General Motors audio engineer Matt Kirsch, who did the sound work for the new-to-America Chevrolet Cruze, has developed an iTunes playlist of 10 songs that helps drivers test the quality of their vehicles’ sound systems. Go ahead and load these babies up on a CD or your favorite personal media player and play the tracks in your car, then see how you like it.
The 10 songs for an audio test include:
- “Don’t Know Why” by Norah Jones
- “Diamonds and Rust” by Joan Baez
- “No One” by Alicia Keys
- “Hotel California” by the Eagles
- “Boom Boom Pow” by the Black Eyed Peas
- “Rock That Body” by the Black Eyed Peas
- “Hide and Seek” by Imogen Heap
- “He Mele No Lilo” by Mark Keali’i Ho’omalu (from Lilo & Stitch)
- “Bird on a Wire” by Johnny Cash
- “Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Box” by Radiohead
While “Boom Boom Pow” and “Rock That Body” should have accurate and powerful bass beats, “No One” and “Bird on a Wire” are intended to demonstrate clarity in the vocals.
In case you were wondering, the optional nine-speaker Pioneer sound system is a $445 option in the Cruze and you can download Matt’s playlist in iTunes by going here.