The Ultimate Car Audio Brands List [Over 150 Manufacturers With Ratings!]

The Ultimate List Of Car Audio Brands With Ratings

Welcome to the most comprehensive, extensive and illustrated list of car audio manufacturers ever published.In this page, you’ll find over 150 brands nested into 4 different ratings, from best to worst. From mainstream brands, to boutique manufacturers you probably never heard of. Brands are alphabetically sorted within the tier they belong to. This doesn’t intend to be a millimetric leaderboard of brands from best to worst, because not even all the good brands excel througout their entire product range (which we’ll talk about on a more granular level for each one); but more to give you a good idea of who the … Read more

Best 8 Inch Subwoofer 2018 [Reviews and Comparison]

Best 8 Inch Subwoofer 2017

What is the best 8 inch subwoofer of 2018? Well, barely ever we get a question SO easy to answer: It’s the JL8W7AE. What, dissapointed? Too expensive? You don’t like JL? No problem. We’re going to review the top 5 choices on this size with a side-by-side comparison to help you find the perfect sub for your needs and budget.Let’s get started:​Comparison Chart Quick Navigation Comparison Chart8 Inch Subwoofer Reviews1. JL Audio 8W7AE-3 Anniversary Edition2. Sundown Audio X-8 D43. Kicker Solo-Baric L74. JL Audio 8W3V35. Rockford Fosgate P3SD2-8Disclaimer: Cheap Subwoofers Suck 8 Inch Subwoofer ReviewsOur selection covers some high SQL subwoofers, great competition-grade subs for high SPL and … Read more

Best Shallow Mount Subwoofer 2018 [Reviews and Comparison]

Best Shallow Mount Subwoofer 2017

What is the best shallow mount subwoofer?  Tecnically, it is the JL Audio 13TW5V2 which is been recognized by the industry as the best performing unit ever done.  However, for those not interested in spending the big money it costs, there are still some great choices. We will review the top 7 units on the market today. You’ll also find a side-by-side comparison chart to help you find the perfect sub for your needs and budget. Comparison Chart Quick Navigation Comparison ChartShallow Mount Subwoofer Reviews1. JL Audio 13TW5V22. JL Audio TW3 Series3. Alpine SWR-t Series4. Rockford Fosgate P3 Punch Series5. Kicker CompRT Series6. Rockford Fosgate … Read more

Pioneer AVH-X490BS Review

Pioneer AVH-X490BS Review

​QUICK OVERVIEWReview of: ​Pioneer AVH-X490BSCategory: ​Double Din Head Units ​Build Quality​7-inch full-color LCD supplemented by high-quality audio components. Value For Money​Cheaper alternatives are available, with a similar specification. ​Integration​Integration with mobiles, including GPS, calendar and more. ​Ease of Use​Easy to pick up, plus a user manual for if you get stuck.What I Like ​Hands-free call control ​iPhone Siri integration directly with stereo ​Control maps, contacts, calendar and moreWhat I Like ​App availability ​Cheaper alternatives are available ​Bluetooth connection can be unreliable​This review looks in depth at the Pioneer AVH-X490BS in-car stereo receiver.  As an aftermarket model, it is a replacement … Read more

Kenwood DPX502BT Review

Kenwood DPX502BT Review

QUICK OVERVIEWReview of: ​Kenwood DPX502BTCategory: ​Double Din Head Units ​Build Quality​Exceptional build quality for the budget to mid-range price. Value For Money​As far as in-car aftermarket stereos go, this is reasonably priced for the level of tech you get. ​Integration​Integrates with Apple and Android, but no Android Auto or CarPlay. ​Ease of Use​Easy to get to grips with, but fiddlier than a touchscreen.What I Like ​Exceptional sound quality ​External microphone for calling ​Retro backlights are a pleasure in the darkWhat I Like ​Relatively inexpensive ​No touchscreen controls ​Display difficult to read in direct sunlight​This review covers the Kenwood DPX502BT, a … Read more

BOSS Audio BV9986BI Review

BOSS Audio BV9986BI Review

QUICK OVERVIEWReview of:​ BOSS Audio BV9986BICategory: ​​Double Din Head Units ​Built Quality​Touchscreen a plus, but physical buttons feel cheap. Value For Money​Surprising to see a touchscreen in a cheap-ish model. ​Integration​Some playback options, with smartphone integration. ​Ease of Use​Loses points for difficulties with SD navigation.What I Like ​Supports DVDs and CDs ​Detachable front faceplate ​Full-colour touchscreen despite low priceWhat I Like ​SD card navigation is troublesome ​Overall navigation confusing ​Physical buttons feel cheap​In this review, we’re going to examine the BOSS Audio BV9986BI in-dash single DIN receiver. We’ll review the positives and negatives associated with the product, as well as … Read more

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