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Would you spend 2000+ on a suave pair of headphones? Or would you rather spend it in the car?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

The title says it all! Let's just say, for the question environment, that you spend most of your time in the car.

post #2 of 12

Personally, I think splitting it would be best. You'll get a better return on sound quality with headphones. Put a couple hundred into headphones can get you a nice setup, and spending the rest for your car can get you a good set of front stage speakers, a sub, and amps to go along with both, if you do the wiring yourself. 

 

After several years doing car audio, I came to realization that car audio is mostly a futile effort unless you do a whole lot more work (read: spend a whole lot more money). There are many reasons for this which I'm sure you can find online. Simply adding a sub and replacing speakers, even though they were quality stuff, didn't get me up to where I wanted. Nowadays, I still upgrade my car speakers and stuff, but no where near what I did previously.

post #3 of 12

Easy. Listen to your headphones in the car! 

JK. That's illegal in a lot of places. 

post #4 of 12
Headphones, not big fan of car audio
post #5 of 12

I would spend it in the car on In N Out burgers....

post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by earthpeople View Post
 

Personally, I think splitting it would be best. You'll get a better return on sound quality with headphones. Put a couple hundred into headphones can get you a nice setup, and spending the rest for your car can get you a good set of front stage speakers, a sub, and amps to go along with both, if you do the wiring yourself. 

 

After several years doing car audio, I came to realization that car audio is mostly a futile effort unless you do a whole lot more work (read: spend a whole lot more money). There are many reasons for this which I'm sure you can find online. Simply adding a sub and replacing speakers, even though they were quality stuff, didn't get me up to where I wanted. Nowadays, I still upgrade my car speakers and stuff, but no where near what I did previously.

I agree with this, a car interior isn't tuned for acoustic performance, and although $2000 worth of subs and speakers are nice, you probably aren't in your car to listen to music.

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I agree with this, a car interior isn't tuned for acoustic performance, and although $2000 worth of subs and speakers are nice, you probably aren't in your car to listen to music.


exactly why I pick headphones without a doubt
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 

What about stuff like Dynamat where you can insulate the sound?

post #9 of 12

Dynamat is good, but its not the ultimate solution. It's also hard to find a really good quality amp in the current market, everything is really geared towards spl now.

post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by DAnMaN15726 View Post
 

What about stuff like Dynamat where you can insulate the sound?

Dynamat is good. But the biggest noise problem in a car are the windows, not something you can really fix.

 

Personally, I would spend most of it on headphones/amp. Get a head unit, an amp, and a good frontstage, preferably component speakers, Focal makes nice stuff. In a car, there's just too much background noise, even if you spend hundreds on Dynamat or SecondSkin.


Edited by GaryWA - 1/9/14 at 6:03pm
post #11 of 12

and buy dynamat to dampen your headphones :wink_face:

post #12 of 12

I paid 500 euros for my car.  It doesn't even have a radio. I'f I had the money I can imagine buying something like abyss but spending over 1000€ for a car even without soundsystem is doubtfull. Prioritization... 

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