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What to Look for in a Car Stereo

When it comes to car stereo installation, the team at The Audio Edge is here to help make sure everything goes just right. When you bring your vehicle to us for a new car stereo, we’ll have you out on the road and pumping out the jams in no time at all.

The truth, however, is that picking out a stereo for your car can be a bit of a challenge. Unless it’s something you already know a great deal about, figuring out what you actually need is rather intimidating. What features make sense for you to have and which ones are just superfluous? We have you covered, because in today’s post, we’ll be highlighting a handful of things we think are important to consider when you’re looking for a new car stereo. Keep reading to learn more!

What Do You Need in a Stereo?


If you own a smartphone, you may want to consider investing in a Bluetooth car stereo. If you find yourself wanting to simply hop into the car in the morning, pick out a podcast, and have your phone automatically connect to your stereo, this is a great option to consider. Bluetooth devices are becoming more common than ever, and it’s even possible to purchase a Bluetooth stereo without a CD player if you don’t ever find yourself listening to CDs.

USB Charging

In this day and age, having a fully charged smartphone is an absolute necessity. If your car doesn’t already feature a USB input, having one that not only charges your smartphone, but also allows you to play music through the stereo may be the way to go. Although very common, this isn’t necessarily a feature that comes standard, so if you need it, make sure the stereo you’re looking at has it.


What other type of inputs do you need in a car stereo? That depends largely on what you already have and how you’d like to use your stereo. From USB thumb drives to SD cards to auxiliary inputs, it’s important to consider how you’d like to play music from your stereo. As we mentioned above, you can even buy a stereo without a CD player. After all, if you store all of your music digitally and you have an extra thumb drive lying around, it’s much easier to transfer your music to the thumb drive than it is to burn a CD.

We’re Here to Help

Of course, the most important thing about a new car stereo is that it’s in your price range! That’s why at the Audio Edge, we’re proud to offer a wide range of products at a number of different price points. No matter your budget, we’re confident that we can find an option that suits your specific needs.

Come in today to take a look at our selection and speak to a member of our team. We pride ourselves on knowing all things car stereo in Nederland, so regardless of what you’re looking for, our number one mission is to help make your life a little bit easier. We look forward to meeting you!