Commutes are getting longer and longer, so it’s more important than ever to have a quality audio system in the car. Some car audiophiles have taken automobile music to a new level – there are even contests to see who has the best system. Below are a few sites to get you started.
“The Internet Guide to Car Audio.” The Buyers Guide on this site finds the best prices for components. There are also forums for getting help with installation or deciding what components to purchase.
Car Audio Mag
This site features all kinds of reviews and articles relating to car audio. They also have a Car Audio Product Directory that has specs for every component imaginable.
The king of car audio retailers, Crutchfield sells a ton of different components. Their system even tells you which components will fit in your particular car. They also detail the different options available to connect an iPod or another mp3 player to your car stereo.
Car Domain is another big retailer with lots of components for sale, along with reviews written by actual users.
Car Audio Forum
There are million of car audio-related posts in this forum. You can read user reviews, get installation help and even buy used equipment at a good price.
About.com’s Car Stereo Primer
A brief, step-by-step guide about how to go about buying components for your car.
This site has loads of FAQs allowing users to troubleshoot their own car audio problems.
The Install Doctor
This site has DIY guides, bulletin boards, and technical documents for beginners to advanced installers.