The facts support the fact that car manufacturers do not invest in car audio in non-optional packages or higher priced models. Packages sold as accessories often leave for € 300 + and the price usually does not match the quality. Similar or even identical products can often be purchased separately for less than half the price.
Car manufacturers usually enter into agreements with various manufacturers of audio products and get really good factory prices, the products sold to the customer usually include at least a 100% surcharge compared to the cost price.
There are many brand-specific products on the market
Especially over the last 10 years, various manufacturers have introduced car-specific mounting kits that make updating audio really easy and really much cheaper than with car manufacturer’s packages. Needless to say, the price / quality ratio is awful.
In particular, Focal's car-specific mounting kits have been very popular with our customers because they are really easy to install and offer really good sound quality at a low price.
In fact, updating audio with car-specific installation kits is so popular that we have made it our own page where you can quickly browse the products that suit you: Brand-specific Car HiFi
This page is built as follows: Car Speaker Adapters, Car Speaker Adapters, Steering Wheel Remote Adapters , Adapter Kits and then Car Brand Specific Products for: Alfa Romeo , Audi , BMW , Citroen , Chevrolet , Chrysler , Dacia , Fiat , Ford , Honda , Hyundai , Jaguar , Kia , Mazda , Mercedes , Mitsubishi , Nissan , Opel , Peugeot , Renault , Saab , Seat , Skoda , Subaru , Toyota , Volkswagen and Volvo
The product categories are more for people who want certain speakers, players, etc. in the car and then want adapters to be installed there appropriately. Car brand-specific categories include all products made for a specific car brand and all are really easy to install.
Better sound quality is often achieved simply by replacing it with new hi-fi speakers, changing the car stereo never hurts, and it gets more features but it brings additional costs. If the player works, you should start by replacing at least the speakers with new ones.
Installation is easier than imagined
Car manufacturers deliberately make connectors and screws different from those in the industry in general, and each car manufacturer has its own types of wires and mounting holes. However, manufacturers of audio products have long manufactured car-specific kits for their products to make it easy for customers to upgrade car audio.
The speaker adapter on the left is for the BMW X5 / X6. As you can see from the picture, BMW has decided to slightly change the arrangement of the screw holes so that the standard speakers are not directly suitable for installation.
On the right is the 2-d mounting kit for the C-Class Mersu car player, which allows the new player to be installed and operated with the steering wheel and antenna in the car.
If you have in mind to upgrade your car sound system, installation problems will no longer prevent you. Now it is possible to get real hi-fi sound in your car with little effort and price.
We have installed upgrades to the brand at the hi-fi house, if you can't find the right product for you in our selection, please contact us and we will find the right product for you and if necessary, we will also take care of the installation.