Choosing a car radio CD player

Car radios have been the saviour of many trips since the vehicle's invention and this concept was taken even further with car radio CD players that can tune into radio stations as well as play back audio CD's of the driver's choice. Many modern kits even have iPod connectivity, meaning that no matter where you go, your favourite music is always at your fingertips.

For those looking to add or upgrade their car radio CD player, there are several options out there, from the cheap and cheerful to the loud and elaborate. To start with, you need to know where to look.  Two of the most popular car audio webites are www.caraudiocentre.co.uk and www.caraudioplus.co.uk. These particular websites specialise in getting you the equipment you need. If you prefer to visit a store in person, Halfords offer car radio upgrades and have a wide range of options available all year round.  if you would like to see their range of car radios before you visit, try the following link: http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/categorydisplay_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_categoryId_165655_langId_-1.

Sony CDX-GT540UI

Looking at some of the most popular car radio and CD player combinations, the Sony CDX-GT540UI is a simple but effective model available for just under £70. It has a detachable front panel, a 4 x 52 W S-MOSFET power output and is capable of playing MP3, WMA, ATRAC and AAC audio files.  For more information on this model, visit: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-CDX-GT540UI-Stereo-Front-Input/dp/B0033BYK8Q/ref=dp_cp_ob_ce_title_2.


The JVC KD-R321 is slightly cheaper at just under £60, but looks stylish and offers a host of features, including bluetooth compatibility, a detachable front plate and a rear aux input. If you are interested in this model, visit the following link: http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_807783_langId_-1_categoryId_165474#dtab.

Whether you buy a basic model that simply plays a CD, or a more expensive model with all the added bells and whistles, soon you'll be cruising the streets to your favourite tunes.  What could be better?

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