Whether to hum along to the latest hits, unashamedly sing your heart out to your favourite Justin Bieber or Metallica song or liven up a dull road trip, stereo systems are a motorist's and commuter's best friend.
Matt Kirsch (Photo: General Motors)
Automakers know this better than anyone, and that's why year after year they invest in the improvement of the sonic experience offered by their products. Unfortunately, not everyone is a whiz when it comes to correctly calibrating stereos to benefit from their full potential.
Matt Kirsch, Chevrolet's chief sound engineer, has come up with a list of top 10 songs from various genres that will help you get the most out of your speakers.
Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Box by Radiohead
Listen for the punch from the percussive bass, and the ring of the steel drums.
Bird on a Wire by Johnny Cash
Listen for the clarity in Johnny's distinctive voice, and his guitar to sound natural and free of any colouration.
Don't Know Why by Norah Jones
Listen for Norah's voice to sound natural, and centred in front of you.
Diamonds and Rust by Joan Baez
Listen for strong vocals, and for the instruments to be set across a wide sound stage.
No One by Alicia Keys
Listen for clarity in Alicia's vocals and spacious background sound.