Most people like to listen to music while they’re driving to work, school, etc, but what are some products that could make that drive more enjoyable? Everyone knows regular radio stations are filled with too much talk, too many commercials, and not enough music. So, what’s the best way to get away from the boring old radio stations? Well, I have two suggestions that will fill your car with less talk and more music.
First choose a satellite radio system that has the type of stations you’re going to enjoy. Sirius, in my opinion, offers better music options than XM does. Both try and offer mostly commercial free channels, but some are still loaded down with too much talk, mostly about how they are commercial free. In the meantime, you’re sitting there thinking, “Yeah, I know that, now why not stop having a commercial about how you’re commercial free and play some music!” Satellite radio still goes above and beyond regular radio stations, even with the occasional commercial thrown in.
They’re really good about playing music without commercials during the morning and evening hours when most people are driving to and from work/school, and to me, that’s what’s important. The great thing about satellite radio is you can take it with you when you get out of the car. You can have home kits setup not only in your home, but also in your office, so if your favorite song just came on, you can rush into your home or office and keep listening. I have to admit hooking up a satellite radio system in your car isn’t easy, if you are technically challenged, like I am, you may want to have a technical expert hook it up.
But what if you’re stuck in your car all day?
A wireless FM transmitter is something no car should be without. Well, at least not a car owned by a music lover. Depending on the type of transmitter you buy, you may be able to plug a thumb drive directly into the transmitter; and of course, there’s always an option to connect via Bluetooth. You can just stream songs from your favorite app, but for old schoolers, having an FM transmitter is still the way to go.
The wireless FM transmitter is really easy to use. You simply plug it into your cigarette lighter and set your radio to a specified station. You’ll be able to enjoy the music more if your car has the latest speakers with crisp and clear sound, but if you like to pump it up with thundering bass, you might consider adding subwoofers inside your car. There are many types of subwoofers for vehicles, but among the favorites is the under seat type. This roundup of underseat subwoofers discusses see their advantages and the best models you can get, so you can enjoy high-quality sound inside your vehicle.
Many people use both FM transmitter and music streaming through their phones when on the road; it just depends on what kind of mood they are in. A satellite system in your car will run around $60, plus a monthly fee of $12.95. Some would prefer a wireless FM transmitter setup will cost around $70 and that includes the transmitter and a thumb drive. However, if you’re not driving through remote areas that have bad reception, the cheapest and most practical option is still streaming music through your mobile phone.