Hi, I'm looking into a minor upgrade of the sound system in my '04 WRX, and I'm trying to figure out what would be the best thing to do for the value. I'm looking to spend up to about $500. One thing that is definite is dynamat for the doors, because the panel vibrations are driving me crazy as it is now.
My current setup (done by previous owner) is Rockford Fosgate FNX2614 6 1/2" components up front, FNX2514 5 1/4" components in rear, with the stock head unit. I think these speakers aren't too bad, but the sound quality sucks anyway. I think maybe it's because the stock head is crap? I've heard that the stock head doesn't push enough power for good speakers so changing just the speakers is a waste.
My problem here is that I like the way the stock head looks in the dash. I don't want a new head with a huge bezel around it, and I don't want to spend a lot of money on a full size unit, since I want to put some money into better speakers and dynamat.
Am I right about good speakers with the stock head being a waste? Does anyone have good speakers like Infinity's or MB Quarts through the stock head and how does it sound?