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    Question 2015 WRX - Just Upgrading Headunit. Is it worth it?

    Hello all, I recently purchased a 2015 Limited with the stock HU and speakers. I am completely disappointed in how it sounds (I already tried using the "hidden menu", and though it may sound a bit better, it still stinks imo). To be honest I am just looking for a quick reasonably priced fix to this without purchasing a whole setup (Strapped for funds). I am not looking for miracles, but I was wondering if a decent headunit replacement would make a big impact? Or would this be at least the best starting point to build from? I tried searching for such a thread, but all I have found were full setups that cost a little more than I would like to spend atm. I'd love to hear your thoughts and any double din headunit recommendations! Thanks!

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    Head unit will always be the best place to start. 9.999999 times out of 10, the stock headunit is too under powered, which causes poor sounding audio quality.

    Swapping out the head unit will be the quickest way to improve this as they usually have better power producing abilities. However I assume you have all the bluetooth stuff like previous years, so you'll need to research what is necessary (harnesses and such) to retain that and the steering wheel controls.

    Think of it this way: the head unit is responsible for sending out the audio signal to whatever amplifiers, crossovers, and speakers may exist. If that signal is crappy...then the rest of the components are just going to amplify, process, and reproduce that crappy signal. Replacing the head unit is the best way to improve that signal (or is some places, a major equalizer/sound processor such as what JBL makes can really improve the stock head unit, but at a hefty price).
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    Thanks a ton, that really answered my question! Any suggestions on a middle of the road double din HU that would help my stock system?

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