Review: JBL GX600C Component System

The JBL GX600C component speaker set impresses with its low cost of entry and clear stereo imaging.

QNX rocks wildly-modded infotainment at Connected Car Conference

A QNX-equipped Maserati at the Connected Car Conference showed some interesting infotainment integration ideas.

Perfect Fit? On Honda Fit EX infotainment System

Honda was all-in for technology when it designed the Honda Fit. The center stack is dominated by a large flush-mount infotainment touchscreen.

Exclusive: We hear Ford Explorer Platinum’s Sony sound

Ford and Sony invited us to hear the Ford Explorer Platinum’s upgraded Sony sound system, and we came away impressed. Here are some first impressions:

Wrangling good off-road audio: Of Wrangler, Kicker, and Alpine

The Jeep Wrangler is one of the first vehicles whose Body Control Module can “talk” to the infotainment head unit, and Alpine is taking full advantage.

Call me Al: Alpine has F-150 Platinum tech for about $3,500

The Ford F-150 Platinum is pretty awesome, as we found recently. But what if you want that truck’s champagne sound on your beer budget? Call Alpine.

Call me Al: Nothing light about Ford F-150’s Sony audio

There’s lots of talk about the aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 losing weight. Don’t be fooled into thinking its Sony premium audio system is a lightweight.


I. CAN’T. EVEN: The audio soundtrack behind the BMW i8.

We humans have a Pavlovian response to guttural engine sounds. Louder equals faster in our minds. Good thing the BMW i8 has killer audio tuning to trick us.

Horse! Shaker audio rocks in 2015 Ford Mustang GT

The 2015 Ford Mustang GT has a great V8 rumble, but the optional Shaker audio upgrade offers great rumble for your tunes, too.

Make it Fit! Metra has a kit for the new Honda Fit

Metra’s new dash kits for the latest Honda Fit mean you can upgrade without ruining the aesthetics of your interior.

Now shipping: Kicker L7 loaded enclosures, CompQ Subs

Kicker announced it is now shipping its L7 loaded enclosures and CompQ subwoofers as the second wave of its Q-class gear unveiled at International CES.

Will Android Auto, Apple CarPlay let Chevy one-up competition?

Chevy will have both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay in a lot of 2016 models. Will it help to sell more vehicles in the short term?