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5 Myths About Aftermarket Audio

Updated: Feb 13, 2023

Trust the Professionals When It Comes to Car Audio - Not the Myths

At Sound Sensations of Marietta, we like to give you the lowdown on car audio, not the myths you read online, or hear from acquaintances. For this installment on our blog, we are going to bust some of the most common car audio installation myths, so you can feel knowledgeable, prepared, and confident as you design your dream car audio system.

Myth 1: Aftermarket Car Audio Is Way Too Expensive For Most Budgets

We’ve been hearing folks here and there talk about how a great set of car speakers, a new car stereo system, or subwoofer installation is too expensive for most budgets, and that only folks with luxury cars can afford this upgrade.

The Truth: The myth that audio installation is too expensive is just false. While we do carry super high-end car audio products that run a pretty penny, we also offer more affordable name brand electronics, depending on your needs. The good news is that our affordable systems are hand-picked by us, so you’re always getting excellent quality electronics, no matter the price-point. You don’t always have to go for high-end pricing to get high-end quality sound.

Myth 2: Car Audio Installation Is Going to Take Forever

Occasionally, we have a customer who thinks they are going to be put-out for a long time, and that they’ll have to organize rides and reschedule their busy life just to get car audio installation.

The Truth: We like to surprise our customers with this one. Audio installation in your vehicle does not have to shake up your routine. Our professionals are fast, thorough, and courteous, so that you can be back on the road, bumping your new system, without an unreasonable hassle from our shop.

We know what it’s like to have your life thrown off without a vehicle, especially when you’re excited about that new car subwoofer. We also know that no one likes sitting in a waiting room all day. That’s why we make the experience of installation comfortable, clear, and on-time, all the time. Our customers end up being very pleased, and surprised by the turnaround.

Myth 3: You Can Do It Yourself At Home with Videos

We know there’s a lot of information out there on the internet about installing aftermarket speakers. There are many online personalities who will show you how to do anything cheap and quick. These personalities claim that when it comes to car audio installation, you’re better off alone doing your own thing, because that’s how you’ll get the most optimized, customized sound.

The Truth: We’ve seen some absolute disasters happen when folks have tried to follow tutorials for a DIY install. Are there some great car stereo wizards out there who can probably do anything themselves? Sure. But most of us need professionals who have the tools, the time, and the experience to make sure your system is installed correctly.

We can also continue our relationship with you after our services to make sure you are completely satisfied with our car audio installation. You can’t get that kind of help from a video. Also, we will listen to your entire vision for your system, so that during our install we can optimize the sound based on what you’re looking for.

Myth 4: Car Audio Upgrades Aren’t Worth It for Sound Quality

Sometimes we’ll hear about an audio dealership that claims that the factory stereo system installed in their cars is “the best”, and that the quality is going to blow you away because it's “state-of-the-art” and “everything an audio lover could want.” These same folks seem to be suggesting that professional audio upgrades to your system aren’t going to give you more dynamic, rich, high-end sound quality for your vehicle.

The Truth: You have to remember that these folks are trying to sell the car as a whole, not the car audio system, so they are going to tell you what you want to hear. Also, if you’ve ever heard or driven in a car with a sound system that really felt like an experience, we can almost guarantee that it was installed by a car audio professional. Our technicians can even take the best factory systems, and make them even better. Systems that truly bump need that extra push. Don’t believe the factory hype. Come in, and take a listen to our products, and we think you’ll notice the Sound Sensations difference right away.

Myth 5: Cars are the Only Kind of Vehicle You Can Upgrade

Many people who don’t keep up with our industry tend to think that cars are the only vehicles that you can get installed with high-quality audio systems, speakers, and subwoofers. Because you hear car stereo systems on the road more frequently, they tend to imagine that this is all a professional audio technician can do.

The Truth: There is a far bigger world out there than just car audio! Sound Sensations also does installs, upgrades, service, and more on marine audio and powersports audio, including boat stereos and utv stereo systems. We are experts in vehicle audio installation, which makes us a versatile and experienced business - we’ve seen it all, so we are here to troubleshoot and care for your vehicle to ensure you’re on the road or the water getting the sound you want.

Get in touch with us at (770) 429-1600 to learn more about our car, marine, and powersports audio services. You can also send us a quick message, and we’ll get back to you to make sure you get your vehicle what it needs, right away.

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