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3 Tips for Perfect Equalization


Have you ever gotten into your car and wondered why the music that you love listening to in your headphones sounds so different through your car stereo? There are a number of different factors at play, and there’s no amount of tweaking that will get a pair of headphones to sound like the speakers in your car.

The good news is that with a little bit of care, you can adjust the settings on your stereo to give you really amazing sound. If you’re like most people, you spend a good amount of time in your vehicle, so it just makes sense to make sure everything sounds its best! The good news is that the pros at The Audio Edge are here to help with some tips and tricks that you can use. Keep reading to learn more.

How to Perfect the Sound From Your Car Stereo

Although the size of your car, the type of head unit and speakers, and many other things play a role in the sounds you’ll get from your stereo, the following tips should help to get you in the right neighborhood.

Start by putting all of your stereo’s settings at zero and work from there. It’s best to play an album or song that you know incredibly well because that’s a good reference point for how it should sound.


For many, the hallmark of a good sound system is exemplified by how good the bass sounds. As we mentioned above, you’ll want to turn the bass all the way down and gradually bring it back up. Although it can be tempting to set it at 10, that’s almost never a good idea.


Once you have your bass about right, start working on the treble. Generally speaking, a good rule of thumb is to turn your treble up just one or two points past where the bass is, as this will often sound the best.


Your first thought might be that you want the sound coming equally from the speakers in the front and in the back. Our advice is to set it so that your stereo is balanced more towards the back. This tends to give you the best response when you’re in the front.

Every Stereo Is a Little Bit Different

At the end of the day, it’s important to remember that because every setup is different, the suggestions above are just guidelines to get you started. Use your ears and settle on the settings that sound the best to you. Of course, if you need a little help, stop by The Audio Edge because we’d be glad to lend our ears!

Perhaps it’s time for a new car stereo. If that’s the case, you’re in luck because we proudly offer stereo installation services in Nederland. No matter your budget, you can get a great vehicle audio setup with amazing sound and we’d love to help you do just that.

Stop in and visit us today for all of your audio needs. We look forward to hearing from you!