Whether you just bought a car or already owning a car, you simply cannot help yourself checking out the state of the car’s audio system. If you just got the car, you’ll simply want to know what kind of sounds you can expect, and if the stereo is unsatisfying you’ll get a better one. If you’ve had your car for some time, you’ll probably think that yours is getting old and is up for a replacement. Yet in both cases you’re in a pickle, what do you do with the one you already have. Here are some pointers into getting rid of your buzzing stereo and get a crystal clear new one.
Buy Sell Car Stereo
The fastest answer is also the most obvious one, head online and access the monster auction website known as eBay. That is the best possible place to sell audio equipment such as the stereo and eventually some speakers if you plan on making larger modifications. Because of the incredible number of visitors that log on to eBay every single day, you have a huge chance of selling your equipment for a good price and in record time. You have to realize that all those people access eBay every day with the sole purpose of purchasing something, thus making it the perfect market. One thing you need to be careful though. Make sure you enroll the item into the correct category.
To get a better idea about your stereo’s value, you should check out some of eBay’s auctions (that have finished) and see the winning bid for a similar model. This will give you a good idea about your stereo’s value. For that you should go to the left side of the web frame where you will find “completed items”. Snoop around and you will find how much money others got for their stereos. If you use a similar starting price and a similar format, you should get close results to them. Before you enroll the item in a bid you should prove an accurate and complete description of the item you’re selling. Make sure to enter all the details of the sale and the shipping costs (in case you plan on covering them). Make sure to give a prompt and precise response to any questions that might come your way about the stereo. After the bid is over, contact the highest bidder as soon as possible and work out all the aspects of the sale, don’t forget about shipping and other pertinent data, than ship the audio equipment.
Another, less popular way is to access a forum or a newsgroup. Most of them have a specially designated place where you can post your goods for sale, just, once again, be careful where you post because you risk getting a warning or worse. Forums are often points of interest, especially if the forum is a local one. Though it has way fewer viewers than eBay, at least you won’t have to worry about transportation, shipping problems and all that, since you can meet with the buyer in a minutes.
And finally you can resort to classified ads. If you don’t feel like going online, than classified ads on paper might do the trick. The only problem a classified ad poses is that it forces you to present your merchandise to a stranger that already knows you are coming with something that could be valuable. Therefore you are put in a situation that is uncomfortable and could be possibly dangerous. It may sound ridiculous, but how many car owners have you heard complain that their stereo was stolen?
Having trouble with your car stereo? Than perhaps you need to make some changes. A car’s audio system has considerably increased in power and, apparently, importance as well, therefore audio companies and manufacturers have begun to race each other in launching some of the best stereos and audio systems. So if you want to get a car stereo that’s more than a match for your pumped up speakers, than you need to get one of these.
Currently leading the Pioneer’s AVIC series, the AVIC–Z110BT currently has integrated in itself some of the best whistle and whizbangs that Pioneer has to offer every car. Starting with the GPS navigation that can be modified to scan and receive traffic data and finishing with the IPod plug-in that comes fully equipped and featuring voice command. No matter what audio feat is on the market, you will find it integrated in the Pioneer AVC-Z11. IT has a strong core feature set that contains multimedia and DVD playback and it’s integrated with Bluetooth hands-free. Yet its secondary feats that make places it above other stereos like the possibility to import contacts, most functions are voice controlled and the MSN Direct upgrading capability. The only downside to it is voice tagging the IPod which can be frustrating since it takes a lot of time.
Another stereo that spells “must have” is the Alpine iDA–X305. Based on the theory “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it” Alpine Electronics have designed the new generation of Alpine iDA. Remaining true to the already successful technology used in the iDA-X100, the X305 keeps the single-Din Size encoder interface, and its incredible performance in browsing through songs, while making some improvements in IPhone support and an increase in watts. The quick search option and neat control scheme makes it better than most players. A big drawback is the absence of a CD player.
If you want an elegant player full of features than you should head for the JVC KD-AVX77 El Kameleon. This elegant fully touch-screen stereo comes with a ton of customizable interfaces. It’s IPod and USB browsing is very easy to use and understand. The Built in Bluetooth hands-free and the incorporated audio streaming enables the driver to speak and also pay attention to the road. And finally, it has a wide array of inputs and outputs that provide a whole lot of plug and play connectible devices. The only drawback is related to the wide touchscreen which is too little for a DVD playback. Because of this the majority of played films will be either stretched or shrunken.
Sony Xplod CDX-GT920U
Coming from one of the major players on the multimedia market the Sony Xplod CDX-GT920U is the current leader of Sony’s single DIN head units section. And it’s not only about the “face”. The Xplod is packet to “explosion” with input options. It has a front auxiliary input, a rear USB input, three more amp outputs, and the HD or satellite radio control capability. That means a lot of options for you to choose from and expand its functionality. The smart search engine and user friendly interface makes song finding as easy clicking. The only drawback to it is that in spite of the equipped USB input, the Sony Xplod does not come with a dedicated input for Apple IPods.
And finally the Eclipse AVN 726e that brings to the table nicely rendered maps with 3d buildings. The animated touch screen is very bright and perfectly saturated. It has integrated a fantastic number of features like USP/IPod input, Bluetooth Handsfree and Audio Streaming.