With over a decade and a half in the automotive and marine stereo world installing and reviewing hundreds of products, we at CarAudioNow know the topics and products we cover and recommend. And in a world where quality and unique content and recommendations have been increasingly replaced by SEO hacking individuals with automated AI copy, we promise to continue to deliver real, honest tests and reviews by people who know their stuff and care about what they do.
How We Select Our Products
We take our reviews and top lists particularly seriously. All the products that we review and choose for our best lists are products that we would personally use in our own cars, homes – wherever. They're what we'd recommend to our family or our friends if someone asks. When we assemble our lists, we rely on our expertise in the industry to provide recommended products. They're vetted across multiple writers and heavily researched in the marketplace.
We then turn to you, the consumers and purchasers, to gather feedback across the web in order to confirm that our opinion aligns with the broader industry. This could be reviews, comments, Reddit, or whatever else we find about the products during our research. The lists that we assemble are a true representation of our writer's honest opinion on which products they think are best. And in Most cases, our experts have had first-hand experience with these products. We frequently test and install many of the products on our own vehicles too. You can see some of our installations and write-ups here.
In addition to our expert's opinion and research in the marketplace, there are a number of things that we compare that's specific to the product's category. Throughout the process of compiling products for a best list, we look at product specific features. For example car speakers, there are a few things in particular that we'd compare between products like:
- Power Ratings (Peak, RMS)
- Frequency Range (Hz)
- Proprietary features (Specific to the manufacturer)
- Brand Reputation (Is it a reputable brand)
- Quality of Materials (Materials used, manufacturer)
- Price ($$$!)
- Style (Looks, Design)
The features we look at are different than what we look for in, say, a car stereo though.
Why Should You Trust Us?
We aren't a large publisher like Motor Trend or Car and Driver, but that doesn't mean that our content isn't written by people that know their stuff and can make valuable recommendations. We're an award winning blog with credible writers who have either worked at an automotive stereo shop, as a master tech at dealerships or just love all things cars and audio.
And although we benefit from being ranked at the top of Google or Bing when you search for things like “best car subwoofers”, it's certainly not our top priority to build content that will rank well over building meaningful content for our readers. And we'll be the first to tell you not to always trust those search results and instead spend the time to find credible, authentic writers and blogs about the topic you're interested in learning about.
Check out Our Awards
- “Leading Providers of Vehicle Sound Systems 2021” – CorporateVision
- “Best Automotive and Marine Audio Products Advisory Platform 2021” – The New World Report
*Oh, and it's also worth noting – In NO cases do we accept ANY form of payment to place a given product on our list, PERIOD. These lists are our writer's own opinion. Rather, to keep the lights on here, we make money when click on one of the “Buy It” buttons and purchase the product. So if you want to support our work and like the content we produce, please use these links to purchase your products!