Stock Bose speaker system in a Mercedes E-430....to keep or not to keep?
Hi. I am looking to get a better stereo in my '01 Mercedes E-430. But I'm starting to wonder if replacing the stock bose speakers in the car is worth it. I had been listening to my Creative Nomad mp3 player, running it through a cheap cassette adaptor and started realizing just how unsatisfactory the sound quality was. I figured it was the Bose speakers. But after ditching the cassette adaptor and listing to the CD changer in the last couple days, I starting to think these speakers are just fine. In fact, the sound quality sounds pretty damn good with the CD changer. Seems it would really do me some good by simply replacing the stock head unit with an Alpine or Pioneer.
What do you guys think? I've heard Bose is crappy in general, but that the speakers they put in Mercedes Benz are the higher end, quality ones.
Do you feel it's worth spending over a grand replacing my stock speakers? The bummer about it is I'd have to replace the amp as well, due to some complicated speaker/amp connection. That would definitely increase the cost and I don't know if i can justify spending that much cash on speaker replacement and an amp. How much of an improvement would I hear if I keep the speakers and simply put in a nice Alpine HU?
Also, would you recommend hooking a CarPC up with the stock Mercedes amp? Could it work?