I Like the Stereo - 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Long-Term Road Test

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata: I Like the Stereo

by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on September 21, 2016

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

I have no idea what Sadlier is rambling on about. The Bose stereo in our long-term 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is great. Okay, so it doesn't have the sophisticated sound or controls that audiophiles might be looking for, but you can drive it with the top down and still hear the music. And for this little roadster, that's enough.

So many systems top out before they reach an ideal, ear-splitting volume. Our long-term Toyota Tacoma comes to mind. Even its loudest volume is too soft for sufficient rocking.

But in the Miata, you can just put the top down (in less than 2 seconds), connect your music collection, pick your favorite epic rock ballad and crank it up to fifty. That's well shy of the maximum, but it's still loud enough to enjoy an old favorite or some modern guilty-pleasure pop song.

Maybe Josh has a more keenly tuned ear than I do, or perhaps he's listening to a bunch of boring podcasts when he's driving a convertible (Picture me rollin', Langness. -Ed.), but I like the 9-speaker Bose stereo in our Miata just fine.

Travis Langness, Automotive Editor

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