The facts support the fact that car manufacturers do not invest in car audio in packages other than those that can be purchased as accessories or in higher price range models. Packages sold as accessories often go on sale for €300+ and the price usually does not match the quality. Similar or even the same products can often be bought separately for less than half the price.
Car manufacturers usually make agreements with different audio product manufacturers and get really good factory prices, the products sold to the customer usually include at least a 100% increase compared to the cost price.
There are many car brand-specific products on the market
Especially in the last 10 years, various manufacturers have brought car-specific installation kits to the market, which make updating the sound reproduction really easy and much cheaper than the car manufacturer's packages. There's not much more to say about the price/quality ratio.
Especially Focal's car-specific installation kits have been very popular among our customers because they are really easy to install and offer really good sound quality for a low price.
Updating the sound reproduction with car-specific installation kits is actually so popular that we have made a page for it, where you can quickly browse the products that suit you:Brand-specific Autohifi
The page is structured as follows:Car stereo adapters, Car speaker adapters, Steering wheel remote control adapters, Matching quiltsand then Brand-specific products for brands:Alfa Romeo, Audi, BMW, Citroën, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dacia, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Kia, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Renault, Saab, Seat, Skoda, Subaru, Toyota, VolkswagenandVolvo
The product categories are more for people who want certain speakers, music players, etc. in the car and then want adapters to fit them there. Car brand-specific categories contain all products made for a specific car brand and all are really easy-going.
You can often get better sound quality just by replacing it with new hi-fi level speakers, changing the car stereo never hurts and you get more features with it, but it brings additional costs. If the player works, you should start by at least replacing the speakers with new ones.
Installation is easier than imagined
Car manufacturers deliberately make connectors and screws different from the industry in general, and each car manufacturer has its own wires and mounting holes. However, manufacturers of audio products have for a long time already produced car brand-specific sets of their products, so that it would be easy for customers to update their car audio.
The speaker adapter on the left is for the BMW X5/X6 model. As you can see in the picture, BMW has decided to slightly change the layout of the screw holes so that the standard speakers are not directly suitable for installation.
On the right, you can see the 2-din installation kit for the C-class Mersu car stereo, with which the new player can be installed and operated with the steering wheel controller and antenna in the car.
If you are thinking of updating the car's audio system, installation problems will no longer prevent you. Now there is an opportunity to get real hi-fi sound in the car with little effort and price.
At hifitalo, we have installed updates for every brand, if you cannot find the right product for you in our selection, contact us and we will find the right product for you and, if necessary, we will also take care of the installation.