EQ setting at a time to figure out what is missing and where there is too much of it. Getting the right equalizer setting might require a lot of patience, but it is also a lot of fun The sound enhancement effects will be worth it.

Replace the Speakers

Most manufacturers don't put much thought into the speakers they use while designing cars. Even though factory audio systems have improved over the years, most premium systems use cheap speakers and amps that do not deliver quality sound.

Installing quality aftermarket speakers will improve the sound quality of your system. The sound will become clearer and more detailed. You might even notice new details in songs that you have been listening to for years because of the added clarity.

Add an Amplifier

If you want big bass sounds, you've got to add an amplifier to your setup. No matter how good your speakers are, they'll be even better when you add more power. You might think that your existing setup has more than enough power, but an amplifier helps produce clean power which will create a clear difference in sound quality. No matter whether you like classical, or heavy metal music, an amp is necessary for great sound in your car.

Add a Subwoofer to Your System

A good subwoofer should be able to bring your music back into proper balance. With a subwoofer, you will not have to overwork your speakers anymore and you won't have to keep your bass control cranked up.

While you might think that subwoofers only lead to a booming, thumping car, subwoofers don't just have to create booms. Subs allow you to adjust sounds to meet your musical preference while in your vehicle. Once you try one, you'll probably never want to go back to not having one as part of your stereo system.

Use Sound Improvement Materials

Speakers that are installed on door panels will create vibrations in the metal that will affect the quality of the music playing. In fact, anywhere that a speaker can resonate directly against metal and cause unwanted vibrations makes for a poor setup. The solution is to use sound deadening products to create a more stable platform for your speakers, reducing vibrations and noises.

Driving at higher speeds causes increased interior noise in cars, tempting many people to turn up the music in search of brighter sounds. However, cranking up the stereo to hear your music while your are driving above 60 mph might create sounds that are harsh to the ears. With sound dampening materials, you will not have to turn up the music while driving as they are good at reducing interior noise. Your amps will have little to do and still produce detailed quality sound.

Of course, FatMat offers many options for sound dampening materials. Browse our online store to find the best options for sound improvement in your car.

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