Tag: Hip Hop

Car Audio Equipment Ideal for Hip-Hop/Rap Music

Ever wonder as to whether or not it makes a difference as to what type of sound system you have in your vehicle that truly fits with the type of music you listen to? Well the truth is that yes, there is quite a significance in sound quality dependent upon pairing up the right equipment to fit into what style of music you prefer to listen to.

Kicker C104 10" Subwoofer

Kicker C104 10" Subwoofer

The best car speakers for Hip Hop music should be designated to make your songs sound great. Hip Hop sounds best on a system that has the ability to create good bass notes and strong midrange sound. The bass notes are vital to make sure the beat is clear through the song. The midrange notes will make the lyrics and backup crisp and powerful.

Earthquake Sound TNT-12S 12" Subwoofer

Earthquake Sound TNT-12S 12" Subwoofer

The best speakers for bass are clearly subwoofers or “subs.” 10 inch or 12 inch subs will hit the bass notes that are too low for standard speakers. When you turn up the bass in a car without subs the music becomes distorted and doesn’t sound right. Add the extra bass of a subwoofer, and it sounds accurate to its production. That’s the extra power of the larger speakers coming in to give the bass an extra hit.

JL Audio TR600-CXi 6" Speakers

JL Audio TR600-CXi 6" Speakers

For midrange, a good set of 6 inch speakers will fill out the system very nicely. This will combine with the subs giving your favorite songs the quality sound you deserve. 6 by 9 speakers are a little more expensive, but they are even niftier than 6 inch speakers and have a little better range. If you can fit it in your budget, they are a great choice.

Pioneer TS-A6994R 6" x 9" Speakers

Pioneer TS-A6994R 6" x 9" Speakers

With these 2 basic components, you’ll be sure to have a great sounding car stereo. If it’s in your budget you might even consider adding a basic set of tweeters, but they aren’t as important because high notes aren’t as common in Hip Hop as they are in other types of music.

Make sure you check out all of our car audio equipment here at Sonic Electronix, and make sure you find the right system that will truly bring out the definition of your choice in music while you are on the road.

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Find Audio Gear Based on Your Musical Preference

We’re all here because we love music, and your music taste can say a lot about you. When you have a musical genre that speaks to you, it can become something you want to defend. If you heard someone voice a negative opinion of your favorite musician or band, it can be easy to become offended. A recent study conducted by Prof. Adrian North at Heriot-Watt University concludes that in any ways, our musical preferences are an extension of our personalities, noting “We’re drawn to certain genres because we relate to them in some way.” In this manner, criticism of our musical tastes can become more of a personal attack, rather than just a comment regarding an artist or genre that they may not feel the same about.

Researchers Peter Renfrow and Sam Gosling have matched some common musical styles with characteristics that go hand-in-hand in their 2003 study, “The Do Re Mi’s of Everyday Life: The Structure and Personality Correlates of Music Preferences.” With this they broke music into four categories, Reflexive and Complex (classical/jazz), Energetic and Rhythmic (hip hop/dance), Upbeat and Conventional (country/pop) and Intense and Rebellious(heavy metal/rock). Some different characteristics that go along with these different titles are common and tie the genres together.

The study revealed certain behavioral similarities between these groups.

Energetic and Rhythmic: Confident, liberal-minded, gregarious, athletic, feels attractive

Upbeat and Conventional: trusting, hardworking, feels attractive, helpful, politically conservative

Reflexive and Complex: open-minded, politically liberal, creative, intelligent, tolerant, enjoys aesthetic experiences

Intense and Rebellious: athletic, energetic, adventurous, intelligent, inquisitive


Choosing Audio Gear Based on Your Musical Taste

Hip-Hop/Dance

  • Characterized by drum samples, and catchy beats
  • Achieve a strong low-end with a 15″ subwoofer, capable of hitting lower frequencies and with more impact
  • Increase the accuracy of the vocals with the precise metallic tweeters
  • Improve the bass response when using a factory head unit by adding a bass restoration processor
Rock/Heavy Metal
  • Adding an 8″ or 10″ subwoofer allows for quicker bass response to keep up with fast double bass
  • A sealed subwoofer enclosure would go hand-in-hand for fast bass response
  • Metallic tweeters and a component system are perfect for smooth transition and clean accurate highs

Country/Pop
  • Characterized by memorable vocals, lyrics and beats, with simple catchy melodies
  • A component speaker system would help with adding a better soundstage, and allow you to upgrade to more powerful midwoofers to enjoy a smooth response
  • Composite or soft dome tweeters highlight acoustic instruments and vocals
  • 10″ or 12″ subwoofers will allow for accurate and even bass output

Blues/Classical/Jazz

  • Characterized by dynamic instruments and smooth vocals
  • Bring out the rich vocals and bright horns with the smooth response of a silk tweeter
  • 12″ subwoofers are ideal for bringing out the deep notes of a stand-up bass
  • A quality equalizer will help you fine-tune the system and make critical adjustments
Hopefully this guide can help you be a better you, and enjoy the elements that make your favorite music what it is. No matter what Genre you’re into, there’s something out there that is made for specifically for your needs!

Check out audio gear hand selected by our experts based on your favorite type of music!

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