Best Car Speakers 2018

Best Car Audio Speakers

Best Car Speakers

The purpose of this page is to show you good speakers, these are the brands that make the best car speakers. You wanna know either if they are good quality if you’re just driving to work and going shopping, or you wanna know if they produce a lot of bass, I’ll tell you. If you’re looking for
6.5″ Coaxials (Speaker/Tweeter Together)
6.5″ Components (Seperate Speaker/Tweeter)
6x9s

They will all work with a factory or aftermarket stereo or can be used with an amplifier for really good systems. You will be made aware of how many watts each speaker can handle and it is your job to see if your amplifier has the right amount of watts to use with them. Your amplifiers output should not exceed the recommended watts shown for the speakers on this page.

I was a professional car stereo installer for years, there is nothing more to buying speakers than if they fit, your preference for brand, and how many watts they can take. And of course do they really pound or are they really clear in sound for those who just need good sounding speakers. Some may be a little bassier like the Kickers, some produce very nice clarity, but yet, they all are very nice products by brand names that have been making these things for years.

The decision is yours and you really aren’t gonna know if you like the way they sound until you turn them on in your car. Each company uses their own technology and materials to make the best sounding speaker for their customer. I won’t bore you with what the material is because it doesn’t mean anything to you anyway.

Installation

Once you buy the best car speakers for you and your vehicle, unless it’s a fairly simple install and you know what you are doing, you should have them professionally installed. It’s fairly cheap, could be $35 for a pair and up depending on the install, but be prepared to pay more. Installing them yourself could compromise the product and it’s performance, they need to be securely air tight and mounted properly. And you could damage your vehicle. Amp gains need to be adjusted and you may have it so the speakers aren’t at top level and they could be getting damaged in the long term.

If you’re looking for subwoofers take a look at the
Kicker Solo-Barics
Soundstream Subwoofers

Let’s look at some of the best car audio speakers.

* All data shared was accurate at the time of this review being written. Please keep in mind some models change over time.

Best 6.5″ Car Speakers

1. Kicker 40CS654 6.5″ 2-Way Coaxials

Kicker 40CS654 6.5 2-Way Coaxial Speakers

100 Watts each at 4 ohms
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The first pair of speakers I owned when I was a teen were Kicker 6x9s, a guy came up to me and was like what kind of box do you got in there? No box, they’re just 6x9s. Seriously, whatever you heard about Kicker or whatever you think, buy these they’ll blow away anything. These are some of the best car speakers for bass.

They’ll handle 100 watts each at 4 ohms. They really are the perfect upgrade for your factory speakers. Put a pair in the back or in the front, but all four and you have a very qualty sound that professionals have.

Get a Kicker KXA400.2 – 100 Watts x 2 Amp for them.
Or a Kicker KXA400.4 – 50 Watts x 4 Amp.

Kicker 40CS654 6.5 2-Way Coaxial Speakers

2. Pioneer TS-A1686R 6.5″ 4-Way Coaxials

Pioneer TS-A1686R A-Series 6.5_ 4-Way Coaxial Speakers

60 Watts each at 4 ohms
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Pioneer always makes an excellent product. A lot of thought has gone into the material and construction to ensure the most of your music’s sound. They can take 60 watts each at 4 ohms.

Pioneer TS-A1686R 6.5" 4-Way Coaxial Speakers Features

3. JBL CLUB6520 6.5″ 2-Way Coaxials

JBL CLUB6520 6.5_ 2-Way Coaxial Speakers

50 Watts each at 3 ohms
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The JBLs won’t handle as may watts as the others, but their low-impedance design will take more power from your head unit too get an extra punch, but you’ll obviously get a better sound from an amplifier.

JBL CLUB6520 6.5″ 2-Way Coaxial Speakers Features

4. Sony XS-GS1621 6.5″ 2-Way Coaxials

Sony XS-GS1621 6.5_ 2-Way Coaxial Speakers

75 Watts each at 4 ohms
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75 watts to each speaker with this set of Sony speakers. Sony makes a good product, you can imagine they make a nice sounding speaker here.

Sony XS-GS1621 6.5″ 2-Way Coaxial Speakers Features

5. Alpine SPS-610 6.5″ 2-Way Coaxials

Alpine SPS-610 6.5_ 2-Way Coaxial Car Speakers

80 Watts each at 4 ohms
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The Alpine SPS-610 6.5″ coaxials can take up to 80 watts each at 4 ohms. As any pair of speakers, use your factory stereo or an amplifier for nicer bass and sound. Alpine is a lot of car audio buyers favorite, and for good reason.

Alpine SPS-610 6.5" 2-Way Coaxial Car Speakers Features

6. Soundstream SST.652 6.5″ 2-Way Coaxials

Soundstream SST.652 260W 6.5_ 2-Way Coaxial Speakers

65 Watts each at 4 ohms
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Soundstream is one the best quality car audio companies, especially when it comes to speakers and subwoofers. Do not be taken by the price, these speakers will blow away any speaker made, including bass.

They’ll handle 65 watts each at 4 ohms. The only thing is that Soundstream has got it bad for arachnids, most of their products come with a spider on them.

Soundstream SST.652 260W 6.5″ 2-Way Coaxial Speakers Features

7. Rockford Fosgate Punch P1650 6.5″ 2-Way Coaxials

Rockford P1650 6.5_ 2-Way Coaxial Speakers

55 Watts each at 4 ohms
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Rockford Fosgate is another one of everybodys favorites, and they will rock your vehicle. 55 watts to each speaker at 4 ohms.

Rockford P1650 6.5" 2-Way Coaxial Speakers Features

Best 6×9″ Speakers

8. Kicker 43DSC69304 6×9″ 3-Way Coaxials

Kicker 43DSC69304 6x9 3-Way Coaxial Speakers

90 watts each at 4 ohms

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Just in case you wanna know, if you’re buying a pair of 6x9s, I’m telling you these are gonna be the best 6×9 speakers for bass. I had a pair in 1990 with a small amp I was 17, a guy came up to me and asked what kind of box I had after he heard me in the parking lot, and I told him, just a pair of Kicker 6x9s.

They’ll take 90 watts each at 4 ohms. You’re still getting the best 6x9s if you’re not gonna use an amp.

Kicker 43DSC69304 6x9 3-Way Coaxial Speakers Features

9. Soundstream SST.692 6×9″ 2-Way Coaxials

Soundstream SST.692 6x9_ 2-Way Coaxial Speakers

180 watts each at 4 ohms

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These would be my second choice after the Kickers, Soundstream is bass kicking. They’ll take 180 watts at 4 ohms, these are classy 6x9s.

Soundstream SST.692 6x9" 2-Way Coaxial Speakers Features

10. Rockford Fosgate Punch P1694 6×9″ 4-Way Coaxials

Rockford Fosgate Punch P1694 6x9 4-Way Speakers

75 watts each at 4 ohms

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Rockford Fosgate has another pair of bass pounding 6x9s. 75 watts each at 4 ohms.

Rockford Fosgate Punch P1694 6x9 4-Way Speakers Features

11. Alpine SPE-6090 6×9″ 2-way Coaxials

Alpine SPE-6090 6x9_ 2-way Coaxial Speakers

75 watts each at 4 ohms

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You can’t go wrong with Alpine, 75 watts at 4 ohms they are.

Alpine SPE-6090 6x9" 2-way Coaxial Speakers Features

12. Pioneer TS-A6996R 6×9″ 5-Way Coaxials

Pioneer TS-A6996R 6x9_ 5-Way Coaxial Speakers

160 Watts each at 4 ohms

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Pioneer makes an overall great speaker of any size, these handling 160 watts each at 4 ohms. Get yourself some.

Pioneer TS-A6996R 6x9" 5-Way Coaxial Speakers Features

Best Component Speakers

6.5″ Component Speakers

13. Kicker 40CSS654 6.5″ Components

100 watts each at 4 ohms

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Kicker really is car audio at its best. If you want all the bass you can get and quality all the way up to the rest of the spectrum, buy these. They’ll take 100 watts each at 4 ohms.

Kicker 40CSS654 6.5" Components Specs

14. Soundstream PF.6 Picasso Series 6.5″ Components

60 Watts each at 4 ohms

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Any Soundstream woofer or speaker blows the rest of the kiddies off the block. They’ll take 60 watts each at 4 ohms.

Soundstream PF.6 Picasso Series 6.5″ Components Specs

15. Rockford Fosgate Punch P165-SE 6.5″ Euro Fit Components

60 Watts each at 4 ohms

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These Rockfords will pound for you. They’ll take 60 watts each at 4 ohms. Just because they say Euro Fit doesn’t mean they don’t work for every car, these are their typical Punch line that have been designed to cater European car factory placements other than American cars or whatever you own is all.

Rockford Fosgate Punch P165-SE 240W 6.5" Punch Series Euro Fit Components Specs

16. Alpine SPR-60C 6.5″ Components

110 Watts each at 4 ohms

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The Alpines will crank out some good music, these handle 110 watts each at 4 ohms.

Alpine SPR-60C 6.5" Components Specs

17. Pioneer TS-D65C D Series 6.5″ Components

90 Watts each at 4 ohms

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Pioneer makes an overall great speaker of any size, these handling 90 watts each at 4 ohms.

Pioneer TS-D65C D Series 6.5" Components Specs

18. JBL GT7-6C 6.5″ Components

50 Watts each at 4 ohms

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JBL makes very nice car audio stuff, these handling 50 watts each at 4 ohms.

JBL GT7-6C 6.5" Components Specs

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