Head Unit Better sound from OEM speakers with new stereo? - Civinfo
 5Likes
  • 1 Post By Xa4cornelis
  • 2 Post By I-VTEC 2012
  • 2 Post By Type 666
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 5th January 2018, 09:00 Thread Starter
 
Chad!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: 19th December 2017
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
iTrader: (0)
Question Better sound from OEM speakers with new stereo?

Morning guys,

Just a quick question.

I've only had my civic for a week, and find the standard audio setup a bit flat. I have messed around with the settings and just can't seem to get a great sound out of the stereo. I'm not looking for crazy volumes, just a rich sound. My question is: If I replace the standard stereo for an aftermarket double din one, does this make a big difference on the quality of sound from the OEM speakers? In the past I've found that it's generally the stereo that isn't great and the speakers sound better with a better head unit. Just wondering if this is the case in the Civic?

Cheers,

Chad.
Chad! is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 5th January 2018, 09:35
Dutch
 
Xa4cornelis's Avatar
 
Car: 2015 Sport 1.6 sporty blue
Join Date: 7th January 2012
Location: near Rotterdam, NL NL
Posts: 1,930
Thanks: 276
Thanked 353 Times in 329 Posts
iTrader: (3)
Garage
I replaced the oem unit to a pioneer one in my 2008 Civic in the past. It was a day and difference on the sound!


Verzonden vanaf mijn iPhone met Tapatalk
Bones126 likes this.
Xa4cornelis is offline  
post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 5th January 2018, 09:56
Supporter
 
Bones126's Avatar
 
Join Date: 25th October 2017
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 1,211
Thanks: 86
Thanked 100 Times in 100 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Garage
There are a few threads about this as I agree with what you are saying, it seems the stereo header is naff but the speakers are good with a decent stereo header. Many have just installed boot sub woofers to raise the quality as the top end is not too bad/acceptable.
Bones126 is offline  
 
post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 5th January 2018, 12:32
 
Join Date: 22nd May 2017
Posts: 58
Thanks: 34
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Have to agree it's not very loud but I've had no reason to change mine.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
genk is offline  
post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 5th January 2018, 12:42 Thread Starter
** Thread starter **
 
Chad!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: 19th December 2017
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
iTrader: (0)
Excellent. Looks like I may have found somewhere to bury some money then....
Just need to save some and then make that pain in the ass decision of which one to go for...
Chad! is offline  
post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 5th January 2018, 12:50
 
I-VTEC 2012's Avatar
 
Car: 2012 1.4 i-vtec 5door
Join Date: 5th September 2014
Location: Thessaloniki Greece GR
Posts: 1,285
Thanks: 171
Thanked 267 Times in 201 Posts
iTrader: (0)
the sound of oem speaker is much better with aftermarket 2din
i replaced the oem stereo with Pioneer 2din and the sound is great
onearmbandit and Bones126 like this.
I-VTEC 2012 is offline  
post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 5th January 2018, 13:32 Thread Starter
** Thread starter **
 
Chad!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: 19th December 2017
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
iTrader: (0)
One thing just occurred to me. My car has reversing sensors. Is this linked into the stereo? Or is it an entirely separate unit?
Chad! is offline  
post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 5th January 2018, 13:42
Administrator
 
Farqui's Avatar
 
Car: x'06 2.2 EX FK3 Milano
Join Date: 29th April 2014
Location: n.Notts ENGLAND
Posts: 17,851
Thanks: 5,716
Thanked 4,156 Times in 3,852 Posts
iTrader: (31)
Eco display Eco display
Garage
Do your parking sensors just beep or do you also have a visual display somewhere?
Farqui is offline  
post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 5th January 2018, 14:19 Thread Starter
** Thread starter **
 
Chad!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: 19th December 2017
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Farqui View Post
Do your parking sensors just beep or do you also have a visual display somewhere?
Yeah, it just beeps. No display for it anywhere.
Chad! is offline  
post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 5th January 2018, 16:30
 
Join Date: 22nd May 2017
Posts: 58
Thanks: 34
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chad! View Post
Yeah, it just beeps. No display for it anywhere.


If they're after market like mine then it'll probably have a tiny speaker and not linked to your stereo sound.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
genk is offline  
post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 6th January 2018, 20:02 Thread Starter
** Thread starter **
 
Chad!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: 19th December 2017
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by genk View Post
If they're after market like mine then it'll probably have a tiny speaker and not linked to your stereo sound.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I wouldn't have a clue if they are aftermarket or factory fitted.
Chad! is offline  
post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 6th January 2018, 20:12
 
Join Date: 22nd May 2017
Posts: 58
Thanks: 34
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chad! View Post
I wouldn't have a clue if they are aftermarket or factory fitted.


Show us a pic of the rear


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
genk is offline  
post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 6th January 2018, 20:26 Thread Starter
** Thread starter **
 
Chad!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: 19th December 2017
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
iTrader: (0)
Ok, will do. Haven't got any photos at all yet. Will put one on once I've got some.

Cheers,

Chad.
Chad! is offline  
post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 6th January 2018, 22:54
 
Car: 2008 Type S GT 2.2
Join Date: 4th November 2011
Location: Cork IE
Posts: 546
Thanks: 11
Thanked 42 Times in 39 Posts
iTrader: (0)
I replaced OEM stereo with a Pioneer double din and couldn't believe how much better the sound in the car was! Finally some proper bass!

The OEM speakers are fine - its the stereo which is lacking. You'll be well impressed if you change.
Bones126 and Chad! like this.
Type 666 is offline  
post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 7th January 2018, 18:48 Thread Starter
** Thread starter **
 
Chad!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: 19th December 2017
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
iTrader: (0)
Took a quick photo of the back of my car to show what the sensors look like, but can't attach an image. I looked at the 'how to' and it says that there is a paperclip to click and add an image of 640x480 that way, but I don't have the paperclip? That's when using the full reply to post, not just the quick reply. Has this been removed as an option?

Chad.
Chad! is offline  
post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 10th January 2018, 21:47
 
Join Date: 16th December 2016
Posts: 17
Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
iTrader: (0)
I changed my speakers for some hertz esk speakers. When you take the factory speakers out you'll laugh!! They're so light an cheap!!! The new speakers sound 10 times better. You don't need to spend a lot on new speakers. Just get some!!!

Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
mrbungle9596 is offline  
Reply

  Civinfo > 8th Generation Euro Honda Civic (2006 - 2011) > Ipods, MP3 Players and ICE (8G)

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Civinfo forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Your User Name is the name that appears by all your posts on the forum, and so should not be your email address.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Upgrades Better Sound from Manufacturers standard stereo fit? zim_zimmer Ipods, MP3 Players and ICE (8G) 13 4th January 2016 18:10
Head Unit No sound stereo IBASNIPER Ipods, MP3 Players and ICE (8G) 0 14th September 2015 12:42
Head Unit Upgrades for stereo and speakers Sparkz-77 Ipods, MP3 Players and ICE (8G) 28 24th July 2014 11:53
Head Unit No Sound from Speakers. egraphistudios Ipods, MP3 Players and ICE (8G) 7 27th October 2010 22:02
Head Unit No sound from stereo jungalist Ipods, MP3 Players and ICE (8G) 6 27th November 2008 13:41

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome