As We All very well know that driving without Music isn't a good sign .
It may lead to many driving complications.
Just Think, a fine day You are driving on a Highway and You suddenly realize that You left the fully loaded USB drive on the Computer Desk at Home and You got 150 KMS more to drive without Music playing in Your Car. O that sounds terrible. that 150 KMS is going to be 1500 KMS for sure.
According to Me, Music is the only best companion You can ever imagine.
Since Music plays a big role in the Cars, I always prefer it to be Sound big in My Car.
Yes, Sound big and clear.
Now coming to the Topic. I came across many online revues on the ICE of Ford Ecosport.
According to those reviews Ford Ecosport has best in class stock Music system and the topnotch sound quality. Trust me, switching on the Music system was the first thing what I did when the showroom guys handed over the keys to Me.
But the excitement dint last long. I could notice significant Amount of details missing from the Music bean played.
Within no time I have made My decision to upgrade the Audio system in My playboy.
Before I start the tour, I would like to brief You about the stock Audio system in the Ecosport.
The Ecosport has got a feature rich in car entertainment system powered by Microsoft Sync.
Sync? The Sync synchronizes Your phones data like contacts, texts and Music with the cars entertainment system.
The sync also allows You to make and receive phone calls through the entertainment system on the go!
What more, if it is paired with an windows phone Sync will read Your incoming texts while You are driving. Warning this feature is extremely dangerous if it is not used with extra care.
Imagine the text from Your girlfriend is read out loud when Your Wife is next to You in the passenger seat:p
You will find a voice command button on the steering wheel, just press it and wait for the Sync to talk.
You can ask Sync to make and receive phone calls, request for a song and many more.
Missing Your sexy girlfriend Siri? No worry's just press and hold the voice command button on the steering wheel and she is there:)
note: Your Iphone must be paired with the Sync in order to use SIRI.
The canbus features.
The entertainment system is connected to the cars canbus interface. You can customize few parameters of the car like settings for follow me home, volume for the parking censers, speed depended volume and many more.
This unit has got a outstanding feature that is emergency assist. Encase of an accident the car dials out 108 from the paired mobile phone.
108 is a emergency ambulance service and works very well in most of our states.
If you turn this feature off than it reminds you about it every time you start the car.
Do not change The head unit you will be missing many useful features of the car.
The 1.5 TDCI titanium plus comes with 4 coaxial speakers and they sound bad to My ears.
The highs are not crisp, the mid range, is not clear and the LFE is not powerful.
Some say the Ecosport has good base effect. true but pump the volume up a bit and the sound starts clipping.
You got 3 band EQ but no option to set LPF, MPF, AND LPF, this greatly disappoints Me.
Back seat passengers are not lucky enough to be a car jockey (CJ):). this system will not come with an remote control.
I think Microsoft will be bringing the Sync app for Our smartphones soon.
As I go deep into the menus, I was surprised by the DSP settings menu.
Generally DSP is available only in expenses Amps and Head units for time alignment, but this dam thing has it and works like a charm.
Now lets start the tour.
By the end of this tour We will be harmonizing Ecosport.
My first plan was to change the front coaxial speakers to components but for that I need to power them with an Amp and then adding a sub in the Trunk. Later got Myself prepared to install JBL Sportstage in My car.
What is JBL Sportstage?
Here is the web link for the product JBL Sportstage - Car Audio Package |JBL official store in India | harmanaudio.in
I tried to buy that in the Stores but unable to find them in Hyderabad.
I have decided to grab them from Harmans web store.
Frankly speaking I never got a chance to audition the JBL Sportstage.
I welcome your suggestions.
More updates soon.