Getting the best experience from your car audio sound system


Get the best car audio experience with tips from Professional Driver, Tanner Foust. He'll show you what products are available to take your car's audio system the next level!


Hey guys, what's up? I'm Tanner Foust, and one of the things you should know about me is that I am a huge music fan. I especially love playing music when in my car. So today I'm going to tell you how you can get the best audio for your ride.


These days, most cars come equipped with pretty high quality sound systems. But if you want to take your music to the next level without having to replace your head unit, you should look into an integrated OEM solution. This will give you a digital sound processing box like this one here, which can fit under your seat. It offers equalizers, filters, and other features to really make your music clear. It has an internal amp that keeps your highs nice and sharp. And you can add a sub-woofer package for big bass. So an integrated OEM system is the first way to improve your digital sound.


The second way is to play better music. Radio stations play the same stuff over and over, and CDs are great if you want to listen to one band at a time. But there's another great way to get variety in your tunes, and that's Pandora. I've got a streaming receiver right here, and this thing lets you take the same Pandora stations you have on your home computer and play them in your car. Just download the Pandora app to your smartphone, and you can stream all your stations. It figures out what you like and what you don't like based on your listening habits. You can also use the built in Bluetooth in this receiver to stream music straight from your own playlists, or hook most iPod models into this hidden tune tray and listen to music that way.


And then finally, you know one more way you can improve your car sound? Video. That's right. Let me tell you why. There are some AV units out there that offer virtual 5.1 surround sound for your car. Take this one for example. It has a seven inch screen, navigation, and a bunch of other cool stuff. But it's the virtual 5.1 surround sound that's going to make everything you listen to sound better. DVDs, iPod video, whatever you're watching will sound like you're at home with full surround sound.


The same goes for music too. Since it's a virtual surround sound, you don't even have to worry about squeezing five speakers and a sub into your car. The unit can simulate surround audio without having all the components, while you relax and enjoy full pure sound.


That's it. Those are my secrets for making the ultimate sound system for your ride. Pick the best one for you, and sit back or just drive around and enjoy. I'm Tanner Foust for Sony with Howdini. For more information, visit

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    Tanner Foust Professional Driver Tanner Foust is an accomplished professional driver with extensive racing experience. He is a three-time X Games gold medalist and two-time Formula Drift champion. He was also the first American to compete in the European Rally Cross Championship.
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