A set of the best 6.5 inch car speakers is arguably the most important component for a car's stereo. It can also be the most difficult to choose at times. They range in price, and more importantly quality. With endless choices from manufacturers around the world, finding a pair of the best car speakers is hard. But if you want to upgrade the sound of your car’s stereo, a set of the quality car speakers is necessary. A new set of aftermarket 6 1/2 inch components will improve the quality of music in your vehicle. A great pair of component speakers will allow you to increase the volume. More volume, but also more clarity of your music while decreasing the distortion. It'll even add a little bass to your system.
Here is a list of 2017's top rated and reviewed 6 1/2 inch component car speakers to help you choose the best products for your car's stereo:
Best 6.5" Component Speakers | Top 7
|Our Rank||6.5" Component Speaker||Speaker Type||Power Handling||Frequency Response||Price|
|1||Hertz HSK 165XL||2 Way||RMS: 150 Watts|
Peak: 300 Watts
|40 - 22k Hz||$$$$|
|2||Focal PS165||2 Way||RMS: 80 Watts|
Peak: 160 Watts
|60 - 20k Hz||$$$|
|3||JL Audio ZR650-CSI||2 Way||RMS: 85 Watts|
Peak: 255 Watts
|48 - 25k Hz||$$$$|
|4||Rockford Fosgate T2652-S||2 Way||RMS: 100 Watts|
Peak: 200 Watts
|55 - 22k Hz||$$$|
|5||Image Dynamics XS-65||2 Way||RMS: 125 Watts|
Peak: 250 Watts
|55 - 25k Hz||$$$|
|6||JL Audio C5-650||2 Way||RMS: 75 Watts|
Peak: 225 Watts
|48 - 25k Hz||$$$|
|7||Polk Audio DB6501||2 Way||RMS: 100 Watts|
Peak: 300 Watts
|35 - 23k Hz||$$|
Component speakers are also referred to as “separates”. They have two separate speakers that emit different ranges of sounds. The woofer, or the larger speaker, emits the lower to mid range frequencies. The tweeter, the small speaker, covers the high range frequencies and noises. Separating the tweeter and woofer allows clearer sound with less distortion.
Finding, researching and purchasing car speakers that fit the needs of your vehicle is difficult. Sound preference, quality, style, features and price all vary. So what are our recommended 6 1/2 component car speakers for 2017? Our knowledge and first-hand experience with products combined with extensive research has led us to our own list of top 6.5 inch component speakers of 2017 for your car.
On a budget? We've also assembled a top rated value speakers, check out our Best Value 6.5" Component Speakers for our list of best 6.5" components that won't drain the bank. Or, if you're looking for the ultimate car speakers, take a look through our Best High End 6.5" Component Car Speakers. And before you choose a speaker for your system, consider learning about Component Car Speakers. Understand their features so that you can make an informed decision when you make your purchase.
How We Tested
In order to find the best 6 1/2 inch component car speakers on the market, CarAudioNow has combined several reviews across the industry with first-hand tests. There are many criteria that we take into consideration when rating and reviewing speakers, including:
- Style (Looks, Design)
- Power Ratings (Peak, RMS)
- Quality (Materials used, manufacturer, etc)
- Online Reviews (From multiple vendors such as Sonic Electronix, Crutchfield, Amazon and more)
The result from our combination of sources and testing is a list of the top rated and reviewed products. CarAudioNow also provides price comparisons from vendors to try to get you the best price for your products. But in the end, the best speaker is one that meets your specific needs and is compatible with your car.