The 6 Best Car Audio Bundles
This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in January of 2020. No matter whether you are a true audiophile or a daily commuter, a good car audio bundle will help you get more out of your driving experience, and will often save you money when bought together as a kit. In addition, the convenience of Bluetooth connectivity, the safety of hands-free calling, and the assistance of in-car navigation make these combos much more than basic music-playing accessories. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
July 08, 2021:
The Pioneer X3869BT is the best four-point package for those on a moderate budget, although the Alpine UTE-73BT sounds a bit better if you can afford it. The JVC KD-R690 is another great choice, but the 6X9 rear speakers aren't as widely compatible as round speakers are. If you're interested in adding a quality subwoofer, the Kicker 48TCWRT102 is the best choice because it's reasonably priced and sized so it can fit in a huge range of vehicles.
March 25, 2020:
The car audio bundles ranked here cover options for both single and double DIN dashboards. Many modern car manufacturers produce cars with double DIN apertures that will fit a dedicated capacitive display, such as the JVC Enrock Audio bundle and Pioneer MVH-1400NEX bundle, which, among other benefits, will often have their own native GPS navigation, audio player and built-in hands-free calling functionality.
On the other hand, the single DIN stereos in this ranking, such as the Alpine UTE-73BT bundle, or the Kenwood KMM-BT328U combo, will fit most other car models but are not without their share of features. All of those listed have Bluetooth connectivity which, when paired with your smartphone, will open up a number of possibilities. Many come with their own proprietary software, which, once downloaded, will enable the user to access their music library, make hands-free calls and use their phone’s GPS through the stereo’s speakers, similar to their double DIN counterpart.
If you are looking to play music at high volumes without losing sound quality, then the bundles that come with amplifiers, such as the single DIN JVC KD-R690 receiver and speaker pack, or the double DIN JVC Enrock Audio bundle should give you the level and clarity you need, however, most people will find that the built-in amplifiers found in all regular stereos will be perfectly sufficient for casual listening.