Its not about having a system that only plays flatout it is more about having quality components in a system to give you the full sound spectrum at a clear and crisp listening volume because you like music. Everyone has had there stereo turned up so others can hear them. IMO if you love listening to music spend the money on good products and not always listen to what others say they did and sounds awesome but only to them. Also work out what distortion is it may happen sooner than you think.
Bass goes through walls even though it sounds crap on the outside its awesome on the inside, only reason they sound like rubbish on the street is because the cars rattle and distort the sound coming out, not like they use to sound in old cars which where made of steel and not foil paper and plastic.
If you want crisp loud sound without distorting then its best to run a amp off the speakers not using the head unit in built amp to drive the system, most units have front and rear AUX output cables these days, I had 4 ways 7x10 Kenwood's in the back running off a amp to get that extra drive for punch and 6.5" splits up front to fade the back out when carrying passengers in the back, then I added a 12" sub and ran the 7x10 as high end cutting out the bass, these days as I'm not young no more I have two 8" open air soundstream subs in parcel shelf for punch and 6.5" pioneer splits up front with 6" 3 ways in the back doors also Pioneer, sounds pretty good for me without going overboard. I have a Chinese double din with GPS made by Eonon works a treat.
Theres no substitute for good quality sound deadning. I have a vr ute with 6.5" high end old skool ADS 346cs 150rms components in the doors and tweeters on the dash in factory location. 2 Rockford fosgate p3s 10's sealed boxes 300rms each and sound deadening on the inner and outer door skins, floor, back wall and roof. Plays loud clean and crisp all amplified and can barely hear it out side the car but blows your ears apart inside. Its all about budget and knowing what can effect sound quality and budget.
Figured better to ask in here rather then a new thread. Looking at replacing the door speakers in my wh and already have an amp (Pioneer GM-6300F) to power the speakers but wondering on what’s good for $500 for a set of 4 these days? I had jaycar Kevlars in my vy but want something a little nicer.