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What got us started and keeps us going

There's nothing like listening to great music - it affects us in ways nothing else can. According to "science", we're actually hard-wired to enjoy the stuff... We all love music, but if your audio equipment sucks, then you are missing out on so much of what the artist put in there for you to experience - all of those little details and subtle resonances that make music come alive, things that basic gear tends to miss completely. ShipSound has always been fueled by a passion for bringing great music to life in vivid color and detail.

The story

For over 18 years, we have been immersed in the audio industry. Starting out as two Indiana teenage brothers doing car audio installs for friends, they quickly recognized the Internet's potential for retail & scrapped together their first retail site in the late 90's, becoming one of the earliest to implement a "shopping cart" based checkout platform.

Plenty of challenges came along the way as the brothers worked to convince the industry to embrace online sales. They persevered though, helping to pioneer the concept of "Internet-Authorized" retailing and working out the kinks of selling online with the major high-end audio brands (which traditionally had only local, territorial dealers).  Continued fast growth earned them a spot on the "Inc 500" list of fastest growing companies in 2004. They went on to tackle full-service local retailing as well, opening an expansive 8,500 sq.ft. audio & performance shop in North Carolina - the largest of its kind in the Southeast, as well as engineering and producing their own branded audio equipment - all along the way.

Our rich history and experience has culminated into everything that ShipSound is today, and we feel that it comes through in how we do business.

Kevin and Ryan at a recent event in CharlottePolaris RZR 1000XP4 project

More than a great price

Sure we want to be your go-to site for mobile electronics gear. But more than that, we're a  group of enthusiasts who are enjoying and experiencing these unique products right along with you & are here to help you all along the way.

We want your experience with ShipSound to be enjoyable and effortless, delivering great gear to you quickly and safely - keeping true to our name.