Stock car audio systems may not to have the power and range that an avid music listener enjoys, and it is an easy upgrade to make considering the alternative is to buy a high end car! Before you purchase a car stereo it is important to understand that there are many different options out there regarding types of stereos. For example, regular car receivers, in-dash DVD receivers and in-dash GPS receivers can fit just about any audio upgrade. Kenwood car audio receivers have many different models such as the Kenwood KDC-108, a budget friendly upgrade that has a front AUX input option and CD/Radio playback. Kenwood KDC car audio receivers are popular because their ability to fit many universal applications. Kenwood makes stereos that will provide GPS capabilities and DVD playback, as does many other car audio manufacturers.
Sony's most popular series, Xplod car audio receivers, are high quality receivers that tend to be a higher end option for enthusiasts. Sony also has all the fancy options such as the Navigation option and DVD playback option. Depending on the type of technologies you want included, the price will obviously vary. The power required for these receivers tend to be all roughly the same as long as the receivers do not require an independent power source such as an amplifier. Car stereos have the capability to sync your Bluetooth cell phone or audio device, charge your iPod/iPhone/iPad or cell phone, play movies, and even tell you where the nearest rest stop is with the use of a GPS navigation system. Have fun!