Can you put a Soundbar in a Car? A Beginner’s Guide

A soundbar is a medium that brings the utility of several speakers into a single device. Soundbars are mostly popular for their convenient utilization and the great quality of sound. We have all seen them mostly go with a TV or computer, but can we use a soundbar in a car?

Yes, you can always put a soundbar in a car, this will amplify your built-in audio but you should know how you are connecting the soundbar to your car. In this article, I will help you get all the knowledge of the specifications you will be needed for installing a soundbar in your car successfully.

Soundbars are famous for their horizontal slender appearance. They mostly go with a Television or a Computer by getting inserted neatly on a shelf or wall-mount that can be below or above the device. Moreover, they are a powerful and gleaming element.

Can a soundbar help enhance the audio in your car?

Yes, a soundbar will significantly increase your car’s audio output. It will make your driving experience much better as compared to that of when using the cars with built speakers.

Placing your soundbar in your car:

Now that you have decided to use a soundbar in your car you may need to make sure where to place it. Whether you choose to connect it physically to your car or not. 

Some vehicles are capable of letting the soundbar be placed safely and logically behind the back seat but in other cars, you may need a strong adhesive strip that will help you mount it on your car’s dashboard.

In the end, make sure that your soundbar does not slide – or the worst-case scenario comes flying at you when you apply sudden breaks or take sharp turns.

How can you connect a soundbar to your car?


As we all know that soundbar require power so they need to be plugged into a power source. When a soundbar is used in a room, it is usually plugged into a wall outlet but in the car, this option may not be available to you.

If your car is equipped with an AC outlet then you do not need to worry otherwise you may need to purchase an AC power inverter. You also need to keep in mind the roughness of the soundbar you are using as it can put a lot of tension on your car’s sound system when it’s drawing power from it.

Audio input:

The next step would be your soundbar needing to know what kind of audio to play. With that said, soundbars are typically equipped with the handling of audio input from the following outputs;

  • Bluetooth connection
  • USB Cord
  • 3.5 mm line out or RCA
  • Headphone jack
  • HDMI cable
  • Digital option

Now, the next step would be playing audio on the soundbar by connecting it with your smartphone or any other device via a wireless or wired connection. This way will help you easily take out your music book or Spotify and play any music on the car’s soundbar.

To achieve this, follow these steps:

1. Consult the manual of your soundbar

2. Ensure that both devices are placed in pairing mode.

3. To connect, search the soundbar.

4. Set the soundbar to an input set. Through this, your soundbar will know where to get the sound from otherwise you will hear nothing.


Q: Are soundbars worth it?

Yes, soundbars are worth it. They are a very affordable yet stylish choice for entertainment setups that provide great quality sound and are very easy to utilize and set up. Moreover, they take up very little space and are easier to use.

Q: Can you add home speakers in a car?

Yes, you can, but mostly the result won’t be worth it. The only type of home speakers that will work well in a car would be high-sensitivity theater speakers which are large and take up a lot of space.


Now you know if you can add a soundbar to your car as well as how you are going to do it. I hope that you get the results that you are looking for, thank you for giving this article a read, and Good Luck!

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