If you spend a lot of time on the road, a decent in-car sound system can make a big difference to your journey and your overall enjoyment of driving. If you’re looking to replace your car’s existing speakers any time soon, we’ve put together a great mix of options that cover various sizes, shapes, styles, volume thresholds and more.
In this article, we’re going to review the following Audio Interfaces:
How Should You Choose
There are a few things that you should take into account before investing in new car speakers. Not only do you want them to sound and look good, but you’ll need to make sure your vehicle is actually able to power them properly and prevent them from sounding muffled or distorted. Here’s 3 essential factors you’ll need to think about before you look to buy.
Size – Car speakers come in all different shapes and sizes. The best way to determine the size of the speaker you’re going to need, is to measure the factory ones that came with your car initially. If your audio system output isn’t compatible with your speakers, they’re not going to deliver a clear and optimum sound quality.
Power – You’ll need to make sure your speakers are able to handle the power transmitted by the car’s amplifier. If they aren’t capable of keeping up with the wattage pumped through the head unit, they won’t last very long and eventually blow out.
Build Quality – Believe it or not, the materials that your speakers are made of can make a big difference to how many years you’ll get out of them. If they’re made entirely out of cheap plastic, extreme temperatures during summer and winter could affect the speaker’s sound and shape, so you want something strong and durable.
Aside from the above, you’ll also want to pay attention to things like the speaker’s impedance, frequency response, RMS, sensitivity and peak power. We substituted the 6.5” factory speakers in Jack’s crappy, banged up Honda Civic to try and test out the below products. Here’s what we concluded to be the top 10 best car speakers of 2021.
Changing the factory installs in your car is a relatively easy job, but finding the right replacement is the tricky part. Pioneer’s M650PRO took the top spot for us overall in terms of the quality, ease of installation and price. Some may decide to add extra components, but we didn’t feel it was needed and were more than happy with the results.
While all the speakers on this list are highly affordable and don’t necessarily need an amp, bear in mind they’re never going to produce the kind of sound you’d get from a fully fledged PA system. The good news is you can simply add more tweeters and extra subs if you want more bass, clearer mids and a general improved performance.
Whichever speakers you go for, we hope they make your journeys more enjoyable!