A kickin' stereo is a very cool thing to have in your car. I guess it's mostly a guy thing to be able to turn the music up so loud the neighbors can hear you coming from a mile away. Personally I like quality of sound more than I like force of sound; still some guys prefer to be really annoying at stoplights with the constant thump thump thump.

If you are wondering how your sound system stacks up to some of the most potent and powerful systems in the world you could try this. Take a phone book and place it near your speakers. If the phone book stays intact you have an average sound system. If the phone book disintegrates because of the sound pressure chances are you will be needing a hearing aid before your next birthday.