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Air Horns… The Blurring Point Between Need and Want

Air Horns

So I was sitting here trying to think of why anyone would need an air horn and I was having trouble coming up with ideas until it hit me… You don’t need one. You want one. Because let’s face it, 99% of the time the horn on your car is going to work perfectly fine. No, it mightKleinn 230 Air Horn not scare a person so bad that they’ll need to check their underwear, but it’ll get their attention right? So why then, even bother getting one? There isn’t a whole lot of practicality so why do I still want one so bad?Mostly because I think it would be hilarious to install one on my little 4 door sedan so when I honk the horn and an ear splitting 153 dB tone erupts out of my car from my KLEINN-230, people’s jaws will drop when they realize it came from my little Volkswagen.

I’d probably use my horn a lot more at people who cut me off in traffic. Actually i’d probably use my horn a lot more in general.

But I still don’t need one right?

But if I had one, I’d be able to see if I could break glass with it. It only takes about a 100 dB’s to shatter glass and 153 dB’s is waaaay more than that… That could be fun to try.

But I don’t need an air horn!

So then I started wondering what the difference is between need and want. A need is something that we physically and mentally need for survival. But if we want something badly enough, that can affect us mentally right?

Still with me?

So if we really want an air horn badly enough to the point where it affects us mentally, doesn’t that make it a need? In some twisted sort of way, don’t we need an air horn to be satisfied and start focusing on the other aspects of our lives once more?

I don’t think psychology books are going to be rewritten because of my theory but I know somewhere out there, someone has to agree with me on this one.

Maybe next time my neighbors annoy me with their obnoxious music I’ll pull up right outside their house at 4 in the morning and give them a little piece of my mind. All 153 dB’s of it.

And hey, if 153 dB’s is a little extreme, Sonic has plenty of other kits that are still going to make people jump out of their skin like the KLEINN-6127 which still puts out a headache inducing 131 dB’s.

In the end, the difference between need and want really doesn’t matter. Loud horns are cool and fun and so who cares if you don’t need one as long as it makes you happy right? And that’s what we try to do here at Sonic.

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Give your Ride A Voice with Horntones

Horntones - Give you ride a voice

By Seth Wilde – Product Specialist

Is your stock horn not cutting it anymore?  Does the horn from the factory not get as loud as you need?  Maybe you are just bored with the standard horn that sounds like every other car on the road.  For those that fit any of the above situations, Horntones is going to sound like a product made just for you!  Imagine your car’s horn being able to say whatever you want and play whatever you want with the push of a button.  This can now become a reality with the latest craze for under the hood.  This is Horntones!

The Horntones FX-550 is the easiest way to add character to your ride.  The installation is fairly simple, although professional installation is recommended.  Once the installation is complete, you will be on your way to full control of your cars horn.  The real benefit behind horntones is the ability to play digital MP3 files through a horn speaker that play loud and clear.  It comes preinstalled with some tones, however the user can easily upload any MP3 file that they have on their computer.  If that’s not enough, the horntones website has various tones that can be downloaded.  The loud horn reaches 110+ dB, which is perfect for letting all the cars on the road know you are coming.

Some of the fun examples of what you can do with the Horntone system include pranking your friends, scaring cows (with the “moooo” cow ringtone), uploading your favorite song, and making your vehicle “talk” through the horn speaker.  The possibilities are literally endless.  Whether you have to have the coolest car on the block or you are just looking for something unique for your car, the Horntones system is perfect for you.