In the past, when people go out to shop for cars they would ask and look at how the engine is working, how much gas it consumes, maintenance costs, overall build and ease of driving. Today when the number of questions that car salesmen need to answer has almost doubled. Car buyers these days are now more concerned if the car has Bluetooth calling capability, does it have a built-in GPS and tracking system, can you open it with a wireless key, does it have an automatic transmission and last but not the least is it equipped with high-quality stereos.
Decades ago, if you were to ask people to rank the aspects that would affect their decision to buy a certain model of a car they would most likely rank the quality of car stereos at the bottom of the list. If you ask a typical car buyer today the stereos would surely be on their top 5. This change on how much car stereos influence the buying decisions of prospective car buyers came as a result of the increase in music sales and the availability of digital music formats, which ditches the original need for multiple CDs or cassette tapes.
Before the invention of mp3 files for music storage, people use CDs and Cassette tapes for their music inside the car other than the free music you get from the radio. It was such an inconvenience to have people keeping these rectangular and circular devices stored in cars. It takes a few plays for one to get over the music so most people would quit using them at all. This is why car stereos were trivial features back in the day.
Today car stereos rose to the charts as every car owner’s necessity. This sudden switch in demand gave manufacturer names such as Kenwood, Pioneer, and JVC a shot at entering the Fortune 500 lists. People would now go through heavy research and testing before deciding to purchase a car stereo. If the car comes with an excellent car audio system the car’s purchase value increases dramatically. Stereos have now become an important selling point for car sales professional to close sales and hit their monthly targets.
The accessibility of digital music formats and the increase in the options available to people depending on the type of music they prefer to listen to has driven the increase in the sales and demand of high-quality car audio system. Car music has never been this important at any given point in the history of car innovation. With people now being able to buy digital music from their smartphone the options for your musical preference is unlimited compared to the amount of effort, you need to take back in the day to go to an audio shop, to select and buy cassette tapes to play in your car. Today car stereo technology has become more accurate which meets the huge supply of high-quality audio files to play.