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I found this video which compare all exhausts for Honda Accord

Very helpful if you are thinking which exhausts to upgrade and find the best sound you like.


You can click on the video for all exhausts timestamps & links

Which exhaust you liked the most?
 

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The idea behind the video is good but I have some questions or concerns about he execution and final output. IMO, for a "decent" comparison, you'd want as much consistency as possible during the collection of data. If the sounds were collected from a variety of outside sources, it's very difficult to get accurate comparisons. Even if you recorded all the sounds yourself, what steps were taken to minimize variances? Were the systems on the 2.0 recorded on the same or different cars?

In just the first couple of sounds, the engines aren't run/revved the same and I wonder how many things were the same and how many things were different between them. If it were me, I would try to make sure that every car is parked in the same place, the microphone is placed in the same place height orientation, the engines are run the same, the mileage/break in is the same for each system, time of day, temperature/weather, things like that, etc.

For example, I like how Clavinet Junkie/Oluv's Gadgets does his reviews/comparisons on YouTube. Also, he has this comparable database: Oluv's interactive speaker audio database
 

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Unfortunately having all the parameters for testing the same would be time and labor intensive. Imagine how much time it would take to remove/replace each exhaust system the same day trying to keep the ambient temps outside for testing, same temp of the motor, same series of acceleration, same camera angles, etc., etc. Agreed in the perfect world that would be the best testing/evaluation but to do that it would almost take a climate controlled indoor environment. :unsure:
 

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I was so bad when it came to picking my exhaust. I found the sound clip for Borla and I fell in love with the sound. I wanted it and I didn’t care what it cost. However, I don’t know how it sounds on an automatic but I’m happy with my purchase and I wouldn’t change it out for a different catback system.
 

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So this video, just the first 4 aftermarket exhausts pertain to the 10th gen Accord it seems and the 2nd listed Thermal is specifically for the 1.5l. Odd video to make in my opinion as it jumps all over the place on year of Accord, going as far back as 2002 models. The maker should have had breaks in between the different generation of Accord with a fill in stating what years the exhaust covered.
 
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